It’s been a long time between drinks for Nick Grijns but on Sunday he had something to celebrate, when he took out the Tinwald Cycling Club, Ward Family, McIntosh Group, 60km handicap event around the Blackbridge block.
The finish was determined in a three way sprint to the line.
Grijns turned the clock back, kicking hard to the finish line, and holding on for the victory.
Ross Templeton who is starting to show good form leading into the Club Championships this coming week, took out second place.
Nigel Chatterton produced his best race of the season with a solid third place.
Mark Smitheram, Matt Clough, and Larry Neal rounded out the top six.
Christchurch visitor Jack Drage, showed his potential securing fastest time honours, riding the course in 87.01.
Tony Ward and Oliver Davidson took second and third time.
The juniors and division 2 contested a 20km handicap event.
Leah Reid was rewarded for a great ride, holding on by the barest of margins to secure the win.
Amwolf Artz showed he will be one to watch with an eye catching ride to take second place.
Penny Marriott continued her good form to take the third place spoils.
Lily Davidson and Tegan Marriott filled the next two spots.
Sixth place getter Ethan Titheridge, took out fastest time honours, riding the distance in 32.43.
Andy Skinner lifted division 2 honours, in a close finish with his wife, Debbie.
Next week Club Championship titles will be on the line, in a 64km event around the Wakanui Beach block.