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CoachRec Newsletter - 29 November 2023

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Welcome to the CoachRec newsletter - 29 November 2023 edition.  

In this edition: 

  1. Stay up-to-date with the latest insights from our coaches (and a clip on coaching the pros). 

  2. NSW calendar of events - slightly reduced this week, which might be ideal given the weather. 

  3. Tell us what you love about cycling. 

What the coaches say

Fueling Fitness Year-Round:  Off-season nutrition is key to maintaining performance and health. This article by Coach Ric Stern of Cycle Coach stresses the role of nutrition in muscle recovery, hormonal balance, and energy levels, ensuring athletes stay on top of their game, even off-season [CycleCoach]

🧑‍🏫 Wondering what impact a coach can have?  Check out this clip from the The Wheelhouse CC, discussing Rod Ellnigsworth’s departure from Team Ineos [Instagram]

Cycling Events in NSW this Week

Road & Track Events

Wednesday, 29 November

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

🌧 Thursday, 30 November

Illawarra CC - Giant Wollongong Summer Shop Series (4 of 4) (Juniors, A - E Grade Men, A - E Grade Women) Lindsay Mayne Criterium Track, 26 Normandie Place, Unanderra From 5:00PM - Cost $0 - $15 - Enter on Buncheur

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

🌥 Friday, 1 December

Sutherland Shire CC - Summer Crits (A Grade Men, B Grade Men/A Grade Women, C & D Grades) Waratah Park, Sutherland From 5:30PM - Cost $15 - Enter on Buncheur

MWCC - Friday Night Crit - Round 3 (A - D Grades, Juniors) HART, 451 Mona Vale Rd, St. Ives 6:30PM - Cost $20 - Enter on Buncheur

Saturday, 2 December

Randwick Cycling - Saturday Heffron Crit (A - E Grades, Juniors) Heffron Park, Robey St, Maroubra From 2:25PM - Cost $10 - $20 - Enter on Buncheur

Saturday, 2 December - Sunday, 3 December

Central West Track Open & Orange Track Open (Ft. NSW Junior Country and Metro Championships ) Bathurst Velodrome, Vale Rd, Orton Park (Saturday) and Moulder Park Velodrome, Sale St, Orange (Sunday) From 8:00AM each day - Cost $30 - $50 - Enter on Entryboss

🌧 Sunday, 3 December

Waratah Masters Club - Crit Racing (A - E Grades) Lansdowne Park From 7:45AM - Cost $15 - Enter on the day

Race 3 Collaborative Construction Solutions Crit Series (A - D Grades and Novice Women) University of Newcastle Ourimbah Campus, 10 Chittaway From 7:30AM - Cost $0 - $15 - Enter on EntryBoss

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

Gravel, MTB & BMX Events

Wednesday, 29 November

Tamworth Mountain Bikers - Twilight Racing Round 8 Term 4 Tamworth MTB Park, 164 Forest Rd, North Tamworth From 5:15PM - Cost $2 - $5 - Enter on Entryboss

🌥 Friday, 1 December

Penrith BMX Club - Series 2 Rd 12 Penrith BMX Club, Creek Rd, Penrith From 6:00PM - Cost $8 - $10 - Enter on Entryboss

Saturday, 2 December

Castle Hill BMX - Fun Clubbie Castle Hill BMX, Caterson Dr, Castle Hill From 3:00PM - Cost $3 - $23 - Enter on Entryboss

🌧 Sunday, 3 December

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

Love cycling, tell us what keeps you coming back for more?

The social connections

The fitness/health gains

The speed/the thrill of it!

The bikes and the gear

Something to improve on and master

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.