Month: May 2016

Tradervan Beastway round 3 25 May 2016

Round 3 Already! Last week’s deluge and slop had hardened nicely to make for some fast new trails through plantations sprouting spring growth – Watch out for those stingers….
Big news from the coursebuild was the mower broke; it’s terminal – con-rod or crankshaft – and I lost my penknife. Grrr. Still, it wasn’t wet and cold this week and the course was finished by race time Hooray!
Course was planned to be fast and fun. Comments indicate mission:accomplished. Some good styling over jumps and rollers captured on this week’s video.


You’ll also see early info about our 100km off-road adventure on bridleways, byways and lanes of S Cambs. Sunday 4 September 2016, based at National Trust’s Wimpole Hall.
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You probably want to enter this well in advance as it sells out.

Full race results: Click here

The u12s had a nice course around the top and around hedge line into the Hoggenbreaker area. They all enjoyed their race and it was good to see the one faller quickly remounted.

Trader Van Beastway2016 Round 3 U12s
Place Number Rider Name Club Cat
1 3 Samuel Leslie Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club U12 M
2 30 Jake Carter Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club U12 M
3 6 Owen Kreisky Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club U10 M
4 2 Ethan Leslie Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club U10 M
5 13 Isabel Nyman Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club U10 F
6 17 Rebecca Gardiner Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club U10 F
7 14 Lochlan Dyer Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club U10 M
8 16 Harry May-Gillings Team Flamingo U10 M
9 18 Philip Au Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club U10 M
10 11 Malin Raquvelas Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club U12 F
11 15 Lucy Marsh High Beach Youth Cyclin Club U10 F
12 32 Emily Lockett Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club U10 F
13 21 Hannah Ward Spray Effex U10 F

Tradervan Beastway r2 18 May 2016

Round 2 of Beastway 2016 will be remembered for some difficult weather. It rained all day, right up until the start of the seniors race. Sometimes heavy but more often torrential rain was falling; an Osprey plane / helicopter was flying around and it really seemed like judgement day as your coursebuilders were out there stupidly putting up a course that had been planned according only to the forecast weather.
This was the first time that the ‘ban’ on access to the lower meadow meant some major revisions, but thanks to the enlightened management of Hog Hill we were able to open up more pens around the lower road circuit. The wet conditions made many sections unrideable and others as slippy as.
BUT IT WAS FUN! and it’s always the same for everyone who raced.

Here are full round 2 results

And here’s a little video which shows the cameraderie and grit that makes Beastway special. Remember, this was only shot after the rain had stopped and doesn’t show anything like the mud elsewhere on the course (OK, I got so cold after all day in the rain that I had to get a shower and change while the race was on… ready to take the course down).

Run under the earlier apocalyptic conditions, all the U12s showed commendable resolve with a 100% finish rate. They were routed along the fun bumps around the back of hedge-line for the first time and they all did well.

Beastway Round 2 U12s

Place Number Rider Name Club Cat
1 30 Jake Carter Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club U12 M
2 3 Samuel Leslie Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club U12 M
3 12 Thulani Mlambo Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club U12 M
4 19 Harry Nyman Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club U12 M
5 6 Owen Kreisky Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club U10 M
6 2 Ethan Leslie Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club U10 M
7 13 Isabel Nyman Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club U10 F
8 17 Rebecca Gardiner Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club U10 F
9 14 Lochlan Dyer Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club U10 M
10 16 Harry May-Gillings Team Flamingo U10 M
11 18 Philip Au Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club U10 M
12 32 Emily Lockett Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club U10 F

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