With the Manx Cycling season just round the corner, Manx Viking Wheelers would like to present their interactive calendar to help its members enter Isle of Man Road, Mountain Bike & BMX Races, Time-Trials & Sportives throughout the year. The calendar allows you to find the event information and details with a click of a button, no more searching different sites for information.
N.B. Not all events have complete details yet but we’ll update the calendar once we have them.
Have a fun & successful year, happy cycling!
Manx Viking Wheelers
Manx Viking Wheeler and Drops Cycling Anna Christian made her debut for her new team at the Santos Tour Down Under in Australia. Anna ended the Tour in 39th spot overall 3mins 55secs down on victor Amanda Spratt (Orica-Scott). Anna’s team mates Alice Barnes, Susanna Zorzi & Ann-Sophie Duyck were 9th, 10th & 11th respectively on GC to put Drops in a brilliant second overall in the team competition.
Manx Viking Wheelers John Sanderson rose to the occasion to win the 2017 Bikestyle Handicap Road Race Series. Thirteenth position in the final round was enough for him to retain his lead in the series from a late spurt from fast finishing Mark Horsthuis. Youngster Ben Christian’s late charge winning the peloton bunch gallop saw him jump up to the final podium position alongside “Captain America” Martin Hall tied on points in the series. Congratulations to John who has rode well all year and in true Wheelers tradition doesn’t let cycling stop him from having a few beers.
Final Series Positions
On the night the longmarkers rode really well to hold off the hard charging peloton by 20 seconds. Alec Kneen, Sally Walker, Owen Seal, Sean Christian & Juan Kneen all contested the sprint for top spot with Juan Kneen taking it from Sean Christian. Nathan Draper and Matt Draper chipped of the front of the peleton to take 6th & 7th position in the closing stages while Ben Christian took the bunch gallop from Max Walker & Mark Horsthuis.
Rd9 Race Results
Bright and sunny conditions (for a change) greeted the 73 competitors in Round 2 of the Bikestyle Handicap Road Race Series at Jurby last Thursday.
Racing was as competitive as ever as long marker Gary Craine (EVCC) outsprinted Guy Wiltcher (TMT) and youngster Daniel Sowerby (RL360) to take his maiden win.
The groups largely stayed separated unable to close the handicaps enough to contest the win. Liam Mazzone (MVW) took the gallop of group 3&4 for 16th position and Jimmy Bostock (MVW/Equiom) took the gallop of groups 4 & scratch for 43rd position. The leading lady on the night was Sally Walker (MVW) in 10th.
Round 2 results: Bikestyle Rd2 Results
Series Standings: Rd2 Standings
Link to race finish clip:Finish Clip
(Photo & movie credit: Paul Hatton)
With cycling break for TT getting ever closer, the final Sunday bring’s the EVCC Nick Corkill Memorial Tour of the North road race & Isle of Man Road Race Championship. Racing starts at 9pm on the Burma road for 6 laps of the Bride Course (57 miles). Race HQ and signing on is at Ayre United Football Clubhouse.
Event Entry & Details
Manx Viking Wheeler Mark Horsthuis (pictured above in black) sprints to victory is the 1st round of the ever popular SAS Events promoted Bikestyle Handicap Series. The popular series caters for novices right through to full time professionals with its handicap format with the series this year being expanded to 9 rounds for 2017 due to its popularity and a maximum field of 60 took to the start line.
Horsthuis outsprinted his rivals to claim his 1st win on Manx soil with the rapid veteran Peter Gage (Team Manx Telecom) 2nd and youngster Liam Mazzone (Manx Viking Wheelers) 3rd.
Full results for round 1 can be found here: Bikestyle Rd1 Results
Junior Will Draper (TMT) won this mornings Penrice 25 mile Time Trial in a time of 55:26. We believe Will punctured at the second passing of Sandygate crossroads and could have been on for the course record. Leading Veteran (under 50) Gianni Epifani (MVW) was 2nd in a time of 56:29 and junior Adam Kelly (MVW) 3rd with a time of 57:47. The leading lady was under 16 Amelia Sharpe in 1:06:57, other category winners where (under 16 boys) Max Walker & Chris Tierney (over 50 veteran).
Many thanks to all the volunteers on the day, without your help events cannot be run safely. Thanks to Dot Tilbury and Brian Johnson for the timing. Congratulations to Steve Davies who won the £30 Barbary Coast restaurant voucher in the volunteers prize draw.
Results can be found here: Penrice 2017 results
Manx Viking Wheelers have been awarded a Team entry for the 2017 Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100 mile Sportive on Sunday 30th July.
The Team has to be made up of 4 male riders and all 4 places must be filled. The cost of entry is £69 per person and must be paid by 28th April to ride the closed road sportive around the major sites of London.
More information can be found here.
If you would like to put your name forward or would like further information please contact Wheelers secretary Jayne Black at Black@manx.net
Please find a link to the startsheet/handicaps for Sunday’s Manx Viking Wheelers Spring Handicap.
Spring Handicap Startsheet
Riders will need their timing cradles as electronic timing will be used. Cradles can be purchased on the day.
Many thanks to all the volunteers who have come forward to help on the day, you will automatically be entered into the marshals prize draw.