Organisers of the 18th NZ Heritage Bicycle Champs have hailed the event a huge success, despite Saturday's downpours.
Held with Oamaru Ordinary Cycle Club, the event involved three races around the Criterion block - including the fiercely competitive Oamaru Shingle Supplies Men's Raleigh & Healing 20 and the Vertical Ventures Ladies' Raleigh & Healing 20.
"Sarg" of Dunedin took out the Birdlands BMX race, with Chester Tiddys of Oamaru, and Joe Lucas of Invercargill close behind.
Clodagh Byars of Dunedin came home first in the Vertical Ventures Ladies' Raleigh & Healing 20, with Oamaru's own Bev Willetts, and Bee Bogan of Kurow, coming in second and third respectively.
Dunedin's Brad Evans won the Oamaru Shingle Supplies Men's Raleigh & Healing 20, followed by Stefan Cook of Christchurch, and "Sarg".
Co-organiser Mick Shufla and congratulated the winners and place-getters and thanked everyone who had got into the spirit of the event.
"It was very successful, we have already had offers of support for future racing events," he added.