Christchurch-Akaroa-Christchurch 


      Date Initial Winners Time  Fastest Times 

  • 1935 Jack Richards 6.14.46 Jack Richards 6.14.46 
  • 1936 Noel Ayers 6.07.22 Colin Hall 5.48.16 
  • 1937 Barry Briggs 6.19.02 Leslie Judkins 6.01.20 
  • 1938 WH Name? Hall 6.19.09 Bill Marks 5.48.11 
  • 1939 George Bartram 6.00.31 Bill Marks 5.51.51 
  • 1940 GW Gordon? Lee 7.11.39 Athol Mills 6.12.52 
  • 1941 Brian Prebble 6.33.45 L Len? Barnes 5.59.45 
  • 1942 Emille (Jock) Jayet 6.43.11 Colin Percasky 6.16.54 
  • 1943 Mervyn Marsh 5.42.53 Trevor Nicholson 5.17.27 
  • 1944 Richard Arnst 6.28.18 Trevor Nicholson 5.19.02 
  • 1945 Bob Reddock 5.38.39 Trevor Nicholson 5.26.58 
  • 1946 Len Percasky 6.08.55 Bob Reddock 5.29.35 
  • 1947 Dennis Field 6.54.31 Noel Mills 5.31.40 
  • 1948 Bob Ayers 5.28.56 Emille (Jock)Jayet 5.14.47 
  • 1949 Ray Richards 5.27.45 Rob Ayers 5.20.30 
  • 1950 R (Chalky) White 5.55.47 Sam Taylor 5.12.12 
  • 1951 Peter Bryson 6.05.41 Harry Brook 5.48.02 
  • 1952 Peter Bryson 5.51.37 Don Marks 5.35.51 
  • 1953 Sam Taylor 5.02.45 Sam Taylor 5.02.45 
  • 1954 Alf Hall 5.38.38 Gilbert Painter 5.18.10 
  • 1955 Sam Taylor 4.58.00 Sam Taylor 4.58.00 
  • 1956 Noel Alexander 5.53.37 Pat Wylie 5.20.50 
  • 1957 Kelvin Taylor 5.25.47 Roger Fowler 5.12.54 
  • 1958 Vern Lill 2.41.15 
  • Ken Jeffery 2.24.10 Roger Fowler 4.44.13 
  • 1959 Hank Van Ekeris 2.33.50 
  • John Swanston 2.35.43 Jack De Graaff 4.54.20 
  • 1960 Neville Stuart 2.31.55 
  • Lionel Manners 2.40.22 Cyril Hibberd 5.04.34 
  • 1961 G Name? Tapp 2.17.03 June 3, 1961 (Pt Nicholson) 
  • K Name? Rowan (Marl) 2.21.36 John Holloway 4.25.43 
  • 1962 Eric Livingstone 2.22.49 
  • Eric Livingstone 2.17.35 John Holloway 4.19.59 
  • 1963 Bernie Hack 2.12.54 
  • Ron Bush 2.08.41 Brian Manning 4.11.18 
  • 1964 Bob Weir 2.21.30 
  • Merv Hewson 2.19.51.5 Tino Tabak 4.24.30 
  • 1965 David Jones 2.27.07 Approx Oct 23, 1965 
  • G Name? Einhart 2.19.48 Tino Tabak 4.35.17 
  • 1966 John Cleary 2.15.02 
  • David Jones 2.18.45 Ray Hogan 4.42.25 
  • 1967 Graham McLeod 2.19.04 
  • Wayne Thorpe 2.25.16 Tino Tabak 4.25.45 
  • 1968 Max Wildermoth Times? 
  • 3299952 David Jones 4.26.07.5 
  • 1969 Kevin Radburnd 2.35.48 
  • Ross Bush 2.20.24 Wayne Thorpe 4.38.32 
  • 1970 R Roger? Reid 2.25.40 
  • Dave Morrell 2.25.58 Ross Bush 4.32.56.5 
  • 1971 Max Wildermoth 2.14.08 
  • John Mullan 2.14.33 Blair Stockwell 4.25.56 
  • 1972 Dave Hewson 4.46.35 Jim Ryder 4.23.20.5 
  • 1973 Bill Straight (115min) Need Bill & Paul's stage times (Huge handicaps this year) 
  • Paul Basher (98min) 5.19.41 Blair Stockwell 4.16.38.5 
  • 1974 No race (Total 2 legs) 
  • 1975 Kevin Linton 2.27.40 
  • Ron Bush 2.40.02 Errol Barker 4.31.29 
  • 1976 Arthur Bouterey 2.35.09 
  • Kerry Fitzpatrick 2.26.32 Allan Campbell 4.25.17 
  • 1977 Jim Ryder 4.13.47 Dave Hewson 4.12.58 
  • 1978 Steve Bamford 4.29.25.7 Toni Horne 4.02.56 
  • 1979 John Stace 5.00.10 Blair Stockwell 4.29.32 
  • 1980 Gary Froggatt 4.42.32 Blair Stockwell 4.04.14 
  • 1981 N Name? Lange Time? Blair Stockwell Time? 
  • 1982 Blair Stockwell A grd winner B and C Grade winners? 
  • 1983 Greg Cox Sep3,1983 B and C Grade winners? 
  • 1984 Blair Stockwell Sep29,1984 B and C Grade winners? 
  • 1985 Brian Fowler A grd winner B grade: Brent Ferigo, C grade: A Yelverton 
  • 1986 No race Name? 
  • 1987 John Morrison A grd winner B grade: Troy Pascoe, C grade: Bruce Steven 
  • 1988 Chris Nicholson A grd winner B grade: Dave Powell, C grade: Shane Keown 
  • 1989 Brian Fowler A grd winner B grade: Scott McDonnell, C grade: Richard Scott 

 

Emille (Jock) Jayet was the son of a Frenchman who rode in the amateur section of the first Tour de France in 1903. 

The road was mostly shingle in 1935 and was finally fully sealed in 1959. 

The race till after 1958 was Christchurch - Akaroa on Saturday, Akaroa to Christchurch Labour day Monday. 

It later changed to there and back on the same day with an hour and a half break for lunch which was hard on 
tired legs as the Takamatua climb was just 1km from the start of the return journey. 

1972 was stop for lunch and re-start with same gaps as when they finished the first stage. 

1977 - 1981 might have been there and back non-stop, 1980 was. 

1982 to 1989 winners are all scratch men, see Simon's explanation. 
Simon Hollander rode it in 1988.  It was a stage race from Christchurch to Akaroa via the le race route. 
Scratch race to Little River, time trial to Hilltop, regroup, scratch race to Akaroa. 

3 September 1983   160km Multi Stage 

29 September 1984   160km Multi Stage 

11-12 July 1987   "Press" Christchurch-Akaroa-Christchurch 
Multi Stage Graded 2 day. 

1989   3 grades  Stage 1 Halswell to Hilltop All 3 grades 
Stage 2 Hilltop to the "Cab Rank" All 3 grades 
Stage 3 A and B grades Akaroa to Hilltop 
C grade  Akaroa to Duvauchelle. 

PRIZE PRESENTATION IN HILLTOP HOTEL.

 


 

Amateur Timaru to Christchurch

 


         Year Winners Club Hcp Time
           1949 Arthur Warrington Christchurch Mins? 4.42.00 X
           1950 Charlie Bishop Avon 23 4.24.00 X
           1951 Geoff Marks Papanui 49 4.35.51 X
           1952 Graham Alexander Wellington 9 4.56.05 X
           1953 Ross Bush Papanui 36 4.17.27 X
           1954 Brian Strong Avon 43 5.14.00 X
           1955 John Mugford Avon 43 5.08.11 X
           1956 John Campbell Timaru 20 4.30.13 X
           1957 Robin Harrison Timaru 20 4.58.09 X
           1958 Alister Hansen Invercargill 46 4.59.17 X
           1959 Barry Secker Papanui 40 4.17.37 Christchurch to Timaru X
           1960 Barry Rissman Timaru 38 4.13.43 X
16/09/2008 1961 John Swanston Christchurch 17 4.04.40 X
4/08/2008  1962 Guy Halewood Glengarry 33 4.33.29 X
           1963 Tony Ineson Invercargill Scr 4.36.00 Christchurch to Timaru X
           1964 Walter Janus Christchurch 23 5.08.01 X
30/10/2008 1965 David Jones Avon 23 4.58.41 X
15/10/2008 1966 24/09/2008 Rex Connelly Papanui 30 4.42.09 X
           1967 Bill Kendall Papanui 7 4.23.07 Christchurch to Timaru X
           1968 Vic Sullivan Timaru 50 5.05.12 X
28/06/2008 1969 Paul Brydon Papanui 22 4.36.42 X
  1970 David McMillan Avon 58 5.35.19 X
  1971 Alan Howison Avon 32 5.03.41 X
  1972 Kevin Grogan Papanui 17 5.09.47 Christchurch to Timaru X
14/07/2008 1973 Kevin Day Papanui 30 4.18.46 X
  1974 Grant Strahl Papanui 10 3.52.48 X
  1975 Russell Fulton Woolston 22 5.30.08 X
  1976 Roy Pemberton Woolston 20 4.37.02 X
3/09/2008  1977 Ross Bush Papanui 30 3.59.35 X
  1978 John Stace Hornby 37 4.26.56 X
  1979 Robert Forrest Papanui 44 4.12.33 X
           1980 Brent Kircher Velo Scr 3.51.22 X
           1981 Wayne Cuthbertson Timaru 39 4.28.08 X
           1982 Malcolm Robertson Hornby 33 4.25.34 X
13/08/2008 1983 Debbie Zanders A 48 4.00.56 X
11/08/2008 1984 Roger Fowler A 54 5.06.02 X
10/08/2008 1985 Peter Sweetapple Papanui 53 5.01.07 X
9/08/2008 1986 Dennis O'Keefe Club? 42 4.14.52 X
8/08/2008 1987 Ross Bush Papanui 27 4.22.04 X
13/08/2008 1988 Mike Leahy Woolston Scr 4.01.55 X
12/08? 1989 Brian Fowler A Scr 3.31.43 X
           1990 Russell O'Brien Papanui Mins? Time? X
19/10/2008 1991 Paul Kristiansen Papanui 26 4.38.38 X
           1992 No race? Was this Aug 29 but cancelled because of Big Snow Friday Aug 28?
           1993 Brian Fowler A Scr 3.57.19 X
           1994 Jamie Scott Hornby Mins? Time? X
26/03/2008 1995 Tim Carswell Southland 23 4.13.17 X
24/03/2008 1996 Damian Marsh Dunedin 40 4.02.46 X
20/04/2008 1997 Chris Hamilton Club? Mins? Time? X
22/03/2008 1998 Brian Fowler A Scr 3.40.15 X
24/04/2008 1999 Aaron Stewart Hornby Mins? Time? X 183KM
18/03/2008 2000 Tim Carswell Papanui Scr 4.38.11 X 183KM
           2001 No race?
           2002 Cancelled because only 35 entries by Tuesday night. 5/11/2008

X = These races were all organised by the same Club, it just had different names, Avon, Woolston Avon,
Woolston General Lee, Halswell Avon, Halswell etc. A = Avon Club or its descendants.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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