Cycling etiquette known as “The Rules”

As we start 2018 its always good to refresh our knowledge of the fundamental rules of our wonderful sport.

Just to be clear these rules are not Italo CC rules. They are arguably more important than club, state, national or UCI rules.

The “Frigonator” once refered me (& other Italo CC Strava Club Members) to Rule 9, when we opted to stay indoors on a wet morning, but there are many more to reflect on.

Note: There is no formal exam per se. Gaps in your knowledge will be obvious to those you ride with. So visit: Velominati. 

BTW Authors favs are Rule 12 & Rule 92

Italo Annual Panettone Ride

The Italo Annual Panettone Ride will be held on Xmas eve, Sunday 24th of December. Come along and be part of the festivities.

This year’s ride will be the popular Ringwood/Warrandyte course. We will ride at a ‘festive’ pace returning to our usual destination in North Fitzroy.

The start will be as per normal at 7.30am in Carlton or you can join us along the course if this is more convenient.

Should the weather be inclement we will gather at the pavilion near the old Fitzroy Football Club as we have done in past years.

We’re a small club and only have a couple of opportunities during the year to get together for a club event, so I strongly encourage you all to make an effort to come out on the day and meet some of your fellow clubmates.

I look forward to seeing you all soon.


Gino Carmelli – Club Secretary

Magpie season

A couple of week in and I have seen at least two Italo riders swooped on. Both were detached from the bunch – so the maggies have respect for the gruppetto too.

Alternatively you can adopt this approach.



Melbourne 6 Day at DISC

When you cant get the Ghent the next best thing is to get yourself to DISC for the Melbourne 6 Day.

The 2017 edition of this race is looking great. With up to 6 World Champions and riders from Europe, all battling it out over 6 great nights of racing. This year we will have the first all Female 6 Day, The U19’s return for some great action. And the sprinters will burn up the track. This might be the best 6 nights of racing you’ll ever see.