Road race to test riders

PEDAL POWER: Port Fairy Cycling Club member Graeme Burchell is in top form after winning the Frank Long Classic in Hamilton last weekend. Port Fairy is hosting the Graham Woodrup Memorial Road Race on Sunday.
PEDAL POWER: Port Fairy Cycling Club member Graeme Burchell is in top form after winning the Frank Long Classic in Hamilton last weekend. Port Fairy is hosting the Graham Woodrup Memorial Road Race on Sunday.

RIDERS from across the district will line up in Port Fairy Cycling Club’s premier annual event this weekend.

The club is hosting the Graham Woodrup Memorial Road Race on Sunday. 

The late Graham Woodrup was a champion Port Fairy cyclist.

His widow, Hester Woodrup, said the memorial road race was a great legacy.

“This is the 26th running of the road race and it has always drawn a good field of riders,” she said.

“The Murray to Moyne, which is also named after Graham, is a social, fundraising event but the race this weekend is exactly that, a race. As much as Graham loved raising money through community rides, he also loved getting out and racing hard. It’s great to think this race carrying his name is still so well respected and sought after by riders after going for such a long time.” 

It has been a busy period for the Port Fairy Cycling Club with riders dominating a double-header of rides in Hamilton last weekend. Graeme Burchell won the Frank Long Classic while Shaun King was first home in the T.J. Goodall Memorial Road Race.