Back markers to the fore
Leading into the last few races of the Tinwald Cycling Clubs season the scratch markers flexed some muscle on Sunday, seeing them find the front of the Calder Stewart, Lupa Cycling, 57km handicap event around the Blackbridge block on Sunday.
Glen Gould had the best of the finish to take the hotly contested sprint and lift the winner and fastest time cups.
Gould rode the distance in 80.02.
Fellow Timaru visitor Andy Hilton secured second place and time.
Tony Ward was in the thick of the finish to claim the third place and time spoils.
Larry Neal continued his good form to take fourth place.
Mark Summerfield and Shane Brookland rounding out the top six.
The juniors and division 2 contested a 19km handicap race.
James Reid produced his best ride of the season, making a solo bid mid race to find the front and hold on bravely to take a good win.
Zoe Spillane was hot on his tail to secure a hard earned second place.
Ryan Gallagher produced his trade mark gutsy ride to take the final podium position.
Riley Crampton had a great ride to claim fourth place.
Honor Bradford and Flynn Turnbull filled out the top six places.
Scratch marker Mitch Brookland recorded the fastest time honours, riding the course in 31.07.
Kerry Clough produced a strong finish to claim division 2 victory, from Brian Ellis, and Debbie Skinner.
Nigel Leary took time honours.
Next week the Club will contest the penultimate event of the season, a 65km handicap event around the Wakanui 7 rises course.
Reid reaps rewards
Having freshened up from competing in the recent Coast to Coast, Rachel Reid took victory in Tinwald Cycling Clubs, Hinds Seed Cleaning, 49km handicap event at Hinds on Sunday.
Reid’s victory saw her lift the Boomerang Cup, the Club’s oldest cup presented for the hundredth time on the Sunday.
Co-marker Liz Wylie continued her stellar season taking the second place spoils.
Paul Chapman led in the chasing bunch, taking third place in a tight sprint finish.
Matt Ward having his first start charged into fourth place.
Doug Coley pulled out his best ride of the season to claim fifth place, with ever present Paul Williams in sixth.
Scratch marker Kyle Gray secured fastest time honours, riding the distance in 68.35.
Co-markers Tony Ward and Cole Harris recorded second and third time.
The juniors and division 2 contested a 15km handicap event.
Honor Bradford and Leah Reid fought out the finish in a two up sprint.
Honor found the line the strongest to record a good win, with Leah hot on her tail in second place.
Ella Turnbull produced a strong ride to take third place honours.
Sarah Gould and Charlotte Neal, who could not be separated on the line, shared the fourth place spoils.
Fastest time and sixth place went to back marker Flynn Turnbull, who ride the course in 26.47.
Lisa Turnbull took division 2 victory from Kerry Clough, and home town boy Brian Ellis.
Next week the Club will contest a 60km handicap event around the Blackbridge block.
Leary holds on
It was a day for the front markers in Tinwald Cycling Clubs, Netherby Meats, 48km handicap event around the Grahams Road block on Sunday.
Nigel Leary dug deep to maintain the tight margin he had over the chasing duo of Helen Bancroft and Liz Wylie.
Leary held on to record the victory and lift the McElhinney Trophy.
Bancroft prevailed in the two sprint to the line claiming second place from Wylie.
They would have been well aware of a solid bunch of riders bearing down on them in the concluding stages.
Gary Weston had the best of the bunch charge to the line to secure fourth place.
Michelle Knight had a great race to take fifth, with Chris Reid backing up from last week’s good effort rounding out the top six.
Tony Ward led in a solid group of scratch markers to claim fastest time honours, riding the course in a quick 65.33.
Kyle Gray and Larry Neal secured second and third time.
The juniors and division 2 battled it out over 16km.
Zac Brookland produced a sterling effort to take the win and lift the major spoils.
Ella Turnbull turned in another good performance to claim second place.
Last weeks winner Daniel Gould rode strongly to take third place.
James Reid was right in the hunt with a top ride to take fourth place.
Fifth place getter Mitch Brookland secured fastest time honours, riding the distance in 26.17.
Honor Bradford was right in the mix securing six place.
A good field of division 2 riders were led in by Lisa Turnbull.
Second place getter Brian Ellis secured fastest time honours, with Debbie Skinner stepping onto the final podium position.
Next week the Club heads to Hinds to contest a 50km handicap event.