There was a massive number of entries at the Eastern League event on Sunday at Grafham Water – there were at least 270 entries and most of the senior events had 80 riders.
In the Youth group Oli Stockwell and Joe Kiely broke away from the start and led at the end of lap 1. Oli extended his lead on each lap and won by around 30 seconds – the battle for second place went to Mark Lightfoot who caught Joe Kiely in the final dash for the line – Joe took the honours as the first Under 14 rider. Tom Martin was 8th – Tom Sharples was around 12th with 2 laps remaining but punctured and had to run around 800m to get his spare bike in the pits – he finally finished 44th. Lauren Higham was 23rd and second girl.
In the 40+ race Martin Dossett was 23rd – Michael Parry rode well in the Senior/junior race and finished 8th and second Junior.
Congratulations and thanks to Bob Parry who stepped in at short notice to over see the event as the original organiser from Ely CC was unavailable and there was a risk that the event would be cancelled
Also on Sunday a number of club riders rode the Central League event at Kempton Park and recorded some excellent results. Xavier Knott 4th Under 8, Rupert Cavill and Dillon Knott first and second in the under 10 group, Molly Marriott 3rd under 14 girl, Imogen Chastell and Freya Butler top two in the under 16 girls. Archie Peet (Milton Keynes) won the under 16 boys race and has now joined Welwyn Whs. In the senior events John Cavill 19th and Tom Hinchliffe 20th in the 40+ race plus Chris Murphy 21st in the 50+ race
This weekend there is an Eastern League event at Bury St Edmunds on Saturday and a Central League event on Sunday at Shuttleworth College near Biggleswade – the Central race will be the Club Cyclo- cross Championship to decide the Trophy winners for 2016
A great win for Joe Kiely in Round 2 of the BC Cyclo-cross series.
Six club riders travelled to Abergaveny for Round 2 of the BC cyclo-cross series – Joe Kiely put up a superb performance to win the Under 14 boys race by 30 seconds from a field of 42 riders. A great ride and his best race of the year. This time he made sure he was on the podium after just missing out in Round 1 at Derby where he finished 4th.
Elspeth Grace was 7th in the Elite Womens race and second Junior while Oliver Stockwell was 7th in the under 16 boys race.
In addition Lauren Higham was 11th under 16 girls, Michael Parry 17th Junior boys and Tom Sharples 31st under 14 boys
On Saturday twenty one of the club riders competed in the Central League CX event at Milton Keynes – Finlay Woodliffe/Rupert Cavill/Dillon Knott dominated the under 10 race with a 1,2,3 result in the field of 29 riders. Ed Ungers and Xavier Knott 3rd and 4th in the under 8 race. Thomas Dixon was the best placed of the four Wheelers in the under 12 event in 8th spot. Beth Bennett 18th, Harry Eagle 19th and Poppy Knott 20th.
Both Joe Kiely and Oli Stockwell decided to ride the Central League event on Saturday as a warm up for the BC National race at Abergaveny race the next day and won the under 14 and under 16 races respectively. Other good performances – Euan Woodlife 3rd in the under 14 boys with Michael Sumner 6th. Joe Bennett 4th in the under 16 boys and Ellen Bennett 3rd under 14 girls. Naomi Holt and Freya Butler were top two in the under 16 girls race.
In the senior events – John Cavill 22nd in the 40+ race and Tom Hinchliffe 28th out of the 80 starters, Andy Holt 3rd in the Novice event and Michael Ungers 16th in the senior race
The Eastern CX event was held at Mistley near Ipswich on Sunday – Dylan Starkey 2nd in the under 12 race – Tom Martin 3rd under 16 and Martin Dossett 27th in the 40+ race.
There were a number of Open Hill Climb events in the Peak District at the weekend and Wheelers rider Jamie Deane notched up two wins in the youth section of the events.
A number of top grade performances at the weekend with top place going to Joe Kiely at Abergavenny
Thank you to all those who helped at the Eastern Cyclo-Cross event on Sunday. It was a long and at times very wet day. It was also good to see some new faces among the group of volunteers as well as the stalwarts.
We ran a very successful event with some positive feedback from riders.
In addition a big THANK YOU to all our cake bakers – it is the home made cakes which always go down very well with supporters and riders.
We will be running the Central Cylco-Cross event on Saturday 26th November so when our volunteer coordinator sends out another plea for help please volunteer to help out and ensure the success of another event
Thanks to all those on the list below who made the event happen for the 280 riders that took part on Sunday.
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