IACC social bunch rides suspended until further notice.

We need to play our part in reducing the risk presented by the COVID-19 virus.

IACC has therefore decided to suspend our social bunch rides until further notice.

Should the situation change I will update the website accordingly.

Lets hope we all enjoy good health. Stay in touch with your family and friends. Find something to smile about and share it. 

COVID-19

I would like to ask IACC members to play a responsible role in minimising the impact of COVID-19. Cycling Victoria strongly encourages Clubs and ride organisers to reconsider whether they run bunch rides at this time, and if they do, how those rides are structured.

For example, Health authorities’ recommendation to practice social distancing is applicable for riders who should consider applying the following measures on bunch rides:

•    Keeping a gap of at least 1.5metres between each rider, including while stationary
•    Limiting groups or bunches to ten (10) or fewer riders
•    Ensuring all riders are self-sufficient in case of mechanical issues
•    At cafes, leaving helmets, gloves and sunglasses away from the tables

Clearly this is unfolding daily so I ask that you continually stay informed by accessing the following websites:
Australian Government – Department of Health
Victorian State Government – COVID-19 Update

Some inconvenience in the short-term, however the health of our community is of the utmost importance. 

Melbourne to Warny

Saturday 15 February 2020: Port Campbell to Warrnambool Handicap

IACC VP Marc Loecherer finished an impressive 20th a couple of years ago – mixing it up with the NRS teams…..

There are not many handicap races on the current calendar – so don’t miss out.

Race Category: Open (Men and Women).

Eligible membership categories: CA J19, U23, Elite, Masters, Veterans license.  

Event Website – Melbourne to Warrnambool – click here

Link to Enter – click here.

Fuelling for the Port Campbell Handicap – click here.

BikeSportz Portal – click here.

Air – is it ok to ride?

Like many of you, I’ve been very concerned with the quality of Melbourne’s air. So, when preparing for a ride I check the Air Quality Index.

With fires still burning and weather everchanging the quality of our air can vary en-route. I generally check Alphington and MacLeod if heading North and Box Hill if I’m heading east. No different to checking the rain radar really, however, I’m more comfortable getting wet than experiencing an asthma attack or potentially damaging my lungs.

Ride thoughtfully.

MCOW ?

The 2019 Melbourne Cup on Wheels (MCOW) is on this Thursday night (19 December) at DISC.

Just turn up and get your ticket on the night or book here

I hope to see you there !

2019 Bell Helmets Open

IACC President (L) and the much younger Justin Lui (R) sporting the new IACC kit at the 2019 Bell Helmets Open. Big thanks to Footscray CC, Brunswick CC and all the volunteers and officials that made this a great day.

2020 Melbourne to Warny

The iconic Powercor Melbourne to Warrnambool Cycling Classic will be supported by two new races in 2020, which will offer an exciting weekend of cycling for the region.
 
The inaugural Port Campbell to Warrnambool Handicap will offer every-day cyclists the chance to experience the atmosphere and prestige of the “Warrny” but in a more achievable format.
 
The race begins in Port Campbell and follows the final 75 kilometres of the elite Melbourne to Warrnambool course.
 
Riders will have the opportunity to cross the finish line in Raglan Parade a few hours before the elite race on Saturday, 15 February 2020.
 
In a boost for the local economy, cyclists will be encouraged to stay overnight in Warrnambool to race the Warrnambool Criterium on Sunday, 16 February 2020.
 
The exciting new event will race around a short 1.6 kilometre course along Warrnambool’s breakwater, taking in the scenery of where the Merri River meets the ocean.
 
The Powercor Melbourne to Warrnambool Cycling Classic is the second oldest one day race in the world and will be the queen event for the weekend. The race will also open Cycling Australia’s National Road Series for 2020. Read more