Results – Surrey League Road Races


James Lowden and Maryka Sennema winners at the Surrey League/Army CU road races at Cutmill on Sunday

RST Cycle  Clothing & Trigon Bikes

Results – Surrey League Road Races

thanks to Michael Cripps of the Army Cycling Union  for the report

The Army Cycling Union held two races on the notoriously tough Cutmill circuit near Farnham. The 45 mile ladies event took place in the morning under cloudy but mostly dry conditions. Despite the small field it wasn’t devoid of quality with some strong riders competing with teams from Twickenham CC, Army CU and notably National Hill Climb champion Maryka Sennema of the Kingston based Paceline RT.

The initial opening laps of the 11km circuit saw a few attempts by riders to escape the bunch but these attempts only resulted in forcing riders out of the back of the ever dwindling bunch which was being worn down by the tough circuit. At the 25 mile point Maryka Sennema attacked strongly over the main climb and quickly opened up a gap of 30 seconds on what was left of the bunch.

Maryka’s lead quickly grew to over a minute as the Hill climb Champion powered over the climbs. The toughness of the course was apparent as the remaining bunch were initially slow to organise an effective chase.

The lead increased to over 2 minutes by the closing lap and Maryka crossed the line solo for a fine and well deserved win.  The sprint for second was contested to the very line, with all the ladies pushing hard up the final climb. Alice Lethbridge of GB Cycles (2nd) proving just stronger than Charmian Reese of Pearson’s Cycling Club (3rd) and the other riders left in the group. Rebecca Water Performance Cycles (4th), Hisayo Kaneko Twickenham CC (5th), Sophia Chastell M & D Fusion RT ( 1st Junior ) (6th) Emily McLoughin PM (7th ) The remnants of the ladies @ 1 lap with Samantha Wilson Army CU 8th , Charlotte Sampson Zappi’s RT ( 9th) Helen Gravatt Twickenham CC 10th and Vickie Long Army CU 11th.

We would like to thank all the ladies for participating in what was a very tough event.


The Men’s Event in the afternoon saw a decent field of over 60 2/3 riders. The Race was represented with a number of Strong Regional teams such as Southdown Bikes, Paceline RT, VC Meudon, Cycleworks, Team ASL aswell as some riders whom had travelled from as far away as Staffordshire to compete.

The race distance of 66 miles didn’t seem to deter the riders and attacks were soon coming thick and fast but it took over 3 laps before a group managed to pull out a lead of 45 seconds on the bunch. The fast pace up the main climb dropping numerous riders from the bunch.

The group had strong representation from Twickenham CC ,VC Meudon but with the distance of over 30 miles some of the riders were less willing than others to work approaching the start/ finish climb. This resulted in the group being brought into sight of the bunch and there was an initial regrouping at the halfway point of the race as it was clear that many of the remaining riders were starting to show signs of fatigue.

With 4 laps left to race James Lowden Neon Velo, Pat Wright Paceline RT, James Stannard Dulwich Paragon managed to force a split and it took another half a lap for a further 4 riders to bridge across to the leaders to create a lead group of 7. These riders being Leszek Wuziak Twickenham CC, Henry Furniss Wyndymilla, Ben Marks and Harry Veale of Cycleworks RT.

The group worked well together and soon built up a lead over the tiring bunch, the gap increasing to 90 seconds with 1 lap remaining. Surprisingly there were no attacks from the lead group and they were keen to stay together and fight it out on the final finishing hill, the effort of working hard on this tough circuit clearly playing on the rider’s minds and legs.

Approaching the line James Lowden Neon Velo proved strongest with James Stannard Dulwich Paragon a worthy 2nd. Leszek Wuziak Twickenham CC 3rd.  The bunch a further minute back were sprinting for 8th Place and it was David Weyburn London Dynamo whom claimed the gallop for the bunch placings.  Army Cycling would like to thank all the riders, helpers and Elstead Village for a successful event.


Category 2/3
1 James Lowden Neon-Velo 2
2 James Stannard Dulwich Paragon CC 2
3 Leszek Wuziak Twickenham CC 3
4 Harry Veale 2
5 Pat Wright Paceline RT 2
6 Henry Furniss Wyndymilla 3V
7 Ben Marks 2
8 David Webborn London Dynamo 3
9 George Stainton-Ellis ASL Projects RT 2
10 Steve Calland Southdowns Bikes 2V
11 Ewan Tuohy Catford CC 2
12 Philip Glowinski VC de Londres 2
13 David Murrell London Phoenix 2V
14 James Bradley Twickenham CC 2
15 Ben Joughin Pro Vision Clothing 2
16 Jon Freeman Paceline RT 2
17 Andy Critchlow WyndyMilla 3V
18 Richard Whitehorn Dulwich Paragon CC 3
19 Dominic Clegg Paceline RT 2
20 John Veness Handsling Racing 2V
21 Andrew Carter Portsmouth North End CC 2
22 Phillip Belshaw Danny Shane – Storck Racing 2
23 Andrew Keynes VC Meudon 3V
24 Michael Guilford VC Meudon 3
25 Andrew Turnbull London Dynamo 3
26 Paul Drake Maison Du Velo 2
27 Peter Morris Team ASL360 2
28 Lubomir Belak ST IVES CC 2
29 Peter Hitt VC Meudon 2
30 Paul Barnard Southdowns Bikes 2
31 Richard Cartland Southdowns Bikes 2
32 Peter Allan Private Member 2
33 keith scott VC Meudon 3
34 Benoit Ramsay Clapham Chasers 3
35 Stuart Bettis Southdowns Bikes 2
36 Ralph de Kanter Norwood Paragon CC 3
37 Will Ranoe VC Godalming & Haslemere 2
38 Declan Egan Cadence 2
39 Steve Kane Team ASL360 2

2W/3W – 50 miles
1 Maryka Sennema Paceline RT 1WV
2 Alice Lethbridge GB Cycles 3W
3 Charmaine Rees Pearson Cycling Club 3W
4 Rebecca Waters Performance Cycles 2W
5 Hisayo Kaneko Twickenham CC 2W
6 Sophie Chastell M+D Fusion RT 3WJ
7 Emily McLoughlin Private Member 3W
8 Samantha Wilson Army CU 3W
9 Charlotte Sampson Zappis RT 2W
10 Helen Gravatt Twickenham CC 3WV
11 Victoria Long Army Cycling Union 2W

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

Other Results on VeloUK (including reports containing results)

Other News on VeloUK

Tags: ,