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RIDERS GO TO THE LIMIT IN PEEL TIME TRIAL

Contributed by Nick Cowie

The fourth time trial of the Peel Districts Cycling Club seven-race summer series took place on 21 January with Lennon McClintock taking out the fastest ride of the day. 

The race started at the Hopelands Community Centre with riders starting a minute apart, racing down Hopelands Road for eight kilometres before turning around and heading back to the Community Centre to finish.

The series attracts riders of all abilities and all ages, from 80-year-old Ken Portman to under 17 riders Dharlia Haines and Michael Baker. 

McClintock rode the 16 kilometre coruse in 21 minutes and 39 seconds averaging over 44kph.

Ken Portman averaged more than 30kph finishing in 31 minutes and 19 seconds.

The next time trial at Hopelands on 4 MarchNext Sunday will see a criterium race on Alumina Way in Rockingham. 

There are two free events for aspiring young racers, at 830 there will be a chaperoned 15 minute ride under race conditions to see if the young riders are capable of racing E grade and at 930 Little Critters, were riders as young as four, ride two laps of the circuit with a chaperone.

For more information about the racing and the full results of the time trial visit pdcc.asn.au

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