Cross: Loake wins South West League R8

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Location: Escot Park, Ottery St Mary, Devon
Event: 27 November 2011
Report: Snowdon Sports

South Fork Racing’s Matthew Loake took over the lead in the South West League when he won the latest round at Escot Park in Ottery St Mark, Devon, on Sunday.

The 32-year-old from Newquay has hit form over the last few races and after first winning in round six, he added another victory in Sunday’s eighth round.

He crossed the line around 20 seconds ahead of Elite Velo rider Roy Wyle-Smith, with Mid-Devon CC’s James Bovey third, another ten seconds off the pace.

In the veterans category, Tim Carpenter ( took the win from Cyclelogic’s Stuart Pickering, while best of the women was Jess Steer (Somerset RC).

Steer took the win ahead of Carol Sheehan of Bristol Cycling Development Squad, while Charlotte Coleman was third. Mid-Devon CC’s Adam Fursden was best junior, while his team-mates and brothers Joel and Will Kelly were first and second respectively in the Under-16s category.


1 Matt Loake (South Fork Racing) 58:00
2 Roy Wyle-Smith (Elite Velo) @ 20sec
3 James Bovey (Mid Devon CC) @ 30sec

1 Tim Carpenter (
2 Stuart Pickering (Cyclelogic)
3 Barry Clewett (Revo Racing)

Juniors: Adam Fursden (Mid-Devon CC).

1 Jess Steer (Somerset RC)
2 Carol Sheehan (BCDS)
3 Charlotte Coleman (unattached)

1 Joel Kelly (Mid-Devon CC)
2 Will Kelly (Mid-Devon CC)
3 Charles Hough (The Bike Cellar)

Under-14s: Charlie Meredith (Taunton Velo). Under-12s: Harry Birchill (Mid-Devon CC). Under-10s: Freddy Birchill (Mid-Devon CC). Under-8s: Jonny Pickering (unattached).

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.