Forsyth Barr was proud to sponsor the Queen of the Mountain jerseys at RIDE - New Zealand's Cycling Festival 2020. This partnership reflects our commitment to supporting women in leadership and women in sport. As part of this sponsorship, we held an event on Wednesday 12 February with some of Waikato's Sporting Legends. This entertaining and informative question and answer session provided a stimulating exchange of ideas. Forsyth Barr is grateful to Sarah Ulmer, Leana de Bruin, Hamish Bond, and Colin Dixon for giving their time to take part in the panel discussion and for their insightful, informed and considered comments.
As part of RIDE - New Zealand's Cycling Festival 2020, Forsyth Barr is delighted to announce that Forsyth Barr Investment Adviser Hamish Bond has won the Men's Vantage Elite National Time Trial Championships on Friday 14 February. Having been granted two days off his Rowing New Zealand programme to compete in the Festival, Hamish Bond won the men's event in a time of 46 minutes 52.95 seconds. We congratulate all of the winners in the time trials including Teresa Adam who won the elite women's event in a time of 26:32.65 and Finn Fisher-Black and Ella Harris who won the under 23 division events.
As sponsors of the Queen of the Mountain jerseys, Forsyth Barr awarded jerseys to the fastest woman in each age bracket to climb Maungakawa hill as part of the Gran Fondo event.
The winners in each age bracket were as follows:
Female Under 19 years: Arabella Tuck
Female 19-29 years: Nicole Van der Kaay
Female 30-39 years: Angelique du Randt
Female 40-49 years: Anne Marie Guniey
Female 50-59 years: Amanda Till
Female 60-69 years: Selina Rutherford
The Queen of the Mountain jersey on the Vantage Elite Road National Championship went to Kate McCarthy.
Along with Hamish Bond, Forsyth Barr Cambridge Manager Michelle Rolley presented the above winners with their Queen of the Mountain jerseys. Michelle commented that it was "a stunning weekend and the great layout on the Cambridge town green allowed both cyclists and the public to be involved". Michelle also noted that she had enjoyed being part of RIDE - New Zealand's Cycling Festival again this year, and was "delighted to see the Queen of the Mountain titles hotly contested."
Forsyth Barr is pleased to continue its commitment to supporting women in sport and women in leadership. If you would like to find out more, please contact our team at our local Cambridge or Hamilton offices.