Report/Photos: Ludgershall Winter Series


Graham Robins reports on Round 8 of the Ludgershall Winter Series on Saturday 2nd March 2013

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Report & Photos: Graham Robins


On a very cold but dry Ludgershall morning Martin Smith (AW Cycles) riding a brand new bike only collected yesterday popped out of a five man group to win by half a bike length. Having been the most workmen like throughout the race it was fitting Martin took the spoils on the line.

While throughout the race several small groups of riders tried to ease away Martin was instrumental at pulling each move back until the race had ten minutes left when a group of five got a small gap and managed to maintain it. The group consisted of Martin Smith, Robert Ward (ASFRA RT), Gregg Shrosbree (VC Meudon), Duncan Lancashire (Andover Wheelers) and Tavis Walker (Dream CC).

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So with the 45mins up the five leaders had a little over 10secs lead and between them held it to the finish?


1. Martin Smith AW Cycles
2. Robert Ward Asfra Racing Team
3. Greg Shrosbree VC Meudon
4. Duncan Lancashire Andover Wheelers
5. Tavis Walker Dream Cycling
6. James Phillips Severn RC
7. Phillip Reynolds Peter Hansford Racing
8. Charles Coleman Dream Cycling
9. David Barnaville Felt Colbornes RT
10.Jason Streather VC St Raphaël/Waite Contracts/Hewitt Cycles
11. Simon Barnes Procycling Magazine RT
12. David Hutchinson VC St Raphaël/Waite Contracts/Hewitt Cycles
13. David Billings Motivo RT
14. Scott Leakey Performance Cycles
15. Ben Homa Beeline RT / Army Cycling Union
16. Shaun Green Army Cycling Union
17. Ben Rickaby Southampton University RC

The cold morning got underway with two separate races for the 4th cat riders split between odds and evens numbers. The odd numbers got us underway and although there wasn’t too much in the way of breaks there was some pretty good riding.

This race was 30mins and 3 laps and we had to wait until the three laps to see the first meaningful attack when private member Bob Richardson managed to get a handful of seconds lead. At the bell it was Kurtis Rowe (Yeovil) now just of the front but the speed of the bunch meant that it was always going to come to the sprint finish.

1. Lee King Rides On Air
2. Barnaby Cox Gillingham and District Wheelers
3. Roger Theron Army Cycling Union
4. Jonathan Hicks Pearsons Cycling Club
5. Jahan Hunter Manchester Wheelers
6. Liam Walsh Salisbury Road and Mountain Bike CC
7. Kevin Baker Andover Wheelers
8. Liam Corrigan Radeon Cycle Coaching
9. Paul Helyer Blazing Saddles
10. Gary Hill
11. Colin Dixon Portsdown Hill CC
12. Micheal Gates Kingston Wheelers cc
13. Kurtis Rowe Yeovil CC
14. James Beeches Army Cycling Union
15. Steve Biddulph Army Cycling Union
16. Dennis Keene Army Cycling Union
17. Richard Lewis Chippenham & District Wheelers CC
18. Bob Richardson BC PM
19. Richard Scott Army Cycling Union
20. Chris Bennett Army Cycling Union
21. Ian Laurence Radeon Cycle Coaching
22. Tom Stocker
23. Tom Bandy Portsdown Hill CC
24. Julian Sheppard New Forest CC


The evens race saw Jon Gates (RAF) do most of the work throughout the race and he was rewarded with a third place on the line.

1. Tristan Grigalis Southampton University RC
2. Nick Skardon VC Walcot
3. Jonathan Gates Royal Air Force cc
4. Simon Cox Climb on Bikes
5. Jonathan Fowles Velo Club Walcot
6. Calum Croft BC PM
7. Steve Pryn Bristol Road Club
8. Tim Hammond Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service
9. James Eldridge Climb on Bikes
10. Adam Nichols Bath University
11. Samual Game University of Bristol CC
12. Alistair Berry offcamber
13. Thomas Hall University of Bristol CC
14. Dan Atkins Didcot Phoenix
15. Chirs Szpojnarowicz British Cycling Private Member – south
16. Tom Goodyer Portsmouth North End CC
17. Adam Gardner G.S Henley
18. Ian Robson Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service
19. Giles Prentice VC Walcot
20. Ian Treadwell Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service
21. Jonathan York Somer Valley CC
22. James Foster Gillingham and District Wheelers
23. Christopher Brooks Southampton University RC
24. Tom Martin Farnborough and Camberley RC
25. Matt Colson BC PM
26. Alex Girdler BC PM

The third cat race saw many riders trying to get away but the pace was very fast and as soon as each attack formed someone pulled it back. The group were content to sit up with 3laps to go and the race speed dropped. So at the bell the bunch was all together and the race came down to a big bunch sprint won by Joe Bary Performance Cycles.

Provisional Result

1. Joe Barry Performance Cycles
2. Greg Shrosbree VC Meudon
3. Kim Little gillingham and district wheelers
4. David Barnaville Felt Colbornes RT
5. Robert Ward Asfra Racing Team
6. Spencer Robinson
7. Matt Callaghan Gloucester City CC
8. Steve Glass
9. Ben Urquhart Blazing Saddles
10. David Blount BC PM
11. Chris Hutchings VC Venta
12. Alan Spurden Andover Wheelers
13. Charles Sanders Cadence RT
14. Alex Harding Andover Wheelers
15. Sean Faulkner Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service
16. Paul Ferguson VC Walcot
17. Sebastian Finch VO2 Development Team
18. Colin Tirer Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service
19. Tom King Southampton University RC
20. Luke Harvey Performance Cycles
21. Micheal Rivers Southampton University RC
22. Robert Edgell Performance Cycles
23. Charlie Cresswell-Hogg Portsmouth North End CC
24. Chris Eccles Sid Valley CC
25. Ben Rickaby Southampton University RC
26. Michael Young VC Walcot
27. Ashley Hutchison VC St Raphaël/Waite Contracts/Hewitt Cycles
28. Simon Parton Kingston Wheelers
29. Tristan Grigalis Southampton University RC.





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