Road: Gullen wins CDNW League R4

Road: Gullen wins CDNW League R4


Location: Capernwray, Lancashire
Event: 1 April 2012
Report: Snowdon Sports

Yorkshire’s James Gullen secured a lone victory for the Metaltek-Scott team in the fourth round of the CDNW League at Capernwray in Lancashire on Sunday.

The 22-year-old student from Kippax in Leeds crossed the line around 20 seconds ahead of his nearest rival, 34-year-old Ben Dean, the 34-year-old Team Bglobal rider from Salmesbury in Lancashire.

While the weather for the morning event was perfect for racing – cool and sunny – the finish climb certainly separated the men from the boys, with Gullen proving best up the climb.

Third spot in the 120-kilometre elite race went to Team Raleigh’s 18-year-old Wigan-based rider Matthew Holmes.

And in the supporting 45-mile race, Andy Leigh (Velocity RT) took the win by just three seconds from Ryan Pike (High on Bikes RT) in a close finish.



1 James Gullen Metaltek-Scott 2:54:20
2 Ben Dean Team Bglobal @ 20sec
3 Matthew Holmes Team Raleigh
4 Lee Baldwin Buxton CC
5 Andrew Beattie Infinity Cycles
6 Sam Boast Team Hope Factory Racing
7 William Haynes Blackhawk Bikes
8 Alistair Rutherford @ 48sec
9 Richard Bott Herbalife-Leisure Lakes @58sec
10 Calum Nicholson Teamwallis CHH Racing Team @1:00
11 Stuart Reid Wheelbase @ 1:41
12 Stuart McCluskey Leslie Bike Shop @ 4:08
13 Peter Murdoch Team Cyclelane @ 4:10
14 Jamie Kennedy Glasgow Couriers CC @ 4:32
15 Julian Pearson Vanilla Bikes . com @ 5:30
16 Nathan Harrison Buxton CC @ 5:32
17 Lee Brotzman Wills Wheels @ 5:54
18 James King Mountivation Academy @ 6:40
19 Joe Kirkham Hargrove Cycles
20 Jacob Ragan Maxgear
21 Rob Adlard Team Wheelguru
22 Francis Pilkington Bill Nickson
23 Thomas Armstrong Mountivation Academy
24 Mike Harrison Congleton C.C. @ 7:10
25 Jimmy Froggatt Wills Wheels CC
26 Andy Whitehall Team Velo Ecosse
27 Jonathan Cregeen Biketreks RT
28 Matt Flynn Mountivation Junior Academy @ 7:30
29 Martin Woffindin Cycle Sport Pendle @ 9:40


1 Andy Leigh Velocity RT 1:43:00
2 Ryan Pike High on Bikes RT @ 3sec
3 James Warren Bill Nickson Cycles RT
4 Stephen Smith Vita Cycle Team
5 Henry Hunter Team Wallis CHH
6 Neil Robinson Lune RCC
7 James Knox Kent Valley RC
8 William Thomas Velocity Race Team
9 Lee Carter Ribble Valley CRC
10 John Findley Bill Nickson Cycles RT
11 Damien Kelly Epic MTB
12 Leigh Cowell Private Member
13 Ben Staley Team Wheelguru
14 Ashley Clitheroe
15 James Dunlop Biketreks RT
16 James Chamberlain Cyclesport International
17 Joshua Bamford Lancs RC
18 Nick Spencer Gosforth RC
19 Lindsay Gordon
20 John Agnew Lune RCC
21 Sandy Lockett Biketreks Race Team
22 Scott Morley Lune RCC
23 Dean Hitchings PM
24 John Knights Mountivation
25 Luke Beswick Buxton CC
26 Robert Palmer Stretford Wheelers CC @ 1:24
27 Mick Style Manchester Wheelers
28 Sarah Byrne for viored
29 Ian Rutherford Lune RCC
30 Richard Provan Glasgow Couriers cc
31 Sam Farrar 0
32 Darran Acton LRC
33 Philip Knupfer Manchester wheelers
34 Nicolas Bertrand Biketreks Racing Team
35 Sean Hoban VC CUMBRIA
36 Phil Gray Kuota GSG Spinergy
37 Chris Southworth Leigh Premier RC
38 Tom Walsh Lancs RC
39 Tom Dalton Bill Nickson cycles RT @ 4:05
40 Peter Ware St Helens CRC @ 4:10
41 Ben Crawshaw Lune RCC @ 4:56
42 Simon Deeley High on Bikes RT @ 15 mins
43 Adam Blakeley Pendle Forest CC
44 Ian Boydon Lune RCC
45 Luke Dabbs University of Manchester CC
46 Duncan Mclaren Stockport Clarion CC @17 mins
47 Tony Coughlan Stockport Clarion @ 17:10
48 Simon Wilkes Liverpool Century @ 18:30

British Cycling would like to thank the organising team, officials and everyone else who helped promote this event. Our sport could not exist without the hundreds of people, many of them unpaid volunteers, who put in many hours of hard work running events, activities and clubs.