Presentation Day

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Sunday the 16th was the annual Membership Renewal and Presentation Day at the club grounds.

 

Plenty of people turned up to renew their membership for 2019 and were rewarded with a great day of riding before the soakings rains hit late in the afternoon.

 

There were a number of awards given out this year, recognizing both efforts towards the sport of trials and some memorable moments.

 

First award went to Stan Mularcyzk, who received the coaches award. Stan recently undertook a course provided by Motorcycling Victoria for motorcycle coaches. Stan has already run a few training sessions at the club grounds focusing on developing junior riders. This award hopefully offers some recognition for Stan’s efforts. Well done.

 

The next award went to Sean Collins who received the ‘Car Park’ award. The ‘Car Park’ nickname was assigned to Sean after being left at the Mt Baw Baw car park, waiting for other club members to come and grab him for. Lets just say that Sean was waiting around for some time whilst the others were out on a ride…. Sean has also been getting involved at the club events and working bees, thanks for your efforts Car Park!

 

Next award went to Sean’s son, Cameron Collins, who like his old man has been given an nickname, most likely against his will. Cameron was given the ‘Swampy Award’ for, well, falling into ‘the swamp’. The Swamp is the area just outside the club grounds which turns to slush in heavy rains. One ride, Cameron fell into the swamp and was covered head to toe, which was unfortunately not without its spectators… hence the nickname. Swampy has been given trials a go with the old man and his skills are improving each ride, keep it up.

 

The next award went to Adeleine Rees, who received the encouragement award. Adeleine has been joining her Dad, Dylan Rees and Grandfather John Rees in the trials circuit this year on her little Oset. She has been riding well and has a bright future with some very skilled coaches in the family.

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The Appreciation award this year goes to Father and Daughter Angus and Emily McIntyre. When the club has asked for observers for many of our event, Angus and Emily are the first to put their hands up. Both have observed at multiple events this year, including the VIC Titles and Aussie titles. Your efforts and contributions to trials is greatly appreciated.

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Peter Spencer took out the Mark Beechey award for the highest score across the VTS Series on the Honda Twinshock. Peter is also a regular contributor to the club, observing at multiple rounds and helping out working bees. Well deserved.

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Craig Genner was award the Graham Trownson Memorial Award. Craig has been a member of the club for only a couple years but since joining has gotten stuck into the meetings, observing, section setting and working bees. Craig hasn’t missed getting involved in any OMCC event this year and has certainly been noticed and appreciated. Well done Craig, thank-you for your contribution.

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The Club Member of the year award goes to Reece Chalmers. Reece has been actively involved in the club for the last two years, running the social media for OMCC. Reece is a regular at section setting and observing at events. Reece is also involved in a lot of the behind the scenes work, updating the OMCC website, organizing the temporary online scheduling for the hire bike, event promotion, taking photos at OMCC events, making videos and sending emails to club members.

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Lastly, a big thanks to all who gave up their time to get involved in the event or running of the club. We simply could not do it without you.

OMCC looks forward to another big years of trials. The first event will be at Mt Baw Baw on February the 3rd, now the first round of the VTS series.

VTS Round 5 – Wildwood

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Congratulations for the finalists of the fifth and final round of the Victorian Trials Series.

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Saturdays soaking rains made the sections quite slick initially, but soon became dry as the sun come out for the rest of the day.

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Results from the trial can be found by clicking here,

OMCC will be hosting a presentation day to wrap up the series at the OMCC club grounds on Sunday the 11th of November. There will be an opportunity to ride some sections as well as a BBQ lunch. All are welcome. Overall series results can be found by clicking here

See you there.

VTS Round 5 – Wildwood

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OMCC will be hosting the last round of the VTS Series at Wildwood on Sunday the 21st of October. Supp Regs and Online Entries are now up on the Trials Australia website and can be found by clicking here

If you wish to come and have a look there is free entry for spectators.

Hope to see you there.

No Dogs allowed.

Address: 227 Feehans Road, Wildwood, Victoria. 22 kms from Melbourne Airport.

 

2018 Vic Title Report

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Oakleigh Motorcycle Club were very pleased with the great response for this year’s titles at Mt Bolton near Learmonth.

72 riders battled cold conditions on Saturday but sunny skies were well received on Sunday.

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Looking at the experts results, Connor Hogan had one hand on the trophy right from the 1st lap and didn’t give his competitors any slack and ended up with his 1st win in the Vic Titles expert class.

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It wasn’t the same for the riders chasing behind with Chris Bayles, Brent and Bruce Le Riche from Sth Africa putting in some good rides also.

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It was Chris Bayles on count back for 2nd and Bruce Le Riche taking 3rd both on 50 points.

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Brent Le Riche ended up 4th with only another 10 points behind and Zac Mularczyk taking 5th on another solid ride.

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Unfortunately Dylan Rees twisted his ankle on Saturday and couldn’t continue on Sunday after putting in a great ride not far off the eventual 2nd place guys.

 You can find more details on results for other classes by clicking here

Good luck to all competitors in next weekend championships at Sedgwick.

You can also see the rest of the photos from the event by clicking here

Photos attached by Reece Chalmers

VIC Titles Mt Bolton – Ballarat 29/09-30/09

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OMCC will be hosting this years VIC Titles at Mt Bolton, 30 mins from Ballarat.

The titles will be held over two days with camping available from Friday 28th to Sunday 30th September.

Catering on Saturday and Sunday.

Friday practice time from 2pm to 4pm but only to those that have pre-entered and bike scrutineered.

Section viewing also on Friday but no walking inside section boundary tape.

With the Aussie titles the following weekend just outside of Bendigo it will be a great opportunity to get some practice in!

Free entry for spectators!

You can find more details by heading to the Trials Australia Website. 

Hope to see you there.

Junior Trials Training

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Those of you with Junior Riders should be aware of the following:

There is an opportunity for Junior Training on Sunday 25/08/2018 at OMCC in Oakleigh.

This training will be carried out by an approved Motorcycling Australia (MA)  Coach with the help of other experienced riders.

This training is for Juniors who are considering getting a licence and any training done will be logged into the MA  KICK START log Book.  It will cover basics and intermediate skills depending on the level of participants. Kick Start booklets will be available on the day

For this training, juniors will need to be riding an appropriate bike for their level. No greater than a 125cc. Bikes shall be fitted with Lanyard Killswitch. You can do this training on an OMCC day membership.

Juniors parents will need to assist in looking after those juniors that are very new to motorcycles and they will need to sign and indemnity form.

Please note that juniors need 5 hrs Coaching to get a licence and 5 hours each year to uphold it. Juniors must be 7 years old to get an MA licence.

For KickStart Kids this training is free.

Spaces are limited so please reply by email to mularczyk@outlook.com.au  before 22/08/2018 stating your interest and supply a phone contact so we can let you know more details. If you have any other questions relating to Junior training please do not hesitate to ask.

Trials Des Nations Rider Training at OMCC Club Grounds

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2018 Aussie TDN riders Kyle Middleton and Kristie McKinnon braved the cold and wet Melbourne weather over two days to provide training to riders of all levels at the Oakleigh Motorcycle Club grounds in Clayton South.

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Riders who attended the training were split into small groups based on rider abilities, allowing groups to focus on areas suitable for their skills but also to get feedback on other aspects of their riding.

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Money gathered from the training entry fees were put towards a $3000 donation to the Australian Trials Des Nations team heading to Solokov Czech Republic in September. Vice President Greg Chalmers and Treasurer Peter Wines handing the cheque to the Aussie TDN team manager Phill Whittle at VTS Round 4.

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A big thank you to all who donated and organised the training. Also a special mention to Chris Grub and Janina Gorski for catering for the weekend.

Another big thank you to Kyle and Kristie for giving up their time, everyone who attended gained something from their experience and we wish to have them back again soon. We wish all the best to our Aussie riders and hope for a repeat of last years success

Heres some footage put together from the event. You can find more picture by visiting on Facebook Page

 

 

Trials Des Nations Rider Training – Expressions of interest

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We are asking for expressions of interest in regards to rider training.
We have the same opportunity to have one of the TDN riders to give training at our club in July or August.
Like past years, it will be over 2 days of the weekend.
Lunch will be provided and the cost will be about $70 dollars.

If you would like to be trained by one of the 3 best riders in Australia, contact Peter Wines on the email address below.

Also, please indicate your preferred rider:
Kyle Middleton
Chris Bayes
Kristie McKinnon

All 3 riders have extensive knowledge of training techniques and great communication skills.

Peter Wines
peter.wines@bigpond.com

Victoria’s Trials Des Nations Fund Raiser Trial – 6th May

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The FIM Trials Des Nations is the annual competition whereby national teams of three male and female representatives from each country have a chance to compete in front of world trial stage. It has been held annually since 1984 in different countries across the globe and this year will be heading to Solokov, the Czech Republic in September.

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Last year our male team headed by Kyle Middleton, Chris Bayles and Conner Hogan took out first place in the international class. This was a huge moment for trials in Australia and demonstrating that we can keep up with other countries like America and the Czech Republic.

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Our Female Team consisted of Sophie Kraft, Sarah Chivers and Nicole Casey coming in a respectable 8th place at the end of the competition.

This year, Australia will be heading over once again, to hopefully replicate last years results.

Competing in the TDN is very expensive, with travel, entry and purchasing of new bikes really adding up, with a lot of the riders self-funding this trip.

Hence, like in previous years, Trials clubs around Australia will be fundraising to help cover the costs of the event.

Victoria’s Trials Des Nations Fund Raiser Trial will be taking place 6th May at Emu Flat (Nulla Vale).

We are pleased to announce that Motorcycling Victoria is waving it permits fee and rider levy so all the money raised will go to this year’s TDN team.

There will be medallions given out for 1st, 2nd and 3rd placegetters.

Not only you will be supporting the team but it will be a great days riding with your mates on this great property.You will be teaming up with another rider and observe each other along the way.

Anybody that can help with section setting on Saturday would be greatly appreciated, camping available Saturday night.

You can enter online here, you can also find the supp regs with all the info about the event – ENTER ONLINE

We hope to see you all there

Glenmaggie 2018 – Results and Photos

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Glenmaggie Easter Two Day Trial is done and dusted for another year.

With a large group of riders entered in the event were blessed with amazing weather throughout the weekend.property

The technical, steep and rocky terrain made for long, challenging but fun sections, testing riders abilities and spread throughout the picturesque property of the Colemans.Thank you to the Coleman family for letting us utilise this amazing property.

A big thanks to all who volunteered their time to observe, score, scrutineer, provide lunches, organise and run this event.

You can find the results from the event via the Trials Australia Website

Here is some footage put together from the event

Here is a selection of photos from the 2018 Glenmaggie Easter Trial.