Racing cyclists will be on our roads from Friday to Sunday. PHOTO/FILE
Host club Athletics and Masterton Cycling will have strong representation both in terms of numbers and quality at the Vantage Age Group National Cycling Championships to be held in the Carterton district from Friday until Sunday.
The individual time trials will start near the Carterton events centre tomorrow over distances of 15km and 25km and ACM members competing there will include Diane Chesmar, Rex Dowding, Brian Sanders, Kirsten Goodin and Derek Roberts in the Masters’ age groups along with Bianca Green and Tom McCallum in the Under-19s.
Saturday are the road races for para cyclists, Masters, Under-15s and Under-17 girls.
The Under-17 boys, Under-19s, Under-23s and senior/open events will be raced on Sunday.
ACM now boasts 110 members, and this is the first time they will host the age group nationals.
With more than 1000 entries from 667 competitors, they are set to be a huge success, both for cycling and for the economic benefits it will bring to the community.
Masters 66km: Alan Koziarski, Mike Clinton-Baker, Paul Wallace, Peter Lee, Belinda Fuller, Donna Burkhart and Lesley Mouat.
Masters 73km: Peter James.
Masters 102km: Derek Roberts, Darren Southon, Eddy Kuipers, Richard Day, Andrew Curtis-Cody, Ellis Duncan, Lyle Cuming, Erik D’Arbois, Philip Sutherland and Simon Pumfrey.
Under-23 women 73km: Emily Luytens.
Under-19 women 73km: Bianca Green.
Under-17 boys 73km: Finn Roberts.