SUNDAY: CiCLE Classic (Women/Junior Men)

Round 1 of the Women’s and Junior Men’s National Road Series kicks off this weekend in Melton Mowbray at the CiCLE Classic

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SUNDAY: CiCLE Classic (Women/Junior Men)

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WITH A FIELD of 119 and 121 riders respectively, Sunday’s 7th ANEXO /CAMS Women’s and 9th Junior CiCLE Classics look certain to live up to their classic titles as the first National showdowns of 2023 for their respective cycling categories.

Race Director Colin Clews said, “since the Women’s Classic was first held in 2016, the race has consistently been won by World and Olympic Champions such as Katie Archibald and Neah Evans, with Josie Nelson following in her sister Emily’s wheel marks when winning the race last year. The junior race has also had some notable names taking part such as Tom Pidcock, who although never a CiCLE Classic winner, has now progressed to the World Tour alongside 2017 Junior CiCLE Winner Josh Tarling along with others such as James Shaw, Sam Watson and Abi Smith. With a winner able to come from any quarter in either race will make for exciting racing with both events being the first major British race in 2023 for both categories. Every rider will therefore be wishing to impress!”

Whoever does come out on top will be greeted and presented with the winner’s trophy bearing her name by Dame Laura Kenny who will also be accompanied on the Presentation podium by CAMS brand ambassador, former multi World and Olympic champion Ed Clancy. Cycling royalty indeed in Melton Mowbray.

The junior Men’s race will commence at 9.00 am from Sherrard Street and return for its first passage of the town around 11.00 before finishing close to the Market Place approximately 20 minutes later. The Women’s CiCLE Classic then starts at 14.00 and returns to Sherrard Street for its fist passage around 16.00 and then finish around 16.20. Both events will follow the same arduous and demanding 105 kms course passing through Pickwell, Somerby and Burrough, on a number of differing circuits in and around Owston where most of the off roads sectors can be found.

For the safety of competitors and other road users, both races will operate a formal rolling road closure throughout most of the course. The road being closed shortly before the race approaches each key point, and reopened within 10-15 minutes later on average. The exception to this this will be Sherrard Street, Melton Mowbray, which will be closed from 7.00 am to 18.00 hrs, and Saxby Road. The latter will be closed for the entirety of the riders completing the finishing circuit on their approach to Melton. Saxby Road will therefore be closed to non- race vehicles for approximately 40 minutes between 10.45 and 11.45, and again in the afternoon between 15.45 and 16.45. These closures will be kept to a minimum period on each occasion.

The Men’s International CiCLE Classic which was first held in 2005, will return to the roads in Melton Mowbray and beyond in just a few weeks with a fully international field of Elite professional male cyclists over an even more daunting 180 kms course between Oakham and Melton (23rd April).

In 2023, the opportunities to view the two races are numerous on Sunday. For the enthusiastic spectator, the race is possibly the most spectator friendly races to ever watch. It is possible to see the race in over 7-8 places during its circuitous route from Melton back to Melton.


1. The START in Melton town centre with the start of the Junior Men at 09.30 and the Elite Women at 14.00.
2. In Somerby for the first passage of the race there.
3. Owston or Burrough on the Hill for the races 5/6 passages through those villages. At Owston enjoy the party atmosphere of the day, or enjoy a more relaxed view of the race from The ‘Stag & Hounds’ Public House at Burrough over Sunday lunch and or a welcome drink.
4. The top of Cold Overton hill for the second Queen/King of the Hills climb.
5. Or ‘Somerberg’ (Bruce’s Lane) for the ultimate CiCLE Classic experience.
6. The entry or exit of the penultimate rough sector of the race at Sawgate Lane just on the edge of Melton.
7. In Melton town centre for the first passage and then spectacular finish of the junior Men’s race, and the first passage of the town by the riders in the Women’s race who will contest a sprint for the ‘Pork Pie’ sprint award donated by Dickenson & Morris before commencing their finishing circuit via Burton Lazers and Stapleford.
8. At the FINISH in Sherrard Street around 12.00 noon for the Junior Men, and 16.30 for the Women.

Hot & cold drinks and snacks will be available at various locations on and around the course.

Please allow plenty of time to get from one point to another and be prepared to encounter the road closures which will apply as soon as the race approaches and will apply until the last of the ‘effective’ race passes. Also please remember to park your cars well off the road especially if parking on any of the many narrow roads that the race uses particularly around Owston and Burrough on the Hill. If viewing at Owston please use the identified car parks and always obey any instructions from race marshals.



1 Daisy Barnes Alba Development Road Team
2 Sophie Enever Alba Development Road Team
3 Arianne Holland Alba Development Road Team
4 Sophie Lankford Alba Development Road Team
5 Beth Maciver Alba Development Road Team
6 Eilidh Shaw – U23 Alba Development Road Team
7 Victoria Smith Alba Development Road Team
8 Evie White – JNR Alba Development Road Team
9 Charlotte Broughton AWOL OShea
10 Libby Smithson – U23 AWOL OShea
11 Jessica Finney AWOL OShea
12 Francesca Morgans-Slader AWOL OShea
13 Maddie Wadsworth – U23 AWOL OShea
14 Ellen Bennett – U23 Brother UK-Orientation Marketing
15 Lotty Dawson – JNR Brother UK-Orientation Marketing
16 Freya Eccleston – JNR Brother UK-Orientation Marketing
17 Harriet Evans Brother UK-Orientation Marketing
18 Hope Inglis – JNR Brother UK-Orientation Marketing
19 Millie Jenkins – JNR Brother UK-Orientation Marketing
20 Laura Pittard Brother UK-Orientation Marketing
21 Lotta Mansfield – U23 Brother UK-Orientation Marketing
22 Monica Greenwood DAS – Handsling Bikes
23 Lucy Lee DAS – Handsling Bikes
24 Sophie Lewis – U23 DAS – Handsling Bikes
25 Grace Lister – U23 DAS – Handsling Bikes
26 Katie Scott – U23 DAS – Handsling Bikes
27 Danielle Shrosbree DAS – Handsling Bikes
28 Sammie Stuart DAS – Handsling Bikes
29 Sophie Thackray DAS – Handsling Bikes
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31 Maddie Heywood FTP-Fulfil The Potential-Racing
32 Claire Nott FTP-Fulfil The Potential-Racing
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44 Lydia Watts Hutchinson-Brother UK
45 Sannah Zaman – U23 Hutchinson-Brother UK
46 Skye Davidson Jadan Vive le Velo p/b Glasdon
47 Kirstie Drakeford – U23 Jadan Vive le Velo p/b Glasdon
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118 Angus Stoneham Zappi Junior Race Team
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2016: Rebecca Durrell
2017: Katie Archibald
2018: Neah Evans
2019: Emily Nelson
2020: No event due to Covid.
2021: Abi Smith
2022: Josie Nelson

2014: James SHAW
2015: Nathan Draper
2016: Reece Wood
2017: William Tidball
2018: Alfred George
2019: Sam Watson
2020: No event due to Covid.
2021: Joshua Tarling
2022: Dylan Hicks


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