Results – Ixworth Cycle Races


Grant Martin, Tom Smith & Sophie Wright among the winners at the Ixworth Cycle Races on the weekend

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Results – Ixworth Cycle Races
(by Fergus Muir)

West Suffolk Wheelers Ixworth Village Races | Monday 4th May 2015

Tom Smith gave the promoting West Suffolk Wheelers a good home win in the Ixworth criteriums when he took the race for fourth category men from Rob Kemp (Colchester Rovers) and Ryan Morley from RAF Honington.

The sun was out for the first half of the long programme of races in the attractive village near Bury St Edmunds and it remained dry throughout the Bank Holiday afternoon of exciting racing

There was an early turn-up for the books in the all-category women’s race when 15 year-old Sophie Wright (Strada Sport) broke clear and stayed away to win by 36 seconds, despite a long lone chase by the only listed First Cat in the field, former Tour Series rider Tanya Griffiths.(Velosure Starley Primal). Wright’s racing so far has been almost entirely as a mountain biker and Griffiths was initially unsure how seriously to take the young Norfolk girl’s attack.

The tight corners of the Ixworth circuit held no fears for Grant Martin, winner of the race for Second and Third Cat riders. Though new to crit racing, the Ipswich BC 27 year old has 20 years of moto-cross experience. He broke clear with Alex Anderson (Neon Velo), who has raced widely in Belgium, and the pair opened a big gap, while a lone chase by Jason Kiernan (St Ives CC) secured third spot.

Owen Prenelle (Lee Valley Youth) took a solo win in the Under 10s from Joseph Hadsley (CC Ashwell), while Luke Prenelle (also LVYCC) took the Under 12s ahead of Bryn Richards (Bourne Wheelers). Alex Edwards (Palmer Park Velo) was winner of the Under 14s from Nick Day (Team Milton Keynes) with local lad Sam Asker third.

Paul Vickers won the hotly contested race for Ixworth Residents, which attracted some of the loudest cheers, though a crash after the leaders had crossed the finish line was particularly unfortunate.

The Under 16s race was dominated by a two-up break by Norfolk rider Dougal Toms (Iceni Velo) and Ethan Vernon (Corley Cycles), the latter having only finished the Isle of Man Youth Tour the previous afternoon. The pair shared the work evenly during some very fast laps, but Toms, who has raced several times at Ixworth, well knew how important it was to lead into the narrow final corner. He made sure he did so, and though Vernon – who started BMX before the age of three – got alongside by the finish, Toms was over the line first.

Sophie Wright was top U16 girl, ahead of Alice Codling (Great Yarmouth CC)

The final race of the afternoon was for all categories, on a team basis. Phil Hetzel (Ipswich BC) was first over the line, but top prize went to the Strada Sport team, closely packed near the top of the result

Provisional Results
2/3 Race
1 Grant Martin Ipswich BC
2 Alex Anderson Neon Velo Cycling
3 Jason Kierman st. Ives CC
4 Frank Longstaff Team Terminator
5 Mark Smith Pro Cycle Hire
6 Cai Davies Welwyn wheelers
7 Matthew Garfield Peterborough CC
8 Charlie Bratt St. IVES CC
9 Tristan Grigalis CC London
10 Jack Harwicke Ipswich CC

1 Tom Smith West Suffolk Wheelers
2 Rob Kemp Colchester RoversCC
3 Ryan Morley RAF
4 Simon Hewitt VC Norwich
5 Lewis Symes Manningtree BC
6 James Kershaw Iceni Velo
7 Matthew Senter Team VO2 bikes
8 Dan Grey VC Norwich
9 Karl Proctor West Suffolk Wheelers
10 Philip Large Iceni Velo

1 Paul Vickers
2 Barney Walker
3 Matthew Shotbolt
4 Kim Bonelykke
5 Ashton Dyson
6 Richard King
7 James Hill
8 Les Dowds
9 Sam Linton
10 Stuart Cressy

Team event
1 strada Sport
2 Ipswich Seniors
3 Ipswich Juniors
4 Colchester Rovers

1 Sophie Wright SradaSport
2 Tanya Griffiths VelosureStarley primal
3 Sian Botteley Velosure StarleyPrimal
4 Sophie Lankford Team WNT
5 Lucy Harper Aspire Bicycles /HSSHire
6 Gaia Casiello Welwyn Wheelers
7 Jennifer McAndrew Team Jaden
8 Gemma Melton Unattached
9 Lindsay Clarke Fenland Clarion
10 Anna Muir Colchester Rovers


U10 boys
1 Owen Prenelle Lee Valley Youth
2 Joseph Hadley CC Ashwell
3 Calum Moir Barking & Dagenham
4 Max Rethman Colchester Rovers
5 Henry Hobbs Barking & Dagenham
6 Adam Lea Team Milton Keynes
7 Barney Walters Ipswich BC
8 Mark Light Foot CC Ashwell
9 Jeremy Hughes Ipswich BC
10 Elias Gathercole Lea Valley Youth

U10 girls
1 Isla Swainston Colchester Rovers
2 June Mc Greedy team Darenth
3 Molly Gregory Cycling Club Hackney

U12 boys
1 Like Prenelle Lea valley youth
2 Bryn Richards Borne Wheelers
3 Alex Dale Lea Valley Youth
4 Caelan Miller Barking & Dagenham
5 Harry Jey Barking & Dagenham
6 Tom Carson CrCC
7 Noah Hobbs Barking & Dagenham

U12 Girls
1 Maya Teufel Tarlton Lea Valley Youth
2 Charlotte mcGreedy Team Darenth
3 Melissa Warrilow Barking & Dagenham

U 14 Boys
1 Alexi Edwards Palmer Park Velo
2 Nick Day Team Milton Keynes
3 Samuel Asker Welwyn Wheelers
4 Nesta Ferguson Lea Valley Youth
5 Louis Bilyard Lea valley Youth
6 Noah Tresham Corley Cycles
7 Harrison Powell Lea Valley Youth

U14 Girls
1 Lauren Higham Welwyn wheelers
2 Josie Griffin Welwyn Wheelers
3 Molly Drew Welwyn Wheelers

U16 Boys
1 Dougal Toms Iceni Velo
2 Ethan Vernon Corley Cycles –Drop
3 Will Raymond Welwyn Wheelers
4 Bob Longstaff Colchester Rovers
5 Toby Miles Welwyn Wheelers
6 James Alexander Solihull CC
7 Santiago Cadavid VC Londres
8 Michael Parry Welwyn Wheelers
9 Ryan Green Lea Valley youth
10 Kieran Jarvis Gt Yarmouth CC

U16 Girls
1 Sophie Wright Strada Sport
2 Alice Codling Gt Yarmouth CC
3 Georgia Bullard Bourne Wheelers CC

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