Not to push the point, we have enjoyed another wonderful year at the Women’s and Men’s Tour Down Under in #Radelaide. The women’s racing was exceptional, with some brutal climbs and hard fought sprint finishes. And the SPR #Radelaide Crew also caught up with old friend and current ITT World Champion Annemiek van Vleuten. As you do. And now it’s got us all primed for more racing here in Perth.
One of the big stories over in #Radelaide was that the SA State Government has added cash to the prize money for the Womens’ TDU to offer EQUAL PRIZE MONEY across both the women’s and men’s races. Awesome, right?
Which brings us to………
Renae’s Race, Sunday 28th January.
This annual Criterium format race is THE race event where the Chicks (and not just SPR CHICKS) take centre stage. The race event is run in memory of Renae Baker, who was lost by her family and the greater WA Cycling Community way too early. The Baker family have supported this great Women’s event directly since its inception and are ever on hand to make the presentations to the winners.
For something new, this years’ event is being hosted the Midvale Speed Dome complex, moving away from the Tech Park site. The Midland course is fully closed to traffic (TICK), has a freshly finished face lift (TICK), some shaded areas to sit and watch the action (TICK) and is focused on Women’s racing for the day – Big Bloody Tick.
Some of the best Women riders have won Renae’s Race – State, Australian, Oceania and World Champions and Olympic medallists including Sharon Suckling, Emma Pooley, Josie Tomic, Jessica Allen, Amanda Nabi (yep, same one!) and Rebecca Mackey to name a bunch.
Entries close Thursday night 25th January, so you only have a few days to organise.
When: Sunday, 28th January 2018
Where: Speed Dome, Eddie Barron Drive, Midvale
Entry Cost: $20 plus $5 transponder fee (BYO transponder available)
All registrations must be completed online, day licenses and three ride permits are available via Cycling Australia online.
Get on it, or get out and support!
Strong Women – SPR have been dispatching them since 2008!