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
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.
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.
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 –
Club racing Saturday (18th May). Open grade 40km handicap event and a Junior under 17 16km hcp event on the lower Wairau/Grovetown circuit.
The open grade race should provide some close competition after the last massed start event a couple of weeks
Craig Harper is certainly in good form as he prepares for his race across America in June. The Open 36km massed start/sealed handicap event on Lower Wairau Circuit saw Harper a clear winner in the sprint finish over
May 16th- Tasman Secondary School Road Champs, Nelson.
Early July- South Island School Road Champs, Christchurch.
31st Aug-1st Sept- South
Well done to our club members who competed at the Age Group Nationals in Timaru last weekend. Good effort to all and especially the podium finishes from Martin, Jeannie, and Andrew B.
Katie Batt- Junior U17 Women- 18th TT, 17th
Good luck to our club members competing at the Nationals this weekend.
also Jeannie Blakemore (Cant TT Assn)
Ben Verhoef (Tasman Wheelers)
Andrew Bidwell (Tasman Wheelers)
Adam Bidwell (Tasman Wheelers)
The Marlborough 80km Open Championship was raced for at Fairhall on the Benmorven/Ridge/Godfreys Rd circuit in good fine conditions.
New rider Andrew Hill was moved back to scratch after his Pelorus Cup win from the break mark