A 30km race with nearly ideal conditions.
thankyou to the 22 riders who came out to Toolong.
1st. Matt Burchell
2nd. Mark Winnen
3rd. Frank McCarthy
4th. Todd Baxter
5th. Jeff McLean
6th. Hayden Kavanagh
7th. Josh Bye
Fastest Time Matt Burchell (2:30). 47:23
Due to the cancellation of the Mt Gambier SW race (Max McKenzie), Port Fairy will be holding a club race.
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Entires are now open for the Graham Woodrup Memorial Road Race
Sunday 8th June
52 senior starters, 15 U11/13 and 7 U15/17 made the annual trek to Hamilton for the 33rd running of the Doug Pettingill Memorial – Hamilton to Port Fairy Road Race.
Conditions were windy with a side, head wind keeping everyone honest. Limit headed off at 1:00, meaning scratch would be underway at 2:00.
There was a lot of banter on the start line with with ex scratch men riding on out marks. A couple may have even been there in 1982 for the first running of the race.
The 5 minute bunch was travelling strongly engulfing most of the field by the Heywood, Woolsthorpe crossroads. This made a bunch of 25 with ten chasing (scratch and Second scratch) The leaders set a hectic pace for the remainder of the race slowly dropping one or two more in the final kilometres.
The bunch eased at Peter’s Pass, jockeying for good wheels in the sprint. As they navigated the final bend, the lead out train had begun. The sprint was fast and furious with Matt Burchell taking out the honours. The sprint finish was not for the faint hearted with a spill 100m from the line. Our condolences go out to Mark McLaren (Hamilton), Scott Waters (Mt Gambier) and Brett Creasy (Portland). We hope to see you all on the bikes again soon.
Scratch rolled into the finish with Simon Burchell taking the honours with the time. The fastest time was under two hours for the 82km. Neil Hyland still holds the record that was set in 1982, which was closer to one and a half hours.
Congratulations should also go out to Wal Paton for taking out the two sprints along the way.
Thankyou to all who assisted in helping make for a successful day.