Three records tumbled at Cuddon Cycling Marlborough’s Bike HQ Summernite Series time trial from Wither Hills Winery last Wednesday evening.
The third 16km time trial in the series saw an almost perfect night with cool and calm conditions on the New Renwick Road/Godfreys Road out and return course. The first record of the evening went to Ray Dunstan (20m 37s) who shaved an amazing 31 seconds off his own Masters 45-54yrs record set just 2 weeks ago. The next record went to visiting rider Dale Tye (22m 54s) who was impressive by chopping 32 seconds off Bronwen Frazer’s Womens record set earlier this year. However, Frazer the recently crowned National Club Time Trial Champion wasn’t to be denied and lowered the record to 22m 39s with a brilliant ride.
The overall results on the night saw Dunstan take the fastest time from Paul Johnson (21m 57s) and Frazer. The sealed handicap went to up and coming junior under 17 rider Will Hart by 30s to Graham Henderson and another 14s back to Sharon de Castro and Glen Herkt in equal third place.
Bike HQ Summernite Series No5, 16km TT No3- R Dunstan 20m 37s (*Record 45-54yr) 1, P Johnson 21m 57s 2, B Frazer 22m 59s (*Record Senior Women) 3, D Tye 22m 54s 4, T Neal 23m 37s 5, B Ackroyd 24m 03s 6, G Herkt 24m 07s 7, J Scott 24m 13s 8, R Murphy 24m 34s 9, G Clifford 24m 56s 10. Sealed handicap, W Hart (9m) 18m 43s 1, G Henderson (6m 25s) 19m 13s 2, S de Castro (10m) and G Herkt (4m 40s) 19m 27s 3 equal, M Lister (6m 35s) and M Fletcher (6m 25s) 19m 35s 5 equal, C Smith (8m) 19m 40s 7, P Johnson (2m 15s) 19m 42s 8, E Jacoby (9m) 19m 46s 9, D Hix (10m) 19m 50s 10.