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New competitive cycling club for all riders

WHEELY GOOD: Northern Rivers elite cyclist Kasey Clark (far left) is the inaugural president of the new Ballina Cycle Club.
WHEELY GOOD: Northern Rivers elite cyclist Kasey Clark (far left) is the inaugural president of the new Ballina Cycle Club. Supplied

IT DOESNT' matter if you prefer to hurtle down a rocky trail or train on the road ahead of a criterium, there's a new bike club in the region which will cater for your cycling passion.

Cyclists across the Northern Rivers will find something no matter their bike and event type, at the newly formed Ballina Bicycle Club.

While the BBC will hold general riding and training sessions, it will also take a more competitive focus under the aegis of inaugural president Kasey Clark.

Clark, 23, has extensive experience competing in the National Road Series and has ridden with several Gold Coast and Brisbane teams.

In the decade since he's been riding since 2007, Clark is a respected criterium specialist and has been a state champion in Queensland in the U23 category.

I've also raced in Adelaide, Toowoomba and in the Battle of the Border and we plan to ramp up the competitive racing side for our members,” he said.

"While I want to see juniors getting involved and having a substantial field there, the BBC will also welcome people of all ages and types of riding who want to participate in road and mountain-bike riding.”

Clark said the Northern Rivers offers sensational training opportunities.

"Around Murwillumbah is rated as the best places to race and train in Australia behind Falls Creek, as its so undulating,” he said.

BBC vice-president Mark Downey said the club is keen to run both social and racing events.

”We want to develop opportunities for everyone interested in cycling in the region to participate”.

”If you are interested in being involved in riding or racing or any other aspect of the club, please don't hesitate to contact me on 0428 543 122.”

Ballina Bicycle Club Committee

President - Kasey Clark

Vice President - Mark Downey

Secretary - Cameron Johnston

Treasurer - Frank Day

Assistant Treasurer - Richard Brown

VP Racing - Andrew Downey

VP Women's Cycling - Belinda Caldwell

Additional Committee - Bruce Syme

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