Report – Wessex Cyclo-Cross League Round 12


Matt Macdonald (Hargroves Cycles) made it a double of victories at the latest round of the Wessex Cyclo Cross League

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Report – Wessex Cyclo-Cross League Round 12

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from Graham Robins | Sunday 14th December

Matt Macdonald (Hargroves Cycles) made it a double of victories at the latest round of the Wessex Cyclo Cross League held at the YMCA Family Park just outside Southampton having won the earlier race at the start of the season. The 28 year old rider from Totton near Southampton took the lead on the second lap as others struggled to come to terms with the muddy conditions and extended his lead to win by 44secs over Dan Guest (Performance Cycles).


The race was promoted by Fareham Wheelers with support coming from Solent Cycles, an even Santa had time in his busy schedule to help out with the prize giving for the under 12’s. The course was laid out in the park and included a large wooded section. The morning started cold and frosty followed throughout the day by a couple of showers of rain which helped in cutting up the course as parts became boggy.

In the early part of the first lap saw Sam Allan (UC Nantes Atlantique) lead the riders away from the start area and on towards the bridge over the stream and into the woods for the first time. Along with Allan, Guest and Macdonald was Joe Hickerton (Charlotteville CC), and it was these four riders who began to set the pace at the front.

With not too much between them the leaders began to ease away from a trio of PedalOn riders Jamie Norfolk, Nick Onslow and Chris Minter and the remainder of the riders were strung out around the course. It took the next two laps to see a pattern appear where upon Macdonald got past Guest and then Allan to lead and soon had a gap of 16secs.

The remainder of the race saw Macdonald extend his led to nearly a minute over Guest who in turn had a comfortable lead over third place Allan of 15secs which on this course was a challenge to close down. Earlier in the day Tom Sewell (Cotswold Veldrijden) a junior rider just beat team mate Graham Rogerson right on the line to win the vet/junior/women race with Sean Williams also from Cotswold Veldrijden making it all three positions on the podium.

Sewell and Rogerson were locked together swapping places lap on lap which saw them take the race right to the chequered flag. The vet 50+ race was won by Malcolm Cross (Hargroves Cycles) who for most of the race was lying behind Tim Costello (GS Vecchi) but troubles towards the end of the race saw the Sussex rider slip away. Martin Dymond made it a very successful race for Cotswold Veldrijden team as he closed out the podium in third. Sarah Barber (North Hants RC) won the women’s race ahead of team mate Susan Parker with Lydia Gould (TORQ Performance).

Erin Baker (Team MK) was the winner of the youth race with Charlie Cooper (Eden Veranda) in second despite a puncture while challenging for the lead.

Provisional Results


1 Matt Macdonald Hargroves Cycles – Ridley RT
2 Daniel Guest Performance Cycles
3 Sam Allen Uc Nantes
4 Christopher Minter
5 Joe Hickerton Charlotteville CC
6 Jamie Norfolk
7 Graham Rogerson Cotswold Veldrijden
8 Nick Onslow
9 Doug Woollett May Bush Cc
10 Phil Bowley Alton Cc
11 Dan Vockins Outriders
12 Simon White May Bush Cc
13 James Bracey Pbprc
14 Tony Parker North Hampshire RC
15 Gavin Spiers Gs Henley
16 Tom Budden Sotonia CC
17 Phil Wilks Sotonia CC
18 Nigel Langhout Sotonia CC
19 James Evans North Hampshire RC
20 Thomas Key Southampton University RC
21 Darren Sell Sotonia CC
22 Adam Buckland Banjo Cycles
22 Karl Norfolk
22 James Cotty Eden Veranda
22 Henry Newbury Fareham Wheelers Cycling Club
23 Vytas Jakimavicius Sotonia CC
24 Martin Pegler
25 Gordon Bushell Wight Mountain
26 Jon Hall Hargroves Cycles – Ridley RT
27 Richard Lewis Cc Basingstoke
28 Andy Hazlewood May Bush Cc
29 Nathan Marks Eden Veranda
30 Carl Adams Fareham Wheelers Cycling Club
31 Jamie Caldwell
32 James Cooper Rock N Road Cycles

1 Thomas Sewell Cotswold Veldrijden
2 Graham Rogerson Cotswold Veldrijden
3 Sean Williams Cotswold Veldrijden
4 Tim Hyde G.S. Henley
5 William McDonald Banjo Cycles
6 Craig Hay Rock N Road Cycles
7 Gary Barlow Reading CC
8 Robin Wilmott Cotswold Veldrijden
9 Andy Plewes rnrmca
10 Pete Hutchinson Cotswold Veldrijden
11 Edward Gurney Velo Club Venta
12 Malcolm Cross Hargroves Cycles – Ridley RT
13 Mark Winks Didcot Phoenix CC
14 Tim Costello GS Vecchi
15 Robert Carter Velo Club Venta
16 Paul Thomas Velo Club Venta
17 Philip Connell Sotonia CC
18 Jason Burkinshaw Blazing Saddles Cycles
19 Nicholas Beech G.S. Henley
20 Martyn Dymond Cotswold Veldrijden
21 Simon Guard Sotonia CC
22 Alan Collins Portsmouth North End CC
23 Peter Kimber Cotswold Veldrijden
24 Sarah Barber North Hampshire RC
25 Mike Williams Fareham Wheelers Cycling Club
26 Gareth Dridge Southdown Velo
27 Steve Mead Didcot Phoenix CC
28 Timothy Poole Performance Cycles
29 Stuart Gough Vc Venta
30 Barry Harvey Blazing Saddles
31 David Wrey Cycle Club Basingstoke
32 Nigel Bowley Owens Cycles
33 Richard Bremner North Hampshire RC
34 Andy Smith Cotswold Veldrijden
35 Dave Phillips Cotswold Veldrijden
36 Harjinder Obhi North Hampshire RC
37 Adam Frewin
38 Sam Oliver Palmer Park Velo
39 Mitchell Purvis
40 Jeremy Lambert Rock N Road Cycles
41 Graeme Stirzaker a3crg
42 Charlie Elsey Newbury RC
43 Philip Clacy
44 Susan Parker North Hampshire RC
45 Lydia Gould TORQ Performance
46 Dom Judd Vc Venta
47 Tony Langridge Velo Club Venta
48 Phil Chinn Fareham Wheelers Cycling Club
49 Richard Abbott Didcot Phoenix CC
50 Craig Mainprize Savage Tri
51 David Martin Hargroves Cycles CC
52 Simon Worthington GS Vecchi
53 Michael Radburn Owens Cycles
54 Jon Dydley Sotonia CC
55 John Phillips Sotonia CC
56 Mark Allen Jays Pm Crew
57 Michael Boyce a3crg
58 Tracy Cornell North Hampshire RC
59 Harriet Guest Performance Cycles
60 Tim Crumpton GS Europa
61 Geoffrey Booker Oxonian CC
62 Steven Hunt
63 Deborah Edmands Fareham Wheelers Cycling Club
64 Keith Allam Velo Club Venta
65 Peter Graham North Hampshire RC
66 Murray Quiney Southdown Velo
67 Richard Mynott
68 Carly Hughes
69 Becky Wilson TORQ Performance
70 Peter Martin Solent Pirates
71 Angus Fileman Fareham Wheelers Cycling Club
72 Mandy Scott Cotswold Veldrijden
73 Marcus Warr Fareham Wheelers Cycling Club
73 Melanie Dixon Solent Pirates
74 Harvey Morcombe Fareham Wheelers Cycling Club
75 Gavin Squires Fareham Wheelers Cycling Club
76 Andy Stevenson
77 Pete Williams
78 Florence Lollyer-Powell Southampton University RC
79 Jamie Swanston G.S. Henley
80 Ian Perryman Solent Pirates
81 Kevin Poole Jays Pm Crew
82 Ed Rollitt Eden Veranda
82 Hannah Gibbs Cotswold Veldrijden
83 David Jowett Hargroves Cycles – Ridley RT
84 Phil Butchers New Forest CC
85 Adam Gardner G.S. Henley
86 Vernon Moore Crabwood CC
87 Andy Gibbs Cotswold Veldrijden
88 Helen Pattinson Solent Pirates

1 Erin Baker Team MK
2 Charles Cooper Eden Veranda
3 Will Cooper Iteam
4 Archie Scott Cotswold Veldrijden
5 Nathan Huynh Cotswold Veldrijden
6 Jamie Ellis Cotswold Veldrijden
7 Alex Cross Oakley Pedallers
8 Liam Sewell Cotswold Veldrijden
9 Barney Clacy Chapel Tri-Stars
10 Abbie Manley Eden Veranda
11 Ieuan Woods Charlotteville CC
12 Adam Long Solent Pirates
13 Jay Allen
14 Amy Perryman Solent Pirates
15 Fletcher Adams Hargroves Cycles – Ridley RT
16 Harry Dridge Solent Pirates
17 Alderney Baker Team MK
18 Holly Powell Chapel Tri-Stars
19 Liam Harris Ppv
20 Jamie Kimber Cotswold Veldrijden
21 Max Jamieson
22 Rachel Thompson Ppv
23 Hugh Johnson Charlotteville CC
24 Novice Graham Fareham Wheelers Cycling Club
25 Katie Scott Cotswold Veldrijden
26 Ella Freeman Solent Pirates
27 Kara Perryman Solent Pirates
28 Conor Hutchinson Cotswold Veldrijden
29 Jack Southfield Oxonian CC
30 Rory Plewes
31 Joel Hawkins Solent Pirates
32 Sarah Mullen Spycc
33 Ben Fawcett Solent Pirates
34 Rebecca Hurst Poole Wheelers
35 Poppy Pattinson Solent Pirates
36 Amy Cantelo Solent Pirates
37 Freya Richardson Portsmouth North End CC
38 Artheur Mason
39 Gordon Richardson Pne Cc
40 Hector Sladen-Jewell Thorndon Eclipse
41 May Mullen Spycc
42 Boston Sorenson
43 Bradley Masee Cotswold Veldrijden

1 Jed Smithson Hillingdon Slipstreamers
2 Josh Fawcett Solent Pirates
3 Alexa Hawkins Ppv
4 Madeline Cooper Eden Veranda
5 Tyler Smith Cotswold Veldrijden
6 Alex Uphill Hillingdon Slipstreamers
7 Felix Clacy Chapel Tri-Stars
8 Finn Hawkins Ppv
9 Sam Graham Nhrc
10 Adam Potter Iteam
11 Toby Houghton Fwcc
12 Harry Penman
13 Jamies Witcher Solent Pirates
14 Lewis Ellis Cotswold Veldrijden
15 Lewis Seward Solent Pirates
16 Drew Tucker Newbury RC
17 Niamh Murphy Cotswold Veldrijden
18 Edward Charles Charlotteville CC
19 Leo Stirzker
20 Melisa Cooper Eden Veranda
21 Tom Martin Solent Pirates
22 Callum Robbins Solent Pirates
23 Ben Hunt
24 Danny Harvey Fwcc
25 Daniel Phillps Cotswold Veldrijden
26 Niamh Hutchinson Newbury RC
27 Lara Hawkins Solent Pirates
28 Amber Richardson
29 Henry Pewes
30 William Dunn Thatcham
31 Grace Richardson
32 Elise Hawkins Ppv
33 Daisy Pattinson Solent Pirates
34 Tabitha Ward
35 Charlie Harvey
36 William Finegan Fwcc
37 Angus Watson Fwcc
38 Luke Stirzaker
39 Isabelle Finegan Fwcc
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