by Juile Moore
THE Scott Peoples Foundation in partnership with Cycling Victoria and the Shepparton Cycling Club are proud to present the 4th instalment of Scotty’s Race. Established in 2007 following the tragic death of promising Shepparton cyclist Scott Peoples, the Scott Peoples Foundation assists junior cyclists achieve their cycling goals by providing valuable financial support. A key part of the foundation’s activities is the running of Scotty’s Race and 2011 sees a new race format and schedule in the Victorian Road Cycling Calendar.
The 2010 Scotty’s Race was originally planned for December but unprecedented flooding in areas around the course prevented the race from going ahead. Six months later, a new course and race format has been devised. This year’s race will be a handicap event opening the door to more competitors to take part. The course has been shortened to 98km from the original 130km course. A total prize purse of $5,000 is up for grabs with prize money paid to 10th place as well as fastest time and intermediate sprints.
The race will start and finish at Kialla Central and the event site will be located in front of the Kialla Hall. Cycling is synonymous with good coffee so there will be coffee and catering on site for the day for competitors and spectators alike. Race start time is 1pm and riders are expected to finish at approximately 4pm. The course involves an initial 15km lap of the Mitchell Rd/Boundary Rd/River Rd circuit before heading south towards Euroa, turning left onto the Murchison Violet Town Rd and then left again before Violet Town to take the riders back towards Bells/Armstrongs Rd and back to Boundary/River Rds for a finish at the Hall.
Riders from across the state will be competing in what should be an excellent field. A strong local field is also entered with 22 Shepparton Cycling Club members entered. Entries are still open at the Cycling Victoria website.
For further information, please contact Adam Furphy on 0418 122 258