Hyde battles to victory
Riders battled rising winds and each other in Tinwald Cycling Club’s, White Fox and Jones Lawyers, 45km handicap event around the Dawson’s Road block on Sunday.
Winner Marty Hyde and his co-markers worked well together to ensure they found the front and kept the chasing bunches at bay.
In the push to the line Hyde managed to get a small gap on the sister duo of Amy Ferguson and Nicole Hands, to claim the victor's spoils.
Ferguson, for the second time this season, got the better of her sister, to secure second place, edging Hands into third.
Mark Smitheram produced a gutsy ride to claim fourth place.
Marty Cuttle, Ross Templeton, and Nick Grijns, who have shown good consistent form in the past weeks, rounded out the top half dozen.
Scratch marker Hayden Jefferson rode the course in 66.26 to take fastest time honours.
Co-markers Tony Ward and Nigel Douglas took second and third time.
A great field of juniors went to the line to contest a 15km handicap ride.
Holly Douglas was rewarded for her tough rides over the past weeks, producing a great effort to secure the win.
The next three place getters were having their first start in a Sunday road event.
Tegan Marriott showed plenty of dash in the charge to the line to secure the second place spoils.
Close on her heels was Sarah Gould, producing a great ride to take the final podium position.
Leah Reid put in a super effort to take fourth place, getting up over fifth place getter Penny Marriott, in the sprint to the line.
Mitch Brookland secured sixth place and third fastest time.
Maddi Lowry continued her good form, riding the distance in 26.58 to secure fastest time honours.
Zoe Spillane claimed second fastest time.
Kenny Johnstone took division 2 honours with Rachel Reid coming in second and in doing so secured fastest time.
Next week the Club will contest a 48km handicap event around the Grahams Road block.
Brookland bags the win
Big fields were the order of the day in Tinwald Cycling Club’s, Brad Hudson Flooring, Mathieson Chartered Accountants, 38km handicap event around the Wakanui – Hakatere course on Sunday.
With 60 riders going to the line in the senior race, the result was wide open.
Shane Brookland proved to be the strongest on the day, who along with his break co-markers found the front of the race inside the last 2km.
Brookland jumped clear in the charge to the line to take the hard earned victory.
Kristine Marriott kicked off her season with a solid ride to secure the second place spoils.
Rob Hooper finished out the race strongly to claim the final podium spot.
Paul Chapman, John Uden, and Paul Sinclair were in the thick of the finish to round out the top six.
Scratch marker Oliver Davidson kicked clear in the charge to the line to secure fastest time honours, riding the course in 53.19.
Co-markers Tony Ward and Nigel Douglas took second and third time respectively.
A great field of juniors contested a 16km handicap event.
Lily Davidson dusted off her bike and opened her seasons account in the best possible way with a win.
Hayden Young put in an awesome effort to hang on by the smallest of margins to secure second place.
Jack Templeton pulled out a top shelf effort to claim the third place spoils.
Brodie Young was hot on his tail in fourth place.
James Reid and Ryan Gallagher rounded out the top six.
Joshua Young made it a good day for the Young stable, securing fastest time honours, riding the distance in 32.10.
Zoe Spillane and Flynn Turnbull took second and third time honours.
Rachel Reid secured the division 2 victory.
Next week the Club will contest a 45km handicap event around the Dawson’s Road block.
Jefferson sets early season mark
The back markers proved too strong, riding through the field to claim the major spoils in Tinwald Cycling Club’s, Ashburton Contracting Limited, Small Business Accounting, 32km handicap event around the Wakanui Beach block on Sunday.
Hayden Jefferson continues to impress, seeing off the challenges of his co-markers to secure the victory and fastest time honours, riding the distance in 45.50.
Tony Ward was hard on his heels, taking second place, with Nigel Douglas showing good early season form in third.
Larry Neal produced an eye catching ride from the middle marks to take fourth place.
Nick Grijns and Marty Cuttle should be happy with their afternoons work, rounding out the top six.
The juniors and division 2 contested a 16km handicap event.
Cooper Spillane had a day to remember, holding on gamely to take the win.
Zac Brookland charged into second place with a strong ride.
Ryan Gallagher, having his first taste of Sunday road cycling, showed he will be amongst the prizes this season, securing third place honours.
Christchurch visitor Caitlin Murray had a great ride to take fourth place.
Maddi Lowry covered the course in 27.56 to lift fastest time honours and fifth place.
Andy Skinner found the finish line first, to take division 2 honours.
Next week the Club will contest a 38km handicap event on the Wakanui-Hakatere course.