Harrison follows dad on velodrome
Commonwealth Games gold medallist Allan Davis and son Harrison added a special extra dimension to Bundaberg Cycling Club racing on Saturday night.
Thirty-five riders lined up at the Kevin Brogden Memorial Velodrome across four divisions, and they were all inspired to either ride alongside or watch Davis in action.
The night's program kicked off with the novice events, with a strong showing of eight riders, but Axel Montana, having his first ride on the Velodrome, did extremely well along with Harrison, a fourth-generation rider.
At just four years of age, he showed he has the love of the sport like his father, and his family before him, and he even has his own cheer squad.
Patrick Brennan, Dominic Devine and Courtney Cooper also produced some strong and improved efforts in C and D Grade with all three having some great contests against each other for placings.
Brock Cooper and Leanna Sutton also had an exciting finish in the 1000m Handicap, with the former “taking the chocolates” this time.
Evergreens Shane Roberts and Matt Wall again rode well in B Grade, but the highlight was the return the track racing by Quinn Cramer, who out-foxed the boys for a good win the 1000m Handicap.
Mixed results were the order of the night in A Grade, but Dylan Newberry, from the Fraser Coast Club, was extremely competitive and the ultra-consistent Brad Davis is starting to show some real form heading into the upcoming 4BU Cycling Spectacular Bundy Sugar Cup on Wheels.
There will be another race meeting this Saturday at 6pm with nominations from 5.30pm. Spectators are welcome.