Cycle event forced to alter route

GRAFTON Cycle Club’s signature event, the Mauri Kautto Memorial Teams’ Time Trial, will proceed despite the road works that threatened “red light” the race.

With construction being carried out on Summerland Way this month, the time trial was in danger of being cancelled or postponed.

Despite the obstruction, unhappy Grafton president Trevor Creighton says his squad will take to the road.

“We’re very disappointed that we can’t run attempts to break the course record this year because of the disruption caused by the road works but the Mauri Kautto Memorial Teams’ Time Trial will go ahead,” he said.

The race will still run along the usual course for the first 25km but riders will turn just before the road works, then head back into Grafton and repeat the loop to complete the 100km.

The annual race starts Sunday, June 13 at 9am with teams setting off along Turf Street from near the Bacon Street intersection.

Grafton Cycle Club organises the race as a memorial to Mauri Kautto, one of the club and region’s finest riders.

There will be a strong mix of local teams and riders from other clubs with an anticipated turnout of 150-plus riders and helpers.

It’s an important opportunity to showcase the Clarence Valley as a cycling destination as well as bringing business to the region.

For more information contact Trevor Creighton on 02 6642 7890.



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