Fine but windy conditions greeted the twenty-eight riders who started in the CVVCC’s Phil Sawyers Handicap at Newbridge on Saturday.
The field, of twenty-six riders, for the Steve Spencer 47Km. Handicap at Woodstock, was lower than usual, no doubt due to the large contingent that was riding at Geelong, in the Australian Championships. The weather was fine, although the north-westerly wind, was gusting up to 30Kmh., and would not be any great benefit to the riders, but indeed would be head on, on the long leg to Newbridge. It was the home course of Power's Road, Maldon Highway to Newbridge, then back past the Clubhouse to turn at the Maryborough Road, then back for the last six kilometres, to
finish at the Clubhouse.