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The Gisborne Photo News



The "Coast 50"

Twenty-six riders, ten of them visitors, comprised the strongest field yet to contest the Gisborne Amateur Cycling Club's open 50-mile road race....the "Coast 50"....which extends from the Kaiti School to the Waihau turnoff and return.

Riding his best race to date, 16-year-old Peter Veen of Gisborne, starting from the 19 minute mark, held off the strong visiting riders to win comfortably from Lawrence Cook (Napier) and Alf Baker (Wairoa).


Peter Veen crossing the tape in first position to the applause of the crowd


A competitor climbing one of the four hills in the course on his return journey


Battling it out at the finish are Alf Baker (Wairoa), third, and Lawrence Cook (Napier), second, with Eric Cameron (Gisborne) following closely for fourth position