Juniors were back in action after a break for a couple of weeks. They started off with their customary 1 lap time trial, with Brent Weston recording fastest time of 1:50, closely followed by Kyle O’Hara at 1:51 (an impressive effort for someone who hasn’t touched a bike in a couple of months.). Other times were Adam Bourke (2:07), Karlee McMillan (2:12) and Freya Weston (2:16).
Following this was a 5 lap handicap won by Karlee from Freya, with Brent in third place. They finished with an Italian Pursuit which was a very close affair until the final lap when the team anchored by Brent got the edge on Dean Bourke’s team.
Brent then backed up and rode in A grade with the seniors in a 30km scratch race on Dangarsleigh Road . A grade was a fast race with the inevitable attack coming from Mick Hoult about 5km from the finish. There were several unsuccessful counter moves to try and get across to him, before the bridge was finally made in the last kilometer. This set the finish up for a bunch sprint which was won by John Scott-Hamilton from Mick Hoult, with Pat McMillan third.
In B grade Peter Wilkinson tested out his fellow competitors by continually increasing the pressure on the hills, eventually whittling the leading group down to himself, Mark Haydon and Bill Mara. After struggling to hang on at times Haydo was able to win the race just ahead of Billy who was finishing fast. Wilko proved he is getting his legs back by winning the sprint for third place.
In C grade Phil Bookalil recorded his first win for the club, while Jackie Weston capped off a good day for the family with a second place. It was also good to see former Armidale rider Georgie Harwood in third place.