I had to combine the round 2 and 3 reports this week. -Sometimes work gets in the way of my cycling.
We had another great day with riders spanning seven grades again. The day was windy and always threatened to rain.
Freewheel bikes (BMX/hybrid/mountain/road bikes)
Little Liam from Concord West PS participated in a couple of the PeeWee events before moving up to B grade in his third event. Northmead PS rider, Emma is proving so strong in B grade that she might have to start mixing it with the St Michael’s twins Georgia and Jamie in A grade.
Fixed wheel bikes (track bikes)
Prouile rider, Indy is showing her race pedigree with strong performances, while St John Vianni rider Lauren had a little taster in the C grade handicap after dominating the D grade scratch race.
Its obvious that Hudson from Knox Grammar shares Indy’s DNA after dominating in the scratch and handicap events in C grade. It was great to see two new track riders in Riverbank PS rider Amogh and Eastwood Heights PS rider Lucas.
Max and Kyle from Glennwood and Seven Hills HS put their training into practice with strong performances throughout the day.
All riders racing track bikes are encouraged to train between rounds. -We don’t always have the time to give you the feedback on race day. There is training available under lights every Thursday evening at Lidcombe Oval from 6pm and if we know you’re coming we can run an early session on Sundays too.
Junior Cyclist Birthday
Despite the looming rain, the kids managed to bag a piece of cake before taking off for the day, but with the rain coming there wasn’t much time to talk about why it was such a special occasion.
Junior Cyclist had been around for a few months before we went live with racing in October 2015. When we conceived the idea, there were barely half a dozen riders from a few families. To get started, we had to pay insurance for a minimum of 50 riders which seemed over ambitious with so few riders to begin with. Numbers grew to 15 by the time we were completely satisfied with the terms of the insurance, but we had a long way to go and never imagined that we would have to adjust our limit of 50 for a few years. -Before the year was out we had to extend the number of covered riders not just for the Student Champs back in September, but for normal week to week Schools Cup events.
A big thanks goes out to all the riders and families who supported JC and ISC at weekly events. Your support has made JC the fastest growing cycling club in NSW, and has helped to build the InterSchool Cycling Competition into what it is today.