Pre­par­ing for time trial se­ries

The Cobram Courier - - SPORT -

Co­bram Ba­rooga Cy­cling Club held a 15 km time trial last Satur­day, with six rid­ers com­pet­ing.

With only a cou­ple of chances to hone their time trial fit­ness be­fore the up­com­ing McDon­ald’s Time Trial Se­ries, these rid­ers were keen for a good re­sult.

Visit­ing rider and cur­rent age group Aus­tralian Veteran Time Trial Cham­pion, Myles Hig­gins, proved age is no bar­rier by record­ing the fastest time of the day, 23.55 min­utes.

At 72 years of age, and up to dou­ble the age of his com­peti­tors, he showed the younger gen­er­a­tion how it was done.

The other big im­prover and win­ner of the hand­i­cap sec­tion was Neville Wilks who went one minute quicker than his pre­vi­ous per­sonal best.

Robert Ni­chols con­tin­ued his re­cent con­sis­tent form fin­ish­ing sec­ond on hand­i­cap, only 23 sec­onds from his PB.

Hand­i­cap or­der with ac­tual times in brack­ets: 1st Neville Wilks (27.40 mins), 2nd Robert Ni­chols (24.11 mins), 3rd Myles Hig­gins (23.55 mins), 4th Rod Arm­strong (26.08 mins), 5th Gary Smith (25.11 mins), 6th Terry Walm­s­ley (24.04 mins).

● The third McDon­ald’s Time Trial Se­ries, which be­gins in Oc­to­ber, prom­ises to be the big­gest one yet.

There will be six races held over spring and sum­mer with a vari­a­tion of cour­ses and lengths which will test the rid­ers.

Other events to fea­ture in the up­com­ing months will be the Win­ter Club Cham­pi­onships and the club’s mar­quee event, the Ge­orge Good­win Memo­rial race.

● Next week’s club race will be a 28 km hand­i­cap start­ing at 1.30 pm in Hughes St, Ba­rooga.

All suit­ably li­censed rid­ers wel­come.

On time: The starters in Satur­day’s time trial (from left) Neville Wilks, Bob Ni­chols, Myles Hig­gins, Terry Walm­s­ley, Rod Arm­strong and Gary Smith.

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