Results & Report – Lancaster City Centre Crits


Robert Scott & Jack Pullar winners at the Lancaster City Centre Circuit Races on Wedensday Night

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Results – Lancaster City Centre Crits

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The Lancaster City Centre Races are in their third year now but, after 2 years of the event being run by the City Council on the back of the Olympic Torch visit to the City, this year it became a club event run by Lancaster CC.

Under the leadership of Brian Kennedy a large group of helpers were assembled from the club, the Cog Set youth section and volunteer organisations. This group along with expert guidance from British Cycling and CDNW, with generous sponsorship from United Utilities and many local businesses, put on an evening of racing worthy of a National Series event and were rewarded with crowds and racing to match.

The City’s Dalton Square was taken over for the event with a podium and expert commentator next to the cobbled finishing straight whilst information and business stalls filled the centre of the square. The twisting and hilly one kilometre circuit, slightly modified and definitely improved from previous years, was lined with spectators who made plenty of noise to encourage the riders.

The first event was for Youth A & B riders, over 20 minutes, and it was encouraging to see the youngsters coming through the local Cog Set club dominate the race and take the top 3 places.

The 40 minute 3/4/W Club Riders race followed and it was again an event for the youngsters, with dispensation youth riders Robert Scott (PH-MAS) and Adam Hartley (Velocity WD40) riding away from the seniors to take first and second. Best of the women riders was Eve Dixon (Team 22).

The big event over 60 minutes and carrying £500 first prize was the Elite/1/2 race and the crowd were really getting into the racing now with a very vocal group outside the HQ at The Borough, supporting local top riders Jack Pullar (Starley Primal), James Gullen (Velosure Giordana) and Julian Pearson (Spirit Bikes).

After a blistering start Jack Pullar, fresh from his Commonwealth Games appearance, was away with Velosure Giordana pair Richard Hepworth and Brad Morgan whilst a chasing group formed with Spirit Bikes, Kuota and Metaltek riders pushing the pace hard. At the front Jack Pullar had shaken of his companions and was sweeping up the many and generous primes from local businesses before carrying on, in the fading light, to record a fine solo victory having lapped almost the whole field.

After race reaction from riders was that this was a great circuit, a well run and supported event and they hoped it would become a regular on the City Centre calendar.

1 Jack Pullar Starley Primal
2 Richard Hepworth Velosure Giordana
3 Brad Morgan Velosure Giordana
4 David McGowan Metaltek KUOTA RT
5 Christopher Dredge Spirit Bikes Racing Team
6 Alex Royle BH Solidor Wam Youth
7 Henry Hunter Teamwallis CHH Racing Team
8 Jack Waller Spirit Bikes Racing Team
9 Peter Brook Chester RC
10 Michael Rawson Kuota – Spinergy – GSG
11 Tom Bracegirdle Kuota – Spinergy – GSG
12 Hamish Graham Green Jersey RT
13 Alexander Foster Border City Wheelers CC
14 Matt Pilkington Metaltek KUOTA RT
15 James Gullen Velosure Giordana
16 Sam Jackson Champion System/Club Roost/Maxgear
17 Ryan Pike High On Bikes
18 Julian Pearson Spirit Bikes Racing Team
19 Martin Woffindin Cycle Sport Pendle
20 Scot Easter Felt-Colbornes-Hargroves RT
21 Jonathan Gildea Seamons CC
22 Frank Pilkington Bill Nickson Cycles RT
23 Thomas Brazier Chester RC
24 Fraser Martin Spokes Racing Team
25 Joshua Ferguson Kuota – Spinergy – GSG
26 Steve Abbott Team Hoppers Rollers
27 Rick Taylor Harry Middleton
28 Luke Perkin GWE RT


Square Cobbled Classic (3/4/Youth/Women)
1 Robert Scott PH-MAS Cycling
2 Adam Hartley Velocity WD-40
3 Joshua Cutler 3RT
4 Luke Douglas Chorlton Velo
5 Alasdair Fairhurst Lune RCC
6 Beau Smith Leisure Lakes
7 Mark Donovan Beacon Wheelers
8 Andrew Turner Manchester Whlrs Club
9 Mike Greaves Private Member
10 Chris Boak Mercury Performance Coaching
11 Rodger Wilkins
12 Karl Smith
13 James Darnell Garstang Cycling Club
14 Robert Armstrong
15 Paul Troughton Wheelbase Altura MGD
16 Adam Hall Saltayre Cogset
17 James Lyon
18 Matthew Fretwell Escape Bike Shop
19 Michael Humphreys Bury Clarion Cycling Club
20 Kenny Gray Kuota – Spinergy – GSG
21 Ben Heron Private Member
22 Gary Todd Barrow Central Wheelers
23 Paolo Brncciani Lune RCC
24 Jason Scales Manchester Whlrs Club
25 Aaron Tonks Ribble Valley CRC
26 Joseph Cadwallader Bury Clarion Cycling Club
27 Sean Hoban VC Cumbria / Lakeland Sprinters
28 Ian Boydon Lune RCC
29 Dan Eden Bella In Sella
30 Samuel Pickering
31 Eve Dixon Team 22
32 Leon Barnes Lancaster CC
33 Thomas Maher Horwich CC
34 Matthew Howson Escape Bike Shop
35 Adam Fletcher Chorley Cycling Club
36 Joseph Earley Liverpool Century RC
37 Paul Wilkinson North Cheshire Clarion
38 Phil Peake Lune RCC
39 Patrick Flanagan Jewson
40 Benjamin Paske Lancaster University Cycling Club
41 Callum Young The Edge Cycleworks
42 Andy Hilton Manchester Whlrs Club
43 Tyrone Lewis Colt
44 Ben Slaven Private Member
45 Ruth Taylor Manchester Whlrs Club
46 Andrew Murphy Lancaster CC
47 Jason Heald
48 Simon Mumford Lune RCC
49 Grant Martin Spokes Racing Team
50 Geraint Parry Liverpool Century RC
51 Jack Hannam Pearson Lancaster University Cycling Club
52 Thomas McRoyall North Cheshire Clarion
53 Ian Breslin Lune RCC
54 Gabrielle Duckworth Saltayre Cogset


Category A
1 Adam Hall Salt Ayre Cog Set A
2 Ryan Coulton Salt Ayre Cog Set A
3 Samuel Monkhouse Salt Ayre Cog Set A
4 Michael Hall Furness Future Flyers A
5 Thomas Clarke Red Rose Olympic CC A
6 Conor Jardine Kent Valley RC A
7 George Wharton Salt Ayre Cog Set A
8 Toby Carway Salt Ayre Cog Set A
9 Tyla Loftus Furness Future Flyers A
10 Timothy Jones CSP A
11 Elliot Reed Salt Ayre Cog Set A
12 Jacob Rae Salt Ayre Cog Set A

Category B
1 Alistair Leivers Blackpool Youth Cycle Association B
2 Jack Barton Furness Future Flyers B
3 Thomas Cornwell Sportcity Velo B
4 Lewis Hartley Velocity WD-40 B
5 Halley Woods Eastlands Velo B
6 Nathan Hawthorn Cycle Sport Pendle B
7 Robert Donaldson Mossley CRT B
8 Max Moss Birkenhead North End CC B
9 Charlie Paige Green Jersey RT B
10 Robert (Bobby) Horton Salt Ayre Cog Set B
11 Sam Rathbone Bella In Sella B

Category B Girls
1 Lucy Horrocks Cycle Sport Pendle B Girl
2 Ava May Oxley-Szilaggi Kirklees Cycling Academy B Girl
3 Rhiannon Gornall Cycle Sport Pendle B Girl

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