Dascombe puts his theory into practice
ROCKHAMPTON sports enthusiast Ben Dascombe will get his first taste of serious competition when he lines up in this weekend's 47th annual Marykana Carnival in Maryborough.
Dascombe will compete in his first open racing experience today after taking up the sport just last year.
The Rockhampton Cycling Club has sent a strong contingent south, including Jay Callaghan, Grant Irwin, Ryan James, Lindsay McMaster and Dascombe.
For Dascombe, he has lived and breathed cycling in his PhD studies at the CQU School of Health and Human Performance.
During this time, Dascombe has been exposed to the cycling culture and has since taken the plunge into racing ? both track and road ? under the guidance of head coach Ken Tucker.
While this is Dascombe's first open carnival, he will be no stranger to the structure of racing, having contested the regular Rockhampton Cycling Club Friday night meetings.
Fresh from their success at last week's State titles, Josh Edwards and Jeremy Hogg will also lead the Rockhampton medal charge.
In the junior ranks, Rockhampton will be represented by Ben Moore and Durarn Stander in the under-17 men, Lachlan Capern in the under-15 men, along with Philippa Hindmarsh and Sarah Edwards in under-17 women.