the dardanup open is on next weekend and our sister club, south west cc, has changed the format to make it a combination of road race and cyclo-sportif. there will be 2 separate races on, a road race, then a cyclo-style time trial. the winners will be those with the best combined time in the two events including bonus’ for the place getters in the road race.
the road race is only 40kms and the time trial is also 40kms. there are no tt bikes, sperm helmets or disc wheels allowed, so it will be just like a cyclo. for those with a recreational licence, you will be able to enter D grade which is just the team time trial. this provides a much cheaper alternative to the bwa events.
registrations close midnight on tuesday 4th and are only $40 for A-C grade and $25 for D grade.
i recommend that you get on board to support this event as the swcc put on a good race and this year they are trying to cater for the recreational membership. their club is very similar to ours and comprises of about half recreational members.
there are prizes to be won and golden gnomes on offer.