Race 7 of Cuddon Cycling Marlborough’s Fairweathers Winter series was held last weekend with the Geddes Memorial Two-Up Time Trial events on SH63 between Renwick and Wairau Valley Township. The long course of 40km and the short course of 20km saw some good numbers of two-rider teams entering, and in a repeat of the last several weekends, conditions were ideal with just a light north easterly breeze building during the racing to provide a headwind on the homeward leg.
The duo of Jeremy McKenzie and Josh Scott proved to be in a field of their own taking out the long course distance in a time of 54m50s and claiming the Geddes Memorial Trophy. Father and Daughter pairing of Tony and Georgia Catterick rode well to take second place in 56m57s, followed by Sean O’Neill and Craig Harper in third with 57m16s.
The short course similarly was taken out by a strong team comprising Mark Grammer and Thomas Westend who recorded a time of 27m50s. Niels van Antwerpen and Callum Caughey took a surprise second placing with 29m57s over Hugh Trollope and Zac Mortimer who recorded 30m01s.
Long Course 40km – J McKenzie/J Scott 54m50s 1, T Catterick/G Catterick 56m57s 2, S O’Neill/C Harper 57m16s 3, D MacKenzie/B Verhoef 59m16s 4, M Fletcher/M Murphy 59m48s 5.
Short Course 20km – M Grammer/T Westend 27m50s 1, N van Antwerpen/C Caughey 29m57s 2, H Trollope/Zac Mortimer 30m01s 3, C Grammer/J Greer 31m05s 4, S Morgan/S Woods 31m29s 5.