Cycling: Peel District Cycling Club assists Australian Time Trial Association in Hopeland

Long time ATTA and PDCC member Colin Rose waiting to start. Picture: Nick Cowie
Long time ATTA and PDCC member Colin Rose waiting to start. Picture: Nick Cowie

THREE members of the Peel District Cycling Club (PDCC) represented WA at the National Junior Track Championships in Melbourne last week.

Members of the Under-17 Men’s team Oliver Bleddyn and Jay Lindorff secured bronze and Dharlia Haines won gold in the Under 17 Women’s Points race.

On Sunday , the Peel Districts Cycling Club assisted the Australian Time Trial Association (ATTA) with a 40km time trial.

Originally scheduled to race the Hopeland course down Hopeland Road, roadworks meant a change to the Serpentine course using Karnup Road, Rapids Road, Rowe Road and Hopeland Road.

The high humidity and strong north-easterly made racing challenging.

Hayden Long raced the 40 kilometres in a respectable 1 hour 3 minutes and 27 seconds. Picture: Nick Cowie

Fortunately, the forecast thunderstorms did not arrive until racing was complete but a number of riders still set personal best times for the course, which for a number of competitors it is all about, not worrying about other riders and competing against yourself.

In the battle for fastest time, it was Stu Helm against 18-year-old Conor Leahy.

An aggressive first lap secured Helm the title of fastest rider on the day.

In the battle for standard time honours, riders received a time bonus based on age.

Chris Glasby beat long time nemesis Colin Rose into third place overall and winner on standard time.

Next Sunday , Peel District Cycling Club will return to the Hopeland Community Centre for a 16km time trial down Hopeland Road, turning around well before the roadworks.

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