Good weather for challenge

Masterton Cycling Club tested the versatility of their members when they staged two events in excellent conditions on Tuesday night, a 3km individual time trial on Watson's Road and a handicap road race over one lap of the Pakaraka circuit.

Forty-five riders presented themselves to the starter with the riders heading off at 30-second intervals in the time trial.

As expected Mark Langlands clocked fastest time from Jack Sowry with Brett Tulloch third.

Triathlete Sue Bankier was the quickest of the women followed by Lesley Mouat and Donna Burkhart.

Riders then relocated to Lakeview School for the start of the handicap road race over one lap of the testing and varied Pakaraka circuit. They were split into six groups with favourable handicapping enabling the first group of riders away to stay ahead of the field.

Line honours went to Mike Cohr from Grant Burkhart and Viv Bunny and once again it was Langlands who claimed fastest time. He had just one second to spare from archrival Jack Sowry.

Results: Individual time trial: Mark Langlands 3.59, Jack Sowry 4.03, Brett Tulloch 4.16, Damien Christofis 4.17, Jonny Burkhart 4.18, Earle Whitcombe 4.23, Andrew Linton 4.23, John Chesmar 4.24, Phil Sutherland and Brian Lambert (tandem) 4.24, Jeff Saywell 4.30, Dave Drummond 4.33, Brian Sanders 4.34, Sue Bankier 4.35, Terry Blackburn 4.39, Steve Brown 4.41, Danny Clarkson 4.44, Mark Sowry 4.45, Todd Gillespie 4.45, Andrew Curtis-Cody 4.47, Brian Graham 4,49, Mike Cohr 4.50, Simon Butler 4.51, Lesley Mouat 4.52, Donna Burkhart 4.54, Dave Hodder 4.56, Julie Millar 4.56, Douglas Maclachlan 4.57, Sheri Wales 4.57, Richard Brooks 4.59, Darren Southon 4.59, Mark Green 5.03, Grant Burkhart 5.03, Mike Parker 5.06, John Murray 5.08, Stan Braaksma 5.14, Chris Bunny 5.20, Sabella Thurston 5.21, Diane Chesmar 5.26, Viv Bunny 5.29, Dave McKinlay 5.36, Matt Gillan 5.58, Jo Van Woerkom 5.58, Pete James 4.30 (unofficial).

Handicap road race: Mark Langlands 26.50, Jack Sowry 26.51, Andrew Linton 28.33, Dave Drummond 28.33, Pete James 28.33, Mike Wilkinson 28.34, Jeff Saywell 28.34, Steve Brown 29.12, Brett Tulloch 29.13, Earle Whitcombe 29.13, John Chesmar 29.13, Todd Gillespie 29.14, Brian Sanders 29.14, Lesley Mouat 29.26, Damien Christofis 30.24, Brian Lambert and Phil Sutherland (tandem) 30.25, Brian Graham 30.26, Donna Burkhart 30.27, Jonny Burkhart 30.27, Terry Blackburn 30.28, Danny Clarkson 30.28, Douglas Maclachlan 30.30, Darren Southon 30.31, Sheri Wales 30.32, Sue Bankier 32.00, Mark Sowry 32.26, Simon Butler 32.27, Andrew Curtis-Cody 32.27, Matt Gillan 32.29, Jenna Mangin 32.29, Mark Green 32.31, Chris Bunny 32.32, John Murray 32.37, Mike Cohr 34.08, Grant Burkhart 34.08, Viv Bunny 34.08, Dave Hodder 34.09, Jo Van Woerkom 34.09, Richard Brooks 34.09, Dave McKinlay 34.10, Stan Braksmaa 34.10, Sabella Thurston 36.47, Diane Chesmar 38.08.

Next week's event will be a three-lap handicap race on the Carrington circuit with riders to report to Haringa Road for a 6pm start. There will be no late registrations.


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