This Saturday (5th October). The Open grade will compete in a 51km time trial event (Henderson Bros. Cups) and a Junior under 17 16km time trial event . The open grade and junior grade events are out and return courses on the Northbank Road.
Please assemble at 1pm for a 1.30pm start at approx 1km up Northbank Rd. After match will be at Forrest Estate Winery. All riders are most welcome.
Race fees Open $5 Junior $3 .
The open grade 40km handicap event covered a course twice around the Benmorven/ Ridge/Godfreys Rd course. The very strong winds blew the field apart with the scratch riders dominating procedures. The 3 scratch riders hit the front with 8km to go when they pulled in Richard Olliver off the 3min break group. The ride home down New Renwick Rd was full on with speeds around 7okph. Jeremy McKenzie took line honours by about half a wheel over Gerard van Antwerpen followed in by Olliver and Craig Harper.
The junior under 17 grade Keighley Cup event over 18km saw lone scratch rider emulate his Dad’s feat, with a solo ride through the field, for line honours. Marcus Macdonald (off 8m) was second.
Anderswon Rosebowl 40km handicap event- J McKenzie (scr) 1, G van Antwerpen (scr) 2, R Olliver (3min) 3, C Harper (scr) 4, I Martella (7min) 5, A Gifford (3min) 6, M Murphy (7min) 7, C Anderson (3min) 8, D Hodson (3min) 9. Fastest Time- J McKenzie (scr) 1h05m03s 1, G van Antwerpen (scr) s.t. 2, C Harper (scr) 1h05m04s 3, R Olliver (3min) 1h08m04s 4.
Keighley Cup 18km Hcp- F McKenzie (scr) 1, M Macdonald (8min) 2. Fastest Time- F McKenzie (scr) 36m26s 1.
This Saturday (20th July) the Open grade will compete in a 41km handicap event (Funnell Trophy) and a Junior under 17 22km massed start/sealed hcp event (James Bros. Cup). The course is an out and return from Fairhall Hall , taking in the Barracks hill, 2 x top Hawkesbury + bottom Hawkesbury and return.
Please assemble at 1pm for a 1.30pm start at the Fairhall Hall. All riders are most welcome.
The open grade rode over 5 laps (36km) of the Lower Wairau course for the opening day Vincent Shield handicap event. Front markers Warren Hall and Katie Batt (off 15m) teamed well together and with a well paced ride kept away from the chasing groups. A long sprint finish saw Hall take line honours and the Vincent Shield over Batt. Hall also won the trophy in 1984 and 2006. A good strong finish by Craig Anderson (off 6m) saw him take a well deserved third place 25 seconds ahead of the combined scratch and break groups. Gerard van Antwerpen took fastest time over co-marker Nick Batt.
The Junior under 17 grade saw scratch rider Finn McKenzie ride through the field for first and fastest time to retain the Opening Day Cup. Marcus Macdonald (off 6m) was second and Matthew Hall (off 6m) was third.
Open 36km handicap event from Lower Wairau.
W Hall (off 15m) Vincent Shield 1, K Batt (off 15m) 2, C Anderson (off 6m) 3, G van Antwerpen (off scr) 4, N Batt (off scr) 5, F Greer (off 2m) 6, J McKenzie (off scr) 7, A Gifford (off 2m) 8, S Rooney (off 2m) 9, M Murphy (off 6m) 10. Fastest time- G van Antwerpen (scr) 54m55s 1, N Batt (scr) s.t. 2, J McKenzie (scr) 55m00s 3. Junior 14km handicap- F McKenzie (off scr) 1, M Macdonald (off 6m) 2, M Hall (off 6m) 3. Fastest time- F McKenzie (scr) 27m39s 1.