Report: Wessex CX League Round 2

Jody Crawforth  and  Helen Pattinson (both Hargroves Ridley Montezumas) winners at the second round of the Wessex Cyclo-Cross League at Swindon 

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Report: Wessex CX League Round 2

Sunday 24th September | By Graham Robins

Jody Crawforth (Hargroves Ridley Montezumas) was pushed all the way to the line by Jamie Norfolk (PedalOn) but had enough in the legs to win by a slender 3 secs on the line. Along with Tom Budden (Sotonia CC) the three mad a quick break after the opening lap but the latter was to slip back as Jody and Jamie pushed the pace on the front.

Today’s round two was held on the disused golf course to the west of Swindon town centre. A tricky course included several tight off camber turns along with some rolling grass land as it twisted back at forth around two fields. Descent weather leading up to the race meant the course was firm and didn’t cut up much. The event was promoted and excellently organised by the local Cotswold Veldrijden club.

On the opening lap Tom Sewell (Cotswold Veldrijden) made a quick start and was first into the infield from the tarmac start, but he had Norfolk, Crawforth and Budden in close pursuit and It took the rest of the lap for the lead group of four to begin to ease a gap out on the chasers including David Spencer (VC Venta) and Joe Hickerton (Spokes BPC Racing).

On lap three the leader board saw Sewell beginning to lose ground as Crawforth and Norfolk got into a rhythm, Budden was being distanced but Hickerton was closing the gap and was soon with Sewell. The next two laps were decisive as our two leaders pushed on, Budden was now ayt 11secs, Hickerton at 40secs and Karl Norfolk (PedalOn) climbing into fifth place.

There were no significant changes in the leader board in the remaining laps as riders held station. The closing lap saw Callum Hughes (Banjo Cycles) get past both Spencer and Hickerton and the top ten was closed out by Daniel Atkins (Didcot Phoenix) and Caleb Smy (Bike Jockey CC). As the now two leaders weaved their way around the infield over the planks for the last time there was nothing between them. The two went out of sight for a short distance but as the rounded the final turn it was Crawforth who had enough to raise his hands on the line ahead of Norfolk.
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Paul Lloyd (Worx Bikes) continued his strong start to the new in the seasons combined vet40/ junior race despite breaking away from a family holiday to race. Riding with Dan Guest (Cotswold Veldrijden) and Junior Will Cooper (Hargroves Ridley Montezumas) the three were far too strong for the remainder of the field. The next rider up was Barney Clacy (Hargroves Ridley Montezumas) but he was already riding alone unable to catch the lead group but never challenged from behind. On the final lap the three were together although Cooper was in a different race it was Lloyd who took top spot on the podium for the second week running.

Another rider having a good start to the season was Gary Barlow (Reading CC) in a repeat of last week’s result he held of the challenge of Kevin Holloway (GS Vecchi) and Dave McMullen (Cotswold Veldrijden) to take another win and extend his hold on the league.

In the Women’s combined race it was vet rider Helen Pattinson (Hargroves Ridley Montezumas) taking the overall win but she was pushed all the way by junior rider Alderney Baker (Team Empella CX.Com). The first senior rider was Lydia Brookes (Les Filles).


Provisional Result update

Senior Men
1 Jody Crawforth Hargroves Cycling Club Snr
2 Jamie NORFOLK Pedal On V40
3 Tom BUDDEN Sotonia CC Snr
4 Karl NORFOLK Pedal On Snr
5 Callum Hughes Banjo Cycles/Raceware/Specialized Snr
6 David SPENCER VC Venta Snr
7 Joe HICKERTON Spokes BPC Racing Snr
8 Tom SEWELL Cotswold Veldrijden Snr
9 Daniel ATKINS Didcot Phoenix CC Snr
10 Caleb SMY Bike Jockey CC Snr
11 Alex WATKINS Sarum Velo Snr
12 Nicholas Charlton-Smith Snr
13 Thomas NIGHTINGALE Cowley Road Condors Snr
14 Thom HAYWARD VC Venta Snr
15 Charlie COOPER Hargroves-Ridley-Montezuma’s Snr
16 Lawrence WALTON Maybush CC Snr
17 Chris MCGOVERN Southampton University RC Snr
18 Tim DOOLE Maybush CC Snr
19 Peter WARNER Army Cycling Union Snr
20 Lee RUTLAND Army Cycling Union Snr
21 Paul WARREN Oxonian CC Snr
22 Sebastian CHARLESWORTH Army Cycling Union Snr
23 Phil STANLEY Cotswold Veldrijden Snr
24 James Cotty Hargroves-Ridley-Montezumas V40
25 David-james BRAZIER Sarum Velo Snr
26 Craig HAY Sotonia CC V40
27 Patrick ASHCROFT Reading CC Snr
28 Graham HOLLIDGE Fareham Wheelers Snr
29 James ALLAWAY private member Snr
30 Andrew HAINES Cowley Road Condors Snr
31 David Noakes NLTCBMBC Snr
32 Ben YOUNG Performance Cycles Snr
33 Chris Linney Sotonia CC Snr
34 Alan COLLINS Portsmouth North End CC V40
35 James Brickell Fareham Wheelers Cycling Club Snr
36 Nick Woolley Beacon Roads CC Snr
37 Ian DUXBURY private member Snr
38 Reece HOARE VC Venta Snr
39 Kev Tonner Zoot Athlos Snr
40 James MCCAFFEREY private member Snr
41 Nick MARAIS Odiham CC Snr
42 Jared JEDYNOWICZ Didcot Phoenix CC Snr
43 Joshua ORLOWSKI Farnborough & Camberley CC Snr
44 Paul CRISFORD Pedal On Snr
45 Saulius VIZBARAS Reading CC Snr
46 Hanif JETHA Bournemouth Arrow Cycle Club Snr
47 Matt TROLLEN private member Snr
48 Laurence Kemball-Cook Velo Club Vittoria Snr
49 James Gyselynck Velo Club Vittoria Snr
50 Shaun Salter Snr
51 Paul Smith Cowley Road Condors Snr
52 Andy Brown Bournemouth Jubilee Wheelers V40
53 Andy Hallas Mercedes AMG Petronas Snr
54 Martin REEDER Bournemouth Jubilee Wheelers Snr
55 Damien POOL private member Snr

Womens Senior/Veteran Overall
1 Helen PATTINSON Hargroves-Ridley-Montezuma’s VW
2 Harriet GUEST Cotswold Veldrijden VW
3 Lydia Brookes Les Filles Queen of the Mountains RT Wmn
4 Lindy LARKIN Sarum Velo Wmn
5 Jessica CONNER Cotswold Veldrijden VW
6 Kara PERRYMAN Hargroves-Ridley-Montezuma’s Wmn
7 Juliet Elliott Mid Devon CC Wmn
8 Cam POWELL Pedal On VW
9 Alison ROTHNIE Spokes BPC Racing Wmn
10 Kate ROBSON Pedal On Wmn
11 Hedvika TONCROVA VC Jericho Wmn
12 Deborah SMITH Solent Pirates Youth CC VW
13 Donna SHORT Cotswold Veldrijden VW
14 Alison FORD GS Vecchi VW
15 Jan Scott VW
16 Rachel COULSON Palmer Park Velo VW
17 Beckie Hamilton VW
18 Sara HALLAS Cowley Road Condors VW
19 Bridget COLLOBY Andover Wheelers VW
20 Elly CROCKFORD Maybush CC Wmn
21 Mandy SCOTT Cotswold Veldrijden VW
22 Suzanne WISE C & N cycles RT VW
23 Charlotte FISHER Cotswold Veldrijden VW
24 Samantha JONES FOUR4TH VW
25 Eleanor LLOYD Medway Velo Wmn

Junior Men
1 Will COOPER Hargroves-Ridley-Montezuma’s
2 Barney CLACY Hargroves-Ridley-Montezuma’s
3 Liam SEWELL Cotswold Veldrijden
4 Matthew COULSON Palmer Park Velo
5 Joel HAWKINS Hargroves-Ridley-Montezuma’s
6 Thomas CLARKE Palmer Park Velo
7 Fletcher ADAMS Hargroves-Ridley-Montezuma’s
8 Rhys EVANS Cotswold Veldrijden
9 Kyle WALLACE Cotswold Veldrijden
10 Hugh JOHNSON Charlottville CC

Veteran 40
1 Paul LLOYD private member
2 Dan GUEST Cotswold Veldrijden
3 Roger PRIOR VC Jericho
4 Phillip BOWLEY Owens cycles
5 Jonathan HALL Sotonia CC
6 William MCDONALD Banjo Cycles/Raceware/Specialized
7 Crispin Doyle Hargroves-Ridley-Montezumas
8 Anthony Turner Mickey Cranks CC
9 Nicholas BEECH GS Henley
10 Adam FREWIN Pedal On
11 Shaun GREEN Stonehenge Triathon and Road Club
12 Julian MANN VC Venta
13 Tim HYDE private member
14 Martin STANLEY Didcot Phoenix CC
15 Peter KIMBER Cotswold Veldrijden
16 Will JONES Cowley Road Condors
17 Alan COLLINS Portsmouth North End CC
18 Robin WILMOTT Cotswold Veldrijden
19 Paul JONES Cotswold Veldrijden
20 Ben DARNTON Sotonia CC
21 Simon LAWS GS Vecchi
22 Jason BLANN Charlottville CC
23 James COLLINS VC Venta
24 Philip CONNELL Sotonia CC
25 Jez HART Sotonia CC
26 Greg TOGNARELLI Racing Club Ravenna
27 Alex JOHNSON Fareham Wheelers
28 Gareth DRIDGE Solent Pirates Youth CC
29 Dave PHILLIPS Cotswold Veldrijden
29 Danny Lake Cotswold Veldrijden
31 Nigel BOWLEY i-team
32 Craige GOODSON Cotswold Veldrijden
33 Jim CHARLESWORTH private member
34 Mark CRAWFORD private member
35 Ian Daws Ride 24/7
36 Carl Langston Cotswold Veldrijden
37 Gavin LAW private member
38 Michael MIACH Imperial Race Team
39 Richard GOSTICK Pedal On
40 Paul ODriscoll Team Swindon Cycles
41 Craig MARTIN Cotswold Veldrijden
42 Robin SHORT Performance Cycles
43 Christopher SAUNDERS GS Henley
44 Kevin O’NEILL GS Vecchi
45 Steve CLARKE private member
46 Gary Cooper
47 Stuart Thompson Andover Whls
48 Kim LASSITER Cotswold Veldrijden
49 Chris BINT Cotswold Veldrijden
50 Andrew REEVES private member
51 Paul HUDSON Hargroves Cycling Club
52 Allan DINELEY Hargroves Cycling Club
53 Bryan Tonkin
54 Richard STEPHENS GS Henley
55 Andy CHAMBERLAIN private member
56 Craig MAINPRIZE Savage Tri Club
57 Ian Keary Palmer Park Velo RT
58 Christopher SMITH Newbury RC
59 Tyrone MILLER VC Venta
60 Damien PHILLIPS private member
61 Irfon THOMAS Salisbury Tri Club
62 Charles SMITH Solent Pirates Youth CC
63 Paul EDGLEY private member
64 Mike Robinson Newbury RC
65 Nick Bowden Salisbury Road and Mountain CC
66 Keith GANDY VC Meudon

Vet 50
1 Gary BARLOW Reading CC V50
2 Kevin HOLLOWAY GS Vecchi V50
3 Dave McMullen Cotswold Veldrijden V60
4 Andy Pollintine Dulwich Paragon V50
5 Tim COSTELLO GS Vecchi V50
6 Andrew CRACKNELL Pedal On V50
7 Philip BOARER GS Vecchi V50
8 Mike WILLIAMS Fareham Wheelers V50
9 John ALDERMAN GS Vecchi V50
10 David HOBBS Cotswold Veldrijden V50
11 Pete HUTCHINSON Cotswold Veldrijden V50
12 James PILGRIM-MORRIS GS Henley V50
13 Ray Crosthwaite Pedal On V60
14 Waller Rob Banjo Cycles V50
15 Dave WREY Pedal On V50
16 Steve JONES Banjo Cycles V50
17 Martyn DYMOND C & N cycles RT V50
18 Simon BOWLER private member V50
19 Mitch Purvis Didcot Phoenix CC V50
20 Graeme STIRZAKER Solent Pirates Youth CC V50
21 Robert TUTT VC Venta V50
22 Paul Pomfret Pedal On V50
23 Clive EVANS West Drayton Mountain Bike Club V50
24 Jed Ellerby Reading CC V50
25 Jon DUDLEY Sotonia CC V50
26 Robin AKERS Beeline RT V60
27 Jon HARRIS North Hants RC V50
28 Kurt WALLIN Newbury RC V50
29 Michael COULSON Palmer Park Velo V50
30 Richard BREMNER North Hants RC V50
31 Mark WARRINGTON Solent Pirates Youth CC V50
32 Stuart GOUGH VC Venta V60
33 Geoff Robinson V50
34 Martin HUGHES Fareham Wheelers V60
35 John PHILLIPS Sotonia CC V60
36 Phillip CHINN Fareham Wheelers V50
37 Robin ADAMS Pedal On V50
38 Stephen Homewood Newbury RC V50
39 Richard Abbott Didcot Phoenix CC V60
40 Geoff BOOKER Oxonian CC V60
41 Andy GRANT GS Vecchi V60
42 Steve WARWICK Didcot Phoenix CC V50
43 Jon FOX Charlottville CC V50
44 Phil WARD Cowley Road Condors V50
45 Adrian BETTERIDGE private member V50
46 Justin PHILLIPS Newbury RC V50
47 Mike McLachlan V50
48 Dan COLLOBY Andover Wheelers V50
49 Peter Williams V50
50 Ian PERRYMAN Solent Pirates Youth CC V50
51 Russ WAKEFIELD private member V60
52 David JOWETT babadagMTB V50
53 Tony DAWSON Palmer Park Velo V60
54 Paul Coyne V60

1 Martin Horner Chappel Tri M V40
2 Simon Horton M V40
3 Graham Morrison M V40
4 Adam Taylor Oxonian CC M Snr
5 Glynn Seymour M V40
6 Phil Hoane M V60
7 Neil Pasmore Newbury RC M V50
8 Barry Ward Oxonian CC M V50

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Under 14 : Female : 30 min
1 Madeline Grace COOPER Spokes BPC Racing F U14
2 Niamh MURPHY Cotswold Veldrijden F U14
3 Elena DAY Solent Pirates Youth CC F U14
4 Ayla Tonkin F U14
5 Becca PRITCHARD Palmer Park Velo F U14
6 Freya ECCLESTON Palmer Park Velo F U14
7 Georgina PASMORE Cotswold Veldrijden F U14

Under 14 : Male : 30 min
1 Jamie GOSTICK Palmer Park Velo M U14
2 Nathan CRACKNELL Pedal On M U14
3 Toby HOUGHTON Fareham Wheelers M U14
4 Felix CLACY Solent Pirates Youth CC M U14
5 Arlo CAREY Palmer Park Velo M U14
6 Finlay Beggin Zappi Racing Team M U14
7 Jed SMITHSON Hillingdon Slipstreamers M U14
8 Sacha WHITE Hillingdon Slipstreamers M U14
9 Lewis EVANS Cotswold Veldrijden M U14
10 Harry CLARKE Palmer Park Velo M U14
11 Drew TUCKER Banjo Cycles/Raceware/Specialized M U14
12 Thomas JOHNSON Chapel Tri Stars M U14
13 Finn HAWKINS Palmer Park Velo M U14
14 Max DARNTON Sotonia CC M U14
15 Llyod Perry Solent Pirates M U14
16 James DAVIES Cotswold Veldrijden M U14
17 Josh HORNER Chapel Tri Stars M U14
18 Marshall Thompson Andover Wls M U14

Under 16 : Female : 30 min
1 Poppy PATTINSON Solent Pirates Youth CC F U16
2 Ella LAWRENCE Solent Pirates Youth CC F U16
3 Emily CONN Palmer Park Velo F U16
4 Amelie PRIOR Zappi Racing Team F U16
5 Alexa HAWKINS Palmer Park Velo F U16

Under 16 : Male : 30 min
1 Sam FREEMAN Solent Pirates Youth CC M U16
2 Euan MACLEOD Palmer Park Velo M U16
3 Arthur BOULTON Banjo Cycles M U16
4 Duncan PRITCHARD Palmer Park Velo M U16
5 Matthew DAY Solent Pirates Youth CC M U16
6 Sebastian BOWLEY Owens cycles M U16
7 Isaac WARRINGTON Solent Pirates Youth CC M U16
8 Lucas DIXON Solent Pirates Youth CC M U16
9 Gareth DAVIES Didcot Phoenix CC M U16
10 Euan BACKUS Zappi Racing Team M U16
11 Samuel COULSON Palmer Park Velo M U16
12 Thomas GREEN Solent Pirates Youth CC M U16
13 Alexander LONG-LEATHER Charlottville CC M U16
14 Eli TUCKER i-team M U16
15 Angus Beggin M U16
16 William Dunn Newbury RC M U16

Under 12 : Female : 15 min
1 Melissa Eve COOPER Spokes BPC Racing F U12
2 Ellen PHILLIPS Cotswold Veldrijden F U12
3 Greta CAREY Palmer Park Velo F U12
4 Kate COULSON Palmer Park Velo F U12
5 Daisy PATTINSON Solent Pirates Youth CC F U12
6 Charlotte SMITH Solent Pirates Youth CC F U12
7 Rebecca CARTER Palmer Park Velo F U12
8 Tabitha WARD Oxonian CC F U12
9 Samantha Tye Cotswold Veldrijden F U12
10 Amelia Tye Cotswold Veldrijden F U12

Under 12 : Male : 15 min
1 Mack MELLISH private member M U12
2 Thomas CRACKNELL Pedal On M U12
3 Edward CHARLES Charlottville CC M U12
4 Lewis SEAWARD Solent Pirates Youth CC M U12
5 James BROWN Hillingdon Slipstreamers M U12
6 Benjamin Woolhouse Palmer Park Velo RT M U12
7 William BLOUNT Chapel Tri Stars M U12
8 Daniel PHILLIPS Cotswold Veldrijden M U12
9 Judah HURR Portsmouth North End CC M U12
10 Adam JONES Palmer Park Velo M U12
11 Noah Horton Palmer Park Velo RT M U12
12 Alex TAYLOR Oxonian CC M U12
13 Oscar PASMORE Cotswold Veldrijden M U12
15 Alexander Keary Palmer Park Velo RT M U12
16 Felix DARNTON Sotonia CC M U12
17 Luca MASCIA Cotswold Veldrijden M U12
18 Huw WATKINS Palmer Park Velo M U12
19 Lewis RIDGE Palmer Park Velo M U12
20 Sam Dunnage Cotswold Veldrijden M U12
21 Edward SAMSON Solent Pirates Youth CC M U12
22 Finley MACFARLANE Palmer Park Velo M U12
23 Miles HORNER Chapel Tri Stars M U12
24 Aidan PRIOR Zappi Racing Team M U12
25 Lawrie Tonkin M U12
26 Jai BHATOOLAUL Cotswold Veldrijden M U12
27 Monty WYATT VC Venta M U12
28 Ben Woodman M U12
29 Rhys James M U12
30 Billy Seymour M U12
31 Freddie DRIDGE Solent Pirates Youth CC M U12
32 Isaac MITCHAM private member M U12

Under 8 : Female : 10 min
1 Emily AVERIES Cotswold Veldrijden F U10
2 Rosanna Black Cotswold Veldrijden F U10
3 Jemima WARD Oxonian CC F U10
4 Lola MITCHAM private member F U10
5 Romey Lake Cotswold Veldrijden F U10
6 Ellen Young Cotswold Veldrijden F U10

Under 8 : Male : 10 min
1 Freddie SAMSON Solent Pirates Youth CC M U10
2 Adam Short Cotswold Veldrijden M U10
3 Connor WARWICK-BROWN Didcot Phoenix CC M U10
4 Wilf Johnstone Cotswold Veldrijden M U10
5 Seth Allaway M U10
6 Connor Dooley-Jones Banjo Cycles/Raceware/Specialized M U10
7 Riley Tonner Cotswold Veldrijden M U10

Under 10 : Female : 10 min
1 Lauren CHARLES Charlottville CC F U10
2 Isabella HALL Sotonia CC F U10
3 Maisie Hamilton Unwin F U10
4 Chloe CARTER Palmer Park Velo F U10
5 Aimee TAYLOR Oxonian CC F U10
6 Isla PATTINSON Solent Pirates Youth CC F U10
7 Phoebe Horton Spockets Cycle Club F U10
8 Holly HURR Portsmouth North End CC F U10
9 Katie Goodson Cotswold Veldrijden F U10
10 Skye Martingale Sotonia F U10
11 Isabelle SMITH Solent Pirates Youth CC F U10

Under 10 : Male : 10 min
1 Wilf JONES Cotswold Veldrijden M U10
2 Isaac ALLAWAY Palmer Park Velo M U10
3 Sam Genazzini Solent Pirates M U10
4 James SPENCER VC Venta M U10
5 Cypher Tindall Spockets Cycle Club M U10
6 Isaac Horton Spockets Cycle Club M U10
7 Evans Tindell Spockets Cycle Club M U10
8 Harry Dunnage Cotswold Veldrijden M U10
9 Harry WEBB private member M U10
10 Joe Woodman M U10
11 Rylan Lake Cotswold Veldrijden M U10
12 Wilf Seymour M U10
13 Gethin James M U10



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