Report & Full Results: Ludgershall Winter Series 2013 Rd1


James Wilson made a great start to the season with his new team AW Cycles by cruising to a fine win.

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Wilson even managed to lap the field on his way to the win in the first round of the Ludgershall Winter Series. After the first couple of laps, James eased away from the small field and before the bell had lapped them all. He then contested the sprint in which he finished second.

The REME test track in Wiltshire soon had standing water all around it as the relentless rain fell. All the grit and mud sprayed into the riders faces soon had them resembling riders in a cyclo-cross race. The rain came and went all morning throughout all the races and it was very chilly.

Once we were underway in the E/1/2 race of 45mins and three laps, James slipped away and he soon built up a 34 secs lead, soon he was lapping the 1.1 mile circuit in 1min 45secs and he had the back of the bunch in view with a third of the race left.

The remaining six riders were content to stick together up until three lap board when Alec Rumble (ACU) attacked but the others soon pulled him back and it all came down to a sprint. James moved up through the riders but was disappointed not to complete a perfect race as Richard Phillips- Scofield (Hants Police) pipped him on the line.

Elite/1/2/3 Result

1 James Wilson
2 Richard Phillips-Schofield Hantspol CC
3 Simon Barnes Procycling Magazine RT
4 Alec Rumball Army Cycling Union
5 Daniel Dolan Army Cycling Union
6 James Atherton VC St Raphaël/Waite Contracts/Hewitt Cycles
7 Steve Cottington Cadence RT

Fourth Cats

The wet morning got underway with a race for fourth cat riders, this race was 30mins +3laps. This race all came down to a bunch sprint, not before Gary Sheppard (Bath CC) had tried to get away with a couple to go.

Category 4 / J4
1 Joseph Thomas University of Bristol CC
2 Matt Ulyatt Bath Cycling Club
3 David Blount BC PM
4 Ruan Boster Bath Cycling Club
5 Sam Hewison Army Cycling Union
6 Tristan Grigalis Southampton University RC
7 Kerry Greenham Army Cycling Union
8 David stoyle bath cc
9 Gary Shepherd Bath Cycling Club
10 Francis Ceardon Ride 24/7
10 Owen Barnes Salisbury Road and Mountain Bike CC
10 Ben Rickaby Southampton University RC
10 Matt Walters Army Cycling Union
10 Andrew Costello BC PM – South
10 Michael Ponzi Swindon Road Club
10 Patrick Brown VC Venta
17 David Peel Salisbury Road and Mountain Bike CC
18 Andrew Henderson Westbury Wheelers
19 Martin Merryweather Swallowfield Velo Club
20 Ben Davis Bristol Road Club
21 Lee King Rides On Air
22 Andrew Banks Salisbury Road and Mountain Bike CC
23 Christopher Ray VC Venta
24 Oliver Kemp Salisbury Road and Mountain Bike CC
25 Steve Biddulph Army Cycling Union
26 Gary Treherne Westbury Wheelers
27 Hal Erikson BC PM
28 Matt Cooper Swindon Road Club
29 Dennis Keene Army Cycling Union
30 Alex McIntosh Swindon Road Club
31 Richard Calladine Army Cycling Union

Third Cats

Eleven riders lined up for the 3rd cat race and they had the best of the weather as the rain did ease. This race was 40mins +3laps and again this all came down to a bunch sprint but not before Thomas Key (Soton Uni RC) enjoyed a spell on the front before being brought back to the bunch.

Category 3/J3
1 Matthew Mildon Mud Sweat ‘n’ Gears
2 Alex Harding Andover Wheelers
3 Thomas Key Southampton University RC
4 Matt Callaghan Gloucester City CC
5 Charles Sanders Cadence RT
6 Callum Lister Cotswold Veldrijden
7 Darren Clarke Army Cycling Union
8 Aaron Collins Swindon RC
9 Simon Parton Kingston Wheelers
10 Chris Eccles Sid Valley CC
11 Darren Edwards Bath Cycling Club



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