Friday 10 February 2017

Racing is back at Castle baby!!

February 5th seen Ipswich Offroad Cyclists host a successful return of racing to the classic Ipswich venue of Castle Hill, 174 racers took on the 4.7km course and with 70m of climbing per lap there was no shortage of punters in the hurt box!

Massive thanks to JR for organising the series and giving IOC an opportunity to reignite racing on the hill, Ipswich City Council and Cr Kylie Stoneman for being super supportive, the Blackstone Girl Guides and Jungle Bean Mobile Cafe who came out and kept the punters fed and caffeinated, also massive thanks to Element Photo & Video Productions for the sick images!

And of course everyone who came out and raced, spectated or helped out, we're looking forward to doing it all again, hopefully soon!!
See you all around!!

The A grade gents set out to do 5 laps, with Cameron Wright smashing out a 14:49.3 first lap and going on to take the win with a total time of 1:18:06.1, 1:10.3 ahead of second place Nick Pedler who crossed the line just 4.6 seconds ahead of Aiden Lefmann.

 Despite a first lap crash and having to work his way back through the hoards of riders, Momo Frank took 1:08:51.0 to pinch the win in B Grade Men over Cooper Aves and Shaun O'Brien, getting the lead back at the end of lap 2 of 4.

C Grade Men podium, with the old boys getting schooled in 3 laps by the youngsters Caleb Dodds, Joel Dodds and Tobi Thompson, with a winning time of 56:14.7!!

A Grade ladies, these 3 ladies pumped out 4 laps, with Megan Williams finishing in 1:13:29.7, taking out the win with a 7min gap back to second placed Katherine Hosking with Caitlin Dore coming in 3rd.

B Grade Ladies, Laura Craft taking the top step ahead of Maddison Dillon and Rebecca Stone with a strong 3 lap winning time of 1:01:55.6

C Grade ladies battled it out over 2 laps, with first place Sarah Craft finishing in 43:18.0 ahead of Kate Craft & third placed Celia Thompson 

Under 15 Boys

Under 15 Girls

The calm before the chaos!!

Young pinner Shane Jackson gets ejected on the toughest corner on course, he had a visit to hospital and was given the all clear.

Recent addition to Castle Hill thanks to Ipswich City Council, a new event village including a shelter, bike wash and a pump!!

Under 10's setting off on their 15min dash for lollies!

Monday 30 January 2017

Castle Hill Trails Alliance News

On January 15th a meeting was held by Castle Hill Trails Alliance to plan for 2017.

Castle Hill Trails Alliance (CHTA) is supported by Ipswich Offroad Cyclists to provide an incorporated entity to pursue grants to assist with trail development at Castle Hill.

The main thing at this point is we have set monthly trail care days until July.

The February trailcare is this coming Saturday from 7am to do final course prep for Sundays Wild West Series race.

Beginning in March they are all on the first Saturday afternoon of the month from 2.30pm to 5.30pm

Click this link to get a copy of the minutes from this meeting.

January Meeting Minutes

If you want to be aware of future CHTA activities subscribe to this page - right side of this page.


Saturday 28 January 2017

South East Queensland Trail Alliance

 South East Queensland Trails Alliance (SEQTA) is a collective of riders committed to creating, protecting and enhancing world class mountain bike trails in the SEQ region. They aim to educate and engage the riding community about trail care, deliver news on trail issues and events, provide support to local trail care groups and lobby for better trail outcomes. Learn more About Us or Join Now - it's free!

Friday 27 January 2017

HVAP Closed due to Weather

Too much rain, not enough drying time - PARK is CLOSED for the remainder of the weekend 😐#HVAP #trailsclosed #bikepark #hiddenvale #raining

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On Sunday 5th February...JUST ONE WEEK AWAY!! Ipswich Offroad Cyclists are hosting Round 4 of the Wild West Series, we have been busy preparing the 5km course and will be up there on Saturday 4th from 7am to bunt the course and ensure all is good to go,

There are black arrows already on course (roughly every 100m) to steer you in the right direction, so if you haven't already, head up to cut a lap or 2 and get familiar with the course.

Blackstone District Guides will be holding a BBQ with Bacon and Egg rolls ready to go from about 6:30am and Snags to follow along with assorted beverages.

Racing kicks off at 7:30am with the Under 10's doing some laps of Blackleg Gully, A, B, C and Under 15's get underway from 8:00am.

Head to MTBA Australia website to enter - Enter Rd 4 at Castle Hill

Monday 28 November 2016

How to Join Ipswich Offroad Cyclists


 IOC membership is only $25 per year for adults (see below for other types) and runs for a full year from the day you join.

Your membership fees pay for such things as trail maintenance at Castle Hill and club equipment used to hold events.

Apart from our supporter memberships (contact us for information) all memberships are done through the MTBA website.  There are many benefits of being a MTBA member, including income protection, pubic liability & tragedy cover that is part of you membership fee.
Non members who wish to compete in club events will need to purchase a MTBA day licence for $20, if you plan on doing a few, this can work out more expensive than becoming a member.

If you wish to compete in club events as a non member, you will need to purchase a MTBA day licence for $25, if you plan on doing a few, this can work out more expensive than becoming a member.

Other Ways To Join Select a payment option, print off a form & return to the form to the club.

By Direct Deposit
EFT Details: 
Account Name:
NRG Cycling Club INC



Please use your name as a reference if possible

By Cash
 Come along to one of our next meetings or events and we will have a membership form for you complete on the day.

If you have any further question please do not hesitate to contact us at

Sunday 27 November 2016

Racing Returns to Castle Hill!!
On February 5th 2017, Ipswich Offroad Cyclists will play host to Race 4 of the 2017 Wild West Series at the infamous Castle Hill trail network, it's been along time between drinks for racing on the hill, so do yourself a favour and get your entries in now!