Halfway into the season and Kerry Westwood has been smashing goals. As hard as Kerry works during the day, she trains just as hard in her spare time. Well known within the local cycling community, Kerry is a regular attendee and supporter of track and road racing events, secretary of Coffs Harbour Cycle Club and passionate supporter of women’s riding. Strong and fierce on the bike, and supportive, dedicated and caring off.
In March, Kerry competed in the 2019 NSW Masters Track Championships, earning herself a silver in the individual pursuit. In April, the 2019 Master Track Championships were held at the Anna Meares Velodrome in Brisbane, where Kerry competed in a range of races over three days. In the National 40km Scratch race, Kerry scored an impressive second place. Not only did Kerry achieve some new personal bests at this event, but she also showed how willing she is to help others. When Dubbo needed a rider to compete in the team sprint due to injury, Kerry volunteered. Herself and Jennifer Raines (Dubbo Cycle Club) winning a National bronze medal.
While Kerry has proven to be a strong competitor at both track and road events, she recently competed at the Graf-TON Grind. Kerry competed in the 100km Grind, which included a 33km flowy loop with loads of twists and turns, a nice pea gravel surface for maximum concentration, a long uphill fire road and a climb out of a gully. Despite the loop being one of the biggest challenges Kerry has had on the bike, she earned a Bronze medal in the National event.
A massive start to the year, with the rest of the season yet to play out, it will be exciting to see what Kerry gets up to next.