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Cyclists from Byron and Ballina clubs battled for points in the new Shire Shootout series last Sunday.

Chris Boogert has taken out the first race of a new series organised and co-hosted by the Ballina Bicycle Club (BBC) and the Byron Bay Cycle Club (BBCC) called the Shire Shooutout.

The first of eight races making up the Shire Shootout was held last Sunday at the Byron Arts and Industry Estate and featured 33 riders across four grades.

Despite a few cars around the place, riders had extremely safe conditions that made for some fun, exciting and tough racing.

The series will test riders across a mix of disciplines including criterium, road, handicap as well as individual time trial.

Points will be accumulated for placings, participation and volunteering over the eight rounds in a combined points score across all grades. 

Round 2 of the Shootout will be a road race hosted by the Ballina club starting from the Macadamia Castle on Sunday February 10.

Results

A grade: Chris Boogert, Tim Reed, Tim Van Berkel. Prime – Tim Van Berkel.

B grade: Wes Thompson, Matt Jones, Nick Howe. Prime – Matt Jones

C grade: David Walsh, Tim Ryan, Michael Hughes. Prime – Tim Ryan

D grade: Dave Scully, Richard Brown, Sarah Ryn.

First female: Sarah Ryan.

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