Preview: National Cyclo-Cross Trophy

Round 5 of the National Trophy travels to Peel Park in Bradford on Sunday

Bradford is the venue for the final major National Trophy Cyclo-Cross event before the British Championships (Ipswich) in January and on an interesting course, especially if it’s wet, it will not only play into the hands of the technically adept ‘cross riders but also the many spectators who are sure to be watching.

Previous Rounds: Round 1 Feature | Round 2 Feature | Round 3 Feature | Round 4 Feature |

National Series Tables after Round 4

Veterans (first event of the day, 10.30am)
Two races in one with the first group away the over 40’s where the riders expected to lead the way in this event being Darren Atkins and Jim Bryan. A short while later (a few minutes), it’s the Over 50’s turn to thunder down the starting funnel and if Mick Bell can avoid any mechanicals, he and British Champion Steven Davies are sure to be heading the field away from the start. Mick Bell last week lapped his nearest rival in his category at the Regionals!

Series Standings
1 James Bryan RT/Kuota/GSG       188
2 Darren Atkins Team Jewson/Thule/Kinesis/CNP/MI       172
3 Chris Young       160
4 Noel Clough       150
5 Mike Young Pedalsport CC       122

1 Mick Bell London Fire Brigade CC       130
2 Steven Davies Team Jewson/Thule/Kinesis/CNP/MI       120
3 Dave McMullen GWR Team/Swindon Cycles/High 5       111
4 Ian Wright Cycle Shack/Forme Coaching       98
5 Malcolm Cross Hargroves Cycles/Trant/Next/Spec       87

Left: Darren Atkins on his own out front of the Over 40’s. Right: Mick Bell and Steven Davies, a class apart of the rest in the over 50s.

VETERAN 40-49 START SHEET – 10:30 am
1 James Bryan www.Zepnat.Com RT / Kuota / GSG Clothing
2 Nicholas Bates Belper BC
3 Clive Wilkinson Birkenhead North End CC
4 Steve Smales / Trek
5 Mark Botteley Bourne Wheelers CC
6 Jonathan Watson Charge Bikes
7 Andrew Faichney City Road Club (Hull)
8 Richard Binks Clay Cross RT
9 Greg Simcock Team Corley Cycles / Cervelo / Alpha Rc
10 Nigel Langridge Crawley Wheelers
11 Andrew Peace Crosstrax
12 John Mein Derwentside CC
14 Robert Smith Derwentside CC
15 Neil Hendry Dirtwheels Cycles
16 John Shaw Dutch & Wolf Ltd
17 Harvey Levann Gabby Day Cyclesport RT
18 David Perry Gabby Day Cyclesport RT
19 Richard Atkinson Hambleton RC
20 Keith Sheridan Hargroves Cycles / Trant / Next / Specialized / Shimano / GSI
21 Michael Simpson GS Henley
22 Richard Allen Here Come The Belgians
23 David Headon Horwich CC
24 Stewart Coates Team JD Cycles Ilkley
25 Darren Atkins Team Jewson / Thule / Kinesis / CNP / M.I. Racing
26 Mike Welburn Lichfield City CC
27 Neil Simpson London Phoenix CC
28 Matthew Enticknap Malton Wheelers RC
29 Stephen Booth Matlock CC / Chubb / Farmers / Wards / Fearns
30 Chris Green Matlock CC / Chubb / Farmers / Wards / Fearns
31 Ian Chapman Moonglu RT
32 Peter Middlemiss Otley CC
33 Andrew Moxon Otley CC
34 Julian Hodgson Pedalsport CC
35 Chris Taylor Pedalsport CC
36 Mike Young Pedalsport CC
37 Dan Cook Planet X
38 Dave Haygarth Planet X
39 Konrad Manning Rapha Condor CC
40 Richard Barrett Ride On
41 Philip Roach Rugby Velo
42 Kenny Johnson Science In
43 Michael Groves Stevens UK / Hargroves Cycles
44 Martin Worner Teesdale CRC
45 Graham Clark Time RT
46 Kevin Knox Vicious Velo
47 John Wright Wakefield CC
48 Lee Edmonds Welland Valley CC
49 Noel Clough
50 Chris Young
51 Sean Williams Wight Mountain
52 Ian Spark Wolverhampton Wheelers / Fred Williams Cycles
53 Darren Bibb Yorkshire Velo
54 Steve Barnes RT / Kuota / GSG Clothing
55 Sean Beswick RT / Kuota / GSG Clothing
56 Matthew Denby www.Zepnat.Com RT / Kuota / GSG Clothing
57 Jonathan Marshall www.Zepnat.Com RT / Kuota / GSG Clothing
58 Pete Middleton www.Zepnat.Com RT / Kuota / GSG Clothing
59 Martin Seddon www.Zepnat.Com RT / Kuota / GSG Clothing
60 Duncan Walmsley www.Zepnat.Com RT / Kuota / GSG Clothing
61 Joseph Heywood Individual Member
62 John Hick Individual Member
63 David Jennaway Individual Member
64 Paul Lamb Individual Member
65 Simon Pickard Individual Member
66 Karl Prothero Individual Member
67 Charles Warren Individual Member

VETERAN 50+ – 10:31 am
71 Mick Bell London Fire Brigade CC
72 Michael Perrin Ashfield RC
73 John Ginley Condor RC
74 Douglas Fox Crawley Wheelers
75 Ian Wright Cycle Shack / Forme Coaching
76 Roy Hunt Dutch & Wolf Ltd
77 Peter Wilkin Fietsen Tempo / The House / Chapters
78 Dave McMullen GWR Team / Swindon Cycles / High 5 / Kalas
79 Malcolm Cross Hargroves Cycles / Trant / Next / Specialized / Shimano / GSI
80 Philip Buick Iceni Velo
81 Steven Davies Team Jewson / Thule / Kinesis / CNP / M.I. Racing
82 Duncan Stuart
83 Steve Barron VC Lincoln / Pygott & Crone / B & O / Sps / Impsport
84 Tony Wilkins Mareterra Bike Team
85 Paul Dalton Matlock CC / Chubb / Farmers / Wards / Fearns
86 Chris Watts Matlock CC / Chubb / Farmers / Wards / Fearns
87 Barry Kipling MTS Cycle Sport / Inkland / Elvet RT
88 Ian Robson MTS Cycle Sport / Inkland / Elvet RT
89 Steve Wilson MTS Cycle Sport / Inkland / Elvet RT
90 Alistair Dow Paul Milnes/Bradford Olympic RC
91 Mick Davies Pedal Power Loughborough
92 Paul Daly Pedalsport CC
93 Peter Mooney Rugby Velo
94 Mick Rowson RVO Racing
95 Mervyn Dudley Sherwood Pines Cycles / Cooperative Motor Group
96 Martin Eadon Stevens UK / Hargroves Cycles
97 Kevin Payton Stourbridge CC
98 David Stevens Triangle RT
99 Robert Burns Wolverhampton Wheelers / Fred Williams Cycles
100 Gus French Individual Member
101 Carl McDonagh Individual Member


Like a lot of British Cycling’s national series, there are some riders who tend to sit back and then come into the series late to get form for the British Championships and this category is no exception. British Champion Hugo Robinson, who is back in 5th in the series,  is in cracking form but he’ll have to contend with ‘local’ Joe Moses who leads the series. Then there’s Alex Welburn, Adam Martin and Tom Armstrong. It’s a very competitive category and a cracking race is a cert. Probably the best and most exciting of all the categories this one!

Series Overall
1 Joseph Moses Paul Milnes/Bradford Olympic RC       138
2 Alex Welburn Cycle Shack/Forme Coaching       130
3 Adam Martin Cestria Cycles RT       90
4 Tom Armstrong       85
5 Hugo Robinson X RT/Elmy Cycles       80

1 Joseph Moses Paul Milnes/Bradford Olympic RC
2 Jake Womersley Aire Valley Racing Team
3 Edwyn Oliver-Evans / Trek
4 Adam Martin Cestria Cycles RT
5 Joe Atkins Coventry Road Club /
6 Alex Welburn Cycle Shack / Forme Coaching
7 Edward McParland GT Racing UK
8 Callum Ferguson Halesowen A & CC
9 Jacob James Halesowen A & CC
10 Harry Franklin Hargroves Cycles / Trant / Next / Specialized / Shimano / GSI
11 Matthew Hargroves Hargroves Cycles / Trant / Next / Specialized / Shimano / GSI
12 Joe Kirkham Hargroves Cycles / Trant / Next / Specialized / Shimano / GSI
14 Matthew Woods Hargroves Cycles / Trant / Next / Specialized / Shimano / GSI
15 Stuart Wilcox Innerleithen MTB Racing / I-Cycles
16 Benjamin Pygott Pedalsport CC
17 Sam Broughton Rapha Condor CC
18 Joe Fox Rapha Condor CC
19 Matthew Downes Seacroft Wheelers
20 George Thompson Sleaford Wheelers CC
21 Iain Paton Square Wheel Cycles
22 Michael Thompson TEF / Richardsons Race Team
23 William Worrall Towy Racing CC
24 Tom Armstrong
25 Jack Humphreys
26 Hugo Robinson X RT / Elmy Cycles
27 Nicholas Barnes RT / Kuota / GSG Clothing

Top Juniors! Hugo Robinson and Right, Hannah Payton.

This race looks like being a blinder as well with only four points between Adela Carter and Hannah Payton. The latter beat Junior World Road Race Champion (Women) Lucy Garner in Shrewsbury last weekend and so Adela will be facing a real battle to hold onto the series leader’s jersey.

Then throw into the mix the Silver medallist from the Cyclo-Cross worlds a few years ago, Louise Robinson and her teammate Isle Rowntree, plus one of the top mountain bike riders in the world, Annie Last and a great race is on the cards.  Bethany Crumpton too has been itching to get back on her bike after injury and it’s hard to say which will be the better spectacle, the Junior Men’s race or the Women’s – probably both in equal measure!

1 Adela Carter WXC Mountain Bike Team UK       134
2 Hannah Payton(J) The Kinesis Morvelo Project       130
3 Jessie Roberts Individual Member       83
4 Delia Beddis Vicious Velo       83
5 Nicola Hamilton Look Mum No Hands !       59

41 Adela Carter WXC Mountain Bike Team Uk
42 Sarah Naylor Ashfield RC
43 Annie Last Boardman Elite
44 Keira McVitty (Jun) / Forme
45 Corrine Hall Team Corridori
46 Amy Roberts (Jun) For Viored Brookvex
47 Bethany Crumpton (Jun) Halesowen A & CC
48 Hannah Payton (Jun) The Kinesis Morvelo Project
49 Nicola Hamilton Look Mum No Hands!
50 Imogen Buick (Jun) Moda-Diablo Racing
51 Alice Barnes (Jun) Motorpoint Cycling
52 Lucy Garner (Jun) Motorpoint Cycling
53 Louise Mahe Mulebar Girl
54 Nikola Butler Inverse RT /
55 Emily Barnes (Jun) Rapha Condor CC
56 Rebecca Preece (Jun) Red Rose Olympic CC
57 Rebecca Keogh Solihull CC
58 Louise Robinson (V40) Stourbridge CC
59 Isla Rowntree (V40) Stourbridge CC
60 Anna Buick University of Manchester CC
61 Delia Beddis Vicious Velo
62 Chloe Parrington Welland Valley CC
63 Genevieve Whitson Individual Member
64 Claire Beaumont  Rapha Condor CC

The Under 16 Boys and Girls race will, like most of the races on the day be battles between three or four riders although in the Under 16 Boy’s there could be as many as half a dozen vying for the lead. Jack Ravenscroft won solo in Derby while Jessica Wilkinson and Grace Garner are having quite some tussle to lead the series. In the Under 14’s Daniel Tullett and Charlotte Broughton are both dominating their races and they should again cross the line first for their respective races.

Left: Jack Ravenscroft shows how delighted he is winning a round of the National Trophy and now leads the series. Right: Abby-Mae Parkinson of the RST Racing Team – Trigon team, winning in Derby.

Series leaders

Under 16
1 Jack Ravenscroft Solihull CC  180
2 Daniel Fox Solihull CC       168
3 Dylan Kerfoot-Robson Rhos on Sea CC       150

Under 16 Girls
1 Jessica Wilkinson Birkenhead North End CC       118
2 Grace Garner RST Racing Team – Trigon       110
3 Amira Mellor Holme Valley Wheelers       100

Under 14 Boys
1 Daniel Tulett Hargroves Cycles/Trant/Next/Spec       160
2 William Gascoyne Heanor Clarion CC       117
3 David Barnes Condor Cycles       102

Under 14 Girls
1 Charlotte Broughton Leicestershire RC       160
2 Henrietta Colbourne Beacon Wheelers       124
3 Jessica Roberts Towy Riders       102

Under-16 Boys
1 Jack Ravenscroft Solihull CC
2 Theo Doncaster CC Ashwell
3 Cameron Woolsey CC Ashwell
4 Robert Armstrong Bill Nickson Cycles RT
5 Robert Rogers Birkenhead North End CC
6 Edward Fletcher Cairngorm CC
7 Brandon Stock Clifton CC
8 Thomas Butler VC Deal / Activ / Hammond / Rowland / Nicosport
9 Tom Weeds Derby Mercury RC
10 Rory Mellis Discovery Junior CC
11 Jack Fillingham East Bradford CC
12 Conor Palliser East Bradford CC
14 Sean Noon Edinburgh RC / Martin Currie RT
15 James Edmond Ferryhill Wheelers CC / Mountain High
16 Joshua Nelson Halesowen A & CC
17 Tomas Franklin Hargroves Cycles / Trant / Next / Specialized / Shimano / GSI
18 Harvey Lowe Hargroves Cycles / Trant / Next / Specialized / Shimano / GSI
19 William Perrett Heanor Clarion CC
20 James Shaw Heanor Clarion CC
21 Stephen Lee Hetton Hawks CC
22 Matthew Worton Hetton Hawks CC
23 Jack King Langdale Lightweights RT
24 Chris Welburn Lichfield City CC
25 Gregg Booker Matlock CC / Chubb / Farmers / Wards / Fearns
26 Arthur Green Matlock CC / Chubb / Farmers / Wards / Fearns
27 Billy Harding Paul Milnes/Bradford Olympic RC
28 Sebastian Marsh Paul Milnes/Bradford Olympic RC
29 Sean Dunlea PCA Ciclos Uno / Squeezy / Isaac
30 Levi Moody Pedalsport CC
31 Oliver Payton Cycle Sport Pendle
32 Ben Chapman Prestige Velo Club
33 Dylan Kerfoot-Robson Rhos On Sea CC
34 Oliver Maxwell Velo Club Rutland / Rutland
35 Fabian Brennan Salt Ayre Cog Set
36 Thomas Craig Team Scott UK
37 Christopher Barnes Seacroft Wheelers
38 Daniel Fox Solihull CC
39 Joseph Fry Welwyn Wheelers CC
40 Luke Morgan Welwyn Wheelers CC
41 William Cheaney Individual Member

Under-14 Boys
51 Daniel Tulett Hargroves Cycles / Trant / Next / Specialized / Shimano / GSI
52 Jake Beach Aire Valley Racing Team
53 Reece Wood Aire Valley Racing Team
54 Mark Donovan Beacon Wheelers
55 Joseph Peatfield Bolton Hot Wheels CC
56 Tim James Bourne Wheelers CC
57 Alfie Moses Bronte Wheelers / Neophix Engineering
58 Joseph Faichney City Road Club (Hull)
59 David Barnes Condor Cycles
60 Bailey Wilmot Derby Mercury RC
61 Joseph Parker East Bradford CC
62 Adam Hartley Eastlands Velo
63 William Gascoyne Heanor Clarion CC
64 Joe Williams Holme Valley Wheelers
65 Anthony Anderson Kingston Wheelers CC
66 Ewan Grivell-Mellor Mid Shropshire Wheelers
67 Thomas Mein MTS Cycle Sport / Inkland / Elvet RT
68 Jake Dobson Newcastle Phoenix CC
69 Bradley Dransfield North Midlands Youth Squad
70 Oliver Peckover Nottingham Clarion CC
71 Ryan Middlemiss Otley CC
72 Joshua Waters Plan B Racing
73 Elliot Dudley Sherwood Pines Cycles / Cooperative Motor Group
74 Scott Hookway Sherwood Pines Cycles / Cooperative Motor Group
75 Miles Worner Teesdale CRC
76 Matthew Walls Velocity Race Team
77 Jacob Feetham Wakefield Junior Tri Club
78 Thomas Humphrey Wakefield Junior Tri Club

Under-16 Girls
81 Jessica Wilkinson Birkenhead North End CC
82 Ffion James Abergavenny RC / Nick Lane / Govilon / Gateway
83 Martha Gill Bolton Hot Wheels CC
84 Sian Botteley Bourne Wheelers CC
85 Rosie Crumpton Halesowen A & CC
86 Emily Nelson Halesowen A & CC
87 Amira Mellor Holme Valley Wheelers
88 Francesca Morgans-Slader Lee Valley Youth CC
89 Abigail Van Twisk VC Londres
90 Sarah Lomas Matlock CC / Chubb / Farmers / Wards / Fearns
91 Hannah Saville North Midlands Youth Squad
92 Grace Garner RST Racing Team – Trigon
93 Abby-Mae Parkinson RST Racing Team – Trigon

Under-14 Girls
101 Charlotte Broughton Leicestershire RC
102 Henrietta Colbourne Beacon Wheelers
103 Isabelle Boon Belper BC
104 Madeleine Gammons Bourne Wheelers CC
105 Jessica Willett Heanor Clarion CC
106 Lauren Murphy Team Milton Keynes
107 Emma Brady Team Scott Contessa
108 Jessica Roberts Towy Riders

ELITE MEN (& U23s)
Until now, the Belgians have come, seen and conquered but as yet, none of them are on the start sheets so expect a battle between Jody Crawforth (former British Champion riding for Hargroves Cycles) and Paul Oldham (Hope Factory) who is the current British Champion.

Right: Jody Crawforth’s flying effort and a mechanical for Paul Oldham saw the Hargroves Cycles rider close the gap on Oldham in the Series.

Throw into the mix an onform Liam Killeen (Giant) and David Fletcher (Boardman Bikes) and those will probably be the four riders mixing it at the front of the race. Make that five because Steven James of Hargroves Cycles has been going great guns this season and if he can get through mechanical problem free, a top finish, even podium, is possible.

Local Jack Clarkson of Hope will be one of the leading Under 23’s. Unsure if Luke Grivell-Mellor  (Dave Mellor Cycles) is riding due to road commitments but should he, then like Clarkson, he’ll be keeping the Seniors honest and one of the favourites for an Under 23 podium place.

1 Paul Oldham Hope Factory Racing       157
2 Jody Crawforth Hargroves Cycles/Trant/Next/SpecShimano       153
3 David Fletcher Boardman Elite       93
4 Steven James Hargroves Cycles/Trant/Next/Spec/Shimano       87
5 Lee Williams Team Wiggle       64
6 Jack Clarkson Hope Factory Racing       64
7 Luke Gray Baboco Cycling Team       63

1 Paul Oldham Hope Factory Racing
2 Darren Barclay Arctic-Premier RT
3 Andrew Naylor Ashfield RC
4 Jonathan Limebear Batley CC / Hargreaves Cycles
5 Tony Fawcett
6 David Fletcher Boardman Elite
7 James Thompson / Trek
8 Gareth Whittall Clay Cross RT
9 Andy Warren Cleveleys RC
10 Jamie Newall Team Corley Cycles / Cervelo / Alpha Rc
11 Colin Miller Coventry Road Club /
12 Ian Taylor Craven Energy
14 Simon Maudsley Crosstrax
15 Daniel Booth Cult Racing
16 Matthew Barrett Cycle Shack / Forme Coaching
17 Matthew Buckingham Team Cystic Fibrosis
18 Dieter Droger Team Cystic Fibrosis
19 Ben Eedy Team Empella
20 Rob Partridge Endura Racing
21 James Dalton Evans Cycles Race Team
22 Liam Killeen Giant Factory Off Road Team
23 Stuart Bowers Hargroves Cycles / Trant / Next / Specialized / Shimano / GSI
24 Jody Crawforth Hargroves Cycles / Trant / Next / Specialized / Shimano / GSI
25 Dave Collins Hope Factory Racing
26 Keith Murray Hope Factory Racing
27 Jeremy Bishop Look Mum No Hands!
28 Lee Shunburne Matlock CC / Chubb / Farmers / Wards / Fearns
29 William Bjergfelt Motorpoint Pro Cycling Team
30 Malcolm Lewis MTS Cycle Sport / Inkland / Elvet RT
31 Kyle Burleigh Nottingham Clarion CC
32 Andrew Nichols PCA Ciclos Uno / Squeezy / Isaac
33 Richard Crabtree Pedalsport CC
34 Nick Craig Team Scott UK
35 Stephen Adams Sigma Sport / Specialized
36 Tom Last Sigma Sport / Specialized
37 Simon Richardson Sigma Sport / Specialized
38 Martin Eadon Stevens UK / Hargroves Cycles
39 Crispin Doyle Swindon RC
40 Jack Pullar
41 Paul Sheers Vicious Velo
42 Andrew Waterman Vicious Velo
43 Steven Clarke
44 Lewis Craven
45 Lee Williams Team Wiggle
46 Robert Burns Wolverhampton Wheelers / Fred Williams Cycles
47 Phillip Craker Individual Member
48 Thomas Randall Individual Member
49 Andrew Stuart Individual Member
50 Hayden Wood Individual Member
51 Ben Spurrier  Rapha Condor CC

71 Steven James Hargroves Cycles / Trant / Next / Specialized / Shimano / GSI
72 Lewis Tarnai-Wilson Ashfield RC
73 Ben Sumner Beeline Bicycles RT
74 Grant Ferguson Boardman Elite
75 Charles Fletcher Cairngorm CC
76 Tom Payton Cult Racing
77 Lee Westwood Cycle Shack / Forme Coaching
78 Taylor Johnstone Team De Ver
79 Andrew Hargroves Hargroves Cycles / Trant / Next / Specialized / Shimano / GSI
80 Jack Clarkson Hope Factory Racing
81 Luke Grivell-Mellor Mid Shropshire Wheelers
82 Robert Watson Paul Milnes/Bradford Olympic RC
83 Martin Woffindin Cycle Sport Pendle
84 Kenta Gallagher Team Scott UK
85 David Nichols Van Eyck Sport
86 Paul Young
87 Bruce Dalton Individual Member

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