Lambton dominates on Newcastle track

Lambton dominates on Newcastle track


Event: 21st July 2011

Report: Chris Pyatt

It was raining heavily in most places in Staffordshire on Thursday 21st July 2011 except at the Lyme Valley Velodrome, Newcastle under Lyme, where skies stayed clear and rain free. The riders who attended the latest round of the Brooks Cycles sponsored track League were rewarded with a full programme of racing.

In the A Class endurance League, current league leader Robert Lambton (Brooks Cycles) dominated in winning the 10 lap scratch, course de primes and the final 10 mile scratch where he produced his usual explosive sprint to take the victory from Sprinter Ryan Whatmough (Shepherd Cycles).

The A Class Sprinters league saw Ryan Whatmough reassert his lead in the league due to Barney Swinnerton being unable to ride through illness as he won the sprint and was a member of the winning team sprint team with Dave Smith (Stafford RC) and Sean Mayer (Lyme RC). The other sprint event, the 2 up TT went to Tom Powell, Newcastle RC 2001 and Dave Smith. Dave is showing some great form lately which bodes well for the European masters next month in Italy.

The B group of riders put in some spirited racing with Neil Cummins winning the 10 lap scratch and the point's race. Alex Webb (Lyme RC) was the top scored though as he won the devil and placed second in the 10 mile, points and 10 lap scratch.

The youth events saw a good turnout of riders where Joel Partington (Lyme RC) took nine points with wins in the scratch and the devil. James Risk (Weaver Valley CC) also had a good night as he won the points race and placed second in the devil and the scratch.

The Freewheelers league continues to grow with three more new riders making a fantastic total of 50 registered riders this years which is well up on last years final total of 34. The top point's scorers in each group were as follows:

Group 1 James Brayford 8 points
Group 2 Sam Hall 6 points
Group 3 Cameron O'Neil 7 points

Freewheelers Results

Group 1
Race 1
1. Megan Williams Lyme RC
2. James Brayford
3. Bradley Hill Lyme RC
Race 2
1. James Brayford
2. Brandon McMillan Lyme RC
3. Megan Williams
Race 3
1. Bradley Hill
2. James Brayford
3. Brandon McMillan

Group 2
Race 1
1. Andrew Williams
2. Sam Day
3. Holly Mulroy

Race 2
1. Lauren Scott
2. Sam Hall
3. James Scott Lyme RC
Race 3
1. Sam Hall
2. James Scott
3. Ambrose Morris Lyme RC

Group 3
Race 1
1. Orlanda Jones
2. Lucca Annese
3. Sebastian Booth
Race 2
1. Jack Scott Lyme RC
2. Edward Mulroy
3. Lucy-Anne Scott Lyme RC
Race 3
1. Cameron O'Neil
2. Enrico Annese
3. Natasha Sandbach
Race 4
1. Rebecca Newman
2. Jack Scott
3. Edwrad Mulroy

Race 5
1. Cameron O'Neil
2. Natash Sandbach
3. Enrico Annese

Main League

Youth Block Handicap
1. Sallie Birchall Lyme RC
2. Becky Gray Lyme RC
3. Nick Fotheringham Weaver Valley CC

A Class Sprinters 2 up TT
1. Tom Powell Newcastle RC 2001
Dave Smith Stafford RC
2. Sean Mayer Lyme RC
Ryan Whatmough Shepherd Cycles
3. Phil Houlton Newcastle RC 2001
Joffie Houlton PM

A Class Endurance 10 lap Scratch
1. Robert Lambton Brooks Cycles
2. Paul Whatmough Shepherd Cycles
3. Alex Simmons Lyme RC

B Class 10 Lap Scartch
1. Neil Cummins PM
2. Alex Webb Lyme RC
3. Sam Birchall Team Velocity

Youth Devil
1. Joel Partington Lyme RC
2. James Risk Weaver Valley CC
3. Paige Millward Lyme RC

A Class Sprinters Team sprint
1. Sean Mayer
Ryan Whatmough
Dave Smith

A Class Endurance Team Pursuit
1. Robert Lambton
Alex Simmons
Neil Cummins

B Class Devil
1. Alex Webb
2. Louis Preston Lyme RC
3. Sam Birchall

Youth Points Race
1. James Risk
2. Joel Partington
3. Alex Braybrooke Team Velocity

A Class Endurance Course de primes
1. Robert Lambton
2. Paul Whatmough
3. Christian Braybrooke Team Velocity

B Class points Race
1. Neil Cummins
2. Alex Webb
3. Steve Hall PM

A Class Sprinters Final
1. Ryan Whatmough
2. Phil Houlton
3. Sean Mayer

Youth 8 lap Scratch
1. Joel Partington
2. James Risk
3. Paige Millward

10 Mile Scratch
1. Robert Lambton
2. Ryan Whatmough
3. Paul Whatmough

B Class
1. Joel Partington
2. Alex Braybrooke
3. Alex Webb