CLUB ANNOUNCEMENT

CLUB MEMBERS EXPELLED

Two club members have been expelled from the club due to their direct involvement in the destruction of State Forest within Central Coast Mountain Bike’s permit area. On October 15 2015, Forestry Corporation NSW was successful in prosecuting a CCMTB member of two offences under the Forestry Act 2012. The magistrate ordered the offender to pay $3550 in fines with a conviction recorded against the person’s name. The courts decision and penalties reflect the seriousness of these offences. The other member has been expelled due to their direct involvement in the building of unauthorised trails and destruction of the forest within our permit area. After being officially notified of this by FCNSW, CCTMB enacted it’s rights under the Clubs Constitution and moved to expel two members in relation to these events.

The Club is deeply disappointed in the actions of a few and the impact that is having on the Club and potentially all those who enjoy riding the trails at Ourimbah State Forest.

Any person found to be creating tracks/trails within the permit area, without written permission from the club, are potentially in breach of the Forestry Act 2012 and the clubs Permit Agreement. Part of the permit requirement and our own Trail Maintenance Policy is that any new tracks/trails must be approved by the landowner (FCNSW) and CCMTB.

Moving forward from these events the club has been formally requested by FCNSW to demonstrate a pathway of improvement with a short, medium and long term plan for where the club intends to head. This is the priority for the committee for 2016 and we are focused on delivering this to FCNSW which will, in the long term improve the trails, infrastructure and relationship with the land owner (FCNSW).

MTBA NSW Junior Series

CCMTB is hosting Round 3 of the NSW Junior Series on 29th of May 2016.

This will be run concurrently with our regular XC Rd 2.

Participants can choose one of three grades, A, B or C rather than grouping by age.

A guideline for grading,

A Grade 40mins recommended U19’s

B Grade 30mins recommended U15’s

C Grade 20mins recommended U13’s

This is just a rough guide and the kids can choose any grade they feel comfortable with.

Don’t think of the series as an Elite Rep Level competition, but one big club event.

All kids from across NSW are encouraged to enter for fun.

There are no maximum or minimum races that must be entered.

Click here for more information and the NSW Junior Series calendar.

Where to Enter:  https://online.mtba.asn.au/ERegister.aspx?E=3043

Day registration will also be available for the both The NSW Junior Series and The CCMTB Club Rnd but online is preferred.

A MTBA Competition Race License must be presented on the day at sign on, or a day license must be purchased.

Click here to find out about joining MTBA

Registration:

7:00am to 8:00am for Jnrs

8:00am to 9:30am for Snrs/ Club Race

NSW Junior Series Race start times:

8:20am A grade

8:30am B grade

8:40am C grade

9:00am Race finish

9:30 Jnr Race Presentation

10:00am Senior Racing 1hr race time on a short track 3-4kms

**This will be a mass start that is self-seated**

 

How to get here

From Sydney

Take the F3 from Sydney, take the Wyong Exit, turn left on to Cobbs Road and follow the road to the T-junction. Turn left towards Yarramalong for a couple of km’s and Red Hill road will be on your left as you come down the first hill. Continue up the dirt road (Red Hill Rd) and the trailhead is where the big green shipping container is.

From Newcastle

From the North take the F3 and exit at the Sparks Rd / Toukley off ramp and turn right. After 300 meters at the T-junction turn left onto Hue Hue Rd. Follow this to the T-junction. Turn right towards Yarramalong. Red Hill Rd is a couple of Km’s on your left as you come down the first hill. Follow the signs to Tree Tops Adventure Park. Continue up the dirt road (Red Hill Rd) and the trailhead is where the big green shipping container is.

New committee

CCMTB thanks the outgoing committee members for all their hard work and input for 2015. The 2016 committee sees a lot more people coming on board formally.
President: Lucas White
Secretary: Andrew Sawatske
Treasurer: Mark Boxsell
XC Coordinator: Jarrad Connolly
Assistant XC Coordinator: Nathan Parker
GE Coordinator: James Wengi
DH Coordinators: Anton Fourie and Paul Walton
Social Coordinator: Andrew Bull
Club Coach: Jarrad Connolly
Please continue to support these people in their roles at races by helping out when and where you can.

AGM

CCMTB would like to announce that the AGM will be Tuesday 9 February at 7pm at the upstairs meeting room at Wyong McDonalds. Please see the link below for details on how to nominate for a position on the committee. Nomination forms must be received by 5pm Feb 2. An agenda will also be made available closer to the date. Under our constitution you MUST be a current financial member of our club to hold a position on the committee and be over the age of 18 at the time of the AGM. If there is more than one nomination for a position a secret ballot will be held at the AGM or you may choose to share the role in the case of an ordinary committee position. The club must fill the following positions:
President
Vice-President
Secretary
Treasurer

There will also be ordinary committee positions. If you have an idea or are interested in being a part of the club on the committee or sub-committee level please contact the secretary Lucas on lucas172@gmail.com and fill out a nomination form with a position you would like to fill or create which MUST be received by 5pm 2 February 2016.

2016 applications_form2
You can type directly into the PDF, save and email as needed.

Some general advice on what these positions involve can be found here:
http://sportscommunity.com.au/resources/a-president/
http://sportscommunity.com.au/resources/b-secretary/
http://sportscommunity.com.au/resources/c-treasurer/

CCMTB AGM 2016

CCMTB would like to announce that the AGM will be Tuesday 9 February at 7pm at the upstairs meeting room at Wyong McDonalds. Please see the link below for details on how to nominate for a position on the committee. Nomination forms must be received by 5pm Feb 2. An agenda will also be made available closer to the date. Under our constitution you MUST be a current financial member of our club to hold a position on the committee and be over the age of 18 at the time of the AGM. If there is more than one nomination for a position a secret ballot will be held at the AGM or you may choose to share the role in the case of an ordinary committee position. The club must fill the following positions:
President
Vice-President
Secretary
Treasurer

There will also be ordinary committee positions. If you have an idea or are interested in being a part of the club on the committee or sub-committee level please contact the secretary Lucas on lucas172@gmail.com and fill out a nomination form with a position you would like to fill or create which MUST be received by 5pm 2 February 2016.

2016 applications_form2

Some general advice on what these positions involve can be found here:
http://sportscommunity.com.au/resources/a-president/
http://sportscommunity.com.au/resources/b-secretary/
http://sportscommunity.com.au/resources/c-treasurer/

2016 Calendar

Here are the dates for the 2016 fixtures. The thing to keep in mind for all those wanting to race the DH events is that as of yet, we do not have a shuttle service to take you all up the hill. If a solution is not found in time round 1 of the DH series will be cancelled and rescheduled for later in the year.

21/2 XC/DH RND 1
13/3 GE RND 1/ CLINIC RND 1
10/4 GE RND 2
29/5 XC short track/DH RND 2
12/6 GE RND 3/ CLINIC 2
17/7 XC RND 3 LONG TRACK
21/8 GE RND 4 / CLINIC 3
18/9 XC RND 4/DH RND 3
9/10 CLINIC GRAVITY 4
23/10 GE RND 5
6/11 XC RND5/DH RND4
20/11 PRESO

XC round 6 course set

The XC course will be as follows: Straight away>Auto Alley>Forbidden Forest>Jurassic>The Drop/ Chicken Drop>Autobahn>Potters Gully Road>Burnt Forest>Wall ride (broken)>Serpent>Jelly Legs>Jellylegs bypass> Roller Coaster (inc. Secret Squirrel>Magic Carpet bypass>Redbelly>Boulders>Graveyards>Meadows Link>Lost Forest>Short Meadows, Final Climb>FINISH.