Report & Results – Imperial Winter Series


Steve Golla & Ruth Summerford two of the winners at the Imperial Winter Series (Hillingdon) on January 10, 2015

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Report & Results – Imperial Winter Series

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Round 4 | 10th Janaury 2015 | from Lucy Collins

After the long Christmas break normal service resumed on Saturday with a strong westerly wind providing the opportunity for an attacking rider to split the field.

In the 4th cat and Women’s races, the latter with the biggest field to date with 28 starters, one rider stood out in both and their races also followed similar patterns. Ruth Summerford (Eastbourne Rovers CC) was clearly the strongest, on the front of the group and attempting to break away; although it came back together she won the sprint by a few lengths.

In the 4th cat Mathew Radford (Wolverhampton Wheelers) was decisive, breaking away and staying clear, being reeled in only to attack again with still enough left to win the bunch sprint comfortably. Ben Wrigglesworth (G.S Henley) wins the Imperial Cycles random prize (22nd place) and can look forward to his bike having spa-like treatment for 2015!

In the E123 race it was a different affair with Twickenham CC working to a plan with Daren Austin and James Bradley joining with Sam Henning (Catford CC) and Will Ranoe (VCGH) to force the pace early on.

Overall series leader Graham Crow was sitting tight. Returning Steve Golla (High Wycombe CC) clearly had another agenda and when fit and focused is a formidable competitor; mid race he broke away and stayed clear for a few laps. Eventually a break formed with Golla, Crow, Alex Tinsley (Twickenham CC) and in form Neil Wass (TMG Horizon); Henry Furniss (WyndyMilla) tried valiantly to join them but to no avail.

With 150m to go Golla got his nose in front and was never likely to be caught, Tinsley finished fast in second with Wass third and Crow fourth. Adam Thompson (Reading CC) lead in the group from Rory Townsend (Pedal Heaven) and Vince Halpern (Handsling Racing).

4th Cat winner Matthew Radford (Wolverhampton Wheelers) and winner of the 3rd cat race Neil Wass (TMG Horizon Cycling Team) get their choice of a Ritchey handlebar/stem combo or a set of Vittoria Rubino winter training tyres courtesy of Aprire Bicycles.


E 1 2 cat race
Place No. Club Cat Series points
1st Steve Golla High Wycombe RT 2 200
2nd Alex Tinsley Twickenham CC 2 190
3rd Graham Crow Handsling RT 2 170
4th Rory Townsend Pedal Heaven RT 1 150
5th Vincent Halpern Handsling racing 1 140
6th Ryan Visser Danny Shane Racing 1 130
7th Tom Hargreaves London Dynamo 2 120
8th Jo Skelton Look Mum No Hands! 2 110
9th Tom Sefton RP Racing Team 2 100
10th Jerzy Kuzminski London Bicycle Workshop 2 90
11th Tom Smith Handsling RT 2 80
12th Michael Skipsey Tmg horizon 2 70
13th Daniel Tamplin High Wycombe CC 2 50
14th Jon Shillingford Thames Velo 2
15th Samuel Evans Dulwich paragon 2
16th Matthew Leary In Gear Quickvit Trainsharp RT 2
17th Stephen Cavey 34 Nomads 2
18th Vojtech Blazejovsky brixton cycles 2
19th Matthew Bone Danny Shane – Storck Racing 3
20th James Bradley Twickenham CC 2

3rd cat race
1st Neil Wass TMG Horizon Cycling Team 3 180
2nd Adam Thompson Reading CC 3 160
3rd Andrew Davis Kingston Wheelers 3 60
4th Simon Whiten Handsling Racing 3 40
5th James Riall London Dynamo 3 30
6th Robin Basford Wyndymilla 3 20
7th Neil Heffernan Unattached 3 10
8th Ralph De Kanter Norwood Paragon CC 3
9th Sam Henning Catford CC 3
10th Anna Marie Hughes Bonito Squadra Corse 2
11th Justin Slater Unattached 3
12th Piers August Wyndymilla 3
13th Peter Cole Handsling Racing 3
14th Oliver Murgian Hedger 3
15th Arjan Planting Dulwich Paragon 3
16th Riyadh Khamis Personal bike fit 3
17th Ben Mckie VC Londres 3
18th Daren Austin Twickenham CC 3
19th Steve Morgan Twickenham CC 3
20th Alvaro Alves Da Cunha Unattached 3
21st Dan Bone 3
22nd Chris Burns Welwyn Wheelers 3
23rd Chris Jubb pearson cc 3
24th Justin Lord G.S. Henley 3
25th Ewan Evans Dorking CC 3
26th Neil Kerr Twickenham CC 3
27th Gabriella Nordin GB 2w
28th Amritpal Virdi Norwood Paragon CC 3
29th Rob Taylor HWCCRT 3

4th cat race
1st Matthew Radford Wolverhampton wheelers 4
2nd Ben Thompson Unattached 4
3rd Charlie Taylor North Hampshire Road Club 4
4th Grant Woodthorpe Twickenham CC 4
5th Ben Skelton London Dynamo 4
6th Neil Grunshaw Kingston Wheelers CC 4
7th Nick Davis Kingston Wheelers CC 4
8th David Driver Odiham CC 4
9th Ben Stowe Hemel Hempstead CC 4
10th Seán Warner Twickenham CC 4
11th Andy Taylor LondonDynamo 4
12th Kenny Henning London dynamo 4
13th James Spackman London Dynamo 4
14th Will Becker Unattached 4
15th Oliver Gill Dorking CC 4
16th Jim Leaviss London dynamo 4
17th Carlisle King Imperial College Cycling Club 4
18th Paul Hollingsworth Unattached 4
19th Jacob Bridges Kingston Wheelers CC 4
20th James Marvin Unattached 4
21st Robert Abbey Hemel Hempstead CC 4
22nd Ben Wrigglesworth G.S Henley 4
23rd Richard Arthur Unattached 4
24th David Holman VC10 4
25th Peter Chapman Thames Velo 4
26th Peter Hair Kingston Wheelers 4
27th Pete Ganderton Unattached 4
28th John Bland London Dynamo 4
29th Stuart Elvins VCT 4
30th Mark Hughes G.S.Henley 4
31st Adam Cloke saddle drunk 4
32nd Neil Shier Eastbourne Rovers CC 4
33rd Tom O’Connell London Dynamo 4
34th Pasquale Chionchio The 5th Floor Cycling Club 4
35th Mark Dury High Wycombe CC 4
36th Phil Barella Kingston Wheelers CC 4
37th Kevin Monaghan Wilseden 4
38th Martin Banfield London Dynamo 4
39th Alan Nixon Amersham RCC 4
40th Elliot Banks Imperial College Cycling Club 4
41st Rhys Harris Unattached 4
42nd Nicholas Bland Twickenham CC 4
43rd Nick Clarke Berkhamsted Cycling Club 4
44th Peter Cornwall unattached 4
45th Andy Hancock TCC 4
46th Jonathan Hobby North Hampshire RC 4

Women’s 3+4 Cat race
1st Ruth Summerford Eastbourne Rovers CC 4 100
2nd Claire Hammond London Dynamo 4 90
3rd Claire Richardson Zappi’s Racing Team 3 80
4th Heather Rankin Dulwich Paragon CC 3 70
5th Gabriella Leveridge Unattached 4 60
6th Catherine Coley Ludlow CC 3 50
7th Natasha Reddy RP Racing Team 3 40
8th Agata Woznicka Rapha Cycling Club 4 30
9th Emma Flattery Kingston Wheelers 4 20
10th Martine Groen Islington CC (ICC) 4 10
11th Sophie Curle Twickenham CC 4
12th Rebecca Williams Dulwich Paragon CC 4
13th Jennifer Allum Dulwich Paragon CC 3
14th Hannah Kitchen Amersham RCC 4
15th Eleanor Brewer TCC 4
16th Alexandra Johnson Dulwich Paragon CC 4
17th Heidi Shepherd Dulwich Paragon CC 3
18th Emma Fudge Islington CC 4
19th Georgina Pymer 4
20th Alice Cutter Dulwich Paragon CC 4
21st Jane Hunt HWCC 3
22nd Katie Hughes Brixton Cycles 4

Overall Series Leader Board E123
1st Graham Crow Handsling RT 670
2nd Alex Tinsley Twickenham CC 600
2nd Tom Hargreaves London Dynamo 600
4th Vincent Halpern Handsling racing 550
4th Will Ranoe VCGH 550
6th Jo Skelton Look Mum No Hands! 490
7th Jerzy Kuzminski London Bicycle Workshop 440
8th Laurence Kirby welwyn wheelers 420
9th Neil Wass TMG Horizon Cycling Team 360
10th Adam Thompson Reading CC 270
10th Andrew Davis Kingston Wheelers 270

Overall Series Leader Board Women’s 3+4
1st Heather Rankin Dulwich Paragon 150
2nd Claire Richardson Zappi’s Racing Team 140
3rd Gabriella Leveridge Unattached 130
4th Emma Flattery Kingston Wheelers 120
5th Catherine Coley Ludlow CC 100
5th Ruth Summerford Eastbourne Rovers CC 100
7th Alice Lethbridge GB Cycles 90
7th Claire Hammond London Dynamo 90
9th Natasha Reddy RP Racing Team 40
9th Sophia Chastell Welwyn Wheelers 40 for all race information for all the chat for fun

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