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

Cheshire Classic Women's Road Race

Sunday 24th April 2016

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

Statement on 2016 race

During 2015, following complaints from the general public (and for clarity not about our race) Cheshire Police enforced the Cycle Racing on the Highways Regulations 1960. In this act it is deemed that circuits need to be over 10 miles in length, together with a number of regulations regarding the distance in and between 40 mile an hour speed limits. Despite many meetings between Cheshire Police, British Cycling and other cycling associations such as TLI, Cheshire Police are not allowing approval of circuits that don’t meet these 1960 regulations. The existing Cheshire Classic course doesn’t meet regulation in a number of areas and cannot be used.

Over the past several months the committee here at Weaver Valley Cycling Club have been determined to keep the race alive. We were given a lifeline in September when a new circuit which we had created for another race of ours was approved. This circuit wouldn’t be the quality needed for the Cheshire Classic however it gave us all hope.

A new circuit is born

We believe we have created one of the best circuits on the Women’s cycling calendar in Europe. This will set a whole new benchmark for Women’s cycling and will be a spectacle like no other. There will be no respite across rolling terrain and will feature a significant climb which dwarfs the Cliff. If ever there was a statement to be made about progression in Women’s cycling this will be it.

The circuit is currently going through approval with British Cycling and then with Cheshire Police. We will keep you posted on progress.


2015 Results

Cheshire Classic Women’s Road Race 2015 Results

Delamere Dairy Sprint – Joanna Rowsell (Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International)

Advanced Medical Solutions Team Prize – Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International

Your Sports Therapist Aggressive Rider – Sarah Storey (Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International)

Position Name Team/Club Category
1 Dame Sarah Storey Pearl Izumi Sports Tours Intl Elite
2 Laura Trott Matrix Fitness Elite
3 Alice Barnes Betch.NL-Superior-Brentjens MTB Racing Team 3rd
4 Emily Kay Team USN 1st
5 Katie Curtis Pearl Izumi Sports Tours Intl 1st
6 Louise Mahe IKON – Mazda 1st
7 Charline Joiner Team WNT 1st
8 Laura Greenhalgh Les Filles Racing Team 2nd
9 Henrietta Colborne Bonito Squadra Corse 2nd
10 Emily Nelson Team USN 2nd
11 Nicola Juniper Team Giordana- Triton Elite
12 Eve Dixon Team 22 1st
13 Gabriella Shaw Pearl Izumi Sports Tours Intl Elite
14 Jennifer George Les Filles Racing Team 1st
15 Natalie Grinczer Fusion RT Gearclub Bike Science 2nd
16 Helen Ralston Les Filles Racing Team 2nd
17 Rose Osbourne Team WNT 2nd
18 Anna Christian Wiggle Honda 2nd
19 Susan Freeburn PMR@Toachim House 2nd
20 Ellie Campbell Fusion RT Gearclub Bike Science 3rd
21 Gabriella Leveridge Velosure Starley Primal 2nd
22 Jessie Walker Matrix Fitness 1st
23 Gemma Sargent Racing Chance Foundation 2nd
24 Bethany Taylor Bonito Squadra Corse 2nd
25 Kayleigh Brogan Aprire Bicycles/HSS Hire 2nd
26 Elizabeth-Jane Harris Army Cycling Union 2nd
27 Ella Hopkins IKON – Mazda 3rd
28 Nicole Oh Les Filles Racing Team 2nd
29 Jennifer Hudson Fusion RT Gearclub Bike Science 2nd
30 Julie Erskine IKON – Mazda 1st
31 Rebecca Nixon Fusion RT Gearclub Bike Science 2nd
32 Gabriella Nordin GB Cycles.co.uk 2nd
33 Manon Lloyd Team USN 1st
34 Charlotte Broughton Corley Cycles – Drops RT 2nd
35 Chanel Mason Army Cycling Union 2nd
36 Rebecca Rimmington IKON – Mazda 1st
37 Rebecca Carter Team WNT 2nd
38 Annasley Park Team Giordana- Triton 2nd
39 Bethany Hayward Pearl Izumi Sports Tours Intl 1st
40 Amy Gornall Aprire Bicycles/HSS Hire 2nd
41 Louise Laker PMR@Toachim House 2nd
42 Josephine Gilbert Velosure Starley Primal 2nd
43 Vanessa Whitfield Team 22 2nd
44 Frances White Team Jadan 2nd
45 Bethany Crumpton North West MTB Race Team 3rd
46 Hannah Payton Corley Cycles – Drops RT 2nd
47 Ciara Horne Pearl Izumi Sports Tours Intl 2nd
48 Lucy Shaw Matrix Fitness Development 2nd
49 Joanna Rowsell Pearl Izumi Sports Tours Intl Elite
50 Penny Rowson Matrix Fitness 2nd
51 Katie Archibald Pearl Izumi Sports Tours Intl Elite
52 Rebecca Womersley Corley Cycles – Drops RT 2nd
53 Joanne Blakeley Team 22 2nd
54 Hannah Walker Team WNT Elite
55 Lucy Harper Aprire Bicycles/HSS Hire 2nd
56 Helen McKay Les Filles Racing Team 2nd
57 Pia De Quint
58 Nicola Soden Carnac-Planet X 2nd
59 Elinor Thorogood Aprire Bicycles/HSS Hire 3rd
60 Ellie Coster Team USN 2nd
61 Melissa Brand IKON – Mazda 2nd
62 Nikola Butler Pearl Izumi Sports Tours Intl 2nd
63 Victoria Strila PMR@Toachim House 2nd
64 Lauren OBrien Team Giordana- Triton 2nd
65 Alexis Barnes PMR@Toachim House 2nd
66 Emily Attfield Velosure Starley Primal 2nd
67 Chloe Weller PMR@Toachim House 2nd
68 Rebecca Raybould Poole Whls CC 2nd
69 Sandra Mackay Carnac-Planet X 2nd
70 Ruth Taylor Manchester Whlrs Club 2nd
71 Emma Grant IKON – Mazda 2nd
72 Keira McVitty Team Giordana- Triton 1st
73 Sarah Rose Team 22 2nd
74 Sam Burman Team WNT 3rd
DNF Delia Beddis Les Filles Racing Team 2nd
DNF Karla Boddy IKON – Mazda 1st
DNF Laura Cheesman Velosure Starley Primal 2nd
DNF Tracy Corbett Les Filles Racing Team 2nd
DNF Laura Massey IKON – Mazda Elite
DNF Brit Tate Team WNT 1st

Dame Sarah Storey wins Cheshire Classic 2015

Dame Sarah Storey (Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International) won the 2015 Cheshire Classic today (Sunday 26th April), managing to break away and establish a gap of over a minute from the peloton with 3 laps to go. Laura Trott (Matrix Fitness) was second with Alice Barnes (Betch.NL-Superior-Brentjens MTB Racing Team) taking third.

Thanks to her efforts Dame Sarah Storey also picked up the Your Sports Therapist Most Aggressive Rider Competition, her fellow team member Joanna Rowsell taking the Delamere Dairy Sprint Prize on lap 6 and, thanks to all the team’s combined efforts, Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International took home the Advanced Medical Solutions Team Prize.

A great write up with interviews from Huw Williams on British Cycling can be found here.

1. Dame Sarah Storey – Pearl Izumi Sports Tours Intl
2. Laura Trott – Matrix Fitness
3. Alice Barnes – Betch.NL-Superior-Brentjens MTB
4. Emily Kay – Team USN
5. Katie Curtis – Pearl Izumi Sports Tours Intl
6. Louise Mahe – IKON – Mazda
7. Charline Joiner – Team WNT
8. Laura Greenhalgh – Les Filles Racing Team
9. Henrietta Colborne – Bonito Squadra Corse
9. Emily Nelson – Team USN
11. Nicola Juniper – Team Giordana- Triton

Advanced Medical Solutions Team Prize – Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International

Delamere Dairy Intermediate Sprint – Joanna Rowsell

Your Sports Therapist Aggressive Rider – Dame Sarah Storey


Spectator Information

For those of you heading out to watch the race on Sunday please find some information below which might be of help. We’re looking forward to seeing you!

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.

The circuit – a map and video of the circuit can be found at www.cheshireclassic.co.uk/circuit/. The map shows the best places to park.

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 and be respectful to local residents. We need to keep the road clear. Clear also means not half on the verge and half on the road. Use the car parks and, as they are pubs, why not treat yourself to a Sunday lunch at the end of the race!

WRS-Cheshire-Classic-Map

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.

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.