Guernsey Velo Club were back at the motocross track on Sunday for Round 3 of the
CycleWorld Cyclocross Series. Very different conditions from Round 2 meant a new
challenge for the field of 37 riders in the main race, as they battled across grass, mud, gravel
and tarmac on a new and well praised track layout.
Charlie Tourtel took an impressive victory in the CX category with a time of 51:17:916 with
Zach Smith sealing third place, both dominating their Youth CX categories with 100%
records at the halfway point of the series. Between them, debutant Dave Fairbrother took
second place after recovering from a spectacular crash on the first lap. In the Veterans,
Mark Naftel took the honours whilst rival Mark Smith completed the final lap on foot after a
mechanical failure saw him drop back through the field. With the top ten places evenly split
between Cyclocross and Mountain bikes, the new track layout provided entertaining racing
as riders tried to take advantage of the different surfaces.
John Mapley cruised to the Mountain bike category win after making his way through the
busy pack on Lap 1. Jamie Petit-Fulgoni continued a strong season as first female across the
line after a race long battle in amongst the Veterans all chasing a top ten finish. Esther Reid
made it three wins from three races in the Senior CX category, finishing ahead of Frankie
Jacob Piercey (Under 12) took victory ahead of Freddie Martel and Luka Robilliard in the first
race of the day, Hugo Johnson in 5 th place was first in the Under 10 category, with Erin Pipet
first female in 10 th closely followed by Sophia Fulgoni. 1st Junior CX bike across the line was Reuben Naftel
with another impressive display
Full results can be found at gvc.gg.
Round 4 Sunday 17 th December. Many
Thanks Steve Palmer for the race report
JINGLECROSS RETURNS! - WiN A CAR!*
All the usual Jinglecross fun, world famous BBQ, Beer Tent, Meat Draw, Bonus Ball and the best Cycling related Christmas themed fancy dress & decorated bike competition in St Martins. Tickets on sale at www.sportmember.co.uk/sport...
*Win A Brand New Fiat 500 in the GVC Car Raffle. All funds from Jinglecross events and raffle go towards the Delancey Park Pump track project
It's back, starting this Sunday, 19th November, the 1st Round of the MTB XC Winter series sponsored by Ian Browns Cycle Shop
The other dates are
10th December 2023
14th January 2024
4th February 2024
25th February 2024
17th March 2024
7th April 2024
The course on Sunday will be subject to a final inspection post the Storm. It will have a mix of flowing single-track descents, some tighter, more techy sections, steep climbs and some flat, so it should be a good mix offering something for everyone and hard sections will have an easy route.
Winter season race format:
8.30am Sign on Opens
9.45am Sign on Closes
8:50am sharp Under 12s, 10s Practice lap.
9:10am – Race 1 = Kids race Under 12s Under 10s (24’’ wheel upwards) This race will be held on a shorter, less technical course. Race duration 20mins.
9:40am - Race 2 = U14, U16 & Sport race – 35 mins + 1Lap.
10:30am – Race 3 = Expert, Advanced, Veteran Grand Veteran race – 1 hr + 1 lap. This race will be held on the full course.
Race 2 & 3 may start at the same time depending on numbers.
For more details on how to sign please visit our website www.gvc.gg
Like the Idea of racing? Or do you want to improve your technical skills on the bike?
As we enter the Autumn and Winter months, We will now offer regular coaching in the following Disciplines.
This starts tomorrow night at 6pm with Cyclo-cross, with the CX series just around the corner starting in October.
If you're a NON-MEMBER but want to give it a go before deciding on racing, please join our coaching team at the following link and click attend the session you want to join.
If you have any questions, please email email@example.com
A few words from our Club President Alex Margison
“So proud of everyone this week, all of the riders put on an absolute show, the volunteers behind the scenes who just got on with the job of making it all possible; and everyone else on the cycling events team, especially Gary Wallbridge who made my job an absolute doddle. The medal table is a credit to all of you.”
Results Round up Part 2
Last Thursday's MTB XC Summer Crit Round 4 (Race 2) won by Bradley Vaudin with 1st female going to Kylie Vaudin.
Race 1 was won by Charlie Tourtel (Udr 16) with Adam Le Lacheur taking 1st in the Sports Category followed by Finlay Stonebridge winning the Under 14 Category.
Jim Hamon (Udr 12) and Humphrey Brimson (Udr 10) both winning there respective Age Groups. Sophie Fulgoni (Udr 10) placing first female.
Well done all.
(Photo of Dan Clark - Finishing)
Fantastic performances by Team Guernsey on what was a challenging course at Woodys Park. James Roe unfortunately not able to make the start line due to illness.
National MTB XC - Round 5 results
Charlie Tourtel 4th (Juv Male)
Chay Kennedy-Cook 24th (Youth)
Kylie Vaudin 6th (Junior Female)
Andy Colver 14th (Expert Male)
Michael Serafin 23rd (Elite Male)
Ade Vaudin 9th (Super Vet)
Great racing everyone.
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