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Cardiff BC Youth Road Circuit Series

The Wheelers travelled to Cardiff on Saturday for the BC Youth road circuit series event – all the categories had a large entry and the wet conditions resulted in a number of crashes.
Josie Griffin was in excellent form in the under 14 Girls event – she was in  leading breakaway group of 9 riders from which 5 riders escaped but Josie and one of the VC Londres girls caught them with 200 metres remaining and Josie finished 4th in the 5-up sprint. A great ride.
Will Raymond and Michael Parry finished in the main bunch in the 68 strong under 16 race while Sam Asker was around 20th in the under 14 Boys event. The next event in this series is in Milton Keynes Town Centre on Sunday



Sponsored by Peloton Hatfield

Frank Longstaff tightens his grip

05/06/15 at Welwyn Wheelers track league meeting Sponsored by Peloton Hatfield and supported by Herts County Council saw Frank Longstaff (Team Terminator) take a clean sweep of the senior A races and the 10 miler at the close of the meeting. This dominant display by Longstaff has helped him to close the gap on John McClelland (Bush Healthcare CRT).

 The Senior B racing had the unfortunate accolade of the first crash of the 2015 season with Jack Loveman (Verulum CC) taking a tumble in the first event of the evening. Loveman suffered only road rash but chose to take no further part in the evenings racing.

 Due to a rule change enforced by British Cycling (BC) a number of the Youth A riders road up into the senior B racing. This seemed to suit Ryan Green (Lee Valley) who won the senior B scratch and came third in the point’s race.

 The rule change from BC also meant the youth A and Youth B class have now been put together as one. This did not faze Dexter Mansel-Thomas (Colchester Rovers) who took the win in the scratch race.

 Tom Sharples (Welwyn Wheelers) had a great night in the Youth CDE taking every event bar the last event of the evening, the handicap, which went to team mate Joe Kiely.

Senior A

10 lap Scratch – Frank Longstaff (Team Terminator) George Olive (Finchley RT) Mitchell Powell (Team Terminator) John McClelland (Bush Healthcare CRT)

15 Lap Points – Frank Longstaff (Team Terminator) Mike Broadwith (Artic Tacx) Mitchell Powell (Team Terminator) Simon Best (North Road)

6 Lap Block Pursuit – Frank Longstaff (Team Terminator) John McClelland (Bush Healthcare CRT) Mitchell Powell (Team Terminator) George Olive (Finchley RT)

10 Mile Scratch – Frank Longstaff (Team Terminator) John McClelland (Bush Healthcare CRT) Ethan Vernon (Corley Drops) George Olive (Finchley RT)

Senior B

10 lap scratch – Ryan Green (Lee Valley) Chris Burns (Welwyn Wheelers) Simon Keen (Crest CC) Andrew Perrin (Finchley)

12 Lap Points – Bradley Clark (Green Arrow CRT) Ben Webster (Welwyn Wheelers) Ryan Green (Lee Valley) Andrew Perrin (Finchley RT)

6 Lap Block Pursuit – Andrew Perrin (Finchley) Ben Webster (Welwyn Wheelers) Brett Travers (VC Revolution) Bradley Clark (Green Arrow CRT)

Youth AB

7 Lap Scratch – Dexter Mansel-Thomas (Colchester Rovers) Nathan Blackmore (Welwyn Wheelers) Reece Pollen (Welwyn Wheelers)

Devil – Nathan Blackmore (Welwyn Wheelers) Reece Pollen (Welwyn Wheelers) Dexter Mansel-Thomas (Colchester Rovers)

7 Lap Points – Reece Pollen (Welwyn Wheelers) Nathan Blackmore (Welwyn Wheelers) Archie Peet (Team MK)

6 lap handicap – Nathan Blackmore (Welwyn Wheelers) Reece Pollen (Welwyn Wheelers) Archie Peet (Team MK) Dexter Mansel-Thomas (Colchester Rovers)

Youth CDE

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

Devil – Tom Sharples (Welwyn Wheelers) Joe Kiely (Welwyn Wheelers) Michael Sumner (Welwyn Wheelers)

0.5 Lap Dash – Tom Sharples (Welwyn Wheelers) Michael Sumner (Welwyn Wheelers) Jodie Taylor (Colchester Rovers)

4 lap handicap – Joe Kiely (Welwyn Wheelers) Tom Sharples (Welwyn Wheelers) Jodie Taylor (Colchester Rovers) Michael Sumner (Welwyn Wheelers)


The youth weekend round up June 6-7th

A number of the Wheelers youth riders raced in the well attended British Cycling Youth circuit event at Hillingdon on Saturday. The age related races all had large field and most of the races came down to a massive bunch sprint for the top places.

In the under 12 boys event Joe Kiely was in a the leading group early in the race but the  group was reeled in and he finished in the main field.

Sam Asker and Ollie Stockwell rode strongly in the under 14 boys race and the final result went down to a massive bunch sprint in which they outside the top six. Best result of the day was Josie Griifin who was sixth in the Under 14 girls race with a strong finish in a tough field.

The under 16 boys race was also decided in a bunch sprint for the main field as the high pace throughout the race made it difficult for any breakaway groups to be successful – Will Raymond  and Michael Parry finished in the main bunch. Lauren Murphy was 10th in the under 16 girls event after the event was restarted following a crash with nine laps remaining.

On Sunday three of the Wheelers youth riders travelled to Essex for the Mud Sweat and Gears Mountain bike race – Ollie Stockwell was 4th while Lauren Higham and  Imogen Chastell were second and third placed girls in the youth event.

Tom Sharples won the under 12 race in the ‘Herts Tour’ circuit race at Watford on Sunday on a small but tricky course at the Building Research Centre.

Hillingdon GP 31st May

Three Welwyn Wheelers riders rode in the Hillingdon GP races on Sunday

Photos can be found HERE credit Huw Williams

Gaia Casciello rode the in the main event of the day a 2 hour  Women’s Team Series  race with 86 ladies on the start line, the majority of whom were in trade teams.
They were lucky with the weather & it stayed dry for the race & the sun came out sporadically – although there were plenty of punctures due to the earlier heavy rain

Gaia had a fantastic ride staying with the bunch the whole race – she said of the race…
“I felt the race went really well & it was an amazing experience to be in such a big bunch.
I was really nervous before the race as I was scared I would get dropped as there were so many elite riders in the field.
I managed to keep with the bunch the whole way through & finished alongside Lucy Harper”

John Armstrong raced in the 3/4 Mens Support Race – placed 16th
Rebecca Maynard raced in the 3/4 Women’s Support Race – the winner lapped the field & as she went by Rebecca missed the split & came in 14th having ridden a strong race through out in miserable wet & windy conditions. Clare Fisk was also in the 3/4 women’s race we are awaiting the result.