CX Returns to Stanborough

Thanks to the amazing efforts of the Welwyn volunteers, cyclo-cross made a successful return to Stanborough Park on Sunday as the club hosted round 4 of the Eastern CX league. The weather was kind and a well-run event led by organiser Alex Peeke led to lots of nice comments from happy racers and spectators alike. It was also great to see a number of new faces amongst the volunteers helping with setup in the days leading up to the event.

The pick of the Welwyn Wheelers racing results came from Mark Lightfoot, who finished 1st junior and 4th overall in the senior race, a day after winning on the road at the Colchester Northern Gateway circuit; William Pollard, overall Youth winner; and Lucy Allsop, 1st Youth Girl.

Six racers from the youth squad made the long journey to Falkirk for round 3 of the National Trophy series on Saturday where Leon Atkins won again to further consolidate his series lead and Oliver Beale had another top 10 finish in the U14 boys category. Raced on a windy technical course Leon had to overcome a dramatic mechanical issue with his rear mech becoming wrapped in tape towards the end of the race, requiring a late bike-swap in the pits.


Eastern League Round 4 Welwyn

Under 10s Boys and Girls
 5. Marley Aldwinckle
 8. Jack Paterson
 9. Benjamin Halden
 11. Savannah Sykes
 13. Harry Peirce
 14. Levi Lassman
 15. Robert Nuttall
 21. Zuri Lassman

Under 12s Boys and Girls
 4. Daniel Elliott
 7. Joshua Halden
 11. Esmee Bone
 17. Ollie Lynch
 19. Edward Nuttall
 21. Robert Shaughnessy

1. William Pollard  Youth
5. Rupert Cavill    Youth
6. Tom Pruett   Youth
7. Finlay Woodliffe Youth
13. Lucy Allsop Yth/Girl (1st Girl)
20. Millie Coleman  Yth/Girl (3rd Girl)
22. Elijah Storti   Yth/U14
24. Rachel Halden   Yth/U14/Girl
26. Elise Whitaker  Yth/Girl
27. Henry Barker    Yth/U14
37. Cerys Mitchell  Yth/U14/Girl

Senior Women
 3. Elspeth Grace
 23. Elanor Cadzow
 24. Rebecca Maynard

Senior and Junior Men
 4. Mark Lightfoot
 10. Robin Steer
 16. Caelan Miller
 40. Neil Grigson

Junior Men
1.  Mark Lightfoot
3.  Robin Steer
6.  Caelan Miller

Veteran Men 40-49
26. James Robertson
33. Sean Mitchell

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Under 14 Girls Trophy
 14. Isabel Beale

Under 14 Boys Trophy
 1. Leon Atkins
 8. Oliver Beale

Under 16 Girls Trophy
 25. Ellie Mitchinson

Under 16 Boys Trophy
 34. Ethan Storti

Road Circuit

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Men’s 3/4/J
 1.     Mark Lightfoot