TAMWORTH Cycling Club starts its road racing season with a gentle opening race at Moore Creek on Sunday morning.
While the club regulars have a not- too-hard 33km handicap race to begin with, some of the club are headed to Armidale for the tough Yarrowyck road race whilst one, Daniel Nash, has the Port Macquarie Iron Man in his sights.
Nash, 20, will race in the 3.8km swim/180km bike/42km run on Sunday morning.
More renowned as a tennis player, he has branched out into bike riding and more recently triathlons with a Hell Of The West start at Goondiwindi.
“He’s been doing a fair bit of swimming and running,” his father and Tamworth Cycling Club publicity officer Mal Nash said.
“He’s been doing a bit on the bike.”
While it will test his son, the Yarrowyck road race will also be a challenge.
“All the Baiocchi Griffin-JT Fossey team are riding in that,” Nash said.
“Darren Traill won it last year from Jeremy Bartlett and they are riding again.
“A few other club riders are going up for that race. It’s a tough 90km handicap.
“It means our local race will be pretty quiet.
“That starts at 9am and will be about 33km.
“We’re starting quietly but building up.
“Our first major race is the Nemingha to Nundle on May 18.
“It’s 100km – out and back from Nemingha.”