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2015 Member Survey Summary and Results

2015 Member Survey Summary and Results
2017 club survey is out!

Hello everyone,

Bushrangers Logo 2016 - Colour-01In the next couple of days the 2016 Bushrangers Member Survey will be sent out and unlike the recent census we won’t ask you weird questions about your sex life and hopefully we won’t have a major database crash halfway through. Below is a summary of last years results and what has been done about them.

The 2015 survey showed the following issues were important to our members:

  • Update website
  • More activities for women
  • More coaching clinics/skills training
  • More participation at races as a club
  • More camping events
  • More variation in the ride locations
  • Winter/Summer hours (Start rides later in winter)
  • More information about the rides (i.e. how long and how difficult they’ll be)
  • More advanced rides (longer distances, more challenging, less stopping).

The overall satisfaction rating was 3.7/5


Parklands MTB Trails Project – Grant Submissions Done!

Parklands MTB Trails Project – Grant Submissions Done!

Today we submitted our applications for the Get Going Clubs grants. These are in addition to the recently submitted Gambling Benefits Fund grant and a Sunshine Coast Regional Council grant.

These applications are the result of hundreds of hours of preparation by many people from Queensland Parks and Wildlife Services, Sport and Recreation, Sunshine Coast Trails Alliance, Council, the local community and the Bushrangers committee.

Thanks to everyone who helped us and thanks to the trail builders who submitted quotations for the work.

A big thanks goes to the following people who helped strengthen our application with their letters of support:

  • Ryan Guest (99 Bikes)
  • Ben O’Duhring (Castara Empresa)
  • Daniel Yujnovich (Crankwork Cyclery)
  • Steve Ossedryver (CORCA)
  • Hayden Lester (D’Aguilar Range Cycling Club)
  • Marty Webster (EnPlusOne)
  • Susie Hume (Go-GIRLs)
  • John Searston (Have Fun Tours)
  • Tony Vella (Nambour Alliance)
  • Bruce Campbell (Nambour Christian College)
  • Greg Hale (Nambour Rotary Club)
  • Royce Vandeleur (Palmwoods Physiotherapy)
  • Melissa Taylor (Parkrun)
  • Mal Keeble (Sunshine Coast Cycling Club)
  • Kurt Martin (Sunshine Coast Regional Council)
  • Shaun Lauder (TAFE Queensland)
  • Paul Lowik (Woombye State School)
  • Local councillor Steve Robinson
  • State MP Peter Wellington.

Now fingers crossed that it all comes through.


Bushrangers Ride the Redback

Bushrangers Ride the Redback
Go Rod - 1st in his category

Last month was a 4 day, multi-stage race called The Redback and it’s held in lovely sunny Alice Springs NT. This is a place where ‘snake bite’ punctures could literally be caused by a snake bite!

The event has 6 different stages:

  • Stage 1 – Central Communications 40km Cross Country Race
  • Stage 2 – Rapid Ascent 300m ANZAC Hill Climb
  • Stage 3 – Endura 22km Individual Time Trial
  • Stage 4 – Cyclecover 22km Night Race
  • Stage 5 – Lasseters Hotel 50km Cross Country Race
  • Stage 6 – Chifley Alice Springs Resort 45km Cross Country Race
Graeme finishing stage 5

Graeme finishing stage 5

There were over 130 riders and our own Rod Brannock and Graeme Hall went over there and did pretty bloody well with Rod getting 1st in his category and Graeme getting 14th in his.

For more details and results for each stage check out the website at http://www.rapidascent.com.au/theredback/

Nice work guys!



Chicks In the Sticks Race Summary

Chicks In the Sticks Race Summary

What a colourful event! There were feathers, tutus, even some strange looking he/shes! Many ladies got into the spirit of the event, including the GoGIRLs (the pink ladies) and dressed up for the occasion. Once we had cheered on the Little chicks in the Sticks, the chicken nuggets and the Chick-a-dees, we assembles for the mass start!

After the race briefing of important points such as “track right’ means stay to the left whilst the person overtakes you on the right (not go right),“stopping” well we can work that one out but remember not to block anyone’s path. A down arrow means a steep descent and more arrows means it’s even steeper with a dismount area! That had some of the roadies worried, who were thinking I thought this was just a ride for fun. Other women were thinking, it’s slower to walk may as well ride! Good on you Helen, that’s the spirit!

Fun it was, but far from a walk in the park.


Yandina/Cooloolabin Ride Summary

Yandina/Cooloolabin Ride Summary

It was a glorious day to ride to Point Glorious. A ride featuring Jez from Venture Cycles, Mal from the Sunshine Coast Cycling Club, and Lester from the Noosa Trailblazers and a few other new faces as well – thanks for coming guys I hope you enjoyed yourself. Hello to past member Jason Daw who stopped for a quick chat as well.


Terry about to show us his breakdancing moves

All up there were 21 of us at the Cooloolabin Dam Trail Head (with 11 starting from Yandina to tackle the Bottle and Glass Road climb). To get a few more kms Gavin rode in from Buderim and Brad rode in from Mapleton.

Yandina was 5°C and that tends to make hopping out of the warm car and stripping down to a thin layer of lycra not very fun, but #cyclinglife and #yolo and all that. “Why were people wearing their lycra on the outside today?” I hear you ask.  Today was the day that Ben, Gavin, Lester and Murray were going to “groadie” (gravel roadie) it up to the Pt Glorious lookout to show us all what a gravel/CX bike can do! Although they had to tentatively negotiate the descents they made up for it with speed on the flats and hills.