WELWYN TRACK LEAGUE – 15TH MAY 2015

WELWYN TRACK LEAGUE – 15th MAY 2015

Sponsored by Peloton Hatfield

James Ambrose-Parish Jumps the Senior A’s

 The Welwyn Track league was back to good numbers again on the 15/05/15 with 31 youth riders and 46 senior riders.

 The ride of the night came from James Ambrose-Parish (Lee Valley) in the senior 10 mile race as he started with the senior B group ¾ of a lap up and within 2 laps had jumped across to get on the tail of the senior A riders. It became apparent that the A riders did not know this had occurred and Ambrose-Parish stayed in the lead and took the win.

John McClelland (Bush Healthcare CRT) had a good night placing consistently throughout the night to keep him in front overall. Frank Longstaff (Team Terminator) also had a good night and seems to be in the hunt for the league overall and could be one of McClelland’s main rivals for the track league crown.

 The youth riders again had a competitive night of racing in the C, D, E and B categories. The youth A racing however was dominated by Ryan Green (Lee Valley Youth CC) who won every race that night.

 Senior A

10 lap Scratch – William Raymond (Welwyn Wheelers) Joshua Roberts (Zappis RT) Frank Longstaff (Team Terminator) John McClelland (Bush Healthcare CRT)

Devil – John McClelland (Bush Healthcare CRT) Frank Longstaff (Team Terminator) Mike Broadwith (Arctic Tacx RT) Ethan Vernon (Corley Drops RT)

10 lap Hare & Hounds – John McClelland (Bush Healthcare CRT) Ethan Vernon (Corley Drops RT) George Farrell (Endeavour RT) Mike Broadwith (Arctic Tacx RT)

10 mile – James Ambrose-Parish (Lee Valley) Frank Longstaff (Team Terminator) Luke Morgan (Corley Drops RT) John McClelland (Bush Healthcare CRT)

Senior B

10 lap scratch – Keith Bryceland (Welwyn Wheelers) Chris Burns (Welwyn Wheelers) James Ambrose-Parish (Lee Valley) Georg Georgallides (Finchley RT)

12 lap points –Alex Pierce (Wilsden CC) Keith Bryceland (Welwyn Wheelers)

10 lap Hare & Hounds – Brett Travers (VC Revolution) Hugh Vivian (Finsbury Park CC) Laurence Lisher (Green Arrow CRT) James Ambrose-Parish (Lee Valley)

Youth A

5 lap Scratch – Ryan Green (Lee Valley) Alexi Edwards (Palmer Park) Ben Selfe (Lee Valley)

8 lap block pursuit – Ryan Green (Lee Valley) Ben Selfe (Lee Valley) Nathan Blackmore (Welwyn Wheelers)

Devil – Ryan Green (Lee Valley) Ben Selfe (Lee Valley) Alexi Edwards (Palmer Park)

8 lap handicap – Ryan Green (Lee Valley) Alexi Edwards (Palmer Park) Louis Bilyard (Lee Valley)

Youth B

4 lap Scratch – Sam Asker (Welwyn Wheelers) Ollie Stockwell (Welwyn Wheelers) Dexter Mansel-Thomas (Colchester)

6 lap block pursuit – Dexter Mansel-Thomas (Colchester) Sam Asker (Welwyn Wheelers) Jamie Dene (Welwyn Wheelers)

Devil – Sam Asker (Welwyn Wheelers) Ollie Stockwell (Welwyn Wheelers) Dexter Mansel-Thomas (Colchester)

6 lap handicap – Archie Peet (Team MK) Sophie Lewis (CC Ashwell) Emily Knight (Lee Valley)

Youth CDE

3 lap Scratch – Tom Sharples (Welwyn Wheelers) Joe Kiely (Welwyn Wheelers) Euan Woodliffe (Welwyn Wheelers)

4 lap Block Pursuit – Joe Kiely (Welwyn Wheelers) Michael Sumner (Welwyn Wheelers) Mark Lightfoot (CC Ashwell)

Devil – Tom Sharples (Welwyn Wheelers) Joe Kiely (Welwyn Wheelers) Euan Woodliffe (Welwyn Wheelers)

4 lap handicap – Michael Sumner (Welwyn Wheelers) Jack Emerson (Colchester Rovers) Jodie Taylor (Colchester Rovers)

 

 

Change to Novice session time and start of new Super Skills

Change to Novice session time and start of new Super Skills sessions for younger(u10 and below) less experienced riders

The coaching group has created a Super Skills session for existing younger riders. This will start at 9am and last until 10:45. It will give the younger (u10 and below) riders time on track bikes (if they wish) and freewheel bikes.  This will help develop greater skills and be more exciting for younger minds. Those that should be part of this group are:-

  • the existing 11am novice riders
  • those already in the least experienced 9am group

Both these groups should come at 9am with a freewheel bike and  be prepared to ride on track bikes.

Existing Freewheelers are unaffected, as are those in the middle 9am group.

The coaching group very much looks forward to seeing you all for this exciting new session.

There will be no track session at 11am

WELWYN TRACK LEAGUE – 8th MAY 2015

WELWYN TRACK LEAGUE – 8th MAY 2015

Sponsored by Peloton Hatfield 

Rain stops play

Due to the weather and some big race meetings over the weekend, the Welwyn track league saw a depleted field on Friday night with only 13 youth riders and 26 senior riders.

Despite the low numbers there was still plenty of competitive rides not least the 16 lap points race for the senior As which saw Andrew Hastings (Richardson’s Trek RT) take the win.

Hastings also featured in the 3 man break – at around the 20 lap mark, in the 10 mile scratch race at the end of the meeting.  Hasting was joined by Joe Gorman (Full Gas) and Mike Broadwith (Arctic Tacx RT).  However a few laps later, with the trio having a half lap advantage on the rest of the main field, the heavens opened and the race had to be abandoned.  After some discussion between the judges and the chief commissaire it was agreed that the trio would not have been caught so were awarded 2 points each.

Home rider, Keith Bryceland (Welwyn Wheelers) finished the night on top in the senior B racing with some good riding to win the scratch race and get a close 2nd in the devil.

The youth A racing was dominated all night by Matthew Sheppard and Ben Selfe, both from Lee Valley, with very strong rides in all events including a very hard fought Keirin.

With only two youth B riders on the night, Ollie Stockwell (Welwyn wheelers) and Jamie Dene (Welwyn Wheelers) the racing was a rider on rider battle with Stockwell finishing on top every time.

The Keirin in the youth CDE, was one of the highlights of the night with a great ride by Joe Kiely (Welwyn Wheelers) to take third behind Jenna Miles (Welwyn Wheelers) and Michael Sumner (Welwyn Wheelers) respectively.

Senior A

10 lap Scratch – John McClelland (Bush Healthcare) George Olive (Finchley RT) Andrew Hastings (Richardson’s Trek RT) Mike Broadwith (Arctic Tacx RT)

16 lap Points – Andrew Hastings (Richardson’s Trek RT) Mike Broadwith (Arctic Tacx RT) John McClelland (Bush Healthcare) Simon Best (North Road)

10 Devil – George Olive (Finchley RT) John McClelland (Bush Healthcare) Joe Gorman (Full Gas) Mike Broadwith (Arctic Tacx RT)

10 mile (stopped at 20 laps due to rain) – Joe Gorman (Full Gas) Mike Broadwith (Arctic Tacx RT) Andrew Hastings (Richardson’s Trek RT)

Senior B

10 lap scratch – Keith Bryceland (Welwyn Wheelers) James Ambrose-Parish (Lee Valley) Ben Webster (Welwyn Wheelers) Alex Pierce (Wilsden CC)

Unknown Distance – Simon Keen (Crest CC) James Ambrose-Parish (Lee Valley) Ben Webster (Welwyn Wheelers) Alex Pierce (Wilsden CC)

10 Devil – Alex Pierce (Wilsden CC) Keith Bryceland (Welwyn Wheelers) Toby Miles (Welwyn Wheelers) Simon Keen (Crest CC)

Youth A

5 lap Scratch – Matthew Sheppard (Lee Valley) Ben Selfe (Lee Valley) Nathan Blackmore (Welwyn Wheelers)

8 lap block pursuit – Ben Selfe (Lee Valley) Matthew Sheppard (Lee Valley)

Keirin – Matthew Sheppard (Lee Valley) Ben Selfe (Lee Valley) Nathan Blackmore (Welwyn Wheelers)

Youth B

4 lap Scratch – Ollie Stockwell (Welwyn Wheelers) Jamie Dene (Welwyn Wheelers)

4 lap pursuit – Ollie Stockwell (Welwyn Wheelers) Jamie Dene (Welwyn Wheelers)

Match Sprint – Ollie Stockwell (Welwyn Wheelers) Jamie Dene (Welwyn Wheelers)

Youth CDE

3 lap Scratch – Michael Sumner (Welwyn Wheelers) Jenna Miles (Welwyn Wheelers) Ted Brett (Welwyn Wheelers)

4 lap points – Joe Kiely (Welwyn Wheelers) Michael Sumner (Welwyn Wheelers) Jenna Miles (Welwyn Wheelers)

3 lap Keirin – Michael Sumner (Welwyn Wheelers) Jenna Miles (Welwyn Wheelers) Joe Kiely (Welwyn Wheelers)

Youth A, B, CDE

Handicap – Joe Kiely (Welwyn Wheelers) Michael Sumner (Welwyn Wheelers) Ollie Stockwell (Welwyn Wheelers) Jamie Dene (Welwyn Wheelers)