Report & Results – Notts & Derby Cross League


Jonathan Harper denies Graham Briggs in the latest round of the Notts & Derby Cross League at Darley Moor

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Report from Richard Edge | Photos Ray Stuart

After a break for World Cup, National Trophy and Regional Championship events, the SRAM NDCXL swung back into action with Round 11 this weekend, courtesy of Team Zenith-Buzz Cycles. Despite predictions of a typically cold day at Darley Moor Race Circuit, the weather proved warmer than expected, and an early frozen course became progressively muddier as the racing went on.


By the time the Senior Men and Women were on the course, riders were swapping bikes with some frequency, keeping the pits crews well occupied, and some course sections had had become faster off the bike than on.

Fresh from action at the Milton Keynes World Cup, David Montgomery (Loughborough Students) led for the early stages of the Men’s race, but eventually the lead was taken and extended by Mansfield Road Club’s Jonathan Harper. Harper put on a display of strength and consistency to finish nearly a minute ahead of his nearest rival, Rapha Condor’s Graham Briggs. Fossa Racing’s Lee Shunburne proved his skill in testing conditions once again to take third.

The Junior Men’s win was taken by Nottingham Clarion’s Kieran Howarth, with Bolsover’s Kieren Brown and Tom Chandler (Nottingham Clarion) taking second and third. The Women’s race saw the well-deserved first NDCXL victory of the season for Bolsolver’s veteran Maddie Smith, who finished with a convincing two minute lead over second placed mountain biker Alice Barnes (TMO Racing). Empella’s Kate George rounded out the top three overall. Second and third veteran women positions were claimed by Zepnat’s Marianne Heffron and Matlock CC’s Louise Wainwright.

Course conditions had been slightly better for the earlier Veteran Men’s race, but the racing was still hard fought. After numerous second places throughout the season, Bolsover and District CC’s Andrew Hilton finally took the top spot, beating Rick Lister (Ellmore Factory Racing) into second, with Dan Cook (Peak Road Club) rounding out the top three.


The Vet 50 race saw Steven Davies (Hargroves Cycles – Ridley RT) make light work of the short spacing between the V40 and V50 to take the win, riding through most of the V40 field in the process. Michael Davis (Pedal Power) and Leicester RC’s Nigel Gregory took second and third.

In the Junior races, VC Lincoln’s James Armstrong put in a convincing ride to win the U16 Boys race, followed over the line nearly a minute later by Derby Mercury’s Bailey Wilmot. Lyme RC’s Bailey Wilmot took third.

Despite being beaten into second on the day by Leicester RC’s Alex Harvey, Nottingham Clarion’s Finn Mansfield effort’s were enough to see him clinch the U14 Boy’s league title. Mansfield’s Clarion clubmate Elliot Bannister was a close third. Xan Crees (Derby Mercury) continued her strong season, winning the Girls U16 race well ahead of the other U16 girls, Isobel Conibear (Nottingham Clarion) and Rebecca Laurel (Derby CC)

First and second U14 Girls (as well as second and third Girls overall) were Amelie Wayte (Matlock CC) and Alice Warbrick (Derby Mercury). Nottingham Clarion’s Maddie Hubner was third U14. In the U12 Boys race, the season-long battle between Heanor Clarion’s Joshua Giddings and Derby Mercury’s Ben Chilton continued. Going into the race only two league points separated the pair, and Chilton’s close victory this weekend looks to have closed that gap to just one point. Owen Lightfoot (Rutland Rouleur) took third place.

Nottingham Clarion’s Lotta Mansfield took the Girls U12 win by over a minute, ahead of Bolsover’s Grace Fishleigh, and Matlock CC’s Harriet Limb. In the U9 races, the familiar figure of Ben Mellor (Matlock CC) took the Boys win, and Lola Jamieson (Cycle Derby CC) achieved the same in the Girls


1 Jonathan Harper Mansfield RC MS
2 Graham Briggs Rapha Condo MS
3 Lee Shunburne Fossa Racing MS
4 David Montgomery LSCC MS
5 Andrew Naylor Fossa Racing MS
6 Andrew Stuart MS
7 Gavin Hardwicke Fossa Racing MS
8 Carl Dyson Achieve CC MS
9 Ian Paton Pioneer Scott MS
10 Alan Duncan Sherwood Pines MS
11 Alex Whiting MS
12 Matt Hall Heanor Clarion MS
13 James Bailey MS
14 Kieran Howarth MJun
15 Andy Magner Giordawa Racing MS
16 Maddi Smith FV
17 Andrew Vaughan MS
18 Kevin Fearnshaw Beeston RC MS
19 Alice Barnes FMO Racing FSen
20 Martin Smith MS
21 Lee Perkins MS
22 Kieren Brown MJun
23 Matthew Marriott Army Cycling Union MS
24 Kate George Team Empella Cyclo-Cross FSen
25 Alex McCristal MS
26 Tom Chandler MJun
27 Marianne Heffron FV
28 Claire Munton Vegetarian C & AC FSen
29 Louise Wainwright FV
30 Eve Roberts FV
31 Lee Hibbett MS
32 Hilary Johnson Team Empella Cyclo-Cross FV
33 James Hodges MS
34 Caroline Mansfield FV
35 Samuel Marriott MJun
36 Charlotte Jolly FV
37 Clem Bird FJun
38 Mark Allen Congleton CC MJun
39 Lucy Kong FSen
40 Joanne Barnett FSen
41 Jane Warbrick FV
42 Heather Wesson FSen
43 Susan Dawson FV

1 Andrew Hilton Bolsover & District CC MV40
2 Dan Cook Peak Road Club MV40
3 Carl Sturgeon Lutterworth MV40
4 Matt Crouch Fossa MV40
5 Steven Davies Hargroves Cycles – Ridley RT MV50
6 Jonathan Marshall Zepnat MV40
7 Richard Edge Nottingham Clarion CC MV40
8 Chris Bradley Zepnat MV40
9 Michael Davies Pedal Power Loughborough MV50
10 Robert Wimble Cadence Sport MV40
11 Jason Marriott Bolsover & District CC MV40
12 Steff Chadler Horwich MV40
13 Nigel Gregory Leicester RC MV50
14 Craig Thursby Ellmore Factory Racing MV40
15 Mark Farrar Ride Coventry MV40
16 Andrew Wainwright Bolsover & District CC MV40
17 Dominic Limb Matlock CC MV40
18 Peter Turner Derby Mercury RC MV50
19 Simon Whitham Long Eaton Cycles MV40
20 Pascal Arnoux Cadence Sport MV50
21 Peter Steed Bolsover & District CC MV40
22 Ian King VC Long Eaton MV40
23 Neil Mansfield Nottingham Clarion CC MV40
24 Craig Morris Unattached MV40
25 Gary Strickland VC Long Eaton MV40
26 Peter Hoy Matlock CC MV40
27 Chris Watts Matlock CC MV50
28 Richard Lewis Kenilworth Whs CC MV40
29 Ian Drake Ashfield RC MV40
30 Andy Webb Kenilworth Wheelers CC MV50
31 Michael McDermott Heanor Clarion CC MV60
32 Nick Chilton Derby Mercury RC MV40
33 Richard Shenton-McQueen Beeston Cycling Club MV50
34 Christopher Hunt TFN Triathlon Club MV40
35 Neil Ormston Unattached MV40
36 Mark Evans Kettering CC MV40
37 David Hunt Unattached MV40
38 Michael Leaney Bolsover & District CC MV40
39 Mike Jones Congleton MV40
40 Andrew Briggs Matlock CC MV40
41 Simon Hale Heanor Clarion CC MV40
42 Robert Carr Ashfield RC MV40
43 David Husselbee Belper BC MV40
44 Andrew Prince VC Long Eaton MV50
45 James Sutherland Bolsover & District CC MV50
46 Peter Bromwich Unattached MV50
47 Mark Barron Beeston CC MV40
48 Graham Whiting Bolsover & District CC MV60
49 Shaun Warbrick Belper BC MV50
50 Timothy Berry Long Eaton Cycles MV40
51 John Billsborrow Derwent Valley AT C MV40
52 Steve Hall Lyme RC MV50
53 Ben Crane Derby Mercury RC MV40
54 John Hind Bolsover & District CC MV40
55 Simon Bills Team Assos MV50
56 Jim Varley BHV MV40
57 Mark van Adrichem Unattached MV40
58 William Speake Unattached MV40
59 Ian Bradley Heanor Clarion CC MV40
60 Gary Ditheridge Derwent Valley ATC MV50
61 Christopher Thacker TFN Triathlon Club MV50
62 Nick Hook South Pennine RC MV50
63 Nick Bates Belper BC MV50
64 Timothy Jackson Bolsover & District CC MV40
65 Stuart Walters Kettering CC MV70
66 Anthony Donaldson Unattached MV40
67 David Hamilton Unit 6 Crossfit MV60
68 Dave Riley Goldtec MV50
69 Steve Loades VC Long Eaton MV60
70 Gary McLafferty RFS MV50
71 Andrew Howells Unattached MV40
72 Peter Heath Duffield MV40
73 John Leeming South Pennine RC MV60
74 Dominic O Callaghan Newark CC MV40
75 Martin Bailey Heanor Clarion CC MV40
76 Rob Atkinson Matlock CC MV40
77 James Storr Newark CC MV40
78 Andy Rodgers Derby Mercury RC MV50
79 David Hirons RMCC Tamworth MV50
80 Christofer Cooney Unattached MV40
81 Alan Maddocks Bolsover & District CC MV60
82 Richard Beeden Hope Valley Racing MV40
83 Adrian Waters Mercia CC – Lloyds Cycles MV60
84 Martin Leatherland Unattached MV40
85 Dave Halman Weaver Valley MV60
86 Paul Homan Matlock CC MV40
87 Richard Reeve Beeston Cycling Club MV40

1 James Armstrong VC Lincoln MU16
2 Bailey Wilmot Derby Mercury RC MU16
3 Harry Shepherd Lyme RC MU16
4 Liam Davies Leicester RC MU16
5 Ollie Snodden Sherwood Pines RT MU16
6 Alex Harvey Leicester RC MU14
7 Finn Mansfield Nottingham Clarion CC MU14
8 Elliot Bannister Nottingham Clarion CC MU14
9 Jack Bradley Heanor Clarion CC MU14
10 Mark Zanker Leicester RC MU14
11 Alec Gregory LRC MU14
12 Robert Towndrow Nottingham Clarion CC MU16
13 Taylor Marshall Belper BC MU16
14 Luke Hind Bolsover & District CC MU16
15 James Luscombe Derby Mercury RC MU14
16 Lewis Evans Heanor Clarion CC MU14
17 Jack Husselbee Belper BC MU14
18 Harry Parkinson LRC MU14
19 Xan Crees Derby Mercury RC FU16
20 Will Beech Nottingham Clarion CC MU14
21 Alex Coates Lyme RC MU14
22 Jacob Hubner Nottingham Clarion CC MU16
23 Jack Speake Unattached MU14
24 Peter Avery Nottingham Clarion CC MU14
25 Alfie Lofthouse Nottingham Clarion CC MU14
26 Ethan Wilmot Derby Mercury RC MU14
27 David Hird Stratford CC MU14
28 Amelie Wayte Matlock CC FU14
29 Alice Warbrick Derby Mercury RC FU14
30 Carter Howe Heanor Clarion CC MU14
31 Lewis Fletcher Bolsover & District CC MU16
31 Maddie Hubner Nottingham Clarion CC FU14
33 Lewis Edge Unattached MU14
34 Abigail Armstrong VC Lincoln FU14
35 Alice Standish VC Lincoln FU14
36 Edward Warbrick Derby Mercury RC MU14
37 Jonah Drake Ashfield RC MU16
38 Benjamin Palmer Nottingham Clarion CC MU16
39 Oliver Bradley Heanor Clarion CC MU14
40 Peta Jarvis 4Life FU14
41 Codie Strickland VC Long Eaton FU14
42 Ella Rastall Unattached FU14
43 Frances Chatto Heanor Clarion CC FU14
44 Alice Crane Derby Mercury RC FU14
45 Emily Bridson JLAYA FU14
46 Isobel Conibear Nottingham Clarion CC FU16
47 Mariianna Kuszynski Matlock CC FU14
48 Rebecca Laurel Cycle Derby CC FU16

1 Ben Chilton Derby Mercury RC U12
2 Joshua Giddings Heanor Clarion CC U12
3 Owen Lightfoot Rutland Rowler U12
4 Joseph Kininmonth Derby Mercury RC U12
5 Jack Brough Heanor Clarion CC U12
6 Daniel Reynolds Paul Milnes U12
7 Alex Coleson-Shields Lichfield CC U12
8 Harry Large Matlock CC U12
9 Flynn Gregory Unattached U12
10 Michael Newall Cycle Derby CC U12
11 samuel gould Matlock CC U12
12 Callum Sparks Unattached U12
13 Fred Shenton-McQueen Beeston RC U12
14 Ethan Rastall Unattached U12
15 Matthew Luscombe Derby Mercury RC U12
16 Alex Armstrond VC Lincoln U12
17 Ben Marsh Heanor Clarion CC U12
18 Finlay Preece Bolsover & District CC U12
19 Dylan Richardson Unattached U12
20 Stani Chimel Nottingham Clarion CC U12
21 Jack Lofthouse Nottingham Clarion CC U12
22 Ewan Berry Long Eaton Cycles U12
23 Lotta Mansfield Nottingham Clarion CC U12
24 Otto Chilton Derby Mercury RC U12
25 Sonny Jamieson Cycle Derby CC U12
26 Luke Kininmonth DMRC U12
27 Alex Gordon Matlock CC U12
28 Oliver Beedeb Hope Valley U12
29 Elliot Palmer Nottingham Clarion CC U12
30 Sam Hall Lyme RC U12
31 Grace Fishleigh Bolsover & District CC U12
32 Thomas Hadfield Matlock CC U12
33 James Silvester Derby Mercury RC U12
34 Owen Prince Cycle Derby CC U12
35 Harriet Limb Matlock CC U12
36 Jess Tiffney Mercury U12
37 Thomas Prince Cycle Derby CC U12
38 Samuel Thomas Derby Mercury RC U12
39 Nathan Gould Matlock CC U12
40 Douglas Main Derby Mercury RC U12
41 Annabel Parker Matlock CC U12
42 Sam Hadfield Matlock CC U12
43 Holly Bailey Heanor Clarion CC U12
44 Lucy Buckley Cycle Derby CC U12
45 Lucas Chamberlain LRC U12
46 Holly Hoy Matlock CC U12
47 Evie mae Steed Unattached U12
48 Eddie Morgan Nottingham Clarion CC U12
49 Thomas Leatherland Unattached U12
50 Tom Birkett Unattached U12
51 Lucy Kuszywski Matlock CC U12

1 Ben Mellor Matlock CC U9 M
2 Charlie Colesion-Shields Litchfield U9 M
3 Oscar Atkinson MCC U9 M
4 Oliver Roberts Derby Mercury RC U9 M
5 Sebastian Varley Derby Mercury RC U9 M
6 Jacob Steed Unattached U9 M
7 George Cooper Bolsover & District CC U9 M
8 Jude du Toit Unattached U9 M
9 Charles Ross Matlock CC U9 M
10 Dillon Preece Bolsover & District CC U9 M
11 Thomas Woolf Matlock CC U9 M
12 Kai Buckley Cycle Derby CC U9 M
13 George Parker Matlock CC U9 M
14 Evie Kinnemonth Derby Mercury RC U9 F
15 Lola Jamieson Cycle Derby CC U9 F
16 Jacob Simpson Bolsover & District CC U9 M
17 Toby Gregory Derby Mercury RC U9 M
18 Lara Husselbee Belper U9 F
19 Riley Howe Heanor Clarion U9 M
20 Arthur Limb Matlock CC U9 M
21 Thomas Silvester Derby Mercury RC U9 M
22 Oliver Crane Derby Mercury RC U9 M
23 Hugo Atkinson Matlock CC U9 M
24 Oliver Brown Belper U9 M
25 Thomas Wray Unattached U9 M
26 Ella Langston Belper U9 F
27 Molie Hamond Derby Mercury RC U9 F
28 James Nellist Sherwood U9 M
29 Max Atkinson Matlock CC U9 M
30 Eleanor Gordon Matlock CC U9 F
31 William McCristal DVATC U9 M
32 Gemma Newall Cycle Derby CC U9 F

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