ACM Mid-year dinner

Come and relax over a mid-year dinner at Lone Star on Saturday 14th July, 6.30pm. Three courses for $46 per person. You can read the menu here.

Please book with Gail Edwards by Sunday 8th July – Email: gail.edwards@wairarapa.dhb.org.nz or Ph/txt:  027 675 8257.

We will be upstairs in the Seddon Function Room which only seats 35 – so get in quick to secure your place.

Please ensure that you inform Gail of any last minute changes to bookings.

 

 

 

 

Provisional Results for 2018 Hope Gibbons Team Time Trial

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Well done to all the teams for your efforts out there this morning. There were some challenging sections on the course for everyone. Also very many thanks to the team of Brent as Commissaire, Andrew for traffic management, David for setting up the course, Toni on Timekeeping, lots of Marshalls, and Donna who organised to get us well fed and watered afterwards.

 

The results below are provisional as there were some changes in teams that got noted at registration, but then (as happens) the sheet with the amendments went walkabout.  If you have knowledge of any changes to team members, please let us know via email and we can make any necessary corrections.

 

This Team Time Trial marks the conclusion of racing for ACM for the season. Remember ACM riders that we have our AGM and Prizegiving coming up later this month on Saturday 26th May, 5.30 for drinks. Please register your interest by completing the form on the website. So for now it is time to refresh, regroup and prepare to begin again in September.

Club No Name of rider 1 No Name of rider 2 No Name of rider 3 No Name of rider 4 Start Finish Ride Place
ACM cycling 20 Ali Domanski 21 Lucy Stevens 22 Rebecca Johnson 23 Eva Rose 0:02:00 00:38:29 00:36:29 6
ACM cycling 24 Michael Chapman 25 David Chapman 26 Scarlett Freeman 27 0:04:00 00:40:15 00:36:15 5
Kapiti cycling 30 Millie Donald 31 Oscar Goodwin 32 Charlie Stagg 33 Zac Byuik 0:06:00 00:37:25 00:31:25 4
ACM cycling 42 Finn Roberts 43 Cameron Tyson 44 James Malsher 45 Craig Bebbington 0:12:00 00:42:57 00:30:57 3
Other 38 Elliot Robertson 39 Harrison Stew 40 Oliver Mears 41 George Tompkin 0:10:00 00:37:31 00:27:31 2
PNP/ACM 34 Toby Braun 35 Tom Joyce 36 Joshua Foote 37 Caleb Roberts 0:08:00 00:34:46 00:26:46 1
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Social Mixed
Club Race No Name of rider 1 Race No Name of rider 2 Race No Name of rider 3 Race No Name of rider 4 Start time  Finish  Ride  Place
ACM cycling 115 Andi Bond 116 Greg Baillie 117 Donna Burkhart 118 Ray Haste 0:19:00 01:28:21 01:09:21 2
Kapiti cycling 125 Jon Cox 126 Tony Levaggi 127 Ian Helliwell 128 Grace Saywell 0:21:00 01:28:53 01:07:53 1
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Female Championship
Club Race No Name of rider 1 Race No Name of rider 2 Race No Name of rider 3 Race No Name of rider 4 Start time  Finish  Ride  Place
Kapiti cycling 220 Gill Donald 221 Glynis Te Maipi-Kemp 222 Janice Hill 223 Dianna Borman 0:27:00 01:49:35 01:22:35 3
ACM cycling 215 Karen Blade 216 Bianca Green 217 Sydney Blackburn 218 0:25:00 01:44:09 01:19:09 2
ACM cycling 226 Belinda Fuller 227 Kirsten Goodin 228 Emily Lutyens 229 Lesley Mouat 0:29:00 01:34:53 01:05:53 1
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Male Championship  
Club Race No Name of rider 1 Race No Name of rider 2 Race No Name of rider 3 Race No Name of rider 4 Start time  Finish  Ride  Place
Kapiti cycling 104 John Rowlinson 105 Howard Davies 106 Mike Watson 107 0:17:00 01:29:15 01:12:15 8
ACM cycling 300 darren southon 301 andrew curtis cody 302 simon butler 303 devan simmons 0:34:00 01:36:27 01:02:27 7
Kapiti cycling 320 John Cox 321 Mark Humphries 322 Miles Davies 323 Dave Downer 0:38:00 01:39:29 01:01:29 6
ACM cycling 340 Andrew Linton 341 Pete James 342 Bill van Woerkom 343 Phil Sutherland 0:42:00 01:43:28 01:01:28 5
Kapiti cycling 310 Adrian McKenzie 311 James Cummings 312 Greg Cundy 313 Phil Morgan 0:36:00 01:36:16 01:00:16 4
Kapiti cycling 330 Tristan Ratcliffe 331 Gary Clareburt 332 Leon Goodwin 333 Mark Donald 0:40:00 01:38:28 00:58:28 3
ACM 350 Derek Robert 351 Ben Knight 352 Richard Day 353 Lyall Cuming 0:44:00 01:41:56 00:57:56 2
WMCC 360 Angus Taylor 361 Tijs Robinson 362 Christopher Stevenson 363 Ben Storey 0:46:00 01:40:25 00:54:25 1

Start list for Hope Gibbons Team Time Trial 2019

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Hello folks

Registration for Hope Gibbons is at the Masterton Sportsbowl, Blair Street Masterton. Registration will open at 8.30 am, and will close at 9.40 am.  The Time trial itself starts on Johnstone Street. The cost is $15 per person. Please bring cash to the registration.

A light lunch will be available from 12 noon, back at the Sportsbowl. Prize giving will follow lunch.  Please make sure that all your team members are aware of the above information and of their start time.

Here are the start times for Hope Gibbons Team Time Trial:

Start time Club School teams Race No Name of rider 1 Race No Name of rider 2 Race No Name of rider 3 Race No Name of rider 4
Craig Bebbington
Name of rider 4
Lisa Horne
Ben Storey
See you all on Sunday.

2018 Cycling AGM and Prize giving

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May 26th all ACM members , their families and supporters are invited to the 2017/18 cycling prize giving and AGM where we are looking for members for the 2018/19 cycling committee .

SATURDAY 26th MAY
Masterton Club
5.30 Meet and greet
$30 per person (to be paid on the night) – First drink is on the club
6pm –  AGM
7pm – Dinner
8pm ish  Prize giving

This is a great way to finish the cycling season complete with great food – buffet meal/desert, some good company and banter, all for $30. And your first drink is on the club.

For catering purposes can you please register here that you would like to attend by the 18th of May .

Please note that if you have confirm your attendance and do not attend you will still be required to pay the $30 due to the Clubs catering commitments.

As they say the more the merrier so we look forward to seeing you there

Bookings for Meal Now closed

 

Nominations are called for the 2017/2018 Committee of the Cycling Section of ACM.

This goes out to Any ACM member who would like to be concided for the coming year committee in any of the rolls of President, Secretary or Committee Member . Like many clubs we need the help from voluntaries to continue the success and the enjoyment of our club .

If you feel that you have something to offer please put your name forward .

Any question feel free to ask any of the existing members of Donna Burkhart , Daniel Jaques, David Howden , lesley mouat, Devan simmonds , Andrew Linton , Karen Blade ,Belinda Fuller , or Bill Van Woekkom

 

Nomination Form Now closed

25 Johnstone Street to Gladstone A/B Grade

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The final race of the season saw the field of 38 divided into in three grades, A-Grade, B-Grade and Short Course. Racing began on Johnstone Street for all grades. The short course turned before Memorial hill whilst A and B Grades continued out to turn at Gladstone Church. In the A and B Grade bunches the racing was fast a furious but each group stayed together until Memorial Hill, which was just long enough and steep enough to cause splits in both bunches.  For those on the front end of the splits riders needed to work together to stay away, whilst for those on the wrong side of the split, the riders worked (unsuccessfully on this occasion) to try and bring the the races back together. For the vast majority of riders the race ended with the scramble to try and find the ‘right wheel’ to take them the sprint finish.

Congratulations tonight go to Peter James, who proved for himself why he is actually in the right grade! Congratulations also to Donna Burkhart who once again proved her sprinting prowess amongst the women. Special mention, to Finn Roberts on a very impressive ride tonight. Although he missed the split at Memorial Hill, he finished strongly on a course that tends to favour powerful sprinters.

A huge thanks to Toni McCallum and Brent Sowry who have timed and kept us safe week by week throughout the season. Also a huge thanks: to Andrew Linton for organising the traffic management plans; to Kevin McKay and Mark Jerling who have set the courses for us; to Devan Simmonds for an innovative racing schedule; to the handicappers who shall remain anonymous; and to Karen Blade who has the unenviable job of finding marshalls for each of the races.  Let’s not forget our thanks to the social co-ordinators and to everyone who has taken care of our ‘post-race nutritional’ needs.

At this point a plug on Karen’s behalf – we still need Marshall Friday, Saturday and Sunday 20th-22 April for Age Group Nationals which ACM is hosting this year.  If you can help on any of these days – or if your partners/friends/colleagues could help please contact Karen.

Once Nationals is past, we have a final event to look forward to – the Hope Gibbons Team Time Trial on Sunday 6th May. This is always a testing ride and worth giving a nudge. So now is the time to find your team mates and start training together to make the ride smooth and fast!

Full Results for tonight are:

A-Grade
Shute order Race Number Name Start time Finish time Ride time  
1 69 Peter James 0:00:00 0:44:50 0:44:50  Fastest man
2 73 Erik D’Arbois 0:00:00 0:44:50 0:44:50
3 46 Derek Roberts 0:00:00 0:44:51 0:44:51
4 70 Simon Pumfrey 0:00:00 0:44:51 0:44:51
5 13 Ben Knight 0:00:00 0:45:03 0:45:03
6 44 Craig Mangin/Simon Butler 0:00:00 0:46:06 0:46:06
7 97 Chris Smith 0:00:00 0:46:06 0:46:06
8 45 Donna Burkhart 0:00:00 0:46:06 0:46:06 Fastest woman
9 30 Corey Miller 0:00:00 0:46:07 0:46:07
10 61 Darren Southon 0:00:00 0:46:07 0:46:07
11 5 Lesley Mouat 0:00:00 0:46:07 0:46:07
12 10 Belinda Fuller 0:00:00 0:46:08 0:46:08
13 101 Eddy Kuipers 0:00:00 0:46:08 0:46:08
14 75 Andy Curtis-Cody 0:00:00 0:46:14 0:46:14
17 24 Bill van Workoem 0:00:00 0:52:15 0:52:15
B-Grade
Shute order Race Number Name Start time Finish time Ride time
18 120 Darren Sullivan 0:01:00 0:52:26 0:51:26
19 32 Greg Baillie 0:01:00 0:52:26 0:51:26
20 77 Terry Blackburn 0:01:00 0:52:26 0:51:26
21 2 Andi Bond 0:01:00 0:52:26 0:51:26
22 87 Stephen Yeats 0:01:00 0:52:27 0:51:27
23 14 Brian Sanders 0:01:00 0:52:27 0:51:27
24 76 Peter Lee 0:01:00 0:52:27 0:51:27
25 72 Rex Dowding 0:01:00 0:52:27 0:51:27
26 15 David Hancock 0:01:00 0:52:28 0:51:28
27 59 Mike Clinton-Baker 0:01:00 0:52:28 0:51:28
28 60 John Allen 0:01:00 0:52:28 0:51:28
29 36 Devan Simmonds 0:01:00 0:53:22 0:52:22
30 40 Finn Roberts 0:01:00 0:53:23 0:52:23
31 74 Rod Sutherland/Peter Jones 0:01:00 0:53:23 0:52:23
32 48 Caleb Roberts 0:01:00 0:56:55 0:55:55
33 17 Stan Braaksma 0:01:00 0:56:57 0:55:57
34 81 Jorge Sandoval 0:01:00 0:56:59 0:55:59
35 Marty Hewson 0:01:00 0:57:11 0:56:11
36 21 Anil Raman 0:01:00 0:59:41 0:58:41
37 51 David Hodder 0:01:00 1:01:24 1:00:24
 38 50 Earle Whitcombe 0:01:00 1:01:25 1:00:25
Short Course
Shute order Race Number Name Start time Finish time Ride time
15 11 Scarlet McCallum 0:01:00 0:48:13 0:47:13
16 71 Bruce McCallum 0:01:00 0:48:13 0:47:13

THE BIG BIKE Film Night

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Huri Huri is co-hosting Go By Bike Week with Carterton District Council in the lead up to the Vantage Age Group Road National Championships – which take place in the Carterton District between 20-22 April. If you’re a wheely big bike fan make sure you book your place at the The Big Bike Film Night. Juniors cost just $14, Adults $20. #GetOnYourBike

We are super excited to be screening at the Carterton Events Centre in Carterton, as part of the Carterton Go By Bike Week to celebrate the Vantage Age Group Road…
BIGBIKEFILMNIGHT.NZ

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24 Norfolk Road Mass Start Road Race

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Our second to last Tuesday club race was one of the annual traditional ones – a Mass Start Road Race from the bottom of Norfolk Road up to the turn at the top near the car park and back down again.

If you don’t usually start in ‘A’ Grade mass start road races tend to hurt, because they are about finding a ‘wheel’ to follow and hanging on for dear life for as long as you possibly can. For most of us this means, as the pressure comes on, you find yourself slipping forward on the saddle in an effort to keep the bike moving forward at the pace of the rider(s) in front of you – an event otherwise known as being ‘on the rivet’!

Navigating a mass start requires considerable skill, as the bunch at the start comprises everyone who turned up, so is not only way bigger than usual but also includes a range of riding abilities. During mass starts it helps to have some knowledge of the folks you are racing with – you need to find a wheel to follow that is going to continue to hang on to the one in front of them. When that happens the ride is exhilarating. When they can’t, you find yourself having to close the gap – which at the very least is “ouch”, and at worst means the bunch has gone and you are out the back door!

On this particular course, if at all possible, you will still be in a good bunch of riders at the turnaround. Usually by this stage there are a number of different bunches as riders have been ‘dropped’ but providing you can get around the turn efficiently and remain with your bunch, this is where the real fun begins for all those riders who enjoy ‘flying downhill’ all the way to the sprint finish. Tonight was no exception to this rule, with a big bunch of riders flying down the hill at over 50 kms an hour. From this bunch line honours went to Eddy Kuipers closely followed by the Derek Roberts and Andrew Linton. First woman across the line was Belinda Fuller closely followed by Donna Burkhart then Emily Lutyens. On the short course line honours went to the tandem ridden by Rod and Jenny Sutherland. Congratulations also go to Meri Murphy completing her first solo race with ACM.

Once again thanks to go the race officials who keep us safe while we are having our fun and Di Dowding for organising the BBQ for us after the racing was finished.

Finally: Congratulations to all those who contested the Wellington Centre Road Race Championships during last weekend including:

Rex Dowding – M8 Champion in both ITT and Road Race

Andrew Linton – M7 Champion in both ITT and Road Race

Paul Wallace – M7 Silver Medal – Road Race

Peter James -M6 Silver Medal – Road Race

Matt Webb-Smith – Senior Bronze medal in Road Race

Caleb Roberts – U13 Champion in Road Race

Finn Roberts – U17 Silver Medal in Road Race

Lesley Mouat – M6 Champion in both ITT and Road Race

Kirsten Goodin – M2 Champion in ITT

Belinda Fuller – M3 Champion in Road Race

PLEASE NOTE: Next week the race is now an A and B Graded race, starting from Johnstone Street out to the turnaround at Gladstone Church and finishing back at Johnstone Street.

 

Full Results from tonight are:

Shute order Race No Rider Finish time
2 101 Eddy Kuipers 0:45:49
3 46 Derek Roberts 0:45:49
4 96 Andrew Linton 0:45:50
5 7 Laurence Kent 0:45:50
6 117 Simon Butler 0:45:51
7 69 Peter James 0:45:51
8 79 Bill van Workeom 0:45:52
9 2 Andi Bond 0:45:52
10 75 Andy Curtis-Cody 0:45:53
11 10 Belinda Fuller 0:45:53
12 44 Craig Mangin 0:45:53
13 97 Chris Smith 0:45:54
14 45 Donna Burkhart 0:45:54
15 77 Terry Blackburn 0:45:54
16 61 Darren Southon 0:45:55
17 70 Simon Pumfrey 0:45:55
18 120 Darren Sullivan 0:45:56
19 89 Emily Lutyens 0:45:56
20 84 Mike Wilkinson 0:45:56
21 32 Greg Baillie 0:46:05
22 116 Peter Jones and Derek Cox 0:46:10
23 90 Mark Langlands 0:46:16
25 34 Kirsten Goodin 0:48:29
26 50 Earle Whitcombe 0:48:29
27 87 Stephen Yeats 0:48:30
28 59 Mike Clinton-Baker 0:50:07
29 15 David Hancock 0:50:08
30 60 John Allen and Liam Moore 0:50:34
31 81 Jorge Sandoval 0:50:35
32 72 Rex Dowding 0:50:35
33 21 Anil Raman 0:55:10
34 48 Caleb Roberts 0:55:10
35 31 Jenny Devenport 0:55:12
36 38 Greg Lang 0:55:12
37 40 Finn Roberts 0:55:13
38 78 Sydney Blacburn 0:56:45
39 57 Karen Blade 0:56:46
40 26 David Howden 0:56:47
41 51 David Hodder 0:56:48
Short course
Shute order Race No Rider Finish time
1 74 Rod and Jenni Sutherland 0:41:40
24 Meri Murphy 0:47:14

Hope Gibbons Team Time Trial

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Due to busy end of season with Center Champs and the Nationals the date for this years Hope Gibbons is set for Sunday 6th May 2018

So start thinking of getting your teams together.

On Sunday the 6th May the Masterton Athletics and cycling club will once again host the battle for the Hope Gibbons Shield and we would like to invite riders to put together their four person team for the challenge and a bit of fun. Only teams from the four Wellington centre clubs will be eligible for the title but other clubs are more than welcome to come along test yourselves.

Last year titles were taken out by the WMCC club in the mens grade and the ACM in the females, are they good enough to defend their titles and the time of 52:36? With a strong turn out from PNP Junior team took out the school grade.

Racing a team trial for the Wellington Centre Hope Gibbons Shield goes back to 1934 and has a lot of history.  It’s an impressive shield and  has nearly 300 past winners names engraved on individual shields on it.

This is a event for riders of all levels and we encourage everyone  to find fellow club members of the similar  abilities to team up and represent their club.

All adult riders must be Cycling New Zealand licensed riders and current member of a cycling club. Only teams made up fully from their Wellington center club are eligible for the mens and womens titles.  Riders outside the center are more than welcome to race/ride and will be timed.

When:   Sunday 6th May 10am first riders away

Registration : From 8:45 – 9:30ish at the Masterton cycling club at the Colin Pugh Sportbowl

Where:  Masterton, on a flat course. Starting and Finishing on Johnstone Street. Out to Gladstone and back

Distance:  For club riders it’s 40km (schools riders will ride 15km)

Cost:  $15 per rider can be paid on the day

Teams: Four person but the clock stops on the 3rd rider home.

Grades: male, female, school boys, school girls and a social mixed grade.

We’ll be putting on a great feed (light lunch) and coffee etc after the event at the Masterton cycling club room straight after event for all the riders, supporters and volunteers.

For entries please fill out the form below by 6pm the Wednesday 2nd of May  and send to lmouat@hotmail.com or if you have any questions about this event feel free to also contact Lesley on lmouat@hotmail.com

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For ACM riders if you keen to give it a go but haven’t got a team at this point contact Andrew Linton on

0274882794 or a.linton@higgins.co.nz is taking names and will team riders up

 

Results from

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2016 

2015

23 Handicapped Time Trial

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Tonight’s race was very different from any race yet offered by the Cycling Section of ACM. This was a handicapped time trial that started on a flat course and then went up to the top of Kourarau hill. The goal for each rider was to try and catch the riders in front of them and then work together to close as many gaps as possible in an attempt to reach the front of the race and crest Kourarau in first place. Those who combined the attributes of both strength and climbing ability were the ones who excelled over this course. The first rider to start went as the clock hit 3 minutes and the final rider to start left as the clock ticked around to 24 minutes and 20 seconds. By the time all riders finished there was less than a10 minute time spread between the first and last finishers.

For many, if not all riders in this race, it was important not to hit the ‘red zone’ on the flat before the climb began. Quite a few people managed to catch (or allow themselves to be caught) on the flat which gave them the benefit of working with other riders to reach the base of the hill. If you put too much effort into the flat, then your legs would fail you on the climb.

Congratulations tonight go to Jorge Sandoval who conquered the field to crest the summit first. Congratulations to Karen Blade, first woman to reach the top. The battle for fastest overall time was a hot one, with Erik D’Arbois completing the ride just 2 seconds faster than Simon Pumfrey. Lesley Mouat was fastest woman overall. Special mention has to go to Phil Sutherland, who has only just returned from completing the Tour of Aotearoa (cycling top to bottom of the island – that’s 3000kms in less than a month!). Phil flew up the hill tonight dropping all the riders who had caught or been caught by him on the flat and there was nothing they could do about it!  The other special mention goes to Finn Roberts on his first ever ascent of Kourarau Hill. Finn managed to fly past a few riders to finish third overall.

Once again, many thanks to all race officials without whom we would not be able to race.

Good luck to all those who are contesting the Wellington Centre Championships this weekend. If you are not racing and could assist with marshalling – please let Karen know.

Next week we return to an oldie but goodie – Mass Start Road Race up Norfolk Road.  The following week will be the final Tuesday race of the season – course to be confirmed next week.

Full results:

Shute Order Race No Rider Start time Finish time Ride time
1 81 Jorge Sandoval 0:07:50 0:46:45 0:38:55
2 74 Rod Sutherland 0:03:00 0:47:23 0:44:23
3 40 Finn Roberts 0:10:40 0:48:19 0:37:39
4 87 Stephen Yeats 0:14:00 0:48:55 0:34:55
5 57 Karen Blade 0:07:00 0:49:02 0:42:02
6 26 David Howden 0:08:20 0:50:27 0:42:07
7 77 Terry Blackburn 0:18:00 0:51:11 0:33:11
8 38 Greg Lang 0:13:30 0:51:20 0:37:50
9 120 Darren Sullivan 0:18:20 0:51:21 0:33:01
10 76 Peter Lee 0:17:15 0:51:22 0:34:07
11 43 John Murray 0:08:40 0:51:41 0:43:01
12 59 Mike Clinton-Baker 0:14:20 0:51:47 0:37:27
13 21 Anil Raman 0:12:00 0:51:48 0:39:48
14 92 Phil Sutherland 0:20:45 0:52:27 0:31:42
15 15 David Hancock 0:14:45 0:52:32 0:37:47
16 30 Corey Miller 0:20:20 0:52:43 0:32:23
17 50 Earle Whitcombe 0:19:20 0:52:50 0:33:30
18 73 Erik D’Arbois 0:23:45 0:52:51 0:29:06 Fastest man
19 75 Andy Curtis-Cody 0:20:00 0:52:56 0:32:56
20 36 Devan Simmonds 0:21:45 0:53:01 0:31:16
21 5 Lesley Mouat 0:21:00 0:53:02 0:32:02 Fastest woman
22 96 Andrew Linton 0:21:15 0:53:04 0:31:49
23 53 Paul Wallace 0:20:30 0:53:06 0:32:36
24 54 Dave Shepherd 0:23:20 0:53:22 0:30:02
25 70 Simon Pumfrey 0:24:20 0:53:28 0:29:08
26 18 Dave Drummond 0:22:30 0:53:29 0:30:59
27 14 Brian Sanders 0:16:30 0:53:36 0:37:06
28 116 Peter Jones/Derek Cox 0:22:45 0:53:48 0:31:03
29 84 Mike Wilkinson 0:19:30 0:53:49 0:34:19
30 61 Darren Southon 0:21:30 0:53:51 0:32:21
31 2 Andi Bond 0:15:30 0:54:01 0:38:31
32 1 Tom McCallum 0:23:30 0:54:59 0:31:29
33 79 Mike Sutton 0:19:30 0:55:45 0:36:15
34 117 Simon Butler 0:19:40 0:56:06 0:36:26
88 Bianca Green 0:10:20 DNF

22 Upper Plain Circuit – GRR

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Tonight the race was over a much loved course – if you are a sprinter. The race also suits riders who are strong and who can roll through all the twists and turns without checking their speed and be up and sprinting out of each corner.

Being a Graded Road Race, A- Grade left first, with each subsequent group leaving at 1-minute intervals. Any rider who is dropped from their group can complete the race, either by themselves or on the back of the following group, but are not permitted to contribute to the pace making other than in their start group. Tonight this was the lot of only a few riders as most of the bunches concentrated on their task of racing each other.

Graded races can involve some riders doing more pace-setting than others, who may decide to ‘keep their powder dry’ until the final sprint. After all the winner is the rider who crosses the line first – not necessarily the rider who does the most work. On the other hand, if riders are not particularly bothered about where they place in their grade, these races are ideal training at race pace for the more important races such as Wellington Centre Championships or Age-Group Nationals – both of which will be contested over Wairarapa roads in the next few weeks.

As one might expect all grades completed their race in hotly contested sprint finishes, with bragging rights going to those who timed their sprint to perfection to roll their opposition on the line. Congratulations to the each of the grade winners:

A-Grade – Tom McCallum

B-Grade – Simon Butler, with Lesley Mouat fastest woman

C-Grade – Robert Jaques, with Emily Lutyens first woman

D-Grade – David Hancock, with Sheri Wales first woman

E-Grade – John Murray, with Bianca Green first woman

F-Grade – Doug Maclachlan and Meri Murphy – Tandem

Short course – Scarlett McCallum – special congratulations to Bailey Stark, in his first race with ACM.

Very many thanks to all our marshals and race officials who make it possible for us to have so much fun. And thanks also to Terry for the BBQ after match.

Next week is a new and potentially really interesting race – individually handicapped with 7 kms of flat and 7 kms of climb finishing at the top of the Kourarau Climb.

Full Result are:

A-Grade      
Shute race no Rider start time finish time race time
3 1 Tom McCallum 0:00:00 0:48:20 0:48:20 Fastest man
4 46 Derek Roberts 0:00:00 0:48:20 0:48:20
5 70 Simon Pumfrey 0:00:00 0:48:20 0:48:20
6 73 Erik D’Arbois 0:00:00 0:48:22 0:48:22
7 54 Dave Shepherd 0:00:00 0:48:22 0:48:22
8 116 Peter Jones/Derek Roberts 0:00:00 0:48:22 0:48:22
9 13 Ben Knight 0:00:00 0:48:23 0:48:23
12 101 Eddie Kuipers 0:00:00 0:52:10 0:52:10
13 7 Laurence Kent 0:00:00 0:52:10 0:52:10
23 69 Peter James 0:00:00 0:54:39 0:54:39
40 90 Mark Langlands 0:00:00 DNF
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B-Grade
Shute race no Rider start time finish time race time
15 117 Simon Butler 0:01:00 0:54:33 0:53:33
16 50 Earle Whitcombe 0:01:00 0:54:34 0:53:34
17 30 Corey Miller 0:01:00 0:54:34 0:53:34
18 5 Lesley Mouat 0:01:00 0:54:35 0:53:35 Fastest woman
19 10 Belinda Fuller 0:01:00 0:54:35 0:53:35
20 75 Andrew Curtis-Cody 0:01:00 0:54:35 0:53:35
21 53 Paul Wallace 0:01:00 0:54:38 0:53:38
22 61 Darren Southon 0:01:00 0:54:38 0:53:38
.
C-Grade
Shute race no Rider start time finish time race time
24 115 Robert Jaques 0:02:00 0:57:46 0:55:46
25 32 Greg Baillie 0:02:00 0:57:46 0:55:46
26 77 Terry Blackburn 0:02:00 0:57:47 0:55:47
27 72 Rex Dowding 0:02:00 0:57:47 0:55:47
28 89 Emily Lutyens 0:02:00 0:57:48 0:55:48
29 2 Andi Bond 0:02:00 0:57:48 0:55:48
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D-Grade
Shute race no Rider start time finish time race time
30 15 David Hancock 0:03:00 1:02:21 0:59:21
31 29 Ray Haste 0:03:00 1:02:21 0:59:21
32 42 Sheri Wales 0:03:00 1:02:22 0:59:22
33 21 Anil Raman 0:03:00 1:02:28 0:59:28
34 87 Stephen Yeats 0:03:00 1:02:34 0:59:34
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E-Grade
Shute race no Rider start time finish time race time
35 43 John Murray 0:04:00 1:07:18 1:03:18
36 88 Bianca Green 0:04:00 1:07:21 1:03:21
37 26 David Howden 0:04:00 1:07:23 1:03:23
38 48 Caleb Roberts 0:04:00 1:07:29 1:03:29
39 57 Karen Blade 0:04:00 1:07:30 1:03:30
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F-Grade – 2 laps
Shute race no Rider start time finish time race time
10 55 Doug Maclachlan/Meri Murphy 0:05:00 0:50:54 0:45:54
11 74 Rod and Jenni Sutherland 0:05:00 0:50:54 0:45:54
14 106 Di Chesmar 0:05:00 0:52:38 0:47:38
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Short Course – 1 Lap
Shute race no Rider start time finish time race time
1 11 Scarlett McCallum 0:05:00 0:32:37 0:27:37
2 Bailey Stark 0:05:00 0:35:43 0:30:43
41 71 Bruce McCallum 0:05:00 DNF