AusCycling Schools MTB Series - Round 2 Lysterfield & Round 3 You Yangs

Our Woodleigh XC MTB team has been busy over recent weekends with rounds 2 & 3 of the AusCycling Schools MTB Series. Lysterfield and the You Yangs were our racing destinations.

The Lysterfield course took in sections of the State MTB Course (formerly the 2006 Commonwealth Games track), featuring winding tracks through the bush and technical rock gardens. We had several top 10 finishers throughout the day, with Archie Butt taking 4th in U13 Boys Novice, Josh Strouts placed 6th and Nate Woollard 9th in U15 Boys Novice, and a 10th place for Charlie Hosking in U15 Boys Racing.

We received our new Woodleigh Cycling Team jerseys just in time for Round 3 at the You Yangs. Rocking the Woodleigh orange, you couldn’t miss the team as they negotiated the fast and flowing You Yangs circuit. Our riders had another strong day, with Lewis Wakeling 5th and Blake Gordon 8th in U15 Boys Novice, Charlie Hosking 5th in U15 Boys Racing, Dash Penna 7th, and Rupert Tiedemann 8th in U17 Boys Novice.

Well done to Riley Kirk and Moscow Roller, who also put in strong rides at Lysterfield and the You Yangs.

AusCycling has just advised that the fourth round of the series will take place on Sunday, 17 September, in Bendigo. We look forward to rounding out the series in Bendigo. It is not too late to get involved, with our Wednesday night training rides in Red Hill becoming ever more popular. We have some school bikes and helmets for anyone who wants to get out on the trails!

Assistant to the Director of Sport