Last season’s prominent time trialist Ray Dunstan started off Cuddon Cycling Marlborough’s ‘Summernite series’ Cycle World time trial No1 with a convincing win last Wednesday evening.
The 16km event drew a good field in the cool and windy conditions on the New Renwick Road course. Even with times down Dunstan recorded 22m 13s to be well clear of his nearest rival Gerard van Antwerpen on 23m 05s. New club rider Dave Grono (24m 15s) was third heading a tight group, Martin Fletcher (24m 18s), Ben Verhoef (24m 21s), Ryan Lock (24m 27s), Brent Ackroyd (24m 38s), first women Rhonda Murphy (24m 44s) and Nick Batt (24m 52s). The ride of the night went to Georgia Catterick (25m56s) who smashed the Junior Under 17 Womens record of 26m 10s set by Elizabeth de Zwart in 2002. The sealed handicap section went to Junior under 15 rider Ethan Batt (actual 26m 09s) who was convincing by 46 seconds over Mel Jones with another 32 seconds back to Dylan Vile in third place.
Cycle World 16km Time Trial No1- R Dunstan 22m 13s 1, G van Antwerpen 23m 05s 2, D Grono 24m 15s 3, M Fletcher 24m 18s 4, B Verhoef 24m 21s 5, R Lock 24m 27s 6, B Ackroyd 24m 38s 7, R Murphy 24m 44s 8, N Batt 24m 52s 9, M Murphy 25m 32s 10, G Catterick * New record Junior Under 17 Women 25m 56s 11. Sealed handicap, E Batt (6m30s) 19m 39s 1, M Jones (9m) 20m 25s 2, D Vile (5m30s) 20m 57s 3, R Murphy (3m30s) 21m 14s 4, G Catterick (4m30s) 21m 26s 5, G van Antwerpen (1m30s) 21m 35s 6, K Bamfield (8m) 21m 42s 7, D Grono (2m30s) 21m 45s 8, M Murphy (3m45s) 21m 47s 9, L Murphy (12m) 21m 55s 10.