Road: Coyle takes win in George Samuel Memorial


Location: Hove Park, Brighton, East Sussex
Event: 27 April 2012
Report: Snowdon Sports

SECOND in last year’s corresponding event, Brighton veteran Mike Coyle went one better to take the honours in the opening round of the George Samuel Memorial Hove Park Crit Series.

Coyle, 49, got the better of second-placed Jon Lewis (Charlotteville CC) after 50 minutes and five laps of racing in the event for second and third categories on the Brighton circuit.

The supporting fourth-category race produced a maiden win for 20-year-old Jamie Durmush, from Bexley in Kent.


1 Mike Coyle (Brighton Mitre CC)
2 Jon Lewis (Charlotteville CC)
3 Paul Flynn (Brighton Mitre CC)
4 Gary Brind (Southdown Bikes CC)
5 Daniel Clark (Brighton Mitre CC)
6 Stuart Harvey (Ultimate Fitness)
7 Gavin Starling (Brighton Mitre CC)
8 Oli Pepper (The Kinesis Morvelo Project)
9 Stuart Bettis (Team Terminator)
10 Matthew Butt (Team ASL 360)
4th cat:
1 Jamie Durmush (BC PM)
2 Elliot Lipski (VC Elan)
3 Byron Webb (Southdown Velo)
4 Matt Townsend (Lewes Wanderers CC)
5 Joe Hyatt (Brighton Mitre CC)
6 George Moore (Team ASL 360)
7 Jack Evans (Brighton Mitre CC)
8 Trevor Roberts (Brighton Mitre CC)
9 Gary Burgess (Brighton Mitre CC)
10 Mark Emsley (Brighton Excelsior CC)

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.