The third Sunday of road racing for the juniors brought a change of weather with grey skies and showers in the offering. Fortunately, the showers stayed away long enough for the racing to be concluded. The rainy weather also kept a few riders away so that there were only 4 starters for the day. In the 4.8km handicap, Trent Beggs riding on a mountain bike and with a 3.30min handicap managed to chase down his brother Ryan (5min) in the last of the 6 laps to cruise up to the line a clear winner in a time 14.50min. Ryan held on for 2nd just ahead of the fast finishing scratch rider – Bastian Jefferies (12.39min) who placed 3rd and fastest time. He had managed to catch and pass Stephen Spencer (2min) in the last lap. Stephen had been feeling the cold and started with his leg warmers on but they slipped down his legs and impacted his performance
After a short breather, the riders were sent back out for another 3 laps (2.4km) of the circuit in a criterium race. Bastian decided after the first half lap that he would race away from the others so powered around the laps by himself to come in a clear winner. The battle for the minor placing’s was a much closer affair. Stephen had shed his leg warmers and was moving much better but Trent was also very determined. In the sprint to the line, it was Trent taking 2nd from Stephen whilst Ryan finished 4th.
Next Sunday the club has the John Sauvarin Memorial ride and BBQ at the Koonwarra Reserve, starting at 10.00am. Seniors will ride a lap of the Pound Creek circuit whilst juniors will tackle a ride to Meeniyan and return on the rail trail. All riders are welcome to front up and enjoy a social ride.