Report & Results – Imperial Winter Series

Claire Richardson, Tom Hargreaves, Joshua Outram & Josh Curtis winners at week 8 of the Imperial Winter Series at Hillingdon on Saturday

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Report & Results – Imperial Winter Series

The day commenced on a sombre note with London Dynamo riders taking to the front to ride a few laps as a mark of respect for their team mate Akis Kollaros tragically killed in a road accident earlier in the week. Akis was a keen supporter of the Winter Series over the last few years – he will be sadly missed by all of us.

A resurgence of a cold wind undoubtedly affected the outcome of the races in round 8 together with a few riders with their eyes on the overall result in the E123 race. Both the 4ths and E123 were nervy races as a result which made for relatively stagnant viewing from the sidelines.

Another super size field of 3rd/4th Women had other intentions, however, and with this being the last one of their mini-series, the kudos of the overall podium was at stake plus some seriously great prizes from Stitch-Mi-Lane and Aprire Bicycles.

They provided an attacking race, racing to win rather than riding for experience with the bunch sprint won by Claire Richardson (Zappi’s Racing Team) who also takes the overall series. Gabriella Leveridge (Velosure Starley Primal) was second and previous winner Ruth Summerford (Eastbourne Rovers CC/PMR) third.

Berkhamsted Cycling Club rider Nick Clarke and Christophe De Belder were most prominent in the 4th cat men’s race watched closely by Imperial RT’s own Richard Llewellyn. Unlike previous weeks where a dominant rider made a move stick it wasn’t until the last 400m that Josh Curtis (Berkhampsted CC) surged ahead and held off the stampede behind, led by Sam Calder (Beeline Cycles RT) and Joshua Hobbs (Kingston Wheelers).

Nicholas Palmer (Islington CC) in 24th wins the Imperial Cycles random prize and can get down to Imperial Cycles for a tune up ready for a summer season of racing.

Twickenham CC’s game plan was neutralised from the start this week and even a couple of hold ups for sloppy riding didn’t force a change although Lawrence Kirby (Catford Banks Equipe) tried, most of the overall guys were watching each other.

This led right into the hands of stand out rider from last week young Joshua Outram (Sp-Torm) who attacked hard just before the finish line with 2 laps to go and willed on with encouragement from his Dad at the finish held on to take the win, at 17 perhaps the youngest ever winner of the main race since the series began 15 years ago.

Tom Hargreaves (London Dynamo) finished strongly again to lead in the E12’s from Jerzy Kuzminski (London Bicycle Workshop) and Jo Skelton (Look Mum No Hands!). Consistent Will Ranoe (VCGH/Sovereign FM) took 2nd in the 3rds followed by another Dynamo Riko Sibbe.

4th Cat winner Josh Curtis (Berkhamsted Cycling Club) and winner of the 3rd cat race Joshua Outram (Sp-Torm) get their choice of a Ritchey handlebar/stem combo or saddle courtesy of Aprire Bicycles.

Final race of the series: Saturday 14th February 2015
123 cat Women start 13:10, E123 cat race start 14:20 followed by presentation in the club house and the riders free raffle.

Further Information


E 1 2 cat race
1st Tom Hargreaves London Dynamo
2nd Jerzy Kuzminski London Bicycle Workshop
3rd Jo Skelton Look Mum No Hands!
4th Gavin Ryan London Dynamo
5th Alex Tinsley Twickenham CC
6th Vincent Halpern Handsling racing
7th Laurence Kirby Catford CC
8th Daniel Tamplin High Wycombe CC
9th Pete Wager Felt Racing
10th Adam Thompson Reading CC
11th Michael Skipsey SD Racing Team
12th Tom Smith Handsling RT
13th Lance Eddis-Finbow Landis/Trek
14th Graham Crow Handsling RT
15th Samuel Bail Troubadour Goods

3rd cat race
1st Joshua Outram Sp-torm
2nd Will Ranoe VCGH/Sovereign FM
3rd Riko Sibbe London Dynamo
4th Charlie Taylor North Hampshire Road Club
5th Basil Adamo London Phoenix
6th Alistair Gurney Reading CC
7th Andy Self North Hants Road Club
8th Grant Woodthorpe Twickenham CC
9th Kevin Chandler Watford Velo Sport
10th Chris Jubb pearson cc
11th Robin Basford Wyndymilla
12th ?
13th Ben Mckie VC Londres
14th Robert Ward Bourne Wheelers CC
15th Greig Petrie London Dynamo
16th Steve Morgan Twickenham CC
17th Daren Austin Twickenham CC
18th Amir Eshtehardi Finsbury Park CC
19th Ian Pateman Rhino Racing
20th Richard Balfour McCheesefour
21st Anthony Steaman crawley wheelers
22nd Simon Avis RAF CC
23rd Andy Hibberd North Hants RC
24th Ben Thompson SD Racing Team
25th Luke Danckert Cycle Club Ashwell (CCA)
26th Mario Manelfi Blazing Saddles
27th Louis Rose-Davies Hillingdon Slipstreamers
28th Andrew Gough Velo Club Venta
29th Richard Bradfield Dulwich Paragon CC
30th Huw Dymond Reading CC
31st Javier Arias Gonzalez Kingston Wheelers
32nd Sean Bridgeman VC Londres
33rd Tristan Natolie Evans Cycles RT
34th Paul Bennett unattached
35th Gabriella Nordin GB
36th Massimo Conforti Dulwich Paragon
37th Andrew McCombe NHRC

4th cat race
1st Josh Curtis Berkhamsted Cycling Club
2nd Sam Calder Beeline Bicycles RT
3rd Joshua Hobbs Kingston Wheelers
4th Neil Grunshaw Kingston Wheelers CC
5th Oliver Gill Dorking CC
6th Peter Chapman Thames Velo
7th Alan Nixon Amersham RCC
8th David Driver Odiham CC
9th Robert Abbey Hemel Hempstead Cycling Club
10th David Loveman Verulam CC
11th Andy Taylor London Dynamo
12th Benoit Ramsay Clapham Chasers
13th Jonathan Berryman unattached
14th Mark Hughes G.S.Henley
15th Samuel Doll Islington CC
16th Robert Cliff Brixton Cycles Club
17th Sean Warner Twickenham CC
18th Thomas Mead-Herbert WatfordVeloSport
19th Richard Anderson Twickenham CC
20th Richard Llewellyn Imperial Racing Team
21st Tom O’Connell London Dynamo
22nd Andy Angell Hounslow & District Wheelers
23rd Stefano Dall’aglio SD Racing Team
24th Nicholas Palmer Islington CC
25th Andy Brown Sussex Revolution VC
26th Iain Campbell VC Londres
27th Stuart Elvins VCT
28th Massimo Saetta Kingston Wheelers
29th Edward Roll unattached
30th Alex Turner SD Racing
31st Neil Shier Eastbourne Rovers CC
32nd Anthony StJohn-Bond unattached
33rd Christophe De Belder Berkshire Tri Squad
34th Adam Taylor Twickenham CC
35th Neil Lawrie Thames Velo
36th Joshua Higgins High Wycombe CC
37th Samuel New RAFCA
38th Jacob Bridges Kingston Wheelers CC
39th Paul Searle Team De Ver
40th Paul Cope High Wycombe CC
41st Christian Moxon Clapham Chasers
42nd Nick Clarke Berkhamsted Cycling Club
43rd Kevin Monaghan Willesden Cycling Club
44th Julian Boulter Eagle RC
45th Christian Olley Hemel Hempstead CC
46th Mark Oakley Twickenham CC
47th Pete Ganderton unattached
48th Nicholas Bland Twickenham CC

Women’s 3&4 Cat race
1st Claire Richardson Zappi’s Racing Team
2nd Gabriella Leveridge Velosure Starley Primal
3rd Ruth Summerford Eastbourne Rovers CC/PMR
4th Emma Flattery Kingston Wheelers
5th Alexandra Hamilton London Dynamo
6th Natasha Reddy RP Racing Team
7th Claire Hammond London Dynamo
8th Eleanor Brewer TCC
9th Karianne Lances Your Fit World
10th Dalila Lecky Dulwich Paragon CC
11th Kathryn Morris Dulwich Paragon
12th Sophie Curle Twickenham CC
13th Maria Thompson Kingston Wheelers
14th Katie Hughes Brixton Cycles
15th Martine Groen Islington CC (ICC)
16th Sonya Tate Unattached
17th Jane Hunt HWCC
18th Anneke Prins Welwyn Wheelers
19th Hannah Kitchen Amersham RCC
20th Georgina Pymer Team VO2 Bikes
21st Agnieszka Put High Wycombe CC
22nd Maeve Savage London Dynamo
23rd Clara Jones Dulwich Paragon

Overall Series Leader Board E123 Round 8 of 9
1st Tom Hargreaves London Dynamo
2nd Vincent Halpern Handsling racing
3rd Jerzy Kuzminski London Bicycle Workshop
4th Alex Tinsley Twickenham CC
5th Jo Skelton Look Mum No Hands!
6th Graham Crow Handsling RT
7th Will Ranoe VCGH
8th Laurence Kirby Catford CC
9th Adam Thompson Reading CC
10th Daniel Tamplin High Wycombe CC

Final Imperial Winter Series Women’s 3rd & 4th Cat 2014/2015
1st Claire Richardson Zappi’s Racing Team
2nd Ruth Summerford PMR@Toachim House
3rd Gabriella Leveridge Velosure Starley Primal
4th Emma Flattery Kingston Wheelers
5th Alice Lethbridge GB Cycles
6th Heather Rankin Dulwich Paragon
7th Claire Hammond London Dynamo
8th Catherine Coley Ludlow CC
9th Alexandra Hamilton London Dynamo
10th Natasha Reddy RP Racing Team

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