High-standard racing


E Grade at Glory Road, Gnangara.
Picture: Eben  Venter.
E Grade at Glory Road, Gnangara. Picture: Eben Venter.

The Valentine’s Day Criterium was held alongside the appropriately named Glory Road in Gnangara.

E grade displayed the future of road cycling, with NBCC youth squad members Nathan Venter, Curtis Atkinson and Dylan Venter claiming second, third and fourth positions.

In the D grade men’s race, Richard Reeves and Peter Hunt worked well together to claim first and second.

Similarly in C grade, Neil Thorpe won, with newly recruited Adrian Searle second.

In his first B grade race, Brendan Atkinson finished an impressive ninth.

The course itself, in a developing industrial estate, holds promise as a short-term local racing circuit.

Masters racing was held at Herne Hill with a road race format.

Edward Rose claimed second in E grade.

C grade finished with an exciting four-way photo-finish: Chris Coote, elevated to his first C grade race, took third and Nick Vroomans fourth.

B grade had Mark Welford claim second.

NBCC maintains its lead in the team points for the summer series.