Echuca-Moama Cycling Club will host its annual Junior Cycling Carnival on the weekend.GEORDIE COWAN January 10, 2014 4:04am
Novice and juniors riders taking part in this weekend’s carnival are (from back left) Brady Johnson, Charlotte Thompson, Jakob Ayres; (middle) Harrison Shearer, Cara Haley, Mitchell Nield, Mitchell Shearer, Thany Williams, Edie Haley; (front) Hannah Thompson, Grace Hall, Chaay Williams and Harrison Nield
Some of Victoria’s top junior cyclists will tear up the track at Moama velodrome this weekend.
About 30 junior and novice competitors from host club Echuca-Moama Cycling Club will join about 90 other juniors from across Victoria in what is forecast to be terrific conditions for racing.
EMCC secretary Andrew Clapham said the club was excited about the annual Junior Cycling Carnival with a strong showing by its juniors.
‘‘Our club numbers are up from last year across the novice and open events, while carnival entries overall are up slightly,’’ he said.
‘‘The numbers in our juniors is really pleasing.
‘‘We invested quite a bit of money last year in track bikes that we loan to the new novices or juniors.
‘‘Based on that and a lot of good work we’ve been able to grow the junior numbers.’’
Clapham said the other pleasing thing about the juniors was having club representatives in every age group, which was an improvement on past years.
A highlight of the carnival will be the J15 and J17 Victorian Points Race Championships, for men and women, in which Echuca-Moama has nine competitors.
‘‘The other highlight is the novice events, in which we have about 10 riders of our own, about 10 from Melbourne and a couple from Bendigo as well,’’ Clapham said.
The secretary encouraged people to go and watch the carnival, with the new clubhouse providing more shade for spectators.
‘‘Track racing is great, because you’re right where the action is,’’ Clapham said.
‘‘They’re going around every 285m, so you get to see them as they go.
‘‘The make-up and structure of a lot of the track events is really interesting to watch and quite varied as well.’’
Clapham said the club was appreciative of its supporters and the work by the club committee and volunteers to get to this position.
Brunswick and Bendigo and district cycling clubs provide most of the visiting junior competitors, while cyclists from Carnegie-Caulfield, Wangaratta, Preston, Ararat and district, Shepparton, Blackburn, Castlemaine, Coffs Harbour and Leongatha cycling clubs are also in action.
The novices will race from 1.30pm to 3pm tomorrow, with open races — including the state point score events — to be held from 3pm to about 8.30pm, under lights.
Races will resume on Sunday from 9am to about 2pm.
Echuca-Moama Victoria Point Score competitors, JW15: Edie Haley; JW17: Charlotte Thompson, Jesse Thomson; JM15: Tom Allitt, Sam Eddy, Mathew Lias, Tom Little, Josh Thomson; JM17: Jakob Ayres.
Other junior competitors: J11 — Sam Lowndes, Lachlan Mackenzie, Mitchell Nield, Joel Priestley, Hannah Thompson; J9 — Lilyth Jones; JB13 — Patrick Eddy, Oscar Jones, Will Mackenzie, Harrison Nield.
Novices: Mitchell Shearer, Harrison Shearer, Cara Haley, Chaay Williams, Thani Williams, Grace Hall, Gabrielle Drage, Tisima Bye, Jasmine Eddy.
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