Hume Vet­er­ans Cy­cling Club

Yarrawonga Chronicle - - Classies Classies -

Last Satur­day saw the run­ning of the VVCC Open ‘Ge­orge Good­win Memorial’ races, pro­moted by the Hume Vet­er­ans Cy­cling Club, named in hon­our of the Hume Club’s Life Mem­ber, Pa­tron and Cy­cling’s Hall of Fame, the late Ge­orge Good­win.

Sixty rid­ers from through­out the eleven Vic­to­rian vet­eran clubs with ages rang­ing from 35 to their mid-80s vied for the six win­ners tro­phies from the six grades, all to be pre­sented by Au­drey Good­win who had trav­elled from Mel­bourne for the aus­pi­cious oc­ca­sion.

The course which sent rid­ers from Be­nalla, out to Ryan’s Creek and through Lurg and back to Be­nalla saw di­vi­sions 4, 5 and 6 racing for 50kms and the grades of 1, 2 and 3 hav­ing a sec­ond loop of Lurg tak­ing their race dis­tance to 72kms.

Most groups stayed in­tact up to the fin­ish line for a bunch sprint with only a few rid­ers find­ing the climbs or the grade a bit too tough.

GV’s Peter Mc­Clel­land (Div 4) had his suc­cess with the only ‘ride-away’ win of the day fin­ish­ing 45 sec­onds ahead of his ri­vals. Re­sults:

Divi­sion 1: Michael Borowski (N) - (1.55.08), Neville Laffy (GV), Tony Mirabella (EUR) Divi­sion 2: Mathew Gre­aly (CV) - (1.56.14), David An­der­son (N), Peter Quibell (GV)

Divi­sion 3: Mark O’Cal­laghan (EUR) - (2.04.24), John Short (N), Terry Hodges (N)

Divi­sion 4: Peter Mc­Clel­land ( GV) - (1.21.01), James Knipe (EUR), Paul Beasley (GSC)

Divi­sion 5: John Tie­len (GV) - (1.27.17), Wendy Ben­nett (CV), Belinda Cipa (H)

Divi­sion 6: Brian Long (GSC) - (1.45.42), Diane Jane (CV), Kerry McCred­den (CV)

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