Riders are preparing for three consecutive days of action-packed cycling at regional Victorian Christmas carnivals.
The events start in Castlemaine on December 28, followed by Bendigo on the 29th before it wraps up in Shepparton on the 30th.
Bendigo District Cycling Club will host several key events at its race meet which includes junior scratch championships, Godfrey Family Omnium, Lindsay Harrington Memorial Wheel Race, 10-Mile Motor Pace, Invitational Men's Keirin and the Women's Wheel Race.
BDCC's Noel Sens said the Christmas carnival was an important event on the club's calendar.
"Especially from a junior perspective as there will be three Victorian titles up for grabs," he said.
"During the past two years the junior nationals have been cancelled multiple times due to COVID-19 and strong performances in title races will give them a chance to gain entry to nationals in 2022."
Senior riders will contest one of the club's most prestigious events - the Lindsay Harrington Memorial Wheel Race.
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Harrington's involvement with cycling started in 1982 after his sons Terry and Jamie took up the sport.
After years of work across a range of roles for the BDCC, Harrington was made a life member in 1990.
The race has been won by some of the sport's best riders including Luke Wight who will be in action this year in the chase for his fourth title, in addition to the defending event winner Pat Eddy.
Sens will be in attendance at all three carnivals as a commentator.
"I really love being involved," Sens said.
"It can be a challenge, but I really enjoy commentating cycling.
Meanwhile, the BDCC recently held its annual club championships where Sam Eddy won the title after a big day of racing throughout Harcourt.
Eddy secured victory after a two-up sprint against Tali Lane Welsh who finished second, followed by Pat Eddy in third.
On the first lap Sam Eddy and Lane Welsh broke away with around a one minute gap over the rest of the bunch.
The field looked to be regrouping on the final lap but the lead pair worked together to maintain a buffer over the main pack.
During the fast downhill finish Eddy was able to break away from Lane Welsh to wrap up the five-lap 72.5km race in 1:42.59.
Further back in the field saw Eddy's brother Pat finish third ahead of Nate Hadden, Jamie Coles, Tasman Blizzard, Kobe Henderson and former club champion Darren Lapthorne.
There were also top riders in action for the chase to secure the women's club championship title.
After an impressive race Courtney Sherwell took the honours for 2021 ahead of under-19 rising star Belinda Bailey.
Riders are back on track on Thursday night at Tom Flood for the Moroni's Bikes Wheel Race.
Support events are motorpace and scratch races.
Juniors will contest scratch races, wheel race heats and finals.
Action begins with juniors at 6.30pm and seniors from 7.15pm.
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