Sharp too sharp
The festive season cobwebs were blown out on Sunday in Tinwald Cycling Club’s, On Your Bike Hire, Phat Duck Brew Bar and Kitchen, 35km handicap event around the Winchmore Church block.
Christchurch visitor Fraser Sharp broke away early, making a solo bid for victory.
He found the front late in the race and held off the chasing riders to take the win and lift the J C Blackburn Memorial Cup.
Marty Hyde carried his good early season form over to claim second place in a tight finish with Roger Wilson.
Alex Holmes rounded out a solid race in fourth place.
Marcel Smithers continuing, to improve every outing, stormed into fifth place.
Amy Ferguson produced a top ride to round out the top six.
Scratch marker Nigel Douglas secured fastest time honours, riding the course in 51.59.
Co-markers Oliver Davidson and Tony Ward took second and third time.
The juniors and Division 2 contested a 16km handicap event.
Ryan Gallagher produced a top shelf effort to catch the front and charge to victory.
Cooper Spillane was hot on his tail to claim the second place spoils.
Scratch rider Ferg Sail stormed into second place and in doing so lifted fastest time honours, riding the distance in 31.06.
Zoe Spillane was close behind in fourth, with Zac Brookland and Lily Davidson filling the top half dozen.
Kenny Johnston took division 2 honours from Andy and Debbie Skinner.
Next week the Club will contest a 45km handicap event around the Christies Road block.