Wheel­ers hit the velo­drome

The Leader (Nelson) - - COMMUNITY COOKBOOK -

The first open track cycling car­ni­val to be held on the Sax­ton Velo­drome was run by the Tas­man Wheel­ers Cycling Club on Satur­day, May 26.

The or­gan­is­ers were very pleased with the event with Nel­son’s sun­shine help­ing to make this a great show­case for lo­cal velo­drome cycling.

This was New Zealand’s first ever win­ter out­door velo­drome car­ni­val race series and the Tas­man Wheel­ers Cycling Club or­gan­is­ers will be plan­ning to stage big­ger and bet­ter events in the sum­mer.

The day’s events in­cluded 5 ex­cit­ing open events with spe­cial car­ni­val races such as Scratch races, the Keirin and the Miss ‘n Out.

The A Grade events were dom­i­nated by the Wheeler’s fly­ing ma­chine - Kaio Lart, iden­ti­fied as one of New Zealand’s young great track rac­ing tal­ents.

Brett Grim­wood showed great form and dis­played some of his ex­pe­ri­enced track cycling skills to take out many top 3 plac­ings.

The B grade events winners were very com­pet­i­tive with ma­jor plac­ings see-saw­ing.

Roger Bates, Lisa Mann, Marty Camp­bell ,Phillip Rear­don and Char­lotte Grim­wood of­ten bat­tled it out up to the fin­ish­ing line.


Wheel­ers rid­ers take to the track at the Sax­ton Velo­drome.

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