On Sunday morning Blayney was a sea of lycra and the roads whirred to the sounds of finely tuned cycles for the 2017 NAB B2B.
This year 2242 riders took part in the race, an increase of nearly 400 riders thanks mainly to the race being a part of the international circuit.
The huge entry list for Sunday’s race was attributed to this year’s B2B being a qualifier for the Union Cycliste International (UCI) Gran Fondo World Championships, to be held in Albi, France in August.
Around 500 riders attempted to qualify.
The starting line had both mayors from Bathurst and Blayney wielding the flags and indulging in some light-hearted competitive banter before the race.
Blayney Mayor Scott Ferguson said that the race drew in thousands of riders and supporters that would be able to enjoy what the shire had to offer.
“This race is a great opportunity for visitors, the riders and their friends and families to enjoy the rural lifestyle that Blayney has to offer,’ he said.