2011 Tour de France
28/31 Oct - Australian Veteran Cycling Championships - Tasmania
Kerry McCredden won two silver medals at the National Veteran Cycling Championships-Tasmania. The road circuit at Bishopbourne was testing but not overly hilly which was ideal for veterans. The Womens Road Race was 51km and although in 5 year age divisions the 30-49 year olds raced together. Kerry McCredden won silver behind Carolyn Dangerfield (SA) in the 45-49yr category. The Longford Criterium Circuit on Sunday was flat and fast which suited Kerry who sprinted well to add another silver to her collection.
31 Oct - Mitta to Mount Beauty MTB Race

Kathy and Kate raced in the KWPT team for the 55km Mitta to Mount Beauty Mountain Bike Ride on Sunday. The field started spread out across the golf course fairway at Mitta onto a fast 5km of bitumen before we raced up the dirt jeep trails spread the field out. Kathy was leading the Womens section until the 3k descent at 11k when passed by the eventual winner Fiona Spargo.

Another long climb to Trappers Gap saw Kathy take the lead again; especially
when she caught her and saw the words "Bye!!!" written on on the back of her competitors helmet (how good did she think she was?) but with a 10k descent on gravelly,rocky dirt trails (despite the practice the day before with Roger-Kate's husband &Outdoor adventure instructor) Fiona came flying past with 7k still to descend. With 18k to go we were back on the bitumen and picked up the speed on the downhill run into Mt Beauty to finish. Kathy came 2nd in the Open Women and Kate had a great ride to finish 7th.

It was the final leg of the 2004 Great Alpine Challenge, Australia's longest triathlon. Longest by virtue of the five month time frame allotted to the three disciplines, the Half Marathon, 21k Birkebeiner XC Ski race and the 55km Mitta to Mt Beauty Mountain Bike Ride. Kate gained a silver medal for completing all three disciplines in this event

1.Fiona Spargo (Ireland) 2hr22m13.68
2.Kathy Watt (VIC) 2hr 23m28.99 (0.88% behind winner)
3.Deborah Fagg (NSW) 2hr31m12.62 (6.32%)
7.Kate Parris (VIC) 3hr03m59.89 (29.37%)
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24 Oct - Matt Lloyd wins Stage 12 & Tour of Provincial Victoria Under 23 Award
It was a fantastic effort by Matt to win the torturous Stage 12 from Warragul to Mt Baw Baw, finishing the Tour as the 9th best rider on General Classification, and also to win the Under 23 Race Leaders Jersey. Matt showed the cycling world a tenacious will and determination to succeed in such a way that could have only been proceeded by others whom have gone on to have great careers. Not only has Matt's profile been raised by his achievements of the last 12 days, but most certainly he now has the full attention of his peers. A wonderful effort Matt; Congratulations champ.
21 Oct - Pedal Power for Bicycle Australia Expo
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There was plenty of pedal Power when Charlie Farren led Katie Mactier (Silver medallist World & Olympic 3k Pursuit), Sara Carrigan (Olympic Gold Medallist-Athens Road Race) & Kathy Watt (Olympic Gold medallist-Barcelona Road Race; Silver 3k Pursuit) for a few laps of the circuit near the Kew Boulevard to advertise the Bicycling Australia Trade Show. We even had multi coloured seat covers (similar to the Worlds Colours!!). There were a few anxious moments as we hit the bottom corner with speed but we made it around. Then the more adventurous got to ride the Penny Farthing bicycle.

to top of page17 Oct - 2nd Chrono des Herbiers (France)
Riding at an average speed of 41.129 km/h,trial, Edwige Pitel of France was 2 seconds faster than Kathy Watt in the women's time trial event. Russian Zoulfia Zabirova finished third. Kathy is now equal on points with Oenone Wood as leading Australians amongst the World's elite women championship this year.
to top of page17 Oct - Bicycle Victoria's Around the Bay in a Day®
For the third year in a row, Rod, Kevin, Dale, Neil, and Norman (along his friend Mervyn visiting from overseas), completed the Bay Ride in more rider friendly weather conditions than the previous two events '3rd time lucky'. Along with 8700 other riders, they started from the Docklands. The pace along Beach Road was hectic and riders could be seen traversing down the road as far as the eye could see. Within three hours, the docks at Sorrento and Queenscliff were crowded with weary riders queuing for the return ride home. The south-easterly breeze made work of the trip from Geelong back to Melbourne, but was a godsend for those heading home from Sorrento. Congratulations guys.
to top of page14 Oct - Tour of Provincial Victoria debut for Matt Lloyd
Riding for the Mitchell Building Supplies team, Matt made his debut in the opening Criterium of the prestigious Herald-Sun Tour. Greeted by a large crowd on Carlton's Lygon Street, Matt rode well to finish day one in 13th place in the General Classification. We're sure that Matt will look to the mountain stages to consolidate his place amongst a strong field of accomplished riders, and claim the the King of the Mountains jersey as his own.
to top of page4/5 Oct - Track Training Camp at Super Drome, Adelaide
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Andrew, Carey, Ian and Marc enjoyed a two day track training camp at the Super-Drome Indoor Velodrome in Adelaide. After a long winter of weight and road training it gave them a chance to strut their stuff on the boards. With a close points tally after the time trials on Day One, Ian gave Andrew a sleepless night. It came down to the final sprint match races on Day Two to decide the overall winner. The sprints were hotly contested (with plenty of action and video replays required on several occasions). Marc won the match sprint against Ian after fearlessly diving underneath and catching him by surprise. Andrew was fired up for the final after nearly being disqualified and went on to defeat Carey after heading out at bell lap.
to top of page** Introducing the 'Fit Kit System' to Kathy Watt Cycling **
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to top of page26 Sep - Blackburn CC 2004 Hill Climb Championship
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Matt Lloyd won the annual hill climb championship held at The Basin to Sassafras 1in20 hill climb with a time of 13m28s ahead of the next best time of 14m09s set by Richard England. Kathy won the women's section and Norman Roy did a personal best in the Masters Division (but not before needing some convincing that he should leave his snake lollies bag behind as he would be going too hard to have any time to eat them).
to top of page19 Sep - Victorian Veteran Championships

Kerry McCredden finished 4th in the 40-49 Women category at Corooke (Colac) on an undulating course with no wind. Kerry sprinted well but a determined Wendy Ross from Ballarat passed her just on the line to take the bronze medal.

to top of page18 Sep - World Heritage Way Ladies Challenge - 44th Grafton to Inverall Classic

Kathy won the inaugural 161k Grafton-Glen Innes race by 8min 29sec that included the final KOM and final sprint to claim all jerseys (winner,QOM and Sprint). The result means that Kathy has now also won the overall Australian Road Series for 2004 with Oenone Wood taking 2nd.

Congratulations also to Matt Lloyd for a solid result as the first rider to the finish for the Cheeky Monkey team in the 44th running of the grueling 228km Grafton to Inverall Classic, finishing in 13th place overall.

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to top of page9/11 Sep - National Road Cycling Championships @ Sunshine Coast
Kathy Watt 2004 National Road Time Trial
In windy conditions on Friday, Kathy won the National 30k Individual Time Trial on Queenland's Sunshine Motorway in the time of 46min 17secs, bettering the second placed rider by one and a half minutes. Then on Saturday, Kathy won the National 91k Road Race at Yandina, breaking clear of the leading bunch on a steep climb during the forth of nine laps of the 13k circuit to win by a margin of 6min 6secs over the second placed rider, fellow Victorian, Claire Baxter. Congratulations Kathy on your 6th National Championship performance.

to top of page28/29 Aug - Victorian Senior IRTT & Road Championships

On Saturday, Kathy won the Victorian 25k Individual Time Trial on a new undulating course out and back from the Dookie Pub. Then on Sunday she won the Victorian 108k Road Race over a 3 lap course breaking clear with 7k to go on Mt Major. Theo Kapakoulakis (a friend from physio) had given Kathy's legs a massage the night before and he was there to cheer on Kathy & his fellow club member, Caitlin, as they medalled in Dookie.

to top of page25 Aug - Tattersall's Cup (Tour of the Tamar Vineyards)
Matt Lloyd
A solid ride on a borrowed bike enabled Matt Lloyd to finish 14th in the fifth and final round of the Tatt's Cup Series held in Launceston. Matt gained sufficient points to finish in seventh position overall in the series. As one of the Top 10 riders, Matt has earned selection in the prestigious Herald-Sun Tour. Congratulations Matt.
to top of page22 Aug - NSW State Road Championships

Kathy won the NSW 99k State Road Championship by 8mins and now takes the lead in the Australian Road Series. Claire Baxter sprinted well to get 2nd and Elizabeth Hickey (ACT) taking 3rd. Read Kathy's overview of the race and insight into her start in road cycling.

to top of page14 Aug - Rob Vernon Memorial Handicap
Kathy was the fastest woman in the Rob Vernon Memorial Handicap at Bendigo. On an undulating 110 km course, Kathy set out with a group containing Phil Sawyer (a former Australian Track Olympian) who helped to keep the group working well together in the strong cross winds.
The course and conditions made it a hard day of racing.
to top of page11 Aug - Tattersall's Cup (Tour of Ararat Rural City)

Matt Lloyd came 5th in race 3 of the Tattersall's Cup Series at Ararat. With four riders in a breakaway group just before the final climb up One Tree Hill, Matt won the uphill bunch sprint. Matt is now 4th on Overall Points in the series, with the top 10 automatically qualifying for the Herald-Sun Tour.

to top of page7/8 Aug - Mount Alexander Shire Two Day Tour
With cold and wet conditions greeting the riders at Castlemaine on the weekend, Kathy excelled to win the four stage Tour by taking first place in the 6km prologue by 31secs, then backed up with 3rd placing's in two of the road stages.

to top of page1 Aug - Victorian Club Teams Championships

Kathy lead the Blackburn team of Audrey Quick, Rachel Rademaker and Kirsty Bortolin to win the 40km Victorian Team Time Trial Championship in 58min 37sec at Beaufort. It was the first time a women's team had gone under the 1hr mark on that course. Blackburn won by 2min 48sec to last years winner St.Kilda.

to top of page31 Jul - Criterium Racing

Andrew Shannon won the B Grade Criterium at Glenvale Crescent in an impressive display of speed and endurance. After catching the breakaway group of 4 riders with 5 laps to go. Then not content to just sit there, he launched a solo attack in the last lap of the Criterium to achieve victory.

to top of page31 Jul - Melbourne to Ballarat Handicap

Matt, Mal and Kathy rode the 93km Melbourne to Ballarat handicap on Saturday 31st July. Matt finished 20sec off the fastest time of the day. A great effort after being promoted to the scratch bunch (starting 22mins behind the front markers).

to top of page28 Jul - Tattersall's Cup (City of Wyndham Classic)

Matt Lloyd put in a great effort to jump across alone to a breakaway group of 12 riders at the 60km mark of the first Tattersall's Cup Race held on a fairly flat 140km course at Werribee. He finished 9th in the final sprint gaining points towards the overall series. Matt is now looking forward for the more mountainous Tatts Cup races.

to top of page18 Jul - De Bortoli Yarra Valley Tour

Congratulations to Matt Lloyd who finished 1st in the King of the Mountain classification in the A Grade Men's, and to Kathy, who finished 1st in the Individual Time Trial and 3rd Overall.

to top of page5 Jul - Kathy wins Kowalski Recruitment Canberra Tour 2004

In very cold conditions, a strong 1st place performance in the Individual Time Trial, gave Kathy overall victory in the Open Women's section of the Canberra Tour. Well done Kathy.

to top of page19 Jun - Kathy back on winners list
Congratulations to Kathy for taking 1st place in the 28th running of the Preston Mountain Classic. Matt Lloyd did well to finish in the lead group of riders, due to his efforts through the hill sections of the race.
to top of page6 Mar - Track Racing in NZ
Andrew Shannon has done well in his racing in New Zealand over the past few weeks. He had his club championships with the Canterbury club. He finished 4th overall in the sprint.
At the Oceania champs in Wanganui, he finished 14th with a time of 12.16.

With a little break to freshen the legs, he raced well at the NZ national championships with a qualifying time of 11.6, placing him in 12th position with the first placed qualifier posting a time of 11.1. Andrew finished 10th overall after a repacharge and a race for ninth with three others. Andrew has improved greatly from last year and we are excited to see how Andrew will perform next year.

to top of pageSouthern Veterans racing
George Ward has been promoted to B grade after dominating C grade the past few weeks.
Kerry McCredden came second in the Criterium on the 22nd of Feb.
to top of page15 Feb - Veterans Championships
Kerry McCreddon


Kerry McCredden won the Veteran's Criterium Championship in the 45-49 age group. A fantastic result considering all the hard work Kerry has done. Congratulations Kerry.

to top of page7 Feb - Austral Wheelrace
Ian Smith did well to get into the final of the 105th Austral Wheelrace with a tough heat. He finished 8th in the final just in front of Shane Kelly.

Ian Smith, Marc Prutton and Jeremy McLay won the B grade teams scratch race with some good team work contributing to their win.

To top of page15-17 Jan - Australian Championships
Kathy completed her 28km time trial in a great time coming in third behind Sara Carrigan (2nd) and Oenone Wood (1st). She also did well in the road race coming in just behind the leading bunch to take out eighth place.
To top of page9-10 Jan - Metropolitan Championships
Ian Smith won a gold medal in the time trial and silver in the sprint in the masters 2/3 division.
Fred Boland won gold in the pursuit and bronze in the masters 6/7/8/9 division.
Sigrid Pitkin won the gold medal in the elite women's scratch race.
Kurt Jensen won gold in the pursuit in the masters 4/5 division.
Andrew Shannon won the bronze medal with Mark Prutton coming in 8th place in the sprint in the elite men's division Max Read came fourth in the T.T. sprint and scratch race in the masters 6/7/8/9 division which was a top effort considering he was racing people 10 years younger than him!

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