Reid’s hard work paying off
Chris Reid’s hard work on the bike paid dividends on Sunday when he took victory in Tinwald Cycling Clubs, McIntosh Group, 60km handicap event around the Blackbridge block.
With an excess of 60 riders going to the line, racing was spirited with trophies and cups up for grabs in memory of life members and long time supporters, brothers Eddie and Chris Ward.
Reid and his co-markers worked hard to find the front mid race and settled into a solid temple to keep the chasing groups at bay.
Reid was too strong in the charge to the line, securing the major spoils from Craig Roulston and Keith Johns.
Marty Cuttle produced his best race of the season to storm into fourth place with Nigel Chatterton and Shona McGrath rounding out the top six.
Scratch rider Bailey O’Donnell covered the distance in a quick 79.05 to claim fastest time honours.
Rinze Schuurman and Brad Hudson secured second and third time respectively.
The juniors and division 2 contested a 20km handicap event.
Mitch Brookland continued his stellar season with victory in the junior race seeing off the challenge of second place getter Ethan Stainger.
Ethan Titheridge, fresh from a successful track racing meet in Invercargill, filled the final podium position and secured fastest time honours, riding the course in 32.16.
Zoe Spillane and Penny Marriott, having her first ride, rounded out the top five.
Janette Hooper had the final say in the sprint to the finish line to claim the win in division 2 from Debbie and Andy Skinner.
Next week Club Championship titles will be on the line around the Wakanui Beach block.
Ward all the way
Amanda Ward saw off all challengers to secure victory in Tinwald Cycling Clubs, Canterbury Tree Topping Ltd, 48km handicap event around the Wakanui Beach block on Sunday.
Starting off the front mark, Ward made a solo bid for glory early and held on bravely to find the line first and lift the Ineson Cup.
Ward would have been only too aware that the chasing group were making a solid charge to the line, finishing inside 20 seconds behind.
Shane Brookland led the bunch in to secure second place and fastest time honours, riding the distance in 69.56.
Myles O’Donnell made his trip south worthwhile securing the third place spoils.
Fourth place getter Steve Hands took second time.
Richard Kirwan and Paul Macfie rounded out the top six in a tight finish.
The juniors and division 2 contested a 16km handicap event.
Zac Brookland made it a good day for the Brookland barn, securing the victory with a well-executed ride.
Brooke Wylie produced a top shelf effort to claim the second place spoils.
Zoe Spillane continued her good form to take the final podium position.
Mitch Brookland ensured he didn’t leave empty handed with a good ride to take fourth spot, ahead of the fast finishing Caitlin Titheridge who lifted fastest time honours, riding the course in 28.53.
Janette Hooper turned the tables on last week’s race to take division 2 victory from Harriot Sutton and Debbie Skinner.
Next week the Club travels to Mt Somers to contest 45km mass start event.
Marshall hits form
Matt Marshall has hit a rich vein of form, having taken the chocolates the previous week he has gone back to back, claiming victory in Tinwald Cycling Club’s, 45km handicap event around the roads of Methven on Sunday.
His efforts saw him lift the Peach Cup and the winner’s ribbon.
With several bunches coming together on the bell lap, the charge was on to find the front of the race. This proved to be the case with the winning bunch catching the front markers inside the last 4km.
Marshall made the decisive first move in the sprint to the line with Kristine Marriott jumping out of the pack to secure second place.
Mark Summerfield finished off the race strongly to claim the final podium position.
Paul Sinclair, Ross Templeton, and Rob Hooper rounded out the top half dozen.
Scratch marker Hayden Jefferson continued his good form securing fastest time honours, covering the distance in a slick 64.46.
Co-markers Tony Ward and Brad Hudson secured second and third time.
The juniors and division 2 contested a 15km handicap event.
Zoe Spillane rode a super race to take the win. Zac Brookland keep the pressure on for the entire race to claim second spot, holding out his older brother Mitch, who charged into third place and in doing so took fastest time honours, riding the distance in 29.24.
Harriot Sutton secured division 2 victory in a close finish with Janette Hooper.
Next week the Club will contest a 48km handicap event around the Wakanui block.