WVCC Guardian Cup & Scratch Trophy 2017 Results

Face-off. The two contenders for the Guardian Cup.

Well, a tougher night than we’ve had in a few weeks greeted the riders who were contesting the Final Fling, the overall Scratch, and most importantly, the Guardian Cup.

Before this last round, Paul Connor found himself leading by a single point ahead of Tony Booth. tonight, it was an all out battle to improve on PB, and hopefully gain more points to edge ahead of the competition.

It was breezy,  without too much of a favourable wind direction, although it stayed dry with only a spot or two of rain in the air.

Times came in, and Jim Duffy romped home in first place, continuing with his excellent form this year.  Thus, as Dan Robson had previously been leading, Jim leapfrogged Dan by 4 points in the last round, scoring maximum points and winning the Scratch series for 2017, With Tony Booth in 3rd place.

Final Fling

1Jim Duffy22:54
2Pete Kirby*23:24
3Andy Milligan23:54
4Anthony Booth25:56
5Dan Robson26:02
6James Lovelady*26:15
7Patrick Lucas26:25
8Phil Wood*26:41
9Paul Connor27:03
10Steve Marlow27:22
11Rich Munro27:46
12Geoff Lovelady28:26
13Jonno Gibson28:38
14Dave Wilkinson30:15
15Nathan Harmston*31:47


PositionNameTotal points best 7CountRound 1Round 2Round 3Round 4Round 6Round 7Round 8Round 9Round 10Final Fling
1Jim Duffy1506-25-25-252525-25
2Dan Robson146714201819-2323192022
3Anthony Booth1447--1518232020182223
4Colin Carthy139620-24-25242422--
4Steve Marlow13971619192124---2119
6Paul Connor132711171416-2221171920
7Geoff Lovelady124781513-211819161817
8Emily Martin109612181720-21-21--
9Dave Fearon9642524-----2324-
10Dave Wilkinson9277141114--1714-15
11Alison Morton886-1310-20161811--
12Nick Butterworth84419--23--2220--
13Andy Milligan733242524
14John Hassall653-212222------
15Benn Jones6431823------23-
16Jim Williams583-222115------
17Patrick Lucas54313-20------21
18Caroline Fearon5149-12--17-13--
18Richard Munro513--1617-----18
20Chris Gilbertson48224--24------
21Stu Ward46221-25-------
22Craig Lee45222-23-------
23Ben Ditchburn412----2219----
24Clare Hargreaves333-12813------
25Jonno Gibson312-------15-16
26Andy Jeal272-----15-12--
27Lynsey Astles2621016--------
28Phil Booth23123---------
29Steve Malkin17117---------
30Stephen Lucas15115---------
30Louise Mainwaring1526-9-------

In the Guardian Cup, excitement was in the air, as the battle royale between Tony & Paul played out. 1 point separated them.

As times came in, and points were totalled, Tony beat his own PB by 2 seconds, pulling in 24 points, which gave him a valuable 3 point lead to take the Guardian Cup for 2017, ahead of Paul Connor, who has had an excellent first season with the club, showing improvements as the season has progressed and much promise for future time-trialling.

Points for the season are below. Well done to Tony Booth and all the competitors this year.

Guardian Cup

PlaceTotal Points Best 7NameCounting RidesCurrent HandicapRace 1 10th MayRace 2 17th MayRace 3 24th MayRace 4 31st MayRace 6 28th JuneRace 7 5th JulyRace 8 19th JulyRace 9 26th JulyRace 10 9th AugustFinal Fling
1166Anthony Booth725:562525242220212524
2163Paul Connor726:39241922232325222421
3130Dan Robson725:3691812161921171920
4128Jim Duffy622:11222421241819
5124Steve Marlow725:3813171719222016
6123Geoff Lovelady727:3271410211819151818
7120Colin Carthy624:57171823202319
8115Alison Morton630:1915925242220
9104Emily Martin625:4481620211623
1085Dave Wilkinson728:03613814161315
1174Dave Fearon423:2820211221
1269Benn Jones325:41222522
1367Patrick Lucas326:04212323
1463Clare Hargreaves333:04No points242217
1561John Hassall325:36202120
1561Nick Butterworth424:4512171814
1758Caroline Fearon428:3511141716
1852Chris Gilbertson324:24151918
1945Rich Munro226:07131517
1945Andy Milligan123:32No points2322
2132Jim Williams323:4512713
2230Stu Ward224:401515
2325Phil Booth124:5825
2325Andy Jeal129:22No points25
2325Ben Ditchburn128:00No points25
2325Jonno Gibson128:38No points25
2723Steve Malkin125:5423
2723Lynsey Astles129:15No points23
2921Craig Lee224:181011
3017Louise Mainwaring132:04No points17
3116Stephen Lucas126:0416

We are proud to announce that WVCC will be the organising club of the 2018 J-B @TLI_Cycling national RR Championship , to be held at Siddington on 12th August 2018

Tom Simpson " A bird on the wire " by Andy McGrath.

An excellent insight into pro racing in the 60s . Full of anecdotes not all complimentary, and great photos of Simpson in a bye gone era.

Whether you love him for his humour , sheer aggressive and impulsive racing style, his Britishness in marketing himself in order to gain publicity for his sponsors and money for himself or his class and incredible guts .


hate him for being a drugs cheat in the days when doping controls were in their infancy , bringing the sport into disrepute on a massive scale with his death on that fateful day , 13th stage , 13/07/67 when he collapsed and died on Mont Ventoux .

There is no denying he was a trail blazer along with a handful of others who ventured to the continent about 60 years ago in search of glory .To my generation they were our source of inspiration and our guiding lights.

It was thanks to those pioneers that have ultimately led to British riders in a British team , winning the Tour de France on 4 out of the last 5 years .

Something that Simpson died trying to achieve !

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