Odd Down Summer Series – Week 3 Wrap – Women’s Event

Avid make their numbers count

Two solo wins as Bromley and Johnston take advantage

Avid Sport had the biggest numbers in both women’s races, and were able to make this advantage count to take two solo victories. Lauren Johnston was set up for the solo victory by her three teammates in the bunch, counter-attacking a move from Molly Hodges after 15 minutes to establish a 10 second lead on the main group. As the race drew on, her gap was never totally secure, as she hovered just out of the reach of the chasers who got as close as eight seconds behind as the race went into the final five laps.

But joint series leaders Charlotte Berry (VeloVitesse) and Lucy Driver (Forever Pedalling) were hesitant to commit to bringing back Johnston with both Hodges and Aimee Parsons (Avid Sport) poised in the group on their wheels. So, even with the gap hanging in the balance all the way into the final lap, the group were sprinting for second with Driver charging clear, followed over the line by Hodges ahead of Berry.

The results puts Driver into a 10 point lead overall ahead of Berry with Hodges now into third place overall another 10 points behind. Thursday’s winner Johnston now sits ominously in fourth place overall.

The 4th cat race was set up in a similar fashion to the E/1/2/3 race, despite the smaller field. Laura Wells (Mickey Cranks CC) was in an Avid Sport sandwich with Fran Bromley and Joanna Goodhead out to make her race difficult by trading counter attacks and leaving it up to their rival to cloase the gaps. Wells put up a very good fight, with both the Avid riders coming under pressure in the early laps – but as the finish started to loom, Wells could no longer cover the moves and Bromley was able to escape to victory.

Wells did not come away empty handed, as she was able to beat Goodhead in the sprint for second place. This glut of podium positions has handed Avid Sport the overall team series lead, which they reclaimed from Bristol RC again this week.

Results:

4th cat

1 1 Frances Bromley Avid Sport
2 3 Laura Wells Mickey Cranks CC
3 2 Joanna Goodhead Avid Sport

E/1/2/3

1 5 Lauren Johnston Avid Sport
2 2 Lucy Driver Forever Pedalling
3 3 Molly Hodges Avid Sport
4 1 Charlotte Berry VeloVitesse
5 6 Clare Parkin Elitevelo Kalas Sportswear CRT
6 9 Aimee Parsons Avid Sport
7 13 Joss Winter Athletique
8 12 Rebekah Nash University of Bristol CC
9 7 Emily Slavin IRIS Race Team
10 4 Olive Holliday Somer Valley CC
11 10 Lauren Booth Carnac Planet X
12 8 Karen Spiteri Avid Sport

Series Standings:

1 Lucy Driver Forever Pedalling 40 45 45 130
2 Charlotte Berry VeloVitesse 45 40 35 120
3 Molly Hodges Avid Sport 35 35 40 110
4 Lauren Johnston Avid Sport 50 50 100
5 India Lee Hargroves-Ridley-Montezuma’s 30 50 80
6 Aimee Parsons Avid Sport 20 20 25 65
7 Miriam Whitehurst Somer Valley CC 30 30 60
8 Frances Bromley Avid Sport 30 30 60
9 Stephie Prince VeloVitesse 30 25 55
10 Maria Powell Radeon-Cycology RT 25 25 50
11 Laura Wells Mickey Cranks CC 25 25 50
12 Karen Spiteri Avid Sport 14 20 11 45
13 Joanna Goodhead Avid Sport 10 14 20 44
14 Sophie Barnes Army Cycling Union 25 15 40
15 Jen Horton UCY 13 20 33
16 Joss Winter Athletique 13 20 33
17 Karen Whyte VeloVitesse 15 15 30
18 Ashia Fenwick VC Venta 30 30
19 Rebekah Nash University of Bristol 15 15 30
20 Clare Parkin Elitevelo Kalas Sportswear CRT 30 30
21 Rosie Nunnerley DAS RAD KLUB 12 14 26
22 Sally Crocker Salt & Sham Cycle Club 12 13 25
23 Megan Dickerson Forever Pedalling 25 25
24 Lauren Booth Camac Planet X 11 12 23
25 Stephanie Parsonage Army Cycling Race Team (ACRT) 20 20
26 Amanda Karlsson VeloVitesse 20 20
27 Elizabeth Sanders University of Exeter Cycling Club 15 15
28 Naomi Eaton 0 15 15
29 Lucy Rowe DAS RAD KLUB 14 14
30 Alexandra Sheehan Bianchi Dama 14 14
31 Heidi Blunden The Racing Chance Foundation 13 13
32 Olive Holliday Somer Valley CC 13 13
33 Claire Lawrence Sodbury Cycle Sport 11 11
34 Nicki Carr Tri UK 10 10
35 Deborah Sterling 9 9

Team Standings:

Position Team Points
1 Avid Sport 426
2 Bristol RC 324
3 Forever Pedalling 234
4 VeloVitesse 225
5 Latchem Sunwise 173
6 Portishead CC 109
7 Bath CC 97
8 BPF Cycling 86
9 Hargroves-Ridley-Montezuma’s 80
10 Bikestrong-KTM 77
11 Tri UK 63
12 Radeon-Cycology RT 51
13 TAAP Cervelo 50
14 DAS RAD KLUB 40
15 Army Cycling Union 40
16 Bristol South CC 36
17 VC Venta 34
18 UCY 33
19 University of Bath CC 30
20 Elitevelo Kalas Sportswear CRT 30
21 Salt and Sham CC 29
22 Ross CC 26
23 Camac Planet X 23
24 VC Walcot 21
25 Army Cycling Race Team (ACRT) 20
26 Cheltenham and County CC 16
27 Webbs 1902 CC 16
28 University of Exeter Cycling Club 15
29 University of Bristol CC 15
30 Bianchi Dama 14
31 Bruton Cycling Club 14
32 The Racing Chance Foundation 13
33 Torq Performance 13
34 Sodbury Cycle Sport 11
35 Team Tor 2000 Kalas 11
36 VC St Raphael 11
37 Total Fitness Bath 9
38 Rapha Cycling Club 6
39 Hereford & District Wheelers 5
40 Ely Race Club 3
41 Complete Cycle Works 3
42 Thornbury CC 2
43 Spokes BPC Racing 1
44 Pontypool RCC 1
45 Carpe Diem CC 1
46 Recycles RCC 1
47 Wellington Wheelers CC 1
48 Giant Cycling Club – Halo Films 1
49 Cheddar Cycling Club 1
50 VC Bristol 1
51 Islington Cycling Club 1
52 Westbury Wheelers 1

Odd Down Summer Series – Week 3 Wrap – Men’s Event

Calm conditions don’t stop the fierce racing with first-time winners

Fastest race for years leads to a bunch sprint

It was a calm evening at Odd Down, and the conditions contributed to the first bunch sprint of the series in the men’s 2/3 race as Kieran Blay (TAAP Cervelo) took the win ahead of Nathan Hallett of Latchem Sunwise. Unusually, the big teams were not able to leverage their numbers to split the race, with Bristol RC’s James Phillips picking up the consolation of third place in the sprint to extend his overall series lead.

Despite no solid move being established throughout the race, that was not for the want of trying, with Luke Barfoot (Tri UK) launching the first move, with Tom Sharp (Bristol RC), Andrew Kirby (VC St Raphael) and Jake Hollins visibly active throughout. But with the number of successful breakaways over the past few weeks, nobody wanted to miss out and as a result the large field provided many fresh legs to bring the group back to the escapees. This sustained pace resulted in the race averaging nearly 45kph – the highest average pace on record for a race at the venue.

This sustained speed was what made it nearly impossible for a group to get away, but it did not stop the main protagonists for the overall series standings rising towards the top of the order. Hallett’s second place sees him move up to become series leader Phillip’s closest challenger, with the leader’s teammate the next rider back in third ahead of Hollins.

The 4th cat race was also driven at a high pace, but unlike the 2/3 race, this was enough to prise the group to pieces under pressure from a front group of five riders. Joel Thomas (University of Bath CC), Will Crudgington and Frederick Webb were putting in a large amount of the early pace-making and as they finally started to create definitive space to the group behind they were joined by Martin MacDonald (Bath CC) and Simon Hunt.

The five were working together well, pursued by an ever decreasing peloton as the corners took their toll on the riders near the back of the group. As the race entered it’s final stages, and the chasing group was also reduced to five riders, it was clear that the win would come from the aggressors. Crudgington took the sprint ahead of Webb as the group stayed together all the way to the finish. MacDonald was the next rider across the line to round out the podium.

With the Elite and 1st category riders back in play again next week, will the likes of Luke Nolan (Latchem Sunwise) be able to put themselves back in the mix? The men’s results saw Bristol RC retake the team series lead from Avid Sport, who will have the chance to respond during the women’s races on Thursday.

Result:

4th Cat Men

Pos Number Name Surname Club
1 6 Will Crudgington
2 30 Frederick Webb
3 17 Martin MacDonald Bath Cycling Club
4 31 Joel Thomas University of Bath CC
5 102 Simon Hunt
6 2 Chris Bowie-Hill Bristol RC
7 54 Nick Cox Bristol South CC
8 107 Mark Hardyman Velo Club Walcot
9 4 Roger Chamberlain VCEquipe/FlixOralHygiene/Propulse
10 85 Max Hazell Total Fitness Bath
11 18 Tilemachos Makropoulos
12 26 Anthony Smith Portishead Cycling Club
13 5 Joe Cierpik
14 21 James Morris Hereford & District Wheelers
15 27 Frederick White
16 10 Jamie Ford Somer Valley CC
17 3 Shrirunga Bristowe Bath Cycling Club
18 29 Peter Wyatt Portishead Cycling Club
19 23 Marcus Pont
20 8 Paul Fearon
21 19 Steven Marsh Portishead Cycling Club
22 14 Luke Justin Somer Valley CC
23 7 Paul Enderson
24 13 Aron Jarvis
25 71 Ricky Goldswain
26 9 Christopher Featherstone Bristol RC
27 15 Mark Kemp
28 5 Joe Cierpik
29 24 Matthew Ralph BPF Cycling
30 80 Nic Meadows Somer Valley CC
31 22 Richard Pattemore
32 25 Sasha Smith Portishead Cycling Club
33 38 Farilee Williams Portishead Cycling Club
34 1 Alexander Atkins University of Bristol CC

2/3 Men

1 9 Kieran Blay TAAP Cervelo
2 25 Nathan Hallett Latchem Sunwise Race Team
3 41 James Phillips Bristol RC
4 48 Sean Townsend VCEquipe/FlixOralHygiene/Propulse
5 43 Tom Sharp Bristol RC
6 102 Jake Hollins 0
7 26 Rob Hardyman Forever Pedalling
8 47 Dave Tilling BPF Cycling
9 104 Robert Borek Forever Pedalling
10 5 Luke Barfoot Tri UK
11 53 Andrew Edwards Bristol RC
12 13 Conor Chandler Primera-TeamJobs
13 3 Jamie Atkins University of Bristol CC
14 10 Liam Cahill Somer Valley CC
15 23 Glyndwr Griffiths 73Degrees CC
16 28 Christopher Hill Bristol RC
17 21 Troy Fry BIKESTRONG-KTM
18 2 Jonny Allen Rapha Cycling Club
19 39 Jack Phillips Salt & Sham Cycle Club
20 11 Daniel Carr Salt & Sham Cycle Club
21 32 Charlie Kelly Primera-TeamJobs
22 15 Alex Collins Primera-TeamJobs
23 8 Sebastien Bernaert Bristol RC
24 31 Paul Jones BIKESTRONG-KTM
25 7 Thomas Bass Latchem Sunwise Race Team
26 50 Steven Whitehurst Somer Valley CC
27 34 Duncan Lancashire Bath Cycling Club
28 51 Nick Anderson Salt & Sham Cycle Club
29 1 Robert Abraham BIKESTRONG-KTM
30 37 Russell Peace BPF Cycling
31 16 Steven Cottington Bath Cycling Club
32 22 Darren Gardner Bath Cycling Club
33 35 Adam Maslen Bristol RC
34 107 Chris Downham Bristol RC
35 27 Andrew Henderson Latchem Sunwise Race Team
36 19 Ryan Edge
37 36 Colin Parry Bristol RC
38 42 Thomas Price Avid Sport
39 33 Andrew Kirby VC St Raphael
40 40 Peter Phillips Bath Cycling Club
41 71 David Stoyle Bath Cycling Club
42 30 Edward Jackson Islington Cycling Club
43 45 Richard Smith Bruton Cycling Club
44 29 Thomas Hogan BPF Cycling
45 18 Francis Eddolls BPF Cycling
46 49 David West Portishead Cycling Club
47 38 Mark Pettitt Portishead Cycling Club
48 44 Gary Sheppard Bath Cycling Club
49 12 John Carter Radeon-Cycology RT
50 20 Alex Faux Forever Pedalling
51 4 Andrew Banks Westbury Wheelers

Series Standings:

Position Name Surname Team Licence Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Series Points
1 James Phillips Bristol RC 869868 50 40 40 130
2 Nathan Hallett Latchem Sunwise 1219787 20 45 45 110
3 Tom Sharp Bristol RC 1143798 14 30 30 74
4 Jake Hollins 1008197 35 7 25 67
5 Rob Hardyman Forever Pedalling 972562 15 20 20 55
6 Luke Nolan Latchem Sunwise 896927 50 50
7 Kieran Blay TAAP Cervelo 936635 50 50
8 Simon Gaywood Portishead CC 405555 45 45
9 Dave Tilling BPF Cycling 985719 13 15 15 43
10 Duncan Lancashire Bath CC 823200 40 1 1 42
11 George Smith Tri UK 946208 40 40
12 Sean Townsend VCEquipe/FlixOralHygiene/Propulse 723874 35 35
13 Paul Jones Bikestrong-KTM 720068 30 1 1 32
14 Sam Lindsay 1461052 30 30
15 Will Crudgington 1054400 30 30
16 Alan Adams 20 0 9 29
17 Martin MacDonald Bath CC 1337767 9 0 20 29
18 Thomas Hogan BPF Cycling 967975 25 1 26
19 Simon Hunt 1379243 12 0 14 26
20 Andy Edwards Bristol RC 716368 25 0 25
21 Ben Jones Portishead CC 1341937 25 0 25
22 Sebastian Lewis VCEquipe/FlixOralHygiene/Propulse 1080188 25 25
23 Frederick Webb 1152384 25 25
24 Rob Borek Forever Pedalling 1107308 9 0 14 23
25 Patrick Henry Bristol RC 425316 20 20
26 Gareth Turner VCEquipe/FlixOralHygiene/Propulse 935358 20 20
27 Mark Hardyman VC Walcot 1106561 8 0 11 19
28 Anthony Smith Portishead CC 467574 5 7 7 19
29 Lewis Whitcombe Webbs 1902 CC 1458876 11 5 16
30 Finn Hannersley Ross CC 7 0 9 16
31 Tom Allport University of Bath CC 900760 15 0 15
32 Shaun Cook Bristol RC 1250509 15 15
33 Christopher Hill Bristol RC 954538 1 7 7 15
34 Joel Thomas University of Bath CC 1134706 15 15
35 Simon Worsley Cheltenham and County CC 961548 14 0 14
36 Christopher Chapman Bristol South CC 1144733 13 1 14
37 George Beck Bikestrong-KTM 1019040 14 14
38 Richard Smith Bruton Cycling Club 1342191 13 1 14
39 Chris Bowie-Hill Bristol RC 1425441 1 13 14
40 Robert Abraham Bikestrong-KTM 1046112 11 1 1 13
41 Daniel Carr Salt and Sham CC 1055111 7 3 3 13
42 Joe Griffiths Torq Performance 834005 5 8 13
43 Adam Robertson BPF Cycling 1002125 13 13
44 Luke Barfoot Tri UK 1051248 13 13
45 Liam Cahill Somer Valley CC 898481 3 0 9 12
46 Nick Cox Bristol South CC 1450889 12 12
47 Andrew Edwards Bristol RC 718368 12 12
48 Nick Ball Team Tor 2000 Kalas 893266 11 11
49 Peter Wyatt Portishead CC 932525 10 0 1 11
50 Andrew Kirby VC St Raphael 1002858 10 1 11
51 Conor Chandler Primera-TeamJobs 1113685 12 11 23
52 Deacon Cutterham Bikestrong-KTM 718173 10 0 10
53 Thomas Constantine 1 0 9 10
54 John Airey Ross CC 1 0 9 10
55 Stefan Golledge 1 0 9 10
56 Roger Chamberlain VCEquipe/FlixOralHygiene/Propulse 716082 10 10
57 Jamie Atkins University of Bristol CC 1399274 10 10
58 Graham Reeves Bristol RC 1224098 9 9
59 Craig Wallduck VCEquipe/FlixOralHygiene/Propulse 835409 9 9
60 Andrew Henderson Latchem Sunwise 887311 8 1 9
61 Tilemachos Makropoulos 1464710 1 8 9
62 Max Hazell Total Fitness Bath 0 9 9
63 Jeff Lawrence Salt and Sham CC 725753 8 0 8
64 Glyndwr Griffiths 73Degrees CC 451090 8 8
65 Jos Kertzman Bath CC 935750 1 6 7
66 Steven Whitehurst Somer Valley CC 702028 6 0 1 7
67 Joe Cierpik 1368052 1 0 6 7
68 Samuel Whitehead Bristol South CC 1343284 6 0 6
69 Oscar Hutchings VCEquipe/FlixOralHygiene/Propulse 831643 6 6
70 Troy Fry BIKESTRONG-KTM 1373595 6 6
71 Jack Phillips Salt and Sham CC 1342787 1 0 4 5
72 James Morris Hereford & District Wheelers 1005417 5 5
73 Jonny Allen Rapha Cycling Club 1104208 5 5
74 Oliver Beresford VC Venta 1168444 4 0 4
75 Matthew Carey University of Bristol CC 1398006 4 0 4
76 Sam Smith Bath CC 1318518 4 4
77 Frederick White 1457578 4 4
78 Mark Pettitt Portishead CC 423671 1 1 1 3
79 Carl Rose Ely Race Club 1338635 3 0 3
80 Matthew Dewey Complete Cycle Works 453620 2 1 3
81 Theo Brumhead Bristol South CC 449071 3 3
82 David Stoyle Bath CC 886338 1 1 1 3
83 Darren Gardner Bath CC 716889 1 1 1 3
84 Peter Phillips Bath CC 400389 1 1 1 3
85 Steven Marsh Portishead CC 963257 1 1 1 3
86 Jamie Ford Somer Valley CC 1046877 3 3
87 John Russell Bristol RC 418021 2 0 2
88 Darren Edwards Bath CC 828545 1 1 2
89 Paul Smith Thornbury CC 945483 1 1 2
90 Adam Henley Cheltenham and County CC 407102 2 2
91 Steven Cottington Bath CC 821116 1 0 1 2
92 Russell Peace BPF Cycling 1345404 1 0 1 2
93 Mark Kemp 984420 1 0 1 2
94 Aron Jarvis 1168454 1 0 1 2
95 Paul Enderson 840802 1 0 1 2
96 Christopher Featherstone Bristol RC 1268556 1 0 1 2
97 Richard Pattermore 969138 1 0 1 2
98 Nic Meadows Somer Valley CC 1120430 1 0 1 2
99 Sasha Smith Portishead CC 1252374 1 0 1 2
100 Nick Anderson Salt and Sham CC 1137920 1 1 2
101 Thomas Bass Latchem Sunwise 1256285 1 1 2
102 Paul Fearon 1202796 1 1 2
103 Ricky Goldswain 964463 1 1 2
104 Shrirunga Bristowe Bath Cycling Club 1172328 2 2
105 Charlie Kelly Primera-TeamJobs 914639 2 2
106 Luke Craddock Spokes BPC Racing 1182506 1 0 1
107 David Guy Bristol South CC 1445684 1 0 1
108 Michael Bradbury Bikestrong-KTM 958998 1 0 1
109 Michael Davis Bikestrong-KTM 1347649 1 0 1
110 Harry Tucker Avid Sport 1227337 1 0 1
111 Michael Holding 1465772 1 0 1
112 Dan Hopes Rapha Cycling Club 1106198 1 0 1
113 Matthew Lloyd Pontypool RCC 1224128 1 0 1
114 Harry Woodman VC Walcot 1378617 1 0 1
115 Benjamin Green Salt and Sham CC 1316965 1 0 1
116 Christopher Humphreys Carpe Diem CC 1188016 1 0 1
117 Paul Ashman Recycles RCC 882577 1 0 1
118 Michael Withers Portishead CC 1471808 1 0 1
119 Paul Thompson Wellington Wheelers CC 1352954 1 0 1
120 Jamie Bray Giant Cycling Club – Halo Films 1006823 1 1
121 David Atkinson Bath CC 827502 1 1
122 Liam Hicks Latchem Sunwise 1010539 1 1
123 Stuart Hardy Bristol RC 1267148 1 1
124 Anthony Corke Cheddar Cycling Club 708206 1 1
125 David Rutty VC Bristol 408232 1 1
126 Phillip Wilkinson Bristol RC 833289 1 1
127 Stefan Barnett VC Walcot 1014650 1 1
128 Daniel Waterston 970609 1 1
129 Jamie Duggan Latchem Sunwise 1247998 1 1
130 Simon Martin Bath CC 886604 1 1
131 Marcus Pont 1489929 1 1
132 Luke Justin Somer Valley CC 983219 1 1
133 Matthew Ralph BPF Cycling 1370919 1 1
134 Farilee Williams Portishead Cycling Club 968711 1 1
135 Alexander Atkins University of Bristol CC 1463800 1 1
136 Alex Collins Primera-TeamJobs 951140 1 1
137 Sebastien Bernaert Bristol RC 891818 1 1
138 Adam Maslen Bristol RC 1047986 1 1
139 Chris Downham Bristol RC 724848 1 1
140 Ryan Edge 1281806 1 1
141 Colin Parry Bristol RC 704712 1 1
142 Thomas Price Avid Sport 1160780 1 1
143 Edward Jackson Islington Cycling Club 1107289 1 1
144 Francis Eddolls BPF Cycling 1341745 1 1
145 David West Portishead Cycling Club 1134973 1 1
146 Gary Sheppard Bath Cycling Club 935706 1 1
147 John Carter Radeon-Cycology RT 1012822 1 1
148 Alex Faux Forever Pedalling 1150129 1 1
149 Andrew Banks Westbury Wheelers 878721 1 1

Odd Down Women’ Summer Series – Week Two Wrap

Lee steps up to dominate again

India Lee made short work of the fourth cat race last week and repeated the trick again this time around with the E/1/2/3 race, taking the win in dominant fashion with an early attack. Lucy Driver (Forever Pedalling) was able to hold the Hargroves-Ridley-Montezuma’s rider’s wheel the longest and got her reward with a second place finish, despite being caught by the main chasing bunch.

Lee did not hesitate, lighting the race up on the very first lap and stretching out the bunch behind her. Marking the step up Lee has made from fourth cat, the bunch were not rolling over and held the gap to the flying leader to only a handful of seconds for the first couple of laps. But as the elastic finally snapped, Driver was the only rider who was able to stay with Lee as the bunch fractured into small groups behind. Lee was not going to settle to ride with company for long however, and finally dispatched Driver a short while later with another attack to go solo; a lead she would hold and extend all the way to the chequered flag.

Driver’s task was now to hold off a regrouping bunch behind, as Charlotte Berry (VeloVitesse) and Aimee Parsons (Avid Sport) were reeled in by the chasing group of Molly Hodges (Avid Sport), Ashia Fenwick (VC Venta) and Stephie Prince (VeloVitesse). These five riders set to their task well, and as Driver started to stall out in front it looked like the catch would be made in the final laps.

Indeed, second place was up for grabs as Driver was caught with just over one lap to go; it looked like a fantastic opportunity for last week’s runner up Berry to take the sprint. However, Driver has won a Winter Series round at Odd Down from a bunch sprint and showed her speed again, despite all the laps ridden on her own, to pip the group in a close finish. Berry came in just behind in third.

In the fourth cat race, there was another dominant solo victory, this time from Avid Sport’s Fran Bromley. Aided by the presence of her teammate Joanna Goodhead, Bromley was well protected in the group until she made her move approaching halfway through the race. Bromley jumped clear and in similar fashion to Lee last week, rode her lead out significantly as the race wore on to take a comfortable win.

The group behind were content to fight it out in a sprint finish, with Laura Wells (Mickey Cranks CC) taking second ahead of Janet Horton (UCY).

The Master’s race took a similar form to last week; Miriam Whitehurst (Somer Valley CC) and Maria Powell (Radeon-Cycology RT) taking out an early lead against Karen Whyte (VeloVitesse) and Karen Spiteri (Avid Sport) and setting up what resembled a 2-up pursuit race. The final sprint for the win went the same way as well, with Whitehurst beating Powell to the line, whilst Spiteri took the sprint for second from the chasing group.

These results make things very tight at the top of the series standings, with Berry and Driver now tied on 85 points, only five ahead of Lee in third. A strong showing and good numbers from Avid Sport and VeloVitesse also sees them move up the order at the top of the team standings; with Avid Sport retaking the overall lead from Bristol RC and VeloVitesse climbing from fifth after the men’s races on Tuesday back to third overall. Driver’s second place moves Forever Pedalling up to fourth.

4th Cat

Pos No First Name Last Name Club / Team Name Member No. Series Points
1 11 Frances Bromley Avid Sport 1251227 30
2 5 Laura Wells Mickey Cranks CC 1307645 25
3 4 Janet Horton Merthyr CC 1103172 20
4 6 Naomi Eaton 1354656 15
5 3 Joanna Goodhead Avid Sport 1445415 14
6 12 Sally Crocker Salt & Sham Cycle Club 1305793 13

Masters

Pos No First Name Last Name Club / Team Name Member No. Series Points
1 4 Miriam Whitehurst Somer Valley CC 717051 30
2 2 Maria Powell Radeon-Cycology RT 893915 25
5 3 Karen Spiteri Avid Sport 921309 20
4 5 Karen Whyte VeloVitesse 879437 15

E/1/2/3

Pos No First Name Last Name Club / Team Name Member No. Series Points
1 5 India Lee Hargroves-Ridley-Montezuma’s 962042 50
2 2 Lucy Driver Forever Pedalling 1144183 45
3 8 Charlotte Berry VeloVitesse 1259806 40
4 4 Molly Hodges Avid Sport 1173752 35
5 3 Ashia Fenwick VC Venta 933490 30
6 7 Stephie Prince VeloVitesse 1325279 25
7 9 Aimee Parsons Avid Sport 1449722 20
8 1 Sophie Barnes Army Cycling Union 1279010 15
9 6 Rosie Nunnerley DAS RAD KLUB 1337012 14
10 10 Joss Winter Athletique 1365465 13

Series Standings

Position Name Surname Team Licence Round 1 Round 2 Series Points
1 Charlotte Berry VeloVitesse 1259806 45 40 85
2 Lucy Driver Forever Pedalling 1144183 40 45 85
3 India Lee Hargroves-Ridley-Montezuma’s 962042 30 50 80
4 Molly Hodges Avid Sport 1173752 35 35 70
5 Miriam Whitehurst Somer Valley CC 717051 30 30 60
6 Stephie Prince VeloVitesse 1325279 30 25 55
7 Maria Powell Radeon-Cycology RT 893915 25 25 50
8 Lauren Johnston Avid Sport 1422901 50 50
9 Sophie Barnes Army Cycling Union 1279010 25 15 40
10 Aimee Parsons Avid Sport 1449722 20 20 40
11 Karen Spiteri Avid Sport 921309 14 20 34
12 Jen Horton UCY 1103172 13 20 33
13 Karen Whyte VeloVitesse 879437 15 15 30
14 Frances Bromley Avid Sport 1251227 30 30
15 Ashia Fenwick VC Venta 933490 30 30
16 Rosie Nunnerley DAS RAD KLUB 1337012 12 14 26
17 Sally Crocker Salt & Sham Cycle Club 1305793 12 13 25
18 Megan Dickerson Forever Pedalling 1232745 25 25
19 Laura Wells Mickey Cranks CC 1307645 25 25
20 Joanna Goodhead Avid Sport 1445415 10 14 24
21 Stephanie Parsonage Army Cycling Race Team (ACRT) 1445128 20 20
22 Amanda Karlsson VeloVitesse 1294362 20 20
23 Elizabeth Sanders University of Exeter Cycling Club 1242646 15 15
24 Rebekah Nash University of Bristol 1349269 15 15
25 Naomi Eaton 0 1354656 15 15
26 Lucy Rowe DAS RAD KLUB 1046011 14 14
27 Alexandra Sheehan Bianchi Dama 722367 14 14
28 Heidi Blunden The Racing Chance Foundation 961952 13 13
29 Joss Winter Athletique 1365465 13 13
30 Claire Lawrence Sodbury Cycle Sport 11 11
31 Lauren Booth Camac Planet X 705816 11 11
32 Nicki Carr Tri UK 1091227 10 10
33 Deborah Sterling 9 9

Odd Down Summer Series – Week Two Wrap (Men’s Races)

No stopping Latchem Sunwise but Phillips takes command in the overall

Lancashire follows up third in round one with the win in the 3/4 race

Latchem Sunwise won five out of the six E/1/2 rounds in the Odd Down Summer series last year, and started this year’s series in similar fashion with Luke Nolan taking the win from a break of four riders. He was joined in the break after 20 minutes racing by Bristol RC’s James Phillips, Tri UK’s George Smith and Bikestrong-KTM’s Paul Jones. The composition of the move left VCEquipe/FlixOralHygeine/Propulse as the only large team missing out, following Gareth Turner’s unsuccessful attempt to bridge soon after the break had formed. Their pursuit kept the leaders within reach, but the gap never looked like closing going into the final laps. Nolan was run close by Phillips in the sprint, but Latchem Sunwise’s joy was complete as Nathan Hallett also took the bunch sprint behind for fifth.

The men’s 3/4 race looked to be heading towards a sprint finish, despite a number of attempted moves off the front of the 50-strong group. The only rider to get any room was VC Walcot’s serial attacker Stefan Barnett, but with Bath CC, Bristol RC and Bikestrong-KTM all showing numbers at the front of the bunch it was going to prove difficult to force clear.

It looked as though the perfect move had gone with half the race done, featuring Duncan Lancashire (Bath CC), Christopher Hill (Bristol RC) and Daniel Carr (Salt and Sham CC). However, without a Bikestrong-KTM rider in there, it was a strong turn from their rider Rob Abraham that brought that move back into the fold after a few laps spent just in front of the main bunch.

It was with only a few kilometres to go that the decisive move was made. With the main teams surging towards the front of the bunch, Lancashire managed to slingshot away going into the final couple of laps. All it took was a moment’s hesitation from the main group and he had an unassailable lead. Behind, the bunch sprint was taken by BPF Cycling’s Thomas Hogan ahead of Patrick Henry of Bristol RC.

Those results put James Phillips in prime position to take the lead in the overall series standings, ahead of Lancashire and Jones; with the Latchem Sunwise riders stacked just behind them in fourth and fifth.

Men’s 3/4

Pos Number Name Surname Club Series Points
1 30 Duncan Lancashire Bath Cycling Club 30
2 27 Thomas Hogan BPF Cycling 25
3 25 Patrick Henry Bristol RC 20
4 51 Daniel Carr Salt & Sham CC 15
5 7 George Beck BIKESTRONG-KTM 14
6 42 Richard Smith Bruton Cycling Club 13
7 1 Robert Abraham BIKESTRONG-KTM 12
8 3 Nick Ball Team Tor 2000 KALAS 11
9 26 Christopher Hill Bristol RC 10
10 36 Graham Reeves Bristol RC 9
11 23 Andrew Henderson Latchem Sunwise Race Team 8
12 34 Mark Pettitt Portishead Cycling Club 7
13 29 Jos Kertzman Bath Cycling Club 6
14 48 Lewis Whitcombe Webbs 1902 Cycling Club 5
15 43 Sam Smith Bath Cycling Club 4
16 12 Theo Brumhead Bristol South CC 3
17 24 Adam Henley Cheltenham & County CC 2
18 9 Jamie Bray Giant Cycling Club – Halo Films 1
19 39 Nick Anderson Salt & Sham CC 1
20 2 David Atkinson Bath Cycling Club 1
21 28 Liam Hicks Latchem Sunwise Race Team 1
22 22 Stuart Hardy Bristol RC 1
23 35 Peter Phillips Bath Cycling Club 1
24 18 Darren Edwards Bath Cycling Club 1
25 15 Anthony Corke Cheddar Cycle Club 1
26 20 Darren Gardner Bath Cycling Club 1
27 44 David Stoyle Bath Cycling Club 1
28 38 David Rutty Velo Club Bristol 1
29 6 Thomas Bass Latchem Sunwise Race Team 1
30 49 Phillip Wilkinson Bristol RC 1
31 5 Stefan Barnett Velo Club Walcot 1
32 13 Christopher Chapman Bristol South CC 1
33 8 Chris Bowie-Hill Bristol RC 1
34 31 Tilemachos Makropoulos 1
35 16 Matt Dewey Complete Cycle Works 1
36 19 Paul Fearon 1
37 21 Ricky Goldswain 1
38 46 Daniel Waterston 1
39 32 Steven Marsh Portishead Cycling Club 1
40 17 Jamie Duggan Latchem Sunwise Race Team 1
41 40 Anthony Smith Portishead Cycling Club 1
42 33 Simon Martin Bath Cycling Club 1
43 41 Paul Smith Thornbury Cycling Club 1

 

Men’s E/1/2

1 9 Luke Nolan Latchem Sunwise Race Team 50
2 10 James Phillips Bristol RC 45
3 13 George Smith Tri UK 40
4 5 Paul Jones BIKESTRONG-KTM 35
5 2 Nathan Hallett Latchem Sunwise Race Team 30
6 7 Sebastian Lewis VCEquipe/FlixOralHygiene/Propulse 25
7 15 Gareth Turner VCEquipe/FlixOralHygiene/Propulse 20
8 19 Shaun Cook Bristol RC 15
9 12 Tom Sharp Bristol RC 14
10 11 Adam Robertson BPF Cycling 13
11 3 Rob Hardyman Forever Pedalling 12
12 18 Sam Lindsay #N/A 11
13 6 Andrew Kirby VC St Raphael 10
14 20 Craig Wallduck Latchem Sunwise Race Team 9
15 16 Joe Griffiths Torq Performance 8
16 17 Jake Hollins #N/A 7
17 4 Oscar Hutchings VCEquipe/FlixOralHygiene/Propulse 6
18 14 Dave Tilling BPF Cycling 5

 

Men’s Series Standings

Position Name Team Round 1 Round 2 Series Points
1 James Phillips Bristol RC 50 45 95
2 Duncan Lancashire Bath CC 40 30 70
3 Paul Jones Bikestrong-KTM 30 35 65
4 Nathan Hallett Latchem Sunwise 20 30 50
5 Luke Nolan Latchem Sunwise 50 50
6 Simon Gaywood Portishead CC 45 45
7 Jake Hollins 35 7 42
8 Sam Lindsay 30 11 41
9 George Smith Tri UK 40 40
10 Tom Sharp Bristol RC 14 14 28
11 Rob Hardyman Forever Pedalling 15 12 27
12 Andy Edwards Bristol RC 25 25
13 Ben Jones Portishead CC 25 25
14 Thomas Hogan BPF Cycling 25 25
15 Sebastian Lewis VCEquipe/FlixOralHygiene/Propulse 25 25
16 Robert Abraham Bikestrong-KTM 11 12 23
17 Daniel Carr Salt and Sham CC 7 15 22
18 Alan Adams 20 20
19 Patrick Henry Bristol RC 20 20
20 Gareth Turner VCEquipe/FlixOralHygiene/Propulse 20 20
21 Dave Tilling BPF Cycling 13 5 18
22 Lewis Whitcombe Webbs 1902 CC 11 5 16
23 Tom Allport University of Bath CC 15 15
24 Shaun Cook Bristol RC 15 15
25 Simon Worsley Cheltenham and County CC 14 14
26 Christopher Chapman Bristol South CC 13 1 14
27 George Beck Bikestrong-KTM 14 14
28 Joe Griffiths Torq Performance 5 8 13
29 Richard Smith Bruton Cycling Club 13 13
30 Adam Robertson BPF Cycling 13 13
31 Conor Chandler Primera TeamJobs 12 12
32 Simon Hunt 12 12
33 Christopher Hill Bristol RC 1 10 11
34 Nick Ball Team Tor 2000 Kalas 11 11
35 Deacon Cutterham Bikestrong-KTM 10 10
36 Peter Wyatt Portishead CC 10 10
37 Andrew Kirby VC St Raphael 10 10
38 Rob Borek Forever Pedalling 9 9
39 Martin MacDonald Bath CC 9 9
40 Graham Reeves Bristol RC 9 9
41 Craig Wallduck VCEquipe/FlixOralHygiene/Propulse 9 9
42 Jeff Lawrence Salt and Sham CC 8 8
43 Mark Hardyman VC Walcot 8 8
44 Mark Pettitt Portishead CC 1 7 8
45 Andrew Henderson Latchem Sunwise 8 8
46 Finn Hannersley Ross CC 7 7
47 Jos Kertzman Bath CC 1 6 7
48 Steven Whitehurst Somer Valley CC 6 6
49 Samuel Whitehead Bristol South CC 6 6
50 Anthony Smith Portishead CC 5 1 6
51 Oscar Hutchings VCEquipe/FlixOralHygiene/Propulse 6 6
52 Oliver Beresford VC Venta 4 4
53 Matthew Carey University of Bristol CC 4 4
54 Sam Smith Bath CC 4 4
55 Liam Cahill Somer Valley CC 3 3
56 Carl Rose Ely Race Club 3 3
57 Matthew Dewey Complete Cycle Works 2 1 3
58 Theo Brumhead Bristol South CC 3 3
59 John Russell Bristol RC 2 2
60 David Stoyle Bath CC 1 1 2
61 Darren Gardner Bath CC 1 1 2
62 Peter Phillips Bath CC 1 1 2
63 Darren Edwards Bath CC 1 1 2
64 Steven Marsh Portishead CC 1 1 2
65 Paul Smith Thornbury CC 1 1 2
66 Adam Henley Cheltenham and County CC 2 2
67 Luke Craddock Spokes BPC Racing 1 1
68 David Guy Bristol South CC 1 1
69 Steven Cottington Bath CC 1 1
70 Michael Bradbury Bikestrong-KTM 1 1
71 Michael Davis Bikestrong-KTM 1 1
72 Harry Tucker Avid Sport 1 1
73 Jack Phillips Salt and Sham CC 1 1
74 Russell Peace BPF Cycling 1 1
75 Joe Cierpik 1 1
76 Michael Holding 1 1
77 Dan Hopes Rapha Cycling Club 1 1
78 Matthew Lloyd Pontypool RCC 1 1
79 Harry Woodman VC Walcot 1 1
80 Mark Kemp 1 1
81 Thomas Constantine 1 1
82 Benjamin Elkins-Green Salt and Sham CC 1 1
83 Aron Jarvis 1 1
84 Paul Enderson 1 1
85 Christopher Featherstone Bristol RC 1 1
86 Christopher Humphreys Carpe Diem CC 1 1
87 Richard Pattermore 1 1
88 Paul Ashman Recycles RCC 1 1
89 Michael Withers Portishead CC 1 1
90 Nic Meadows Somer Valley CC 1 1
91 Paul Thompson Wellington Wheelers CC 1 1
92 Sasha Smith Portishead CC 1 1
93 John Airey Ross CC 1 1
94 Stefan Golledge 1 1
95 Jamie Bray Giant Halo CC 1 1
96 Nick Anderson Salt and Sham CC 1 1
97 David Atkinson Bath CC 1 1
98 Liam Hicks Latchem Sunwise 1 1
99 Stuart Hardy Bristol RC 1 1
100 Anthony Corke Cheddar Cycling Club 1 1
101 David Rutty VC Bristol 1 1
102 Thomas Bass Latchem Sunwise 1 1
103 Phillip Wilkinson Bristol RC 1 1
104 Stefan Barnett VC Walcot 1 1
105 Chris Bowie-Hill Bristol RC 1 1
106 Tilemachos Makropoulos 1 1
107 Paul Fearon 1 1
108 Ricky Goldswain 1 1
109 Daniel Waterson 1 1
110 Jamie Duggan Latchem Sunwise 1 1
111 Simon Martin Bath CC 1 1

 

Odd Down Winter Series Round Three – Report, Results and Overall Standings

The breakaways take the day as Johnston, White and Revell make it two wins on the spin each and Elizabeth Pressage takes her first win of the series
Last week’s winners all followed up with another victory as all four of the races at Round Three of the Odd Down Winter Series saw powerful breakaways hoover up the top spots. However, consistent performances by the other riders near the top of the overall series standings have prevented them pulling out a significant advantage on the rest of the field.

Revell takes the win

The finale of the men’s 2/3 race was marred by a crash with only five laps to go. The last few years at Odd Down have rarely seen large crashes but unfortunately a number of riders were caught behind this crash on the exit of the top hairpin. A touch of wheels brought down Charlie Kelly (BCDS) near the front of the field and there was nowhere for the riders behind to go. The race was briefly halted as the riders were attended to before being restarted with the light fading – fortunately after a visit to hospital for Charlie no serious injuries came about as a result of the crash.
Ahead of all of this, three riders were ahead of the bunch; last week’s winner Charlie Revell (Team Tor 2000 Kalas) being pursued by last week’s runner up John Russell (Bristol RC) with Johnny Arcg for company.

When the race restarted, there was no catching Revell who powered away for a win by a significant margin. Russell and Arcg were less comfortable with the bunch winching in their 10 second gap. On the final lap Arcg could no longer hold on and that left Russell clear to take second whilst his breakaway companion was swallowed up by the fast closing bunch. Will Page took the sprint for third on his Winter Series debut and Rob Hardyman (Forever Pedalling) improved on his eighth-place finish last week to come in fourth.

Pressage on her way to solo victory

The women’s E/1/2/3 race was also taken by a long-range breakaway – with Elizabeth Pressage (University of Bath CC) showing her TT skills to leave the rest of the field behind going into the last phase of the race. The group had stretched several times over the course of the race but had never split apart – with the exception of IRIS Race Team’s Emily Slavin who had to chase back on several times. Slavin admitted that she needs to get back to the circuit to practice her cornering, but it was an impressive show of persistence and strength to fight her way back to the group on numerous occasions.
As the pace ramped up on the final lap for the sprint behind Pressage, it was Round One’s winner Jenny Bolsom (Bikechain – Ricci) who looked to have put herself clear of the others with Radeon BikeScience’s Maria Powell her closest challenger. However, as they came into the finish straight it was Slavin who completed another miraculous recovery to sprint past Bolsom merely metres from the line for second. Bolsom had to settle for third and closing to within five points of the series leader Lauren Johnston.

Nash, Hodges and Johnston on the attack again

Johnston preserved her lead in the standings the same way as she had established it by taking yet another win in the women’s 4th cat race. Rebekah Nash (University of Bristol CC), who had been second to Johnston in both the previous rounds immediately set to work ripping the field to pieces on the front. With such a large group though, it took an attack from Johnston, joined by Nash and Avid Sport’s Molly Hodges, to fully establish a gap.
This trio were in a familiar position now to both the previous rounds and again showed why they have been the class of the women’s 4th cat field. They worked hard together to put the top three positions beyond doubt, with again Johnston overhauling Nash in the sprint. All three of them now move up to third cat, opening the door for the other 4th cats in the next races. One to watch will be the fast finishing Katherine Moore (Das Rad Klub) who used her cyclocross form to great effect to take the group sprint for fourth place ahead of Claire Nott (Army Cycling Union).

Osborne forces the winning move clear

With the same riders consistently showing their form at the front of the women’s 4th cat race, it was no surprise to see Andrew White (Okehampton CC – last week’s winner), Ben Osborne (NFTO RT – last week’s third place) and Jamie Atkins (University of Bristol CC – second place in Round One) make the decisive move midway through the 4th cat men’s race. Numerous other riders were alert to the danger and tried to get into the move, but the pace at the front was too fierce and so a second chasing group of five riders formed with the main group behind.
With what might have been a hard pursuit the race could have all come back together, but the gaps between each group were only growing as Osborne, White and Atkins pressed home their advantage. By the closing stages of the race the leading trio had such a gap that although Atkins slipped off the pace he was still comfortably third across the line ahead of his pursuer from Round One: Ed Gray (University of Bath CC) who took the sprint for fourth from the chasing group. There was no denying White at the front though, who didn’t hesitate in the sprint this time to comfortably take the win.
White moves up into joint third (with David Mixell – Bikestrong UK) in the overall standings behind Revell (2nd) and Russell (1st).

Results:

Women’s 4th Cat

Pos Number First Name Surname Club
1 71 Lauren Johnston
2 15 Rebekah Nash University of Bristol CC
3 3 Molly Hodges Avid Sport
4 14 Katherine Moore Das Rad Klub
5 4 Claire Nott Army Cycling Union
6 1 Sophie Barnes Army Cycling Union
7 8 Emily Walton Beeston Cycling Club
8 9 Heidi Blunden Racing Chance Foundation
9 18 Kate Millard Clevedon
10 13 Aimee Parsons Avid Sport
11 2 Sally Crocker Salt and Sham CC
12 5 Taegan Pomeroy Royal Navy and Royal Marines CA
13 10 Joanna Goodhead Avid Sport
14 12 Emily Harford
15 16 Sarah Crowther Avid Sport
16 7 Deborah Sterling
DNF 6 Stephie Prince Cotswold Veldrijden
DNF 11 Janet Horton MCC

Women’s E/1/2/3:

Pos Number First Name Surname Club
1 3 Elizabeth Pressage University of Bath CC
2 4 Emily Slavin IRIS Race Team
3 1 Jenny Bolsom Bikechain – Ricci
4 2 Maria Powell Radeon-BikeScience

Men’s 4th Cat:

Pos Number First Name Surname Club
1 15 Andrew White Okehampton CC
2 18 Ben Osborne NFTO RC
3 21 Jamie Atkins University of Bristol CC
4 6 Edward Gray University of Bath CC
5 16 Steve Martin Tri UK
6 5 Alex Ficke Army Cycling Union
7 7 Spencer Hardman Salt and Sham CC
8 23 Will Acworth Bristol South CC
9 12 Peter Smith Cowley Road Condors
10 13 Thomas Southey University of Nottingham SCC
11 20 Andy Butler University of Bath CC
12 8 Mark Hardyman VC Walcot
13 3 Chris Brennan DHCyclesport
14 10 Daniel Riggs Corsley CC
15 4 Nigel Burton Bath CC
16 101 Matthew Skeats University of Bristol CC
17 22 James Barber University of Bath CC
18 19 Saxon Ridley
DNF 14 Daniel Tyrie Imperial College CC
DNF 107 Darren Hayter Tri UK
DNF 9 Si Potter Mid Cornwall CC

Men’s 2/3:

Pos Number First Name Surname Club
1 101 Charlie Revell Team Tor 2000 Kalas
2 22 John Russell Bristol RC
3 27 Will Page
4 8 Rob Hardyman Forever Pedalling
5 23 Kyle Dovey Ely RC
6 28 Colin Smith Ely RC
7 10 David Mixell BikestrongUK
8 25 Tim Southcombe SRC
9 14 Jack Salvidge Cycleservice Sidmouth
10 20 Daniel Carr Salt and Sham CC
11 9 Julian Lockwood Primera-TeamJobs
12 1 Thomas Bass Salt and Sham CC
13 18 George Bazeley Bristol RC
14 7 Samuel Gaskin
15 32 Josh Griffiths Bristol South CC
16 102 Adam Robertson Contour Cycles RT
17 15 Richard Smith Bruton CC
18 21 Johnny Arce
19 26 John Carter Radeon BikeScience
20 30 Stefan Barnett VC Walcot
21 6 Rowan Ellis 1st Chard Wheelers
22 19 Richard Franklin VC St Raphael
DNF 24 Adrian Reynolds Somerset RC
DNF 31 Charlie Kelly BCDS
DNF 16 Daniel Soltys University of Bath CC
DNF 29 Tom Turner Ely RC
DNF 33 Nick Price Gateway Racing
DNF 2 Steven Cottington Bath CC

Overall Series Standings:

Women:

First Name Surname Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
Lauren Johnston 30 50 30 110
Jenny Bolsom 50 15 40 105
Rebekah Nash 25 45 25 95
Maria Powell 45 35 80
Molly Hodges 15 35 20 70
Elizabeth Pressage 20 50 70
Frances Bromley 20 40 60
Emily Slavin 13 45 58
Lucy Austin 30 30
Stephie Prince 25 1 26
Katherine Moore 9 15 24
Rebecca Gregson 14 14
Aimee Parsons 8 5 13
Vanessa Royals 12 12
Claire Lawrence 10 10
Claire Nott 10 10
Kate Millard 3 6 9
Sophie Barnes 9 9
Sally Crocker 4 4 8
Emily Walton 8 8
Janet Horton 7 7
Joanna Goodhead 5 2 7
Heidi Blunden 7 7
Olive Holliday 6 6
Taegan Pomeroy 3 3
Victoria Jones 2 2
Sarah Crowther 1 1 2
Hannah Cockerill 1 1
Emily Harford 1 1
Deborah Sterling 1 1
Janet Horton 1 1

Men:

First Name Surname Round One Round Two Round Three Total
John Russell 50 45 45 140
Charlie Revell 50 50 100
David Mixell 40 20 60
Andrew White 30 30 60
Jared Linden 30 25 55
Rob Hardyman 15 35 50
Joe Twelvetrees 25 20 45
Nathan Hallett 45 45
Thomas Bass 20 14 11 45
Jamie Atkins 25 20 45
Ben Osborne 20 25 45
Edward Gray 20 7 15 42
Will Perrin 40 40
Will Page 40 40
Scott Fryer 35 35
James Dudden 35 35
Samuel Gaskin 14 9 9 32
Daniel Martin 30 30
Thomas Collins 30 30
Kyle Dovey 30 30
Spencer Hardman 6 15 8 29
Iain Duggan 25 25
Colin Smith 25 25
Steven Cottington 13 8 1 22
William Acworth 10 5 7 22
Adam Robertson 13 7 20
Richard Smith 8 3 6 17
Josh Griffiths 9 8 17
Simon Starling 15 15
Anthony Corke 15 15
Tim Southcombe 15 15
Jack Salvidge 14 14
Tom Allport 9 4 13
Adrian Reynolds 12 1 13
Daniel Carr 13 13
Nick Anderson 12 12
Daniel Soltys 11 1 12
Julian Lockwood 12 12
Felix Young 11 11
William Hayes 10 10
Thomas Grigson 10 10
George Creasey 10 10
Daniel Tyrie 9 1 10
Johnny Arcg 5 5 10
Steve Martin 10 10
George Bazeley 10 10
Alex Ficke 9 9
Elliot Barratt 8 8
Will Clarke 8 8
Peter Smith 1 1 6 8
Luke Churchus 7 7
Guy Tucker 7 7
Edward Jackson 7 7
Stefan Barnett 4 3 7
Joel Thomas 6 6
Graeme Rout 6 6
Ian Hicks 6 6
Dave Cullen 5 5
Si Potter 4 1 5
Thomas Southey 5 5
Mark Hardyman 1 3 4
Andy Butler 4 4
John Carter 4 4
Noel Charlton 3 3
Graham Townsend 1 2 3
James Kay 2 1 3
Jonathan Oakley 3 3
Daniel Riggs 1 1 1 3
David Gwynne 1 1 2
Jonathan Ashby 1 1 2
Luke Craddock 2 2
Nigel Burton 1 1 2
Charlie Kelly 1 1 2
Matthew Skeats 1 1 2
Chris Brennan 2 2
Rowan Ellis 2 2
Tom Moffat 1 1
Martin Andrews 1 1
Michael Parkin-White 1 1
Jack Enright 1 1
Jeremy Bigg 1 1
Alan Adams 1 1
Paul Watkins 1 1
Alexander Atkins 1 1
Joanathan Ashby 1 1
Chris Parry 1 1
Michael Banfield 1 1
Alex Williams 1 1
Joel Thomas 1 1
James Barber 1 1
Saxon Ridley 1 1
Dareen Hayter 1 1
Richard Franklin 1 1

Avid Sport Racing – Race Reports

Mayhem in Minehead and ShamXross is Boss

Here’s Paul Taylor’s take on the Avid outing to Minehead from the U12’s perspective.
“Tom took a break from CX this weekend to race at the Minehead festival of cycling on a superb 1.1km street circuit within the seaside town centre. With a forecast of rain we were expecting a sketchy race but the weather held although drama came from another direction!

“The start was superfast and Tom was caught on the back foot whilst trying to clip-in but got back on to the lead group going into the second lap. With the guys pushing a hard pace the bunch was whittled down to five riders going into the final lap where Tom positioned himself in second wheel. Unbeknown to the leading riders a barrier had fallen over behind them into the path of one of the young riders who was catapulted over the handlebars. By now the leading bunch were at full gas and Tom made an early attack giving himself a significant lead up to the finish line with certain victory in his grasp.

“Unfortunately for the Clevedon rider the commissaires stopped the race on the finish line and set about sorting out the results of the race as some kids were caught behind the crashed rider. The decision was made to take the result of the order in which the riders passed the finish line on the penultimate lap. When the dust settled Tom was awarded 2nd place. A great event and definitely one to put on the calendar for 2018!”

 

The following weekend, the riders were back in action, this time on the grass at ShamXross in the Western Cyclocross League. Here are the thoughts of Martin Harris as Jenson took Avid Sport’s first ever victory!

“Well what can I say? If Carlsberg did local Cyclocross… This would be it. Each time we visit Keynsham for Cyclocross, Salt & Sham (SAS) cycle club manage to raise the bar that little bit higher.
“Our 1st trip to Somerdale was approximately 18 months ago for the schools’ Cyclocross. The course had been built from scratch. Back then the long grass, though cut and raked, was challenging. I’m pretty sure that afternoon, we had children’s bikes with broken hangers and mangled derailleurs.
“Since then, the course has been used for a round each of the Western League’s Winter and Summer CX and this was the 2nd time for the Winter CX. The course goes from strength to strength and never disappoints. The effort and time put in to this venue is clear to see and is testament to how dedicated the SAS recruited volunteers are to give other riders the best racing experience they can.
“This winter round saw the addition of 2 new banked sections and the addition of a Sandpit! The Sandpit that would later prove to be the source of much entertainment for the baying crowds. It seems to be human nature that people like to celebrate other people’s miss-fortunes and the sandpit would be a regular source of ooohs and aaaaahs as the riders pitted themselves against the sand-trap.
“As per previous visits there was the spiral of doom and I’m sure this grows in size from round to round.
“The atmosphere was amazing. The music, the crowds cheering and the ringing of cowbells was constant. The air was filled with the smell of fresh Burgers and Hot dogs. The Coffee flowed, the crowds remained to support throughout the day and from the youngest of Children, to the most mature of riders; the racing was fierce. Everyone gave their all.
“The Avid Sport riders, put in some strong performances; on the bounce from the Minehead Crits. Felix: Jenson and Tom rode superbly to lock out the top two spots in the U14 race. It was great to see so many of the team racing, with Sam Butters in the U16 race, Harry Tucker in the Juniors and Molly Hodges racing her first cross race in the women’s race. Well done to all!
“This has no doubt helped cement a great foundation, on which to build their future… This is a team that’s going places!
“A massive ‘thank you’ to Salt and Sham for their tireless efforts; to provide what has to be one of thee best local races in the South.
“I hope this is a venue to be considered for the British Cycling Southern Regional Championships… It certainly has what is required and then some…
“Roll on 2018!

Odd Down Women’s Summer Series

Avid Sport, in collaboration with Better (operators of Odd Down Sports Ground) and VC Walcot will be organising the Odd Down Women’s Summer Series 2017. Running from May to July on Thursday Evenings, this series of 12 events gives women of all abilities and experiences the chance to race competitively on a consistent basis throughout the early summer.

The first two rounds will feature coach-led racing with Felix Young – a chance for new racers to gain some confidence and learn some of the technical skills needed for bunch racing. The sessions will be at 7:45pm and will cost £2. Read this great write up of this winter’s coach-led racing and pursuit race (see next paragraph).

The odd numbered rounds, starting with round 3 will feature a women-only E/1/2/3/4 pursuit – using the same format as was used this winter at Odd Down. This gives the chance for newer riders to race amongst their peers to hold of the more experienced racers. It led to fast competitive racing this winter and changed the dynamic of women’s racing at Odd Down. Races will be again at 7:45pm will cost £12 to enter in advance or £15 on the day.

The even rounds, starting with round 4 will feature both a women-only 4th cat race and a women’s E/1/2/3. This is another chance for new racers to get into competition, and I firmly believe that if we can achieve the distinction between 4th cat and the higher categories we will be able to retain new racers and grow the field sizes in women’s racing to new heights. The E/1/2/3 will be a mass start race, rather than the pursuit format used in the winter. The 4th cat race will be at 7:00pm and the E/1/2/3 race will be at 7:45pm and both will cost £12 to enter in advance and £15 on the day.

We look forward to seeing you at Odd Down this summer!