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2016 Series Opens With Hot Times & Big Numbers

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Mt Crawford Forest provided the perfect back drop for 49 women who pitched themselves against the clock in a Road Time Trial on Sunday.

The opening event for the Skinny Lattes Cycling Club 2016 Series, was a perfect mix of elite athletes, passionate bike riders and newcomers.

With the temperature high & little wind many riders were thrilled with the times they set, from winner of the Elite Grade Leanne Davies who clocked an average speed of 40.6km through to first time entrant Jane Bode who exceeded the personal goal she had set down for herself. Leanne used Sunday's race as her finale preparation before heading across to Perth on Tuesday for the qualifying round of the UCI Master World Time Trial Championships. Leanne will be joined by training buddy Meriel Custance 2nd place getter in A Grade.

John Kelly, father of one of the junior women said, "this is such a great event, there was everything from full on aero equipment, to conventional road bikes to a flat bar bike, didn't matter what you were riding everyone was just having fun." Competition was tight across the junior women with only 1000 of a second separating 2nd & 3rd place getters.

With an increasing number of women enjoying the freedom of cycling, there are more everyday women realising that club racing events such as the ones the Lattes put on are great ways for them to set personal goals and challenge themselves in a safe and supportive environment.

Race Director Lynette Collins is keen to see the series provide valuable competition to all grades and this year is working with the race officials to design courses which will stretch the Elite Women over much longer distances, whilst still providing fun and enjoyable courses for those who are either new to cycling or struggling to find the time to clock up the kms on the bike.

Next event for the club is a three stage race over two days at Murray Bridge April 9th & 10th. Entries open online now. Enter Murray Bridge Tour Here


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Elite Leanne Davies 1st, Victoria Veitch 2nd, Chelsea Parbs 3rd.
A Grade Philippa Read 1st, Meriel Custance 2nd, Michele Bloffwitch 3rd.
B Grade Vicki-Lynne Birks 1st, Margaret Boylan 2nd, Tracy Milo Johnson 3rd.
C Grade Jane-Marie Evans 1st, Christine Meijborg 2nd, Felicity Laing 3rd.
D Grade Megan Phelps 1st, Sandra Turner 2nd, Nicole Turtur 3rd.
Junior Women Jessica Tierney 1st, Kiana Baynes 2nd, Ruby Hickman 3rd.

2016 SLCC Rd1 Elite Winners  2016 Series A Grade Winners

Elite Place Place Getters.                                                  A Grade Place Getters


2016 Series Rd 1 B Grade Winners  2016 Series Rd 1 C Grade Winners

B Grade Place Getters                                                          C Grade Place Getters


2016 Series Rd 1 D Grade Winners  2016 Series Rd 1 Junior 1 3

D Grade Place Getters                                                     Junior Place Getters

2016 TT Flecity    2016 TT Junior Girls    2016 TT Leanne Davies

 2016 TT Rachel Trim  2016 TT Stacey Quinn  2016 TT Pip



2016 SLCC Series - Round 1 Road Time Trial

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Please Note That Start Time Is Now 8:30 am.

  • Sign on from 7:30-8:00 am at the Williamstown RSL Hall - Memorial Drive Williamstown (behind the Hotel)
  • Start Line is located opposite the Warren Reservoir, Warren Road (Williamstown to Birdwood Road) 20 mins casual ride from the hall
  • Parking is available opposite the start line for those who wish to drive out
  • Presentations and morning tea will be held back at the hall at the conclusion of racing all riders are invited to attend

Pre Race Coffees: Bar 41 by the post office will open from 7am & the Williamstown Bakery Baker Street will be open from 7:30 am.

2016 SLCC Series Entries Now Open

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2015 Overall series winner and most improved rider of series

                             2015 Overall winner Michelle Shepherd & Most Improved Rider of the Series Sandra Ladyman


The 2016 series will consist of six rounds (events) encompassing the different disciplines of road racing including a Time Trial, Handicap Road Race, Hill Climb, Graded Scratch Race and two Criteriums at Victoria Park. The series has been designed to give new women the chance to learn and practice the different styles of events in a safe supportive environment whilst still providing good racing opportunities for experienced racers.

Two of the six rounds (1 & 3) are open to recreational ride members of Cycling Australia whilst a Race membership is required to compete in the entire series.


  • Round 1 March 6th Time Trial Warren Road Williamstown TT Course Map
  • Sunday TT - Change of start time due to warm weather!
    Please Note That Start Time Is Now 8:30 am.

    Sign on from 7:30-8:00 am at the Williamstown RSL Hall - Memorial Drive Williamstown (behind the Hotel)
    Start Line is located opposite the Warren Reservoir, Warren Road (Williamstown to Birdwood Road) 20 mins casual ride from the hall
    Parking is available opposite the start line for those who wish to drive out
    Presentations and morning tea will be held back at the hall at the conclusion of racing all riders are invited to attend

Round 2 May 15th Road Race, Elite/A Grade 78 Kms, B & C Grade 40kms, D Grade 24 kms

Round 3  June 12th Hill Climb - Dog Kennell to the Bollards

Round 4 July 10th Road Race TBC

Round 5 August 7th Criterium Victoria Park Adelaide

Round 6 September 18th  Criterium Victoria Park Adelaide


Meriel World Masters Champion Points Race

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Meriel Custance has had a surreal 2 weeks in Manchester at the UCI World Masters Track Championships.

Meriel clocked up 2 X PBs, 2 X 4ths, a bronze medal and rainbow jersey, no mean feat at all let alone for someone who less than 5 years ago had not been on a bike since her childhood days.

"Massive thanks to the Skinny Lattes Women's Cycling Club. I would never have tried track without their initiatives."
Thank you to Legend coach, John Murray: we got 4th in the event I was targeting - but wow! Other stuff happened!
Privileged to have been with Bec, Catt, Renee, Jessica, Deborah, Lynne, Mel, Adelia. Thank you for a fantastic week!


The Barossa Ranges provided backdrop for final round of the Women's Series

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12th September 2015

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Overall Fastest Time Leanne Davies

Round 6 of the Skinny Lattes Cycling Club's Series saw local riders take the opportunity to pitch themselves on the testing course which the Australian Masters Games will be using next month for the Individual Road Time Trial.

Mount Pleasant in the Barossa Ranges hosted the final event in this series and whilst riders may not have had the time to enjoy the views, they were inspired with Norwood Cycling Club member Leanne Davies setting a blistering time on the undulating course of 0:27:01 with an average speed of 38.51864 kms. This secured Leanne both 1st place in A Grade and the fastest overall time of the day.

Whilst for many of the riders this was an important part of their preparation for the AMG, for some it was their first time entering a cycling event. Three recent graduates of the Cycling Australia She Rides programme, Sandra Turner, Danielle Schmidt and Carmel Barber all lined up excited about their progress as cyclists and thrilled with the supportive nature of the event and the encouragement they received from fellow riders.  

As well as providing opportunities for riders to develop their fitness, skills and confidence, this series also provides club volunteers and officals with valuable opportunities to develop in these roles.


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Riders and Officals at Mt Pleasant Showgrounds

Full Results & Times All Grades


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Women's Series Round 5 Results

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DSC 0198Christina Teniswood used repeated uphill attacks on Sunday's Mass Start Graded Road Race to put pressure on the 26 women who competed in Round 5 of the Skinny Lattes Cycling Club Women's Series. On the climb out of Williamstown, up the Warren Hill she finally snapped the band, as she escaped up the road to eventually take out the A Grade win.
A strong field of riders were represented across all 4 senior grades (A-D), many of the women were looking to use this race as a vital part of their preparation for the upcoming Australian Masters Games.
Skinny Lattes Cycling Club President Felicity Laing, explained that having the AMG back in SA gave local riders an advantage of being able to ride and race on the courses. This years AMG has seen the road cycling events move from their traditional location on The Range courses near McLaren Vale to the equally testing 47km loop around the Barossa Ranges, which runs from Mount Pleasant, Springton to Mt Pleasant.
A Grade:
After a 3-4km race neutral lead out the A Grade women lifted the pace and coming into the first and perhaps the steepest climb out of Springton a number of B & C Grade riders were still in the mix. However Teniswood's decisive attack up the hill saw her not only establish a sizable lead but shatter the bunch. An organised chase by the women saw Teniswood lead bought back and on the downhill run into Williamstown A Grade were again together. Teniswood used the long climb up the Warren Hill to again challenge her grade and this attack finally saw Chelsea Parbs, and Rhiannon Hughes, work together to bridge across to Teniswood. However Teniswood again attacked and soloed the remaining run home into the finish line near Mount Pleasant. Parbs used her strength to fend off a final challenge from Hughes to cross the line in second place.

B & C Grade:
On the back of Teniswood's attack out of Springton a small group of C Grade riders lead by first time racer Natalie Morgan, stayed with the experienced B Grade field. Heather Barclay aware of the strengths of fellow riders tried to split the group up, but strong chases resulted in the group repeatedly coming back together. With the riders lined up for the downhill sprint finish valuable series points were up for grabs and Sandra Ladyman capitalised on her sprint to take out the B Grade win and Natalie Morgan not only took out C Grade but the bunch sprint.
D Grade:
Sunday saw not only seasoned riders Michelle Shepherd, and Sandy Brunner lined up in D Grade but welcomed a diverse group of first time racers to the start line. Again the Springton climb put the group under enough pressure and forced a split with Shepherd, Brunner and Alisha Thompson sneaking away. Shepherd took the D Grade win followed by first time racer Thompson, closely followed by Brunner.

• A - D Grade Results Women's Series Rd 5 Mass Start Graded Road Race

• 2015 Series Points A Grade
• 2015 Series Points B Grade
• 2015 Series Points C Grade
• 2015 Series Points D Grade
• 2015 Series Points Junior Women

Women's Series Round 4 Results.

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Saturday morning saw one of the biggest fields in recent times of local Junior Women at Round 4 of the Skinny Lattes Cycling Club Women's Challenge Series. The Adelaide City Council Criterium Track at Victoria Park provided the perfect location for the riders, and racing conditions were perfect. The Junior Women's field was a blend of both seasoned riders who were combined with new riders from the SASI Talent ID programme.

Round 4 was the 2nd and last of the Criterium in this series and riders across all grades were able to learn from the previous round three weeks ago and put into practice valuable lessons learned. With two rounds in the series left and points across many grades close, all riders were looking to gain valuable points.  Leading the Series overall on 37 points is D Grade Rider Michelle Shephard, followed by B Grade leader Heather Barclay 32 points and A Grade's Madeleine Steele 31 points.  Two races remain in the series a Road Race followed by an Individual Time Trial.

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 Left to Right: 2nd Natalie Redmond, 1st Madeleine Steele, 3rd Stacy Riedel

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 Left to Right: 3rd Sandy Ladyman, 1st Heather Barclay, 2nd Tash Davies.


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Left to Right: Belinda Bramley SLCC Secretary, 1st Rachel Trim, Kimberley Conte Commissaire.

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 Left to Right: 2nd Rachel Goud, 1st Michelle Shephard, 3rd Margaret Warner.

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Skinny Lattes Awarded Senior Sports Club Of The Year

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Active Ambassador Sports Awards 2015

As part of the City of Adelaide's 175th Anniversary celebrations, 2015 will see the inaugural Active Ambassador Sports Awards. The Awards recognise and celebrate people who have encouraged, inspired and enabled people in the City of Adelaide to get involved in sport and those with inspiring sporting success.

The Active Ambassador Sports Awards took place on Friday 29 May 2015 at North Adelaide Golf Course with our ten category winners were announced and awarded on the night.

Rebel Sports Rundle Mall, kindly sponsored the Senior and Junior Club of the Year Awards providing $250 in sports vouchers to the winners. Over $600 worth of door prizes provided by Adelaide Aquatic Centre, North Adelaide Golf Course, City Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic and Rebel Sports Rundle Mall were also given away on the night!

Winners of the Coach, Official and Volunteer of the Year Awards will be entered into the relevant category for the 2015 Sport SA Awards.


Senior Club of the Year - Sponsored by Rebel Sport Rundle Mall and presented by Michael Sheeky, Store Manager
For a sports club that has demonstrated commitment and passion to sport through the activities and opportunities they provide for their members.



Since its inception 13 years ago the Skinny Lattes Cycling Club has been supporting and mentoring women to gain confidence and skills both on and off the bike. The club now has over 80 members with 50% of them competing in cycling events at club, state, national and international level. Part of the clubs development has been the Women's Series which is an annual series providing safe, supportive opportunities for women to experience competition in a non-threatening environment. The series runs throughout the year with events being held at Victoria Park, and country environments.

Highly Commended in this category - ADELAIDE TRIATHLON CLUB -


Mt Torrens Loop Provided Testing Course

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Perfect weather for winter road racing, welcomed entrants in the Skinny Lattes Women's Cycling Club's Road Race on Sunday when they tackled the challenging 10km loop course around Mt Torrens and Springhead Road.

Club President Felicity Laing explained that the aim of the series was to provide quality club level racing for women and junior girls of all levels of ability and that the club was committed to providing multiple grades which accommodated this. These events should be challenging, fun and social said Laing and part of the strategy to deliver this has been to incorporate the "mass start" format to their graded road racing which allowed riders to work together even if in different grades. "We want to provide as many opportunities as we can for riders to improve their fitness and skills whilst testing themselves in a friendly and safe environment."
The enthusiastic group of women ranged in age from 13 to 59 yrs, and were competing in grades based on ability, with distances varying on the grades. Whilst on paper the 10 km loop course should not have posed too many problems, the continuous climbing over repeated laps took its toll and provided the ideal opportunity for the hill climbers to come to the fore.

A Grade (5 laps) provided an unexpected victory to track sprinter Madeline Steele after the hot favourite Christina Teniswood punctured mid-way through the race. Steele and masters powerhouse Janine Mckinnon, seized the opportunity to grasp as big a lead as they could on Teniswood. Teniswood was seen stomping around the course trying to regain the lost ground but Steele and Mckinnon's combined efforts prevented this. The hill top finish saw Steele and Mckinnon battling it out with Steele's experience giving her the edge over Mckinnon.

B Grade (4 laps) riders made the most of the opportunity to work and stay with the A Grade women through the opening laps, however once the pressure of the climbs came on, a spilt occurred with only Tash Davies and Sandra Ladyman surviving the selection. Davies and Ladyman took it right up to the line with a determined effort by both riders on the final climb to see Davies take the win from Ladyman, with Margaret Boylan coming in for 3rd.

C Grade (4 laps) saw first time racer but experienced triathlete Maya Brookes take the win as she broke away from her group to take a solo victory over Tracy Johnson 2nd, who is in final preparation for the Police and Fireman's World Games in the USA in June from Christine Meijborg 3rd.

D Grade (3 laps) again saw the toll of the climbing result in a solo victory to Michelle Shepherd 1st from Racheal Goud 2nd. Both Shepherd and Goud have used the Cycling South Australia 3 race permit for new members to test the waters of competition and have taken the opportunity to experience different styles of racing.

Junior Grade (2 laps) again provided the opportunity for newcomers to experience social competition in a supportive environment with champion Master Rider, Vicki Birks acting as on road mentor to Chelsea Symonds who had made the trip down from Mildura and first time racer Shelby Johnson. Both girls had the benefit of Birks experience providing valuable tips and advice during the neutral first lap, then Symonds experience saw her take the lead on the final lap and the win.

Thank you to the volunteers who supported this event: Robert Faulkner (cheif commissaire), David Birks (timing results), Sharee Faulkner, Lesley Snell, Russell Johnstone, Belinda Bramley, Vicki Birks, Lynette Collins and Dennis Crisp (medical).


A Grade - Madeleine Steele 1st, Janine Mckinnon 2nd, Christina Teniswood 3rd.

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B Grade - Tash Davies 1st, Sandra Ladyman 2nd, Margaret Boylan 3rd.

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C Grade - Maya Brookes 1st, Tracy Johnson 2nd, Christine Meijborg 3rd.

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D Grade - Michelle Shepherd 1st, Rachael Goud 2nd.

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Missing from photo Michelle Shepherd 

Junior Grade - Chelsea Symonds 1st, Shelby Johnson 2nd.

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