42nd Severn Bridge - BW Cycling Road Race

Road , Malmesbury – Sunday, 02 Mar 2014

Event Details

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Start Date:

Sun, 2nd Mar 2014

Event Type:

Road (Competitive)


Charlton Village Hall, The Street, Charlton, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, SN16 9DL
Directions – from M4 J17 head north on A.429 for 6 miles to Malmesbury byass. Turn right at second roundabout onto B.4040 and continue for 1.5 miles to Charlton. The Village Hall is behind the houses on the left (i.e. north side) of the main road through the village, approached by a short gravel drive. Car Parking - Official vehicles in car park in front of Village Hall, competitors/spectators in playing field behind Hall.
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Entry close date

Wed, 12th Feb 2014

Event Overview

The 42nd Severn Bridge - BW Cycling Road Race takes place on Sunday 2 March 2014.

You may be wondering why the event is not live yet on the calendar.  This is because we have had to change the circuit for this year just recently. Therefore a new event will go live by 1 Jan for online entry.  It will be National B for E/1/2/3 categories, with a maximum 80 riders with a priority for Teams of maximum 4 riders.

For the 2014 event the race will be held on a circuit in Wiltishire near Malmesbury, go to this link to view:


The HQ will be as follows:

Charlton Village Hall
The Street        
Wilshire SN16 9DL

This Bristol Road Club event is one of the country's top and longest running early season road race events that dates back to the '60s.

The past few years have seen top riders win the race, with Marcin Bialoblocki in 2012 and Zak Dempster in 2011. There are always at least 10 top professional teams entered for this early season classic.

Info for Riders

**Please note change of venue - the event is now on the Malmesbury Circuit** This year there will be an E/1/2/3 race on a new circuit for just this year. The event will be for teams of maximum 4 riders and should include at least one 1st Category rider or above. The field size is a maximum of 80 riders plus 10 reserves. Individual riders will only be allowed if the field is not full with teams of 2-4 riders.

The Races

Date Start Race name Classification Band Rider Cat Race length
2/03/14 11:00 E/1/2/3 - 96 km National B Band 3 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Elite 96km / 60 miles

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Race E/1/2/3
Date Start Classification Band Rider Cat
Sun 02/03/14 11:00 National B Band 3 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Elite
Entry: Postal: (£30.00)
Race E/1/2/3
Sun 02/03/14 - 11:00
Classification: National B
Band: Band 3
Rider Cat: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Elite
Entry: Postal: (£30.00)

Blain takes Severn Bridge Road Race victory

Posted 02/03/2014 - Brian O'Kelly

Severn Bridge Road Race
Report: Snowdon Sports

Team Raleigh’s French ace Alex Blain took victory in the 42nd Severn Bridge Road Race in Wiltshire on Sunday, sprinting clear of his five breakaway rivals at the end of the 60-mile race.

Using the Malmesbury circuit, the 80 riders faced three laps of a 20-mile undulating circuit which was subjected to almost constant drizzle and provided little shelter from the winds, especially on the back of the course, which caused more than the usual number of non-finishers.

The decisive move came on the first lap, when Blain attacked with Marcin Bialoblocki (Velosure-Giordana), James Lewis (NFTO) and Ed Laverack (Rapha Condor-JLT). They quickly gained around 35 seconds over the remains of the bunch, and while Blain also won the King of the Mountains prize on that lap, around ten riders decided to climb off as the pace and conditions proved too much.

Chasing hard off the front of the bunch came Grant Bayton (Ride 24/7) and Yanto Barker (Team Raleigh) who did bridge the gap, although Barker punctured and dropped back to the chasing group. Also bridging the gap to the leaders was Richard Hepworth (Velosure).

That group worked well together and managed to hold off the chasers, although the gap never got above a minute and much of the bunch was reluctant to chase down with most of the big domestic teams having a rider in the lead group.

As they headed for the finish, it was 32-year-old Blain, from Nice in France, who took the win by a couple of bike lengths from Bialoblocki, while James Lewis (NFTO) was third.

Although they missed out on the victory, Velosure had the consolation of winning the team prize with riders finishing second, fifth and eighth, while Blain took the overall King of the Mountains prize too. And Tristan Robbins (BH Solidor) was the best junior.


1 Alex Blain (Team Raleigh) 2:15:00
2 Marcin Bialoblocki (Velosure-Giordana)
3 James Lewis (NFTO)
4 Grant Bayton (Ride 24/7)
5 Richard Hepworth (Velosure-Giordana) all at same time
6 Sam Williams (NFTO) at 1:00
7 Yanto Barker (Team Raleigh) at same time
8 Steve Lampier (Velosure-Giordana) at 1:05
9 George Harper (Velosure-Giordana) at 1:25
10 Hugh Wilson (NFTO) at same time

King of the Mountains: Alex Blain. Team: Velosure. Juniors: Tristan Robbins (BH-Solidor).


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Confirmed Results

Race E/1/2/3

Position Name Club name Rider status Category Points
1 Alexandre Blain Raleigh GAC Finished Elite 0
2 Marcin Bialoblocki Giordana-Mitsubishi Electric R... Finished Elite 25
3 James Lewis NFTO Finished 1st 21
4 Grant Bayton Ride 24/7 Finished 2nd 17
5 Richard Hepworth Giordana-Mitsubishi Electric R... Finished Elite 14
6 Samuel Williams NFTO Finished Elite 12
7 Yanto Barker Raleigh GAC Finished Elite 10
8 Steve Lampier Giordana-Mitsubishi Electric R... Finished Elite 8
9 George Harper Giordana-Mitsubishi Electric R... Finished Elite 7
10 Hugh Wilson NFTO Finished Elite 6
11 Perry Bowater Velosure Starley Primal Finished 2nd 5
12 Owen James BH-Solidor-WAM Youth Finished 2nd 4
13 George Atkins Raleigh GAC Finished Elite 3
14 Edward Laverack JLT Condor Finished 1st 2
15 Nick Noble BH-Solidor-WAM Youth Finished 1st 1
16 Jozef Metelka Beeline Bicycles RT Finished 1st 0
17 Ashley Proctor Bike Box Alan/Envelopemaster Finished 1st 0
18 James Phillips Dream Cycling Finished 1st 0
19 Colin Parry BH-Solidor-WAM Youth Finished Elite 0
20 Unknown Rider Finished 0
21 Unknown Rider Finished 0
22 Tristan Robbins BH-Solidor-WAM Youth Finished 1st 0
23 Richard Phillips Schofield Peter Hansford Racing Finished 2nd 0
24 Robert Ward Felt Racing Finished 2nd 0
25 Alastair Hepworth Bike Box Alan/Envelopemaster Finished 1st 0
26 Unknown Rider Finished 0
27 Unknown Rider Finished 0
28 Justin Hoy Felt Racing Finished Elite 0
29 Zachery May Finished 2nd 0
30 Dexter Gardias SportGrub KUOTA Cycling Team Finished 1st 0
31 Matthew Franklin Bristol RC Finished 2nd 0
32 Colton Jarisch Felt Racing Finished 1st 0
33 Dan Fleeman SportGrub KUOTA Cycling Team Finished Elite 0
34 Chris Opie JLT Condor Finished Elite 0
35 Matthew Higgins Felt Racing Finished 1st 0
36 Courtney Rowe Cardiff JIF Finished 2nd 0
37 Will Stephenson JLT Condor Finished 1st 0
38 Michael Smith Corley Cycles - Drops RT Finished Elite 0
39 Michael Ward Ride 24/7 Finished 2nd 0
40 Steve Thomas Dream Cycling Finished 2nd 0
41 Unknown Rider Finished 0
42 Connor Swift Bike Box Alan/Envelopemaster Finished 1st 0
43 Robert Adlard KTM road-and-trail.com Finished 2nd 0
44 Anthony Moye KTM road-and-trail.com Finished 1st 0
45 James Cartridge Cadence RT Finished 2nd 0
46 Douglas Coleman CC Luton Finished 1st 0
47 Robert Orr SportGrub KUOTA Cycling Team Finished 1st 0
48 Daniel Storey Bike Box Alan/Envelopemaster Finished 2nd 0
49 George Pym Velosure Starley Primal Finished Elite 0
50 Adrian Lawson Cadence RT Finished 2nd 0
51 Charles Rees Ride 24/7 Finished 2nd 0
52 Jacob Tipper KTM road-and-trail.com Finished Elite 0
53 Billy Osmond Ride 24/7 Finished 2nd 0
54 Oliver Moors Project 51 Finished 2nd 0
55 Cameron Campbell Pendragon Finished 2nd 0
56 Sam Shannon Velosure Starley Primal Finished 2nd 0
57 Geoff Ripley Bristol RC Finished N/A 0
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