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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