Saturday Racing


1st, 2nd, 3rd Saturday of the month racing conducted at Runaway Bay.
Graded race: 7:00 start
4th Sunday racing conducted at Pimpama. 7:00 am start (NO racing that Saturday, but planning for ‘come and try days’).
Cost: Runaway Bay: $10 (no road surcharge), Pimpama: $15
Gold CA race licence required.

Starting in April (04.04.15) the Gold Coast Goldstars CC will be conducting Saturday morning racing at the Luke Harrop Circuit, Runaway Bay.

GC Goldstars CC will conduct racing on Saturdays at Runaway Bay for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Saturday morning of each month. On the 4th weekend of each month GC Goldstars CC will conduct racing as per normal on a Sunday at Pimpama (the club will not conduct any racing on the 4th Saturday). This means there will no longer be any racing conducted at Computer St, Arundel for the time being. The Saturday racing will be conducted as a CLUB COMBINE with members of Goldstars, CATS and Murwillumbah, at this stage, invited plus bona fide visitors (we are approaching CQ to have this expanded).

Due to the cost basis of using an off road circuit rather than a public road circuit, entry fees will be limited to $10.00 for adult riders. Racing will be under the mantle of Cycling Australia, and a current Cycling Australia Gold race licence will be required to compete. 3 Ride permits will also be available.

So, going forward, there will be Gold Coast racing on 3 Saturdays and 3 Sundays in each month.

The reason for this change in racing is listed below.

The Gold Coast Goldstars’ Junior Development Program, along with similar programs run by Balmoral in Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast Club, HPRW, Toowoomba Club and Rockhampton and Tablelands Clubs in the North, is a shining star in Queensland cycling. Goldstars’ juniors, through their commitment and the work of the Goldstars’ coaching team, have featured prominently in State Championship events on both the Road and Track. The recently run Goldstars Junior Carnival is a major event on the Queensland Calendar for juniors and attracted juniors from clubs as far afield as Townsville. The GC Goldstars CC actively supports this program incurring costs far over and above the normal costs all other Clubs incur in normal Club administration. Last year, 2014, the extra costs incurred by the Goldstars were over $7,000 which is $7,000 more than any other Club without those costs needs to generate to function.

The Saturday race program is intended to directly support and fund a sustainable Junior Development Program and does not conflict with any other Club’s race activities.

This a chance for a fast, flat hit-out Saturday morning while, at the same time, riders can do their bit to support the development of our Gold Coast juniors, the future of the sport.

Annual General Meeting 2015

The Gold Coast Goldstars Cycling Club Inc. will hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Friday, 20 March 2015, from 7pm at the Town & Country Hotel, Nerang.

In accordance with the club’s constitution, the AGM serves to provide the membership with management committee and financial reports, and facilitate the election of a new management committee for 2015.

If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else for a position on the management committee, please contact Nanette Richert, Secretary, for a nomination form. All nominations must be received by Friday, 6 March 2015. The committee is made up of a President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary and 3 management committee members, and all positions will be declared vacant. Only current financial members of the Gold Coast Goldstars Cycling Club over the age of 17 years are allowed to nominate or be nominated for the above positions, and vote. Members under the age of 17 and their non-member parents do not have voting rights.

The AGM will be followed by a general meeting of the club.

All members are welcome and encouraged to attend the AGM, to gain a better understanding of the club’s activities and to get involved in the running of the club. Many hands make light work.

Finger food will be served. Drinks will be available from the bar at members’ own expense.

RSVP’s are not required but are very welcome, in order to assist with catering.

AGM Contact: Nanette Richert, Secretary – E: nanette.richert(at); M: 0420 352 924

Goldstars Celebrate 2014

The Gold Coast Goldstars Cycling Club end of year awards were held at the Wallaby Hotel on Friday 28 November, to celebrate the club’s successes over the course of the year, and in particular, members’ outstanding achievements. A great night was had by all, and we congratulate the following nominees and winners:

Club Rider of the Year
Winner: Jesse Kerrison
Nominees: Zac Clarkson; Abigail Jenkinson; Jesse Kerrison; Ryan MacAnally; Loren Rowney; Alex Wohler

Master Rider of the Year
Winner: Dane Murray
Nominees: Julie Barnett; Tim Hoy; Mark Laspina; Dane Murray

Junior Rider of the Year
Winner: Zakk Patterson
Nominees: Reece Druery; Courtney Patterson; Zakk Patterson

Club Person of the Year
Winner: Michael Thornton

Most Improved Senior
Winner: Stephen Samuels

Senior Encouragement
Winner: Scott Evans

Most Improved Junior Girl
Winner: Francesca Sewell
Nominees: Amiel Cassidy; Francesca Sewell

Most Improved Junior Boy
Winner: Etienne Richert
Nominees: Lachlan Devine; Dylan Hoy; Etienne Richert

Junior Encouragement
Winner: Dylan Hoy
Nominees: Dylan Hoy; Luke Richert; Jack Sewell

Most Consistent Junior
Winner: Lachlan Devine
Nominees: Lachlan Devine; Alexandra Holloway; Mitchell Rae; Connor Reardon; Jack Sewell

Young Star Achievement
Winner: Luke Richert
Nominees: Dylan Devine; Luke Richert

The management committee would also like to acknowledge Reece Druery and Daniel Rae‘s graduation from junior cycling, thank them for their excellent participation in the club’s junior program over the years, and wish them all the very best as they progress into the senior ranks of the sport.

The overall results of the third junior series were also announced on the night, with juniors receiving their awards from Jesse Kerrison. The winner of each division also received a leaders jersey, sponsored kindly by Tineli.

Goldstars Junior Road & Crit Series #3, 2014
Junior A
1st: George Nield
2nd: Jack Sewell
3rd: Dylan Hoy

Junior B
1st: Francesca Sewell
2nd: Dylan Devine
3rd: Cooper Berger

Thanks to Staging Connections for its sponsorship of the evening.

2014 Tineli Club Team Series a hit!

Well, they may not have won, but our Goldstars certainly did us proud in this inaugural Tineli Club Team Series. Leaving the best til last, they came home strongly to take out the overall 3rd place in convincing style.

With two road races, two criterium and a team time trial for good measure, the series provided some excellent racing. Most importantly, it strengthened the friendships (and rivalries) with our mates at Gold Coast (CATS), Logan and Murwillumbah Cycling Clubs. Congratulations to Logan Cycling Club for taking home the cup, Reuben Donati (Logan) on triumphing in both the series GC and KOM competitions and Brad Soden (Murwillumbah) on his series sprint win. Well done to all  the Goldstars who raced over the course of the series, in particular Michael Gough, Mark Laspina, Bradley Rae and Beej Albany, each of whom featured strongly in the final points tallies. Thanks also to Damien McFarline and Michael Thornton, for their efforts in getting this series off the ground, and Tineli, the series’ naming rights sponsor.

A great foundation has been set for future interclub competition. Bring it on, CATS, Murbah and Logan!

Goldstars preparing for Race 3 of the series - Tour de Valley, Team Time Trial

Goldstars preparing for Race 3 of the series – Tour de Valley, Team Time Trial

Photo courtesy of Michael Thornton

Race 5, Nerang criterium

Race 5, Nerang criterium

Photo courtesy of Christine Anderson

The men behind the inaugural Tineli Club Team Series - Paul Howard (Murwillumbah Cycling Club), Gene Gurling (Logan Cycling Club), Michael Thornton (Gold Coast Goldstars Cycling Club), and Dave Boe (Gold Coast Cycling Club (CATS))

The men behind the inaugural Tineli Club Team Series – Paul Howard (Murwillumbah Cycling Club), Gene Gurling (Logan Cycling Club), Michael Thornton (Gold Coast Goldstars Cycling Club), and Dave Boe (Gold Coast Cycling Club (CATS))

Photo courtesy of Craig Worthington, Logan Cycling Club

Queensland Clubs Road Team Time Trial 2014

The Clubs Team Time Trial is quickly approaching and once again the Club will be entering teams across all age groups. If you would like to be a member of one of the teams please contact one of the Management Committee members.

Entries Close: 14/09/14
Race Date: 21/09/14
Location: Rosevale

CQ Link:


Goldstars Junior Road and Crit Series #2

The Goldstars Junior Road and Crit Series #2 wrapped up at Pimpama yesterday, with both divisions seeing some excellent racing. Congratulations to the following overall (series) podium placegetters:

Junior A - Series 2, 2014 1st - Dylan Hoy 2nd - George Nield 3rd - Ryan Saunders

Junior A – Series 2, 2014
1st – Dylan Hoy
2nd – George Nield
3rd – Ryan Saunders

Junior B - Series 2, 2014 1st - James Nield 2nd - Dylan Devine 3rd - Calum de Mezieres 1st girl - Francesca Sewell (absent)

Junior B – Series 2, 2014
1st – James Nield
2nd – Dylan Devine
3rd – Calum de Mezieres
1st girl – Francesca Sewell (absent)

A big thank you goes out to all our wonderful sponsors, without whose support the series would not be possible: Bicycle Centre on Bermuda, H20 Cycles, Hinterland Toyota and In2Cycles.

The third and final series for 2014 will kick off on Sunday, 28 September with a road race in Pimpama. It will be made up of five races and should see some more great racing. Please remember that this series is open to non-graded junior members of all clubs, who hold a valid CA race licence. Registrations cost $5 only, and divisions are graded on ability and not age, so it’s an excellent way for juniors to get into racing.