Women's Only Weekdays

Women's Only Weekdays

Kangaroo Point Cycling Club is pleased to introduce Women's Only Weekdays as a new part of the weekly calendar.  These rides will be run by women, are only for women, and are aimed at women who may be relatively new to group riding, may be looking for a mid-week social paced ride, or may just want to get out on the bike 'with the girls' and have a chat at a more social pace in a safe, supportive and friendly environment.

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Chasing the Tour – Part six, Mont Ventoux

Chasing the Tour – Part six, Mont Ventoux

This is one of the things that really struck me about the Tour de France.  One day, it’s race day and the towns are out to party, the crowds are there and the excitement is palpable.  In the space of 4 hours the race passes through with the caravan, the official cars, the media entourage, the helicopters, planes, motorbikes and finally the riders, and then not a second after the gendarmes pass at the tail of the race it’s over.  The roads are open, signage is souvenired and the Tour Route returns almost instantly (except for the lingering Tour traffic jams) to its natural state.

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Chasing the Tour – Part five, Alpe d'Huez

Chasing the Tour – Part five, Alpe d'Huez

If there’s just one thing that I’ll always remember from the Stage it was the faces of the Groupetto as they climbed the mountain for the first time.  The detail is so vivid in my mind of gritted teeth, dirty skin and eyes of pain.  I’ve seen the photo’s before, but to see it up close (and I mean close) on a 10% section of a climb is something that will stay with me for a long time.


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Chasing the Tour – Part four, the Pyrenees

Chasing the Tour – Part four, the Pyrenees

Our tour is called “The Alpes, Pyrenees and Paris” because these are our three main focuses. We will spend a few days in the Pyrenees at the same time as the Tour de France and then head west across the country taking in some rolling rides in Provence before reaching the Alpes while the race heads to the north-west of France for a few days.  We reconnect with the race in Provence and follow it all the way to the Alpes and Paris. 


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Chasing the Tour - Part three, starting Stage 16

Chasing the Tour - Part three, starting Stage 16

It’s difficult to describe the intensity that surrounds a race start.  The local town (this time Vaison-la-Romanie) typically throws on a celebration of its own with markets and stalls, and the Tour de France circus rolls itself in to town on the back of a fleet of trucks with VIP areas, enough fencing to surround the town and a whole lot of road closures!

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Chasing the Tour – Part one, the dream

Chasing the Tour – Part one, the dream

It was July 2012 and the 99th edition of the Tour de France had just finished on the Champs-Elysees.  Mark Cavendish took the stage off the lead-out wheel of the Malliot Jaune Sir Bradley Wiggins, Chris Froome dreamt of the day that he would be allowed to lead the team, and that was it.  The broadcast ended, and those 3 long weeks of late nights, early rides and sleeping under the desk in the office whilst the boss was in meetings was over.

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TeamKP takes on the Goa 7 Pillars

TeamKP takes on the Goa 7 Pillars

By Guest Writer and TeamKP Member Phil Peh.

On Sunday 19th May TeamKP was represented at the 3rd Annual GOA 7 Pillars Ride by climbing god Jon Hobson, demi god Daniel John (guest rider), agnostic Leo Priest and myself, climbing atheist Phil Peh.  The event was staged to raise money for the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital Foundation with all funds directed to Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Research.

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TeamKP at the Allenview Turf Troy Bayliss Invitational

TeamKP at the Allenview Turf Troy Bayliss Invitational

From Guest Writer and TeamKP member Kieran Heinze.

When it was suggested that entering the Troy Bayliss Invitational would be a good way of benchmarking my current form, it seemed like sound advice. Having only a week before been re-graded from Elite C to Elite B/Masters A, it was with some trepidation that I signed up to the 128km invitational event open only to Elite A and Masters A riders.

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Launch of the upperlimb.com Cunningham Classic

Kangaroo Point Cycling Club is pleased to officially launch the 2013 edition of the upperlimb.com Cunningham Classic.

This is the 31st running of this event which has become a signature race on the Cycling Queensland road calendar and earned it's reputation at Queensland's toughest and most prestigious one day road race classic.

More than 400 riders will depart Gatton on Saturday the 3rd of August to race on a picturesque and challenging 96km or 171km course from the Lockyer Valley to the Darling Downs, taking in the challenging Main Range along the way.

The Kangaroo Point Cycling Club is pleased to welcome back naming rights sponsor upperlimb.com - The Brisbane Hand and Upper Limb Clinic, in addition to King of the Mountains sponsor Avantiplus The Valley and Most Impressive Rider sponsor DWBH Homewares.

More information on this iconic event can be found on the official upperlimb.com Cunningham Classic website and online entries will be available soon through Cycling Queensland.

The Kangaroo Point Cycling Club looks forward to welcoming you to the upperlimb.com Cunningham Classic.

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Craig & Jacinta's Excellent Adventure

Well it's approximately 48hours until we head off on our own Excellent Adventure but unlike Bill and Ted we won't be travelling in a phone box back through time. Instead we will do the usual trans-continental flights to Milan to soak up some Italian sun for 17 days. Some might liken the trip to the Italian Job but as we won't be anywhere near a Mini, it is probably better to call it an Italian Pursuit for the 12 days we are in Lecco, Bormio, Arraba, Bolzano and Brescia to see some of the Giro d'Italia.

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A successful campaign for TeamKP at the 2013 Battle on the Border

Kangaroo Point Cycling Club congratulates TeamKP and all of our sponsored riders on a successful Battle on the Border campaign!

Kangaroo Point Cycling Club is pleased to support its riders by offering club coaching and mentoringtrack training and road racing training every week.  To find out what TeamKP can do for you, please contact us.