See cycling at its best at weekend

LAST YEAR'S WINNER: Winner of the Whyalla Toyota Senior Open Wheel Race in 2018 was Daniel Siwek.

LAST YEAR'S WINNER: Winner of the Whyalla Toyota Senior Open Wheel Race in 2018 was Daniel Siwek.

Cycling will be at its best at the Whyalla velodrome.

Seventy-five riders will compete in more than 50 events, with non-stop action including heart starter, scratch, handicap and Keirin races.

Racing starts at 4pm till late.

Visiting from Adelaide’s South Australian Sporting Institute (SASI) will be 8-10 team sprint competitors with coach James Glasspool to test their skills on the outdoor track.

This is the best assembly of riders from outside Whyalla for more than 25 years to take on the local riders.

Keeping us well versed of the riders and events on the mic will be ‘Fritz Fargher’ always with a tale to tell.

The ultimate senior trophy is the Whyalla Toyota Senior Open Wheel Race, a six-lap final from heat qualifiers.

Come and support our Whyalla riders including the Hoffman brothers Lucas and Leigh, last year’s winner of this Senior Open Wheel Race Daniel Siwek and other up and coming identities.

The SASI sprint team riders will be involved in a men’s and women’s Keirin race, a motor paced event where the motorcycle pulls off into the centre with two and a half laps to go leaving the riders to sprint to the finish.

This is a crowd pleaser and entertaining to see the riders jostle for the best positions to bring home the win.

Dylan Stanton, Leigh Hoffman, Cooper Jacobs and Troy Brougham were all good contenders for podium places last year.

Dylan Stanton, Leigh Hoffman, Cooper Jacobs and Troy Brougham were all good contenders for podium places last year.

The major junior trophy is the Lynne Peters Memorial Wheel Race open to Whyalla riders from U13 to U17 in memory of this junior cyclist who lost his life.

It’s a four-lap handicap race with strong competition between Cooper Jacobs and Dylan Stanton.

Amongst the female riders Quenby Schmitz, Macy Brougham and Riegan Stanton are all good contenders.

Coffee van, canteen delights and famous charcoal chicken  – finger licking good – and bar facilities are available (no BYO alcohol).

Gate entry is a gold coin donation.

All are welcome – don’t miss this spectacular cycling event with the best line-up of competitors for more than 25 years.