Thirty riders took to the roads around Paraparap on Sunday August 9th. Cool conditions with a light north westerly favoured the out markers and they didn’t disappoint. The eighteen minute limit group of eight were not caught over the 62 kilometre journey that included one lap of the Hendy Main road circuit and two trips out Nobles finishing in Larcombes road after another lap of the circuit. Noel Said from Northern Vets was the strongest at the finish taking the win from Paul Bubb and Jamie Robinson.
Nathan Ashton was the only rider off scratch and quickly rounded up the small groups off one, two and a half, and four and a half minutes to form a fast moving peloton. The seven minute group was also caught, with the twelve minute group the last to be caught after the second time around the Nobles road turnaround. But it was all in vain as the eighteen minute group crossed the finish line two minutes ahead of the chasing peloton.
1. Noel Said (1:54:50) 2. Paul Bubb 3. Jamie Robinson 4. Chris Shay 5. Grant Rogers 6. John Bell 7. Ross West 8. Shane Korth 9. Carl Judd 10. Ian Amsted
Fastest Time Nathan Ashton (1:38:42)