MDCC Youth

Mid Devon Youth headed to Newnham Park

Mid Devon Youth headed to Newnham Park for the fourth round of the South West Cyclo-cross league with eleven rounds in total and many of the top spots currently held by MDCC riders for the series. 

The course was wet and muddy after the heavy rain this week. The under 8’s started the day with Ben Ward winning the boys making it 4 wins out of 4 with, Benjamin Simcock 4th and Fredrik Simcock 12th.

Under 8 girls Charlotte Ward was 4th. Under 10 boys saw Matt Holmes winning again keeping his unbeaten run going showing his dominance in this category.

Under 10 girl Maddy Woodger 6th but holds on to 3rd in the series. Under 12 boys saw Bayley Woodger 4th again for the 3rd time this season,

Jacob Start was 7th. Under 14 girl Grace Ward was 4th in a very strong field.

Under 16 boy Callum Start was 4th with many parts of the course at this stage being cut up and very muddy.

The next round is next week at Bishop Fox School, Taunton. 

MDCC Youth

Youth report Coxleigh Barton 3rd Rd SW Cyclo-cross

On Sunday, 06 Oct 2019 Mid Devon cycling club youth went to Coxleigh Barton for the 3rd round of the South West Cyclo-cross league.

Under 8 boy Ben Ward kept up his winning ways in all three rounds and leading the series with Sister Charlotte coming 4th in under 8 girls.

Matt Holmes wins another round keeping his unbeaten run in the series going despite riding with a cold in the under 10 boys. Maddy Woodger keeps her good start to the series going with taking another 3rd and brother Bayley Woodger came in 4th once again this year in the under 12 boys with Jacob Start coming in 7th having another solder ride.

Under 14’s girl Grace Ward that has just joined the club to develop her cycling skills across all disciplines came 2nd with a great performance.

The next round is Newnham Park Plymouth, Sunday 13th Oct 2019


SW Cyclocross – Round 2 Cricket St Thomas

15 September 

SWCX Round 2 – Cricket St Thomas was a very hot day with 22 Mid Devon riders  pushing on getting more outstanding results. Ben Ward taking another win and Benjamin Simcock coming 3rd. Under 10 boy Matt Holmes with back to back wins. Under 10 girl Maddy Woodger was 3rd. Under 16 Callum Start was leading then got a puncture but ran to the pits and change his bike and fought back to 2nd. Vet 40 Andrew Parker came in 2nd, V50w saw 2 on the podium Nicky Quant 1st, Jackie Shute 2nd, V60m Robin Delve continues his winning ways. 

Full provisional results below.

Under 8 boys 1st Ben Ward, 3rd Benjamin Simcock Under 8 girls 4th Charlotte Ward Under 10 boys 1st Matt Holmes, Under 10 girls 3rd Maddy Woodger, Under 12 boys 4th Bayley Woodger, 7th Jacob Start Under 14 boys 5th Ben Goldsmith Under 16 boys 2nd Callum Start 8th Reuben Heal SM 21st Stewartt Dun, Rob Woodger 22nd V40M Andrew Parker 2nd, Steve Hodgson 13th, Andy Holmes 22, Martin Smith 26th V40W Maria Wymouth 5th V50m, Adam Fitzpatrick 11th, V50w Nicky Quant 1st, Jackie Shute 2nd. V60m Robin Delve 1st 

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SW Cyclocross Round 1 – Dunster Castle 8/9/19

Dunster Castle 8/9/19

24 Mid Devon riders went to Dunster Castle for the 1st round of the South West Cyclocross League. Ben Ward started the day well for the club wining the under 8 Boys, Matt Holmes followed this up winning the under 10’s boys, Callum Start 3rd in the under 16’s. V40m Andy Parker came in 3rd, V50w 1st Nicky Quant 1st and Jackie Shute was 2nd, V60m 1st Robin Delve. It was good to see some new riders from the club in this round.

Full list of club results:-Under 8 Boys 1st Ben Ward Under 8 Girls 5th Charlotte Ward   Under 10 Boys1st Matt Holmes Under 10 Girls 4th Maddy Woodger  Under 12 Boys 5th Bayley Woodger, 10th Jacob Start Under 12 Girls Aine Graham 9th Under 14 Boys 7th Edward Selwood 8th Angus Graham Under 16’s Boys 3rd Callum Start,  7thReuben Heal SM 29th Stewart Dunn, 32nd Matthew Dunn, Rob Woodger DNF V40m 3rd Andrew Parker 16th Martin Smith, 17th Steve Hodgson, 18th Angus Menter, 25th Andy Holmes V40w 4th Maria Weymouth V50m 13th Adam Fitzpatrick V50w 1st Nicky Quant, 2nd Jackie Shute V60m 1st Robin Delve

The next round is Cricket St Thomas 15/9/19

MDCC Youth

Mid Devon Youth – Summer Reports

Friday 16th August Started a big weekend of racing for MDCC and the club is hosting both events.

4 youth riders rode in some difficult conditions made by the weather on a yet again a great course. Thanks Steve! 

Under 8 Maddy came in 3rd in her best race of the year once she got her head around the course.

Under 10 Arthur Oliver made light work of the conditions coming in 1st Bayley came in 2nd both boys really enjoyed the course.

Under 12 Ben show his strength training is paying off by winning, lapping all the other under 12 riders.

On Sunday 18th August Mid Devon Cycling Club hosted Paignton Regatta criterium which has a long and proud history. Past winners of the Elite race include Marcin Białobłocki, Chris Opie and our own Andrew Parker!

Mid Devon youth carried on their successful season with under 8 Maddy Woodger coming 1st.

In the under 10’s boys Mid Devon dominated the race taking the top 4 places, 1st Bayley Woodger 2nd Matt Holmes, 3rd Arthur Oliver and 4th Jacob Start.

Under 12 boys Joseph Edwards was 4th, Under 12’s Girls Aine Graham came 1st. Under 16’s competitive field was the 2nd largest racing field in the South West this year with 3  Mid Devon riders in the top 10 Morgan Gibson-Clay and Reuben Heal worked hard in the front group dropping riders every lap with 5 laps to go there were 6 of them, it went down to a sprint and Reuben planned to lead Morgan out it did not go quite to plan but Morgan still got top spot and and Reuben was 6th Callum Start was 8th.  Reuben was 6th Callum Start was 8th.

Road Racing Youth

Minehead Grand Prix – Youth National Series

MDCC Youth this weekend at Minehead incorporating a National Youth Series Championship event on the Saturday, as well as SW Regional Youth Series races on the Sunday. The Minehead Grand Prix now also forms part of the newly-formed Southwest Region Circuit Race Series. Offering a packed race programme catering for all ages and abilities from under 8’s to Mens and Ladies elites, the 1100m fast and flat town centre circuit comes with enthusiastic crowds and a great atmosphere. MDCC youth have 8 riders racing in the biggest event in the South West calendar for the youngsters. 

On Saturday, the National under 16’s saw 80 riders taking to the start line. Morgan Gibson-Clay 57th was the best placed MDCC rider in a very fast race and seeing the course record broken within this race. Reuben Heal 64th, Callum Start 72nd and Ewan Warren was in the leading group then his chain came off so had to pull out.

Sunday saw the SW riders taking on the best again. Under 8 Maddy Woodger came in 3rd after pulling away from 4th and showing her strength after riding some longer races. Under 10’s Jacob Start, Matt Holmes and Bayley Woodger were in a very fast race seeing Bayley and Matt both in a group who were fighting it out for 2nd as one lad managed to get away, both had to work hard to keep the group together and it came down to a sprint finish with Bayley taking 6th and Matt 7th. Jacob Start came in 9th having worked very hard with no one around him, he kept a great even pace to keep in the top 10.

The under 16’s raced again within 24 hours of the national race with many riding both races. Again a very strong field assembled – Reuben Heal chain came of early in the race. Callum Start came 24th holding on to the lead group for most of the race. Ewan Warren stayed in the front group which was dropping riders every lap and just lost out in a sprint finish coming in 8th he was also the highest placed South West rider. 

It was a great weekend of racing and the younger ones learned a lot and enjoyed supporting the under 16’s during the National race. 

Once again thank to the coaches and the  club for the supporting enabling these great opportunities.

Result link

MDCC Youth

Mid Devon Youth Update 15/16 June 2019

Saturday 15th June saw a trip tor Wheal-Jane for round 4 of their series in windy but dry conditions.

Starting the day, the under 8’ and under 10’s race saw MDCC take on hosts Wheal Velocity. Maddy Woodger came in 2nd in the U8.

In the under 10 boys MDCC took the clean sweep with Bayley Woodger 1st Matt Holmes 2nd and Jacob Start 3rd.

In the under 16’s Ewan Warren returned back to racing after his exams and he came 1st with Callum Start in 4th.

Sunday 16th June MTB 5th round South West MTB XC Series 2019 Gramercombe Woods.

Maddy Woodger and Bayley Woodger swapped their bikes today from roads to MTB  for their 2nd race of the weekend. 

Maddy came in 6th in the under 8’s girls in her 3rd ever MTB race. Bayley, who is currently leading the under 10’s series came in 2nd today by two bike lengths with one round left of the series.

MDCC Road Racing Youth

Report Colin Lewis Grand Prix, Paignton – Saturday, 25 May 2019

Mid Devon Cycling Club hosted the annual Colin Lewis Grand Prix at the Torbay Velopark on Saturday. This was also the second round of South West Series, with some of the biggest fields in the region this year.

In fabulous weather conditions, the youth races started the day with MDCC youth having great success: In the Under 8’s Ed Holmes won the boys and Maddy Woodger was 3rd in the girls.

The Under 10 boys continued to clean up on the podium this season with 1st place going to Bayley Woodger, 2nd to Matt Holmes and Jacob Start coming in 3rd. In the Under 16’s Boys Morgan Gibson-Clay was 2nd in a strong field with the places being contested in a bunch sprint. The adults races had strong field in both the Men’s and Women’s categories

Full results are here

U8 boys
1 Cody Culley Wheal Velocity

U8 girls
1 Lauren Fox Wheal Velocity
2 Bryher Elliott Wheal Velocity
3 Madeline Woodger Mid Devon CC

U10 boys
1 Bayley Woodger Mid Devon CC
2 Jacob Start Mid Devon CC
3 Matthew Holmes Mid Devon CC

U10 girls
1 Orla White Dartmoor Velo – Care Control…
2 Molly Hughes

U12s boys
1 Oscar Elliott Wheal Velocity
2 Elliot Albert Wheal Velocity
3 Joseph Edwards Mid Devon CC
4 Thomas Roodhouse Wheal Velocity
5 Jed Claxton Wheal Velocity

U12s girls
1 Eva Fox Wheal Velocity
2 Megan Dafydd Maindy Flyers Youth CC
3 Molly Lane Pilgrim Flyers
4 Aine Graham

U14s boys
1 Fin Mead Propello
2 Isaac Wythchard
3 William Salter 1st Chard Whls
4 George Packham-Southon Team Tor 2000 KALAS
5 Jack Wilson Wheal Velocity
6 Rhys Wythchard
7 Ewan Dix Dartmoor Velo – Care Control…
8 Noah Thomas Mid Devon CC
9 Reuben Walter Minehead Merlins
10 Angus Graham

U16s boys
1 Charlie Tompkins Propello
2 Morgan Gibson Clay Mid Devon CC
3 Finlay Walter Queens Head Cycling
4 Callum Start Mid Devon CC
5 George Eames North Devon Wheelers
6 Jacob Thomas Mid Devon CC
7 Shaun Duffield Propello
8 Harry Jukes Wheal Velocity
9 Jake Rowell Wheal Velocity
10 Reuben Heal Mid Devon CC
11 Abraham Reid Dartmoor Velo – Care Control…
12 Finlay Webb Exeter Wheelers

U16s girls
1 Hannah Ranger
2 Connie McLaughlin Dartmoor Velo – Care Control…

Women’s race
1 Laura Rayner
2 Nikki Toomer Exeter Wheelers
3 Anja Roeding Exeter Wheelers
4 Catriona Ross Bridport CC
5 Rosalind Willicombe Exeter Wheelers
6 Haddi Conant Datalynx-Parenesis Cycling
7 Hetty Summerhayes Mid Devon CC
8 Francesca Parlur
9 Karen Wyle Smith Exeter Wheelers

1 Dominic Pullen Propello
2 Daniel Lyness Royal Navy & Royal Marines CA
3 Alexander Ford
4 Samuel Woods Plymouth Corinthian CC
5 George Greensmith Propello
6 Chris Howarth Royal Navy & Royal Marines CA
7 Michael Rogers Plymouth Corinthian CC
8 Nick Blight Nopinz Symec Development Team
9 Joe Rosser BGE
10 Andrew Henderson Nopinz Symec Development Team

1 Aled Jones VCEquipe/FlixOralHygiene/Propu…
2 Joshua Gray Team Tor 2000 KALAS
3 Oscar Hutchings Team Tor 2000 KALAS
4 Tom Nancarrow Nopinz Symec Race Team
5 Thomas Day Giant Cycling Club – Halo Film…
6 Dougal Toms University of Exeter Cycling C…
7 Philip Bray Plymouth Corinthian CC
8 William Makin Wheal Velocity
9 Matt Tupman Okehampton Cycle Club
10 Luke Craddock TAAP Cervelo
11 Charlie Revell Team Tor 2000 KALAS
12 Elliot Barratt BIKESTRONG-KTM
13 Blake Pond Nopinz Symec Race Team
14 Julian Pitocco Mid Devon CC
15 Geordie Stock Queens Head Cycling

Masters (over 40’s)
1 William Bunday Royal Air Force CA
2 Wayne Hitchcock
3 Gavin MacDougall Tavistock Whlrs Cycling Club
4 Andrew Henderson Nopinz Symec Development Team
5 Si Potter Mid Cornwall Cycling Club
6 Brian Hennessey BCR Racing
7 David Elliott Wheal Velocity
8 Jason Kettle Mid Devon CC
9 Adrian Clode Revo Racing
10 Andrew Blake Wheal Velocity

MDCC Offroad Youth

MTB Youth Report – South West MTB XC Series 2019 Haldon inc the SW Regional Champs

Sunday, 19 May 2019

The 3rd round of South West MTB XC Series 2019 Haldon forest incorporating the SW Regional Championships hosted by MDCC. This event saw some age group fields double in size on a great challenging course with fantastic weather conditions. 

The under 8’s race kick started the day with Maddy Woodger coming 3rd in her very 1st MTB race learning a lot along the way but improved every lap.

Under 14 Boys Ed Selwood was going strong on an extended and challenging course – Ed suffered a mechanical so did not finish. 

In the under 10’s series leader Bayley Woodger kept up the winning streak by taking the South West title. Jacob Start in his 1st MTB race of the year came 9th. 

Under 10 podium 

Under 12’s boys saw Ben Goldsmith take 7th in a very strong field. 

MDCC Youth

14/5/2019 Dunkeswell Youth Report.

After a year away from the racing calendar Dunkeswell was back seeing a good turn out for MDCC youth. 

Maddy Woodger racing for the first time at the venue winning her 1st road race of the year in the under 8s making a big jump to a 20 minute race with the under 10s and 12’s. Ellie Birchall continuing the winning way for the MDCC girls under 10s.

The three amigos were at it again in the under 10 boys with another clean sweep.
Bayley Woodger showing strength to solo ride for the win. Matt Holmes worked hard with William Birchall (under 12) taking turns showing some good skills they have learnt in training taking 2nd. Jacob Start found the fast pace hard to hold but dig deep and had  a solo ride to 3rd. These three were riding at a average over 18 mph.

William and Henry Birchall under 12 boys Henry crashed out on the second corner but got up and was fine. William worked with Matt And came in 2nd over all. 

Noah Thomas as a first year in the under 14’s got in a group of 3 (one being an under 16) they worked together for almost the whole race with Noah and the other under 14 from Minehead sprinting it out at the end with Noah coming out on top for 7th.

Jacob Thomas and Callum Start both 1st years in the under 16’s carrying good form coming in to this race. The pair were in the front group with Jacob being very active keeping the pace high staying in the front 2 for the majority of the race. Callum worked hard to get in the group and to stay with them. It came down to a sprint finish with Jacob coming 3rd and Callum 5th.