KBC Weekly Newsletter – 13/5/14
Training – the week that was
It seems that the cooler weather and darker mornings have done little to blunt our KBCers enthusiasm for training and this week’s theme was diversity – from a tough circuit including Gap Creek Road on Wednesday to criterium racing or an epic Audax 200km challenge on Saturday.
Wednesday’s group ride consisted of a challenging hilly circuit out to Brookfield and back to Toowong via Gap Creek Road. KBR team member Brooke Sheppeard was outstanding on the climbs and was followed closely by Gabby Trickey, Gary Weis, Mel Symon and Wendy Grindley-Ferris.
Thursday’s high performance session started with some skills training at Toombul Shopping Centre, where 16 cyclists played some cycling games including pushing shopping trolleys around and picking up witches hats off the ground. The morning finished with some laps around Nundah criterium track and a 5-lap dash in small groups of 6-7 riders. There was a strong showing from the KBC boys in the 5-lap dash. Well done guys!
On Saturday, the Women’s KBR team headed to Nundah to participate in a Women’s Handicap race, which was hosted by the Hamilton Pine Rivers Wheelers Club. Every member of the team performed strongly in their chosen event (Women’s Combined A/B and C/D). We all thought that there was a wonderful atmosphere and great competition and we would like to thank Saskia Deckers from HPRW for organising the event and promoting Women’s racing.
Whilst the women were racing, the KBC boys and I participated in a 200km Audax Qld ride to celebrate the life of Dr Martin Pearson who was tragically killed in a hit and run collision. The ride, known as the “Fassifern Folly” left Ipswich and wound through Rosewood and Boonah before returning to Ipswich. The KBC boys, Justin Khoo, Stephen Rasleigh, Gary Weis and Marshall Cusworth did a great job on this ride. The scenery was fabulous and the pick-me-up snacks supplied by Audax Qld volunteers were unbelievable – we had cakes, slices, quiches, fruit, muesli bars, snake lollies, electrolyte drinks, soft drinks and the list goes on (see pic)! Thank you to Audax Qld for a wonderful day, we will definitely be back.
On Sunday, we enjoyed a scenic cruise out to Scarborough with Coach Liz Hepple. Special mention goes to Clare, who did a great job to achieve her farthest distance ever. Nice work Clare!
Balmoral Women’s Development Program – Skills and Fitness!
After a short break, Balmoral Women’s Development Program is resuming on Saturday, 24th May from 11.30-1pm at Murrarie Crit Track (Wynnum Road, Murrarrie). The program will be offered on a weekly basis and is designed for women cyclists of all abilities who want to improve their skills and safety on the road and in racing conditions. It covers basic and technical bike handling skills (e.g. cornering), as well as a fitness component such as a simulated race.
The program costs $15.00 per session and will be coached under my supervision. It is an inexpensive way to develop your cycling technique amongst like-minded women. If you are new to cycling, this is the best way to develop your skills and build on your fitness. You could even get a few friends together and make a day of it! If you have any questions, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brisbane City Council – Skills Acquisition Program – various locations, Brisbane.
Have a friend that wants to get back on their bike and start riding again? Know someone that would love to ride but is nervous about traffic? Kirsty Broun Cycling has partnered with Brisbane City Council to offer this FREE program for Brisbane residents. The sessions occur at various locations across Brisbane and times, dates and other important information can be found HERE.
Wattbike Sessions – Urban Rowing, West End
Want to take your performance to the next level? Perfect your power, fine tune your pedal stroke and build endurance? Then these sessions are for you! Times are Wednesday 12.15pm, Wednesday 6.30pm and Thursdays 5.30pm and cost $20.00 Spots have become very limited (I’ve been told it’s like buying concert tickets because the spots fill up very quickly), so if you are interested please contact me for availability.
What’s Coming Up this Week at KBC:
Wednesday: KBC group ride – Mt Coottha (front side) Meet 5.15am Wests Bulldogs Carpark, Toowong.
Thursday: KBC Performance Training – Team Time Trial practice/efforts. 5.15am Albert Bishop Park, Nundah
Friday: Recovery river loop with Coach Liz Hepple (former Olympic Cyclist)
Saturday: Group rides cancelled due to KBR Women’s team competing in Battle on the Border
Sunday: Group rides cancelled due to KBR Women’s team competing in Battle on the Border
Monday: KBC Beginner’s ride with Coach Liz Hepple – meet 5.15am West Bulldogs Carpark, Toowong.
Until next week,
Be skilled, be safe and keep smiling,