Imperial Winter Circuit Series 8


Imperial Winter Circuit Series 8 2013/14


Imperial RT/Lucy Collins


Round eight of the Hillingdon Imperial Winter Circuit Series


The 8th round of the Imperial Winter Series held at Hillingdon Cycle Circuit, West London on January 18 2014.


The 15th year of the series and sponsored by Imperial RT’s new London cycle shop.




The 3 man break that eventually saw Lawrence Carpenter jump away from to win alone. Graham Crow grabbed second just ahead of cat 3 rider Henry Furniss. James Norris won the sprint for 4th overall and 3rd E/1/2. 


A welcome return to a bright sunny day with a fresh rising wind.


A full field in the 4th cats kicked the day off with Alan Nixon (Amersham RCC) and Christophe De Belder (VC10) attacking early on, but the main bunch remained tight. Several other attempts came including a strong but vociferous drive by eventual winner Robin Mould clearly setting out his intentions; the London Dynamo squad continue to control from the front, but a lone (unintended?) attack from Rob Mosley (Thames Velo) strung the field out before another attack by Dynamo rider Alexander Evangelidis calmed things down. In the closing stages of the 50 minute race there were further flurries by James Spackman (London Dynamo) and team mate Mark Davison but in the sprint Robin Mould (Velosport Racing Team) took a clear win with time to raise his hands off the bars, annoying the Commissaire in the process! John Freeman and Alex Woods followed him in with Chris Jubb just missing the podium.


Jennifer Crouch of London Dynamo wins the Imperial Cycles random prize and can look forward to her bike having a thorough spruce up at Imperial Cycles in Isleworth!


The E123 Race took on a new complexion with dominant force Jake Martin away on a Winter training camp but the start remained fast with WyndaMilla’s Patron, Henry Furniss starting the action cheered on by Nasima fresh from finishing the previous race. The riders causing the acceleration – Graham Crow (Twickenham CC), Mike Brewer (London Dynamo), James Norris (High Wycombe RT) and Robert Seeley (Brixton CC) lined things out but the strength of Rory Townsend (Pedal Heaven), Lawrence Carpenter (Catford Equipe Banks) and Jo Skelton (Look Mum No Hands) was clear.


It very quickly changed with a decisive action from Crow and Furniss who moved away and steadily built a decent lead. Carpenter saw the danger and moved across to the duo, seemingly with ease, and although at one stage the gap diminished to a few seconds following pressure from the group, it eventually fizzled out. With 6 laps to go Carpenter stepped it up a notch to leave Crow and Furniss to consolidate their efforts for the podium. Crow finished in a hard earned 2nd with Furniss 3rd. Norris won a tight sprint for 4th narrowly beating Townsend and Vince Halpern.


All the 4th Cat races are fully booked for the rest of the series.





Place No.  Club  Series Points
1st w 38 Lawrence Carpenter Catford Equipe Banks 1 200
2nd w 39 Graham Crow Twickenham cc 2 190
3rd y145 Henry Furniss WyndyMilla 3 180
4th w 12 James Norris High Wycombe CC 2 170
5th w 15 Rory Townsend Pedal Heaven Colbornes RT 2 160
6th w  8 Vincent Halpern Handsling racing 1 150
7th w 30 Jerzy Kuzminski High Wycombe 2 140
8th w  6 Josh Jones Cambridge University CC 2 130
9th y131 Robert Seeley Brixton CC 3 120
10th y144 Andy Colsell High Wycombe CC 3 110
11th w 24 Jacek Reder Unattached 2 100
12th y 62 Oliver Bates Welwyn Wheelers 3 90
13th w 34 Lee Desborough St Ives CC  2 80
14th w 41 Dominic Gabellini RCCC 2 70
15th w 27 Joshua Mitchell Bicester Millenium 2 60
16th w 20 Jo Skelton Look Mum No Hands! 2 50
17th w 10 Michael Skipsey Tmg horizon 2 40
18th y  2 Angelo Christides Unattached 3 30
19th y 66 Tom Sefton Palmer Park Velo RT 3J 20
20th w 51 Greg Wiltshire Kingston Wheelers 2 10
21st y 35 Graeme York Twickenham CC 3
22nd y 20 Neil Heffernan Inverse – Cycling Components RT 3
23rd y 28 Kevin Argent Sigma Sport La Fuga 3
24th y 10 Andrew Lowe Team MK 3
25th w  7 Phil Holloway southend wheelers 2
26th y 45 Alistair Gurney Rapha Condor CC 3
27th y 25 Ralph Keeler Cambridge CC 3
28th w  3 Jacob Nicholson Medway Velo  2
29th y 29 Jon Shillingford Unattached 3
30th y108 James Bradley Twickenham CC 3
31st y136 Anna Marie Hughes Bike Pure-LeMond-Aspire Velotech 2w
32nd y 46 Riyadh Khamis Personal bike fit 3
33rd y 84 Neil J Fraser Stevenage cc 3
34th y124 Will Houghton Hillingdon CC 3
35th y 52 Robin Basford Wyndymilla 3
36th y 56 Alvaro Alves Da Cunha Unattached 3
37th y146 Amritpal Virdi Norwood Paragon 3
38th y121 Adam Thompson Reading CC  3
39th y 87 Dan Moseley Prestige Velo Club 3
40th y 21 Damien Lodge Imperial Racing Team 3
41st y 90 James Archibald GS Henley 3
42nd y 38 Scott Shepherd London Dynamo 3
43rd w  2 Tyler Lemmon Medway Velo 2
44th y102 Mike Sanders Unattached 3
45th y137 Jason Wood London Dynamo 3
46th y 31 Justin Lord G.S. Henley 3
47th y 80 William McAvock London Dynamo 3
48th y 97 Mike Brewer London Dynamo 3
49th y  4 Andrew Wright High Wycombe 3
50th y109 Alex Jump Dulwich Paragon 3
51st y 37 Gavin Spiers GS Henley 3
52nd y135 Patrick Hayes Victoria/Ciclos 3
53rd y 69 James Waters G.S. Henley 3
54th y 68 Mario Manelfi Blazing Saddles 3
55th y 79 Vaughan Luff Unattached 3
56th y141 Kieran Woods Charlotteville CC 3
57th w 48 Clemence Copie Mule bar Girl / s 1w


Cat 3s
1 Henry Furniss Wyndal Milla
2 Robert Seeby Brixton CC
3 Andy Cowell High Wycombe


Cat 4s




Robin Mould was a chief animator of the action and he took a deserved win ahead of the pack


Place No.  Club

1st r101 Robin Mould Velosport Racing Team 4
2nd r158 Jon Freeman Unattached 4
3rd r159 Alex Woods Unattached 4
4th r166 Chris Jubb Unattached 4
5th r 85 Jason Braund Imperial College CC 4
6th r100 Huw Dymond Reading. CC 4
7th r 50 Ed Everett Unattached 4
8th r 93 Robert Mosley Thames Velo 4
9th r 48 Andrew Weighill Unattached 4
10th r 66 Harry Bunnell Kingston Wheelers 4
11th r114 Ben Skelton  London Dynamo 4
12th r 32 Ben Nichol Amersham RCC 4
13th r 21 Nathan Sweeney London Dynamo 4
14th r 22 Mark Davison London Dynamo 4
15th r186 Karl Twomey Brixton Cycles 4
16th r187 Alexander Evangelidis London Dynamo 4
17th r 64 Neil Kerr Twickenham CC 4
18th r 28 Steven Pellowe Hounslow District Wheelers 4
19th r185 Alberto Battaglia Dulwich paragon CC 4
20th r183 Scott Michaels Southampton University RC 4
21st r 62 Jennifer Crouch London Dynamo 3w
22nd r 61 Rupert Baker London Dynamo 4
23rd r 35 Akis Kollaros London Dynamo 4
24th r 53 Tom Simpson Brixton Cycles 4
25th r144 Ian Murray VC10 4
26th r172 Stefano Dall’aglio Unattached 4
27th r 34 James Spackman London Dynamo 4
28th r 39 Alan Nixon Amersham RCC 4
29th r  9 Robert Abbey Hemel Hempstead CC 4
30th r 73 Neil Grunshaw KIngston Wheelers CC 4
31st r181 Elwyn Powell Twickenham CC 4
32nd r176 Ross Lindsay Unattached 4
33rd r 47 Tim Childs Westerley CC 4
34th r 18 Miles Rice hounslow wheelers 4
35th r179 Michael Woodland Team Dassi 4
36th r145 Matthew O’Connor Odiham CC 4
37th r 17 Andrew Goulding Hounslow & District Wlrs 4
38th r120 Calvin Tucker Southgate CC 4
39th r131 Shane Townsend Westerley CC 4
40th r106 Christophe De Belder VC10 4
41st r125 James Gray London Dynamo 4
42nd r111 Mark Stock Farnborough & Camberley CC 4
43rd r188 Phil Hutchinson Amersham RCC 4
44th r  8 Clarice Chung Twickenham 4
45th r175 Anastasia Welsh Thames Velo 3w
46th r195 Chole Weller Norwood Paragon 4
47th r 77 Jon Saunders Charlotteville CC 4
48th r  6 David Jack Loveman Verulam CC 4J
49th r150 Nasima Siddiqui WyndyMilla 4
50th r197 Lucas Edwards Thames Velo 4
51st r141 Eng-Jon Ong Charlotteville CC 4
52nd r 44 Elizabeth Dunne Wyndy Milla 4w
53rd r189 Sasha Quarrington zappis ladies team 4
54th r 67 Keith Loveman Verulam CC 4
55th r184 David Shelton Kingston Wheelers cc 4
56th r182 Nic Stagg Hounslow and district wheelers 4
57th r168 James Gregory Wyndy Milla 4
58th r 74 Harriet Hollis Imperial Racing Team 4w
59th r138 Amir Eshtehardi Finsbury Park CC 4


Series Leader Board after 8 rounds (Best of 9)   
1st w  8 Vincent Halpern Handsling racing 1230
2nd w 29 Jake Martin Pedal Heaven RT 1000
3rd w  6 Josh Jones Cambridge University CC 950
4th w 12 James Norris High Wycombe CC 920
5th w 30 Jerzy Kuzminski High Wycombe CC 680
6th w 20 Jo Skelton Look Mum No Hands! 650
7th w 38 Lawrence Carpenter Catford Equipe Banks 580
8th w 24 Jacek Reder Unattached 570
9th w 15 Rory Townsend Pedal Heaven Colbornes RT 530
10th w  7 Phil Holloway southend wheelers 460
11th w 27 Joshua Mitchell Bicester Millenium 450
12th w 39 Graham Crow Twickenham CC 420
13th w  2 Tyler Lemmon Medway Velo 370
14th w 16 Sam Humpheson Look mum no hands! 300
14th w 44 Si Cox NFTO 300
16th y 76 James Bradley Twickenham CC 240
17th w  3 Jacob Nicholson Medway Velo  230
18th w 18 Ben Sumner Beeline Bikes RT 200
19th w 41 Dominic Gabellini Rapha Condor 200
20th y 62 Oliver Bates Welwyn wheelers 190

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