Preview – Guildford Town Centre Races


Scene of Mark Cavendish’s victory in the Tour of Britain, Guildford Town Centre races return on 9th July and promise some exciting action over the town’s cobbled streets

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Preview – Guildford Town Centre Races

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Wednesday 9th July 2014
Promoted by: Charlotteville CC
Location: Guildford Town Centre

Event Details
When an Elite rider says ‘I really believe this is the leading criterium event in the south of England ‘ and the photographer says ‘Blimey what a night…Cracking’ you know you will witness a great evening of entertainment.


Add to that six different races where riders are so keen they enter seven months in advance! Add a stunning Surrey Hills backdrop and a cobbled climb. Mix in the convenience of Guildford town centre location with its many bars and restaurants.

It can only be Guildford Town Centre Races 2014!

The Guildford Town Centre races return on 9th July 2014 and again promise some exciting action over the town’s cobbled streets. Racing takes place in the centre of Guildford and begins at 18:20 pm. As with every year before, the spectators can expect fast racing action, insightful commentary and a great evening of entertainment.

The popularity of the races has yet again been proved by full fields for all races with many disappointed racers on the waiting list. The sponsorship for the races grows each year and yet again the local business support from sponsors (Chapters Financial, Cycleworks, Colbornes, Gold-i and new sponsor Surrey Sports Park) has been instrumental in ensuring a top quality event can be put on by the passionate and dedicated race organiser Jon Lewis of Charlotteville cycling club.

The planning of this year’s event has not been without issues, road works potentially stopping the event entirely. Surrey Council have however been highly supportive and gone the extra mile to ensure the road surface is new and smooth in preparation for all the riders ready to attack the challenging course.

The evening of racing has regular supporters from the local racing scene in the shape of teams from sponsors and cycling clubs. The Chapters Financial Criteriums featuring some of the best youth riders in the country covering multiple age categories start proceedings at 18:20pm.

U8’s: 11 out of 24 are Charlotteville Rascals in a race that has grown by 400% in 1 year! Watch out for Jo-Jo Peters from sponsor Cycleworks.

U10/U12: The biggest field for this race ever assembled and literally anyone’s race!

U14/U16: Another big field. The local Charlotteville Rascals field experienced Ieuan Woods and the battling due of Alice Matravers and Lewis Haller

The adults racing gets underway at 7pm with the Cycleworks ‘Local Heroes’ support race warming up the crowds. The sponsor has high hopes of getting a podium spot having 6 staff entered. They face tough competition from Charlotteville member Gareth Barnes and pot-hunter Jamie Newall who has placed well in the elite race in previous years.

The Gold-i Womens E/1/2/3 Criterium starts at 7:30pm. The field for this race generally covers a wide range of strengths and racing experience. Jo Munden of Pedal Heaven-Colbornes will use her many years of racing experience to her advantage whilst newer riders like Charlottevilles own rider Sophie Household will be eager to learn the ropes of Criterium racing.

The field is more even in ability than last year without the presence of Olympian’s, which should provide for an exciting race.

Finally, the main race of the evening, the Colbornes Elite Criterium at 8pm features eight riders from the team from Colbornes co-sponsored team, Pedal Heaven-Colbornes, as well as four riders from the Felt-Colbornes-Hargroves team. Who can stop them?

Maybe previous winner Wouter Sybrandy of or super strong Russ Hampton of Athlonsport-Cloud Nine, all the way from Essex. This year’s race looks to be one of the most open in years and is bound to be one of the most spectacular!.

Order of Events
6.20pm – Chapters Financial Youth Criteriums – U8 (Youth E)
6.30pm – Chapters Financial Youth Criteriums – U12/U10 (Youth C & D
6.40pm – Chapters Financial Youth Criteriums – U16/U14 (Youth A & B)
7pm – ‘Local Heroes’ Criterium (3rd Cat Only – Regional B)
7.30pm – Gold-i Womens Criterium E/1/2/3
8pm – Colbornes Elite Criterium (E/1/2 – National B)

More about the Race Sponsors:
Chapters Financial: Financial planning services in Guildford and now in Woking too!
Cycleworks : Established in 1995, Cycleworks have become one of the South’s leading bicycle retailers. Cycleworks are independent and have branches in Guildford, Leatherhead, Haslemere and Petersfield. 9 staff and owners daughter Josie are competing too!
Colbornes: Now part of Lookers PLC. Nearly 70 years of experience has enabled Colbornes to become one of the South East’s leading motor retailers.
Gold-i : offer software solutions for the multi-asset trading platforms that banks and brokers use. The cutting edge of the city is developed, right here in Guildford under the watchful eye of CEO Tom Higgins.
Surrey Sports Park: Surrey Sports Park is one of Europe’s premier sites for sport, health, wellbeing and leisure. From grass-roots to world class, they have the facilities to inspire performance.

For those unfamiliar with the event, The Guildford Town Centre Races were first promoted by Charlotteville Cycling Club in 1984 as part of the Guildford Festival and take place in the centre of Guildford on a course taking in the extremely tough cobbled section of the High Street followed the fast descent in and around North Street and then a tight turn into Market Street and out again on to the High Street. The rattling of carbon wheels and bike frames on the sets of the High Street is a familiar sound as riders grit their teeth on what is considered to be a very tough and challenging event.

For more information about the event please visit the Charlotteville CC website at

1 Alexander Royle 1st Army Cycling Union
2 Alex Harding 2nd Andover Whls
3 Calum Gillespie 2nd
4 Mike Smith 2nd
5 Kieran Ali 2nd
6 Andrew Hargroves 1st Felt-Colbornes-Hargroves RT
7 Matthew Hargroves 2nd Felt-Colbornes-Hargroves RT
8 Andy Brown 2nd Glasgow Cycle Team
9 Graham Austin 2nd VC Meudon
10 Joe Fox 2nd Starley Primal Pro Cycling
11 Nathan Hereward 2nd VC Meudon
12 Richard Mardle 1st Felt-Colbornes-Hargroves RT
13 Stuart Williams 2nd Beeline Bicycles RT
14 William Pratt 1st Cadence Cycling Performance
15 Liam Walsh 2nd VC St Raphael
16 David Billings 2nd VC St Raphael
17 Ashley Dennis 1st Catford CC Equipe/Banks
18 Harry Franklin 1st Catford CC Equipe/Banks
19 Jonathan Harris 1st GS Avanti
20 Ryan Perry 1st Army Cycling Union
21 Jacob Nicholson 2nd Team Bottecchia UK
22 Chris McNamara Elite Pedal Heaven Colbornes RT
23 Robert McCarthy 1st Pedal Heaven Colbornes RT
24 Jamie Pine Elite Pedal Heaven Colbornes RT
25 Gruffudd Lewis 1st Pedal Heaven Colbornes RT
26 Anders Christensen 1st Pedal Heaven Colbornes RT
27 Jake Martin Elite Pedal Heaven Colbornes RT
28 David Creeggan Elite Pedal Heaven Colbornes RT
29 Alex Paton 1st Pedal Heaven Colbornes RT
30 Stephen Cavey 2nd Catford CC Equipe/Banks
31 Jody Crawforth 2nd Hargroves Cycles RT-Specialized-Trant-Next-Elliott’s
32 Gavin Shuttleworth 2nd Speg – Project 51
33 James Wilson 1st VC St Raphael
34 Nick Noble 1st BH-Solidor-WAM Youth
35 Duncan Coulter 2nd Kinoko Cycles Racing
36 James Champken 2nd VC St Raphael
37 Andrew Hale 2nd Speg – Project 51
38 Sam Humpheson 2nd Look Mum No Hands!
39 Cameron Austin 3rd Look Mum No Hands!
40 Justin Clarke 3rd Pacific Flanders Racing
41 Roger Theron 2nd Army Cycling Union
42 Tony Lock 1st Nuun-Sigma Sport-London Race Team
43 Daniel Tulett Y/A Specialized Racing
44 George Gori 1st Nuun-Sigma Sport-London Race Team
45 Wouter Sybrandy 1st Sigma
46 Harry Veale 2nd
47 Symon Lewis 1st Nuun-Sigma Sport-London Race Team
48 Harry Godding 1st Catford CC Equipe/Banks
49 Russell Hampton 1st Athlonsport – Cloud Nine Telecom
50 Lee Smith 1st Felt-Colbornes-Hargroves RT
51 Billy-Joe Whenman 1st Zannata Cycling Team RESERVE
52 Nigel MacAodha 2nd Nuun-Sigma Sport-London Race Team RESERVE
53 Simon Barnes 3rd London Dynamo RESERVE
54 Deacon Cutterham CGC 2nd NFTO Race Club RESERVE
55 Dean Shannon 1st Richardsons-Trek RT RESERVE
56 Scott Chappell 2nd Behind The Bikeshed RESERVE
57 George Stainton-Ellis 2nd Team Dassi RESERVE
58 Gavin Ryan 2nd London Dynamo RESERVE
59 Alexander Murison Elite Bikeshed – UEX RESERVE
60 Dan Gardner Elite Speg – Project 51 RESERVE

1 Toby Blackman Mapperley CC
2 John Cordner Eastbourne Rovers CC
3 Simon Worthington VC Meudon
4 Andrew Thomas Dulwich Paragon CC
5 Dean Frost Offcamber
6 Kim Little Merida Factory Racing
7 Ryan Smith VC Meudon
8 James Bower Unattached
9 Ben Marks Cycleworks
10 Jack Noy Cycleworks
11 Dave Farmer Cycleworks
12 Nick Kirke Cycleworks
13 Tom Shrimpton Cycleworks
14 Leroy MacFarlane Cycleworks
15 Steve Willis Eastbourne Rovers CC
16 Roki Read VC Meudon
17 Mark Workman Festival RC
18 Paul Banner Kingston Whls CC
19 Austin Bell Kingston Whls CC
20 Andrew Lindsay Unattached
21 Stuart McGhee Evans Cycles Race Team
22 Stephen Harvey Kingston Whls CC
23 Jon Freeman Kingston Whls CC
24 Cameron Judson Kingston Whls CC
25 Ewan Evans Dorking Cycling Club
26 Jason Painton Rides on Air
27 Douglas Fox Crawley Wheelers
28 Roki Read VC Meudon
29 Matthew Heathcote Rock N Road Cycles
30 Declan Egan Kingston Whls CC
31 Stephen Biddulph Borntobike/Bridgtown Cycles
32 Martin Churm Martin
33 Ian Wrightson Team Dassi
34 Tristan Natoli Team Dassi
35 Gareth Barnes Charlotteville CC
36 Paul Hopkins Merida Factory Racing
37 Henry Dawson Prestige Velo Club
38 Nathan Jackson Army Cycling Union
39 Mark Newnham Worthing Excelsior CC
40 Alan Miles Redhill CC
41 Jake Howes Hillingdon Slipstreamers
42 Laurence Kirby Welwyn Wheelers CC
43 Oliver Cliff Elitecycling
44 Aidan Quinn Speg Project-51
45 Jonathan Morris Derby Mercury RC
46 Christian Faires Blazing Saddles Cycles
47 Jason Burkinshaw Blazing Saddles Cycles
48 Elliot Lipski Velo Club Elan/Harry Perry Cycles
49 David Mitchell Annan 2010 Racing
50 Jamie Newall Pedal Heaven Colbornes RT
51 Simon Barnes London Dynamo RESERVE
52 Simon Parker Crawley Wheelers RESERVE
53 Mo Mansoori Twickenham CC RESERVE
54 David Barnes Sports Traider Race Team RESERVE
55 Ivan Jordan Elitecycling RESERVE

1 Georgia Panchard 3rd
2 Lucy Chittenden 1st East-Street Cycles
3 Kelly Moore 2nd Felt-Colbornes-Hargroves RT
4 Mathilde Pauls 2nd Fusion Racing Team
5 Dani Christmas 2nd Speg – Project 51
6 Abigail Van Twisk 3rd WXC World Racing
7 Elisabeth Brama 2nd Bonito Squadra Corse
8 Amy Good 3rd VC Londres
9 Rebecca Carter 2nd WyndyMilla
10 Chloe Weller 3rd Norwood Paragon CC
11 Joanne McRae 3rd RPM90
12 Laura Cheesman 2nd RP Racing Team
13 Ruby Chappell 2nd Behind The Bikeshed
14 Jo Munden 2nd Pedal Heaven Colbornes RT
15 Maryka Sennema 2nd Kingston Whls CC
16 Mhairi Mackenzie 2nd London Phoenix CC
17 Lindsey Ackland 3rd Zappi’s Racing Team
18 Louise Moriarty 3rd Look Mum No Hands!
19 Elise Sherwell 3rd Blazing Saddles Cycles
20 Elizabeth Dunne 2nd WyndyMilla
21 Maxine Filby 2nd Trek Bicycle Coventry
22 Clare Gillott 2nd Les Filles Racing Team
23 Jasmine Dotti 2nd Velosport – Pasta Montegrappa
24 Sophie Household 3rd Charlotteville CC
25 Nicole Oh 2nd Les Filles Racing Team
26 Anna Stedman 3rd Charlotteville CC
27 Michelle Sellars 2nd London Phoenix CC
28 Emily Barnes 2nd Team Mulebar Girl – Sigma Sport



Under 8s
1 Rose-Marie Moncrieffe Performance Cycle Coaching
2 Greta Carey Palmer Park Velo RT
3 James Brown Palmer Park Velo RT
4 Mylo Cordner Eastbourne Rovers
5 Edward Fraile-Whysall Charlotteville CC
6 William Flatau Charlotteville CC
7 Eliot Patrick Unattached
8 Isaac Beynon Charlotteville CC
9 Finnlay Weeks Charlotteville CC
10 Electra Morris Charlotteville CC
11 Fred Farhadpour Charlotteville CC
12 Edward Charles Charlotteville CC
13 Isaac Taylor Charlotteville CC
14 James Kirby Sutton Cycling Club/De Ver Cycles
15 Peter Carpenter Sutton Cycling Club/De Ver Cycles
16 Bobbie O’Brien Hillingdon Slipstreamers
17 Joseph Peters
18 Daisy Pattinson Solent Pirates
19 Benjamin Livermore Charlotteville CC
20 Ella Beaton I-Team Cyclists’ Club
21 Ben Coppola Hillingdon Slipstreamers
22 Myles Forster Unattached
23 Hannah McIntyre Charlotteville CC
24 Finlay Clifford Charlotteville CC
25 Emily Barker-Lewis Charlotteville CC

Under 10-12
1 Arlo Carey D Palmer Park Velo RT
2 Jamie Gostick D Palmer Park Velo RT
3 Henry Cordner C Eastbourne Rovers CC
4 Gilbert Cordner D Eastbourne Rovers CC
5 Emma Alon C Charlotteville CC
6 Cameron Still D Hillingdon Slipstreamers
7 Malin Cory C Charlotteville CC
8 Simon Williams C Charlotteville CC
9 Benjamin Flatau D Charlotteville CC
10 Ben Fox C Charlotteville CC
11 Eliza Jarrett D Charlotteville CC
12 Joseph Martin C Preston Park Youth CC
13 Not being used.
14 Sebastian Egan C Charlotteville CC
15 Joshua Johnson D Charlotteville CC
16 Zoe Algar D Preston Park Youth CC
17 Harvey Algar C Preston Park Youth CC
18 Jed Smithson D Oxonian CC
19 Morgan Cook D Charlotteville CC
20 Alex Bishop D Charlotteville CC
21 Sam Bishop C Charlotteville CC
22 Daniel Kirby C Sutton Cycling Club/De Ver Cycles
23 Gabriel Banner C Hillingdon Slipstreamers
24 Not being used.
25 Josie Goble D Cycleworks
26 Joseph O’Brien D Hillingdon Slipstreamers
27 George Gray D Zappi’s Cycling Club
28 Jude Wilson D Sutton Cycling Club/De Ver Cycles
29 Isabella Escalera C Hillingdon Slipstreamers
30 Katie Keiller D Charlotteville CC
31 Emma Keiller C Charlotteville CC
32 Isaac Warrington C Solent Pirates
33 Samuel McGhee D Sutton Cycling Club/De Ver Cycles
34 Oliver Emment D Hillingdon Slipstreamers
35 Sam Freeman C Solent Pirates
36 Poppy Pattinson C Solent Pirates
37 Tom Martin D Solent Pirates
38 Euan Macleod C Palmer Park Velo RT
39 Benjamin Bisson D Hillingdon Slipstreamers
40 Honor Ashby D Charlotteville CC
41 Izzy Brickell C Fareham Wheelers Cycling Club
42 Kye Lewis C Willesden Cycling Club
43 Sophie Livermore D Charlotteville CC
44 Owen Giles C Portsmouth North End CC
45 George Lewis C VC Londres
46 Jude Beaton C I-Team Cyclists’ Club
47 Max Mulllen C Solent Pirates
48 Thomas Day C Poole Whls CC
49 Freya Richardson C Portsmouth North End CC

1 India Gloag B VC Londres
2 Thomas Gloag B VC Londres
3 Oliver Nixon A VO2 Development Team
4 Charlie Quarterman A Zappi’s Cycling Club
5 Oliver Hedger A London Dynamo
6 Isaac Wright A Preston Park Youth CC
7 Bethany Audas A WyndyMilla
8 Ieuan Woods B Charlotteville CC
9 Tom Portsmouth B Hillingdon Slipstreamers
10 Jamie Hutchinson A I-Team Cyclists’ Club
11 Alfie Franks A Zappi’s Racing Team
12 Samuel Clark B I-Team Cyclists’ Club
13 Joseph Clark A I-Team Cyclists’ Club
14 Charlie Cooper A I-Team Cyclists’ Club
15 Will Cooper B I-Team Cyclists’ Club
16 Ben Tulett B Hargroves Cycles RT-Specialized-Trant-Next-Elliott’s
17 Henry Jarrett B Charlotteville CC
18 Ewan Bleakley B Charlotteville CC
19 Not being used
20 Alice Matravers B Charlotteville CC
21 Meggy Hester A Charlotteville CC
22 Jack Algar A VO2 Development Team
23 Ellie Cooper B Charlotteville CC
24 Martin Blackman A Sutton Cycling Club/De Ver Cycles
25 Ashley Evans A VO2 Development Team
26 Giacomo Lawrance B Charlotteville CC
27 Charles Page A Hillingdon Slipstreamers
28 Caitlin Peters B Fareham Wheelers Cycling Club
29 Isabella Stone A Preston Park Youth CC
30 Ben Bishop B Charlotteville CC
31 Harry Clarke A Sutton Cycling Club/De Ver Cycles
32 Christopher Jenkinson A WyndyMilla
33 Thomas Kirby B Sutton Cycling Club/De Ver Cycles
34 Adam Thatcher A AW Cycles
35 Murray Davies A VO2 Development Team
36 Max Marshall A Sutton Cycling Club/De Ver Cycles
37 Not being used
38 Not being used
39 Not being used
40 Not being used
41 Sam Taylor A Zappi’s Racing Team
42 Buauna Ball A Zappi’s Racing Team
43 Jacques Sauvagnargues A Zappi’s Racing Team
44 George Sales B Sutton Cycling Club/De Ver Cycles
45 Callum Clark A Southborough & District Whls
46 Nicholas Gill B Sutton Cycling Club/De Ver Cycles
47 Hugh Johnson B Charlotteville CC
48 Louis Rose-Davies A Hillingdon Slipstreamers
49 Oscar Warrington B Solent Pirates
50 Lewis Haller B Charlotteville CC
51 Dylan Thomas A Palmer Park Velo RT
52 Josh Ellis A Epsom Cycling Club
53 Max Cheatle B VC Londres
54 Kate Shelton B Hillingdon Slipstreamers
55 Alexander Braddick A Epsom Cycling Club
56 Jay Allen B Palmer Park Velo RT – RESERVE



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