2018-06-30: Alf Walker Memorial Handicap

Created: 14 June 2018 Last Updated: 14 June 2018

Alf Walker began racing as a junior in 1948 and at the same time joined the Brunswick Cycling Club Committee.  His committee position out-lasted his racing career, but that is only because he continued to serve as club treasurer until 2016 where you could see him handing out prize money on Tuesday night track sessions each week.  Alf’s involvement in and fingerprints on Melbourne, Victorian, Australian, Olympic and international cycling in nearly 70 years cannot be fully stated here. 

However it may be from Alf’s daily local involvement with junior clinics, running races, Commissairing and serving as a mentor that so many people connected with him and therefore connected with cycling.  The strength of the communities he built and influenced continue to grow and be available even for those who didn’t have the pleasure of knowing him. 

Of course if you asked Alf about all of that, he would probably ignore the question, remark on what was happening right at the moment, and then ask what you’re doing next. 

 

 

We are out at Balliang for this event.  Brunswick will be running the Alfondo recreational ride with 25k and 50k options for those wishing to remember Alf or learn more about handicap racing.  Entry is $10 and race licence not required. There will be a coach and experienced ride marshals.  Naturally for Alf's race, there are also junior grades!

This is the second of the NorthWestern Handicap Tour, our new partnership with Footscray and Geelong Cycling Clubs.  The series consists of 7 races, with each riders best 4 races counting towards overall points for a $2,100 prize pool (plus prizes at each event).

All riders must enter in advance via the EntryBoss link below. The link also contains further race information. As this is a handicap, we ask that you enter before Thursday. 

EntriesEntry Boss (Late Entry Policy

Entries open Sunday at 6pm for vols and then Monday at 9pm for non-vols.  Entries close on Thursday morning.  There are no on-the-day entries.

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