Ixworth Cycle Races

West Suffolk Wheelers promote an eight race criterium programme in the picturesque village of Ixworth on the May Day Bank Holiday Monday. Ixworth is located 3 miles North of Bury St Edmunds on the A143. The course is on a closed road circuit which offers spectators the opportunity to see close up many of the UK’s finest riders battle out for top honours.

East Anglia’s premier day of circuit races are aimed at riders of all ages and abilities.  The May Day Ixworth Cycle Races have consistently produced fast exciting racing and close finishes, often with the need for a photo to decide the places. The demanding 900m circuit, in the heart of the village of Ixworth, is good test of rider abilities. Race winners will need to have good speed, backed up by excellent bike handling skills and the desire to be the first over the line. This is very evident in the children’s races, which often produces the most competitive races and the most enthusiastic crowd of spectators and Mums & Dads.

The course is 900 metres long, starting half way up Ixworth High Street, tuning left at the Greyhound pub into Thetford Road. Another sharp left hander takes the race into Comister lane. The road narrows sharply as it meets the High Street again making for a challenging finish to the lap and a sprint for the line.

The race programme for 2017 was as follows:

  • 12:00 Senior & Junior men 4th Cat Regional C+ (40 mins)
  • 12:55 Youth C, Under 12 Boys and Girls (20 mins)
  • 13:30 Senior & Junior Women, All Categories (40 mins)
  • 12:45 Masters 50+ Regional Masters C+ (40 mins)
  • 14:25 Youth, Under 14 Boys and Girls (25 mins)
  • 15:05 Youth A, Under 16 Boys & Girls (30 mins)
  • 15:50 Senior & Junior men, 2nd & 3rd Cat Regional A (50 mins)

Places were limited to 50 riders per race.


Ixworth is located 3 miles North of Bury St Edmunds on the A143.

The race HQ is at Ixworth Village Hall, High Street, Ixworth IP31 2HH – click here for a map.

We would like to thank our sponsors for Ixworth Cycle Races 2017:

Tollgate Tyre & Exhaust – tollgatetyres.co.uk
JW Sturgeon Transport
Revel Outdoors Sports – reveloutdoors.co.uk
Mulleys Motorways Ltd – mulleys.co.uk/
M.J. Nunn Surfacing
Madgetts Cycles Ltd – madgettscycles.co.uk
Orbital Foods – orbitalfoods.com
First Stop travel – firststoptravel.net
Dykes Foundation
Lifecycle UK – lifecycleuk.com
E.W. Cousins & Son – ewcousins.co.uk
The Greyhound
Maglia Rosso – magliarosso.co.uk
Mark Ewin Estate Agent – markewin.co.uk
The Cycle Clinic – thecycleclinic.co.uk
Cross Electrical
Saxon Fire – saxonfire.com


Full results from the 2017 Event are available for download here: IxworthCycleRaces2017Results.pdf
2017 4th Cat Male Matthew Noble ViCiOUS VELO. U12 Boys Adam Lea Team Milton Keynes. U12 Girls Carys Llyod Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club. E/1/2/3/4 Women Charlotte Redded Cycle Team OnForm. Masters 50+ Male Mark Wingar Gipping Race Team. U14 Boys Tom Sharples Welwyn Wheelers CC. U14 Girls Iona Moir Barking & Dagenham CC. U16 Boys Samuel Asker VC Londres. U16 Girls Alice Standish Team Empella CycloCross.com. 2nd/3rd Cat Male Oliver Jones Cycle Team OnForm

2016 3rd CAT Dougal Toms Iceni Velo. U10 Henry Hobbs Barking & Dagenham CC. 4th CAT Chris Crabtree Ipswich Velo. U12 Caelan Miller Barking & Dagenham CC. WOMEN Harriet Owen Matrix Fitness p/b Corley Cycles. U14 Boys Aaron Freeman Chelmer CC. U14 Girls Sophie Lewis CC Ashwell. U16 Boys Jamie LloydTeam Corley Cycles. U16 Girls Emily Knight Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club. ELITE/CAT 1/CAT 2 Jake Hales Spirit Bikes Racing Team.

2015 2nd/3rd Cat Race Grant Martin Ipswich BC. 4th Cat Tom Smith West Suffolk Wheelers. Residents Paul Vickers. Team event strada Sport. Ladies Sophie Wright SradaSport. U10 boys Owen Prenelle Lee Valley Youth. U10 girls Isla Swainston Colchester Rovers. U12 boys Luke Prenelle Lea valley youth. U12 Girls Maya Teufel Tarlton Lea Valley Youth. U14 Boys Alexi Edwards Palmer Park Velo. U14 Girls Lauren Higham Welwyn wheelers. U16 Boys Dougal Toms Iceni Velo. U16 Girls Sophie Wright Strada Sport

2014 E/1/2/3 Steve Lampier Giordana-Mitsubishi Electric. 2nd/3rd Cat Adam Capes Finchley Racing Team. 4th Cat Sean Dunlea Neon-Velo Cycling Team. E/1/2/3/4 Women Emma Trott Boels Dolmans Cycling Team. U16 Boys Frank Longstaff Team Terminator. U16 Girls Kathryn Anderson Welwyn Wheelers CC. U14 Boys Thomas Durkin Welwyn Wheelers CC. U14 Girls Millie Gage Welwyn Wheelers CC. U12 Boys Aaron Freeman Chelmer CC. U12 Girls Imogen Chastell Welwyn Wheelers CC. U10 Boys Caelan Miller Hemel Hempstead CC. U10 Girls Zoe Swainston Hemel Hempstead CC.

2013 Masters 40+ Philip Hetzel Ipswich Bicycle Club. Women Anna Grundy Look Mum No Hands! 3rd/4th Cat Richard Dunnett. Juniors Luke Hattersley St Ives CC. E/1/2 Thomas Scully Raleigh GAC. U12 Boys Alexi Edwards Welwyn Wheelers CC. U12 Girls Josie Griffin Welwyn Wheelers CC. U8/U10 Boys Thomas Davies Welwyn Wheelers CC. U8/U10 Girls Maya Teufel Tarlton Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club. U14 Boys Dougal Toms Iceni Velo. U14 Girls Sophie Wright Gt Yarmouth CC. U16 Boys Mitchell Powell Team Terminator. U16 Girls Anna Marie Hughes Giro Prestige. Invitational B Ben Lamb 4T+ Velo Club. Invitational A Richard Lang Raleigh GAC.

2012 MASTERS Greg Simcock Team Scott. UK LADIES Alex Mckibben Iceni Velo. 3rds/4ths David Jakeman Wisbeach Wheelers. JUNIORS Luke Hattersley St. Ives CC. E/1/2 Graham Briggs Team Raleigh – GAC. U10 Aaron Freeman Chelmer CC. UNDER 12 Bob Longstaff Colchester Rovers. UNDER 14 Cameron Gutteridge Lee Valley Youth CC. UNDER 16 Cameron Woolsey CC Ashwell. Invitation B Joshua Maynard Welwyn Wheelers. Invitation A Graham Briggs Team Raleigh – GA

2011 U10 Aaron Freeman. U12 Dougal Toms. U12 Female Sophie Holmes. U14 Joe Fry. U14 Female Rebecca Maynard. U16 Boys Kristian Woolf.U16 Girls Imogen Buick. Juniors Sam Connolly. 3/4’s Steve Hurrell. E1/2’s Dean Downing. Masters Greg Simcock. Women Ruth Manly. Invitational B Final Daniel Young. Invitational A Final Dean Downing.

2010 U12 Jack Plumley. U14 Oliver Plumley. U16 Jack Oliver-Blaney. Juniors Conor Dunne. Vets Jeremy Greengrass. 3/4 Matt Cook. E/1/2 James Stewart. B Invitation Thomas Moses. A Invitation Martin Ford.

2009 U12 Ashley Hutchison. U14 Alan Trolove. U16 Patrick Scarboro. Juniors Joshua Edmondson. Women Michelle Buck. Vets Craig Stevens. 3/4 Craig Stevens. E/1/2 Raphael Deinhart. B Invitation Mike Cowland. A Invitation Jason White.

2008 U12 Jake Poole. U14 Hugo Robinson. U16 Joshua Edmondson. Juniors David Nicholls. Women Emma Trott. Vets Philip Hargreaves. 3/4 Dominic Schils. E/1/2 Graham Briggs.

2007 U12 Esther Colman. U14 Tom Gallacher. U16 Dominic Schils. Juniors Shaun Hurrell. Women Caroline Gammell. Vets Craig Stevens. 3/4 Dominic Schils. E/1/2 Alex Dowsett.

2006 U12 Hugo Robinson. U14 Perry Bowater. U16 Dominic Schils. Vets/W Steve Newman. 3/4/J Robert Cox. E/1/2 David Clarke.

2005 U12 Daniel Young. U14 Dominic Schils. U16 Leigh Andrews. 3/4/J Daniel Zagni. E/1/2 Gary Baker.

2004 U12 Mollie Baker U14 Dominic Schils U16 Andrew Fenn Vets/W Gary Baker 3/4/J Kristian Downs E/1/2 Simon Gaywood

2016 Highlights