SOME of the state’s top veteran cyclists will be in Warrnambool this weekend to battle for the Jack Brennan/Robbie Hall Memorial and $2500 in cash and prizes.
The Warrnambool Veterans Cycling Club will host the 60km handicap on Sunday.
Eighty-four cyclists from across the state have registered and Warrnambool veterans’ club president Barry Warren said he expected the scratch men to finishing the race fairly quickly.
“Those guys will be doing upwards of 45 kilometres an hour so it will be a quick race,” Warren said. “We have Roy Clarke and Guy Green coming down — they both placed at a big open race in Bendigo last week and are in good form.
“Local riders off scratch will be Timshell Knoll-Miller, Darrin Jones, Brian McNamara and Lee Kelly.
“It will be a high quality field and we should see some good racing.”
Warren said the race was started to honour the contribution Brennan and Hall made to cycling in Warrnambool.
He said the race would begin at the Wangoom Hall, with riders completing two laps of the Wangoom-Bant’s Quarry circuit, and then one lap of the Hopkins Falls circuit.
Racing action will kick off at 10am.