Maddern claims Melbourne Cup on Wheels win

Leshae Maddern (centre) on the podium.
Leshae Maddern (centre) on the podium.

Castlemaine Cycling Club members headed down to Melbourne to race on the weekend of February 20-21, with riders taking part in either the Victorian State championships or the Melbourne Cup on Wheels.

Adam and Daniel Jackson took on the elite championships, both rode well, with Daniel doing a personal best time in the 1000 metre individual time trial. While Jemima Hargreaves took on the Under 19 state championships, coming home with a 3rd in the sprints.

Sunday afternoon saw the running of the Melbourne Cup on Wheels, where Leshae Maddern put in an impressive ride to take the win in the women’s Under 17 event. Well done to everyone who represented the club. 

On Sunday, March 7 the Castlemaine Cycling Club will be holding a club combine, hosting cyclists from all around the state, putting on plenty of races with plenty of prize money. It will also hold the Under 15/ Under 17 Jonathan Kuhle Memorial Race.

For any one interested in getting along to watch, racing will start at 11am. Meanwhile regular club racing will still be running every Tuesday at 6pm and every second Saturday at 5.30pm.
For more information on trying out racing or joining in on fitness rides please contact Courtney on 0438 593 185.

Lisa Dennis
Editor of the Castlemaine Mail newspaper and senior journalist on our sister paper the Midland Express. Over the last 24 years Lisa been proudly reporting news in the Mount Alexander and Macedon Ranges communities.