2011 WCTTCA Prize Presentation

On Sunday December 4Th the West Cheshire time trial CA held their prize presentation and dinner at the Heatherlands Irby.

There was a big turn out of 100 guests and prize winners.

The new WC BAR champ is Gareth Bower of the Rhos on Sea CC with an average speed for the four distances (totalling 429 miles) of 24.861 mph. 25/50/100/12 hour.

The Junior winners are all from the Fibrax Wrexham club. and the vets bar champ is Jim Gresty North Shrops Wh.

Our own winners from BNECC for the ten mile team champs are Andy Walsh, Mike Garner, Jeff Vernon and for the Ladies, our very own Vicky Stinton picked up prizes for winning the 50mile and 100mile championships plus third place in the ladies BAR. 10/25/50 miles average speed 23.2mph.

This season Vicky was also Sixth in the National BAR. the first time in twenty years that a Merseyside rider has been in the top ten.

2011 National Cross Trophy Round 3

Well Done to Jess for another great result. In the Under-16 Female category. Jessica Wilkinson managed to hold off Grace Garner and Abigail van Twisk in a very fast race. Garner still holds the advantage in the series, leading by 26 points from Wilkinson.


Manchester Wheelers Cyclo-Cross Race – Bogart 2011

There were murky grey conditions early in the morning at Bogart Hole Clough in Manchester to greet racers with the going a little soft and wet in places for the Manchester Wheelers Cyclo-Cross Race, Race 5 in the North West League.

But with a DJ spinning some of our favourite tunes, Ian Bury’s knowledgeable and sometimes cheeky commentating, and some warm Autumn sunshine, we had a great setting for an afternoon of top cross racing on one of the North West’s most highly rated courses.

On to the real stars of the show, the main race had a strong turn-out of 111 – pretty good since we were sandwiched between Rapha’s Supacross promotions at Windermere on Saturday and across the Pennines on Sunday – and had the riders facing a classic cross course of jump boards on the top field, some tarmac to spin out the legs, some tough off camber grass and slippery rooty sections with one ‘brutal’ tarmac climb, steps, ride-able or running banks depending on your ability and an extra loop thrown in for good measure.

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Tom Armstrong (Herbalife/Wheelbase) and Giles Drake (Team Elite) pulled clear of Paul Bethell (Team Elite) in the early stages of the race and were stuck together for two thirds of eight laps until Giles broke his rear mech and had to run half of the course, giving Tom a well earned win after his racing in the Elite race at Rapha’s gig on Saturday. Tom’s still a junior and is looking stronger and stronger each race – a fast emerging talent.

Meanwhile Paul Bethell pulled clear to take second ahead of Martin Woffinden (Cycle Sport Pendle), also the first Under 23, with a great race for Pete Middleton (Zepnat) seeing the current North West Veteran Champ take fourth overall. Rob Smail  (Cycle Premier) is now a regular force on the cross scene and took fifth place. Giles eventually finished a creditable 7th and got some useful if uninvited running practice in.

Other notable rides were the winning Vet50+ rider, Roy Hunt (Dutch Wolf) and first woman home Becky Preece  (Red Rose Olympic) outsprinting Anna Buik from Thetford MTB. And let’s hear it for promoting club’s (Manchester Wheelers) 10 riders all finishing, most of whom had been setting up the course with me at 8am!

In the Under 12’s, Alistair Leivers (BYCA) took the win from Nathan Hawthorn (Cyclesport Pendle) and Sol Kerfoot Robson (Rhos-on –sea). Kim Baptista (Eastlands Velo) was first girl over the line at 9th overall. The whole under 12’s field went barmy when some Haribo and Mars Bars were offered up as additional prizes to all the finishers.

Dylan Kerfoot-Robson (Rhos-on-sea) won the Youth Race over three laps of the main course despite an early challenge from Robert Armstrong (Bill Nickson/Raleigh). First girl home was Jess Wilkinson (Birkenhead North End) looking good at 5th place overall.

Additional prizes were provided by Champion System/Maxgear, and Sports

1  Thomas Armstrong Herbalife Wheelbase J
2  Paul Bethell Team Elite S
3  Martin Woffindin Cycle Sport Pendle U23
4  Peter Middleton Zepnat V45
5  Robert Smail Cycle Premier S
6  Wayne Crombie East London Velo S
7  Giles Drake Team Elite S
8  Roy Davies Team Elite S
9  Roy Hunt Dutch-Wolf V55
10  Alex McNicol Velo Club Moulin S
11  Anthony Morris Evans Cycles S
12  Cal Difalco Colnago/Skins S
13  Peter Wilbraham Team Elite S
14  Andrew Brindle Horwich CC V40
15  Luke Beswick Buxton CC S
16  Stuart Green Oldham Century V40
17  Sean Beswick Zepnat V45
18  Scott Wilson Manchester Wheelers S
19  Mark Ferguson Oldham Ruffians V45
20  Mark Solomon Here Come the Belgians S
21  Adam Palmer Horwich CC S
22  Chris Kay Alf Jones Cycles S
23  Chris Belsham York Cycleworks S
24  Dave Headon Horwich CC V45
25  Adam Newall Horwich CC S
26  Sean Hoban VC Cumbria V45
27  Joe Heywood Lancs RC V40
28  Jason Ragg Manchester Wheelers S
29  Ian Roberts Harry Middleton CC S
30  Duncan Stuart Keswick RC V50
31  Dean Smith St Helens CRC V40
32  Martin Tongue Rossendale Road Club V40
33  Tony Sowden Northlancs RC V45
34  Kevan Underhill Weaver Valley CC V50
35  Pat Rowland UA V45
36  Ray Pugh Liverpool Mercury ( Dolan) V55
37  Dean Haywood 0 S
38  Richard Baker Audlem CC S
39  Stewart Dwyer St Helens CRC V45
40  Jody Warrington Manchester Wheelers S
41  Ben Stacy University of Manc S
42  Ian Kendall Liverpool Century V40
43  Nick Budworth St Helens Wollybacks S
44  Nick Billington Oldham Ruffians V50
45  Craig Forrester Cheeky V40
46  Dennis Mason 0 S
47  Graham Kennerley Lancaster CC V50
48  Jason Craven Rossendale Road Club S
49  Stephen Cooke Harry Middleton CC S
50  Richard Sale Horwich CC S
51  Andy Harwood 0 V40
52  Simon Cunningham Manchester Wheelers V50
53  Jim Seymour 0 V40
54  Andrew Leigh Manchester Wheelers J
55  Steve Wood Oldham Ruffians V45
56  Clive Wilkinson BNECC V45
57  David Ryder UA S
58  Martin Sackfield Leigh Premier RC V40
59  Becky Preece Red Rose Olympic JW
60  Anna Buick Thetford MTB W
61  Martin Rogers BNECC V50
62  Mike Cleary Manchester Wheelers V40
63  Mark Bethell Macclesfield Wheelers V50
64  Pete Howarth Withington Wheelers V50
65  Adrian Watts Rossendale Road Club V50
66  Peter Reid Manchester Wheelers V40
67  Gus French Hayfield Hub V50
68  Alex Webb Lyme RC J
69  Kevin Harmon 0 S
70  Jan Shearsmith Manchester Wheelers V50
71  Peter Payton Cycle Sport Pendle V50
72  Scott Billington Oldham Ruffyeds S
73  Alan Cook BNECC V45
74  Chris Thomas UA S
75  Dave Martin BYCA V40
76  Bernard Corfe UA V45
77  John Gillmore East L’pool Whlrs V50
78  Paul Warrener Ride On / Rossendale RC V45
79  Kirsty Forrester Cheeky Ladies W
80  Darren Palfreyman Oldham Century V40
81  Jack Cooper Red Rose Olympic U23
82  David Smith Horwich CC V40
83  Stuart Blackburn Red Rose Olympic V40
84  Geraint Parry Liverpool Century S
85  John Rutter Cycle Sport Pendle V40
86  Zack Williamson UA J
87  Ed Goulty 0 S
88  Charles Gray Manchester Wheelers V45
89  David Hollingworth Red Rose Olympic V45
90  Tony Hood Ribble Valley CRC V40
91  Tom Leivers BYCA V45
92  Alan Shuttleworth Altrincham RC V60
93  Eleanor Underhill Weaver Valley CC W
94  Bob Clarke Red Rose Olympic V40
95  Jenni Rowlands Liverpool Mercury ( Dolan) W
96  Tom Ferguson Manchester Wheelers S
97  Peter Fairclough Red Rose Olympic V45
98  Chris Wilkinson Mid Shrophshire Wheelers U23
99  Ian Small Zodiac CRC V70
100  Daniel Worrall Mossley CRT J
101  David Halman Altrincham RC V60
102  Ian Lawless Wigan Wheelers V45
103  Len Woffindin Sportcity Velo V50
104  Peter Holland Ribble Valley CC S

1  Dylan Kerfoot-Robson Rhos on Sea U16B
2  Robert Armstrong Bill Nickson / Raleigh U16B
3  Oliver Payton Cycle Sport Pendle U16B
4  Robert Rogers Birkenhead North End CC U16B
5  Jessica Wilkinson Birkenhead North End U16G
6  Adam Hartley Eastlands Velo U14B
7  Tom Figgins BNECC U16B
8  Oscar Williamson Mossley U16B
9  Joseph Peatfield Bolton Hot Wheels U14B
10  Joseph Armstrong Border City Wheelers U14B
11  Thomas Clark Red Rose Olympic U14B
12  Sam Baldwin Salt Ayre Cog Set U16B
13  Archie Stewart Mossley U14B
14  Bailey Payne Cycle Sport Pendle U14B
15  Joe Baldwin Salt Ayre Cog Set U14B
16  Rosa Martin BYCA U14G
17  Andrew Hathaway BNECC U14B
18  James Bethell Macclesfield Wheelers U14B
19  Izzy Cook Unattached U16G
20  Ryle Kelly Bury Comets U14B

1  Alistair Leivers BYCA U12B
2  Nathan Hawthorn Cycle Sport Pendle U12B
3  Sol Kerfoot-Robson Rhos-on-Sea U12B
4  Craig Rogers BNECC U12B
5  Lewis Hartley Eastlands Velo U12B
6  Cory Edmondson Cycle Sport Pendle U12B
7  Dexter Sparrow BYCA U12B
8  Jack Barlow Cycle Sport Pendle U12B
9  Kim Baptista Eastlands Velo U12G
10  Anna Armstrong Border City Wheelers U12G
11  Dominic Rutter Cycle Sport Pendle U12B
12  Nicole Clarke Port Sunlight Wheelers U12G
13  Matthew Baptista Eastlands Velo U10B
14  Ben Peatfield Bolton Hotwheels U10B
15  Bob Donaldson Team Lard U10B
16  Christopher Sackfield Leigh Premier U10B
17  Cameron Bates Mossley RC U10B
18  Eve Martin BYCA U12G
19  Shannon Hawthorn Cycle Sport Pendle U10G
20  Thomas Wood 0 U10B
21  Thomas Bates 0 U10B
22  Lauren Ormes UA U12G
23  Lenny Lomas Manchetser Wheelers U8B
24  Sam Kendall Liverpool Century R. C. U8B
25  Sadie Stewart Moesley CC U10G
26  Tilly Barlow Cycle Sport Pendle U8G
27  Andrew Clarke Port Sunlight Wheelers U8B
28  Charlotte Kendall Liverpool Century R. C. U8G
29  James Donaldson Team Land U8B

LVRC National Track Champs 2011

BNECC was represented by Dave Large and Geoff Brandt at the recent LVRC National Track Champs in Newport.

In the match sprinting, the pair met in the semi final where Geoff Brandt won Gold.

Honour was made even in the scratch race where Dave Large took a Bronze Medal.

In between, a hectic Points race saw Geoff Brandt win the first sprint, but no more, to secure a bronze, then a 34mph dash in the 500mm time trial brought another gold for Geoff in 39.3s, with Dave Large not far behind in 40.9s.

A Team Sprint by the pair in 39.1s was only good enough for 9th on the day.”

Full results can be downloaded here


Cyclocross – Barnoldswick Bash (CSP Hope) – Sunday 23rd October 2011

Cycle Sport Pendle ran their first ever cyclo-cross race on Sunday at Craven sports centre Barnoldswick and judging by rider reaction, it will become a great fixture and venue.

The day kicked off with a Go-Race event and races for all youth categories, fields of 40 in both under 16s and under 12s. Promoting club Team CSP almost pulling off a double with Nathan Hawthorne first over the line in the Under 12 and Oliver Payton doing battle with Robert Rogers, Birkenhead NE in the Under 16, Robert taking the win by ten seconds. Jessica Wilkinson,  Birkenhead North End CC also did a great ride to win the first Girl award.

North End Junior Placings

Jess Wilkinson – U16   1st Girl
Rob Rogers  – U16 1st Boy
Max Spedding – U16 3rd Boy
Craig Rogers – U12 3rd Boy

North End Senior Placings
Clive Wilkinson 14th in his age group
Alan Cook  20th in his age group.

Birkenhead North End CC Autumn Go Ride Races

24th September 2011

The Results

U6 Boys
1st – Max Keating – Barnston Primary, Heswall

U8 Boys

1st – Sam Johnston – Mersey Tri
2nd – Issac Keating – Barnston Primary, Heswall
3rd – Luke Fagan – Greasby Juniors, Greasby

U8 Girls

1st – Millie Jones – Townfield Primary, Prenton
2nd – Ellie Jones – Townfield Primary, Prenton

U10 Boys

1st – Josh Fagan – Greasby Juniors, Greasby
2nd – Francis Aland – Our Lady of Pity, Greasby
3rd – Josh Caddick – Prenton Primary, Prenton

U10 Girls

1st – Tegan Rawsthorne
2nd – Neve Jones

U12 Boys

1st – Elliot Montieth – Hilbre School, West Kirby
2nd – Joe Hulme – Birkenhead North End CC
3rd – Sam Page –
3rd – Sam Jones –

U12 Girls

1st – Helena Jones – Mersey Tri/ Hilbre School

U14 Boys

1st – Jack Hulme – Birkenhead North End CC / Wirral Grammar

U16 Boys

1st – Ben Cullen – Vita Cycles

Echo Star Trophy Final Results

Congratulations to the North End for taking the 1st Place in both Junior and Senior Echo Star Trophy Competition ..

Final Senior Results below

1st.    Keith Jones – Birkenhead North End CC
2nd.    Stephen Smith – Birkenhead North End CC
2nd.    Mike Garner – Birkenhead North End CC
4th.    Jon Eddolls – Birkenhead North End CC
5th.    Matthew Jones – New Brighton CC
5th.    Steve Molyneux – Birkenhead North End CC
7th.    Matt Walmsley – Birkenhead North End CC
8th.    Brad Smith – Birkenhead North End CC
9th.    Dean Bennett – Liverpool Century RC

Final Junior Results Below

1st.      Liam Brennan – Birkenhead North End CC
2nd.     Sam Palin – Liverpool Mercury (Dolan) CC
3rd.     Jonathan Pugh – Liverpool Century RC

Winners of both Competitions will be advised in due course when the prizes will be distributed and when and where the trophy presentations will be made.

To Download the Full Results and Qualifying events document. Please Click here

Mike Garner Wins at Bashal Eaves

Mike Garner won the 3/4 cat support race yesterday, by breaking away off the front of the bunch with 100 yards to go. Taking the sprint in convincing fashion, during the final Event of the CDNW League at Bashal Eaves. With this result Mike now moved up from 3rd Cat to 2nd cat..

Well Done Mike!

1    Mike    Garner    BNECC
2    Jonothan    Stanlake    Private Member
3    Ryan    Pike    High on Bikes
4    Steffan    North    Wills Wheels CC
5    John    Findley    Bill Nickson Cycles RT
6    John    Dodgin    Biketreks Racing Team
7    Matthew    Love    Unaffilliated
8    Nicolas    Bertrand    Biketreks Racing Team
9    Lee    Carter    ribble valley crc
10    Ian    Rutherford    Lune RRC
11    John    Agnew    LUNE RCC
12    James    Warren    Bill Nickson Cycles RT
13    Eelco    Docter    Macclesfield Wheelers
14    David    Crowley    Bill Nickson RT
15    Michael    Ashurst    Maxgear RT


Mike Garner Wins Stafford Grand Prix

Garner Wins Stafford Grand Prix
Location: Swinnerton, Staffordshire, 55 miles
Event: 21 August 2011
Report: Snowdon Sports

EDGING ahead by just one bike length, Mike Garner (Birkenhead North End CC) secured victory in the Stafford Grand Prix road race which covered five laps of the Swinnerton circuit near Coates Heath in Staffordshire.

A competitive field lined up for the 55-mile event, and with primes being awarded on every lap the riders attacked from the off with the decisive break being made on the second lap when approximately 12 riders established a gap of around one minute.

They rode well together and held the gap which stretched out to 90 seconds at one point with an average lap time of 28 minutes.

One group of 4 riders did however manage to ride across to the lead group, taking a full lap to bridge the gap.

The finishing sprint was a close run affair but Mike Garner (Birkenhead North End CC) proved to be the strongest rider on the day and finished a bike length ahead of his nearest rival.

After the race, organiser Alastair Semple extended his thanks to all the riders for making this year’s Grand Prix such an exciting and competitive event, our Commissaries Dave Goring, Guy Elliot and Ian for ensuring it was a safe and fair race, Stafford RC sponsors Graham Kelly (La Patisserie) for laying on some tasty refreshments and John Burton (Henry Burton Cycles) for providing the excellent prizes for all the top 10 riders and providing race service.

Finally, he thanked all Stafford Road Club members and family who came along to signpost, marshal, drive lead cars and run the HQ, for without them the club could not host such a successful event.


1 Mike Garner (Borkenhead North End CC)
2 David Spencer (Fibrax Wrexham RC)
3 Roy Sumner (Port Sunlight Wh)
4 Chris Edwardson (VC Nottingham)
5 Paul Dring (Team Echelon-Rotor)
6 Oliver Kyte (Wolverhampton Wheelers)
7 Dean Parks (IOPTEX)
8 Lee Buckley (Halesowen A&CC)
9 Nicholas Willsher (Lancaster RC)
10 Nick Giles (Fibrax Wrexham RC)

Prime 1: Roy Sumner (Port Sunlight Wheelers).
Prime 2: Mark Corbett (Worcester St John’s CC).
Prime 3: Dean Parks (IOPTEX).
Prime 4: Mike Whittaker (Beeston CC).