Cheshire Classic Women's Road Race | 27th April 2014

Cheshire Classic Women's Road Race

Sunday 27th April 2014

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

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 Cycles.co.uk
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 Cycles.co.uk
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 Cycles.co.uk
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 Cycles.co.uk
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 www.cheshireclassic.co.uk/start-list/

The circuit – a map and video of the circuit can be found at www.cheshireclassic.co.uk/circuit/

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.


Star-studded line up at Cheshire Classic

Dame Sarah Storey (Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International), Laura Trott (Wiggle-Honda) and Joanna Rowsell (Wiggle-Honda) headline the biggest ever Cheshire Classic Women’s Road Race to date.

The race which is part of British Cycling’s National Series and organised by Weaver Valley Cycling Club, takes place in Northwich on Sunday 27th April. The race sees riders compete over an extended race distance, taking on 12 ascents of the notorious “The Cliff” climb.

2013 Cheshire Classic winner Karla Boddy (Epic Cycles – Scott WRT) returns to defend her title alongside European Team Pursuit Champion Katie Archibald (Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International) and Junior World Team Pursuit Champions Emily Kay (Epic Cycles – Scott WRT), Hayley Jones (Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International) and Amy Hill (Fusion Racing Team).

This 2014 edition of the Cheshire Classic features its biggest every prize fund thanks to a wealth of new sponsors including household names Taylor Wimpey, Delamere Dairy alongside Wates and Adana Construction, Sport Cheshire, Epic Cycles, de Vere Venues and Your Sports Therapist.

Race Organiser Andy Wood commented: “We are delighted with the response. On behalf of Weaver Valley Cycling Club I thank all the riders for their entries, it means a lot to us. We had over 130 submissions for 80 places. The quality of talent at this year’s race is unbelievable. We are in for an amazing race”.

The Cheshire Classic has been organised by Northwich based Weaver Valley Cycling Club since the 1980s and has seen household names such as Lizzie Armitstead, Lucy Garner, Mandy Jones and Nicole Cooke win the race.

Andy Wood said: “It’s such a prestigious race. It has been on the British Cycling National Calendar since its inception. In these modern times we’re proud as a cycling club to continue organising the race. The race is still run as not-for-profit. Every single penny is invested back in the race. We are proud to have a prize fund of over £2000 being invested back in Women’s cycling”.

A dedicated website features full information on the race, together with an advice area with tips for beginners and interviews with star riders. Please visit www.cheshireclassic.co.uk for more details. Real time updates can be found on Twitter @cheshireclassic and also Facebook.

 

Race Start Sheet

Karla Boddy Epic Cycles – Scott WRT Elite
Anna Christian Epic Cycles – Scott WRT 2nd
Laura Massey Epic Cycles – Scott WRT 1st
Emily Kay Epic Cycles – Scott WRT Elite
Molly Weaver Epic Cycles – Scott WRT 1st
Hannah Walker Epic Cycles – Scott WRT Elite
Louise Borthwick Matrix Fitness – Vulpine 1st
Corrine Hall Matrix Fitness – Vulpine Elite
Harriet Owen Matrix Fitness – Vulpine 1st
Penny Rowson Matrix Fitness – Vulpine 2nd
Jo Tindley Matrix Fitness – Vulpine 2nd
Jessie Walker Matrix Fitness – Vulpine 2nd
Katie Archibald Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International 1st
Lauren Creamer Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International 2nd
Hayley Jones Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International 2nd
Nicola Juniper Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International 2nd
Gabriella Shaw Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International 1st
Dame Sarah Storey Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International Elite
Jane Barr Starley Primal Pro Cycling 2nd
Hayley Edwards Starley Primal Pro Cycling 2nd
Lyndsey Glazier Starley Primal Pro Cycling 2nd
Anneliese Heard Starley Primal Pro Cycling 1st
Eileen Roe Starley Primal Pro Cycling Elite
Jennifer Taylor Starley Primal Pro Cycling 2nd
George Schwiening Fusion Racing Team 2nd
Natalie Grinczer Fusion Racing Team 2nd
Elizabeth Malins Fusion Racing Team 1st
Mathilde Pauls Fusion Racing Team 2nd
Gillian Taylor Fusion Racing Team 2nd
Amy Hill Fusion Racing Team 1st
Emily Barnes Team Mulebar Girl – Sigma Sport 2nd
Clemence Copie Team Mulebar Girl – Sigma Sport 1st
Natalie Creswick Team Mulebar Girl – Sigma Sport 1st
Louise Mahe Team Mulebar Girl – Sigma Sport 2nd
Adel Tyson-Bloor Team Mulebar Girl – Sigma Sport 1st
Tamiko Butler WyndyMilla – Reynolds Elite
Mary Costello WyndyMilla – Reynolds Elite
Cassie McGoldrick WyndyMilla – Reynolds 1st
Keira McVitty WyndyMilla – Reynolds 1st
Hannah Payton WyndyMilla – Reynolds 2nd
Joanna Rowsell Wiggle Honda Elite
Laura Trott Wiggle Honda Elite
Emma Trott Boels Dolmans 1st
Tamina Oliver Endura Lady Force – WV Zeeuws Vlaanderen 1st
Lucy Chittenden East St Cycles 1st
Lowri Devey Abergavenny Road Club 1st
Tracy Best Zappi’s Racing Team 1st
Joanne Blakeley GB Cycles.co.uk 2nd
Iona Sewell GB Cycles.co.uk 1st
Nicola Soden GB Cycles.co.uk 2nd
Brit Tate GB Cycles.co.uk 1st
Delia Beddis Les Filles Racing Team 2nd
Nikki Engelbach Les Filles Racing Team 2nd
Nicole Oh Les Filles Racing Team 2nd
Helen Ralston Les Filles Racing Team 2nd
Bryony Board Velosport – Pasta Montegrappa 2nd
Lydia Boylan Velosport – Pasta Montegrappa Elite
Hayley Simmonds Velosport – Pasta Montegrappa 2nd
Jennifer Hudson VC St Raphael 2nd
Eleanor Jones VC St Raphael 1st
Vanessa Whitfield VC St Raphael 2nd
Sophie Black Bike Pure-LeMond-Aspire Velotech 2nd
Lucy Harper Bike Pure-LeMond-Aspire Velotech 2nd
Paige Milward Bike Pure-LeMond-Aspire Velotech 2nd
Lauren O’Brien RST Racing Team 2nd
Annasley Park RST Racing Team 2nd
Elizabeth Holden RST Racing Team 2nd
Eve Dixon Team 22 2nd
Jennifer Edwards Team 22 2nd
Lauren Brown Team Jadan 2nd
Victoria Hood Team Jadan 2nd
Kayleigh Brogan Team Thomsons Cycles 2nd
Elanor Cadzow Bonito Squadra Corse 2nd
Maryka Sennema Kingston Whls CC 2nd
Alice Barnes T-Mo Racing 2nd
Katie Curtis Cardiff JIF 2nd
Flora Gillies Speg – Project 51 2nd
Anda-Jay Burgess Rock And Road Cycles 2nd
Abigail Dentus Team De ver 2nd
Rachel Przybylski WyndyMilla 2nd

  

Reserve List

Laura Wasley Isle Of Man Cycling Association 2nd
Alice Cobb Squadra Donne 2nd
Ruth Taylor Manchester Whlrs Club 2nd
Gina Riley Chester RC 2nd
Lydia Gurley Merlin Cycles 2nd
Frances White Team Jadan 3rd
Rebecca Womersley WyndyMilla – Reynolds 3rd
Bethany Crumpton North West Mountain Bike Centre – Specialised 3rd
Bethany Coupland Mid Shropshire Whls 3rd
Victoria Grimmer Paramount CRT 3rd

Biggest Ever Prize Fund for Cheshire Classic

WatesThis year’s Cheshire Classic Women’s Road Race will host a prize pot worth over £2000 thanks to a major new partnership with Wates Construction and Adana Construction.

The race which is organised by Weaver Valley Cycling Club, takes place in Northwich on Sunday 27th April

and will see riders compete over an extended race distance, taking on 12 ascents of “The Cliff” climb.

Wates and Adana Construction join sponsors Taylor Wimpey, Sport Cheshire, Delamere Dairy, Epic Cycles, de Vere Venues and Your Sports Therapist.

Ross Gardner of Wates Construction said: “We are currently in the middle of a major re-development in the centre of Northwich which includes a state-of-the-art lifestyle centre. Supporting the local community is very important to us and the Cheshire Classic was a no brainer considering the heritage and quality of riders that will be competing”.

Race Organiser Andy Wood commented: “We are delighted that Wates and Adana have come on board. When you see the quality of sponsors it shows how important the race is to the community, and importantly the investment in Women’s cycling. This year’s prize fund is our biggest yet, an increase of 50% on last year and we hope for an explosive race”.Adana

Entries for the race close on Saturday 5th April with the race line up confirmed on Monday 7th April.