Ashhurst starting from 187 Salisbury St and heading up Saddle Rd to the same finish point as the Novice Tour the double gates on both sides of the road.
Conditions overcast and a easterly breeze
With registrations taken and the race briefing given by Ian Gray the riders were set off at 1 minute intervals. Ian then raced off to mark the finish line and await the first riders.
This was the final of the handicap masters series to determine not only the male and female masters hill climb champs but also the last event in the Overall champ position.
Thanks to Ian and Mike Keenan for reinstating this competition. All those that have taken part in the 4 events have put the effort in, not only on the road in the events, but also by coming along to improve the numbers participating. Hopefully this will grow again next year. Cups will be presented later in the year.
And some records were broken in the hill climb so these will now also be updated.
Megan Blatchford Womens Hill Climb champ Time 22 mins 52 secs and new womens record in the 50 –54 age group previously held by Sandra Alve set in 2000
Nev Weir also set a new record for the 50 – 54 age group with a time of 16 mins 49 secs beating the previous record set by Barry Gilliland in 2002
Barry was able to set a new record for the 60 – 64 age group with a time of 17mins 46 sec beating the previous record set by Ian Taylor in 1998
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Hamish Mikkelsen (alias GT) set a time of 17 mins 49 secs – Good effort and thanks Hamish for joining in the spirit of the event.