Report Rnd 6, Cotswold Veldrijden, 12th Oct 2013

After two consecutive second places Michael Cotty (Wheelbase Cannondale) went one better this week winning the latest round of the Wessex League leading from the front and never challenged. The Cotswold Veldrijden club were promoting their second league race of the season at the Newbury showground adjacent to the M4 motorway. The course used the grass land and a very technical section of wood land making for a large course which was acclaimed by all.

Report by Graham Robins

Photo Gallery by Graham Robins

Full Results are below after the report.

If you have a query about the results please email race organiser Claire Smith

Michael stormed into a lead on lap one and left the others to fight it out for the minor places. Behind Michael was Richard Mardel (Felt Colbornes Hargroves RT), Richard Lewis (CC Basingstoke), Jamie Norfolk and Chris Minter (PedalOn) and Paul Lloyd (Rides on Air). These chasers were all together until several laps in when cracks started to appear. As Cottys’ lead went out to 25secs Mardel, Norfolk and Minter were locked together and Lloyd slipped back a little.

below:  Mike Cotty storms through the wooded section


With a couple of laps to go the chasers had all split up and were now riding alone distanced by a few seconds. Chris Minter was now second, Mardel third and Norfolk fourth. Paul Lloyd having got past Paul Lewis was now fifth.

The vet race earlier saw Lewis King (Beeline Cycles) win his first race of the season leading from the front. On lap one he had a lead of 10secs over Sean Williams (Wightlink Offshore) and Mike Simpson (GS Henley). A few second back was Will Girvan (NHRC) but he was to slip even further back and not challenge any further.

below:  start of the Veteran/Women/Junior race


In the combined race Claire Smith (Cotswold Veldrijden) returned to league action after missing last week and made it five wins from six rounds. Claire was pushed harder this week by team mate Caroline Goward and last week’s winner Tamina Oliver (Team CTC).  Cameron Thompson (Andover Wheelers) lead the junior race before taking a tumble on the slippery surface under the trees and Dan Tuley (Chapel Tri Stars) was close enough to capitalise. Zoe Sheehan (Cotswold Veldrijden) was again the fastest junior girl.

The youth race was closer then it needed to be when leader Edward Gronbech (Oxford city RC) while leading took a tumble almost allowing Tom Sewell (Cotswold Veldrijden) past but the experienced young rider was calm enough to remount and continue to the win. Behind Tom was Charlie Cooper (Chapel Tri Stars) having another strong ride? The second season rider is looking good and getting closer to the leaders as each round passes.




1st Michael Cotty Cannondale Racing Sen
2nd Christopher Minter Pedal-on Sen
3rd Richard Mardle Felt Colbourne Sen
4th Jamie Norfolk Sen
5th Paul Llyod Rides on Air Sen
6th Richard Lewis CC Basingstoke Sen
7th Peter Kench Banjo Cycles Sen
8th Lee Davies Cycle-7es Sen
9th Ryan Keynes Odiham CC Sen
10th Robin Wilmott Cotswold Veldrijden V40
11th Daniel Drake VC Deal Sen
12th Jason Painton Rides on Air Sen
13th James Brett Wightlink Sen
14th Ben Hall Bristol CX Sen
15th Michael Holborow Cotswold Veldrijden Sen
16th Aaron Collins Swindon RC Sen
17th Karl Norfolk Sen
18th Gavin Spiers GS Henley Sen
19th Aaron Tayler Cotswold Veldrijden Sen at 1 lap
20th Hugh Knudsen Sen at 1 lap
21st Fraser MacDonald Cotswold Veldrijden Sen at 1 lap
22nd Jason Blann Team Rose Blann Sen at 1 lap
23rd Julian Mann VC Venta Sen at 1 lap
24th Stuart Waite Sen at 1 lap
25th Max Hale Ystwyth Cycling Club Sen at 1 lap
26th Stuart Thompson Andover Whls Sen at 1 lap
27th Alex McIntosh Swindon RC Sen at 1 lap
28th Dan Smith Banjo Cycles Sen at 1 lap
29th Matthew Wakeford WyndyMilla Sen at 1 lap
30th Aled Jones Sen at 1 lap
31st Peter Beisty GS Henley Sen at 1 lap
32nd James Booth Vicious Velo Sen at 1 lap
33rd Andy Waycock Suppernova Sen at 1 lap
34th Steve Stroud Reading CC Sen at 1 lap
35th Stuart Rhodes Sen at 1 lap
36th Sandy Legge Zappi’s Cycling Club Sen at 2 laps
37th Gary Smith Ride 24/7 Sen at 2 laps
38th Steve Kirk Sotonia CC Sen at 2 laps
DNF Henry Tayom UON Sen DNF at 3 laps



1st Lewis King Beeline Cycles RT  V40
2nd Sean Williams Wightline/Offshore V40
3rd Mike Simpson G.S. Henley V40
4th William Girvan North Hampshire RC V40
5th Simon Snowden Cycology Bikes V40
6th Robin Wilmott Cotswold Veldrijden V40
7th Nick Walmsley Cotswold Veldrijden  V40
8th Martyn Dymond White Mountain V50+
9th Simon Meadwell Bournemouth Jubilee Whls V40
10th Ian Robson MTS Cycle Sport/ Inkland RT V50+
11th Gary Barlow Reading CC V40
12th Philip Boarer Southdown Velo V40
13th Craig Hay Dark Star Brewery V40
14th Tim Hyde Pendragon V40
15th Phil Connell Sotonia CC  V40
16th Paul Thomas VC Venta  V40
17th Dan Tuley Chapel Tri Starts Junior
18th Stuart Gough VC Venta V50+
19th Paul Mew Charlotteville CC V40
20th Robin Akers Oxonian V50+
21st Duncan Mellish Zappi’s Cycling Club V40
22nd Andrew Roberts Cotswold Veldrijden V50+
23rd Sean Bolton Swindon RC V40
24th Anthony Dyment North Hampshire RC V50+
25th Simon Guard Sotonia CC V40
26th Alan Millard Westbury Wheelers V50+
27th  Claire Smith Cotswold Veldrijden Woman
28th Rob Tutt GS Europa  V40
29th Niel Dunnage Cotswold Veldrijden  V40
30th Paul Jones SNAFU  V40
31st James Pilgrim-Morris G.S. Henley V40
32nd Simon Tottle Festival RC V50+
33rd Jez Hart Sotonia CC  V40
34th Steve Charles Charlotteville CC  V40
35th Kieran Woods Charlotteville CC Junior
36th Richard Bremner North Hampshire RC V50+ at 1 lap
37th Paul Carpenter Hounslow Wheelers  V40 at 1 lap
38th Caroline Goward Contessa Scott Syncros Woman at 1 lap
39th Phillip Chinn Fareham Wheelers Cycling Club V40 at 1 lap
40th Steve Robinson NHRC  V40 at 1 lap
41st Keith Allam Velo Club Venta V50+ at 1 lap
42nd Cameron Thompson Andover Whls Junior at 1 lap
43rd Chris Macleod Palmer Park Velo RT V50+ at 1 lap
44th Gareth Walker  Cotswold Veldrijden  V40 at 1 lap
45th Peter Kimber Cotswold Veldrijden V40 at 1 lap
46th Simon Hudson Oxford City RC V40 at 1 lap
47th Jon Dudley Sotonia CC  V40 at 1 lap
48th Neil Morris Didcot Phoenix CC  V40 at 1 lap
49th Tamina Oliver Team CTC Woman at 1 lap
50th Alan Collins Portsmouth North End CC V40 at 1 lap
51st Sarah Woods Wightline/Offshore Woman at 1 lap
52nd Harjinder Obhi North Hampshire RC V40 at 1 lap
53rd Steve Mead Didcot Phoenix CC  V40 at 1 lap
54th Stephen Dines White Mountain V50+ at 1 lap
55th Neal Britnell  V40 at 1 lap
56th John Phillips Sotonia CC  V40 at 1 lap
57th Gareth Dridge Southdown Velo  V40 at 1 lap
58th Alex Johnson  V40 at 1 lap
59th Stephen Warwick Didcot Phoenix CC V50+ at 1 lap
60th Nick Adnitt Andover Whls V50+ at 1 lap
61st Kim Lassiter Cotswold Veldrijden V40 at 1 lap
62nd Paul Langdon Hargroves CC  V40 at 1 lap
63rd Fiona Hawkins Palmer Park Velo RT Woman at 1 lap
64th Claire Powell Woman at 1 lap
65th Tony Weeks Twig Racing V50+ at 1 lap
66th Mike Woods Charlotteville CC  V40 at 1 lap
67th Zoe Sheehan Cotswold Veldrijden Junior at 2 laps
68th Mark Adams Hargroves CC  V40 at 2 laps
69th Rhianna Jones  Cotswold Veldrijden Junior/ W at 2 laps
70th Helen Grosscurt Ride 24/7 Woman at 2 laps
71st Murray Quiney Southdown Velo V50+ at 2 laps
72nd Caroline Hawley Woman at 2 laps
73rd Caroline Stewart Royal Navy & Royal Marines CA Woman at 2 laps
74th Denzil Beckhurst Gillingham Wheelers V50+ at 2 laps
75th Kerrie Hutchinson Cotswold Veldrijden Junior/ W at 2 laps
76th Ray Woods Portsmouth North End CC V50+ at 2 laps
77th Richard Bennett Cotswold Veldrijden V40 at 2 laps
78th Andy Gibbs Cotswold Veldrijden V50+ at 3 laps
79th David Jowett Hargroves CC V50+ at 3 laps
DNF Marc Dobson V40 DNF at 5 laps
DNF Vernon Moore Crabwood CC V50+ DNF at 5 laps
DNF Michael Ponzo Swindon RC Junior DNF at 4 laps
DNF Garry Clark Banjo Cycles V50+ DNF at 1 lap
DNF Chris Hutchings Velo Club Venta V40 DNF at 1 lap
DNF Peter Langworthy I-Team Cyclists’ Club V40 DNF at 1 lap
DNF Richard Moss V40 DNF at 1 lap
DNF Paul O’Halloran Velo Club Venta V50+ DNF at 1 lap
DNF Jack Saunders Cotswold Veldrijden Junior DNF at 1 lap
DNF Craig Wadeson Odiham Cycling Club V40 DNF at 1 lap


Youth & Novice

1st Edward Gronbech Oxford City RC Youth
2nd Tom Sewell Cotswold Veldrijden Youth
3rd Charlie Cooper Chapel Tri-Stars Tri Club Youth
4th Angus Hawkins Palmer Park Velo RT Youth
5th Alex Cross Oakley Pedalers Youth
6th Callum Macleod Palmer Park Velo RT Youth
7th Jay Allen PPV Youth
8th Erin Baker Southdown Velo Youth
9th Archie Scott Cotswold Veldrijden Youth
10th Ieuan Woods Charlotteville CC Youth
11th Ciara Hutchinson Cotswold Veldrijden Youth/Girl
12th Harry Dridge SPV Youth
13th Tom Couzens Biscester Millenium Youth
14th Liam Sewell Cotswold Veldrijden Youth
15th Jamie Kimber Cotswold Veldrijden Youth/Girl
16th Rhys Evans Cotswold Veldrijden Youth
17th Liam Harris PPV Youth
18th Mark Allen John Ibotson Novice
19th Abbie Manley Chapel Tri-Stars Tri Club Youth/Girl
20th Alderney Baker Southdown Velo Youth/Girl
21st Sam Oliver PPV Youth at 1 lap
22nd Conor Hutchinson Cotswold Veldrijden Youth at 1 lap
23rd Rebecca Hurst Poole Wheelers Youth/Girl at 1 lap
24th Sam Taylor Zappi’s Cycling Club Youth at 1 lap
25th Luke Morgan Cotswold Veldrijden Youth at 1 lap
26th Holly Powell Chapel Tri-Stars Tri Club Youth/Girl at 1 lap
27th Michael Cashin Novice at 1 lap
28th Barney Clacy Chapel Tri-Stars Tri Club Youth at 1 lap
29th Bradley King Beeline Youth at 1 lap
30th Emily Bridson Jersey Cycling Association Youth at 1 lap
31st Rachel Thompson PPV Youth/Girl at 1 lap
32nd Katie Scott Cotswold Veldrijden Youth/Girl at 1 lap
33rd Roger Mustoe Littlewich Novice at 1 lap
34th Lucy Gadd Poole Wheelers Youth/Girl at 1 lap
35th Linsey Davies Youth/Girl at 1 lap
36th Seren Jones Cotswold Veldrijden Youth/Girl at 1 lap
37th Natalie Moore Swindon RC Youth/Girl at 2 laps


Under 12


Rowan Turner Poole Wheelers U12M  


Maddie Wadsworth Beeline Cycles U12G  


Anna Wadsworth Beeline Cycles U12G  


Jed Smithson Oxonian CC U10M  


Max Meadwell Bournemouth Jubilee U12M  


Alexa Hawkins PPV U12G  


Madeline Cooper Chapel Tri U10G  


Emily Conn PPV U12g  


Amy Perryman Solent Pirates U12G  


Lewis Evans Cotswold Veldrijden U12M  


Sam Graham NHRC U10M  


Euan Mackrel PPV U12M  


Ellis Jones Cotswold Veldrijden U12M  


Mack Mellish Zappis U10M  


Ike Tayler Zappi U12M  


Alfie Davies MTB Marathon U10M  


Boston Sorenson U12M  


Arlo Carey PPV U10M  


William Gadd Poole Wheelers U10M  


Ben Fox Charlotteville U12M  


Poppy Pattinson Solent Pirates U12G  


Tyler Smith Cotswold Veldrijden U12B  


Amy Cantelo Solent Pirates U12G  


Thomas Wadsworth Beeline U10M  


Millie Couzens Bicester Millenium U12G at 1 lap


James Brown PPV U10M at 1 lap


Finn Hawkins PPV U10M at 1 lap


Jack Southfield U12M at 1 lap


Jennifer Oliver PPV U12G at 1 lap


Thomas Johnson Chapel Tri U10M at 1 lap


Felix Clacy Chapel Tri U10M at 1 lap


Melissa Cooper Chapel Tri U10G at 1 lap


Ollie Walker Cotswold Veldrijden U12M at 1 lap


Daniel Phillips Team Fatboy U10M at 1 lap


Simon Thompson Pedal On U10M at 1 lap


Finn Davies MTB Marathon U10M at 1 lap


Greta Carey PPV U10G at 1 lap


Tommy Lindsell U10M at 1 lap


Lewis Jones Swindon RC U10M at 2 laps


Ellen Phillips Team Fatboy U10G at 2 laps


Daisy Tayler Cotswold Veldrijden U10G at 2 laps


Niamh Murphy Cotswold Veldrijden U12G at 2 laps


Daniele Negroni U10M at 2 laps


Harri Phipps U12M at 3 laps