Preview: Ryedale Grand Prix RRs


The final round of the Premier Calendar Series takes to North Yorkshire roads on Sunday 28th July for the annual Ryedale Grand Prix sponsored by Grasscrete.

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In its 9 year history the event has on three occasions been run as the National Championship and this year’s race uses much of last year’s Championship course.

Event Press Release
Ampleforth, North Yorkshire | Venue: Ampleforth Abbey and College, All Spectator Access, Estate Office Entrance, Ampleforth, YO62 4EN

A continuing feature from last year will be the inclusion of a Women’s Grand Prix to start the day off and this will incorporate the Women’s National Junior Championship.


Premier Calendar leader, Evan Oliphant (Raleigh)

North Yorkshire roads and those around Ryedale in particular are well known for their rolling “grippy” nature and events to date have tended to see action from the off. In 2012 the course played to the Rouleur strengths of Sharon Laws in the Women’s race and Ian Stannard for the men.

Unfortunately Laws has since been beset by injury but Stannard’s National Champion’s Jersey became a prominent feature at the head of continental affairs as he was often seen driving the peloton in search of Team Sky successes.

Will 2013 be played out to similar style winners? Well as a National Series event there will be no UCI World Tour teams in evidence, instead for the men; the home based riders will continue the dogfight of this so far enthralling and open Premier Calendar Series. At the head of the standings lies Scot, Evan Oliphant the Team Raleigh rider who has been a model of consistency since his win in the opening round at the Tour of the Reservoir Stage Race.


University graduate Tom Stewart of team Raleigh, 2nd in the Premier Calendar

He holds a 52 point lead over team mate Tom Stewart and a 76 point lead over third place man; the on form New Zealander Mike Northey, who ironically won’t be at Ampleforth to take up the challenge having been scheduled to ride on the Continent that weekend.

Looking back at the results from last year’s Championship for a guide Oliphant might appear to have the edge; he is also a former winner of the Ryedale Grand Prix back in 2006 albeit on a different but nevertheless still rolling course.

Stewart in contrast is very much new on the scene; the University student from Doncaster having crossed over to Team Raleigh at the early part of the season. This followed a storming ride in Round One of the Premier Calendar, the Tour of The Reservoir Stage Two Day; since then his progress has been impressive.

So it might be interesting to be a fly on the wall at the Team Raleigh pre-race briefing, Manager Cherie Pridham has indicated that it could be a tactical race, but are these c between her own riders?


Number 1 on the Women’s startsheet, talented youngster Amy Hill

Slightly reduced in length from last year’s Nationals the race will nevertheless feature 93 miles of unrelenting challenge with climbs of Yearsley Moor and the tough drag through Ampleforth Abbey grounds to be faced with each lap of the race around its two circuit configuration. With the natural terracing of the Abbey grounds spectators are ideally placed to see the race develop as well as taking in the impressive backdrop of one of North Yorkshire’s gems.

The Women’s Series has so far been significantly focussed around town centre races and so this incursion into the rolling countryside will play into the hands of the climbers in the female peloton. Again the distance has been reduced from last year’s Elite National Championship. In this case the aim has been to provide a stage for the 27 riders who will join the field for the National Women’s Junior Championship to be run off as part of the Grand Prix.

The event is once again organised by British Cycling Yorkshire Region’s Events Group working with York based clubs and will again incorporate the Peter Longbottom Memorial in tribute to the former Malton Olympian. Sponsorship comes again from Grass Concrete Limited via its Grasscrete brand and from Ryedale District Council. Welcome to Yorkshire will be on hand with their Grand Depart Information stand as well.

Start times for the events are:
9.30am Women’s Grand Prix, estimated finish 11.34am
1.15pm Men’s Grand Prix estimated finish 5.26pm

In addition to the Sunday events British Cycling will also be organising on Saturday the 27th a Sky Ride Local event the Howardian Heritage Ride taking in 34 mile loop through Ryedale. For further about this led ride please visit

Ryedale Men’s Grand Prix
1 Jonathan Dibben 100% ME Elite/u23
2 Owain Doull 100% ME Elite/u23
3 Samuel Harrison 100% ME Elite/u23
4 Joseph Kelly 100% ME Elite/u23
5 Samuel Lowe 100% ME Elite/u23
6 Alistair Slater 100% ME Elite/u23
7 Simon Yates 100% ME Elite/u23

8 Phil Dempsey Aprire Bicycles 1st
9 Ashley Proctor Bike Box Alan/Whiston Velo 1st/u23
10 Michael Ashurst Biketreks Racing Academy 1st
11 Tom Bracegirdle Biketreks Racing Academy 2nd/u23
12 Jonathan Cregeen Biketreks Racing Academy 2nd/u23
13 James Dunlop Biketreks Racing Academy 1st/u23t
14 Russell Falder Biketreks Racing Academy 1st
15 Jacob Tipper Biketreks Racing Academy Elite/u23
16 Mark Perry Dirtwheels Cycles 1st
17 Oliver Beckingsale Endura MTB Racing Elite
18 Luke Dunbar Equipe CMI 2nd
19 Ashley Martin Equipe CMI 1st/u23
20 Alexander Murison Equipe CMI Elite/u23
21 Conor Ryan Equipe CMI 1st/u23
22 Andrew Whitehall Equipe Velo Ecosse/Montpeliers 1st
24 Finlay Young Equipe Velo Ecosse/Montpeliers 2nd/u23
25 Andrew Hargroves Felt-Colbornes-Hargroves RT 1st/u23
26 George Harper Felt-Colbornes-Hargroves RT Elite/u23
27 Matthew Higgins Felt-Colbornes-Hargroves RT Elite
28 Robert Ward Felt-Colbornes-Hargroves RT 2nd/u23
29 Graeme Hatcher Fietsen Tempo 1st
30 Andrew Hastings Finchley Racing Team 1st
31 Matthew Clarke Halesowen A & CC 1st/u23
32 Simon Baxter Herbalife-Leisure Lakes
33 Thomas Bustard Herbalife-Leisure Lakes
34 Alex Coutts Herbalife-Leisure Lakes
35 Gary Hand Herbalife-Leisure Lakes
36 Andrew Hawdon Herbalife-Leisure Lakes
37 James Sampson Herbalife-Leisure Lakes
38 Harry Tanfield Herbalife-Leisure Lakes
39 Sebastian Baylis Madison Genesis 1st/u23
40 Ian Bibby Madison Genesis Elite
41 Dean Downing Madison Genesis Elite
42 Dominic Jelfs Madison Genesis 2nd
43 Alex Peters Madison Genesis Elite/u23
44 Jack Pullar Madison Genesis Elite
45 Chris Snook Madison Genesis 1st
46 Andrew Tennant Madison Genesis Elite
47 Dale Appleby Metaltek – Knights of Old Racing Team Elite
48 Kit Gilham Metaltek – Knights of Old Racing Team Elite
49 Gruffudd Lewis Metaltek – Knights of Old Racing Team 2nd
50 Rhys Lloyd Metaltek – Knights of Old Racing Team 1st
51 David McGowan Metaltek – Knights of Old Racing Team 1st
52 Tom Murray Metaltek – Knights of Old Racing Team 1st
53 Robert Smail Metaltek – Knights of Old Racing Team 1st
54 Ben Stockdale Metaltek – Knights of Old Racing Team Elite
55 William Bjergfelt MG-Maxifuel Pro Cycling Elite
56 Perry Bowater MG-Maxifuel Pro Cycling 1st/u23
57 Declan Byrne MG-Maxifuel Pro Cycling 1st/u23
58 Jamie Caldwell MG-Maxifuel Pro Cycling Elite
59 David Lines MG-Maxifuel Pro Cycling 1st
60 Jamie Scott MG-Maxifuel Pro Cycling 2nd
61 Liam Stones MG-Maxifuel Pro Cycling Elite
62 Peter Murdoch Paisley Velo Race Team 1st
63 Hugh Carthy Rapha Condor JLT 1st/u23
64 Michael Cuming Rapha Condor JLT Elite
65 Luke Grivell-Mellor Rapha Condor JLT 1st/u23
66 Richard Handley Rapha Condor JLT Elite
67 Kristian House Rapha Condor JLT Elite
68 Edward Laverack Rapha Condor JLT 1st/u23
69 Elliott Porter Rapha Condor JLT 1st/u23
70 Will Stephenson Rapha Condor JLT Elite/u23
71 Scott McCrossan Rock to Roll Cycles Ltd Elite/u23
72 Antoine Gaudillat Spin Rotor Primal C-Originals RT Elite
73 Joseph Moses Sportscover Altura RT 2nd/u23
74 Duncan Moralee Strategic Lions Cycling 2nd
75 John Tanner Strategic Lions Cycling 2nd
76 Daniel Booth Team Hope Factory Racing 2nd
77 David Collins Team Hope Factory Racing 1st
78 Ben Greenwood Team Hope Factory Racing Elite
79 James Gullen Team Hope Factory Racing Elite
80 Jordan Hargreaves Team Hope Factory Racing 2nd/u23
81 Benjamin Kellett Team Hope Factory Racing 1st/u23
82 Paul Oldham Team Hope Factory Racing 1st
83 Matthew Williams Team Hope Factory Racing 1st
84 Matt Cronshaw Team IG – Sigma Sport Elite
85 Andrew Griffiths Team IG – Sigma Sport Elite
86 Peter Hawkins Team IG – Sigma Sport 1st
87 James Moss Team IG – Sigma Sport Elite
88 Ryan Mullen Team IG – Sigma Sport Elite/u23
89 Joseph Perrett Team IG – Sigma Sport 1st/u23
90 Wouter Sybrandy Team IG – Sigma Sport Elite
91 Peter Williams Team IG – Sigma Sport Elite
92 Andrew Hale Team Leslie Bike Shop/Bikers Boutique 2nd/u23
93 Eric Berthou Team Raleigh 1st
94 Alexandre Blain Team Raleigh Elite
95 Russell Hampton Team Raleigh Elite
96 Richard Lang Team Raleigh Elite
97 Thomas Moses Team Raleigh Elite/u23
98 Lachlan Norris Team Raleigh 1st
99 Evan Oliphant Team Raleigh Elite
100 Thomas Scully Team Raleigh Elite
101 Daniel Patten Team Smartstop P/B Mountain Bikes Elite
102 Sam Boast Team Sportscover 1st/u23
103 Ashley Brown Team Sportscover 2nd
104 Richard Meadows Team Sportscover Elite
105 Yanto Barker Team UK Youth Elite
106 Niklas Gustavsson Team UK Youth Elite/u23
107 Chris Opie Team UK Youth Elite/u23
108 Marcin Bialoblocki Team UK Youth Elite
109 Tobyn Horton Team UK Youth Elite
110 Joshua Hunt Team UK Youth 1st/u23
111 Robert Partridge Team UK Youth Elite
112 Ian Wilkinson Team UK Youth Elite
113 George Atkins Team USN Elite/u23
114 Liam Glen The Kinesis Morvelo Project 2nd/u23
115 Steven Lawley 2nd
116 James Alder Velo29-Blackhawk 1st
117 Matthew Kipling Velo29-Blackhawk 2nd
118 Robert Adlard Wheel Guru 1st
119 Tom Barras Wheelbase Altura MGD Elite
120 Alex Bottomley Wheelbase Altura MGD 1st/u23
123 Steven Clarke Wheelbase Altura MGD 2nd
121 Adam Duggleby Wheelbase Altura MGD Elite
124 Stuart Reid Wheelbase Altura MGD 1st
122 Alistair Rutherford Wheelbase Altura MGD Elite
125 David Shackleton Wilsons Wheels Race Team 1st
126 Jack Adams Zappi’s Pro Cycling Elite
127 Daniel Kelley Zappi’s Pro Cycling 2nd
128 Daniel Pearson Zappi’s Pro Cycling 1st/u23
129 James Ratcliffe Zappi’s Pro Cycling 1st
130 Nikita Zharoven Zappi’s Pro Cycling 1st/u23

Ryedale Women’s Grand Prix / National Women’s Junior Championship
1 Amy Hill Abergavenny Road Club 1 / J
2 Manon Lloyd Abergavenny Road Club 3 / J
3 Annasley Park Abergavenny Road Club 2 / J
4 Ellie Gilham Bournemouth Arrow CC 2 / J
5 Emily Barnes Condor Cycles 2 / J
6 Louise Borthwick Edinburgh RC 1 / J
7 Bryony Board Glendene CC 2 / J
8 Keira McVitty Kings Cliffe Flyers CC 2 / J
9 Sian Wilson Kuala Lumpur Int / J
10 Melissa Lowther Matrix Fitness Racing Academy 2 / J
11 Megan Riach Moray Firth Cycling Club 3 / J
12 Laura Cheesman Prestige Velo Club 2 / J
13 Lauren O’Brien RST Racing Team 2 / J
14 Zoe Armstrong Scott Contessa Epic 2 / J
15 Alice Barnes Scott Contessa Epic 2 / J
16 Anna Christian Scott Contessa Epic 2 / J
17 Alice Cobb Scott Contessa Epic 2 / J
18 Kimberley English Scott Contessa Epic 2 / J
19 Amy Gornall Scott Contessa Epic 2 / J
20 Bethany Hayward Scott Contessa Epic 2 / J
21 Rebecca Hunt Scott Contessa Epic 2 / J
22 Sophie Faulkner Solihull CC 2 / J
23 Saskia Hook Squadra Donne – Shutt VR 3 / J
24 Flora Gillies Team ASL360 2 / J
25 Adele Martin Team Hope Factory Racing 2 / J
26 Olivia Tomlinson We Love Mountains Racing Team 3 / J
27 Cassie McGoldrick WyndyMilla 2 / J
28 Kimberley Ashton Abergavenny Road Club 2
29 Lauren Brown Abergavenny Road Club 2 / u23
30 Natalie Grinczer Abergavenny Road Club 2 / U23
31 Elizabeth Malins Abergavenny Road Club 2
32 Laura Massey Abergavenny Road Club 1
33 Gillian Taylor Abergavenny Road Club 2
34 Lydia Gurley Birmingham University CC 3
35 Jane Barr Breast Cancer Care Cycling Team 3
36 Anne Ewing Breast Cancer Care Cycling Team 1
37 Laura Murray Breast Cancer Care Cycling Team 2
38 Molly Weaver Breast Cancer Care Cycling Team 1 / u23
39 Sarah Byrne Champion System/Maxgear/Base 1
40 Delia Beddis Dirtwheels Cycles 2
41 Claire Martin Edinburgh RC 2
42 Jennifer Taylor Equipe Velo Ecosse/Montpeliers 2
43 Karen Poole GB 2
44 Iona Sewell GB 1
45 Hayley Simmonds GB 2
46 Brit Tate GB 2 / u23
47 Julie Erskine Granite City RT 2
48 Tanya Griffiths Ipswich BC 2
49 Helen Wyman Kona/ FSA Factory Team 2
50 Ruth Taylor Manchester Whlrs Club 2
51 Emma Grant Matrix Fitness Racing Academy 2 / u23
52 Corrine Hall Matrix Fitness Racing Academy E / u23
53 Harriet Owen Matrix Fitness Racing Academy 1 / u23
54 Joanna Tindley Matrix Fitness Racing Academy 2
55 Jessie Walker Matrix Fitness Racing Academy 2 / u23
56 Hannah Walker Matrix Fitness Racing Academy 1 / u23
57 Hannah Barnes MG-Maxifuel Pro Cycling E / u23
58 Karla Boddy MG-Maxifuel Pro Cycling 1
59 Melissa Brand MG-Maxifuel Pro Cycling 2
60 Gabriella Nordin Pedal Power RT 2
61 Jennifer Edwards Rhos On Sea Cycling Club 2
62 Anda-Jay Burgess Sandy Wallace Cycles 2
63 Laura Wasley Scott Contessa Epic 2
64 Adela Carter Team Hope Factory Racing 3
65 Lyndsey Glazier Team Hope Factory Racing 2 / U23
66 Annabel Simpson Team Hope Factory Racing 2
67 Rachael Walker Team Hope Factory Racing 4
68 Louise Mahe Team Mulebar Girl – Sigma Sport 2
69 Jo Blackburn Team Swift 2
70 Nikola Butler VC St Raphael 2
71 Vanessa Whitfield VC St Raphael 2
72 Elanor Cadzow Welwyn Whls CC 3 / u23
73 Vittoria Bussi Zappi’s Ladies Team 2



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