It was great to see the smiling faces of young April and Harvey Guy back at the track this week as they were joined by 11 other riders who are all in fine form at the moment heading into the next round of the InterClub Crit Series in Inverell this weekend. The riding conditions must have been perfect for going fast…or perhaps it was the last-minute switch up of the activities this session? Nonetheless, we saw plenty of new personal best times recorded on the weekend. It was Dempsey Burton who stole the show though, breaking through the 2-minute barrier that has been unchallenged by a junior rider for many years. Not only did he sneak across the line in under the 2 minutes, but he also shaved an impressive 6 seconds off his previous personal best time. Well done Dempsey! Other PBs from the day include:
- Thomas Page 2:51 (previously 2:59)
- Bella Page 2:36 (2:41)
- Jo Nano 2:28 (2:31)
- Richard May 2:18 (2:29)
- Andy Blair 2:27 (2:28)
- Bernard May 2:11 (2:14)
- Kal Blair 2:15 (2:15)
During the skills session, the focus was on sprinting with riders lining up in pairs of relatively equal riding abilities. Balance, correct gear selection and riding out of the saddle were the main skills being developed here.
In the 4-lap junior handicap race, Richard May continued with his impressive form, taking line honours in front of Bella Page with Bernard May rounding out the final placings. Fastest rider of the day was Dempsey Burton with a time of 8:36 (33.49km/h). Other times from the 4 lap race:
Many thanks again to the parents and club members for their help with the running of the junior cycling session – it’s really appreciated.
No junior cycling at the Traffic Education Centre this weekend with junior and senior riders heading over to Inverell for the next InterClub Crit Series.