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Isle of man youth tour

Four Welwyn Wheelers travelled to the Sleepwell Hotels Isle of Man Youth Tour, a three-day event held over the Bank holiday weekend attracting the best riders from all over the country.

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The first stage was a short prologue time trial held along the seafront promenade. Joe Kiely got off to a flier coming 3rd in his category under 14 boys. Next Oli Stockwell and Archie Peet managed 28th and 55th respectively in the under 16 boys and Lauren Higham came in 13th in the under 16 girls.

The second stage was set on a flat 3km circuit with a howling tail wind in the home straight. In all the races the Welwyn riders were up at the front trying to initiate attacks, but it was to be a day for the sprinters with all the WW’ers boxed in, but not losing time on the general classification.

In a Grand Tour the final stage would have been called the Queen stage. Set on a wild and rugged coastline the riders had to negotiate a steep climb once a lap and cope with the gusting wind from the sea. In all races the field was blown to pieces on the first lap and a race of attrition ensued as weaker riders were dropped each lap. Joe Kiely was 2nd, Lauren managed an excellent 9th and Oli came 11th on the stage. Unfortunately Archie Peet was involved in a crash and was forced to retire with a damaged finger.

With big gaps opening up between all the riders that left Joe in second overall and 3rd in the green jersey points classification. Oli and Lauren were up to 9th on GC and Archie 61st, licking his wounds, but coming away with a fantastic experience.

All in all a very successful and enjoyable event for the Wheelers.

By David Kiely

Weekend Cyclo-Cross Results

The Wheelers youth riders notched up a number of victories at three different cyclo-cross venues on Sunday.

Pride of place goes to Joe Kiely who won Round 5 of the British Cycling National Cyclo-cross series at Shrewsbury. He won by 20 seconds from a field of 52 riders for his second win in this prestigious series and narrowly missed out on taking top place in the 5 event series – the overall winner being Finlay Pickering (Hull Thursday CC) who was 4th in the final race.

Of the other riders who went to Shrewsbury – Oli Stockwell was 7th in the under 16 race, Elspeth Grace 10th in the Elite Womens category, Lauren Higham 9th under 16 girls and Tom Sharples 19th under 14 boys.

The Wheelers youth riders again dominated the Central League event at Hillingdon – another 1,2,3 in the under 10 boys group led by Rupert Cavill followed by Dillon Knott and Finlay Woodliffe.
In the under 12 event Thomas Dixon was 6th and Beth Bennett 2nd girl. Euan Woodliffe was second in the under 14 boys race while Ellen Bennett won the girls race with Molly Marriott third.
Joe Bennett won the under 16 race with Freya Butler taking top spot in the girls category.

In the Senior series John Cavill was 12th – his best place this year – in the 40+ age group with James Robertson 23rd. In the 50+ age band Mike Hayes was 37th in his first league .

A small band of riders travelled to Stowmarket in Suffolk for the Eastern League event – best ride of the day went to Tom Martin who won the youth event with Michael Sumner 11th. Dylan Starkey 4th in the under 12 race. Dave Martin was 46th in the large 50+ age group event.

In the battle for the Team prize in the Eastern League with only three more events to run the Wheelers, who have won the team prize for the last two years, are just a few points adrift of their rivals – CC Ashwell. The Wheelers will be determined to revive the situation in last three events.

Peter

Welwyn Track League Results 26th August 2016

WELWYN TRACK LEAGUE RESULTS – 26th August 2016

Senior A

10 Lap Scratch – John McClelland Bush Healthcare CRT, Alexi Edwards Milton Keynes, Nathan Blackmore Welwyn Wheelers, Nick Day Team Milton Keynes

12 Lap Points – John McClelland Bush Healthcare CRT, Joel Stewart Kennton RC, Glenn O’Brien CC Luton, Nick Day Team Miton Keynes

Devil – John McClelland Bush Healthcare CRT, Alexi Edwards Milton Keynes, Joel Stewart Kennton RC, Laurence Lisher Green Arrow CRT

10 Mile Scratch – Joel Stewart Kennton RC, Simon Best Full Gas, Adrian Ward Team Terminator, Alexi Edwards Milton Keynes

Senior B

10 Lap Scratch – Tom Zittel Willesden CC, Adrian Ward Team Terminator, Tom Gallacher Endeavour RT, Ryan Savage Crest CC

10 Lap Points – Ryan Savage Crest CC, Sophie Lankford Aprire Bicycles HSS Hire, Tom Zittel Willesden CC, Simon Best Full Gas

Devil – Tom Gallacher Endeavour RT, Eric Paillet North Road CC, Ryan Savage Crest CC, Simon Best Full Gas

Youth AB

6 Lap Scratch – Max Bolton Lee Valley Youth CC, Archie Peet Team Milton Keynes, Joe Kiely Welwyn Wheelers

Girls Sprint – Abby Old Hillingdon SS, Freya Butler Welwyn Wheelers, Ameila Hopper Colchester Rovers

Boys Sprint – Archie Peet Team Milotn Keynes, Max Bolton Lee Valley Youth CC, Joe Kiely Welwyn Wheelers

Devil – Archie Peet Team Milton Keynes, Joe Kiely Welwyn Wheelers, Max Bolton Lee Valley Youth CC

Youth BCDE

4 Lap Handicap – Abby Old Hillingdon SS, Freya Butler Welwyn Wheelers, Joe Kiely Welwyn Wheelers, Rupert Cavill Welwyn Wheelers

Youth CDE

3 Lap Scratch – Max Jackson Welwyn Wheelers, Thomas Dixon Welwyn Wheelers, Eleanor Bolton Lee Valley Youth CC

4 Lap Points – Max Jackson Welwyn Wheelers, Thomas Dixon Welwyn Wheelers, Eleanor Bolton Lee Valley Youth CC

Sprint – Max Jackson Welwyn Wheelers, Eleanor Bolton Lee Valley Youth CC, Thomas Dixon Welwyn Wheelers

Welwyn Track League Results 19th August 2016

WELWYN TRACK LEAGUE RESULTS – 19th August 2016

Senior A

12 Lap Madison – John McClelland Bush Healthcare CRT/Joel Stewart Kenton RC, Ben Webster Welwyn Wheelers/Tom Durkin Welwyn Wheelers, Nathan Blackmore Welwyn Wheelers/Christian Manzi Lee Valley Youth CC, Bradley Clark Green Arrow CRT/Laurence Lisher Green Arrow CRT

30 Lap Points Madison – John McClelland Bush Healthcare CRT/Joel Stewart Kenton RC, Will Raymond VC Londres/Rod Kelson North Road CC, Nathan Blackmore Welwyn Wheelers/Christian Manzi Lee Valley Youth CC, Ben Webster Welwyn Wheelers/Tom Durkin Welwyn Wheelers

Devil – John McClelland Bush Healthcare CRT, Will Raymond VC Londres, Joel Stewart Kenton RC, Josh Roberts Zappis RT

10 Mile Scratch – John McClelland Bush Healthcare CRT, Joel Stewart Kenton RC, Josh Roberts Zappis RT, Will Raymond VC Londres

Senior B

10 Lap Scratch – Josh Roberts Zappis RT, Eric Paillet North Road CC, Simon Best Full Gas, Ryan Savage Crest CC

10 Lap Block Handicap – Josh Roberts Zappis RT, Andrew Brown The Bike Loft, Tom Gallacher Endeavour RT, Julio Davies Welwyn Wheelers

Devil – Ryan Savage Crest CC, Simon Best Full Gas, Tom Gallacher Endeavour RT

Youth B

Sprint – Tom Sharples Welwyn Wheelers, Oisin Murphy Hillingdon SS, Joe Kiley Welwyn Wheelers

Youth ABCDE

4 Lap Scratch – Tom Sharples Welwyn Wheelers, Joe Kiley Welwyn Wheelers, Oisin Murphy Hillingdon SS

5 Lap Points – Jodie Taylor Colchester Rovers, Joe Kiley Welwyn Wheelers, Thomas Dixon Welwyn Wheelers

Youth BCDE

4 Lap Handicap – Thomas Dixon Welwyn Wheelers, Jodie Taylor Colchester Rovers, Freya Butler Welwyn Wheelers, Joe Kiley Welwyn Wheelers

Youth CDE

Sprint – Jodie Taylor Colchester Rovers, Freya Butler Welwyn Wheelers, Thomas Dixon Welwyn Wheelers

Welwyn Track League Results 12th August 2016

WELWYN TRACK LEAGUE RESULTS 12th August 2016

Senior A

12 Lap Madison – Alec Briggs 5th Floor/Iain Cook VC Londres, John McClelland Bush Healthcare CRT/Kristian Woolf Bush Healthcare CRT, Alexi Edwards Milton Keynes/Josh Wilkins Kettering CC, Bradley Clark Green Arrow CRT/Laurence Lisher Green Arrow CRT

30 Lap Points Madison – Alec Briggs 5th Floor/Iain Cook VC Londres, John McClelland Bush Healthcare CRT/Kristian Woolf Bush Healthcare CRT, Andrew Bradshaw VC Londres/Ben Webster Welwyn Wheelers, Bradley Clark Green Arrow CRT/Laurence Lisher Green Arrow CRT

Devil – Josh Roberts Zappis RT, John McClelland Bush Healthcare CRT, Alec Briggs 5th Floor, Iain Cook VC Londres

10 Mile Scratch – John McClelland Bush Healthcare CRT, Kristian Woolf Bush Healthcare CRT, Josh Roberts Zappis RT, Laurence Lisher Green Arrow CRT

Senior B

10 Lap Scratch – Alex Pierce Willesden CC/Josh Roberts Zappis RT, Tom Zittel Willesden CC, Eric Paillet North Road CC, Chris Burns Welwyn Wheelers

10 Lap Points – Josh Roberts Zappis RT, Eric Paillet North Road CC, Tom Zittel Willesden CC, Ben Webster Welwyn Wheelers

Devil – Ryan Savage Crest CC, Simon Best Full Gas, Tom Zittel Willesden CC

Ladies

6 Lap Scratch – Sophie Lankford Aprire Bicycles HSS Hire, Lesley Courtney Welwyn Wheelers, Elisabeth Burns York Cycleworks

8 Lap Points – Sophie Lankford Aprire Bicycles HSS Hire, Lesley Courtney Welwyn Wheelers, Elisabeth Burns York Cycleworks

Sprint – Sophie Lankford Aprire Bicycles HSS Hire, Lesley Courtney Welwyn Wheelers, Elisabeth Burns York Cycleworks

Youth BCDE

4 Lap Handicap – Jodie Taylor Colchester Rovers, Max Jackson Welwyn Wheelers, Micheal Sumner Welwyn Wheelers, Tom Sharples Welwyn Wheelers

Youth CDE

3 Lap Scratch – Joseph O’Brien Hillingdon SS, Micheal Sumner Welwyn Wheelers, Jodie Taylor Colchester Rovers

4 Lap Points – Micheal Sumner Welwyn Wheelers, Joseph O’Brien Hillingdon SS, Jodie Taylor Colchester Rovers Devil – Joseph O’Brien Hillingdon SS, Micheal Sumner Welwyn Wheelers, Tom Sharples Welwyn Wheelers