The Auscycling CX 2022 State Series kicked off in Port Adelaide CC's home turf, right on the waterfront at Joyce Snadden Reserve, Saturday 14th May 2022. Thenks to the City of Port Adelaide Enfield for helping secure a last-minute venue change which yielded a course that had every surface type imaginable, from lush turf, a bog patch, pavers, road, and super deep sand and slipper pine needles - and racing right on the banks of the Port River. Port Adelaide CC was supported by the AusCycling crew with the required road closure and barriers giving us a rare road section to race upon. As we'd hoped, the Port dophins did finally make a brief appearance during the Women's Races!
Unfortunately with the days getting shorter, and the velodrome lights being out of action (they work but we just can't turn them on!) we've had to suspend both the Tuesday and Thursday sessions at Hanson Reserve until the lights are repaired by the City of Port Adelaide Enfield. We just don't have enough light to a safe session (and daylight savings ends this weekend).
The AusCycling National Esports Series is running again for 2022 and everyone is welcome to join the PACC team for the event. There are no limits to the number of riders for a club in all grades. So the more riders, the more points that we can score for the club!
People 'sent it' at a brand new venue in Kings Reserve, Torrensville, with many thanks to the City of West Torrens for use of the park. (Did anyone send it better than Andrew, pictured?) With multiple whoops, sweeping off camber turns and an old slippery dip staircase and soft fall play area (which was used for some soft falling!) about 90 riders pinned on a number for a spin in the park. The course was set up in good time with a handful of trusty volunteers, and some of those, along with some random riders were lucky enough to win some Cycle Closet vouchers for their trouble.
We were back racing in the beautiful Peace Park with AusCycling help on the last say of the Santos Festival of Cycling. The Pirate Life bar was ticking along, the Trott Park BBQ was sizzling with many people out enjoying the best weather an Adelaide summer can possibly offer. Thanks to Cervelo for showcasing the latest in their gravel range.