Report/Results – Chavenage House Lovecrossed


Fran Whyte, Keith Murray & Scott Chalmers winners at Chavenage House Lovecrossed

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Report/Results – Chavenage House Lovecrossed


On Sunday 31st January Lovecrossed took place at Chavenage House. This is LoveCrossed’s second year and wow what an incredible turn out. The organisers of the event Tangwyn Andrews and James Lowsley-Williams (NFTO rider) decided to combine the Western league into the event and have the event on the same day as the World Cyclo-Cross Championships. The event was sponsored by local distributor Saddleback (castelli,enve,sidi) and Scott Bikes UK.


As the cars started to turn up on a dreary Sunday morning the smell of the fresh pizzas and coffee created a perfect Cyclo Cross atmosphere. The race was set around the beautiful Elizabethan Manor House starting out in the field with the house as its backdrop, the course made its way into woodland where there were hops and gaps to make your way through.

Then a stretch of deep mud that tested the riders before they hit the pits before making their way onto the tarmac and up the drag through the finish line and onto the gravel in front of the main entrance to the house. It was then back into the woods passing century old ruins and weaving your way in and out of the garden before making your way into the windiest section of the course. Before you head down into a section of off camber ditches with the crowed watching closely from above before climbing your way out and heading out for another lap.

Soon the youth races were under way and the race was won by Josh Price (Ride 24/7) completing 5 laps of the tough circuit in a time of 00:31:48 just shy of a minute faster than his closest rival.

With the Vet men/junior men/women all combined there was a big field for this next event. The winner of the women with a great ride was Fran Wyte (Bicester Millenium CC) completing 5 laps in a time of 00:44:39.


The junior men’s race was won by Matt Fratesi (Severn RC) with a fantastic ride to hold off his nearest competitor Tomos Nesham (Cardiff Jif).

With the biggest field on the day being the Vets race it was set up to be a tough race to win. Keith Murray (Scott Racing) took a good lead at the beginning of the race and held strong all the way to the end and completing 6 laps in a fantastic time of 00:39:01 pleasing the Scott sponsor of the event.

As the beer flowed from the Big Red Bus Bar and the music pumping from Nile Pilcher the crowed started to head down to the end of the garden to see off the last event of the day the Senior men’s race.

With a class field lined up it was going to be a hard fought effort for most. Once the race was under way a small group of 4 started to go clear. Scot Easter (Scott sports) was looking strong and getting the fastest lap on the day with a time of 00:03:33 until he was left to run with derailleur issues. With Vin Cox on the microphone keeping the crowed  well informed it was Scot Calmers (Felt Cabones) who started to up the pace and pull out a good lead over James Thompson (Rutland CC). In the end it was Scott Chalmers (Felt Cabones) who wheelied over the line in first place to pull on the Lovecrossed winners jersey of 2016.

“Firstly, thank you to Hank and Tangwyn and everyone else who put on such a cracking event to finish off the season. A really great course, with definite improvements from last year and a really strong turnout which made even more of the great event! Tough race what with the ground conditions and the competition, but after a couple of early mistakes I managed to get my head down and get a comfortable lead and loved managing to win on home soil! Cant wait for next year..thanks again chaps!” Scot Chalmers

Once all the racing was over it was then into the Manor House to enjoy the World Cyclo-Cross Championships “live” on the big screen in front of an open fire pizza, beer, cake and coffee. The atmosphere was electric as roars from the crowed as Lars Van Der Haar put it all on the line.

It was then Prize giving in front of the 150 full ballroom, it was a great way to end the western league series and to finish the event. Thank you everyone for attending either to race or to spectate we hope to see you all next year !

1 Scott Chalmers Felt Cabones
2 James Thompson Rutland CC
3 Daniel Lewis Royal Air Force CA
4 Jared Linden Royal Dean Forest CC
5 Scot Easter Scott Sports
6 Jacob Phelps Muddybumbikes Cycle Club
7 David Barnaville Bristol CX
8 Benoit Davies Cheltenham Cycles
9 David Shephard Cheltenham and County CC
10 Andy Hoskins Cardiff JIF
11 Chris Herring East London Velo
12 Steve Stanbrook Malvern Cycle Sport
13 George Brett-Dallimore Unattached
14 Thomas Hadfield Pontypool RCC
15 Jason Killiner Pontypool RCC
16 Jake Coward ASFRA Racing Team
17 John Davies Cheltenham & County CC
18 Tim Carlton Banjo Cycles
19 Gethin Musk Performance Cycles
20 Paul Lewis The Bulls
21 James Cuff DAS RAD KLUB
22 Oliver Hayward Gloucester City CC
23 Mike Dawe Pac Tri
24 Anthony De Heveningham Las Vegas Insitute Of Sport
25 Robert Haynes Unattached
26 John Griffiths Dropouts Cycle Club
27 Pete Birt
28 Hugo Simpson Saddleback
29 Richard Gray Unattached
30 Nicholas Scarsbrook Stow
31 Stuart Davies Ride Bikes Wales
32 Iain Fairley Gower Riders
33 Adam Taylor Twickenham CC
34 Edwyn Oliver-Evans

Under 23: Jake Coward (ASFRA Racing Team)



1 Keith Murray Scott Racing
2 Andrew Baum
3 Matt Fratesi Severn RC
4 Tomos Nesham Cardiff JIF
5 Cooknell Christopher Cheddar Cycle Club
6 Arwel Davies Bynea Cc
7 Neil Simpson London Phoenix CC
8 Robin Akers Oxonian CC
9 Donald MacGregor Cheddar Cc
10 Jonny Dodgin
11 Leuan Best Abergavenny Road Club
12 Martyn Green Bristol CX
13 Will Acworth Bristol South Cc
14 Teifion Best Abergavenny Road Club
15 Alan Green Bristol South Cc
16 Alex Claridge Woodmancote Wheelers
17 Gregory Fitzgerald Malvern Cycle Sport
18 Craig Standage Cardiff JIF
19 Nigel Jones Stratford CC
20 Jonny Dimmer Tnbc
21 Ned Potter Climb On Bikes CC
22 Paul Loosemore Team Striking Bikes
23 Roger Chamberlain Dursley Road Club
24 Andy Firman cycle-tec
25 Richard Hillier Unattached
26 Fran Whyte Bicester Millennium CC
27 Ian Morris VC Bristol
28 Carl Max Taylor Stratford CC
29 Suzanne Golder TEAM MILTON KEYNES
30 Adam Cooper Here Come The Belgians
31 Alice Staniford Elitevelo Kalas Sportswear CRT
32 Ben Cook Bristol CX
33 Ian Daws Ride 24/7
34 David Gill Ride 24/7
35 Andrew Shipton Gloucester City Cycling Club
36 Glen Lodge Dream Cycling
37 Chris Turvey Giant Halo Films
38 Dorothy Liviabella Ride 24/7
39 Tobias Parker Bristol South Cc
40 Izaak Hudson Bristol Cycling Development Squad
41 Jonathan Parker
43 Morgan Brown Unattached
44 Paul Godman
45 Jon Hayes Cheltenham & County CC
46 James Dennes salt and sham
47 Tim Strong Ride 24/7
48 Matt Wood Monmouthshire Wheelers
49 Jemma Nurse Cardiff JIF
50 Celia Way Las Vegas Insitute Of Sport
51 Johnathan Bayliss Ride 24/7
52 Sarah Marshall Unattached
53 Patrick Boulton Winchcombe CC
54 Finn Spices Chippenham
55 Ken Samuel
56 Eleanor Lloyd Sigma

Over 50 Veteran: Neil Simpson (London Phoenix CC)

1 Matt Fratesi (Severn RC)
2 Tomos Nesham (Cardiff JIF) at 2.00
3 Leuan Best (Abergavenny RC) at 5-50

1 Fran Whyte (Bicester Millennium CC)
2 Suzanne Golder (Team Milton Keynes)
3 Alice Staniford (Elite Velo)

1 Josh Price U16 Ride 24/7 U16
2 Sam Murray U14 U14
3 Sam Smith U16 Cheltenham and County CC U16
4 Will Matthews U16 Ride 24/7 U16
5 Harry Dennes U14 Salt & Sham Cycle Club U14
6 Henry Johnson U14 Cheltenham and County CC U14
7 Sullivan Berry U14 Rrrcc U14
8 Joe Childs U14 U14
9 Samuel Butters U14 Sulis Scorpions U14
10 Megan Wood U14 Abergavenny Road Club U14
11 Tom Price U16 Chippenham U16
12 George Marshall U14 Maindy Flyers Youth CC U14



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