Round 2 of the BC National cyclo-cross series was run at Abergavenny at the weekend and the five club riders who made the journey came away having achieved a great set of results.
Euan Woodlife won the Under 14 race and got into a leading group of 4 riders in the first few laps – opening up useful gap. Euan lost contact when hefell off on a tricky corner but fought back to rejoin the leaders. He sat in for a lap to recover his strength and then put in a hard attack in the final lap, opened up a gap and crossed the line with ahead of 15 seconds for a great victory. Caelen Miller
had another good race finishing 6th.
In the under 16 event Oli Stockwell was in the leading group and was on for another good result as the race progressed – he lost out by a few bike lenghts in the finishing dash for the line and finished second . He has now scored two second places in the first two events of the series and now holds the leaders yellow jersey. Joe Kiely was 5th and Archie Peet 13th.
There were a number of Wheelers at the Eastern League event at Grafham Water on a hard bumpy course – Fin Woodliffe and Dylan Starkey had a 1,2 in the under 12 race with Rupert Cavill 5th.
Euan Woodliffe fresh from his win on Saturday at Abergavenny was 7th in the youth race and 1st under 14 rider, Louis Sutton 8th, Michael Sumner 23rd. Ellen Bennett was first under 16 girl.
Nathan Blackmore and Joe Bennett scored a 1,2 in the Junior race while Danniell Elliot was first in the under 8 boys event.
Another group of riders rode in the Central League race near Hillingdon also on Sunday (organised by Kingston Wheelers) – Rizwan Hameed won the under 16 race. Henry Landon and Xavier Knott 2nd and 5th under 10, and Sasha Blendis 2nd under 16 girl.
Full Summary of Results from the Central League Race Organised by Kingston Wheelers :
Henry Landon 2nd
Xavier Knott 5th
Dillon Knott 2nd
Jeremy Landon 9th
Sasha Blendis 2nd
Rizwan Hameed 1st
Molly Marriott 3rd
Vets Male 40-49
James Robertson 33rd
Vets Male 50
Chris Murphy 29th
Caelen Miller travelled to Happy Valley near Brighton to compete in the London League event. He notched up another victory in the Under 14 event.
This Sunday the Wheelers cyclo-cross championships will be run in
conjunction with the Central League event at Shuttleworth College near Biggleswade.