Report: Hargroves Cycles Newbury Cross


After two consecutive second places Michael Cotty (Wheelbase Cannondale) went one better this week winning the latest round of the Wessex League leading from the front and never challenged.

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The Cotswold Veldrijden club were promoting their second league race of the season at the Newbury showground adjacent to the M4 motorway. The course used the grass land and a very technical section of wood land making for a large course which was acclaimed by all.


Michael stormed into a lead on lap one and left the others to fight it out for the minor places. Behind Michael was Richard Mardel (Felt Colbornes Hargroves RT), Richard Lewis (CC Basingstoke), Jamie Norfolk and Chris Minter (PedalOn) and Paul Lloyd (Rides on Air). These chasers were all together until several laps in when cracks started to appear. As Cottys’ lead went out to 25secs Mardel, Norfolk and Minter were locked together and Lloyd slipped back a little.


With a couple of laps to go the chasers had all split up and were now riding alone distanced by a few seconds. Chris Minter was now second, Mardel third and Norfolk fourth. Paul Lloyd having got past Paul Lewis was now fifth.
The vet race earlier saw Lewis King (Beeline Cycles) win his first race of the season leading from the front. On lap one he had a lead of 10secs over Sean Williams (Wightlink Offshore) and Mike Simpson (GS Henley). A few second back was Will Girvan (NHRC) but he was to slip even further back and not challenge any further.


In the combined race Claire Smith (Cotswold Veldrijden) returned to league action after missing last week and made it five wins from six rounds. Claire was pushed harder this week by team mate Caroline Goward and last week’s winner Tamina Oliver (Team CTC). Cameron Thompson (Andover Wheelers) lead the junior race before taking a tumble on the slippery surface under the trees and Dan Tuley (Chapel Tri Stars) was close enough to capitalise. Zoe Sheehan (Cotswold Veldrijden) was again the fastest junior girl.

The youth race was closer then it needed to be when leader Edward Gronbech (Oxford city RC) while leading took a tumble almost allowing Tom Sewell (Cotswold Veldrijden) past but the experienced young rider was calm enough to remount and continue to the win. Behind Tom was Charlie Cooper (Chapel Tri Stars) having another strong ride? The second season rider is looking good and getting closer to the leaders as each round passes.


Provisional Results

Under 12’s
1st Rowan Turner Poole Wheelers U12M
2nd Maddie Wadsworth Beeline Cycles U12G
3rd Anna Wadsworth Beeline Cycles U12G
4th Jed Smithson Oxonian CC U10M
5th Max Meadwell Bournemouth Jubilee U12M
6th Alexa Hawkins PPV U12G
7th Madeline Cooper Chapel Tri U10G
8th Emily Conn PPV U12g
9th Amy Perryman Solent Pirates U12G
10th Lewis Evans Cotswold Veldrijden U12M
11th Sam Graham NHRC U10M
12th Euan Mackrel PPV U12M
13th Ellis Jones Cotswold Veldrijden U12M
14th Mack Mellish Zappis U10M
15th Ike Tayler Zappi U12M
16th Alfie Davies MTB Marathon U10M
17th Boston Sorenson 0 U12M
18th Arlo Carey PPV U10M
19th William Gadd Poole Wheelers U10M
20th Ben Fox Charlotteville U12M
21st Poppy Pattinson Solent Pirates U12G
22nd Tyler Smith Cotswold Veldrijden U12B
23rd Amy Cantelo Solent Pirates U12G
24th Thomas Wadsworth Beeline U10M
25th James Brown PPV U10M at 1 lap
26th Finn Hawkins PPV U10M at 1 lap
27th Jack Southfield 0 U12M at 1 lap
28th Jennifer Oliver PPV U12G at 1 lap
29th Thomas Johnson Chapel Tri U10M at 1 lap
30th Felix Clacy Chapel Tri U10M at 1 lap
31st Melissa Cooper Chapel Tri U10G at 1 lap
32nd Ollie Walker Cotswold Veldrijden U12M at 1 lap
33rd Daniel Phillips Team Fatboy U10M at 1 lap
34th Simon Thompson Pedal On U10M at 1 lap
35th Finn Davies MTB Marathon U10M at 1 lap
36th Greta Carey PPV U10G at 1 lap
37th Millie Couzens Bicester Millenium U12G at 1 lap
38th Tommy Lindsell 0 U10M at 1 lap
39th Lewis Jones Swindon RC U10M at 2 laps
40th Ellen Phillips Team Fatboy U10G at 2 laps
41st Daisy Tayler Cotswold Veldrijden U10G at 2 laps
42nd Niamh Murphy Cotswold Veldrijden U12G at 2 laps
43rd Daniele Negroni 0 U10M at 2 laps
44th Harri Phipps 0 U12M at 3 laps

1st Edward Gronbech Oxford City RC Youth
2nd Tom Sewell Cotswold Veldrijden Youth
3rd Charlie Cooper Chapel Tri-Stars Junior Triathlon Club Youth
4th Angus Hawkins Palmer Park Velo RT Youth
5th Alex Cross Oakley Pedalers Youth
6th Callum Macleod Palmer Park Velo RT Youth
7th Jay Allen PPV Youth
8th Erin Baker Southdown Velo Youth
9th Archie Scott Cotswold Veldrijden Youth
10th Ieuan Woods Charlotteville CC Youth
11th Ciara Hutchinson Cotswold Veldrijden Youth/Girl
12th Harry Dridge SPV Youth
13th Tom Couzens Biscester Millenium Youth
14th Liam Sewell Cotswold Veldrijden Youth
15th Jamie Kimber Cotswold Veldrijden Youth/Girl
16th Rhys Evans Cotswold Veldrijden Youth
17th Liam Harris PPV Youth
18th Mark Allen John Ibotson Novice
19th Abbie Manley Chapel Tri-Stars Junior Triathlon Club Youth/Girl
20th Alderney Baker Southdown Velo Youth/Girl
21st Sam Oliver PPV Youth at 1 lap
22nd Conor Hutchinson Cotswold Veldrijden Youth at 1 lap
23rd Rebecca Hurst Poole Wheelers Youth/Girl at 1 lap
24th Sam Taylor Zappi’s Cycling Club Youth at 1 lap
25th Luke Morgan Cotswold Veldrijden Youth at 1 lap
26th Holly Powell Chapel Tri-Stars Junior Triathlon Club Youth/Girl at 1 lap
27th Michael Cashin 0 Novice at 1 lap
28th Barney Clacy Chapel Tri-Stars Junior Triathlon Club Youth at 1 lap
29th Bradley King Beeline Youth at 1 lap
30th Emily Bridson Jersey Cycling Association Youth at 1 lap
31st Rachel Thompson PPV Youth/Girl at 1 lap
32nd Katie Scott Cotswold Veldrijden Youth/Girl at 1 lap
33rd Roger Mustoe Littlewich Novice at 1 lap
34th Lucy Gadd Poole Wheelers Youth/Girl at 1 lap
35th Linsey Davies 0 Youth/Girl at 1 lap
36th Seren Jones Cotswold Veldrijden Youth/Girl at 1 lap
37th Natalie Moore Swindon RC Youth/Girl at 2 laps

1st Lewis King Beeline Cycles RT  Vet 40-49
2nd Sean Williams Wightline/Offshore Vet 40-49
3rd Mike Simpson G.S. Henley Vet 40-49
4th William Girvan North Hampshire RC Vet 40-49
5th Simon Snowden Cycology Bikes Vet 40-49
6th Robin Wilmott Cotswold Veldrijden Vet 40-49
7th Nick Walmsley Cotswold Veldrijden  Vet 40-49
8th Martyn Dymond White Mountain Vet 50+
9th Simon Meadwell Bournemouth Jubilee Whls Vet 40-49
10th Ian Robson MTS Cycle Sport/ Inkland RT Vet 50+
11th Gary Barlow Reading CC Vet 40-49
12th Philip Boarer Southdown Velo Vet 40-49
13th Craig Hay Dark Star Brewery Vet 40-49
14th Tim Hyde Pendragon Vet 40-49
15th Phil Connell Sotonia CC  Vet 40-49
16th Paul Thomas VC Venta  Vet 40-49
17th Dan Tuley Chapel Tri Starts Junior
18th Stuart Gough VC Venta Vet 50+
19th Paul Mew Charlotteville CC Vet 40-49
20th Robin Akers Oxonian Vet 50+
21st Duncan Mellish Zappi’s Cycling Club Vet 40-49
22nd Andrew Roberts Cotswold Veldrijden Vet 50+
23rd Sean Bolton Swindon RC Vet 40-49
24th Anthony Dyment North Hampshire RC Vet 50+
25th Simon Guard Sotonia CC Vet 40-49
26th Alan Millard Westbury Wheelers Vet 50+
27th  Claire Smith Cotswold Veldrijden Woman
28th Niel Dunnage Cotswold Veldrijden  Vet 40-49
29th Paul Jones SNAFU  Vet 40-49
30th James Pilgrim-Morris G.S. Henley Vet 40-49
31st Simon Tottle Festival RC Vet 50+
32nd Jez Hart Sotonia CC  Vet 40-49
33rd Steve Charles Charlotteville CC  Vet 40-49
34th Kieran Woods Charlotteville CC Junior
35th Richard Bremner North Hampshire RC Vet 50+ at 1 lap
36th Paul Carpenter Hounslow Wheelers  Vet 40-49 at 1 lap
37th Caroline Goward Contessa Scott Syncros Woman at 1 lap
38th Phillip Chinn Fareham Wheelers Cycling Club Vet 40-49 at 1 lap
39th Steve Robinson NHRC  Vet 40-49 at 1 lap
40th Keith Allam Velo Club Venta Vet 50+ at 1 lap
41st Cameron Thompson Andover Whls Junior at 1 lap
42nd Chris Macleod Palmer Park Velo RT Vet 50+ at 1 lap
43rd  Gareth Walker  Cotswold Veldrijden  Vet 40-49 at 1 lap
44th Simon Hudson Oxford City RC Vet 40-49 at 1 lap
45th Jon Dudley Sotonia CC  Vet 40-49 at 1 lap
46th Neil Morris Didcot Phoenix CC  Vet 40-49 at 1 lap
47th Tamina Oliver Team CTC Woman at 1 lap
48th Alan Collins Portsmouth North End CC Vet 40-49 at 1 lap
49th Sarah Woods Wightline/Offshore Woman at 1 lap
50th Harjinder Obhi North Hampshire RC Vet 40-49 at 1 lap
51st Steve Mead Didcot Phoenix CC  Vet 40-49 at 1 lap
52nd Stephen Dines White Mountain Vet 50+ at 1 lap
53rd Neal Britnell 0  Vet 40-49 at 1 lap
54th John Phillips Sotonia CC  Vet 40-49 at 1 lap
55th Gareth Dridge Southdown Velo  Vet 40-49 at 1 lap
56th Alex Johnson 0  Vet 40-49 at 1 lap
57th Stephen Warwick Didcot Phoenix CC Vet 50+ at 1 lap
58th Nick Adnitt Andover Whls Vet 50+ at 1 lap
59th Kim Lassiter Cotswold Veldrijden Vet 40-49 at 1 lap
60th Paul Langdon Hargroves CC  Vet 40-49 at 1 lap
61st Fiona Hawkins Palmer Park Velo RT Woman at 1 lap
62nd Rob Tutt GS Europa  Vet 40-49 at 1 lap
63rd Claire Powell 0 Woman at 1 lap
64th Tony Weeks Twig Racing Vet 50+ at 1 lap
65th Mike Woods Charlotteville CC  Vet 40-49 at 1 lap
66th Zoe Sheehan Cotswold Veldrijden Junior at 2 laps
67th Mark Adams Hargroves CC  Vet 40-49 at 2 laps
68th Rhianna Jones  Cotswold Veldrijden Junior/ W at 2 laps
69th Helen Grosscurt Ride 24/7 Woman at 2 laps
70th Peter Kimber Cotswold Veldrijden Vet 40-49 at 2 laps
71st Murray Quiney Southdown Velo Vet 50+ at 2 laps
72nd Caroline Hawley 0 Woman at 2 laps
73rd Caroline Stewart Royal Navy & Royal Marines CA Woman at 2 laps
74th Denzil Beckhurst Gillingham Wheelers Vet 50+ at 2 laps
75th Kerrie Hutchinson Cotswold Veldrijden Junior/ W at 2 laps
76th Ray Woods Portsmouth North End CC Vet 50+ at 2 laps
77th Richard Bennett Cotswold Veldrijden Vet 40-49 at 2 laps
78th Andy Gibbs Cotswold Veldrijden Vet 50+ at 3 laps
79th David Jowett Hargroves CC Vet 50+ at 3 laps
DNF Marc Dobson 0 Vet 40-49 DNF at 5 laps
DNF Vernon Moore Crabwood CC Vet 50+ DNF at 5 laps
DNF Michael Ponzo Swindon RC Junior DNF at 4 laps

1st Michael Cotty Cannondale Racing
2nd Christopher Minter Pedal-on
3rd Richard Mardle Felt Colbourne
4th Jamie Norfolk
5th Paul Llyod Rides on Air
6th Richard Lewis CC Basingstoke
7th Peter Kench Banjo Cycles
8th Lee Davies Cycle-7es
9th Ryan Keynes Odiham CC
10th Robin Wilmott Cotswold Veldrijden Vet 40-49
11th Daniel Drake VC Deal
12th Jason Painton Rides on Air
13th James Brett Wightlink
14th Ben Hall Bristol CX
15th Michael Holborow Cotswold Veldrijden
16th Aaron Collins Swindon RC
17th Karl Norfolk
18th Gavin Spiers GS Henley
19th Aaron Tayler Cotswold Veldrijden at 1 lap
20th Hugh Knudsen 0 at 1 lap
21st Fraser MacDonald Cotswold Veldrijden at 1 lap
22nd Jason Blann Team Rose Blann at 1 lap
23rd Julian Mann VC Venta at 1 lap
24th Stuart Waite 0 at 1 lap
25th Max Hale Ystwyth Cycling Club at 1 lap
26th Stuart Thompson Andover Whls at 1 lap
27th Alex McIntosh Swindon RC at 1 lap
28th Dan Smith Banjo Cycles at 1 lap
29th Matthew Wakeford WyndyMilla at 1 lap
30th Aled Jones 0 at 1 lap
31st Peter Beisty GS Henley at 1 lap
32nd James Booth Vicious Velo at 1 lap
33rd Andy Waycock Suppernova at 1 lap
34th Steve Stroud Reading CC at 1 lap
35th Stuart Rhodes 0 at 1 lap
36th Sandy Legge Zappi’s Cycling Club at 2 laps
37th Gary Smith Ride 24/7 at 2 laps
38th Steve Kirk Sotonia CC at 2 laps
DNF Henry Tayom UON DNF at 3 laps




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