Becoming a more inclusive cycling club…

July 2, 2015

Cycling Victoria presents Becoming a more inclusive cycling club...; a resource to assist clubs in creating a welcoming environment and diverse culture, with an emphasis on the inclusion of people with disabilities.

Cycling Victoria would like to thank Sport and Recreation Victoria for their ongoing support of Victorian para-cycling.

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An Introduction to Club Para-cycling

May 20, 2015

Cycling Victoria presents An Introduction to Club Para-cycling; a resource to assist clubs in delivering new racing opportunities to people with disabilities.

Cycling Victoria would like to thank Sport and Recreation Victoria for their ongoing support of Victorian para-cycling.

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Inclusive Coaching

February 26, 2015

This Podcast features Peter Day and John Wyatt who look at inclusive coaching of people with a disability.

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A Tribute to Russell Mockridge - Cycling Victoria History and Heritage Podcast

June 19, 2014

Today we will speak to Lindsay MacCauley and Reg Sweeten including their memories of Rusell Mockridge.

MACAULEY was a  member of the Geelong Amateur Cycling Club in the late forties and early fifties who rode with, and against, the great Russell Mockridge in club events, and who has vivid memories of some of the highlights of the latter’s early cycling career – including Mockridge’s astonishing debut performance in 1946.

REG SWEETTEN was the lone limit marker in the Geelong Amateur Cycling Club’s Geelong-Drysdale (and return) handicap race in 1946 - Russell Mockridge’s very first race – and therefore able to provide a graphic account of the famous moment when Mockridge requested permission to strike out on his own.   

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Reg Arnold - Cycling Victoria History and Heritage Podcast

June 19, 2014

A household name on the Continent in the fifties after fellow New South Welshman Alf Strom and Reg Arnold established themselves as arguably the world’s most successful six-day pair. Later the much sought-after six-day partner of Terruzzi and Tresidder. Originally left for Europe in the late forties after participating in a NSW breakaway movement and found the stigma still attached in 1953 when he returned to race in Australia for a year.  Proved, to the astonishment of many, almost as brilliant as a road rider. A member of the notorious ‘Malvern Star team’ (Hec Sutherland, Eddie Smith, Peter Anthony).  In 1954 won the inaugural Mercury Tour of Tasmania, and impressed in the Tour of the West, Sun Tour, and ‘Warrnambool’.     

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Jim Taylor - Cycling Victoria History and Heritage Podcast

April 2, 2014

A professional cyclist originally from Sale in central Gippsland.  Commenced his racing career with the local club as a fourteen-year-old in 1948, and before long came to the notice of famous Gippsland cycling identities - the Guyatts and the Rowleys.  Settled in Melbourne in the early fifties and rode successfully for Coburg club.  Travelled to Europe in 1955 for experience and competed in world professional road title.  Hit straps in mid-fifties as scratch man on road and was fancied as likely winner of 1957 Sun Tour. In the 1957 and 1958 seasons (and most famously in the 1957 Melbourne-Warrnambool) he earned the sobriquets ‘Mockridge’s shadow’ and ‘Mr.Second’ as the only rider who could regularly stay with the champion. His career appeared to have been cut short by injury and shock sustained in fatal (for Mockridge) collision with bus (Tour of Gippsland, September 13, 1958), but recovered to make racing comeback (1962), and later play important roles in the Victorian cycling administration.  

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Vinn Beasley (Episode 2) - Cycling Victoria History and Heritage

February 26, 2014

Scion of one of Australia’s (and Footscray’s) most famous and successful cycling families – a third generation descendant of J.J.Beasley; son of Vin Beasley senior; nephew of both John Beasley and Clinton ‘Clinker’ Beasley.   Retired from competitive cycling in 1963 at the age of 28 after a proud career on both road and track.  Started his career in 1952 with Footscray amateurs but soon afterwards joined the pro club where he became a regular member of Footscray’s road premiership team.  Without ever reaching the status of a backmarker, performed consistently in major track handicap races at North Essendon, Olympic Park, and country Victoria, and was several times among the placegetters in the rich Tasmanian Christmas wheel races.  Reached the peak of his career in 1959 when he brilliantly won the Austral Wheel Race in race record time, and sensationally finished second to Peter Panton in the general classification of the Sun Tour. Rode in three Sun Tours (1954, 1959, 1960).  A member of the victorious Victorian 4000 metres pursuit team at 1959 Australian Professional Track Championships (Port Pirie).   

Vinn Beasley (Episode 1) - Cycling Victoria History and Heritage

February 26, 2014

Scion of one of Australia’s (and Footscray’s) most famous and successful cycling families – a third generation descendant of J.J.Beasley; son of Vin Beasley senior; nephew of both John Beasley and Clinton ‘Clinker’ Beasley.   Retired from competitive cycling in 1963 at the age of 28 after a proud career on both road and track.  Started his career in 1952 with Footscray amateurs but soon afterwards joined the pro club where he became a regular member of Footscray’s road premiership team.  Without ever reaching the status of a backmarker, performed consistently in major track handicap races at North Essendon, Olympic Park, and country Victoria, and was several times among the placegetters in the rich Tasmanian Christmas wheel races.  Reached the peak of his career in 1959 when he brilliantly won the Austral Wheel Race in race record time, and sensationally finished second to Peter Panton in the general classification of the Sun Tour. Rode in three Sun Tours (1954, 1959, 1960).  A member of the victorious Victorian 4000 metres pursuit team at 1959 Australian Professional Track Championships (Port Pirie).   

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Cycling Victoria History and Heritage Podcast - Iris Bent

February 7, 2014

Iris Bent is one of the most successful Australian Cyclists. The following podcast recounts her history in the sport.

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