Result: West Midlands CX League Rd 7

The legend Isla Rowntree, Jonathan Brain, Ben Askey of RST/Cycle Division Racing Team and Darren Atkins among the winners at round 7 of the West Midlands CX League at Bromsgrove on November 3rd

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Result: West Midlands CX League Rd 7


Jonathan Brain (Mid Shropshire Whls) and Isla Rowntree (Islabikes) took their maiden victories in this year’s Shimano Lazer West Midlands Cyclo-Cross League at round seven in Bromsgrove.

The latest round of the series, organised by Stourbridge CC and Redditch R&P CC saw riders compete at Blackwell Court, on a course which tested the skills and strength of riders. Brain, who finished third at the second round of the series in Redditch, went two places better on this occasion to take a solo victory in the senior men’s event.

The start of the senior men’s race with winner Jonathan Brain (far right)

Under-23 rider Sam Smith (Magspeed Racing) was quickest away from the start line and was chased by last week’s winner Anthony Neave (Stourbridge CC). On the opening full lap Brain took the lead and then stretched his advantage to eventually win by over a minute.

Smith was locked in a battle for second with Neave until the mid-way point when he stretched out a small advantage and kept his rival at arm’s length with Neave taking third. Junior riders Josh Field (Halesowen A&CC) and Oliver Baker (Wolverhampton Whls) were locked in a close battle for category honours.

Field pulled out a lead over his rival in the second half of the race only to see it fall to 14 seconds by the finish with Baker finishing second and Thomas Charles (Halesowen A&CC) in third. In the veteran’s 40-49 age category Philip Glaze (Fishface Cycles RT) took his third win of the season in emphatic style.

After taking the lead on the opening full lap Glaze stretched his winning margin out to almost two minutes by the finish. Ed Moseley (Malvern Cycle Sport) led the initial chase in second before being joined and passed by Nicholas Popham (Rotor Race Team).

Women’s winner Isla Rowntree (Islabikes)

Veteran rider Rowntree showed her experience and power to ride away to take a clear victory in the women’s race.

Rowntree made her winning move on the first full lap and only Ceris Styler initially responded before the experienced rider, from Ludlow, pulled away. Styler finished second while another veteran rider Karen Summers continued her consistent season to finish third overall and second in her category.

Isla Mason (Team Empella was the winner of the junior women’s category ahead of Molly Lewis (Halesowen A&CC) in second. Darren Atkins (Zannata Ride Coventry X-Gear) continued his domination of the veteran’s over-50 age category with another fine display.

Atkins led from the first full lap and pulled out a winning margin of one-and-a-half minutes by the finish. Over 60 age category winner Chris Wreghitt led the race on the starting loop before being passed by Atkins on the opening lap. He led the chase behind before Stephen Knight (Team Jewson-M.I.Racing) put in a fast second full lap and pulled away for second with Wreghitt taking third.

Ben Askey (RST/Cycle Division Racing Team) used his speed to overcome rival Harry Cockroft (Malvern Cycle Sport) to take a narrow win in the under-16 boys’ category. Askey had gapped his competitor in the opening lap only to see Cockroft reel him back with the former surging clear to take a narrow win on the final lap. Fred Meredith (Hafren CC) took third after beating Sullivan Berry (Redditch Road & Path CC) in a sprint finish following a close race.

Spencer Corder (Rotor Race Team) had a more comfortable rider in the under-14 boys’ category riding away from his opposition for a clear win. Oscar Martin (Stratford CC) led the chase behind in second while Lewis Tinsley (Rotor Race Team) finished third.

Youth girls winner Daphne Jones (Mid Shropshire Whls)

Daphne Jones (Mid Shropshire Whls) put in another commanding ride in the youth girls’ event riding clear of her older rivals. The under-16 rider finished well clear of under-14 winner Mari Porton (Redditch Road & Path CC) in second overall while Rebecca Woodvine (Mid Shropshire Wheelers) saw off the challenge of Cerys Greaves (Lichfield City CC) for third.

1 Isla Rowntree Islabikes V50
2 Ceris Styler Private Member Senior
3 Karen Summers Private Member V50
4 Iwona Szmyd Mt Zoom V40
5 Julie Caddick Brotherton Cycles V40
6 Sally Reid Magspeed Racing V60
7 Alison Bagnall Rotor Race Team V50
8 Claire Murphy Kenilworth Wheelers CC Senior
9 Michelle Paget Rugby Velo V40
10 Isla Mason Team Empella Cyclo-Cross.Com Junior
11 Jayne Cheslin Private Member V45
12 Natalie Brooks Paramount CRT Senior
13 Jayne Johnson Team V-Sprint Racing V40
14 Emma Baldwin Senior
15 Nina Critchley Rnc Senior
16 Sarah Rose V40
17 Jackie Lake Stourbridge Cc V55
18 Ailsa Neely Solihull CC V40
19 Molly Lewis Halesowen A & CC Junior
20 Emma Bexson Stratford CC V40
21 Kerry Guest Worcester St Johns CC V40
22 Claire Hughes Velo Karbona V40
23 Fiona Jolly Kenilworth Wheelers V50
24 Claire Keene Redditch Road & Path CC Senior
25 Rosie Hopkins Wyre Forest CRC V40
26 Helen Jamieson Beacon Roads CC V40
27 Carolyn Rowntree Stourbridge Cc V70
28 Laura Castle Private Member Senior
29 Laura Watson Senior
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1 Jonathan Brain Mid Shropshire Wheelers Senior
2 Sam Smith Magspeed Racing U23
3 Anthony Neave Stourbridge Cc Senior
4 Thomas Payton Stourbridge Cc Senior
5 Phillip Glaze FISHFACE CYCLES RT V40
6 Oliver Hayward Holohan Coaching Race Team Senior
7 Josh Field Halesowen A & CC Junior
8 Gary Price Morvelo Basso Senior
9 Oliver Baker Wolverhampton Whls Junior
10 Nicholas Popham Rotor Race Team V45
11 Andrew Wearing Mike Vaughan Cycles Senior
12 Ed Moseley Malvern Cycle Sport V40
13 Alex McNicol Velo Runner Senior
14 Dave Saunders Mid Shropshire Wheelers Senior
15 Nick Morris Clee Cycles Senior
16 Dale Taylor R M Cycling (RMCC) Senior
17 Jonathan Williams Fred Williams Cycles Senior
18 Josh Williams Clee Cycles Senior
19 Sebastian Bacon Wolverhampton Whls U23
20 Thomas Charles Halesowen A & CC Junior
21 Aran Martin Team Corley Cycles Junior
22 John McAllister Private Member Senior
23 James Paradine Private Member V40
24 Robert Grimes Wyre Forest CRC V40
25 Colin Miller Ride Coventry V40
26 Conor Jones Solihull CC Junior
27 Simon Stretton 2 Wheels Only V45
28 Stuart Alford Warwick Lanterne Rouge CC Senior
29 Martin Brown EvoVelo Karbona Senior
30 John Darroch Private Member V45
31 Henry Johnson Magspeed Racing Junior
32 Darryl Thomas Dynamic Rides CC V45
33 George Richardson Private Member V40
34 Benjamin Caine Dynamic Rides CC Senior
35 Andy Jones Clee Cycles V45
36 Gary Howard CC Giro V45
37 Christian Morgan Ride Coventry V45
38 Gareth Vickers Stourbridge Senior
39 Jacob Jones Solihull CC Junior
40 Martyn Vickers Lichfield City CC V40
41 David Pugh stafford road club Senior
42 Andrej Holubek Private Member Senior
43 Lewis Page Mid Shrop Whs Junior
44 Mark Shepherd Sportstest RT V45
45 Karl Schumacher Schumacher Cycling Team V40
46 Spencer Tapia Royal Leamington Spa CC (RLSCC) Senior
47 Nicholas Hill Private Member V45
48 Andy Collis CC Giro V45
49 Steven White Wolverhampton Whls V45
50 John Shum Litchfield Senior
51 Graeme Davidson Kenilworth Wheelers CC V45
52 Sean Byatt Private Member Senior
53 Thomas Colley Newport Shropshire CC Senior
54 Ryan Greaves Lichfield City CC Junior
55 James Griffiths Clee Cycles V45
56 Stephen Jefferies Royal Leamington Spa CC (RLSCC) V40
57 Zak White Wolverhampton Whls U23
58 Gerard Scott Royal Leamington Spa CC (RLSCC) V45
59 Bryan Healy Stourbridge Cc V45
60 Robert Neely Solihull CC V40
61 Mark White Mid Shropshire Wheelers V40
62 Ian Warr Redditch Road & Path CC V40
63 Russell Kingston Worcester St Johns V45
64 Richard Dorney Dynamic Rides V40
65 Thomas Green Solihull CC U23
66 Iain Tinsley Rotor Race Team V45
67 Kevin Lister Kenilworth Wheelers CC V40
68 Ed Matysiak Hereford Rdwcc Senior
69 Thomas Smith Royal Leamington Spa CC (RLSCC) Senior
70 Alec Bond Mid Shropshire Wheelers Senior
71 Aaron Hemsley Sollihull Cc Senior
72 Terry Richardson Redditch Road & Path CC V45
73 Richard Lowe Redditch Road & Path CC V45
74 Thomas Williams Beacon Roads CC U23
75 Spencer Parker Private Member V45
76 Neil Pellowe Beacon Roads CC Senior
77 Russell McAusland Private Member V40
78 Matthew Mannings Halesowen A & CC V45
79 James Strain Redditch Road & Path CC V40
80 Adam Johnson Private Member V40
81 Alexander Whiting Warwick Lanterne Rouge CC Senior
82 Tom Bewick Wwcc Senior
83 Matthew Boazman Wyre Forest CRC Senior
84 Karl Ward Private Member Senior
85 Alexander Billington Bromsgrove Olympique CC Senior
86 Matthew Harris Halesowen A & CC V40
87 James Anderson Senior
88 Ville Tiitola Royal Leamington Spa CC (RLSCC) V40
89 Stewart Phipps Redditch Road & Path CC V40
90 Martin Cooper Wyre Forest CRC V45
91 Paul Guest Worcester St Johns CC V45
92 Robin Baker Warwick Lanterne Rouge CC Senior
93 Tim Mason Redditch Road & Path CC V45
94 Anthony De-Leon Private Member V40
95 Julian Holt West Midlands Police CC V45
96 Tommy Haywood Warwick Lanterne Rouge CC Senior
97 Byron Garvey Redditch Road & Path CC Junior
98 Stacey Hubble Halesowen A & CC V45
99 Emerson Graham Ride Coventry V45
100 Steve Groves Stratford CC V45
101 Stephen George Lazenby Beacon Roads CC V45
102 Matthew Lowe Redditch Road & Path CC Junior
103 Russ Parker Private Member V45
104 Kirk Finlinson Redditch Road & Path CC V40
105 Andy Peter Private Member V45

VET 50
1 Darren Atkins Zannata Ride Coventry XGear V50
2 Stephen Knight Team Jewson-M.I.Racing V50
3 Chris Wreghitt Second Wind V60
4 Carl Bullingham CC Giro V50
5 Leon Field CC Giro V50
6 Gareth Highley CC Giro V50
7 Peter Busby Team Jewson-M.I.Racing V55
8 Kyle Martin Private Member V50
9 Ian Wright Team Jewson-M.I.Racing V60
10 Nigel Jones Rotor Race Team V55
11 Mark Mullender CC Giro V55
12 Peter Bromwich Private Member V55
13 Andy Collins Mid Shropshire Wheelers V50
14 Richard Preece Newport Shropshire CC V50
15 John Buchan Lichfield City CC V50
16 Michael Vaughan Mike Vaughan Cycles V55
17 Kevin Bodley Fred Williams Cycles V55
18 Brian Handley Private Member V50
19 Kevin Hayward FISHFACE CYCLES RT V50
20 Philip Bromwich Stratford CC V50
21 Jonathan Todd Rugby Velo V50
22 Jonathon Bister CC Giro V50
23 Gary Rowing-Parker Solihull CC V60
24 Chris Watts Matlock CC V60
25 Garry Bolton Wolverhampton Whls V50
26 Stephen Croggon Beacon Roads CC V55
27 Philip Stokes Team Jewson-M.I.Racing V65
28 Carl Max Taylor Rotor Race Team V50
29 Joseph Rowe Bush Healthcare CRT V65
30 Peter Hall Halesowen A & CC V50
31 Michael Webb Lichfield City CC V70
32 John Byatt Private Member V55
33 Robin Corder Rotor Race Team V55
34 David Green Solihull CC V50
35 Steve Chapman Nova Raiders Cycling Club V55
36 Mark Garrett Ride Coventry V55
37 Mark Deakin Private Member V50
38 Dave Mellor Mid Shropshire Wheelers V55
39 Robert Burns Islabikes V55
40 Stephen Broatch Dynamic Rides CC V55
41 Charles Brown Kenilworth Wheelers CC V55
42 Philip Hitchmough Solihull CC V50
43 Keith Weavin Halesowen A & CC V60
44 Paul Hancher Wolverhampton Whls V50
45 Edward Priday Solihul CC V60
46 Toby Davis West Midlands Police CC V50
47 Michael Harrison Solihull CC V50
48 Stephen Price Private Member V55
49 Martin Tinsley Bromsgrove Olympique CC V60
50 Iain Chamberlain Private Member V50
51 John Homer Redditch Road & Path CC V50
52 Stephen Masters Private Member V50
53 Keith Jones Solihull CC V50
54 Stephen Elcocks Revolutions Racing V50
55 Robin Worman Private Member V55
56 Mark Ritson V55
57 David Moore Wrekinsport CC V55
58 Alan Buxcey Team Jewson-M.I.Racing V50
59 David Simmons Private Member V50
60 Ian Forrester Kenilworth Wheelers CC V65
61 Michael Cooper Private Member V65
62 Phillip Edwards Redditch Road & Path CC V55
63 Robert Finch V60
64 Nigel White Crc V50
65 Stephen Foster CC Giro V55
66 Michael Haddon Wyre Forest CRC V55
67 Alastair Grant Halesowen A & CC V60
68 Pete Marshall Stourbridge Cc V60
69 Nicholas Francks` Halesowen A & CC V50
70 Gary Weaver Titan Triathlon V50
71 John Claydon Private Member V65
72 Phil Berry Redditch Road & Path CC V70

1 Ben Askey RST/Cycle Division Racing Team U16
2 Harry Cockroft Malvern Cycle Sport U16
3 Fred Meredith Hafren CC U16
4 Sullivan Berry Redditch Road & Path CC U16
5 Spencer Corder Rotor Race Team U14
6 Oscar Martin Stratford CC U14
7 Joe Homer Redditch Road & Path CC U16
8 Matthew Jordan Stratford CC U16
9 Lewis Tinsley Rotor Race Team U14
10 Max Bufton Hafren CC U14
11 Alex Hart Mid Shropshire Wheelers U14
12 Jude Du Toit Newark Castle CC U14
13 Samuel Greenwell Solihull CC U14
14 William Simons Halesowen A & CC U16
15 Daphne Jones Mid Shropshire Wheelers U16
16 Tom Jackson Newport Shropshire CC U14
17 Akhil Kolnaty Solihull CC U16
18 Ryan Oldfield Redditch Road & Path CC U14
19 Samuel Brownsword Solihull CC U14
20 Samuel Stoker Hafren CC U16
21 Tom Brookes Halesowen A & CC U14
22 Jesse Bradley Lichfield City CC U14
23 Alex Dalton Redditch Road & Path CC U16
24 Sam Budd CTWYC U14
25 Ben Woodhouse Solihull CC U14
26 Ethan Campbell Newport Shropshire CC U14
27 Luke Brennan Stratford CC U16
28 Luke Mannings Halesowen A & CC U14
29 Mari Porton Redditch Road & Path CC U14
30 Billy Laight Halesowen A & CC U16
31 Tom Hyde Newport Shropshire CC U14
32 Thomas Cartwright Redditch Road & Path CC U16
33 Rebecca Woodvine Mid Shropshire Wheelers U14
34 Cerys Greaves Lichfield City CC U14
35 Samuel Abbott Stratford CC U14
36 Andrew Groves Lichfield City CC U14
37 Alexander Burden Stratford CC U14
38 George Lewis Halesowen A & CC U14
39 Harriette Taylor Newport Shropshire CC U14
40 Sofia Brandon-Higgs Hafren CC U14
41 Will Lewis Halesowen A & CC U16
42 Patrick Neely Solihull CC U14
43 Samuel Murcott Newark Castle CC U14
44 Joshua Darlow Stratford CC U14
45 David Poole U14
46 Charlie Cooper Wyre Forest CRC U14
47 Eva Griffith Hafren CC U14
48 Kim Greening Wyre Forest CRC U16
49 Lucy Sartain Stratford CC U14
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Under 12
1 George Cooper Sherwood Pines Cycles Forme U12
2 Jefferson Tear-Verweij Stratford CC U12
3 Aelwen Davies Towy Riders U12
4 Daniel Ward Mercia CC – Lloyds Cycles U12
5 Rocco Schumacher Schumacher Cycling Team U12
6 Noah White Mid Shropshire Wheelers U12
7 Murphy Hamilton Lichfield City CC U12
8 Teddy Taylor Newport Shropshire CC U12
9 Corin Bradley Lichfield City CC U12
10 Callum Moss Stratford CC U12
11 Xander Brandon-Higgs Hafren CC U12
12 Matthew Hitchmough Solihull CC U12
13 Joe Greening Wyre Forest CRC U12
14 Ashley Watton Newport Shropshire CC U12
15 Elliot Turner Hafren CC U12
16 Rose Lewis Halesowen A & CC U12
17 Toby Stokes Redditch Road & Path CC U12
18 Dylan Phipps Redditch Road & Path CC U12
19 Ruben Stringfellow Stratford CC U12
20 William Hyde Newport Shropshire CC U12
21 Lauren Oldfield Redditch Road & Path CC U12
22 James Saunders Wyre Forest CRC U12
23 Harry Parkes Newport Shropshire CC U12
24 Lottie Styler Private Member U12
25 Teddy Wright Sollihull Cc U12
26 Ashleigh Kennedy Beacon Roads CC U12
27 Oliver Ward Wolverhampton Whls U12
28 Samuel Thomas Solihull CC U12
29 Jessica Bufton Hafren CC U12
30 Ronan Finlinson Redditch Road & Path CC U12
31 Noah Dearing Hafren CC U12
32 Aoife Lynch Newport Shropshire CC U12
33 Harrison Stewart Newport Shropshire CC U12
34 Jessica Preece Newport Shropshire CC U12
35 Owen Jervis Redditch Road & Path CC U12
36 Daniel Brownsword Solihull CC U12
37 Louis Mallett Newport Shropshire CC U12
38 Ruby Allen Newport Shropshire CC U12
39 Shona Park Hafren CC U12
40 Joshua Pattinson Halesowen A & CC U12

Under 10
1 Jet Du Toit Newark Castle CC U10
2 Arly Berry Redditch Road & Path CC U10
3 Isaac Vickery Mid Shropshire Wheelers U10
4 Jude White Mid Shropshire Wheelers U10
5 Sennen Brown Mid Shropshire Wheelers U10
6 Ben Bramford-Hale Newport Shropshire CC U10
7 Lucas McCann Newport Shropshire CC U10
8 Victor Meredith Hafren CC U10
9 James Caine Solihull CC U10
10 James Trippier Newport Shropshire CC U10
11 Tamsin Moss Stratford CC U10
12 Roxanne Schumacher Schumacher Cycling Team U10
13 Zach Jenkins U10
14 Micah Johnson Hayward Wolverhampton Whls U10
15 Ambrose Mapp Redditch Road & Path CC U10
16 Joshua Wood Wolverhampton Whls U10
17 George Gregory Wyre Forest CRC U10
18 Shauna Hamilton Lichfield City CC U10
19 William Stokes Redditch Road & Path CC U10
20 Benjamin Whitehouse Wolverhampton Whls U10
21 Philippa Godfrey Newport Shropshire CC U10
22 Rose Neely Solihull CC U10
23 William Garner Solihull CC U10
24 Alex Gilmour Redditch Road & Path CC U10
25 Lucas Guest Worcester St Johns CC U10
26 Stephanie Hopkins Halesowen A & CC U10
27 Tom Oxley Mid Shropshire Wheelers U10
28 Oliver Howard Halesowen A & CC U10
29 Louie Kennedy Beacon Roads CC U10
30 Oliver Durose Beacon Roads CC U10
31 Isobel Park Hafren CC U10
32 Eddy Porton Redditch Road & Path CC U10
33 Jayden Cook Wyre Forest CRC U10
34 Leo Griffith Hafren CC U10
35 Katie Groves Stratford CC U10
36 Evie May Stones Mid Shropshire Wheelers U10

Under 8
1 Ben Turner Hafren CC U8
2 Finn McCann Newport Shropshire CC U8
3 Benjamin Gilmour Redditch Road & Path CC U8
4 Molly Kostka Stratford CC U8
5 Finlay Bell Newport Shropshire CC U8
6 Leo Postance Wolverhampton Whls U8
7 Sam Styler Private Member U8
8 Edward Peters Peters Cycle Stars U8
9 Jacob Lattimer Solihull CC U8
10 Reuben Fowler Redditch Road & Path CC U8
11 Emmie Styler Private Member U8
12 Jessica Askey Private Member U8
13 Charlie Parkes Newport Shropshire CC U8
14 Henry Keene Redditch Road & Path CC U8
15 Ruben Garner Solihull CC U8
16 Annie Oxley Mid Shropshire Wheelers U8
17 Samuel Boazman Wyre Forest CRC U8
18 Preston York Mid Shropshire Wheelers U8

Under 6
1 Rory Godfrey Newport Shropshire CC U6
2 Ricardo Schumacher Schumacher Cycling Team U6
3 Rhys McGuire Newport Shropshire CC U6
4 Owen Baird Private Member U6
5 Mollie Cook Wyre Forest CRC U6
6 Megan Jervis Redditch Road & Path CC U6
7 Oran Morgan-Hayward Stourbridge Cc U6
8 Callum Mcausland U6
9 Fifi Kostka Stratford CC U6
10 James Keene Rrpcc U6
11 Felicity Keene Rrpcc U6
12 Miles Court Crc U6


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