‘Wild rider’ honoured at annual race meet

NORTH Coast Road Racers will host the annual Tony Angus Memorial team enduro race this weekend.

The two-hour race was named in memory of Angus who passed away in the late 1990s and it has been held every year since

"Not many of the current members had the pleasure of meeting Tony but the few that have said he was a great bloke and a wild rider, a legend amongst road bike riders," club president James Britton said.

"The club started with just a few blokes who wanted a cheap form of road-bike racing.

"Back in those days it was called bucket racing because most of the bikes where made from bits of bikes that where found in a bin or 'bucket'.

"It was an unwritten law that your bike wasn't allowed to be worth more than $1000."

Racing will be held Saturday from 9.30am to 5pm. The enduro is scheduled to be contested at 1pm. Action resumes at 9.30am on Sunday with racing to finish about 1pm. Entry is free with juniors aged nine to 15 encouraged to join the club.

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