Track title for Amelia Top Hunter award to Tea Gardens


AT JUST 13 years of age Tea Gardens cyclist Amelia Follett capped off her second year in track racing by being awarded Hunter District Cycling Club female cyclist of the year.

One of her many achievements includes being chosen to represent her club at the Australian Junior Track Series with five other team mates.

The series was attended by Australia’s up and coming junior track racers and Follett finished in sixth place.

The races were held in Sydney, Launceston, Melbourne and Perth but the final race at Adelaide was too close to the NSW Championships so Follett was unable to attend.

At the recent State Championships held at the Dunk Grey Velodrome in Sydney, Follett and her team mate won the first round of the 500 metre sprint. In a very close final the girls were only a wheel length away from winning and had to settle for silver.

Racing again at the Dunc Grey Velodrome at the NSW Club Team Pursuit Championships Follett and her 13- year-old team mates raced under 19s and masters women with the final 2000 meters race. After losing the qualifier to the Bathurst Women’s team the girls managed to beat them the second time and brought home the state bronze medal.

She also won the coveted Cyclecover Sydney Cup Championships. Follett would like to thank Jim and Anne, owners of The Tea Gardens Ice Cream Shack for their generous sponsorship which has enabled her to buy much needed equipment.

The Ice Cream Shack has a slide show of photos of Follett and her sister racing as well as a calendar of events, and they will have regular updates of their racing.

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