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Andrew Leveton takes Grass Track 800m Title

2016 Grass Track Meeting

Grass Track 2016 - Racing

Grass track cycle racing returned to Bury St. Edmunds on Sunday, with West Suffolk Wheelers & Triathlon Club’s annual festival at Fornham All Saints. Held on a 200m grass course, riders race on single speed fixed gear bikes.

Attracting a field of local and national racers, the event incorporated both the National Endurance League (8km) and 800m Grass Track Championships.


Chairman Neville Presents the National Jersey

The national 800m event was won for the 3rd consecutive year by Southern Counties rider Andrew Leveton of VC St Raphael, with Chelmsford based Mitch Powell (who was also victorious in Devil Take the Hindmost, in which the last rider on each lap is eliminated) of Team Terminator 2nd, narrowly ahead of former champion Rowan Elliot also of VC St. Raphael.

The 8km event was won in some style buy Norfolk rider Dougal Toms of Iceni Velo, (who also won the Unknown Distance event in which riders pace themselves until the timekeeper signals 3 laps to go at which the business end of the race starts in earnest) with Tom Roper (Beacon Wheelers) and Chesterfield’s Martin Smith 2nd and 3rd.

The women’s Omnium (multi race event) was won by Medway rider Sally Smith.

Other Omnium winners were Fred Gill (Colchester Rovers , Youth A); Thomas White (Colchester, Youth B); Nathan Hardy (CC Ashwell, Youth C); Harley Gregory (West Suffolk Wheelers, Youth D); Erica Dodsworth (Maldon CC, Youth E). Full results are available on the BC results website here:

2016 Grass Track National 800m Podium



Elsewhere, Wheelers were in action at the Ely CC 10 mile open Time Trial on the out and course between Mepham-Withcford-Mepham. Adrian Rudd posted a fine 23:13 with David Howes finishing in 27:09.

Round 5 of the summer Mud Sweat & Gears MTB series took place at Hadleigh Park. Paul Watson took the course in his stride, his 5th spot (7 laps in 1:33:39) just seconds off local rider Richard Muchmore’s  (Renval RT) 4th place. Oliver Griggs had a very fine race, crossing the line in 13th in the Under 12 event (4 laps/18:32).

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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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