The Hawthorn Cycling Club opened their 2019 crit campaign at the Teardrop on Wednesday, October 9, 2019. I’ve never seen a course like it. Approximately 60% of it is going up and the rest is going down. No flat sections!

The evening still had a cool breeze, lots of nervous faces but eager to get going and loosen those winter cobwebs. The event in itself was very well organised and marshalled. All grades were accounted for and registration was fully booked. Racing was fierce and the best quote heard on the evening was, “What in the F! is this hill!?”. Trust me, I’d be yelling the same thing! Enjoy the photos as much as I enjoyed taking them.

I have purposely included a watermark on the images from a creative rights perspective, however, if you are one of the individuals that raced or one of the represented teams/clubs and would like a HI-RES copy of your own images without the watermark, then please email me directly or DM me on Instagram. I'm more than happy to provide these to you. I take photos as a hobby, I love it and its a bit of a passion of mine for the past 20 years. My intention is not to make money off the images, and if I do decide to charge for the photos, it is likely to be all donated to a charity (eg. a blood cancer foundation, love you mum). Feel free to also use the photos as they are, all that I ask is that you credit the photographer. It's just the polite thing to do!