Report/Results: Apres Hot Recovery Drink Winter League 6


Simon Brooks returns to the winners circle at round 6 of the Apres Hot Recovery Drink Winter League at Brighton

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Despite an unfavourable weather forecast, Saturday brought reasonable riding conditions and a good turnout who enjoyed an action packed day of racing.

In the main event of the day it was Simon Brooks again who showed that he can win in a variety of ways. Repeated attacks by Steve Cottington (Cadence RT) saw him eventually stay clear of the bunch, only to be joined by David Billings of VC St Raphael. The duo worked well together whilst Brooks bided his time in the group.

With 20 mins to go, Brooks bridged across to Cottington who had dropped the industrious Billings and the two pressed home their advantage before Brooks hit the gas to take another fine win. Jonnie Blackman from Beckenham CC again won a bunch finish and claimed 3rd place.

In the 3rds race it was Blackman again who snatched the victory with a popular win from a big bunch finish, the raucous Beckenham travelling support raising the roof from the grandstand. David Billings (VC St. Raphael) again pushed Blackman close to claim the runner-up spot for the second week running, with Nathan Hereward of Kingston Wheelers showing promise & completing the podium.

Crawley Wheelers dominated the 4ths race with a fantastic last lap dig by Anthony Grey to lead out a rocketing John Pears (Crawley Wheelers) for the win, with Owen Elson (Velosport) pipping Grey for second spot.

The youth racing was fiercely competed with Georg Mew Jensen taking a hard fought win from Patrick Manning & Issac Wright in the U12/14/16 race. Jack Webb (1st Chard Wheelers) again displayed his dominance in the U10 race, keeping the Somerset club in the top 10 in the national rankings.

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1. Jack Webb 1st Chard Wheelers
2. Finlay Donjon Crawley Wheelers
3. Ben Flatau Charloteville Rascals
4. William Flatau Charloteville
5. Daniel Allpress Dorking Rascals

1. Georg Mew Jensen Lea Valley Youth
2. Patrick Manning GYCC
3. Isaac Wright Preston Park YCC
4. Angus Hawkins PPV
5. Ashley Evans Dorking CC
6. Alexander Tarlton LVYCC
7. Callum Clark Southborough & Dist W
8. Torin Henderson Southborough & Dist
9. Harrison Powell Lea Valley Youth

1. John Pears Crawley Wheelers
2. Owen Elson Velosport
3. Anthony Grey Crawley Wheelers
4. Richard Giles PB Cycle coaching
5. Niall Aitkin Dulwich Paragon
6. Ben Brady Southdown Velo
7. Mark Bennett Kingston Wheelers
8. Gez Reeves Crawley Wheelers
9. Jesse Baines PM
10. Josh Beattie Sussex Nomads
11. Ian Tosh 4T Velo+
12. Simon Dowling Brighton Mitre
13. Seb Donjon Crawley Wheelers
14. Leon Thompson Ipswich BC
15. Chris Gore Beckenham RC
16. Nigel Smith Southborough & Dist W
17. Alice Lethbridge Kingston Wheelers
18. Simon Mercado PM
19. Eddie Bull Sussex Nomads
20. Dustin Wade Beckenham RC
21. Steve Allen Dulwich Paragon
DNF Richard Dolan Beckenham RC

1. Jonnie Blackman Beckenham Rugby Cycling
2. David Billings VC St Raphael
3. Nathan Hereward Kingston Wheelers
4. Rupert Robinson Crawley Wheelers
5. Joe Luckett Team GWB acTiv
6. Khan Follina Sorby Hinds CC
7. Matt Reid Sussex Nomads
8. Sean McAuliffe Redhill CC
9. Laurence Jones PPYCC
10. Jonathan Puleston-Jones Dulwich
11. Dougie Fox Crawley Wheelers
12. Simon Parker Crawley Wheelers
13. Dan Thut London Dynamo
14. James Willerton Dorking CC
15. John Paul Brophy Neon Velo
16. Jeremy Brougham London Dynamo
17. Keith Henderson Southborough & Dist W
18. Chris Herbert Kingston Wheelers
19. Sam Evans Dulwich Paragon
20. Kieran Barber Redhill CC
21. Nile Jones iteam cc
22. Joe McConnell Sorby Hinds
23. Justin King Crawley Wheelers

1. Simon Brooks VC St Raphael
2. Steve Cottington Cadence RT
3. Jonnie Blackman Beckenham RC
4. Chris Herbert Kingston Wheelers
5. Brian Hennessey Redhill CC
6. Nathan Hereward Kingston Wheelers
7. Jason Ginn South Downs Bikes
8. Sam Evans Dulwich Paragon
9. Stuart Adair PM
10. Sam Davies Abergavenny RC
11. Dan Thut London Dynamo
12. John Paul Brophy Neon Velo
13. Jeremy Brougham London Dynamo
14. David Billings VC St Raphael
15. Kieran Barber Redhill CC


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