As usual, our trusty social coordinators Geoff and Stephanie were working as volunteers for Cycling Australia at Buninyong last weekend.
Thanks to Geoff for this report.
Working hard – our trusty volunteers – some bikes were more decorative than speedy
Yes. They were going very fast.
Stephanie & Geoff are working hard to ensure the Womens Road Race is the Success it deserves. We have been out as Course Marshalls most days on busy streets .. stopping traffic. It was as hot in Lobethal as it was in Mt. Buninyong …39-41 degrees.
Kimberley Conte …The glamorous 35 year old ..Race Director ( Geoff said she is Lovely ! ) greatly appreciated our efforts in such hot conditions along with all the other workers The conditions on the longest day (Saturday ) been extremely windy with heavy short showers.
Never let anybody under estimate the outstanding fitness and endurance of the Girls in UCI level road racing .
The National titles in Mt Bunninyong were as exciting and we were pleased to see so many of our favourite riders win the Australian jersey.
Tonight we will see them again and many of the competitors we know well from our years of involvement at the track and road events as the TDU women and men teams will be presented at the City of Adelaide Tour Village.
There are plenty of cycling paths around Adelaide that we are taking advantage of them.
Report from Geoff Andrews.
It’s about team work
Stephanie with the other girls of the team
Simon thanks the volunteers
Stephanie and I thoroughly enjoyed working for Cycling Australia at the National Road Championships, held in Ballarat recently. Jen (Senior Events Co-ordinator, Cycling Australia) was very well organised, calm when potential issues arose, and showed excellent “listening skills” to any concerns or questions the Workforce employee had.
We worked the four days which meant some were a 12 hour day at Burrumbeet Time Trials, Sturt Street Criteriums, and the two days Road Racing at Mt. Buninyong. The workforce of 24 people came from various parts of Victoria, and even Perth & Alice Springs with a variety of ages & backgrounds.
Cycling Australia Staff were terrific motivators and showed care and concern constantly throughout the day and did their rounds to the workers every hour with bottled water, sunscreen, snacks, delicous lunches … made fresh daily from the Beechworth Bakery. During the Time Trails each worker was placed on a remote marshaling point with only the sheep and cattle to talk to for the whole day! The other days the marshaling spots were very busy with people and riders.
After the Men’s Road race, Cycling Aust. board members thanked us and to top it off Simon Gerrans (Gerro) the New Aust. Road Champion thanked us individually.
We are always only too happy to work for Cycling Australia Events whether Road, Track or Mountain Bike.