Annual junior carnival attracts cyclists from across Victoria.GEORDIE COWAN January 14, 2014 12:00am
A bronze medal to Edie Haley in the junior women 15 Victorian Points Race Championships highlighted a terrific weekend at Echuca-Moama Cycling Club’s annual junior carnival.
Racing was held on Saturday and yesterday at Moama velodrome and club secretary Andrew Clapham said there was a great atmosphere at the carnival.
‘‘It was fairly warmish over the two days, but it is pretty hard to beat the atmosphere at an outdoor velodrome for major events,’’ he said.
‘‘All the parents obviously get right behind their kids and those from their clubs ... It was excellent.’’
Including all competitors, parents, judges and officials, about 300 people attended the event, while an extra crowd of 50 to 100 people watched on Saturday night, Clapham said.
‘‘We got some terrific racing (on Saturday) night for the Victorian point score championships,’’ he said.
As well as Haley’s good performance, Charlotte Thompson also secured some strong placings during the event, while the club’s juniors — many of whom were racing in such a strong event for the first time — also did well.
‘‘The depth and the standard was pretty high and they acquitted themselves really well,’’ Clapham said.
‘‘We had about 10 novices and they rode well, but more importantly they had a lot of fun.
‘‘A lot of our juniors are also bottom-age, so they will come back better for the experience.’’
The secretary said the conditions were good, considering it was the middle of summer, while the clubhouse was used as a cooling area where cyclists could warm-up.
Clapham thanked the club’s sponsors, volunteers, parents and committee members for their support, as well as that of cycling clubs in Bendigo, Brunswick and Shepparton.
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