Medium gear league 2001.

I will be running the medium gear league again in 2001, it will be run along the same lines as the 2000 league.

For those of you not familiar with the rules:-
Points will be awarded in each event, 120 for 1st, 119 for 2nd, 118 for 3rd and so on. Your best 4 rides count towards the league, so the more you ride the better your chances. There is no separate entry fee for the league, just enter the events and leave the rest to me.

The full results of each event and the league table will appear on this site as soon as I can get the results.
Medals will be awarded to the first 3 in the league together with team, vets, ladies etc.

 

Andy Stuart

Event 1, Manchester+District TTA 10. ( 8.6m ).

This event was held on a bright ,sunny and bitterly cold day. The event organiser took the decision to shorten the course to aprox 8.6 miles, to avoid passing a large farm whilst there is a foot and mouth crisis. Visitor to the area, Andy Stuart, Mildenhall CC made his long journy from North London worthwhile by winning the event with a 20.39. Local super twiddler Duncan Mackenzie, Crewe Clarion CC was a close 2nd with a 20.43 and Adrian Thorpe, Duckinfield CC was 3rd with 21.28.

Pos
Riders name and club
Actual time Points
1st Andy Stuart ( Mildenhall CC ) 20.39 120
2nd Duncan Mackenzie ( Crewe Clarion Whs ) 20.43 119
3rd Adrian Thorpe ( Duckinfield CC ) 21.28 118
4th Paul Green ( Westmead Team 88 / Palletline ) 21.52 117
5th Steve Davis ( Seamons CC ) 22.21 116
6th Greg Dancer ( Stone Wheelers ) Vet 22.25 115
7th Martin Trouse ( Team Spirit )---( nearly a vet ) 22.27 114
8th Steve Morris ( Team Spirit ) 22.37 113
9th= Paul Greer ( Manchester Wh ) Vet 22.50 112
9th= Bryan Ackerley ( Wrexham RC / Fibrax ) 22.50 112
11th Robert Shaw ( Duckinfield CC ) 22.56 110
12th Paul Radford ( Trans Pennine CC ) 22.57 109
13th Kevin Fletcher ( Team Spirit ) Vet 23.26 108
14th Nick Guy ( Vegetarian C+AC ) 23.29 107
15th Dave Armstrong ( Westmead Team 88 / Palletline ) 23.55 106
16th Peter Graham ( Lancashire RC ) Vet 24.08 105
17th John Burston ( ABC Centreville ) Vet 24.48 104
18th Arnie Bennett ( Cyclesport International RT ) Vet 24.50 103
19th Johnathan Foott ( Westmead Team 88 / Palletline ) 24.51 102
20th Thomas Brackin ( Macclesfield Wheelers ) 25.11 101
21st Graham Neagus ( Crewe Clarion Whs ) 25.23 100
22nd Peter Smith ( Holme Valley Wh ) Vet 25.52 99
23rd Tony Farmborough ( North Bucks RC ) Vet 25.53 98
24th Michael Stubbs ( Newcastle RC 2001 ) Vet 26.01 97
25th R.A Selley ( North Bucks RC ) Vet 26.43 96
26th Richard Haigh ( Holme Valley Wh ) Vet 26.51 95
27th Pauline Cooper ( Trans Pennine CC ) Lady V 27.24 94
28th David Steele ( Lyme Racing Club ) Vet 28.02 * 93

* David Steele, Lyme RC had some bad advice about the start time and ended up with a 1 min 30 sec late start penalty. Well done to all the riders and thanks to Gordon Pickering and the M+DTTA for putting the event on.

Event 2, Vegetarian C+AC 10.

This event was held on a milder but very windy afternoon, the U30 course is potentially very fast but like most dragstrips it is exposed and in windy conditions can be very hard. Nick Guy of the promoting club took the honours and also takes top spot in the league, here is the full result.

Pos Riders name and club. Actual Time Points
1st Nick Guy (Vegetarian C+AC) 26.12 120
2nd Tony Farmborough (North Bucks RC) 28.35 119
3rd Norman Beaumont (Alton CC+Classic) 28.50 118
4th John Pearce (Bournemouth Jubilee Wh) 29.19 117

Well done to all the riders, and thanks to Steve Oxbrow and the Vegetarian C+AC for putting the event on.

Event 3, Diss+District CC 25.

This event was held on a cool and overcast morning with a moderate mainly crosswind making the return leg a little harder. Zak Carr won with an event record 55.59, which is the second fastest medium gear 25 ever. Record holder, Ray Hughes was second with 57.03 and Manchester+Dist winner Andy Stuart was 3rd. 4th placed Bobby De'ath led CC Breckland to a Team win. Here is the full result.

Pos Riders name and club Actual Time Points
1st Z.Carr (A.P.I.Bikes.com) 55.59 120
2nd R.Hughes (Clarence Wh)Vet 57.03 119
3rd A.Stuart (Mildenhall CC) 1.0.35 118
4th B.De'ath (CC Breckland) 1.1.24 117
5th R.Laws (Birkenhead Victoria CC) 1.1.36 116
6th A.Stevenson (East Anglian CC)Vet 1.1.43 115
7th R.Hunt (Eastern Region Velo) 1.3.44 114
8th M.Hudspith (Godric CC) 1.5.36 113
9th I.Dawson (CC Breckland) 1.5.51 112
10th M.Holden (Bedfordshire Road CC) 1.6.10 111
11th P.Chambers (CC Breckland) 1.6.16 110
12th M.Ascroft (Cheltenham+Co CC) 1.6.43 109
13th H.Sistern (Gt Yarmouth CC) Vet 1.6.54 108
14th N.Griffin ( A.P.I.Bikes.com ) 1.8.13 107
15th C.Ling (Diss+District CC) 1.9.24 106
16th M.Nye (Diss+District CC) 1.10.18 105
17th A.Pearson (Wolsey RC) 1.12.06 104
18th T.Farmborough (North Bucks RC) Vet 1.12.54 103
19th R.Selley (North Bucks RC) 1.13.28 102
20th C.Willmets (CC Cambridge)Lady/Vet 1.16.07 101
21st B.Foster (Norwich Amateur BC)Vet 1.16.43 100
22nd C.Hutchinson (Anglia Velo) Lady 1.20.09 99
23rd C.Willmets (Team Cambridge)Vet 1.20.31 98
24th R.Lynch (East Anglian CC)Vet 1.24.14 97
  M.Lynch ( Diss+District CC ) DNF  
  J.Ingram (Plomesgate CC) DNF  
  P.Puttick (C.C.C.P) DNS  
  K.Simmons (C.C.C.P) DNS  
  R.English (Team Spirit) DNS  
  A.Noel-Tod (CC Breckland) Vet DNS  
  M.Simmons (C.C.C.P) DNS  
  S.Morris (Team Spirit) DNS  
  G.Rose (Lighthouse I.F.A.) DNS  
  M.Trouse (Team Spirit) DNS  

Well done to all the riders, and thanks to Mike Madgett and the Diss + District CC for putting the event on.

Event 4, North Bucks RC 25.

This event was held on a bitterly cold and windy afternoon, the normally quick F1 course didn't provide any fast times. Ray Hughes overcame the conditions and won with a very impressive time of 58.33, Andy Stuart actually improved his time and recorded a painfully close 1.00.00, and Duncan Mackenzie was 3rd with a 1.00.49. Here is the full result.

Pos Riders name and club Actual time Points
1st Ray Hughes ( Clarence Wh ) Vet 58.33 120
2nd Andy Stuart ( Mildenhall CC ) 1.00.00 119
3rd Duncan Mackenzie ( Crewe Clarion Wh ) 1.00.49 118
4th Steve Morris ( Team Spirit ) 1.7.50 117
5th Nick Guy ( Vegetarian C+AC ) 1.7.54 116
6th Martin Trouse ( Team Spirit ) 1.8.48 115
7th Keith Richardson ( Mildenhall CC ) 1.11.05 114
8th John Markham ( Kenton RC ) Vet 1.16.20 113
9th Dick Selley ( North Bucks RC ) Vet 1.17.27 112
10th John Pearce ( Bournmouth Jubilee Wh ) Vet 1.18.40 111
11th Bernard Smith ( Kettering Cycling Club ) Vet 1.20.59 110
  Barry Gilzean ( Icknield RC ) D N S  
  Kevin Simmons ( CCCP ) D N S  
  Martin Simmons ( CCCP ) D N S  
  Phil Puttick ( CCCP ) Vet D N S  
  Chris Lovibond ( Hounslow+Dist Wh ) Vet D N S  
  Francis Grafton ( Nottingham Clarion CC ) Vet D N S  
  Stewart House ( Timetrial.co.uk RT ) D N S  
  Paul Reece ( Wrekinsport CC ) Vet D N S  
  David Parkes ( Coventry CC ) Vet D N S  

Well done to all the riders, your points were well earned today, and thank's to Tony Farmborough and the North Bucks RC for running the event.

Event 5, Altrincham Ravens CC 25.

This event was held on a mild but very wet afternoon, fortunately the mornings strong wind had dropped enough to give the riders a fairly even ride around the course, the viaduct's hill didn't seem any easier though. Ray Hughes once again posted a sub hour ride to win the event by just over a minute from local man Steve Hulme. Third place went to another local Chris Siepen and series leader Andy Stuart was 4th, The Team Spirit trio of Steve Morris, Martin Trouse and Mark Dennison took the team award. Here is the full result.

No Riders name and club Actual time Points
1st Ray Hughes (Clarence Wh) Vet 58.56 120
2nd Steve Hulme (Manchester Wh) 1.00.08 119
3rd Chris Siepen (Seamons CC) 1.00.23 118
4th Andy Stuart (Mildenhall CC) 1.1.03 117
5th Dave Parks (Coventry RC) Vet 1.4.50 116
6th Greg Dancer (Stone Wh) Vet 1.5.03 115
7th Steve Morris (Team Spirit) 1.5.28 114
8th Steve Wood (Holme Valley Wh) Vet 1.6.59 113
9th Ivor Wild (Rhos-on-Sea) Vet 1.7.16 112
10th Paul Greer (Manchester Wh) Vet 1.7.26 111
11th Martin Trouse (Team Spirit) 1.7.52 110
12th Paul Radford (Trans Pennine CC) 1.8.02 109
13th Ray Smeathers (Stone Wh) Vet 1.8.29 108
14th Duncan Mackenzie (Crewe Clarion) 1.9.00 + 107
15th Paul Reece (Wrekin Sport CC) Vet 1.10.16 106
16th Finbarr O'Keefe (Wrekin Sport CC) 1.11.21 105
17th Jim Ogden (Altrincham Ravens CC) Vet 1.11.34 104
18th Alan Hodgkinson ( Huddersfield Star Wh) Vet 1.14.13 103
19th Peter Smith (Holme Valley Wh) Vet 1.14.21 102
20th Mark Ragan (Rochdale Triathlon) 1.14.45 101
21st Mark Dennison (Team Sprit) 1.15.05 100
22nd Kathryn Smith (Nottingham Clarion) L/Vet 1.15.55 99
23rd Richard Haigh (Holme Valley Wh) Vet 1.16.38 98
24th Tony Millington (Buxton CC) Vet 1.19.44 97
25th Norman Duck (Abbotsford Park RC) Vet 1.19.45 96
26th Herbie Roberts (Rhos-on-Sea) Vet 1.20.49 & 95
27th Pauline Cooper (Trans Pennine CC) L/Vet 1.36.16 94
  Jason White (Huddersfield Star Wh) DNS  
  Dave Armstrong (Westmead Team 88) DNS  
  Thomas Brackin (Macclesfield Wh) DNS  
  Ged Campbell (Cyclesport International) Vet DNS  
  Keith Richardson (Mildenhall CC) DNF punct  
  Dave Smith (Nottingham Clarion) Vet DNS  
  Bryan Ackerley (Wrexham Roads) DNS  
  Arnie Bennett (Cyclesport International) Vet DNS  
  Kevin Fletcher (Team Spirit) Vet DNS  
  Peter Brewer (Stockport Clarion) Vet DNS  
  Francis Grafton (Nottingham Clarion) Vet DNS  
  Tony Farmborough (North Bucks RC) Vet DNS  
  William Wright (Manchester Velo) DNS  

& = Herbie Roberts, includes a 3 min late start penalty.
+ = Duncan Mackenzie, includes a 9 min late start penalty.
Well done to all the riders and thankyou to Jim Ogden and the Altrincham Ravens CC for putting the event on.

Event 6, The Bedfordshire Road CC 25 was cancelled.

Event 7, Harp RC 25.

This event was held on a cool and windy morning but at least it was dry. Once again Ray Hughes came out on top with a stunning 58, Andy Stuart was second, once again just missing the magic hour barrier and Duncan Mackenzie was third. One interesting point to note, the top 5 riders in this event have finished in exactly the same order in the league. Also every rider on the start sheet started and finished, well done, Here is the full finishing order.

Pos Riders name and club Actual time Points
1st Ray Hughes (Clarence Wh) 58.38 120
2nd Andy Stuart (Mildenhall CC) 1.0.17 119
3rd Duncan Mackenzie (Crewe Clarion Wh) 1.3.09 118
4th Steve Morris (Team Spirit) 1.3.53 117
5th Nick Guy (Vegetarian C+AC) 1.7.43 116
6th Rik Palmer (Stevenage CC) 1.7.58 115
7th Mark Holden (Bedfordshire Road CC) 1.9.57 114
8th Paul Greer (Manchester Wh) * includes 37 second late start penalty. 1.10.12 113
9th Norman Beaumont (Alton CC) 1.12.37 112
10th John Pearce (Bournmouth Jubilee Wh) 1.13.21 111
11th Tony Farmborough (North Bucks RC) 1.14.19 110
12th Brian Foran (Lampard RC) 1.18.58 109
13th Richard Selly (North Bucks RC) 1.19.33 108
14th Bernard Smith (Kettering CC) 1.20.37 107
15th Michael Richardson (Icknield RC) 1.22.06 106

Thanks to Richard Hutt and the Harp RC for putting this event on.

The final league table will appear here this evening.

Medium gear league 2001.

Here is the final league table.

Pos
Riders name and club
M+D 10 Veg 10 Diss25 N,Bucks 25 Ravens 25 Bed's 25 Harp 25 Total
1st Ray Hughes (Clarence WH) Vet - - 119 120 120 - 120 479
2nd Andy Stuart (Mildenhall CC) 120 - 118 119 117 - 119 476
3rd Duncan Mackenzie (Crewe Clarion Whs) 119 - - 118 107 - 118 462
4th Steve Morris (Team Spirit) 113 - - 117 114 - 117 461
5th Nick Guy (Vegetarian C+AC) 107 120 - 116 - - 116 459
6th Tony Farmborough (North Bucks RC) Vet 98 119 103 - - - 110 430
7th R.A Selley (North Bucks RC) Vet 96 - 102 112 - - 108 418
8th Martin Trouse (Team Spirit) 114 - - 115 110 - - 339
9th John Pearce (Bournmouth Jubilee WH) Vet - 117 - 111 - - 111 337
10th Paul Greer (Manchester Wh) Vet 112 - - - 111 - 113 336
11th= Norman Beaumont (Alton CC) Vet - 118 - - - - 112 230
11th= Greg Dancer (Stone Wheelers) Vet 115 - - - 115 - - 230
13th M.Holden (Bedfordshire Road CC) - - 111 - - - 114 225
14th Paul Radford (Trans Pennine CC) 109 - - - 109 - - 218
15th Peter Smith (Holme Valley Wh) Vet 99 - - - 102 - - 201
16th Richard Haigh (Holme Valley Wh) Vet 95 - - - 98 - - 193
17th Pauline Cooper (Trans Pennine CC) Lady V 94 - - - 94 - - 188
18th Zak.Carr (A.P.I.Bikes.com) - - 120 - - - - 120
19th Steve Hulme (Manchester Wh) - - - - 119 - - 119
20th= Adrian Thorpe (Duckinfield CC) 118 - - - - - - 118
20th= Chris Siepen (Seamons CC) - - - - 118 - - 118
22nd= Paul Green (Westmead Team 88/Palletline) 117 - - - - - - 117
22nd= Bernard Smith (Kettering CC) Vet - - - 110 - -` 107 117
22nd= Bobby.De'ath (CC Breckland) - - 117 - - - - 117
25th= Steve Davis (Seamons CC) 116 - - - - - - 116
25th= Dave Parks (Coventry RC) Vet - - - - 116 - - 116
25th= Rick Laws (Birkenhead Victoria CC) - - 116 - - - - 116
28th= A.Stevenson (East Anglian CC) Vet - - 115 - - - - 115
28th= Rik Palmer (Stevenage CC) - - - - - - 115 115
30th= Keith Richardson (Mildenhall CC) - - - 114 - - - 114
30th= R.Hunt (Eastern Region Velo) - - 114 - - - - 114
32nd= John Markham (Kenton RC) Vet - - - 113 - - - 113
32nd= Steve Wood (Holme Valley Wh) Vet - - - - 113 - - 113
32nd= M Hudspith (Godric CC) - - 113 - - - - 113
35th= Bryan Ackerley (Wrexham RC / Fibrax) 112 - - - - - - 112
35th= I.Dawson (CC Breckland) - - 112 - - - - 112
35th Ivor Wilde (Rhos-on-Sea) Vet - - - - 112 - - 112
38th= P.Chambers (CC Breckland) - - 110 - - - - 110
38th= Robert Shaw (Duckinfield CC) 110 - - - - - - 110
40th= M.Ascroft (Cheltenham + Co CC) - - 109 - - - - 109
40th= Brian Foran (Lampard RC) - - - - - - 109 109
42nd= Ray Smeathers (Stone Wh) Vet - - - - 108 - - 108
42nd= Kevin Fletcher (Team Spirit) Vet 108 - - - - - - 108
42nd= H.Sistern (Gt Yarmouth CC) Vet - - 108 - - - - 108
45th N.Griffin (A.P.I Bikes.com) Vet - - 107 - - - - 107
46th= Dave Armstrong (Westmead Team 88/Palletline) 106 - - - - - - 106
46th= Michael Richardson (Icknield RC) Vet - - - - - - 106 106
46th= Paul Reece (Wrekin Sport CC) Vet - - - - 106 - - 106
46th= C.Ling (Diss + District CC) - - 106 - - - - 106
50th= Peter Graham (Lancashire RC) Vet 105 - - - - - - 105
50th= Finbar O'Keefe (Wrekin Sport CC) - - - - 105 - - 105
50th= M.Nye (Diss + District CC) - - 105 - - - - 105
53rd= A.Pearson (Wolsey RC) - - 104 - - - - 104
53rd= Jim Ogden (Altrincham Ravens CC) Vet - - - - 104 - - 104
53rd= John Burston (ABC Centreville) Vet 104 - - - - - - 104
56th= Alan Hodgkinson (Huddersfield Star WH) Vet - - - - 103 - - 103
56th= Arnie Bennett (Cyclesport International RT) Vet 103 - - - - - - 103
58th Johnathan Foott (Westmead Team 88/Palletline) 102 - - - - - - 102
59th= C.Willmets (Team Cambridge) Lady / Vet - - 101 - - - - 101
59th= Thomas Brackin (Macclesfield Wheelers) 101 - - - - - - 101
59th= Mark Ragan (Rochdale Triathlon) - - - - 101 - - 101
62nd= B.Foster (Norwich Amateur BC) Vet - - 100 - - - - 100
62nd= Mark Dennison (Team Spirit) - - - - 100 - - 100
62nd= Graham Neagus (Crewe Clarion Whs) 100 - - - - - - 100
65th= Kathryn Smith (Nottingham Clarion) L/Vet - - - - 99 - - 99
65th= C.Hutchinson (Anglia Velo) Lady - - 99 - - - - 99
67th C.Willmets (Team Cambridge) Vet - - 98 - - - - 98
68th= Tony Millinton (Buxton CC) Vet - - - - 97 - - 97
68th= R.Lynch (East Anglian CC) Vet - - 97 - - - - 97
68th= Michael Stubbs (Newcastle RC 2001) Vet 97 - - - - - - 97
71st Norman Duck (Abbotsford Park RC) Vet - - - - 96 - - 96
72nd Herbie Roberts (Rhos-on Sea) Vet - - - - 95 - - 95
73rd David Steele (Lyme Racing Club) Vet 93 - - - - - - 93

Prize Winners.

First,
Ray Hughes (Clarence Wh)
479 points.
Second,
Andy Stuart (Mildenhall CC)
476 points.
Third,
Duncan Mackenzie (Crewe Clarion Wh)
462 points

First Lady

Pauline Cooper

Trans Pennine CC

188 points.


First Vet

Tony Farmborough

North Bucks RC

430 points.


First team - Team Spirit, 908 points.

Steve Morris
461 points
Martin Trouse
339 points
Kevin Fletcher
108 points

Engraved medals will be awarded to all prize winners.

Well, thats another one out of the way, I hope all the riders enjoyed the events. A big thankyou to all the riders for supporting the league and another thankyou to the event organisers. I have had three enquiries from new clubs wishing to promote a medium gear event, so I hope to have more events to offer next year. Good luck for the rest of the season and remember, Dont overgear.