Taw Velo Winter Go-Ride Racing 2

MTB XC , Barnstaple – Saturday, 15 Feb 2014

Event Details

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Start Date:

Sat, 15th Feb 2014

Event Type:

MTB XC (Competitive)


Petroc, Old Sticklepath Hill, Sticklepath, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 2BQ
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Event promoted by:

Taw Velo (website)

Event Website:

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Cheques payable to:

Taw Velo

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 event will be held at Petroc Barnstaple Campus on the sports field at the rear. Riders will need to bring a bike, helmet, gloves and a change of clothing. This will be an ideal opportunity to test riding skills on grass. Dont worry if you dont have a cyclo cross bike, a mountain bike will do.

The Races

Date Start Race name Classification Band Rider Cat Race length
15/02/14 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 15/02/14 13:30 Go-Ride Racing None N/A
Entry: On Day: (£2.00)
Race Various Go-Ride Races
Sat 15/02/14 - 13:30
Classification: Go-Ride Racing
Band: None
Rider Cat: N/A
Entry: On Day: (£2.00)

Taw Velo Winter Games Round 2

Posted 26/02/2014 - Darren Armstrong

Riders from around North Devon took advantage of the break in the weather on Saturday afternoon when Taw Velo held the  second round of its winter games series at Petroc. Around 20 riders turned up for the event which took in 3 different events, a Drag race, Keirin and a Cyclocross course.  With the recent rain, gusting wind and very wet ground, just made the whole event much more challenging and allowed rides to test their bike handling skills.  This time round the cyclocross course was much longer and included a long hill climb, riding over grass mounds and 2 jump boards. Riders as young as 8 braved the wind and thoroughly enjoyed competing with different age categories.  Louis  Garnsworthy aged 8 from Crediton was determined not to be beaten and showed real determination by asking to compete the whole course and all the obstacles, his commitment was rewarded when he finished ahead of riders much older than him. Darren Armstrong Taw Velo youth coach said " all the young riders put so much effort into these races, they overcome a very strong head wind, soggy ground and a hill, however they all finished within a smile on their face. This is the second games and the riders are showing real skills now and fully participating in an emerging competitive sport, it's fantastic to watch and be involved in. There are a number of younger riders that are showing real promise, they are fully committed and give their all to racing, we also have a number of young girls that are holding their own against the boys" . The event was supported by Sport England with prizes supplied by Bike It Barnstaple. Taw Velo will be holding 4 more events aimed at mountain bikes /cyclocross during the next few months and will be open to all young riders and abilities.

Taw Velo meet at Petroc on Saturday mornings at 9:30 and cover a range of disciplines covering road, mountain bike and cyclocross.


Results Sheet Taw Velo Winter Games 
Age  Poistion Name   
Under 8’s       
  1st  Louis Garnsworthy   
Under 10’s       
  1st  Chuck Harmer  
    Charlie Tomkins  
  2nd  Isabel Howgate   
    Fin Mead  
  3rd  Charlie Hewlett   
  6th  Ellen Garnsworthy   
  7th Kea Harmer   
Under 12’s       
  1st  Ben Rowell  
  2nd  Philip Mogford   
  3rd  Edward Armstrong   
  4th  Ethan Roberts   
  5th  Tom Batchelor   
  6th  Fisher Chapple   
Under 14’s       
  1st George Armstrong   
  2nd  Jacob Allchorn    
  3rd Josh Hawkes   
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