2017 AGM

The Gold Coast Goldstars Cycling Club Inc. (Goldstars) will hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Friday, 24 March 2017, from 6pm in the Clubhouse meeting room, at the Gold Coast Cycling Centre, 1 Hope Street, 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 2017.

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 (E: goldstarscyclingclub@gmail.com). All nominations must be received by Friday, 10 March 2017. 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. In a separate email, you will receive a letter from the Goldstars Club President, Damien McFarline and Gold Coast Cycling Club President, Mark Gibbs, proposing an amalgamation of the two clubs. (A copy is also provided below.) This proposal will be put to the floor at the General Meeting, at the conclusion of the AGM. As financial members, this is your opportunity, to have a say in the future direction of the club, as well as to gain a better understanding of the club’s activities and to get involved in the running of the club.

Drinks and finger food will be served.

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

Kind regards,
Nanette Richert
Gold Coast Goldstars Cycling Club

Proposed Amalgamation News!

1 March 2017,

Dear Member,

It is with great pleasure that we announce a proposed amalgamation of the Gold Coast Cycling Club and the Gold Coast Goldstars Cycling Club.

Negotiations are now underway between both clubs and the process of amalgamation will involve a motion being put to the general membership of each club. Once approved, this motion will allow the Management Committees to complete the paper work necessary for the Office of Fair Trading and Cycling Queensland to recognise the amalgamation.

With an amalgamation of two clubs with such strong histories, there are of course many questions, and these will be answered in detail by your Management Committee at the relevant meeting. However, there is now a common understanding between the two clubs that the amalgamated club will be called the ‘Gold Coast Cycling Club’ and will adopt the ‘blue and gold’ branding of the current Goldstars kit. We are also in discussions with Cycling Australia about how your membership will roll over into the new club.

The Management Committee of both clubs believe this amalgamation will greatly benefit cycling on the Gold Coast and will take the sport to new levels as we combine our experience and resources. You will receive further information in regards to the amalgamation from your Management Committee in the near future.

We look forward to you being an integral part of this new club and the future of cycling on the Gold Coast.

Damien McFarline
Gold Coast Goldstars Cycling Club

Mark Gibbs
Gold Coast Cycling Club

New Year’s Day Criterium 2017

The traditional Goldstars’ New Year’s Day Criterium was once again a great success, with a refreshing late afternoon breeze tempering the sweltering heat for our Elite riders. The showcase event of the day, the Daniel Bennett Memorial Race, proved an exciting spectacle with a slew of attacks from a range of contenders. Ultimately, the tight contest was won by Brad Soden, of the Murwillumbah Cycle Club, closely followed by the Goldstars’ own Ryan MacAnally and Inverell Cycling Club’s Ryan Thomas. Mark Laspina (Goldstars) was the first Master across the line.

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The Elite race honours the life of former Goldstar, Daniel Bennett, who at 23 tragically passed away on a training ride in January 2007. A promising cyclist who had spent the previous two years racing for a French team in Europe, Daniel was cut down in the prime of his life by a freak heart condition, whilst home on the Gold Coast.

For full results of the New Year’s Day Criterium across all grades, see here.

The 2017 New Year’s Day Criterium wouldn’t have been possible without the wonderful support of James Frizelle’s Automotive Group and Bicycle Centre Nerang along with the team of volunteer commissaires and other club members who assisted in the running of the event. Thank you to all the riders who braved the heat, and the spectators who came along to watch what we trust was a day enjoyed by all.

Happy New Year!


NYD 2017

Gold Coast Goldstars Cycling Club Inc.


Click HERE to register your interest

Sunday 1 January 2017

Nerang Cycle Centre, Gold Coast

1 Hope St, Nerang

Division Race Time Start Time Entry Fee
Juniors (ungraded) 25mins + 2 laps
(Small Circuit)
1:45pm $10
D Grade 35mins Small Circuit
+ 2 laps Large Circuit
2:15pm $25
C Grade
(separate prizes for Women)*
40mins + 2 laps 3:00pm $30
B Grade 1hr + 2 laps 3:45pm $30
Elite  Daniel Bennett Memorial
(prizes for 1st & 2nd Master)*
1hr + 3 laps 5:00pm $30

Awards Night 2016

On Friday the 9th of December, the Goldstars held their End of Year Awards night, celebrating the club’s successes and achievements for 2016. It has been a very big year for the club. The main prizes for the year were awarded to:

Club Rider of the Year – Jesse Kerrison
Master Rider of the Year – Tim Hoy
Junior Rider of the Year – Zakk Patterson 
Club Person of the Year – Chris Alomes


Our other senior award recipients were:

Goldstars’ Australian Representative – Loren Rowney
Rookie Marquee Rider – Daniel Rae
Most Improved Senior – Connor Reardon
Media Race Write-Up – Justin Randall
Senior Encouragement – Justin Randall
U19 Encouragement – Lachlan Cullane

and junior awards went to:

Most Improved Boy – Dylan Hoy
Most Improved Girl – Akala Keeble
Most Consistent – Etienne Richert
Junior Encouragement – Jack Sewell
Young Star – Luke Richert

Other members not mentioned above but also nominated for these awards, were:

Julie Barnett
Mia Hayden
Ryan Larsen
Ryan MacAnally
James Matthews
Courtney Patterson
James Rylands
Franky Sewell
Violet Todd

Congratulations to all award nominees and recipients!


2016 has seen the club compete on the road and track from U9s through to Masters 8, at a local, open, state and national level. We celebrated many national champions, hosted the Goldstars Junior Carnival and the Queensland Junior and Para-Cycling Road Championships (which was awarded CQ Junior Event of the Year), and were crowned CQ Club of the Year. We ran road racing from January til the end of November, our junior development program and senior track 100 lappers each week throughout the year. Thank you to all club members who volunteered to make all this possible, our coaches and commissaires, first aiders, executive committee, parents and supporters. You may not receive the glory the athletes sometimes do, but your efforts do not go unrecognised. With no racing being held in December, here’s to some rest and relaxation and a safe and peaceful Christmas holiday.

The club’s next racing will be the traditional Goldstars’ New Year’s Day Criterium, to be run as a restricted open at Nerang. (Details to follow.)

Thanks for a fantastic 2016, Goldstars!

2016 Club Awards

Save the Date:
6pm Saturday 9 December 2016
The Wallaby Hotel (function room)
For junior and senior members alike, trackies and roadies, women and men. Come one, come all.



Goldstars successfully host the 2016 QLD Junior and Para Cycling Road Championships

We’ve been very busy over the last few months, as the lack of posts to our website shows. However, it’s time to blow our own trumpet, and that of Queensland cycling. The weekend of 23-24 July 2016 saw the Goldstars host – in conjunction with Cycling Queensland – the 2016 QLD Junior and Para Cycling Road Championships here on the Gold Coast and with great success.

One hundred and twenty athletes from twenty clubs across Queensland lined up to compete in the road races, individual time trial and criterium events. Racing was held at four very different and purposely-chosen venues, being Nerang, Murwillumbah, Currumbin Valley and Runaway Bay. Handcyclists and tandems showcased both wonderful talent and spirit, and juniors from U9 through to U17 demonstrated the same. The camaraderie amongst the competitors before and after racing was fantastic to see, with the Queensland cycling community banding together to produce a fabulous weekend of high quality competition and safe and fun racing.

The management committee of the Gold Coast Goldstars Cycling Club would like to thank all officials and volunteers who assisted in making this such a great weekend.

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2016 AGM

6pm, Friday 18 March 2016
Nerang Bicentennial Community Centre
Meeting Room 2 
833 Southport-Nerang Road, Southport

The Club is due once again to conduct its Annual General Meeting. This meeting is an important aspect of the club and is vital to its ability to function. Following the AGM there will be a General Meeting in which you as a member will be able to have a say in the conduct and future of your club.

Please mark the 18th of March in your diary and come along and support your club. The will be nibbles and drinks available to all.


Jesse Kerrison U23 National Criterium Champion


12-months from claiming bronze at the Australia national U23 criterium on Sturt St, Ballarat, Gold Coast GoldstarJesse Kerrison is the 2016 champion. Kerrison’s State of Matter/Maap team controlled affairs for the 33km race with all six riders on the front of the race for final laps.

A breakaway of eight riders established itself a third of way through the 30 laps although its advantage would hover around the 12 second mark. The riders in the break was changing by the lap but as the raced approached the business end, State of Matter/Maap came to the front to boss affairs. Nicholas Katsonis did the lions share of work for the final laps with the team all over the front looking to set it up for Fitter. It looked to be plan a coming into fruition only for a slipped chain but up stepped Kerrison for the victory.

Full Story: http://www.cyclingnews.com/races/cycling-australia-road-national-championships-2016/u23-mens-criterium/results/


2016 NYD Performance Criterium a Success!

Gold Coast Goldstars Cycling Club New Years Day Performance Criterium incorporating the Daniel Bennett Memorial Race 2016 Image: Bruce Wilson

Gold Coast Goldstars Cycling Club
New Years Day Performance Criterium incorporating the Daniel Bennett Memorial Race 2016
Image: Bruce Wilson

What a fabulous afternoon of racing! Thanks to all who took part in the Goldstars’ New Year’s Day Criterium today as well as the team of commissaires, club volunteers and sponsors who made it all possible. Official results will follow separately but here is a teaser… The Daniel Bennett Memorial Trophy and Elite race was one by the Fraser Coast’s Jay McCarthy. The Goldstars’ very own Mark Laspina took out Masters A. With more than 160 riders across juniors, A, B, C and D grades, the afternoon showcased some fantastic performances in blustery conditions. We hope you enjoyed it. Happy New Year!

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors for helping make our New Year’s Day Criterium and Daniel Bennett Memorial Race a great success. It wouldn’t have been possible without their support.

James Frizelle’s Automotive Group
Bounce Inc. Robina
Bicycle Centre Nerang
GC BikeFit
Staging Connections

Full Results here