Report/Results: Shrewsbury Sports Village Circuit Races


Road chaos causes problems for riders trying to get to a great day of racing at the Shrewsbury Sports Village Circuit Races on Sunday

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On a scorching hot day there were big challenges getting to the Shrewsbury Sports Village Circuit Races with the M54 and M6 becoming car parks as an accident and road works on the approach to the Cosford Airshow meant that many riders were delayed or didn’t make it at all.

For the riders that made it there was a great day of racing from under 8s to Elite Men and Women. In the Elite Women’s race Youth A local girl Beth Coupland used her dispensation card to good effect moving up and getting in the break of 3 riders with the race eventually being won by Lydia Gurley of Birmingham University CC.

The Elite Men’s race was animated by attacks with Dom Jelfs fresh from the IG Nocturne very active but possibly doing a little too much and when the final break of 4 riders was established Jelfs wasn’t in it. The breakaway lapped the bunch literally on the finish line and some quick thinking by the Commissaires sent the bell ringer running to the back straight to give the bunch the bell. Jacob Tipper of Biketreks was a tyre width in front of Ewan McDonald of NFTO after threading their way through the bunch in the final few metres.

There were plenty of podiums for the promoting club Mid Shropshire Wheelers with Kirk Vickers taking the 3rd Category win and rapidly heading to a 2nd Cat licence.



Under 8
1 Luke Harris Halesowen CC
2 Alex Brown Halesowen CC
3 Sam Tomlinson Mid Shropshire Wheelers

Under 8 Girls
1 Danielle Barker Halesowen CC
2 Ella Harris Halesowen CC

Under 10
1 Ben Askey Lichfield City CC
2 Jack Ramsbottom West Wales CRT
3 Sam Smith Towy Riders

Under 10 Girls
1 Isla Blain Halesowen CC

Under 12
1 Lewis Askey Lichfield City CC
2 Edward Woodward Coventry RC
3 Jamieson Blain Halesowen CC

Under 12 Girls
1 Hollie Owens Wolverhampton Wheelers

Under 14
1 Tyler Brennan West Wales CRT
2 Will Manfield Wolverhampton Wheelers
3 Martin Whyatt Mid Shropshire Wheelers

Under 14 Girls
1 Ellie Russell Mid Shropshire Wheelers
2 Elain Davies Clwb Beico Dwyfor CC
3 Gabriella Horner Halesowen CC

Under 16
1 Patrick Fotheringham Halesowen CC
2 Charles Walker Halesowen CC
3 Ewan Grivell-Mellor Mid Shropshire Wheelers

4th Cat
1 Carlie Smith Wolverhampton Wheelers
2 Max Hale Ystwyth CC
3 Elliot Brooks Kenilworth Wheelers
4 Matt Bithell Chester RC
5 Robin Nugent Paramount CRT
6 Trev Ricketts Performance
7 Paul Barker Halesowen CC

3rd Cat
1 Kirk Vickers Mid Shropshire Wheelers
2 Colin Marinson PSUK
3 Marcus Willday Mid Shropshire Wheelers
4 Courtney Ricketts Mid Shropshire Wheelers
5 James Alexander Fred Williams Cycles
6 Lee Sullivan Mid Shropshire Wheelers
7 Martin Boakes CC Luton
8 Paul Nicholas Mid Shropshire Wheelers
9 Mark Maguire Audlem CC
10 Terry Glynn Velo Club Melyd

1 Jacob Tipper BikeTreks RT
2 Ewan McDonald NFTO
3 Gareth Jones Wolverhampton Wheelers
4 Peter Banham Fred Williams Cycles
5 James Locker V Sprint
6 Elliot Pike Lichfield City CC
7 Dom Jelfs Madison Genesis
8 Tedd Hotchkiss ClayCross RT
9 Jason Colledge Wolverhampton Wheelers
10 Ben Mountford Red Kite Cycles
11 James Elmore Mid Shropshire Wheelers
12 Martin Boakes CC Luton
13 Owen Line Stourbridge Velo
14 Adrian Bird Worcester St Johns
15 John Murphy Decathlon

E/1/2/3/4 Women
1 Lydia Gurley Birmingham University CC
2 Emma Birtles Lichfield City CC
3 Beth Coupland Mid Shropshire Wheelers
4 Karen Summers Wrekinsport CC
5 Gemma Stuart Performance Cycles
6 Rachel Mullard-Wilson Wolverhampton Wheelers
7 Jo Barker Halesowen CC


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