Cross: Loake wins South West League R10

Cross: Loake wins South West League R10


Newquay-based rider Matt Loake took victory in the Taunton Night Cross, staged at Castle School Sports Centre in Somerset on Saturday evening.

The 32-year-old Southfork Racing man (pictured above) crossed the line comfortably ahead of his rivals, with Roy Wyle-Smith (Elite Velo) taking second spot, 1:48 behind.

Wyle-Smith was just four seconds ahead of Tim Carpenter (Empella in third, who held off Cyclogic’s Stuart Pickering by just three more seconds in a tight battle for second place.

More later.


1 Matt Loake (Southfork Racing) 1:00:10
2 Roy Wyle-Smith (Elite Velo) @ 1:48
3 Tim Carpenter (Empella @ 1:52
4 Stuart Pikering (Cyclogic) @ 1:55
5 Vin Cox (Empella @ 2:32
6 Tim Fey (Elite Velo) @ 4:16
7 John Peters (CS South Hams) @ 4:54
8 Jay Worley (Etape Reine) @ 4:55
9 Alan Drury (Mid Devon CC) @ 5:09
10 Stephen Brown (Dream CC) @ 5:13

Veterans: Tim Carpenter. Juniors: Harry Forshaw (Fully Sussed Certini) Women: Jess Steer (Severn RC).

1 Joel Kelly
2 Will Kelly
3 James Trott
4 Joe Taylor
5 Charles Hough
6 Alex Sheehan

1 Jack Phillips
2 Charlie Meredith
3 Ryan White
4 James Mitri
5 Harry Clarke
6 Joe Saunders
7 Ruby Bond

1 Harry Birchill
2 Harry Meredith
3 Rowan Ellis
4 Isaac Rowes
5 Ross Plant

1 Freddy Birchill
2 Tom Loader
3 Evan Richards
4 George Bond
5 Finley Morris
6 Sam Wonsborough

1 Jonny Pickering
2 Thomas Taylor
3 Imogen Beacham
4 Harry Beacham
5 Eli Pickering

British Cycling would like to thank the organising team, officials and everyone else who helped promote this event. Our sport could not exist without the hundreds of people, many of them unpaid volunteers, who put in many hours of hard work running events, activities and clubs.