Report: Brooks Cycles Newcastle Track League July 29

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Brooks Cycles Track League July 29

Story posted August 3, thanks to Chris Pyatt

The latest round of the Brooks Cycles Track League at Newcastle under Lyme saw a great turnout of riders with a number of very welcome new faces on a night where there was a large number of regular rider absences due to the European Masters. The best race of the night was the 10 mile Scratch where the A Class riders started 2 1/2 laps down on the B riders.

The A Class riders set about this task quickly, bringing the race together with 16 laps to go. The pace of the race stayed high with a number of attacks which eliminated a number of riders and there was a group of 15 riders contesting the final dash to the line with the judges struggling to separate the first two.

The victory by a tyre width went to first time rider this year, and brother of Great Britain international sprinter Matt, Robert Crampton (Wills Wheels) from A Class League leader Matthew Rotherham (Sportcity Velo).In third place was another newcomer Jack Penrice of Sportcity Velo. In the other A Class events,  Matthew Rotherham got his revenege winning the opening 8 lap Scratch from Robert Crampton.

Another Junior, Lewis Balyckyi of Wallis CHH, took a good win in the 8 lap point’s race. In the Keiren league, six riders made it through to the final with  Matthew Rotherham taking the win with a fine burst of speed over the final 200m from another Junior Robert Lambton (Brooks Cycles).

The B Class events saw League Leader Ryan Whatmough (Shepherd Cycles) continue to amass the points with wins in the Devil, Win and Out and the first B rider in the ten mile Scratch. Neil Cummins also scored well with three second places in the 8 lap Scratch, Win and out and 10 mile Scratch. The other race winner was Jessica Crampton (Sportcity Velo) who won impressively in the 8 lap Scratch race and then went on to win the Ladies sprint event from Hannah Layland (VC St Raphael) and Louise Higgs (Newcastle RC 2001).

The youth events saw a large turnout of 15 riders with some close racing. Louis Preston (Lyme RC) won the opening 400m TT from team mate Sean Mayer. Thirteen year old Sallie Birchall (Lyme RC) used her long mark to good effect in the block handicap to win from her team mate Liam Zwetschinkow. The Team Sprint saw the home straight win by a bike length in a race that yo-yoed throughout. The final Scratch race saw a close finish with Joel Partington taking a great win from Will Thomas (Sportcity Velo)

All riders please note that there will be cash prizes at the final league event on the 2nd September with the floodlights being used to extend the nights racing. All current and any new riders are welcome.


With the holiday season now in full swing, the Freewheelers league tends to take a hit on numbers. However this was not reflected this week with an increased turnout on last week of 17 riders. The top point’s scorers were as follows in each group

Group 1 Joel Partington  Lyme RC
Group 2 Liam Zwetschnikow Lyme RC
Group 3 Holly Mulroy


Freewheelers League
Group 1

Race 1
1st Joel Partington   Lyme RC
2nd Thomas Rotherham  Eastlands Velo
3rd Ashleigh Williams  Lyme RC

Race 2
1st Megan Wynn   Lyme RC
2nd Sam Pattison   Lyme RC
3rd Ashleigh Williams

Race 3
1st Sam Pattison
2nd Joel Partington
3rd Megan Wynn

Race 4
1st Joel Partington
2nd Thomas Rotherham
3rd Megan Wynn

Group 2
Race 1
1st Liam Zwetschnikow  Lyme RC
2nd Megan Williams   Lyme RC
3rd Oscar Crooks   Lyme RC

Race 2
1st Brandon McMillan  Lyme RC
2nd Aleshia Mellor   Eastlands Velo
3rd Liam Zwetschnikow

Race 3
1st Brandon McMillan
2nd Aleshia Mellor
3rd Oscar crooks

Race 4
1st Liam Zwetschnikow
2nd Oscar Crooks
3rd Megan Williams

Group 3

Race 1
1st Andrew Williams
2nd Ambrose Morris   Lyme RC
3rd Holly Mulroy

Race 2
1st Holly Mulroy
2nd Isabel Mellor
3rd Andrew Williams

Race 3
1st Isabel Mellor
2nd Holy Mulroy
3rd Andrew Williams

Race 4
1st Holly Mulroy
2nd Ambrose Morris
3rd Andrew Williams


Youth 400m TT
1st Louis Preston   Lyme RC
2nd Sean Mayer   Lyme RC
3rd George Edwards  Lyme RC

A Class 8 lap scratch
1st Matthew Rotherham  Sportcity Velo
2nd Robert Crampton  Wills Wheels
3rd Tom Powell   Newcastle RC 2001

B Class 8 Lap Scratch
1st Jessica Crampton  Sportcity Velo
2nd Neil Cummins   PM
3rd Ryan Whatmough  Shepherd Cycles

Youth Block Handicap
1st` Sallie Birchall   Lyme RC
2nd Liam Zwetschnikow  Lyme RC
3rd Joel Partington   Lyme RC

Kieren Final
1st Matthew Rotherham
2nd Robert Lambton  Brooks Cycles
3rd Robert Crampton
4th Tom Powell
5th Adrian Adgar   Dinnington RC
6th Paul Whatmough  Shepherd Cycles

B Class Devil
1st Ryan Whatmough
2nd Sam Birchall   Lyme RC
3rd Neil Clarke    VC Nottingham

A Class Points
1st Lewis Balyckyl   Wallis CMH
2nd  Matthew Rotherham
3rd Jack Penrice   Sportcity Velo

Youth Team Sprint
1st Matthew Braybrooke  Eastlands Velo
 Megan Wynn   Lyme RC
 Thomas Rotherham  Eastlands Velo
 Joe Pattison   Lyme RC
 Joel Partington
 George Edwards
 Louis Preston
 Alex Webb   Lyme RC

Ladies Sprint
1st Jessica Crampton
2nd Hannah Layland   VC St Raphael
3rd Louis Higgs   Newcastle RC 2001

B Win and out
1st Ryan Whatmough
2nd Neil Cummins
3rd Sam Birchall

Youth Scratch
1st Joel Partington
2nd Will Thomas   Sportcity Velo
3rd Thomas Rotherham

10 Mile Scratch
1st Robert Crampton
2nd Matthew Rotherham
3rd Jack Penrice

B Class
1st Ryan Whatmough
2nd Neil Cummins
3rd Joel Partington