A team of 8 very successful MDCC youth riders went to the South West regional championship in Taunton picking up six medals and crowning 3 South West Champions.
The course was a new venue and gave all the riders a good challenge. There were three youth races in total with different age categories within them, to get MDCC off to a good start saw Ben Ward take gold medal and stay unbeaten this season in the under 8 boys, sister Charlotte Ward got a Silver medal in the under 8 girls.
In race two came our second gold of the day with Matt Holmes in the under 10 boys also keeping his unbeaten run going. Under 10 girls Maddy Woodger just missed out on the medals coming 4th with a strong ride with brother Bayley getting a bronze medal in the under 12 boys continuing his good run of form, also in the under 12 boys Jacob Start had a his best race of the season coming in 5th.
In Race 3 Grace Ward had a strong ride picking up a Bronze medal despite having up a puncture on the last lap. Under 16 boy saw Calum Starts ride his best race of the season taking on a strong team of 5 Dartmoor Velo riders and coming out on top with a Gold medal.
3 golds 1 silver 2 bronze
The Next race is at Torbay Velopark on the 5th January for the 9th round of the South West Series please come and support and see how fun cyclocross can be.
Round 8 of the South West cyclocross league was at Redruth School, weather was sunny with a very cold strong wind and mud which the Mid Devon youth made light of work of the conditions.
The domination of the under 8 and 10 boys continues with Ben Ward under 8 and Matthew Holmes under 10 both making it eighth out of eight each just needing one more win at round nine witch is hosted by Mid Devon at Torbay Velopark on Sunday 5th January to take their age group categories.
Under 8 Charlotte Ward came in 6th but this still sees her sitting in 2nd over all in the series, Under 10 girl Maddy Woodger came in 4th which takes her to 3rd over all in the series.
Under 12 boys saw Bayley Woodger take another podium position coming in 3rd allowing him to creep in to 3rd place overall in the series. Jacob Start had a crash on the second lap that saw him lose time but still managed a good 7th place seeing him retain his 5th place in the series.
Under 14 girl Grace Ward came in 4th holding on to 2nd place in the series. Callum Start had a very strong race coming in 2nd and moving in to 4th in the series.
We move away from the league next week to the South West Cyclo-Cross Regional Championship at Pontispool Equine Sports Centre Taunton on the 8th December.
6th Round Escot Cyclocross on Sunday saw the sun come out on a very wet and muddy course with another very good turnout in all categories from across the region.
Under 8 Ben Ward was in great form and once again continues his winning ways in all rounds. Keeping the winning way going Matt Holmes is also still unbeaten this season in the under 10 boys with another solid performance.
In the Under 14 girls, Grace Ward came 3rd in a very strong field. Under 16 Callum Start worked hard throughout his race and after a dramatic sprint into the last corner came out on top to take 3rd place. Well done to all the riders results below.
Under 8 Boy Ben Ward 1st, Under 8 girl Charlotte Ward 4th. Under 10 boy Matt Holmes 1st Under 10 girl Maddy Woodger 7th. Under 12 boys Arthur Oliver 6th, Jacob Starts 8th. Under 12 Girls Aine Graham 10th. Under 14 Boys Ed Selwood 7th, Angus Graham 10th Under 16 Boys Callum Start 3rd.
A great day for MDCC youth as they headed to Bishop Fox School in Taunton for 5 round of the South West Cyclocross series. On a muddy and slippery course in the sunshine, there were big numbers in all the age categories showing how popular cyclocross is in the South West.
Birthday boy Ben Ward made it five out of Five win’s in the under 8’s sister Charlotte age 5 had a great race coming 2nd in the under 8 girls. Keeping the winning run going Matt Holmes won the under 10 boys race. Under 12 Boy Bayley Woodger made the podium for the first time in this age category coming 3rd. Under 14 girl Grace Ward showed her hard work paying of coming 2nd.
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
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
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.
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
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
3/4 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
Elite/1/2 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