As you may have seen in The Element Race Series mail outs, SPR is hosting handicap road race “The Beverley” in partnership with the Beverley Heroic weekend.
On Saturday 14th October, we continue the revival of the famous old race along the same format as last year’s awesome outing. A 114km Handicap race, starting and finishing in the charming Wheatbelt town of Beverley – a quick one and a bit hours East of Perth. As I wrote last year……..
“Rolling over undulating terrain, riders travel through rural views gently uphill, into shaded bushland of Wandoo National Park. The turnaround on to the return run sees a fast flowing lightly downhill run – handicap groups will need to work well to keep the scratch men at bay. The racing climaxes in the short rise on the approach to Lenard Rd with 4km to go– the first rider to crest holds the advantage in a fast run into the line.
The handicap format encourages groups to work well together over the parcours.”
Couldn’t have said it better myself!
Last year we were graced with multiple Track World Champions and local legends Cameron Meyer and Michael Freiberg as our winner and runner up in a cracking sprint finish. And how can we not mention Col Tierney – he may have been third, but this C-grader attacking solo from 18km out and ONLY JUST getting caught in the final 300m (and it took 2 World Champs, don’t forget!) made for a thoroughly exciting race.
Entries for The Beverley are open here.
This is a big day for SPR, but it’s also a massive weekend of cycling. There is The Beverley, Retro Bike show and Cyclocross racing on Saturday, then the Beverley Heroic rides on Sunday. Make a weekend of it and come and stay overnight. An entire weekend ALL ABOUT BIKES AND RIDING – how good is that?
We’d love to see a sea of green once again. You can race or volunteer to help run the day. Volunteering and giving back to the Club is what makes our little green community great! Get behind and support the Club.
Go on – be Heroic.