Cheshire Classic Women's Road Race | 26th April 2015

Cheshire Classic Women's Road Race

Sunday 26th April 2015

Part of British Cycling's National Series. Organised by Weaver Valley Cycling Club.

Delamere Dairy Easter Competition

We love Easter, an extended bank holiday and the chance to eat your bodyweight in chocolate! Our sponsor Delamere Dairy, who make fantastic goats (and cow) milk products right here in Cheshire, is running an Easter Chocolate Competition with your chance to win FREE Easter eggs!

The Chocolate Easter Eggs are made from their gorgeous goats milk and all you need to do is enter their prize draw by clicking on the link below. Good luck!

Make sure you check out Delamere Dairy at the race and try out some of their products!

The Classic returns: 26th April 2015

Entries for the 2015 edition of the Cheshire Classic are now open. The race takes place on Sunday 26th April 2015 at 9.30am in the heart of Cheshire, Northwich. We are proud to announce a prize fund of £2000 with returning sponsors, housebuilder Taylor Wimpey, Wates Construction, Epic Cycles and Your Sports Therapist.

Over 500 spectators joined us on the legendary Cliff climb last year. Make sure to put the date in your diary for 2015.

The race, the longest running on the British Cycling calendar, features a previous winners list that reads as the “who is who” of Women’s cycling with riders including Lizzie Armitstead, Nicole Cooke, Lucy Garner, Katie Archibald and Dame Sarah Storey. It is a race that every rider wants on their palmares so expect fast and aggressive racing right from the start.

To enter visit:’s-Road-Race

The race is part of British Cycling’s National Series and open to E/1/2/3 riders. Field size is 80 riders with 10 reserve. The race length is 92km.

Teams can enter a maximum of 8 riders. Full regulations can be found at 2014 saw over 140 riders apply for places, while we try our very best to keep on top of results throughout the season please do send in your palmares to us for consideration. Strictly no entries will be considered after the closing date on Sunday 5th April.

We hope to announce the start list on Monday 6th April.

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Check out the 2014 race video below.

Cheshire Classic 2014 Race Video

If you were unfortunate enough to miss the 2014 Cheshire Classic you can now see highlights on line. Huge thank you to Alan Sheldon and Heather Bamforth for their help.

Production credits
Camera — Dave Potts, Steve Pennington, Paul Gordon & Paul Longley
Sound — Alan Sheldon & Peter Bailey
Edit — Alex Macleod
Presenter — Heather Bamforth
Producer — Alan Sheldon

2014 Cheshire Classic Results

The 2014 edition of the Cheshire Classic was won by Katie Archibald (Pearl Izumi Sports Tour International). Katie also won the Intermediate Sprint while team mates Hayley Jones won the most Aggressive Rider and Nicola Juniper picked up Highest Placed 2nd Cat.

Time Race number Position Name Team/Club
13 1 Katie Archibald Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International
@ 1:31 15 2 Hayley Jones Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International
@ 1:45 42 3 Laura Trott  Wiggle Honda
@ 1:47 16 4 Nicola Juniper Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International
st 46 5 Lowri Devey Abergavenny Road Club
st 81 6 Lydia Gurley Merlin Cycles
st 17 7 Gabriella Shaw Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International
st 20 8 Katie Curtis Starley Primal Pro Cycling
st 5 9 Molly Weaver Epic Cycles – Scott WRT
st 2 10 Anna Christian Epic Cycles – Scott WRT
st 19 11 Jane Barr Starley Primal Pro Cycling
st 12 12 Jessie Walker Matrix Fitness – Vulpine
st 32 13 Clemence Copie Team Mulebar Girl – Sigma Sport
st 66 14 Elizabeth Holden RST Racing Team
st 26 15 Natalie Grinczer Fusion Racing Team
st 56 16 Lydia Boylan Velosport – Pasta Montegrappa
st 83 17 Rebecca Womersley WyndyMilla – Reynolds
st 10 18 Penny Rowson Matrix Fitness – Vulpine
st 67 19 Eve Dixon Team 22
st 3 20 Alexie Shaw Epic Cycles – Scott WRT
st 44 21 Tamina Oliver Endura Lady Force – WV Zeeuws Vlaanderen
st 36 22 Tamiko Butler WyndyMilla – Reynolds
st 78 23 Alice Cobb Squadra Donne
st 11 24 Jo Tindley Matrix Fitness – Vulpine
st 73 25 Alice Barnes T-Mo Racing
st 58 26 Jennifer Hudson VC St Raphael
st 60 27 Vanessa Whitfield VC St Raphael
st 54 28 Helen Ralston Les Filles Racing Team
st 45 29 Lucy Chittenden East St Cycles / WyndyMilla-Reynolds
st 28 30 Mathilde Pauls Fusion Racing Team
st 24 31 Jennifer Taylor Starley Primal Pro Cycling
st 25 32 George Schwiening Fusion Racing Team
st 33 33 Natalie Creswick Team Mulebar Girl – Sigma Sport
st 14 34 Lauren Creamer Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International
@ 2:01 1 35 Karla Boddy Epic Cycles – Scott WRT
st 47 36 Joanne Blakeley GB
st 72 37 Maryka Sennema Kingston Whls CC
@ 2:12 43 38 Emma Trott Boels Dolmans
st 18 39 Dame Sarah Storey Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International
@ 2:34 8 40 Corrine Hall Matrix Fitness – Vulpine
OTL 34 41 Louise Mahe Team Mulebar Girl – Sigma Sport
OTL 7 42 Louise Borthwick Matrix Fitness – Vulpine
OTL 48 43 Iona Sewell GB
OTL 6 44 Hannah Walker Epic Cycles – Scott WRT
OTL 4 45 Emily Kay Epic Cycles – Scott WRT
OTL 80 46 Gina Riley Chester RC
OTL 71 47 Elanor Cadzow Bonito Squadra Corse
OTL 65 48 Annasley Park RST Racing Team
OTL 30 49 Amy Hill Fusion Racing Team
OTL 86 50 Victoria Grimmer Paramount CRT
OTL 52 51 Nikki Engelbach Les Filles Racing Team
OTL 79 52 Ruth Taylor Manchester Whlrs Club
OTL 35 53 Adel Tyson-Bloor Team Mulebar Girl – Sigma Sport
OTL 27 54 Elizabeth Malins Fusion Racing Team
OTL 64 55 Lauren O’Brien RST Racing Team
OTL 57 56 Hayley Simmonds Velosport – Pasta Montegrappa
OTL 53 57 Nicole Oh Les Filles Racing Team
OTL 59 58 Eleanor Jones VC St Raphael
OTL 38 59 Cassie McGoldrick WyndyMilla – Reynolds
DNF 74 DNF Flora Gillies Speg – Project 51
DNF 62 DNF Lucy Harper Bike Pure-LeMond-Aspire Velotech
DNF 61 DNF Sophie Black Bike Pure-LeMond-Aspire Velotech
DNF 82 DNF Frances White Team Jadan
DNF 75 DNF Anda-Jay Burgess Rock And Road Cycles
DNF 49 DNF Nicola Soden GB
DNF 76 DNF Rachel Przybylski WyndyMilla
DNF 63 DNF Paige Milward Bike Pure-LeMond-Aspire Velotech
DNF 39 DNF Keira McVitty WyndyMilla – Reynolds
DNF 31 DNF Emily Barnes Team Mulebar Girl – Sigma Sport
DNF 29 DNF Gillian Taylor Fusion Racing Team
DNF 37 DNF Mary Costello WyndyMilla – Reynolds
DNF 21 DNF Lyndsey Glazier Starley Primal Pro Cycling
DNF 69 DNF Lauren Brown Team Jadan
DQ 40 DQ Hannah Payton WyndyMilla – Reynolds
DNS 9 DNS Harriet Owen Matrix Fitness – Vulpine
DNS 22 DNS Anneliese Heard Starley Primal Pro Cycling
DNS 23 DNS Eileen Roe Starley Primal Pro Cycling
DNS 41 DNS Joanna Rowsell Wiggle Honda
DNS 50 DNS Brit Tate GB
DNS 51 DNS Delia Beddis Les Filles Racing Team
DNS 55 DNS Bryony Board Velosport – Pasta Montegrappa
DNS 68 DNS Jennifer Edwards Team 22
DNS 70 DNS Kayleigh Brogan Team Thomsons Cycles
DNS 77 DNS Laura Wasley Isle Of Man Cycling Association

Delamere Dairy Intermediate Sprint: Katie Archibald

Sports Cheshire Team Prize: Pearl Izumi Sports Tour International

de Vere Venues Most Aggressive Rider: Hayley Jones

Epic Cycles Highest Placed 2nd Cat: Nikki Juniper


Spectator Information

For those of you heading out to watch the race on Sunday please find some information below which might be of help.

The race starts at 9.30am. It is a neutralized start from the HQ. There will be an intermediate sprint at the end of lap 6. A start list can be found at

The circuit – a map and video of the circuit can be found at

Parking: there are several car parks in the area which are only 5-10 minute walk to the finish. Please do not park on the course. Use the car parks and, as they are pubs, why not treat yourself to a Sunday lunch at the end of the race!

The finish line is on Acton Lane, halfway up the “Cliff”. We all get excited when it comes to a bunch sprint but it is very important that you keep the finish line clear for the judges and the camera equipment. Do not jump out into the road to take a photo. Please listen out for instructions from the judges. There will also be marshals at the top of the climb, please make sure you help them to keep the riders safe.

Good places to watch – there are a number of good advantage points around the course. The bridge over the bypass is a good spot as you can see the riders go up and down the bypass and then go right past after the climb of the Cliff. We do ask that you do not spectate at the turn on to the bypass. This is a really hard junction to marshal with the riders turning on to a very busy road.

Delamere Diary will be on hand with product samples

Delamere Dairy will be handing out samples on the Cliff so get involved!

We are very lucky to have this circuit and the support of the local community. Your help in looking after the course on the day will help us to keep the course for future events. Please take home any rubbish and support the marshals where you can. Thanks for your support. We hope you enjoy the race.