Northern Beaches Cycling Club: Gnangara and Yanchep to host races this weekend


Second-placed Anne Boyle and winner Marina Salleo on the podium after Renae’s Race with third-placed Jiyeon Kwon of South Perth Rouleurs.
Marina Salleo leads out Anne Boyle at Renae’s Race. Picture: Mike Thorman
Northern Beaches Cycling Club: Gnangara and Yanchep to host races this weekend
Second-placed Anne Boyle and winner Marina Salleo on the podium after Renae’s Race with third-placed Jiyeon Kwon of South Perth Rouleurs. Marina Salleo leads out Anne Boyle at Renae’s Race. Picture: Mike Thorman

NORTHERN Beaches Cycling Club had a successful weekend of racing.

West Coast Masters held Criterium racing at Kewdale, where Edward Rose was a marked man after his win the previous week in E Grade.

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After doing the majority of work off the front, he claimed second in the sprint finish.

In D Grade, club member John Hoye, riding for Team Brooks, provided most of the lead work, taking first place, with Matt Cruickshank third.

Dave Williams finished 12th, Lawrence Fahey 14th and Russell Kingham 16th.

In C Grade, Peter Hunt took third in the sprint finish and elevated himself to equal second in the individual points series overall. Neil Vroomans finished sixth.

In B Grade, Justin Schultz helped form an early break and was later joined by Michael Buytels in a five-man breakaway.

Buytels placed fourth, with Schultz further back in sixth and Stephen McNeilly sprinted home strongly to beat the bunch chasing group to finish seventh overall.

Women’s racing took centre stage with Renae’s Race held at Bentley.

In D Grade Marina Salleo entered her first-ever race alongside Anne Boyle, herself returning to racing for the first time in a decade.

On the last lap, Salleo sensed the others were tiring and stood and cranked past the finish line to take a substantial lead into the final lap and take the win. Boyle placed second.

In the A Grade event, NBCC teammates Richelle Gamble and Kylie Anticich placed sixth and 10th respectively in a strong elite field. The overall honours were claimed by Rebecca Mackey.

Next weekend both Open and Masters racing comes to the northern suburbs.

Open racing will be held at the Glory Road Gnangara circuit. NBCC will also support Masters racing held at Yanchep National Park.

Both events have trial rides for novice riders and NBCC is keen to recruit.

The club’s AGM will follow at 2pm on February 26 at Quinns Rocks Sports Club, with a social and Sunday roast from 3.30pm onwards.