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British MTB Downhill championships - CN

Bringewood, July 17, 2005

Results

Peat & Atherton new champions

Steve Peat and Rachel Atherton took the top honours at the National downhill championships at Bringewood. On a swelteringly hot day, beneath clear skies, the competitors had to tackle a tight, technical and very dry course, with deep dust gathering on the lower sections and making the going unexpectedly slippery.

Rachel Atherton won the closest race of the day to take the Women's race by less than two tenths of a second from Helen Gaskell. Both seemed to be really flying when we saw them at the mid-point, with Gaskell in particular flying the first jump in the lower woods with speed, height and precision. Also looking good was Tracy Moseley, but the World Cup star finished well down and from the foliage her bike was carrying, she had clearly had problems in the upper reaches of the course.

Steve Peat regained his title, though the unexplained absence of the Atherton brothers (Gee was defending champion) took a little of the shine off it. However, it was Steve's first race back since recovering from his serious shoulder injury sustained at the Fort William NPS, so it wasn't a bad way to get back into the groove with the Europeans just around the corner and the worlds some six weeks away.

Steve also had the satisfaction of beating Marc Beaumont, who pushed him all the way and underlined the form which has made him Britain's most consistent performer on the World Cup circuit this season. Dan Stanbridge did a fine ride for third place.

Results

Senior Men
 
1 Steve Peat (Team Orange England)                    2.01.312
2 Marc Beaumont (MBUK/Santa Cruz)                     2.02.992
3 Dan Stanbridge (Muddy Fox)                          2.05.656
4 Danny Harper (Commencal/Team Ricochet)              2.06.576
5 Stu Thomson (Giant UK)                              2.07.450
6 Dave Wardell (Team GT Hyundai)                      2.07.965
7 Dave Smith (Pearce Cycles Race Team)                2.08.511
8 Jonny Cheetham (Halfords Bikehut)                   2.08.632
9 Dan Critchlow (Intense)                             2.08.748
10 Tom Braithwaite (Intense UK/Vertical Access)       2.09.113
11 Jamie Faulkner (Commencal UK)                      2.09.371
12 Scott Beaumont (Kona Beaumont Racing.)             2.09.994
13 Neil Donoghue (MBUK/SantaCruz)                     2.10.042
14 James Gould                                        2.10.045
15 James Hughes (Leisure lakes)                       2.10.352
16 Tom Deacon                                         2.11.123
17 Luke Marshall                                      2.11.278
18 Richard Cheetham                                   2.11.583
19 Rob Warner (Giant Racing)                          2.11.651
20 Robert Smith (Pearce Cycles Race Team)             2.14.133
21 Iain Cookson (The Hub/CycleJersey.com)             2.14.259
22 Paul Angus (MOJO Suspension)                       2.14.663
23 Mark Ellison                                       2.15.295
24 Dave Duggan (thebikeshop.info)                     2.15.321
25 David List (Stourport Specialist Cycles)           2.16.088
26 Rowan Sorrell (Mojo Suspension)                    2.16.448
27 Jonny Brain (Pearce Cycles Race Team.)             2.16.753
28 Chris Marshall (Ansa Racing)                       2.16.772
29 Oliver Morris                                      2.16.801
30 Alex Florian (Fort Royal)                          2.18.104
31 Chris Sinden (Phil Corley Cycles)                  2.18.845
32 Philip Ashbridge (Mild2Wild/MountainHighCycles)    2.18.890
33 Alun Lewis (Manchester University)                 2.19.969
34 Dave Price (Pearce Cycles Race Team)               2.21.215
35 David Armstrong (Mojo Suspension)                  2.21.237
36 James Coneron (NORCO)                              2.21.364
37 Liam Little (4 Play Cycles)                        2.21.638
38 Tom Dale                                           2.21.750
39 Robin Weaver                                       2.22.179
40 Jamie Smith                                        2.22.285
41 Tim Green (Foes/Azonic/Summit Cycles)              2.22.661
42 Alex Stock (Royles)                                2.22.857
43 Ashley Stephenson (CP Cycles)                      2.23.462
44 Nick Turner (The Development/Mr Big.)              2.25.171
45 Nev Duggan                                         2.25.373
46 Andrew Hibberd (Astonhill.com)                     2.25.961
47 Rob Scullion (SUMMIT CYCLES/Azonic)                2.26.767
48 Ben Caldwell (Vario-c0-factory)                    2.27.346
49 Wayne Appleby (Dirtworksdh@aol.com)                2.28.092
50 Paul Bowyer                                        2.28.452
51 Daniel Bull                                        2.28.577
52 John Holbrook (Aston Hill.com)                     2.30.724
53 Adam Taylor                                        2.31.949
54 Rich Harman (Dave Mellor Cycles)                   2.32.355
55 Ben Deakin (X-Lite)                                2.35.250
56 Will Evans (Dirt Bike Supply)                      2.51.711
57 Tom Grzesik (Coalition Clothing)                   2.54.815
58 Simon Parkinson (Kissit racing)                    3.02.687
59 Rob Marshall                                       3.08.105
60 Will Longden (MBUK/Santa Cruz)                     4.42.705
61 Paul Aston (Descent-world.co.uk)                   6.31.629
 
Senior Women
 
1 Racheal Atherton (Animal/Giant)                     2.20.830
2 Helen Gaskell (Halfords Bikehut)                    2.21.021
3 Anja Rees Jones (BN3Sports/Kona/661/SRAM)           2.30.517
4 Maria Conway (Giant Racing)                         2.38.600
5 Joey Gough (BN3Sports/Kona/661/SRAM)                2.41.598
6 Kirsty Price (Swindon RC/Total Bike/Speciali)       2.52.019
7 Tracey Moseley (Kona Les Gets Factory Team)         2.52.545
8 Calamity-Jayne Cann (Elan Bikes Team/Funn)          3.24.898
 
Juvenile Men
 
1 Danny Hart (BALFA UK / Descent World)               2.20.226
2 Bernard Kerr (Smart/The Bicycle Factory)            2.24.232
3 Alastair Wilson                                     2.29.577
4 Stefan Thomas (Bedstone College)                    2.33.769
5 Scott Roberts (Nakedracing.co.uk)                   2.34.147
6 Gareth Brewin (Brooks Cycles)                       2.35.835
7 James Dower (Aston Hill/VarioCo-Factory)            2.44.813
8 Rhys Matson                                         2.56.904
9 Josh Griffin (Pearce Cycles Race Team)              3.10.641
 
Youth Men
 
1 Joseph Smith (Ancillotti UK)                        2.11.399
2 Joshua Bryceland (Royal Orange)                     2.14.073
3 Ruaridh Cunningham (Probikesport/Morewood)          2.14.563
4 Sam Dale                                            2.17.326
5 Chris Hutchens (Team Hub/Cyclejersey.com)           2.18.330
6 Damian Groves (Team Goldtec)                        2.23.077
7 Matthew Parkinson (Kissit Racing)                   2.24.401
8 Joseph Horton (Pearce Cycles Race Team)             2.27.333
9 James Considine                                     2.28.124
10 Tom Pye (Aston Hill/Ancillotti)                    2.29.833
11 Andrew Phillips (Homegrown Racing)                 2.30.075
12 Bradley Shields                                    2.30.542
13 Tom Whant (Xlite/Red Planet)                       2.30.725
14 Ben Crump (Revolution Racing)                      2.31.818
15 Alex Bond                                          2.33.832
16 Sonny Robinson (Aston Hill/Riverside Cycles)       2.34.853
17 Scot Loughland (Team Castle Melamime)              2.35.329
18 Andrew McDonnell (Brian Rourke Cycles)             2.37.654
19 Louis Swann (PPC Racing)                           2.46.900
20 Daniel Jenkins                                     2.59.670
21 Daniel Jary (Aston Hill.com/Commencal)             3.00.111
22 Owain James (downhiller.info)                      3.02.637
23 Daniel Millard (Southerndownhill.com)              4.49.511
DNF Jack Geoghegan (Vario-Aston Hill Junior Devo)             
 
Junior Men
 
1 Matt Simmonds (Muddy Fox)                           2.08.313
2 Richard Thomas (Ancillotti UK)                      2.11.070
3 Ralph Jones                                         2.12.207
4 Ben Cathro (The Hub/Cycle Jersey)                   2.12.328
5 Alex Evans (Balfa-WFNR.net)                         2.14.192
6 Joe Barnes (West Highland Wheelers)                 2.14.214
7 James Stock (434581)                                2.16.487
8 Nick Lindsay (Deathshop/DDR)                        2.18.723
9 Jason Davies (Fort Royal)                           2.19.626
10 Ben Stephenson (Wades Cycles)                      2.19.834
11 Phil Roberts (Leisure Lakes)                       2.22.376
12 Darrell Upton (DDR)                                2.23.229
13 Mike Strickland (Bike Cellar)                      2.23.336
14 Nick Geoghegan (Vario-Aston Hill Junior Devo)      2.23.412
15 Jack Graham ("Rotec Cycles.uk,Utopia Optics)       2.25.477
16 Lee Pincher (ANSA Racing)                          2.26.213
17 Dave Roberts (Nakedracing.co.uk)                   2.28.021
18 Robert Holt                                        2.29.549
19 Matt Kemp (Aston Hill/Ancillotti)                  2.32.129
20 John Lonsdale                                      2.32.492
21 Jonathan Foster-Smith                              2.40.232
22 Alistair Keen (Stratford Dirt Riders)              2.51.839
23 Ben Calvert (HIGH PEAK CYCLES/KENDA)               3.06.233
24 Ben Baker (BALFA UK)                               3.08.971
25 Nikki Whiles (Team Skene)                          3.23.306
26 Tommy Wilkinson (Team C.H.R./Bigredshark.com)      3.47.040
DNF Brendan Fairclough (Royal Orange)                         
DNF Ben Joyce (Ancillotti/Aston Hill)                         
 
Grand Veteran Men
 
1 Chris Waddup (Ox Bikes)                             2.51.367
2 Phil Smart (Pearce Cycles Race Team)                3.15.746
3 Paul Braithwaite (N/A)                              3.36.510
 
Veteran Men
 
1 Keith Wilson (Commencal)                            2.23.636
2 Alan Blood                                          2.26.710
3 Jerry Twigg (Cycle World)                           2.29.471
4 Steve Felstead (Kissit Racing)                      2.37.023
5 Chris Roberts (Nakedracing.co.uk)                   2.49.444
6 Richard Ballantine (All Terrain Cycles)             2.57.604
7 Angelo Sartori                                      3.11.982
 
Master Men
 
1 Stu Hughes (MinibikeMX.com)                         2.14.379
2 Tim Ponting (Mojo Suspension)                       2.15.199
3 Darren Howarth (Beaumont Racing/Kona.)              2.15.904
4 Colin Williams (High Peak Cycles/Kenda)             2.18.097
5 Richard Simpson (SealMoto MX Shop)                  2.18.671
6 Richard Green                                       2.20.532
7 David Hopper (The Development/Mr Big)               2.22.388
8 Ian Collins (Paligap Ltd)                           2.22.523
9 Simon Paton (Descent-World.)                        2.22.939
10 John Finney (Leisure Lakes/Orange)                 2.24.721
11 Philip Gray (Rave Racing)                          2.29.147
12 Martin Crockett                                    2.29.526
13 Richard Burgoin (Burgtec/Five-ten/Royal)           2.31.015
14 Julian Duxbury (JE James Cycles)                   2.32.961
15 Chris Ames (Clayton Cars/Bad Ass Bikes)            2.33.669
16 Glyn Liles (JE James.co.uk)                        2.34.600
17 Alex Slater (Rave Racing)                          2.34.704
18 Martin Hodgson (Simmar Racing)                     2.35.310
19 Jason Brennan (Rave Racing)                        2.35.674
20 Alan Hawkes (Deathshop/DDR)                        2.38.020
21 Andy Williamson (Easy Vibe Racing)                 2.38.415
22 Jeff Wherlock (Clayton Cars/Bad Ass Bikes)         2.39.636
23 Jono Simpson (Pearce Cycles RT)                    2.41.854
24 Mark Mackarel (Mojo Suspension)                    2.53.434
25 Jamie Armitage (High Peak Cycles/Kenda)            3.36.093
26 Andrew Titley                                      3.56.519
27 Wayne Tabernor (High Peak Cycles/Kenda)            4.46.870
 
Juvenile Women
 
1 Monet Adams (The Bike Cellar)                       3.34.090
 
Junior Women
 
1 Aimee Dix (Team Skene)                              3.06.047
 
Master Women
 
1 Jules Coventry (Ancillotti UK/Extreme Drinks/Z)     2.38.589
2 Karen Ballantine (All Terrain Cycles)               2.45.643
3 Caroline Mackinlay (Southerndownhill.com)           2.56.722
4 Renee Diwell                                        3.05.391
5 Nicky Belton (Descentworld/Astonhill.com)           3.17.677