Cyclist off to worlds
Preparation has already begun for cyclist Jim McMurray who has qualified for the world championships next year.
The Forestland Wheelers Cycling Club member has qualified for the 2013 UCI Road World Championships, which will be held in Italy during September.
Mr McMurray said it will be the 80th Road World Championships and the first time the event will take place in Tuscany, one of the heartlands of Italian cycling. There will be 477 starters in his category (50-55 years) and 4200 riders in total.
‘‘There are only 15 events worldwide that people can ride to qualify to go to the world champs. There are two events at the champs, one is the time trial 28km and the road race 140km,’’ he said.
SIGHTS SET ON WORLD: Forestland Wheelers Cycling Club member Jim McMurray has qualified for the the 2013 UCI Road World Championships in Italy next year.