Preparing for time trial series
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.