THE Griffith Cycle Club had an outstanding weekend at the NSW Masters Championships in Goulburn, riding well to not only place highly but bring home a number of medals.
The championships were contested in three events – the first, the individual time trial which saw Kingsley Massey challenge the 22.4km long course in the MMAS6 event.
His time of 37.26 earned him 12th place in his first ride on his new time trial machine.
Michael Taylor rode in the MMAS7 event and his time of 40.51 was good enough to place him inside the top 10 at number nine.
Jenni Massey was the next to compete in the criterium championship race, which is run over 30 minutes plus three laps of the tough criterium course.
Massey put in a great ride in the WMAS6 event to bring home a bronze medal.
Peter Budd was next up in the MMAS5 criterium, and was unfortunate as he fended off hot competition to finish just off the podium in fourth.
The road events saw Jo Polkinghorne win a bronze medal in the WMAS4 event after a super ride.
In her second championships, Polkinghorne showed great improvement to not only be competitive but to bring home some bling.
Michael Taylor put in a great ride in the MMAS7 road championship with an 11th place finish on the challenging course.
Kinglsey Massey also finished 11th in his MMAS6 road event after his fast 63km event.
Budd was looking to match his earlier effort, but it wasn’t to be as he finished in 23rd place after a very attacking 95km race in the MMAS5 event.
Once again, Jenni Massey was the star when she defended her state title with a great win in the WMAS6 event, racing brilliantly to claim what is arguably the best win of her illustrious career.
The riders now have a six-week period to rebuild for the National Masters Championships to be held at the same venue in October.
This week, close to 20 Griffith Cycle Club riders will head to Lorne in Victoria to compete in the Amy’s Gran Fondo.
This event is a timed 110km race that is also a qualifying ride for the UCI World Masters Championships.
The club has had a number of successful qualifiers over the last two years and should come away with more this weekend.