Event: Regional Championships   Add this to my calendar (Outlook etc.)

Date: Sunday, 5 December 2004

Promoter: VC Deal

Contact: Richard Wood 01303 253365/07815 010163 r.wood23@ntlworld.com

Location: Lydden Hill Motor Circuit, off A2, Lydden, near Dover, Kent.

Eastern Champions: The table below shows the Eastern Area Champions for 2004. (This year's race was a combined South Eastern championship so the race winners are not necessarily Eastern champions.)

Category Winner Team
Senior Shaun Aldous Interbike RT
Veteran Mark Farrow VC Norwich
Women Claire Larbey Mildenhall CC
Junior James Jackson Lee Valley Youth CC
Youth Andrew Griffiths Lee Valley Youth CC
Team XRT/Elmy Cycles

Report: A worthy setting for the races of the year so far. In every category, we saw bunches of riders duelling amongst themselves. Unusually the U12’s were the first underway, and set the standard for others to follow. Ipswich BC’s Hugo Robinson was straight into the thick of it from the line, tussling with season long adversary, Daniel Young (Crest CC). This time however they had other opposition, mainly from Kent based riders, (who are considerably older as well). Hugo Humphreys (Team Darenth) rode away for an emphatic win, and 2nd place Alec Briggs (Herne Hill YCC) knew he had a race on his hands, containing Hugo R, who was pushed into 3rd place on the last lap.

Youths were next onto the Lydden raceway. Favourite Andrew Griffiths (Lee Valley YCC) had an easily controlled race with only Alex Paton from the promoting club VC Deal to give any worries. There was still plenty of action behind them however. Rebecca Thompson (Bikeplus) had an easy win over Katy Wade (VC Deal) in the girl’s race. Hannah Robinson (Ipswich BC) even had time to smile on her way round to 3rd Girl.

A bunch sprint looked a possibility in the Vets, Juniors and Ladies event with six riders taking control of the race. With two ex national champions at the front in the form of Mick Bell (London Fire Brigade) and 50+ ex-champion Carl McDonagh (Brixton Cycles), Eastern riders Mark Farrow & Dave Copland knew they had their work cut-out to keep in touch. However Junior National Squad member, William Thompson took the race by the scruff its neck and was leader through the line on all but one lap, and by the bell had opened up a commanding lead of 47 seconds over the pursuing vets.

Mick Bell just held off a determined McDonagh at the line, both winning their respective age group gold medals. Mark Farrow (VC Norwich) used his road craft to out-sprint Dave Copland (Ipswich BC) and take the 40+ silver medal. Further down the field Tim Butler was recovering from a poor start, after being forced into tyre wall at the first corner, soon passing John Terrell, who was lying prone on the floor after a spill. John soon recovered and battled in vain with Shaftesbury’s Bruce Robinson. Bruce crossed the line 22nd overall, 5th 50+. Butler was now moving up the field, dicing with Mark Meacock (Free Rider). On the last lap in desperation to beat Meacock, Tim gave it all he had, passed Meacock and almost caught his old adversary Geoff Bores (Lee Valley YCC), finishing 10 meters behind for 16th overall and 13th Vet.

The best was definitely left to last. The Seniors left the crowd breathless with excitement. The leader from the gun, Brian Curtis (Corridori), went off like a greyhound after the hare, opening up a twelve second advantage at the end of the first lap. The packs of pursuers soon formed for the chase. Carl Davey (unattached), Shaun Aldous (Interbike) and Nathan Miller (Anglia Sport), linked up to the in form Curtis on lap three. Aldous kept testing the water on the long climb, seeing who had the legs for a chase. Lap five saw the leading pack down to three, with Miller dropping back to the chasers. However, a refreshed Miller rejoined the group on the lap eight climb, forcing Aldous to make his race-winning move. More drama was to come on the last lap when Curtis punctured, leaving Miller to chase Aldous and grab the silver medal from Graham Rogerson (Army CU), leaving Davey with no medal, wondering ‘where did it go wrong.’


Senior        Lap-o-meter        League table        Jun/Vet/Women        Youth        Under 12

130Shaun AldousSenInterbike RT10 laps in 56:21
223Nathan MillerSenAnglia Sport/Condor+0:19
310Graham RogersonSenArmy CU+0:24
45Carl DaveySenUnattached+0:27
521Matt HolmesSenArctic RT+0:53
64Brian CurtisSenCorridori+0:53
711Greg SimcockSenXRT/Elmy Cycles+1:09
815James DearSenIn Gear RT+1:11
96Carl ThompsonSenXRT/Elmy Cycles+1:21
108Damian ColemanSenVC Deal+3:44
1135Stuart McGheeSenEvans RT+4:21
121Ben LockwoodSenGS Invicta+4:59
1313Ivan BurchSenAnglia Sport/Condor+5:26
1437Tom UnderhillSenFinsbury Park CC+6:05
1539Shawn BlakeySenFinsbury Park+6:21
1625Nick AinsworthSenJames Hay RT+1 lap +0:04
1732Steve HamblingSenVC Deal+1 lap +0:33
182Ben SpashettSenXRT/Elmy Cycles+1 lap +0:52
1922Michael DunnSenChelmer CC+1 lap +1:10
2014James CockerSenFinsbury Park CC+1 lap +1:27
2134Stuart ChattingSenAngliasport/Condor+1 lap +1:46
229Daryl GoochSenTeam Clean/Timeout+1 lap +2:45
2328Robert LaingSenVC Deal+1 lap +3:27
247Craig BeechSenInterbike RT+1 lap +3:28
2531Steven GriffithsSenLee Valley Youth CC+1 lap +4:09
2641Adam BroyardSenVC Deal+1 lap +5:12
2729Sean McdougallSenFinsbury Park CC+1 lap +5:39
2840Martin LloydSenVC Deal+2 laps +1:49
2936Tim ChandlerSenWelwyn Wheelers+2 laps +4:39
3038Matt KyleSenBasildon CC+3 laps +0:50
3127Robert KingslandSenVC Deal+3 laps +3:39
-3Ben SpurrierSenEvans RTDNF
-12Ian NewbySenDiss & District CCDNF
-17Jon LyonsSenGS InvictaDNF
-20Matt CarterSenUnattachedDNF
-33Steven PriceSenVC Prestige/Viner.comDNF

Junior/Veteran/Women        Lap-o-meter        League table        Sen        Youth        Under 12

1134William ThompsonJunPacific RT7 laps in 41:43
2166Mick BellV40London Fire Brigade+0:32
3183Carl McDonaghV50Brixton Cycles+0:34
4191Dave McMullenV50Evans RT+0:49
5162Mark FarrowV40VC Norwich+1:08
6154Dave CoplandV40Ipswich BC+1:09
7181Andy RobertsV50Evans RT+1:10
8192Gary ClarkV40Evans RT+1:14
9167Neil SimpsonV40London Phoenix+2:00
10168Nick KinseyV40Tri UK Gatorade+2:24
11130James JacksonJunLee Valley Youth CC+2:54
12189Donald McGregorV40Team Marie Curie+3:14
13153Craig StevensV40Pca Ciclos Uno+3:24
14136James CoopJunVC Deal+3:33
15186Geoff BoresV50Lee Valley Youth CC+3:41
16175Tim ButlerV40Ipswich BC+3:47
17163Mark MeacockV40Freerider RT+4:07
18197Ray CoopV40VC Deal+4:18
19132Jayson WealeJunVictory CC+4:20
20195Ian CleverlyV40Mosquito+4:24
21190David YoungV40Crest+4:59
22182Bruce RobinsonV50Shaftesbury CC+5:09
23160John TerrellV40Ipswich BC+5:21
24170Paul WarnerV40Team Darenth+5:23
25159Graham StaceyV40Catford CC+5:43
26161Kieran DunleaV40Pca Ciclos Uno+5:44
27135Jay HunterJunInterbike RT+6:36
28164Martin DawkinsV40VC Deal+6:42
29194John GoughV50GS Invicta+6:44
30156Geoff LuenV40San Fairy Ann CC+1 lap +0:01
31151Bob PisolkarV40Finsbury Park CC+1 lap +0:29
32165Martin FryV40Welwyn Wheelers+1 lap +1:02
33152Carlton AinsworthV40Eastern Region Velo+1 lap +1:25
34196Bill WrightV40De Laune/Evans+1 lap +1:30
35184Chris ReedV50London Phoenix+1 lap +2:36
36104Sarah NorthallLadyLondon Phoenix+1 lap +2:57
37172Robert SmithV40Ipswich BC+1 lap +3:07
38169Paul HarrisV40Eastern Region Velo+1 lap +3:26
39193Barry AllenV50London Phoenix+1 lap +3:30
40171Peter RuffheadV40Arctic RT+1 lap +4:49
41188Steve GregsonV50Basildon CC+1 lap +6:03
42101Debbie BurtonLadyVC Deal+1 lap +6:45
43150Bob GriffithsV40Lee Valley Youth CC+1 lap +7:55
44185Dennis ReeveV50Eastern Region Velo+1 lap +8:16
45180Alan ChapmanV50Midenhall CC+2 laps +0:01
46103Nicola WadhamLadyKingston Wheelers+2 laps +0:06
47173Simon LarbeyV40Mildenhall CC+2 laps +2:10
48100Claire LarbeyLadyMildenhall CC+2 laps +5:02
-133Nick StaceyJunVC De LondresDNF
-157Graham ParkinV40Team Larkfield CyclesDNF

Youth        League table        Sen        Jun/Vet/Women        Under 12

Position Name Category Team Time
1 Andrew Griffiths Youth Lee Valley Youth CC 5 laps in 29:54
2 Alex Paton Youth VC Deal +0:38
3 Tom Smart Youth VC Deal +1:33
4 Michael Butler U14 VC Deal +2:18
5 Carl Harris Youth ERV +3:18
6 Matt Howard Youth Jublilee CC +3:09
7 Joe Perrett U14 Lee Valley Youth CC +4:28
8 Kurt Warner Youth Team Darenth +4:31
9 Sam Fensterheim Youth De Laune CC +5:05
10 Peter Mitchell Youth Jubilee CC +3:09
11 James Hughes Youth VC Deal +6:31
12 Chris Richardson Youth VC Deal +6:51
13 Rebecca Thompson U14 Girl Bikeplus +7:03
14 Alexi Hall Youth VC Deal +7:42
15 James Wade U14 VC Deal +7:43
16 Dale Jackson U14 Lee Valley Youth CC +1 lap
17 Matthew Cooke U14 Mildenhall CC 
18 Dan Layton U14 Team Darenth
19 Craig Wilton Youth Team Darenth
20 Mark Chapman Youth Mildenhall CC
21 Katy Wade Girl VC Deal
22 Peter Johnson U14 VC Deal
23 Luke Newby U14 Diss & District CC
24 Samantha Bryant U14 Girl Team Darenth
25 Nat Jarvis U14 Team Darenth
26 Adam Green Youth Lee Valley Youth CC
27 Sam Fry U14 Welwyn Wheelers
28 Martin Staulton U14 VC Deal
29 Graham Barnes U14 VC Deal
30 Hannah Robinson U14 Girl Ipswich BC
31 Jessica Rix U14 Girl Lee Valley Youth CC

Under 12 (non-championship)        League table        Sen        Jun/Vet/Women        Youth

Position Name Category Team
1 Hugo Humphreys U12 Team Darenth
2 Alec Briggs U12 Herne Hill Youth CC
3 Hugo Robinson U12 Ipswich BC
4 Tijan Sealy U12 Herne Hill Youth CC
5 Taylor Johnston U12 Herne Hill Youth CC
6 Dan Young U12 Lee Valley Youth CC
7 Sam Johnson U12 VC Deal
8 Liam White U12 VC Deal
9 Kieran Riley U12 VC Deal
10 Josh Green U12 Lee Valley Youth CC
11 Sam Bores U12 Lee Valley Youth CC
12 Rachel Christy U12 VC Deal
13 Luke Stevens U12 PCA Ciclos Uno

Under 10 (non-championship)

Position Name Category Team
1 Josh Parkin U10 Team Darenth
2 Serena Butler U10 VC Deal
3 Gretel Warner U10 Team Darenth
4 Thomas Butler U10 VC Deal
5 Liam Staulton U10 VC Deal
6 Alex Martin U10 Tean Darenth
7 Holly Butler U10 VC Deal

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