Report Round 8, Sparsholt, 2nd Nov 2014

GR141102_525_300pxFaringdon Rider Dan Guest (Performance Cycles) overcame the tricky conditions to win the latest round held at the Sparsholt Agriculture College near Winchester. For half the race he was kept in check by Joe Hickerton (Charlotteville CC) as the two were locked together until Dan broke free with a couple of laps to go. Jamie Norfolk (PedalOn) was third but towards the end of the race he slipped away finishing nearly a minute down.

The first lap saw Guest, Norfolk and Hickerton slowly pull away from the others and they managed to put distance into the chasers on the tricky course made more difficult by the early morning heavy shower and by the earlier races. Parts of the course did cut up making some of the off camber descents very slippery which produced some strange lines being used by some.

After a couple of laps Guest and Hickerton were together with the nearest rider back at 30secs as the two worked well. Jamie Norfolk was being chased down by Daniel Bell (Ellmore Factory Racing) with Sam Allen (UCI Nantes Atlantique) 42secs further back.

With a lap to go the order didn’t change it was just the gaps between riders that changed. Guest was now on his own with Hickerton at 20secs, Norfolk at nearly one minute and Bell a further 20secs down. Sam Allen closed out the top five just ahead of Chris Pedder.


Mike Simpson (GS Henley) to full advantage of Crispin Doyle’s (Hargroves Cycles) rolled tub on the first lap to build up a large lead while Doyle had a carry his bike to the pit to replace the offending rear wheel. Once up and riding again Doyle again slotted back into second place but 30secs down on Simpson. Sean Williams (Cotswold Veldrijden) had Tim Hyde (GS Henley) for company on the early laps with the rest loosing time as the course began to cut up.

With Simpson holding a 30secs gap from Doyle, Williams and Hyde were another 45secs back with Phil Bowley (Alton CC) and Dean Hitchings (Eden Veranda Racing) right on his wheel now over a minute down on the leader. Tom Sewell (Cotswold Veldrijden) was the first junior and he was back in seventh place along with team mates Graham Rogerson and Robin Wilmott.

Ed Grodbech (photo right) on his way to a win in the Youth Race.


Report by Graham Robins

Photo gallery by Graham Robins HERE

Full Results are now online (see below).


  below:  Under 12s looking forward to the start of their raceGR141102_297_800px

Full Results

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Senior Men

1st    5    Daniel Guest    Performance Cycles    Senior
2nd    34    Joe Hickerton    Charlotteville    Senior
3rd    15    Jamie Norfolk    Pedalon.Co.Uk    V40
4th    28    Daniel Bell    Ellmore Factory Racing    Senior
5th    11    Sam Allen    UC Nantes Atlantique    Senior
6th    7    Christopher Pedder    0    Senior
7th    45    Joe Andrews    Eden Veranda    U23
8th    44    James Cotty    I-ride.Co.Uk    Senior
9th    38    Nick Onslow    Pedalon.Co.Uk    Senior
10th    37    Christopher Minter    Pedalon.Co.Uk    Senior
11th    32    James Bracey    Pivot Boombar Race Team    Senior
12th    47    Allan Hughes    Winpro-Bikefit.Co.Uk    Senior
13th    40    Chris Atkins    Specilized Racing    Senior
14th    29    Trevor Allen    Southampton University    Senior
15th    14    Oscar Hutchings    Bikeshed-UEX    Senior
16th    27    Chris Linney     Eden Veranda    Senior
17th    17    Peter Beisty    GS Henley    Senior
18th    19    Aaron Collins    Cotswold Veldrijden    Senior
19th    52    Phil Wilks    Sotonia    Senior
20th    46    Nathan Marks    Eden Veranda    Senior
21st    42    Julian Mann     VC Venta    Senior
22nd    30    Tom Parker    North Hants RC    Senior
23rd    13    Rob Yeatman    BH Solider WAM Youth    Senior
24th    41    Simon White    Maybush CC    Senior
25th    18    James Cooper    Rock n Road    Senior
26th    31    Lawrence Waton    0    Senior
27th    2    David Billings    VC St Raphael    Senior
28th    49    Tim Doole    Maybush CC    Senior
29th    22    Andrew Haines    Cowley Rd     Senior
30th    20    Lydia Gould    0    Women    at 1 lap
31st    43    Thomas Key     Southampton University    Senior    at 1 lap
32nd    3    Christopher Brooks    Southampton University    Senior    at 1 lap
33rd    4    Daryl Finter    0    Senior    at 1 lap
34th    16    Matt Hayden    GS Henley    Senior    at 1 lap
35th    12    Paul Osbourne    0    Senior    at 1 lap
36th    24    Niels Laughout    Sotonia    Senior    at 1 lap
37th    6    Nathan Hoy    VCGH    Senior    at 1 lap
38th    50    Andy Hazelwood    Maybush CC    Senior    at 1 lap
39th    39    Peter Weller    VC Venta    Senior    at 1 lap
40th    21    Gordon Bushell    Wight Mountain    Senior    at 1 lap
41st    26    Martin Merryweather    Swallowfield VC    Senior    at 1 lap
42nd    8    Will Rance    VCGH    Senior    at 1 lap
43rd    51    Daniel Stevens    Rock n Road    Senior    at 1 lap
44th    25    Richard Bennet    Cotswold Veldrijden    V40    at 2 laps
DNF    36    Alex McIntosh    Cotswold Veldrijden    Senior    DNF at 4 laps
DNF    10    Andrew Shutler    TRC    Senior    DNF at 2 laps
DNF    1    Ben Baxter    VC Venta    Senior    DNF at 1 lap
DNF    9    Jaime Vera    VC Venta    Senior    DNF at 1 lap
DNF    23    ???   DNF at 1 lap
DNF    33    ???  DNF at 1 lap
DNF    35    ???  DNF at 1 lap
DNF    48    Tom Budden    Sotonia    Senior    DNF at 1 lap




1st 16 Mike Simpson GS Henley

2nd 47 Crispin Doyle Hargroves Ridley RT

3rd 33 Sean Williams Coltswold Veldrijden

4th 32 Tim Hyde GS Henley

5th 50 Phill Bowley Alton CC

6th 10 Dean Hitchiins Eden Veranda

7th 22 Thomas Sewell Cotswold Veldrijden

8th 15 Graham Rogers Cotswold Veldrijden

9th 19 Robin Wilmott Cotswold Veldrijden

10th 40 William McDon Take 3 Tri

11th 66 Steven Davies Hargroves Cycles Ridley RT

12th 9 Ed Gurney VC Venta

13th 1 Gary Barlow Reading CC

14th 41 Andy Plewes RN RMCA

15th 75 Dave Mc Mulle Cotswold Vel;drijden

16th 25 Gareth Dridge Southdown Velo

17th 48 Tim Jones Zappis CC

18th 2 Robert Carter VC Venta

19th 17 Andy Sykes Team Quest – The Bike Shop

20th 18 Paul Thomas VC Venta

21st 45 Pete Scott Cotswold Veldrijden

22nd 24 Philip Clacy Chapel Tri

23rd 35 Pete Hutchinso Cotswold Vedrijden

24th 52 Rob Ford Beeline Bikes

25th 57 Nick beech GS Henley

26th 80 Andy Roberts Cotswold Veldrijden

27th 34 Steve Mead Didcot Pheonix CC

28th 69 Chris Hutchings VC Venta

29th 42 Alan Collins Portsmouth North End CC

30th 28 Phil Connell Sotonia CC

31st 67 Martyn Dymon Cotswold Veldrijden

32nd 104 Neil Simpson London Pheonix

33rd 8 Simon Guard Sotonia CC

34th 26 Peter Kimber Cotswold Veldrijden

35th 106 Anthony DymenNorth Hants RC

36th 21 Dominic Judd VC Venta

37th 82 David Wrey CC Basingstoke

38th 105 Tim Costello GS Vecchi

39th 60 Ed Rollitt Eden Veranda

40th 81 Mike Williams Fareham Wheelers

41st 38 Barry Harvey Blazing Saddles

42nd 27 Phil Rose Palmer Park Velo

43rd 51 Robert Tutt GS Europa

44th 14 Keith Pitcher

45th 6 Adam Freewin

46th 107 Richard Bremne North Hants RC

47th 83 Andy Cracknell Pedalon.Co.Uk

48th 31 Nigel Pratt Andover Wheelers

49th 85 Andy Smith Cotswold Veldrijden

50th 119 Tamina Oliver Cotswold Veldrijden

51st 56 Nick Roux GS Henley

52nd 96 Helen Pattinson Solent Pirates

53rd 44 Steven Longma Andover Wheelers

54th 55 Steve Robinson North Hants RC

55th 93 Rachel Fenton Trek Bicycle Coventry

56th 37 Graig Hay Rock n Road

57th 29 Adam Gardner GS Henley

58th 59 Sam Oliver Palmer Park Velo

59th 68 Chalie Elsey Newbury CC

60th 58 Scott Swalling

61st 13 Harjinder Obhi North Hants RC

62nd 23 Dave Phillips Team Fatboy

63rd 43 Steve Denham

64th 46 Chistopher Sau Swallowfield Velo

65th 70 Tony Langridge VC Venta

66th 74 David Martin Hargroves Cycles CC

67th 91 Corina Bennet

68th 7 Johnathan GriggFareham Wheelers

69th 73 Cheis Macleod Palmer Park Velo

70th 116 Susan Parker North Hants RC

71st 101 Jon Dudley Sotonia CC

72nd 5 Mark Fisher Yeovil CC

73rd 77 John Phillips Sotonia CC

74th 115 Georgina Panch Cycleworks.Co.Uk

75th 109 Chritian Vaugha VC Meudon

76th 110 Steve Warwick Didcot Pheonix

77th 11 Kim Lassiter Citswold Veldrijden

78th 71 Domonic Laval Odiham CC

79th 99 Natasha Reddy Palmer Park Velo

80th 61 Richard Abbott Didcot Pheonix CC

81st 79 Mitchell Purvis Didcot Pheonix CC

82nd 88 Pete Williams

83rd 62 Geoffrey Booke Oxonian CC

84th 92 Tracy Cornell North Hants RC

85th 87 Martin Hughes

86th 76 Richard Mynott

87th 117 Sharon Dorman Cotswold Veldrijden

88th 90 Jon Fox Charlotteville CC

89th 111 Simon WorthingCotswold Veldrijden

90th 113 Chris Kimpter Fareham Wheelers CC

91st 114 Mike McLachla Sotonia CC

92nd 98 Carly Hughes

93rd 97 Melanie Dixon Solent Pirates

94th 63 Michael Boyce a3crg

95th 112 John Rayner GS Henly

96th 118 Zoe Sheehan Cotswold Veldrijden

97th 94 Mandy Scott Cotswold Veldrijden

98th 120 Harriet Guest Perfomance Cycles

99th 84 Mark Adams Hargroves CC

100th 64 Michael Brooke

101st 100 Martin Ward Sotonia CC

102nd 30 Glenn Thorpe

103rd 108 David Jowett Hargroves CC

104th 54 Robert Tomlins Sotonia CC

105th 3 Peter Coupe

106th 39 Simon Murray Take 3 Tri

107th 95

108th 102 Paul wood Swindon Wheelers

DNF 36 Mark Winks Didcot Pheonix CC

DNF 20 Andy Tucker Newbury RC

DNF 49 Marcus Warr Fareham Wheelers

DNF 53 Nick Warmsley Cotswold Veldrijden

DNF 72 David Lindsell Reading CC

DNF 78 James Pilgrim- GS Henley

DNF 89 Phill Chinn Fareham Wheelers

DNF 103 Paul Banner Kingston Wheelers




1st 11 Edward Gronbech Oxford City Road Club u16

2nd 32 Harry Rose PPV u16

3rd 1 Angus Hawkins Palmer Park RT u14

4th 16 Charlie Cooper Eden Veranda u16

5th 2 Callum Macleod A/W Cycles u16

6th 6 Archie Scott Cotswold Veldrijden u16

7th 10 Erin Baker Team MK u16

8th 18 Jamie Ellis Cotswold Veldrijden u16

9th 38 Will Cooper iTeam u16

10th 19 Ieuan Woods Charlotteville CC u16

11th 22 Barney Clacy Chapel Tri u14

12th 12 Maddie WasworthBeeline Bicycles u14 female

13th 41 Bryn Turner Poole Wheelers u16

14th 26 Harry Dridge Solent Pirates u14

15th 43 Boston Sorensen — u14

16th 49 Sam Bishop Charlotteville CC u14

17th 33 Lorna Bowler HSS u16 female

18th 7 Liam Sewell Cotswold Veldrijden u16

19th 48 Alex Cross Oakley Pedalers u16

20th 9 Alderny Baker Team MK u14 female

21st 47 Ben Bishop Charlotteville CC u16

22nd 37 Abbie Manley Jedi Cycle Sport u14 female

23rd 25 Holly Powell Chapel Tri u14 female

24th 23 Emma Pitt A/W Cycles u16 female

25th 29 Amy Perryman Solent Pirates u14 female

26th 44 Jay Allen Pedalon u14

27th 14 Liam Harris PPV u16

28th 42 Rowan Turner Poole Wheelers u14

29th 30 Kara Perryman Solent Pirates u16 female

30th 45 Gabriel Banner Hillingdon SS u14

31st 21 Ben Fawcett Solent Pirates u14

32nd 20 Fletcher Adams Hargroves CC u16

33rd 35 Hugh Johnson Charlotteville CC u16

34th 39 Rory Plewes Solent Pirates u14

35th 3 Euan Macleod Palmer Park RT u14

36th 31 Sam Dawson PPV u16

37th 34 Jemma Bowler Hillingdon SS u14 female

38th 40 Max O’Connor Evolution u14

39th 51 Conor HutchinsonCotswold Veldrijden u14

40th 13 Eua Freeman Solent Pirates u16 female

41st 28 Jamie Kimber Cotswold Veldrijden u16

42nd 8 Christopher YoungOxonian CC u16

43rd 5 Katie Scott Cotswold Veldrijden u14 female

44th 15 Poppy Pattinson Solent Pirates u14 female

45th 27 Amy Cantelo Solent Pirates u14 female

46th 52 Amber Joseph Palmer Park RT u16 female

47th 4 Duncan Pritchard Palmer Park RT u14

48th 36 Ben Fox Charlotteville CC u14 at 1 lap

49th 50 Ella Shaftoe Cotswold Veldrijden u14 female at 1 lap

DNF 46 Jason Woef 0 novice DNF at 3 laps

DNF 24 Lorna Dennison-WiSouth Downs Bikes novice female DNF at 1 lap



Under 12s

1 Thomas Hampson VC Venta

2 Callum Robins Solent Pirate

3 James Salter VC Venta

4 Gareth Davies Didcot Pheonix RC

5 Mack Mellish Zappis

6 Jed Smithson Hillingdon SS

7 Drew Tucker Newbury RC

8 Bess Carter VC Venta

9 Sam Carter VC Venta

10 Alexa Hawkins Palmer Park Velo

11 Finn Hawkins Palmer Park Velo

12 Elsie Hawkins Palmer Park Velo

13 Anna Wardsworth Beeline Cycles

14 Thomas Wardsworth Beeline Cycles

15 Nathan Cracknell Pedalon.Co.Uk

16 Thomas Cracknell Pedalon.Co.Uk

17 Daisy Pattinson Solent Pirate

18 Mellisa Cooper Chapel TRI

19 Madeline Cooper Chapel TRI


21 Patrick Atkinson

22 Lewis Ellis Cotswold Veldrijden

23 James Brown Palmer Park Velo

24 Edward Charles Charlotteville

25 Arlo Carey Palmer Park Velo

26 Josh Fawcett Solent Pirate

27 Saskia Fawcett Solent Pirate

28 Lewis Seaward Solent Pirate

29 Jamie Whitcher Solent Pirate

30 Felix Clacey Chapel TRI

31 Ellen Phillips Team Fatboy

32 Daniel Phillips Team Fatboy

33 Sam Graham North Hants RC

34 Harry Penman Charlotteville

35 Adam Potter I-team.Co.Uk

36 Tyler Smith Cotswold Veldrijden

37 Lewis Evans Cotswold Veldrijden

38 Freya Hunts Pedalon.Co.Uk

39 Ben Hunt

40 Niamh Murphy Cotswold Veldrijden

41 George Mahon BCS Tri Club

42 William Dunn Thatcham

43 George Connell Sotonia

44 Bobby Buenfeld Gosport BMX

45 Tommy Lindsell Hillingdon SS

46 Hayden Gray

47 Rohan Gray

48 Aaron Hay-Hanet Rock n Road

49 Ethan Cross