Report: Brooks Cycles Track League

For the second week in a row, the riders who attended the latest round of the Brooks Cycles Track League at Newcastle, Staffs were lucky with the weather as the heavy rain that was promised for the evening only resulted in a light shower which caused a slight delay to the main leagues races. With the use of the floodlights, the 18 race programme was contested.

The Sprinters League saw Barney Swinnerton, Science in Sport, win the 2 up 400m time trial with Sean Mayer, Lyme RC and then take the final of the sprint. The team sprint saw Sean Mayer take the win with Tom Powell, Newcastle RC 2001 and Joffie Houlton, PM.

The A Class Endurance League had a four race programme contested with league leader Rob Lambton, Brooks Cycles score 8 points with a win in the 8 lap scratch and a second place in the 5 mile and a third in the points race. Will Thomas, Velocity RT had a great night as he warmed up for the National Youth Track Championships in winning the 5 mile scratch, member of the winning team pursuit team and a second place in the 8 lap scratch. The other A Class event was won by Christian Braybrooke, Velocity RT, who himself is also preparing for National’s take a good win in the points race.

The B Races saw a good field contest the event with Neil Cummins taking a win in the 8 lap scratch, Sam Birchall Velocity RT taking the point’s race and Alex Webb the 5 mile scratch.
The Youth events saw Joel Partington win three events in the block handicap, devil and the scratch. The most exciting race was the team sprint where the team of Ashleigh Williams, Imogen Crooks, Paige Millward, all Lyme RC and Alex Braybrooke Velocity RT won with four great one lap efforts.

The Freewheelers League saw 20 riders compete and despite the constant threat of rain the full programme of 12 races was completed. In each group the top points scorers were as follows;
Group 1        Harvey Myatt                        9 points
Group 2        Ambrose Morris        Lyme RC        11 points
Group 3        Jack Scott            Lyme RC        8 points

Group 1
Race 1
1st    James Brayford
2nd    Megan Williams            Lyme RC
3rd    James Duncalf                Lyme RC

Race 2
1st    Harvey Myatt
2nd    Louis Perry
3rd    James Duncalf

Race 3
1st    Brandon McMillan            Lyme RC
2nd    Harvey Myatt
3rd    James Duncalf

Race 4
1st    James Duncalf
2nd    Bradley Hill                Lyme RC
Harvey Myatt
Group 2
Race 1
1st    Ambrose Morris            Lyme RC
2nd    Helena Parritt
3rd    James Scott                Lyme RC

Race 2
1st    Sophie Bassett            Lyme RC
2nd    Ambrose Morris
3rd    James Scott

Race 3
1st    Helena Parritt
2nd    Ambrose Morris
3rd    James Scott

Race 4
1st    Ambrose Morris
2nd    Helena Parritt
3rd    James Scott

Group 3
Race 1
1st    Sebastian Booth
2nd    Jack Scott                Lyme RC
3rd    Lewis Hubball

Race 2
1st    Izaak Curtis                Lyme RC
2nd    Jack Scott
3rd    Edward Mulroy            Congleton CC

Race 3
1st    Lewis Hubball
2nd    Jack Scott
3rd    Izaak Curtis

Race 4
1st    Edward Mulroy
2nd    Cameron O’Neil
3rd    Jack Scott

Youth Block Handicap
1st    Joel Partington        Lyme RC
2nd    Alex Braybrooke        Velocity RT
3rd    Paige Millward        Lyme RC

A Class Sprinters 2 up 400m
1st    Barney Swinnerton        Science In Sport
Sean Mayer            Lyme RC

2nd    Steve Cronshaw        Brereton Wheelers
Joffie Houlton            PM

3rd    Sassan Emadi            Tunstall Wheelers
Louis Preston            Lyme RC

A Class Endurance 8 lap scratch
1st    Robert Lambton        Brooks Cycles
2nd    Will Thomas            Velocity RT
3rd    Barry Charlton        Lyme RC

B Class 8 lap scratch
1st    Neil Cummins            PM
2nd    Phil Braybrooke        Sportcity Velo
3rd    George Edwards        Lyme RC

Youth Devil
1st    Joel Partington
2nd    Paige Millward
3rd    Alex Braybrooke

Sprinters Team Sprint
1st    Sean Mayer
Joffie Houlton
Tom Powell            Newcastle RC 2001

A Class Endurance Team Pursuit
1st    Robert Lambton
Will Thomas
Christian Braybrooke        Velocity RT

B Class Team Sprint
1st    Claire Rutherford        Science in Sport
Vic Trigger            Crewe Clarion
Dave Williams            Lyme RC
Sam Birchall            Lyme RC
Alex Webb            Lyme RC

Youth Team Sprint
1st    Ashleigh Williams        Lyme RC
Paige Millward
Alex Braybrooke
Imogen Crooks        Lyme RC

A Class Endurance Points Race
1st    Christian Braybrooke
2nd    Barry Charlton
3rd    Robert Lambton

B Class Points Race
1st    Sam Birchall
2nd    Neil Cummins
3rd    George Edwards

Sprinters Sprint Final
1st    Barney Swinnerton
2nd    Sean Mayer
3rd    Tom Powell

Sprint Minor Final
1st    Steve Cronshaw
2nd    Phil Houlton
3rd    Louis Preston

Youth Scratch
1st    Joel Partington
2nd    Paige Millward
3rd    Sallie Birchall

5 Mile Scratch
1st    Will Thomas
2nd    Robert Lambton
3rd    Adrian Adgar

B Class
1st    Alex Webb
2nd    Neil Cummins
3rd    Alex Braybrooke

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