Three more medals were sealed in the seventh and penultimate round of The SB Sports Injuries Series – with 17 year-old Ben Pierce taking another fabulous win in the second SCCA Autumn 10. Pierce won the previous round on his Series debut and continued his winning ways with a return to the Waters Upton – Hodnet course after road works had forced a course change for Round 6, coping best with a stiff headwind that blighted the longer ‘out’ leg and digging deep to head up a 58-strong field with some experienced heads pushed out. Pierce stopped the watch on 20 minutes 11 seconds to move into the Junior Silver medal position, one of eight medals in play for the Series finale. He stated: “The conditions weren’t great but I still enjoyed it – thanks to the organisers for running the event”.

Pierce’s closest challenge came from a four-time Scottish Team Time Trial and three-time Hill Climb Champion David Griffiths, getting his first experience of the course after moving from Scotland earlier in the year and just managing to get some late season racing in after being otherwise engaged over the summer in his role as a Junior Doctor. Being busy has cost Griffiths some fitness despite being the only other rider on a 20 minute mark with 20:29, but he was pleased with his performance as he fights to make the best of what is left to race: “It was a pretty fast course, hampered by a stiff headwind. I’ve been disappointed by my recent post-lockdown performances, but this one I was happy with – I managed a power similar to what I was doing last year. I meant to go into the wind hard then hang on – I went harder on return leg because I didn’t expect to feel as good as I did! Another very impressive performance from Ben, and hopefully I can close the gap further at the next outing – thanks to SCCA for putting these events on”.

It was a close call for third spot however with five riders split by just seven seconds – and with an unusual triple tie for fourth spot between Dean Callister, Josh Whitehead and Henri Bedford all on 21:08 – which proved vital to Dan Watts. The two additional points gained for digging deep and crossing the line in 21:04 pushed Watts into the Overall lead of the SB Series, deposing Bedford from that top spot by those two points and setting up a terrific head-to-head for the Championship. The reigning SB champion is in no mood to surrender his title quietly and knows he is in for a fight with the vastly improved 16 year-old for the title. Already sealing the Junior SB title, Bedford has his eyes on usurping Watts for the Overall Championship, with Watts relishing the competition: “I was happy to be back on the Peplow course for this week, I just about managed to edge out those pushing me for the Series win. It looks like another season where the Series goes down to the wire, I’m looking forward to the final battle with Henri who’s turned in some really impressive results this season”.

With Gold and Silver yet to be settled Overall Bronze was, with Tim Beardmore making it a brace after winning Veteran’s Gold too. The Nova Raider finished equal 8th on Actual in 21:28, with the six points gained pushing him over the line for that Bronze. He didn’t have it all his own way in the Veteran’s though thanks to nemesis Deb Hutson-Lumb, who took the maximum 20 points on offer with a fine +5:35 to push Beardmore out to runner-up position with +5:12. Hutson-Lumb moved up to the Silver meadl position in this Championship, but went one better in the Women’s, taking Gold to add to her already groaning trophy cabinet in 23:57, with closest challenger Alison Dockney on 25:14, showing the quality of her ride. She was pleased with her win and with the increasing participation amongst Women, with 11nin the field: “Many thanks to everyone involved in running this years SB Series. I have enjoyed all the races, and good to see some new faces in the Women’s events. I’m pleased to have won Women’s Gold and looking forward to next season”.

The final word was left to Beardmore, who had an unusual obstacle to deal with as well as battling conditions: “A tough head wind on the way out; not helped by having to overtake a steamroller! I enjoyed the tail wind on the return leg. I’m delighted to take Overall Bronze and Veteran’s Gold in the Series. I think there has been great competition with some very tight racing in this truncated season. Just a massive thanks to Dave, Helen and everybody else within the SCCA and member clubs for organising such great events in such difficult times. We are so lucky in the Shropshire TT scene”.


1Ben PierceMid Shropshire WheelersJ20:1120
2David GriffithsSCCA Private MemberS20:2918
3Dan WattsSCCA Private MemberS21:0416
4Dean CallisterNova RaidersS21:0814
4Josh WhiteheadCC Bridgnorth RWGS21:0814
4Henri BedfordRevolutions RacingJ21:0814
7Victor ChettaSCCA Private MemberV21:118
8Toby WilliamsVelotik RTS21:28.
8Tim BeardmoreNova RaidersV21:286
10Chris HalfordWrekinsport CCV21:404
11Andy RoseNova RaidersV22:362
12Tomos HalesWrekinsport CCS23:022
13Graham NoblePirate Juice CCV23:17.
14Neil BuckleyPort Sunlight WheelersV23:18.
15Graeme DonnellNova RaidersV23:262
16Fred MeredithHafren CCJ23:392
17Fraser MacKinnonWrekinsport CCV23:522
18Peter FletcherOswestry Paragon CCV23:532
19Deb Hutson-LumbNova RaidersWV23:572
20Richard HowesWrekinsport CCV24:052
21Tony HarveyMid Shropshire WheelersV24:112
22Richard ElmittWrexham RCV24:22.
23Mark HillHafren CCV24:282
24Ian ConnollyLudlow CCV24:502
25Tim JonesMid Shropshire WheelersV24:522
26Simon KettlePirate Juice CCV25:01.
27George CoombesUnattachedS25:14.
27Alison DockneyMarket Drayton CCW25:142
29Leonie KeelingOswestry Paragon CCWV25:192
30Phil GardnerMid Shropshire WheelersV25:212
31Pete MulloyWrekinsport CCV25:272
32Harry CorneyMarket Drayton CCJ25:302
33Carys BlowersMid Shropshire WheelersWJ25:312
34Max BuftonHafren CCJ25:372
35Jan KardaszWrexham RCV25:44.
36Dave WoodvineMid Shropshire WheelersV25:452
37Steve ChapmanNova RaidersV25:462
38John WestheadParamount CRTV25:472
39Chris RileyParamount CRTV25:522
40Jenny YorkMid Shropshire WheelersWV26:002
41David FanningRuthin CCV26:12.
42Jenny NewtonNova RaidersWV26:152
43Chris BowersEn VeloV26:16.
44Rebecca WoodvineMid Shropshire WheelersWJ26:282
45Dan RamsbottomRAF CAS27:09.
46Chris RussellEn VeloV27:11.
47Geoff EdgertonNorth Shropshire WheelersV27:272
48Hayley WellsParamount CRTW27:382
49Robin SheddenWrekinsport CCV28:042
50Helen TudorOswestry Paragon CCWV28:202
51Paul BuftonHafren CCV28:302
52Tanya SamuelsWrexham RCWV28:47.
53Glyn SalmonEn VeloV29:21.
54Karl TrimbleEn VeloV29:32.
55Paul StubbsEn VeloV31:59.
56Karl RobertsWrekinsport CCV32:312
57Hannah Jukes-JonesWrekinsport CCWV35:362
58Patrick HickeyRossendale RCSDNF.


Charlotte ChapmanNova RaidersWDNF
Jane ChapmanNova RaidersWVDNF


Vets Pos’nNameClubCatVet +/-Vets Points
1Deb Hutson-LumbNova RaidersWV+5:3520
2Tim BeardmoreNova RaidersV+5:1218
3Victor ChettaSCCA Private MemberV+5:0616
4Chris HalfordWrekinsport CCV+5:0014
5Andy RoseNova RaidersV+4:2212
6Jenny YorkMid Shropshire WheelersWV+4:1610
7Graeme DonnellNova RaidersV+3:468
8Tony HarveyMid Shropshire WheelersV+3:226
9Graham NoblePirate Juice CCV+3:14.
10Leonie KeelingOswestry Paragon CCWV+2:554
11Peter FletcherOswestry Paragon CCV+2:522
12Jenny NewtonNova RaidersWV+2:512
13Fraser MacKinnonWrekinsport CCV+2:482
14Richard ElmittWrexham RCV+2:45.
15Neil BuckleyPort Sunlight WheelersV+2:44.
16Richard HowesWrekinsport CCV+2:402
17Mark HillHafren CCV+2:302
18Pete MulloyWrekinsport CCV+2:252
19Chris BowersEn VeloV+2:14.
20John WestheadParamount CRTV+2:122
21Geoff EdgertonNorth Shropshire WheelersV+2:052
22Ian ConnollyLudlow CCV+2:042
23Simon KettlePirate Juice CCV+2:02.
23Tim JonesMid Shropshire WheelersV+2:022
25Jan KardaszWrexham RCV+1:55.
26Steve ChapmanNova RaidersV+1:532
27Phil GardnerMid Shropshire WheelersV+1:422
28Chris RileyParamount CRTV+1:062
29Dave WoodvineMid Shropshire WheelersV+1:002
29David FanningRuthin CCV+1:00.
31Helen TudorOswestry Paragon CCWV+0:512
32Tanya SamuelsWrexham RCWV+0:45.
33Chris RussellEn VeloV-0:13.
34Robin SheddenWrekinsport CCV-0:252
35Karl TrimbleEn VeloV-2:15.
36Paul BuftonHafren CCV-2:232
37Paul StubbsEn VeloV-4:26.
38Karl RobertsWrekinsport CCV-5:142
39Hannah Jukes-JonesWrekinsport CCWV-6:302


Junior Pos’nNameClubCatTimeJunior Points
1Ben PierceMid Shropshire WheelersJ20:1120
2Henri BedfordRevolutions RacingJ21:0818
3Fred MeredithHafren CCJ23:3916
4Harry CorneyMarket Drayton CCJ25:3014
5Carys BlowersMid Shropshire WheelersWJ25:3112
6Max BuftonHafren CCJ25:3710
7Rebecca WoodvineMid Shropshire WheelersWJ26:288


Women’s Pos’nNameClubCatTimeWomen’s Points
1Deb Hutson-LumbNova RaidersWV23:5720
2Alison DockneyMarket Drayton CCW25:1418
3Leonie KeelingOswestry Paragon CCWV25:1916
4Carys BlowersMid Shropshire WheelersWJ25:3114
5Jenny YorkMid Shropshire WheelersWV26:0012
6Jenny NewtonNova RaidersWV26:1510
7Rebecca WoodvineMid Shropshire WheelersWJ26:288
8Hayley WellsParamount CRTW27:386
9Helen TudorOswestry Paragon CCWV28:204
10Tanya SamuelsWrexham RCWV28:47.
11Hannah Jukes-JonesWrekinsport CCWV35:362

Cumulative Standings after seven rounds


Position Name Club Cat Best 6
1 Dan Watts SCCA Private Member S 108
2 Henri Bedford Revolutions Racing J 106
3 Tim Beardmore Nova Raiders V 72
=4 Chris Halford Wrekinsport CC V 44
=4 Dean Callister Nova Raiders S 44
=4 Tomos Hales Wrekinsport CC S 44
7 Ben Pierce Mid Shropshire Wheelers J 40
=8 Bryn Davies Hafren CC V 30
=8 David Griffiths SCCA Private Member S 30
=8 Josh Whitehead CC Bridgnorth RWG S 30


Position Name Club Cat Best 6
1 Tim Beardmore Nova Raiders V 100
2 Deb Hutson-Lumb Nova Raiders WV 76
3 Chris Halford Wrekinsport CC V 72
4 Andy Rose Nova Raiders V 52
5 Rich Smith Wrekinsport CC V 40
=6 Bryn Davies Hafren CC V 38
=6 Graeme Donnell Nova Raiders V 38
8 Ian Connolly Ludlow CC V 36
=9 Emma Serjeant Hafren CC WV 34
=9 Jonathan Mills-Keeling CC Bridgnorth RWG V 34


Position Name Club Cat Best 6
1 Deb Hutson-Lumb Nova Raiders WV 80
=2 Emma Serjeant Hafren CC WV 54
=2 Helen Blake Wrekinsport CC W 54
4 Leonie Keeling Oswestry Paragon CC W 50
=5 Alison Dockney Market Drayton CC W 36
=5 Helen Tudor Oswestry Paragon CC WV 36
7 Liz White Wrekinsport CC WV 24
8 Jenny York Mid Shropshire Wheelers WV 22
=9 Bethan Till Wrekinsport CC W 18
=9 Jenny Newton Nova Raiders WV 18


Position Name Club Cat Best 6
1 Henri Bedford Revolutions Racing J 124
2 Ben Pierce Mid Shropshire Wheelers J 40
3 Fred Meredith Hafren CC J 32
4 Max Bufton Hafren CC J 24
5 Harry Corney Market Drayton CC J 14
6 Carys Blowers Mid Shropshire Wheelers WJ 12
7 Rebecca Woodvine Mid Shropshire Wheelers WJ 8