Red Devils ride into action
Luc Cowley claimed A grade honours when the third round of the Marlborough Red Devils Cycling Club's 12 Weeks Of Hell series was staged on Sunday.
The Ayson Survey+ event was staged in cool, calm conditions with A and B grade being combined this week. Luc Cowley took the A grade victory followed by juniors Greg Baunton and Sam Morgan, while Paul Sell beat Sam Spencer for B grade honours. Grant Boyd attacked just before the final corner and just held on to take the win in C grade from Rhonda Murphy and Katie Batt.
The womens' social grade, which is proving popular, was taken out by Christine Dew, with Jolande van de Weele second and Caitlin Murphy third.
Staged in conjunction with the regular races was some time trial events for Marlborough schools competitors. The Marlborough Boys' College team used the event as practice for their team time trial bid at the forthcoming South Island secondary school champs in Ruapuna next month.
Notable performers were Emma Straker and Caitlin Murphy who both recorded personal bests.
Boys' TTT - 2 Laps, MBC team - Greg Baunton, Sam Spencer, Andrew Bidwell, 22.25. Under-19 B - 1 Lap Niels van Anterwpen, 11.15. Under-17 G - 1 Lap Shanay Harvey, 15.35. Under-15 G - 1 Lap Jess Spencer, 13.34. Under-13 G - 1 Lap Caitlin Murphy, 15.32. Under-13 B - 1 Lap Hugh Straker, 13.46. Under-11 G - 1 Lap Grace Straker, 19.15. Under-9 G - 1 Lap Emma Straker, 23.56.
Ayson Survey Plus racing
A grade: Luc Cowley 1, Greg Baunton 2, Sam Morgan 3, Andrew Bidwell 4, Niels van Antwerpen 5, Gerard van Antwerpen 6.
B grade: Paul Sell 1, Sam Spencer 2.
C grade: Grant Boyd 1, Rhonda Murphy 2, Katie Batt 3, Matilda Carrell 4, Jess Spencer 5.
Social women (12 starters): Christine Dew 1, Jolande van de Weele 2, Caitlin Murphy 3, Catherine Sheard 4, Malinda Spencer 5.