Cycling back after a break
After a few weeks off, cycling returned to Barooga for a 28 km handicap in beautiful conditions.
The club welcomed new member Corey Beatson from Numurkah as well as Brendon Crimmons, returning from a couple of years’ absence.
Crimmons was the lone limit marker (10 mins) followed by Neville Wilks and Rene Mol (7 mins) and the five-strong scratch bunch consisting of two sets of brothers, Robert and Dermot Nichols, Charlie and Heath White and young Nick Torney (0 mins).
All bunches worked well together with the strong scratch bunch catching all before them by Stillards Hill on the return journey.
With 1 km to go Robert Nichols tried his luck with a long range effort but was reeled in, only to try again with an early sprint.
He was rounded up, however, by the fast finishing Heath White in the last 50 m.
Third place went to Finley triathlete Charlie White, fourth to Nick Torney and Dermot Nichols rounding out the top five.
White’s winning time was a quick 42.05 mins.
Mol and Wilks were a further 1.45 behind with a time of 50.50 mins with Crimmons at 58.22 mins in an excellent return ride.
● Next week sees the annual McDonald’s Time Series.
In its third year, it consists of six separate races over the summer which will test riders over varying distances and courses. It is $10 entry per round. Starting time is 1.30 pm at the MON factory in Hughes St, Barooga. All licensed riders welcome. start of the Trial Super