Spokes Cycle Club kicked off its 2022 season last month and have seen member numbers grow, leading into their 30th year anniversary event in June. They have also welcomed the return of long-time member and Geraldton councillor Michael Raymond after he was seriously injured in a plane crash in December 2020. On return Mr Raymond smashed the Giles Park circuit and won the race despite an A-grade group travelling behind him. The looped courses feature short and sharp climbs with exhilarating downhill runs with a variety of bikers arriving to the challenge including electric, mountain, gravel and road bikes. President Tim Glenister said the club had quite a disruption to event schedules in previous years with COVID and cyclone Seroja, but the number of members was increasing this year. “There’s about a dozen new members this year, 40 members in total,” Mr Glenister said. “Before COVID we had about 50 — a small decline but we’re looking to pick it up again this year. “There’s a slightly different flavour and a less demanding program this time around to cater for a broader range of cyclers.” Spokes Cycle Club will run three smaller course rides in May gearing up for their 30th anniversary ride sponsored by Geraldton Bikes. The next event for the club will run on May 1.