The Central Victorian Veteran's Cycling Club conducted 47 km graded scratch races at Woodstock on Saturday, giving riders a welcome respite after several tough handicap events, and weather conditions proved to be reasonably benign despite some earlier showers and a steady breeze.
Wind gusts up to 40 km/h made Saturday's Central Victorian Veteran's Cycling Club handicap a testing affair as riders battled their way around a 63 kilometre course starting in Newbridge and taking in Tarnagulla, Mount Moliagul and Dunolly before finishing back at Newbridge
Central Victorian Veteran's Cycling Club riders lined up for a tough 60 kilometre course in blustery but fine conditions on Saturday for the Bolton’s Office National August Feature Race.
The forty-nine riders who had entered the President's 47km. Handicap at
Woodstock, were a bit disenchanted by the force of the blustery North/
Westerly wind, that would hit the riders on the long leg from Power's
Road, to Newbridge. The course was down Power's Road, along the Maldon
Road to Newbridge, then turning back past the Clubhouse to the
Maryborough Road, then turning back into a strong head wind, for the
last six kilometres to finish at the Clubhouse The Handicapper divided
the field into eight bunches, with four riders in Scratch conceding
between 3 and 22 minutes.