The open grade 70km massed start/sealed handicap event covers 6 laps of the Rapaura circuit taking in Hammerichs Road, Old Renwick Rd, O’Dwyers Rd and Rapaura Road. The Squire Cup for fastest time will see past winners Kevin Bishell (1988, 2002 and 2003) and Gerard van Antwerpen (2008, 2009) trying to repeat their efforts. Several riders could remain in the front group for time honours with current unknown form showing out. The Troubador Trophy for handicap will see past winners Graham Henderson (1979), Denis Church (1993, 2009), Van Antwerpen (1997), Gill Painter (1999, 2008), and Glen Herkt (2004, 2005) all in contention.
With the return to Saturday racing a good field is expected for Cuddon Cycling Marlborough’s Troubador Trophy and Ray Squire Memorial Cup event at Rapaura tomorrow afternoon.
The junior under 17 grade 35km massed start/sealed handicap will run over 3 laps of the open course with the Troubador Trophy going to the handicap winner. Callum Saunders is expected to be dominant in the time stakes,with his main competition coming from Will Hart, Nick Blakiston and Quinn Karwowski.
All riders are to assemble at the Rapaura Hall at 1pm for a 1.30pm start.
*A REMINDER TO ALL RIDERS. PLEASE WEAR OR BRING YOUR NEW CLUB KIT AS CLUB PHOTO BEING TAKEN BEFORE EVENT.
Also if not riding we would like volunteers for marshals please. Contact Graham 578 9921 or 027 606 2282.