Cycle racing will resume in Dubbo on Saturday with the first race of the 2020 Toyota Dubbo Cycle Club Winter road season, and the first competition on the new Criterium track.
The kilometre long criterium circuit has received excellent reviews from those who have trained on it, with the surface and layout conducive to some fast times. Saturday's racing will see a combined A and B grade having first use of the track, followed by C, then D grade. Junior riders will also race this week following the senior events.
Racing is expected to start at 1pm with A grade. The other grades will then have specific start times following this. With the club looking to provide a safe environment for all participants it will be a strict 'race and depart' environment.
Entry is via entryboss.cc and there is no sign on for the day to assist with physical distancing. The entryboss.cc site contains all information regarding social distancing requirements for the event. Further information is also available via Dubbo Cycle Club Facebook site.
The shortened Dubbo City Toyota Road Race Season will make good use of the criterium circuit with the senior riders racing the criterium style event on five occasions. The junior riders will base themselves there each week for their road races.
With club racing back in action many events for the more ambitious rider are now back on the radar. First it will be the junior riders racing the popular Hunter Junior which doubles as a selection race for the NSW National Championship team.
This years National Junior Road championship is relatively close at the familiar Wagga Wagga course, so state selection is a carrot to perform.
August will see some of the country's best senior road riders head to Goulburn to contest the Ken Dinnerville Memorial race.
Dubbo will have a good representation at this event that is sure to be heavily contested due to riders chomping at the bit for real life racing.
The Elite and U19 National Track Championships, postponed due to Covid-19 in March, have now been rescheduled for September at the Anna Mears Velodrome in Brisbane. With four Dubbo riders selected to represent NSW at the Championships the rescheduled event provides a preparation target for the clubs track riders.
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