Championship Titles At Stake

The final round of the interclub shield cycling will take place at Fairhall tomorrow afternoon when Marlborough and Nelson riders compete in the Cuddon Cycling Marlborough 80km Open Championship .
The open grade handicap event will cover four laps of a course, covering the Benmorven circuit, the Ridge Resort climb and turning at Fromm Winery in Godfreys Road. Masters rider Gerard van Antwerpen will be lining up for his third consecutive fastest time. Van Antwerpen’s competition for fastest time will come from clubmates Peter Crampton, Brodie Catterick, Callum Saunders, George Baxter, Jeremy McKenzie and a strong contingent of Nelson riders. Trophies at stake will be the Ray Gibson Challenge Cup (fastest time), C Gibson Challenge Cup (first place), and Savoy Trophy (first Marlborough rider home). Titles for Senior men, Women, Masters Men, and Junior Under 19 Men will be competed for. The current points for the H G Hunter Memorial Shield is Tasman Wheelers 156, Cuddon Cycling Marlborough 54, Cycling Nelson 0. A large turnout and home advantage will give Marlbough a chance to retain the shield.
The Junior under 17 grade will compete in a 30km Open Championship event. Callum Caughey and Jack Ritchie are the likely favorites for time honours with Dagmar van Antwerpen favorite junior woman. The Picton Shield is at stake for interclub points.
All riders are requested to assemble at Fairhall Hall at 1pm for a 1.30pm start.