Corbin follows run with cycling

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TRENTON — Peter Corbin will follow his running exploits on May 23 by entering the Trenton Steel Wheels mountain bike event hosted by Pictou County Cycle and scheduled for Sunday at Steeltown Park.

Corbin and his father Tony Corbin are scheduled to compete at the event.

Peter Corbin was third overall and second in the Nonnie Morgan five-mile races for male runners aged 14 to 35 at the 2018 Joe Earle Memorial road races on Victoria Day. It was Peter Corbin Day so Corbin was in on a special occasion.

Organizers designate a day to groups and individuals who have made significant community or athletic contributions.

Now Corbin has trained his sights on biking.

Pictou County Cycle hosts the mountain bike races, which are on the Bicycle Nova Scotia circuit.

Race director Clint Snell described the categories to be contested and suspects more than 100 cyclists will show up.

“Hopefully, it’s a dry day,” he said. “We had more than 100 bikers at the Victoria Park event in Truro the weekend before and it poured rain.”

Categories include Elite, Expert, Sport, 40-Plus and Junior (Under-17, Under-15 and Under-13).

Races for the Under-15 and younger bikers are from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Races for the U-17 and older cyclists are from 9 to 11:30 a.m.


It was Peter Corbin Day during the annual Joe Earle Memorial road races on May 21 in Trenton. Corbin, centre, was honoured by race director Vernon Earle, left, and his father Tony Corbin. (Goodwin photo)