Results archive for 2005
Club's annual Hill Climb Championship

A bright warm morning greeted twenty one riders from Mildenhall, Newmarket and Ely Cycling Clubs on Sunday at Primrose Hill,Moulton for their combined hill climb championships

Fastest up the short but sharp hill in a time of 1 minute 54.53 seconds was Ely rider Marc Cox. In 2nd place was Julian Newton, a private entry riding for Interbike C.C.) stopping the watch in 1min 56.63secs. Ricard Boneti representing Ely C.C. finished third in a time of 1min 57.11seconds.

Mildenhall`s fastest rider was Keith Richardson finishing in 2m 5.74s

Overall Result:

  1. Marc Cox (E)
  2. Julian Newton (Interbike CC)
  3. Ricard Boneti (E)
  4. Dave Goodwin (N)
  5. Bruce Smart (N)
  6. Keith Richardson (M)
  7. Geoff Brewster (E)
  8. Mark Garrett (E)
  9. Peter Delawe (M)
  10. Andy Clarke (E)
  11. Michael Sheriton (N)
  12. Steve Presland (E)
  13. Ben Baldelli (E)
  14. Martin Holland
  15. Neil Payne (E)
  16. Robin Taylor (N)
  17. Peter Barnes (N)
  18. Harvey Wright (M)
  19. Barry Archer (M)
  20. Matthew Cook (M)
  21. Syndia Culit (E)
1m 54.53secs.
1m 56.63secs.
1m 57.11secs.
1m 57.37secs.
2m 02.04secs.
2m 05.74secs.
2m 09.20secs.
2m 10.52secs.
2m 12.19secs.
2m 12.51secs
2m 14.73secs.
2m 15.80secs.
2m 20.30secs
2m 23.38secs.
2m 25.98secs.
2m 28.27secs.
2m 33.23secs.
2m 36.71secs
2m 44.37secs.
2m 50.96secs.
3m 33.43secs


E = Ely & District Cycling Club
N = Newmarket Cycling and Triathlon Club
M = Mildenhall Cycling Club

23rd October 2005

Club's Open Cyclo-Cross

Shaun Aldous (Interbike RT) won Mildenhall Cycling Club's Cyclo-Cross at the weekend, completing the 12 laps in under an hour! He had a clear winning margin of over a minute ahead of XRT/Elmy Cycles riders Greg Simcock and Carl Thompson respectively.

The fastest Veteran was Paul Ashby (Fat Birds Tri Club) just 4 minutes 10 seconds down in 7th place, while the quickest Junior was Shaun Hurrell in 10th.

The fastest Mildenhall rider was Keith Richardson in 54th position, two-laps and 6 minutes 7 seconds behind Aldous. Lisa Chapman finished in 70th place while her dad Alan, had to pull out of the race early on. He was the event's first aider and stopped to provide assistance, although the accident reported by a spectator was never located!

Held in gloriously sunny condition's in Nowton Park, Bury St Edmunds the event attracted over hundred riders, with an encouraging twenty-five Under 12's racing on a shortened circuit. Ben Bailey from Team Keyne was the fastest, finishing just four seconds ahead of Hugo Robinson (Ipswich BC).

Riding in only his third Cyclo-Cross for the Mildenhall Club was new member William Adams and did well to claim 7th place in the Youth's race. The experienced Matthew Cook came second behind 2 minutes 54 seconds behind winner of the Youth category - Rob O'Loughlin (Team Welwyn).

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10th October 2005

The Three Peaks Cyclo-Cross

Simon Palmer and Barry Archer (pictured right) foolishly thought it would be a good idea to ride this special Cyclo-Cross in Yorkshire - the renowned Three Peaks.

But to their immense credit they completed this incredible and unique event over the peaks of Ingleborough, Whernside and Pen-y-Ghent - a little matter of 5,000 feet climbing and 38 miles in length.

Click here for Barry's very personal and humorous account of their epic ride!

Click here for the Three Peaks Cyclo-Cross website.


Simon ended up riding most of the event with a right shoe that was in pieces - this is what it looked like after 38 miles of the country's most gruelling cyclo-cross event.


with thanks to Adrian Rochford for the pictures!

1st October 2005

Mildenhall Max nearly man

Max Pendleton tried last week in the World Masters Track Championships to emulate the successes of his World Champion daughter Victoria at the Manchester Velodrome.

Riding in the 60 to 64 year-old category, in the first of his events, the 500m time trial, Max produced a time of 39.7 seconds to be placed 6th. In the sprint (Victoria's event) he narrowly missed winning his heat then similarly narrowly missed getting back into the competition through the reperchange. The next ride was an exhibition event, an 8km scratch (bunch) event. Here things were a little better and Max finished third after leading out for the last two laps.

The final competition was an 10km points race, in this Max scored at each of the intermediate sprints that produce the points that get added up at the end of the event. Unfortunately Max had a shadow in ex National Coach Geoff Cooke, who is a rather faster sprinter and who nipped the points on all but the last lap. When the points were tallied up Pendleton was an easy second, but no World Championship jersey to match that of daughter Victoria.

30th September 2005

Club's Mildenhall Cycling Rally - a resounding success

Mildenhall Cycling Club's annual Mildenhall Cycling Rally attracted thousands of cyclists to the town over the bank-holiday weekend. Click here for all the pictures, reports and results.

29th August 2005

Racing round-up
Mildenhall Cycling Club, well known for its grass track racing prowess, regained the Eastern Region grass team pursuit championship after not holding it for two years. They had previously held it for 15 years and the team, consisting of Max Pendleton, Keith Richardson, Martin Kemp and Ian Cooper, were keen to regain the honour. They finished seconds ahead of Team Welwyn from whom they have had strong competition for the last few years. Mildenhall B placed second in the team sprint against Team Welwyn, who were smarting from their team pursuit loss, with newcomer Ian Cooper putting in a strong performance in both events. Mildenhall riders also placed well in the individual events, such as the 400m handicap, 800m scratch and 8k scratch.

The following weekend was to prove fruitful for Richardson's standings in the Eastern Region Grass Track League where he picked up 32 of the 40 available points taking him onto the podium in the league from sixth. The Plomesgate CC grass track meeting was held on a technical course that claimed its share of fallers in fast and exciting racing. Richardson managed 2nd for the league in the 832m scratch, supported by his team mates, and 3rd in the 5km scratch races.

Sunday saw the West Suffolk Wheelers' grass track event at Bury St Edmunds. This club always has fun racing and this event was no exception, for instance they hold the only grass-track Madison event in the country. Mildenhall made a good showing; only being beaten by Neil Withington and John McClelland. Richardson scored more points towards his league standings by taking 4th in the 5km scratch and 3rd in the 620m scratch races. Andrew Whelan and Martin Kemp teamed up with Richardson to take 2nd in the team sprint and the pair of Whelan and Kemp took 3rd in the Madison. Kemp was also first in the 400m scratch for second category riders, winning by a comfortable margin.

Both events were well attended with fun races for the juniors on both free and fixed wheel bikes; ranging from straight scratch races to handicap races to give the younger racers a fair start. The events serve as good practise for local grass track racers in advance of the Mildenhall Rally being held by Mildenhall CC over the bank holiday weekend, which has a wide selection of races for seniors, women and juniors of all ages and ability

21st August 2005

Action from the West Suffolk Grass-Track meeting

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1th July 2005

Veteran member in the medals

Father of World Champion cyclist Victoria, Max Pendleton last weekend rode the British Cycling Masters National Track Championships at Welwyn Track. In the process the Mildenhall Cycling Club member took five medals in the five separate disciplines in his age group.

The event didn't start that well with Pendleton senior being beaten into third place in his sprint heat. However, there was a route back into the competition through the repercharge, thankfully matters went better from there on with wins in all the further rounds till the final where ex-international and National Coach Geoff Cooke, from Nottingham, comfortably held Pendleton off for the win.

The next event was the 500m time trial where Cooke again produced a storming ride making the remainder of the field look pedestrian. In this event Max was third.

A 10km points race was the next competition decided by placing in five sprints taking place at five lap intervals during the race. In this event Cooke was again going well, particularly early on. Despite Pendleton scoring well toward the end of the event, the two riders were well clear of all the other competitors, with Cooke again the winner with 15 points to Pendleton's 11.

The next race was a pursuit run over 2,000 metres. Not an event in which Cooke competes, however in this case Max was denied a win in the final ride-off by Tony Pierce of the Bicester Millennium CC.

With the score at three silvers and a bronze, it looked as though the final Scratch Race could be more of the same. However in this event Max and ex-professional John McMillan, of the Kenton RC, attacked constantly, eventually breaking clear and riding the final 12 laps together with the bunch at about half a lap. In the final sprint Pendleton finally got it together and won the event by about three lengths.

Pendleton said afterwards "Not quite in the same league as my daughter Victoria, but it was a successful weekend out."

This weekend both Max and Victoria will be racing on the grass-track at Biggleswade and Bury St Edmudns. Next week Max travels to Edmonton (Alberta not N9) to compete in the World Masters Games.

5th July 2005

Mildenhall World Champion back in club colours!

World Champion Cyclist Victoria Pendleton riding in Mildenhall colours won the first of the year's British Cycling Federation's National Championships held at Carlisle on Bank Holiday Monday. The event held over 800 metres on grass was the better supported that it has been for a number of years. Victoria last held the grass title in 2002 having been unable to ride the event for the past two seasons due to international commitments, however with the World Cup now being a Winter designated series she is able to ride the domestic calendar in her off season.

In the heat Pendleton qualified with relative ease despite the heat also containing her Mildenhall clubmate and 2003 Champion Sarra Whelan amongst her opponents. The final was not straightforward and for a while Victoria was shut in a box, however as the pace rose on the last lap the gaps opened and in a power move she squeezed out to win by some three lengths. Second in the event was fellow National Squad rider Lorna Webb, third place was taken by National Talent Team rider Beccy Figgitt of the Plomesgate CC.

The next two events in the meeting, being handicaps, Victoria had to use all her strength and skill to close what were on the face of it impossible deficits. The races were over 500 metres and 1000 metres. Whilst she made the 500m look relatively easy, the 1000 metres was a different matter as she started one third of a 333m lap behind the next rider, and almost three quarters of a lap behind the longest marker. Pendleton made contact with the other riders with some 300m to go and went past all the other riders except her training partner Lorna Webb who retained a two length lead at the line.

Other Mildenhall riders Sarra Whelan, Keith Richardson and Max Pendleton had mixed fortunes. Sarra performed best of the three, being placed in both the Devil take the hindmost and the 1500 metre handicap whilst riding with the effects of a recently sub-luxed (dislocated but put itself back in) shoulder. Keith Richardson claimed his second handicap place in two weeks, this time a second rather than the first position he achieved at Hertford last week. Max Pendleton rode in a manner belying or is it befitting his advancing years, being one of two 60 plus riders in the field riding against competitors young enough to be their grandchildren! All good clean fun, in other words the sun shone rather than the usual lake district weather.

1st June 2005

Club Off-Road Champs

Despite the damp drizzly morning there was a good turn out of club members, for the fourth and fifth rounds of Mildenhall CC's Off Road Championships.

The first part, counted as the 4th round in which they had to ride up hill, was followed by the 5th comprised of riding back down, both against the clock. It was a very close fight for top two positions, with Harvey Wright just taking the uphill from Barry Archer by 1 second, but Barry got the better in the downhill by 22 tenths of a second


  1. Harvey Wright 1 min 13 sec (pictured right)
  2. Barry Archer 1 min 14 sec
  3. Matthew Cook (U16) 1 min 34 sec
  4. Dave Bowers 1 min 47 sec
  5. Mandy Cook 2 min 00 sec
  6. Vera Staines 2 min 25 sec



  1. Barry Archer 41.63 seconds (pictured right)
  2. Harvey Wright 41.85 seconds
  3. Matthew Cook (U16) 42.94 seconds
  4. Mandy Cook 46.93 seconds
  5. Dave Bowers 48.35 seconds
  6. Vera Staines 1 min 06 sec.

20th March 2005

Club Juvenile breaks PB in early season Time-Trial

Matthew Cook has had an excellent start to the new time-trialling season by knocking six seconds off his previous best time of 29 minutes 41 seconds in his first time trial for this season!

It was on the same course and promoting club, Plomesgate CC, that Matthew (pictured right) rode a few days after his 12th birthday last year. Another year older and the 13 year-old experienced totally the opposite weather conditions - very calm and warm, rather than extremely blustery cold winds of last year.

Another member of Mildenhall CC also rode, unfortunately not having such a good ride, Simon Larbey finished in a time of 28 min 59 secs. The event was won by veteran Martin Pyne of Anglia Velo with a time of 22 mins 56 secs.

19th March 2005

Club Open Cyclo-Cross - RESULTS

Result: Main Event (Juniors, Seniors, Veterans & Ladies)

  1. Graham Rogerson Sen Army CU 10 laps in 52:16
  2. Shaun Aldous Sen Interbike RT +0:24
  3. Carl Davey Sen Unattached +2:08
  4. Nathan Miller Sen Anglia Sport +2:58
  5. Ian Newby Sen Diss & District CC +4:26
  6. Ivan Burch Sen Anglia Sport +5:25
  7. Mark Farrow Vet VC Norwich/Fitt Signs +5:33
  8. Julian Parker Vet Ipswich BC +1 lap +0:37
  9. Bruce Robinson Grand/Vet Shaftesbury CC +1 lap +1:27
  10. Donald MacGregor Sen/Vet Team Marie Curie +1 lap +1:47
  11. Dave Copland Vet Ipswich BC +1 lap +2:01
  12. John Terrell Sen/Vet Ipswich BC +1 lap +2:11
  13. Craig Beech Sen Interbike RT +1 lap +2:17
  14. Michael Dunn Sen Unattached +1 lap +2:20
  15. Vic Barnett Vet Welland Valley CC +1 lap +2:22
  16. James Jackson Jun Lee Valley Youth CC +1 lap +2:46
  17. Daniel Parker Jun Ipswich BC +1 lap +2:56
  18. Geoff Bores Grand/Vet Lea Valley Youth CC +1 lap +4:05
  19. Steven Griffiths Sen Lee Valley Youth CC +1 lap +4:22
  20. Neil Stevens Sen Eastern Region Velo/Bianchi UK +1 lap +4:24
  21. Jay Hunter Jun Interbike RT +1 lap +4:25
  22. Terry Smith Sen Colchester Rovers +1 lap +5:10
  23. Chris Jillings Sen/Vet Ipswich BC +1 lap +5:36
  24. Clive Ling Sen Diss & District CC +1 lap +5:58
  25. Dom Mingaye Vet RAF CC +1 lap +6:14
  26. Stuart Main Sen Godric CC +2 laps +0:01
  27. Darrel Glover Vet Norwich ABC +2 laps +0:29
  28. Philip Hargreaves Sen/Vet VC Norwich/Fitt Signs +2 laps +2:06
  29. Alan McLaren Sen Norwich ABC +2 laps +2:18
  30. Jim Hardwicke Sen Plomesgate CC +2 laps +2:27
  31. Paul Emmerson Sen Team Flow Racing +2 laps +2:28
  32. Roger Holmes Sen Unattached +2 laps +3:46
  33. Paul Harris Vet Eastern Region Velo/Bianchi UK +2 laps +3:57
  34. Andrew Seager Vet Unattached +2 laps +5:05
  35. Phil Jarvis Vet Interbike RT +2 laps +5:22
  36. Chris Reed Vet London Phoenix +2 laps +6:09
  37. Kevin Howe Vet Flow Racing +2 laps +6:19
  38. Paul Turner Mast/Vet Ipswich BC +2 laps +6:26
  39. Clive Sparkes Mast/Vet Ipswich BC +2 laps +6:43
  40. Steve Grimwood Sen Ipswich BC +2 laps +7:04
  41. Neil Fellingham Jun Ipswich BC +3 laps +0:33
  42. Paul Barry Vet Ipswich BC +3 laps +1:10
  43. Stuart Hocknell Vet St Ives CC +3 laps +1:32
  44. Robert Griffiths Sen/Vet Lea Valley Youth CC +3 laps +2:48
  45. Alan Chapman Grand/Vet Mildenhall CC +3 laps +2:54
  46. Dennis Reeve Grand/Vet Eastern Region Velo/Bianchi UK +3 laps +5:23
  47. Marcus Taylor Sen Unattached +3 laps +6:45
  48. Brian Foster Sup/Vet Eastern Region Velo/Bianchi UK +3 laps +7:43
  49. Mandy Cook Lady Mildenhall CC +4 laps +4:14

Nick Ainsworth Sen James Hay RT DNF
Konrad Manning Sen Unattached DNF

Result: Under 12's

  1. Hugo Robinson U12 Ipswich BC 7 laps in 18:26
  2. George Mattin U12 Colchester Rovers +1:05
  3. Ellen Triggs U12 Colchester Rovers +1:17
  4. Lewis Parker U10 Ipswich BC +1 lap +0:01
  5. Cara Ainsworth U12 Eastern Region Velo/Bianchi +1 lap +0:28
  6. Jack Hardwicke U10 Plomesgate CC +1 lap +0:59
  7. Andrew Philips U12 Mildenhall CC +1 lap +1:16
  8. Ben Sturman U12 WSW +1 lap +3:09
  9. James Arden U10 Norwich ABC +1 lap +3:47
  10. Alan Trolone U10 WSW +2 laps +0:56
  11. Sam Sturman U10 WSW +2 laps +1:04
  12. Rubin Seager U10 Unattached +2 laps +3:07
  13. Ashley Griffin U10 Unattached +3 laps +0:18
  14. Ben Disney U10 Unattached +3 laps +1:07
  15. Kaley Ainsworth U8 Eastern Region Velo/Bianchi +3 laps +1:42

Result: Youth

  1. Andrew Griffiths Youth Lee Valley Youth CC 5 laps in 31:59
  2. Carl Harris Youth Eastern Region Velo/Bianchi UK +2:02
  3. Daniel Kogan Youth Lee Valley Youth CC +2:30
  4. Peter Hargreaves Youth VC Norwich/Fitt Signs +4:06
  5. Matthew Cook Yth/U14 Mildenhall CC +6:32
  6. Luke Newby Yth/U14 Diss & District CC +1 lap +0:03
  7. Mark Chapman Youth Mildenhall CC +1 lap +0:51
  8. Hannah Robinson Yth/Girl/U14 Ipswich BC +1 lap +2:13
  9. Josh Seager Youth Lee Valley Youth CC +1 lap +5:32
30th January 2005

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