AGM 2017

WMTBC wish to advise that our Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday August 10th at The Cally Hotel, 112 Fairy St, Warrnambool
The AGM will commence at 7:30pm followed by a WMTBC General meeting.
We encourage everyone to come along, particularly if you have an interest in being part of the Committee or in becoming more involved in WMTBC activities and events.
Thursday also happens to be Burger night at the Cally,
WMTBC members will be tucking in to dinner from 6.30pm
See you there
Regards
Brett Easton
President
Warrnambool Mountain Bike Club
0427 568 038
P.O. Box 679 Warrnambool 3280

Thunder Point Vegetation management permit ISSUED

WMTBC is pleased to announce that the planning permit for vegetation management of the existing trail network at Thunder Point has now been issued by Warrnambool City Council (WCC) and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP).

The permit represents an important advance for the club, and the committee is confident that it will reinvigorate club activities.

The WMTBC Committee is extremely appreciative of the support of all current and past club members and the broader community in getting us to this point. The support arising from recent WMTBC media has been particularly enthusiastic and respectful. While it has been a long process, we thank WCC and DELWP for their assistance in helping us navigate through the complex requirements.

The permit is a crucial achievement in WMTBC’s strategic plan for Thunder Point. WMTBC commissioned DirtArt some two years ago to prepare a trail audit and recommendations for a sustainable future for mountain biking at Thunder Point. WMTBC’s strategic plan involves continuing to work with WCC and DELWP to complete approved trail loops with surfacing, realignments and signage to establish Thunder Point as a safe and sustainable MTB destination and as a valuable resource for Warrnambool and the wider community. WMTBC looks forward to the continued support of WCC and DELWP to achieve this plan.

The club appreciates that it is required to manage the trails overgrown vegetation within the permit conditions, and will be organising training and working bees in the near future. Importantly the club does not support any unauthorised vegetation management works or riding south of the walking trail where culturally sensitive areas exist.

The planning permit will enable WMTBC to recommence running MTB events- watch this space!

Happy Riding!

WMTBC Committee

TP180 update

Hello Current & Previous Members,

Due to the club not being able to secure a permit to maintain the Vegetation on the trail network at Thunder Point, we are forced to postpone the event due to safety concerns.

This event takes the committee about 8-12 weeks to prepare for and unfortunately this does not leave us enough time to run the event in July 2017 as we had hoped.

We will keep you up to date on any further news, but at this point we have no idea when we may be able to run the event.

Thanks for your understanding,

WMTC Committee.
(We are frustrated as well)

WMTBC Info night

Warrnambool MTB Club will be holding an information night this Thursday 20th April, to update everyone on our current situation with the planning permit submitted to council.

Dinner at 6.30
Info session at 7pm.
At The Cally Hotel

Everyone is welcome.

Facebook link here.

Presidents update – March 2017

Dear Members (Past and Present) of the Warrnambool Mountain Bike Club:

The purpose of this email is to update Warrnambool Mountain Bike Club members on the difficulties that the WMTBC committee has been facing in gaining permission to maintain a safe and sustainable mountain bike facility at Thunder Point……  Link: WMTBC TP Update March 2017

2016 Dirt Crits – Round 5

Heres todays results folks. Coomber has shaved some off his lead, Beaton isnt confident but I think if he focuses for the next month, maybe??? Or Bootie?? on R & R today instead of training.

Graeme Wines and Gerard Gleeson cleaned up in the teams race, Lachie Stevens and Rob Gunstone close behind with Brian Dufty and Colleen (I throw my bike on the ground) Hughson finishing third.

Perfect day for it.

Dont forget, August 21 is the series ender, followed by presentations and the famous Bicycle Centre hot roast rolls. If your name is on this result sheet, you’re in with a show in the handicap event, or the just bloody fast category.

See you then2016 Sunday Series - Rnd 5 results & times2016 Sunday Series - Rnd 5 cumulative scores

2016 Dirt Crits – Round 3

Results from Sunday’s Teams Race.

It was great to see 4 new riders join the series!

Lachie Stephens continues to be the Top Team Player,
also Leading James Coomber in the U17’s

Brett Easton, cashed in on having a strong teammate once again! thanks Brendan Polack, leading Brian Dufty in the Open Mens.

Colleen Hughson’s international training is paying off leading the Open Women’s

Riley Shiell’s strong start continues to lead the Dirtmasters

We’ve Had 30 Riders over the 3 events so far, hopefully we can double that with the 3 Sundays coming up in winter!
encourage your workmates,
Bring your friends and family!

see you Sunday 19th June!

2016 Sunday Series - Rnd 3 cumulative scores