Another fantastic new venue in our club's traditional heartland - a waterfront course in Port Adelaide with a variety of surfaces and challenges including sand, random shopping trolleys and some slippery off camber corners. We'll be back!
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
It was a crisp start to Mother's Day this morning for our volunteers who were out and set up early for the season opener of the 2019 Focus CrossFire Cup Series.
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.