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
Monday 25th May - North Road CC Criterium Races, Redbridge Cycle
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
Solos: Matt Welbourn (4th) 34:13, Martin Sutton (6th), 36:31 Bruce Gander
(7th) 37:05, and Arthur Knowler (10th)
Southend Wheelers were second team behind Finsbury Park CC by just over
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
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
Results (ECCA site)
Saturday 2nd May - ECCA Festival Go-Race,
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.