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Cross: Paton bags another win in London Lge

London League Round 13
Location: Bethlem Royal Hospital, Beckenham, South London
Event: 5 January 2014
Report: John Mullineaux/Snowdon Sports
Photo: Dave Hayward

Riding for his new 2014 team for the first time, Alex Paton (Pedal Heaven RT) gave them a great New Year gift when the 23-year-old Dover-based rider raced to victory ahead of his old team-mate Michael Butler (GWB Activ).

Conditions were muddy at the Bethlem Hospital course in South London, although the rain held off to avoid further degrading the course.

It was Paton’s third victory in the London League following wins in round six and round 12, and while Butler was second, third spot went to Arctic SRAM’s Darren Barclay.

44-year-old Vicious Velo rider Kevin Knox won the supporting race for veterans, juniors and women, while the Brockley-based rider held off Mark Smith (Crawley Wheelers) for the win, with junior Louis Suggest (Sigma RT) taking third.

There was another win for Vicious Velo in the women’s category, with 27-year-old Claire Beaumont beating 24-year-old Louise Mahe (Mule Bar Girls) from Sutton.

And in the youth race, Fred Wright (VC Londres) took the win ahead of Callum Mackie (Lee Valley Youth CC), while Emily Ashwood (Sutton CC) was best of the youth girls.


1 Alex Paton Pedal Heaven
2 Michael Butler GWB Activ
3 Darren Barclay Arctic SRAM
4 Andy Taylor Jedi Cycles
5 Jack Finch PM Racing
6 Steve Adam Langsdale
7 Phillip Glowinski VC Londres
8 Paul Sheers Vicious Velo
9 Jules Birks VC Londres
10 Alec Briggs Rollapaluza
11 Russell Short London Dynamo
12 Phil Hershey Eagle RC

Women and Junior/Veteran Men
1 Kevin Knox Vicious Velo V
2 Mark Smith Crawley Whlrs V
3 Louis Suggest Sigma RT J
4 Jon Lyons GS Invicta V
5 James Flury Vicious Velo J
6 Matt Clements CycleLab J

1 Claire Beaumont Vicious Velo
2 Louise Mahe Mule Bar Girls
3 Annet Deli CycleLab

1 Fred Wright VC Londres
2 Callum Mackie Lee Valley Youth CC
3 George Finch PM Racing

Youth Girl
1 Emily Ashwood Sutton CC

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