Results – Masters Road Championships


Douglas Coleman and Peter Murdoch two of the winners at the British Masters Road Championships near Milton Keynes on Saturday

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Results – Masters Road Championships

Newton Longville. 29th May 2016 | Full results follow the report

The smile on Douglas Coleman’s face after he had one the first of these races was so radiant that it made everyone feel that the huge amount of work that had gone into the organisation of this championship had been worthwhile.

To understand these races it’s necessary to have some knowledge of how the championship works. There were four separate races on Saturday with a further race on Sunday morning for the most senior men. The entrants were divided into five year age groups from thirty years up to sixty five plus; the first race combined both groups between thirty and thirty nine years, while the other Saturday races just contained one five year age span.

Both morning and afternoon had two races on the road simultaneously, with the older group starting ten minutes after the younger. As this account is the work of a single reporter it must be understood that it wasn’t easy to be in two places at once.


Race 1, Categories A and B, 30 – 39 years. 86 miles

Breakaways started almost immediately with Mike Wragg (CC Luton) and David Billings (Cycology Sunwise) being the first to go clear. However, while this circuit consists of many tiring drags, it does not have a big climb which would cause a permanent selection of the strong riders; as a result there was a pattern in most of the races where the decisive break came in the later stages.

In this case, at three laps to go the leading group included Douglas Coleman (CC Luton) Mike Wragg, Steve Abbott (THR Racing)and Peter Haworth (Team Tor 2000 Kalas Sportswear) with Peter Murdoch (ProVision Cycle Clothing) and James Phillips (Dream Cycling Race Team) making a successful chase to what became the deciding break.

Douglas Coleman said this group worked well together and they maintained a steady lead of just over a minute. He attacked with 10k to go, established a 20 second lead which he was able to maintain to the finish. He feels he is now nearing the top of his form, having been building up to this event, which is his first victory of the year. Douglas particularly wanted to thank the club and its sponsors, Brandon Cleaning and Pedalworks Trek for the help he has had from them.

Cat. A, 30-34.

Douglas Coleman (CC Luton)
James Phillips (Dream Cycling Race Team)
Lee Frost (Team Tor 2000 Kalas Sportswear)
Ken Buckley (Eden Veranda Racing)
Malcolm Dixon (Dream Cycling Race Team)
Robert Moore (Nuun Sigma Sport-London RT)

Cat. B, 35-39.

1. Peter Murdoch (Pro Vision Cycle Clothing)

2. Stephen Abbott (THR Racing)

3. Peter Haworth (Team Tor 2000 Kalas Sportswear)

4. George Gori (Nuun Sigma Sport-London RT)

5. Ryan Smith (HR Owen Maserati RT)

6. Justin Hoy (NFTO).

Race 2, Cat. C, 40-44 years 75 miles

Richard Haughton was the winner in the group. After a season out of competition in 2015 which caused him to drop to second category, Haughton has been making up for lost time: the BC web site shows that he has entered 33 events so far this season, and this was his sixth victory.

He described the race as ‘attacking’, with six or seven breaks forming and being recaught. He managed to bridge to a group of twelve with 5k to go, he attacked again with 1k left taking three on his wheel, of these Jonathan Harris came past him after the two hundred metre mark, but a last effort from Haughton carried off the victory.

1. Richard Haughton (THR Racing)
2 . Jonathan Harris (PMR@Toachim House)
3. Martin Ford (Planet X –Northside Cycling)
4. Jo Skelton (Look Mum No Hands!)
5. Ian Cullen (Mid Devon CC)
6. Craig McLean (Nuun Sigma Sport-London RT)

Race 3. Cat. D, 45-49 years, 75 miles.

This followed the pattern of multiple attempts to get clear right from the start, but as the silver medallist James Bryan said, “It seemed that nothing would stay away”. However things can change during a 75 mile race, as they did when Gareth McGuinness put his action plan into effect. This was “To keep his powder dry” until making his attack shortly before the start of the final lap. There were three riders away at this point, and when he had bridged the gap he went straight past them – only Bryan managed to get on his wheel.

McGuinness had already taken the Bronze and Silver medals in previous editions of this championship and was determined to acquire the full set. He found that his companion could do some work to help them stay away, but on the climb on the Bletchley road he attacked and opened a gap. Bryan got back to him once but could not withstand a second hard acceleration, which allowed McGuinness to complete his medal set.

In these days of junior development squads and numerically based training it’s interesting to note that Gareth, who in 2012 was the oldest rider ever to win the Senior Welsh Road Championship, didn’t start cycling until he was 36, likes to do a lot of miles without worrying about the numbers and that his motto is: ‘Just enjoy the bike’.

It should be mentioned that this race was affected by some competitors persistently riding on the wrong side of the white line, in spite of repeated warnings from the commissaries and one near accident. Everyone concerned with road racing must be aware that we are all, in effect, on trial at every race. We live with overcrowded roads and the spirit of our age is aversion to risk, so no one should be surprised that the Chief Commissaire disqualified five riders from the race for this offence.

  1. Gareth McGuinness (Clwb Beicio Egni)
    2. James Bryan ( RT-Lazer Helmets)
    3. John Veness (Handsling Racing)
    4. Adrian Lawson (Cycology Sunwise)
    5. Elliot Davis (Team Tor 2000 Kalas Sportswear)
    6. Gary Scott (Onimpex Bio Racer RT)

Race 4. Cat E, 50-54 years, 64 miles.

CC Luton had an excellent day with Richard Edwards taking a second Gold for the club. This was yet another race with constant breakaway attempts from the start, but Edwards got across to the significant break on lap four. This group consisted of the main contenders, including Roy Chamberlain (Team Corley Cycles), Malcolm Smith (Peterborough CC), Dave Williams (Kuota-Spinergy-GSG) and Mike Twelves (Team Jewson-MI Racing-Polypipe). Smith attacked with a lap to go, but as a former champion here he was too well known to be given much freedom.

In the closing stages Williams, Edwards and Chamberlain were leading, but it was clear that Chamberlain, who had been away for longer that the others and had done a great deal of work, was tiring. Edwards believed he could not beat Williams in a sprint and made a successful attack on the same climb that Gareth McGuinness had used to win his race only minutes earlier.

Richard Edwards has had a very successful month with wins including the LVRC Championship for his age group last week. Like Douglas Coleman, he was keen to praise his club, which he said had all the traditional virtues which enabled knowledge and skills to be shared in a way he suspects doesn’t happen with modern race teams.

  1. Richard Edwards (CC Luton)
    2. Roy Chamberlain (Team Corley Cycles)
    3. Dave Williams (Kuota-Spinergy-GSG)
    4.  Mike Twelves (Team Jewson-M.I.Racing-Polypipe)
    5. Richard Moore (Squadra RT)
    6. Andrew Hitchens (Mid Devon CC)

Everyone who enjoyed this day of racing owes a debt of gratitude to the people who, against considerable odds, made it happen.

First and foremost of these is race director Wayne Thomas, whose energy and organisational skill seem inexhaustible. Many others played essential roles, from the deputy directors Patrick Kavanagh and David Price, down to the large number of marshals who played their necessary part. Another vital source of help came from the liaison between the Police and the Buckinghamshire County road repair team which prevented a last minute cancellation of the entire programme by getting some essential resurfacing done at very short notice.

Finally, perhaps the most important factor in events like this is finance. We should be grateful to the sponsors who made generous contributions, particularly Andy Easterbrook of WildooVelopac ( and Chevron Traffic Management who made a significant contribution to the cost of this aspect of the preparations. In addition British Cycling Central Region also made a valuable contribution to the prize list.


Category A
1 Douglas Coleman CC Luton MA1 3:14:44 3:14:44
2 James Phillips Dream Cycling Race Team MA1 0:32
3 Lee Frost Team Tor 2000 Kalas Sportswear MA1 0:47
4 Ken Buckley Eden Veranda Racing MA2 0:50
5 Malcolm Dixon Dream Cycling Race Team MA2
6 Robert Moore Nuun-Sigma Sport-London RT MAE 0:55
7 Andrew Disley Harry Middleton Cycling Club MA1
8 Tom Hargreaves Nuun-Sigma Sport-London RT MAE
9 Stuart Travis Spirit Bikes Racing Team MA1
10 Barry Connolly Team Milton Keynes MA2 0:56
11 Lee Smith Nuun-Sigma Sport-London RT MA2
12 Joe Hickerton Eden Veranda Racing MA2
13 Scott Probert HR Owen Maserati RT MA2
14 Ed Porteus St Neots CC MA2
15 Thomas Kirk HR Owen Maserati RT MA2
16 Greig Burt Beeston Cycling Club MA2
17 Chris Snook Nuun-Sigma Sport-London RT MA2
18 Michael Cripps Army Cycling Race Team (ACRT)
19 Thomas Grigson Radeon-Bike Science RT MA2
20 Ashley Cox CC Luton MAE
21 Ben Simmons Alé DMT Cipollini UK MA1
22 David Billings Cycology Sunwise MA1
23 Bevan Humphreys Urban Cyclery MA2 1:02
24 Adam Thompson Eden Veranda Racing MA2 42:29

Category B
1 Peter Murdoch Pro Vision Cycle Clothing MB1 3:15:07
2 Stephen Abbott THR Racing MB1 0:01
3 Peter Haworth Team Tor 2000 0:02
4 George Gori Nuun-Sigma Sport- 0:04
5 Ryan Smith HR Owen Maserati
6 Justin Hoy NFTO MBE 0:32
7 Jamie Pine Nuun-Sigma Sport-London RT
8 Paul Hart Southend Wheelers MB3
9 Paul Elcock G.S. Henley MB3 0:33
10 Daniel Lewis Royal Air Force CA
11 John Woyton Pro Cycle Hire UK Racing Team
12 James McCarthy Twickenham CC MB2
13 Adam Capes PMR@Toachim House MB1
14 Ian Tucker Twickenham CC MB3
15 Mike Wragg CC Luton MB2
16 Simon Coles Norwood Paragon CC MB1
17 Richard Cartland Team Boardman MB2
18 Paul Watson Cycle Studio MB3
19 Jason Baran TMG Horizon Cycling Team MB3 0:39
20 Robert Abbey Hemel Hempstead CC MB3
21 Samuele Sanna Musselburgh RCC MB4
22 Ronnie Coleman TS Racing Team – OTR 0:46
23 Richard Mardle NFTO MB2 0:58
24 Daniel Thut Chorlton Velo MB3 0:59 … continued after advert

Category C
1 Richard Haughton THR Racing MC1 2:46:50
2 Jonathan Harris PMR@Toachim House MC1
3 Martin Ford Planet X – Northside Cycling MC1
4 Jo Skelton Look Mum No Hands! MC2
5 Ian Cullen Mid Devon CC MC2
6 Craig McLean Nuun-Sigma Sport-London RT MC2
7 Steve Colloby All Terrain Cycles Ride In Peace MC2
8 Simon McNamara Southdowns Bikes – Casco MC2
9 Andrew Martin Champion System VCUK Racing Team MC2
10 Jonathan Parker PMR@Toachim House MC3
11 Christopher Quin Macclesfield Wheelers MC2
12 George Richardson NFTO Race Club MC2
13 Richard Unwin VC Meudon MC1
14 Phil O’Connor Shutt VR / Digital Keystone MC3
15 James Garrett Casp Racing MC3
16 Mike Jackson CC Luton MC2
17 Warren Jesse Pedal Heaven Excel Academy MC2
18 Andrew Parker Mid Devon CC MC3
19 Chris Spencer Onimpex Bio Racer RT MC3
20 Lee Smith PB Cycle Coaching Racing Team MC3
21 Rob Carter TS Racing Team – OTR MC1
22 Jim Jones Team Optima MC3
23 Andy Betts Nuun-Sigma Sport-London RT MC2
24 Dominic Maxwell Worthing Excelsior CC MC3
25 Kerry Greenham Coventry Road Club MC2
26 Chris McNamara Nuun-Sigma Sport-London RT MCE
27 Robin Basford WyndyMilla MC
28 Michael Cowland Wellingborough Cycles Race Team MC2
29 Dean Corney VC Meudon MC3
30 Adrian Bird Worcester St Johns CC MC2
31 James Norris SD Racing Team MC3
32 Wayne Beba Adalta Race Team MC1
33 Craig Barton PMR@Toachim House MC3
34 Andrew Bonsall WyndyMilla MC3
35 Ian Loades Hoops Velo MC3
36 Mathew Lythgoe The Nab Racing MC2
37 Matthew Garfield Peterborough Cycling Club MC3
38 Richie Gooding Saint Piran MC2
39 Ben Whitehead ABC Centreville MC2
40 David Pilcher British Cycling PM MC2
41 Paul Jones Army Cycling Race Team (ACRT)
42 Graeme Cross SR Albannach MC2
43 Graham Crow Handsling Racing MC1
44 Barny Willard PB Cycle Coaching Racing Team MC2
45 Tom Bird Team PB Performance MC3
46 David Griffiths Mammoth Lifestyle Racing Team MC2
47 Christian Olley TMG Horizon Cycling Team MC3
48 Sam Humpheson Look Mum No Hands! MC3 0:16
49 Mark Perry Look Mum No Hands! MC2
50 Richard Wood TMG Horizon Cycling Team MC2 0:17
51 James Fox CC Luton MC2
52 Christopher Smith Python Racing Team MC3
53 Danny Axford Arctic Tacx RT MC2
54 Henry Furniss WyndyMilla MC3 0:23
55 Gavin Lancaster Ride 24/7 MC3 2:04
56 Edward Catford Equipe Velo MC3 2:52
57 Matthew Beckett Cardiff JIF MC2 3:13
58 Tom Perry 45 Road Club MC3 4:47
59 Andrew Critchlow WyndyMilla MC2 6:07
60 Steve Dring Team Echelon – Rotor MC3 9:36
61 Paul Dring Team Echelon – Rotor MC3
62 Andrew Fleet Hemel Hempstead CC MC3 11:25
63 Mark Sharratt Outdoor Traders Race Team 12:10

Category D
1 Gareth McGuinness Clwb Beicio Egni MD2 2:53:10
2 James Bryan RT – Lazer helmets MD3 0:12
3 John Veness Handsling Racing MD2 0:31
4 Adrian Lawson Cycology Sunwise MD2
5 Elliot Davis Team Tor 2000 Kalas Sportswear MD1
6 Gary Scott Onimpex Bio Racer RT MD3 0:32
7 Ben Macland VC Meudon MD2
8 Simon Cannings Equipe Velo MD3
9 Tim Edwins Equipe Velo MD2
10 Steve Thomas Dream Cycling Race Team MD3
11 Gareth Bushnell Mid Devon CC MD3
12 Simon Oxenham WDMBC/Specialized Ruislip MD3
13 Andrew Davis Kingston Wheelers CC MD2
14 Niel Dunnage Cotswold Veldrijden MD3
15 Grant Woodthorpe Twickenham CC MD2
16 Rupert Beale Beeline Bicycles RT MD2
17 Gianluca Cappello VC Meudon MD2
18 Matthew Bubear Southdowns Bikes – Casco MD2
19 Tim Tharratt Squadra RT MD3
20 Simon Whiten Handsling Racing MD3
21 Glenn McMenamin Equipe Velo MD2
22 Jonathon Puleston-Jones Dulwich Paragon CC MD2
23 Frank Montague TS Racing Team – OTR MD3
24 Paul Spiceley Glendene CC MD3
25 Richard Golding Equipe Velo MD3
26 Robert Merrison Team Optima MD4
27 Andrew Lowe Team Milton Keynes MD2
28 John Peters CC Luton MD3
29 Jeremy Honor Equipe Velo MD2
30 Stephen Brown Dream Cycling Race Team MD3
31 Steve Noel Peterborough Cycling Club MD3 0:37
32 David Watson Ride Coventry MD3
33 Martin Smith Dream Cycling Race Team MD2
34 John Russell MD2
35 Neil Wass TMG Horizon Cycling Team MD3
36 Nigel Williams Python Racing Team MD3
37 Tim Davies Icknield Road Club MD3
38 Nicholas Beale Beeline Bicycles RT MD2
39 Daren Austin Twickenham CC MD3
40 Jeremy Brougham London Dynamo MD1 0:40
41 Andy Lack Paceline RT MD3
42 Daniel Alexander RT – Lazer helmets
43 Jason Kettle Mid Devon CC MD2
44 Steve Dunn Welwyn Wheelers CC
45 Andrew Martin LBRCC (Leighton Buzzard Road CC
46 Denzil Carr VCT Racing MD4
47 Paul O’Driscoll Team Swindon
48 Christopher Waters Bill Nickson Cycles
49 Andrew Turner Manchester Wheelers Club 0:47
50 Brian Fleming VC Lincoln MD2 0:52
51 John McClelland Bush Healthcare CRT 0:58
52 Michael Skipsey SD Racing Team MD2 1:05
53 Jason Edwards BC Private Member MD2 1:16
54 Guy Rennie TMG Horizon Cycling Team MD3 1:39
55 Hamish MacLean Musselburgh RCC MD3 4:00

Category E
1 Richard Edwards CC Luton ME3 2:29:27
2 Roy Chamberlain Team Corley Cycles ME1 0:04
3 David Williams Kuota – Spinergy – GSG ME 0:07
4 Mike Twelves Team Jewson-M.I.Racing-Polypipe ME2 0:09
5 Richard Moore Squadra RT ME2 0:13
6 Andrew Hitchens Mid Devon CC ME
7 Kenneth Riddle Moray Firth Cycling Club ME2
8 Karl Moseley Moda RT ME3
9 Malcolm Smith Peterborough Cycling Club ME1
10 Gavin Francis London Dynamo ME2
11 Bernard Swinnerton Swinnerton Cycles ME4
12 Peter Cole Handsling Racing ME2 1:46
13 Scott Holmes Hillingdon Cycling Club
14 Craig Wilson VC Meudon ME1
15 Paul Hone Addiscombe CC ME3
16 Paul Bird CC Luton ME3
17 Darryl Rice Southdowns Bikes
18 David Stoyle Bath Cycling Club ME3
19 Andrew Matheson Musselburgh RCC ME3
20 Christopher Hewitt Sussex Revolution Velo Club
21 Dominic Hines Veloclub Edinburgh
22 Frank Rawlins North Road CC ME2
23 John Brown Cycle Studio ME3
24 William Fleming Velo Club Venta
25 Richard Collins Imperial Racing Team
26 Adam Huelss VC Long Eaton ME4 1:51
27 Peter Phillips Bath Cycling Club
28 Duncan Murdoch Norwood Paragon CC 1:52
29 Norman Blissett In Gear Quickvit Trainsharp RT
30 Tony Meader Eagle RC ME4
31 Shaun Williams Abellio – SFA Racing Team ME
32 Jonathan Donald Pearson Cycling Club ME3
33 Simon Barnes Ride 24/7 ME4
34 Mario Manelfi Blazing Saddles Cycles ME
35 Milt Warner Team Quest – The Bike Shop
36 Robert Stimpson Python Racing Team ME3
37 Tony Grassby Peak Road Club ME3
38 Scott Heyhoe Farnborough & Camberley CC ME3
39 Jim Kent London Dynamo ME3
40 Kenny Gray Kuota – Spinergy – GSG ME3
41 Nigel Kershaw Kuota – Spinergy – GSG ME2
42 Johannes Roux Giant Cycling Club – Halo
43 Martin Webster Welland Valley CC ME3 2:06
44 Robin Parker East Grinstead CC ME2
45 Russell Childs RT 316 ME3
46 William Fotheringham Halesowen A & CC ME3
47 Gary Sheppard Bath Cycling Club ME2 2:19
48 Nick Corbett Equipe Velo ME2 2:28
49 Stephen Nunn Finchley Racing Team ME3
Category F
1. Ralph Carter London Dynamo 2:48:30
2. Courtney Rowe Alé DMT Cipollini UK
3. Steve Davies Onimpex Bio Racer RT 2:51:00
4. James Stewart Bonito Squadra Corse
5. Paul Caton TMG Horizon Cycling Team
6. Stephen Sorba Dulwich Paragon CC
7. Barry Bonnett British Cycling PM
8. Keir Apperley Cycling Club Hackney
9. Malcolm Dunlop Veloclub Edinburgh
10. Mick Bath API-Metrow/Bodyby JR
11. Graham Douce In Gear Quickvit Trainsharp RT
12. Tony Trigg Cardiff JIF
13. Stephen Potts VC St Raphael
14. Keith Ainsworth Sheffrec CC
15. Ian Donohue Southern Planning Practice Ltd
16. Jim Moffatt CC Luton
17. David Pollard In Gear

Category F+
1 Robin Osborne London Dynamo
2.Martin Hulbert VC Meudon
3.Brian O’Kelly Bristol RC
4.Carmelo Luggeri Cycle Club Ashwell (CCA)
5.Pete Roberts, Ingear Trainsharp


1. Alan Forrester Rhyl Cycling Club
2. Jeff Hathaway Team Milton Keynes
3. Peter Jones Hillingdon Cycling Club



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