The warm weather didn’t seem to put off any riders. The temperature started at 28.5C, but cooled down to 26.3C by the time we were done.
There were quite a few regular riders and plenty of new faces from Baulkham Hills, Dural, King Park and Normanhurst West Public Schools.
We also had a couple of new schools in the competition as a number of riders changed school in 2017. In doing so, they took their points with them. Pymble Ladies’ College found themselves in the Secondary Schools competition after Victoria graduated from Newington Public School. While Newington Public suffer from the loss of points, Ruby and Teja are still flying the flag to keep them in the top ten. Cammeraygal High School find themselves in third place after Tom found a school closer to home. The school with the biggest gain was Burwood Girls High when Alex joined her older sister. Her younger sister Julia, was not happy to lose so many points but Julia and Liam are doing well to keep Concord West in third place.
Its looking like a tight battle in the Primary Schools competition, with St Michael’s Primary School leading with 1742 points and Northmead Public only 38 points behind. Burwood Girls have pulled away in the Secondary Schools competition, but they shouldn’t start celebrating too early. Last winter William Clarke College showed up with many riders to blitz the Secondary Schools competition and take home the Cup. -There is nothing stopping them doing it again.