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F and A Tonelli Handicap Trophy – 7th July 2018

It was a tribute to the hard men and women of cycling, that 24 riders turned out for this handicap race on the Old Federal Highway. The temperature was 6 degrees and the crosswinds were 40+ kph.

The solo A grader had a 27 min 30 sec gap to make up on G grade, with each grade heading off at a gap time calculated to bring everyone in at once. Little did the handicapper know the awful conditions would break the bunches up before the first lap was done, and it turned into an individual time trial event, with handicaps.

Polly Templeton showed real form by stopping after the first lap for a long stretch, and then took off again before anyone else was in sight.

Terry Merrigan won the Real Hard Person of Cycling award by riding in a summer jersey and shorts as if it was a bucolic ride on a summer’s day in Ireland.

In the end Michael Brice (A grade) put in a blistering pace, completing the 36 km course in just over an hour and coming in 6 minutes ahead of Paul Hollings in 2nd place and Ian McVay in 3rd.

Congratulations to all the riders for getting out in those conditions. Thanks to the marshals Kevin Newhouse, David Dickson, Gillian Lugg, Peter Taylor and Ben Davis, and especially the turn marshals Kevin and Peter who stood out in the cold directing traffic and riders for two hours.

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John Ignatius (Referee), Michael Brice (1st), Ian McVay (3rd)

John Ignatius
Race Director

2017 Dog Trap Rd Secret Handicap

Cole Family Trophy

If it’s Dog Trap Rd, it must be a secret handicap, and this one was to contest the Cole Family trophy. Continue reading “2017 Dog Trap Rd Secret Handicap”

Veterans out and about

2017 NSW masters road champs

The NSW masters road champs were held over the weekend and today in Molong near Orange, and once again Vets members did us proud, albeit riding for Cycling NSW and ACT clubs. Well done all.

Rob Langridge Continue reading “Veterans out and about”

Veterans out and about

2017 Australian Veterans Road Race Championship

Today (Saturday, 15 April) Mark Taylor won the Australian Veterans Road Race Championship in his age category (65-69) in Maryborough, Victoria. Mark won with a withering sprint from a pack that had foolishly allowed him to sprint for the win. Continue reading “Veterans out and about”

More photos from the 2017 Stromlo Club Championship

Tim Minehan posted these photos as his entry in the recent photo comp.

Video of 2016 crits

We love your work Tim Minehan!

Race report

Uriarra Homestead – 1st April

An absolutely glorious day weather wise with a light breeze blowing in the from north greeted 42 riders for an out and back course at Uriarra. Continue reading “Race report”

Race report

Track racing season 2016-17

The 2016-17 Track Racing Season concluded on Wednesday 29 March with a final, combined Italian Pursuit, trophy presentation and small celebration to mark the end of an excellent racing season. Continue reading “Race report”

2017 Stromlo Club Championship

The Vets Criterium Championships is always an interesting affair with riders pitted against others by age groupings and not grades. This results in some races seeing E graders up against A graders and sometimes the odd upset with a lower grade rider able to out manoeuvre their higher graded opponent. Regardless, it’s great experience for everyone competing as you get to race against riders who you wouldn’t normally ride against. Continue reading “2017 Stromlo Club Championship”

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