WA Cycling trio claims gold at 2018 Masters Track National Championships


Jenny Sammons, Aaron Bonser and Kirsty Turner.
Jenny Sammons, Aaron Bonser and Kirsty Turner.

THREE WA cyclists have ridden away with gold medals from the 2018 Masters Track National Championships in Victoria.

The event delivered promising results for Jenny Sammons, Aaron Bonser and Kirsty Turner, who each won the Masters Champion jersey in their age groups.

Trigg resident Sammons won the women seven category, which covers cyclists aged between 60 and 64.

Scarborough couple Aaron Bonser and Kirsty Turner won the men two category, for cyclists aged 35-39, and the women one category, which covers ages between 30 and 34.

Sammons (62) said people should never think they were too old to try something new and find a hidden talent and passion.

“Track cycling sounds scary – there’s no brakes – but it is a much safer environment in which to learn to ride a bike better and have fun because there are no cars,” she said.

In 2013, she won the World Track Cycling Masters Championship in Manchester for the women 5 division.

Turner concurred that the sport could be picked up at any age.

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