Exciting News !
Warrnambool MTB Club will be hosting a number of events at Thunder Point in the coming months.
With Warrnambool City Council giving the green light for track vegetation trimming, the club has turned its eye to holding events for club members. With a focus on fun, participation and social opportunities, the events will be kicking off from September 2017.
Plans for two events are being organised now with details including dates and formats to be released soon. Expect an opening event that is more of the social nature and a second event with a racing but still social feel. The BBQ and marquees are being dusted off as you read.
The ever popular junior development program is set for a long awaited return. Kids of all ages will be welcome with a weekly program run by accredited Coaches being organised for Oct/Nov 2017. Dates and details will be announced soon.
So keep your eyes peeled on Facebook and email, find your MTBA licence and drag out those baggy shorts to the top of the pile.
Good times are set to return at Thunder Point!
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
Warrnambool Mountain Bike Club
0427 568 038
P.O. Box 679 Warrnambool 3280
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!
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.
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
Welcome to the 3rd Annual Tour de Buller . 19th-23rd Jan 2017
Once again we as a very keen and skilled group of mountain bike riders are off to Mount Buller in January 2017
Checkout or facebook pages for details & updates,
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.
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!