The weather gods teased us last weekend with threats of rain but never appearing to follow through right up to decision time (1:15pm). -Sure enough, after declaring that Round 12 would go ahead it started to rain hard just as sign-on was about to open (2:15pm). To make it even more frustrating, the sun shone by 3pm, but with the sun obscured by clouds the track would never have had a chance to dry out.
Sadly we had to end the season at home without a chance to celebrate and present the winners of the Schools Cup.
Primary Schools Cup
St Michael’s Primary – Blacktown South with 2098 points were the Primary Schools Cup winners, followed by Northmead Public School and St John Vianney – Doonside.
2098 St Michael’s Primary – Blacktown South
1685 Northmead Public School
1055 St John Vianney – Doonside
1052 Concord West Public School
788 Eastwood Heights Public School
A special congratulations goes to the two leading primary schools. -Every rider started out with a regular BMX, MTB, hybrid or road bike and by the end of the season the great majority were riding competently on a borrowed or self funded track bike. Also congratulations go to Junior Cyclist coach Gay Watson for teaching the skills required and to Ian Watson for helping the riders with countless seat, stem, crank, and gear adjustments.
Secondary Schools Cup
Burwood Girls High won the Secondary Schools Cup with 1019 points, followed by Patrician Brothers – Blacktown and Rosebank College.
1019 Burwood Girls High School
546 Patrician Brothers – Blacktown
505 Rosebank College
500 Cammeraygal High School
460 Seven Hills High School
Most Valuable Rider
This season saw the introduction of the most valuable rider award. This award is for the individual rider with the most points earned in the season. There are four awards with both a male and female trophy for primary and secondary riders.
Again, special mention should go out to the kids who only discovered track bikes for the first time this season including Jaime, Georgia O, Liam, August, Lucas and Kyle for making it into the top three. -Well done!
551 Jaime O’Callaghan – St Michael’s Primary School
545 Julia Pappas – Concord West Public School
533 Georgia O’Callaghan – St Michael’s Primary School
507 Liam Mahon – Concord West Public School
475 August Cyreszko – St Michael’s Primary School
445 Lucas Mahon – Eastwood Heights Public School
531 Alexandra Pappas – Burwood Girls High School
505 Georgia Bonora – Rosebank College
488 Sophie Pappas – Burwood Girls High School
546 Thomas O’Callaghan – Patrician Brothers – Blacktown
500 Tom Stillwell – Cammeraygal High School
460 Kyle Cavanagh – Seven Hills High School
Well done to all the riders who competed throughout the series. We look forward to seeing you during the winter season.
Finally, a big thank you goes out to all the parents and officials who help make InterSchool Cycling run so smoothly each week.