Result: Lazer Ridley West Midlands CX League 9

Ben Askey (RST/Cycle Division), Harriet Harnden, Toby Barnes, Phillip Glaze and Mark James winners at round 9 of the Lazer Ridley West Midlands CX League on November 18

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Result: Lazer Ridley West Midlands CX League 9

Photos: David Perry | Words: Ben Goddard

BARNES brothers Toby and Daniel took a one-two victory in the senior race at round nine of the West Midlands Cyclo-Cross League while Junior Women’s National Champion Harriet Harnden dominated the women’s event.

Stourport Sports Club held a cyclo-cross race for the first ever time with a course based around their closed circuit cycle track organised by Worcester Forest CC.

Due to the recent dry conditions the short banks and hard ground led to some fast racing with one short muddy section which forced some riders to dismount. In the men’s race Toby and Daniel Barnes (Lichfield City CC) dominated the event and road together to build an unassailable margin and celebrated the one-two together despite the former crossing the line first.

A fast downhill road start led to a fast opening to the race but by the end of the first complete lap the brothers had a gap of 13 seconds over the chasers. The pair worked together throughout the event with Toby waiting for his brother at times leading to them crossing the line together 37 seconds clear of their next rival.

After starting near the back of the grid Ross Harnden (Malvern Cycle Sport) had to battle his way to the front before riding away to clinch third overall. Despite finishing second to his brother Daniel Barnes was first junior ahead of David Hird (Halesowen A&CC) with Sam Wainwright (Redditch Road & Path CC) in third.

“With my brother we pulled away from the start and Toby stayed on the front and waited a few times out of some sections so we could finish together,” said Daniel Barnes. “That was kind of the plan from the start to get away and stay together.”

Daniel Barnes will miss the fourth round of the National Trophy next weekend in York as he has been selected to ride in the UCI World Cup on the sand dunes of Koksijde.

The veteran’s race for ages 40 to 50 ended in one of the closest finishes of the day with Philip Glaze (Stourbridge CC) edging out Nicholas Popham (Rotor Race Team) by the throw of a bike in the road sprint finish with Ed Moseley (Malvern Cycle Sport) taking third.

In the women’s event Harnden added another win to her league collection after returning to racing following a break. The junior rider, who finished fourth in the under-23 World Championships last season, from Malvern, road away from the start to win by over four minutes.

Behind veteran rider Karren Summers initially led the chase pulling away from her rivals on the second lap. However, Melissa Baker (Team Empella came back at her rival and after a close battle finished second just 14 seconds ahead of Summers.

“It was my first race back after a break so it went better than I expected, said Harnden. “I’ve just had three weeks off with a bit of riding so I just gave it my all from the start. It was definitely not the course I expected as there was a really muddy section in the middle.

“Coming out of the pits my gears decided not to work but I kept riding and they worked themselves out in the end. I am riding the York National Trophy next as I thought that would be a good one before the bigger races later in the season.”

The veteran’s over-50 event had a new winner as Mark James (Team Jewson MI Racing-Polypipe) road away from team-mate and series lead Stephen Knight. James, from Hereford, joined Knight at the front after the opening lap and then attacked on the second lap growing out a winning margin of 23 seconds. Behind a close battle behind developed for third between Stephen Whitehouse (Stourbridge CC) and Mark Mullender (CC Giro) with the former pulling out a slender margin on the last lap.

Ben Askey (RST/Cycle Division Racing Team) added another win to his collection in the youth boy’s event. Askey distanced rival Samuel Holwill (Hafren CC) on the second lap before gradually increasing his lead lap on lap to build a winning margin of 17 seconds.

Behind a race-long battle for third between Alex Barker (Team Backstedt/Hotchillee) and Sullivan Berry (Redditch Road & Path CC) ended in a sprint finish with Baker the fastest. Despite starting two minutes behind the under-16s the under-14 winner Max Greensill (Rapid Racer Products) road through the field to finish fifth overall.

Behind Spencer Corder (Rotor Race Team) took second with Tomos Pattinson (Halesowen A&CC) in third. In the girl’s event Daphne Jones (Mid Shropshire Whls) took a clear victory finishing almost two minutes ahead of her nearest rival.

Behind a trio of under-14 riders was led home by Hannah Cockroft with Rebecca Woodvine (Mid Shropshire Whls) in second and Posie Forrester (Wyre Forrest CRC) in third. Second in the under-16 category was Molly Lewis (Halesowen A&CC).

1 Harriet Harnden T-Mo Racing Junior
2 Melissa Baker Team Empella Cyclo-Cross.Com U23
3 Karen Summers Private Member V45
4 Hannah Pearson FISHFACE CYCLES RT Senior
5 Julie Caddick Brotherton Cycles Senior
6 Annie Lindsay Redditch Road & Path CC U23
7 Michelle Paget Rugby Velo V40
8 Amanda Whitehouse Stourbridge Cc V40
9 Tessa Oelofse Brat Club V45
10 Debbie Bradley Team Bottrill V45
11 Freya Gibbons Ludlow Brewery Race Team Junior
12 Helen Pritchard Sytri – Shrewsbury Triathlon V50
13 Pam Saunders Stourbridge Cc V55
14 Jackie Lake Stourbridge Cc V50
15 Hannah Noone stafford road club Senior
16 Wendy Holmes Private Member V50
17 Roxanne Jevons Here Come The Belgians Senior
18 Rosie Hopkins Wyre Forest CRC V40
19 Claire Hughes Solihull CC V40
20 Ruth Greening Wyre Forest CRC Senior
21 Helen Delves Wyre Forest CRC V45
22 Judith Harper Solihull CC V55
23 Vanessa Carman Private Member V60
24 Sonia Jones Private Member V40

1 Toby Barnes Lichfield City CC U23
2 Daniel Barnes Lichfield City CC Junior
3 Ross Harnden Malvern Cycle Sport Senior
4 Ewan Grivell-Mellor Mid Shropshire Wheelers U23
5 Jonathan Brain Private Member Senior
6 Anthony Neave Stourbridge Cc U23
7 Robert Burns Islabikes Senior
8 David Hird Halesowen A & CC Junior
9 Nick Morris Clee Cycles Senior
10 Gary Price RST/Cycle Division Racing Team Senior
11 Phillip Glaze Stourbridge Cc V40
12 Nicholas Popham Rotor Race Team V45
13 Ed Moseley Malvern Cycle Sport V40
14 Sebastian Bacon Wolverhampton Whls U23
15 Claude Binchet Solihull CC Senior
16 Jonathan Williams Fred Williams Cycles Senior
17 Jason McNulty Royal Leamington Spa CC (RLSCC) V40
18 Ben Beauchamp Beacon Roads CC Senior
19 Robert Grimes Wyre Forest CRC V40
20 Andy Collis Bicicielo V45
21 John Darroch Private Member V45
22 Dave Saunders Mid Shropshire Wheelers Senior
23 Sam Chatwin Private Member V40
24 Sam Wainwright Redditch Road & Path CC Junior
25 Zak White Wolverhampton Whls U23
26 David Reilly Ride Coventry V45
27 Roger Cutler Beacon Roads CC Senior
28 Thomas Smith Royal Leamington Spa CC (RLSCC) Senior
29 Steve Haywood Fishface Cycles V45
30 Stuart Jackson Nova Raiders Cycling Club V40
32 Michael Warner Stratford CC V40
33 James Griffiths Clee Cycles V45
34 Spencer Parker Private Member V45
35 Sean Byatt Private Member Senior
36 John McAllister Private Member Senior
37 Darren Shaw Stourbridge velo V45
38 Kyle Martin Private Member V45
39 Kevin Hayward Stourbridge Cc V45
40 Mitchell Ward Private Member Senior
41 Thomas Colley Newport Shropshire CC Senior
42 Gareth Evans Revolutions Racing V40
43 Stuart Duckworth Lichfield City CC V40
44 Mark White Mid Shropshire Wheelers V40
45 Stephen Jefferies Royal Leamington Spa CC (RLSCC) V40
46 Nick Hammond Private Member Senior
47 Dominic Priest RLS Cycling Club Senior
48 Scott Matthews Redditch Road & Path CC Junior
49 Thomas Williams Beacon Roads CC Junior
50 Ben Colley Newport Cc V50M
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VET 50
1 Mark James Team Jewson MI Racing Polypipe V50M
2 Stephen Knight Team Jewson-M.I.Racing-Polypipe V50M
3 Stephen Whitehouse Stourbridge Cc V50M
4 Mark Mullender CC Giro V55M
5 Leon Field CC Giro V50M
6 Nigel Jones Rotor Race Team V55M
7 Gareth Highley CC Giro V50M
8 Peter Busby Team Jewson-M.I.Racing-Polypipe V55M
9 Richard Lewis Kenilworth Wheelers CC V50M
10 John Buchan Lichfield City CC V50M
11 Tim Hutchinson Nfto Rc V50M
12 Lorenzo Buratti V50M
13 Michael Vaughan Mike Vaughan Cycles V50M
14 Peter Bromwich Private Member V55M
15 Mark Farrar Ride Coventry V50M
16 Brian Handley Wolverhampton Whls V50M
17 Andy Webb Kenilworth Wheelers CC V55M
18 Andy Collins Mid Shropshire Wheelers V50M
19 Paul Gibson Wyre Forest CRC V50M
20 David Allen Clee Cycles V50M
21 Carl Bullingham CC Giro V50M
22 Carl Max Taylor Rotor Race Team V50M
23 Simon Jones Fred Williams Cycles V50M
24 Chris Watts Matlock CC V60M
25 Kevin Bodley Fred Williams Cycles V55M
26 Nicholas Vipond Beacon Roads CC V50M
27 Gary Rowing-Parker Solihull CC V60M
28 Richard Graham Worcester St Johns CC V50M
29 John Byatt Private Member V55M
30 Andy Jones Wolverhampton Whls V65M
31 Peter Hall Halesowen A & CC V50M
32 Darren Fearns Worcester St Johns CC V50M
33 Kevin Plant Stoubridge CC V50M
34 Garry Bolton Wolverhampton Whls V50M
35 Joseph Rowe Bush Healthcare CRT V65M
36 Michael Webb Lichfield City CC V70M
37 Steve Chapman Nova Raiders Cycling Club V55M
38 Robin Corder Rotor Race Team V55M
39 Robert Burns Islabikes V55M
40 Gary Hodkinson Mid Shropshire Wheelers V55M
41 Iain Chamberlain Private Member V50M
42 Andrew Merrick Stourbridge Cc V50M
43 Alistair McAdam Macclesfield Wheelers V55M
44 Keith Weavin Halesowen A & CC V60M
45 Robin Worman Royal Navy & Royal Marines CA V55M
46 Neil Taylor Solihull CC V50M
47 Mark Deakin Private Member V50M
48 Mike Snell Royal Leamington Spa CC (RLSCC) V60M
49 Martin Tinsley Private Member V55M
50 Stephen Elcocks Revolutions Racing V50M
51 Philip Richardson Wolverhampton Whls V50M
52 Peter Carman Lyme RC V60M
53 Malcolm Lindsay Redditch Road & Path CC V50M
54 John Homer Redditch Road & Path CC V50M
55 Mick Peakman VC Sevale (Malvern) V60M
56 Paul Lewis Halesowen A & CC V50M
57 Mike Bazeley Mid Shropshire Wheelers V50M
58 Mike Matthews Redditch Road & Path CC V50M
59 Derek Hill Stourbridge Cc V65M
60 Ian Forrester Kenilworth Wheelers CC V65M
61 Alastair Grant Halesowen A & CC V60M
62 Michael Gould Private Member V65M
63 Ian Cadwallader Stourbridge Cc V55M
64 Pete Marshall Beacon Roads CC V60M
65 Stephen Foster Private Member V55M
66 Robin Goundry Private Member V60M
67 John Claydon Private Member V65M
68 Nicholas Francks’ Halesowen A & CC V50M
69 Phil Berry Redditch Road & Path CC V65M
70 Glyn Lewis V50M
71 Gordon Richards Private Member V60M
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1 Ben Askey RST/Cycle Division Racing Team U16
2 Samuel Holwill Hafren CC U16
3 Alex Barker Team Backstedt/Hotchillee U16
4 Sullivan Berry Redditch Road & Path CC U16
5 Max Greensill Rapid Racer Products U14
6 William Ryan Solihull CC U16
7 Oliver Baker Wolverhampton Whls U16
8 Joshua Mitchell Private Member U16
9 Conor Jones Solihull CC U16
10 Ben Pierce Mid Shropshire Wheelers U16
11 William Farmer Wolverhampton Whls U16
12 Jacob Jones Solihull CC U16
13 Thomas Charles Halesowen A & CC U16
14 Joe Homer Redditch Road & Path CC U16
15 Harry Cockroft Private Member U16
16 Spencer Corder Rotor Race Team U14
17 Thomas Porton Redditch Road & Path CC U16
18 Tomos Pattinson Halesowen A & CC U14
19 Ryan Greaves Lichfield City CC U16
20 Fred Meredith Hafren CC U16
21 Benjamin Tomlinson Mid Shropshire Wheelers U16
22 George Amor-Haynes Derby Mercury U14
23 Oliver Tandy Solihull CC U16
24 Byron Garvey Redditch Road & Path CC U16
25 Thomas White Wolverhampton Whls U14
26 Lewis Tinsley Stratford CC U14
27 Daphne Jones Mid Shropshire Wheelers U16
28 Alex Dalton Redditch Road & Path CC U14
29 Akhil Kolnaty Solihull CC U14
30 Matthew Jordan Stratford CC U14
31 Ben Lucas Wolverhampton Whls U14
32 Billy Laight Private Member U14
33 Alexander Ward Wolverhampton Whls U16
34 Joshua Darlow Stratford CC U14
35 Dan Hutchinson Halesowen A & CC U14
36 Matthew Lowe Redditch Road & Path CC U16
37 William Simons Halesowen A & CC U16
38 Ben Woodhouse Solihull CC U14
39 Charlie Boddice U16
40 Hannah Cockroft Private Member U14
41 Rebecca Woodvine Mid Shropshire Wheelers U14
42 Will Lewis Halesowen A & CC U14
43 Luke Mannings Halesowen A & CC U14
44 Alexander Burden Stratford CC U14
45 Nathanial Bunch Wyre Forest CRC U16
46 Posie Forrester Wyre Forest CRC U14
47 Molly Lewis Halesowen A & CC U16
48 Tom Hyde Newport Shropshire CC U14
49 Tom Brookes Halesowen A & CC U14
50 Sam Stoker Hcc U14
51 Cerys Greaves Lichfield City CC U14
52 Mari Porton Redditch Road & Path CC U14
53 Elliot Roberts Malvern Cycle Sport U14
54 Thomas Cartwright Redditch Road & Path CC U14
55 Wiliam Menzies Solihull CC U14
56 Mark Charton Solihul CC U14
57 Harriette Taylor Newport Shropshire CC U14
58 Kim Greening Wyre Forest CRC U14
59 Emily Moseley U14
60 Amelia Jackson Newport Shropshire CC U14
61 Joseph Turnbull Redditch Road & Path CC U14
62 Hannah Philpotts Wyre Forest CRC U14

Under 12
1 George Cooper Sherwood Pines Cycles Forme U12
2 Jude Du Toit Newark Castle CC U12
3 Alex Hart Mid Shropshire Wheelers U12
4 Aelwen Davies The Bulls U12
5 Ryan Oldfield Redditch Road & Path CC U12
6 Callum Moss Private Member U12
7 George Lewis Halesowen A & CC U12
8 Harriet Greensill Rapid Racer Products U12
9 Patrick Neely Solihull CC U12
10 William Hyde Newport Shropshire CC U12
11 Charlie Colley Newport Shropshire CC U12
12 Ashley Watton Newport Shropshire CC U12
13 Zoe Parker Stratford CC U12
14 Teddy Taylor Newport Shropshire CC U12
15 Will Moseley Malvern Cycle Sport U12
16 Ray Lovell Wolverhampton Whls U12
17 Oliver Ward Wolverhampton Whls U12
18 Ella Tandy Solihull CC U12
19 Rocco Schumacher Pro Vision Race Team U12
20 Tom Jackson Newport Shropshire CC U12
21 Jefferson Tear-Verweij Stratford CC U12
22 Harry Parkes Newport Shropshire CC U12
23 Thomas Hutchinson Halesowen A & CC U12
24 Felix Forrester Wyre Forest CRC U12
25 Briony Roberts Hafren CC U12
26 Joe Greening Wyre Forest CRC U12
27 Andrew Groves Lichfield City CC U12
28 Dylan Phipps Redditch Road & Path CC U12
29 Toby Stokes Redditch Road & Path CC U12
30 Sophie Jackson Newport Shropshire CC U12
31 Murphy Hamilton Lichfield City CC U12
32 Samuel Abbott Stratford CC U12
33 Noah Killeen Mid Shropshire Wheelers U12
34 Jake Bazeley Mid Shropshire Wheelers U12
35 Evangeline Hopkins Halesowen A & CC U12
36 Mazie Harper Stafford RC U12
37 Aoife Lynch Newport Shropshire CC U12
38 Louis Mingins Stratford CC U12

Under 10
1 Noah White Mid Shropshire Wheelers U10
2 Jet Du Toit Newark Castle CC U10
3 Corin Bradley Lichfield City CC U10
4 Rose Lewis Halesowen A & CC U10
5 Ruben Stringfellow Stratford CC U10
6 Elliot Turner Hafren CC U10
7 Jonah Hearn Lichfield City CC U10
8 Daniel Charton Solihull CC U10
9 Victor Meredith Hafren CC U10
10 Zach Jenkins U10
11 Matthew Hitchmough Solihull CC U10
12 Lauren Oldfield Redditch Road & Path CC U10
13 Ben Bramford-Hale Newport Shropshire CC U10
14 Lewis Colley Private Member U10
15 Daniel Philpotts Wyre Forest CRC U10
16 James Saunders Wyre Forest CRC U10
17 Teddy Wright Solihull CC U10
18 Samuel Thomas Solihull CC U10
19 William Stokes Redditch Road & Path CC U10
20 George Gregory Wyre Forest CRC U10
21 Tamsin Moss Private Member U10
22 Rose Neely Solihull CC U10
23 Samuel Bishop Redditch Road & Path CC U10
24 William Garner Solihull CC U10
25 Stephanie Hopkins Halesowen A & CC U10
26 Erin Barton Mid Shropshire Wheelers U10
27 Owen Jervis Redditch Road & Path CC U10
28 Joshua Wood Wolverhampton Whls U10
29 Ronan Finlinson Redditch Road & Path CC U10
30 Thomas O Brien U10
31 Seb Rogers Solihull CC U10
32 Roxanne Schumacher Private Member U10
33 Evie May Stones Mid Shropshire Wheelers U10
34 Eleanor McGuire Newport Shropshire CC U10
35 Eddy Porton Redditch Road & Path CC U10
36 Evelyn Jervis Redditch Road & Path CC U10

Under 8
1 Isaac Vickery Mid Shropshire Wheelers U8
2 Arly Berry Redditch Road & Path CC U8
3 Jude White Mid Shropshire Wheelers U8
4 Sennen Brown Msw U8
5 James Caine Solihull CC U8
6 Jacob Smith Welland Valley CC U8
7 Lucas Mccann Newport Cc U8
8 Freddie Roberts Hafren CC U8
9 Philippa Godfrey Newport Shropshire CC U8
10 Millie Barton Mid Shropshire Wheelers U8
11 Shauna Hamilton Lichfield City CC U8
12 Alexander Gilmour Redditch Road & Path CC U8
13 Ben Turner Hafren CC U8
14 Micah Johnson Hayward Wolverhampton Whls U8
15 Finn Mccann Newport Cc U8
16 Benjamin Gilmour Redditch Road & Path CC U8
17 Caleb Bate Stratford CC U8
18 George Berry Malvern Cycle Sport U8
19 James Wise Redditch Road & Path CC U8
20 Jessica Askey Private Member U8
21 Rhys Mcguire Newport Cc U8
22 Eleanor Killeen Mid Shropshire Wheelers U8
23 Cameron Fairbanks U8

Under 6
1 Leo Postance Wwcc U6
2 Molly Kostka Private Member U6
3 Charlie Parkes Newport Shropshire CC U6
4 Rory Godfrey Newport Shropshire CC U6
5 Jared Jenkins U6
6 Mollie Cook Wyre Forest CRC U6
7 Henry Keene Redditch Road & Path CC U6
8 Samuel Boazman Wyre Forest CRC U6
9 Megan Jervis Redditch Road & Path CC U6
10 Fifi Kostka Private Member U6
11 Ruben Garner Solihull CC U6

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