Orange Cyclers Shine at Country Track Championships
The Orange Cycle Club travelled to Wagga Wagga for the Country Track Championships recently, both junior and senior teams came back with fantastic results, the juniors had a ripper of a weekend and the senior’s team also had a strong showing.
Matthew Crump took out Silver in the boys under 9’s, the under 13 boys’ podium was all Orange – with Cameron Crump winning Gold, Lachlan Crump took Silver and Gydion Dally took Bronze.
The under 15 Women’s Bronze was taken out by Cennedi Dally, the under 15 Boys Silver winner was Xavier Bland and Patrick Crump was fourth.
Media and Publicity officer of Orange Cycle Club Ray Dally said, “Being so early in the season our juniors just did an amazing job, they showed how the training and amount of effort they put in has paid off for them, it’s just awesome to see them get rewarded for it.”
In the Golden Wheel Open Carnival, Mitchell Bland took the coins in the ‘Rules Club Two Lap Wheel Race’ standing on top of the podium, Cennedi Dally took second in the Under 15 ‘Wheel Race’ and there was a whitewash for Orange in the Under 13 Boys Wheel Race, First place went to Cameron Crump, Second to Lachlan Crump and Third to Gydion Dally, Matthew Crump also claimed Second in the Under 9’s.
10 year old junior Lachlan Crump added, “I was hoping to get a top five position going into the race, when I found out there were only five competitors in the race that got me quite happy and excited. I was pleasantly surprised to have received a Silver medal.”
In the Seniors ‘Masters Four Division’, Mitch Bland topped the podium, in ‘Masters Five’ Ray Dally took fourth position and in ‘Masters Six’ Gary Halloran took out Second place.
“Being in the senior’s category, it’s just a great and fun environment, and as much as you are all competitors on the track, there is a real comradery with the riders in the master’s division. We were up to the last race of the meet and we were sitting around making jokes and trying to work out what we should do in the next race, should we just pull off the track on the last corner, jump the fence and have a beer at the pub across the road, then come back and finish the race,” Ray laughed.
It’s a busy time of year for the Cycle Club with the next race meet to be held in Sydney for the Clarence Street Cyclery Cup. Orange Cycle Club will get the chance to watch and be in the velodrome with elite riders including Kaarle McCulloch. What an excellent opportunity, keep up the fantastic work Orange Cycle Club!