Cyclists chase riches in Christmas carnivals

CHAMPIONSHIPS and money will be won at the four Christmas cycling carnivals being run across Victoria.

Saturday night's racing at Bendigo includes the Lindsay Harrington Memorial Wheelrace (2000m).

A great program at the Tom Flood Sports Centre includes the women's wheelrace, Victorian men's 10-mile motor-pace championship,  Victorian under-17 boys' scratch championship, and Godfrey Family women's omnium.

Junior racing begins at 2pm, with the seniors to compete on the Barnard Street track from 6pm.

The carnival series begins at Horsham on Friday.

Other rounds are Shepparton on Sunday and Wangaratta on Monday.  

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