Final Elite Race of 2014 Season:
Ipswich Coastal Grand Prix
Sunday 31 Aug 2014
Course: 200 km (124 miles)
Final race of the year were we hope to defend our 7th place in the British Cycling Elite Road Race Series. Looking forward to closing the year on a high with plenty of young-gun talent racing in Ipswich with the likes of Boast, Clarke and Turner #heretorace #bringiton
Reid is 2014 National Emergency Services Road Race champion!
The National Emergency Services road race, incorporating the National Fire Service road race was this year held on the Mike Binks Memorial Circuit just to the south of the Middlesbrough.
The circuit is rolling with one distinct hill about half way round and fairly twisty in places, this year the circuit was made all the more difficult due to 22mph winds that were battering the circuit.
The start was reasonable steady with the strong headwind playing it’s part to neutralise the attacks, the main climb however had a cross tailwind and it was here Reid made his first attack, however being so early in the race this was closed down after half a lap. On the 3rd lap a group of 4 riders clipped away around the back of the circuit and gained a lead of 40secs.
So on lap 4 Reid attacked once again on the climb this time taking the 3 other strongest guys in the race (2 Fire and 1 Police). They worked well together to catch the break going through the line with 3 laps to go. Once they caught the break the 4 riders from the initial move they started messing around so Reid decided to attack once again on the main climb to try and break it up a bit but unfortunately/fortunately for Reid none of the other riders went with him.
“I had a gap of about 200m and decided to commit fully thinking it was hard for me in the wind but it would be just as hard for the chase in those conditions!” said Reid.
Reid rode the last 2.5laps full gas solo to gain a winning margin of over 1 minute to become the 2014 National Fire and Emergency Services road race champion.
Leicester Castle Classic Kermesse
17 August 2014
Solid ride from Barras and Wilson in a tight and dangerous wet race on the cobbles of Leicester for the penultimate round of the British Cycling Elite Series.
1 Jon Mould NFTO 1:55:05
2 George Atkins Team Raleigh st
3 Matt Cronshaw Velosure – Giordana RT st
4 Josh Hunt NFTO @ 2 secs
5 Jake Wormsley Haribo @ 14
6 Ian Wilkinson Team Raleigh st
7 Yanto BarkerTeam Raleigh st
8 Marcin Bialoblocki Velosure – Giordana RT st
9 Edward Clancy MBE Rapha Condor JLT st
10 Jacob Scott Haribo st
11 Peter Hawkins Madison Genesis
12 Will Bjergfelt Metaltek-Kuota
13 Sam Williams NFTO st
14 Tom Barras Wheelbase Altura MGD
15 Simon Wilson Wheelbase Altura MGD @ 16
16 Evan Oliphant Team Raleigh st
17 Gruff Lewis Pedal Heaven Colbornes RT st
18 Robert Partridge Velosure – Giordana RT st
19 George Pym Starley Primal Pro Cycling st
20 Ben Stockdale Metaltek-Kuota st
HAPPY ABOUT THAT! WHEELBASE ALTURA MGD is currently joint 7th with Starley Primal Pro Cycling Team in the British Elite Road Race series - the Premier Division of UK road racing. UCI Pro Continental teams fill the top 5 spots.
With two races to go it’s all to play for! And a big thank you to all our supporters and sponsors!
WHEELBASE ALTURA MGD Duggleby and Bate take the Para Tandem Road National Championships
Para Tandem Road National Championships
03 August 2014
Darley Moor, Derbyshire
On 3rd August the Para road championships took place at Darley Moor motor racing circuit in Derbyshire.
Adam Duggleby and Steve Bate rode in the B Category event for the visually impaired which was held over an hour’s race of the circuit. Steve had as one of his targets for the year to win the National championships, so it was in both of their interests to make an impact and show strength in front of the British Cycling coaches.
The pair attacked from the gun and rode away from the competition, they went on to lap the other tandems numerous times and win with an average of 27mph.
This was well received by the coaches and backed up their good first appearance in the Para World cup two weeks earlier and both are looking forward to racing at the National Track Championships in September.