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Will’s Ride Sunday 9th October

Ride4Will is a social ride for family, friends, and team and club mates in memory of Will Houghton. You will enjoy a very rideable (not many hills!) 25 miles around quiet roads in North Buckinghamshire, beautiful countryside and of course great company.
Followed by a pub stop after the ride at the Akeman inn

We aim to get the ride underway by 10.30am and expect it to take two hours.

Below is the link for all the detals of Will’s Ride also the Map of route

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ride4will-tickets-25657720934

Wills 27m Ride

Will Houghton U23 Squad

Will Houghton

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Will Houghton RR and Oakley RR Results

2016 womans winner

The Oakley Ladies Team Series Race, proved to be a tough seven lap circuit for many of the riders, especially with the heavy rain showers and steep climb before the finish.  After just few laps the field was soon whittled down to around forty riders.  Taking the first and second Prime was Annable Fisher riding for the Composite team.  On the last climb the big attacks happened, Clemence Copie of Les Filles Racing Team and Jennifer Holden Fusion RT Fierlan, were the first to come around the corner at the top of the hill, side by side all the way to the finish line, Clemence Copie just taking the win.  Annable Fisher was not far behind in third place.  The First junior was Rachel Jary from VC Londres.   

Forename Surname Team/Club Memb. No.
1 Clemence Copie Les Filles Racing Team 1st
2 Jennifer Holden Fusion RT Fierlan 2nd
3 Annabel Fisher CompositeTeam 1st
4 Francesca Cutts CC London 3rd
5 Rachel Jary VC Londres 2nd J
6 Lauren Murphy Liv Cycling Club – Epic Coaching 2nd J
7 Rachel Crighton Team 22 2nd
8 Alice Sharpe Coposite Team B 2nd
9 Steph Clayton Coposite Team A 2nd
10 Alicia Speake CC London 2nd

 

 2016 Mens Winner

The Oakley Road Race was re named this year to the Will Houghton Road Race. Earlier this year Will lost his life whilst training on his bike.  He was a passionate and extremely talented rider, who rode the Oakley Road Race as a junior and a second cat.  He rode for Hillingdon CC and showed amazing potential.  An emotional day for the Houghton family and everyone who knew him, a very poignant day.  A total of £169.00 for the Hampshire Air Ambulance was raised by donations from both races.

The Men’s Road Race started at a blistering pace on this seven lap circuit.  Two riders broke clear on the first lap, one of them being Frazer Carr of RP Vision Racing Team, they were brought back half way through the second lap.  Once again the riders were being dropped off on the climb but the main bunch remained around sixty strong.  On lap three Richard Wood of TMG Horizon, broke clear and was soon joined by four more riders.  They established a lead of thirty seconds and by the end of the third lap they were joined by five more riders making a breakaway of ten.  George Pym of Raleigh GAC won the Prime on the third lap and the group had now stretched their lead to forty five seconds.  Over the next few laps they increased their lead to a minute and a half.  Joe Harris of Spirit Racing, attacked the bunch to try to bridge the gap, his attempt failed as were many attempts. 

RP Racing took control of the last lap in the bunch and brought the break down within sixteen seconds, but a bit too late to catch them before the finish.  On the finishing climb two riders in the finishing group, one being George Pym and another rider collided giving the chance for the other seven riders to contest the finish amongst themselves.  George Fowler of NFTO Pro Cycling, proved to be a worthy winner powering in twenty meters clear with Thomas Scott-Collins of Wellingborough Cycles Race team and Richard Wood of TMG Horizon Cycling Team coming second and third. The bunch soon followed in after, John Mulvey being ahead of affairs.  First Junior was Elliot-Haigh of Team Milton Keynes and the Second Junior was Jacob Tresham of Team Corley.

Forename Surname Team/Club Cat
1 George Fowler NFTO Pro Cycling 2nd
2 Thomas Scott-Collins Wellingborough Cycles Race Team 2nd
3 Richard Wood TMG Horizon Cycling Team 2nd
4 Robert Willcocks Royal Air Force CA 2nd
5 Oliver W Bates Wellingborough Cycles Race Team 2nd
6 Gregory Fitzek Oxonian CC 3rd
7 Matthew Exley Team Corley Cycles 2nd
8 John Mulvey Cambridge CC 2nd
9 Cameron Jeffers Team Corley Cycles 2nd
10 Edward Giles RP Vision Racing Team 2nd

 

 

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Elliot Haigh Team Milton Keynes 2nd J

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Jacob Tresham Team Corley Cycles 3rd J

 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the marshals’ and helpers of the races.  Also mention the Commissaire’s of British Cycling, especially Mark Doel who is always so helpful.  My mother and father in law who have been the sign on team since the first ever race and I must not forget my right hand woman Helen Holmes, who multi tasks relentlessly behind the scenes. See you all next year, Scott Holmes  

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Oakley Road Race – Re named

The Men’s Oakley Road Race is now re named the Will Houghton Road Race, in memory of an extremely talented rider and exceptional young man who tragically lost his life while training on his bike in January this year.  Will rode for Hillingdon CC and had a very successful career.  There will be a presentation at the race with the newly named trophy.  For all race information please download the documents below.

Start sheet men

Start sheet Ladies

Race Program

Race Map

Start to Finish Map

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Boys to Men Will Houghton

I met Will and his Dad Richard, at Slipstreamers when I was coaching there six years ago.  I could see immediately that he took a shine to the sport of cycling. He had already tried his hand at other sports such as rugby and rowing but had not found his passion. Will quickly progressed through Slipstreamers he then joined Hillingdon Cycling Club and I became his coach. He found the first two years challenging as he was a few years behind his competitors, but with that positive attitude of his it was only a matter time before he achieved his goals. 

Will Houghton U23 Squad

Will Houghton U23 Squad

The first real goal was the club junior 10 and 25 mile record, and you guessed it, he smashed them. The 25 by 2 minutes with a superb 56:19 and then the 10 with a 21:15.

Will Beating the 25TT Record

Will Beating the 25TT Record

For me, the real turning point was the Epson Downs 100 mile at the end of the 2013 season. That Day Will and Greg went from being boys to men.

In heavy cold rain seven team riders set off on this punishing route. Twenty miles down and we lost two riders who decided to cut their ride short.  Another team mate had a mechanical leaving Will, Greg, Ant and myself to try to battle on.

Will  powered around the course flying up Leigh hill and Box hill. Soaked through, He came across the line in front of the rest of us with that grit and determination it takes to become a quality cyclist. Luckily we used my RV that weekend, which Will loved.  We all had a hot shower followed by lentil soup and of course a few cups of tea.

Gred and Will 100m Epsom

Greg and Will 100m Epsom

From then on I knew Will had what it takes

As others fell by the way side Will went from strength to strength, getting his 3rd Cat. With some great rides like the Banbury Star road race and the Spring Chicken.  Then after Greg’s win at Milton Keynes, Will followed coming in a very close 2nd and another 2nd the following week. But Will  was not satisfied with that and in front of his family got the win a week later by breaking away with another rider leaving nothing to chance. This secured his 2nd Cat licence.

Roy Thame Winning break for Will

Roy Thame Winning break for Will

It was time to find a new team for Will, as he needed to race with like minded riders. I was approached by the RP racing team to coach the U23 squad and they were looking for a few more quality riders. The team is a real family outfit so Will and I were soon on board.

The only weakness in Will’s cycling, if you can call it a weakness, is Will was always riding and training at 110 %. His passion and determination was often very hard to control and looking at his last few training sessions he still put in too much effort to early, but as you all know that is Will.

Through his sport he was learning to control his efforts and I know like all of you he would have achieved his goal this year which was to become a 1st Cat.

On a personal note, It has been a privilege having Will in my life, we are all so proud of what he achieved throughout his life, from a boy to a wonderful young man.

I know you are looking down with those bright red cheeks, a bit embarrassed with all the fuss that we are making over you. But sorry Will, you deserve it.  You can stop knocking yourself and praising others, it’s your time to shine and boy did you shine.

Scott Holmes Friend and Coach

Will Houghton 5th Oakley RR 2015

Will Houghton 5th Oakley RR 2015

 

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Tragic news

It is with great sadness that Will Houghton died on Friday after suffering head injuries on Thursday while on a training ride. He was hit from behind and was airlifted to Southampton Hospital. Our  love and thoughts go out to the Houghton family. Will loved Cycling and we are blessed we shared him in our life’s.
Scott Holmes
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Will Houghton in full flight
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Peters Main Results

Peter Jones has had another great season with the main highlights as follows :

Winner in category of the Spring Hog Hill series.

Winner in category of the Summer Ford Dunton series. ( winner for the last three years )

Second in category of the Autumn Hog Hill series

Second in category in the TLI National Circuit Championships in Wales.

Fourth in category in the BC National Circuit Champioships at Hillingdon.

Third in category in the Regional LVRC Circuit Championships at Milton Keynes Bowl.

Peter National Champ

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Sept results

Beeline RR 12th Sept 2-3 Cat  

Scott  and Greg rode this 60 mile event with plenty of climbing and fast down hill sections. It was these that un-hooked Gregory from the bunch as his junior gears got him in difficulty once again. Scott finished in the main field after a solo effort with 5 miles to go but got brought back. With the steep climb to the finish Scott could only watch as the you guns sprinted home.  

John Walker RR 6th Sept

Gregory Holmes our junior rider rode the 3-4 Cat event and finished 16th in the mass bunch sprint. Greg had an active race and went with most of the moves but it all came down to the last 300 mtrs. Gregory kicked early and was in the top 3 with 30 mtrs to go but run out of gas and had to settle for 16th.

Scott Holmes rode the E-1-2 event 87 miles. This was a fast race with an average mph of over 26. With 2 laps to go groups were going clear with Scott  getting in the 3rd one and staying clear to claim 23rd. 

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Peter Win’s Dunton Series

Peter has won the 2015 LVRC  F category Ford Dunton series for the third year running wining six of the eight races in his category.

On the 4th August Peter won the LVRC MK Bowl outright even beating the younger E category’s riders in a bunch sprint.

August 30th Hillingdon Crits     Junior rider Gregory Holmes rode the 3rd Cat event and came in 7th in the bunch sprint on Saturday. He also rode the next event which was a E123 event  and he was  involved in many of the moves but in the end finished a superb 15th in the sprint .

August 30th Cycleparks Crits E12     Will Houghton rode in this interesting circuit and finished in the top 20

August 31st Belmount Road Race E12    Scott Holmes rode this high end race with Team Wiggin riding he managed to stay with the them for almost 3 of the 8 Laps but had to let them go after the main climb as his Hr was on max for over 4 min’s. The event was eventfully won by one of the Wiggins Team.

Wiggo Team

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Training Weekend Oct

We are planning a Training Weekend on the 17th or the 31st weekend in Oct from Oakley to Devizes. There will be a back up vehicle for all the kit and we will stay over night in Devizes at a B/B. It will be a end of season training/Social ride of around 80 miles each day

Cost will probably be around £60 Please contact Scott Holmes 07483435556

 

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5 th For Greg at MK

With many members on there holidays August has been a quiet month.

Scott Holmes Rode the Hillingdon Masters on the 19th of August coming in 2nd just behind national champion Craig Wilson.

On August 20th at Milton Keynes Gregory Road the 3rd cat event with an excellent ride breaking away with a Zappi Rider for most of the race only to be caught with two laps to go. He still managed to finish 5th in the sprint.

Scott Holmes and Will Houghton Road E12 event with Scott breaking away and getting across to 4 Riders but the pace was just too high and he had to return back to the main after 8 Laps. Ed Clemance won the event after the group lapped the Bunch. Will had to pull out with mechanical problems.

On the 22nd August will Road E12 event at Hillingdon  he broke away with 9 other riders and they lapped the Bunch he came in 7th with a great ride.

On the 27th August Milton Keynes Will and Scott once again Road E12 event with Will riding well finishing 12th and Scott in the top 20. Greg Rode the 3rd cat events and finished 13th

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Greg Holmes in Action

Will Houghton and Gregory Holmes rode the High Wycombe eveing 10 18th Aug at longwick coming in 3rd with a fast time of 21:50 Ed Clemance won the event with a 20:43

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