Classic tracks to follow

ENTRIES have opened for the February 22 Grafton to Inverell Sportif.

Riders have a choice of three distances to ride, the chance to win more than $2000 worth of prizes, receive a finisher’s medal – and support Ronald McDonald House.

The event, which will give cyclists the opportunity to ride over the course of the famous Grafton to Inverell Cycle Classic in Northern NSW, is expected to be well supported and early entry is encouraged.

Riders can choose a 70km Glen Innes to Inverell option, a longer Mitchell to Inverell option, or the full 242km Grafton to Inverell option.

Categories include under 23, elite men and women and male and female masters as well as RIDE and Audax members.

Random draw prizes valued at more than $2000 will be up for grabs across all three events.

Entry fees will include the presentation dinner at Inverell RSM Club event t-shirt and a finisher’s medal.

Those choosing the full distance will depart McKittrick Park South Grafton between 6.30am-7.30am. Those choosing the Mitchell option will depart the Mt Mitchell Correction Centre between 10.30am-11.30am. The Glen Innes to Inverell riders will depart East Ave Glen Innes at 2pm.

o Meanwhile Tamworth Cycling Club will begin its regular Sunday morning criteriums on Sunday, January 1, reports TCC publicity officer Mal Nash.

He said the TCC completed its 2013 criteriums at Goddard Lane recently after a big year, on the road, on the track and around the crit circuit.

“It’s been a good year for many Tamworth riders with the standard of local races and good numbers being so high results have been good in all forms,” Mal Nash told The Leader.

He said the recent track cycling efforts by Jeremy Bartlett were just an example.

“He won the Lang Trophy Masters wheelrace at Chandler Velodrome in Brisbane as well as the Masters Derby Final.”

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