Former National time trial champion Robin Reid was a convincing winner in Cuddon Cycling Marlborough’s Henderson Bros. Cups time trial event last Saturday afternoon.
The open grade 51.5km time trial course from Renwick to Havelock and return was unfortunately changed due to a motor accident. However, the riders competed over three and a half laps of the SH6, Old Renwick Road, Jacksons Road and Rapaura road block. Reid rode a good time on the circuit of 1hr 10m 41s to claim the Henderson Bros. Cup for the fifth time (1995, 1998, 2003, 2006, 2009) to equal Kevin Bishells record of wins in 1983, 1985, 1989, 1990, and 1994. Ray Dunstan showed his buildup to the World Masters time trial championships in Austria in August is going well by recording second place at 1hr 12m 27s. Other minor placings went to Conway Taylor (1hr 15m 35s), Chris Heywood (1hr 19m 39s) and fastest Woman, Reid’s partner, Britta Martin (1hr 21m 59s). The sealed handicap trophy went to Heywood by 48sec to Dunstan with another 1m 07sec back to David Craig in third place.
The junior under 17 grade competed in a 16km time trial over the Renwick/Vintage lane block for the Dooley Cup. As predicted Ethan Roach was the victor with a time of 25m 03s. the minor placings went to Callum Saunders (26m 17s) and Will Hart (28m 03s). The sealed handicap went to Hart by 30sec to roach with another 29sec back to saunders in third place.
Open grade- Henderson Bros. Cups 51.5km time trial, R Reid 1hr 10m 41s 1, R Dunstan 1hr 12m 27s 2, C Taylor 1hr 15m 35s 3, C Heywood 1hr 19m 39s 4, B Martin 1hr 21m 59s 5, J Lee 1hr 22m 21s 6, D Craig 1hr 24m 34s 7, S Rooney 1hr 25m 36s 8, R Lock 1hr 29m 03s 9, D Mackenzie 1hr 30m 21s 10. Sealed handicap, C Heywood (12m) 1hr 07m 39s 1, R Dunstan (4m) 1hr 08m 27s 2, D Craig (15m) 1hr 09m 34s 3, M McManaway (23m) 1hr 10m 27s 4, C Taylor (5m) 1hr 10m 35s 5, S Rooney (15m) 1hr 10m 36s 6, R Reid (scr) 1hr 10m 44s 7, G Henderson (20m 45s) 1hr 11m 21s 8, M Lister (22m) 1hr 11m 41s 9, D Mackenzie (18m) 1hr 12m 21s 10.
Junior under 17 grade- Dooley Cup 16km time trial, E Roach 25m 03s 1, C saunders 26m 17s 2, W Hart 28m 03s 3, S Ginders 29m 14s 4, L Landon-Lane 29m 48s 5. Sealed handicap, W Hart (3m 30s) 24m 33s 1, E Roach (scr) 25m 03s 2, C Saunders (45s) 25m 32s 3, S Ginders (3m 30s) 25m 44s 4, L Landon-Lane (4m) 25m 48s 5.