Road: Christensen leads 1-2-3 for Pedal Heaven


Platform Lift Company Summer Series
Location: Thruxton Aerodrome, Andover, Hampshire
Event: 15 June 2012
Report: Snowdon Sports

The winner of last week’s race, Anders Christensen secured victory for a second consecutive week in the Platform Lift Company Summer Series and led a 1-2-3 for Pedal Heaven Racing Team at the Thruxton Aerodrome near Andover in Hampshire on Friday.

The 36-year-old from Fleet in Hampshire took the win ahead of team-mates Paul Pickup and Tim Elverson, while the best of the rest was Wilier-Live2Ride’s Toby Eichler.

GWR Team were celebrating victory in the supporting race for third and fourth category riders, with 33-year-old Dan Smith from Swindon taking the win ahead of Andover Wheelers rival Tom Hayward and Sam Arnold (SRAM CC).

In the youth races, First Chard Wheelers dominated the older categories with Rob Hogg winning the Under-16s race from Swindon RC’s Jack Bilyard, while Hogg’s team-mate Ryan White won the Under-14s race from William Crofts of the Bristol Cycling Development Squad.

In other categories Andover Wheelers’ Alex Hall won the Under-12s, while Arthur Boulton (Palmer Park Velo) came out on top in the Under-10s and Marshall Thompson (Andover Wheelers) won the Under-8s.


1 Anders Christensen Pedal Heaven RT
2 Paul Pickup Pedal Heaven RT
3 Tim Elverson Pedal Heaven RT
4 Toby Eichler Wilier/Live 2 Ride
5 Phil Reynolds Peter Hansford Cycles
6 Ian Rees Wilier/Live 2 Ride
7 Martin Smith Primal Europe
8 Ross Clayton NFTO
9 Rob McCarthy Pedal Heaven RT
10 Nick Noble Bristol RC
11 Peter Kench GWR Team
12 Simon Healey Andover Wheelers
13 Gavin Spiers Inverse RT
14 Rob Ward ASFRA RT
15 Emma Grant Optimi Pro Cycling
16 Alex Harding Andover Wheelers
17 Tom Bowering Performance Cycles

1 Dan Smith GWR Team
2 Tom Hayward Andover Wheelers
3 Sam Arnold SRAM CC
4 Matt Derrick Dream Cycles
5 Rob Cranstone RNRMCA
6 Keith Scott Farnborough & Camberley CC
7 Nigel Pratt Andover Wheelers
8 Richard Gdstichs Reading CC
9 Jan Labrooy Behind The Bikeshed
10 Simon Edwards Kingston Wheelers
11 Darren Chappell Behind The Bikeshed
12 Stephen Longman Andover Wheelers


1 Rob Hogg 1st Chard Wheelers
2 Jack Bilyard Swindon RC
3 Cameron Thompson Andover Wheelers

1 Ryan White 1st Chard Wheelers
2 William Crofts BCDS
3 Lewis Revill Chippenham Wheelers

1 Alex Hall Andover Wheelers

1 Arthur Boulton Palmer Park Velo RT
2 Luke Spurden Andover Wheelers

1 Marshall Thompson Andover Wheelers

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.