Smitheram lifts Cavill Memorial
Mark Smitheram, and his co-marker Liz Wylie keep the entire field at bay to take the victors’ spoils in Tinwald Cycling Club’s, Naigara, 60km handicap race around the Blackbridge block on Sunday.
With the chasing bunches coming together later in the race and charging hard, the front markers kept the pace on up front ensuring they were not caught.
Smitheram had the better of the two-up sprint to lift the Brian Cavill Memorial shield from a game Liz Wylie.
Mike Gallagher led the chasing group in to take the final podium position.
Kristine Marriott showed some good form leading into next weekend’s Club Championships securing fourth place. Coleman Burke and Rachel Thow rounded out the top six.
Scratch maker Tony Ward rode the course in 84.23 to claim fastest time honours from Steve Hands and Wayne Clement.
The juniors and division 2 contested a 20km handicap event.
Maddi Lowry had the final say in the junior event, kicking clear in the finishing straight to secure the win.
Leeston visitor Ashton Stanger had a strong ride to take second place and third fastest time honours.
Bailey Stark produced an awesome first up ride to claim third spot.
Brea Roderick charged into fourth place and took second time, while Ethan Titheridge continued his good form riding the distance in 31.39 to lift fastest time honours.
Paige Kiesanowski rounded out the top six.
Lucy Clough took division 2 honours from Hillary Singlewood and Kerry Clough.
Next week Club titles will be up for grabs around the Wakanui Beach block.
Wylie lifts Aaron Stewart Memorial
Neil Wylie had a day to remember in Tinwald Cycling Clubs, McDonald Family Restaurant, 48km handicap event around the Grahams Road block on Sunday.
With the Aaron Stewart Memorial trophy going to the victor there was no lack of motivation to find the line first.
Neil Wylie rolled back the clock, timing his charge to the line to perfection, scoring the win and taking the major spoils.
Wylie and his co-markers found the front of the race inside the final 5km setting up a spirited finish.
Ross Templeton working himself into some good form leading into the end of year Club Championships, took out second place.
Don Sutton finished the race off strongly to secure the final podium position.
Michelle Davidson, Ryan Jackson, and Richard Kirwan rounded out the top six.
Scratch marker Stu Lowe lifted fastest time honours, riding the course in 67.24. Co-marker Darrell Kircher secured second time, with Rachel Thow taking third time.
The juniors and division 2 competed over 16km.
Maddi Lowry produced a solid ride in hot conditions to secure the win from the fast finishing Caitlin Titheridge. Caitlin’s efforts secured her the fastest time honours, riding the distance in 27.04.
Hillary Singlewood took division 2 honours from Harriett Sutton, who claimed fastest time honours.
Next week the Club will contest a 60km handicap event around the Blackbridge block.
Hands has Final Say
The Tinwald Cycling Club travelled to Mount Somers to contest the Jims Test and Tag, Stronechrubie, 47km mass start race. The event took in the lowland hills from the Mount Somers township to the historic Hakatere Station huts and return.
Steve Hands, along with Tony Ward, Wayne Clement, and Sam Letham, managed to break away from the main body of the field. It was Hands who had the better of a tight finish to claim line honours from Ward and Clement.
The group rode the distance in 69.52
There was still plenty to race for back in the field with sealed handicap honours up for grabs.
Sam Letham’s efforts of getting into the break and staying at the front of the race earned him the sealed handicap honours.
Great rides from the ever-improving Richard Kirwan saw him pick up the second place spoils. Hugh Copland spurred on by his support team, claimed third place. Neil Wylie, Marty Cuttle, and Paul Williams rounded out the top six.
The juniors and division 2 contested a 16km handicap event.
A good field of juniors bolstered by a great bunch of young riders from Leeston, made for interesting racing.
It was a Tinwald rider however, Jack Templeton, who pulled out a superb ride to secure victory and in doing so also claimed third fastest time.
Paige Kiesanowski dug deep to keep the chasing riders at bay and take the second place spoils.
Scratch marker Ashton Stainger produced an eye-catching ride to secure third place and lift fastest time honours riding the course in 31.28.
Damian Corbett stormed into fourth place, while Ashton’s younger brother Ethan Stainger, took fifth place and second time.
Toby Gollan rounded out the top six.
Janette Hooper secured division 2 honours.
Next week the Club will contest a 45km handicap event around the Grahams Road block.