Report/Result: Spatzwear Rayner Spring Series No 1

Cat Ferguson, Emma Matthews, Denholm Edwards and Alex Beldon winners at round 1 of the Spatzwear Rayner Spring Series on February 6 at Brownlee centre, Leeds

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Report/Result: Spatzwear Rayner Spring Series No 1

The Yorkshire circuit season got under way this weekend with the Spatzwear spring series at the Brownlee centre, Leeds under the watchful eye of prolific organiser, Richard Hollis, and with funds going to the Dave Rayner Fund. Riders would face difficult conditions through the day which included high winds, rain, snow, hale and at times, sunshine!

Alex Beldon solos to victory in the E/1/2/3

Kicking off the day with the youth races were the girls (Under 16/14). After just 2 laps, Cat Ferguson (Storey racing) and Imogen Wolff (Shibden CC) took off from the field and were never to be seen again. Working well, the pair pulled out a 2 min lead with Cat taking the sprint. Megan Lloyd (Harry Middleton CC) came in a small group behind for 3rd place. Phoebe Taylor (Eastlands velo) finished in the main bunch to take the under 14 girls race from Maia Howell (Matlock CC) and Tilly Hofert (Clifton)

The women`s E/1/2/3 and 3-4 races had to be amalgamated due to a lack of entries within the senior race, and this quickly meant the field split into the strong headwind up the short drag. Four escaped with Emma Matthews (Sowerby Sunday Club). Erin Avil (Storey Racing), Lauren Robinson (Moonglu) and Kirstie Drakeford (Hornsea Peloton). Smaller groups formed behind, but again the lead went out to 2 minutes. As the race neared its end, a series of attacks saw Drakeford distanced, then on the final lap Avil also lost touch, leaving Matthews to take the win from Robinson.

The boys under 16 race was likely the most attacking of the day. Again, high winds played its part on the hardest part of the circuit and after a number of attempts, Oliver Dawson (RTD-Js cycleshack) finally broke the string alone and escaped for a good number of laps, at one point having a good 40 secs gap. This animated the race with Denholm Edwards (Harrogate Nova), Daniel Kemp (Clifton CC), Joe Cosgrove (Dolan) and Patrick Casey (East Bfd) attacking and working together well. Just missing out were Joe Cosgrove (Otley CC), Matthew Peace (Otley CC) and Joel Hurt (Derwentside CC) but chasing hard in front of the remainder of the bunch. Dawson was eventually caught by the foursome and they remained clear to the end. Despite individual attacks, the sprint resulted in a clear winner with Edwards taking the win from Dawson and Kemp.

The final race of the day was the E1/2/3 men. A number of individual attacks came to nothing with a closely watching bunch, but after 8 laps, year one juniors Alex Beldon (Fensham Howes-MAS design) and Matthew Ellmore (Otley CC) attacked into the wind and quickly gained a small gap. The pair worked together for 2 laps before Ellmore was unable to follow Beldon`s wheel and the pair battled around the track individually with a strong chasing bunch. Oliver Peace (Tofauti Everyone Active), another new junior rider and having already ridden the previous race, along with Cai Curtis Roberts (Rhyl CC) and Isaac Lawrence (Brother UK-Orientation market) were all very animated but unable to close the gap to Beldon whos lead went out to over 30 second and the bunch being policed by his team mate Matthew Brennan.

Beldon was able to hold onto his gap for his first senior victory, with team mate Brennan, who already has 2 victories to his name this season, outsprinting Lawrence.

Unfortunately the Mens 3-4 race had to be abandoned mid race due to the weather – the other results will still follow once confirmed by the commissaire.


Mens E/1/2/3
1 Alex Beldon Fensham Howes – MAS Design
2 Matthew Brennan Fensham Howes – MAS Design
3 Isaac Lawrence Brother UK-Orientation marketi…
4 Matthew Ellmore Otley CC
5 Karl Smith Bott Cycle Team
6 Hamish Graham
7 Cai Curtis-Roberts Rhyl Cycling Club
8 Benjamin White Manilla Cycling
9 Glen Turnbull VC Briganti
10 Oliver Peace Tofauti Everyone Active
11 Joseph Wilson Southport CC
12 James Scott Utmost IOM Junior Cycling Team
13 William Dykes Spokes Racing Team
14 Charlie Swales

Womens E/1/2/3
1 Lauren Robinson Moonglu CC
2 Erin Avill Storey Racing
3 Isla Rush AWOL Worx Galliard

Womens Cat 3/4
1 Emma Matthews Sowerby Sunday Club
2 Kirstie Drakeford Hornsea Peloton
3 Freya Whiteside RFDA
4 Laura Warburton South Shields Velo Cycling Clu…
5 Sarah Hunter Johnston Army Cycling Union
6 Amy Loftus JRC-INTERFLON Race Team
7 Lauren Langham Moonglu CC
8 Katherine Handy Valley Striders CC
9 Teri Bayliss Reifen Racing
10 Tyana Reid The Racing Chance Foundation
11 Rebecca Newark Klatsch.
12 Karolina Chudzikiewicz Jadan – Vive le Velo
13 Chloe Geoghegan Cheshire Cycling Club
14 Georgina Oakley INFLITE
15 Joanna Lockwood Klatsch.
16 Kate Naylor Valley Striders CC
17 Lindsay Toy Beeston RC
18 Bev Sorsby Klatsch.
19 Rebecca Jones Klatsch.
20 Nadia Beeley Klatsch.
21 Anna Oxley Buxton CC – Sett Valley Cycles
22 Sarah Weir Klatsch.
23 Alison Pearce Queensbury Queens of the Mount…
24 Vicky Mathwin Queensbury Queens of the Mount…
25 Karen Tarry Sitwell Cycling Club
26 Elise Haigh Klatsch.

Mens Cat 3/4 (?? unsure as report says this was abandoned?)
1 John Bardsley Innovation Racing
2 Oliver Peace Tofauti Everyone Active
3 Oliver Sergeant Otley CC
4 Samuel Watkiss University of Leeds Cycling Cl…
5 Alexander Foster Innovation Racing
6 Devimeux Pierre
7 Daniel Hepton Velo Club Ardennes
8 Benjamin White Manilla Cycling
9 Tom Barras SPATZWEAR
10 Corey Benfield
11 Shaun Ashmore Albarosa Cycling Club
12 Christopher Hilbert Clancy Briggs Cycling Academy
13 Richard Milligan Albarosa Cycling Club
14 Ewan Dowes Seacroft Wheelers
15 Gil Grayson Tuxford Clarion CC
16 Matthew Jones Velo Schils – Interbike RT
17 Lewis Smith Calder Clarion CC
18 Reuben Orr
19 Bobbin Gardner Moonglu CC
20 Christos Tzelis Ilkley Cycling Club
21 James Scott Team RL360 Isle Of Man
22 Anthony Adamson Cliff Pratt Racing
23 Carrick Hewing Ribble rechrg Race Team
24 Jack Unsworth Harry Middleton Cycling Club
25 Joe Leiserach Blaydon Cycle Club
26 Nikolas Hanson Valley Striders CC
27 Anthony Sedgwick Calder Clarion CC
28 Charlie Swales
29 Paul Nicholson Royal Navy & Royal Marines CA
30 Dan Bentley
31 Patrick Kilcullen Manilla Cycling
32 John Elwell RT – Lazer helm…
33 James Farnaby
34 Romeo Rossetti Valley Striders CC
35 Matt Bradley Shibden Cycling Club
36 Adam Shaw Shibden Cycling Club

U16 Girls
1 Cat Ferguson Storey Racing
2 Imogen Wolff Shibden Cycling Club
3 Megan Lloyd Harry Middleton Cycling Club
4 Abigail Miller Clifton CC
5 Evelyn Field Liverpool Century Cycling Acad…
6 Alice Colling Shibden Cycling Club
7 Lucy Glover Derwentside CC
8 Floella Phillips Clifton CC
9 Emily Middlebrooke Otley CC
10 Ellie Harrison Clifton CC
11 Madeline Moorhouse Smith Shibden Cycling Club
12 Madeline Alderson Crombie Clifton CC
13 Anna Cooke Hetton Hawks Cycling Club
14 Jamie Leigh Lloyd Liverpool Braveheart Bicycle C…
15 Evie Smith Sportcity Velo
16 Gabby Scott North Cheshire Clarion
17 Amelia Walton Sportcity Velo
18 Sophie Heighton Ferryhill Wheelers CC
19 Katherine Bucknell Otley CC
20 Lydia Turan JRC-INTERFLON Race Team
21 Eilidh Molloy Albarosa Cycling Club
22 Eleina McFadden East Bradford CC
23 Ruby Blanc Sportcity Velo

U16 Boys
1 Denholm Edwards Harrogate Nova CC
2 Oliver Dawson RTD – J’sCycleShack
3 Daniel Kemp Clifton CC
4 Joseph Cosgrove Dolan Ellesse Race Team
5 Patrick Casey East Bradford Race Team
6 Joseph Turnbull Otley CC
7 Joel Hurt Derwentside CC
8 Matthew Peace Otley CC
9 Matthew Kent
10 Mackenzie Riley Shibden Cycling Club
11 Jamie Stewart Cystic Fibrosis Race
12 Joe Watkins-Wilson North Cheshire Clarion
13 Luca Bednarek Kirklees Cycling Academy
14 Alex Hodgkins Otley CC
15 Thomas Hepton Paul Milnes – Bradford Olympic…
16 Elliot Fraser Clifton CC
17 James Ingham Green Jersey CC
18 Oliver Moss Clifton CC
19 Jack Cook Calder Clarion CC
20 Jacques Goetz East Bradford Race Team
21 Ben Hill Albarosa Cycling Club
22 James Beagley Harrogate Nova CC
23 Harrison Dainty Cystic Fibrosis Race
24 Charlie Thorpe Doncaster Whls CC
25 Alfie Herbert Rhyl Cycling Club
26 Euan Dinning Gosforth Go Ride
27 Cillian Lewis Stockton Wheelers CC
28 James Luxton Otley CC
29 Matthew Bell Kirklees Cycling Academy
30 Seth Jackson Kirklees Cycling Academy
31 Tom Davey Harrogate Nova CC
32 James Sawyers Clifton CC
33 Lewis Johnson
34 Lucas Elwell East Bradford Race Team
35 Isaac Pressley
36 Steffan Hunt Rhyl Cycling Club
37 Matthew White Stockton Wheelers CC

U14 Girls
1 Phoebe Taylor Eastlands Velo
2 Maia Howell Matlock CC
3 Tilly Hofert Clifton CC
4 Aoife Byrne Calder Clarion CC
5 Izabel Young Shibden Cycling Club

U14 Boys
1 Albie Jones North Cheshire Clarion
2 Harry Speak Clifton CC
3 Joshua Jewitt Stockton Wheelers CC
4 Aaron Cocker Clancy Briggs Cycling Academy
5 Mark Ketteringham Harrogate Nova CC
6 Zack Lowe Clifton CC
7 Oliver Thorpe Doncaster Whls CC
8 Daniel Thompson Cleveland Wheelers CC
9 Harley Widdowson Clancy Briggs Cycling Academy
10 Thomas Brennan Stockton Wheelers CC
11 Oliver Swinburn Velo Club Lincoln
12 Daniel Middlebrooke Otley CC
13 Finley Wilkinson East Bradford Race Team
14 Harper Johnson Eastlands Velo
15 Mason Bulfin North Shields Polytechnic
16 Archie Whittemore Clifton CC
17 Luke Trafford Shibden Cycling Club
18 Ethan Hague Albarosa Cycling Club
19 James Calvert Clifton CC
20 Frederic Moorhouse-Smith Shibden Cycling Club


Under 16/14 girls
1. Cat Ferguson Storey Racing Under 16 G
2. Imogen Wolff Shibden CC Under 16 G
3. Megan Lloyd Harry Middleton Cycling Under 16 G
4. Abigail Miller Clifton CC Under 16 G
5. Evelyn Field Liverpool Century Under 16 G
6. Alice Colling Shibden CC Under 16 G

Womens E/1/2/3
1. Emma Matthews Sowerby Sunday Club
2. Lauren Robinson Moonglu
3. Erin Avill Storey Racing
4. Kirstie Drakeford Hornsea Peloton
5. Freya Whiteside RFDA
6. Laura Warburton South Shields Velo

Under 16 boys
1. Denholm Edwards Harrogate Nova
2. Oliver Dawson RTD – Js cycleshack
3. Daniel Kemp Clifton CC
4. Joseph Cosgrove Dolan
5. Patrick Casey East Bradford
6. Joe Turnbull Otley CC

Under 14 Boys
1. Albie Jones, North Cheshire Clarion
2. Harry Speak, Clifton CC
3. Joshua Jewitt, Stockton Wheelers
4. Aaron Cocker, RTD JS CycleShack
5. Mark Ketteringham, Harogate Nova
6. Zack Lowe, Clifton CC

E/1/2/3 Men
1. Alex Beldon Fensham Howes- MAS design
2. Matthew Brennan Fensham Howes- MAS design
3. Issac Lawrence Brother UK-orientation Marketing
4. Matthew Ellmore Otley CC
5. Karl Smith Bott cycle team
6. Hamish Graham


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