20/05/2012 – National Tandem and Youth Omnium Report 2012
Swinnerton Cycles National Tandem Sprint Champs/Youth Omnium
Event: 20th May 2012 Promoted by: NTCA Venue: Lyme Valley Stadium, Newcastle-under-Lyme Report: Paul Barber
Full Results (see attached)
Summer was finally in the air and we had a fantastic day of outdoor track racing at the Newcastle under Lyme track with some great racing, all sponsored by Swinnerton Cycles. Over 91 riders took to the track in a packed programme of over 50 events and heats to see who were the best riders on the day. The event was a mixture of youth and experience, with 12 riders in the exciting tandem sprint, along with stars of the future in the youth races.
Swinnerton Cycles sponsored National Tandem Sprint Championship 2012
Barney Storey VC St Raphael and Neil Fachie Ythan CC came out on top to win the Swinnerton Cycles sponsored National Tandem Sprint Championship after some very close racing. The pairing qualified fasted and held off Bruce Croal and Kenneth Ayre City of Edinburgh in the final 2-0. This added the National Tandem Sprint Championship to their long list of wins that include a Gold medals from major Paralympic events. Seasoned riders John Saysell and Ben Elliott came third beating Pete Boyd and David Heald of VC St Raphael 2-1.
The crowds were wowed by a master class of close fast, exciting tandem riding from all the riders including Megan Boyd who had clearly learnt a trick or two from her father Peter Boyd.
NEIL FACHIE YTHAN CC and BARNEY STOREY, VC St RAPHAEL
BRUCE CROALL CITY OF EDINBUGH and KENNETH AYRE , CITY OF EDINBUGH
BEN ELLIOTT ,VC St RAPHAEL and JOHN SAYSELL, NORTH ROAD CC
PETER BOYD , VC St RAPHAEL and DAVE HEALD VC St RAPHAEL
MEGAN BOYD, SPORTCITY VELO and SOPHIE THORNHILL, SPORTCITY VELO
PAUL WHATMOUGH and RYAN WHATMOUGH, SHEPHERD CYCLES
Swinnerton Cycles sponsored North Region Youth Omnium
Under 16 Boys
A big field of 34 under 16 boys battled over the 5 Swinnerton Cycles sponsored Omnium events, with some fast and furious racing as soon as the scratch race started. Charlie Tanfield from Velo 29 was the top rider on the day, taking a well deserved win from Leon Gledhill Planet X. With the fight for 3rd place being extremely close, 4 riders tied on 32 points, only separated by the way they finished in the final Time Trial. All the riders are to be commended for an excellent display of riding ahead of their years. They gave the crowd some excellent racing that made my legs ache just watching! We have some real talent here for the future in the North Region.
1st CHARLIE TANFIELD VELO 29 10
2nd LEON GLEDHILL PLANET X 16
3rd FABIO CLOSE VELOCITY 3in1 CNP RT 32
4th STUART BALFOUR, EDINBURGH RC 32
5th CHRISTIAN BRAYBROOKE VELOCITY 3in1 CNP RT 32
6th THOMAS ROTHERHAM SPORTCITY VELO 32
Under 16 Girls
Melissa Lowther Aire Valley RT gave a dominant display of riding in the under 16 girls scratch, points, elimination, Keirin and 800m time trial. Winning all 5 events to get the lowest possible score of 5 in her omnium events. Just as she did in 2011. Lauren O’Brien RST Trigon claimed second place, again repeating her 2011 performance, holding off Victoria Kinrade in third place.
1st MELISSA LOWTHER AIRE VALLEY RT 5
2nd LAUREN O’BRIEN RST TRIGON RT 15
3rd VICTORIA KINRADE ROYAL LONDON 18
4th SALLIE BIRCHALL LYME RC 21
5th REBECCA GRAY LYME RC 24
6th AMY GORNALL CYCLE SPORT PENDLE 28
Under 14 Boys
Newcastle Track regular Matthew Walls Velocity 3inONE showed he had put in the hard training over winter. He gave a dominant display of riding in the scratch, points, elimination, Keirin and time trial winning all 5 events to win the under 14 boys category. Reece Wood Aire Valley RT rode consistently to take 2nd place from Jake Dobson.
1st MATTHEW WALLS VELOCITY 3in1 CNP RT 5
2nd REECE WOOD AIRE VALLEY RT 15
3rd JAKE DOBSON NEWCASTLE PHOENIX 17
4th OLIVER PECKOVER NOTTINGHAM CLARION 24
5th ADAM HARTLEY VELOCITY 3in1 CNP RT 26
6th JACK CROMBIE CARNEGIE CYCLONES 30
Under 14 Girls
The 2 under 14 girls rode with the under 16 girls. Eleanor Dickinson Beacon Wheelers won all her events and was also really competitive against the older age category on a smaller gear.
1st ELEANOR DICKINSON BEACON WHS 5
2nd MADDY DEANE EASTLANDS VELO 10
Under 12 Boys and Girls
It’s always great to see a field of under 12 riders racing and this was no exception. These stars of the future battled away spinning little gears and all had big smiles on their faces. Nathan Hawthorn Cycle Sport Pendle came out on top with 5 wins in five races to score the lowest possible score in his races. Whilst rider Luke Cheetham Eastlands Velo rode consistently, moving up the rankings to take a fine 2nd place overall from Euan Cameron East Bradford CC.
1st NATHAN HAWTHORN, CYCLE SPORT PENDLE 5
2nd LUKE CHEETHAM, EASTLANDS VELO 16
3rd EUAN CAMERON,EAST BRADFORD CC 19
4th LEWIS HARTLEY, EASTLANDS VELO 27
5th TOBY TANFIELD, CLEVELAND WHS 27
6th ANNA ARMSTRONG, BORDER CITY WHS 30
Under 10 Boys and Girls
We had two under riders, with some close fought racing. Lewis Steele came out on top on the day.
1st LEWIS STEELE, JOHNSTONE JETS YTH CYCLING 5
2nd SAMUEL HALL, LYME RC 7
A BIG thank you to our sponsor Swinnerton Cycles for providing financial support to help us make the event happen. Thank you also to all the officials and helpers who supported the event, and to the riders for making a great day of incident free exciting track racing.