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  • Results - Zero Friction Time Trial R1 2019-20

    We marked the first day of summer and our first time trial of the series with unseasonably cold, windy and drizzly weather.  Despite the BOM showing expected winds of 39 - 44 km/h and rain of 3mm during the event, it was quite mild and reasonably dry from start to finish. A number of those who had entered chose to stay in bed, but some riders who toughed it out were rewarded with PBs.  

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  • AusCycling - Make your MTBA vote count

    At the recent Cycling SA Special General Meeting on 13 November 2019, Port Adelaide CC was one of the many South Aussie clubs that voted "yes" to the AusCycling Proposal under Cycling SA. The vote was 11-1 in favour, each club present held one vote. We were one of the first clubs (if not the first) to declare our support for AusCycling two months earlier - read our club position here - so we're thrilled with this outcome. BMXSA's clubs also voted yes on 9th November.

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  • Steering Our Way Forward

    Port Adelaide Cycling Club held a Strategic Planning Day twelve months ago at our new club home at Hanson Reserve. The Club's Committee has since released the Strategic Plan and from that session it was identified a need for three sub committees in order to better execute the goals of the Club established from this day and improve our offering to our members.

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  • Port Adelaide CC - Supports AusCycling

    Port Adelaide Cycling Club is one of the oldest in the country, established in 1885, and was one of the founding clubs of the State Sporting Organisation (SSO) that is now known as Cycling SA (CSA) and by default, the National Sporting Organisation (NSO) being Cycling Australia (CA).

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  • The Battle of Hoth - Seight Sprint Wars July 19

    Loosely known as ‘The Battle of Hoth’, a special one-off Seight Sports Sprint Wars was run by PACC at the Superdrome on Sunday afternoon. With the addition of quite a few top-notch visitors from interstate and some ‘local’ HPU riders, the field was set to commence the attack/defence of Echo Base, leaving Admiral Ozzel dead on the floor of the Executor and Han Solo struggling to get the Millennium Falcon ready for the evacuation…but I digress…

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  • PACC Announces Junior and U23 Scholarship Recipients

    Earlier this year PACC invited junior and U23 members who have been selected to the State or National team, or have been racing at the national level regularly to apply for our Junior and U23 Racing Scholarships. The cash scholarships are intended to be used to support of travel, accommodation and kit purchases.

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  • Volunteers - Working with Children Checks

    The new working with children check (WWCC) that is being introduced from 1 July 2019 replaces the current system, where people can have either a Department of Human Services (DHS) child-related employment screening, or a National Police Certificate assessed by their employer/volunteer-involving organisation.

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  • 2019 Super Series - join a PACC team!

    Following on from the success of our Club's five teams in 2018, we are seeking expressions of interest from members to join our club teams for the 2019 Cycling South Australia Super Series. PACC will subsidise teams across all categories - and we hope to be able to fly the (monochrome) colours across a number of grades to cater for new and experienced riders, young and old.

    The series is a lot of fun, and consists of criteriums, a hill climb and a double header on the Copper Coast and is held between September and November.  

    If you are interested, send us an email with your name, age and your preferred category.

    Further information is available on the dedicated Super Series website (note that the Club will submit an EOI for the teams.)


    Cover Photo:  Kevin captures the start of a women's race during the 2018 Super Series where we had three teams represented in this category, with a further 2 in the men's Masters 2 category.

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  • Club Trailer

    The Committee is seeking assistance from members who have a car with a tow bar and a bit of free time to transport the the club trailer to and from our events.

    The trailer will be housed at the Adelaide Super-Drome at Gepps Cross and we need it to be collected and returned before and after races.  Pick up and drop off are flexible (as long as you have a secure place for it to be stored until it is returned).  With 12 CX events a year, we hope to be able to get multiple volunteers and share the load over the CX winter and summer seasons.

    Please email [email protected] if you are interested in assisting.

    Alternatively, if any members have large or access to cheap storage facilities in the city or city fringe, please contact the Committee.


    Photo:  Stacey Klein snaps Mitch Vervaart leaping the barriers while David "Millo" Miller keeps an eye on the trailer.

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  • The Dark Cross

    It was The Dark Cross supported by Focus Bikes. It was Dark. There was Cross. In a first for cyclo-cross in SA we raced on the grounds of the Adelaide Superdrome using the carparking and Superdrome flood lights. The course was tight, dusty and dry, and slowly degenerated into some sand berms as the night went on. Located on the side of a hill and 1.65km long it included a set of stairs, a paved ramp, barriers and a gravel patch. About half the riders chose to use a headlight, but it was quite possible to race without.

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  • Hanson Reserve goes HUGE

    Hanson Reserve is back in regular use with PACC and Kilkenny CC jointly running two training sessions per week at the outdoor velodrome, under lights. The canteen is open, and the training is extremely popular with 55 riders the highest number recorded to date!

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  • Hanson Reserve Velodrome 8 April

    The City of Port Adelaide Enfield has provided us with a Hanson Reserve Velodrome restoration completion date of 8 April 2019, with training and racing to recommence there at ASAP. As of yesterday (Monday 18 March) the track's safety fence plinth pour had commenced and will be completed at a rate of about 40m per day. This extends the track's grade right to the barrier fence, which will be fine (25mm) chainmesh, with track-side and spectator-side safety rails similar to the SuperDrome.

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  • Member Offer - Discounted Flu Shots

    The weather may still be warm, but winter is fast approaching.  Before you think about getting your fleece kit and water proof vest out, have you thought about getting a flu shot? We are all too busy to get sick, and even if you are fit and healthy, the flu can cause severe illness, so vaccination is your best defence for a flu free winter.

    Port Adelaide CC member Darren Searle has arranged a great offer for our members - $15 flu shots (discounted from $19.95) with $1 from each vaccine being returned to Port Adelaide Cycling Club.  This offer is available at two Terry White locations:

    TerryWhite Chemmart Marden Compounding - 6 - 8 Lower Portrush Road, Marden.  Phone:  8362 3081
    Opening hours:  Monday to Friday 9:00am - 6:00pm, Saturday 9:00am - 6:00pm, Sunday 9:00am - 2:00pm

    TerryWhite Chemmart Stepney - 32 Payneham Road, Stepney (located in the Sportsmed Hospital site).  Phone:  8130 1146
    Opening hours:  Monday to Friday 9:00am - 5:30pm

    No appointment is necessary, but you might need to call ahead to ensure availability.  Please allow 10 minutes when you go in.  

    This offer is available to all Port Adelaide Cycling Club members (either Cycling Australia or MTBA affiliation).  Just show your membership card when you go in!

    Further information about flu vaccinations can be found here.  Check out Darren's Facebook page "The Sports Pharmacist"  and Blog for imore information about the flu vaccine, and nteresting articles and discussions on sport, health and wellbeing.


    Photo:  NCXS Round 4 2017 - Tim Loft captures riders trying to keep warm in cold and wet conditions.

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  • Results - Zero Friction Time Trial R4

    Today saw the last of the 2018-19 Zero Frictiion Cycling Time Trials at the windless (yes, that's what the BOM says) Outer Harbor. It was a dark start, but the weather couldn't have been more perfect. Regular participants were joined by 25 athletes taking part of the Invictus Cycling Pathways program being held this weekend, so the field was at capacity.

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  • Junior Scholarships available

    U23 PACCers who have been selected to the State or National team, or have been racing at the national level regularly may be eligible for our Junior Racing Scholarships. The cash scholarships are intended to be used to support of travel, accommodation and kit purchases.  The eligibility period is the club financial year - between 1 April - 31 March and recipients are announced at the club's AGM.

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  • Expressions of Interest - Sub Committees

    The Port Adelaide Cycling Club Committee released its Mission Statement and Strategic Plan at the end of 2018 following consultation with its members. It provides a clear strategy and outlines of initiatives to develop our club and the sport within the community. The Plan is categorised into six key pillars of Governance, Club Development, Competition and Events, Communication and IT, Volunteer Development and Coordination and Sport Development.

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  • Hanson Reserve Working bee a success!

    Over two days last weekend a small army descended upon the Hanson Reserve Clubrooms to scrape, wash, repair, tidy, patch, scrub, sand, unclog and paint. From top to bottom volunteers from Port Adelaide CC and Kilkenny CC (plus friends) gave the old clubrooms a 'makeover'. The dreary depressing brown dusty interior has been replaced with a welcoming white and with a little more work will turn into a very welcoming and comfortable space. The outside now has functional gutters and with a change in colour the clubhouse certainly has more street appeal.

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  • Results - Seight Sprint Wars

    Last night the final round of Seight Sports Sprint Wars was run at the Adelaide Superdrome. With the Superdrome closing for a few months, it was a final opportunity for riders to get some valuable track time and there was nearly a full field of 32 riders lining up for their flying 200m qualifying, with some U17 riders boosting the Elite entries.

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  • Results Focus CXtwiLITE @ Not the Circus

    We were back to the City, with wintery conditions - on part of last year's ripper National Cyclo-Cross Series course. With rain falling and temperatures dropping to 14C by the end of the evening, it was our first taste of mud for quite some time. Quite a few new riders enjoying the conditions and a terrific set-up and pack-down volunteer effort meant we got maximum race times given the gloomy conditions.

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  • Results - Seight Junior Sprint Wars

    There was some cracking Junior sprinting at the Superdrome last night during the running of PACC's Seight Sports Sprint Wars. The conditions were perfect for some great qualifying times, with most Juniors beating and in some cases absolutely smashing their 200m times from Junior States.

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  • Free PACC Membership and Jersey for Primary School Kids!

    Sports Vouchers is a State Government initiative administered by the Office for Recreation and Sport and Racing (ORSR). The program is an opportunity for primary school children to receive a $100 discount on sports club/membership fees. This is double what was previously on offer. The purpose is to increase the numbers of children playing organised sport and to reduce the costs for parents.

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  • Update your Details

    If you have a spare 5 minutes, the Committee and Volunteers would appreciate you making sure all your membership details are updated and accurate. This makes it a lot easier to upload race information into the timing system and ensure we can communicate more effectively with you, our valued members.

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  • 2019 Cycling Australia Memberships

    Cycling Australia has updated its membership platform (from Sports TG to TidyHQ) and significant progress has been made in the last few days on transferring of data.  We are excited about the enhancements that have been offered immediately and new features to be rolled out in the coming months.  These should help us with better communication to members, and make things a little easier for our volunteers.  

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