State's oldest handicapped road cycle race turns 92

18 August 2017
Western Australia's oldest handicapped cycle road race—the Collie to Donnybrook Cycling Classic—rolls over the start line for the 92nd time this Saturday.
  • Collie to Donnybrook all-time race record holder and 2016 winner Guy Kalma to head up 2017 field
  • Minister to award presentations at finish of race.

The race will welcome back all-time race record holder and 2016 winner Guy Kalma, as well as a host of the State's best road racers.

Well respected Australian cyclists Theo Yates, Michael Freiberg and Bunbury's own international competitor Brad Linfield will also compete.

Beginning in 1925 as a circular return race between the two towns, the 104 kilometre Collie to Donnybrook has become a sporting institution in the South West.

Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray will award presentations at the finish of the race.

Comments attributed to Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray:

"The Collie to Donnybrook is one of the most enduring and iconic cycle races in Australia.

"The talent we have on offer this Saturday shows just how much this race continues to mean to Western Australian cycling, even after all these years.

"Bunbury-based cyclist Brad Linfield will be the local favourite, but having last year's winner and all-time record holder Guy Kalma back in the pack is also exciting.

"I encourage all sporting fans to head up the hill to Collie for what will be an exciting day of road racing."