Gerry Blackmoor

Gerald (Gerry) Blackmoor of Bromsgrove, one of the founders of organised Cyclo-Cross in the Midlands and the West Midland Cyclo-Cross League has died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on 28th December 2020. Until recently, Gerry a life member of the League, was competing but when that was no longer possible he was […]

Morris and Moseley battle through mud to win in WMCCL R11

Sam Morris returned to his old stomping ground to take a fine solo victory in the 11th and final round of the Lazer Shimano West Midlands Cyclo-Cross League, while veteran Tracey Moseley clinched the women’s honours. Pictures by David Perry Aldersley Stadium, in Wolverhampton, played host to the series and once again riders faced a […]

Barnes and Richards storm to West Midlands titles

Pictures by David Perry TOBY Barnes and Evie Richards took the Shimano Lazer West Midlands Championship titles after emphatic rides in the senior men’s and women’s races alike. Both riders stormed away to clear victories which they could saviour around the new-look course at Top Barn, near Worcester. The University of Worcester Lakeside Campus has […]

Wyllie and Styler battle through mud to victories in WMCCL R9

Pictures by David Perry JUNIOR rider Simon Wyllie (Halesowen A&CC) returned home from racing the Cyclo-Cross World Cup the previous day to win round nine of the Ridley Lazer West Midlands Cyclo-Cross League, while Ceris Styler took the women’s victory. Wyllie, aged 17, from Worcester, finished 29th in Tabor, Czech Republic on Saturday morning before […]

Payton and Richards battle to victories in WMCCL R8

Pictures by David Perry Thomas Payton surged clear of his Stourbridge CC team-mate to clinch victory in the men’s event at round eight of the West Midlands Cyclo-Cross League, while Evie Richards (Trek Factory Racing) stormed round her home course to take the women’s honours. A new course at Leigh Sinton Farm near Malvern was […]

Brain and Rowntree clinch maiden wins at WMCCL R7

Pictures by David Perry Jonathan Brain (Mid Shropshire Whls) and Isla Rowntree (Islabikes) took their maiden victories in this year’s Shimano Lazer West Midlands Cyclo-Cross League at round seven in Bromsgrove. The latest round of the series, organised by Stourbridge CC and Redditch R&P CC saw riders compete at Blackwell Court, on a course which […]

Neave and Baker power to victories in WMCCL R6

Anthony Neave (Stourbridge CC) finally took top spot in round six of the Lazer Shimano West Midlands Cyclo-Cross League while Alderney Baker (Team Empella took her third women’s win of the series. Wet weather the previous day made for soft ground conditions around Top Barn in Worcestershire despite there being less mud than in […]

Barnes and Baker win again at WMCCL R5

Toby Barnes (RST/Cycle Division Racing Team) saw off the challenge of his younger brother to clinch victory at the fifth round of the Ridley Lazer West Midlands Cyclo-Cross League, while Alderney Baker (Team Empella saw off her rivals in the women’s event. In a repeat of the opening round at Shrewsbury both Barnes and […]