UDEN LIFTS ALAN WYLIE MEMORIAL CUP
A hot fine day greeted the riders in Tinwald Cycling Club’s, Wylie Family, 45km handicap event around the Christys Road block on Sunday.
With the field starting to come together as the event progressed it was anyone’s race to take, leading into the last lap.
This proved to be the case with the first 30 riders crossing the line within 60 seconds of each other.
It was John Uden who had the final say in a tight charge to the line to claim the major spoils and lift the Alan Wylie Memorial Cup.
Mark Summerfield backed up his good race the previous week, to secure the second place spoils.
His father Paul Summerfield again had to play second fiddle to his son, storming into third place.
Michelle Knight produced a solid ride getting to the line in fourth place.
Paul Williams and Matt Clough rounded out the top six.
Scratch marker Stu Lowe showed plenty of strength, riding the course in 63.17 to secure the fastest time spoils. Co-markers Darrell Kircher and Wayne Clement claimed second and third time.
The juniors and division 2 contested an 18km handicap event.
Leeston junior Paige Keisanowski produced her best race of the season, riding off the front and holding the field at bay to secure the victory.
Courtney Elliott showed plenty of potential taking second place and fastest time honours, covering the distance in 34.33.
Hannah Robertson having her first start found the line strongly to take third place.
Ashton Stanger took fourth place and second time honours, with younger brother Ethan in fifth place.
Brian Ellis took division 2 bragging rights, with Jason Stanger securing fastest time and second place.
Next week the Club travels to Methven to contest a 45km handicap event.
SHEPHERD STARTS THE YEAR OFF IN STYLE
Andrew Shepherd kicked the year off in style, securing victory in Tinwald Cycling Club’s, Bedrock Bar and Stone Grill, Cycling Solutions, 38km handicap event around the Winchmore Church block on Sunday.
Shepherd and his co-markers found the front late in the race and kicked on, ensuring the chasing bunches did not catch them.
In a tight charge to the line Shepherd held out the fast finishing Kerry Clough, with Aimee Elliott producing her best ride of the season to claim the third place spoils.
Mark Smitheram carried over his good form from the previous year to take fourth place.
Son and father duo of Mark and Paul Summerfield rounded out the top six.
Coming in fresh, Michael Templeton secured fastest time honours riding the course in 49.13. Fellow scratch markers Steve Hands and Alex Hooper picked up second and third time respectively.
The juniors and division 2 contested an 18km handicap race.
Ethan Titheridge produced a solid ride from the scratch mark to secure the win and claim fastest time honours, riding the distance in 30.00.
Maddi Lowry continues to impress, claimed second place and second fastest time honours.
Brian Ellis took the division 2 spoils.
Next week the Club will contest a 45km handicap event around the Christys Road block.
Kircher crowned Club Champion
Darrell Kircher made the trip south from Christchurch a worthwhile one, securing the title of Tinwald Cycling Club’s open Champion for 2017.
With plenty to race for, a good field of riders went to the line in Tinwald Cycling Club’s, Ashburton MSA Liquor Centre, Club Championship, 64km mass start event around the Wakanui Beach block on Sunday.
Kircher and Tony Ward made a break inside the first 25km and built a buffer between them and the chasing bunch.
A concerted effort late in the race saw the chasing bunch pull the break back inside the last 10km, setting up an exciting finish.
It was Kircher however who regrouped and out kicked the opposition in the charge to the line to lift the major spoils, riding the distance in 96.40.
Steve Hands charged into second place and also took the senior championship ribbon.
Ward was rewarded for his aggressive ride securing third place.
Kristine Marriott put together a strong ride to secure the Open women’s and Veteran 1 titles in a tight battle with second place getter Rachel Thow.
Matt Clough put his multisport talents to the test securing the u19 title.
Alex Hooper rode strongly in the chasing group to claim the u23 title.
Michael Gallagher was another to find some good form in the last race of the calendar year to lift the men’s vet 1 ribbon.
Neil Wylie backed up his recent good results by securing vet 3 honours.
Don Morrison showed plenty of fight to put himself into a strong position and in doing so secured the vet 4 club title.
Michelle Davidson stuck to her task to take the women’s vet 2 spoils, with Sarah Hewson lifting the senior women’s ribbon.
Liz Wylie rounded the year out the year in style by securing the women’s vet 3 honours.
Sealed handicap honours went to Mark Smitheram from Richard Kirwan and Hugh Copland.
The juniors also raced for Club titles over 16km.
Oliver Davidson built on his improving year on the bike to secure the u17 Club Championship title, riding the course in 24.16.
Caitlin Titheridge showed a good set of heels in the charge to the line to lift the girl’s u17 Championship title, in a tight contest with second place getter Bella Roulston.
Ethan Titheridge had an eye catching ride to take the u15 title, beating off the challenges from Ashton Stanger and Jack Templeton, who claimed second and third places respectively.
Maddi Lowry continued her good form to lift the girl’s u15 club title, from Paige Kiesanowski and Lily Davidson.
Paige took the sealed handicap spoils from Jack and Lily.
The Club will kick off post-Christmas racing on 7 January 2018, with a 36km handicap event around the Winchmore Church block