Pat yourselves on the back Sotonia for hosting a brilliant Cyclocross event on Sunday week! Around 500 people went home with big smiles on their faces, including an outstanding showing of 31 club racers among the 343 competitors.

We couldn’t have done it without the support of club members giving up so much of their time to help marshal, set-up, take down, serve cakes, DJ, cheer and generally help out. We even had BBC South film the action for broadcast sometime soon!

There were 13 of our youth riders in the U10 race alone, with George Connell finishing a whisker away from the podium in 4th and Max Darnton 12th in the U12s, battling back after an early crash.

In the v40 race: Jon Hall (17th), Phil Connell (26th), Simon Guard (32nd). v50s: Jon Dudley (16th), Simon Fitzjohn (31st). The womens race featured two of our ladies: Gemma Wilks (13th) and Emma Harley in her first cross race (30th).

For the senior race, Tom Budden was again up with the leaders, eventually finishing 9th, Phil Wilks (21st), Tobie Charlton (22nd), Matt Dixon (28th), Phil Godfrey (29th), Ant Gritton (36th), Ben Scott-Munden (42nd), Ben Darnton (46th), Niels Langhout (51st).

Well done everyone!

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Full results are here

Graham Robins’ official report and Photos



Provisional Results


1st Adrian Lansley PedalOn 58mins 34secs

2nd Alex Forrester @48secs

3rd Michael Cotty Col Collective @50secs

4th Sam Allen PedalOn @51secs

5th Joe Hickerton Eden Veranda

6th Kean Wytrykowski PedalOn

7th Jamie Norfolk PedalOn

8th Ryan Smith HR Owens

9th Tom Budden Sotonia CC

10th Daniel Atkins Didcot Phoenix CC


Women seniors

1st Susan Parker North Hants RC

2nd Lindy Larkin Dame Cycling

3rd Carly Hughes Fareham Wheelers

4th Sarah Barber North Hants RC

5th Lauren Cracknell PedalOn


Women Vets

1st Claire Smith Cotswold Veldrijden

2nd Caroline Goward Scott

3rd Mandy Hibberd PedalOn


Junior Women

1st Ella Freeman Team Montezumas Hargroves Cycles

2nd Jamie Kimber Cotswold Veldrijden


Vet 50+ Men

1st Kevin Holloway GS Vecchi 40mins 21secs

2nd Tim Costello GS Vecchi @1min 24secs

3rd Malcolm Cross VC Venta

4th Phillip Boarer GS Vecchi

5th Mike Williams Fareham Wheelers


Vet40+ Men

1st Owen Pattinson Owens Cycles

2nd Tim Hyde PedalOn @22secs

3rd Graham Rogerson Cotswold Veldrijden

4th Nick Onslow PedalOn

5th Roger Prior



1st Erin Baker Team MK

2nd Edward Gronbech Oxford city RC

3rd Archie Scott Cotswold Veldrijden

4th Liam Sewell Cotswold Veldrijden

5th Charlie Cooper Hargroves Cycles