News: Otley on Wednesday


One of the leading town centre race events, the Otley GP, is on Wednesday with star studded fields and great chippies ;-)

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News: Otley on Wednesday


This year sees the 31st running of the Otley Cycle Races and it once again promises to be the biggest edition yet. The traditionally massive crowds and street party atmosphere which this event generates every year make it a very special place to spend a mid-summer’s evening in Britain.

Bananas make a welcome return to elite UK cycling as Fyffes are the headline sponsor of this year’s event bringing back memories of the late 80’s and 90’s when Bananas fuelled teams co-sponsored by Raleigh, Falcon cycles and Met Helmets.

The Pinsent Masons Otley Women’s GP has the biggest field ever for this event with almost 100 riders. Nicola Juniper will be trying to add to her points tally as leader of the Women’s National Series but other star riders like Alice Barnes who finished second on Sunday behind her sister Hannah in the women’s Road race champs and Eleanor Dickinson the national junior road race champion will fancy their chances too.

Alongside these senior riders there are two of the top youth women riders competing. Pfeiffer Georgi and Anna Docherty will both fancy their chances in this race. These youth riders compete week in and week out on these close circuits and will not be fazed at all by the large field and the tricky corners.


For the men’s race, the Property Development GP there is a field of 120 riders lined up. Whilst last year’s winner Dan McLay is not riding as he prepares for the Tour de France, former winners Scott Thwaites, Graham Briggs, Ian Wilkinson and Russ Downing will be there and trying to add another win to their palmares. Thwaites, riding for German team Bora Argon 18, is in tremendous form after being right up there at last weekend’s national road race championships and winning at Ilkley last Wednesday.

Graham Briggs too showed a clean pair of heels to everyone a couple of weeks ago at Doncaster and will be keen to impress on this one of his favourite circuits. They will not have it their own way though because the reigning circuit race champion Ian Bibby is coming with his strong NFTO team and Raleigh GAC see their Spanish World Champion Sebastian Mora return along with his teammate Albert Torres (a former world champion) and Morgan Kniesky (a three time former world champion).


As with the women’s race, these established senior riders will have to contend with this year’s raft of audacious teenagers, scared of nothing with talent and determination to spare. Watch in particular the VCUK team of Rob Scott, Harry Hardcastle and Tom Pidcock. Tom was a double stage winner at Acht Van Bladel on the weekend and second overall and also part of a break with Scott Thwaites that lapped the field at Ilkley last week so good form for the youngester that won the support race last year.

Racing starts at 18.00 with the youth races followed at 18.45 by the Women’s race. 19.30 sees the local amateurs take to the circuit for the Chevin Cycles Classic race and then at 20.30 the Elite men embark on what promises once again to be an epic show of speed, elegance and wheel to wheel combat.  … continued after advert



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11 James Farrington Avenista Racing
12 Martin Woffindin Bikehaus by Ridley
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14 Ryan Ashcroft Champion System VCUK Racing Team
15 Calum Johnston Edinburgh RC
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34 Luke Grivell-Mellor JLT Condor
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37 Jonathan Mould JLT Condor
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48 Thomas Stewart Madison Genesis
49 Matthew Kipling MTS Cycle Sport Scott RT
50 David Bolland Neon-Velo Cycling Team
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52 Oliver Maxwell Neon-Velo Cycling Team
53 Alex Minting Neon-Velo Cycling Team
54 Marc Potts Neon-Velo Cycling Team
55 Kieran Simcox Neon-Velo Cycling Team
56 Dale Appleby NFTO
57 Ian Bibby NFTO
58 Joshua Edmondson NFTO
59 Rhys Lloyd NFTO
60 James Lowsley-Williams NFTO
61 Jonathan McEvoy NFTO
62 Robert Partridge NFTO
63 Liam Stones NFTO
64 Fabian Brennan North City Velo Cycling Team
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67 Harry Tanfield Pedal Heaven
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71 Chris Sherriffs Pendle Forest CC
72 Tom Neale Planet X – Northside Cycling
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78 Richard Hepworth Raleigh GAC
79 Morgan Kneisky Raleigh GAC
80 Sebastian Mora Vedri Raleigh GAC
81 Steven Roach Raleigh GAC
82 Albert Torres Raleigh GAC
83 Christopher Bates RPD Racing
84 Clement Gabisson SC Boulonnais
85 Maxence Petite SC Boulonnais
86 Alistair Rutherford
87 Conor Davies Speedflex Race Team
88 Jamie Ridehalgh Speedflex Race Team
89 Edward Clemens Spirit Bikes Racing Team
90 Jake Hales Spirit Bikes Racing Team
91 Jacob Hennessy Spirit Bikes Racing Team
92 Jack Waller Spirit Bikes Racing Team
93 Cameron Woolsey Spirit Bikes Racing Team
94 Edward Roberts Team Elite
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96 Ross Freeman University of Queensland AMR Renault
97 Elliot Jones VC Equipe – Flix
98 Harry Hardcastle VCUK PH-MAS Cycling Team
99 Thomas Pidcock VCUK PH-MAS Cycling Team
100 Robert Scott VCUK PH-MAS Cycling Team
101 Peter Barusevicus Wheelbase Altura MGD
102 Sam Boast Wheelbase Altura MGD
103 David Lines Wheelbase Altura MGD
104 Ashley Marshall Wheelbase Altura MGD
105 Alex Orrell-Turner Wheelbase Altura MGD
106 Ben Rowe Wheelbase Altura MGD
107 Andrew Critchlow WyndyMilla
108 Ryan Davis
109 David Reece
110 Alex Anderson VC Equipe – Flix
111 Alex Auty Cycle Sport Pendle
112 William Brown Planet X – Northside Cycling
113 Michael Butler Hargroves Cycles – Ridley RT
114 Jack Clarkson Hope Factory Racing
115 Jonathan Dibben Team Wiggins
116 Hamish Graham Green Jersey RT
117 Ben Harrison Prima Team Racing
118 Richard Haughton THR Racing
119 Leon Mazzone ILLI-Bikes Cycling Team
120 Tom Mazzone Excel Pedal Heaven Academy
121 Marloe Rodman PSL Team
122 Simon Wilson Bikehaus by Ridley
123 Grant Martin Spokes Racing Team
124 Alex Dalton Wold Top Actif RT
125 Dan Wheelan Onimpex Bio Racer RT
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127 Alexander Pritchard RPD Racing
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5 Daniel Stocchero 3RT
6 Nick Sweeting 3RT
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8 Jonathan Bridge Acre Racing Team
9 Oliver Swan Acre Racing Team
10 Sam Travis Acre Racing Team
11 Joseph White Acre Racing Team
12 Andrew Ashton Albarosa Cycling Club
13 Paul Bridgen Albarosa Cycling Club
14 Peter Hibbert Albarosa Cycling Club
15 Tim Hutchinson Albarosa Cycling Club
16 Duncan Johnson Albarosa Cycling Club
17 Matthew Kirkbright Albarosa Cycling Club
18 David McNeill Albarosa Cycling Club
19 Phil Shackleton Albarosa Cycling Club
20 Gavin Tracey Albarosa Cycling Club
21 Matthew Bulmer All Terrain Cycles Ride In Peace
22 Steve Colloby All Terrain Cycles Ride In Peace
23 Chris Emsley All Terrain Cycles Ride In Peace
24 Robert Lockhart Audlem Cycling Club
25 Tom Martin Better Cycling
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27 Jordan Reed Bike Box Alan
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30 Brian Rigby Champion System VCUK Racing Team
31 Mark Dawes Clay Cross Road Team
32 Jonny Tomes Craven Energy
33 Stephen Bottomley Crosstrax
34 Theo Hartley DFL In-Gear Development
35 Alex Littlewood DFL In-Gear Development
36 Jonathan Harvey Doncaster Whls CC
37 Stephen Paterson Doncaster Whls CC
38 Ryan Middlemiss East Bradford CC
39 Dom Ginn Edinburgh RC
40 Patrick Warren Ellmore Factory Racing
41 Luke Hind EM Velocita
42 Matthew Williams Feather Cycles Racing
43 Thomas Andrews FTR
44 Nick Guest FTR
45 Jamie Tweddell FTR
46 David Trotter Giant York Race Team
47 Conor Palliser GS Creazzo
48 Ben I’Anson Harrogate Nova CC
49 Huw Spacey Harrogate Nova CC
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51 Charlie White HMT with JLT Condor
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53 Glen Hale Holmfirth Cycling Club
54 Jim Adamson Ilkley Cycling Club
55 Cameron Blake Ilkley Cycling Club
56 Michael Burdon Ilkley Cycling Club
57 Ian Cliffe Ilkley Cycling Club
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59 Mike Firth Ilkley Cycling Club
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62 Richard Kelt Ilkley Cycling Club
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68 Edward Evans Jackpot Racing
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75 Henry Johnson MTS Cycle Sport
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78 James Coates Otley CC
79 Tom Cullen Otley CC
80 Julian Roche Otley CC
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82 Dan Stephenson Out Of The Saddle
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86 Joseph Davison Planet X – Northside Cycling
87 Will King Prologue Racing Team
88 Matthew Mannakee Prologue Racing Team
89 Gavin Taylor Prologue Racing Team
90 Ross Perks RPD Racing
91 Simon Lerpiniere Skipton Cycling Club
92 Simon Mayfield Sowerby Brothers CRT
93 Jasper Frary Squadra RT
94 Billy Robinson Squadra RT
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96 Mark Davies Team Cystic Fibrosis
97 Josh Tallant Team Cystic Fibrosis
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1 Lindsay Atkinson-Wright Albarosa Cycling Club
2 Alexandra Farquhar Army Cycling Race Team (ACRT)
3 Charmaine Porter Army Cycling Race Team (ACRT)
4 Samantha Wilson Army Cycling Race Team (ACRT)
5 Monica Dew Boot Out Breast Cancer C.C
6 Bethany Taylor Boot Out Breast Cancer C.C
7 Ruth Taylor Boot Out Breast Cancer C.C
8 Melissa Greaves Bronte Wheelers/Neophix Eng
9 Eleanor Dickinson Drops Cycling Development Team
10 Alice Barnes Drops Cycling Team
11 Rebecca Durrell Drops Cycling Team
12 Laura Massey Drops Cycling Team
13 Rose Osborne Drops Cycling Team
14 Hannah Payton Drops Cycling Team
15 Annabel Simpson Drops Cycling Team
16 Rebecca Womersley Drops Cycling Team
17 Elizabeth Stedman Fusion RT Fierlan
18 Elizabeth Bennett Liv Cycling Club – Epic Coaching
19 Becky Raybould Liv Cycling Club – Epic Coaching
20 Jessica Roberts Liv Cycling Club – Epic Coaching
21 Emily Tillett Liv Cycling Club – Epic Coaching
22 Amira Mellor Matrix Fitness p/b Corley Cycles
23 Anna Kay Nutcracker Racing
24 Zoe Kitching Otley CC
25 Madeleine Gammons RP Vision Racing Team
26 Connie Hudson RP Vision Racing Team
27 Sophie Enever Speedflex Race Team
28 Nicola Moore Squadra RT
29 Sian Botteley Starley Racing
30 Eve Dixon Starley Racing
31 Claire Swoboda Starley Racing
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47 Nicola Juniper Team Ford Ecoboost
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49 Jenny Holl Team Jadan
50 Hannah Righini-Brand Team
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52 Rebecca Carter Team WNT
53 Corinne Clark Team WNT
54 Keira McVitty Team WNT
55 Jo Tindley Team WNT
56 Hannah Walker Team WNT
57 Nicola Soden Velo Schils – Interbike RT
58 Megan Kay Vieri Velo RC
59 Hayley Edwards WBN? Cinelli
60 Gwenno Hughes Ynys Mon Racing Team
61 Sarah King
62 Stephanie Mottram
63 Sarah Burke
64 Chloe Baggs Aprire Bicycles/HSS Hire
65 Louise Laker Aprire Bicycles/HSS Hire
66 Sophie Lankford Aprire Bicycles/HSS Hire
67 Harriet Mellor Aprire Bicycles/HSS Hire
68 Gemma Sargent Aprire Bicycles/HSS Hire
69 Becky Hoare Army Cycling Race Team (ACRT)
70 Nikola Matthews Boot Out Breast Cancer C.C
71 Kelly Murphy Boot Out Breast Cancer C.C
72 Maxine Filby Cannondale Girls
73 Alessia Bugeia Club V.C. Lisieux
74 Jennifer Holden Fusion RT Fierlan
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88 Ellen McDermott Team Jadan-Weldtite
89 Rebecca Rimmington Team WNT
90 Sarah Burke Team Jadan-Weldtite
91 Rosie Walsh High On Bikes
92 Anna Docherty Clifton CC

1 Avner Bordoley Albarosa Cycling Club
2 Jack Ford Albion Cycling Co
3 Benjamin Moody Backstedt Cycling
4 Joseph West Backstedt Cycling
5 Sam Walsham Bike Box Alan
6 Mason Hollyman Chevin Trek
7 Billy Lazenby Chevin Trek
8 William Orrell-Turner Chevin Trek
9 Joe Pidcock Chevin Trek
10 Samuel Watson Chevin Trek
11 Dylan Westley Chevin Trek
12 Toby Tanfield Cleveland Wheelers CC
13 Michael Strange Clifton CC
14 Cavan Walker Clifton CC
15 Harry Stockdale Cycle Sport Pendle
16 Alfred George Discovery Junior Cycling Club
17 Joseph Law Doncaster Whls CC
18 Luke O’Connell East Bradford CC
19 George Southby East Bradford CC
20 Charles Paige Green Jersey RT
21 Dylan Hughes Hetton Hawks Cycling Club
22 Adam Jarps Hetton Hawks Cycling Club
23 Louis Cook Holmfirth Cycling Club
24 Oliver Rees Holmfirth Cycling Club
25 Jonny Gill Ilkley Cycling Club
26 Cory Edmondson Inspire VCUK Racing Team
27 Lewis Hartley Inspire VCUK Racing Team
28 Nathan Hawthorn Inspire VCUK Racing Team
29 James Bunting Kirklees Cycling Academy
30 Robert Donaldson Mossley CRT
31 Junior Jackson Mossley CRT
32 Will Beech Nottingham Clarion CC
33 Toby Kitching Otley CC
34 James Veitch Otley CC
35 Matthew Lister Paul Milnes – Bradford Olympic RC
36 Elliot Brett Pedalsport Cycling Club
37 Finlay Cooper-Oldroyd Pedalsport Cycling Club
38 Joshua Greenwood Pedalsport Cycling Club
39 Max Rushby Pedalsport Cycling Club
40 Eddie Townend Pedalsport Cycling Club
41 Oliver Walton Pedalsport Cycling Club
42 Jenson Young Pedalsport Cycling Club
43 Bobby Horton Salt Ayre Cog Set
44 Malcolm Neil Salt Ayre Cog Set
45 Alex Ridehalgh Speedflex Race Team
46 Joe Burns Sportcity Velo
47 Halley Woods Sportcity Velo
48 William Draper Team RL360 Isle Of Man
49 Jim Brown VCUK PH-MAS Cycling Team
50 Euan Cameron VCUK PH-MAS Cycling Team
51 Joe Howcroft VCUK PH-MAS Cycling Team
52 Matthew Taylor VCUK PH-MAS Cycling Team
53 Jay Doig West Lothian Clarion CC
54 William Brown Otley CC
55 Dexter Leeming-Sykes Clifton CC
56 Finlay Pickering Hull Thursday RC
57 Max Poole Bike Box Alan
58 Aaron Preston Speedflex Race Team
59 Samuel Pugh Salt Ayre Cog Set

1 Anna Docherty Clifton CC
2 Georgia Ashworth Cycle Sport Pendle
3 Rhiannon Gornall Cycle Sport Pendle
4 Corinne Side Cycle Sport Pendle
5 Lily Greenhalgh East Bradford CC
6 Ruby Boyes Huddersfield Star Wheelers
7 Megan Cullen Otley CC
8 Sasha Kitching Otley CC
9 Lucy Naylor Paul Milnes – Bradford Olympic RC
10 Ava Oxley-Szilagyi PH-MAS VCUK Women’s Cycling Team
11 Lucy Horrocks Speedflex Race Team
12 Jasmine Kent Speedflex Race Team
13 Fiona Turnbull Speedflex Race Team
14 Maisy Vasic Sportcity Velo
15 Charlotte Dalton Team Jadan-Weldtite
16 Ellen Barker Team RL360 Isle Of Man
17 Evelyn Oldale Acre Racing Team
18 Elizabeth Catlow Bourne Whls CC
19 Alice Standish Bourne Whls CC
20 Jessica Woodworth Bourne Whls CC
21 Amy Monkhouse Salt Ayre Cog Set
22 Tilly Percy Salt Ayre Cog Set
23 Felicity Gledhill Sportcity Velo



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