Champion’s tips for the Cycle Classic

Champion: Scott McGrory is a strong supporter of the Fiona Elsey Cancer Research Institute. PICTURE: Supplied

Champion: Scott McGrory is a strong supporter of the Fiona Elsey Cancer Research Institute. PICTURE: Supplied

The Fiona Elsey Cancer Research Institute fundraising ride is fast-approaching, and Scott McGrory has some last-minute tips for those taking part. 

Up until now, with three weeks to go, McGrory said riders should been focused on getting their rears used to extended times on the bike. 

The next training segment should look at broadening riding experience in preparation for the tougher parts of the course. 

“Mix up your riding – riding endless laps of the lake might be fun but it won’t prepare you for conquering the hill, the KOM on the Nationals Course, or the climb into Mt Edgerton,” he said. 

“Take every opportunity to explore new circuits and roads in the Ballarat region.” 

McGrory, an Olympic gold medallist on the track, is an ambassador for the ride and will provide training tips in The Courier up until the February 21 event. 

For those not keen on turning the legs over even on the 50km ride, there is the Lake Relay or the Lap of the Lake Celebration Walk. 

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