Round 9 2016 Report

Northmead Public School continue to dominate the Primary Schools Cup, not only in numbers but in performance. They claimed five PBs in the Individual Time Trial, two in the top three Junior C Scratch race and 3rd in the Junior B/C Handicap.

William Clarke College has moved their way into first place in the Secondary Schools Cup, with Peter and Erica taking first and fourth in the Junior B Scratch and each claiming a PB in the ITT. Joel also helped by setting a benchmark time in his first ITT. -Lets see if he can set a new PB in Round 10. William Clarke College are working their way up the “All Schools Ladder” and are currently sitting just outside the top 5.

Getting ready for the time trial.
Getting ready for the time trial. Photo: Tom Mahon

Conditions must have been good for the time trial with eleven riders claiming a personal best. Unfortunately there were no consecutive PBs set this week. It will be interesting to see how many can make it two in a row from such a large bunch. The record so far is four PBs in a row, held by Remi (Boronia Park Public) and Lana (Meriden).

I was excited to see so many finish together in the A/B Handicap, but it was all the A graders and some faster B graders coming through in the top ten. It seems I need to add another 10% to the scratch and chopping block riders. -Lets see how well they work together in Round 10.

A quick thank you goes out to Robyn Low-Hart. Robyn has been a positive force in promoting cycling to young riders. Their skills and abilities are a credit to her. Her dedication has resulted in over twenty kids from seven schools joining the Schools Cup. Two of which are looking likely to take out the Primary and Secondary Cups.


Finally, here are the PBs for the time trial:

Personal Best

Northmead Public School – Kayla

Northmead Public School – Ruby

Northmead Public School – Holly

Northmead Public School – Florence

Northmead Public School – Emma

Patrician Brothers, Blacktown – Thomas

Prairievale Public School – Aiden

St Michael’s Primary, Blacktown – Georgia

Sydney Secondary College, Leichhardt – Zachary

William Clarke College – Erica

William Clarke College – Peter


Welcome to the following who posted their first PB:

Catherine McAuley, Westmead – Aimee
Catherine McAuley, Westmead – Mabel

Northmead Public School – Bailey
Parramatta Marist High School – Toby
Seven Hills High School – Kyle
St Michael’s Primary School – Jamie
William Clarke College – Joel

Round 9 2016 Report

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