Result: Otley GP

Rhona Callander, Stephen Paterson, Amelie Wayte, Joe Pidcock and Matt Walls winners at the Otley Grand Prix on Wednesday night

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Result: Otley GP
(thanks to Mark at My Event Timing and Carole Leigh)


Rhona Callander sealed a maiden victory of the season by snatching glory in the Women’s Road Series race at the Otley Town Centre Races after a battle for victory with Melissa Lowther who for the second race in a row, was in the winning break – the other being the British RR Championship on Sunday.

Above: Megan Barker

Annabel Fisher of Team Jadan-Weldtite Vive le Vido was the first to try for freedom from the big peloton before the race got up to speed and then a double winner at the Tour Series, Megan Barker went for a solo effort.

The Welsh rider opened up a 19 second gap and held that for a few laps before a chase brought her back. It was then the turn of Lowther on her Boardman Bike and Callander to pull away. Series leader Sophie Wright was clearly being followed around and had to rely on teammate Laura Massey to help the chase but the break wasn’t coming back.

Callander sprinted to victory over Lowther and then Megan Barker beat Grace Garner to the line in the bunch kick.

Early move by Annabel Fisher

Barker’s move being chased down

Mel Lowther of Storey Racing on her Boardman bike leads Callander

Callander beats Lowther, a very consistent rider at the sharp end of women’s races, to the line

Despite her earlier solo move, Barker still had the legs to beat the fast legs of Gracer Garner

Mel Lowther, Rhona Callender and Megan Barker


Matt Walls of the GB Academy showed he had the biggest balls as he and Matt Gibson slid through the final corner together and Walls gapped his rival to go on to win one of the biggest names in British Circuit Races, the Otley Grand Prix.

The race didn’t have much of a story to tell. The action started quickly with JLT Condor’s Jon Mould, Joey Walker of Team Wiggins and Jake Alderman of Saint Piran breaking away on the very first lap.

Their lead did not last long however and they were replaced by a four-man break with local boy done good Tom Pidcock who earlier had a lap driving the lead car Porsche a little quicker than he was circuitlating may hours later. instead taking up the charge soon after.

With the Team Wiggins rider was Madison Genesis’ rider Richard Handley, Tom Moses of JLT Condor and Steve Lampier of Saint Piran, back in the race saddle after a stint driving the Saint Piran car as DS. This group was able to open up a lead of half a minute and lap after lap held the lead despite chases from various teams and riders like Harry Tanfield of Canyon Eisberg.

Tom Pidcock leads the breakaway from Steve Lampier, Richard Handley and Tom Moses

A bike change for one of the favourites Rob Scott – the Wiggins rider chased back to the peloton 

Harry Tanfield of Canyon Esiberg trying to escape the peloton

And then their was two – Pidcock leads Moses – These two fought out the finish for the Klondike GP early season where Tom P got the better of Tom M….

Jon Mould leads the charge to chase down the break marked by Joey Walker

Matt Walls wins and wins well…

The break looked like sticking but then JLT Condor decided Pidcock wasn’t going to be beaten and flexed their muscle by bringing the break, now with just Pidcock and JLT’s Moses in it, back to the bunch with a lap to go. With Matt Gibson their chosen sprinter, who’d had a ‘moment’ on the final corner when Jonny McEvoy (Madison Genesis) crashed early on, JLT had their eggs in the bunch sprint basket but Matt Walls got amongst them and came away with a decisive victory.

Matt Gibson, Matt Walls and Gabz Cullaigh

Fun on the podium at the Otley GP

1 Matthew Walls 100% ME
2 Matthew Gibson JLT Condor st
3 Gabriel Cullaigh Team Wiggins st
4 George Wood Richardsons-Trek RT st
5 Graham Briggs JLT Condor st
6 Chris Sherriffs All Terrain Cycles Ride In Peace st
7 Christopher Latham One Pro Cycling st
8 Joe Holt 100% ME st
9 Jack Pullar Canyon Eisberg st
10 Jake Stewart 100% ME st
11 George Pym Madison Genesis st
12 Harry Tanfield Canyon Eisberg st
13 Marcus Burnett Spirit Tifosi Racing Team st
14 Robert Scott Team Wiggins st
15 Reece Wood Team Wiggins st
16 Julio Alberto Amores Palacios Vitus Pro Cycling st
17 Tobyn Horton Madison Genesis st
18 Dylan Kerfoot-Robson Team Wiggins st
19 Julian Varley Team KTM UK st
20 Steve Lampier Saint Piran st
21 Joey Walker Team Wiggins at 00:07
22 James Hill Team PB Performance at 00:09
23 Fraser Martin Saint Piran st
24 Michael Cuming Madison Genesis st
25 Jacob Scott One Pro Cycling st
26 Scott Thwaites Team Dimension Data st
27 Neil van der ploeg Madison Genesis st
28 William Corbett Ribble Cycling at 00:18
29 Josh Housley TBW Bottecchia Wigmore RT st
30 Cameron Jeffers Saint Piran st
31 Jordan Reed Team KTM UK st
32 Jake Alderman Saint Piran st
33 Joe Evans Saint Piran at 00:20
34 Finn Crockett Wheelbase Castelli MGD at 00:28
35 Charlie Renshaw Cycling Sheffield Giant Sheffield at 00:37
36 Grant Martin Vitus Pro Cycling at 00:53
37 Jake Womersley Holdsworth Pro Racing at 00:55
38 Oliver Rees PH-MAS/Paul Milnes Cycles st
39 Thomas Pidcock Team Wiggins at 00:58
40 Elliot Harrison Leisure Lakes st
41 David Shackleton Team KTM UK at 01:09
42 Peter Williams One Pro Cycling st
43 Ed Hopper Ribble Cycling st
44 Fred Wright 100% ME st
45 Jonathan Mould JLT Condor at 01:27
46 Alistair Slater JLT Condor st
47 Harry Yates Cycling Sheffield Giant Sheffield at 01:35
48 William Orrell-Turner Wheelbase Cabtech Junior RT at 01:47
49 Joshua Sandman Team Backstedt/Hotchillee at 01:57
50 Matthew Williams Prologue Racing Team st
51 Joe Swinnerton Wheelbase Castelli MGD st
52 Daniel Pullen Cycling Sheffield Giant Sheffield st
53 Adam Kenway Vitus Pro Cycling st
54 Alistair Brownlee Leeds Triathlon Centre st
55 Euan Cameron Wheelbase Cabtech Junior RT st
56 Kieran Savage Cycling Sheffield Giant Sheffield st
57 Matt Langworthy Saint Piran at 03:16
58 Rhys Britton 100% ME at 04:35

1 Rhona Callander Team Breeze 50:36
2 Melissa Lowther Storey Racing st
3 Megan Barker Team Breeze +25
4 Grace Garner Wiggle High5 st
5 Sophie Wright Torelli-Brother st
6 Gabriella Shaw NJC – Biemme – Echelon st
7 Elizabeth Bennett Team Jadan Weldtite-Vive le Velo st
8 Jessica Roberts Team Breeze st
9 Anna Kay Storey Racing st
10 Jenny Holl Team Breeze st
11 Laura Massey Torelli-Brother st
12 Charmaine Porter Cycle Team OnForm st
13 Nicola Juniper NJC – Biemme – Echelon st
14 Charlotte Broughton LIV AWOL st
15 Abigail Dentus Team Breeze st
16 Ffion James Storey Racing st
17 Claire Steels Fusion RT Veloperformance st
18 Jennifer George Torelli-Brother st
19 Alicia Speake Cycle Team OnForm st
20 Monica Dew Storey Racing st
21 Jennifer Powell NJC – Biemme – Echelon st
22 Hannah Bayes LIV AWOL st
23 Annabel Fisher Team Jadan Weldtite-Vive le Velo st
24 Bethany Taylor Bianchi Dama st
25 Chanel Mason Storey Racing st
26 Georgina Panchaud Bianchi Dama st
27 Jo Tindley NJC – Biemme – Echelon st
28 Amy Gornall YRDP st
29 Rebecca Raybould Team Breeze st
30 Anna Henderson Cycle Team OnForm +2:40
31 Sian Botteley Cycle Team OnForm +3:35
32 Rose Osborne Forever Pedalling +3:37
33 Connie Hayes LIV AWOL +3:4

… continued after advert


2/3/4 Support Race

1 Stephen Paterson Andy Moore Autocentres Racing 2nd
2 Lee Brown Holmfirth Cycling Club 2nd
3 William Orrell-Turner Wheelbase Cabtech Junior RT A Boys
4 Will King Prologue Racing Team 2nd
5 Joseph Pidcock PH-MAS/Paul Milnes Cycles A Boys
6 James Noonan Hoppers Rollers 2nd
7 James Coates Otley CC 2nd
8 Benjamin Pygott Team Wheelguru 2nd
9 Cameron Blake Prologue Racing Team 2nd
10 Robbie Pollard Otley CC 2nd
11 Bobby Horton Green Jersey RT 2nd
12 Charles Paige Green Jersey RT 2nd
13 Jimmy Parvin Prologue Racing Team 2nd
14 Tarn Fynn Crimson Performance Race Team 2nd
15 Tom Martin Wheelbase Castelli MGD 2nd
16 Luke OConnell Otley CC 3rd
17 Alex Raynard Matlock CC 3rd
18 Robert Ormrod Ilkley Cycling Club 3rd
19 William Staveley Le Col 2nd
20 Joe Wilson Ribble Cycling 2nd
21 Matthew Taylor Albion Cycling Co 2nd
22 Callum Wilson Huddersfield Star Wheelers 4th
23 Max Poole Bike Box Alan A Boys
24 Oliver Cockerill Velo Club Beverley 3rd
25 Alex Ridehalgh Spokes Racing Team 2nd
26 Stuart Reid Wheelbase Castelli MGD 2nd
27 Dean Watson Andy Moore Autocentres Racing 2nd
28 James Haydon NRT racing 2nd
29 Ben Greenwood Macclesfield Wheelers 2nd
30 Kyle Bibby Albarosa Cycling Club 3rd
31 George Fox PH-MAS/Paul Milnes Cycles 3rd
32 Joe Howcroft Otley CC 2nd
33 Thomas Wood Prologue Racing Team 2nd
34 Declan Hudson Liverpool Century RC 2nd
35 Freddie Jagger Team B38 / Underpin Racing 2nd
36 Jack Brown Cambridge University CC 2nd
37 Philip Jones Transition Race Team 3rd
38 Martin Woffindin 2nd
39 Leon Barnes Wheelbase Castelli MGD 2nd
40 Joe Romain 4th
41 Alexander Coates Pro Vision Race Team 2nd
42 Harvey Stroh Team SB Hub 2nd
43 Joseph Richards Lakes RC 3rd
44 Cory Edmondson Green Jersey RT 3rd
45 David Mixell BIKESTRONG-KTM 2nd
46 James Little Holmfirth Cycling Club 3rd
47 Ben Kettleborough Otley CC 3rd
48 David Norris Wold Top Actif RT 3rd
49 Matthew Mannakee Prologue Racing Team 2nd
50 Eliot Ward Crimson Performance Race Team 2nd
51 Simon Mayfield Sowerby Brothers CRT 2nd
52 William Ambrose University of Derby Cycling Club 2nd
53 Ross Limbert 4th
54 Christopher Pickles University of Leeds Cycling Club 2nd
55 Toby Cowell Cambridge University CC 3rd
56 Phil Shackleton All Terrain Cycles Ride In Peace 3rd
57 Glen Hale Holmfirth Cycling Club 2nd
58 Jack Ford Wheelbase Cabtech Junior RT 2nd
59 Stuart Matthews InfinityCycles-Cube Store Cycling 3rd
60 Henry James Team SB Hub 3rd
61 Hugo Lutz-Atkinson Ribble Cycling A Boys
62 Jake Unsworth Ilkley Cycling Club 3rd
63 Archie White Ilkley Cycling Club 3rd
64 Michael Strange Ilkley Cycling Club 3rd
65 Scott Wolfenden Prologue Racing Team 2nd
66 Max Burt Sowerby Brothers CRT 3rd
67 Richard Baldwin Cottingham Coureurs RT 2nd
68 Chris Thomas Lune RCC 3rd

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1. Amelie Wayte The MI Racing Academy A Girls
2. Ava Oxley-Szilagyi Wheelbase Cabtech Junior RT A Girls
3. Eleanor Hunt Otley CC A Girls
4. Eve Barrow Salt Ayre Cog Set A Girls
5. Flora Knight Pink Jersey Race Team A Girls
6. Madelaine Leech Huddersfield Star Wheelers A Girls
7. Tilly Percy Pink Jersey Race Team A Girls
8. Chloe Hinchliffe Holmfirth Cycling Club A Girls
9. Rebecca Dawes Clifton CC A Girls
10. Rachel Earnshaw Team JRC A Girls
11. Lucy Ellmore Otley CC A Girls
12. Jasmine Pusey Team SB Hub A Girls
13. Ruby Firth Bronte Tykes Cycling Club A Girls

1. Joseph Pidcock PH-MAS/Paul Milnes Cycles A Boys
2. George Ball Furness Flyers A Boys
3. Benjamin Peatfield Green Jersey RT A Boys
4. Robert Donaldson Giant Halifax Race Team A Boys
5. Jack Coates Otley CC A Boys
6. Max Poole Bike Box Alan A Boys
7. Matthew Wells Tyneside Vagabonds CC A Boys
8. Lewis Dobbing Ribble Cycling A Boys
9. Finlay Pickering Wold Top Actif RT A Boys
10. William Truelove Abergavenny Road Club A Boys
11. Aidan Lawrence Innovation Racing A Boys
12. Thomas Bates Mossley CRT A Boys
13. Riley Blackmore PH-MAS/Paul Milnes Cycles B Boys
14. George Wood North Midlands Youth Squad A Boys
15. Adam Bent Nutcracker Racing A Boys
16. Lucien Cuming East Bradford CC A Boys
17. George Radcliffe Otley CC A Boys
18. Francis Woodcock Bury Clarion Cycling Club A Boys
19. Joshua Clough Team SB Hub A Boys
20. Lachlan Hacker North Cheshire Clarion A Boys
21. Daniel Vincent Green Jersey RT A Boys
22. Hugo Lutz-Atkinson Ribble Cycling A Boys
23. Matthew Finegan Team SB Hub A Boys
24. Aaron Dodd Holmfirth Cycling Club B Boys
25. Max Lutz-Atkinson Ribble Cycling A Boys
26. Tom Sheard Giant Halifax Race Team A Boys
27. Daniels Kucerjavijs Mossley CRT A Boys
28. Joe Thorp Macclesfield Wheelers A Boys
29. Ben Houlihan All Terrain Cycles Ride In Peace A Boys
30. Oliver Peace Bronte Tykes Cycling Club B Boys
31. Liam Davison East Bradford CC A Boys
32. Harry Wood Team SB Hub A Boys
33. Sam Hollis Albarosa Cycling Club B Boys
34. Jack Lucas Paceline Cycles North A Boys
35. Harry Ellison Pedalsport Cycling Club B Boys
36. Thomas Kenyon Cycle Sport Pendle A Boys
37. Harry Paveley Innovation Racing A Boys
38. Tom Blenkinsop Bronte Tykes Cycling Club A Boys
39. Ben Iddon Salt Ayre Cog Set A Boys
40. Xavier Teece-Round Sportcity Velo B Boys
41. Joel Ackers Innovation Racing A Boys
42. Ross Hooley Innovation Racing B Boys
43. Dylan Kay Bronte Tykes Cycling Club A Boys
44. Michael Wright Abergavenny Road Club B Boys


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