Keen Beaudesert cyclist Charles Boyle rode into 2023 on a high after winning his first gold in track racing.
A part of the University of Queensland Cycling Club, Boyle’s team won gold in the Masters 150 TP at the AusCycling Junior and Masters Track Championships, Queensland, at Anna Meares Velodrome in December.
The event was also the competitive track racing debut for Boyle’s daughter Charlotte, 13, who held her own against more experienced riders in the under 15 age group.
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Boyle, 52, was thrilled to win his first gold after previously having won two bronze and a silver on the track.
His UQ Team Pursuit team also shaved five seconds off the time they recorded at the 2022 nationals.
“It was a pleasing result and it felt good to finally get that gold, especially with Charlotte being there as well and experiencing her first state titles,” he said.
Boyle, who usually does track training in Brisbane several times a week, is taking some time off the travel to focus on road cycling locally before he hits the tracks again to train for the nationals in April.