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June 18, 2009, Newcstle (Staffs); Lyme Valley Stadium

Thanks to Chris Pyatt

Round 8 of the Brooks Cycles Track League at Newcastle, Staffs saw a good turnout of riders contest a full series of events under sunny but chilly conditions at the Lyme Valley Stadium. The highlight of the night was the 500m Handicap competition with overall leader Joffie Houlton of Newcastle RC 2001 looking to hold on to his lead. Despite being pulled back 10 metres from two weeks ago, it looked as though he was still going to win. However his team mate Anthony Houlton just caught him on the line to take the victory from a mass of riders who were close behind. Joffie’s second place extended his overall lead and he looks a strong contender for the title this year.

The A Class races saw the return from University of two times overall winner Andrew Magnier from Planet X. Despite not racing on the track for two months, he won the Devil and placed second in the 10 lap and final 10 mile race. The most impressive rider of the night was Sam Lowe of Go Sport Spex RT who won the opening 10 lap Scratch event with a fine finishing sprint and better still, attacking with 6 laps to go in the ten mile event to finish half a lap ahead. Sam has been just out of the results over the past few weeks however it now appears he is starting to hit form and these victories show he can win either a sprint or from a lone break.

The B Class event saw one rider dominate the races. Joe Turner of Eastlands Velo scored 9 points with great victories in the Devil, Points and the final 10 mile scratch. Joe is now the overall leader of this league and on this form is going to take some stopping. The Youth races saw some exciting racing with the team sprint a close affair. Eight riders scored points with Alex Taylor of Eastlands Velo top scoring with 6 points which came from wins in the 200m time trial and a member of the Team Sprint winning team along with a second in the scratch race.

The Freewheelers League saw eighteen riders compete across the three groups with the top points scorers in the groups as follows;

Group 1 George Edwards  Lyme RC
Group 2 Luke Mansfield   Newcastle RC 2001
Group 3 Georgina Clewlow Lyme RC


Group 1

Race 1
1st George Edwards  Lyme RC/Swinnerton Cycles
2nd Joel Partington  Eastlands Velo
3rd James Taylor

Race 2
1st George Edwards
2nd James Taylor
3rd Joel Partington

Race 3
1st George Edwards
2nd Joel Partington
3rd James Taylor

Race 4
1st Joel Partington
2nd George Edwards
3rd James Taylor

Group 2

Race 1
1st Luke Mansfield NewcastleRC 2001/Poly Print/Modern Glass
2nd Sallie Birchall Lyme RC/Swinnerton Cycles
3rd Megan Wynn Lyme RC/Swinnerton Cycles

Race 2
1st  Megan Wynn
2nd Luke Mansfield
3rd Sallie Birchall

Race 3
1st Luke Mansfield
2nd Sallie Birchall
3rd Megan Wynn
Race 4
1st Luke Mansfield
2nd Sallie Birchall
3rd Megan Wynn

Group 3

Race 1
1st Liam Zwetschnikow Lyme RC / Swinnerton Cycles
2nd Oscar Crooks  Lyme RC/ Swinnerton Cycles
3rd Will Hamer   Lyme RC/Swinnerton Cycles

Race 2
1st Sadie Jones
2nd Georgina Clewlow Lyme RC/ Swinnerton Cycles
3rd Ben Jervis  

Race 3
1st Thomas Gilsenan
2nd Georgina Clewlow
3rd Liam Zwtschnikow

Race 4
1st Georgina Clewlow
2nd Brandon McMillan Lyme RC/Swinnerton Cycles
3rd Oscar Crooks


Youth 200m TT
1st Alex Taylor  Eastlands Velo
2nd Sam Birchall Lyme RC/Swinnerton Cycles
3rd Alex Webb  Lyme RC/Swinnerton Cycles
 Joel Partington Eastlands

A Class 10 Lap Scratch
1st Sam Lowe   Go Sport Spex RT
2nd Andrew Magnier   Planet X
3rd Adrian Adgar  Go Sport Spex RT

B Class 8 Lap Scratch
1st Martyn Shaw Lyme RC /Swinnerton Cycles
2nd Phil Houlton Newcastle RC 2001/Poly Print/Modern Glass
3rd Dave Smith  Brereton Wheelers

Youth Block H’Cap
1st Luke Mansfield
2nd Sam Green  Weaver Valley CC
3rd Paige Millward Lyme RC/Swinnerton Cycles

Brooks Cycles H’cap
1st Anthony Houlton Newcastle RC 2001/Poly Print/Modern Glass
2nd Joffie Houlton Newcastle RC 2001/Ploy Print/Modern Glass
3rd Robert Lambton Brooks Cycles
4th Matthew Rotherham Sportcity Velo
5th Dave Smith

Youth Team sprint
1st Joe Evans  Edinburgh RC
 Paige Millward
 Alex Webb 
 Alex Taylor
 Sam Green

A Class Course de Primes
1st Adrian Adgar
2nd Sam Lowe
3rd Declan Byrne Brooks Cycles

B Class Devil
1st Joe Turner  Eastlands Velo
2nd Ian Moore  Deeside Olympic
3rd Neil Clarke  PM

A Class Devil
1st Andrew Magnier
2nd Adrian Adgar
3rd Declan Byrne

B Class Points
1st Joe Turner
2nd Neil Clarke
3rd Martyn Shaw

Youth Scratch
1st Sam Birchall
2nd Alex Taylor
3rd Joel Partington

B Class 10 mile Scratch
1st Joe Turner
2nd Ian Moore
3rd Neil Clarke

A Class 10 mile Scratch
1st Sam Lowe
2nd Andrew Magnier
3rd James Notley  PM