The week the bendigo cycling community lost Peter Moroni was, coincidentally, the week of the 60 km Moroni's Bike Shop Handicap at Woodstock.
The circuit consisted of a start up Powers Road then to Newbridge, down the west side of the river through Laanecoorie the back up the east side and home. Cool and mild conditions attracted a big field including three try riders from Swan Hill to bolster their already impressive representation. Limit and second limit had a stellar day, holding the field at bay until the final few kilometres. Second scratch looked the goods after rounding up the nine minute group on the Maldon Bridgewater Road just through Laanecoorie and then the 13s at Newbridge. Their party was crashed by scratch just five kilometers from home and the brave riders out front were swallowed up on the last hill. Eye witnesses to the big bunch sprint speak of some unimaginable force propelling Paul Dalton (4 1/2 min) to a great victory which he dedicated to Peter Moroni. Brad Geyer (scr.) followed him home to record fastest time, then came Alan Pye (4 1/2 min) from Swan Hill, Matt Grealy (scr.), Brent Gibson (scr.) Murray Rankin (4 1/2 min), Tim Philips (scr.) and John Weir (9 min). Jenny Geyer (13 min) capped off an impressive ride to run ninth in front of an equally impressive Michael McCartney (9 min). At the presentation President Brett Williams recognised Peter Moroni's involvement with both the Vets and the Bendigo Cycling Club, and thanked Jarrod Moroni and Peta Mullens for their support.