Consistent Hines top of overall point score

DUBBO Cycle Club celebrated another successful road season on Saturday evening when the club held its annual road presentation evening at the Dubbo City Bowling Club.

Tim Hines was the winner of the 2016 Overall Points Score Standings for the Dubbo City Toyota Road Racing Series by a staggering 60 points ahead of David Gerrish in second (319 points).

Chris Couper finished in third spot (295 points) with Sarah Gordon in fourth (274 points) and Adam Mitchell in fifth (273 points).

Craig May finished sixth on 271 points and was followed by Sam Peacocke (253 points), Julia Graham (247 points), Mike Ticehurst (234 points) and Jeff Sargent (234 points) rounding out the top ten.

Hines competed in all 15 rounds of the Dubbo City Toyota Road Racing Series and the Easter Bars Classic and was incredibly consistent throughout the season and registered many podium placings.

A total of 70 riders contested rounds of the Dubbo City Toyota Road Racing Series in the senior grades. 

Also a strong showing of junior riders tested their skills in the junior road series with Angus Campbell (121 points) the overall points winner ahead of Imi Fuller (120 points), Jessica Fuller (112 points), Makayla Fuller (110 points), Emily Hines (107 points), Rocco Wrigley (58 points), Isabelle Russell (58 points), Tom Williamson (34 points) and Georgia Farr (20 points).

Winners and placegetters of the Club Championships were also awarded for their performances in the road race and time trial events across five grades of senior riders and two grades of junior riders.

WINNER: Tim Hines took out the 2016 Overall Points Score Standings for the Dubbo City Toyota Road Racing Series. Photo: BROOK KELLEHEAR-SMITH

WINNER: Tim Hines took out the 2016 Overall Points Score Standings for the Dubbo City Toyota Road Racing Series. Photo: BROOK KELLEHEAR-SMITH

For riders to qualify for the overall club champion in their respective grades, they must compete in the road race and time trial and complete a minimum of 5 club road events throughout the season.

Adam Mitchell was the overall A-grade club champion, Dylan Eather and Darrell Wheeler tied for B-grade club champion, Jeff Sargent took out the C-grade club champion award, while Sam Peacocke was the D-grade winner and young Zac Fuller was the overall E-grade winner.

Imogen Fuller was the winner of both the under-11 time trial and road race ahead of twin sister Makayla in both events.

Isabelle Russell finished third in the road race and Tom Williamson was third in the time trial. 

Emily Hines was the winner of both under-9 races ahead of Jessica Fuller.

Track training commenced at Victoria Park No.1 Oval on Tuesday evening, with a good showing of riders dusting of their track bikes ahead of the opening night of racing on Tuesday October 4.

Training will continue on Tuesday and Thursday evenings for junior and senior riders until Tuesday October 4 when racing commences and training will then take place on Thursday evenings and the ever popular 100-lap motor paced endurance training taking place on Wednesday nights.

Several Dubbo Cycle Club riders will be training hard over the coming months and will be targeting some open events in the early part of the season.

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