Retired reverend Richard Brown's 400km training paid off with a win in the Ballina Masters Cycling Club handicap.
Retired reverend Richard Brown's 400km training paid off with a win in the Ballina Masters Cycling Club handicap. Contribted

Retired reverend's winning streak continues

RETIREMENT suits former Reverend Richard Brown, as he took out his second win in a row on the weekend.

Now he no longer administers to his flock, the Ballina Masters Cycling Club's dynamo is training hard and riding 400km a week in an effort to retain his momentum.

These efforts saw Brown streak in to a comfortable first place on the 10.3km straight handicap to Wardell on Saturday.

Initially listed as a team's event, officials deemed the strong northerly winds too dangerous, so the BMCC race was converted into a straight one-way handicap to Wardell.

Brown took off like a rocket and according to commissaries, was never seen or caught, resulting in a winning time of 16.20 and an average speed of 38.15kmph.

Next over the line was trial rider Chris Dove in 15.07 who averaged 41 kmph, however, Brendan Lowery was officially second in 13.40 averaging 46.12kmph.

In third place David Cowdrey achieved 15.32 and averaged 40.34kmph , fourth was Garry Whitfield in 15.31 averaging 40.36kmph and in fifth place was Bruce Syme on 15.37 averaging 40.21.

BMCC thanked Alan Paull, Kevin Durkin, Jack Ransom, Chris Syme, Ian Gailor, Bob Charlton, Bill Richardson and Bruce Syme for their assistance with the event.

The club welcomes new members. http://ballinamasterscycle.com.au/


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