After the opening two rounds of the Northwave Junior Road Series – NSW/ACT, the halfway point approaches with the Percival Property Port Macquarie Junior Tour.
Male and female riders aged nine to 16 from the ACT, New South Wales and Queensland will race on the Burrawan Forrest State Drive Circuit near Lake Innes in an event sure to attract plenty of supporters from throughout the state.
Scheduled to take place on May 28–29, the two-day tour is another opportunity for young riders to gain experience and knowledge that will assist them with their future cycling aspirations.
The Saturday will see riders tested by individual time trials followed by the criteriums set to run on the purpose-built 900-metre circuit, which features challenging corners and a sharp climb.
The road races will conclude the tour on the Sunday with Sapling Creek and Hastings Dam serving as scenic backdrops.
In 2022, the Port Macquarie Cycle Club, which was founded by AusCycling’s General Manager of Club Development Graham Seers, will host the event for the 20th time.
“Junior cycling is the breeding ground of future elite racers, so the opportunity to assist the Port Macquarie Cycle Club in hosting the Percival Property Junior Tour for another year was not one to be missed,” said Seers, who will be this year’s Race Director.
Seers founded Port Macquarie CC in 1988. It was originally an association of road cyclists and triathlon enthusiasts in the area and was known as the Port Macquarie Tri/Cycle Club.
Four years later the club split, but Port Macquarie CC went on to excel in its ability to produce state, national and international-level riders. Lauren Kitchen and the Morton brothers, Lachlan and Angus, are just a few who came through the junior ranks of the club and went on to become well-known cycling names.
The Percival Property Port Macquarie Junior Tour, shaped by the club – especially life member Joan Hawes, who has been instrumental in organising the event since its formation – has grown to become an attraction for all young cyclists.
Members of the public are invited to attend to watch potential future champions in action. A club house, canteen and coffee truck will be on site for riders and spectators to enjoy.
Entries for the Percival Property Port Macquarie Junior Tour are open now.