KBC Weekly Newsletter – 30/4/14
Welcome to this week’s instalment of what has been happening at Kirsty Broun Cycling.
Training – the week that was
This week’s training focused on strength, speed and endurance. The entire KBC crew were very strong on Wednesday’s repeats of the steep side of Mt Coot-tha, guided by Coach Hannah Tohill. Big congratulations to Claire, who scaled the mountain on her first KBC intermediate group ride. Coach Pete Buggy led a fabulous performance training session on Thursday for the KBC crew and Sunday saw the KBC team come together for an epic effort at the Noosa Sports Festival Cycle Noosa 160km event. The entire KBC group of Rachel, Justin, Sue, Katrina, Paul, Liz, Wendy, Hannah, Steve P, Steve R and Jo decided to do the entire ride as a team, echeloning and pacelining their way to a decent time of just over 5 hours (taking out time at rest stops). Well done team!
KBR Women’s Development Team – Anzac 25
The KBR Women’s Team faced a tough assignment in the Anzac 25 criterium, held at the Lakeside Raceway. It is a tough course to race with a couple of decent hills in it and although the girls did not come away with a podium finish, everyone gave their best and learned from the experience. Congratulations must go to the winner of the race, Julia Russell.
Balmoral Women’s Skills Development Program
This program, aimed to encourage women of all ages to develop their bike handling skills and fitness, runs from Murarrie Criterium Track, Murarrie every Saturday from 11.30am to 1pm. Cost is $15.00 and open to any woman who wants to develop confidence on the bike and learn the ins and outs of skills, fitness and racing. If you think this is something for you, please contact me for further information. Please note that Balmoral Skills program WILL NOT be running this Saturday May 3rd but will be resuming on Saturday May 10th.
What’s on at KBC this week
Thursday: High Performance Training Skills Development and TTT Practice – Nundah 5.15am
Friday: Beginner’s ride – Skills development along the Corso – Wests 5.15am
Saturday: High Performance Training – Velo Bicycles, Wilston 5.30am
Sunday: Eatons Crossing and Northern Suburbs – Wests 5.15am
Monday : Beginner’s ride – River Loop – Wests 5.15am
Want to learn the joy of riding a bicycle, but scared of being on the road or having an accident. Learn how to ride safely on the road within the supportive frame work of our Beginners rides which leave from Wests Bulldogs car park, Sylvan Road, Toowong at 5.15am on Mondays and Fridays. We emphasise bike handling skills and safety and no rider gets left behind. Still not sure whether it’s for you or confident you can keep up? Contact me at email@example.com for a quick chat and assessment of your needs. I’d love to get you feeling safe and skilled on your bike – plus enjoying the “apres velo”, aka coffee and chat, afterwards.
Watt Bike Sessions
Wattbike sessions run at Urban Rowing, West End, on Wednesdays at 12.15pm, 6.30pm and Thursdays at 5.30pm. Please note that there is a 24 hour cancellation policy in place – if I receive a late cancellation I often cannot fill the spot at such short notice – and I have to pay for the usage of ALL of the bikes in the centre, thus a $20.00 fee will apply. Thanks for your consideration in this matter.
What’s coming up at KBC
Nundah Racing & Women’s Only Races – Saturday, 10 May 2014
HPRW Cycling Club, in addition to their 2014 Women’s Series will be holding 3 women’s only criterium races over winter as part of their regular club races at Nundah. The first race will be Saturday 10 May at 7:30am with combine C&D and A&B races. This is a great opportunity for any KBC Riders wishing to try their hand at racing to get out there and give it a go! Please get in contact with me if you’re interested in entering this or any other races throughout the year.
Descending Day – Sunday, 25 May 2014
I am holding another descending day at Mt Mee on Sunday, 25 May 2014. If you are interested in learning how to descend safely and correctly, including how to approach corners on the downhill, this is a must do skills session. Spots are limited to 4 riders per session, with 5 sessions scheduled throughout the day. Each session will go for 1.5 hours. Cost is $50.00 per rider and includes full use of our air-conditioned minivan to ascend Mt Mee, expert individualised coaching, gear storage if necessary and food and drink if required. Please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org for further details or to book a spot.
The Hope Across Australia Fundraiser evening – last call for expressions of interest.
Kirsty Broun Cycling is proudly supporting three KBC riders in their quest to ride across Australia to raise funds for Australia Hope International in support of Hope & Care for Little Souls. The Hope Across Australia Fundraiser Dinner will be held on 22 May and i’m seeking expressions of interest from riders and supporters wishing to join the KBC table. Please get in contact with me this week so that we can finalise numbers. Details of this epic ride, and fundraiser dinner can be found on the HAA website.
Battle on the Border
The Kirsty Broun Racing – Women’s Development Team will be racing at the Battle on the Border (Tour de Tweed) cycling race starting Friday 16 May. This three day event will see the ladies compete in a four-stage race including two road races, and individual time trial and criterium across some pretty tough terrain in northern New South Wales. Following on from some strong riding at the KBC Tour de Tassie and the Noosa 160, the girls are fired up and ready to tackle some solid riding and competition. One of our KBC team, Jenny Tucker, will also be riding at the event,into Saturday’s Tweed Gran Fondo. Best of luck to Jenny and the KBR team as they continue train in preparation for the event. For anyone wishing to travel down and support Jenny and the KBR team, details of the events including start times and routes can be found on the Battle on the Border website.
As always, safe and skillful riding.