News: 53rd Clayton Spring Classic

Scott Thwaites (Vitus Pro Cycling p/b Brother UK) heads the entry for the 53rd Clayton Spring Classic, the North West season opener which has a star studded former winners list

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News: 53rd Clayton Spring Classic

Going back to 1999, when Mark Lovatt won this North West season opener, the Clayton Velo Spring Handicap road race has had many many star winners. These include pro classics winner Ian Stannard, World Star Tom Pidcock, former British RR Champ Rob Hayles, legend Dean Downing, BBAR legend Kevin Dawson and many others including the cult figure of Dan Craven.  The race is a handicap event with the Elite (& first cats) having to chase down eight minutes on the juniors to set off at the front with the vets.

SUNDAY 24th Feb 2019 START 10-00 AM
HEADQUARTERS: Eddisford Junior School, Eddisford Road, Clitheroe, Lancashire BB7 2LN

15 LAPS, Start on the unclassified road one mile East of Hodder Bridge, proceed towards Hodder Bridge and left at first cross roads (M) Proceed to junction with B6243 (M) Left on to B6243 direction Clitheroe, turn sharp left 150M from Eddisford Bridge (M) continue towards Bashall to turn left at junction (M) on to the start and finishing straight to complete lap of 3.9 mile, repeat for a further 14 Laps (15 in total) = 58.5 miles.
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Group 1 (Juniors Cat 1,2,3 and Vets Cat 2,3)
1 Matthew Finnigan Team SBHub
2 Harvey Stroh Team SBHub
3 Pedro Clem Green Jersey RT
4 Bobby Horton Green Jersey RT
5 Charles Paige Green Jersey RT
6 Issac Peatfield Green Jersey RT
7 William Abbott RES 2 Innovation Racing
8 Louise Evans Innovation Racing
9 George Elliott Innovation Racing
10 Adam Smith Innovation Racing
11 Scott Roberts Marsh Tracks
12 Scott Williams Marsh Tracks
13 William Harding RES 1 Marsh Tracks
14 Chris Mann Marsh Tracks
15 Logan Maclean Spokes RT
16 Alexander Dent Spokes RT
17 Scott Howieson Spokes RT
18 Thomas Bates RES 4 Team Wheelguru
19 Archie Irving RES 3 Gastrononomia
20 Nick Jackson RES 6 Van Moer CT
21 Francis Woodcock Bury Clarion CC
22 Matti Dobbins Glasgow CT
23 Reuben Orr RES 5 SF Racing
24 Oliver Rees HMT Hospitals Giant
25 Dylan Westley HMT Hospitals Giant
26 Craig Battersby Vet Team Chronomaster
27 Steve Abbott Vet Hopper Rollers
28 Darran Acton Vet Tactic Sport
29 Simon Deplitch Vet Team Chronomaster
30 Sam Dobson Vet Team SBHub
31 Rick Flynn Vet Team SBHub
32 Gareth Frankland Vet Team SBHub
33 Jed Hartley Vet Horwich CC
34 John Hines Vet 3C Payment sports
35 Adrian Lawrence C and N Cycles
36 Matt Lythgoe Vet Ribble Valley CRT
37 Ross Miller Vet Secret Training CC
38 Shaun Pearson Vet Team Merlin
39 Chris Southworth Vet Leigh Premier

Group 2 Cat 2/3 At 4 mins
40 Alex Riehalgh Paceline Cycles
41 Theo Hartley Illi Bikes CT
42 Toby Tanfield Cleveland Wheelers
43 Matthew Warhurst High Peaks Cycles
44 Charlie Critchley Tactic Sport
45 Jimmy Smith Specialized Racing
46 Julian Roche All Terain Cycles
47 Tom Rowley RES 7 Hopey Bicycle repair
48 Steven Parsonage Durham Uni
49 Grant Martin
50 William Lewis High Peaks Cycles
51 Tim Jones Uni of Nottingham
52 Morgan Hughes 365 4 Bikes
53 Chris Humphries Onimpex Bio Racer
54 Alexander Humphries Prologue RT
55 Glen Hale Holmfirth CC
56 Lewis Hartley Eiser Hirumet
57 Tom Garnet Ilkley CC
58 Jack Smith Innovation racing
59 Steven Fidler 3C Payment Sports
60 Jack Crook RES 8 Liverpool Mercury
61 Oliiver Cookson Sky Team CC
62 Samuel Carmichael Innovation racing
63 Gavin Berry Lune RCC
64 Isaac Appleby High Peaks Cycles
65 Martin Woffindin Secret Training CC
66 Declan Brady Bury Clarion

Scratch Group Pro / Elite team/ Cat 1 At 8 Min
67 James Noonan Hopers Rollers
68 Matt Nowell Saint Piran
69 Fraser Martin
70 Scott Thwaites Vitus Pro Cycling p/b Brother UK
71 Alistair Thomas Crimson Performance
72 Jake Womersley Crimson Performance
73 Jamie Ridehalgh Crimson Performance
74 Tom Lowe Crimson Performance
75 Tarn Fynn Crimson Performance
76 Jonathan Bridge Crimson Performance
77 Oliver Husar Crimson Performance
78 Tobias Dahlhaus Richardsons Trek
79 Stephen Dent Baguet MIBA Indulek
80 Michael Ashurst Onimpex Bio Racer
81 Ben Barlow
83 Chris Booth 3C Payments Sports
84 Tom Bracegirdle Team Chronomaster
85 Dillon Byrne Bella in Sella racing
86 James Claydon Bill Nickson Cycles RT
87 Finn Crockett Wheelbase Castelli
88 Hamish Graham Green Jersey
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Former Winners

2018 1. Ryan Perry Drag2Zero 2. Simon Deplitch Chronomaster 3. Mark Dziobon Lancashire RC
2017 1. Jacob Hennessy 100% Me 2. Dillon Byrne VCUK 3. Michael Cumming Neon-Velo
2016 1. Tom Pidcock VCUK 2.Rob Scott VCUK 3.Ian Wilkinson Pedal Heaven
2015 1. Peter Williams One Pro 2.Sam Williams One Pro 3.Josh Hunt One Pro
2014: 1. Simon Wilson, 2. David McGowan 3. Richard Handley
2013: 1. Richard Handley 2. Ryan Mullen, 3. James Gullen
2012: 1. Richard Hepworth 2. David McGowan 3. Robert Hassan
2011: 1. Dean Downing, 1. Tom Murray (dead heat) 3. Tom Barras
2010: 1. Dan Craven 2. Peter Williams 3. Chris Newton
2009: 1. Rob Hayles 2. Rob Partridge 3. Mark McNally
2008: 1. Chris Newton 2. Dean Downing 3. Graham Briggs
2007: 1. Ian Stannard 2. Alex Dowsett 3. Mark McNally
2006: 1. Chris Newton 2. Kevin Dawson 3. Graham Briggs
2005: 1. Kevin Dawson 2. David McGowan, 3. Ian Wilkinson
2004: 1. Kevin Dawson 2. Jack Hill 3. Philip West
2003: 1. Gary Adamson 2. Kevin Dawson 3. Ian Wilkinson
2002: 1. Bill Nickson 2. Chris Burrows 3. Hamish Haynes
2001: Cancelled
2000: 1. Robin Sharman 2. Ian Cuthbertson 3. Hamish Haynes
1999: 1. Mark Lovatt 2. Alistair Kay 3. Neil Swithenbank

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