Cy­clists in el­e­ment

Avon Valley Gazette - - SPORT -

ROUND 3 of the 2018 El­e­ment Road Se­ries will head to the new lo­ca­tion of Chid­low for the first of three cy­cle races in June.

The chal­leng­ing event will see riders tackle rolling hills on loops of the route through to the heart of the coun­try town.

About 200 riders will hit the start­ing line in two of the events at Pick­er­ing Brook and sim­i­lar num­bers are ex­pected in the Chid­low race, which will re­place the pop­u­lar Pick­er­ing Brook cir­cuit.

The cream of the crop of WA riders will be on the road, with the likes of na­tional road se­ries win­ner Michael Freiberg ex­pected to ride strongly, as well as Olympian Scott Sun­der­land.

Event sup­porter Mid­land Cy­cle Club will have a strong as­sem­bly of riders par­tic­i­pat­ing.

The El­e­ment Road Se­ries brings to­gether WA’s big­gest cy­cling events, with riders com­pet­ing for over­all grade cham­pi­onships.

A com­bi­na­tion of old ‘ Clas­sic’ events like the Col­lie- Don­ny­brook, Tom Lowry and the Cy­clas­sic will mix in with the Chid­low se­ries to of­fer an event WA has not seen be­fore.

There are 12 grades of en­try, pro­vid­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties for first- timer and ju­nior cy­clists through to elite rac­ers. For de­tails or to en­ter the se­ries, go to el­e­ment. asn. au/ chid­low.

Emily Mas­caro is an up- and- com­ing pre­mier fe­male rider.

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