Three weeks in after the preliminary , 1st and 2nd rounds. Weather conditions haven’t been ideal for the scoring rounds with a strong headwind to contend with in R1 and very wet conditions this Wednesday for R2 which reduced the field to 9 hardy contenders and 3 marshalls so unfortunately no photos available for this week.

Following feedback received form participants in last years competition it has been decided to standardise the rules for this season as follows

There will be a total of 12 Guardian Cup/Scratch Cup/Road Bike Challenge counting rounds, [down from 14], don’t worry, there will still be a full calendar of races throughout the summer and no events will be cancelled as a result. 

The Season long competitions will now all be the best 6 counting rides.

The definition of a road bike will remain the same. 

NO REAR DISC WHEEL, NO HELMETS THAT COVER THE EARS, NO TRI BARS [EITHER FIXED OR CLIP ON]  NO RIMS DEEPER THAN 65MM.

Please be aware that the have been a few transgressions on helmets in the first two rounds. These will stand but in future rounds this will be strictly applied.

Round 2 results

Club 10 , R2 of G/C 10/5/23
PosRiderActual TimeCurrent PBNew PB+/- Sec sGuardian Cup Points (25 for 1st reducing)Scratch Cup Points (25 for 1st reducing)Road Bike Challenge (cumulative total)
1Emily Martin *23:30NANA
2Alex Fletcher *23:38NANA
3Lloyd Smith23:5823:04-542425
4Richard Morgan26:51:0025:58:00-53252425
5Dave Vincent 27:27:0027:27:00BenchmarkNo points23
6Kevin Davies27:31:0024:42:00-169222224
7Dave Cope28:46:0026:46:00-120232123
8Andy Edwards28:56:0028:56:00BenchmarkNo points2022
9Geoff Lovelady33:06:0029:05:00-241211921
* non 1st claim
– Road bike [no disc, wheels 65mm deep or less,no tri bars or clip ons, no helmet covering ears]

Road Bike competition running total

WVCC 2023 10 series Road Bike Challenge.
PlaceNameTotal 6 Points Round 1 3rd MayRound 2 10th MayRound 3 17th MayRound 4 24th MayRound 5 31st MayRound 6 7th JuneRound 7 14th JuneRound 8 28th JuneRound 9 5th JulyRound 10 Club Champs 12th JulyRound 11 19th JulyRound 12 26th JulyRound 13 2nd AugRound 14 9th Augrounds ridden
1Richard Morgan462125
2Jeff Wood2525
3Craig Lee2424
4Kevin Davies2424
5Dave Cope2323
6Andrew Mallagh2323
7Andrew Edwards2222
8Deborah Morgan2222
9Geoff Lovelady2121
10Claire Thompson2020
11Tom Heaward1919

Scratch competition running total

PlaceNameBest 6 PointsTotal Points CumulativeRound 1 3rd MayRound 2 10th MayRound 3 17th MayRound 4 24th MayRound 5 31st MayRound 6 7th JuneRound 7 14th JuneRound 8 28th JuneRound 9 5th JulyRound 10 Club Champs 12th JulyRound 11 19th JulyRound 12 26th JulyRound 13 2nd AugRound 14 9th Aug
1Lloyd Smith49492425
2Richard Morgan42421824
3Jeff Wood252525
4Alex Chaffey-Green232323
5David Vincent232323
6Kevin Davies222222
7Craig Lee222222
8Dave Cope212121
9Stuart Ward212121
10Andy Edwards202020
11Andrew Mallagh202020
12Geoff Lovelady191919
13Deborah Morgan191919
14Claire Thompson171717
15Tom Heaward161616
16Colin Latter151515

Guardian Cup running total

PlaceNameBest 6 PointsTotal Points CumulativeRound 1 3rd May Round 2 10th MayRound 3 17th MayRound 4 24th MayRound 5 31st MayRound 6 7th JuneRound 7 14th JuneRound 8 5th July Club Champs 12th JulyRound 10 19th JulyRound 11 26th JulyRound 12 2nd AugRound 13 9th Aug
1Lloyd Smith46462224
2Richard Morgan43431825
3Deborah Morgan252525
4Andrew Mallagh242424
5Alex Chaffey – Green232323
6Dave Cope232323
7Kevin Davies222222
8Jeff Wood212121
9Geoff Lovelady212121
10Claire Thompson202020
11Craig Lee191919
12Colin Latter171717
13Stuart Ward161616
14Tom Heaward00benchmark
15Andrew Edwards00benchmark
16David Vincent00benchmark

Early days yet and everyone knows about Lloyd Smiths capabilities but Richard Morgan also seems to be the one to watch this season and I’m sure knowing Mrs M she’ll be hot on his tail soon. Personally I’ve set myself a target of being able to publish these results in less time it takes me to ride 10 miles and hopefully with some photos to add next week there is a lot of ground to make up !