Report & Results – BUCS Circuit Races


Daniel Mckimm, Lydia Guvley, David Montgomery, Iona Sewell & Chris Bevan winners at the BUCS Circuit Races at York 

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Report & Results – BUCS Circuit Races

A Wheelie Hot weekend

To the delight of many universities the cycling road race was back on the BUCS calendar, and in a bigger format, this year having a women’s race, and the Sunday with a selection of circuit races! Some Sunshine and high temperatures even graced the weekend!

First race of the weekend was the Women’s race. This was over 6 laps of an 8 mile rolling circuit just north of York with a short climb each lap through the village of crayke (the hill claimed to fame for the grand old duke of York song) . The front of the race stayed together however riders lost contact of the back every lap till just 15 riders on the last lap. As fast finish saw the sprint for the line test riders tactical nerve to time there sprint to perfection

1. Lydia Guvley
2. Gabrielle shaw
3. Alice Cobb
4. Chloe Cook
5. Clava Saudelind
6. Iona Sewell
7. Cassie McGoldrick
8. Emily Barnes
9.Hayley Simmonds
10. Jennifer Wood
11. Lindsey Ackland
12. Noah Evans
13. Louise Burnie
14. Ellie Thorogood
15. Madeline Crosswaite

Then a swift turn around for the men! Same course but just over 10 laps this time! A big crash after only a couple of miles held some riders up but most made it back to the bunch. On the Start of the 3rd lap 2 breaks one of 4 closely followed by 6 who work well to quickly establish a healthy gap approaching 2 min.

The 2 groups joining up to form a group of 9 at just of about a minute give or take for most of the race. Most of the strong teams had a rider in the break and all the big names made it! However when the cambrige rider initial away punctured a strong performace by Edmund Bradbury (Cambridge) used his TT strength to bridge across the gap.

The groups stayed away, and became 6 as riders dropped back with fatigue in the heat, until the run into the finish where they got caught by a couple of riders who closed across from the main group as the games of cat and mouse started on the approach to the finish seeing the bunches lead drop drastically

1. David Montgomery
2. Edmund Bradbury
3. Daniel Mckimm
4. Matthew Woods
5. Andrew Nichols
6. Alastair Hepworth
7. Martin Woffindin
8. Alexander king
9. Charlie Leech
10. Peter Medhurst
11. Daniel Colman
12. Chris Wilkinson
13. Andy Whale
14. James Dixon
15. Jack Waller
16. Ryan Fenwick
17. George Rowlands
18. Tom Grigson
19. Dan Bigham
20. Matthew Webster

The Sunday saw and ever hotter day however this time there was a strong breeze at the exposed Yorksport circuit. The first race was men’s E/1/2/3, which set off at a fast pace until a break of 3 riders got clear, and work together to lap the field at one point (who later unlapped themselves). On the run to the finsh Chris Nicholson (UCLan) was unable to get the better of his 2 Birmingham counterparts who rode tactically to ensure they could take the silverware!

1. Daniel Mckimm
2. Chris Wilkinson
3. Chris Nicholson
4. Julian Pearson
5. James Ballie
6. David Griffiths
7. Daniel Coleman
8. David Blount
9. Stephen Swindley
10. Thomas Key
11. Gethin Llewellyn
12. Tom Grigson
13. Rhys Williams
14. Dan Bigham
15. Matt William-Jones
16. Martin Woffindin
17. Zac Smith

Next up was the 4th cat race which generally all stayed together except for a few riders dropping off the back. With Chris Bevan (UoSheffield) who crashed early in on the hairpin making it back into the bunch, then winning the sprint!

1. Chris Bevan
2. Geoff Smart
3. Sam Skerrett
4. Ned Kingdom
5. Joe Lockett
6. Thomas Weir
7. Michael Rollinson
8. Ben Babcock
9. Jason Hales
10. Jack Samways
11. Tom Atkinson
12. Jack Swainston
13. Alex Auty
14. Dan Jones

The penultimate race of the weekend was the women’s, a Handicap race saw all the riders caught quickly by the scratch group. With No attacks sticking from the lead group of 5, and one point it was 3 but the 2 that dropped got back at the start of the last lap! On the sprint for the line local rider Iona Sewell (York St john) beat Gabriella Shaw (Manchester met) for the win.

1. Iona Sewell
2. Gabrielle Shaw
3. Neah Evans
4. Lindsey Ackland
5. Clara Sandelind
6. Georgina Brett
7. Emma MacLaren
8. Felicity Hey
9. Hannah Booth

The final race was the mens 2/3/4, the biggest field of the day, the fast pace saw riders dropped nearly every lap however the front end stayed together with UoBirmingham controlling the race. With 6 lapped to 6 Southampton turn the pace up on the back straight, however a crash on the hairpin saw about 12 riders go clear with many others held up behind the crashes saw the sprint coming down to those riders at the front.

1. Daniel McKimm
2. Thomas Key
3. Chris Wilkinson
4. Tarn Fynn
5. Chris Thomsett
6. David Griffiths
7. Daniel Jacksons
8. Chris Bevan
9. Joe Lockett
10. Gethin Llewellyn
11. Sam Skerrett
12. Alex Auty
13. Matt William-Jones
14. Zach Smith
15. Neil Harris
16. George Clarke


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