Dubbo Cycle Club's Time Trial championships were held on Sunday in windy and cold conditions at Wongarbon.
Saturday's Road Championships were postponed due to the bad weather around the region but 28 riders set out on the Westella Road on Sunday. They enjoyed the wind at their backs before turning back to town into a solid westerly breeze with some light showery rain.
There was some outstanding individuals results and a great showing from the female riders who took almost half of the podium finishes.
The highly-regarded Kurt Eather regained the A Grade title in style, making his average speed of 43 km/hr look easy.
Next fastest was his younger brother Dylan, who made his impressive return to racing last week after recovering from a broken hand. Third was Kyle Dunn in a great effort in his first year on a bicycle.
Success is nothing new for Simone Grounds but she proved the conditions were no great problem on Sunday on her way to becoming the new B Grade champion. Grounds also had the second-fastest time on the day.
Kate Spicer, last year's champion, travelled from Coonabarabran to take second while Rod Mildner from Warren took third. Haylee Fuller was poised to make it an all-female podium but was unlucky with a flat tire at the turn around.
Tim Howlett is improving every week, and in taking out the C Grade would appear to be putting B Grade on notice. A remarkable performance by Imogen and Mikayla Fuller taking out second and third respectively, indicating that these two sisters are going to be the ones to watch in the near future.
Steven Munn had the fastest time in D Grade, averaging a respectable 30 km/hr. Georgia Farr, last year's champion, was the fastest female and came in second with Matthew Fuller third.
Juniors raced on Sunday afternoon at the crit track, and it was well-attended given the cold weather.
In the combined under 11s and under 13s, Will Weeks was the first over the line, closely followed by William Tanswell with scratch marker Sid Pickering coming home very strong in third and was fastest on the day. Bella Weeks was the fastest under 13 female, and Scarlet Weeks the fastest under 11 female.
Abagail Dwyer rode a very strong five laps to be the best of the participation group, she was followed by Tommy Tanswell. Isaac Dwyer celebrated his birthday with a third place and his little sister Rachel finished her first three lap race.
Next weekend the Dubbo Cycle Club action will be criterium racing at the Dubbo Regional Cycling Facility.
Spectators are welcome to attend and it is free entry.