Taw Velo Winter Go-Ride Racing 1

MTB XC , Swimbridge – Saturday, 28 Dec 2013

Event Details

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Start Date:

Sat, 28th Dec 2013

Event Type:

MTB XC (Competitive)


Swimbridge Jubilee Hall, Barnstaple Hill, Swimbridge, EX32 0PQ
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Info for Riders

Sign on time 1pm. Start time 1.30pm. This series of Go-Ride Racing events will cover different types of racing, such as cyclo-cross, drag and sprints all on grass. As the event takes place in winter you can expect to get wet and muddy. The sign on will be at Swimbridge Jubilee Hall and the racing will be held in the field at the rear. Riders will need to bring a bike, helmet, gloves and warm clothing. This will be an ideal opportunity to test riding skills on grass.

The Races

Date Start Race name Classification Band Rider Cat Race length
28/12/13 13:30 Various Go-Ride Races Go-Ride Racing None N/A ---

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Race Various Go-Ride Races
Date Start Classification Band Rider Cat
Sat 28/12/13 13:30 Go-Ride Racing None N/A
Entry: On Day: (£2.00)
Race Various Go-Ride Races
Sat 28/12/13 - 13:30
Classification: Go-Ride Racing
Band: None
Rider Cat: N/A
Entry: On Day: (£2.00)

Taw Velo Winter Cyclo Cross Games

Posted 07/01/2014 - Darren Armstrong

Saturday the 28th December a group of young riders braved the elements to take part in Taw Velo Winter games event held at Swimbridge Village hall and field. Young riders arrived from different areas of Devon with a couple coming from Crediton took on the challenge of a cyclo cross, drag race and a Keirin event. The cyclo cross event which covered just over 600 meters in length and involved obstacles such as jump boards, hill climbs and slalom section.

Each age group completed  a number of laps and lasted between 10 minutes and 25 depending on age. The drag race took in a course length of  50 meters and challenged the riders to sprint over the distance for 3 times. Keirin race followed a pace rider for a set number of laps, then an all out sprint for the finish. Each rider could gain points for the events they took part, with an overall score giving them their place in the whole event. The aim of the games was to get young people involved in cycling and enjoying taking part in competitive sports and enjoying riding their bikes.  Riders aged  as young as 7 completed the 3 events.

The event which was promoted by British cycling Go Ride, Taw Velo, www.nelphotos.co.uk and Bike It  lasted for  one and a half hours. Simon Harmer Taw Velo chairman said "the event was well attended irrespective of the weather. All the riders did really well and put a tremendous amount of effort in, as they didn't realise the difference when riding on the road and across grass, more so when obstacles are in the way". The final event of the day in involved a one lap Marshall's race, which was won by Jack Hewlitt. The next Winter games will be held in February 2014,

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Provisional Results

Race Various Go-Ride Races

Under 8's
Louis Garnsworthy 30 points
Josh Kyle 19 points

Unders 10's
Chuck Harmer 30 points
Fin Mead 16 points
Kea Harmer 16 points
Ellen Garnsworthy 14 points
Luke Kyle 6 points

Under 12's
Edward Armstrong 28 points
Philip 'Mogford 20 points

Under 14's
George Armstrong 30 points
Samuel Tucker 22 points
Neve Upton 20 points
Josh Hawkes 12 points


All riders took part in 3 events, Cyclocross, Keirin and Drag race (3 times) Points were awarded for each position and then medals awarded for 1st,2nd and 3rd. All riders recieved a participation medal. 1st place position also received a prize sponsored by Bike It of Barnstaple. 

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