CYCLISTS from the Shoalhaven have been racing at many venues over the last month.
Last weekend Tristan Ward was battling the terrain and the weather in the Port to Port Mountain Bike stage race in the Hunter region dealing with mud, sand and mechanicals while racing off road against some of the country’s top dirt road riders.
Levi Johns and Aaron Coghlan raced in the Sydney Road titles at Penrith on Saturday where Johns finished ninth in the under 19 title race carrying a broken spoke and buckled rear wheel over the last twelve kilometres.
Coghlan raced the elite event over 101 kilometres and finally dropped off the leaders with just three kilometres remaining.
Following an outing in the Canberra Women’s Tour, Jade Colligan raced the three day women’s NRS event on the NSW/Queensland border where she featured again in an individual time trial stage, placing 12th in the 60 strong national field while racing for the Bicycle Superstore women’s race team.
Team Oaten also raced in the ACT in the Canberra Junior Tour where Dylan Oaten placed second overall in the under 17 men’s event.
Sean Oaten and Chelsea Oaten also raced this event where Natasha Mullany finished with a stage win and a high overall placing.
Godfrey Green has just returned from Victoria where he raced many venues over a six week period.
Green raced with the St Kilda club while below the border and also raced in the Wangaratta area.
The Optus Nowra Velo Club was due to race at Flinders Estate with round eight of the 2014 MIE team challenge series on Sunday but the program was postponed to June 22 due to heavy rain which made the tight corners dangerous.
Racing continues with the Optus Nowra Velo Club on June 15 with a two rider time trial on Braidwood Road.
This event will start in Wugan Street at 9am and will run over 27 kilometres.