Track Cycling Muster

Hi everyone , come and join us tomorrow night at: 

Summer Mon 6pm (Racing) Friday 6pm (Coaching)
Would you like to have a go at a really exciting and healthy sport
Track bikes available (just bring your helmet and runners). Ideal age 11 upwards
All Welcome

Also Wednesday Night Road Racing starts in November for all ages and abilities.

For further information contact Graham Ph 027 8212379
or Warren Hall Ph 021663910

Time Trial Cups at Stake

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 .

McKenzie Sprints to Anderson Rosebowl Victory

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.

Funnell Trophy at Stake

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.

Hall Takes Vincent Shield on Opening Day

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.

Craig Harper SOLO Race Across America – Support Event this Saturday

Club racing this Saturday (8th June) is a special fund raising event to support our clubmate Craig as he starts his epic 3000 mile journey across America next week.

The event will be a 36km group handicap event 4 times around the Benmorven circuit.  A shorter 2 lap event will be available for the younger riders or those that haven’t competed for a while. Assemble at 1pm for a 1.30pm start at the Fairhall Hall.  All riders and supporters are most welcome.

Race fees Open $10 Junior $5  (All entry fees or contributions will go to supporting Craig).
Come on out and give it a go. Your support would be appreciated.

Gifford Wins Sprint Finish

Andrew Gifford took the finishing sprint win from Logan Robb and Mike Murphy on a cold and wet day on the Tuamarina course. Adam Bidwell outsprinted scratch co-marker Gerard van Antwerpen for fastest time honours.

Results Saturday 1st June – Tuamarina
Open 40km  handicap event on Tuamarina/Rarangi course (Cool and wet conditions).
A Gifford (off 5m)  1, L Robb (off 5m) 2, M Murphy (off 5m) 3, C Anderson (off 5m) 4, C Lang (off 5m) 5. Fastest Time- Adam Bidwell (scr) 58m17s 1, G van Antwerpen (scr) s.t. 2.