Scratch markers go back to back
The penultimate race of the Tinwald Cycling Clubs season saw the back markers make a statement for the second week running, finding the front of the race in the concluding stages to secure the major spoils.
The Templeton Motors : Kellys Bar and Café, 65km handicap event was raced around the testing Wakanui 7 Rises course on Sunday.
Tony Ward had the final say in the charge to the line to claim victory and in doing so also recorded the fastest time, riding the course in 97.49.
Kyle Gray produced another stand out ride to take second place and time.
Larry Neal another who is in his best form, claimed the final podium position and recorded third time.
Mike Gallagher charged into fourth place with a solid ride, followed closely by Kristine Marriott and Rob Hooper.
The juniors and division 2 contested an 18km handicap event.
Christchurch visitor Riley Crampton and a great ride, taking the win after a hard fought sprint to the line with second place getter Jack Templeton.
Flynn Turnbull continues to impress, with a strong effort seeing him take third place and secure fastest time honours, riding the distance in 34.10.
Ryan Gallagher dug deep to take the fourth place spoils.
Sarah Gould and Tom Reid rounded out the top six.
Kenny Johnston rode hard from the back mark to take division 2 honours.
Team Skinner, Debbie and Andy filled the next two places.
Next Saturday will see the Mid Canterbury Championship title up for grabs, contested over 64km around the Wakanui Beach block.
Back markers to the fore
Leading into the last few races of the Tinwald Cycling Clubs season the scratch markers flexed some muscle on Sunday, seeing them find the front of the Calder Stewart, Lupa Cycling, 57km handicap event around the Blackbridge block on Sunday.
Glen Gould had the best of the finish to take the hotly contested sprint and lift the winner and fastest time cups.
Gould rode the distance in 80.02.
Fellow Timaru visitor Andy Hilton secured second place and time.
Tony Ward was in the thick of the finish to claim the third place and time spoils.
Larry Neal continued his good form to take fourth place.
Mark Summerfield and Shane Brookland rounding out the top six.
The juniors and division 2 contested a 19km handicap race.
James Reid produced his best ride of the season, making a solo bid mid race to find the front and hold on bravely to take a good win.
Zoe Spillane was hot on his tail to secure a hard earned second place.
Ryan Gallagher produced his trade mark gutsy ride to take the final podium position.
Riley Crampton had a great ride to claim fourth place.
Honor Bradford and Flynn Turnbull filled out the top six places.
Scratch marker Mitch Brookland recorded the fastest time honours, riding the course in 31.07.
Kerry Clough produced a strong finish to claim division 2 victory, from Brian Ellis, and Debbie Skinner.
Nigel Leary took time honours.
Next week the Club will contest the penultimate event of the season, a 65km handicap event around the Wakanui 7 rises course.
Reid reaps rewards
Having freshened up from competing in the recent Coast to Coast, Rachel Reid took victory in Tinwald Cycling Clubs, Hinds Seed Cleaning, 49km handicap event at Hinds on Sunday.
Reid’s victory saw her lift the Boomerang Cup, the Club’s oldest cup presented for the hundredth time on the Sunday.
Co-marker Liz Wylie continued her stellar season taking the second place spoils.
Paul Chapman led in the chasing bunch, taking third place in a tight sprint finish.
Matt Ward having his first start charged into fourth place.
Doug Coley pulled out his best ride of the season to claim fifth place, with ever present Paul Williams in sixth.
Scratch marker Kyle Gray secured fastest time honours, riding the distance in 68.35.
Co-markers Tony Ward and Cole Harris recorded second and third time.
The juniors and division 2 contested a 15km handicap event.
Honor Bradford and Leah Reid fought out the finish in a two up sprint.
Honor found the line the strongest to record a good win, with Leah hot on her tail in second place.
Ella Turnbull produced a strong ride to take third place honours.
Sarah Gould and Charlotte Neal, who could not be separated on the line, shared the fourth place spoils.
Fastest time and sixth place went to back marker Flynn Turnbull, who ride the course in 26.47.
Lisa Turnbull took division 2 victory from Kerry Clough, and home town boy Brian Ellis.
Next week the Club will contest a 60km handicap event around the Blackbridge block.