Archive for June, 2009

Supporting the journey home……….

A community initiative, the Bushifre Support Centre in Hurstbridge is wonderful place to drop in for coffee or cake and a chat. The coffee is real and the chat friendly.

Located across the road from the Hurstbridge Primary School, the centre has free, unlimited Internet access for those who have not been able to get back on line.

Donations keep rolling in and if cant find what you are looking for you can ask to centre to try to source it or at least keep an eye out and let you know if comes in.

Everything from pets to washing machines.

During the week the centre is open from 9:00am to 5:00pm and on Saturday you can drop in from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

A wide range of clothes, along with books and toys for the kids, food, electrical appliances that have all been checked and come with certification and household goods can be found inside the centre. Outside under cover is a huge range of furniture and larger appliances.

With a clothes washing facility and the centres ability to organise working bees, the Hurstbridge Support Centre, does just that…

You can phone the centre on 9718 2759 or email at


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St Andrews Youth Carnival


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Kinglake Ride – September 13th

Degani Kinglake Ride

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Over 900 participants have already secured their spot in the 2nd annual Degani Kinglake Ride 2009 on September 13th!

Don’t miss out on the stylish Italian-made event jersey by Nalini, and your FREE coffee for a year at Degani Bakery Cafe’s! All you need to do is enter by June 30th to take advantage of these exciting offers!

We are also excited to announce that Cycling Specific Strategies [CSS] will be conducting a Cycling Workshop over the weekend of 27th and 28th of June 2009 – Click Here

Kinglake is a popular training ground for some of Australia’s elite cyclists – see the exclusive interview as AFL Legend Garry Lyon chats to event ambassador Will Walker! Choose from the 120km or 70km course, both tackling the challenging 7.2km climb into Kinglake.

The thorough planning of this event, including course and venue improvements, will ensure that the 2009 Degani Kinglake Ride continues to establish itself as another very popular recreational ride in Australia.

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In This Issue

2009 Event Jersey – Entry Special


Be seen in the Stylish Italian-made Event Jersey

All entries received prior to 30th June 2009 in the 120km or 70km event are guaranteed to receive a high performance Nalini Cycling Jersey (RRP $139.00). The first mailout of Jersey’s and Event Kits will be during the first week of July! Do not misplace your Event Kit items as a nominal fee will be charged for replacements!

Jersey Sizing

To help ensure you receive a jersey that fits the way you like, all participants have the opportunity to try on a Nalini jersey at selected Degani Bakery Cafe stores and to use the Nalini sizing chart to ensure the perfect fit is ordered.

+ Click Here for Sizing Chart

+ Click Here for Degani Bakery Cafe Store Locations with Jersey Sizes

FREE Coffee for a Year


FREE coffee for a year is on offer at Degani Bakery Cafe’s for ALL participants who enter the Degani Kinglake Ride 2009*! Simply show up at any Degani Bakery Cafe store in your 2009 event jersey to receive your free coffee… and you have an entire year to continue taking advantage of this offer!

Offer is valid for 12 months from 1st July 2009 to 30th June 2010, at any one of their 25 stores!

Click Here for Degani Store Locations

*please note, the official event jersey must be worn when redeeming free coffee.

Event Details


Date: Sunday 13th September 2009
Location: Start/Finish – Whittlesea (Melways 246 H8)
Time: from 7:30am
Distances: 120km and 70km
Entry Fees: 120km ($130)   70km ($105)
Event Kit Includes: 2009 Degani Kinglake Ride Cycling Jersey by Nalini*, FREE coffee for a year at Degani Bakery Cafe’s, ASCEND Sports Nutrition Bars, Event Drink Bottle and more!
Entry: Entries CLOSE 4th September 2009, or earlier if field limit is reached . No entries on race day. NB – Minimum age 16 years for the 70km; 18 years for the 120km course – as of event day 13th September 2009.

*Jersey guaranteed for entries received prior to 30th June 2009.

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Event Features

A major course improvement is the the new descent using Whittlesea-Yea Rd! Cyclists will enjoy an improved section of the course with a smooth descent towards the finish line along Whittlesea Yea Road to thus avoid the rough narrow descent of Humevale Road.

+ Click Here for Detailed Event Features


Start Zones

For the safety and enjoyment of all participants, individuals entering either the 120km and 70km rides must indicate the approximate time they estimate it will take them to complete the course to allow for seeded starts. All km/h indicators are based on completing the ride non-stop.

+ Click Here for Start Zones and Recommended Ability

Cycle Coaching – Workshop June 27 & 28


Get ready for the “Degani Kinglake Ride 2009” by getting the right training strategies provided by Cycling Specific Strategies (CSS)

CSS has formed an alliance with SuperSprint to offer Cycling Specific training advice, individual training programs and access to the best services in Melbourne and surrounds.

Workshop Details: 27th/28th June 2009

This is an exceptional opportunity to work with CSS’s Rick Lee who has developed some of Australia and indeed the world’s best cyclists.

Click Here for Workshop Details and Information

For more information contact CSS at
Or call 0413 867 440

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AFL Legend Garry Lyon chats to Will Walker


AFL Legend Garry Lyon chats exclusively with cycling sensation Will Walker about all things 2 wheels including the 2009 event, the illness that’s keeping him out of the saddle and just how good those Kinglake climbs really are!

Will Walker is the Degani Kinglake Ride 2009 event ambassador and one of Australia’s rising stars currently racing in Europe.

+ Click Here to Watch the Exclusive Interview

Kinglake Climb – Will Walker Challenge


Test yourself against Pro Tour rider Will Walker’s blistering 15min 16sec assault on the 7.2km climb into Kinglake – KM markings & times located on course.

Will Walker’s Results – are you up for the challenge?

Total Time: 15min 16sec
Average Speed: 28.3km/h
Average Heart Rate: 178bpm
Average Cadence: 88rpm
Average Watts: 387.8

Course Profiles


This fantastic and challenging course features 2 electrifying climbs – the first being the 7.2km climb to the top of Kinglake National Park – 546m above sea level! The second climb kicks in as you leave Flowerdale, drawing you closer to the peak of Kinglake West!

120km Course Profile

70km Course Profile

Course Maps

WIN a VIP Marquee


All group entries in the 120km ride of 10 or more participants have the chance to WIN a VIP marquee at the finish area with gourmet BBQ, refreshments and a masseur to relax and replenish after a challenging ride.

Note: Each member must enter individually online prior to the nominated group captain completing and returning the form below.

Entry Form

Cycling Clubs and Group Tents


A limited number of cycle clubs, gyms, work and training groups will be given the opportunity to set up a club tent at the Degani Kinglake Ride 2009. For your club to be eligible please read and complete the Application Form below.

2009 Degani Kinglake Ride Tent Site Application Form

Ride Rebuild Revive


All riders entering the 2009 Degani Kinglake Ride will have the opportunity to raise funds for CFA Volunteer Leadership and Training programs so that they can continue to assist those affected by the bushfires in the Kinglake region.

Details regarding the fundraising execution for participants will be confirmed in detail in our next newsletter due out in June, as well as information posted on the website.

Ambulance & Insurance Cover


Ambulance Cover

SuperSprint contract Ambulance Victoria to provide paramedic and ambulance support on course – two will be in attendance. Mobile Medical support will also be on course, including Doctors, Sports Trainers, Paramedics and a Medical Support Vehicle. It is strongly recommended that participants have ambulance cover – ambulances will be in attendance at the event, however if you require transport by ambulance you will be charged for this service


The Degani Kinglake Ride 2009 is covered by public liability insurance but this does not cover accidents caused by individuals or other riders. It is therefore strongly recommended that you have personal accident insurance (Cycling Australia, Bicycle Australia, Triathlon Australia) or medical cover along with ambulance cover, or a suitable level of health insurance.

+ Click Here to Read More on ‘Rules and Safety’

Sponsors Messages


Degani Bakery Cafe

Degani Bakery Cafe Cycling Clothing Offer to Degani Kinglake Ride 2009 participants! 

Great opportunity to purchase Melbourne’s most popular cycling kit made by the worlds leading cycling clothing manufacturer Nalini.

  • Degani Bakery Cafe Jersey – RRP  $139  Special $79
  • Degani Bakery Cafe Bib Knicks – RRP $199  Special $ $99
  • 3/4 Degani Bakery Cafe Bib Knicks – RRP $220 Special $139
  • Full Thermal Degani Bakery Cafe Bib Knicks – RRP $249 Special $159

To take advantage of this offer, click on the following link and purchase online.

Degani Kinglake Ride “Tour de France” Night featuring massive Nalini Clothing Sale!

Saturday 25th July 2009 from 6pm onwards at Degani @ Botanicca 574 Swan St Richmond.

All Nalini trade team clothing selling at cost! Come and enjoy the last mountain Stage of the Tour de France which may very well determine the 2009 winner!  Drinks at bar prices, free finger food all night.

For enquires email




ASCEND Sports Nutrition Bars are available at an ever increasing number of cycling stores around Melbourne and regional Victoria.  A full list of our 25 plus stockists is available at  Just look under “Our Retailers” and follow the links to find a store near you.

ASCEND Elite Recovery Bar (Choc Mint Flavour):

combines our unique, ultra-active whey protein peptide hydrolysate (NatraBoost XR), with a high source of carbs.  Consume whilst on-the-bike for an instant energy boost, or to take immediately after exercise to accelerate muscle strength recovery.

ASCEND Elite Muscle Bar (Chocolate Flavour):

is packed full of our exclusive fractionated whey protein (NatraBoost BLG). Rich in natural BCAA’s (particularly Leucine). Consume immediately after resistance training, to accelerate muscle development.



Hotham is proud to be apart of the 2nd annual Degani King Lake Ride! With winter on the doorstep don’t miss your chance to hit the slopes this season…

Winter WOW Deal – Peak Season

  • 3 nights accommodation in a ski in / ski out Zirky’s lodge room
  • 3 day all mountain lift pass
  • 3 days equipment hire
  • 3 adult group lessons
  • Breakfast daily

From $868 per person. Based on 4 share. Valid 24/07/2009 – 30/07/2009. Subject to availability – conditions apply.

If you only take one holiday – make it Hotham!

To book call 1800 hotham or email

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Hurstbridge Support Centre

Bushfire Support - Hurstbridge

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VBRRA Update


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Erosion Field Day


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