Chatterton up to the challenge
Nigel Chatterton produced his best ride of the season and was rewarded with victory in Tinwald Cycling Clubs, Terrace Downs Resort, Jasama Farm, 47km handicap event on the undulating Terrace Downs - Lake Coleridge course on Sunday.
With competitors battling the rising nor-wester on the way out the decisive break was going to take place on the testing 3.5km mid race climb.
This proved to be the case with Chatterton seizing the moment, breaking clear from his co-markers and holding on strongly to the finish line.
Glen Marshall led in the depleted chasing bunch to record second place.
Craig Rouslton continued his good form to secure the final podium position.
Fourth place was taken by Paul Williams.
Oliver Davidson impressed with a top ride to claim fifth place and fastest time honours, riding the distance in 69.50.
Matt Clough rounded out the top six.
Scratch markers Glen Gould and Brent Spencer secured second and third time respectively.
The juniors and division 2 contested a 17km handicap event.
Mitch Brookland rode strongly to take the victors spoils.
The fast finishing Ethan Titheridge claimed second place and fastest time honours covering the course in 31.53.
Zach Brookland took third place.
Division 2 saw a close fought finish with Janette Hooper claiming the win from Emma Hudson and Brian Ellis.
Next week the Club will contest a 48km handicap event on the Grahams Road block.
Hard fought win to Davidson
Oliver Davidson’s continued improvement on the bike was evident on Sunday when he secured victory in the “A” grade section of the Tinwald Cycling Club, Paul Wylie Cyclerama, 48km graded scratch event around the Wakanui Beach block.
Davidson had the best of a 4 up sprint, seeing off the challenges of Brad Hudson, Steve Hand, and Tony Ward. The quartet rode the distance in 70.37.
“B” grade spoils went to Ross Templeton in another tight sprint finish.
Templeton timed his final kick to perfection to get over second place getter Richard Kirwan.
Paul Macfie charged into third place, with Craig Roulston continuing his good season form securing fourth spot.
Wayne Whiting put his recent block of training to good use, finding the line the strongest to secure the win in “C” grade.
It was a hard fought win, with Paul Chapman hot on his heels in second place.
Roger Wilson showed plenty of dash to secure third place with Paul Williams in fourth position.
Mark McDonald rode a super race to deservedly secure the major spoils in “D” grade.
Lucy Kirwan matched her husband’s efforts, with a solid ride to take second place.
Kerry Clough was in the thick of the finish securing the final podium position with the ever improving Liz Wylie rounding out the top four.
The juniors and division 2 contested a 16km event.
Jack Templeton rode a super race, to take home the prizes, covering the distance in a good 32.35.
Division 2 was a tight fought affair, with the Skinner stable securing the quinella. Andy took victory, getting the better of his wife Debbie in the charge to the line.
Emma Hudson took third place with fourth place going to Brian Ellis.
Next week the Club travels to the hills to contest a 50km handicap on the Terrace Downs – Coleridge course.
Scammell wins close battle
The Tinwald Cycling Club headed north to Rakaia on Sunday to contest a 50km handicap event.
The front markers dug deep to stay away from the chasing bunches.
Lynnie Scammell had the final say getting to the line first to take victory and lift the John Cleary Memorial trophy.
Co-marker Liz Wylie who continues to go from strength to strength took out the second place spoils.
The chasing bunch crossed the line a mere 3 seconds behind the winning group.
Nick Grijns led in the bunch to claim the final podium position.
Don Summerfield pulled out a top shelf performance to secure fourth place.
Brent Kircher and John Doherty wound back the clock to fill out the top half dozen.
Scratch marker Steve Hands claimed fastest time honours riding the distance in 70.47, and in doing so received the Les Lisle Memorial Cup.
Co-markers Oliver Davidson and Wayne Clement took second and third time.
The juniors and division 2 contested a 16km handicap event.
Zoe Spillane put her new bike to good use to take victory in the junior race, and also secured second fastest time.
Lily Davidson, having her first hit out for the season, stormed into second place.
Mitch Brookland took third place and fastest time honours, riding the course in 31.01.
Jack Templeton secured fourth place and third time.
Sue Templeton bettered her son’s efforts to take victory in division two.
Brian Ellis saw off the challenge of Janette Hooper to secure second place and fastest time honours.
Next week the Club will contest a 48km graded scratch around the Wakanui Beach block.