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Happenings

06

May
2013

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In Happenings

By Gavin Bannerman

Bowled over

On 06, May 2013 | 3 Comments | In Happenings | By Gavin Bannerman

Bowl-O-Cross – wow. Yesterday was another top day at the Holland Park Bowls Club. A tight, fun course designed by Brad Norman, weather that turned out to be perfect, a noisy crowd, good coffee, food and beer. Oh, and racing.

Bowl-O-Cross 2013 will probably be remembered as the day that Robbie McEwen made his cyclocross debut. That’s right, we organised a cyclocross race at a bowls club and one of Australia’s most illustrious cyclists turned up to ride. Robbie is officially the nicest bloke in the world. I could give examples, but what he said when he accepted his first place trophy says it all.

Robbie McEwen’s Bowl-O-Cross acceptance speech from Gavin Bannerman on Vimeo.

But Bowl-O-Cross was about the spirit of participation. Having a go and cheering on every competitor. Along with Robbie, it was Miles Maclennan’s first cyclocross race. For me, one of the highlights of the day was everyone cheering Miles, the youngest competitor, home over the finish line.

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Other notable events included He-Man turning the bowling green into his own Castle Greyskull, Michael MacMahon competing in a skimpy white dress and Colleen South’s music delighting the crowd on her birthday.

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Thanks to everyone for making it such a special day. You can re-live it through Flickr here.

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Full race results will be available on the Queensland Cyclocross site, but here are some of the winners.

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Comments

  1. Ray Franke

    Beaming all day today after an awesome afternoon at Bowl-O-Cross yesterday. Cyclocross at a Bowls Club??? – You guys pulled it off, BIG TIME. What a hoot.

    Cheers and adulation to all involved.

  2. jason starr

    Best day ever. Awesome fun I can’t wait to have another go at it. Great work guys.

  3. Sally Ogilvie

    As usually AWESOME event!!! You guys really know how to put the fun together. Can’t wait for the next one. Well done!

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