Bathurst veteran Rosemary Hastings has been honoured by NSW Cycling, being named the women's masters 70-75 cyclists of the year for 2020.
Hastings' honour comes after she she won gold in the WMAS9 category of the NSW Cycling Masters Championships, in a time of 3:08.695 against the clock.
Hastings, who is turning 74-years-old this month, said it was a pleasure to receive the cycling of the year award.
"Every year it's awarded to whoever gains the most points in whatever races they've been doing over the year. Because I road race, I was fortunate to gain enough points to receive the rider of the year award," she said.
"I feel very proud of myself after receiving it. I received it last year as well too.
"There are other ladies in my age category, but very few race at the state or national level. The other lady that often wins the rider of the year has been available to ride. She actually had problems during the fires, so she hadn't been racing last year.
"I was very fortunate to receive it."
She also took great pride in representing the Bathurst Cycling Club at the masters championships, alongside club president Marian Renshaw.
"We've been friends for many years and we enjoy competing together," she said.
"I'm always glad to do anything that represents Bathurst Cycling Club. It's a great club and I'm very proud to be part of that."
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