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Ride2school 2016

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Ride2school 2016

Michael, Julie and myself once again assisted Glenview State School with their ride2school day activity last Friday, 4th March. Starting at Glenview Gardens Cafe and riding the 3.5km of pathway along Glenview Road to the school. Overall 1,945 students registered from 62 schools in the Sunshine Coast Council region. Altogether the students travelled 4,194km – that’s like riding all the way across Australia…from the Sunshine Coast to Perth.


2016 Annual General Meeting Summary

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2016 Annual General Meeting Summary
Bushrangers Annual General Meeting

The club’s annual general meeting was quite the success attracting 21 people including Kurt from the Sunshine Coast Council and Rob from the Sunshine Coast Trail Alliance. Club updates and discussion were informative with everyone contributing and ensuring that the continuation and expansion of the club remains top priority.

This year the club will continue to focus on maintaining a variety of rides and events. Additionally we will aim to establish a new draft vision and charter to better position ourselves for future initiatives.

We will build on our relationships with the Sunshine Coast Council, South East Queensland Water, the Sunshine Coast Trail Alliance, National Parks and Wildlife Services, and Queensland Sports and Recreation.

Also we will continue to work with neighbouring clubs, Caloundra Off-Road Cycling Association, Sunshine Coast Touring Cycle Club, and the Noosa Trailblazers, and those clubs further abroad such as Gympie Bike Riders, Fraser Coast MTB, and Mountain Biking Bundaberg. On this note I like to remind members that they should always be considerate towards other clubs, especially on social media.

The AGM minutes can be found >here<.

Rides will now be coordinated by John Searston and lead by set ride leaders.  Current ride leaders:

First NameLast NameNotes
SusieHumeGoGirl Rides
SonjaWilsonGoGirl Rides
MikeMcFarlaneEwan Maddock Dam Only
ChadPowerEwan Maddock Dam Only

We continue to encourage members to volunteer help lead rides. Also not forgetting long time member Neil Innis and his fantastic ride organisation and leading around South East QLD.

The incoming committee, introducing Greg Bright as social co-ordinator and Michael Johns as secretary,  is as follows:

PositionFirst NameLastnameEmailPhone
PresidentBenJohns[email protected]0414250990
SecretaryMichaelJohns[email protected]0409595773
TreasurerCraigPearson[email protected]0422076776
Ride Co-OridinatorJohnSearston [email protected]0419795586
Social Co-OrdinatorGregBright[email protected]
Women's Advocacy OfficerSusieHume[email protected]0421847305

On behalf of the club I would like to thank both Julie and Sonja for their generous contributions throughout 2015 in their roles of secretary and social co-ordinator respectively.

See you on the trails.


Go G.I.R.L. Coaching with Janine Jungfels


A summary of go girl coaching

By Paul Hume


Janine Jungfels is an absolute gem, I watched her coach with a contagious enthusiasm for four and a half hours without a coffee stop! Even on a good day I can’t do more than two hours of work straight without the need for caffeine enhancement.

She is World UCI trials champion 2015 and with luck she will be there on the top step of the podium 2016. We are so privileged to have access to her coaching, which only happened by chance conversation. We sold my sons bike to her “mum” Laurie Aves, who Janine is living with.

Pretty hard not to have a good time when you’re on your bike, even harder when your being coached by the worlds best. The ladies were certainly out of their comfort zones doing “wheelies” up the path, OMG, I nearly laughed out loud each time they went past. But being the professional I am, kept my … together. All the women were coached on cornering and bike control, small drops and weight transfer 101.

Finally they attacked the skinny planks, this is where I saw some really determined looks in their eyes, not dissimilar to the look when you say “we can’t afford another dress darling”. It amazed me that almost none of them could ride in a straight line for 2.4 metres, but as if by osmosis they ALL managed to ride the plank “AARGH” , and then move on to conquer the see-saw . Over and over, giggling like little girls,