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It was a busy week of racing with riders involved in criterium races, the club open TT race and the final round of the West Midlands youth series illustrating the breadth of riders competing across the club.

Criterium Racing

On July 10th Beacon RCC hosted the latest round of the Tuesday night series at Stourport and Samuel Jones finished in a strong 5th position and needs just a single point to secure his second category licence. Jono Goulding also had another good race finishing in 8th place and also picking up more points.

Club Open TT Severn Stoke

On the 14th July the club hosted an open 10 mile TT on the K46/10 Severn Stoke course. In sunny and warm conditions this was a fantastic event, superbly organised by Sue O’Shaughnessy, and was the first time that the club has hosted an open Time Trial in a number of years. It was great to see a number of WFCRC riders taking part in the event with a total of 11 members out of the 48 that finished across all categories. Andy Knight, newly joined member, was the quickest club rider on the day with a time of 22m 30s. The overall winner was a also a familiar face with WFCRC member and club coach Jon Howard, riding for Team Echelon, recording a rapid 20m 34s. Full event times are on the website for all riders and WFCRC times for the event are below.

Andy Knight 22:30

Matthew Boazman 23:29

Craig Hopkins 24:41

David Lloyd 24:55

John Smith 25:19

Sue O’Shaugnessy 26:09

David Prior 28:02

Fred Browning 29:06

Simon O’Shaughnessy 29:34 after having a mechanical at the start

Alex Brown 30:25

Kara Tranter 35:08

Youth Circuit Race Series

On the same day as the club TT Solihull CC hosted the final round of the West Midlands Youth Circuit race series at Tudor Grange and it was a great end to what has been a fantastic season for all of the WFCRC youth riders who have competed in the series. There were strong rides from all of the age groups with podiums for Caitlin Pridden in the U8s, Joe Greening in the U10s and another win for Aimee Lane in the U16. Full results from the event are below.

U8 Girls – Ruby Bentley 5th, Caitlin Pridden 3rd.

U8 Boys- Harry Lane 4th, George Gregory 7th, Harry Lane 4th.

U10 Boys – Joe Greening 3rd, Jenson Groves 4th, Archie Bentley 5th

U12 Boys – William Pridden 16th

U16 Girls – Aimee Lane 1st

U16 Boys – Nathaniel Powys 22nd

Final League Positions

WFCRC secured a fantastic 3rd place overall in the league standings out of the 24 clubs that took part. This is an outstanding achieving and is testament to the hard work and dedication of all of the riders, coaches and of course mums and dads that have supported the riders throughout the season. There were particularly great results for Harry Lane, Ruby Bentley, Joe Greening, Jenson Groves and Posie Forrester who all secured podium places for their overall championship positions and a particular mention for Aimee Lane who has ridden superbly throughout the series to win the U16 girls title. Also a big shout for Max Hinds who finished in 6th place and would have undoubtedly secured a top 3 finish if he had not missed the last few rounds following his broken arm.

U8 Boys- Harry Lane 3rd, Joshua Wood 4th, Jayden Cook 5th, George Gregory 10th, Ethan Jennings 15th

U8 Girls- Ruby Bentley 3rd, Caitlin Pridden – 4th

U10 Boys- Joe Greening 2nd, Jenson Groves 3rd, Archie Bentley 5th

U10 Girls- Fiona Maddams 10th

U12 Boys- Max Hinds 6th, Felix Forrester 17th , William Pridden 25th, Toby Powys 26th

U14 Boys- Alex Brown 23rd

U14 Girls Posie Forrester 3rd

U16 Boys Charlie Genner 24th, Nathaniel Powys 27th

U16 Girls Aimee Lane – 1st




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