Report & Results – Imperial Winter Series


Jamie Pine, Sam Henning, Ruth Summerford & Andrew Fleet the winners at Round 6 of the Imperial Winter Series (Hillingdon) on 24th January

RST Cycle  Clothing & Trigon Bikes

Report & Results – Imperial Winter Series

NOTE: Send your results as well as club, team & event news here

A bright day with a cold wind made it feel cooler than the previous day’s early morning -5 degrees but great fields in both of the early races – 37 in the Women’s and 61 in the 4th cats – confirmed that the start of the new season is in sight.


The Women’s race was dominated by Ruth Summerford of PMR who slipped away effortlessly in the early stages, riding alone smoothly and strongly, and was not seen again, winning by over a minute! Claire Richardson (Zappi’s Racing Team) won the bunch sprint from Emma Flattery (Kingston Wheelers).

James Spackman (London Dynamo) started the action in the 4th cat race but his, along with a number of others was nullified, until 3km to go when Simon Barbour (GS Henley) and Jim Leaviss (London Dynamo) sensed the time was right. Sadly this failed and the sprint was taken by Andy Fleet (Hemel Hempstead CC) just holding off Sean O’Sullivan (Eagle RC) and consistent Peter Hair (Kingston Wheelers).


Mark Tonge (Kingston Wheelers CC) wins the Imperial Cycles random prize (32nd place) and still has time to get down to Imperial Cycles for a tune up in time for the final rounds of the series!

As the series picks up pace and the contenders jostle in the overall standings the racing has become more exciting with the Pedal Heaven, Handsling RT and Twickenham CC teams eager to control, the latter two having Graham Crow and Alex Tinsley vying for the top spot.

Pedal Heaven’s team was a strong one with Rory Townsend, previous overall series winner Jamie Pine and new signing Simon Holt and it was Simon who kicked off a series of attacks with Twickenham and Handsling riders covering the moves.

This consistent pressure eventually resulted in a quality group of 10 riding clear which included Crow, Tinsley, Pine, Andy Betts (Nuun Sigma Sport), Jerzy Kuzminski (London Bicycle Workshop), a returning Arjan Planting (Dulwich Paragon) (pleased to see him back!), Will Ranoe (VCGH), young Catford rider Sam Henning and new names Adam Thompson and Andrew Davis. They stayed away to the finish with Pine narrowly holding off Kuzminski and Henning.

Tom Hargreaves (London Dynamo) led in the main group for 11th in front of overall contenders Jo Skelton (Look Mum No Hands!) and Vince Halpern (Handsling RT).

4th Cat winner Andrew Fleet (Hemel Hempstead CC) and winner of the 3rd cat race Sam Henning (Catford CC) get their choice of a Ritchey handlebar/stem combo or saddle courtesy of Aprire Bicycles.


More Photos: photos from Antony Edmonds here 

E 1 2 cat race
1st Jamie Pine Pedal Heaven RT E
2nd Jerzy Kuzminski London Bicycle Workshop 2
3rd Graham Crow Handsling RT 2
4th Alex Tinsley Twickenham CC 2
5th Andy Betts Nuun-Sigma Sport-London RT 1
6th Tom Hargreaves London Dynamo 2
7th Jo Skelton Look Mum No Hands! 2
8th Vincent Halpern Handsling racing 1
9th Laurence Kirby welwyn wheelers 2
10th Simon Holt Pedal Heaven RT 2
11th Jon Shillingford Thames Velo 2
12th Samuel Evans Dulwich paragon 2
13th Lucy Harper Welwyn Wheelers 2w
14th Phil Dempsey Aprire Bicycles 2
15th Vojtech Blazejovsky brixton cycles 2
16th Daniel Tamplin High Wycombe CC 2
17th Steve Tribe Velosport RT 2
18th Jennifer George Les Filles Racing Team 1w
19th James Bradley Twickenham CC 2
20th Michael Skipsey Tmg horizon 2
21st Matthew Bone Danny Shane – Storck Racing 2

3rd cat race
1st Sam Henning Catford CC 3
2nd Arjan Planting Dulwich Paragon 3
3rd Will Ranoe VCGH 3
4th Adam Thompson Reading CC 3
5th Andrew Davis Kingston Wheelers 3
6th Charlie Taylor North Hampshire Road Club 3
7th Nick Spencer-Vellacott CC London 3
8th Basil Adamo London Phoenix 3
9th Andy Self North Hants Road Club 3
10th Chris Jubb pearson cc 3
11th Oliver Nixon Sussex Revolution VC A+disp
12th Robin Basford Wyndymilla 3
13th Louis Rose-Davies Hillingdon Slipstreamers A+disp
14th Gavin Francis London Dynamo 3
15th Riko Sibbe London Dynamo 3
16th Greig Petrie London Dynamo 3
17th Neil Heffernan unattached 3
18th Ben McKie VC Londres 3
19th Ewan Evans Dorking CC 3
20th Andrew McCombe NHRC 3
21st Daren Austin Twickenham CC 3
22nd Huw Dymond Reading CC 3
23rd Dan Brocklebank London Dynamo 3
24th Justin Slater unattached 3
25th Simon Oxenham VC10 3
26th Darryl Green Watford Velo Sports 3
27th Jack Freeman Alton Cycling Club 3
28th James Willerton Dorking Cycling Club 3
29th Dylan Kenneway London Dynamo 3
30th Ben Thompson SD Racing Team 3
31st Gabriella Nordin GB 2w
32nd Ian Loades ASL Project Racing Team 3
33rd Justin Lord G.S. Henley 3
34th Rupert Baker London Dynamo 3
35th Adam Leech Dorking CC 3
36th Riyadh Khamis Personal bike fit 3
37th Peter Cole Handsling Racing 3
38th Mario Manelfi Blazing Saddles 3
39th Neil Macleod Handsling Racing 3
40th Simon Whiten Handsling Racing 3
41st Anthony Lazarus Velosport CC 3
42nd Ian Baynes TMG Horizon Cycling Team 3
43rd Neil Wass TMG Horizon Cycling Team 3
44th Neil Kerr Twickenham CC 3
45th Wayne Thomas G.S. Henley 3

4th cat race
1st Andrew Fleet Hemel Hempstead CC
2nd Sean O’Sullivan Eagle RC
3rd Peter Hair Kingston Wheelers
4th Rostin Walker Kingston Wheelers
5th Laurence McCall London Dynamo
6th Thomas Whatley Paceline RT
7th Peter Chapman Thames Velo
8th Samuel Doll Islington CC
9th Greg Russell TMG Horizons
10th Richard Anderson Twickenham CC
11th Darren Yorston Unattached
12th Andy Brown Sussex Revolution VC
13th Rob Saunders Rapha Cycling Club
14th David Driver Odiham CC
15th Andrew Haigh Brixton
16th David Loveman Verulam CC
17th Jon Train Westerley CC
18th Paul Hollingsworth unattached
19th Nick Eisinger Dorking Cycling Club
20th Robert Cliff Brixton Cycles Club
21st Ben Stowe Hemel Hempstead CC
22nd Steve Hanks London Phoenix
23rd Neil Grunshaw Kingston Wheelers CC
24th Alan Nixon Amersham RCC
25th Barry Selzer Thames Velo
26th Mark Hughes G.S.Henley
27th Lawrence Hayes Unattached
28th Stuart Elvins VCT
29th Thomas Mead-Herbert WatfordVeloSport
30th Akmal Khwaja London Baroudeurs
31st Jim Leaviss London dynamo
32nd Mark Tonge Kingston Wheelers CC
33rd Joseph Clifford Dulwich Paragon
34th David Willis Kingston Wheelers
35th Neil Shier Eastbourne Rovers CC
36th Will Becker unattached
37th Nicholas Palmer Islington CC
38th James Spackman London Dynamo
39th Nick Clarke Berkhamsted Cycling Club
40th Carlisle King Imperial College Cycling Club
41st Elliot Banks Imperial College Cycling Club
42nd Robert Abbey Hemel Hempstead Cycling Club
43rd Richard Arthur unattached
44th Filippo Sbalchiero unattached
45th Neil Lawrie Thames Velo
46th Josh Curtis Berkhampstead
47th Mark Gillett Brixton CC
48th MJ Jackson Nice Brew CC
49th Paul Searle Team De Ver
50th Christophe De Belder Berkshire Tri Squad
51st Andrew Deans unattached
52nd Kevin Monaghan Wilseden
53rd Kenny henning London dynamo
54th Iain Campbell VC Londres
55th Peter Cornwall unattached
56th Simon Barbour GS Henley
57th Mark Dury High Wycombe CC
58th Edward Bull Sussex Revolution VC

Women’s 3&4 Cat race
1st Ruth Summerford Eastbourne Rovers CC 4
2nd Claire Richardson Zappi’s Racing Team 3
3rd Emma Flattery Kingston Wheelers 3
4th Alice Lethbridge GB Cycles 3
5th Gabriella Leveridge Unattached 3
6th Eleanor Brewer TCC 4
7th Georgina Pymer Team VO2 Bikes 4
8th Emma Fudge Islington CC 4
9th Hannah Kitchen Amersham RCC 4
10th Catherine Gaskell Redhill CC 3
11th Rachael Cottier London Phoenix 3
12th Helen Gravatt Twickenham CC 3
13th Maeve Savage London Dynamo 3
14th Olivia Campbell Dulwich Paragon CC 4
15th Sonya Tate Unattached 4
16th Lotte Jackson Nice Brew CC 4
17th Tracy Makin unattached 4
18th Alexandra Johnson Dulwich Paragon 4
19th Alice Cutter Dulwich Paragon 4
20th Zoe Hawes Dulwich Paragon CC 4
21st Jane Hunt High Wycombe CC 3
22nd Katie Dury High Wycombe CC 4
23rd Felicity Hawksley unattached 4

Overall Series Leader Board E123
1st Tom Hargreaves London Dynamo 900
2nd Graham Crow Handsling RT 840
3rd Jerzy Kuzminski London Bicycle Workshop 800
4th Jo Skelton Look Mum No Hands! 770
5th Alex Tinsley Twickenham CC 760
6th Vincent Halpern Handsling racing 750
7th Will Ranoe VCGH 690
8th Adam Thompson Reading CC 530
9th Laurence Kirby welwyn wheelers 490
10th Andrew Davis Kingston Wheelers 380

Overall Series Leader Board Women’s 3 & 4 cat
1st Claire Richardson Zappi’s Racing Team 230
2nd Ruth Summerford Eastbourne Rovers CC 200
3rd Emma Flattery Kingston Wheelers 200
4th Gabriella Leveridge unattached 190
5th Alice Lethbridge GB Cycles 160
5th Heather Rankin Dulwich Paragon 150
7th Catherine Coley Ludlow CC 100
8th Claire Hammond London Dynamo 90
8th Eleanor Brewer TCC 50
10th Georgina Pymer Team VO2 Bikes 50

Further Information:

Send your results as well as club, team & event news here

Other Results on VeloUK (including reports containing results)

Other News on VeloUK

Tags: , ,