Report – Roman City Road Race


Chris Rothwell (Ride 24/7) the seventeen year old Swindon student, won today’s Roman City RR

RST Cycle Clothing & Trigon Bikes

Report – Roman City Road Race

Sunday 6th September  |  by Graham Robins

Chris Rothwell (Ride 24/7) the seventeen year old Swindon student won today’s Roman City RR promoted by Bath CC on a short punchy circuit close to Stonehenge in the heart of Salisbury Plain. Rothwell lead the bunch away from the HQ in Chitterne up the first climb and finished the race of in style sprinting the last 100 meters to take the win on the line.


The race was nearly four complete laps across the plain, through Tilshead and finishing on the climb above Chitterne, with each lap being ten miles in distance. The morning started sunny but there was a chill meaning some riders started in longs and full gloves.

Along with Rothwell on the initial climb through the neutralised section was Hayden Burton (Bath CC) with the peloton beginning to spread out. Over the top and on towards Shrewton the bunch re grouped. As the race completed the first full lap it swooped down past the HQ it was Neil Dunnage (Cotswold Veldrijden) who led the pack onto the climb again.

On the second lap a break of three riders tried to get away as the race headed back towards Tilshead. The three were William Griffiths (Southampton Uni RC), Alex Hart (Sarum Velo) and Thom Hayward (VC Venta) but as they approached the far end of the village the bunch re grouped.

With just over a lap to go Jake Hollins (Uni of Bath CC) had managed to build himself a 45secs gap but the peloton were all together and it took them until the turn at Shrewton to catch him but once they did it was all down to the final climb up towards the finish line. As the road levels out over the climb Kim Little (Merida Factory Racing) held a slender advantage but Rothwell opened out his sprint and caught and passed Little with time to get his hands up on the line.

1st Chris Rothwell Ride 24/7 1hr 49mins 49secs
2nd Kim Little Merida Factory Racing @st
3rd Thom Hayward VC Venta @4secs
4th Charles Omerod Uni of Bristol @st
5th Mark Greenwood VC Meudon @6secs
6th Robert Hurd PM @st
7th Ryan Weston Poole Wheelers @8secs
8th Steve James High Wycombe CC @st
9th James Hywel-Davies Gillingham and District Wheelers @10secs
10th Graham Edwards Bath CC @st

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

Other Results on VeloUK (including reports containing results)

Other News on VeloUK

Tags: ,