Road cyclists compete for club championships

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Road to victory: Mornington Cycling Club members get set to compete in their season’s highlight, the MCC Road Club Championships. Picture: Supplied

MORNINGTON Cycling Club will host their season’s highlight, the MCC Road Club Championships, in Main Ridge on Saturday 10 November.

The sixth annual Road Club Championships concludes a tremendous year for the club with the first event set to kick off at 8:00am.

Mornington Cycling Club president Bruce Trew said that the championships are the biggest event of the year for the club.

“We’re only a small club but it’s the end of year event where everyone comes together and we crown the best cyclist for the year,” Trew said.

“It holds the most prestige of the events we hold throughout the year and honours the best and strongest riders at the club. It gives the top riders a chance to add their name to history.”

The championship events are run in age group brackets which include the under-19s, Elite Men (open age), Women (open age), Masters (under-50s), Super Masters (over-50s) and the Legends categories (over-60s).

The event also caters for juniors with a one to two lap support ride also held on the day.

The under-19s Joel Hawkins Scholarship, named in honour of one of the brightest riders on the Peninsula who tragically died in a cycling accident three years ago, will also be awarded on the day.

The scholarship offers an up-and-coming talent support for their road cycling development over a 12 month period as a racing member of MCC. It also provides a full package of coaching, physical therapy, bike servicing, MCC membership and kit.

To ride in the event you need to be a member of the Mornington Cycling Club. If you’re interested in joining the MCC visit: www.morningtoncyclingclub.com.au

First published in the Mornington News – 6 November 2018

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