Byron Bay Cycling Club is in second place in a three-way tussle after race one of the inter-club cycling series that was held at Glenugie last Saturday.
The event was hosted by the Grafton Cycling Club (GCC) that also celebrated its 130th birthday with a gala dinner.
Yamba Cycling Club (YCC)is also part of the three-team competition.
The race featured a 54km event for A, B, and C grades, and a 26km ride for D grade.
A good turnout of riders in every grade hit the challenging course and earned points for themselves and their clubs in the championship.
Grafton is on top of the table after finishing first in all the grades and ended with a total of 60 points.
Byron has 28 points ahead of Yamba on 16.
The clubs come together for round two of the series when Byron Bay opens its winter racing calendar with an elimination criterium on July 2.
Grafton race results
A-grade: Jye Reardon (GCC), Mat Jones (BBCC) and Murray Wilkinson (BBCC).
B-grade: Garry Reardon (GCC), Derek van Leest (YCC), and Carl Wilkin (BBCC).
C-grade: Tim Keogh (GCC), Don Bennett (GCC), and Les Paine (GCC).
D-grade: Dimitri Perdikaris (GCC), Susan Polsen (GCC).