Report – West Midlands Cyclo Cross League 3


Nikki Harris stars at round 3 of the BWA West Midlands Cyclo Cross League at the Heart of England Conference Centre on Sunday

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Report – West Midlands Cyclo Cross League 3

The Heart of England Conference Centre was the venue for Round 3 of the BWA West Midlands Cyclo Cross League supported by Ridley Bikes and Lazer Helmets and superbly organised by the Solihull CC.

A venue that promises to expand and can easily cope with more events was graced by none other than GB International and Belgian domiciled Nikki Harris. Nikki gave a masterclass in Cyclo Cross technique and was in a race of her own as she left the other Women competitors and tore into the minute lead given to the V50 males, very nearly catching them all.


This bodes well for the season ahead and Nikki promised to keep an eye out for any Juniors and U23s, Male or Female who make the trip over to Belgium supported by the West Midlands Bursary now in it’s second year.

The most exciting race of the day had to be the Senior and Junior event where the two categories race head to head after an AGM rule change in the off season. Cameron Biddle of the promoting club was out to make an impression and shot off the line into an immediate lead but then the experienced Dan Fleeman and George Moore, briefly joined by Pete Banham before suffering a fork breakage, charged by the youngster who was clearly suffering for his first lap charge and slipped back to 10th.

Dan Fleeman

Fleeman and Moore rode consistently quickly at the front as behind Junior Ewan Grivell-Mellor tried and failed to get on terms for several laps before Matt Barrett and Phil Hinch tried their luck only to have a clearly recovered Cameron Biddle come flying past in a lone chase of the leaders. It was all shaping up to be a last lap showdown as Fleeman attacked Moore with Biddle tantalisingly close but just as the chasing Moore went past the pits for the penultimate time an untimely puncture dropped him to 6th and Biddle just ran out of distance to catch a deserved winner in Dan Fleeman.

Full Results Here

Seniors/Juniors/Vet 40
1 Dan Fleeman SportGrub KUOTA Cycling Team
2 Cameron Biddle Solihull CC
3 Matt Barrett Renvale RT / Cannondale
4 Philip Hinch Brotherton Cycles
5 Matt Dennis Renvale RT / Cannondale
6 George Moore Bicicielo
7 Ewan Grivell-Mellor Mid Shropshire Wheelers
8 James Garrett Rugby Velo
9 Anthony Neave Stourbridge CC
10 Darren Atkins Ride Coventry
11 Stephen Knight Team Jewson-M.I.Racing-Polypipe
12 Matthew Higgins Felt Racing
13 Rob Burns Islabikes
14 Louis Killworth Welland Valley CC
15 Edward Silverton Bicicielo
16 Dave Saunders Private Member
17 Andy Collis Bicicielo
18 Daniel Watts Royal Air Force CC
19 Phil Blacker Team Jewson-M.I.Racing-Polypipe
20 Jason McNulty Royal Leamington Spa CC (RLSCC)

Women/Vet 50
1 Ian Wright Private Member 8
2 Michael Davies Pedal Power Loughborough 8
3 Nikki Harris Teiener Fidea 8
4 Peter Busby Team Jewson-M.I.Racing-Polypipe 8
5 Gregory Slater Lichfield City CC 8
6 Timothy Stowe Team Jewson-M.I.Racing-Polypipe 8
7 Harvey Levann Cadence Sport 8
8 Ian Watts Cotswold Veldrijden 8
9 Kevin Payton Stourbridge CC 8
10 Gary Hipwell Rugby Velo 8
11 Mark Garrett Private Member 8
12 David Garrett Rugby Velo 8
13 Terence Goodfellow Concorde CC 8
14 Simon Dighton Beacon Roads CC 8
15 Nigel Jones Stratford CC 8
16 Philip Evans Ride Coventry 8
17 Verity Appleyard Brotherton Cycles 8
18 Stephen Croggon Beacon Roads CC 8
19 Richard Lewis Kenilworth Wheelers CC 8
20 Victor Barnett Welland Valley CC 8

1 Lewis Askey Lichfield City CC
2 Toby Barnes Lichfield City CC
3 Jacob Knight Solihull CC
4 Harry Gillett Solihull CC
5 Jamieson Blain Halesowen A & CC
6 Harrison Knight Solihull CC
7 Elliot Bannister Nottingham Clarion CC
8 Emile Alexander Lichfield City CC
9 Joshua Popham Lichfield City CC
10 John Chesney Stratford CC
11 Sebastian Bacon Wolverhampton Whls
12 Riley Searle Corley Cycles – Drops RT
13 George Mills-Keeling Wolverhampton Whls
14 Jack Rootkin-Gray Solihull CC
15 Simon Wyllie Halesowen A & CC
16 Henry Lloydlangston Halesowen A & CC
17 Kieran Riley Leicestershire Road Club
18 Hayden Norris Lichfield City CC
19 Edward Woodward Leicestershire Road Club
20 Matthew Kingston Lichfield City CC

Under 12
1 Ben Askey Lichfield City CC
2 Alex Barker Halesowen A & CC
3 Luke Harris Halesowen A & CC
4 Adady Lea Team Milton Keynes
5 Rory Knowles Lichfield City CC
6 Oliver Tandy Solihull CC
7 Tomos Pattinson Halesowen A & CC
8 Sullivan Berry Redditch Road & Path CC
9 Joe Andrews Solihull CC
10 Christian Stevens Solihull CC
11 William Ryan Solihull CC
12 Grace Lister Wolverhampton Whls
13 Thomas White Wolverhampton Whls
14 Amelia Southall Wolverhampton Whls
15 Oliver Cooke Redditch Road & Path CC
16 Ellie Swingell Redditch Road & Path CC
17 Nicolas Wood Welland Valley CC
18 Benjamin Tomlinson Mid Shropshire Wheelers
19 Alexander Ward

Under 10
1 Spencer Corder Stratford CC
2 Lewis Tinsley Stratford CC
3 Alfie Davies Cycle Tec
4 Rudy Killworth Welland Valley CC
5 Ryan Oldfield Redditch Road & Path CC
6 Thomas Brookes Halesowen A & CC
7 Luca Bradley Lichfield City CC
8 Charlie Coleston-Shields Litchfield Ccc
9 Luke Mannings Halesowen A & CC
10 Jesse Bradley Lichfield City CC
11 Max Saunders Solihull CC
12 Rebecca Woodvine Mid Shropshire Wheelers Girl
13 Samuel Tomlinson Mid Shropshire Wheelers
14 Alexander Burden Stratford CC
15 Elana-Rose Fereday Team Milton Keynes Girl
16 Tia Carr Lichfield City CC Girl
17 Ella Tandy Solihull CC Girl
18 Grace Styler Halesowen A & CC Girl
19 Jake Deaner Stratford CC
20 Anthony Hawker Solihull CC
21 Joe Chandler

Under 8
1 George Cooper Bolsover & District Cycling Club
2 Finn Davies Cycle Tec
3 Noah White Mid Shropshire Wheelers
4 Corin Bradley Lichfield City CC
5 Jamie Kershaw Welland Valley CC
6 Holly Saunders Solihull CC
7 Ella Harris Halesowen A & CC
8 Callum Moss Stratford CC
9 Ruben Stringfellow Stratford CC
10 Rose Lewis Halesowen A & CC
11 Oliver Ward Wolverhampton Whls
12 Daniel Lea
13 Lauren Oldfield Redditch Road & Path CC
14 Lottie Styler Halesowen A & CC
15 Morgan Leask Stratford CC
16 Ioan Chamings Redditch Road & Path CC
17 Freya Swingell Redditch Road & Path CC
18 Ruby Allen Wolverhampton Whls
19 Matthew Hitchmough Private Member
20 Marijke Tear-Verweij

Under 6
1 Tamsin Moss Stratford CC
2 Arly Berry Redditch Road & Path CC
3 Jude White Mid Shropshire Wheelers
4 William Cotton Redditch Road & Path CC
5 Eddy Porton Redditch Road & Path CC
6 Max Wright
7 Lucas Wright

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