Rid­ers face up­hill chal­lenge

Southern Telegraph - - Sport -

“Some of the team mem­bers have been rid­ing for up to 20 years while oth­ers only took it up in the last three or four years.

“Any­one can en­ter this race so we thought we would give it a go and we have been com­plet­ing train­ing rides to Pin­jarra so we can prac­tise through the hills each week.”

The an­tic­i­pated field in­cludes 20 all-fe­male teams, mean­ing the Tour of Mar­garet River is also one of the largest races for women in the coun­try.

Stolton said her team was spon­sored by Lakes Cy­cles in Cock­burn, which is owned by fel­low rider Stew­art, and they would travel to Mar­garet River with a sup­port crew.

“Some of our hus­bands and fam­ily are help­ing us out dur­ing the race and we are look­ing for­ward to fin­ish­ing and just hav­ing a go at try­ing to keep up with some of the best rid­ers around,” she said.

Pic­ture: Ar­ran Mor­ton

Rock­ing­ham cy­clists Glo­ria Stew­art, Bree Trewin, Ali­son White­man, Zoe Stolton, Sandy De La Mare and Gill Smith will travel south for the Tour of Mar­garet River event next week.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.