Lakes & Lancs SpoCo 2014

Results so far….

Final Standings

Congratulations go to Chris for finishing first in the V50 category. Eammon placed 8th in the same category. Graham was 8th in the Seniors. Overall that meant the club came 4th out of  36 clubs. Great effort to all who rode and competed this year.

Greystoke 22

Chris, Eammon and Graham rode the penultimate event on the Spoco calendar. Congrats go to Chris for placing 3rd in the event. Richard Bickely and Craig Horsemann were 1st and 2nd respectively.  Eammon placed 18th and Graham 22nd.

Border City 25

Great conditions blessed this event and a second course record of the season went to junior Alex Foster (Border City) second place went to his clubmate Richard Bickley with Lucy Coldwell (Velosport) taking third place.

In the SpoCo only event the top two from above were joined in third by Paul Greenhalgh from Manchester Wheelers.

Eamonn and Graham rode for the club and were only separated by 2 seconds finishing in 24th and 25th position.  Shaun Johnston was the other local rider, finishing only a few seconds later. Close riding for the Furness trio!

The club is now in 4th place overall, Chris is in 4th and Eamonn in 16th.

The individual league has a new leader with Richard Bickley taking over first place from Peter Greenwood (Team Swift) and Mark Haydock (North Lancs) in third.

Border City 22

The first evening race of the series was contested over the Rosley Goose Green circuit and hosted by Border City. Alex Foster (Border City) took first place with team mate Richard Bickley in second, third place was taken by Lucy Coldwell (Velosport). In the SpoCo only race Foster and Bickley were joined on the podium by Chris Anderson from Lakes RC.

In the individual competition Peter Greenwood (Team Swift) retains his lead with Mark Haydock (North Lancs) and Chris Anderson close by in second and third respectively.

Chris continues his great form and is in 3rd place overall. The club lies in 4th.

Wigan 30

In stark contrast to most of the races this year the Wigan 30 was held in great conditions leading the pack was Nigel Haigh (Strategic Lions) with Tony Greenhalgh (Bioracer) in second and Paul Fleming (Preston Wheelers) in third.

In the SpoCo only race Paul Fleming took first, Jerry Cross (Manchester Wheelers) second and Paul Shallicker (CoverYourCar RT) third.

Chris Anderson carried on his great form to finish 5th which puts him 2nd overall! Also, Eamonn rode very well and finished 25th. Lakes are up to 2nd in the overall table.

Other local riders were Graham Pitcher and Shaun Johnston who finished in 24th and 26th respectively.

Lancaster 21m

Wind again proved to be a factor in one of this season’s races with a stiff headwind battering the competitors for several miles from the start. Richard Bickley (Border City) once again triumphed with Peter Greenwood (Team Swift) taking second and junior Adam Hartley (Velocity 3D) taking a very creditable 3rd place.

Chris Anderson and Graham Carrick were 5th and 16th respectively.  Chris is now 4th overall

In the club table Lakes were upto 2nd place, but have now slipped down after the Teesdale race.

Torver 20ml

It was a wet & wild day for the Barrow CW Torver 20ml SPOCO on Saturday 12th April. The race was won by Border city Richard Bickley in 53:18, and close behind in second at 54:33 it was Barrow CW Col McKenna.

For LRC, Chris Anderson was flying in fifth with 56:09 (and would have been a lot quicker if not stopped by a dropped chain) then next was Andy Whalley twelfth at 57:32. Howie was fifteenth at 59:09 and Eammon twentieth at 1hr44s.

Other BCW riders- 9th John O’Callaghan 56:56, 18th Glenn Rhodes 1hr19s, 19th Connor Furness 1hr28s, 21st Shaun Johnston 1hr1m25s.

Todays results move LRC up to 4th of 32 clubs. Also Chris goes 2nd & Eammon 4th in the MV50 category.

Circuit Of The Dales

The 2014 Circuit of The Dales proved to be a challenging event as a result of a strong headwind on the stretch to Hawes. The overall victory went to James Gullen(Velosure-Giordana) with Tejvan Pettinger (Sri Chinmoy) in second and Pete Williams (Haribo-Beacon) in third.

In the Lakes and Lancs only event victory went to Simon Bridge (Manchester Wheelers) with Ian Cox (North Lancs) in second and Matthew Pilkington (Cleveleys) in third. Two great rides from Chris and Eamonn, well done.

The individual league table Chris is 5th and Eamonn is 14th.

In the Club competition Lakes RC are in 5th place.

Position (SPOCO) Rider Club Time
22 (5) Chris Anderson Lakes RC 2:20:43
23 (6) Colin McKenna BCW 2:20:45
62 (28) Glenn Rhodes BCW 2:35:37
72 (35) Eamonn Quinn Lakes RC 2:41:01
90 (43) Graham Pitcher BCW 2:50:10

Border City 20- Lazonby

The Border City 20 contested on the Lazonby circuit in pleasant conditions was won in a course record of 49:12 by Border City junior Alex Foster with Jordan Matthews (Adept Precision) second and Craig Horseman (Border City) third.

In the SpoCo only race Foster was joined on the podium by his club colleague Craig Horseman with Chris Anderson(Lakes RC) third.

The club was represented by Chris, Eamonn and me, Graham.  Chris rode a fantastic 51:21 to claim 3rd place in the Spoco only race.

 

Position (SPOCO) Rider Club Time
5 (3) Chris Anderson Lakes RC 51:21
19 (15) Eamonn Quinn Lakes RC 55:27
24 (19) Graham Carrick Lakes RC 56:45
39 (34) Tony Johnston BCW 1:06:15

 

Ribble Valley 19 (Short)

The second race of the weekend took place over the Longridge course, once again shortened due to roadworks. Hugh Carthy and Richard Handley (Rapha Condor) maintained their rivalry with a 1, 2 finish. Carthy beating his team-mate by 40 seconds with Simon Bridge (Manchester Wheelers) in third.

In the Lakes and Lancs SpoCo event Simon Bridge was the victor with John Morgan (Preston Wheelers) in second and Jerry Cross (Manchester Wheelers) in third.

Another race for Chris, and another 18th place! Mr 1-8! A great time of of  36.22.

Chris is now upto 12th in the individual standings and Eamonn is in 19th position.

The club lies in 7th place.

Circuit of Ingleborough

The first race of yet another double headed weekend was contested over the Circuit Of Pendle and superbly hosted by Pendle Forest in dry but windy conditions. Hugh Carthy and Richard Handley (Rapha) continued their early season dual competition with Hugh coming out on top. Third spot was taken by Ian Bibby (Madison)

In the Lakes and Lancs only race Ewan Farrow (Ilkley) took top spot with Matthew Pilkington (Cleveleys) in second and David Kinloch (Ilkley) in third.

Well done to Chris and Eammon, both with excellent time and another 18th place for Chris!

Local riders times were as follows…

Position (SPOCO) Rider Club Time
18 (8) Chris Anderson Lakes RC 1:15:44
44 (26) Eamonn Quinn Lakes RC 1:24:12
58 (35) Graham Pitcher BCW 1:28:02
69 (42) Tony Johnston BCW 1:36:11 

Circuit of Pendle

The 2014 version of the Circuit Of pendle was hosted on a shortened circuit due to road works. The weather was perfect, a complete contrast to last year when it was snowing on parts of the course. Richard Handley (Rapha) gained his revenge over his younger team mate Hugh Carthy reversing the positions from yesterday’s race with Simon Wilson (Wheelbase Altura) third.

Eamonn  and Chris represented the club, Chris in 18th place with 1.00.05 and Eamonn in 41st with  1.08.05.

That puts the club in 10th place, just behind BCW!

Border City Caldbeck 29 mile

In windy conditions, 39 riders took to the start of the Border City 29 Caldbeck course.

Rapha Condor JLT riders filled 3 of the top 4 spots, with Hugh Carthy just pipping his team mate Richard Handley to first place in a fast time of 1:07:44. Those boys were all skin and bone and very talented!

Just me, Graham representing the club today. Was pleased with first race of season, even more so as I’d over indulged a little the night before!

Local riders times were as follows…

 

Position (SPOCO) Rider Club Time
  9 (3) Colin McKenna BCW 1:17:17
19 (12) Glenn Rhodes BCW 1:23:18
21 (13) Graham Carrick Lakes RC 1:23:57

Full results available here

The club are now in 9th overall.

See the SPOCO website for a full list of events.

 

Saturday 1st March

In almost ideal conditions, 80 riders took to the start on the Rossendale RC run hilly course. There were some fast times, with Craig Battersby (Team Chronomaster) taking first place in a time of 25:04. Well done to Eamonn and Paul for taking part and posting good times for the start of the year.

Club and other local riders times were as follows…

 

Position (SPOCO) Rider Club Time
17 (10) Colin McKenna BCW 27:08
42 (27) Glenn Rhodes BCW 28:49
49 (32) Eamonn Quinn Lakes RC 29:19
71 (48) Paul Maxwell Lakes RC 33:16

Full results available here

So, after 1 event, the club are 12th in the club table  and Eamonn Quinn is 32nd in the individual.

Next event is the Border City 29 (L291) on Saturday 8th March.


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