Report – Brooks Cycles Track League


The 2014 Season came to a close at the Brooks Cycles Track League on Thursday 4th September with a total turnout of 90 riders competing

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Report –  Brooks Cycles Track League

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The atmosphere at the Lyme Valley Velodrome great with a good turnout of spectators who witnessed a full program of racing which culminated in the final race of the night, The Roy Swinnerton Memorial 10 Mile Scratch. The pace was high throughout with the A class riders making up their 2 ½ lap disadvantage within 18 laps of the 40 lap race. A crash involving 3 riders neutralised the race before the final 5 ½ laps were contested.

In the rush for the line Jack Escritt ( Velocity RT WD40 ) took the victory repeating his win from 12 month ago. Second was Tom Rotherham (Sportcity Velo) with Barney Swinnerton ( Swinnerton Cycles) closely behind in third. The first B Class rider was Joshua Spendow who has impressed greatly in the past month at league and all considering he is riding a hire bike with an 84” gear. Special thanks to Paul Swinnerton of Swinnerton Cycles for his kind sponsorship of this event.

In the other A Class events Jacob Booth (Dave Hinde Cycles RT) won the opening 10 lap scratch and Jack Escritt won the course de primes and the Win and out. League winner Joe Swinnerton ( Lyme RC) was absent from the last meeting as he was representing West Midlands in the UK School Games in Manchester.

The sprinters league saw 15 riders compete with Tony Brooks ( Brooks Cycles) a welcome winner of the opening Neil Potter 500m handicap League as he held off a fast finishing bunch of riders which caused the judges a headache to place the top 6. Steve Cronshaw (Brooks Cycles ) came 4th and Sean Mayers ( Swinnerton Cycles) 6th. These two results were important as their points saw them both on 21 and so they share the trophy. Sean also won the Sprint final on the night from Phil Houlton ( Brooks Cycles) and was a member of the winning Team Sprint Team with James Roberts ( North Cheshire Clarion ) and Joshua Dunham ( Team Swift). Sean was a deserved winner of the overall title after some impressive riding through the season.

There was a great group of B rider with 19 riders taking part with Joshua Spendlow taking the devil and the 8 lap scratch. Conner Fearon ( Weaver Valley CC) won the win and out.
The youth races saw 13 riders compete with already crowned winner Caleb Hill ( Lyme RC) winning the devil. The opening block handicap saw Aleshia Mellor ( Newcastle RC 2001) holding on to her advantage to take a great win and the final 10 lap scratch saw Aiden Morley ( Lyme RC) make a surprise attack to hold on to his lead to take a great win.

The Freewheelers saw 28 riders compete and with it being the last night the handicaps were dropped in two races of the four which ensured some very close racing. After the full program was contested the top points scorers were as follows;

Group 1 Aaron Mansell Lyme RC 6 Points
James Burton Newcastle RC 2001 6 Points
Group 2 Amy Graham Newcastle RC 2001 8 Points
Group 3 Holly Edwards Lyme RC 11 Points

A big thank you must go to this years League Sponsors on Brooks Cycles for the main league, Lyme RC for the Freewheelers League, Swinnerton Cycles for the 10 mile scratch on the final night and Neil Potter for sponsoring the 500m Handicap League. Their support is invaluable to the league. Also and most importantly a big thank you to all the officials and volunteers who have done a great job this year and made the league such a success.


Group 1

Race 1
1st Robson Cooper Newcastle RC 2001
2nd Aaron Mansell Lyme RC
3rd Zak Edwards Lyme RC

Race 2
1st James Burton Newcastle RC 2001
2nd Brooklen Houlton Newcastle RC 2001
3rd Bradley Heath Lyme RC

Race 3
1st Harry Brayford Lyme RC
2nd James Burton
3rd Bradley Heath

Race 4
1st Aaron Mansell
2nd Brooklen Houlton
3rd Zak Edwards

Group 2

Race 1
1st Lucy Scott Lyme RC
2nd Austin Scott Lyme RC
3rd Amelie Perry Lyme RC

Race 2
1st Harry Boulton Lyme RC
2nd Amy Graham Newcastle RC 2001
3rd Evie Davis Lyme RC

Race 3
1st Aaron Hardy Lyme RC
2nd Ruby Jennings Lyme RC
3rd Chloe Edwards Lyme RC

Race 4
1st Amy Graham
2nd George Graham Lyme RC
3rd Harry Boulton

Race 5
1st Aaron Hardy
2nd Ruby Jennings
3rd Amelie Perry

Race 6
1st Minnie McKenzie Lyme RC
2nd Amy Graham
3rd Evie Davis

Race 7
1st Lucy Scott
2nd Austin Scott
3rd Chloe Edwards

Group 3

Race 1
1st Holly Edwards Lyme RC
2nd Owen Shepherd Lyme RC
3rd Emma O’Neil Lyme RC

Race 2
1st Olly Davis Lyme RC
2nd Holly Edwards
3rd Owen Shepherd

Race 3
1st Owen Shepherd
2nd Holly Edwards
3rd Olly Davis

Race 4
1st Holly Edwards
2nd Owen Shepherd
3rd Emma O’Neil

Neil Potter 500m Handicap League
1st Tony Brooks Brooks Cycles
2nd Ethan Davis Wolverhampton Wheelers
3rd Lauren Davis Leicestershire RC
4th Steve Cronshaw Brooks Cycles
5th Phil Houlton Brooks Cycles
6th Sean Mayer Swinnerton Cycles

Youth Block Handicap
1st Aleshia Mellor Newcastle RC 2001
2nd Caleb Hill Lyme RC
3rd Harry Horn Lyme RC

A Class Endurance 10 lap Scratch
1st Jacob Booth Dave Hinde Cycles RT
2nd Barney Swinnerton Swinnerton Cycles
3rd Jack Escritt Velocity RT/WD40

B Class 8 lap Scratch
1st Joshua Spendlow U/A
2nd James Hollins Uttoxeter CC
3rd Paige Millward Bike Pure

Sprinters League Team Sprint
1st Sean Mayer
Joshua Dunham Team Swift
James Roberts North Cheshire Clarion
2nd Dave Smith Stafford RC
Lauren Quenby Swinnerton Cycles
Ethan Davis
3rd Paul Sydenham Brooks Cycles
Tom Rotherham Sportcity Velo
Emily Capewell Lichfield CCC

Youth Devil
1st Caleb Hill
2nd James Duncalf Lyme RC
3rd Alastair Kennington Lyme RC

A Class Course De Primes
1st Jack Escritt
2nd Paul Whatmough Shepherd Cycles
3rd George Edwards Lyme RC
B Class Devil
1st Joshua Spendlow
2nd Archie Scott Lyme RC
3rd James Hollins

Youth Team Sprint
1st James Duncalf
Sam Hall Lyme RC
George Hancock Lyme RC
Alex Coates Lyme RC
Aleshia Mellor
Alastair Kennington

A Class endurance Win and Out
1st Jack Escritt
2nd Tom Bracegirdle Kuota Spinergy GSG
3rd Paul Whatmough

B Class Win and Out
1st Conner Fearon Weaver valley CC
2nd Joshua Spendlow
3rd Archie Scott

Sprint Final
1st Sean Mayer
2nd Phil Houlton
3rd Tom Rotherham

Minor Final 1
1st Steve Cronshaw
Minor Final 2
1st Joshua Dunham

Youth 10 lap Scratch
1st Aiden Morley Lyme RC
2nd Caleb Hill
3rd Alastair Kennington

Roy Swinnerton 10 Mile Scratch
1st Jack Escritt
2nd Tom Rotherham
3rd Barney Swinnerton

B Class
1st Joshua Spendlow
2nd Ethan Davis
3rd Conner Fearon

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