Cyclocross National Trophy Rd 3, Derby: report and results

Nikki Brammeier and Thomas Mein (Hope Factory Racing) took the wins as the National Trophy Series rolled into Derby for Round 3.

Nikki Brammeier stormed through from the back of the field to take an emphatic victory in the elite women’s race at Round 3 of the National Trophy, at Moorsway Leisure Centre in Derby. In the Elite men’s competition, Thomas Mein (Hope Factory Racing) made it two wins out of three in a dominant display of his ‘cross ability.

In the Junior races, Oscar Amey (GKR Racing) prevailed in a head-to-head with Luke Gibson (4T+ Cyclopark) to win the Junior Men, while Alice Colling (Shibden Cycling Club) dominated the Women’s race.

Featured Image: Joe Hudson


Men’s junior

Oscar Amey prevailed in a frenetic final sprint to cap off a strong showing on what was a soggy opening race on Saturday morning where he often joined his brother in trying to blow the race apart.

From the start, Oscar and brother Alfie turned up the heat on their rivals, with Jamie Stewart (Shibden Cycling Club), Joe Hurt (Bestow Cycling Club) and Lewis Tinsley (BCC Race Team) joining them on the front to form what was a formidable leading quintet.

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Battling throughout, no one was able to really burst clear and try and make the race their own. Oscar tried for a time, but with Moorsway playing host to a very technical circuit, there was never a real opportunity to go solo.

Indeed, the biggest change at the front turned out to be a super charge from Luke Gibson who bridged across to the front five and had energy in reserve to keep the leaders well within his sights.

It was the last lap where the decisive move took place, Oscar and Gibson breaking clear of the rest. In a two-up sprint to the finish, Oscar Amey had just enough to raise his arms aloft ahead of the 4T+ Cyclopark rider to take the win. Brother Alfie rounded out the podium. 

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Women’s junior

With Cat Ferguson and Imogen Wolff both electing to skip this round in the East Midlands, there was early possibility that the race might be more open with some of the other riders able to try and challenge for the win.

However, Alice Colling was on a mission and from the first sequence of quick corners she had a bit of breathing space, which quickly became a chasm of a lead to the pack behind as everyone started to string out as heavy drizzle started to fall – making a slippery course even icier. 

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Such was her strength, the four laps didn’t provide anything in the way of a challenge to her iron grip on victory. 

Crossing the line with 37 seconds in hand over Ellie Mitchinson (Montezuma’s Race Team), she had time to cruise across the line. 

Third, and 17 seconds down on Mitchinson, was Rebecca Woodvine (

Women’s elite race

The Women’s elite race proved to be one of the most competitive of the day so far, with Anna Kay competing for Cyclocross Reds out in Belgium, the path was opened for someone else to win – and it proved to be a thriller.

Off the line, it was Hope Factory Racing’s Ruby James who had the best start and had a bike length over both Alderney Baker (Team Empella) and Xan Crees (Team Spectra Cannondale P/B DAS) through the first lap.

A lap later and it was all change behind James, as Baker came to strife and Series Leader Elena Day joined team-mate Crees in third. 

Making a great charge from the back of the grid was Nikki Brammeier, who joined Day and Crees on the third of five laps. 

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As Crees started to fade, Day and Brammeier bridged across to James with Day launching an attack to go off the front.

She looked secure just off the front, but on the penultimate lap disaster struck. Having to take a minute to get her chain back on allowed both Brammeier and James to get back through. 

Brammeier wouldn’t make any mistakes and won by almost half-a-minute with James rolling in for second.

Behind, riders who preserved their energy in the first half of the race came up trumps with Hope Inglis (Brother UK-Orientation Marketing) powering through into third and victory in the Under-23 category. 

Ella Maclean-Howell took fourth (second U23) with Day fifth (third U23). With Kay skipping this round, it’s Elena Day in both the U23 and overall leaders jerseys. 

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Men’s elite race

Thomas Mein (Hope Factory Racing) took a commanding solo victory in the Elite Men’s race.

The sun began to make a welcome appearance as riders took to grid after a morning of drizzle and inky black skies in Derby. 

The race was set to be a duel between Belfast’s Irish National Champion Dean Harvey (Trinity Racing), and former British Champion Mein, who was resplendent in the yellow series leader’s jersey, although it was Oliver Akers (Ribble – Verge Sport) who took the holeshot and led through the opening corners.

As the 79 strong field took on the technical ‘Bomb Hole’ section for the first time, a leading trio of Toby Barnes (Ribble – Verge Sport), Mein and Dan Barnes (Team Spectra-Cannondale) emerged, other riders losing ground and having to dismount on the tricky off-camber sections.

As the leaders elected to run over the planks, it was Toby Barnes and Mein who held a slight advantage over U23 series leader Dan Barnes – Wheelbase-Cabtech-Castelli rider Callum Laborde the only other rider to be in touch with the leaders after the opening exchanges. 

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Midway through the second lap the front three had regrouped, and led by Mein had ridden away from Laborde, who held a solid advantage over Huw Buck-Jones (Wales Racing Academy) and a large group containing the likes of Harvey and Ben Chilton (Ribble Collective), the ruts forming around the course causing issues further down the race.

By the third passage of the Bomb Hole, Mein had opened up a considerable advantage, riding every section cleanly with considerable grace and power as small mistakes crept in from the both Barnes behind. Harvey and Chilton both ended up embroiled in the tape on one of the many  off-camber sections, the former losing considerable time as the spread out group chased Laborde in fourth; Chilton recovering to claim 5th place by the end of the lap.

Halfway through the race, with the course continuing to churn up, the front three were well clear in front, of both each other and the chasers. Using every blade of grass available local rider Chilton was closing on Laborde for 4th place as Simon Wyllie (Spectra-Cannondale) came through the fragmented group to overtake Buck-Jones for 6th, Joe Brookes ( Halesowen A and CC) producing a brilliant ride in 8th.

With 5 of 7 laps completed, the podium seemed almost set; the leading trio seemingly extending their advantage and riding the testing conditions very well. Chilton was putting together an excellent race, overhauling a suffering Laborde for fourth, while Huw Buck-Jones was again winning his battle with Simon Wyllie. The usually fast, undulating course was causing riders difficultly further down the field, riders regular appearing in the top 10 thus far, such as Matt Ellis (Rokit-SRCT) racing down around 20th.

With the sun now beating down and drying up parts of the course, creating difficult two speed conditions, Mein continued to press home his advantage, taking the bell lap with a large advantage over Toby Barnes, Dan a further 40 seconds back but managing to hop the hurdles. Chilton was on the charge in fourth, the question being could he bridge the 20 second gap to the podium in just over a lap? Further back Irish Champion Harvey was making good progress down the field following his crash, battling with Wyllie now for 7th.

After a brutal hour of racing Hope Factory Racing’s Thomas Mein claimed his claimed his second round of the season and strengthened his hold on the series lead, arms aloft in victory after riding a clean final lap. Following him home was Toby Barnes, who closed the gap a little in the final stages and Dan Barnes, the U23 winner. Chilton, another U23, followed not far behind ahead of Callum Laborde in 5th, rounding out the U23 podium.

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Men’s junior

PlaceFirst NameSurnameTeamTime
1OscarAmeyGKR Racing43:48.2
2LukeGibson4T+ Cyclopark43:48.7
3AlfieAmeyGKR Racing44:08.2
4JoelHurtBeeston Cycling Club44:11.1
5LewisTinsleyBCC Race Team44:11.2
6JamieStewartShibden Cycling Club44:37.0
7InnesMcDonaldScotia Offroad Race Team44:41.5
8FreddieDixonHope Tech Factory Racing44:49.7
9DeclanOldhamHope Tech Factory Racing45:04.3
10BenCoppolaSCOTT Racing45:14.1
11NoahEllisonShibden Cycling Club45:28.8
12NathanielHendersonHetton Hawks Cycling Club45:36.0
13CharlieHoyleShibden Cycling Club45:47.5
14MackenzieMellishtrainSharp Development Team45:50.5
15IsaacOliverSheffield Youth Cycling Club45:51.1
16SpencerCorderROTOR Race Team45:52.2
17RowanBaxterHuddersfield Star Wheelers46:28.1
18AlexHartMid Shropshire Wheelers46:29.5
19EwanDixtrainSharp Development Team47:10.1
20DanielPhillipsWORX Factory Racing47:13.3
22DillonAirIlkeston Cycle Club47:24.3
23ReecePittmanLee Valley Youth Cycling Club47:37.4
24ThomasLewisROTOR Race Team47:39.0
25MakLarkintrainSharp Development Team48:02.9
26BenScottRacing Metro 1548:04.1
29RyanOldfieldCystic Fibrosis Race48:30.3
30OscarMartinROTOR Race Team48:43.4
31OliverBarkerShibden Cycling Club48:49.4
32SamuelBrownswordSolihull CC49:02.9
33OliverMossClifton CC49:15.1
34SamBuddCTW Racing49:53.5
35OliverMeentzen-AlldrittWolverhampton Wheelers50:08.3
36KaiBuckleyBeeston Cycling Club50:22.2
37FelixEarthRibble rechrg Race Team50:32.2
38HarleyGregoryWest Suffolk Wheelers50:39.0
39BilalHardakerInspire Racing Adaston Scape50:53.3
41GeorgeConnellSotonia CC51:00.9
42OliverAgombarMagspeed Racing51:05.5
43CharlieCoad-BellSt Ives CC51:14.8
45MurrayGrayROTOR Race Team51:37.5
46OscarSaxtonHuddersfield Star Wheelers51:42.3
48HenryO’BrienScotia Offroad Race Team51:59.7
49LucasElwellInspire Racing Adaston Scape52:01.4
50NoahInmanAshfield RC52:19.5
51GeorgeCranstonBarnesbury CC42:12.1
52BenjaminPearceyWestSide Coaching 73 Degrees42:21.0
53EuanWhiteChase Racing42:35.3
54SamuelRidgmentSotonia CC42:49.5
55CallumRushworthInspire Racing Adaston Scape43:40.7
57ThomasWoolfTeam Empella44:18.9
58CiaranLallyReifen Racing33:11.2
59EthanCampbellNewport Shropshire CC33:13.7
60HarrisonWarnerVelo Club Venta33:20.1
101CallumJonesBeeston Cycling ClubDNF

Women’s junior

PlaceFirst NameSurnameTeamTime
1AliceCollingShibden Cycling Club41:55.5
2EllieMitchinsonMontezuma’s Race Team42:32.9
3RebeccaWoodvineRR23 –
4EstherWongShibden Hope Tech Apex43:01.0
5AmeliaCebakTofauti Everyone Active43:45.9
6DaisyTaylorRoyal Albert CC43:46.1
7AnwenNeshamCardiff JIF44:01.3
8IsabelMayesShibden Cycling Club44:03.7
9TulsiBakraniaMontezuma’s Race Team44:33.8
10ZoeParkerSolihull CC45:11.0
11MiaRutterfordMontezuma’s Race Team45:33.8
14Jamie LeighLloydLiverpool Braveheart BC46:30.0
15FayeWilliamsROTOR Race Team46:50.7
16LaylaBradbrookMarsh Tracks Racing – Trek46:58.8
17IlanaLordVC Deal48:27.3
19IngridGascoigneTeam Empella49:02.1
20MeganLloydHarry Middleton Cycling Club49:39.0
21AmeliaCleatheroReifen Racing50:13.5
22EllaFriedlanderCycle Club Ashwell (CCA)50:44.7
23ImogenCoxBicester Millennium CC51:20.0
24AmyKolbertWitham Wheelers CC51:31.1
25EleinaMcFaddenInspire Racing Adaston Scape52:03.0
26HarrietteTaylorChase Racing54:25.7
27TiaTaylorShibden Cycling Club39:30.8
28EllieHarrisonClifton CC40:13.4
29IonaSimcockTeam JMC40:39.7
30JasmineTownendInspire Racing Adaston Scape40:50.1

Women’s elite

Place OverallPlace in CategoryFirst NameSurnameTeamCategoryTime
22RubyJamesHope Factory RacingFS00:52:04
31HopeInglisBrother UK-OrientationFU2300:52:19
42EllaMaclean-HowellHope Tech Factory RacingFU2300:52:44
53ElenaDayTeam Spectra CannondaleFU2300:52:50
64ElizabethMcKinnonMontezuma’s Race TeamFU2300:53:24
73RebeccaPreeceHope Factory RacingFS00:53:30
84XanCreesTeam Spectra CannondaleFS00:53:52
91KateEedyTeam EmpellaFV4000:53:59
105AlderneyBakerTeam EmpellaFS00:54:01
125LottaMansfieldMontezuma’s Race TeamFU2300:55:15
136RoisinLallyLoughborough LightningFU2300:56:11
147VictoriaPeelHope Factory RacingFS00:56:12
152CerisStylerBackstedt Bike Performance JRTFV4000:56:37
168AmyPerrymanTEKKERZ CCFS00:57:09
198BeatrixKiehlmannRoyal Albert CCFU2300:57:38
209EmilyCarrick-AndersonT-Mo RacingFU2300:58:03
2310Emma JaneHornsbyLDN-AcademyFS00:58:48
2412FreyaWhitesideShibden Hope Tech ApexFU2300:59:25
2513BethanyBarnettAWOL Worx GalliardFU2301:00:03
2614KatieHadnumReifen RacingFU2301:00:49
2815HeatherRobinsonHetton Hawks Cycling ClubFU2301:01:35
2912NatashaReddyTeam EmpellaFS01:01:43
3217FlorenceLissamanNewark Castle CCFU2301:02:59
3418AmyMourneShibden Cycling ClubFU2301:04:02
3515MadeleineGammonsTeam EmpellaFS01:05:11
3619LucyBuckleyTeam EmpellaFU2300:37:37
371TraceyFletcherMagspeed RacingFV5000:37:48
3820ShonaMosleyJRC-INTERFLON Race TeamFU2300:37:57
3916SarahHickmanNova Race TeamFS00:38:26
4017AbbieTaylorJadan Vive le Velo GlasdonFS00:38:58
4219MelissaBakerTeam EmpellaFS00:40:31
4320JessicaDenmanIlkeston Cycle ClubFS00:27:24
4421MelissaDenmanIlkeston Cycle ClubFS00:28:45
4522KaraWeirPeddlamaniacs Cycle ClubFS00:29:12
4623AmyHintonPeddlamaniacs Cycle ClubFS00:29:27

Elite men

Place OverallPlace in CategoryFirst NameSurnameTeamCategoryTime
11ThomasMeinHope Factory RacingMS01:00:38
22TobyBarnesRibble – Verge SportMS01:01:04
31DanielBarnesTeam Spectra CannondaleOU2301:02:05
42BenChiltonRibble CollectiveOU2301:02:25
53CallumLabordeWheelbase CabTech CastelliOU2301:03:13
64HuwBuck JonesWales Racing AcademyOU2301:03:40
75DeanHarveyTrinity RacingOU2301:04:15
86SimonWyllieTeam Spectra CannondaleOU2301:04:29
97JoeBrookesHalesowen A & CCOU2301:04:30
108JosephSmithWheelbase CabTech CastelliOU2301:04:34
113StevenJamesHope Factory RacingMS01:04:50
124TomCouzensMontezuma’s Race TeamMS01:05:00
139BenjaminBrightWales Racing AcademyOU2301:05:10
145JensonYoungRibble – Verge SportMS01:05:17
1510FlynnGregoryWheelbase CabTech CastelliOU2301:05:36
1611ScottFisherHope Tech Factory RacingOU2301:05:47
1712ReubenOakleyROTOR Race TeamOU2301:06:00
186JoeCoukhamRibble – Verge SportMS01:06:09
197GilesDrakeWheelbase CabTech CastelliMS01:06:14
201PaulOldhamHope Tech Factory RacingOV4001:06:26
2213JamieGostickTeam PB PerformanceOU2301:07:40
239JamesSwadlingNSR – Nigel Smith RacingMS01:07:50
241NicholasCraigSCOTT RacingOV5001:07:59
2514OscarTaylorShibden Cycling ClubOU2301:08:07
2710AlecBriggsTEKKERZ CCMS01:08:24
2816DanEasthamCog Set Papyrus Racing ClubOU2301:08:51
2917OttoChiltonDerby CC Webuycycle Huub RTOU2301:08:59
3011KieranJarvisBrother UK-OrientationMS01:09:03
3319SullivanBerryROTOR Race TeamOU2301:09:59
342DavidEarthRose Race TeamOV4000:49:49
3513ScottChalmersMagspeed RacingMS00:49:51
3714WilliamWeatherillHope Factory RacingMS00:50:13
3815JoshuaJonesALL IN RacingMS00:50:18
4016FrederikScheskeTeam Spectra CannondaleMS00:50:30
4122ThomasCrapperMagspeed RacingOU2300:50:33
4217CameronHurstVelo Schils – Interbike RTMS00:50:35
4323PedroHutchinsontrainSharp Development TeamOU2300:51:12
4424GarethDaviesNova Race TeamOU2300:40:54
4518JosephTaylorMagspeed RacingMS00:41:03
4625RaphaelTabinerTofauti Everyone ActiveOU2300:41:13
4820OscarHutchingsTeam Tor 2000 KalasMS00:41:40
4926JackJeeLVC RacingOU2300:41:44
5027MichaelWrightGateway RacingOU2300:42:02
5128JackParnabyShibden Cycling ClubOU2300:42:05
5221RobinGoddenHope Factory RacingMS00:42:08
5322DanClarkMagspeed RacingMS00:42:12
5429EvanMcKenzieROTOR Race TeamOU2300:42:15
5530WilliamDykesSpokes Racing TeamOU2300:42:21
5631JamesElvesReifen RacingOU2300:42:29
5833JensonBrownWheelbase CabTech CastelliOU2300:42:43
5923CharlieRiccardWestSide Coaching 73 DegreesMS00:42:49
6034EliTuckerSouthampton University RCOU2300:32:09
6135LeoBungayUniversity of Nottingham CCOU2300:32:17
6336CharlesHartJersey Youth CyclingOU2300:32:34
6425EuanAdams7 Hills Cycling ClubMS00:32:54
6537LiamCadoretCaesarean CC JerseyOU2300:33:29
6638SamLlewelynClwb Beicio Egni EryriOU2300:33:47
6726SebastianBaconWolverhampton WheelersMS00:34:17
6839OllieMaynardSt Ives CCOU2300:34:28
6940AdamMorrisFibrax Wrexham Roads ClubOU2300:34:49
7027AdamWellsRockingham Forest WhlsMS00:24:17
7141GregorMcphadenMETA Bike DivisionOU2300:24:29
101101LukeHarrisHalesowen A & CCOU23DNF