Report & Results – Capernwray Road Races


Ian Bibby of NFTO and Angela Hibbs were the winners of the Capernwray Road Races on Sunday in Lancashire

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Report & Results – Capernwray Road Races
(thanks Graham)

A tough day in North Lancashire saw wet and windy conditions for the THR Racing and Lancaster Cycling Club mens and womens Capernwray Road Races.

The womens race over 4 laps blew apart on the first lap with Amy Gornall, Aspire HSS Hire and Angela Hibbs, Team WattCycle escaping from the chasers to forge a substantial lead for most of the race. Amy was looking strong each time up the main climb and took the Queen of Sunny Bank prize, but could not hold the final sprint of Angela who took the win on the final climb to the finish.

Joanne Blakeley of Team 22 led home the first chasing group some 4 minutes after the two leaders. Almost the full field of women finished the race with plenty of smiles and grimaces on the final climb to the finish at the top of Sunny Bank.


The mens race over seven laps started very fast with small groups coming across the top of Sunny Bank on the first ascent. A strong group came together by the third lap with representation from Peter Williams and George Atkins of One Pro Cycling, James Gullen and Jack Pullar of Velosure Starley Primal, Lee Baldwin of Champion System VCUK Racing Team and Ian Bibby of NFTO.


This group was joined by Matt Cronshaw of Madison Genesis and stayed clear of the chasing pack for the rest of the race. The conditions were taking their toll, with several riders suffering form the effects of the cold and withdrawing from the race, including Jack Pullar.

On the final lap, it was Williams forcing the pace over the top of the climb with a reduced leading pack in single file behind. An attacking last lap saw Williams, Cronshaw, Bibby and Gullen break free from the lead group and as the four came in sight of Sunny Bank for the last time, it was Cronshaw who was trying to gap the others.

Once on the final climb however, Cronshaw was distanced and Williams, Bibby and Gullen raced together until the last 300m when Bibby and Gullen left Williams behind. In a repeat of the womens race it was a close 2-up sprint but Bibby powered clear for the win. Williams had some consolation as the King of Sunny Bank with Gullen coming second.

Womens race 52km
1 Angela Hibbs Team WattCycle
2 Amy Gornall Aspire HSS Hire @ 0 sec
3 Joanne Blakeley Team 22 @ 4 min
4 Lynn Hamel BC private member @ 4 min
5 Sarah Byrne Team Giordana- Triton @ 4 min
6 Julia Van Campen Sheffrec CC @ 4 min
7 Claire Martin Team 22 @ 4 min
8 Flora Gillies Project 51 @ 4 min
9 Frances White Team Jadan @ 4 min
10 Jennifer Batey Team WattCycle @ 4 min
11 Nina Benson Ilkely Cycling Club @ 4 min
12 Victoria Grimmer Paramount CRT @ 4 min
13 Charlotte Alston Sportcity Velo @ 6 min
14 Melanie Bailey Vision Racing @ 7 min
15 Gemma Sargent The Racing Chance Foundation @ 7 min
16 Lindsay Atkinson-Wright Albarosa Cycling Club @ 7 min
17 Anna Weaver Team WattCycle @ 7 min
18 Ellen McDermott Team WattCycle @ 7 min
19 Lindsey Styler The Racing Chance Foundation @ 10 min
20 Melanie Potter Bromsgrove Olympique CC @ 10 min
21 Jennifer Edwards Team 22 @ 10 min
22 Caroline Freeman The Racing Chance Foundation/ GS Metro @ 12 min
23 Jess Atkinson Team 22 @ 12 min
24 Nikki Metcalfe Team WattCycle @ 12 min
25 Sarah Cramoysan Carnac-Planet X @ 12 min
26 Rosie Walsh High On Bikes @ 12 min
27 Hannah Mcewan The Racing Chance Foundation @ 13 min
28 Rosie Lindsay Team WattCycle @ 14 min
29 Natalie Hodson PH-MAS VCUK Womens Cycling Team @ 16 min
30 Beate Kubitz The Racing Chance Foundation @ 17 min
31 Sarah Shuttleworth BC Private Member @ 17 min
32 Deborah John Lune RCC @ 17 min
33 Laura Morgan PH-MAS VCUK Womens Cycling Team @ 23 min
34 Gemma Webster Harry Middleton Cycling Club @ 23 min
DNF Sarah Graham BC private member
Queen of Sunny Bank – Amy Gornall, Aspire HSS Hire
2nd – Angela Hibbs, Team Watt Cycle
Mens race 90km

1 Ian Bibby NFTO
2 James Gullen Velosure Starley Primal @ 0 sec
3 Peter Williams One Pro Cycling @ 10 sec
4 Matt Cronshaw Madison Genesis @ 37 sec
5 George Atkins One Pro Cycling @ 50 sec
6 Stuart Reid Wheelbase / Altura / MGD @ 52 sec
7 Peter Murdoch Neon-Velo Cycling Team @ 1 min 0 sec
8 Joshua Hunt One Pro Cycling @ 1 min 2 sec
9 Luke Mullen Lancaster University Cycling Club @ 1 min 5 sec
10 Lee Baldwin Champion System VCUK Racing Team @ 3 min
11 Dillon Byrne Champion System VCUK Racing Team @ 4 min
12 Michael Ashurst Champion System VCUK Racing Team @ 4 min
13 Thomas Brazier Evesham & District Whls CC @ 4 min
14 Chris Southworth Leigh Premier RC @ 4 min
15 Stuart Percival G M C Fire Services @ 6 min
16 Simon Bridge Manchester Whlrs Club @ 6 min
17 Andy Colman Gamma Racing Team @ 6 min
18 Will Corden Mammoth Lifestyle Racing Team @ 6 min
19 Stephen Abbott THR Racing @ 6 min
20 Cameron Jeffers Bill Nickson Cycles RT @ 6 min
21 Ben Harrison Groundwater Engineering Race Team @ 6 min
22 Steffan North Wills Wheels Cycling Club @ 6 min
23 Duncan Moralee All Terrain Cycles @ 7 min
24 Alasdair Fairhurst Lune RCC @ 7 min
25 James Claydon The Nab Racing @ 22 min
26 Samuel Monkhouse Better Cycling @ 23 min
27 Mathew Lythgoe The Nab Racing @ 24 min
28 Declan Hudson Liverpool Century RC @ 24 min
29 David McGowan Pedal Heavan RT Relegated
DNF Matthew Bulmer All Terrain Cycles
DNF Joe Evans Madison Genesis
DNF Steven Fidler Dave Hinde Racing Team
DNF Martyn Gordon Champion System VCUK Racing Team
DNF Adam Hartley VCUK PH-MAS Junior Cycling Team
DNF Tobyn Horton Madison Genesis
DNF Alastair Kay York Cycleworks Race Team
DNF Francesc Xavier Manel-La Pujol Liverpool Century RC
DNF Adam Martin SportGrub KUOTA Cycling Team
DNF Jay McCarthy Cycle Sport Pendle
DNF Sean McGovern Teamwallis Racing Team
DNF Matthew Nowell Kuota – Spinergy – GSG
DNF Oliver Payton Kuota – Spinergy – GSG
DNF Jack Pullar Velosure Starley Primal
DNF Alexander Royle Army Cycling Union
DNF Jimmy Smith Chester RC
DNF Julian Varley PH-MAS Cycling
DNF Samuel Williams One Pro Cycling
DNF Jonathan Wong Salt Ayre Cog Set
DNF Mark Yale VC Revolution
DNF Matthew Holmes Madison Genesis
DNF Brad Morgan Raleigh GAC
DNF John Gildea SportGrub KUOTA Cycling Team
DNF Ryan Coulton North City Velo

King of Sunny Bank – Peter Williams, One Pro Cycling
2nd – Jams Gullen, Velosure Starley Primal

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