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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.


Lake Weyba Ride Summary 26/11/2017

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Lake Weyba Ride Summary 26/11/2017
Creek crossing off the Eumundi/Noosa road

Hi Folks,

Nothing like a rainy day to write up the Lake Weyba Ride summary, so without further adieu…

28 riders ready to roll!

On a somewhat cloudy morning 28 riders prepared themselves in the car park near Peregian Beach for a 30km ride around Lake Weyba. We set off just past 7AM (unfortunately just missing Lumir and Alan who got kidnapped by Siri). I had to drag the group up a hill straight off the bat so I quickly got my first satisfying fix of everyone wailing and moaning. We then nipped across David Low Way and after a little bit of bitumen we were on the dirt and skirting the southern perimeter of the lake through grassy fields and paperbark forests.

We navigated around to where the single track starts through the southern reaches of the Noosa National Park. This bit of track consists of sandy soils, roots and grass. and holds up well to all sorts of treatment, as made evident by all the trail bike marks along it. Regardless of it being sandy it tends to hold water and there were regular puddles all the way along it, this helped feed our bottom brackets their fill of grit.

We sneaked under the Sunshine Motorway through a little known pedestrian tunnel that Michael tries to name “Pedestrian tunnel of death!”. But there is nothing deadly about it – he just puts “of death” onto the end of everything to make things sound more extreme. At the eastern entrance of Wooroi we offered the option of anyone who wanted to go it alone and do a few loops of Wooroi but as there weren’t any takers we continued on and headed back down a firebreak that crosses a stream and runs alongside the golf course.

John had to do a quick adjustment but then bridge was good to go again

Zig zagging through the small streets like BMX Bandits (that’s an old 80’s movie kids) we cut though a ‘back track’ that had a make-shift bridge and into the Noosaville commercial estate. Here we got to whiz through the back of Noosa Civic Shopping centre and onto the Eenie Creek Road cycleway (there are great cycling facilities around Noosa). We followed this over the bridge and into Noosa Springs.

At the end of Leslie Drive is where we hit the sandy soils of the eastern side of Lake Weyba. This was the most anticipated/dreaded section of the ride – those with fatter tyres and/or motors were looking forward to the soft sand and those with traditional tyres were not. The wet weather had helped bed the sand down a bit but there were sections that felt like you were riding up hill even though it was flat. However the different vegetation and nice views along this track made up for the extra effort as it is quite unique compared to where we normally ride.

After the sandy tracks were done we tramped sand through the back streets of Peregian Beach and rode some more grassy easements back to where we started.

Big hello to everyone especially our “long time no see” members, it was good to see you. Also a shout out to our new member Michael who made it through the whole 30km, nice work!

Ben Johns
Club President

Lake Weyba Ride Nov ’17


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.