Tiffen Cycling Team’s, Matthew Rizzuto finished off a strong summer of cycling for the team by taking out the overall Canberra Cycling Club (http://www.canberracyclingclub.org.au/) Criterium Series point score for individuals. Matt was supported by the team throughout the season and put in some amazing performances against some of Canberra’s best local and international riders to take out the honors as the most consistent and highest scoring rider.
On the 6th of March the team took part in the Amy’s Big Canberra Bike Ride (http://www.bigcanberrabikeride.com.au/). This participation event is aimed at providing an opportunity for cyclists of all abilities and ages to celebrate safety and cycling in Canberra. A contingent of 12 riders from the team took part in the event, leading the group on the 120km ride. The group traveled from the city out to and around Tidbinbilla Nature reserve in Canberra’s South West before returning back to the City and finishing at Rond Terrace in Parkes. The team would like to thank Pedal Power ACT (http://www.pedalpower.org.au/) and the Amy Gillett Foundation (http://www.amygillett.org.au/) for hosting this important event to promote safe cycling in the ACT.
As we head into winter the team still has a lot of riding and racing planned. One of the highlights on the horizon is the L’Etape Australia (http://letapeaustralia.com/). L’Etape is a new event to be held in Australia and will be conducted by the same organisation which runs the Tour de France. This is sure to be a well organised and high profile event which will include both a participation ride and a race. The event will be held on closed roads over mountainous terrain in the Snowy Mountains around Jindabyne. Tiffen Cycling have entered a 10 person team in the event which will be a useful target event to train towards during the winter.