Report: Western Summer League Round 10

Cyclo-Cross: Crispin Doyle makes it a double when he won round ten of the Western Summer League at Supermarine, near Swindon on Tuesday evening.

With a large field of 40 riders lining up for the tenth and final round, a strong start was all important. Leading the field into the first of the woodland sections was Luke Cowely who got hole shot and took the lead for the first half lap. As the riders hit the main drag through the finish line, series leader Dan Smith took over and lead for the next half lap until Paul Lloyd and Crispin Doyle, both starting slowly from the back from the grid, made their way to the front.

Lloyd and Doyle created a small advantage on Cowely and Smith, which they were able to hold until the finish. The four leading riders opened up a sizable gap on the fight for 5th place which was a five way battle between Peter Kench, Jason Painton, Lee King, Gary Clark and Grant Bayton as they lapped the twisting circuit like a tight and compact snake for the 45 minute duration.

With 15 minutes to go, Round 8 winner Doyle lined up to take his second win of the series as he made the most of a slight advantage over Lloyd that he held until the finish line. Lloyd came home in a comfortable 2nd with Cowely disposing of Smith on the penultimate lap to take third. Smith came home for 4th and to take the overall Western summer series league win.

For full results and the overall league table please go to

For an HD video of Round 10 find GWR team on Facebook.

Coming Up: 6th September 2011 sees the first round of the GWR team Floodlit Winter series supported by Joyriders. This will be a 10 race series with the best of 7 counting, riders will battle it out for the overall league win and a chance to take the prize of a holiday to Joyriders, who are based in the sun drenched province of Cordoba, Andalucía only 80 minutes away from Malaga Airport. For more information on the series go to and for more information about Joyriders holidays go to

1    Crispin Doyle    Swindon RC
2    Paul Lloyd    Banjo Cycles
3    Luke Cowley    Swindon RC
4    Dan Smith    GWR Team
5    Jason Painton    ?
6    Peter Kench    GWR Team
7    Jo Griffiths    ?
8    Lee King    ?
9    Steven Brown    Dream Zero G
10    Ian Dawes    Dream Zero G
11    Tom Holden    Swindon RC
12    Jonathan Wickham    GWR Team
13    Rob Collins    Dream Zero G
14    Peter Hutchinson    Swindon RC
15    David Hobbs    ?
16    Pip Sowden    ?
17    Isaac Staff    Swindon RC
18    Mike Joffe    ?
19    Jack Sowden    ?
20    Tom Sewel    Swindon RC
21    Paul Sewel    Swindon RC
22    Harry Sowden    ?
23    Roger Chamberlain    ?
24    Lewis Maynard    ?
25    John Hawes    ?
26    Matt Antrobus    ?
27    Barry Thompson
28    Gordon Smillie    ?
29    Mark Horton    ?
30    Stephen Williams    ?
31    Bruce Driffill    Dream CC

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