Cyclists set to put pedal to the metal

Members of Northern Beaches Cycling Club are preparing for the second criterium event in Yanchep National Park.
Members of Northern Beaches Cycling Club are preparing for the second criterium event in Yanchep National Park.

The Northern Beaches Cycling Club will hold a repeat of last year’s YNP Challenge on February 2, with riders following a closed road criterium circuit through the park.

Club president Chris Howard said competitors had described it as the toughest criterium course in WA, with a climb and descent every kilometre giving cyclists opportunities for bold breakaways.

Dr Howard said spectators were welcome, with normal park entry fees applying.

‘In the inaugural 2013 event, a DJ entertained the large crowd who provided great support for all competitors,’ he said.

‘In 2014 we are bigger and better ” plenty of shade, displays and fun for the kids is found on the fastest bend of the course.

‘There will be a bouncy castle, face-painting and places for kids to safely ride their bikes.’ Dr Howard said they designed the event for cyclists of every level, including recreational and elite.