Welwyn riders find it tough in poor conditions at the British National Cycling Trophy in Milton Keynes

PUBLISHED: 16:37 03 December 2014 | UPDATED: 16:37 03 December 2014

Welwyn riders

Welwyn riders


Welwyn Wheelers’ Cai Davies finished an exceptional 14th in the junior round of the British National Cycling Trophy in Campbell Park, Milton Keynes last weekend.

For the first time, a round of the UCI Cyclocross World Cup was hosted in the UK and this was combined with the fourth round of the British Cycling National Trophy, in which Davies prospered.

Meanwhile, team-mate Glenn Dossett finished well in the muddy conditions, coming home in 42nd place.

On Sunday, with conditions even more challenging for the U14 boys, Sam Asker finished 17th.

In the U14 girls’ race Imogen Chastell was ninth.

There were a number of crashes in the U16 event, leading to a fragmented race.

Despite this, Will Raymond coped best with the conditions to finish 21st.

Toby Miles was impeded by a number of early crashes but finished close behind in 24th and Michael Parry was 38th. Nathan Blackmore crashed and was unable to finish.

In the U16 girl race, Elspeth Grace was 10th and Hannah Bates 19th.

Sophia Chastell rode well in the Elite Women’s race, completing the course as fourth junior and 21st overall.

n Also on Sunday, a number of the Wheelers travelled to the Norwich area for round 13 of the Eastern Cross League. Joe Kiely won the U12 race with Tom Davies fourth and Michael Sumner sixth.

Ollie Stockwell was sixth in the Youth event with Tom Martin seventh and Lauren Higham 11th.

In the senior events, Keith Stockwell was 15th in the 40 plus race while Dave Martin was 23rd in the 50 plus race.

Dossett continued on from good work on Saturday, coming home as second junior.

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