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Welwyn Track League – 19 June 2015


Sponsored by Peloton Hatfield

Jason Burrill takes the initiative

19/06/15 at Welwyn Wheelers track league meeting Sponsored by Peloton Hatfield and supported by Herts County Council saw 38 senior riders and 25 youth riders take part in fiercely contested racing.

The senior A saw some very competitive racing with Tony Gibb (Full Gas racing) and Frank Longstaff (Team Terminator) taking most of the spoils. Gibb took the point’s race by the scruff of the neck ridding just under half the race off the front on his own.

The 10 miler saw a great win for Jason Burrill (Peterborough CC) attack off the front with a lap and a half to go. With no one in the group willing to take on the chase, the sprinters left it too late and Burrill picked up a well-earned win.

The senior B racing was very open with a different winner in every race.

Tom Sharples (Welwyn Wheelers) won all the youth CDE races apart from the handicap race.

The youth AB racing saw a great ride by Louis Bilyard (Lee Valley) in the point’s race. Bilyard rode very strongly to take 5 points overall in the race and the win.

It is hoped the number of riders continues to rise as more riders mean better and more competitive racing.

Senior A

10 lap Scratch – Frank Longstaff (Team Terminator) Tony Gibb (Gull Gas Racing) John McClelland (Bush Healthcare CRT) Mitchell Powell (Team Terminator)

15 Lap Points – Tony Gibb (Gull Gas Racing) Frank Longstaff (Team Terminator) John McClelland (Bush Healthcare CRT) Mike Broadwith (ArticTacx RT)

Devil – Tony Gibb (Gull Gas Racing) Frank Longstaff (Team Terminator) John McClelland (Bush Healthcare CRT) Mark Smith (Pro Cycle Hire UK RT)

10 Mile Scratch – Jason Burrill (Peterborough) John McClelland (Bush Healthcare CRT) Frank Longstaff (Team Terminator) Mark Smith (Pro Cycle Hire UK RT)

Senior B

10 lap scratch – Ryan Green (Lee Valley) Ben Selfe (Lee Valley) Chris Burns (Welwyn Wheelers) Tony Marriott (Hertfordshire Wheelers)

12 Lap Points – Andy Digby (Welwyn Wheelers)Chris Burns (Welwyn Wheelers) Matthew Shepherd (Lee valley) Ryan Green (Lee Valley)

Devil – Toby Miles (Welwyn Wheelers) Tom Durkin (Welwyn Wheelers) Tom Zittel (Willesden CC) Laurence Lisher (Green Arrow CRT)

Youth AB

7 Lap Scratch – Alexi Edwards (Palmer Park) Louis Bilyard (Lee Valley) Sam Asker (Welwyn Wheelers)

7 Lap Points – Louis Bilyard (Lee Valley) Kat Anderson (Welwyn Wheelers) Alexi Edwards (Palmer Park)

8 Lap Block Pursuit – Christian Manzi (Lee Valley) Ollie Stockwell (Welwyn Wheelers) Reece Pollen (Welwyn Wheelers)

7 Lap Handicap – Alexi Edwards (Palmer Park) Louis Bilyard (Lee Valley) Ollie Stockwell (Welwyn Wheelers) Dexter Mansel-Thomas

Youth CDE

3 lap Scratch – Tom Sharples (Welwyn Wheelers) Joe Kiely (Welwyn Wheelers) Michael Sumner (Welwyn Wheelers)

4 Lap Points – Tom Sharples (Welwyn Wheelers) Joe Kiely (Welwyn Wheelers) Michael Sumner (Welwyn Wheelers)

3 Lap Block Pursuit – Tom Sharples (Welwyn Wheelers) Joe Kiely (Welwyn Wheelers) Rudy Knight (Lee Valley) Jack Emerson (Colchester Rovers) Michael Sumner (Welwyn Wheelers)  Ben Griffin (Welwyn Wheelers)

4 Lap Handicap – Michael Sumner (Welwyn Wheelers) Jodie Taylor (Colchester Rovers) Joe Kiely (Welwyn Wheelers) Ben Griffin (Welwyn Wheelers)

Track League Race Training OPEN Sessions

The next four Mondays are confirmed as Track League Race Training* OPEN Sessions

15th June
22nd June
29th June
6th July

The emphasis will be honing skills required for racing at the Friday Welwyn Track League.

We would like to encourage as many track league senior riders to attend these sessions so we can extend the exciting racing we are seeing on Friday nights.

* Training in this context will involve a mix of endurance & skills based exercises as well as races formats typically run on a Friday night -although this will be dependent on the make of the group on the night, weather & coach availability.

These sessions are for experienced track riders only

Women’s only training/coaching

We are re-introducing the women’s only training/coaching sessions on Saturday mornings. They will not be running every week so please keep an eye on updates for the latest dates. The sessions will be for road bikes on the track, with the first session this Saturday, 13th June, 11.00-12.00. The next scheduled session is Saturday 27th June, same time. Cost only £4 for the session, all abilities welcome.

Important Update – Youth

Contrary to the announcement at the end of last weeks Club Coaching Session please note that,the session on Wednesday 3rd June is open to both Youth & Senior Welwyn members.
It will be a track based coaching session.

There are likely to some changes made to coaching sessions over the next month or two so please keep an eye on the website & FB for this information.

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