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Despite our president’s assurances of tropical conditions, it was a typically cold and foggy start line which met the 41 hardy souls, who braved this morning’s GMS on the challenging out and back course from Cressy over Richardson’s Cutting to Liffey Rd.
The lack of any breeze made for fast racing across all grades, with most bunches staying together over the berg, and finishing with the sprinters of each grade slugging it out for the line.
A & B grades had started together, and that’s the way it finished too. In A grade Paul Morgan was just too strong for Paul Rowlings.
Of course there was a Brown on the top step again in B grade. This time Nathan taking home the chocolates, closely followed by yesterday’s open big winner, Shane Delanty and Doug Blackaby in third.
C was the biggest grade of the day, with 11 riders, who mostly stayed together, to chase down attack after attack by Pat Coe. It ended in a blanket finish with Nick Lawrence a tyre width ahead of Keith Gibson, with Craig Brooks and newly promoted Tony Bagshaw filling the minor placings.
Another bunch sprint in D grade saw wily evergreen Phil Stevenson take the win from Pete McCarron and Cynthia Matson.
Ever reliable Ric Easton took a deserved win in small E grade bunch.
New rider Theresa Hill looked like she was enjoying herself as she picked up the win in F grade from Michael Appleby.

A Grade
1st Paul Morgan
2nd Paul Rowlings

B Grade
1st Nathan Brown
2nd Shane Delanty
3rd Doug Blackaby

C Grade
1st Nick Lawrence
2nd Keith Gibson
3rd Craig Brooks
4th Tony Bagshaw

D Grade
1st Phil Stevenson
2nd Pete McCarron
3rd Cynthia Matson

E Grade
1st Ric Easton

F Grade
1st Theresa Hill
2nd Michael Appleby

Thanks to all our volunteers who braved the cold to help out today, namely:
Ricky Allen (race director)
Dave Bingley (Commissaire) who had some decisions to make on the finish line.
Roger Butorac, Olivier Chartrain (lead and tail cars)
Paul Headlam (turn marshall)
Noreen Hogan, Amy Moore, Lynette Mason & Brian Finn on the desk and the finish line.
Gavin Moore (first aid)
Racing wouldn’t happen without our volunteers generously giving up their time on a Sunday morning.

The normally picturesque points score course around the quiet roads of Whitemore were this morning shrouded in an early Winter’s foggy veil for most of the racing. Given these conditions a great turn out of some 45 riders signed on to race.
The racing was a competitive sprinting opportunity for all the grades, with the sprinters of each grade taking full advantage of the relative calm conditions.

A huge thank you and lots of appreciation goes out to Noreen Hogan, as Race Commissaire and Finish Line Adjudicator. Special thanks also to Amy Moore and Brian Finn as it is a tough, but pivotal role placing riders in a Points Score race. Thanks also to Andrew Sertori and Georgina Sertori for doing the Tail car and Medical Officer duties.

Apologises to Andrew Brown and Tim Scott, although they saw me after presentations it wasn’t until after the points additions were calculated that it emerged that Andrew was in equal second overall with William Overton. It also appears that Robert Wrigley was third in D Grade. Andrew Brown’s and Robert Wrigley’s prize money will be waiting for them at the next race in Cressy, or when they are next racing.

A Grade
1st Andrew Margison
2nd Kurt Arnold
3rd Andy Wells

B Grade
1st Shane Delanty
2nd William Overton & Andrew Brown
3rd Michael Bailey
4th Tim Scott

C Grade
1st Jason Cowling
2nd Nick Lawrence
3rd Craig Brooks

D Grade
1st Tony Bagshaw
2nd Jim Knott
3rd Robert Wrigley

E Grade
1st Peter Dadson
2nd Janelle Smith
3rd Ric Easton & Richard Wells

F Grade
1st Bob Mason

36 Northern Vets braved the fresh winds this morning at Bracknell. Thankfully, the rain stayed away.

Mark Fyfe took the honours in F grade.

E grade welcomed Hobart based rider Simon Cash who subsequently took the cash with Dean Mason second and Ric Easton third.

In the large D grade bunch it was a battle of the true veterans with Phil Stevenson taking the win from Tim Burford, Michelle Dabner and John Frankling (sorry Michelle!😬).

A late break in true Patrick Coe style took him to the win in C grade from Nick Lawrence and returning Steve Muir.

It was yet another win for Baden Brown in B grade from Kathryn, then Dale, Woolston.

Paul Morgan took the honours in A grade.

It was a perfect autumn day for a 48km graded mass start in the lumpy Deloraine circuit. The hills on Porters Bridge road caused splits in the various bunches. A group of 4 went to the line in A grade with new rider Kurt Arnold taking the win from Paul Rowlings and Jason Rigg with Micheal Wilson fourth. The Browns cleaned up again in B grade. Nathan first, again, with Andrew second and Baden third. Brian Dabner was fourth. Andrew Howell and Nick Lawrence both had strong rides to break away in the first lap in C grade, finishing in that order from Darren Turner and Glenn Stubbs. Graeme Pont won D grade from Ric Easton. Ian Fenton took the win in E grade. Bob Mason won F grade and Brian Finn won G grade.

With weather more akin to a balmy Ardennes race, it was warm, hilly and more cross-wind than you can poke a stick at. More than 50 riders signed on for racing this morning.
Even with some grades having their numbers whittled down over the two laps, the majority finished in bunch sprints, although it was the well timed break away of Paul Butler and Luke Moore, in A Grade that was to prove that this isn’t always a sprinters course.

As always, the racing wouldn’t happen if it wasn’t for the Ladies on the sign-on desk and finish line, thanks to Amy Moore, Eileen John Hillier, Lynette Mason, and Noreen Hogan and Jenny Butler.
And thanks to the club members who helped by Marshaling the race.

A and A+
1st Paul Butler
2nd Luke Moore
3rd Mike Walsh
4th Marty Neu

B Grade
1st Nathan Brown
2nd Baden Brown
3rd Dale Richardson
4th Brian Dabner

C Grade
1st Scott Watson
2nd Julian Clayton
3rd Michelle Dabner

D Grade
1st Jim Knott
2nd Dean Mason
3rd Cynthia Matson

E Grade
1st Ian Fenton
2nd Leigh Pridmore
3rd Tony Savage

G Grade
1st John Hillier

Today’s racing at the Quamby Classic was held in near perfect Autumn weather. All that was missing, were the elements that make this race a true traditional classic on the Northern Vet’s calendar. Gone were the grey skies, light drizzle, and a solid Northerly crosswind. In it’s place, lots of sun, and a persistent South-Eastern crosswind, to mess with the minds and legs of the riders.

Special mention must go out to the fantastic continued race sponsorship from Morgan Timbers, with Kevin Morgan, Craig Morgan and Paul Morgan great supporters of racing and the club in general.
Also, to the great volunteers, who gave up their Sunday to help make this feature race possible;
Lead car; James Proverbs
Tail car; Noreen Hogan
Race Comissaire; Jenny Butler
Sign On; Amy Moore, Eileen John Hillier, and Lynette Mason
Course Marshals; Lynette Mason and John Hillier
Finish Line; Amy Moore, Lynette Mason, Paul Headlam, Andrew Flanagan and Nick Lawrence
Race Day Photography; Robin Gregory.

Many thanks to the Race Committee, which had a big challenge with careful bunch selections and the weather making racing dynamic.

Within the first lap, bunches were merging and/or stretching out. It was the merging of the smooth-rolling and hard-working 3rd and 4th Scratch bunches, that made up the real race winning group. As this bunch moved up through the entire racing field by the second lap it had become a bunch of 20-30 riders from all starting groups.

Once this group started to thin out heading towards Rosevale, it was a solid fast moving bunch that crested the KOM on the last lap comprising about 15-20 riders. More riders were shelled out the back of the bunch in the rolling hills in the lead up to the final large group sprint.

Unfortunately, due to sprinting irregularities that contravened permit guidelines and compromised the safety of riders, other road users and spectators, relegations were necessary and made after careful viewing of finishing line photos and video by the committee, finish line judges and the Race Commissaire.

Quamby Dash:
1st Craig Morgan
2nd Diane Ottaway
3rd Kevin Morgan

Quamby Classic:
1st Paul Anthony Rowlings
2nd Matthew Bernal
3rd Luke Moore
4th Paul Morgan
5th Nathan Brown
6th Andrew Howell
7th Baden Brown
8th Tyler Reeves
9th Dave Bingley
10th Shane Delanty

Fastest Time; Greig Watson
KOM; Tony Bagshaw

It was a day for the tough guys and ladies at windy and overcast Bracknell on the Roubaix loop. Andrew Margison won A grade, breaking away with Zane Carr who took a hard earned and well deserved second place. Baden Brown took his second B grade win in as many weeks, pipping new rider Dale Richardson. Simon Donovan won C grade. John Frankling took out D grade from Jen Booth and new rider Graeme Pont. The pink ladies had a win in E grade with Danielle Patten too strong with Leigh Pridmore in second and Tony Savage third. Craig Morgan worked the lungs hard in F grade, going solo late on with new rider Michael Appleby in second. Brian Finn pipped John Hillier in G grade.

Perfect, still, autumnal conditions greeted the 44 NVCC starters for a graded handicap, 2 laps if the 24km Whitemore – station lane- black hills rd circuit. The C grade bunch rode best, picking off the front markers and just about holding off scratch. New rider Dale Richardson took out the win from Alister Woodroffe and Nick Lawrence.

Grade winners:

A Justin Warren
B Baden Brown
C Dale Richardson
D Tony Bagshaw
E Barbara Walton
F Diane Ottaway

The perfect Summer weather has pushed through into Autumn, and the riders were treated to uncharacteristic calm and warm splendor today. Around 40 riders took full advantage of the lovely weather while it lasts.
The Selbourne course normally whittles the bunches down with a hilltop finish, but with the ideal conditions most of the larger bunches had good groups to contest placings.

Many thanks to Amy Moore, Eileen John Hillier, and Phil Stevenson for looking after the sign on desk, and Amy Moore and Brian Finn for judging the finish line.
Also thanks to Race Commissaire Scott Murchison, and the Duty Marshals for helping out. Special thanks to the racers for the safety shown, as there was heavier than normal traffic on the course during the race with the Selbourne Garlic and Tomato Festival in full swing.

A+ & A Grades;
1st Richard Carroll
2nd Micheal Wilson
3rd Winton Mahar

B Grade;
1st Matt Hibbs

C Grade;
1st Simon Donovan
2nd Phil Stevenson
3rd Nick Lawrence

D Grade;
1st John Frankling
2nd Sandra Cowling
3rd Kevin Blades

E Grade;
1st Olivier Chartrain
2nd Ian Fenton
3rd Ric Easton

F Grade;
1st Craig Morgan

G Grade;
1st Andy Hodson

With the continued generous sponsorship of the Fingal Valley Festival saw the annual running of the Fingal Fifty Feature Handicap this afternoon.
It was in the furnace like conditions that made this traditionally hard race even tougher. Even with the flatter profile, it’s nearly always the weather that shapes this race, as was the case today.
A trio of back markers worked well together and were able to ride through half the field by the turn around, then the rest of the race with the tailwind back to Fingal.
This would leave the race theirs for the taking and able to capitalize on the deserved prize money.

Many thanks to all those who gave up their time to help the smooth running of today’s race;
Race Commissaire; Andy Hodson
Race Director; Phil Stevenson
Sign-on Desk; Eileen John Hillier
Lead Car; Lynette Mason
Tail Car; Noreen Hogan
Medical Officer; Deanne Hylton
Turn Around Marshall; John Hillier
And a special thank you to all the riders and supporters who traveled and made this race what it was.

Also thanks goes out to the Club Handicapper and Race Committee for their great work. Through their stellar efforts, the race came together in the last 5km or so, as can been seen by the spread of placings across most of the bunches.

Well done to the podium trio and great riding and a deserved winner Peter Booth.

1st Peter Booth
2nd and F/T Andrew Flanagan
3rd Luke Moore
4th Brooke Lendvay
5th Nick Lawrence
6th Justin Clements
7th Jen Booth
8th Ric Easton
9th Dean Mason
10th Lance Beament

With a wonderful blue sky day, light winds and loads of sunshine, it wasn’t just the racing that was hot this morning. As a good group of around 47 riders signed on ready to race, most grades split up on the fast paced return back to the Bishopsbourne finish line.
Most notably, A & A+ grade splintered into groups of just 1 or 2 riders, apart from the winning trio.

Many thanks to Amy Moore, Eileen John Hillier, Lynette Mason, Noreen Hogan and Phil Stevenson for running the sign-on desk and/or finish line.
And a large thank you to the duty marshal riders who helped out and contributed to the smooth running of the day.

A & A+ Grade;
1st Andrew Margison
2nd Andrew Flanagan
3rd Matthew Bernal

B Grade;
1st Nathan Brown
2nd Baden Brown
3rd Michael Dalton

C Grade;
1st Craig Brooks
2nd Phil Stevenson
3rd Nick Lawrence

D Grade;
1st Mark Hogarth
2nd Grant Murfet
3rd Jen Booth

E Grade;
1st Tony Savage
2nd Peter Dadson
3rd Ric Easton

F Grade;
1st Leigh Pridmore

Again, it was another great morning for Crit racing at Symmons Plains Raceway, with a mild temperature and the reliably Nth wind.

A special thank you goes to Sam Pratt and Cormiston Legal for their continued sponsorship of these Crits.

A huge turn out of near 75 riders, including the ” Come and try ” riders goes to prove how appreciative the veteran riders are of these events.
Thanks also goes out to the sign-on ladies Amy Moore and Eileen John Hillier, and line judges Jenny Butler and Phil Stevenson. And Race Commissaire Nick Lawrence

And also thanks to Aroma’s Bambino for keeping everyone hydrated and fed.

A Grade;
1st Paul Butler
2nd Andrew Flanagan
3rd Dane Leedham
Prime; Scott Schilg

B Grade;
1st Nathan Brown
2nd Peter Booth
3rd Andrew Brown
Prime; Mic Lockyer

C Grade;
1st Simon Donovan
2nd Corey Beatson
3rd Julian Clayton
Prime; Mark Wilkie

D Grade;
1st Brendan Spurr
2nd Adam Clayton
3rd Janelle Smith
Prime; Brendan Spurr

E Grade;
1st Peter Dadson
2nd Justin Clements
3rd Leigh Pridmore
Prime; Tim Gunton

F Grade;
1st Bron Menzies
2nd Julie Bernal
Prime; Bron Menzies

G Grade;
1st Sheri Digney
2nd Brian Finn
Prime; Sheri Digney

It was glorious summer weather for today’s 40km graded mass start from Exeter. This course always creates fun racing with plenty of breakaways and chasing groups. There was a great turn out especially in A and C grades who had 14 and 13 riders respectively.

Greig Watson broke away solo before the turn and held off the chasing riders in a sensational ride to win in A grade. It was good to see Paul McKenzie out at vets and he rode well to take second with Paul Butler in third. Three B graders got away over the last hill with Matt Hibbs having the strongest kick to take the win from Colin Locke and Ricky Allen. Tyler Reeves keeps winning in C grade and showed he can handle the hills today to pip Andrew Howell with Brooke Lendvay in third. Mark Hogarth rode well to take the win in D grade. Olivier Chartrain had another win in E grade from Justin Clements and Georgina Sertori. Good to see Leigh Pridmore back and fit and he won the combined F/G race from Brian Finn and John Johnni Towers.

In what could well be a rarity with Cressy race day weather, it was a combination of calm and warm at the same time. On cue, the breeze picked up just after 10am.
A good turn out of just over 35 riders signed on, even with a lot of riders in Adelaide watching the T.D.U. and many still on holidays soaking up the sun.
Even with the combining of many grades, or grades racing as one bunch, there was some fast racing, with all finishing in bunch sprints. Proving that many riders were starting the year in flying form.

Many thanks to the ladies on the desk, Eileen John Hillier and Amy Moore, and also to Phil Stevenson for helping out there and on the finish line. Many thanks also to Jenny Butler as Race Commissionaire and duty marshals Andrew Brown, Matt Challis and Peter Westbrook.

A & B Grades;
1st Matthew Bernal
2nd Nathan Brown
3rd Micheal Wilson
4th Andrew Flanagan

C Grade;
1st Scott Evans

D Grade;
1st Jen Booth

E Grade;
1st Olivier Chartrain
2nd Peter Dadson
3rd Andrew Sertori

G Grade;
1st Brian Finn
2nd Andy Hodson
3rd John Hillier

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