May Racing and Time Trial Update

Thursday 28th May - Redbridge CC Summer Series, Hog Hill
James Jenkins won at the Redbridge CC Summer Series 3/4. He Went with someone else with 5 laps to go, dropped him after a lap and soloed home 20 seconds ahead of the bunch. The guy in second didn't see him attack and raised his arms thinking he'd won! 

Wednesday 27th May - Wednesday League
A good evening for time trialling with 4 Personal Bests set by Dave Pennington, Dean Silk, Liam Ellis and Robert Staines. Fastest on the night was James Jenkins, his time of 22:25 over a minute quicker than Dave Pennington. Phil warner was first veteran, Denise Kemp first Lady, Robert Staines first Juvenile and Hannah Shean first Lady Junior. Once again, our regular guest Rider Colin Lewin, Blackhawk Bikes, had to settle for second place. We also had 9 other 'Come-and-Try' and EETC riders. Results     Tables

Monday 25th May - North Road CC Criterium Races, Redbridge Cycle Centre
Wheelers past and present performed well this Bank Holiday Monday. Hayley Williams rode well in a small ladies' field. Earlier James had won the 3/4 spending half the race off the front by himself. He eventually came home 35 seconds ahead of the bunch. A great days' racing was finished off with Simon Alexander winning the E/1/2 race sprinting out from a group of four riders up the Hoggenburg to take a well deserved victory.

Sunday 24th May - Maldon Open 50, incorporating the 2015 Southend Wheelers 50 Mile Championship
Matt Welbourn, riding his first ever 50, is the 2015 50 Mile Champion, completing the course in 2:08:45, Dave Pennington was 5 minutes back in 2:13:26, Robin Bevan was first Veteran in 2:20:49, Denise Kemp first Lady and first on Age Standard in 2:24:25 and Martyn Franklyn was fifth Wheeler in 2:38:56. Results

Wednesday 20th May - Wednesday League
Colin Lewin, Blackhawk Bikes, found himself in unfamiliar territory being beaten by four Wheelers. James Jenkins was fastest in 23:15 quite a gap back to Dave Pennington at 23:46, Andy Armiger first veteran one second later at 23:47 with Jamie Maidment also beating 24 minutes. Denise Kemp was first lady, Robert Staines first Juvenile and Jordan Kemp first Lady Junior. Results

Sunday 17th May - CC Aswell Primeva 3/4 Road Race
On the testing Cople course which consists 90k of exposed and undulating potholed roads, a field of 70 gathered for a fast and testing race. A two man break was never able to gain more than 20 seconds on the main bunch. On the last lap the field finally broke up after a number of frenetic attacks, the Cambridge CC rider managed to break free to win by a few bike lengths and James Jenkins fought off the main pack to pick up an excellent fifth place.

Sunday 17th May - Club Hilly, South Hanningfield
Matt Welbourn is 2015 Club Hilly Champion with a time of 46:27, Andy Armiger was first Veteran, Hayley Williams first Lady and Hannah Shean first Junior. All but 4 riders broke the hour on this testing event. Special mention also to Tom Knowler who completed the event as a 2-Up with Arthur Knowler. The Hilly is a qualifying event for the Club Best All Rounder. Results

Wednesday 13th May - Wednesday League
A large field today as this event included an event for our friends at the East Essex Tri Club. Colin Lewin (Blackhawk Bikes) was fastest overall with Jamie Maidment first Wheeler, Phil Warner first Veteran, Christian Gray first Junior, Denise Kemp first Lady and Hannah Shean first Lady Junior. Results

Sunday 10th May - Andrews Trophy Road Race, East Hanningfield
James Jenkins was 33rd in what was probably the hardest race he has ever entered. Simon Alexander was in the front group until he punctured and ended up back in main group. Tough luck as he was looking good. Richardsons-Trek team mate and former Wheeler Andy Lyons took 8th place.
1st Place - Jake Hales, Spirit Bikes RT
2nd Place - Gunther Zachman, London Phoenix CC
3rd Place - Stuart Travis-Beames, Spirirt Bikes RT
Full results (pdf)

Saturday 9th May - Lea Valley 10, Six Mile Bottom
Five Wheelers made the trip up to infamous E2 course, but the windy weather meant that the riders couldn't quite get the times they were hoping for
James Jenkins - 23:23
Russel Whitford - 24:03
Dan Jenkins - 24:59
Denise Kemp - 27:02
Mike Hennessy - 27:59

2015 ECCA Festival - Mayday Bank Holiday Weekend at Hog Hill, Leaden Roding and High Easter
Well done to all the Wheelers who took part in the events. Thanks to Denise for carrying on from last year's rallying call to get more people to participate. As you can see from the results below we had plenty of riders.

Monday 4th May - ECCA Festival 10 Mile Time Trial
More entries than you can shake a stick at!
Paul Hart 22:52, James Jenkins 22:59, Jamie Maidment 23:42, Matt Welbourn 23:49, Phil Warner 24:33, Russel Whitford 25:14
Bruce Gander 25:38, Dean Silk 26:16, Denise Kemp 27:16, Kevin Harwood 27:26, Allen Dawson 27:57, Jordan Kemp 31:18
The top Southend Wheelers team were third in the team categorisation behind Chelmer CC and Essex Roads with teams also in fifth, tenth and twelth.

Monday 4th May - ECCA Festival 7km TT
Colin Ward of Essex Roads set course record of 8:45, Jamie Maidment and Russel Whitford just missed breaking the 10 minutes with 10:03 and 10:09 respectively. This event had plenty of Wheelers entries with Dean Silk 10:59, Denise Kemp 11:04, Arthur Knowler 11:41, Chris Smith 12:26 & Jordan Kemp 12:34.
Southend Wheelers were third in the team categorisation behind Team Vision and Finsbury Park CC.

Monday 4th May - ECCA Festival 14 mile TT
Matt Welbourn (4th) 34:13, Martin Sutton (6th), 36:31 Bruce Gander (7th) 37:05, and Arthur Knowler (10th) 42:20
Southend Wheelers were second team behind Finsbury Park CC by just over 2 minutes.
2-Ups: Dave Pennington & Jamie Maidment second place with 32:55, Denise & Jordan Kemp 40:42

Sunday 3rd May -ECCA Festival 25 Mile Time Trial
Lee Baynton was just 19 second away from first place, taking second in a time of 1:01:07, Jamie Maidment was in fifth place with 1:04:00 and Chris English next with 1:04:45, Dave Pennington DNS. Southend Wheelers took second in team competition, just under 3 minutes behind Essex Roads.

Sunday 3rd May - ECCA Festival Road Race for E/1/2/3
Sadly no Wheelers entries but a good showing from our local favourites the Richardsons-Trek team with Rhys Howells 3rd, Owen Lake 8th, Andrew Hastings 10th, Jamie Caldwell 12th, Kieran Brady 14th, Simon Alexander 23rd and Andy Lyons 26th

Saturday 2nd May - ECCA Festival 10 mile TT at Hog Hill
Dean Silk was 5th overall and first on handicap with 25:38, Jamie Maidment 9th in 26:45, Barry Simpson 10th with 27:21, Kevin Harwood 13th with 30:52 and Chris Smith (snr) 19th in 36:36. The trio of Dean, Jamie & Barry were second in the team category behind Essex Roads who took the team prize by a whopping six minutes. That is some going for teams of 3 over 10 miles.

Saturday 2nd May - ECCA Festival U14 Race, Hog Hill
Jack Evans, making his racing debut, was 26th overall and 14th of the ECCA affiliated riders.

Saturday 2nd May - ECCA Festival, Ladies Race, Hog Hill
Hayley Williams was 9th overall, 4th in the W4 Category and 3rd ECCA qualified. A great result in only her second race. Mathilde Pauls of Fusion RT Gearclub Bike Science was first overall, Victoria Collins of London Dynamo first W4 and Lauren Kirchel of Chelmer CC the first ECCA rider. Results (ECCA site)

Saturday 2nd May - ECCA Festival Go-Race, Hog Hill
John Gretton was 6th overall and 3rd ECCA qualified and Dean Silk one place behind him in 7th overall, 4th ECCA. Adam Copeland of Cambridge was overall winner and leading ECCA qualified rider. Results (ECCA site)

Saturday 2nd May - ECCA Festival 3/4 Cat Race, Hog Hill
James Jenkins was 13th overall, 5th ECCA qualified with Lee Baynton and Ben Willy in 26th & 27th respectively, 10th & 11th in the ECCA categorisation. Jamie Maidment and Dave Pennington DNF. Results (ECCA site)

Saturday 2nd May - The Perfect Hour, Manchester Velodrome

Where else to start the month but at the home of British Cycling where Maldon & Movistar's Alex Dowsett set a new world record for the hour with a distance of 52.937km.

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