Result: Ridley Lazer West Midlands CX League Rd 4

Stephen Knight, Toby Barnes, and Hannah Payton winners at round 4 of the Ridley Lazer West Midlands Cyclo-Cross League at Fillongley

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Result: Ridley Lazer West Midlands CX League Rd 4

Words: Ben Goddard | Photos (not all): Gerald Blackmoor

Toby Barnes (Lichfield City CC) and Hannah Payton (Team Kinesis UK) continued their dominant form to take further victories in round four of the Ridley Lazer West Midlands Cyclo-Cross League.

Junior rider Barnes had won two of the opening three rounds of the series and his latest victory never looked in doubt around the Heart of England Events Centre in Fillongley, near Coventry. The course gave competitors a mixed challenge of a gravel climb, sweeping grassy corners and a technical wooded section which became slippery as the days racing took its toll on the circuit.

With several of his junior rivals absent Barnes was left to battle with the senior competitors and made light work of the task in hand. Attacking from the start he quickly pulled out of 18 seconds after the opening lap and increased it by a similar margin each lap. “It was a really good course as it had a bit of everything and I just went from the start,” said Barnes.

Toby Barnes

“I attacked straight from the start and pulled out a gap on the first few corners. It’s two weeks until the opening National Series round in Derby but I haven’t race many of the people I will be up against so hopefully I will have good form for there.”

Behind, Stourbridge CC team-mate Thomas Payton and Anthony Neave led the rest of the field and were locked in a close battle for second. Neave had pulled out a slender gap on his team-mate early on but Payton came back strong towards the end of the race and snatched second in a sprint finish.

Darren Atkins (Ride Coventry) put in another dominant performance in the veteran’s 40+ event to clinch his fourth straight victory. After taking third in his opening race of the series last weekend David Griffiths (Mammoth Lifestyle) clinched second on this occasion beating Philip Glaze (Stourbridge CC) after a race-long battle.

Hannah Payton, from Stourbridge, took her second victory of the women’s series in similar style to her first attacking from the start and leading throughout. Melissa Baker took third in two of the opening three rounds but went one better on this occasion beating local rider Sophie Faulkner (Ride Coventry) in another agonisingly close finish. Xan Crees (Team Empella Cyclo-Cross.Com) was fastest junior while Karen Summers was the quickest veteran woman.

Stephen Knight (Team Jewson-MI Racing-Polypipe) also made it four victories from four rounds with another masterclass display in the veteran’s over-50 event. As previous rounds he led from the start and left his rivals in his wheel tracks. It was a great day for the Payton family as Kevin Payton (Stourbridge CC) took the family’s third podium of the day leading the rest of the field home in second.

Tom Payton on his Boardman Bikes CX machine …

Just seconds behind Payton, Kirby Bennett (Team Jewson MI Racing-Polypipe) clinched third just ahead of Stephen Whitehouse (Stourbridge CC). In the youth race Daniel Barnes led a one-two-three for Lichfield City CC to take his first victory of the series. He was joined on the podium by Matthew Kingston in second and Emile Alexander in third.

Matthew Greensill had place second in the opening three rounds but went one better on this occasion to clinch the under-14 victory ahead of Halesowen A&CC team-mates Alex Barker in second and Luke Harris in third. In the girl’s category Wolverhampton Wheelers under-14 rising star Grace Lister again beat those in the older age category for the overall victory.

Kinga Ingram (Halesowen A&CC) led the under-16 riders home in second ahead of team-mate Molly Lewis. Spencer Corder (Stratford CC) continued his unbeaten streak in the under-12 category while Tia Carr took another victory for Lichfield City CC in the girl’s category. George Cooper (Pines Cycles Enve) took victory in the under-10 race while Rose Lewis (Halesowen A&CC) was first girl.

Louis Inman (Bolsover & District CC) took another under-eight race win while Rose Neely (Solihull CC) won the girls event. Finally Toby Leavis (Leicester Forest CC) won the under-six race and Mary Heenan (Stratford CC) was fastest girl.

Senior/Vet 40
1 Toby Barnes Lichfield City CC Junior
2 Thomas Payton Stourbridge Cc Senior
3 Anthony Neave Stourbridge Cc U23
4 Jeremy Hicks Rugby Velo Senior
5 Joe Atkins Ride Coventry Senior
6 James Garrett Rugby Velo Senior
7 Samuel Morris Revolutions Racing U23
8 Oliver Snodden SF Racing Junior
9 Bruce Dalton Team Kinesis UK Senior
10 Darren Atkins Ride Coventry V45
11 Jonathan Brain Private Member Senior
12 Nick Morris Clee Cycles Senior
13 Jason McNulty Royal Leamington Spa CC (RLSCC) Senior
14 Sebastian Bacon Wolverhampton Whls Junior
15 David Griffiths Mammoth Lifestyle Racing Team V40
16 Phillip Glaze Stourbridge Cc V40
17 Henry Lloydlangston Halesowen A & CC Junior
18 James Paradine Run & Ride / Midland Bike Fit Senior
19 Daniel Watts Royal Air Force CA Senior
20 Andy Collis Bicicielo V45
21 Phil Blacker Team Jewson-M.I.Racing-Polypipe V40
22 Pete Matthews Senior
23 Robert Grimes Bikestrong KTM V40
24 Matthew Larner Bicicielo V40
25 Graeme Davidson Kenilworth Wheelers CC V45
26 Simon Stretton Bicicielo V45
27 Sean Byatt Private Member Senior
28 Matthew Smith Stourbridge velo Senior
29 John Darroch Private Member V45
30 Joseph Lister Wolverhampton Whls Junior
31 Lee Monks Pearce Cycles RT Senior
32 Philip Hughes Rugby Velo V40
33 Jonathan Perks CC Giro V40
34 Andy Jones Clee Cycles V45
35 Sam Chatwin Run & Ride / Midland Bike Fit V40
36 Gareth Scott Bicicielo V40
37 Martyn Vickers Lichfield City CC Senior
38 Andy Wearing Mike Vaughan Cycles Senior
39 Gary Howard Private Member V45
40 Stuart White Beacon Roads CC Senior
41 Matthew Worrallo Stourbridge Cc V40
42 Bryan Healy Stourbridge Cc V45
43 Christian Morgan Ride Coventry V40
44 Martyn Gall Royal Sutton CC Senior
45 Daniel Morris Wolverhampton Whls Junior
46 Pete Matthews Team V-Sprint Racing Senior
47 Iain Tinsley Stratford CC V45
48 Steve Proud Senior
49 Scott Matthews Redditch Road & Path CC Junior
50 George Appleby Stourbridge Cc Senior
51 Johann Breytenbach Stratford CC V40
52 Reece Lowe Brotherton Cycles V40
53 David Mole Stourbridge velo V40
54 Darren Shaw Stourbridge velo V40
55 John Buchan Lichfield City CC V45
56 Scott Barnes Lichfield City CC V45
57 Andy Benson Clo V40
58 Ian Thomas Clee Cycles V40
59 John Hines Audlem Cc V40
60 Alexander Harper Solihull CC Junior
61 Stephen Jefferies Royal Leamington Spa CC (RLSCC) V40
62 Cameron Macleod Halesowen A & CC Junior
63 Terry Richardson Redditch Road & Path CC V45
64 Steve Walker Private Member V45
65 Gareth Evans Revolutions Racing V40
66 Philip Bromwich Stratford CC V45
67 Simon May Senior
68 Mark White Mid Shropshire Wheelers V40
69 Jonathan Mouzer Private Member Senior
70 Andrew Riley Langdale Lightweights Racing Team V45
71 James Ralph Solihull CC Junior
72 Fraser Howard Stourbridge velo V45
73 Kevin Lister Kenilworth Wheelers CC V40
74 James Strain Redditch Road & Path CC V40
75 Clive Parpworth Royal Leamington Spa CC (RLSCC) Senior
76 Joshua Hubble Halesowen A & CC Junior
77 Neil Pattinson Halesowen A & CC V45
78 Steve Coombs V40
79 Ashley Wright Solihull CC Senior
80 Paul Milner Worcester St Johns CC V45
81 Warren Drew Rapha Cycling Club V45
82 Adam Roper Newport Shropshire CC Senior
83 Philip Hitchmough Solihull CC V45
84 Gareth Vickers Stourbridge Cc Senior
85 Alec Bond Mid Shropshire Wheelers Senior
86 Ian Warr Redditch Road & Path CC V40
87 Dave Cherry Private Member V45
88 Anthony De-Leon Wolverhampton Whls Senior
89 Ewan Grey Private Member V40
90 Mike Brownsword Solihull CC V40
91 Michael Hutchinson Halesowen A & CC V45
92 Paul Hancher Wolverhampton Whls V45
93 Neil Taylor Solihull CC V45
94 Max Lloyd Rugby Velo V40
95 Daniel Reid Solihull CC V45
96 Michael Harrison Solihull CC V45
97 Thomas Green Solihull CC Junior
98 Dylan Hall Wolverhampton Whls Junior
99 Dave Woodvine Mid Shropshire Wheelers V45
100 Paul Wright Brotherton Cycles V45
101 Keith Jones Solihull CC V45
102 Daniel Tomlinson Mid Shropshire Wheelers V40
103 Tim Mason Redditch Road & Path CC V45
104 Stacey Hubble Halesowen A & CC V45
105 Julian Holt West Midlands Police CC V40
106 Chris Oldfield Redditch Road & Path CC Senior
107 John Potts Redditch Road & Path CC V45
108 Tim Gordon Solihull CC V45
109 Josh Hill Clee Cycles Senior
110 Emerson Graham Ride Coventry V45
111 Craig Whitehouse Redditch Road & Path CC V45
112 Paul Berry Redditch Road & Path CC V40
113 Peter Bishop Redditch Road & Path CC V40
114 Troy Batters Senior
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1 Hannah Payton Team Kinesis UK Senior
2 Melissa Baker Private Member U23
3 Sophie Faulkner Ride Coventry U23
4 Xan Crees Team Empella Cyclo-Cross.Com Junior
5 Julie Caddick Brotherton Cycles Senior
6 Karen Summers Private Member V45
7 Annie Lindsay Redditch Road & Path CC Junior
8 Naomi Buckley-Melling Stourbridge Cc Senior
9 Amanda Whitehouse Stourbridge Cc V40
10 Lindsay Newman Team Jewson-M.I.Racing-Polypipe V45
11 Sara Willhoit Senior
12 Lisa Garside Private Member V50
13 Sally White Mid Shropshire Wheelers V40
14 Alison Bagnall Stratford CC V50
15 Enya Tabram Team Jewson-M.I.Racing-Polypipe Senior
16 Ella Roper Newport Shropshire CC Senior
17 Sarah Vigrow Welland Valley CC V40
18 Rosemary Homer Revolutions Racing Senior
19 Bridget Jones Mid Shropshire Wheelers V50
20 Vanessa Carman Private Member V55

Vet 50
1 Stephen Knight Team Jewson-M.I.Racing-Polypipe V50
2 Kevin Payton Stourbridge Cc V55
3 Kirby Bennett Team Jewson-M.I.Racing-Polypipe V55
4 Stephen Whitehouse Stourbridge Cc V50
5 Phillip Roach Team Jewson-M.I.Racing-Polypipe V55
6 Gareth Highley Private Member V50
7 Vince Page Worcester St Johns CC V50
8 Steve Large Private Member V50
9 Peter Busby Team Jewson-M.I.Racing-Polypipe V55
10 Ian Wright Team Jewson-M.I.Racing-Polypipe V55
11 Glenn Coltman Leicestershire Road Club V55
12 Ian Watts Cotswold Veldrijden V55
13 Andy Collins Mid Shropshire Wheelers V50
14 Nigel Jones Absolute Black Racing Team V55
15 Timothy Stowe Team Jewson-M.I.Racing-Polypipe V60
16 Mark Mullender V55
17 Jeff Farmer Hinckley Cycle Racing Club V50
18 Gregory Slater Lichfield City CC V50
19 Richard Preece Newport Shropshire CC V50
20 Shaun Campling Leicester Forest CC V50
21 Richard Lewis Kenilworth Wheelers CC V50
22 Carl Max Taylor Stratford CC V50
23 Mark Garrett Ride Coventry V50
24 Tim Bailey Nbrc V50
25 Simon Bills BICI – PAZZO R.T. V50
26 Peter Bromwich Private Member V55
27 Gary Brooks Private Member V50
28 Victor Barnett Welland Valley CC V70
29 Gary Hipwell Rugby Velo V55
30 Ian Gascoigne Ride Coventry V50
31 Steve Proud Mike Vaughan Cycles V55
32 Mark Farrar Ride Coventry V50
33 Richard Graham Worcester St Johns CC V50
34 Kevin Bodley Fred Williams Cycles V55
35 Michael Webb Lichfield City CC V65
36 Brian Handley Wolverhampton Whls V50
37 Joseph Rowe Bush Healthcare CRT V65
38 Neville Gunn Solihull CC V50
39 Michael Vaughan Mike Vaughan Cycles V50
40 John Bayliss Bicicielo V60
41 Chris Watts Matlock CC V60
42 John Byatt Private Member V55
43 Garry Bolton Wolverhampton Whls V50
44 Nicholas Vipond Beacon Roads CC V50
45 Andy Webb Kenilworth Wheelers CC V55
46 Jonathan Todd Rugby Velo V50
47 Jim Woodward Ride Coventry V50
48 Mike Snell Royal Leamington Spa CC (RLSCC) V60
49 John Wright VC Long Eaton V50
50 Dave Overton Coventry Road Club V50
51 Philip Evans Ride Coventry V60
52 Gareth Cann Halesowen A & CC V50
53 Philip Richardson Wolverhampton Whls V50
54 Phillip Edwards Redditch Road & Path CC V55
55 Ian Spark Fred Williams Cycles V50
56 Keith Weavin Halesowen A & CC V60
57 Wayne Henderson Leicester Forest CC V50
58 Peter Varian Birmingham Midland Cycling Club V55
59 Peter Carman Lyme RC V60
60 Michael McDermott Heanor Clarion CC V65
61 Michael Field Halesowen A & CC V50
62 Peter Overton Cvw V50
63 Stephen Elcocks Revolutions Racing V50
64 David Simmons Private Member V50
65 Gary Hodkinson Private Member V55
66 Peter Mooney Rugby Velo V65
67 Darren Mitchelmore Mid Shropshire Wheelers V50
68 Andrew McGowan Solihull CC V55
69 Martin Tinsley Private Member V55
70 Mike Bazeley Mid Shropshire Wheelers V50
71 Malcolm Lindsay Redditch Road & Path CC V50
72 David Mackey Private Member V50
73 Ian Cadwallader Stourbridge Cc V50
74 John Homer Redditch Road & Path CC V50
75 Derek Hill Stourbridge Cc V65
76 Peter Parkes Coventry Road Club V60
77 Phil Metcalfe Wolverhampton Whls V65
78 Adrian Ravenscroft Beacon Roads CC V50
79 Bernard Wareing Solihull CC V65
80 Jeffrey Stone Rugby Velo V60
81 Paul Brown Leicester Forest CC V50
82 Robin Goundry Private Member V60
83 Richard Taaffe Private Member V55
84 Rocheford Pearson Solihull CC V50
85 John Claydon Private Member V65
86 Gordon Richards Private Member V60
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1 Daniel Barnes Lichfield City CC U16
2 Matthew Kingston Lichfield City CC U16
3 Emile Alexander Lichfield City CC U16
4 Kieran Riley Langdale Lightweights Racing Team U16
5 Edward Woodward The MI Racing Academy U16
6 Ryan Greaves Mid Shropshire Wheelers U16
7 Josh Field Halesowen A & CC U16
8 Taylor Carr Lichfield City CC U16
9 Conor Jones Solihull CC U16
10 Oliver Baker Wolverhampton Whls U16
11 Max Greensill Private Member U14
12 Alex Barker Halesowen A & CC U14
13 Jack Fothergill Kenilworth Wheelers CC U16
14 Luke Harris Halesowen A & CC U14
15 Jacob Jones Solihull CC U16
16 Sullivan Berry Redditch Road & Path CC U14
17 William Farmer Wolverhampton Whls U16
18 William Ryan Solihull CC U14
19 Joseph Brookes Halesowen A & CC U14
20 Tomos Pattinson Halesowen A & CC U14
21 Sam Wainwright Redditch Road & Path CC U16
22 Oliver Tandy Solihull CC U14
23 Grace Lister Wolverhampton Whls U14
24 Jonathan Masters Stratford CC U16
25 Benjamin Tomlinson Mid Shropshire Wheelers U14
26 Dominic Switzer Welland Valley CC U14
27 Thomas Porton Redditch Road & Path CC U14
28 Thomas Charles Halesowen A & CC U16
29 Billy Laight Halesowen A & CC U14
30 Joe Homer Redditch Road & Path CC U14
31 Kinga Ingram Halesowen A & CC U16
32 Zak Machin Rivet Racing U14
33 Alex Hall Wolverhampton Whls U16
34 Molly Lewis Halesowen A & CC U16
35 James Whitehouse Redditch Road & Path CC U16
36 Flo Wissaman Newark Castle CC U14
37 Daphne Jones Mid Shropshire Wheelers U14
38 Alexander Ward Wolverhampton Whls U14
39 Beatrice Pauley St Ives CC U14
40 Byron Garvey Redditch Road & Path CC U16
41 Fay Garner Welland Valley CC U14
42 Lucas Cook Solihull CC U14
43 Louis Smith Worcester St Johns CC U14
44 Isla Blain Halesowen A & CC U14
45 Alex Dalton Redditch Road & Path CC U14
46 Luke Brennan Stratford CC U14
47 Dan Hutchinson Halesowen A & CC U14
48 Will Lewis Halesowen A & CC U14
49 Akhil Kolnaty Solihull CC U14
50 Caitlin Harvey Lichfield City CC U14
51 Harrison Kennington Redditch Road & Path CC U16
52 Joshua Pearson Solihull CC U14
53 Grace Nolan Wyre Forest CRC U14
54 Bethany Harris Wolverhampton Whls U16
55 Oliver Hancher Wolverhampton Whls U14
56 Abigail Lowe Private Member U14
57 Posie Forrester Wyre Forest CRC U14
58 Benjamin Whitehouse Redditch Road & Path CC U14

Under 12
1 Spencer Corder Stratford CC U12
2 Ryan Oldfield Redditch Road & Path CC U12
3 Jude Du Toit Kirklees Cycling Academy U12
4 Lewis Tinsley Stratford CC U12
5 Max Saunders Solihull CC U12
6 Luca Bradley Lichfield City CC U12
7 Joshua Jackson Mid Shropshire Wheelers U12
8 Alex Hart Mid Shropshire Wheelers U12
9 Joshua Darlow Stratford CC U12
10 Alexander Burden Stratford CC U12
11 Charlie Coleston-Shields Lichfield City CC U12
12 Noah Inman Bolsover & District Cycling Club U12
13 Ben Woodhouse Solihull CC U12
14 Tia Carr Lichfield City CC U12
15 Jesse Bradley Lichfield City CC U12
16 Thomas Brookes Halesowen A & CC U12
17 Luke Mannings Halesowen A & CC U12
18 Ella Tandy Solihull CC U12
19 Tom Jackson Newport Shropshire CC U12
20 Cerys Greaves Mid Shropshire Wheelers U12
21 George Lewis Halesowen A & CC U12
22 Rebecca Woodvine Mid Shropshire Wheelers U12
23 Dominic Pauley St Ives CC U12
24 Jack Bristow Malvern Cycle Sport U12
25 Joseph Turnbull Redditch Road & Path CC U12
26 Zoe Parker Stratford CC U12
27 Samuel Abbott Stratford CC U12
28 Thomas Hutchinson Halesowen A & CC U12
29 Mari Porton Redditch Road & Path CC U12
30 Patrick Neely Solihull CC U12
31 Cole Locklin Newport Shropshire CC U12
32 Jake Bazeley Mid Shropshire Wheelers U12
33 Jasmine Alexander Lichfield City CC U12
34 Matthew Dalton Redditch Road & Path CC U12
35 Samuel Brownsword Solihull CC U12
36 Harriet Tinsley Stratford CC U12
37 Amelia Jackson Newport Shropshire CC U12
38 Harriette Taylor Newport Shropshire CC U12
39 Evangeline Hopkins Halesowen A & CC U12
40 Sophie Griffiths Lyme RC U12
41 Sophie Jackson Newport Shropshire CC U12
42 Danielle Barker Halesowen A & CC U12

Under 10
1 George Cooper Pines Cycles Enve U10
2 Jacob Steed Bolsover & District Cycling Club U10
3 Daniel Ward Mercia CC – Lloyds Cycles U10
4 Jefferson Tear-Verweij Private Member U10
5 Noah White Mid Shropshire Wheelers U10
6 Ruben Stringfellow Stratford CC U10
7 Murphy Hamilton Lichfield City CC U10
8 Corin Bradley Lichfield City CC U10
9 Rose Lewis Halesowen A & CC U10
10 Holly Saunders Solihull CC U10
11 Megan Cherry Leicester Forest CC U10
12 Oliver Ward Wolverhampton Whls U10
13 Lauren Oldfield Redditch Road & Path CC U10
14 Matthew Hitchmough Solihull CC U10
15 Teddy Wright Solihull CC U10
16 Lottie Lissaman Newark Castle CC U10
17 Daniel Charton U10
18 Tom Bristow Malvern Cycle Sport U10
19 Alfie Steed Bolsover & District Cycling Club U10
20 Ashleigh Kennedy Beacon Roads CC U10
21 Teddy Taylor Newport Shropshire CC U10
22 Toby Stokes Redditch Road & Path CC U10
23 Henry Lewis Wolverhampton Whls U10
24 Ella Harris Halesowen A & CC U10
25 Lily Allcock Lyme RC U10
26 James Robinson Malvern Cycle Sport U10
27 Samuel Bishop Redditch Road & Path CC U10
28 Harry Parkes Newport Shropshire CC U10
29 Toby Middleton Newport Shropshire CC U10
30 Florence Switzer Welland Valley CC U10
31 Dylan Phipps U10
32 Niamh Fletcher Wolverhampton Whls U10
33 Daniel Brownsword Solihull CC U10
34 Ozzy Beswick U10
35 Annabella Cook Private Member U10
36 Nyla Fletcher Wolverhampton Whls U10

Under 8
1 Louis Inman Bolsover & District Cycling Club U8
2 Jet Du Toit Newark Castle CC U8
3 Jude White Mid Shropshire Wheelers U8
4 Ben Bramford-Hale Private Member U8
5 Arly Berry Redditch Road & Path CC U8
6 Daniel Philpotts Wyre Forest CRC U8
7 William Stokes Redditch Road & Path CC U8
8 Rose Neely Solihull CC U8
9 William Garner Solihull CC U8
10 Harry Hushes Nuneaton BMX Club U8
11 Seb Rogers Solihull CC U8
12 Shauna Hamilton Lichfield City CC U8
13 Eddy Porton Redditch Road & Path CC U8
14 Louie Kennedy Beacon Roads CC U8
15 Alexander Gilmour Redditch Road & Path CC U8
16 Eva-Joan Leavis Leicester Forest CC U8
17 James Caine Solihull CC U8
18 Stephanie Hopkins Halesowen A & CC U8
19 Oliver Durose Beacon Roads CC U8
20 William Mansell Solihull CC U8
21 Ned Heenan Stratford CC U8
22 Milo Cook Private Member U8
23 Ben Purkis U8
24 Izzy Rullock Evovelo U8
25 Joshua Wood Wolverhampton Whls U8

Under 6
1 Toby Leavis Leicester Forest CC U6
2 Benjamin Gilmour Redditch Road & Path CC U6
3 Mary Heenan Stratford CC U6
4 Jenson Deeley U6
5 Molly Kostka U6
6 Harry Taylor-Bowen Halesowen A & CC U6
7 Charlie Parkes U6
8 Jude James U6
9 Sofia Kostka U6



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