Sheed lifts Wylie Memorial
Bridget Sheed dug deep in hot summer conditions to take the victory in Tinwald Cycling Club’s, Wylie Family, 45km handicap event around the Christys Road block on Sunday.
Riding off the front mark Sheed paced herself perfectly, ensuring the chasing bunch was kept at bay and lift the Alan Wylie Memorial Cup.
Cole Beeman led in the chasing group to secure the second place spoils.
Susie Stewart produced a solid ride to claim the final podium position.
Fourth place getter Penny Costello was in the thick of the finish.
Dave Shurrock and Jamie Smitheram rounded out the top half dozen.
Scratch marker Tony Ward secured fastest time honours, riding the distance in 69.51.
Nigel Douglas and Sam Clement-Stewart secured second and third time.
The juniors and division 2 contested an 18km handicap event.
Holly Douglas-Crawford produced an awesome effort to take the victory in the junior race.
Tom Reid pulled out a top shelf ride to take the second place spoils.
Zac Brookland rode strongly, charging into third place.
Tegan Marriott held on gamely for fourth place.
Scratch marker Ferg Sail stormed into fifth place and in doing so secured fastest time honours.
Zoe Spillane rounded the out the top six.
Brian Ellis nosed out Kenny Johnston to take the division 2 spoils with Janette Hooper securing third place.
Next week the Club travels to Methven to contest a 45km handicap event.
Sharp too sharp
The festive season cobwebs were blown out on Sunday in Tinwald Cycling Club’s, On Your Bike Hire, Phat Duck Brew Bar and Kitchen, 35km handicap event around the Winchmore Church block.
Christchurch visitor Fraser Sharp broke away early, making a solo bid for victory.
He found the front late in the race and held off the chasing riders to take the win and lift the J C Blackburn Memorial Cup.
Marty Hyde carried his good early season form over to claim second place in a tight finish with Roger Wilson.
Alex Holmes rounded out a solid race in fourth place.
Marcel Smithers continuing, to improve every outing, stormed into fifth place.
Amy Ferguson produced a top ride to round out the top six.
Scratch marker Nigel Douglas secured fastest time honours, riding the course in 51.59.
Co-markers Oliver Davidson and Tony Ward took second and third time.
The juniors and Division 2 contested a 16km handicap event.
Ryan Gallagher produced a top shelf effort to catch the front and charge to victory.
Cooper Spillane was hot on his tail to claim the second place spoils.
Scratch rider Ferg Sail stormed into second place and in doing so lifted fastest time honours, riding the distance in 31.06.
Zoe Spillane was close behind in fourth, with Zac Brookland and Lily Davidson filling the top half dozen.
Kenny Johnston took division 2 honours from Andy and Debbie Skinner.
Next week the Club will contest a 45km handicap event around the Christies Road block.
Davidson scoops major titles
Tinwald Cycling Club contested one of their blue ribbon events on Sunday, the Ashburton MSA Liquor Centre, Tinwald Cycling Club Championships.
Held over 64km around the Wakanui Beach block, it was an opportunity for members to lift overall and age group Club Championship titles.
In contrast to previous years a large bunch of 14 riders broke clear midway through the first lap and stayed together, making for an interesting sprint to the line.
Oliver Davidson timed his run perfectly to hit the front in the shadow of the finish to claim the overall and under 19 championship titles. Davidson rode the distance in 96.42.
Second place getter Flynn Beeman jumped first in the charge to the line and hung on bravely to the secure under 23 spoils.
Nigel Douglas was active throughout the race and was rewarded with third place overall and the veteran 1 title.
Brad Hudson stormed home late to take fourth place.
The evergreen Tony Ward finished fifth and in doing so lifted the veteran 3 ribbon.
Kristine Marriott was in the thick of the finish to claim the women’s overall Cup and veteran 2 championship ribbon.
Rob Hooper kicked on gamely in the charge the line to secure the men’s veteran 2 honours.
Sam Clement-Stewart rounded out his busy weekend of training with a solid performance, to lift the senior men’s title.
Under 19 women’s honours and second women overall went to Caitlin Titheridge.
Don Morrison produced another solid effort to take veteran 4 spoils.
Marcel Smithers had a day to remember, securing the senior women’s ribbon, along with third women home, and lifting the sealed handicap trophy.
Shona McGrath found plenty of strength to take the veteran 3 women’s title.
The juniors also had the chance to take home Club titles, competing over 16km.
A good field of all under 15 riders went to the line.
Zoe Spillane continued her great season form to take the victory and secure the overall junior championship tile and the under 15 girl’s ribbon, riding the course in 30.10.
Penny Marriott continued her rise in the sport, securing the girls second place and sealed handicap honours.
Lily Davidson was in the thick of race to take the girls third place spoils.
Anwolf Artz backed up last week’s top effort to take the boys under 15 championship title.
Jack Templeton was hot on his heels to claim the second place spoils, with James Reid rounding out the top 3 podium finishers.
The Club will take a break and kick the New Year off with a 36km handicap event around the Winchmore Church block on 5 January 2020.