OLYMPIAN Amy Cure will be invited to continue her unbeaten madison record when the Bendigo International Classic is held in March.
The 20-year-old from Penguin is at the top of the hit-list of invited riders for the madison, which will be held over the March long weekend.
Organiser Rik McCaig said Bendigo had been tossing around the idea of introducing a women's madison for the past couple of years, and it was now a reality.
Cure showed her liking for madison racing by winning Australia's first event at the Joe Ciavola Velodrome in Melbourne in December.
McCaig said the performance of Cure and her partner, Isabella King, had further encouraged him to include a women's madison on the Bendigo program for the long weekend of March 9 to 11.
``I thought it was a tremendous race fought out by a couple of aggressive teams,'' he said.
McCaig is hopeful that Cure and fellow AIS member Ashlee Ankudinoff can be paired together.
``Unfortunately Annette Edmondson is unavailable because of other commitments,'' he said. McCaig said the women's race would be the feature event on the Saturday program and would be held over 70 laps of Bendigo's Tom Flood cycling track and 10 teams will make up the final field.
Riana cricket milestone
ONE of Tasmania's oldest cricket clubs will gather next Saturday for a special celebration.
The Riana Cricket Club is 110 years old and will have double reason to celebrate with the launch of a book tracing the club's history as well as giving players from years past a chance to reminisce.
Former player and life member Kevin Townsend has spent the past two years writing the history of the Riana club and he will speak at the book launch.
Invitations have been sent to past players and members to attend the function, which will be held at the clubrooms, and organisers are hoping of getting close to the capacity of 300 people. In recent years, Riana has been a member of the Burnie Cricket League and before that played in regional competitions.
Saul and Kelly steal show
IN golf terms they're commonly referred to as bushrangers. They are the players who always seem to play with a liberal handicap and usually produce their best when there is a trophy or prize being offered.
The latest to join the club are mates Duncan Saul and Matthew Kelly who played off a handicap of 30 in last week's Devonport Legacy day.
Some wags who played against them reckoned they played off the women's tees and have renamed them Denise and Mary.
Saul and Kelly had the last laugh when they finished first and second in the division 2 section of the tournament.
Bolton moving on
THE Devonport Football Club has arranged a farewell function for hardworking official Wayne Bolton on March 1.
Bolton is packing his bags and moving to Melbourne to live, ending a 25-year involvement with the Magpies.
He started in 1988 as secretary of the past players' association before becoming a member of the club's training staff in 1992 - a position he held for 10 years.
He was a board member for a decade and for the past few years has been responsible for producing the club's newsletter.
Anyone wishing to attend his farewell can contact the club on 6424 4542 and the evening will coincide with a players' barbecue.