The club cyclo-cross riders were in Essex on Saturday 16th September for round 2 of the Eastern League run by Push Sports.
Oli Stockwell won the youth race for the under 14/6 age group which had a full field of 80 riders Oli won by just over a minute followed home by Tom Sharples 5th, Euan Woodliffe 6th (first under 14), Rizwan Hameed 17th, Louis Sutton 26th. Ellen Bennett was first youth girl.
Dylan Starkey derailed his chain when lying third but fought back to finish 5th in the under 12 race with Rupert Cavill 6th and Fin Woodliffe 14th.
Jamie Dene was 7th in the senior race and 3rd Junior with a great ride, Joe Bennett was 11th and 8th Junior
The Following day Joe Kiely won the Mud Sweat and Gears mountain bike race at Langdon Hills and won the race series with Oli Stockwell second. Archie Peet and Oli Stockwell finished second and third in the Bison Hill climb event run by Lovelo – the top three riders were separated by one second
Round 1 of the Central League will be at Stanborough Park on Saturday and hosted by the club. Pre-entries are almost 400 plus those that enter on the day.
Muddy Monsters Results – Round 7 & Overall Tables
Muddy Monsters Results – Round 6
The closing event in the Central League cyclo- cross league was held on Saturday at Lutterworth with another good day for the Wheelers youth riders.
In the U10 race which had a field of 21 riders Finlay Woodliffe was 4th and Rupert Cavill 5th. Tom Dixon was 5th U12 Boys and Beth Bennett 17th in the U12 event.
Joe Kiely needed to win the U14 to take the series and he was the clear leader throughout the race, Tom Sharples was on good form to take 3rd place with Euan Woodliffe 7th, Ellen Bennett was third in the U14 girls race.
In the U16 boys category Joe Bennett was 2nd with Archie Peet 3rd while Freya Butler was second in the girls group.
In the massive 40+ race of almost 70 riders Jon Cavill finished in 17th spot with James Robertson in the 30’s.
When the final results for the series were calculated the Wheelers had top three positions in the U16 series led by Oli Stockwell followed by Archie Peet and Joe Bennett. Naomi Holt and Freya Butler kept the Wheelers flag flying taking the top two places in the U16 girls series. Rupert Cavill won the U10 series followed by Finlay Woodliffe and Dillon Knott for another WW 1,2,3.
Joe Kiely the U14 boys with Euan Woodliffe third.
This means that the Wheelers have provided the top youth riders in both the Central and Eastern Cyclo-cross Leagues this season.
A great cyclo-cross season
The Central League prize giving will be held at the David Lloyd Centre in Milton Keynes on Friday February 10th starting at 7-00pm (Address is on the Central CX website. Just turn up and collect your prizes
Muddy Monsters series of Go-Ride Races… See results from CC Ashwell R4.
The closing event of the Eastern cyclo-cross league run by Iceni Velo CC near Norwich saw the Wheelers youth riders in dominant form.
Oli Stockwell needed to win the Under 16 race to take the lead in the series from Adam Lightfoot (CC Ashwell) – Oli attacked from the start and won by 26 seconds from his Ashwell challenger.Tom Martin was 4th in the race and Joe Kiely 7th (first under 14). Lauren Higham was 12th and second girl. Elspeth Grace rode in the combined 50+/Womens race in a field of 72 riders – Elspeth was the first women to finish in 22nd place and around 2 minutes ahead of the next Women.
Dylan Starkey was third in the under 12 event and Keith Stockwell was 15th in the 40+ race. The series prizes and trophies for the various age categories were awarded at the AGM after the last race of day. Elspeth won the Womens series, Oli Stockwell the under 16, Joe Kiely the under 14 and Lauren Higham the under 16 girls. In addition the Wheelers won the Team prize for the 4th year running. A successful day.
The previous day a number of the Wheelers competed in the Central League event at Milton Keynes run by Corley Cycles. Rupert Cavill/ Finlay Woodliffe and Dillon Knott scored a 1,2,3 in the under 10 race. Beth Bennett took third place in the under 12 girls event and Thomas Dixon was DNF with a mechanical in under 12 boys. Joe Kiely and Euan Woodliffe were first and second in the under 14 boys event followed by Ellen Bennett first under 14 girl with Eva Mcabe and Molly Marriot 3rd and 5th. The under 16 race was another 1,2 for the Wheelers by Oli Stockwell and Joe Bennett.
In the senior event – John Cavill 14th and James Robertson 39th in the 40+ category.
Another good days racing and good result for the Wheelers
The closing race in the Central League is this weekend. With one race remaining – Oli Stockwell, Archie Peet and Joe Bennett are top three in the Under 16 group, joe Kiely needs to win to get a top 3 place in under 14 group while Naomi Holt and Freya Butler lead the under 16 girls category and Ellen Bennett lies in second place in the under 14 girls group.