Wynnum Redlands Cycling Club
Whether you like to ride at your own pace or get a bit sweaty, this club has a Sunday session that will suit your needs
Location: Based in Redland City, just south of Brisbane metro, QLD
Year established: 1980
Club President: Rob Cain
Club email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Club website: www.wynnumredlandscycling.org.au
Club entry: Open to all ages and levels.
‘We attract all types of cyclists, but we all strive for one common purpose, that is, to enjoy keeping fit on the bike and meeting new friends…’
They say: For over 30 years Wynnum Redlands Cycling Club (WRCC) has been riding along the south-east side of Brisbane, an ideal area for those cycling recreationally and seriously. We attract all types of cyclists, but we all strive for one common purpose, that is, to enjoy keeping fit on the bike and meeting new friends and social contacts. Or club rides cater for the range of members we have suiting the young, old, fast or slow. Our race teams are well represented throughout most categories of Queensland racing including open categories, juniors and masters. We are are always happy to encourage new members to join us and anyone wanting to meet the bunch is welcome to introduce themselves at our rides or while we refuel after our ride at our favourite coffee shop.
Club Cafe: With the freshest fruit and vegetable, that is practically jumping off the shelf with life, it is no wonder Wray Organic Market and Cafe is WRCC’s weekend post-ride hot spot. There is always a good turn out of riders on Saturday and Sunday, munching away on high-energy, Australian-grown produce or desperately downing some much need caffeine. During the week you will be able to find those keen riders at the locally-loved Cafe Di Mati.
Wray Organic Market & Café Cleveland, Shop 1, Ross Court, 197 Bloomfield Street, Cleveland QLD 4163
Cafe Di Mati, 115 Bloomfield St, Cleveland QLD 4163
Club Charity: The club does not have a specific charity. However, they support some charities through significant participation. These include Brissie to the Bay, Brisbane’s largest charity bike ride to help thousands of Australians living with Multiple Sclerosis. The Redlands Classic Ride put on by Rotary that supports needy local charities such as Australian Rotary Health, Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children, Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland and Redland SES.
Star rider: John Smallwood, the club secretary who is 66 years old rode 6500km across America to raise funds for a charity called Maison Chance in Vietnam. Reid Anderton undertook a massive challenge in March 2013. The challenge was to beat the Guinness World Record time to ride on his own around Australia. This would mean doing it in 37 days, riding 400km per day or around 16 to 18 hours a day, burning 15,000 calories. Anderton completed the challenge and smashed the record with 19 hours to spare. He did it all to raise funds for children and the foundation Challenge for Change.
Club motto: Safety first and have fun!