Sunday 27 March 2016

Calvert Classy at Castle Combe

Charley Calvert (Bournemouth Arrow CC) used his track speed to win the Castle Combe U16 race on Good Friday. A fast race averaging over 27 mph,came down to a sprint with Calvert showing a great turn of speed.

““So it was the U16 race, the field was huge, eighty riders, probably the biggest I've ridden at castle Combe . Pre race I fancied pulling off a breakaway as I did in this race last year, but the field was really strong so anything that went off the front was being reeled back in within a matter of minutes. I knew that I would have to compete with the Backstedt coaching (new team set up by Paris Roubaix winner Magnus Backstedt) lead out train if I wanted to contest the sprint. Last half a lap the riding was scrappy with everyone wanting the front ten, I sat on the shoulder of the Backstedt sprinter Mathew Burke- effectively drag raced him down the final straight (ironically completely against all sprint tactics I've learnt). I thought he would be beside me but looking back at the footage i opened a 2 bike gap on him the bunch. I am really happy with the win as I wasn't expecting such a good result against a bunch with the top youth riders from around the country. This year I'm looking to get national 2K pursuit title and maybe a podium in the sprint at track nationals. Hopefully I'll be able to graduate from the GB Apprentice squad up to the junior academy as well at the end of the year (whilst dabbling in a bit of national road racing at Milton Keynes and Hillingdon as well). All exciting stuff!”

Charlie Walters VC Venta "Charley is a very strong rider. I was surprised to do so well in the sprint because climbing is my thing"
Thanks Charley
Photos: Bill Temple
Full Results
U16 Boys
1 Charley Calvert Bournemouth Arrow/Hotel Collin…
2 Joshua Price Ride 24/7
3 Harry Gillett Solihull CC
4 Matthew Burke Newport Olympic Cycling Club
5 Nathan Huynh Cotswold Veldrijden
6 Charlie Walters Velo Club Venta
7 James Codd Backstedt Cycling
8 Samuel Beckett Cardiff JIF
9 Tom Temple Primera-TeamJobs
10 Oscar Mingay Cardiff JIF

U16 Girls
1 Ella Barnwell Backstedt Cycling
2 Pfeiffer Georgi Liv Cycling Club – Epic Coachi…
3 Alderney Baker Matrix Fitness p/b Corley Cycl…
4 Lorna Bowler Hillingdon Slipstreamers
5 Niamh Jones Bike Doctor
6 Emily Abram Newport Youth Velo Cycling Clu…
7 Zoe Brookes Hillingdon Slipstreamers
8 Emily Ashwood WXC World Racing
9 Freya Thatcher Giant Cycling Club – Halo Film…
10 Emily Bridson JCAYA

U14 Boys
1 Bryn Davies Towy Riders
2 Bevan Smith Cardiff JIF
3 James Ashcroft Palmer Park Velo RT
4 Ayrton Smith Maindy Flyers Youth CC
5 Samuel Butters Sulis Scorpions YCA
6 Sam Kelly Bristol Cycling Development Sq…
7 Thomas Charles Stratford CC
8 Ryan Phillips Maindy Flyers Youth CC
9 Harry Kirby Outdoor Traders Cycling Club
10 Harry Denness Salt & Sham Cycle Club

U14 Girls
1 Emma Finucane Towy Riders
2 Daisy Davies Gillingham and District Wheele…
3 Anna Wadsworth Beeline Bicycles RT
4 Alexa Hawkins Palmer Park Velo RT
5 Laura Curle Bristol Cycling Development Sq…
6 Maddie Wadsworth Beeline Bicycles RT
7 Charlotte-Louise McGreevy WXC World Racing

U12 Boys
1 Jamie Gostick Palmer Park Velo RT
2 Jed Smithson Hillingdon Slipstreamers
3 Cameron Still Hillingdon Slipstreamers
4 Alex Barker Halesowen A & CC
5 Joel Maclean-Howell
6 Jamie Whitcher Poole Wheelers CC
7 Lawrence Martindale Chippenham & Dist Whls
8 Kyle Jones Maindy Flyers Youth CC
9 Thomas Wadsworth Beeline Bicycles RT
10 Jack Hastings Cardiff JIF
11 Finn Hawkins Palmer Park Velo RT
12 George Gray Zappi’s Racing Team
13 Adam Potter I-Team Cyclists’ Club
U12 Girls
1 Zoe Backstedt Maindy Flyers Youth CC
2 Ella Maclean-Howell
3 Caitlin Loveless Hillingdon Slipstreamers
4 Bethany Bennett Towy Riders
5 Niamh Murphy Cotswold Veldrijden

U10 Boys
1 Finlay Hawker Hillingdon Slipstreamers
2 James Brown Hillingdon Slipstreamers
3 Spencer Corder Stratford CC
4 Edward Charles Charlotteville CC
5 Sam Fisher Maindy Flyers Youth CC
6 Iestyn Jones Maindy Flyers Youth CC
7 Lucas Earthy Team Tor 2000 Kalas Sportswear
8 Ruben Stacey North Devon Wheelers – South F…
9 Reuben Walter Minehead Cycling Club
10 Ioam Holman
11 Joseph Martindale Chippenham & Dist Whls
12 Ben Gillett Climb On Bikes CC
13 Jack Blackburn
14 Joseph Wright Minehead Merlins
15 Pascal Giret Hillingdon Slipstreamers

U10 Girls
1 Erin Loveless Hillingdon Slipstreamers
2 Alice Taylor Newport Youth Velo Cycling Clu…
3 Beth Morgan
4 Anwen Crowther
5 Danielle Barker Halesowen A & CC

U8 Boys
1 Tom Beveridge
2 Harry Dunnage
3 George Marjoribanks

U8 Girls
1 Lauren Charles
2 Madelaine Gillett Climb On Bikes CC
3 Martha Little

4th Cat only
1 Lewis Braithwaite Ride 24/7
2 Leon Pesticcio Onit Cycle
3 Jakub Pietrzyk County Cycles Racing Team
4 Craig Wallington Andover Whls
5 Neil Poulton Ogmore Valley Wheelers
6 Michael Lewis Plymouth Corinthian CC
7 Joseph Francis Maidenhead and District CC
8 Matthew Grey Newbury RC
9 James Cook Veloton Team
10 George Wadsworth Performance Cycles

3rd Cat only
1 Barnaby Cox Cycology Sunwise
2 Matt Witts Ride 24/7
3 Nic McKibbin Bath Cycling Club
4 James Tillett Giant Cycling Club – Halo Film…
5 Elliott Joseph University of Warwick
6 Samuel Tillett Giant Cycling Club – Halo Film…
7 Roger Theron Pewsey Velo Cycling Club
8 Alexander Woods Club Corley Cycles
9 Steven Williams Pewsey Velo Cycling Club
10 James Meakin UK-Biking/Copyrite

1 Richard Mardle NFTO
2 Ken Buckley Eden Veranda Racing
3 Malcolm Dixon Dream Cycling Race Team
4 Liam Bromiley University of Bath Cycling Clu…
5 Sean Townsend Radeon-Bike Science RT
6 Robert Moore Nuun-Sigma Sport-London RT
7 Grant Bayton Ride 24/7
8 Ben Stockdale Cotswold Cycles RT
9 Alex Harvey NFTO
10 Justin Hoy NFTO
11 James Curson Tri UK
12 Anthony Anderson Team Corley Cycles
13 Dominic Spear VC Meudon
14 Jason White Ride 24/7
15 Ben Scott-Munden Sotonia CC

1 Jessica Roberts Liv Cycling Club – Epic Coachi…
2 Lauren Dolan Liv Cycling Club – Epic Coachi…
3 Charmaine Porter Army Cycling Race Team (ACRT)
4 Hannah Walker Team WNT
5 Elizabeth Bennett Liv Cycling Club – Epic Coachi…
6 Amy Hill Team Rytger
7 Karla Boddy Drops Cycling Team
8 Alexandra Jenkins Aprire Bicycles/HSS Hire
9 Kate Baker Performance Cycles
10 Sophie Williams Elitevelo Kalas Sportswear CRT

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