Report: Pedalpushers Circuit Race Series – Round 1


Peter Cocker wins on home circuit at the first round of the Pedalpushers Circuit Race Series on April 1st at RAF Barkston Heath near Grantham Lincolnshire

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A good turnout of almost 200 riders for the first round of the 2013 circuit race series, supported by Pedalpushers specialist lightweight bike shop of Grantham, to give racing opportunities for Youth, Ladies and 4th category riders on the Lincolnshire side of the East Midlands.

The first event was held at RAF Barkston Heath near Grantham in Lincolnshire where the circuit is around 1 km in length, well surfaced with flowing corners but the open surroundings and constant winds up on the Lincolnshire edge always ensure some tough racing conditions.

The main 2/3/4 category took place last in the afternoon over 60 minutes plus 5 laps but a strong wind blowing across the circuit didn’t deter Carl Dyson (Clay Cross RT) attacking from the start. Local rider junior Peter Cocker (Forme Bikes UK) soon jumped across and as they started to establish a lead Dyson dropped back to the bunch Cocker was undeterred and pressed on, on his own.

With his Forme Bikes team mates policing the bunch, Cocker pushed his lead out to over a minute by half distance. The bunch now started to break up as a chasing group of 8 riders was formed including Dyson, Tom Neale (Spalding CC), Oliver Maxwell & Chris Welburn (Forme Bikes).

With 5 laps to go Dyson went clear of this group followed by Neale as several more riders bridged to the chasing group, including Joe Kirkham (Hargroves Cycles ) and James Shaw (Forme Bikes). Cocker had enough in hand to ease off on the last few laps to finish 20 seconds in front of Dyson and Neale with Shaw winning the chasing bunch sprint.

The ealier 4th category race was won in similar style by John Hall (Private member) who broke away at half distance and time trialled to a solo victory 30 seconds ahead of a bunch sprint won by Alex Adgar (private member). Charlotte Colclough (Team CTC) won the ladies race from Alice Cobb (Scott Contessa).
The earlier Youth racing saw some high quality racing with Alex Littlewood (RVO Racing) getting the better of his breakaway companions in the the Youth A race. Tom Pidcock (Aire Valley) similalry won the Youth B boys while Isla Rush (Wyndy Milla) won a competitive Youth B girls.

All agreed that depsite the cold weather it had been a great day of racing, and the circuit although flat provides a real racing challenge in a safe and spectator friendly environment. The next event in the Pedalpushers series is Saturday 27th April at Newark show ground before returning to Barkston on Saturday 1st June.


4th Cat
1 John Hall Private Member
2 Alex Adgar Private Member
3 Gregory Mccullum Nottingham Clarion
4 Harry Thompson Leicestershire Rc
5 Stephen Wood Peterborough Cc
6 Chris Lee Lincoln Whs
7 James Boardley Peterborough Cc
8 Jason Burrill Bourne Whs
9 Gareth Ferguson Matlock Cc
10 Patrick Cutmore Witham Wheelers

Women 2/3/4
1 Charlotte Colclough Team Ctc
2 Alice Cobb Scott Contessa Epic
3 Mary Hannah Bonnet Abergavenny
4 Kiera Mcvitty Team Zenith
5 Lucy Smith Private Member
6 Heather Wesson Private Member
7 Rhea Timmins Arrow Cycles
8 Victoria Valentine Peterborough Cc
9 Charlotte Mcrae Witham Wheelers

2nd / 3rd / 4th Cat
1 Peter Cocker Forme Bikes Uk
2 Carl Dyson Clay Cross Rt
3 Tom Neale Spalding Cc
4 James Shaw Forme Bikes Uk
5 Oliver Maxwell Forme Bikes Uk
6 Joe Kirkham Hargroves Cycles
7 Mark Buckingham Huddersfield Star Wheelers
8 Chris Welburn Forme Bikes Uk
9 Martin Ruepp Iceni Velo
10 Giles Pidcock Chevin Cycles
11 Paul Searson Notts Clarion
12 David Palmer Mg Maxifuel
13 Dean Parks Claycross Rt
14 Adam Bowden British Triathlon
15 Callum Bramley Langdale Lightweights Rt


Youth E – U8 Boy
1 Louis Swindell Matlock Cc
2 Jake Kennedy Vc Lincoln
3 Mile Jaques Preston Park Youth Cc
4 Finlay Bass Newark Castle Cc

Youth E – U8 Girl
1 Fay Garner Welland Valley Cc

Youth D – U10 Boy
1 Max Poole Bike Box
2 Matt Garner Welland Valley Cc
3 Josh Giddings Heanor Clarion
4 Bryn Richards Spalding Cc
5 Taylor Carr Heanor Clarion
6 Samuel Jaques Preston Park Cc
7 Alex Galpin Bourne Wheelers
8 Chris Hilbert Vc Lincoln
9 Ben Norton Spalding Cc
10 Jamie Littlewood Rvo Racing
11 Dan Galpin Bourne Wheelers
12 Edward Gurney Spalding Cc
13 Sam Morgan Notts Clarion

Youth D – U10 Girl
1 Molly Peel Spalding Cc
2 Ellie Peel Spalding Cc
3 Mimi Gurney Spalding Cc

Youth C – U12 Boy –
1 Jake Norton Spalding Cc
2 Sam Watson Aire Valley Cc
3 Kerrigan Robb Team Light Source
4 Lewis Rivers Notts Clarion
5 Joey Mowbray Vc Lincoln
6 Carter Howe Heanor Clarion
7 Joe Pidcock
8 Cameron Nielson Spalding Cc
9 Tim Elsmore Sherwood Pines
10 Colin Mantle Mildehall Cc
11 Kian Baker Newark Castle
12 Will Beech Notts Clarion
13 Matthew Wooley Newark Castle

Youth C – U12 Girl
1 Poppy Wildman Nottingham Clarion

Youth B – U14 Boy
1 Tom Pidcock Aire Valley
2 Harry Yates
3 Adam Botteley Bourne Whs
4 James Armstrong Vc Lincoln
5 Tom Dussek Notts Clarion
6 Scott Hookway Sherwood Pines
7 Ozzie Chmiel Notts Clarion
8 Matt Ellis Spalding Cc
9 Aaron Bateman Bourne Wheelers
10 Oliver Snodden Sherwood Pines
12 Nathan Priestley Newark Castle Cc
13 Luke Hind Bolsover & District Cc
14 George Kirk Vc Lincoln
15 William Gurney Spalding Cc

Youth B – U14 Girl
1 Isla Rush Wyndy Milla
2 Isabell Darvill Newark Castle
3 Joni Wildman Nottingham Clarion
4 Tilly Gurney Spalding Cc
5 Jessica Woodworth Bourne Wheelers
6 Megan Kendall Spalding Cc

Youth A – U16 Boy
1 Alex Littlewood Rvo Racing
2 Marcus Burnett Team Mk
3 James Carter Witham Wheelers
4 Tim James Bourne Wheelers
5 Jake Poole Dirtwheel Cycles
6 Brennan Laws Vc Lincoln
7 George Baker Kingscliffe Flyers
8 Owyn Wallace Derby Mercury
9 Liam Foster Newark Castle
10 Robert Ward Bourne Wheelers
11 Dan Burton Bourne Wheelers
12 Callum Baker Newark Castle
13 Robbie Sturdy Lincsquad
14 Jai Packer Norfolk Cycling Academy
15 Josh Wilkins Rockingham Forest Wheelers
16 Patrick Boak Notts Clarion
17 James Nation Bourne Wheelers
18 Lewis Hill Newark Castle

Youth A – U16 Girl
1 Rebecca Richards Newark Castle




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