Report: Brooks Cycles Track League (May 3)

The 2018 season got underway with the first round of the Brooks Cycles Track , at the Lyme Valley Velodrome, Newcastle under Lyme.

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Report: Brooks Cycles Track League (May 3)

The 2018 season got underway with the first round of the Brooks Cycles Track , at the Lyme Valley Velodrome, Newcastle under Lyme. There was a good turnout of riders for the first night with 50 riders taking part across all the leagues. rain had fallen a coulee of hours before the league however the skies lightened and a full program took place.

The main league started with the first round of the 500m Handicap League. There was a trilling finish with only 3 bike lengths separating the top 6 with Aleshia Mellor ( Brooks Cy-cles ) holding on to take the win from Pete Humphries ( Brooks Cycles ). In the other Sprint-ers League events the team sprint went to former World Masters Sprint Champion and mak-ing a welcome return after a year out injured Phil Houlton ( Brooks Cycles,) Aleshia Mellor and Thomas White ( Middleton CC ) .The sprint final saw Josh Spendelow ( Brooks Cycles ) take a fine win from upcoming youth rider Harry Ledingham-Horn ( Lyme RC.)

In the A Class Endurance events Cai Davies ( Finchley RT ) was the top points scorer in winning the points race and devil events. Other wins went to Ian Douglas ( Lyme RC ) in the opening 10 lap scratch and Harry Ledingham-Horn who won the final 5 mile scratch. The B Class races saw Thomas Bullock ( Newport CC) dominate winning all events on the night in this category and his reward is being moved up to the A group next week. Impressive riding from the 14 year old.

The C Class league saw a great bunch of rider compete with last years overall winner Richard Coates again showing he is the man to beat as he won 3 out of 4 events in the points, devil and 5 mile. Youth Rider Hannah Davies was the winner of the opening 5 mile scratch. The youth events saw Ross Hooley ( Innovation RT ) have good night as he won the devil and was part of the winning team sprint team. Josh Marsden ( Lyme RC ) won the opening 200m TT and Josh Jackson ( Mid Shropshire Wheelers ) took the final 6 lap scratch.
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Group 1
Race 1
1st Evie Davis Lyme RC
2nd Harry Brayford Lyme RC
3rd Liam Campbell Lyme RC

Race 2
1st Harriette Taylor Newport CC
2nd Harry Brayford
3rd Evie Davis

Race 3
1st Harry Brayford
2nd Evie Davis
3rd Harriette Taylor

Race 4
1st Harry Brayford
2nd Harriette Taylor
3rd Evie Davis

Group 2
Race 1
1st Olly Davis Lyme RC
2nd Ted Taylor Newport CC
3rd Charlie Clewlow Lyme RC

Race 2
1st Eadie Jones Lyme RC
2nd` Charlie Clewlow
3rd Ted Taylor

Race 3
1st Ted Taylor
2nd Charlie Clewlow
3rd Eadie Jones

Race 4
1st Ted Taylor
2nd Eadie Taylor
3rd Olly Davis

Group 3
Race 1
1st George Morton Lyme RC
2nd Max McKenzie Lyme RC
3rd Eddie Townsend Lyme RC

Race 2
1st Max McKenzie
2nd George Morton
3rd Eddie Townsend

Race 3
1st George Morton
2nd Max McKenzie
3rd Eddie Townsend

Race 4
1st Eddie Townsend
2nd George Morton
3rd Max McKenzie

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500m Handicap League
1st Aleshia Mellor Brooks Cycles
2nd Pete Humphries Brooks Cycles
3rd Steve Cronshaw Brooks Cycles

Youth 200m TT
1st Josh Marsden Lyme RC
2nd Ross Hooley Innovation RT
3rd Josh Jackson Mid Shropshire Wheelers

Endurance 10 lap scratch
1st Ian Douglas Lyme RC
2nd Cai Davies Finchley RT
3rd James Brayford Lyme RC

B Class Scratch
1st Thomas Bullock Newport CC
2nd Andrew Bonnett
3rd Jon Barnwell Velo Wolf Racing

C Class Scratch
1st Hannah Davis
2nd Richard Coates Leek CC
3rd Neil Batten Newcastle RC 2001

Sprinters League Team Sprint
1st Phil Houlton
Aleshia Mellor
Thomas White Middleton CC

2nd Chris Pyatt Brooks Cycles
Steve Cronshaw Brooks Cycles
Pete Humphries

3rd Josh Spendelow Brooks Cycles
Harry Ledingham-Horn Lyme RC
Hannah Davies Lyme RC

Youth Team sprint
1st Josh Jackson Mid Shropshire Wheelers
Josh Marsden Lyme RC
Seth Ireland Lyme RC

A Class points
1st Cai Davies
2nd Ian Douglas
3rd Charlie Fisher Newport CC

B Class Points
1st Thomas Bullock Newport CC
2nd Iain Davidson PM
3rd Andrew Bonnett Uttoxeter CC

C Class Points
1st Richard Coates
2nd Sallie Birchall Lyme RC
3rd Neil Batten

Youth Devil
1st Ross Hooley
2nd Josh Marsden
3rd Richard Wason Uttoxeter CC

A Class Endurance Devil
1st Cai Davies
2nd Charlie Fisher
3rd James Brayford

B Class devil
1st Thomas Bullock
2nd Andrew Bonnett
3rd Jon Barnwell

C Class Devil
1st Richard Coates
2nd Phil Powell Newcastle RC 2001
3rd Sallie Bircall

Sprint Final
1st Josh Spendelow
2nd Harry Ledingham-Horn
3rd Aleshia Mellor

Youth Scratch
1st Josh Jackson
2nd Ross Hooleyl
3rd Richard Wason

40 lap Scratch
1st Harry Ledingham-Horn
2nd Charlie Fisher
3rd Cai Davies

1st Thomas Bullock
2nd Andrew Bonnett
3rd Iain Davidson

1st Richard Coates
2nd Darren Hughes Lyme RC
3rd Phil Powell



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