Press report dated 24/08/15
Sarah Briggs (Matlock CC) won the Mallory Park Youth Road Racing League for the Under 14 girls on Tuesday night. After a season of 17 different races, of which your best 14 results count, it all came down to the final race. With a dominant performance Sarah was a convincing winner on the night and managed to clinch the title from Alice Standish (Lincoln VC) by a single point 116 to 115. The season was made up of a range of races including, scratch races, hilltop finishes, bonus sprints, time trials and a hilly criterium. All of these made for a varied and interesting programme of events. The league is sponsored by Raleigh and Sarah will win a Raleigh Militis road racing bike and will be invited to join the 2016 Raleigh Development Programme.
Matlock CC's time trial programme continued with the short hilly event. Chris Myhill (Peak RC) took the victory with Chris Green (Matlock CC) 2nd and Alan Marsden (Matlock CC) 3rd and fastest woman was Elisa McDonagh. In the 5 mile time trial event held at Ashford, Chris Green was 1st with Tim Hall 2nd and Gareth Ferguson 3rd with fastest woman Christine Howard.
Press report dated 28/07/15
The British Schools Cycling Association time trials completion for the East Midlands was held at the Darley Moor circuit near Ashbourne with riders from all over the East Midlands competing for their schools. In the Under 7s the winners were Tom Woolf (All Saints Infants) and Eleanor Gordon (Crich Carr Primary). In the Under 9s boys Mackenzie Riley (Worth Victoria Primary) was 1st from Ben Mellor (Darley Churchtown Primary) and Charlie Ross (Bonsall Primary).The Under 9s girls race was won by Daisy Nicholson (Baslow St Annes Primary) from Lucy Kusczynski (St Josephs). The Under 11 girls race was won by Annabel Parker (St Annes Primary) and the boys by Alex Gordon (Crich Carr Primary). The Under 13 boys race was won by Josh Pine (Highfields) from Matthew Nicholson (St Mary's). The Under 13 girls race was won by Sarah Briggs (Sheffield High).
The George Herbert Stancer time trial competition for youth riders was also held at Darley Moor with April Tacey (Leicestershire RC) taking a commanding victory from Jack Ashall (Lincoln Tri) 2nd and Will Beech (Nottingham Clarion) 3rd. Matlock CC's Ava Holden was 6th.
Matlock CC's Long Hilly time trial took place with Chris Green taking victory with a time of 33 minutes and 22 seconds from Eric Ruthenberg 2nd and Andy Spriggs 3rd.
Press report dated 20/07/15
The National Cross Country Mountain Bike Championships were held on the Olympic course at Hadleigh Farm in Essex and Darley Dale's Tim Gould (Zepnat.com) added to his collection of National titles in the grand veterans race. Gould was in a small group on the opening lap with Grant Johnson (Sunset Cycles), Richard Cross, Mark Chadbourne (Ridebike.co.uk) and Team Jewson’s Kirby Bennett but the mountain bike legend Gould made his play on the second lap and proved unstoppable to claim the title.
Annie Last defended her position as the British number one in the senior women’s race after a dominant ride that saw the Liv Cycling rider cross the line minutes ahead of Alice Barnes (Betch.NL Superior Brentjens).
In the Youth Female category race Matlock CC's Ffyonna Booker rode to a fine 9th place and in the Juvenile female category Amelie Wayte (Zepnat.com) also rode strongly on the very challenging course to take 7th.
In the Junior male section William Gascoyne (Pines Cycles-Felt-Enve) finished 2nd and only 30 seconds back on the winner. Arthur Green riding for Clee Cycles was 5th and Greg Booker (Team Elite) 10th.
In road racing at Darley Moor, Matlock CC riders were in the thick of the action with Jack Clay taking 8th place in the mens senior race and Cheryl Vaughan 14th in the ladies race. Clay followed this up with a great 5th place at the next Darley Moor race whilst clubmate Andy Vaughan had been in the acton in a breakaway for much of the race.
The second leg of the interclub time trial competition between Matlock CC and Derby Mercury was held on the Derby club's Long Lane course. Riding for Mercury, Adam Kenway was fastest from clubmates Paul Newton and Jon Knapp. Fastest Matlock CC rider was Chris Metcalfe in 4th with Mat Boulton 7th and Matt Ingram 8th. The result meant that Derby Mercury retained the annual trophy overhauling Matlock's lead from the first event.
Press report dated 13/07/15
The first round of the annual interclub time trial competition between Matlock CC and Derby Mercury CC took place on Matlock's 10 mile course. Adam Kenway took first place riding for Derby Mercury with Chris Green (Matlock CC) 2nd, Johnathan O'Brien (Derby Mercury) 3rd and Andy Woolf (Matlock CC) 4th. With a good turnout of 27 riders all scoring points for the competition, Matlock head into the 2nd round time trial this week with a narrow lead of 10 points.
In road racing Sarah Briggs continues to perform consistently with a 1st and a 2nd placing at the midweek Mallory Park Youth racing
In track racing at Forest Town in the freewheelers, Matlock CC's Ben Mellor took first place in the scratch race followed by a 4th in the handicapped race
The British Cycling Midlands Mountain Bike series continued with round 6 at Eastridge. In the Junior mens race Arthur Green (Clee Cycles) finished 3rd, In the juvenile female category Amelie Wayte (Zepnat RT) was 2nd, and riding for Matlock CC George Parker was 8th in the U10s and Matt Ingram 12th in the Veteran Male category.
Press report dated 05/07/15
Sarah Briggs (Matlock CC) and Ellie Smith (Fossa Racing) took part in the National Youth Omnium Championships for the first time. Sarah and Ellie both competed in the U14 Girls competition in a field of 30 riders, all of whom had qualified through their various regions throughout the British Isles. The event consists of 5 different races which were held on an outdoor 500m velodrome, over a very busy day of racing which had a total of 180 riders. The Omnium consists of a 1km time trial, an elimination race, a scratch race, the keirin (where riders are initially paced behind a Derny motorcycle), and finally a points race. At the end of the event Ellie was 11th and Sarah 19th (1st and 3rd from the Midlands region)
Cannock Chase was the venue for the Summer Classic cross-country race event and in the U10s Matlock CC's George Parker finished 6th.
The British Schools Cycling Association East Midlands Grass Track and Mountain bike championships were held at Whitworth Park with local youngsters representing their schools. In the grass track the winners were U7 boy Tom Woolf, U7 girls 1st Eleanor Gordon 2nd Phoebe Hopkinson, U9 boys 1st Ben Mellor 2nd Charlie Ross 3rd equal George Parker and Tom Logan, U9 girl Lauren Lindridge, U11 boys 1st Alex Gordon, 2nd Archie Mercer 3rd Finley Hill. U11 girls 1st Annabel Parker 2nd Lucy Kuszynski, 3rd Jessica Lindridge, U15 girls 1st Marianna Kuszynski.
In the Mountain Bike Championship the winners were U7 boy Tom Woolf, U7 girls 1st Eleanor Gordon 2nd Phoebe Hopkinson, U9 boys 1st Ben Mellor 2nd Charlie Ross 3rd George Parker, U11 boys 1st Alex Gordon, 2nd equal Finley Hill and Stefan Murgia, U11 girls 1st Annabel Parker 2nd Sophie Hopkinson 3rd Jessica Lindridge
On Tuesday evening Matlock CC held their 10 mile time trial championships in very hot conditions. Fastest rider was Adam Kenway (Sportgrub-Kuota) with a swift 20-56 but first Matlock rider and taking the club title was Patrick Gould with 21-52 in 2nd, with Kevin White 3rd.
At the Mallory Park midweek road racing series in the U14 girls event Sarah Briggs was 2nd and Amelie Wayte 3rd. The Monday evening track racing at Forest Town Track was held in dry sunny conditions and in the freewheelers racing Ben Mellor finished 1st in the scratch race with Tom Woolf 4th and in the handicap race Ben and Tom took 1st and 2nd.
Press report dated 28/06/15
This weekend saw Matlock CC's open 25 mile time trial which was held in cool damp conditions. Despite this Matt Sinclair (Lutterworth Cycle Centre RT) set a new course record of 53 minutes and 5 seconds, taking the win from his teamate Stefan Harrison and Chris McNaughton (Leicester Forest CC) 3rd. Fastest Matlock CC finisher was Chris Green in 5th. In the restricted medium gear category event, Chris Myhill (Peak RC) recorded a fast time of 1:01:58 with Richard Birkin (Nottingham Clarion) 2nd and Paul Dentith (Congleton CC) 3rd.
In the Matlock CC club evening 10 mile time trial held in warm and still conditions, a number of course best times were set. Patrick Gould took the victory with a quick time of 22 minutes and 5 seconds, 2nd was Andy Woolf 12 seconds back with Kevin White 3rd a further 16 seconds behind. Fastest female rider was Ava Holden.
In the Long Hilly time trial Peak RC rider Chris Myhill took the win by 11 seconds from Chris Green with Mat Boulton 3rd. Elisa McDonagh was the fastest female rider.
In road racing, Sarah Briggs represented Matlock CC at the National Road Championships held at Lincoln. In the midweek Mallory Park racing Amelie Wayte finished 2nd.
Amelie and Sarah were both in action at the Midlands XC Mountain Bike Series round held at Ringwood Park near Chesterfield and organised by Matlock CC with both riding well to finish 1st and 2nd.
Press report dated 21/06/15
The Commonwealth Games mountain bike course at Glasgow was the venue for the 4th round of the British Cycling XC MTB series. A number of local riders took part on the demanding course against the best riders from around the country. Tim Gould (Zepnat RT) finished 2nd in the Grand Veteran category. In the Junior race Arthur Green (Clee Cycles) was 6th and Will Gascoyne (Pines Cycles-Felt-Enve) 18th. In the Juvenile Female race Amelie Wayte (Zepnat RT) produced her best to finish 8th her highest position so far in the series. In the Youth Male race Cameron Orr (Sherwood Pines Cycles SRAM RT) was 3rd.
In the Matlock CC club evening 10 mile time trial held in warm and still conditions, Adam Kenway (Sportgrub Kuota) averaged over 28mph to record a time of 21 minutes and 10 seconds. Patrick Gould (Matlock CC) was 2nd with 21:59 and Kevin White 3rd with 22:24. Fastest woman was Elisha McDonagh 20 seconds in front of Marianne Heffron.
In the Buxton open 10 mile time trial, Matlock CC's Stewart Marsh completed the course in 24 minutes 53 seconds. The event was won by the current U23 national TT Champion Scott Davies.
At the Monday evening track racing held at Forest Town in the freewheelers category Ben Mellor took first in the scratch race with Tom Woolf 3rd. In the following handicap races, Ben was 4th and then 2nd with Tom again finishing 3rd.
The Darley Moor circuit near Ashbourne was the venue for Youth road racing with a number of local riders taking part. In the U8 race Tom Woolf (Matlock CC) was 2nd, Ben Mellor 3rd in the U10s with Louis Swindell 5th. Annabel Parker was first in the U12 girls and and Sarah Briggs won the U14 girls race
Press report dated 14/06/15
Matlock CC's Richard Thoday became UK National Penny Farthing Champion at the weekend after taking victory on Eastbourne seafront. A week after competing in the famous Smithfields Nocturne penny farthing race in London and taking third place, Richard headed off down to Eastbourne this weekend to take part in the UK penny Farthing championships which was part of the Eastbourne festival of cycling.
The event was a circuit race on astbourne seafront and after avoiding a crash on lap 2 took the opportunity to speed away from the front group of riders. By the end of the 1/2 hour race he had almost gained a lap on the chasing lead group. Richard is now heading for the European Championship to be held in Bruges in September.
Matlock CC held a 25 mile time trial event on Wednesday and Patrick Gould was in great form equalling the club veteran record of 55 minutes 32 seconds to take victory from Kevin White at 33 seconds and Richard Cordin a further 5 seconds back. The previous evening saw the Matlock CC club 10 mile time trial with Kevin White winning with a time of 22 minutes 47 seconds with Chris Green 2nd and Andy Woolf 3rd. In the Long Hilly club time trial championship event Chris Green took the club title with Steve Strange 2nd and Steve Heading 3rd.
In road racing held at the Curborough Circuit near Lichfield, Jack Clay was 3rd in the senior race and Ben Mellor 5th in the U10 youth race.
The 4th round of the Midlands XC Mountain Bike series was held at the Wyre Forest and Matlock CC rider George Parker took 4th after a difficult start in the youngsters race. Amelie Wayte (Zepnat RT) took a fine 3rd place in the Juvenile female race and Nick Edwards was 5th in the Juvenile Male event. Jonathan Edwards was 6th and Chris Watts 8th in the Grand Veteran Male Category
The Nutcracker Altura MTB Racing event took place at Parkwood Springs near Sheffield and featured many local riders. In the junior race Will Gascoyne took the win with Gregg Booker (Team Elite) 3rd. In the Sport Female event Emily Watson-Thoday was 4th, in the Youth female Ffyonna Booker 5th and in the Veteran race Matt Ingram 16th. Tim Gould (Zepnat RT) took the victory in the Grand Veteran race
Press report dated 07/06/15
The British Schools Cycling Association National Circuit Championships were held at Darley Moor this weekend hosted by Matlock Cycling Club. Local riders were in action against those from around the country representing their schools. In the Under 7s Championship, Tom Woolf (Matlock All Saints Infants) took the title after leading the race from the start. In the Under 9s girls Grace Longden (Buxworth Primary School) was 2nd and in the boys race Ben Mellor (Darley Churchtown Primary School) took 2nd in a close finish with fellow East Midland rider Jude Du Toit with Tom Logan (Ashover Primary School) 6th. In the Under 11 girls Annabel Parker (St Annes Primary School) was 3rd and in the boys Louis Swindell (Lea Primary School) was 11th. Sarah Briggs (Derby High School) took the title in the Under 13 girls and Harry Large (Lady Manners School) was 5th in the Under 13 boys. George Swindell (Highfields School) was 2nd in the Under 15 boys.
Matlock CC senior riders continue to enjoy success in regional road racing. John Johnston took 7th in the OVB East Midlands Regional race held at Plungar and then followed that with a 5th the next evening at the Mallory Park circuit racing with clubmate Chris Statham 10th. Both were in action again on Saturday at the Blyton criterium races with Johnston 3rd, Jack Clay 10th and Statham in the top 15 places.
Tuesday evening saw the Matlock CC Grouse Open 10 mile Time Trial and despite the breezy condtions six riders recorded fast sub 22 minute times. The winner was Stefan Harrison (Lutterworth Cycle Centre) from Lee Baldwin (Champion System / VCUK) and Darryl Wall (Out of the Saddle CC). Patrick Gould (Matlock CC) was 5th and together with clubmates Kevin White 8th and Chris Green 9th took the team prize. Fastest woman was Alex Deck (Langsett Cycles RT) with Matlock CC riders Vicky Dawson and Ava Holden 2nd and 3rd.
In the Long Hilly club time trial event Chris Green took the win from Alan Marsden 2nd and Andy Briggs 3rd.
Press report dated 01/06/15
Round 3 of the Midlands XC Mountain Bike series was held on Sunday at Eckington Woods with local riders in action. In the Grand Vet category Tim Gould (Zepnat RT) took a clear victory. In the juvenile male race Nick Edwards (Matlock CC) came 7th. In the U10 boys race Matlock CC's Ben Mellor came 3rd with George Parker 9th and in the U13 boys Sam Gould took 4th.
Matlock riders continue to enjoy success in the local road racing scene with John Johnston taking 5th at the Mallory Park evening circuit races. Sarah Briggs took second in her U14 girls event. At the Darley Moor Saturday event, Johnston again showed fine form with a 4th position with teammates Kevin White 10th, Jack Clay 11th and Chris Statham and Steve Strange finishing in the top 20.
At the Forest Town Track in the freewheelers racing, Matlock CC's Ben Mellor won the scratch race with Tom Woolf 3rd, in the time trial Mellor took 2nd and Woolf 3rd and in the handicap event Woolf finished 4th. Meanwhile in the youth racing Louis Swindell was 2nd in the scratch race, 2nd in the handicap and 3rd in the elimination race
Matlock CC's club time trial series continues and in the Tuesday evening 10 mile event was held in breezy conditions with Chris Green in 1st place with 22-59, Andy Woolf 2nd 9 seconds behind and Patrick Murphy 3rd 22 seconds back. In the long hilly TT Green again took the win from Steve Strange and Alan Marsden 3rd. Marsden's persistence paid off however, when he took the club's 50 mile championship in very wet conditions on Sunday morning
Press report dated 17/05/15
This weekend saw Round 3 of the National Cross Country Mountain Bike series held in Builth Wells, Wales with a number of local riders taking part. In the Junior race, Arthur Green riding for Clee Cycles took 3rd place. In the Grand Veteran Class Tim Gould (Zepnat RT) took the win and in the Juvenile Female race Amelie Wayte continues to grow in experience at this level with a 9th place.
In the Mallory Park Youth racing in midweek Sarah Briggs took another win with Amelie Wayte 3rd, a result which sees Briggs hold her lead in the U14 girls league.
At the Forest Town Track League Matlock CC's Ben Mellor was first in the 2 lap scratch race and 3rd in both of the handicap events
Tuesday evening saw Matlock CC's club time trial 10 mile club event, and Patrick Gould proved a clear winner with a time of 22 minutes 22 seconds from Chris Green 2nd and Andy Woolf 3rd. In the first of the long hilly time trial events, Chris Green took the win with Alan Marsden 2nd and George Swindell 3rd with first woman Elisa McDonagh.
In regional time trial events, Patrick Gould was 10th in the Sheffrec Open 25 mile time trial at Hatfield Woodhouse with a fast time of 56 minutes 21 seconds in windy conditions.
Press report dated 10/05/15
On Sunday, Matlock CC held their circuit racing event at Darley Moor near Ashbourne. In a good sized senior peleton the club had a team of five riders with John Johnston, Kevin White, Andy Vaughan, Chris Statham and Jack Clay. Johnston and White formed a breakaway with another rider and after being led out by White in the sprint, Johnston took a fine victory with White finishing 3rd. Behind them in the bunch sprint Vaughan took 10th position.
In the earlier youth racing Matlock CC were well represented with Tom Woolf 3rd in the U8s, Ben Mellor, Louis Swindell, George Parker and Grace Longden(1st) in the U10s, Will Longden(2nd), Finlay Hill and Annabel Parker(1st) in the U12s and Sarah Briggs(1st) in the U14s.
In the Mallory Park Youth racing in midweek Amelie Wayte and Sarah Briggs produced a commanding performance to take a 1-2 victory, with Briggs maintaining her current lead in the league standings. Meanwhile in the senior event, John Johnstone again showed his fine current form with a 6th placed finish with Chris Statham 12th and Jack Clay 15th.
The local Forest Town Track League season has started and in the first event Louis Swindell took 2nd in the 4 lap scratch race and 4th in the handicap races. Amelie Wayte rode strongly in her scratch races finishing just outside the points and Sarah Briggs was 3rd in the handicap race. In the freewheelers racing Ben Mellor was 4th in the scratch race and Tom Woolf 2nd in the handicap races.
The local Matlock CC time trials continue and in the Winster circuit Championship event Kevin White took the honours by only 3 seconds from Chris Green with Patrick Gould 3rd. In the first of the 10 mile time trials series Chris Green took the win from Gareth Ferguson with Arthur Green 3rd and in the club's Long Lane time trial Adam Kenway (SportGrub Kuota) won from Kevin White.
Press report dated 04/05/15
On Sunday Matlock CC held their annual Open 10 mile time trial with riders from around the region competing in very wet conditions. Winner Matt Sinclair (Lutterworth Cycle Centre) defied the weather to take victory with a very fast time of 20 minutes 58 seconds. Second and only 15 seconds behind was Adam Kenway (SportGrub Kuota) with Stefan Harrison (Lutterworth Cycle Centre) 3rd. First Matlock CC rider was Richard Cordin in 6th helping the club to take the team prize with clubmates Chris Green and Andrew Marshall.
Tuesday saw the Matlock CC Ashford 5 mile time trial championship took place with Kevin White taking 1st from Richard Cordin 2nd and Chris Green 3rd. n teh club short hilly time trial championship on Thursday Kevin White took the club honours but was 2nd to Adam Kenway with Chris Metcalfe 3rd. Meanwhile Patrick Gould continued his good form with a 4th place in the East Lancs RC Open time trial on Saturday.
In road racng Sarah Briggs again took victory at the midweek Mallory Park Youth series races in the U14 girls category while at the Fulbeck circuit races near Newark on Saturday, clubmate Amelie Wayte put in a strong performance to take 2nd place in the U14 girls event. John Johnston then wrapped up a successful week on the road for Matlock CC with a great senior category victory in the Beeston RC University GP road race.
Press report dated 26/04/15
This weekend saw the first full competitive event to be held at the new Derby Arena velodrome with the East Midlands Youth Omnium which combines all the familiar Olympic track cycling events of time trial, elimination, scratch race, keirin and points. Ellie Smith (Fossa RT) took the overall victory with Sarah Briggs (Matlock CC) 2nd.
Sarah was also in action in road racing at Darley Moor near Ashbourne on Saturday, taking the win in the U14 girls race. There was a good turnout of Matlock CC youth riders at the event with Louis Swindell, Ben Mellor and Oscar Atkinson in the Under 10s, Tom Woolf, Hugo and Max Atkinson in the Under 8s.
In the senior event which saw a large field of riders, Matlock CC had 4 riders inside the top 20 positions with John Johnston finishing in the points in 9th after a frenetic bunch sprint finish to the race.
Johnston was also at the Mallory Park midweek circuit racing, this time taking a clear victory. In the youth races, Sarah Briggs took 2nd with Amelie Wayte 3rd.
Matlock CC's time trial series continued with the 5 mile event held at Ashford. Chris Green continued his winning form taking victory with a time of 11 minutes and 13 seconds. Simon Parkin (belper BC) was second with Kevin White 3rd. Green took the win in the Thursday hilly time trial with Kevin White 2nd and Steve Strange 3rd. Fastest lady rider was Elisa McDonagh. Sunday saw an early morning 25 mile time trial with Chris Green again wining and setting a very fast time of 56-50 from Peak RT rider Chris Myhill 2nd and Kevin White 3rd.
This Sunday sees the Matlock CC Open 10 mile time trial event with riders from the region taking part.
Press report dated 19/04/15
Sunday saw the second round of the British Cycling National Mountain Bike XC Series held in Newnham Park Plymouth. Local Olympian Annie Last (Liv) took victory in the Womens Elite race. In the Junior event Will Gascoyne (Pines Cycles-Felt-Enve) was a close 2nd with Arthur Green (Clee Cycles) 11th and Greg Booker (Team Elite) 17th. Zepnat RT rider Tim Gould took second place in the mens veteran event, Amelie Wayte (Zepnat) finished a fine 9th in only her second race at this level in the Juvenile female category and Matlock CC's Ffyona Booker was running in 4th place in the Youth female race until a puncture meant a half-lap run to the finish but still placed 11th.
In road racing, Ellie Smith (Fossa Racing) took victory at Hetton in the National Youth Circuit Race Series. Young Matlock CC riders were in action at the Curborough circuit near Lichfield with Tom Woolf (4th) in the Under 8s, Ben Mellor and Louis Swindell in the U10s and Sarah Briggs in the U14 girls. Sarah Briggs also took a fine victory in the first of the midweek Mallory Park Youth Series U14 races staying with the boys group and competing in the sprint with them.
In the Matlock CC Ashford 5 mile time trial, with a large turnout of riders on a fine evening there was a dead heat for first place between Patrick Gould and Chris Green with a time of 11:03 with Andy Woolf in 3rd with 11:28. Elisa McDonagh was the first woman. In the Thursday club hilly time trial Arthur Green took victory from Dad Chris by 17 seconds with Chris Statham in 3rd while Elisa McDonagh again was fastest woman.
Press report dated 12/04/15
On Sunday, the first round of the Midlands XC Mountain Bike Series was held at Cannock Chase with local riders in action. Tim Gould riding for Zepnat RT continued his mountain bike racing comeback by taking victory. In the Under 14 girls Amelie Wayte (Zepnat RT) took a fine 2nd place whilst Ben Mellor and George Parker represented Matlock CC in the Under 12 race competing well against older riders.
The Matlock CC club time trials are now in full swing with midweek events taking place. On Tuesday evening the Ashford 5 mile event was won by Chris Green in a fast time of 11 minutes and 11 seconds, from 2nd placed Kevin White, 3rd placed Andy Woolf and 4th Richard Cordin. In the Short Hilly TT Green took victory again this time setting a new course record of 17:49 from Jack Bradley (Heanor Clarion) 2nd and Andy Briggs 3rd. Green then wrapped up a hat-trick of wins with victory in the club 25 mile time trial held on Sunday morning. Daryl May (Sheffrec RC) was 2nd with Andy Woolf 3rd the other riders to record sub-hour times.
This weekend will see Matlock CC's youngsters racing on the road circuit at Curborough, Lichfield.
Press report dated 29/03/15
On Sunday, Sherwood Pines hosted the first round of the National XC Mountain Bike Series with numerous local riders taking part in very wet cold conditions. In the Elite female category, Annie Last, riding for her new team Liv Cycling UK, suffered a couple of early crashes but fought back to take 4th spot. Making his comeback to mountain biking Tim Gould (Zepnat RT) took 6th place in the Veteran Male category.
Also taking part were Arthur Green riding for Clee Cycles, Greg Booker (Team Elite) and Will Gascoyne (Pines Cycles) in the Juniors. Matlock CC riders Nick Edwards and Ffyona Booker rode in the Youth category. Sarah Briggs and Amelie Wayte (Zepnat RT) took part in the Juv Female category and in the Go-Race Matlock CC youngsters, Ben Mellor, George Parker and Tom Woolf were in action.
Matlock CC's Patrick Gould was in time trialing action on Saturday taking 6th in the Manchester & District Open 10 mile event in a very strong field of riders.
On Sunday the Matlock CC club time trial event series continued with a 25 mile event. In cold and rainy conditions Andy Nichols (Langsett Cycles) took the win in 57-58, from Matlock CC's Chris Green in 2nd and Daryl May (Sheffrec RC) 3rd. This week the Matlock evening time trial events start at Ashford on Tuesday and Cromford on Thursday. Full details of all events can be found at www.matlockcctimetrials.co.uk.
In local road racing at Forge Valley, Sheffield Grace Longden took first place in the U10 girls race while Will Longden was 2nd in the U12 boys.Meanwhile, in the circuit racing at Curborough near Lichfield, Sarah Briggs was 2nd in the U14s and in a large field for the U10s Louis Swindell was 6th and Ben Mellor 10th.
Press report dated 22/03/15:
On Sunday the Matlock CC club event series continued with a Winster circuit time trial. In chilly but calm conditions Adam Kenway (SportGrub Kuota Cycling team) took the victory from Matlock CC's Chris Green in 2nd and Andy Woolf in 3rd.On Saturday Matlock CC's Louis Swindell travelled to The York Sport Village racing circuit to compete in Round 2 of York Day At The Races. After achieving 4th place in Round 1 Louis was looking to improve. In a field of more than 25 riders for the Under 10 category and in cold windy conditions, Louis battled his way through the pack in what was an exciting race to gain 3rd place on the podium. Finlay Bass of Newark CC was 2nd and Oliver Akers Holmfirth CC was 1st.
In the U12s girls circuit race held at Victoria Park Leamington Spa on Sunday, Libby Smith (Fossa Racing) broke away with Zoe Backstedt (Maindy Flyers) from the rest of the field and took the victory.
This weekend Louis and other Matlock youngsters travel to Curborough Sprint Course Lichfield, Forge Valley in Sheffield for road racing and to Sherwood Pines for the first round of the National XC Mountain Bike Series.
Press report dated 15/03/15:
On Sunday the Matlock CC club event series continued with a hilly circuit time trial. In chilly conditions Chris Green took the victory finishing over a minute ahead of second placed Steve Strange and Karl Webster in third. The victory takes Green to the top of the club points league just ahead of John Johnston.
Meanwhile the road race season commenced for local youngsters with races at the Darley Moor circuit near Ashbourne on Saturday hosted by Ashfield RC. Conditions were cold and breezy but didn't deter a good turnout with Tom Woolf (3rd) in the U8s, Charlie Ross, Ben Mellor and Grace Longden in the U10s, Annabel Parker, Libby Smith (Fossa), Will Longden and Louis Swindell in the U12s and in the U14s Amelie Wayte, Sarah Briggs and Ellie Smith (Fossa).
Full Result from club hilly time trial:
1st Chris Green 38-05, 2nd Steve Strange 39-24, 3rd Karl Webster 41-30, 4th Andrew Briggs 44-49, 5th James Stokes 45-26, 6th John Webster 48-33, 7th Jan Forrester 51-24, 8th Andrew Marshall 52-01, 9th Rob Atkinson 52-27
Press report dated 01/03/15:
On Saturday the Matlock CC Open Hilly 25 mile time trial took place with a field of riders from around the local area taking part. Conditions were very mild but strong winds meant difficult riding conditions on some sections of the course and roadworks led to the course being shortened to 23 miles.Charles Taylor (South Pennine RC) again took victory 3 and a half minutes ahead of nearest rival Steve Gibson (Peak Road Club) who narrowly beat Andrew Newby (Langsett CRT) for 2nd place. Close behind in 4th was Matlock CC's Kevin White and first Junior finisher was Nathan Allott (Holmfirth CC) in 6th. Lara Clarke (Bec CC) was the first Lady finisher and Matlock CC took the team prize with White supported by clubmates Andy Woolf and Patrick Smart.Matlock CC rider Patrick Gould also started his time trial season on Saturday taking part in the Manchester & District TTA Open 10 mile time trial and finishing 7th (and 3rd Veteran) with a fast time of 22 minutes 47 seconds.Open Hilly TT result:
1 Charles Taylor South Pennine RC 00:58:51 2 Steve Gibson Peak Road Club 01:02:20 3 Andrew Newby Langsett CRT 01:02:27 4 Kevin White Matlock CC 01:02:48 5 Trevor Mayne Birdwell Whs 01:02:55 6 Nathan Allatt Holmfirth CC 01:04:18 7 Harry Thompson Leicestershire RC 01:07:14 8 John Pennington Bec CC 01:08:46 9 Mark Brearton Endurance Store 01:09:02 10 Jez Reynard Common Lane Occasionals 01:09:07 11 Stewart Bates Beeston RC 01:10:26 12 Laurence Jackson Westmead Team 88 01:10:54 13 Andy Moore Lincoln Whs CC 01:11:02 14 Adam Huelss Velo Club Long Eaton 01:11:12 15 Andrew Woolf Matlock CC 01:12:26 16 Patrick Smart Matlock CC 01:12:48 17 Joseph Molyneaux Leek Cyclists Club 01:12:52 18 Gary Kondor Sherwood Pines Cycle Racing Team 01:13:08 19 Robert Rhodes Pro Vision Clothing RC 01:14:22 20 Oliver Wright Common Lane Occasionals 01:16:49 21 Nigel Finch Mercia Lloyds Cycles CC 01:17:31 22 Jon Singfield Velo Club Long Eaton 01:17:33 23 Lara Clarke Bec CC 01:24:37 24 Andrew Marshall Matlock CC 01:26:26 25 John Hassall Bossard Whs 01:28:28 15 Stephen I'Anson Buxton CC DNF Team Matlock CC
Press report dated 01/03/15:
The SRAM Notts and Derbys Cyclocross league held its annual prize presentation evening with many Matlock CC riders picking up their awards after a long and rewarding season.
In the Under 9s, Matlock CC's Ben Mellor picked up the winners trophy with clubmate Oscar Atkinson 3rd. The Matlock CC trio of Mellor, Atkinson and Tom Woolf took the team trophy for Matlock CC. Clubmate Charlie Ross joined them in the prizes with a participation medal for racing at every round in the series.
Matlock CC's Libby Smith took the trophy for the Under 12 girls and together with clubmates Harry Large and Sam Gould picked up the bronze medals for 3rd in the team trophy. Local riders made a clean sweep of the U14 girls with Ellie Smith (Fossa Racing) taking the winers trophy with Amelie Wayte (Zepnat RT) 2nd and Sarah Briggs (Matlock CC) 3rd. In the Juniors Matlock CC's Arthur Green took the trophy with Chris Green taking the bronze in the V45 competition. In the Veteran Womens category Marianne Heffron (Zepnat RT) took the silver and Louise Wainwright (Matlock CC) bronze.
The mountain bike racing season got underway with the Cannock Chase Winter Classic and Matlock CC's Ffyona Booker made a successful start with a fine 3rd place in the Female Youth category.
Saturday saw the Matlock CC club hilly 25 mile time trial with Adam Kenway (Derby Mercury) showing fine early season form to take a victory nearly 5 minutes clear of 2nd placed Kevin White (Matlock CC). In 3rd was Daryl May (Sheffrec RT), 4th was Matlock CC's Chris Green just in front of clubmate John Johnston as the battle for early season points towards the club competition hots up.
Result: 1st Adam Kenway 1-02-44, 2nd Kevin White 1-07-42, 3rd Daryl May 1-09-13, 4th Chris Green 1-09-26, 5th John Johnston 1-10-11, 6th Mark Etches 1-13-45, 7th Steve Strange 1-13-58, 8th Patrick Smart 1-14-49, 9th Richard Thoday 1-27-34, 10th Andrew Marshall 1-40-55.
This Saturday the Matlock CC Open Hilly 25 mile time trial takes place with a field of riders from around the local area taking part and previous winner Charles Taylor (South Pennine RC) the favourite to take the victory.
Press report dated 22/02/15:
Saturday saw the second time trial of the Matlock Cycling Club season with an event at Sheldon. John Johnston took the outright win this week with a time of 13-56 and incresaed his lead at the top of the points cmpetition at this very early stage. In 2nd place was Chris Green (14-33) in his first time trial this year and leading lady was Christine Howard with 19-16. After numerous technical problems the tandem pairing of Richard Thoday and Bradley Gauntlett finished in 23-03. This coming Saturday at 2pm sees the club version of its 25 mile hilly time trial run as a forerunner of the open event a week later. Full details of all events and times can be found on the Matlock CC website http://www.matlockcyclingclub.org.uk
1st John Johnston 13-56 2nd Chris Green 14-33 3rd Karl Webster 16-05 4th John Webster 16-41 5th Riley Richardson 18-16 6th Christine Howard 19-16 7th Charles Rowe 21-45 8th Richard Thoday & Bradley Gauntlett Tandem 23-03.
Press report dated 15/02/15:
Saturday saw the start of the Matlock Cycling Club time trials with the event at Sheldon. The rain stopped just before the start of the race and a gentle tailwind helped the riders up the climb on the course. Taking his first Matlock CC club victory of the season was John Johnston with a time of 13-39 but he had to settle for 2nd place behind Langsett Cycles rider Andy Nichol who set a blistering time of 12-56. First lady rider was Emily Thoday with 18-06. With his win, Johnston takes the very early lead in the seson long Matlock CC points competition. This coming Saturday 2pm sees another time trial at Sheldon, full details of all events and times can be found on the Matlock CC website http://www.matlockcyclingclub.org.uk
Sheldon Time Trial 14th February Result: 1st Andy Nichol 12 - 56 2nd John Johnston 13 - 39 3rd Michaell Caley 14 - 03 4th Tom Webb 14 - 38 5th Mat Boulton 14 - 46 6th Jack Clay 15 - 07 7th Karl Webster 15 - 28 8th Colin Nadin 15 - 30 9th Sam Bennett 15 - 39 10th Emily Thoday 18 - 06.
Press report dated 02/02/15:
This weekend saw the Cyclocross World Championships held at Tabor in the Czech Republic. Representing Great Britain in the Junior race were Arthur Green and Will Gascoyne. Both rode well in the frozen muddy conditions with Gascoyne producing a fine performance to finish 14th and first GB rider. Matlock CC rider Green suffered a crash at the start which meant he began the race from last place but fought his way through the field to finish 28th. Another Notts and Derbys Cyclocross League regular Josh Waters was 32nd and Alfie Moses 35th.
This week the final results from the Notts and Derbys Cyclocross League were published with Matlock riders featuring highly. In the Under 9s, Ben Mellor won the league in fine style with a 100% victory record, clubmate Oscar Atkinson was 3rd and with Tom Woolf in 7th Matlock CC took the Under 9s team trophy.
In The Under 12s Libby Smith took the girls league win and with Harry Large (5th) and Sam Gould (13th) Matlock CC took the bronze position in the team trophy.
The Under 14s girls league saw Ellie Smith (Fossa Racing) take the title ahead of Amelie Wayte (Zepnat RT) and Sarah Briggs (Matlock CC) and Nick Edwards 5th in the boys.In the Under 16 boys Matlock CC's John Webster was 3rd which meant Matlock CC took the bronze team prize.
In the Veterans league Chris Green took silver in the V45s and with clubmates Andrew Briggs and Dominic Wibberley, Matlock CC secured second place in the team trophy. Chris Watts took silver in the V50s section and with clubmates Martin Stocks and Johnatahn Edwards, Matlock CC were the third placed team.
Arthur Green took the Junior league title, while in the Women's veteran league Mariane Heffron (Zepnat RT) was 2nd and Matlock CC's Louise Wainwright 3rd. With many Matlock CC riders taking part throughout the season the club finished 2nd on the participation trophy.
This Sunday sees the Matlock CC prize presentation evening recognising the achievements of its members during the last year.
Press report dated 18/01/15:
Sunday saw the latest round of the UCI World Cup Cyclocross held at Hoogerheide in Holland. Representing Great Britain in the Junior race were two local riders Arthur Green and Will Gascoyne and both produced very creditable performances to finish as the top GB riders. Matlock CC's Green was 26th despite having technical difficulties when holding 21st place and Gascoyne 34th. Both are to represent Great Britain at the World Championships this weekend in Tabor, Czech Republic.
The final round of the SRAM NDCXL season took place this weekend at Broxtowe Country Park, courtesy of organisers Beeston CC. Riders were challenged by one of the ‘highlight’ courses of the season, featuring a combination of muddy, technical riding and faster grass sections.
The Women’s race saw victory from Empella’s Kate George, who showed her league-winning form to hold off a strong challenge from Maddie Smith (Bolsover & District CC). Smith took second overall, and the Veteran Women win. Zepnat’s Marianne Heffron rode to a season-best performance in third overall and second Veteran. Third Veteran Woman was Louise Wainwright (Matlock CC)
In the Senior Men’s race Fossa Racing’s Lee Shunburne demonstrated his love of adverse conditions once again to take victory, over a minute ahead of his team mate Gavin Hardwicke. Hardwicke’s second place didn’t come easy however, as he spend the race fending off challenges from Gareth Whittall (Zepnat). Whitthall rode a strong last lap and closed the gap on Hardwicke, but in the final uphill sprint just couldn’t overtake the Fossa rider.
Team Elite’s Greg Booker took the Junior win, ahead of Keiran Howarth (Nottingham Clarion) and Kieran Brown (Bolsover & District CC)
The Veteran race saw further success for Fossa Racing, courtesy of a strong ride in the V40 race by Matt Crouch from second placed Mike Young (Pedalsport) and Nottingham Clarion’s Richard Edge took third.
National Champion Tim Gould (Zepnat) closed his comeback season in style, riding through the V40 field to take the V50 win, with World Masters Champion Phillip Roach (Jewson) behind him in second. Leicester Road Club’s Nigel Gregory claimed the third spot. Matlock CC's Chris Green was 5th in the V40 race.
The Youth race saw VC Lincoln’s U16 James Armstrong ride to victory with a clear gap on second placed rider, Jensen Young (Pedalsport), who took the U14 first place. Bailey Wilmot (Derby Mercury) and John Webster (Matlock CC) rounded out the U16 top three, with Finn Mansfield (Nottingham Clarion) and Emile Alexander (Lichfield CC) doing the same for the U14s.
National U14 Champion Poppy Wildman (Nottingham Clarion) enjoyed her first race of the season in the champion’s jersey, and took the win over Fossa Racing’s Elena Smith. Zepnat’s Amelie Wayte battled her way to third after a tricky start and Matlock CC's Sarah Briggs was 4th. The U16 girls saw a Derby Mercury first and second, thanks to Xan Cress and Isabelle Boon, with Heanor Clarion’s Fran Chatto rounding out the top three.
In the U12s, the familiar lead pairing of Ben Chilton (Derby Mercury) and Joshua Giddings (Heanor Clarion) were forced to settle for second and third respectively after a strong winning performance from Leicester Road Club’s Kieran Riley.
Nottingham Clarion’s Lotta Mansfield ended her season on a high with a win from Matlock CC's Libby Smith and Grace Fishleigh.
The U9s event saw Matlock CC's Ben Mellor take the win to complete the season with a 100% victory record, 2nd was Matlock CC clubmate Oscar Atkinson and 3rd Seb Varley (Derby Mercury) with Lara Husselbee taking the victory in the Girl’s event.
Press report dated 18/01/15:
After a two week break for National Trophy and National Championship races, the SRAM Notts and Derbys Cyclocross League continued this weekend with Round 13 organised by Fossa RT and Ashfield RC at Chilwell. Although damp, course conditions stayed relatively firm, and the compact, hilly course made for some fast racing action.
The Senior Men’s race saw a rapid start from both Nick Barnes (Zepnat) and Jonathan Harper (Mansfield RC), with both riders getting a good gap on the rest of the field on the first lap. Barnes ultimately broke away to finish over a minute ahead of Harper, a clear demonstration of the form that’s seen him selected to represent GB at the Tabor World Championships. Third place behind Harper and taking the Junior win was Matlock CC's Arthur Green another Worlds-selected rider.
Third Senior was Fossa RT’s Lee Shunburne, with the second and third Junior spots taken by Kieran Howarth (Nottingham Clarion) and Kieran Brown (Bolsover & District CC), who had enjoyed a race-long battle for position.
The Women’s race saw a successful end to the season for Diane Lee (MuleBar Girls), who stamped her authority on the race, despite some early challenges from Charlotte Broughton (Team Corley Cycles). Broughton ultimately took first Junior slot, but was edged out of the top three by Kate George (Empella) and National Veteran Silver Medallist Maddie Smith (Bolsover & District CC). Second and third Veteran positions were taken by Marianne Heffron (Zepnat) and Louise Wainwright (Matlock CC)
The Vet40 race earlier on in the day had seen league leader Andrew Hilton (Bolsover & District CC) ride to another victory, followed by Pedalsport’s Mike Young and Graham Rogerson (Cotswold Veldrijden). Standout veteran performance of the day came from World Masters (50-54) Champion Phillip Roach (Jewson), who rode the rainbow stripes through the V40 field, despite the V50 holdback time. Nigel Gregory (Leicester Road Club) and Chris Rowe (Zepnat) were second and third V50.
In the Youth races, Derby Mercury’s Bailey Wilmott won the U16 Boys, with James Swadling (Nottingham Clarion) and Simeon Young (Pedalsport) claiming the second and third spots. Matlock CC's John Webster was 5th.
Jensen Young continued the Pedalsport / Young successes on the day with a win in the U14 Boys race, ahead of Leicester Road Club’s Alex Gregory and Emile Alexander (Lichfield City CC). Matlock CC's Nick Edwards was 6th.
In the Girls races, Zepnat’s Amelie Wayte put in a strong performance to take first U14 and first girl overall, with two other U14s, Matlock CC’s Sarah Briggs and Nottingham Clarions’ Maddie Hubner in second and third overall.
The U16 girls win was taken by Derby Mercury’s Alice Warbrick, ahead of Rebecca Laurel (Cycle Derby CC) and Frances Chatto (Heanor Clarion)
In the U12, the season-long battle between Ben Chilton (Derby Mercury) and Heanor Clarion’s Joshua Giddings was resolved, as the pair once again took a 1-2 on the day, with Chilton the victor and league winner. Leicester Road Club’s Keiran Riley took third. Matlock CC rider Harry Large was 8th, Josh Pine 10th and Sam Gould 11th.
The Girls U12 saw Nottingham Clarion’s Lotta Mansfield race to victory ahead of her nearest rivals, Harriet Limb (Matlock CC) and Freya Brealey (East Bradford CC)
In the U9 event, Ben Mellor (Matlock CC) once again took the boys win, ahead of Seb Varley (Derby Mercury) and Oscar Atkinson (Matlock CC). The Girls event saw Huddersfield’s Kate Shaw take the win, followed by Cycle Derby’s Lola Jamieson and Belper’s Lara Husselbee
This Saturday sees the last round of the Notts and Derbys cyclocross league 2014-15 season at Broxtowe Country Park, Nottingham.
Press report dated 11/01/15:
This weekend saw the National Cyclocross Championships held in Abergavenny, with local riders in action across all categories competing against the best in the country. It was Tim Gould of the Darley Dale www.zepnat.com RT team that took the national title in the veteran over 50 race, the 50-year-old rider getting the better of former senior and veteran champion Chris Young and defending champion, Team Jewson’s Philip Roach. Gould and Young faced off in the National Trophy last weekend with Young taking the final round victory but Gould showed great resilience to bounce back and beat his rival to become champion.
Helen Wyman (Kona) saw off the challenge of Derby's Nikki Harris (Telenet Fidea) to take her ninth Womens British Cycling National Cyclo-Cross Championship. Bakewell's Annie Last producing a fine performance after a slow start to pick her way through the field to jump from ninth up to third by the end of the second lap to take the bronze medal.
Ian Field stormed to his fourth Men's National Cyclo-Cross Championship with Specialized UK rider Liam Kileen in second and Lewis Craven (Wheelbase Altura MGD) third.
Isla Rowntree added yet another National Championship trophy to her collection as the prolific 45-year-old Shropshire rider won the veteran women's race. The three-time senior champion beat local rider Maddi Smith (Bolsover and District Cycling Club) and Marie Jackson (Paul Milnes Cycles/Bradford Olympic RC) to the line to take first place. Last year’s winner, Derby's Tracey Fletcher (Team Empella Cyclo-cross.com) came in fourth place.
In the Under 16s Dan Tulett took the title with local rider Cameron Orr finishing in 5th. Poppy Wildman of Nottingham Clarion rounded off a great season with a national title in the Under 14s race, Elena Smith (Fossa Racing) was 5th, Matlock's Amelie Wayte and Sarah Briggs were 10th and 14th.
The Junior title was taken by Derbyshire's Tom Craig (Pioneer-Scott Syncros), with local rider Josh Waters (Sherwood Pines) 4th, Will Gascoyne (Pines Cycles - Felt - Enve) 5th and Arthur Green (Matlock CC) 9th.
This Saturday sees the penultimate round of the Notts and Derbys cyclocross league at Chilwell Nottingham with local riders vying to secure their league positions.
Press report dated 04/01/15:
This Sunday saw the last round of the Cyclocross National Trophy at Moorways Leisure Centre, Derby with local riders in action across all categories competing against the best in the country.
Annie Last put in a commanding performance to take victory in the final round of the elite women’s category of the National Trophy, showing that her injury woes are far behind her. Last, who hasn’t yet signed a contract with a club for 2015, made her dominance clear on the opening lap of the race, powering off the front to open up a gap on Annabel Simpson (Hope Factory Racing) and overall series winner Amira Mellor (Paul Milnes – Bradford Olympic).
In the Mens Elite race Grant Ferguson (Superior-Brentjens) put in a flawless performance to take victory in the final round of the British Cycling National Cyclo-cross Trophy Series, crossing the line 23 seconds ahead of overall series winner Ian Field (Hargroves Cycles).
Chris Young took the win and the series title in the Over 50 Veterans race after another close-fought battle with old rival Tim Gould (Zepnat RT)
In the Under 14s, Ben Tulett took the boys win and series and Poppy Wildman (Nottingham Clarion) won the girls race and the series.
Dan Tulett took the win in the Under 16s race, once again looking untouchable in the National Jersey. The Hargroves rider was a cut above the rest of the field, but some fine riding by Cameron Orr saw the Sherwood Pines rider take the second spot.
In the Junior's race, Derbyshire's Tom Craig took a well-earned victory in the juniors race, the current National Champion holding Series winner Alfie Moses at bay for the majority of the race. Will Gascoyne took third place in arguably his best Series race of the season after getting the better of Arthur Green (Matlock CC) whose ride for 4th was good enough to confirm a fine 2nd place overall in the series.
Maddi Smith (Bolsover and District) took victory and retained the Series overall in the veteran women’s race. A close race from the flag saw Smith having to ride hard to fend off Elizabeth Clayton and national champion Tracey Fletcher from Derby, but Smith did enough to keep the lead throughout and had the finishing straight to celebrate alone.
A series of support races were held by Cycle Derby for younger riders in nearby Osmaston Park and in the Under 9s National Trophy race Matlock CC's Ben Mellor took victory from Seb Varley (Derby Mercury) with Tom Woolf (Matlock CC) finishing 4th.