Club gears up for winter race series in first with rival

LAPPING it up for a minimum prize pool of $2,000, Bankstown Sports Cycling Club is combining efforts with Lidcombe Auburn Cycling Club for the first time to bring a fantastic Saturday afternoon of road and criterion racing over eight weeks up until October 17 as part of their Winter Road Series.

Alternating between Dunc Gray Criterium Track and Lansdowne Reserve Road Circuit, racing – open to all Cycling Australia members – will be held across four grades for Men, Women and Juniors u15-u17, with dedicated racing also for the u9s, u11s and u13s.
On the race days, Juniors race from 1.15pm, B and D grades from 2pm and A and C grades from 3pm.
Bankstown Sports Cycling Club President Craig Moiler, who is one of the race organisers, says the annual series usually runs across 12 weeks but has had a later start this year because of Covid.
“We have our Covid safety plan in force, including pre-screening, and plenty of social distancing room for the riders,” he said.
“Normally we would encourage the general public to come along and be entertained on what is always a fantastic afternoon event but we can’t really do that at the moment.
“We are also asking participants to keep their spectators to a minimum.
“Still, we are just so happy to get some racing back on.”
If anyone is interested in cycle racing, training sessions take place at the Dunc Gray Velodrome on Monday and Wednesday nights from 6pm, with new riders welcome.
“We will also be starting a shortened Friday Night Track Racing Series at the Dunc Gray Velodrome on August 28, that we normally run in Winter in preparation for Summer Track Racing,” Moiler added.
Riders can register at