During April we were so busy getting ready for OMCCs showpiece event of the year, the Glenmaggie Easter Trial, that we didn’t get any comms out. We are back on schedule now but as a result this update is pretty full!
Jumping ahead, there is training Sunday 29th May for Beginner Adults thanks to Stan Mularczyk. If you can make it, please let the club know: https://forms.gle/o4QRNqALfbganyLg8
New members are welcome, and day memberships are also available (conditions apply).
Glenmaggie 2022 done & dusted!
It was so nice to see 100+ riders for the first time in years at an OMCC trial. Thanks to all our interstate riders who made the journey. We had groups from QLD, NSW, CBR & TAS, including a few Victorians who drove 5+ hours! To return the favour, there is a large contingent of OMCC riders heading north for the Canberra 2 Day (more details below). For those of you who made it we hope you had a good time. The talk around the campgrounds seemed to suggest most of you did.
It was a herculean effort by the organising team with the amount of rain and growth the property had. Setting sections required chainsaws & whipper snippers before you could put the arrows down in a lot of places. Floods also meant the club needed to make repairs to the crossing between the first & second car park.
A massive thank you goes to the following people who were there across multiple weekends to make the event happen:
Rocky Egan, Phill Lewis, Phill Arnott, Simon Colombo, Simon Watts, David Grice, Noah Grice, Craig Genner, John Wilson, Matt Kerr, Peter Wines, Stan Mularcyzk, Zac Mularcyzk, Geoff Lewis, Gary McDonald.
A very special mention to Reece & Greg Chalmers who did some very heavy lifting and deserve special mention for going above & beyond. The club appreciates all your hard work.
Thanks to our trainers who put in a fantastic effort: Caitlyn Cummins, Jono Chellas, Stan Mularczyk, Justin Stone and Rocky Egan.
The training on the Friday was very well attended and the club was seeking a donation from each attendee to help raise funds for the TDN team to get across to Europe this year. If you were planning on contributing to the training, but didn’t have cash on hand you can still make your contribution here by using the reference “TDN Training GM”: https://www.oakleighmcc.com/club/make-a-payment/
We ended up setting about 26 sections and ran out of white & green arrows (thanks to STR for coming to our rescue), and the event consisted of 3 x 15 laps each day with a couple of sections re-used day 2. Glenmaggie section setting is generally set on the easier side in recognition of the fact that it is still early in the season, and the Easter weekend is a time of fun and relaxation. On reflection, looking at most of the grades we were fairly close to meeting those objectives based on the scores.
Please check out Hiroshi’s Youtube channel for video from the event:
The second round of our junior trials training sessions is being run at the OMCC grounds on Saturday 14th May.
Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to learn some new trials skills in a relaxed and fun environment. Open to all kids on any type of bike: trials bike, mini bike or push bike. There will be lots of fun games and activities including: Longest Static Balance, Best Wheelie, Slow Race and Longest Skid.
Training is free to all members, and day memberships are available for those that are not current club members.
Where?: OMCC Club Grounds, 1 Simpsons Rd Clayton South When?: Saturday May 14th, 9:00am Lunch: BBQ Lunch will be provided
Thanks to the 30 members who turned up today to help at the working bee. Your efforts are greatly appreciated. The club grounds are looking fantastic, and we have new LED lights installed in the verandah.
We got through most of the ‘To Do’ list however there is still some long grass in parts if anyone who missed the working bee and wants to make up for it next time.
We have ordered some backpacks for our section setting gear to help make it all a but more organised, but they didn’t arrive in time so we will do it during the week when they arrive; until then there is a pile of section setting gear in the club rooms.
Congratulations to all the award winners in the summer series. Trophies are at the club grounds for you all to collect if you weren’t there today.
The OMCC showpiece event of the year, the Glenmaggie Easter Trial, is happening again April 16th & 17th.
After a couple of disrupted years, OMCC are looking forward to welcoming everyone to the Glenmaggie 2022 Easter Trial…in particular our interstate friends. We have caught wind of a QLD contingent planning to head south!
As if two days riding and camping isn’t enough, we aim to run training on the Friday 15th prior to the event with groups for kids (up to C grade) at 1pm-3pm and the adults later in the afternoon. More details on this coming in future updates.
Please note: Early entry discounted until 31st March. Entries close 13th April 9pm.
Entries are now open for Glenmaggie 2022. After a couple of disrupted years, OMCC are looking forward to welcoming everyone to the Glenmaggie 2022 Easter Trial…in particular our interstate friends. We have caught wind of a QLD contingent planning to head south!
Glenmaggie is a two day event like no other, and worth the trip just to spend time camping among friends. If you’ve never done it, then this is the year with borders open and travel restrictions eased!
As if two days riding and camping isn’t enough, we aim to run training on the Friday 15th prior to the event with groupds for kids (up to C grade) at 1pm-3pm and the adults later in the afternoon. More details on this coming in future updates.
A couple of new features this year:
Early entry discount (Entries before 31st March avoid 30% loading).
Camping fees are and paid online at entry (please don’t give us cash on the day).
We have incured some price rises due to new first aid licensing requirements in Vic, however to offset this we have made available a selection of free entry options if you bring an observer. Spots are limited so if you can commit to bringing and observer with you, get in quick to secure these options. OMCC are keen to see how this policy will go, and are open to feedback. Details on your entry forms & in the supp regs. Note: You will be charged up front, and refunded after the event.
Entries will Close Wed 13th April 9pm. Late entries will not be accepted.
The 21/22 summer series is now complete! We had all of Melbourne’s 4 seasons throughout the series, but after a very disrupted 2021 are proud to say we have completed the full 21/22 OMCC Summer Series.
Thanks to all those that competed, volunteered, organised, and did their bit to make this fantastic Melbourne metro series a great success.
Here are the results from Round 4. Full series results will be published soon