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Movember 2017 Results – Mission Accomplished!

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Movember 2017 Results – Mission Accomplished!
Mission Accomplished! Give those lips some R&R lads!

2017 Movember Results

So Movember has finished and the dust has settled. We can now relax our leg muscles from all the riding (and our neck muscles from counterbalancing our impressive moustaches all month).

We successfully rode the 10000km but it did get a bit dicey there with all the rain in the last week hampering our efforts. According to our STRAVA group the total kilometres was 10402.9km.

The individual total kilometres are below with the obvious winner being Pete Bigaila who rode 1958.8km with his regular 100km rides and the GBOMB 9hr endurance race.

We raised $1764 for the Movember Foundation with the biggest fundraiser being Graham Reeks who raised $574 through good networking and selling bespoke bike moustaches.  If you forgot to give a donation to the team you still can at

Who had the best moustache? Well that’s a hard one to answer. There were some seriously awesome moustaches this month and we can’t announce a winner as we haven’t seen everyones attempt. So bring it along to the BBQ and we’ll see about giving out a prize then.

Rider NameTotal Km              
Pete B1958.8
Andrew Head802.7
Paul Vandeleur679.6
Graham Reeks668.7
Brad Wight564.9
Royce Vandeleur530
John Searston522.3
Mike Bushnell513.2
Martin Gatehouse387.1
Lumir Kalbac381.7
Greg Smith361.7
Graham Lloyd -Jones342.5
Ben Johns325.1
John Lambert290.4
Michael J286.7
Jez @ Venture273.4
Ian Reavely254.6
Susie Hume167.2
Marty @EnPlusOne148.6
Maverick Q147.2
Kathy Davis143.6
Troy Huckstepp136.8
Ruth Huckstepp114.7
Craig Pearson106.4
Geoff [email protected] MTB Coaching86.2
Corrine Dolan69.8
Dean Harding @Hit Bikes49.6
Di Hoopert44.9
J T44.5

Big thanks to our supporters ClifBar, EnPlusOne, Giant Sunshine Coast, Hit Bikes, Unkle Hingy’s Barbershop, Unique Health Products and Venture Cycles and Sunshine Council Travelsmart.


BBQ and Mapleton Club Ride CANCELLED

BBQ and Mapleton Club Ride CANCELLED
No one wants this... except maybe your bike mechanic

Bad news everyone,

Due to this rain and potential for more rain on Saturday and Sunday we are calling off this weekend’s events.

  1. The BBQ at Paul’s place is now postponed until next weekend (3pm 09/12/2017).
  2. The Mapleton Community Ride has been cancelled outright.

Looks like a good weekend for bike cleaning and Netflix.

Michael Johns
Club Secretary


End of year BBQ this Saturday (02/12/2017) – RSVP now.

End of year BBQ this Saturday (02/12/2017) – RSVP now.
Sausage al'a bread for all!

Jens leaning around a berm

On Saturday the 02/12/2017 we will be having our end of year BBQ at Paul Vandeleur’s house in Dulong (behind Nambour). Paul has been busy making some impressive trails on his property so we’ll take the opportunity to ride them and organise an informal time-trial event for anyone who is keen.

Time: 3:00pm 2nd December (Saturday) 2017
Where: Paul’s House at 32 Ruwoldts Road, Dulong, Queensland
What to bring: Bike, sunscreen, chairs and drinks (any fancy food or nibblies you would like extra to the snags).

Club will provide sausages, meat patties, condiments, bread, soft drink, salads and sweets.


Note: If you plan to ride on the day please read and accept the MTB Rules and Liability Release form on the above link. If you are bringing along others who are not club members/MTBA affiliated and they wish to ride on the day please have them complete this form separately with the MTB Rules and Liability Release form completed.


Movember 10000km Challenge UPDATE

Movember 10000km Challenge UPDATE
Movember 10000km Challenge - Half way there!

It’s the mid-way point so I’ve just sat down with my Casio electric Abacus-o-matic and tallied up the total kilometres!

  • The rider with the most kilometres is Pete Bigaila. He is punching out over 600km each week. He is off to the 9-hour GBOMB race at Grafton this weekend so good luck Pete!
  • Graham Reeks is regularly commuting 60km to and from work so his weekly kilometres are up to over 200+ a week (and that’s with a big air resisting moustache on the handlebars). Graham is also our biggest fundraiser with $480 donated to Movember, nice work!
  • Paul Vandeleur had a massive ride in the first week but took it easy the 2nd week to prepare for the Singlespeed World Champs in NZ. Him and Royce have already left to participate in the shinanaghans over in Rotorua. Let us know how it goes guys.
  • Andrew is still recovering after his bike seat fell off

    Andrew Head is exploring the hell out of Tasmania and getting a heap of kilometres in the kitty (and he’s grown an awesome Mario moustache).

  • Brad Wightman is doing a good 180+km and plenty of metres in elevation each week cruising around the hinterland.
  • Mike Bushnell, Marty Gatehouse, Graham Lloyd-Jones, John Lambert, Ben Johns, Ian (Toby) Reavely, John Searston and myself are punching out a steady 100+km per week.
  • Lumir Kalbac has had a 500% increase in kilometres in his 2nd week so I can only assume assassins are after him and he has to keep on the move.
  • Ruth and Troy Huckstepp did the Noosa Triathon last week and have got a few MTB rides in too.
  • Kathy Davis is back from injury and doing 50+km each week along with Geoff from Hit Bikes Coaching.
  • That leaves JT, Craig Pearson, Maverick Q and Dean from Hit Bikes doing a good 30-50km a week.

As of this morning we have 25 riders in the Strava group and we have ridden 5683.2km and raised $1354. Not bad at all! Not bad at all!

You can still join us in the kilometre challenge or please give the team a donation at the Movember website –

Big thanks to our supporters ClifBar, EnPlusOne, Giant Sunshine Coast, Hit Bikes, Unkle Hingy’s Barbershop, Unique Health Products and Venture Cycles.


More T-shirts and Free shipping offer

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More T-shirts and Free shipping offer
New shirts and free shipping!

Men’s, Women’s and Kid’s sizes available

Hey everyone,

We’ve done up some new t-shirt designs and there is a free shipping promo starting tomorrow! Choose either a dark or light version of the logo and put it on whatever colour shirt you want.

As always profits from these shirts go to the trails.

We are also looking for a local supplier for these shirts as the shipping from the US is usually a bit expensive and we’d rather support a local company when we can.

Upcoming promo details:

  • Free standard shipping
  • Run time: November 14th – November 19th, 2017
  • Coupon code: JOY2017
  • Cannot be combined with other discounts or coupon codes. Valid for standard delivery only.