On Wednesday September 30, 21 Supervets raced over the three lap circuit at Paraparap under near to ideal conditions. The weather was fine and cool with a slight south-west wind. Kent Fuller and Ken Mansfield had a 21 minute gap to scratch and worked together to maintain a decent gap for two laps. However, the three, five and nine minute chasers were all working with a common interest to unite and maintain a gap to the back-markers. This was achieved in part for a short time and the pace saw the demise of several riders. This week scratch worked well as a bunch and together with Laurie Fitzsimons and Gordon Spargo worked their way through the field up misery lane. David Pike conserved his energy until the last and ran out a clear winner on the day including the achievement of fastest time. Once again we should highlight some very strong rides from Roger Cronk, Laurie Fitzsimons and a solid performance from Tony Spark, Barry Primmer and Ray Hodgson. They fought hard at the finish and showed the necessary form to finish in the top eight.
Results: 1. D Pike, 2. L Fitzsimons, 3. G Spargo, 4. T Spark, 5. R Cronk, 6. B Primmer, 7. D Sonogan, 8. R Hodgson.
Fastest time: D Pike – 1.03.52.
Next week’s race will be a time trial over two laps of the Paraparap circuit. Entries by 9.30 please.
Seniors Week – On October 14 from 9.30 am the Supervets will conduct a variety of cycling events at the Barwon Valley Cycling venue. It will include a barbeque and an opportunity to meet like-minded cyclists. It will also be a chance to enjoy the company of other over light refreshments and a ride on the track.