Monday, March 21, 2011

Congratulations To Matt Goss- Winning the Milan- San Remo

The frantic Sprint
What a result for the 24 year old Australian rider, racing for the first time on his new S-works + McLaren Venge.
The sprint at the end was exciting with 8 elite riders all riding for the top podium finish, with Goss winning over Fabian Cancellara (Leopard Trek) and Phillippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto). " I really didn't expect to win an emotional Goss said afterwards. "I just what I needed to do. I managed to stay in front and even though I was without teammates, I managed myself well".
Goss taking the win from Fabian Cancellara

His only real competitor at the end was Fabian Cancellara on the other side of the road, but Goss had him covered to take a surprising but well deserved victory. " I was here to win, the team rode really well and I tried to finish that off, but didn't succeed", Cancellara said " I even tried to go alone but everyone was on my wheel. In the end I did one of the best sprints of my life but Goss was unbeatable"  (Milan-San Remo 2011,
Congratulations to Matt Goss for giving his all and to Specialized for yet another awesome product and for the commitment to their people.

For more information on the race, go to the links below:
cycling news

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Bike Week 12th March- 20th March

Bike week 2011 has started... This is great time to get anyone you know who has mentioned or is keen to get out on a bike to encourage them now. There is lots happening on the Sunshine Coast during this week. The Travelsmart department of the Sunshine Coast Regional Council has developed a fanastic schedule to promote and encourage cycling in our community. We are extremely lucky to live in a beautiful place that has many cycling paths and trails to help you explore your backyard, from the coastal paths through to the Noosa Network trails in the hinterland. 
For a detailed schedule go to Travelsmart Bike week page.

Here at Cognition, cycling is our passion and one of our aims is  to encourage and support more cycling in our community, whether its mountain biking in the forest, punching out the kms on a road bike, enjoying a family ride or assisting the economical and healthy commuter, we are here to help. 
We believe its important to get children on bikes early, it builds confidence and ability. There is alot to offer children in the cycling community whether its bike to jump, trick, race through the mud or just get them to school in a fun and healthly way.
During Bike week, the council has it covered.

Front foyer, Cooroy Library
Greg Long has donated his time, expertise and knowlege to educating our community on cycling. There was a great turn out at the two seminars he gave last Saturday ( Getting started in Cycling and Basic Bike Maintenance Workshop) at the Cooroy Library. The feedback has been great, everyone loved it. Thank you to Cooroy library for a great venue. The library staff have done a fanastic job with their cycling display.
Cognition's workshop, Cooroy Library

Have a look at the list below for some cycling activities offered by Cognition, you may be interested in.
Cognition's workshop
  • Tuesday 15th March - 3.30pm-5.00pm Scooter Workshop with Greg, Cooroy Libary (no booking necessary)
  • Wednesday 16th March, Pomona State School- National Ride to School day with Cognition Team (Mel and Greg, Tara and Keely Long)
  • Saturday 19th March 7-9.00am, Come and Try Mountain biking, with the Noosa Trailblazers, starts at Cognition.
  • Saturday 19th March Women's Workshop 9am-12.00 noon with Mel Tong, Mel and Greg Long- includes morning tea and a ride. Bike hire is available (bookings are necessary through the library)
  • Saturday 19th March BMX Demo Session at Cooroy Skate Park with Vaughn Royer, Cognition’s sponsored BMX rider. Bring your BMX and learn a trick or two. (no booking necessary) 
For more information on the above activities or cycling in general, just contact the team at Cognition, we will be glad to assist.