Track: Brooks League Reaches Climax

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Location: Lyme Valley Stadium, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Event: 1 September 2011
Report: Chris Pyatt

The final round of this season's Brooks Cycles sponsored Newcastle Track League took place on Thursday 1 September at the Lyme Valley Velodrome.

The Brooks Cycles League came to a conclusion this week

The weather had been kind to the league this year with only two meetings lost throughout the 19 events and the final night saw warm and sunny conditions greet the large turnout of riders attending the final event.

The most exciting event of the night was the final 10 mile scratch with over 30 riders contesting this popular event. After a fast pace was set throughout, Alan Peat (VC St Raphael), sprinted over the line in first place ahead of Adrian Adgar (Balanced Performance) and the ever improving youth A rider Christian Braybrooke (Velocity RT). The other A Class endurance events saw James Notley (Planet X), win the opening eight lap scratch from Will Thomas (Velocity RT). The other two endurance events again saw Alan Peat victorious in the devil and the course de primes.

The A class sprint events saw this year's champion Barney Swinnerton (Science in Sport) cap off a fine season as he won three events out of the four. He won the sprint final, the 200m time trial and was a member of the winning team sprint team with Sean Mayer (Lyme RC) and Ryan Watmaugh (Shepherd Cycles). The other sprint event, the eight lap scratch was also won by Ryan Watmaugh.

The B class events saw three hotly contested races with Phil Braybrooke (Sport City Velo) winning the eight lap scratch from Jack Fearon (Weaver Valley RC) and also the devil from Neil Clarke (VC Nottingham). Neil Clarke then went on to win the B class points race later in the event.

The youth events saw Joel Partington (Lyme RC) win all four races in the 200m time trial from James Thompson (Liverpool Mercury), the devil, the points race and the scratch race from Tom Rotherham (Sport City Velo).

The freewheelers league saw a good turnout of 22 riders compete over the 12 race programme. The top points scorers in each group were as follows:

Group 1 - James Duncalf - Lyme RC 8 points
Group 2 - Sam Hall and Lily Bradley 7 points
Group 3 - Joe Barber NTCA 8 points

All freewheelers to note that there will be a special one off final freewheelers event for this season next Thursday 8th September starting at 6.30pm with each group of riders to be given five races. The organisers hope that there will be a great turnout to this finale of what has been a very successful season with 64 riders registered, a massive 30 riders up on last season.



Group 1
Race 1
1. James Brayford
2. Megan Williams - Lyme RC
3. James Duncalf - Lyme RC

Race 2
1. Olivia Braybrooke - Eastlands Velo
2. Louis Perry
3. Alex Coates

Race 3
1. James Duncalf
2. Megan Williams
3. Olivia Braybrooke

Race 4
1. James Duncalf
2. James Brayford
3. Alex Coates

Group 2
Race 1
1. Sam Hall
2. Andrew Williams
3. Hollie Mulroy - Congleton CC

Race 2
1. Lily Bradley - Lyme RC
2. Hollie Mulroy
3. Ambrose Morris - Lyme RC

Race 3
1. Sam Hall
2. Harrison Barber - NTCA
3. Ambrose Morris

Race 4
1. Lily Bradley
2. Ambrose Morris
3. Hollie Mulroy

Group 3
Race 1
1. Natasha Sandbach
2. Edward Mulroy - Congleton CC
3. Evie Davis - Lyme RC

Race 2
1. Joe Barber - NTCA
2. Tom Boyd
3. Natasha Sandbach

Race 3
1. Joe Warrilow
2. Tom Boyd
3. Joe Barber

Race 4
1. Tom Boyd
2. Sebastian Booth
3. Edward Mulroy

Main League

A Class Endurance 8 Lap Scratch
1. James Notley - Planet X
2. Will Thomas - Velocity RT
3. Paul Watmaugh - Shepherd Cycles

A Class Sprinters 8 Lap Scratch
1. Ryan Watmaugh - Shepherd Cycles
2. Barney Swinnerton - Science in Sport
3. Sean Mayer - Lyme RC

Youth 200m Time Trial
1. Joel Partington - Lyme RC
2. Tom Rotherham - Sport City Velo
3. James Thompson - Liverpool Mercury

A Class Sprinters 200m TimeTrial
1. Barney Swinnerton
2. Tom Powell - Newcastle RC 2001
3. Sean Mayer

B Class 8 Lap Scratch
1. Phil Braybrooke - Sport City Velo
2. Jack Fearon - Weaver Valley RC
3. Neil Clarke - VC Nottingham

Youth Devil
1. Joel Partington
2. Tom Rotherham
3. James Risk - Weaver Valley RC

A Class Sprinters Team Sprint
1. Barney Swinnerton
Sean Mayer
Ryan Watmaugh

A Class Endurance Devil
1. Alan Peat - VC St Raphael
2. James Notley
3. Will Thomas

B Class Devil
1. Phil Braybrooke
2. Neil Clarke
3. Eleanor Richardson - Swinnerton Cycles

Youth Points Race
1. Joel Partington
2. Tom Rotherham
3. Alex Braybrooke - Velocity RT

A Class Endurance 8 Lap Course de Primes
1. Alan Peat
2. Will Thomas
3. Adrian Adgar - Balanced Performance

B Class Points
1. Neil Clarke
2. Eleanor Richardson
3. Mick Stubbs - Newcastle RC 2001

A Class Sprinters Sprint Final
1. Barney Swinnerton
2. Sean Mayer

Minor Final
1. Ryan Watmaugh

Youth 6 Lap Scratch
1. Joel Partington
2. Tom Rotherham
3. James Thompson

10 Mile Scratch
1. Alan Peat
2. Adrian Adgar
3. Christian Braybrooke - Velocity RT

1st B Class - Joel Partington