Naomi Shinkins was 2nd female at the New Forest CC Boxing Day 10, Jamie Whitcher 6th at the Lee Valley Velodrome accumulator and it was another big day at the Gorrick Brass Monkeys off road event with a win for Julia Hamlyn and Sam Humphrey and 3 other podium places for the Bournemouth Cycleworks Race Team riders.
Naomi Shinkins kept things festive (but still aero) at the New Forest CC Boxing Day 10 with the second fastest female time of the day. Conditions were as good as they can be in December with only light winds to contend with on the Sopley rumble strip (P311). The fastest lady, Julia Shaw (multiple national TT champion and Common Wealth bronze medallist), was in a league of her own clocking 24.21 but it was a tighter competition for the rest of the podium places with Naomi clocking 26.03, Louisa Cooper (BJW) 26.17 and Lucy Gadd (Storey Racing) 26.37.
Naomi on the P311 course - aero but festive! (photo credit - Eamonn Deane)
Jamie Whitcher raced the track accumulator at the Lee Valley Velodrome in London. Still officially a Youth B at that stage, Jamie raced up an age category in Youth A, a good test to see how winter training was going and to race with some of the GB youth and junior squads. Jamie was 4th in 24 Lap Scratch race, 9th in the Elimination race, 9th in the 1km Dash and 5th in the 55 Lap Points race. A great collection of results got Jamie 6th overall in a very competitive field.
Jamie warming up at the Lee Valley Velodrome
The new year brought a flurry of podium finishes for the team at round 2 of the Gorrick Brass Monkeys event on Sunday, on a fast but twisty single track course. Julia Hamlyn, Sam Humphrey, Dani Humphrey, Roland Tilley, Carol Tilley, Stuart King, Andrew Smith, Simon Lesser and Richard Lang had a great day with a win for Sam (even with a puncture!) and Julia in their categories and podiums for Roland, Dani and Stuart.
Full results for the team were:
2 hr Vets (female) - Julia Hamlyn 1st, Carol Tilley 10th
2 hr Vets (male) - Andrew Smith 10th, Simon Lesser 16th
3 hr Grand Vets (male) - Roland Tilley 2nd, Richard Lang 13th
4 hr Vets (female) - Dani Humphrey 2nd
4 hr Vets (male) - Sam Humphrey 1st, Stuart King 3rd
Julia Hamlyn 1st in the 2hr Vet Category