History was made in Cornwall at the new Wheal Jane circuit, by Jenny Corser (Mid Devon CC), Alex Platt (Bikechain-Ricci) and Ashley Fletcher (Southfork Racing) who became the first ever adult winners on the new Wheal Jane Cycle Circuit. Under blue skies and warm sunshine, the three races were all competitive and exciting.
The women’s E/1/2/3/4 race split quickly in to two groups, which battled throughout the race, with the two Mid Devon riders Jenny Corser and Juliet Elliott finishing 1st and 2nd. Lucy Monk (Exeter Wheelers) rounded out the podium, which was remarkable, as she only entered the event at 11.38pm on the night before the race.
Alex Platt (Bikechain-Ricci) proved too strong for the large cat 4 field, and the points gained shifted him to third cat, so he also entered the cat 2/3 race, where he gained a further 3 points, a total of 13 points for the day, so a great day’s racing for him.
Alex was followed over the line by Simon Szender in his first complete race. He is unattached, so someone should snap him up. Micheal Hoare (UPC Rockets and Rascals) filled the last step on the podium.
This great day’s racing followed the youth racing on Saturday 1st. The Wheal Jane circuit is the result of the cycling community supporting a Crowdfunding scheme to the tune of £17000. There is still work to do, but we are under way, and with the support of South West riders, we will be able to put on a more ambitious programme in 2018.
Further dates for 2017 are 7th May and 16th July
|1.||Jenny Corser||Mid Devon CC||Finished||2nd||10|
|2.||Juliet Elliott||Mid Devon CC||Finished||3rd||8|
|3.||Lucy Monk||Exeter Wheelers||Finished||3rd||7|
|4.||Amy Louden||Lovelo Squadra Donne||Finished||3rd||6|
|5.||Rachel Vague||One and All Cycling||Finished||0|
|6.||Rachael Tyers||Bikechain – Ricci||Finished||N/A||0|
|7.||Zoe Betteridge||Southfork Racing.co.uk||Finished||3rd||3|
|—||Jessica Duffy||Bianchi Dama UK||Did not start||2nd||0|
4th Cat only
|1.||Alex Platt||Bikechain – Ricci||Finished||4th||10|
|3.||Michael Hoare||UPC – Rockets & Rascals||Finished||4th||7|
|4.||Josef Fitzgerald-Patrick||Penzance Wheelers||Finished||4th||6|
|5.||Luke Craddock||Mid Cornwall Cycling Club||Finished||4th||5|
|6.||Frankie Whitwell||Bath Cycling Club||Finished||4th||4|
|7.||Marlin Barea||Bikechain – Ricci||Finished||N/A||0|
|8.||Joshua Soper||Royal Navy & Royal Marines CA||Finished||4th||2|
|9.||William Thurgood||Mid Devon CC||Finished||4th||1|
|10.||Paul Churchill||Army Cycling Union||Finished||4th||1|
|11.||Nick Campbell||Mid Cornwall Cycling Club||Finished||4th||0|
|12.||Simon Sheppard||Bikechain – Ricci||Finished||4th||0|
|1.||Ashley Fletcher||Southfork Racing.co.uk||Finished||2nd||10|
|2.||Paddy Scullion||Mid Cornwall Cycling Club||Finished||3rd||8|
|3.||Nicholas Vincent||Lovelo Cinelli RT||Finished||2nd||7|
|4.||Joe Monk||Exeter Wheelers||Finished||3rd||6|
|5.||Ashley Towey||Mid Devon CC||Finished||2nd||5|
|6.||Daniel Dolan||Mid Devon CC||Finished||3rd||4|
|7.||Alex Platt||Bikechain – Ricci||Finished||4th||3|
|8.||Mark Lees||Southfork Racing.co.uk||Finished||3rd||2|
|9.||Nigel Holmes||Sandy Wallace Cycles||Finished||3rd||1|
|10.||William Scott||Durham University Cycling Club||Finished||3rd||1|
Cat 2/3 riders tackle one of the two climbs on Wheal Jane Circuit (All Rights – Rachel Hillman Photography)
Two Rachel’s, Rachel Tyres Bikechain-Ricci Racheal Vague battled throughout the women’s race.
(All Rights – Rachel Hillman Photography)
Women’s Podium, L-R: 2nd place – Juliet Elliot, 1st place – Jenny Corser, 3rd place – Lucy Monk
Rod James Presents 2/3 Cat, 1st Place – Ashley Fletcher
Rod James Presents 2/3 Cat, 2nd Place – Paddy Scullion
Rod James Presents 2/3 Cat, 3rd Place – Nicholas Vincent
Rod James Presents 4th Cat, 1st Place – Alex Platt
Rod James Presents 4th Cat, 2nd Place – Simon Szender