Report: Behind The Bikeshed’s Summer Circuits 4


Andy Hargroves (Felt Colbornes Hargroves Cycles) wins round 4 of the Circuit Racing at Thruxton on Tuesday, 25th June

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Andy Hargroves (Felt Colbornes Hargroves RT) was the winner of the latest race on the Thruxton Motor racing circuit. He was in a group of eight that got away after a couple of laps and this group stayed away until the finish. Andy won the sprint from Tim Elverson (Pedal Heaven RT).

On a lovely calm and warm night the racing was fast and it didn’t take too long for the group to appear on the front. First a small group of five eased away with three riders 20secs down trying to get across to them. Once the group was established they pulled out 25secs on the remainder of the bunch who seemed content to ride around unable to close the gap.


The eight leaders consisted of Andy, Tim, Henry Latimer (AW Cycles), Rob McCarthy (Pedal Heaven RT), Alex Royle (Banjo Cycles), Tom Stockdale (Spin Rotor), Ben Simmons (Team Wiggle) and Rob Ward (Felt Colbornes Hargroves RT). This group stayed away for seven of the twelve laps and built up a lead which they maintained until the bell. The chasing group stated to cut the gap but it seemed too late and the win came from the leading group as expected.

As the leaders came into sight along the pit wall it was Andy who eased away from Tim with Rob taking the third place.

The earlier three-four cat race saw some attacks with riders gaining small leads but the bunch was also attentive and each moved was pulled back quickly. The race of nine laps came down to a large bunch sprint with Matt Griffin (Cycolgy Bikes) winning from Matt Waters (Behind the Bikeshed).




1. Andrew Hargroves Felt-Colbornes-Hargroves cycles
2. Tim Elverson Pedal Heaven RT
3. Robert Ward Felt-Colbornes-Hargroves RT
4. Robert McCarthy Pedal Heaven RT
5. Henry Latimer AW Cycles
6. Tom Stockdale Spin Rotor Primal C-Originals …
7. Ben Simmons Team Wiggle
8. Alexander Royle Banjo Cycles
9. Lee Smith Felt-Colbornes-Hargroves RT
10. Michael Scott Peter Hansford Racing
11. Richard Phillips Schofield
12. Robert Bolwell VC St Raphael
13. James Cotty Cannondale Racing
14. Scott Chappell Behind The Bikeshed
15. Matthew Hargroves Hargroves Cycles RT-Specialize…
16. Michael Ford Salisbury Road and Mountain CC
17. Rowan Horner VC St Raphael

1 . Ruby Baker Behind The Bikeshed
2 . Ellie Gilham VC St Raphael
3 . Vittoria Bussi Zappi’s Ladies Team
4. Nicola Wheeler
5. Susan Jeffery
6. Anna Seymour

Category 3/4
1. Matthew Griffin Cycology Bikes
2. Matt Waters Army Cycling Union
3. Kelly Brocklehurst
4. Stuart Morton Hargroves Cycles CC
5. Patrick Brown Velo Club Venta
6. James Champken Velo Club Venta
7. David Blount
8. Creighton Varney High Wycombe Cycling Club
9. Edwin Puttock Salisbury Road and Mountain CC
10. Dan Murphy Army Cycling Union
11 Dr James Franklin
12. Daniel Stephens JMJ Cycles
13. Mike Smith Gillingham and District Wheele…
14. Chris Hutchings Velo Club Venta
15. Spencer Robinson Newbury RC
16. Rob Barry Performance Cycles
17. Marty McCrossan WyndyMilla
18. Paul Conway Velo Club Venta
19. Darren Chappell Behind The Bikeshed
20. Aaron Piper Velo Club Venta
21. Sam Norrish Army Cycling Union
22. Peter Humphreys Gillingham and District Wheele…
23. Neil Horner Behind The Bikeshed
24. Jamie Hutchinson I-Team Cyclists’ Club
25. Chris Braiden Bournemouth Arrow CC/Hotel Col…
26. Philip Wadge
27. George Moore I-Team Cyclists’ Club
28. Joseph Henstridge Salisbury Road and Mountain CC
29. Martin Hallam
30. Liam Walsh Salisbury Road and Mountain CC
31. Peter Tesar Behind The Bikeshed
32. Stephen Lewis Salisbury Road and Mountain CC
33. Mike Taylor
34. Chris Mattocks Army Cycling Union
35. Richard Pearman Team Wiggle
36. Steven Bungay Behind The Bikeshed
37. Jamie Roots
38. Philip Wall High Wycombe Cycling Club
39. Mike Anderson VC St Raphael
40. Stewart Ward Ful-On Tri Club
41. Scott Chappell Behind The Bikeshed
42. Rupert Silman Bournemouth Jubilee Whls

U10 Boys
1. Oliver Tyson-Bloor VC St Raphael

U10 Girls
1 . Mia Loxley North Hampshire RC
2 . Enna Tyson-Bloor VC St Raphael
3 . Trinity Owen

U12 Boys

1. Freddie Horner Behind The Bikeshed

U14 Boys

1. Ryan White 1st Chard Whls
2. James Geddes Gillingham and District Wheele…
3. Troy Loxley North Hampshire RC
4. Connor Geddes Gillingham and District Wheele…

U14 Girls

1 . Caitlin Peters Fareham Wheelers Cycling Club

U16 Boys

1. Peter Kibble Cycology Bikes
2. Theo Webb Velo Club Venta
3. Albert Baker Behind The Bikeshed

U16 Girls

1 . Florence Baker Behind The Bikeshed




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