Hawthorn Cycling's Hanging Rock Handicap

February 29, 2024

It was Melbourne Sports Photography's pleasure to be involved in the 2024 Hanging Rock Handicap cycling race. This is a women's only cycling event hosted by the Hawthorn Cycling Club, and for the second year Melbourne Sports Photography founder Craig Dingle headed to Hanging Rock to photograph the event.

MelbourneSportsPhotography-2399MelbourneSportsPhotography-2399 The weather on race day in 2024 was terrific. A cool morning with fog over Hanging Rock gave way to a warm sunny day ideal for fast racing.

A field of around 70 set off in a series of groups based on their cycling ability - designed so that ideally all the groups come together approaching the finish.

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The handicappers are likely to be pretty happy with their efforts in 2024 with the 'scratch group' of the strongest cyclists not quite catching the other cyclists. 

Thank you again to Hawthorn Cycling for asking Melbourne Sports Photography to photograph the event. If you would like to see all of Craig's images from the day, head to Hawthorn Cycling's Facebook page. 

To Hawthorn Cycling and all the participants, congratulations on a great event. We hope to see you again next year.

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