Track: Escritt catches the eye in Brooks League

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Location: Lyme Valley Stadium, Newcastle-under-lyme, Staffs
Event: 29 August 2013
Report: Chris Pyatt/Snowdon Sports

After two weeks of rain washing out the main league of the Brooks Cycles Track League, the skies cleared and there was a fine sunny evening for the latest event at the Lyme Valley Velodrome, Newcastle, Staffs.

The main rider that caught the eye on the night was Jack Escritt (Velocity WD40) who put on an impressive display in the A Class Endurance events just days after winning the Wolverhampton Track League title.

He won the opening 10 lap scratch, devil and points race and then backed up this with a second place in the 10 mile scratch.

This final event was a super fast race with the pace constant throughout. Five riders contested the sprint finish with Andy Leigh (Velocity WD40) taking the win.

The sprint events saw Sean Mayer (Swinnerton Cycles) equally dominate winning all three events, the 500m handicap, sprint final and along with team mate Barney Swinnerton, the team sprint.

With neither the top two in the overall standings competing in this week’s B Class league George Edwards ( Lyme RC) took full advantage scoring 11 points and closing in on the leaders. George won the devil, course de primes and the 10 mile with his only loss coming in the eight-lap scratch where the impressive Paige Millward (Sqaudra Donne) took the win.

The youth races saw Archie Scott (Lyme RC) return to the track after a couple of years away to show that he has great potential for the future. He won the 200m TT, devil and was a member of the winning team sprint team. The other win went to overall leader James Brayford (Lyme RC) in the six-lap scratch.

The Freewheelers races were keenly contested with some great racing over the three groups. The final night of the Brooks Cycles Track League is on Thursday 5th September 2013 and will see the first running of the Roy Swinnerton Memorial 10 Mile Scratch.

The Prize fund for this race is £150 with prizes for both A and B Class riders with a trophy for the winner. The event is being sponsored by Swinnerton Cycles.

Roy was a stalwart of the track and gave many hours of his time to help promote the league as an organizer and official. The organisers are hoping to get a big turnout for the final league meeting of the year to finish the season on a high note.

You don't have to of ridden the league already this year, just turn up and ride the meet.


Group 1 Alastair Kennington (Lyme RC)

Group 2 Amy Graham

Group 3 Ruby Baldwin Lyme RC

Izaak Curtis Lyme RC

Freewheelers Results

Group 1

Race 1

1st Alastair Kennington Lyme RC

2nd Reuben Blakman Derby Mercury

3rd Adam Barr Newcastle Tri Club

Race 2

1st Sadie Jones Newcastle RC 2001

2nd Bradley Heath Lyme RC

3rd Alastair Kennington

Race 3

1st Aaron Mansell Lyme RC

2nd Sadie Jones

3rd Bradley Heath

Race 4

1st Adam Barr

2nd Alastair Kennington

3rd Reuben Blakman

Race 5

1st Harry Horn

2nd Bradley Heath

3rd Alastair Kennington

Group 2

Race 1

1st Austin Scott Lyme RC

2nd Harry Brayford Lyme RC

3rd Natasha Sandbach Lyme RC

Race 2

1st George Graham

2nd Oliver Butters-Peers

3rd Chloe Shepherd Lyme RC

Race 3

1st Amy Graham

2nd Natasha Sandbach

3rd Austin Scott

Race 4

1st Amy Graham

2nd Natasha Sandbach

3rd Austin Scott

Group 3

Race 1

1st Izaak Curtis Lyme RC

2nd Ruby Jennings Lyme RC

3rd Owen Shepherd Lyme RC

Race 2

1st Owen Shepherd

2nd Ruby Jennings

3rd Izaak Curtis

Race 3

1st Ruby Jennings

2nd Izaak Curtis

3rd Owen Shepherd

Race 4

1st Izaak Curtis

2nd Ruby Jennings

3rd Owen Shepherd

Main League

Youth 200m TT

1st Archie Scott Lyme RC

2nd James Brayford Lyme RC

3rd Megan Williams Newcastle RC 2001

Neil Potter 500m handicap League

1st Sean Mayer Swinnerton Cycles

2nd Steve Cronshaw Brooks Cycles

3rd Barney Swinnerton Swinnerton Cycles

4th Dave Smith Stafford RC

5th Joe Swinnerton Lyme RC

6th Sallie Birchall Lyme RC

A Class endurance 10 lap scratch

1st Jack Escritt Velocity WD40

2nd Andy Leigh Velocity WD40

3rd James Notley Planet X

B Class 8 lap Scratch

1st Paige Millward Squadra Donne

2nd George Edwards Lyme RC

3rd Phil Braybrooke Manchester Wheelers

Youth Devil

1st Archie Scott

2nd James Duncalf Lyme RC

3rd James Brayford

A Class Sprinters Team sprint

1st Sean Mayer

Barney Swinnerton

2nd Steve Cronshaw

Dave Smith

A Class Endurance Points Race

1st Jack Escritt

2nd James Notley

3rd Matthew Walls Velocity WD40

B Class Devil

1st George Edwards

2nd Paige Millward

3rd Liam Zwetschnikow Lyme RC

Youth Team Sprint

1st Archie Scott

James Duncalf

Megan Williams

Alex Coates Lyme RC

Aleshia Mellor Newcastle RC 2001

A Class Endurance Devil

1st Jack Escritt

2nd Will Thomas Velocity WD40

3rd Matthew Walls

B Class 8 Lap Course de Primes

1st George Edwards

2nd Liam Zwetschnikow

3rd Phil Powell Newcastle RC 2001

A Class Sprint Final

1st Sean Mayer

2nd Barney Swinnerton

3rd Steve Cronshaw

Youth 6 lap Scratch

1st James Brayford

2nd Megan Williams

3rd Alex Coates

10 Mile Scratch

1st Andy Leigh

2nd Jack Escritt

3rd Matthew Walls

B Class

1st George Edwards

2nd Liam Zwetschnikow

3rd Simon Scott Lyme RC

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British Cycling would like to thank the organising team, officials and everyone else who helped promote this event. Our sport could not exist without the hundreds of people, many of them unpaid volunteers, who put in many hours of hard work running events, activities and clubs.