Italo Trophy Race (this weekend 11 May)

South Gisbourne Circuit….We have 4 entries Fraser Short, Morgan Belbruno (B), Dean Turner (C) and Justin Lui (D) – good luck to all. Race hard and have fun.

Thanks in advance to those club members helping Gino, Miriam, Joseph, Mick and Marc. I encourage members and friends to come and show your support for this prestigeous race.


Cycling in Lucca..

Want to escape the Melbourne chill ?

ChronoPlus offers guided cycling tours in the most scenic and challenging areas of the home of cycling, Italy. Itineraries include Tuscany (based in Lucca), the Cinqueterre, Piemonte and Barolo, Umbria and Le Marche, and the Amalfi Coast. The reasonable prices include transfers, boutique accommodation, gourmet meals and wines, rental of a high-end Pinarello road bike and full guiding and support vehicle services while out on the road.

As a special offer to members ofthe Northern Combine and the IACC, ChronoPlus will also provide stylish ChronoPlus knicks and cycling tops manufactured by Santini to each member who books a tour. For more information, visit www.chronoplus.com or contact Joseph D’Abaco (Sales and Marketing Partner Australia) on joseph@chronoplus.it or 0414 333 341.

Italo Trophy Race

The Italo Trophy Race will be held on 11 May on the South Gisborne course with registrations at the Gisborne Pony Club. 

This is an 8.4k circuit where you will face a 1k climb to the finish. A prestigious race of attrition with good views !

All riders must enter in advance via the EntryBoss link below with entries closing on the Thursday morning prior.

EntriesEntry Boss (Late Entry Policy

For further race information click here.  

There are no on-the-day entries.

Volunteers needed

We rely on you and your mates to ‘give something back’ and support the Combine. And of course we look after those who contribute to the community with various benefits such as $15 race entry (vs. $30+ for others), $45 season pass and preferred entry to races.  

Click here to find out more

Looking to continue your summer form?

Road racing is shared between Melbourne clubs through the Northern Combine from April to September.  There are scratch, handicap, time trial, tour and kermesse races within 1 hour of the city.

Although the Combine has a long history of producing international level riders, grading goes from A through to E with separate women’s placings and a series with several races having women’s only grades. 

For more information visit:  http://www.northerncombinecycling.org

Looking to participate in road races this season?

Here’s how to save some money…

Once you nominate to volunteer, you can get a Season Pass allowing you unlimited racing at Nothern Combine run events for just $45 for the season (this excludes the Northern Combine 3 Day Tour and events run by other clubs).

Season passes are going quick with over half of the roster now full. Get in quick so you don’t miss out or even quicker so you get allocated your preferred event.

You can now nominate to volunteer for the 2019 season. The Combine is 100% volunteer led and run – we rely on community members to make this happen.

Nomination here – goo.gl/roYMfp

‘ONE CYCLING’

CA, MTBA & BMXA INVESTIGATING ‘ONE CYCLING’

Sport Australia commissioned a report last year by consultants Ernst and Young (EY) on behalf of the three primary cycling organisations in Australia, Cycling Australia (CA), BMX Australia (BMXA) and Mountain Bike Australia (MTBA) to investigate the optimal business model for cycling in Australia. Read more..

Autumn Cycling Classic @ La Trobe University

After an astounding response to this event in 2018, La Trobe University has again provided the Northern Combine Clubs with a fantastic venue.

A scenic 3k course, fully closed roads, coached introductory sessions, great facilities with food and coffee, event village with atmosphere  – this is how to integrate cycling into the city. 

For those that would like to give racing a go…
The Come & Try is an opportunity for those interested. The race is under the supervision of certified coaches and marshals who will give participants a flavour for racing and under the safety of closed roads. 

This will start by doing some practice skills in a closed parking lot and then proceed to ride the course to test those skills. 

Entry is $10.  No race licence is required, but you do need a functioning road bike.  You can also enter on the day but spots are limited. 

For more details see the Northern Combine website

Even if you arent racing, grab a coffee, watch, cheer and support cycling !