A good turn out including some late entries enjoyed the new course along Tangimoana Rd.
A mail drop had been done along the road a few days before the event which meant that a few of the locals came out and sat at their gates to clap and cheer for the riders as they went past.
A slight wind was apparent but it did not stop some good times being recorded – a stellar effort – from Matiu Kaihau who posted the fastest time on the 25km course.
It was great to see so many under 15 and under 17 riders out, they all had to complete the 16km course which started at the Ohakea War Memorial hall and went out to the Clydesdale War Memorial hall and return.
The same could not be said for those in the under 23 and senior age groups. Not a single entry. Numbers for the Masters age groups was also low but we hope to have better numbers next year.
A small number of changes will be made next year so the event can keep improving on its past performances.
A roll out was done for all junior riders competing on the shorter courses. Tim Whitehouse – commissaire had his measuring contraption on hand to measure bikes according to UCI rules. For anyone planning on competing either at WCNI or National events in the near future it was a good chance to check their bikes out and make sure they did meet the criteria.
Medals will be presented to club members at the end of year prize giving.