Report & Results – LVRC Cyclo-Cross Championship


World Champion Phil Roach wins the LVRC Cyclo-Cross Championship at Misterton Hall, nr Lutterworth

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Report & Results – LVRC Cyclo-Cross Championship

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Thanks to Dean Barnett
The splendid grounds of Misterton Hall, nr Lutterworth, Leicestershire hosted The League of Veterans Racing Cyclist National Cyclo-cross Championships, promoted by Welland Valley Cycling Club. With a converted National jersey, gold medal and cap up for grabs, the competition in the 5 year band age groups was intense.


Above: Phil Roach on the Raleigh RX Race that has taken him to a World title and now a British title

There was the added bonus that four World Masters champions took to the start line on an experimental course with the lap distance shorter than normal to enable spectators to watch at regular intervals the speed and agility of the competitors.

As the sun shone over the estate the championship was started in three age bands with twenty seconds between each band. An overnight frost had started to thaw, but sections of the course in the shade remained icy requiring the riders to be ultra-alert.

Phil Roach – Team Jewson – World Masters 50yrs plus dominated the race as he soon made up a twenty second gap on his younger competitors to smash the opposition and maintained an impressive pace around the 1.1mile circuit. Through-out the age groups the racing was tight, the only upset was promoting clubs Vic Barnett struggling with illness finishing off the pace as Phil Cooper won the 65 to 69 years age group.

First lady was former National Masters Champion Tracy Fletcher ahead of Welland Valley’s Nicola Traynor.

Top three in each class:

Phil Blacker Team Jewson
Andy Sykes Team Quest
Jonathon Perks CC Giro

Stephen Knight Team Jewson
Kieith Sheridan Cotswold Veldrijden
Lee Edmonds Mercedes AMG

Phil Roach Team Jewson
Harvey Levann Cadence Sport
Tony Davis Dream Cycling

Mike Davies Pedal Power
Tim Stowe Team Jewson
Martin Eadon Hargroves Cycles

Dave McMullen Cotswold Veldrijden
Andrew Roberts Cotswold Veldrijden
Andy Jones Wolverhampton Whs

Phil Cooper PM
Peter Mooney Rugby Velo
Vic Barnett Welland Valley CC

John Ginley Condor RC
Stuart Walters Kettering CC

Mick Ives Team Jewson
John Griffin Elizabethan CC
Tony Summerfield Elizabethan CC

There was a full programme of supporting races prior to the championships. In the Under 12’s race Max Walling – Leicester Forest – blasted away from the start line never to be challenge on a shorter course. William Ryan – Solihull CC- finished second ahead of the promoting clubs Edward Hopkins.

Emile Alexander suffered a mechanical in the first quarter mile which resulted in a long run to the pits for a replacement bike. The mechanical didn’t stop the Team Lichfield rider slice through the field in freezing conditions to take the victory from Oliver Bell – Leicester Forest. There was a dramatic sprint for third between Max Sillifant and Josh van Nierop. Josh took the final spot on the podium with an explosive lung for the finish ahead of Max. George Evans crashed when in contention, he remounted to finish a strong 4th. Amy Garner – WVCC- was first Youth girl.

In the combined Senior, Junior, Under 23’s, Ladies and Vets race Matt Barratt – Renvale/Cannondale- to round off his cyclo-cross season ahead of Under 23 rider Joe Atkins – Ride Coventry. Matt looked in total control as he mastered the technical course with great ease. Joe looked also in the groove as he flowed holding off a challenge from Junior rider James Garratt – Welland Valley CC. First lady was Jules Toon – Torq Performance – who finished an impressive 10th overall.

Organiser Dean Barnett would like to thank all the members and friends of Welland Valley CC for their support over the weekend completing hundreds of different tasks, the LVRC for allowing Misterton Hall to host the championship and finally Mrs Craven for her continued support.


1 Phil Roach Team Jewson
2 Stephen Knight Team Jewson
3 Kieith Sheridan Cotswold Veldrijden
4 Dave McMullen Cotswold Veldrijden
5 Mike Davies Pedal Power
6 Phil Blacker Team Jewson
7 Harvey Levann Cadence Sport
8 Tony Davis Dream Cycling
9 Mike Welburn Team Lichfield
10 Peter Busby Team Jewson
11 Lee Edmonds Mercedes AMG
12 Andy Webb Kenilworth Whs
13 Gary Hipwell Rugby Velo
14 Andy Sykes Team Quest
15 Richard Lewis Kenilworth Whs
16 Nick Beech GS Henly
17 Andrew Roberts Cotswold Veldrijden
18 Ian Chapman PM
19 Shaun Williams Abelio SFA RT
20 Jonathon Perks CC Giro
21 Mark Farrar Ride Coventry
22 Tim Stowe Team Jewson
23 Ian Watts Wrekinsport
24 Andy Jones Wolverhampton Whs
25 David Watts Cult Racing
26 David Reilly Ride Coventry
27 Phil Cooper PM
28 Mark Garrett Coventry CC
29 Martin Eadon Hargroves Cycles
30 Dave Garrett Rugby Velo
31 Peter Mooney Rugby Velo
32 Kirkby Bennett PM
33 Tracy Fletcher Team Empella
34 Vic Barnett Welland Valley CC
35 Adam Gardener GS Henly
36 Andy Hill Finchley RT
37 Paul Clark Dream Cycling
38 Wayne Henderson Leicester Forest
39 Mike Webb Tean Lichfield
40 Simon Bills Team Assos
41 Barrie Mitchell Team Jewson
42 John Gabriel Team Jewson
43 Philip Wilkinson Rockingham Forest
44 Peter Varian Redkite
45 Adrian Leach Reditch Path
46 Nick Roux GS Henly
47 John Ginley Condor RC
48 Ian Chamberlain PM
49 Phil Evans Ride Coventry
50 Matt Plews Welland Valley CC
51 Stuart Walters Kettering CC
52 Bernard Wareing Solihull CC
53 Steve Loades Long Eaton
54 Kevin Mills Welland Valley CC
55 Nicola Traynor Welland Valley CC
56 Jonathon Durnin Welland Valley CC
57 Nick Selibas Birmingham Midland CC
58 Stephanie Peters Hinckley CRC
59 Alan Morris Hinckley CRC
60 Mick Ives Team Jewson
61 John Griffin Elizabethan CC
62 Tony Summerfield Elizabethan CC

UNDER 12’s
Position Rider Club / Sponsor
1 Max Walling LFCC
2 William Ryan  Solihull
3 Edward Hopkins Welland Valley
4 Kian Traynor Welland Valley
5 Sulli Berry RRPCC
6 Ryan Oldfield RRPCC
7 Jude Dutoit Newark
8 George Cooper Bolsover
9 Huw Wilson Welland Valley
10 Oscar Walling Leicester Forest
11 Phoebe Strain RRPCC
12 Ben Haines Welland Valley
13 Millie Strain RRPCC
14 Rudy Kilworth Welland Valley

1 Emile Alexander Lichfield
2 Oliver Bell Leicester Forest
3 Josh van Nieropp Welland Valley
4 Max Sillifant Welland Valley
5 George Evans Kettering
6 Jack  Bradley Heanor Clarion
7 Jonah Strive Kettering
8 Harry Parkinson Leicster Road
9 Amy Garner Welland Valley
10 Henry Smith Welland Valley
11 Jake Garthouse Kettering
12 Oliver Haines Welland Valley
13 Maria Gent Kettering

1 Matt Barratt Renvale/Cannondale
2 Joe Atkins Ride Coventry
3 James Garrett WVCC
4 Kristian Bravin LRC
5 John Wells-Walling LCFC
6 James Hunchcliffe LCFC
7 Robert Moore WVCC
8 Nathan Smith Windmill Wheels
9 Matthew Smart Coventry RC
10 Jules Toone Torq Performance
11 David Watts Cult Racing
12 Mathew Fuston Langdale Lightweights
13 Tim Plummer Lutterworth RT
14 Simon Hopkins WVCC
15 Conor Williams Langdale Lightweights
16 Mark Traynor WVCC
17 Steve Giles Numplumz
18 Mark Evans Kettering CC
19 John Wright Long Eaton Velo
20 Graham Atkins WVCC
21 Jeff Farmer PM
22 James Strain ReditchRPCC
23 Alan Bontoft LCFC
24 Adrian Kilworth WVCC
25 Ian Bradley Heanor Clarion
26 Jade Mobbs WVCC
27 Steve Coulam WVCC
28 Hans Van Nirop WVCC
29 Timothy Crowe WVCC
30 Ria Mobbs WVCC
31 Roz Giles Numplumz
32 Rob Jones LFCC
33 David Wilson WVCC
34 Shaun Compling LFCC
35 Nik Kershaw WVCC
36 Simon Jones LFCC
37 Chris Oldfield ReditchRPCC
38 Jeff Jones LFCC
39 Paul Berry ReditchRPCC
40 Nev Brooks WVCC
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