Report/Result – Portsmouth NE Summer Road Race


Liam Bromiley won the 60 mile Portsmouth North End Summer road race, powering across the line first in a bunch kick

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Report/Result – Portsmouth NE Summer Road Race
from Graham Robins

Liam Bromiley of the University of Bath won the Portsmouth North End CC summer road race on the Owslebury course just north of Southampton. This was Liam’s third visit to the course finishing inside the top ten on the other two occasions.


The organising club put on the 60mile race on the rolling course with 7 ½ laps to be completed. The early morning neutralised section was under a heavy sky and mist but this soon burnt off leaving a warm mornings racing.

After the first full lap the bunch were still all together, but mid way through the second lap Robert Ormond (Fast Test RT) managed to grab a small lead but the peloton was quick to react on the long descent on the Longwood section and they pulled him back. Lap three saw the bunch still holding station.

At half race distance Bromiley made the first of his attacks as he quickly pulled out a lead of 18secs but he was soon reeled in and by the next lap we had Danny Axford (Arctic Tacx RT) with a large lead of over a minute over the bunch but in between were Richard Cartland (Team Boardman) and Harry Veale (

In the closing stages of the race Axford’s lead began to tumble while Cartland and Veale were swept up by the bunch. At the bell the race was pretty much all together with local rider Tom Morris (PNECC) leading the bunch past the Milburys pub and onto the final lap.

With a little more than two miles to go Bromiley came to the front and he lead the sprint up to the line winning the bunch kick just ahead of Thomas Scott-Collins (Wellingborough Cycle RT). … continued after advert2016_ShuttVeloRapideAdvert

Liam Bromiley (to Eamon Deane) “Yes, it was a tough one, I was trying to get in moves all race, I sat in for the first two laps then I went, I got the third prime I think, I wanted to get a bit of money, pay for my entry. I tried to stay away and a group of 6 or 7 bridged across but the bunch were close.”

“When Danny Axford was away, everyone was chasing hard, it was flat out the whole way, so I sat in, about thirty guys back and recovered a bit. Three guys went on the descent to Owlsbury, they had a good gap but with 3km to goI could see them coming back, on the last little ramp I moved up the bunch, a few guys went so I sat on the wheels, got towed up and just hit them!! It was really tough, I had another guy with me, I told him “I will take you to the finish but don’t come round me”. I knew I would have the legs I have been working on my sprint”

1. Liam Bromiley University of Bath
2. Thomas Scott-Collins Wellingborough Cycles Race Team
3. Edward Giles RP Vision Racing Team
4.Robert Ormond Fast Test Racing Team
5. Warren Jesse Excel Pedal Heaven Academy
6. Tom Morris Portsmouth North End CC
7. Edward Hatfield Primera Team Jobs (1st Junior)
8. Matthew Franklin Bristol RC
9. Harry Veale
10. George Smith Radeon Bike Science RT
11. Adam Moore HR Owen Maserati RT
12. Jamie Penton Dream Cycling Race Team
13.Jack Freeman VC Meudon
14. Andrew Carter
15. Grant Woodthorpe Twickenham CC
16. Malcolm Dixon Dream Cycling Race Team
17. Timothy Allen RP Vision Racing Team
18. Danny Axford Arctic Tacx RT
19. Stuart McCrombie Bristol RC
20. James Bevan Army Cycling Race Team
21. Ryan Smith HR Owen Maserati
22. James Plumb VC Venta
23. Richard Cartland Team Boardman
24. Joseph Clark I-Team Cyclists’ Club
25. James McCarthy Twickenham CC
26. Matthew Bubear Southdowns Bikes – Casco
27. Brook Elgie Rock n Road Cycles
28. Simon McNamara Southdowns Bikes – Casco
29. Ashley Hutchinson VC St Raphael
30. Michael Guilford VC Meudon
31. Patryk Rucki Skinline Race Club
32. Paul Barnard Southdowns Bikes – Casco
33. Matthew Buckley Abbots Ann Cycles
34. Adam Holleyman Wight Mountain RT
35. Thomas Key Southampton University RC
36. Steve Thomas Dream Cycling Race Team
37. Tom Kirk HR Owen Maserati RT
38. James Boyman Neon Velo Cycling Team
39. James Donovan Portsmouth North End CC
40. Ian Taylor Leicester Forest CC



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