News: Noel Jones Memorial Road Race


Some of cycling’s rising stars will get their chance to test their legs against one of its legends this Sunday April 17th when Cwmcarn Paragon’s Noel Jones Memorial Road Race gets under way.

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News: Noel Jones Memorial Road Race

Generations clash at the Noel Jones Memorial Road Race

Some of cycling’s rising stars will get their chance to test their legs against one of its legends this Sunday April 17th when Cwmcarn Paragon’s Noel Jones Memorial Road Race gets under way.


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Among the 80 riders are Milk Race stage winner and former professional Ben Luckwell, of Cycology Sunwise. He will be lining up against the new generation of junior riders, including Velocity Globalbike’s Peter Kibble, Will Roberts of County Cycles, and James and Sam Tillett of the Giant CC, all fresh from strong rides in last weekend’s Screentek International Junior Tour of the Mendips. They are joined by a high quality field of racers from across Wales, and as far afield as Cornwall and Cheshire.

Organising club Cwmcarn Paragon is well represented with a team including strong climber Ryan Brain and all-rounders Luke Cornish and Gareth Rees and Paul Hayward, who is looking to follow his first Veteran prize at March’s Betty Pharoah Memorial.

The race rolls out at 10:30 from Gwernyfed High School, for six laps and 96km (60miles) of action on a course between Glasbury, Boughrood, Llyswen and Three Cocks. With six leg-sapping ascents of the Dderw Pitch climb to test their limits, the riders will have to keep enough in hand for the fast new sprint finish.


Noel Jones Memorial Road Race 2016 Entry List
1 Ryan Brain U232 Cwmcarn Paragon Cycle Club
2 Luke Cornish S2 Cwmcarn Paragon Cycle Club
3 Paul Hayward MC2 Cwmcarn Paragon Cycle Club
4 Gareth Rees MB3 Cwmcarn Paragon Cycle Club
5 Glyndwr Griffiths MB2 73Degrees CC
6 John Backhouse MC2 Audlem Cycling Club
7 George Beck J3 Bath Cycling Club
8 Nic McKibbin J3 Bath Cycling Club
10 Matthew Franklin S3 Bristol RC
11 Stuart McCombie S2 Bristol RC
12 Ross Phelps S3 Bristol RC
13 Christopher Gibbard MB2 Bynea CC
14 Hamish Belding MB3 Cardiff Ajax CC
15 Joel Simpson MC3 Cardiff Ajax CC
16 Dafydd Rhys Thomas U233 Cardiff Ajax CC
17 Samuel Utting MB2 Cardiff Ajax CC
18 Gareth Holtam MB2 Cardiff JIF
19 Kinsey McIlquham U232 Cardiff JIF
20 Zach Minto MB2 Cardiff JIF
21 Alexandre Touche U232 Catford CC Equipe/Banks
22 Nicholas Whitley MD2 Chester RC
23 Jakub Pietrzyk U234 County Cycles Racing Team
24 William Roberts J2 County Cycles Racing Team
25 Ross Evans MA2 Cycology Sunwise
26 Matthew Griffin S3 Cycology Sunwise
27 Ben Luckwell ME2 Cycology Sunwise
28 Mark Perry MB2 Cycology Sunwise
29 Gerry Bowditch MD2 Dream Cycling Race Team
30 Steve Thomas MD3 Dream Cycling Race Team
31 Nick Corbett ME2 Equipe Velo
32 Lewys Hobbs MA3 Forza Cycles Racing Team
34 James Tillett J3 Giant Cycling Club – Halo Films
35 Samuel Tillett J3 Giant Cycling Club – Halo Films
36 Tom Swingler U232 Halesowen A & CC
37 Marc Colclough MB2 KTM Impsport RT
38 Matt Limacher MB2 KTM Impsport RT
39 Steven Jones J3 Mid Devon CC
40 George Fowler S2 NFTO
41 Alex Harvey U232 NFTO
42 Hefin Evans U232 NFTO Race Club
43 Owain Phillips J4 NFTO Race Club
44 Max Girdler S2 Onit Cycle
45 Leon Pesticcio MB4 Onit Cycle
47 Daniel Coombe J3 Planet X – Northside Cycling
48 Nick Hughes MC3 Pontypool RCC
49 Richard Lawrence ME3 Pontypool RCC
50 Evan Powell S2 Pontypool RCC
51 David Crowley MA2 Port Talbot Wheelers
52 Thomas Grigson MA3 Radeon-Bike Science RT
53 Ben Strain U232 Radeon-Bike Science RT
54 Sean Townsend U232 Radeon-Bike Science RT
55 Matt Witts U233 Ride 24/7
56 Ben McIntosh U233 Royal Antwerp Bicycle Club
57 Lee Perrott MB3 Swansea Wheelers CC
58 Jeremy Rees ME3 Swansea Wheelers CC
59 Daniel Marshall U232
60 John Russell MD2
61 Huw Richards S2 Tavistock Whlrs NorthShoreGallery
62 James Mitri J3 Team Tor 2000 Kalas Sportswear
63 Tyler Brennan J4 The Bulls
64 Benjamin Manfield-Yorke U232 The Nab Racing
65 Luke Barfoot U232 Tri UK
66 Charlie Beake U233 Tri UK
67 Ben Lockett U232 Tri UK
68 Euan Davies U232 University of Bath Cycling Club
69 Justin Harcourt S2 Urban Cyclery
70 Bevan Humphreys MA2 Urban Cyclery
71 Craig Seaman S2 Urban Cyclery
73 James Gray S3 VC St Raphael
74 Ashley Hutchison U232 VC St Raphael
75 Peter Kibble J2 Velocity Globalbike
76 David Bees MB2 British Cycling Private Member
77 Daniel Davies S2 British Cycling Private Member
78 David Reece U232 British Cycling Private Member
79 Matthew Rowe S2 British Cycling Private Member
80 Nathan Taylor MC3 British Cycling Private Member
81 Mark Hannifan MC4 Onit Cycle
82 Oliver Cooper U233 NFTO Race Club
83 Christopher Smith S4 British Cycling Private Member
86 Paul Nicholas MB4 Ogmore Valley Wheelers

Dominic Davies U233 Res The Bulls
Michael Williams S3 Res Forza Cycles Racing Team
Nathan Adams MD4 Res Cardiff JIF
Michael Hall MD3 Res Onit Cycle
Neil Richards MD3 Res Pontypool RCC
Adam Cole S4 Res Pontypool RCC
Neal Craig MD3 Res Forza Cycles Racing Team
David Long S3 Res Acme Wheelers (Rhondda) CC
Ethan O’Hara S3 Res Evans Cycles Race Team
Owen James U232 Res Catford CC Equipe/Banks
James Rogers S4 Res Union Cycliste Ystrad Mynach


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