KBC Weekly Newsletter 6/5/14
Welcome to this week’s instalment of what has been happening at Kirsty Broun Cycling.
Training – the week that was
We were fortunate to have the weather on our side for most of the week, with only Friday’s beginner ride being cancelled due to rain. Wednesday morning saw KBC divide into two groups to hit our popular University of Queensland circuit for some team time trial efforts. Everyone put in a good effort, especially up Indooroopilly Road, which seems to get longer the more you do it.
Thursday saw us doing a 15 lap handicap challenge at DFO.
Saturday’s training ride took us around one of our favourites – the Everton Hills loop. This ride continues to prove a solid ride, pushing the KBC riders to the limit in a handicapped challenge. Sunday’s ride was rescheduled due to limited numbers with several other events being held over the weekend, however all rides are back on this weekend – a list of this weeks rides are below.
IMPORTANT WEEKEND TRAINING CHANGES!
As we move into winter, our weekend rides are now leaving their designated meeting places at 6am.
Saturday rides – meet at Velo Bicycles, Kedron Brook Road, Wilston
Sunday rides – meet at Wests Bulldogs carpark, Sylvan Rd, Toowong
KBC in competition
Last Saturday and Sunday, we had KBR riders, Mel Symon and Liz Nelson as well as KBC rider coming back from injury, Paula Johnston, head out to Purga to contest the Ipswich Open 20km Individual Time Trial Race. The air was crisp and the conditions were pretty testing – crosswinds coming from all directions – which made riding this already very technical course very challenging. All three girls were able to achieve top ten placings – Mel and Liz coming in at 7th and 9th respectively in B Grade and Paula coming in 2nd, beating her previous PB by more than four minutes! Amazing job, girls!
Mel backed up on the Sunday to complete a very tough and very cold Ipswich Open road race at Mt Marrow. This course is very hilly and subject to those famous Ipswich crosswinds which plagued the girls on Saturday. Well done Mel!
Congratulations must also go to Stephen Rasleigh and Lyle Bruce who came 23rd and 24th in the BDO Mt Coot-tha Challenge on the hill climb and 3rd in their respective age divisions. Awesome work boys!
Audax Challenge – Saturday 10th May – honouring the life of Dr Martin Pearson
KBC is participating in a 200km Audax Challenge next Saturday, 10 May 2014. We will be riding this event in honour of the late Martin Pearson, who tragically lost his life to a hit and run accident two Fridays ago. Please contact me at email@example.com if you want to enter in the KBC team for the event. Cost $40.
Further details available here: http://audax.org.au/public/index.php?option=com_wrapper&view=wrapper&Itemid=2
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 Thursday 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.
Coming up at KBC
Have you ever fantasized about competing in “The Amazing Race”, down to working out who’d be your team buddy and whether you’d assign them the food challenge or not? Then the KBC Brisbane Bike Challenge is for you! There are checkpoints to be claimed and some amazing prizes to be won, thanks to some generous sponsors. Want to find out more? Keep your eyes glued to our FB page and our weekly newsletter for further details and when entries will open!
Rides this week:
- Wednesday 7 May – Gap Creek Circuit, Wests Bulldogs car park 5.15am
- Thursday 8 May – Toombul Skills and Relays, Nundah track car park 5.15am
- Friday 9 May – Recovery River Loop, all welcome, Wests Bulldogs car park 5.15am
- Saturday 10 May – Nundah Racing (HPRW) & Women’s Only races + 200km Memorial Ride
- Sunday 11 May – Mates’ Day Ride, Redcliffe/Scarborough, Wests Bulldogs car park 6am.
Bring a mate/s along to this Sunday’s Group Ride and your mate/s rides for free!
Until next week, stay skilled, stay safe and most of all, stay smiling,