Baw Baw Classic – volunteers wanted

At least ten volunteers are urgently wanted for point duty for the annual Baw Baw Classic. It is an event where participants come from all over Australia and some from overseas. The Classic is on Sunday 7 April 2019. Volunteer duties is from 8:30am to approximately 2pm.

Be a good cycling citizen by assisting with this event. Your time and effort will be greatly appreciated by myself and the Baw Baw Classic organiser Karin Jones.

For planning purposes please txt Ian (0428637766) as soon as possible if you wish to volunteer.

30 March 2019 Ride

Last Saturday of March so we leave from Yarragon at 8am. Forecast for tomorrow is not too promising but we could have a shorten ride or a quick coffee if it is too inclement to ride.

BOM forecast it will be cloudy with a very high (90%) chance of showers tomorrow. Snow falling above 1000 metres. The chance of a thunderstorm. Possible hail in the afternoon and evening. Winds westerly 25 to 35 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 3 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching between 8 and 16.


23 March 2019 Ride

Warm slightly windy weather forecast for Saturday. Ride from Darnum setting off at 8am.

It will be partly cloudy with a chance of fog in the early morning. Medium (50%) chance of showers in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h shifting northwesterly during the morning and early afternoon then tending west to southwesterly in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 13 and 16 with daytime temperatures reaching 25 to 30.

16 March 2029 Ride

Reasonably good weather predicted for our Saturday ride from Darnum.lets take advantage of the good weather as it won’t be long before it will be colder and even forbid wet and windy. Ride departs at 8am.

Saturday will be mostly sunny with patchy fog about the ranges in the early morning. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the southeast in the morning and early afternoon. Winds easterly 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 8 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching 23 to 28.

9 March 2019 Ride

Cooling early autumn weather but still resonably mild for a good ride tomorrow. Depart from Darnum at 8am as usual. Coffee after for an end of ride catch up.

Saturday will be partly cloudy with light winds becoming easterly 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 11 and 14 with daytime temperatures reaching 23 to 28.

On road behaviour

Please note note not to cross over continuous white road markings especially when returning from our Sunday ride for coffee at Frankies. For one it is illegal and secondly it is not a good PR look in front of the public in this busy location.

Please go up to and around the  Victoria Plamerston Street roundabout to park your bike on the footpath. Your cooperation will be appreciated.

2 March 2019 Ride

Firstly apologies for not posting ride notices for the last two weeks. I was away in Bargara Queensland to see turtles hatching at the nearby Mon Repos turtle sanctuary. Apart from this I attended the UCI Banderburg Track Carnival. Several overseas teams and riders mixed it with local and National track riders.  Hot and very windy there because of the nearby Cyclone Oma.

Well tomorrow is our first ride for autumn. The weather is still in its summer state with warm weather predicted. Darnum it is departing at 8am.

Please have your batteries charged and light on for the ride.

9 February 2019 Ride

Milder riding weather tomorrow before a predicted afternoon change. Venue is Darnum departing at 8am. Have your batteries charged and light on for the ride. Please ride safely and  courteously observing all road rules.

Cloudy weather with medium (60%) chance of showers in the afternoon. Winds northwest to southwesterly 25 to 40 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 9 and 13 with daytime temperatures reaching between 15 and 21

Australia Day Holiday Ride 28 January 2019

Several riders are looking for a  ride on our Australia Day holiday (Monday). So to accomodate this wish there will be a ride form Drouin departing at 8:30am from the Drouin Bowling Club carpark.

The course is generally to Labertouche and Jindivick via McGlones Road and back. Those would would rather a flatter ride could just ride to Labertouche and back.

Monday’s weather – Sunny. Light winds becoming northwest to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the early afternoon then tending east to southeasterly in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 12 and 15 with daytime temperatures reaching 27 to 32.

Jayco Herald Sun Tour Recreation Ride

There is a recreational ride associated with the Herald Sun Tour event on Sunday 3 February 2019. This message was sent to me for distribution. 

Dear Ian,

I just wanted to reach out and let you know about the Jayco Herald Sun Tour which will he heading your way in a few weeks (30/1-3/2). The Mens 3 Stage will be starting in Sale on Friday 1st of February and it would great to see local faces supporting the riders.

The first day of the tour includes a Ride Phillip Island which enables members of the public to ride the Grand Prix track. This is a free race taking place at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit in between the Women’s and Men’s first stage.

Ride Melbourne is Australia’s brand new FREE community cycling event taking place on Sunday February 3 prior to the final stage of the 2019 Jayco Australia Herald Sun Tour. Participants will have access to closed roads around Melbourne’s Royal Botanical Gardens; offering a unique experience to ride the same circuit as Australia’s best cyclists.

I think this would be a great opportunity for the  members of Warragul Cycling Club to get access to the track and ride a unique location. It would be fantastic if you could share/discuss the following link with the group.

More information of the 2019 Jayco Herald Sun Tour can be found at:

If you have any questions about the event please let me know.

Kind Regards,

Annelee Kwan

Ride Melbourne is Australia’s brand-new FREE community cycling event taking place on Sunday February 3 prior to the final stage of the 2019 Jayco Herald Sun Tour.

Ride Melbourne provides participants an exclusive opportunity to ride on the official closed roads of the Jayco Herald Sun Tour Royal Botanic Gardens circuit only hours before the world’s best cyclists take centre stage.

Free from the hustle and bustle of Melbourne’s traffic, Ride Melbourne encourages members of the community of all riding abilities to dust off their bikes and join in the fun and excitement of the day’s cycling entertainment.

Ride Melbourne is proud to partner with the Amy Gillett Foundation as the official charity partner to help promote their commitment in providing a safer cycling environment in Victoria.

To donate, visit:

Thanks to Cycling Australia and the City of Melbourne, the event will feature an amazing festival hub with live music, kids activities, cycling safety workshops, education sessions, food vans, a bar and so much more. Come and enjoy an awesome afternoon of cycling in heart of Melbourne with the whole family.

Registration is FREE and open to all ages, plus the first 100 registrations will receive a complimentary premium Gatorade drink bottle.

Come down and be part of the excitement.


– All participants will receive a wristband for verification at registration.

-Participant insurance is provided through Cycling Australia and all information can be found here



When: Sunday February 3

Where: Burwood Avenue, Kings Domain


Festival Hub: 10:30am – 4pm

Registration: 10:30am – 11am

Ride Melbourne: 11am – 12pm

VICS (Victoria Interschool Cycling Series): 12:15pm – 1pm

Stage 5 Jayco Herald Sun Tour: 1:30pm – 4pm