Result: West Midlands CX League Rd 3

Gary Price, Karen Summers, Darren Atkins and Max Greensill winners at round 3 of the West Midlands Cyclo-Cross League at Henley in Arden

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Result: West Midlands CX League Rd 3


Gary Price (Morvello Basso) and veteran rider Karren Summers thrived in the muddy conditions as they took the men’s and women’s victories in the third round of the Lazer Shimano West Midlands Cyclo-Cross League.

A three-week break between races saw the conditions change drastically from the fast opening two rounds to the sticky mud of round three hosted by Stratford CC at Henley-in-Arden. In previous years the man-made mounds on the grounds of Johnsons Coaches have led to tough but fast racing with tight corners testing rider’s technical skills. However, a prolonged spell of overnight rain led to muddy conditions which challenged the endurance and running of all the competitors.

With previous round winners Simon Wyllie and Toby Barnes both absent riding the National Trophy round in Cumbria there was to be a new face winning the senior event. Price timed his effort to perfection and put in consistent laps on his way to victory in the men’s race. From the starting gun it was Anthony Neave (Stourbridge CC) who set the early pace with Price chasing 20 seconds behind after the opening lap.

League regular Neave increased his margin at the head of proceedings to 38 seconds after the second lap. However, then Price started pegging him back, catching his rival with two laps to go and then pulling out a winning margin on the last lap. Behind Robert Burns was in a lone chase for third finishing two minutes behind Neave and over two minutes clear of his nearest chaser.

Junior rider Oliver Baker (Wolverhampton Whls) put in a fine ride to place sixth overall and first in his age category. Second junior was Josh Field (Halesowen A & CC) while Jacob Jones (Solihull CC) finished third. Despite starting two minutes behind the senior riders Phillip Glaze (Fishface Cycles RT) worked his way up to fourth overall and veteran 40-49 age category winner.

Glaze had finished second and third in the previous rounds but went one better in Henley-in-Arden. Behind despite losing nearly a minute to his rivals with three laps to go Simon Stretton (2 Wheels Only) recovered to take second ahead of Nicholas Popham (Rotor Race Team).

The women’s race was also missing the winners from the previous two rounds from the start-line. A strong second lap from Shropshire rider Summers saw her rider away from her younger opponents to victory in the women’s event.

However, it was Ceris Styler, from Worcester, who got off to the fastest start before Summers powered away through the mud to pull out her winning margin. Styler did respond and started to pull her rival back but was beaten by 24 seconds at the finish line. Fellow Shropshire veteran rider, Julie Caddick (Brotherton Cycles) saw off the challenge of Melissa Baker (Team Empella Cyclo-Cross.Com) for third.

“It was ever so muddy and was a bit gruelling,” said Summers. “The mud was just thick the whole way around and the more it dried up the harder it got. There was quite a bit of running and there was one bank which I had to run up. As the race went on I was running on the drag before the climb too. “Ceris (Styler) took off in front and I couldn’t keep with her. On the second lap I made the catch but didn’t expect to stay past her. She was gaining towards the end but thankfully the finish came.“I was just glad to get my bike home as I only had one bike and it got clogged up.”

After finishing second in the series opening round Darren Atkins (Zannata Ride Coventry XGear) proved his skills in the mud by riding away to victory in the veteran’s 50+ age category race.
Winner of the previous two rounds Stephen Knight (Team Jewson-M.I.Racing) could only watch as his rival took the lead on the opening lap and built up a winning margin of a minute and 42 seconds. Knight finished second a further two minutes ahead of Leon Field (CC Giro).

Max Greensill (KTM UK Factory MTB Team) put in another impressive performance to take a clear win in the under-16 boys’ event. Harry Cockroft (Malvern Cycle Sport) was the lone chaser in second while Fred Meredith (Hafren CC) finished third. Rotor Race Team companions Spencer Corder and Lewis Tinsley dominated the under-14 boys’ category with Corder finishing a minute clear of his team-mate, while Oscar Martin (Stratford CC) finished third.

National Under-16 Girls’ Champion Zoe Backstedt (Storey Racing) was lapping a minute a lap quicker than her closest rival to win the girls’ event. She was chased by leading under-14 rider Hannah Cockroft (Malvern Cycle Sport) in second while Ellie Swingell (Halesowen A & CC) finished third. Second under-14 girl rider was Mari Porton (Redditch Road & Path CC) while Harriette Taylor (Newport Shropshire CC) finished third.

1 Karen Summers V50 Private Member
2 Ceris Styler Senior Private Member
3 Julie Caddick V40 Brotherton Cycles
4 Debbie Bradley V45 Team Bottrill
5 Claire Murphy Senior Kenilworth Wheelers CC
6 Olivia Fawcett U23 Boopods
7 Jackie Lake V55 Stourbridge Cc
8 Sarah Rose V40
9 Ailsa Neely V40 Solihull CC
10 Rosie Hopkins V40 Wyre Forest CRC
11 Molly Lewis Junior Halesowen A & CC
12 Claire Hughes V40 Velo Karbona
13 Kerry Guest V40 Worcester St Johns CC
14 Pam Saunders V55 Stourbridge Cc
15 Helen Plant V50 Stourbridge Cc
16 Laura Castle Senior Private Member

1 Gary Price Senior Morvelo Basso
2 Anthony Neave Senior Stourbridge Cc
3 Robert Burns Senior Private Member
4 Phillip Glaze V40 FISHFACE CYCLES RT
5 Jamieson Blain U23 Zappi Racing Team
6 Oliver Baker Junior Wolverhampton Whls
7 Ian Critchley Senior C2 Racing
8 Simon Stretton V45 2 Wheels Only
9 Nicholas Popham V45 Rotor Race Team
10 Nick Morris Senior Clee Cycles
11 Andrew Wearing Senior Mike Vaughan Cycles
12 Alex McNicol Senior Velo Runner
13 Josh Field Junior Halesowen A & CC
14 Colin Miller V40 Ride Coventry
15 Ben Beauchamp V40 Beacon Roads CC
16 Andy Collis V45 CC Giro
17 Dale Taylor Senior R M Cycling (RMCC)
18 Gareth Scott V45 CC Giro
19 Gary Howard V45 CC Giro
20 James Paradine V40 Private Member
21 Jacob Jones Junior Solihull CC
22 Daniel Butlin Senior EvoVelo Karbona
23 Aran Martin Junior Team Corley Cycles
24 John McAllister Senior Private Member
25 Conor Jones Junior Solihull CC
26 William Farmer Junior Wolverhampton Whls
27 Sam Wainwright Junior Redditch Road & Path CC
28 David Reilly V45 Private Member
29 Mark Shepherd V45 Sportstest RT
31 Thomas Smith Senior Royal Leamington Spa CC (RLSCC)
32 Jonathan Masters Junior Stratford CC
33 Roger Cutler Senior Beacon Roads CC
34 Stuart Duckworth V40 Lichfield City CC
35 Stephen Jefferies V40 Royal Leamington Spa CC (RLSCC)
36 Andrew Owen V45 Kenilworth Wheelers CC
37 Fraser Howard V45 Stourbridge velo
38 Graeme Davidson V45 Kenilworth Wheelers CC
39 Robert Grimes V40 Wyre Forest CRC
40 Josh Williams Senior Clee Cycles
41 Darryl Thomas V45 Dynamic Rides CC
42 Martyn Vickers V40 Lichfield City CC
43 Stuart Alford Senior Warwick Lanterne Rouge CC
44 Colin Smith Senior Acu
45 Nicholas Long Senior Nova Raiders Cycling Club
46 Thomas Williams U23 Beacon Roads CC
47 Karl Schumacher V40 Schumacher Cycling Team
48 Kyle Houston Senior Private Member
49 Thomas Green U23 Solihull CC
50 Steven White V45 Wolverhampton Whls
51 Darren Shaw V45 Stourbridge velo
52 Michael Warner V40 Stratford CC
53 Warren Drew V45 Rapha Cycling Club
54 Benjamin Caine Senior Dynamic Rides CC
55 Henry Lloydlangston U23 Halesowen A & CC
56 Richard Dorney V40 Dynamic Rides
57 Dean Callister Senior Nova Raiders Cycling Club
58 Robert Neely V40 Solihull CC
59 Pete Matthews V40 Royal Leamington Spa CC (RLSCC)
60 Nathan Smith V40
61 Craig Fletcher Senior Warwick Lanterne Rouge CC
62 James Strain V40 Redditch Road & Path CC
63 Michael Brownsword V40 Solihull CC
64 Richard Lowe V45 Redditch Road & Path CC
65 Martin Brown Senior EvoVelo Karbona
66 Andrej Holubek Senior Private Member
67 Nicholas Hill V45 Private Member
68 Anthony De-Leon V40 Private Member
69 Byron Garvey Junior Redditch Road & Path CC
70 Gary Ward V40
71 Ashley Wright Senior Solihull CC
72 Alex Chachou Senior
73 Stuart Burke V40 45 Road Club
74 Matthew Harris V40 Halesowen A & CC
75 Zak White U23 Wolverhampton Whls
76 Matthew Boazman Senior Wyre Forest CRC
77 Kevin Lister V40 Kenilworth Wheelers CC
78 Alexander Whiting Senior Warwick Lanterne Rouge CC
79 Paul Guest V45 Worcester St Johns CC
80 Steven Douglas V45 Private Member
81 Spencer Tapia Senior Royal Leamington Spa CC (RLSCC)
82 Neil Pellowe Senior Beacon Roads CC
83 Scott Matthews U23 Redditch Road & Path CC
84 Ewan Grey V40 Private Member
85 Julian Holt V45 West Midlands Police CC
86 Luke Boneham Senior
87 Alexander Billington Senior Bromsgrove Olympique CC
88 Emerson Graham V45 Ride Coventry
89 Stewart Phipps V40 Redditch Road & Path CC
90 Donatas Askoldavicius Senior Private Member
91 Tommy Haywood Senior
92 David Cartwright V45 Redditch Road & Path CC
93 Martin Cooper V45 Wyre Forest CRC
94 Gerard Scott V45 Royal Leamington Spa CC (RLSCC)
95 Hari Vikram Kolnaty V45 Solihull CC
96 Stephen George Lazenby V45 Beacon Roads CC
97 Andy Peter V45 Private Member
98 Kirk Finlinson V40 Redditch Road & Path CC
99 Steve Groves V45 Stratford CC
100 David Belcher V40 Ratae

VET 50
1 Darren Atkins V50 Zannata Ride Coventry XGear
2 Stephen Knight V50 Team Jewson-M.I.Racing
3 Leon Field V50 CC Giro
4 Peter Turner V60 Derby Mercury
5 Gareth Highley V50 CC Giro
6 Kyle Martin V50 Private Member
7 Kirby Bennett V60 Team Jewson-M.I.Racing
8 Richard Lewis V50 Kenilworth Wheelers CC
9 Chris Wreghitt V60 Second Wind
10 Neil Taylor V55 Coalville Wheelers CC
11 Mark Lampitt V50 Stratford CC
12 Carl Bullingham V50 CC Giro
13 Gary Strickland V50 VC Long Eaton
14 Peter Bromwich V55 Private Member
15 Kevin Payton V55 Stourbridge Cc
16 Nigel Jones V55 Rotor Race Team
17 Kevin Hayward V50 FISHFACE CYCLES RT
18 Gregory Slater V50 Lichfield City CC
19 Nicholas Vipond V50 Beacon Roads CC
20 Shaun Campling V50 Leicester Forest CC
21 Jonathon Bister V50 CC Giro
22 Richard Preece V50 Newport Shropshire CC
23 Michael Webb V70 Lichfield City CC
24 Chris Watts V60 Matlock CC
25 Jonathan Todd V50 Rugby Velo
26 John Byatt V55 Private Member
27 Gary Brooks V50 Kenilworth Wheelers
28 Philip Bromwich V50 Stratford CC
29 Andy Jones V65 Wolverhampton Whls
30 Brian Handley V50 Private Member
31 Stephen Broatch V55 Dynamic Rides CC
32 Simon Jones V50 Fred Williams Cycles
33 Kevin Plant V50 Stourbridge Cc
34 Stephen Croggon V55 Beacon Roads CC
35 Paul Gibson V50 Wyre Forest CRC
36 Tony Jones V60 Tmk
37 Charles Brown V55 Kenilworth Wheelers CC
38 Andrew Grier V50 CC Giro
39 Ned Potter V50 Gannett Cc
40 Joseph Rowe V65 Bush Healthcare CRT
41 Dave Mellor V55 Mid Shropshire Wheelers
42 David Green V50 Solihull CC
43 Garry Bolton V50 Wolverhampton Whls
44 Carl Max Taylor V50 Rotor Race Team
45 David Bettridge V50 Private Member
46 Alistair McAdam V55 Macclesfield Wheelers
47 Philip Stokes V65 Team Jewson-M.I.Racing
48 Martin Hackley V70 Mi Racing – Jewson
49 Robert Burns V55 Islabikes
50 Paul Hancher V50 Wolverhampton Whls
51 David Simmons V50 Private Member
52 Peter Ward V65 Solihull CC
53 Michael Harrison V50 Solihull CC
54 Timothy Jones V50 Mid Shropshire Wheelers
55 Stephen Masters V50 Private Member
56 Daniel Reid V50 Dynamic Rides CC
57 John Homer V50 Redditch Road & Path CC
58 Martin Tinsley V60 Bromsgrove Olympique CC
59 Gareth Cann V50 Halesowen A & CC
60 Robin Worman V55 Private Member
61 Keith Jones V50 Solihull CC
62 Derek Hill V65 Stourbridge Cc
63 Nik Bettam V60 Solihull CC
64 Kevin Bodley V55 Fred Williams Cycles
65 Phillip Edwards V55 Redditch Road & Path CC
66 Stephen Price V55 Private Member
67 Paul Green V65 Stourbridge Cc
68 Alan Buxcey V50 Team Jewson-M.I.Racing
69 Phil Metcalfe V65 Wolverhampton Whls
70 John Potts V50 Redditch Road & Path CC
71 Nicholas Selibas V70 Velo Karbona
72 Michael Cooper V65 Private Member
73 Stephen Foster V55 CC Giro
74 Kevin Cockroft V65 Private Member
75 John Claydon V65 Private Member
76 Nicholas Francks` V50 Halesowen A & CC
77 Phil Berry V70 Redditch Road & Path CC

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1 Max Greensill U16 KTM UK Factory MTB Team
2 Harry Cockroft U16 Malvern Cycle Sport
3 Fred Meredith U16 Hafren CC
4 Oliver Tandy U16 Solihull CC
5 Sullivan Berry U16 Redditch Road & Path CC
6 Tomos Pattinson U16 Halesowen A & CC
7 Spencer Corder U14 Rotor Race Team
8 Lewis Tinsley U14 Rotor Race Team
9 Kieron Heuberger U16 Gower Riders
10 Zoe Backstedt U16
11 Joe Brookes U16 Halesowen A & CC
12 Joe Homer U16 Redditch Road & Path CC
13 Oscar Martin U14 Stratford CC
14 Max Bufton U14 Hafren CC
15 Samuel Stoker U16 Hafren CC
16 Akhil Kolnaty U16 Solihull CC
17 Matthew Jordan U16 Stratford CC
18 Luke Jones U14 Welland Valley CC
19 Max Saunders U14 Solihull CC
20 Thomas Porton U16 Redditch Road & Path CC
21 Thomas White U16 Wolverhampton Whls
22 Ryan Oldfield U14 Redditch Road & Path CC
23 Tom Jackson U14 Newport Shropshire CC
24 Luke Brennan U16 Stratford CC
25 Jude Du Toit U14 Newark Castle CC
26 Hannah Cockroft U14 Malvern Cycle Sport
27 Daphne Jones U16 Mid Shropshire Wheelers
28 Mackenzie Riley U14 Kcc
29 Jesse Bradley U14 Lichfield City CC
30 Noah Inman U14 Lichfield City CC
31 William Simons U16 Halesowen A & CC
32 Ellie Swingell U16 Halesowen A & CC
33 Luke Mannings U14 Halesowen A & CC
34 Mari Porton U14 Redditch Road & Path CC
35 Tom Hyde U14 Newport Shropshire CC
36 Ethan Campbell U14 Newport Shropshire CC
37 Samuel Brownsword U14 Solihull CC
38 Thomas Cartwright U16 Redditch Road & Path CC
39 Joshua Darlow U14 Stratford CC
40 Elliot Roberts U14 Malvern Cycle Sport
41 Tom Brookes U14 Halesowen A & CC
42 Luke Harris U16 RST/Cycle Division Racing Team
43 Ben Woodhouse U14 Solihull CC
44 George Lewis U14 Halesowen A & CC
45 Joseph Webb U14 Stratford CC
46 Will Lewis U16 Halesowen A & CC
47 Jack Alexander U16 Solihull CC
48 Harriette Taylor U14 Newport Shropshire CC
49 Samuel Abbott U14 Stratford CC
50 Patrick Neely U14 Solihull CC
51 Samuel Murcott U14 Newark Castle CC
52 Alexander Brown U16 Wyre Forest CRC
53 Charlie Cooper U14 Wyre Forest CRC
54 Alexander Burden U14 Stratford CC
55 Posie Forrester U16 Wyre Forest CRC
56 Harriet Greensill U14 Rapid Racer Products
57 Kim Greening U16 Wyre Forest CRC
58 Eva Griffith U14 Hafren CC

Under 12
1 George Cooper U12 Sherwood Pines Cycles Forme
2 Jefferson Tear-Verweij U12 Stratford CC
3 Daniel Ward U12 Mercia CC – Lloyds Cycles
4 Rocco Schumacher U12 Schumacher Cycling Team
5 Noah Killeen U12 Mid Shropshire Wheelers
6 Aelwen Davies U12 Towy Riders
7 Noah White U12 Mid Shropshire Wheelers
8 Murphy Hamilton U12 Lichfield City CC
9 Fraser Macarthur U12 Team Hup
10 Corin Bradley U12 Lichfield City CC
11 Teddy Taylor U12 Newport Shropshire CC
12 Elliot Turner U12 Hafren CC
13 Joe Greening U12 Wyre Forest CRC
14 Mazie Harper U12 stafford road club
15 Jonah Hearn U12 Lichfield City CC
16 Daniel Charton U12 Solihull CC
17 Rose Lewis U12 Halesowen A & CC
18 Ruben Stringfellow U12 Stratford CC
19 Ashley Watton U12 Newport Shropshire CC
20 Matthew Hitchmough U12 Solihull CC
21 Toby Stokes U12 Redditch Road & Path CC
22 Megan Cherry U12 Leicester Forest CC
23 Dylan Phipps U12 Redditch Road & Path CC
24 Callum Moss U12 Stratford CC
25 Holly Saunders U12 Solihull CC
26 James Saunders U12 Wyre Forest CRC
27 Harry Parkes U12 Newport Shropshire CC
28 William Hyde U12 Newport Shropshire CC
29 Lauren Oldfield U12 Redditch Road & Path CC
30 Oliver Ward U12 Wolverhampton Whls
31 Samuel Thomas U12 Solihull CC
32 Thomas Davey U12 Redditch Road & Path CC
33 Ronan Finlinson U12 Redditch Road & Path CC
34 Ella Harris U12 Hacc
35 Louis Mallett U12 Newport Shropshire CC
36 Teddy Wright U12 Sollihull Cc
37 Ashleigh Kennedy U12 Beacon Roads CC
38 Aoife Lynch U12 Newport Shropshire CC
39 Joshua Vickers U12 Newport Shropshire CC
40 Ruby Allen U12 Newport Shropshire CC
41 Toby Booth U12
42 Thomas Adler U12
43 Jessica Preece U12 Newport Cc
44 Daniel Brownsword U12 Solihull CC
45 Shona Park U12 Hafren CC
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Under 10
1 Isaac Vickery U10 Mid Shropshire Wheelers
2 Jet Du Toit U10 Newark Castle CC
3 Kellan Heuberger U10 Gower Riders
4 Jude White U10 Mid Shropshire Wheelers
5 Cameron Reeves U10 Abergavenny RC
6 Louis Inman U10 Bolsover & District Cycling Club
7 Sennen Brown U10 Mid Shropshire Wheelers
8 Arly Berry U10 Redditch Road & Path CC
9 Ben Bramford-Hale U10 Newport Shropshire CC
10 Zach Jenkins U10
11 Victor Meredith U10 Hafren CC
12 Eva-Joan Leavis U10 Leicester Forest CC
13 Philippa Godfrey U10 Newport Shropshire CC
14 Shauna Hamilton U10 Lichfield City CC
15 William Stokes U10 Redditch Road & Path CC
16 James Trippier U10 Newport Shropshire CC
17 William Garner U10 Solihull CC
18 James Caine U10 Solihull CC
19 Lucas McCann U10 Newport Shropshire CC
20 Micah Johnson Hayward U10 Wolverhampton Whls
21 Jacob Smith U10 Welland Valley CC
22 Joshua Wood U10 Wolverhampton Whls
23 Lara Elias U10 Gower Riders
24 Roxanne Schumacher U10 Schumacher Cycling Team
25 Tamsin Moss U10 Stratford CC
26 Benjamin Whitehouse U10 Wolverhampton Whls
27 Alex Gilmour U10 Redditch Road & Path CC
28 George Gregory U10 Wyre Forest CRC
29 Rose Neely U10 Solihull CC
30 Seb Rogers U10 Solihull CC
31 Ambrose Mapp U10 Redditch Road & Path CC
32 Oliver Howard U10 Halesowen A & CC
33 Jacob Sheridan U10 Newport Shropshire CC
34 Lucas Guest U10 Worcester St Johns CC
35 Dylan Shepherd U10
36 Tom Oxley U10 Mid Shropshire Wheelers
37 Louie Kennedy U10 Beacon Roads CC
38 Oliver Durose U10 Beacon Roads CC
39 Jayden Cook U10 Wyre Forest CRC
40 Isobel Park U10 Hafren CC
41 Tom Heenan Heenan U10 Scc
42 Leo Griffith U10 Hafren CC
43 Katie Groves U10 Stratford CC
44 Eddy Porton U10 Redditch Road & Path CC
45 Laura Abbott U10 Stratford CC
46 Martha Haslam U10 Private Member
47 Evie May Stones U10 Mid Shropshire Wheelers

Under 8
1 Freddie Roberts U8 Hafren CC
2 Ben Turner U8 Hafren CC
3 Toby Leavis U8 Leicester Forest CC
4 Molly Kostka U8 Stratford CC
5 Benjamin Gilmour U8 Redditch Road & Path CC
6 Finn McCann U8 Newport Shropshire CC
7 Finlay Bell U8 Newport Shropshire CC
8 Charlie Parkes U8 Newport Shropshire CC
9 Sam Styler U8 Private Member
10 Jack Boon U8
11 Henry Keene U8 Redditch Road & Path CC
12 Jared Jenkins U8
13 Ruben Garner U8 Solihull CC
14 Jessica Askey U8 Private Member
15 Eleanor Killeen U8 Mid Shropshire Wheelers
16 Elise Storey U8 Stratford CC
17 Annie Oxley U8 Mid Shropshire Wheelers
18 Hemsy Boyles U8 Banbury Star
19 Mary Heenan U8 Scc
20 Samuel Boazman U8 Wyre Forest CRC
21 Betsy Shepherd U8

Under 6
1 Rory Godfrey U6 Newport Shropshire CC
2 Ricardo Schumacher U6 Schumacher Cycling Team
3 Benedict Sherriff U6
4 Owen Baird U6 Private Member
5 Libby Elias U6 Gower Riders
6 Fifi Kostka U6 Stratford CC
7 Mollie Cook U6 Wyre Forest CRC
8 Ben Postance U6
9 Oran Morgan-Hayward U6 Stourbridge Cc
10 Alfie Barnes-Love U6
11 Felicity Keene U6
12 James Keene U6 Rrpcc
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