Scratch Men Too Quick in the Rain

17/07/2017 by Jason Tubnor Sixteen brave souls turned out for a handicap race at Darnum on Saturday. Cold conditions were exacerbated by rain after the race started. Four bunches contested. The limit group of Geoff Thomson, Peter MacDonald, Sean Donaldson and Colin Manintveld set off with 8 minutes head start …

Team Leongatha Too Good

15/04/2017 by Jason Tubnor The green team from Leongatha took the win in the Warragul Cycling Clubs team’s race on Saturday on the Cloverlea circuit. The teams race format is a combination of scratch race and handicap with the first 20 finishers accumulating points for their team. Each team had …

The Bull vs the Matador

11/03/2017 by Jason Tubnor Thirty riders contested scratch races on the Darnum Circuit on Saturday. C and D grade were combined. The race stayed together for the first 3 laps with the D graders hanging in there nicely. Ryan McGregor and Col Brown did much of the pace making but …

Big Jim Too Strong

26/02/2017 by Jason Tubnor The final race of the BTE Summer Criterium Series was contested on the Burke St circuit on Sunday. Smaller than usual fields and strong winds made for hard racing with many riders unable to finish their respective races. The A grade group of 7 didn’t stay …

Chess on Wheels

05/02/2017 by Jason Tubnor Bike racing is sometimes referred to as Chess on wheels. The tactics and plans can be complicated and sometimes they don’t go to plan. B Grade seemed to be a race of collusion and confusion. Groups formed before the race and discussed tactics. Allegiances were formed …