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Winter Series Week 5

Well done to all 80 riders who braved the blustery conditions. Results are as follows;

4th Cat Race – The Hare (33 starters)

No Name Licence Club
1 3 Jack Curzon 954349 London Phoenix
2 20 Alex Reid 944893 Kingston Wheelers
3 64 Matthew Wilkins 943457 Dulwich
4 73 John Grenfell-Shaw 1234046 Cambridge University
5 65 Michael Weavers 1091027 East Grinstead
6 4 David Daniels 1016880 Herts Rouleur
7 75 Andrew Pink 468680 Wyndymilla
8 70 Nick Martin 1006947 East Grinstead
9 16 Ross Millard 1109415 Brixton Cycles
10 74 Ben Willy 469678 Southend Wheelers

2/3/4 Race – The Hare (47 starters)

 

Position Number Name Licence Club
1 52 James Jenkins 947303 Southend Wheelers
2 128 Keith Watson 949343 Adalta
3 180 Anthony Anderson 433933 Team Corley Cycles
4 50 Colin Ward 721639 Essex Roads
5 12 Gabriel Fowden 1018677 Cambridge
6 2 Benjamin Allen 971050 Westerley
7 21 Joe Hill 459307 Preston Park Youth
8 137 Ross Fawcett 887928 Ipswich
9 32 Colin Bailey 413114 North Road
10 77 Theo Modell 839253 Team Corley Cycles
11 138 Ollie Jones 946636 Ipswich
12 66 Rod Archibald 976910 Adalta
13 131 Patrick Manning 839295 Strada
14 132 Morris Bacon 1049443 Strada
15 123 Freddie Philip 999074 Hoste TAAP

 

Position Name Club Points
1 Anthony Anderson Team Corley Cycles 39
2 Colin Ward Essex Roads 38
3 Tom Easley Crawley Wheelers 31
4 James Jenkins Southend Wheelers 29
5 Paul Hart Southend Wheelers 22
6 Gabriel Fowden Cambridge 21
=7 Colin Bailey North Road 12
=7 Joe Hill Preston Park Youth 12
=7 Timothy Torrie Lee Valley Youth 12
=7 Keith Watson Adalta 12
11 Theo Modell Team Corley Cycles 11
=12 Graeme Garner Easterley 9
=12 Joshua Roberts Zappis 9
=14 Colin Peck Chelmer 8
=14 Jonathan Tomlinson East London Velo 8
16 Benjamin Allen Westerley 7
17 Tom Percival Regent’s Park Rouleurs 6
=18 Patrick Christopher Zappis 5
=18 James Freeman Dulwich Paragon 5
=18 Paul Newsome Crawley Wheelers 5
=18 Harold Bradbury EUCC 5
=22 Simon Robinson Herts Rouleur 4
=22 Jonathan Gales Dulwich Paragon 4
=22 Craig Joy Adalta 4
=22 Ross Fawcett Ipswich 3
=26 Len Delicact London Phoenix 3
=26 Charlie Passfield Walden Velo 3
=28 David Mitchinson CC Ashwell 2
=28 Rory Palmer London Dynamo 2
30 Michael Parry Welwyn Wheelers 1
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Winter Series Week 4

The rain had abated since Lee Valley Youth CC’s youth races in the morning and the sun had even come out, however, the cold wind stiffened, with a strong headwind up the finishing straight, to make a hard days racing. Over 100 riders took to the circuit today, thanks to all for your fantastic support!

4th Cats – “The Hare”

The conditions soon began to count with many a selection via the back door – two groups formed, with the latter nearly a lap down at the end and many stragglers lapped during the race.

Much kudos to Andy Robinson from CC Ashwell who held out alone for several laps but the chasers always kept his lead in check. The Hoggenberg finish takes no prisoners and you had to feel for Andy who was swept up within sight of the line with Michael Evans forging clear up the final ascent to claim a win by a few bike lengths.

Position Number Name Club
1 18 Michael Evans
2 59 Rowan Brackston Imperial College CC
3 1 Jonny Allen Islington Cycling Club
4 52 Jack Curzon London Phoenix CC
5 10 Peter Aruffo University College London Union
6 53 Elliot Harrad Dulwich Paragon CC
7 29 Finbarr Kiely VC Londres
8 33 Billy Pattison Brixton Cycles Club
9 23 John Grenfell-Shaw
10 14 Michael Boyd
11 44 Andrew Robinson CC Ashwell
12 42 Matthew Wilkins Dulwich CC
13 45 John Rumbold North Road CC
14 48 Paul Evans LFGSS
15 32 Anthony Marsh Maldon & District CC
16 35 Alex Reid Kingston Wheelers CC
17 6 Kevin Stronach Stowmarket & District CC
18 43 Nick Martin East Grinstead
19 28 Stephen Kennedy Islington Cycling Club
20 22 Adam Gould Colchester Rovers CC
21 9 Nathan Appleton Canterbury Bicycle Club
22 16 Amit Chauhan Gregarios Superclub Ciclista
23 54 Nick Elson Woolwich CC
24 40 Adam Tonini Finchley RT
25 3 Robert Cliff Brixton Cycles Club
26 13 Mike Boland Dulwich Paragon CC
27 17 Joshua Doe Maldon & District CC

 

234 – “The Wolf”

A big field for the tougher race of the day with a number of 4th cats chancing their arm with the higher cat riders. Attacking riding from ELV’s Jonathan Tomlinson up the Hoggenberg allowed a break of 5 to form, also containing strong man Colin Ward and Paul Hart, with Youth A rider Theo Modell. They set an agressive pace, and after a few laps the lead group whittled down to just Ward, Hart and Modell.

Shortly after this a crash in the bunch split the field, with a group of 17 chasing the leaders with a second group of 9 a further 20 seconds back. Perhaps realising their advantage the leaders forged on, and the gap quickly grew to around a minute, a lead they maintained throughout the race. The three leaders set a punishing pace, lapping the second group on the road with a few laps to go, with Ward in particular driving the pace hard. In the end he was just too strong, winning the final sprint with Hart to take the win. Modell rolled in third, having been dropped with 3 laps to go, a very impressive ride from the ex-ELV Youth A rider.

Meanwhile, the large group seemed mainly content to contest the minor placings, but this wasn’t enough for everyone, with Jonathon Tomlinson again forcing the pace and creating a gap, one that he held to the finish. A special mention for him, having only just returned to racing after several seasons on daddy duty.

Position No. Name Club
1 50 Colin Ward Essex Roads CC
2 18 Paul Hart Southend Wheelers
3 77 Theo Modell Team Corley Cycles
4 105 Jonathon Tomlinson East London Velo
5 110 Tom Percival Regents Park Rouleurs
6 11 Tom Easley Crawley Wheelers
7 73 Craig Joy Adalta Cycling Club
8 55 Joshua Roberts Zappis Racing Team
9 95 Rory Palmer London Dynamo
10 37 Colin Peck Chelmer CC
11 60 Mark Tickner Cambridge CC
12 66 Rod Archibald Adalta Cycling Club
13 14 Graeme Garner Easterley RC
14 2 Benjamin Allen Westerley CC
15 41 Ross Bryan Adalta Cycling Club
16 34 David Mitchinson Cycle Club Ashwell (CCA)
17 69 Patrick Christopher Zappis Racing Team
18 76 David Pennington Southend Wheelers
19 113 Pete Dyson East London Velo
20 15 Benjamin Goldsworthy London Dynamo
21 31 Mark Botteley Bourne Wheeler
22 111 Spencer Stratford Herts Rouleur Racing Club
23 86 Thomas Mead-Herbert Watford Velo Sport
24 26 Andres Jaramillo VC Londres

 

The series remains tight at the halfway point with several riders in the frame.

Position Number Rider Club Points
1 11 Tom Easley Crawley Wheelers 31
2 50 Colin Ward Essex Roads CC 30
3 4 Anthony Anderson Team Corley Cycles 27
4 18 Paul Hart Southend Wheelers 22
5 12 Gabriel Fowden Cambridge CC 15
6 52 James Jenkins Southend Wheelers 14
7 79 Timothy Torrie Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club 12
8 32 Colin Bailey North Road CC 10
8 77 Theo Modell Team Corley Cycles 10
10 14 Graeme Garner Easterley RC 9
11 55 Joshua Roberts Zappis Racing Team 9
12 21 Joe Hill Preston Park Youth CC 8
12 37 Colin Peck Chelmer CC 8
12 105 Jonathon Tomlinson East London Velo 8
15 69 Patrick Christopher Zappis Racing Team 6
15 110 Tom Percival Regents Park Rouleurs 6
17 35 Paul Newsome Crawley Wheelers 5
17 13 James Freeman Dulwich Paragon CC 5
17 93 Harold Bradbury EUCC 5
20 39 Simon Robinson Herts Rouleur Racing Club 4
20 71 Jonathan Gales Dulwich Paragon CC 4
20 73 Craig Joy Adalta Cycling Club 4
23 58 Len Delicact London Phoneix 3
23 75 Charlie Passfield Walden Velo 3
25 34 David Mitchinson Cycle Club Ashwell (CCA) 2
25 95 Rory Palmer London Dynamo 2
27 2 Benjamin Allen Westerley CC 1
27 36 Michael Parry Welwyn Wheelers CC 1

 

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Winter Series Week 3

Here are the results! Sorry for the delay, it was logistical (i.e. actually getting the paperwork across!).

2/3/4

1 12 Gabriel Fowden Cambridge CC
2 79 Timothy Torrie Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club
3 11 Tom Easley Crawley Wheelers
4 14 Graeme Garner Easterley RC
5 69 Patrick Christopher Zappis Racing Team
6 93 Harold Bradbury EUCC
7 71 Jonathan Gales Dulwich Paragon CC
8 37 Colin Peck Chelmer CC
9 34 David Mitchinson Cycle Club Ashwell (CCA)
10 36 Michael Parry Welwyn Wheelers CC

League Standings

Tight at the top!

Position Number Rider Club Points
1 4 Anthony Anderson Team Corley Cycles 27
2 11 Tom Easley Crawley Wheelers 26
3 50 Colin Ward Essex Roads CC 15
3 12 Gabriel Fowden Cambridge CC 15
5 52 James Jenkins Southend Wheelers 14
6 79 Timothy Torrie Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club 12
7 18 Paul Hart Southend Wheelers 10
7 32 Colin Bailey North Road CC 10
9 14 Graeme Garner Easterley RC 9
10 21 Joe Hill Preston Park Youth CC 8
11 37 Colin Peck Chelmer CC 7
12 55 Joshua Roberts Zappis Racing Team 6
12 69 Patrick Christopher Zappis Racing Team 6
13 35 Paul Newsome Crawley Wheelers 5
13 13 James Freeman Dulwich Paragon CC 5
13 93 Harold Bradbury EUCC 5
16 39 Simon Robinson Herts Rouleur Racing Club 4
16 71 Jonathan Gales Dulwich Paragon CC 4
18 58 Len Delicact London Phoneix 3
18 75 Charlie Passfield Walden Velo 3
19 34 David Mitchinson Cycle Club Ashwell (CCA) 2
20 2 Benjamin Allen Westerley CC 1
20 36 Michael Parry Welwyn Wheelers CC 1

4ths

Position Name Club name
1 Tom Percival Regents Park Rouleurs
2 Calvin Cheung Cycling Club Hackney
3 John Blight Rapha Cycling Club
4 Jack Driver Sunday Echappée
5 Andy Ainger Sunday Echappée
6 Jack Curzon London Phoenix CC
7 Matthew Wilkins Dulwich Paragon CC
8 Gearoid Quigley Dulwich Paragon CC
9 Patrick Willan Cambridge CC
10 Arlen Vartazarian
11 Nick Martin East Grinstead CC
12 Kevin Stronach Stowmarket & District CC
13 Martin Ryan Ford Cycling Club
14 Kieran Presland Kingston Wheelers CC
15 Julian Boulter Eagle RC
16 Ollie Williams East London Velo
17 Christopher Pennington Southend Wheelers

 

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Winter Series Week 1

Thanks very much to Vince and Chris for organising on Saturday at our first Winter Series event! A good turn out and some tough racing for the first week, notable for the strong riding by junior riders , taking 1st and 2nd place, and 4 of the top 5 spots! Bloomin’ kids…

Results are below, as confirmed by the commissaire. Given this is the first week, the standings in the league match the results in the 2/3/4.

 

2/3/4

Results

1 4 Anthony Anderson 433933 Team Corley Cycles 2J
2 52 James Jenkins 947303 Southend Wheelers 2J
3 18 Paul Hart 1032189 Southend Wheelers 3
4 11 Tom Easley 940054 Crawley Wheelers 3J
5 55 Timothy Torrie 874525 Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club 3J
6 13 James Freeman 900437 Dulwich Paragon CC 2
7 37 Colin Peck 895537 Chelmer CC 3
8 58 Len Delicact 840727 London Phoenix CC 2
9 21 Joe Hill 459307 Preston Park Youth CC 3J
10 2 Benjamin Allen 971050 Westerley CC 2
11 15 Benjamin Goldsworthy 941283 London Dynamo 2
12 61 Christopher Thomas 902322 East London Velo 2
13 60 Mark Tickner 1108420 Cambridge CC 3
14 34 David Mitchinson 712895 Cycle Club Ashwell (CCA) 2
15 27 Laurence Kirby 952152 Catford CC Equipe/Banks 2
16 50 Colin Ward 721639 Essex Roads CC 2
17 35 Paul Newsome 986232 Crawley Wheelers 3
18 42 Matthew Shepherd 898751 Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club 3J
19 39 Simon Robinson 1046036 Herts Rouleur Racing Club 3
DNF 3 James Ambrose-Parish 459800 Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club 2J
DNF 5 James Black 1187998 Private Member 3
DNF 6 Richard Clark 988310 Herts Rouleur Racing Club 3
DNF 7 Matthew Clements 469382 Catford CC Equipe/Banks 2
DNF 9 Tobias Dahlhaus 958656 London Dynamo 3J
DNF 10 David Daniels 1016880 Herts Rouleur Racing Club 4
DNF 12 Gabriel Fowden 1018677 Cambridge CC 3J
DNF 14 Graeme Garner 962623 Easterley RC 2
DNF 16 Ryan Green 948181 Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club 3J
DNF 17 Andrew Griffiths 420346 Pro Cycle Hire UK Racing Team 2
DNF 19 Robin Hawes 891336 Plomsgate CC 3J
DNF 20 Adrian Healey 1020185 Stowmarket & District CC 3
DNF 22 Richard Hoult 706152 Verulam CC 3
DNF 23 Nathan Howard 831431 Finchley Racing Team 3
DNF 25 Edward Jackson 1107289 Islington Cycling Club 3
DNF 26 Andres Jaramillo 1043179 VC Londres 3
DNF 28 David Lee 1019984 Cambridge CC 3J
DNF 29 Edward Lee-Six 1223766 Cambridge CC 4
DNF 30 Andrew Lovelock 1106687 Velo Schils – Interbike RT 3
DNF 33 Toby Miles 936064 Welwyn Wheelers CC 3J
DNF 38 Mitchell Powell 460667 Team Terminator 2J
DNF 44 Gregory Smith 977820 Finsbury Park CC 3
DNF 45 Samuel Thienel 1010026 Glendene CC 3
DNF 46 Andrew Tiller 1002368 Glendene CC 3
DNF 47 Jose Trejos 1043458 VC Londres 3J
DNF 48 Robert Valdes 1003787 Islington Cycling Club 3
DNF 49 Hugh Vivian 441793 Finsbury Park CC 3
DNF 51 Isaac Wright 717928 Team ASL360 3J
DNF 53 Callum Mackie 462289 Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club 3J
DNF 54 Peter Stiff 981062 Travers Bikes.com 4
DNF 56 Mark Emsley 836058 Team ASL360 3
DNF 57 Graham Rudd 1010582 Redbridge CC 3
DNF 59 Antonius Wubben 832709 Private Member 3
DNF 62 Timothy France 1070593 Sunday Echapee 3
DNF 63 Joshua Crow-Stewart 1196854 Hemel Hempstead CC 4
DNF 64 Thomas Beasley 885210 East London Velo 2
DNS 1 Robert Abbey 943214 Hemel Hempstead CC 3
DNS 8 Zak Corum-Haines 723290 Project 51 2J
DNS 24 Nick Howick 1105658 Shaftesbury CC 3
DNS 31 Andrew Martin 927097 LBRCC (Leighton Buzzard Road CC) 3
DNS 32 Georg Mew Jensen 720289 VC Londres 3J
DNS 36 Michael Parry 461467 Welwyn Wheelers CC 3J
DNS 40 Harry Savell 426283 Cycle Sport South Hams 3
DNS 41 Thomas Scott-Collins 948044 Wellingborough Cycles 2
DNS 43 Andrew Skubala 1037339 Dulwich Paragon CC 3

Series Standings

Number Rider Club Points
4 Anthony Anderson Team Corley Cycles 15
52 James Jenkins Southend Wheelers 12
18 Paul Hart Southend Wheelers 10
11 Tom Easley Crawley Wheelers 8
55 Timothy Torrie Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club 6
13 James Freeman Dulwich Paragon CC 5
37 Colin Peck Chelmer CC 4
58 Len Delicact London Phoneix 3
21 Joe Hill Preston Park Youth CC 2
2 Benjamin Allen Westerley CC 1

4ths Only

1 5 Timothy Chilvers 969868 Essex Roads CC 4
2 22 James Senter 912071 Kings Lynn CC 4
3 35 Jonathan Butcher 1151714 Sunday Echappée 4
4 1 Jonny Allen 1104208 Islington Cycling Club 4
5 20 Glen Peterson 880081 Rapha Cycling Club PS
6 26 Kevin Stronach 991830 Stowmarket & District CC 4
7 34 Andy Ainna 1048676 Sunday Echappée 4
8 21 Guy Rowles 982170 Dulwich Paragon CC 4
9 15 Paul Evans 1045092 LFGSS CC 4
10 8 Benjamin Cross 1016705 Rapha Cycling Club 4
11 3 Rowan Brackston 1019123 Private Member PS
12 18 Anthony Marsh 991100 Maldon & District CC 4
13 24 Jamil Shehadeh 975299 Colchester Rovers CC 4
DNF 2 Iain Boyd 1190259 Stevenage CC 4
DNF 4 Oliver Charles 1170073 Islington Cycling Club 4
DNF 10 Lee Cullender 904658 Essex Roads CC 4
DNF 11 David Daniels 1016880 Herts Rouleur Racing Club 4
DNF 12 Joshua Doe 1006599 Maldon & District CC 4
DNF 13 Trevor Dyster 952640 Essex Roads CC 4
DNF 14 Christopher Eschle 918992 Redbridge CC 4
DNF 16 Aaron Gibbons-Plowright 1100682 Dulwich Paragon CC 4
DNF 17 Simon Harris 1013922 Essex Roads CC 4
DNF 19 Christopher Pennington 1161243 Southend Wheelers PS
DNF 23 Peter Shaw 999892 VC Revolution 4
DNF 25 Thomas Slater 1087107 Sunday Echappée 4
DNF 29 Jonathon Tomlinson 447467 East London Velo 4
DNF 30 Simon Tuck 1007705 Private Member 4
DNF 31 Robert Whitworth 1113981 Dulwich Paragon CC 4
DNF 32 Michael Mangion 993471 Islington Cycling Club 4
DNF 33 Paul Haynes 1193661 St Neots 4
DNF 36 Jack Marshall 994193 Barking & Dagenham CC 4J
DNS 6 Robert Cliff 1102622 Brixton Cycles Club 4
DNS 7 Nicholas Cramer 877302 Hertfordshire Wheelers 4
DNS 9 Joshua Crow-Stewart 1196854 Hemel Hempstead CC 4
DNS 27 Sioni Summers 435657 Private Member 4
DNS 28 Alex Taylor 904085 London Phoenix CC 4
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Winter Series 2015 – Final Series Standings

Fantastic finish to the Winter Series, with 3 riders vying for the podium. Colin Ward knew that he had to attack the two riders ahead of him, and duly did so, taking 3rd in the race. With “3rd in the series” Lewis Bulley not attending this week, Colin’s result was enough to guarantee a podium spot.

The race for the top series spot was hard fought, with Ben Allen marking Matthew Clarke throughout the race. Yet again it came down to the final sprint, with Clarke and Allen in a small group of 4 contesting 4th through 7th. Despite his efforts Allen was unable to stay with 4th placed Clarke, coming over the line in 7th, with Clarke winning the series by a single point.

Full Table below – if you didn’t come to collect your prize money, please contact us.

Finally, a massive thank you to all of the volunteers who yet again made the winter series such a success this year, particularly Leslie and Arthur on Sign-on, Dave and Stan in the judging box, and Brian, who officiated at all but one of the races.

 

Position Number Rider Points
1 43 Matthew Clarke – London Dynamo 47
2 1 Benjamin Allen – Dulwich Paragon CC 46
3 11 Colin Ward – Essex Roads CC 42
4 13 Lewis Bulley – Velocity Globalbike 35
5 29 Sam Redding – I-Team Cyclists’ Club 26
6 22 George Jary – VC Londres 21
7 7 Patrick Martin – Wyndymilla 18
8 25 Paul McGrath – North Road CC 15
9 49 Peter Stuart – Private Member 13
10 109 Cai Davies – Welwyn Wheelers CC 11
10 101 Joel Lewis – Rhino Racing 11
12 20 James Freeman – Dulwich Paragon CC 10
13 129 James Perry – Dulwich Paragon CC 8
13 98 Colin Bailey – North Road CC 8
15 100 Oliver Hedger – Personal Bikefit.com 5
15 15 Rhys Keepence – Dulwich Paragon CC 5
17 90 Oliver Hedger – Personal Bikefit.com 4
17 81 Wojciech Szlachta – Private Member 4
19 38 Antonius Wubben – Private Member 3
19 24 Benjamin Knowles – London Phoenix CC 3
19 3 David  Barnes – Rapha Cycling Club 3
19 41 Patrick Christopher – Zappi’s Racing Team 3
23 70 Petter Boee – London Dynamo 2
23 61 Joshua Roberts – Zappis Racing Team 2
23 112 Jack Hardwicke – Ipswich Bicycle Club 2
23 28 Richard Poynter – London Phoenix CC 2
27 60 Chris Herring – East London Velo 1
27 117 Joshua Roberts – Zappi’s Racing Team 1
27 40 Matthew Carter – Velo Schils – Interbike RT 1
27 10 Jonathan Puleston-Jones – Dulwich Paragon CC 1
27 108 Ross Bryan – BowlPhish BONTRAGER Racing 1
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Winter Series 2015 – Series Standings

Apologies for the delay in getting the results up, still waiting for the paperwork / confirmation. Here are the current 234 series standings, subject to confirmation. Benjamin Allen deserves his spot at the top through consistency, having finished in the top 10 every week so far. He hasn’t been dominant enough however to secure a significant lead, and it remains super tight at the top with 4 riders still in with a chance of taking the top spot!

Number Rider Points
1 1 Benjamin Allen – Dulwich Paragon CC 42
2 43 Matthew Clarke – London Dynamo 39
3 13 Lewis Bulley – Velocity Globalbike 35
4 11 Colin Ward – Essex Roads CC 32
5 29 Sam Redding – I-Team Cyclists’ Club 26
6 7 Patrick Martin – Wyndymilla 15
6 25 Paul McGrath – North Road CC 15
6 22 George Jary – VC Londres 15
9 49 Peter Stuart – Private Member 13
10 101 Joel Lewis – Rhino Racing 11
11 20 James Freeman – Dulwich Paragon CC 10
12 129 James Perry – Dulwich Paragon CC 8
12 98 Colin Bailey – North Road CC 8
14 109 Cai Davies – Welwyn Wheelers CC 6
15 100 Oliver Hedger – Personal Bikefit.com 5
15 15 Rhys Keepence – Dulwich Paragon CC 5
17 90 Oliver Hedger – Personal Bikefit.com 4
17 81 Wojciech Szlachta – Private Member 4
19 38 Antonius Wubben – Private Member 3
19 24 Benjamin Knowles – London Phoenix CC 3
19 3 David  Barnes – Rapha Cycling Club 3
19 41 Patrick Christopher – Zappi’s Racing Team 3
23 70 Petter Boee – London Dynamo 2
23 61 Joshua Roberts – Zappis Racing Team 2
23 112 Jack Hardwicke – Ipswich Bicycle Club 2
26 60 Chris Herring – East London Velo 1
26 117 Joshua Roberts – Zappi’s Racing Team 1
26 40 Matthew Carter – Velo Schils – Interbike RT 1
26 10 Jonathan Puleston-Jones – Dulwich Paragon CC 1
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Winter Series 2015 Week 4: 2/3/4 Results and Series Update

Unofficial Results Below, subject to BC.

Series Standings

1 13 Lewis Bulley – Velocity Globalbike 35
2 1 Benjamin Allen – Dulwich Paragon CC 32
3 11 Colin Ward – Essex Roads CC 28
4 43 Matthew Clarke – London Dynamo 27
5 29 Sam Redding – I-Team Cyclists’ Club 26
6 7 Patrick Martin – Wyndymilla 15
6 25 Paul McGrath – North Road CC 15
6 22 George Jary – VC Londres 15
9 49 Peter Stuart – Private Member 13
10 20 James Freeman – Dulwich Paragon CC 10
11 129 James Perry 8
12 101 Joel Lewis – Rhino Racing 6
13 100 Oliver Hedger – Personal Bikefit.com 5
13 15 Rhys Keepence – Dulwich Paragon CC 5
15 90 Oliver Hedger – Personal Bikefit.com 4
15 81 Wojciech Szlachta 4
17 38 Antonius Wubben – Private Member 3
17 24 Benjamin Knowles – London Phoenix CC 3
17 3 David Barnes 3
20 70 Petter Boee – London Dynamo 2
20 61 Joshua Roberts – Zappis Racing Team 2
22 60 Chris Herring – East London Velo 1
22 117 Joshua Roberts – Zappi’s Racing Team 1
22 40 Matthew Carter 1

Race Result

1. Lewis Bulley – Velocity Globalbike
2. Sam Redding – I-Team Cyclists’ Club
3. George Jary – VC Londres
4. James Perry – Dulwich Paragon CC
5. Benjamin Allen – Dulwich Paragon CC
6. Colin Ward – Essex Roads CC
7. Wojciech Szlachta – Private Member
8. David Barnes – Rapha Cycling Club
9. Peter Stuart – Private Member
10. Matthew Carter – Velo Schils – Interbike RT
11. Benjamin Knowles – London Phoenix CC
12. Ed Fraser – PB Cycle Coaching Racing Team
13. Paul Drake – Maison Du Velo
14. Simon Barnes – London Dynamo
15. Samuel Evans – Dulwich Paragon CC
16. Antonius Wubben – Private Member
17. Anthony Purcell – Rapha Cycling Club
18. Cai Davies – Welwyn Whls CC
DNF. Daniel Maynard – Welwyn Whls CC
DNF. Jonathon Puleston-Jones – Dulwich Paragon CC
DNF. James Freeman – Dulwich Paragon CC
DNF. Richard Poynter – London Phoenix CC
DNF. Joshua Voulters – Rapha Cycling Club
DNF. David Jakeman – St Ives CC
DNF. Andrew Carter – Portsmouth North End CC
DNF. Chris Herring – East London Velo
DNF. Charlie Quarterman – Zappi’s Racing Team
DNF. Kieran Dineen – Amersham Road Cycling Club
DNF. Vincent Christan – East London Velo
DNF. Oliver Hedger – Personal Bikefit.com
DNF. Colin Bailey – North Road CC
DNF. Kevin Bell – East London Velo
DNF. Ross Bryan – BowlPhish BONTRAGER Racing
DNF. Jack Hardwicke – Ipswich Bicycle Club
DNF. Daniel Tulett – Specialized Racing
DNF. Szilard Pinter – Finsbury Park CC

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Winter Series 2015 Week 4: 4th Cat Only Result

Truly awful conditions for the 4th Cats this week, it was snowing at one point!

1. Patrick Christopher – Zappi’s Racing Team
2. Will Reed-Wright – Private Member
3. Chris Todd – Dulwich Paragon CC
4. David Veitch – Lea Valley CC
5. Robert Valdes – Islington Cycling Club
6. Nick Howick – Shaftesbury CC
7. James Mackenzie – London Phoenix CC
8. Andrew Jarratt – Southgate CC
9. Tom Herbert – Kingston Whls CC
10. John Mulvey – Cambridge University CC
11. James Burgess – Cycling Club Hackney
12. Adam Cleaver – Dulwich Paragon CC
13. John Sellars – London Phoenix CC
14. Andy Shiel – North Road CC
15. Barnaby Barford – Lea Valley CC
16. Ben Smithers – Pretorius Bikes
17. Edward Jackson – Private Member
DNF. Josh Beckett – High Wycombe Cycling Club
DNF. Oli Don – Private Member
DNF. Steven Faber – North Road CC
DNF. Andy Keene – London Phoenix CC
DNF. Eric Lejeune – TBW Bottecchia Wigmore RT
DNF. James McDougall – Private Member
DNF. Luke Woolfson – Islington Cycling Club
DNF. Michael Atkinson – North Road CC
DNF. David Lee – Cambridge CC
DNF. Chris Pearce – Cycle Club Ashwell (CCA)
DNF. Kieran Presland – Kingston Whls CC
DNF. Andrew Tiller – Glendene CC
DNF. John Watts – Sussex Nomads CC
DNF. Fadil Mokhchane – East London Velo
DNF. Charlie Passfield – Private Member
DNF. Henry Alty – Islington Cycling Club
DNF. Paul Doble – Bishops Stortford CC
DNF. James Jenkins – Southend Wheelers
DNF. Anthony McMahon – Private Member
DNF. David Pennington – Southend Wheelers
DNF. Benedict Thompson – Private Member
DNF. Peter Stiff – Travers Bikes.com
DNF. Ben Stowe – Hemel Hempsted CC
DNF. Jamie Maidres – Southend Wheelers
DNF. Andrew Burman – RCC

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Winter Series 2015 Week 4: Women Only Result

Well done to Alice for winning the first of our Winter Series women’s races in horribly cold conditions! Only 9 riders on the start sheet, so points to 3rd place only (3-2-1) – BC requires minimum 10 riders on the sheet for full points to be awarded.

1. Alice Lethbridge – GB Cycles.co.uk
2. Emily Wadsworth – Beeline Bicycles RT
3. Sophia Chastell – M and D Cycles / Fusion RT / WORX
4. Michelle Forster – London Phoenix CC
5. Francesca Rust – Team VO2 Bikes

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Winter Series 2015 Week 3: 2/3/4 Results and Series Update

Unofficial Results Below, subject to BC

Series Standings

Number Rider Points
1 43 Matthew Clarke – London Dynamo 27
2 1 Benjamin Allen – Dulwich Paragon CC 26
3 11 Colin Ward – Essex Roads CC 23
4 13 Lewis Bulley – Velocity Globalbike 20
5 7 Patrick Martin – WyndyMilla 15
5 25 Paul McGrath – North Road CC 15
6 29 Sam Redding – I-Team Cyclists Club 14
7 49 Peter Stuart – PM 11
8 20 James Freeman – Dulwich Paragon CC 10
9 101 Joel Lewis – Rhino Racing 6
10 22 George Jary – VC Londres 5
10 100 Oliver Hedger – Personal Bikefit.com 5
10 15 Rhys Keepence – Dulwich Paragon CC 5
11 90 Oliver Hedger – Personal Bikefit.com 4
12 38 Antonius Wubben – PM 3
12 24 Benjamin Knowles – London Phoenix CC 3
13 70 Dylan Thomas – VC Meudon 2
13 61 Joshua Roberts – Zappis Racing Team 2
14 60 Chris Herring – East London Vélo 1
14 68 Joshua Roberts – Zappi’s Racing Team 1

Race Result

1. Matthew Clarke – London Dynamo
2. Lewis Bulley – Velocity Globalbike
3. Benjamin Allen – Dulwich Paragon CC
4. Colin Ward – Essex Roads CC
5. Rhys Keepence – Dulwich Paragon CC
6. Joel Lewis – Rhino Racing
7. Oliver Hedger – Personal Bikefit.com
8. Benjamin Knowles – London Phoenix CC
9. Patrick Martin – WyndyMilla
10. Peter Stuart – PM
11. Oliver Jedrej – Dulwich Paragon CC
12. Joshua Butler – Queens Tower CC
13. Charlie Quarterman – Zappi’s Racing Team
14. Joseph Bowers – University College London Union
15. Andrew Carter – Portsmouth North End CC
16. Chris Herring – East London Vélo
17. James Freeman – Dulwich Paragon CC
18. Miles Butler – London Phoenix CC
19. Cal Archibald –
20. Callum Haseler – Cambridge Uni CC
21. Christopher Thomas – East London Vélo
22. Matthew Heath – East London Vélo
23. Joshua Voulters – Rapha Cycling Club
24. Colin Bailey – North Road CC
25. Pete Dyson – East London Vélo
26. Antonius Wubben – PM
27. Daniel Maynard – Welwyn Wheelers CC
28. Paul McGrath – North Road CC
29. Andy Dyson – East London Velo
30. Wojciech Szlachta – PM

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Winter Series 2015 Week 3: 4ths Only Results

Unofficial results, subject to BC.

1. Mark Barningham – PM
2. James Perry – Dulwich Paragon CC
3. Petter Boee – London Dynamo
4. David Veitch – Lea Valley CC
5. James Burgess – Cycling Club Hackney
6. Colm McCaughley –
7. Patrick Christopher – Zappis Racing Team
8. James Buckley – Sorby Hinds CC
9. Jez Fabes – Islington Cycling Club
10. Charlie Passfield – Walden Velo
11. John Watts – Sussex Nomads CC
12. Michael Atkinson – North Road CC
13. Ben Keeley – Team VO2 Bikes
14. Thomas Barningham – PM
15. Richard Clark – Hertfordshire Wheelers
16. Andy Yeoman – Met Police CC
17. Mark Gray – London Dynamo
18. Oli Don –
19. Peter Shaw – VC Revolution
20. Iain Kirkpatrick –
21. Andrew Lovelock – Velo Schils – Interbike RT
22. Martin Ryan – Ford Cycling Club
23. Andrew Burns – Southgate CC
24. James Mackenzie – London Phoenix CC
25. Steven Faber – North Road CC
26. John Mulvey – Cambridge University CC
27. Andy Shiel – North Road CC
28. Paul Doble – Bishops Stortford
29. Jonas Rooze – PM
30. Luke Woolfson – Islington Cycling Club
31. Tony McMahon –
32. Nikul Kansara-Jones – University College London Union
33. Tom Fraser – UCLUCC
34. Andrew Tiller – Glendene CC

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6 Days of Winter: Week Six, 2/3s and Series Results.

Write-up by Tom McLaren and Ben O’Dell from ELV

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The 2/3 race began with a decent sized field, 44 serious competitors taking to the line. Not only were the bragging rights of today’s race at stake, but being the last week of the Series, the overall honours and a prize pot totalling £450 was up for grabs.

The race was the decider between Gunther Zechmann (London Phoenix)and Edmond Bradbury (Cambridge Uni CC). Zechmann took a a great win in week 1, riding on junior gears after a puncture induced wheel change, and lapped the field in week 2, but Bradbury had won 3 races himself. Given Zechmann’s 6th place last week, going into the series decider the gap between them was only two points.  Zechmann knew he had to better Bradbury’s result to win the series.

The 2/3 course was run on the same reverse loop as the 4th cats before them, except using the alpine chicane section of the course right before the finish. The riders rolled off the start line in fair weather conditions, but as with the 4th cats they didn’t last long.

From the off, it was clear that this was the business end of the series. As they crossed the finish line on the first lap the pace was serious, despite which Bradbury decided now would be a good time to ramp up the pressure on Zechmann and kicked off the front, chasing Lewis Stevens of Strada Sport who had made a move earlier in the lap. He maintained the pressure for a couple of laps before dropping back into the bunch. The peloton then entered into a period of consolidation: a few attacks off the front, weaker riders being shed, until about twenty minutes in when the “surprise” prime was dropped in by the organisers. Zechmann was clearly determined to start setting the tone, and his effort in winning the Prime was enough to split the bunch. From then on the ferocious wind played it’s part and it was carnage, with riders all over the circuit. A lead group of eight formed around Bradbury and Zechmann, quickly pushing their lead out to around 30 seconds.

With the weather taking a turn for the worse cross winds and horizontal rain plus the technical nature of the circuit saw the remainder of the race splinter, with riders puncturing and various chasing groups being scattered by the wind. After losing a few riders in the break, Zechmann and Bradbury jumped away to fight their own battle.

The pair continued to work enough to stay ahead, but with the series at stake and just five laps to go they inevitably started to look at each other. Perhaps sensing the opportunity, George Wood (Neon Velo) attacked the chasing group in pursuit of the pair up the road. Slowly but surely he pulled them in, until with three laps to go he caught them – and attacked again. Panache he may have had, but the efforts of closing on them were clearly too much and he was quickly caught, settling for the place in their wheels that his cojones had earned him. Behind the leading three, the race was in pieces, with six riders on their own or in pairs, notably Cameron Woolsey and Theo Doncaster, both of CC Ashwell, who were working well together. The chasers were followed by what remained of the bunch – a group of seven.

Coming in to the final lap and Zechmann and Bradbury finally upped the pace, detaching themselves from Wood by enough that the result of the race, and of the series, would come down to the two of them. The excitement amongst the crowd and officials was palpable, and as the two riders appeared over the top of the long drag and on to the short descent before the alpine climb, they saw Zechmann attack.

Opening a gap of only a handful of metres, it was enough to put him first into the tight right hander at the start of the alpine. Bradbury isn’t that easily beaten though, and has an uphill kick that has won him 3 previous races in this series alone. He responded, digging deep, and as they swung back left he moved for the inside line and accelerated. Zechmann, using the awareness of a true bike racer, sensed rather than saw the move coming and closed the door, the two almost colliding. Zechmann held on and pulled away. Risking a look back over his shoulder, he knew that this was it. Rounding the final tight left hander the hands came off the bar and a scream of emotion that can barely have been heard in a Winter Series before. An amazing finale to a supremely hard fought series that was a credit to both riders.

Wood rode in solo for third place which boosted his overall series standing, claiming 10 series points, with the main remaining drama being the sprint for 9th place – surprisingly won by “serial escape artist” Wayne Crombie of ELV. An exciting race all round seeing a usually organised 2/3 race completely blown apart for a change – lapped riders were gradually pulled from 5 to go, one reason why there were so few finishers. Final series result is below.

Results

1. Gunther Zechmann – London Phoenix CC
2. Edmond Bradury – Cambridge Uni CC
3. George Wood – Neon Velo
4. Woolsey Cameron – CC Ashwell
5. Theo Doncaster – CC Ashwell
6. Tom Bicknell – Pro Cycle Hire
7. Will Hayter – London Dynamo
8. Anthony Buchan – Private Member
9. Wayne Crombie – ELV
10. Lewis Stevens – Strada-Sport
11. David Barnes – Sports Traider Race Team
12. Colin Bailey – North Road CC
13. Simon Bromley – London Dynamo
14. Jason Kettle – Mid Devon CC
15. Marcus Burnett – Sports Traider Race Team
16. Andrew Carter – Portsmouth North End CC
17. Daniel Maynard – Welwyn Wheelers CC
18. Philip Holloway – Southend Wheelers

18 Finishers from 44 Starters

Series Result

Bradbury must have been kicking himself for not turning up for the first race, but Zechmann showed everything he needed to take the series and was a worthy winner, congratulations from all at ELV. Aside from the battle at the top of the series, Wood’s 3rd place on the day was enough to move him up from 5= to 3rd place overall, leapfrogging Hayter and Doncaster. Congratulations to everyone who took part in the series, thanks for turning out and helping make it so successful. Thanks also to the volunteers and officials who made this all possible, and without whom this sport would not exist.

1. Gunther Zechmann – London Phoenix CC (74)
2. Edmond Bradury – Cambridge Uni CC (69)
3. George Wood – Neon Velo (28)
4. Will Hayter – London Dynamo (26)
5. Theo Doncaster – CC Ashwell (25)
6. Lewis Bulley – Sports Traider RT (18)
7. Joel Natale – Dulwich Paragon CC (17)
8. Colin Bailey – North Road CC (12)
9. Luke Merrilees – WyndyMilla (11)
10. Kieran Brady – Citycyclecentre.com (9)

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11. Jonnie Blackman – Beckenham Rugby Club (8)
11. Woolsey Cameron – CC Ashwell (8)
11. Jack Finch – PMR@Toachim House (8)
11. Charles Pearson – Cambridge CC (8)
11. Ray Wilson – London Dynamo (8)
16. Adam Capes – Finchley Racing Team (6)
16. Patrick Martin – WyndyMilla (6)
18. Rhys Keepence – Dulwich Paragon CC (4)
18. Richard Price – London Phoenix CC (4)
18. Frank Rawlins – North Road CC (4)
21. James Freeman – Dulwich Paragon CC (3)
21. Philip Hersey – Eagle RC (3)
21. Philip Holloway – Southend Wheelers (3)
24. Jason Jeffers – East London Velo (1)
24. Iain Palmer – Twickenham CC (1)
24. Seeley Robert – Brixton CC (1)
24. Will Sloper – CVCC (1)
24. Daniel Tullett – Hargroves Cycles (1)
24. Wayne Crombie – East London Velo (1)

 

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6 Days of Winter: Week Six, 4ths Only Race.

Write-up by Ben O’Dell of ELV.   Picture links: 4ths Race and 2/3 Race

 

The sixth and final week of the winter series was run on a reverse course of hoghill. Winds approaching gale force with intermittent horizontal rain, a regular feature of this years series, beat down on the riders making it a testing race for all involved (spectators and officials included!).

4ths Only

The race started in fair conditions with riders taking off down the hoggenberg with the wind on their backs. A few riders had some slips and slides in the wet road conditions with the odd rider going down. ELV’s Tom Haines was almost off’d on a hoggenberg descent but some cyclocross skills got him back on the track.

 

The bunch stayed together for the majority of the race, but with riders gradually cracking and detaching from the back of the bunch by lap 11 the main pack consisted of 10 riders of the original 26 starters. With the pace staying relatively high, riders were digging deep to stay in contact, until with five laps to go James Dixon of Cambridge CC attacked the bunch. The bunch attempted to react, but splintered, with a group of six chasers leaving the rest behind.

Ultimately Dixon time trialled his way to victory, a great solo effort in the closing laps of the race, finishing over 30 seconds ahead of the chasing group. The chasing group of six held it together until the final lap, when the pace told, with Private Member Jamie Dredge, Haines, and Laurence Kirby of Welwyn Wheelers detached themselves to contest the sprint. Coming from the back, Haines took  the long way round and dug deep, but couldn’t overtake Drudge, having to settle for 3rd.  Please see below for full standings.

Result

1. James Dixon – Cambridge University CC

2. Jamie Dredge – Private Member

3. Tom Haines – East London Velo

4. Laurence Kirby – Welwyn Whls CC

5. Oliver Scott – Dulwich Paragon CC

6. Jason Fitchew – Ford Cycling Club

7. Luke Lawrence – Private Member

8. Arnav Kapur – Dulwich Paragon CC

9. Martin Ryan – Ford Cycling Club

10. Charlie Bratt – St Ives CC

11. Francis Fox – London Dynamo

12. Ben Nichol – Amersham Road CC

13. Alex Woods – Kingston Wheelers

14. Daniel Doncaster – Cycle Club Ashwell

15. Joseph Cliford – Dulwich Paragon CC

16. John Molloy – London Phoenix CC

17. Samuel Thienel – Private Member

18. Colin Ross – Private Member

19. Graham Rudd – Redbridge CC

20. Luke Stone – Private Member

 

20 finishers from 26.

 

2/3 report to follow.

 

 

 

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6 Days of Winter: Week 5

Write-up by Wayne Crombie of ELV – no pics at present, we’ll update the site if we get some through.

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By all accounts the “different way” that Wayne chose to run the races (see below) was hard but popular, but conditions didn’t make things any easier – it was a windy day, with some showers and sun in equal measure, and the tough conditions meant few finishers despite the healthy starting numbers. In the end several riders needed some assistance after the finish of the races, as the combination of the wind and rain showers made the conditions colder than many had expected.

Special mention for “WJ” Clover Murray for being one of the few who, despite the challenging conditions, persevered and once again finished the race. That’s the kind of strength of character you need to be successful in this sport, chapeau.

On a “personal” note, the club were very pleased to see ex-ELVer Louis Modell in in the 2/3 race, making his first race appearance since leaving the club to join the Jeff Banks-sponsored Catford CC Equipe Banks U23 development squad. Once again, best wishes from all at the club Louis.

Quote of the day? “If you didn’t hear, the smoking Frenchman who sounded like he was going to collapse got spaceblanketed by Ian and made a recovery.” – Ben O’Dell

4ths Only Race

In a change from the norm, the race used the alpine chicane along with turning around at the bottom of the long down hill, straight back on to the Hoggenberg. The combination of the conditions and the challenging course meant it was a very tough race, borne out by the fact that only 16 of the original 35 finished the race with only 4 riders on the leading lap at the end.

Early on Daniel Busbridge took the lead along with James Dixon, with a gap to a small group of 5 riders and the rest of the field spread over the course.

Unfortunately, Dixon dropped his chain on lap 10 leaving Busbridge to press on alone in the lead. The group of 5 held together at about 20 seconds with Dixon starting to claw his way back up to them.

On lap 19 Busbridge was forced to stop while leading the race with a re-occurrence of an archilles injury, leaving a bunch of 4 that now included Dixon to lead the race.

It stayed together until the last lap when Dixon attacked on the bell, but he could not hold the gap and Callum Riley managed to pull him back and pip him on the line.

Unofficial results below, may be updated once BC have confirmed.

Result

1. Callum Riley – Newdales Cycles RT
2. James Dixon  – Cambridge University CC
3. Charlie Bratt  – St Ives CC
4. Jamie Dredge – Private Member
5. Jack Hardwicke  – Plomsgate CC
6. Laurence Kirby  – Welwyn Whls CC
7. John Rumbold  – North Road CC
8. Akis Kollaros  – London Dynamo
9. Oliver Scott  – Dulwich Paragon CC
10. Charlie Passfield  – Walden Jur
11. Ian Cullen – Walden Velo
12. Ben O’Dell – East London Velo
13. David Ross  – Fig CC
14. Jason Fitchew  – Ford Cycling Club
15. Lee Wingate – Glendene CC
16. Mark Freeman – Lee Valley

16 finishers from 35 riders.

2/3 Race

For the 2/3 race the decision was made to keep the alpine bends, but use the full circuit. After 2 laps Louis Modell attacked the bunch and went away with George Wood. They built a 15 second lead quickly and held it for 4 laps.

The bunch were stirred into action when series leader Gunther Zechmann attacked, bringing a group across to Modell and Wood, which also included 2nd place in the series Edmund Bradbury. The front group of 6 easily consolidated their positions, whilst behind the pressure of the pace and wind told, with the chasing bunch soon splintering into small groups.

With 3 to go the lead bunch started to play cat and mouse. With lap times going up, two riders who had been chasing at over a minute down were able to bridge across, meaning the lead group had grown to 8 riders by the bell.

Modell, Zechmann and Bradbury were all still in the lead group, and had shown in previous races that they had the ability to sprint well at Hog Hill. The sprint up the Hoggenberg was eagerly anticipated by the watching crowd, and Louis Modell came into sight first with Bradbury chasing. However, in the end Bradbury easily overtook Modell to take his 3rd victory on the trot and take more points out of Zechman’s series lead – it really will come down to the wire! Further back, there was a photo finish for 5th and 6th place with Callum Anderton taking 5th from Zechmann by less than the width of his front tyre.

Unofficial results below, may be updated once BC have confirmed. Scroll down for series standings and prize money!

Results

1. Edmund Bradbury  – Cambridge University CC (3)
2. Louis Modell – Catford CC Equipe/Banks (A)
3. Lewis Bulley  – Sports Traider Race Team (A)
4. George Wood  – Neon Velo.Com (2)
5. Callum Anderton – Private Member
6. Gunther Zechmann  – London Phoenix CC (2)
7. Theo Doncaster  – CC Ashwell (2J)
8. Philip Hersey  – Eagle Rc (3)
9. Will Hayter  – London Dynamo (3)
10. Will Sloper  – Cambridge University CC (3)
11. Colin Bailey  – North Road CC (2)
12. Neal Mackintosh  – London Phoenix CC (2)
13. Callum Haseler  – Cambridge University CC (3)
14. Michael Smith  – Cambridge University CC (3)
14. Cameron Woolsey  – Cycle Club Ashwell (CCa) (2J)
15. Pete Dyson  – East London Velo (3)
16. Clover Murray  – Braintree Velo Cycle Racing Club (W3J)

16 finishers from 41 riders.

Series Standings

With Zechmann only managing 6th place, his lead over Bradbury in the series is cut to 2 points with 1 race to go… Bet Mr Bradbury wishes he’d raced week 1… Game on!

1. Gunther Zechmann – London Phoenix CC (59) – £100
2. Edmond Bradury – Cambridge Uni CC (57) – £80
3. Will Hayter – London Dynamo (22) – £65
4. Theo Doncaster – CC Ashwell (19) – £55
5. Lewis Bulley – Sports Traider RT (18) – £45
5. George Wood – Neon Velo (18) – £35
7. Joel Natale – Dulwich Paragon CC (17) – £25
8. Colin Bailey – North Road CC (12) – £20
9. Luke Merrilees – WyndyMilla (11) – £15
10. Kieran Brady – Citycyclecentre.com (9) – £10
11. Jonnie Blackman – Beckenham Rugby Club (8)
11. Jack Finch – PMR@Toachim House (8)
11. Charles Pearson – Cambridge CC (8)
11. Ray Wilson – London Dynamo (8)
15. Adam Capes – Finchley Racing Team (6)
15. Patrick Martin – WyndyMilla (6)
17. Rhys Keepence – Dulwich Paragon CC (4)
17. Richard Price – London Phoenix CC (4)
17. Frank Rawlins – North Road CC (4)
20. James Freeman – Dulwich Paragon CC (3)
20. Philip Hersey – Eagle RC (3)
20. Philip Holloway – Southend Wheelers (3)
23. Jason Jeffers – East London Velo (1)
23. Iain Palmer – Twickenham CC (1)
23. Seeley Robert – Brixton CC (1)
23. Will Sloper – CVCC (1)
23. Daniel Tullett – Hargroves Cycles (1)

Tied riders are currently shown alphabetically. In the event of a tie in the top 10 prize money will be equally split between the riders.

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6 Days of Winter: Week 4

Report by ELV’s Ben O’Dell and Tom Haines

4th Cat

57 4th cats started the race with clear skies and strong winds.

The Start

Lining Up…

The extremely gusty conditions played a major role in rider selection today with the field staying together for the first lap only. By lap two, there were only 20 riders in the main bunch with the rest scattered in their wake. On the fourth lap a four man break was established by Creswell, Haseler, Evangelidis and Pawlowicz. Led by Creswell, the previous weeks winner, the group was working well and began putting time into the bunch.

The fifth lap saw the chasers led by Bratt, roll through the Sprint Prime whilst focusing on catching the breakaway riders. By Lap seven, the fifteen chasers in the main bunch were completely strung out by the powerful cross winds at the Hoggenberg. The break managed to pull out a lead of 1:12 on the chasers before losing Evangelidis and Pawlowicz from their party. Creswell and Haseler realised they were competing for the win and started to look at each other, their race had now become tactical. Creswell, having led thus far was looking at Haseler to take his turn on the front. By this point Creswell and Haseler had a minute lead on lone chaser Michael Atkinson, who in turn had 20 seconds on the 11 man main bunch.

5 LAPS TO GO.

Creswell and Haseler began to work together once again, increasing their lead. The  individual chasers Pawlowicz and Kirby fought hard to keep their respective gaps on the bunch. The race came to a close with Creswell beating Haseler to the line as they simultaneously  lapped the bunch on the Hoggenburg.

All in all, the days racing saw a high attrition rate owing mainly to the powerful gusts sweeping across the circuit. Almost 60 riders took to the line and a mere 16 finished, with many of those having been pulled to enable to the finishing judges to accurately place the bunch. The two lead riders Creswell and Haseler ultimately lapped all but two chasers. An incredibly strong ride by all getting battered by the winds. The leaders, who have featured heavily in the series so far, will both be taking their upgrades to 3rd Category racing.

4th Cat race results

1. Jason Creswell – London Phoenix CC

2. Callum Haseler – Cotswold Veldrijden

3. Roman Pawlowicz – Ipswich BC

4. Laurence Kirby – Welwyn Wheelers CC

5. Gregory Niziskiotis – London Dynamo

6. Luke Lawrence – Private Member

7. Pete Dyson East London Velo

8. Jack Hardwicke – Plomsgate CC

9. Finn Johnson – London Dynamo

10. John Rumbold – North Road CC

11. Michael Atkinson – North Road CC

12. Jason Fitchew – Ford Cycling Club

13. Martin Ryan – Ford Cycling Club

14. Oliver Scott – Dulwich Paragon

15. James Dixon – Cambridge University CC

16. Alexander Evangelidis – London Dymano

2/3 RACE

ELV1

The 2/3 riders endured an ice cold squall during the warm up. As the riders lined up for the start, the rain gave way to clear skies and a gusty crosswind which threw the riders about for the duration of the race.

ELV2

The first lap was ridden at a moderate pace before a series of attacks in the second, none of which managed to stick. The Sprint Prime in the fourth lap was comfortably taken by Theo Doncaster (who is yet to claim his winnings). Following this, more attacks rode away and were subsequently reeled in. Eventually, last weeks 1-2 and series leaders Gunther Zechmann and Edmund Bradbury managed to successfully break the elastic and ride clear of the bunch. Burnette, Wood and Woolsey chased ahead of the bunch in pursuit of the two riders but were quickly reeled back in.

As the bunch chased down a counterattack by Wilson and Price the leaders advantage increased over the next few laps. Numerous chasers shot off the front of the bunch in a bid to join them with no success. After a volley of further attacks from the bunch, Wison and Wood broke clear. Soon after, another group of five chasers was established not far behind.

ELV4

There were now four groups on the circuit, Zechmann and Bradbury, followed by Wilson and Price, then a three man chasing group closely followed by the bunch. The two leaders managed to lap the bunch by the 20th lap before going on to reel in three chasers as well.

ELV3

On the bell lap Zechmann and Bradbury slowed to decide who would lead into the finish, each looking for the advantage on the final sprint up the Hoggenberg. The Chasing groups maintained their integrity during the as further attacks from the front of the main bunch strung out the field. After a final ascent of the Hoggenburg Bradbury took the win as series leader Zechmann sat up just before the line. After an impressive session out front George Wood took third place chased by Ray Wilson in fourth. Charles Pearson out-sprinted the other members of the chasing trio to claim fifth place.

Results

Scroll down for Series Standings and details on the prize fund…

1 Edmund Bradbury Cambridge University CC
2 Gunther Zechmann London Phoenix CC
3 George Wood Neon Velo.com
4 Ray Wilson London Dynamo
5 Charles Pearson Cambridge CC
6 Theo Doncaster Cycle Club Ashwell (CCA)
7 Richard Price London Phoenix CC
8 Philip Holloway Southend Wheelers
9 Patrick Martin Wyndymilla
10 Robert Seeley Brixton Cycles
11 Daniel Tulett Hargroves Cycles-Specialized-Trant-Next-Elliott’s
12 Lewis Bulley Sports Traider Race Team
13 Marcus Burnett Sports Traider Race Team
14 James Freeman Dulwich Paragon CC
15 Colin Bailey North Road CC
16 Lee Desborough St Ives CC
17 Antonius Wubben Private Member
18 David Barnes Sports Traider Race Team
19 Jake Charlton VC Deal
20 Andrew Edwards Pretorius Bikes
21 Graham Galvin East London Velo
22 Frank Rawlins North Road CC
23 Rhys Keepence Dulwich Paragon CC
24 Matthew Clements Cycle Lab
25 Cameron Judson Kingston Whls CC
26 Paul Saunders Glendene CC
27 Neil Murphy Cycle Club Ashwell (CCA)
28 Antony Buchan Private Member
29 Aaron Piper Pretorius Bikes
30 Daniel Maynard Welwyn Whls CC
31 Andrew Carter Portsmouth North End CC
32 Vojtech Blazejovsky Brixton Cycles
33 Adam Capes Finchley Racing Team
34 David Mclean Cambridge University CC
35 Will Sloper Cambridge University CC
36 Cameron Woolsey Cycle Club Ashwell (CCA)
37 Michael Smith Cambridge University CC
38 Rod Archibald Adalta
39 Clover Murray Braintree Velo Cycle Racing Club

Series Standings

With Gunther and Ed having pulled out a significant lead the series win must surely come from one of these two. Barring injury or ill fortune, the main action now seems to be from 3rd place down. Prize fund details are below the standings.

1 Gunther Zechmann – London Phoenix CC – 54
2 Edmond Bradbury – Cambridge Uni CC – 42
3 Will Hayter – London Dynamo – 20
4 Joel Natale – Dulwich Paragon CC – 17
5 Theo Doncaster – CC Ashwell – 15
6 Colin Bailey – North Road CC – 12
7 Luke Merrilees – WyndyMilla – 11
8 George Wood – Neon Velo – 10
9 Kieran Brady – Citycyclecentre.com – 9
10 Jonnie Blackman – Beckenham Rugby Club – 8
11 Lewis Bulley – Sports Traider RT – 8
12 Jack Finch – PMR@Toachim House – 8
13 Charles Pearson – Cambridge CC –8
14 Ray Wilson – London Dynamo – 8
15 Adam Capes – Finchley Racing Team – 6
16 Patrick Martin – WyndyMilla – 6
17 Rhys Keepence – Dulwich Paragon CC – 4
18 Richard Price – London Phoenix CC – 4
19 Frank Rawlins – North Road CC – 4
20 James Freeman – Dulwich Paragon CC – 3
21 Jason Jeffers – East London Velo – 1
22 Iain Palmer  – Twickenham CC – 1
23 Seeley Robert  -Brixton CC – 1
24 Daniel Tullett – Hargroves Cycles – 1

Prize Fund

1st £100
2nd £80
3rd £65
4th £55
5th £45
6th £35
7th £25
8th £20
9th £15
10th £10
Total £450

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6 Days of Winter: Week 3

Write-up and Pictures by Nick White of East London Velo. For more pictures see Nick’s Flickr page.

4th Category Race.

63 riders took to the line at Hog Hill for the 4th Category race today. Breezy but mild temperatures accompanied the fast pace and many riders were shelled from the bunch within the first lap. An early attack went away with Jason Creswell of London Phoenix and Callum Haseler of Cotswold Veldrijden developing a healthy gap on the bunch. After 4 laps away Creswell distanced Haseler who managed to hold off the bunch until the half way point of the race before eventually being reeled in, leaving Creswell to go it alone to pull the gap on the bunch out to 50 seconds. A touch of wheels brought 3 riders down on the hill including Tom Haines of ELV who managed to continue, one rider was forced to withdraw with a buckled wheel but luckily no injuries.

After 35 minutes of racing a sprint prime was offered and London Dynamo rider Alex Evangelidis attacked early on the hill and then kept on going, with no reaction from the bunch Callum Haseler took the opportunity to attack again and quickly bridged across to Evangelidis. Working together the pair put a safe distance between themselves and the chasers but were unable to bridge across to the leading Phoenix rider Creswell who was maintaining the 50 second gap over the field.

4th Cat1Evangelidis and Heseler.

At 5 laps to go Robin Hawes of Plomesgate CC bolted from the bunch at the top of the Hogberg and pulled out 10 seconds on the bunch which he bravely maintained until the final lap.

4th Cat2Robin Hawes

The win was taken by London Phoenix’s Jason Creswell who looked very comfortable throughout, second and third were sprinted out between Evangelidis and Haseler, the early attacks from Haseler perhaps giving Evangelidis the edge who duly obliged. As the bunch powered up the hill Robin Hawes was furiously sprinting to avoid getting swamped before the line and only Mike Smith managed to get around him before the flag leaving Hawes a well deserved 5th place as the bunch powered through the line.

4th Cat3

Creswell takes the win.

4th Cat4Evangelidis and Heseler sprint it out.

4th Cat5

4th and 5th.

Results: 4th Cats only.

1. Jason Creswell – London Phoenix
2. Alex Evangelidis- London Dynamo (Sprint Prime #1)
3. Callum Haseler- Cotswold Veldrisden
4. Mike Smith- Private Member
5. Robin Hawes- Plomesgate CC
6. Greg Niziskiotis- London Dynamo
7. Luke Lawrence- Private Member
8. Timothy Lynch- VC Dulwich College
9. Karl Thomey- Brixton Cycles
10. Tom Black- Private Member
11. Laurence Kirby- Welwyn Wheelers (J)
12. Pete Dyson- ELV
13. Paul Doble- Bishops Stortford CC
14. Mathew Wilkins- Dulwich Paragon
15. Ryan Martin- Ford CC
16. James Parker- Maison Du Velo
17. Tom Haines- ELV
18. Arnav Kapur- Dulwich Paragon (J)
19. Axis Kollaros- London Dynamo
20. Mitchell Blain- London Dynamo
21. Oliver Scott- Dulwich Paragon (J)
22. Jason Fitchew- Ford CC
23. Jean Rumbold- North Road CC
24. Christopher Hazelgrove- CC Hackney
25. Carsten Meilandt- Team White
26. Charlie Passfield- Private Member (J)
27. Jack Hardwicke- Plomesgate CC
28. David Ross- Fig CC
29. Freddie Liversidge- Private Member

29 finishers from 63 riders.

2nd and 3rd category

Conditions had deteriorated for the second race of the afternoon with an Easterly cross wind buffeting riders as they rode up the hill but it didn’t take long for the first attack to come- again from a London Phoenix rider Miles Butler and Vojtech Blazejovsky of Brixton Cycles who opened up a gap of 13 seconds.

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Miles Butler and Vojtech Blazejovsky

The Bunch were in no mood to let this break go and they were brought back but this didn’t deter further attempts by Kieran Brady of Citycyclecentre.com and Neal Mackintosh of London Phoenix having another dig and Andrew Carter of Portsmouth North End CC trying to bridge across to their short lived break away attempt.

As the Prime whistle was blown at the 25 minute point series leader Gunther Zechman attacked over the line with Edmund Bradbury of Cambridge CC chasing hard to get on his wheel, stringing the bunch out for the next lap; Zechman took the prime the next time up the hill closely beating Jack Steven of ELV into 2nd. Following the prime the race came back together for the next 15 minutes until Ray Wilson of London Dynamo attacked on the hill and got a 10 second gap with Edmund Bradbury again attempting to bridge across to him. This effort had a massive effect on the bunch which began to fracture into 3 or 4 small pockets of riders vying for contention near the front; one such group being driven by Gunther Zechman looked strong with a further 3 riders in no mans land behind them. The Zechman group picked up rider number 10- Edmund Bradbury from the initial attack while Wilson the instigator went back to the bunch. This new group of 5 ploughed through the back markers and lapped riders on the back straight and as it appeared up the hill only 3 other riders could live with the pace being set by Zechman and Bradbury- Theo Doncaster of CC Ashwell, Adam Capes of Finchley Race Team and Colin Bailey of North Road CC.

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The definitive break of Bradbury, Zechman, Doncaster, Capes and Bailey.

Again the bunch was lined out but didn’t seem to be making inroads into the breakaway who shed Colin Bailey back to the bunch, his place however was quickly taken by Youth rider Lewis Bulley of Sports Traider who had featured in the earlier skirmishes as the main breakaway formed.

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Bulley replacing Bailey in the break.

At 50 minutes the wind was picking up on the circuit making things tough for the breakaway who had drawn the gap out to 30 seconds, perhaps using the crosswinds to his advantage Joel Natale of Dulwich Paragon attacked hard taking George Wood of Neon Velo with him, this was short lived for Wood who went back to the bunch after 2 laps leaving Natale to push on alone in no mans land.

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Natale and Wood attack the bunch.

As the race wound up to it’s climax the breakaway’s lead was unassailable and Joel Natale looked safe in no mans land battling hard alone against the wind. At the bell Zechman and Bradbury attacked the tiring break and quickly pulled out 10 seconds on the final lap and it was enough to see them both clear to fight it out alone for the sprint. Zechman had taken the earlier prime but it was Bradbury who took a fine victory on the line narrowly beating the series leader into 2nd place.

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A great finish!

Doncaster edged out Bulley for the final podium position with Adam Capes taking 5th and Joel Natale putting in a strong solo effort to hold off the bunch for 6th. Kieran Brady went early and caught the bunch napping finishing well ahead of the main sprint with Luke Merrilees of WyndyMilla heading up the bunch charge.

Full Results:

(scroll down for Series Standings)

1. Edmund Bradbury- Cambridge Uni’ CC
2. Gunther Zechman- London Phoenix CC
3. Theo Doncaster- CC Ashwell
4. Lewis Bulley- Sports Traider RT ( Youth A)
5. Adam Capes- Finchley RT
6. Joel Natale- Dulwich Paragon
7. Kieran Brady- CityCycleCentre.com
8. Luke Merrilees- Wyndymilla
9. Charles Pearson- Cambridge CC (J)
10. Dan Tulett- Hargroves Cycles (Youth A)
11. Martin Ruepp- Iceni Velo
12. Frank Rawlins- North Road CC
13. Jake Charlton- VC Deal/Active
14. David Barnes- Sports Traider RT (Youth A)
15. Jack Steven- ELV
16. Marcus Burnett- Sports Traider RT (Youth A)
17. Colin Bailey- North Road CC
18. Cameron Woolsey- CC Ashwell
19. George Wood- Neon Velo
20. Leo Lerner- VO2 Development Team (J)
21. Andrew Carter- Portsmouth North End CC
22. Miles Butler- London Phoenix CC
23. Ray Wilson- London Dynamo
24. James Local- London Dynamo
25. Cameron Judson- Kingston Wheelers CC
26. Neal Mackintosh- London Phoenix CC
27. Joshua Maynard- Welwyn Wheelers
28. Pete Stuart- Private Member
29. Vojtech Blazejovsky- Brixton Cycles
30. Rhys Keepence- Dulwich Paragon CC
31. Simon Bromley- London Dynamo
32. Will Sloper- Kingston Wheelers CC
33. Antonius Wubben- Private Member
34. Phil Holloway- Southend Wheelers
35. Daniel Maynard- Welwyn Wheelers (J)
36. David McLean- Cambridge Uni CC
37. Clover Murray- Braintree Velo (JL).

37 finishers from 57 riders.

Series Standings after 3 weeks:

By reversing last weeks 1/2, Bradbury put 3 points into Zechmann’s impressive series lead, but if Gunther’s form continues the other entrants may be praying for punctures if they are hoping to close the gap…

Place First Name Second Name Club Points
1 Zechmann Gunther London Phoenix CC 42
2 Bradury Edmond Cambridge Uni CC 27
3 Hayter Will London Dynamo 20
4 Natale Joel Dulwich Paragon CC 17
5 Bailey Colin North Road CC 12
6 Merrilees Luke WyndyMilla 11
7 Doncaster Theo CC Ashwell 10
8 Brady Kieran Citycyclecentre.com 9
9= Blackman Jonnie Beckenham Rugby Club 8
9= Finch Jack PMR@Toachim House 8
9= Bulley Lewis Sports Traider RT 8
12 Capes Adam Finchley Racing Team 6
13= Keepence Rhys Dulwich Paragon CC 4
13= Martin Patrick WyndyMilla 4
13= Rawlins Frank North Road CC 4
16 Freeman James Dulwich Paragon CC 3
17 Pearson Charles Cambridge CC 2
18= Jeffers Jason East London Velo 1
18= Palmer Iain Twickenham CC 1
18= Tullett Daniel Hargroves Cycles 1

 

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6 Days of Winter: Week 2

Write up by Roger Maidment, Pictures by Wayne Crombie

After a damp morning the strong breeze started to dry the circuit out a bit by midday, it also helped push the riders up and over the Hoggenberg, though they had to contend with crosswinds at the bottom S bends. Conditions obviously weren’t too challenging though as there were some fast lap times recorded in both races.

4th Category Race

51 riders lined up for the 4th category race over 1 hour. There was an early crash involving half a dozen riders but fortunately there were no serious injuries and all but 1 rider (who suffered a mechanical) continued. Most of the action seemed to be at the back of the race with the bunch reduced to around 30 riders after less than 20 minutes of racing. As it turned out the stronger riders were biding their time. Terry Lynch and Callum Hasler were pushing the pace at the halfway mark but neither they nor anybody else could make a move stick. With 5 laps to go James Batten was prominent at the front along with Alex Blomeley and Hasler again stirring things up. With 2 laps to go Blomeley had established a 10 second advantage chased by Hasler and Mike Smith. At the bell he had stretched out his advantage very slightly with Smith and Hasler being joined by Batten in pursuit with the bunch of around 15 riders a few seconds back. On the line Blomeley had a clear advantage and could take the time to enjoy his win.

Results

Position Category First Name Surname Club
1 4 Alex Blomeley Private Member
2 4 Mike Smith Private Member
3 4 James Batten De Laune CC
4 4 Christopher Thomas East London Velo
5 4 Tom Black
6 4 Greg Niziskiot London Dynamo
7 4 Pete Dyson Private Member
8 4 Andy Dyson Zappis
9 4 Callum Hasler CV Cycling Club
10 4 Andrew Ten-Broeke PB Cycling Coaching
11 4 Lee Russell VC Elan
12 4 Terry Lynch DCVC
13 4 Andrew Holmes VC Revolution
14 4J Arnav Kapur Dulwich Paragon CC
15 4 Tom Haines East London Velo
16 4 Francis Fox London Dynamo
17 4 Kevin Looker Colchester Rovers
18 4 Martin Ryan Ford Cycling Club
19 4 Jason Fitchew Ford Cycling Club
20 4 Oliver Reeves Dulwich Paragon CC
21 4J Laurence Kirby Welwyn Whls CC
22 4J Nicholas Anell Dulwich Paragon CC
23 4 James Dixon Private Member
24 4 David Ross Team Fig
25 4 Tony Collins Athlon Sport
26 4 Barry Townsend Essex Roads CC
27 4 Mitchell Blain London Dynamo
28 4 William Walls Pretorius
29 4 Chris Snow CC Hackney
30 4 Joel Brassington Dulwich Paragon CC
31 4 Christopher Gore Beckenham Rugby Cyclists
32 4 Lee Cullender Private Member
33 4J Matthew Hamilton Lee Valley Youth CC
34 4 Debbie Coyle Grenwich Tri
35 4 Steve Hanks London Phoenix

2/3 Category Race

Zechmann Takes The Win, again…

43 riders lined up for the higher category race including last weeks winner Gunther Zechmann, and it was good also to see David McLean making a low key return to racing after a long period off the bike. The pace of the race looked fast from the off but the tailwind up the Hoggenberg seemed to be helping keep things together and despite some big digs by Jack Finch and ELV’s own Jason Jeffers it took a few laps until Edmond Bradbury managed to put some daylight between himself and the compact bunch. Bradbury was soon joined by Zechmann, who clearly wasn’t going to let anything go, and a lively looking Finch. Kieran Brady was driving the bunch at 20 seconds. By the halfway point it was Zechmann and Bradbury who’d gone clear, and with the other riders seeming to lose interest behind they quickly grew the gap to over 1 minute. Finch, Will Hayter and Jonnie Blackman then seemed to lift the pace behind and the bunch started to line out and break up with 8 riders going out the back immediately. It wasn’t enough to make inroads on the two leaders though who continued to ride away. With less than 20 minutes racing left Zechmann and Bradbury had 2 minutes advantage over a group comprising Blackman, Hayter, Brady, Finch and the North Road pairing of Frank Rawlins and Colin Bailey, both of whom seemed to have measured their effort well. This chasing group had built a gap of 30 seconds on the bunch, but had left it too late to catch the leaders. With 2 laps to go, Zechmann powered away from Bradbury and eventually caught and lapped the bunch, taking his second win courtesy of a 2min 54sec lap on a windy day and on a very soft rear tyre. Bradbury took an excellent 2nd with Hayter getting the better of his breakaway companions for 3rd. Patrick Martin was first to finish from what was left of the bunch.

Scroll down for the current Series Standings.

Please note, results have been amended since initial publishing

Results

Position Category First Name Surname Club
1 2 Gunther Zechmann London Phoenix CC
2 3 Edmond Bradury Cambridge Uni CC
3 3 Will Hayter London Dynamo
4 2 Jonnie Blackman Beckenham Rugby Club
5 2 Colin Bailey North Road CC
6 2 Kieran Brady Citycyclecentre.com
7 2 Frank Rawlins North Road CC
8 2 Jack Finch PMR@Toachim House
9 3 Jason Jeffers East London Velo
10 2 Patrick Martin WyndyMilla
11 3 Charles Pearson Cambridge CC
12 U16 David Barnes Sports Traider RT
13 3 Simon Bromley London Dynamo
14 2 Andrew Carter Portsmouth North End CC
15 3J Leo Lerner VO2 Development Team
16 2 James Local London Dynamo
17 3 Alex McKerrell V02 Development
18 3 Paul Saunders Glendene CC
19 3 Philip Aubert WebSport
20 U16 Marcus Burnett Sports Traider RT
21 3J Daniel Maynard Welwyn Whls CC
22 3 Paul Drake Maison du Velo
23 2 Joshua Maynard Welwyn Whls CC
24 3 Richard Giles PB Cycling


Series Standings

Share of the Series Prize Fund down to 10th

Position Points First Name Surname
1 30 Gunther Zechmann
2 20 Will Hayter
3= 12 Edmund Bradbury
3= 12 Colin Bailey
3= 12 Joel Natale
6= 8 Jonnie Blackman
6= 8 Luke Merrilees
6= 8 Jack Finch
9 5 Kieran Brady
10= 4 Frank Rawlins
10= 4 Rhys Keepence
12= 3 Patrick Martin
12= 3 James Freeman
14= 1 Jason Jeffers
14= 1 Iain Palmer
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6 Days of Winter: Week 1

 

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Write up by Graham Galvin, Pictures by David Barnes and Wayne Crombie

Thanks to all who attended our race on Saturday! See you next week?!

4th Category

A big field of over 42 4th category riders lined up for the first senior race of the year at Redbridge Cycle Circuit, the East London Velo Winter Series. A bright sunny day was balanced out by a stiff, cold breeze blowing riders in the face as they scaled the Hoggenberg on each lap.

The conditions soon told with the selections being made from the back on each lap, thinning the field significantly as the hour long race progressed.  In the end just 10 riders remained in what was left of the bunch, neatly divvying up the points between them.  Cleverly, Jason Fitchew (Ford CC) took a chance and jumped early forging a gap at the foot of the Hoggenberg as other riders hesitated. Straining every sinew, Jason held off a fast closing bunch with Chris Thomas winning the kick from Pete Dyson (both unattached).

Results:

Position Race Number Name Club
1 37 Jason Fitchew Ford CC
2 26 Chris Thomas Private Member
3 34 Pete Dyson Private Member
4 11 Andrew Holmes VC Revolution
5 9 Christopher Hezelgrave CC Hackney
6 24 Jamie Batten De Laune
7 33 Rob Milton Hackney GT
8 27 Tom Haines ELV
9 13 Francis Fox London Dynamo
10 14 John Bull London Dynamo
11 16 Mitchell Blain London Dynamo
12 2 Laurence King Welwyn Wheelers
13 22 K Willers Run & Ride
14 8 Tony Collins Athlong Sport
15 20 D Ross Team Fig
16 19 C Ross Team Fig
17 32 Graham Rudd Private Member
18 3 Chris Gore Beckenham Rugby Cyclists
19 1 John Sellars Private Member
20 40 Arnav Kapur Dulwich Paragon
21 39 William Brassington Dulwich Paragon
22 15 Peter Dalton London Dynamo

2/3 Race

An even larger field of 50 riders were at the start line for the higher category race which featured a number of attacks. The first serious break featured Roger Maidment (East London Velo), Johnnie Blackman (BRC) and Gunther Zechmann (London Phoenix) – the latter having punctured and had rejoined but with Junior gears.  Blackman dropped back, leaving the other two to forge on, keeping an advantage for a number of laps until succumbing to the chasing pack.

Almost immediately Wayne Crombie and Sam Humpheson forced the pace up the Hoggenberg, detaching themselves but being re absorbed after a lap or so. Will Haytor (London Dynamo) was the next to chance his arm, gaining an advantage on the bunch with the irrepressible Gunther Zachmann twiddling across the gap. These two soon formed a solid pact, with a lead of over 30 seconds at the bunch at one point.

With three to go a couple of riders didn’t want to wait for the sprint, with only Joel Natale (Dulwich Paragon) managing to fully escape the clutches of the peloton. Meanwhile, Zachmann confirmed his status as strongest rider in the race, putting a dig in as the bell rang and detaching Haytor.

Rounding the final corner up to the finish it was the lone figure of Zachmann who took the chequered flag, with Natale powering past the fading Haytor just in sight of the line as he held on to third with a rampant bunch snapping at his heels.

Zachmann Wins!

Results:

Position Race Number Name Club
1 32 Gunther Zechmann London Phoenix
2 26 Joel Natale Dulwich
3 29 Will Hayter London Dynamo
4 41 Luke Merrilees Wyndymilla
5 17 Colin Bailey North Road CC
6 14 Jack Finch PMR
7 28 Rhys Keepence Dulwich
8 25 James Freeman Dulwich
9 48 Patrick Martin Wyndymilla
10 16 Iain Palmer Twickenham
11 2 Adam Capes Finchley
12 35 Frank Rowlins North Road CC
13 45 Sam Homphenson LMNH
14 6 Simon Bromley London Dynamo
15 9 Daniel Maynard Welwyn Wheelers
16 49 Charles Pearson Private Member
17 31 Michael Williams Dulwich
18 13 Wayne Van Ry Big Foot
19 52 Kieran Direer Amersham
20 24 Stuart Clapp Vicious Velo
21 5 Oliver Craig London Dynamo
22 46 Chris Herring ELV
23 33 Steve James High Wycombe CC
24 38 Jordan Mooney Welwyn Wheelers
25 1 Richard Price London Phoenix
26 21 Leo Lerner VO2 Development Team
27 18 Phil Hargreaves VC Norwich
28 12 Matt Bridges Strada Sport
29 36 Wayne Crombie ELV
30 4 Will Hunt Norwood Paragon
31 11 Josh Maynard Welwyn Wheelers
32 23 Craig Joy PMR
33 22 Mark Hale VC Revolution
34 50 Duncan Rimmer Morden CRC
35 10 David Webborn London Dynamo
36 27 Charles Batho Dulwich
37 30 Roger Maidment ELV
38 15 Ian Goodey PMR

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Results – ELV Winter League 3 – 8/1/11

2nd and 3rd cat Race
Position No Name Club
1 132 Chris Dick London Phoenix 16Laps
2 127 Stoyko bussarov eagle
3 131 Joe Harris Reading CC
4 126 Phil Cloke Pm
5 146 David Murrell London Phoenix
6 142 Nick Calvery Finchley RT
7 143 Andy edwards Kingston Wheelers
8 130 Jack Steven ELV
9 141 Nigel Stephens Finchley RT
10 145 Sam Humpheson Look Mum
11 136 David Barnes ELV
DNF 138 Jason Jeffers ELV
DNF 139 Phil Murrell Finsbury Pk
DNF 144 Julian Bray Dulwich Paragon
DNF 140 Graham Hills Southborough Wheelers
DNF 133 Oliver Glackin Elv
3rd Cat only Race
Posn No Name Club
1 Y3 Richard Price London Phoenix
2 Y7 Will McFarland
East London Velo
17laps
3 Y12 Craig Chappell East London Velo 1hr 2mins 26 sec
4 Y5 Phill Keefe icycle
5 Y15 Tom Mclaren East London Velo
6 Y9 Ross King Velo Schills Interbike
7 Y10 Felix Barker Cambridge CC
8 Y14 Vik Chauphuri Private
9 Y11 David Clarke Eagle RC
10 Y2 Alan Donald Stevenage CC
DNF Y8 Alex Cohan
Finsbury Park CC
DNF Y13 Peter St Amour Addiscombe CC
4th Cat only Race
Posn No Name Club 12 laps
1 12 Jon Hill London Phoenix 44mins 20 secs
2 4 Simon Carr Essex Roads CC
3 16 Roger Richard Dulwich Paragon
4 14 Jason Rogers Gateway Cycling
5 15 Ben Whitehead East London Velo
6 7 Carlito Rendora Private
7 13 James Browne VC Norwich
DNF 9 Owen Rogers St Ives CC
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