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CoachRec Newsletter - 23 October 2023

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Welcome to the third edition of the CoachRec weekly newsletter! In this edition we cover:

  1. Upcoming cycling events in NSW

  2. Top insights from cycling coaches

  3. How to find a cycling coach

Cycling Events in NSW this Week

Road & Track Events

🌞  Tuesday, 24 October

Easts - Tuesday Night Heffron - Season 39 Week 3 (Handicap, A - C Grades) Heffron Park, Maroubra 6:00PM - Cost $20 - Enter on Buncheur

Port Macquarie CC - Summer Crit Race Season 23/24 (Come and Try, Juniors, Handicap) 650 Burrawan Forest Drive, Lake Innes From 5:45PM - Cost $0 - $7.40 - Enter on Buncheur

🌤  Wednesday, 25 October

Manning Valley CC - 2023/24 Criterium Series MVCC Criterium Track - Bligh Street, Taree From 5:45PM - Cost $0 - $8.40 - Enter on Buncheur

🌧  Thursday, 26 October

LACC/PLCC Armory Crit Racing (A Grade to E Grade) Newington Armory, Jamieson St, Sydney Olympic Park From 5:45PM - Cost $20 - Enter on Buncheur

Illawarra CC - Monthly Track Racing Unanderra Velodrome, 146 Princes Highway, Unanderra 6:00PM - Cost $5 - Enter on Buncheur

🌤 Saturday, 28 October

Illawarra Track Carnival ft. U19 & Elite Metro & Country Track (U9 - U23, Elite and Masters categories) Illawarra Velodrome, 146 Princes Hwy, Unanderra Schedule TBC - Cost $25 - $40 - Entries on Entryboss

NHCC - Bob Markwell Memorial Handicap (A - E Grades, Juniors) HEZ, Off Leggetts Drive, Kurri Kurri From 2:00PM - Cost $5 -$15 - Enter on Buncheur

Murwillumbah CC - Dulguigan Urliup Hill Road Race Pat Smith Park, Dulguigan Rd, Dulguigan 2:00PM - Cost $10-$25 - Enter on Entryboss

Randwick Cycling - Saturday Crits (A - E Grades, Juniors) Heffron Park, Robey St, Maroubra From 2:25PM - Cost $20 - Enter on Buncheur

Armidale CC - Individual Time Trial 1 Dangarsleigh Road, Armidale 2:30PM - $5 - Enter on Buncheur

🌤 Sunday, 29 October

Central Coast CC - The Blooms Chemist Saratoga & The Lakes Family Dental “Enduro” University of Newcastle Ourimbah Campus, 10 Chittaway From 7:30AM - Cost $15 - $20 - Enter on EntryBoss

Waratah Masters Club - Crit Racing (A - E Grades) Dragway Car Park Circuit (entry gate A) From 8:00AM - Cost $15 - Enter on the day

SXCC - Sunday Crits (A - D Grades, Juniors) Sutherland Bike Track, 42 Rawson Pde, Sutherland From 8:15AM - Cost $5 - $10 - Enter on Buncheur

Nowra Velo - Time Trial Championships (Club Members Only) (Adults and Juniors) Wugan Street, Yerriyong From 8:15AM - Cost $5-$15 - Enter on Buncheur

Jim Bundy Memorial (IP, ITT, Flying 200, Team Pursuit, Team Sprint for U15 - Masters) Dunc Gray Velodrome, Carysfield Rd, Bass Hill From 8:30AM - Cost $15/event - Entries on Entryboss

Harbour2Vine Cycle Classic (Charity bike ride 58km) Rydes Newcastle to Rydges Hunter Valley 6:30AM - Cost $84 - Enter on Raceroster

Gravel, MTB and BMX events

🌤 Wednesday, 25 October

Tamworth Mountain Bikers - Twilight Racing Round 3 Term 4 Tamworth MTB Park, 164 Forest Rd, North Tamworth From 5:15PM - Cost $2-$5 - Enter on Entryboss

🌧 Friday, 27 October

Penrith BMX Club - Series 2 Rd 9 Penrith BMX Club, Creek Rd, Penrith From 6:00PM - Cost $8-$10 - Enter on Entryboss

Armidale CC - Gravel Race Series (A - E Grades, Masters and Juniors) 1 Dangarsleigh Road, Armidale 2:30PM - $5 - Enter on Buncheur

🌤 Saturday, 28 October - Sunday, 29 October (all-weekend events)

AusCycling NSW XCO and XCC State Championships (Juniors, Elite, Expert, Masters and eBike categories) Coondoo Car Parking Area, Coondoo Rd, Comberton From 8:00AM - Cost $45 - $85 - Entries on Entryboss

Graveleur - Clarke’s Gambit (Two-day event, options for 35km, 55km. ot 100km each day) Nelligen From 8:00AM - Cost $135 - $195 - Entries on Raceroster

🌤 Saturday, 28 October

Castle Hill BMX - Club Series 2-6 Castle Hill BMX, Caterson Dr, Castle Hill From 3:00PM - Cost $3-$23 - Enter on Entryboss

🌤 Sunday, 29 October

Sydney BMX - 2023 Series 2 Race 6 (Challenge, junior cruiser and participation) Sydney BMX Club, Sydney Olympic Park From 9:45AM - Cost $5 - $10 - Enter on Entryboss

What the Coaches Say

💪 Critical Power and FTP: Coach Richard Stern deciphers the difference between these critical numbers and how they shape your training and performance. Discover which one suits your cycling goals. Don't miss this insightful piece! [CycleCoach]

🥦  Diet deep dive: Coach Jesse Coyle delves into optimizing endurance athlete Lachlan Earnshaw's unhealthy diet in this engaging video. Discover valuable insights on healthier eating for better performance! [YouTube]

🚵‍♂ Living the Lifetime GP: Join Coach Justin Morris as he delves into Tasman Nankervis' extraordinary journey from mountain bike racing to the exclusive 'Lifetime GP' series in the USA. Hear from Tas and partner Mon Holmes, fresh from her first Ironman, and uncover the motivations behind Tas' remarkable cycling career in this episode of the Mind Matters Athlete Podcast [Spotify]

Looking for a Cycling Coach?

Looking for a cycling coach to reach your goals faster?  Once you’ve made the decision to get a coach, it can be tempting to jump straight into hiring one and getting the work done.  However, investing a little time at the start of your search for a cycling coach can help to ensure that you find a coach with the right qualities, experience and expertise for your needs.  

This article steps you through assessing your individual needs and goals, what to look for in a cycling coach, and how to use CoachRec to find your ideal coach match.

Talk to Us! 

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Catch you next week with more upcoming cycling events!

Written By
Rose Vassel
Lead Writer & Co-Founder at CoachRec
Rose Vassel is a National Road Series Rider for Butterfields Racing and has raced in Europe and Australia. She is the lead writer and co-founder of CoachRec. Rose received her Bahcelor of Laws and International Studies at the University of New South Wales, and has worked in the legal industry.