Hill climb Sunday 21st June

A few brave souls set off from town towards the frosty valley for this mornings June social ride and hill climb. Those that made it round the Wellington Forest road climb were rewarded with a warm welcome, American brownies and coffee from Tim and Laura’s, Ferguson Falls Winery! Great to see young Brian Kennedy join us for coffee. Riders were presented with SWCC caps for their efforts by club president Robert Commons. Fastest up the beautiful Wellington Forest Road was Lowen Ferry, closely followed by Nicholas Lawler and old man Ferry. A quick group of Jess Lawler, Kim Overington and Dan Hall were next, with Marty H and Kevin K not far behind.
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Getting Started

Getting Started SWCC welcomes new members. We offer a range of events and rides including social rides, regular group rides, long rides, road races, time trials and criteriums. If you are intending to join a SWCC ride for the first time we encourage you to contact us beforehand at Most activities cater for a range of fitness levels and riders are encouraged to look at the estimated average speed of various rides to choose an appropriate ride to start with however it is suggested to start in group 3 or 4 on a Saturday or with the Sunday development series (see below) unless you have reasonable riding experience. Riders are also encouraged to look at the SWCC Ride Etiquette prior to riding with the club. Most rides have a ride…
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Membership

South West Cycle Club requests that by the third ride with the club on a club sanctioned ride (refer to list of rides on the group ride page) that you join up. By doing so you are showing support for the structured club rides the club has organised including ride leaders for each group that are rewarded with free coffee and club sponsored long rides. As a member you are also agreeing to adhere to the club's ride etiquette. As a member you will receive a regular club newsletter promoting a range of activities the club supports. We encourage everyone to take out personal accident cover insurance which may be through a Cycling Australia membership with SWCC or another club or via membership with a range of other bodies Bicycling…
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Helping the Club

The Club is run on the good support of volunteers and we seek your input and assistance during the forthcoming year. Please see Volunteering for some ideas on how you can get involved and help out and the club events checklist. Give some thought to how you can assist the running of the club in some small way. If you have incurred any expenses in helping the club please keep your receipts if you have them, complete a swcc Expense Form and send it to
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About the Club

The South West Cycle Club (formerly Bunbury Cycle Club est. 1988) aims to promote and encourage cycling on all levels throughout the South West of Western Australia. Belonging to the club provides the opportunity to ride with and also to socialise with other club members and we conduct a range of activities aimed at supporting our members to become better cyclists. Click here to access our current constitution SOUTHWEST CYCLE CLUB CONSTITUTION. Click here to access our SWCC Volunteer Management Plan V3 and draft SWCC5 Year Strategic Plan draft 2014 We ‘To meet the needs of our members and to provide opportunity for cyclists to connect and to develop through various club initiatives and activities’ Click here for a list of our club values - SWCC Values See our attached…
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Thumbs up for RCR Circuit

It was a thumbs up from riders testing out the first club criterium on the closed road RCR circuit that Robbie had organised.  With no worries about cars and the buildings and plant sheltering the riders slightly from the blustery South Wester the hot mix circuit was fast and the corners friendly enough that bunches could stay together. First away were A grade with a field of nine riders up for the challenge of sticking with the likes of Bryce, Connor and Nicholas.  Some early testing accelerations were quickly reeled in before Marten, fresh from a block of racing in Queensland decided to try a move.  He quickly established a half lap break and despite strong efforts by Alistair Patterson amongst others this gap remained until around the 20 minute…
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