Yearly Archives: 2014

Grant Bayton leads Ride 24/7 to a league podium whitewash….

Grant Bayton (Ride 24/7) has won the overall honours of the 2014 Cotswold League – even though he missed the final round in Cricklade (which he had to sit out as organiser). Grant completed the five rounds he needed to give him maximum chance of winning (it’s only your best five rounds that count to your overall points tally), eventually winning by an eight point margin from team mate Joe Barry – who jumped from 6th to 2nd overall after the final round.

Completing the podium was Mark Perry (with 291 point) giving Ride 24/7 a one-two-three in the 2014 overall standings.

League newcomers Radeon Cycle Coaching brought home the best of the rest with Ross Evans finishing in 4th place.

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The 2014 Cotswold League is by far the best yet, with the level of competition increasing year on year – both on the road, and also for places (!!) with all events heavily over-subscribed well before the closing dates.

2015 is looking like it will be another jump forward for the Cotswold League – so if you are a member of a club not yet organising a Cotswold League event, and you would like to know how to get involved please contact sales@performancecycles.co.uk for details. We’re also hoping to introduce a Women’s Cotswold League for the first time ever in 2015, so watch this space for more details.

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Kiss Shows Class at Cricklade Kermesse!

Tony Kiss (Performance Cycles) won the 55 mile, Ride 24/7 Cricklade Kermesse, attacking late on the last lap, Kiss soloed to a deserved victory in Wiltshire. The Performance Cycles rider was part of a twelve man break that went away on the second of fifteen 3.4 mile laps around the historic Saxon town. A group of four riders led by Lee Davis (Velosure-Giordana) tried to get across but chased in vain.

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The adventurous dozen included, Luke Nolan (Live2Ride), Ride 24/7 pair Mark Perry & Charles Rees, Adrian Lawson (Cadence RT), Steve Thomas (Dream Cycling), Ross Evans (Radeon Cycling), David Billings (VC ST Raphael), Simon Coles (Norwood Paragon), Matt Dunsbeer (Veloton Team), Tim Wiggins (Team Wiggle), Daniel Guest & Tony Kiss,(both Performance Cycles) and while the bunch looked at each other the gap started to grow.

From 20 seconds on lap 4 to 1:32 on lap 8, eventually going out to 2:45, the flat parcours did nothing to deter a chase but the bunch lacked the organisation of the break and the arguments were starting. Up front it was a different kind of row as Kiss and Guest tested the legs of the other ten, with three to go Kiss went off the front but it was short lived as thoughts turned to the finale.

Charles Rees tried with a just over a lap to go, gaining a lead of 12 seconds, Kiss rode across the gap hoping for an alliance but Rees was cramping and spent, the man with the hammer never negotiates, and Kiss was on his own, milking the finish on Cricklade high street. The race organisers, National Escort Group, accredited marshalls, and Cricklade town council all worked hard to put on a cracking race on the edge of town on a busy Saturday afternoon, all desrve credit.

Reaction:
Tony Kiss “ Charles (Rees) attacked with a lap and half to go, I closed him down going up the little climb, I was hoping he was going to stay with me and we could work together but he was obviously a bit spent, so I just went straight past. We were working well together in the break it felt good, I have had three months out with a broken wrist so I am really pleased”

Mark Clarke (Cricklade Council) “ We are really pleased to support the cycle race and think it is great for the town, we are all big cycling fans”

Position Name Club name Rider status Category Points
1 Tony Kiss Performance Cycles Finished 2nd 30
2 Daniel Guest Performance Cycles Finished 2nd 25
3 Matt Dunsbier Veloton Team Finished 2nd 21
4 Steve Thomas Dream Cycling Finished 2nd 17
5 Ross Evans Radeon Cycle Coaching Finished 2nd 14
6 Simon Coles Norwood Paragon CC Finished 1st 12
7 Adrian Lawson Cadence RT Finished 2nd 10
8 David Billings VC St Raphael Finished 2nd 8
9 Tim Wiggins Team Wiggle Finished 2nd 7
10 Luke Nolan Live2Ride Race Team Finished 2nd 6
11 Mark Perry Ride 24/7 Finished 2nd 5
12 Charles Rees Ride 24/7 Finished 2nd 4
13 Malcolm Dixon Dream Cycling Finished 2nd 3
14 Michael Ward Ride 24/7 Finished 2nd 2
15 Thomas Bowering VC Meudon Finished 2nd 1
16 Jamie Penton Radeon Cycle Coaching Finished 2nd 0
17 Ashley Hutchison VC St Raphael Finished 2nd 0
18 Matthew Ullmer Performance Cycles Finished 2nd 0
19 Joe Barry Ride 24/7 Finished 2nd 0
20 Liam Walsh VC St Raphael Finished 2nd 0
21 Trevor Smith Cotswold Veldrijden Finished 2nd 0
22 Carl Luke Live2Ride Race Team Finished 2nd 0
23 David Janes Live2Ride Race Team Finished 2nd 0
24 Duncan Lancashire Andover Whls Finished 2nd 0
25 dav tilling Finished 0
26 Unknown Rider Finished 0
27 Rory Gilling Performance Cycles Finished 2nd 0
28 Wayne Coombs BH-Solidor-WAM Youth Finished 2nd 0
29 Jack Mattock BH-Solidor-WAM Youth Finished 2nd 0
30 Niel Dunnage Cotswold Veldrijden Finished 3rd 0
31 Thomas Leach Gloucester City CC Finished 2nd 0
32 Nick Watson Ride 24/7 Finished 2nd 0
33 Scott Chalmers Felt-Colbornes-Hargroves RT Finished 2nd 0
34 Lee Davis Giordana Racing Team Finished 2nd 0
35 Mitch Evans Ride 24/7 Finished 2nd 0

William Harper (Dulwich Paragon CC) wins Bristol RC ‘Malmesbury Road Race’

The penultimate round of the season-long Cotswold League took place last Sunday (31st August) on the rolling circuit around Minety-Charlton-Malmesbury-Brinkworth in perfect weather conditions.

Within the first lap Tony Kiss (Performance Cycles) and David Billings (VC St Raphael) were able to get away, building a lead of 2 minutes over the main field by the end of the first lap. However as the race progressed this lead was slowly brought back with the catch being made with less than a lap to go.

With the peloton nearing the finish William Harper (Dulwich Paragon CC) broke away to take the win by a couple of seconds whilst Joe Barry (Ride 24/7) took the sprint for 2nd ahead of Simon Coles (Norwood Paragon CC).

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Comments from winner William Harper (Dulwich Paragon CC)
 “The race started quite gently, but by half way round lap 2, things started to get quite lively. An impressive 2 man break was finally brought back, and a series of attacks then went off the front. I was involved in a break on the final lap with about 10 strong riders, which I thought would stay away, however we were reeled back in with about half a lap left. I knew that the last section of the course was a gradual climb with some steeper ramps, and that there was no wind, making it easier to stay away alone. I kicked hard off the front with about 2 miles to go, and really tried to power up each ramp as hard as I could. As I looked back after the initial effort, I saw there was a decent gap between myself and the chasers, so I put my head down and drilled it to the finish, managing a short sprint up the final rise. Thankfully I timed the move right, another few hundred meters and I may have been swallowed up by the group”.

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Position Name Club name Rider status Category Points
1 William Harper Dulwich Paragon CC Finished 2nd 30
2 Joe Barry Ride 24/7 Finished 2nd 25
3 Simon Coles Norwood Paragon CC Finished 2nd 21
4 Benjamin Luckwell Ride 24/7 Finished 1st 0
5 Adam Capes Finchley Racing Team Finished 2nd 14
6 Grant Bayton Ride 24/7 Finished 2nd 12
7 Lee Davis Giordana Racing Team Finished 2nd 10
8 Matt Dunsbier VC Bristol Webbs of Warmley Finished 3rd 8
9 George Stainton-Ellis Team Dassi Finished 2nd 7
10 Ross Evans Radeon Cycle Coaching Finished 2nd 6
11 Malcolm Dixon Dream Cycling Finished 2nd 5
12 Trevor Smith Cotswold Veldrijden Finished 2nd 4
13 Mark Perry Ride 24/7 Finished 2nd 3
14 Harry Walton Cheltenham & County CC Finished 2nd 2
15 Steve Thomas Dream Cycling Finished 2nd 1
16 Shaun Green Army Cycling Union Finished 3rd 0
17 Tim Wiggins Team Wiggle Finished 2nd 0
18 Jed Webber Andover Whls Finished 2nd 0
19 Daniel Marshall Dymag-T-1-D Finished 2nd 0
20 Sean Townsend Gloucester City CC Finished 2nd 0
21 David Billings VC St Raphael Finished 2nd 0
22 Michael Ward Ride 24/7 Finished 2nd 0
23 John Russell Dymag-T-1-D Finished 2nd 0
24 Stuart McCombie Bristol RC Finished 2nd 0
25 Rob Handley Bristol RC Finished 3rd 0
26 Matthew Ullmer Performance Cycles Finished 2nd 0
27 Jamie Penton Radeon Cycle Coaching Finished 2nd 0
28 Jack Billyard Swindon RC Finished 2nd 0
29 Geoff Ripley Bristol RC Finished 2nd 0
30 Justin Belcher Banbury Star CC Finished 2nd 0
31 Thomas Leach Gloucester City CC Finished 2nd 0
32 Richard Cleaver Leisure Lakes Bikes.com Finished 2nd 0
33 Michael Porter Radeon Cycle Coaching Finished 3rd 0
34 Simon Ker Bath Cycling Club Finished 2nd 0
35 Stuart Gourley Radeon Cycle Coaching Finished 4th 0
36 David Hutchison VC St Raphael Finished 2nd 0
37 Luke Souter Banbury Star CC Finished 2nd 0
38 Christopher Smith Python Racing Team Finished 3rd 0
39 Charles Coleman Felt-Colbornes-Hargroves RT Finished 2nd 0
40 Luke Nolan Live2Ride Race Team Finished 2nd 0
41 Niel Dunnage Cotswold Veldrijden Finished 3rd 0
42 Tony Kiss Performance Cycles Finished 2nd 0
43 Anthony Lake Gloucester City CC Finished 3rd 0
44 Matthew Franklin Dymag-T-1-D Finished 2nd 0
45 Carl Luke Live2Ride Race Team Finished 2nd 0
46 Peter Hutchinson Cotswold Veldrijden Finished 3rd 0
47 Richard Jerome Team Dassi Finished 2nd 0
48 Ashley Hutchison VC St Raphael Finished 2nd 0
49 Gerry Bowditch Dream Cycling Finished 2nd 0
50 Unknown Rider Finished 0
51 Scott Leakey Performance Cycles Finished 2nd 0
52 Timothy Poole Performance Cycles Finished 4th 0
53 Dennis White Bristol RC Finished 3rd 0

Grant Bayton (Ride 24/7) re-takes series lead….

 

With five round gone Grant Bayton (Ride 24/7) re-takes the lead in the 2014 Cotswold League ahead of this weekends Gloucester City Road Race. Having competed in four of the five rounds, Grant can still add to his points tally leaving the rest of the field playing catch up with just three rounds remaining.

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Pos Name Team Round One Round Two Round Three Round Four Round Five TOTAL
1 Grant Bayton Ride 24/7 56 66 66 - 57 245
2 Ross Evans Radeon Cycle Coaching 55 58 57 58 228
3 Mark Perry Ride 24/7 61 45 - 63 55 224
4 Jamie Penton Radeon Cycle Coaching 53 53 49 55 210
5 Sean Townsend Gloucester City CC 47 54 53 51 205
6 Niel Dunnage Cotswold Veldrijden 51 44 48 50 193
7 Benjamin Luckwell Ride 24/7 66 61 56 183
8 Joe Barry Ride 24/7 57 58 64 179
9 Anthony Lake Gloucester City CC 42 49 39 48 178
10 Michael Ward Ride 24/7 56 56 58 170
11 Daniel Guest Performance Cycles 57 51 59 167
12 Matt Ullmer Performance Cycles 50 57 52 159
13 Trevor Smith Cotswold Veldrijden 51 53 54 158
14 Stuart McCombie Bristol RC 52 51 52 155
15 Harry Walton Cheltenham & County CC 54 59 41 154
16 Geoff Ripley Bristol RC 44 52 50 146
17 Nick Walmsley Cotswold Veldrijden 45 56 43 144
18 Nick Watson Ride 24/7 58 38 46 142
19 Paul Watson Radeon Cycle Coaching 49 47 40 136
20 Paul Carson Performance Cycles 48 52 100
21 Mitch Evans Ride 24/7 50 50 100
22 Stuart Gourley Radeon Cycle Coaching 48 46 94
23 Aaron Collins Cotswold Veldrijden 46 47 93
24 Peter Hutchinson Cotswold Veldrijden 43 43 86
25 Garry Jones Gloucester City CC 46 37 83
26 Dean Robson Cheltenham & County CC 66 66
27 David Arthur Performance Cycles 55 55
28 Alastair Barnard Gloucester City CC 55 55
29 Thomas Leach Gloucester City CC 54 54
30 Ben Strain Radeon Cycle Coaching 54 54
31 Peter Blencowe Gloucester City CC 53 53
32 Casmir Ludwig Bristol RC 49 49
33 Matthew Cooper Cotswold Veldrijden 49 49
34 Tom Maisey Bristol RC 48 48
35 Daniel Cooper Cheltenham & County CC 47 47
36 Rory Gilling Performance Cycles 47 47
37 Billy Osman Ride 24/7 46 46
38 Nathan Anscombe Bristol RC 45 45
39 Callum Lister Cotswold Veldrijden 45 45
40 William Robbins Bristol RC 44 44
41 Chris Nyonyintono Performance Cycles 42 42
42 Charles Rees Ride 24/7 41 41
43 James Cowan Bristol RC 40 40
44 Harry Edwards Gloucester City CC 36 36