Pages

Friday, 26 October 2012

Awards Night 2012

It’s been another great, year for the LWCR league, sponsored by Rapha and Motion Junkies in 2012.

Rapha hosted the League Awards party last Friday at their new Rapha Cycle Club in Soho, with lots of pink, and black goodies handed out.   

 Lydia Boylan from Look Mum No Hands! RT  finished first individual for the second year running, having maintained her position at the head of the league from start to finish. Second and third places went to Emily Bagnall of Wyndymilla UK Youth and Astrid Wingler of London Phoenix, who both put up a good fight throughout the season.  

The team prize was won by Look Mum No Hands! RT for the second year in a row, withWyndyMilla UK Youth and Pearson CC in second and third, respectively.

Other 2012 awards:

- Most Improved Rider -- Alexie Shaw, Dulwich Paragon

- Best New Rider -- Jasmijn Muller, Kingston Wheelers

- Rapha Award: Most Tenacious Rider of the Season -- Charlie Easton, Look Mum No Hands! RT

- Best 3rd cat – Helen Ralson, Pearson CC

- Lanterne Rouge (lowest placed rider who is present on the night) – Sarah Strong,  Dulwich Paragon

Lydia commented, “I honestly didn't think I'd win the league again this year. The talent in ladies racing in London is growing year on year. I knew this year the competition would be tough and that's exactly how it was. The girls are really showing more tactical knowledge and racing as a team which is giving really exciting racing that always gives a deserving winner at the end. It ended up being a really close match between me and Emily which meant every race in the league mattered to improve on overall points. I'm really looking forward to another exciting league next year.”

Sarah Cary of Corvida Allpress, a novice racer in 2012, said “I really enjoyed learning how to race this year. After many years of club riding, sportives and a trial circuit or two last summer, this year was a fun challenge.  The start line and the first 10 minutes are always nerve-racking, but the as the season went on I got better at reading the race and started feeling confident enough to join in breaks and enjoy the competition.  Everyone’s been friendly and supportive.”   

The 2012 league consisted of 11 race and time trial events in London and the South East between April and August, with prizes up for grabs for both individuals and teams.  With over 75 riders competing from 18 teams in 11 races from March to September, there was a big field to learn from and make friends with. The league is open to everyone, from novices to elites.

More pictures:  http://josephinehartfiel.viewbook.com/   


Thanks to Sarah Cary for the write-up.

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

2012 Awards Party set for Friday October 19th

The LWCR league has now finished for 2012 with Lydia Boylan from Look Mum No Hands! RT winning for the second year running, having maintained her position at the head of the league from start to finish. Second and third places went to Emily Bagnall of Wyndymilla UK Youth and Astrid Wingler of London Phoenix, who both put up a good fight throughout the season.  We had a total of 77 riders competing from 18 teams in 11 races from March to September.  Many thanks to all our race organisers, there would not be a league without you.

The team prize was won by Look Mum No Hands! RT for the second year in a row, with WyndyMilla UK Youth and Pearson CC in second and third, respectively.  The top 20 individuals are as follows, with full rankings are available on our website.


Rank

Rider

Club

Points

1

Lydia Boylan

Look Mum No Hands! RT

220

2

Emily Bagnall

Wyndymilla UK Youth

212

3

Astrid Wingler

London Phoenix

170

4

Anna Grundy

Look Mum No Hands! RT

166

5

Elise Sherwell

Look Mum No Hands! RT

162

6

Karla Boddy

High Wycombe CC

160

7

Elinor Winter

Corvida Allpress

126

8

Helen McKay

Look Mum No Hands! RT

124

9

Helen Ralston

Pearson CC

114

10

Joanne McRae

Look Mum No Hands! RT

108

11

Nicole Oh

Pearson CC

108

12

Rachel Przybylski

Wyndymilla UK Youth

108

13

Alexie Shaw

Dulwich Paragon

97

14

Julie Granshaw

Wyndymilla UK Youth

96

15

Coralie Glaunes

Pearson CC

95

16

Natalie Creswick

Mulebar Girls

90

17

Jasmijn Muller

Kingston Wheelers

89

18

Maryka Sennema

Kingston Wheelers

82

19

Vikki Filsell

Pearson CC

79

20

Siobhan McNamara

Look Mum No Hands! RT

78

Awards Party, Friday October 19th

A prize giving ceremony is being held at the Rapha Cycle Club at 85 Brewer Street, London W1F 9ZN on Friday 19th October. Doors will open at 7.30pm for an 8 o'clock ceremony. Prizes will be awarded to the top 20 riders, top 3 teams, most improved rider, best new rider, most committed rider, highest ranking 3rd Cat, most tenacious rider, and to the lanterne rouge (lowest-ranked rider who attends the party).
The event will have a guest list for entry so please let us know if you are going to attend so we can put your name down. 

2013 Season

Thanks to all those who raced and helped over the season. We hope you enjoyed it and are fired up for next year's league. A meeting to discuss the future of the league will be held in November. Once a date has been set futher information will be sent out.