Poowong 24th September
On Saturday 24th September the Leongatha Cycling Club held at Poowong the first of a tri-series of events sponsored by the Korumburra Medical Centre. Although the rider numbers were down on what was expected, those who participated enjoyed the event on a warm spring day.
Scratch races were the event format with four grades riding a short hilly 17.5Km course. With 22 riders competing in the event the grades comprised – A grade with six riders riding three laps of the course, B grade two laps with five riders, C grade two laps with six riders and D grade one lap with five riders.
Adding a touch of humour to the day, an anonymous red devil appeared during the event on the Loch-Poowong road climb into Poowong, but even the devil was not enough to inspire some riders who found the hilly course too demanding by not completing the last lap.
After a successful event, a social get-together with the trophy presentation to the winners’ along with the Road season awards were held in the Poowong hotel. The prize pool for the event included $500 in cash, vouchers from Wheelheat bike shop in Wonthaggi, 2 entries to the ‘Bass Coast Cycle Challenge’ being held on November 12th at Inverloch, as well as a meal voucher for the Poowong hotel.
The Track season is coming…
The Club welcomes new members along with anyone interested to come and try-out.
100 images from last season.
- 2nd October (TBC) – Velodrome working Bee.
- 13th October – track preparation night.
- 19th October – training commences – 6:30pm
- 4th November – racing commences – 7pm
2016 Junior Road National Championships (U15/17)
Leongatha had three riders competing in the 2016 Cycling Australia Junior Road National Championships held at Bendigo over 2-4th September. Thomas Fitzgerald and Oliver McLean in the U/15 category and Austin Timmins U/17. continued…
VSCC 26th August
The Victorian Schools cycling competition at Casey Fields on Friday. Oliver McLean came first and Thomas Fitzgerald came second in their age group and Harry McLean came third so they are through to the finals in October. Unfortunately Jack Allen and Kaleb Jans didn’t place despite a strong effort.