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'Cross Report: It's a West Suffolk One/Two at Hempton!

Richard Muchmore wins at Hempton narrowly holding off Mike Bowen(photo courtesy James Asker)

In a most memorable Cyclo Cross at Hempton, near Fakenham, Richard Muchmore scored another win in the 45+ Vets race last Sunday, chased home by fellow West Suffolk rider Mike Bowen. They had been locked in a race-long battle with league-leader Phil Buick and the lead changed several times, but with a big last lap effort Muchmore powered to victory. Held in bright weather the event featured a varied course of woodland, humps, bumps and a road section on which a formidable head-wind proved energy sapping. Further down the order in this race were other West Suffolk regulars, Adi Grimwood 38th, Paul Barry 41st and Barry Denny 44th ~ but ‘in the money’ as best over 60!

The Under 12’s did us proud again, gaining in confidence each week, Fraser Elsworth getting his best result to date in 5th, Sam Asker 6th and Oliver Griggs 18th (7th in the U10 category).

Richard Stiff continues to get improved results in the Seniors, this week coming home 34th, joined by Jeremy Waterson making his debut, and despite a couple of tumbles came home in 43rd.

This week the team result was our best ever, joint second to the Norfolk Iceni Velo, raising us to 7th overall and still climbing.

Next event is at Redgrave this Saturday November 24, first race 11am.


Last Updated (Tuesday, 01 January 2013 18:03)

'Cross: Grafham Water Report

Matt Asker Grafham Water 'Cross Nov 2012This week there were no less than 11 WSW&T members competing in round 9 of the Eastern Cross League at Grafham Water Reservoir. Conditions could not have been more different to last year’s event, with the course very muddy and slippery all the way round and many tumbles and DNFs as a result.

In the 45+ Vets event Richard Muchmore rode strongly to fourth with Mike Bowen also in the top 10, retaining his position as League Leader. Further down the field Adrian Grimwood, Darren Baker, Paul Barry and Barry Denny were scrapping for minor places, each suffering their own mishaps, and finishing 53rd, 54th, 56th and 60th respectively.

The U12 race saw another good 7th for Fraser Elsworth, whilst Sam Asker crashed in the starting melee and took no further part. Matt Asker made a great debut in the U16 race in 38th out of 53 starters and 2oth in the U14s.

We had two riders in the main Senior race, the last race on the programme by which time the course was a real mess. Richard Stiff came home 62nd with James Asker making a great debut finishing 68th out of 90 starters.

This was a great team effort, which saw West Suffolk third in the club competition for the third event consecutively, bringing us up to eighth overall in the League, and with every chance of improving this by the end of the season.

Next event at Hempton, Nr Fakenham next Sunday. Follow link for details:


Last Updated (Tuesday, 11 December 2012 21:13)

'Cross: Run of success continues at Mistley

West Suffolk Wheelers and Triathlon Club were well represented at round eight of the Eastern Cross League last Sunday at Mistley, Essex and again came away with a race win, thanks to the super skill and fitness of Richard Muchmore, who won the Vets (45+) race by over a minute from a field of 52 riders. Last week’s WSW victor Mike Bowen came in third, just behind Phil Buick riding for Norfolk club, Iceni Velo, and retains his overall lead in the Vets League. The hilly woodland course was very slippery in places and resulted in a number of tumbles including Club Chairman Barry Denny, who crashed heavily but remounted to finish 43rd, with Paul Barry 39th. Adrian Grimwood retired with a broken gear mechanism after tangling with the woodland surroundings.

Sam Asker 6th Under 12 Race Mistley CX

There were 50 riders in the Under 12 race. Promising Under 12 rider Fraser Elsworth crashed out after a good start, but Sam Asker achieved his best result to date in 6th in the same category, with Oliver Griggs chased home by Matt Whitwell in 7th and 8th respectively in the under 10s category, this race again being won by Aaron Freeman of Chelmsford. Our only rider in the Senior event was Richard Stiff who retired with a puncture.

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Last Updated (Tuesday, 11 December 2012 21:17)

Mike Bowen wins Vets Cyclo Cross. Eastern League Round 7. 21st October 2012.

West Suffolk Wheelers and Triathlon Club were again well represented at the Eastern League Cyclo Cross meeting last weekend, with Mike Bowen earning an excellent win in the Vets race (45+) in muddy conditions at Davy Down, Thurrock. On a short and technical course Mike stayed with the leading group and made his effort on the one slight hill in the woods with a lap and a half to go and opened up a 20 second lead that he easily held on to. This strengthens his position at the top of the league standings in the Vets category. Barry Denny and Adi Grimwood were having the own battle further down the field, finishing 42nd and 45th respectively ~ but there were still several behind us!

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Last Updated (Tuesday, 11 December 2012 21:14)

Hillyfields Cross (Colchester). Eastern League Round 6. October 14th 2012.

West Suffolk Crossers were again out in force at the AmisVelo Cyclo-Cross at Hillyfields, Colchester on Sunday Oct 14 with a total of twelve members racing.

First out were the Vets (Over 45) in which Richard Muchmore excelled himself with a brilliant second place, with Mike Bowen also well up in ninth. Mike Lawson made his debut on his MTB steed, finishing 45th, Barry Denny 48th and Paul Barry 56th. Darren Baker also started but withdrew after a few hairy moments in the very slippery conditions.

Then it was the turn of the Under 12’s, with Sam Asker and Fraser Elsworth both ceded on the front row of the grid. Unfortunately Sam crashed twice and retired, but Fraser rode very well to finish 7th. Max Bidewell came home 24th with Oliver Griggs 29th (6th U10) and Matt Whitwell 35th (9th U10). Well done lads.

In the highly competitive Senior race Richard Stiff rode well to 62nd, with John Brooks making his debut , but retiring after a close encounter with some trees.

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Last Updated (Tuesday, 11 December 2012 21:11)

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  • The West Suffolk Wheelers cycling club was formed in 1922 and is based in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. We have a good cross-section of cycling on offer to welcome new and experienced cyclists alike. If you wish to learn bike handling skills for on and/or off-road cycling our members have the knowledge and experience to teach you. The Club is proud of it's development work with young people, and we have coaches to guide new cyclists in their training. We are active in all areas of cycling including: Road Racing, Time Trials, Track Racing, Club Runs,Touring, Audax, Sportive, Mountain Biking and Cyclo-cross. Members also compete in triathlon competitions; the Club is recently affiliated to Triathlon England, and new triathlete members are welcomed

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