Waiheke Marketplace : December 8th 2010
8 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, DECEMBER 8, 2010 NEWS Waiheke www.fooddirect.co.nz/waiheke Original 2L $3.49 NEW IMPROVED SERVICE Compare our prices -- you'll be surprised how competitive we are! Over 5,000 lines Shop online and receive fresh produce direct to your door. Cyclists and walkers share path Snipping the ribbon: Local board deputy chairwoman Jo Holmes officially opens the shared cycleway and pedestrian path between Owhanake carpark and Morra Hall. By GEORGE GARDNER The sound of bells made more than a Christmas jingle for keen cyclists who watched the official opening of the Ocean View Rd shared cycleway and pedestrian path on Saturday. Cycle Action Waiheke spokesman Tom Ransom handed out free cycle bells to bike owners who had gath- ered to see local board deputy chairwoman Jo Holmes snip the ribbon and declare the path open. Mr Ransom says the bell used to be a traditional and polite bike warning system for more than a century. That's something I want us to rediscover. This is where share with care begins'. How else can we advocate for equally consider- ate treatment from car drivers?'' Ms Holmes says she would like to see a code of conduct between pedestrians and cyclists as well as cyclists and motorists that recognises the responsibilities they have to each other. The cyclists and Frocks on Bikes movement then took off up the hill on their new path to join Cycle Action Waiheke in the Santa Parade. The new shared path runs between Owhanake carpark and Morra Hall and is part of the second stage of planned rehabilitation works for Ocean View Rd. Work has also involved reconstruction of the road and installation of a concrete edge berm on the south side. Foot of Grunts make the most of cycle challenge Round Rangihoua: A competitor crosses the finish line of the four- hour challenge. The Round Rangihoua four- hour challenge took place on December 4 with lots of sun- shine and plenty of speed on the single track. The fastest lap for the day, 12.36 minutes, was com- pleted by local club member Damian Clarke with an average speed of 19.9kmh. His team, 18 Foot of Grunt, also made the fastest team run, completing 17 laps in the four hours allowed with an average speed of 18.9km per hour. The fastest solo man was Scott Carpenter with an average speed of 18.4km per hour. He completed 16 laps and was only 1.01 minutes behind the fastest team after the four hours. The fastest solo woman was Megan Dimozantos. She completed 13 laps with an average speed of 15.1kmh. There was a good turn out from solo riders to Team Avanti, a professional cyc- ling team, and local riders from Waiheke,'' organiser and Waiheke Mountain Bike Club member Mark Seavill says. This year the event saw new sponsorship from Bikes International with shop names Velo, Penny Farthing and Bike Barn supporting the competition. Mr Seavill says: The club thanks all the sponsors -- Auckland City, Fullers, SeaLink, Waiheke Roasted Coffee, Dragon Fired Pizzas, Waiheke Hire, Pukeko Signs, Soho wines, and Mt Albert Mowers and Cycles for providing kids helmets for the family day -- plus all the volunteers and people that helped and supported the event.'' Sporting natural Qualifier: Waiheke Primary School student Tatjana Scanlon. Waiheke Primary School student Tatjana Scanlon will be competing in the Auckland athletics championships after being placed second in the Central Zone Intermediate schools athletic sports meet held at Mt Smart Stadium. Tatjana jumped 3.98 metres, just three centi- metres behind the winning jump of 4.01m. Being placed second means she qualifies for the Auckland championships meet taking place tomorrow, December 9. The competition, to be held at Mt Smart again, will include all the zone winners and sec- ond placegetters. Waiheke Primary School teacher Noni Callander says: This is a real achievement. Tatjana is a natural sport- sperson, she plays soccer and netball as well as excelling in athletics, and has recently taken up squash.''
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