Juniors strike at Dunc Gray
COUNTRY cricketers dream of playing the SCG, but, for every junior bush cyclist, a visit to ride at Dunc Gray Velodrome is the ultimate experience on a city excursion.
To win at the famous venue is something special and that's an experience Coffs Harbour Cycle Club riders Wil McLennon and Shaun Cameron will remember for the rest of their lives.
McLennon and Cameron were part of a club touring party that combined with the Coffs Harbour Split Development team to take part in the Clarence Street Cup racing series at Dunc Gray.
Cameron won his under-17 division while McLennon was triumphant among his fellow U15s.
It was also a great meeting for Anton Lupinski, who placed second.
Club publicist Cassie Cameron said the visit to Sydney was a "crazy" experience.
"Geoff Hardaker, one of the Coffs Harbour officials, made the comment on how well our club members rode," she said.
"In the case of Shaun, I'm really proud that he rode his race with such determination and riding ability.
"For quite a few of our riders it was the first time riding on timber boards at such great speeds.
"They all had to remember it's a banked track at 42 degrees.
"Sam Wall and Fiona Martin, in our juniors, showed awesome effort trying to keep up with their competitors.
"In seniors, Matt Vagg and Matt Sillince also showed the city boys what we have to offer by riding with speed and skill."
Club racing continues this evening at Toormina with the U15-17 team pursuit championships.
Two more nights of club racing remain this season - November 29 and December 6.
The year winds up with a club trip to the hotly anticipated NSW Country Championships on December 13.
Racing resumes in 2015 on January 3 with the start of club events including the Reg Baldwin Junior Sprint series.