The event itself: terrific. Beautifully organised, lots of friendly volunteers on the course to direct at every intersection. A water/food stop at the half way mark (which I think we will use next year) and a truly tough course, probably harder than Mt Yarrowyck and easily the hardest ride this crew had undertaken. Highly recommended if you want to do something different. If you had asked the crew at the 70km mark, they might have volunteered never to ride a bike again though, it is tough!
Six riders from Armidale went down to Mudgee to compete in the Mudgee Classics – the Mark Dwyer Handicap on Saturday and the Pieter Van Gent graded scratch race on Sunday. Phil “Keglegs” Thomas, Andrew “Swanny” Swan, The Cannibal John Scott-Hamilton, Lachie McPhie, Iron Mick Hoult and Rob Tindale acquitted themselves well and perhaps they… Read More»
Sam “The Jennerator” Jenner has taken out the overall classification in the Junior Mens 17 category at the state titles. Sam Munday also competed in this tough event. Lachlan Harris and Sam King also took the trip to Inverell to fly the flag for Armidale and put in fighting performances in what looked to be… Read More»
From the event director: 45 days until the challenge! Andrew Devenish-Meares and Dave “Ralph” Rubie have entered the tandem challenge, hopefully it’ll be a bit warmer than it has been in Armidale over the last week! More details over the fold:
Grafton Cycling club is accepting late entries for the team time trial on Sunday if anybody is keen: