Top juniors head for Bundy Cup
THE Bundaberg Cycling Club's immediate future looks exciting, with gun South Australian juniors George Tansley and Alex Edmondson joining Hervey Bay's Jordan Kirby as confirmed entrants in December's Bundy Cup on Wheels.
Tansley won the Rockhampton Cup on Wheels earlier this year, while Edmondson picked up three gold and one silver medal at the under-19 Australian track championships.
Kirby is a standout local junior who has excelled on the international scene this season.
A field of 25 elite riders are expected for the event, including local stars Aaron Kemps and Scott and Allan Davis.
The local season starts on October 9 and for the first time since 1971 races will take place on Saturday afternoon.
The presence of non-Bundaberg club members was so great the association was forced to switch from Wednesdays to make attending easier.
The influx of riders from Sunshine Coast, Brisbane and Wide Bay will be used to support the push for a facility upgrade for the club.
“It wouldn't just be benefiting Bundaberg, it would be a bonus for riders all over the state,” Bundaberg Cycling Club secretary Jason Templeman said.
“With the Gold Coast pushing for a Commonwealth Games we would be the obvious choice for training and competition if we had the new facility. It's very much what we are pushing for.”