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Road Nats real boost for Ballarat venues amid Omicron

The weekend’s road nats have provided a much-needed kick to Ballarat venues, struggling amid the Omicron surge. Spectators flowed in and out of venues as the cycling spectacle lit up the CBD and sorrounds over the...

Omicron worse than lockdown says Ballarat pub leader

The state's Ballarat-based pub industry leader says the spread of Omicron is proving more harmful than any lockdown. David Canny, who heads up the Victorian branch of the Australian Hotel Association, says the virus has exacerbated...

Plapp wins tough Mt Buninyong test

  Luke Plapp, of team INEOS Grenadiers, has won a gruelling, attack-filled edition of the 2022 AusCycling Federation University Elite Men’s Road Race National Championship with a dominant individual ride in Buninyong.During the final stages of...

New 15-tonne tankers to support Ballarat area CFA crews

  Local CFA crews will be among the first to receive new tankers. 48 of the new state-of-the-art units will start arriving at fire stations across the state by mid year following an investment of $126 million...

Cr Johnson unsure of success of eScooter trial to date

  A Ballarat councillor remains undecided about the future of eScooters in Ballarat saying she is firmly sitting on the fence at this stage. A 12 month trial period is underway with 250 of the bright orange...

That's amazing Grace!

  Camperdown's Grace Brown has done it again, yesterday winning her 2nd elite women's time-trial on the Mount Helen course on day one of the National Road Cycling Championships. The win comes three years after Browns first...

Thousands expected in Ballarat for delayed national comp

This month's NBL 3x3 Hustle National Championships are set to attract around 2000 people to Ballarat. The basketball competition will be staged on the new outdoor courts at Selkirk Stadium (formerly BSEC) on January 22nd and...

Road Nats kick off in Ballarat today with fewer WA riders

  Western Australia's border closures have impacted visiting riders from the West at this year's Australian Road Cycling National Championships in Ballarat which begin today. First up its the Time Trials at Federation University's Mt Helen campus,...