The Stans Cycles Shrewsbury Grand Prix - Promoted by Paramount CRT

Closed Circuit , Shrewsbury – Sunday, 25 May 2014

Event Details

Event URN:

303280

Start Date:

Sun, 25th May 2014

Event Type:

Closed Circuit (Competitive)

Venue:

Shrewsbury Town Centre, The Square, Shrewsbury, SY1 1JZ
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Entry close date

Sun, 18th May 2014

Event Overview

20 years ago Shrewsbury had a town centre cycle race that ran around the town centre and was a huge success and quickly became one of the key local races of the season.  Unfortunately, for various reasons, the race stopped some years ago.

Paramount CRT is a Shrewsbury based  Club and we are very keen to bring cycle racing back to Shrewsbury Town Centre.  

The day will begin at 3pm with the track opening for the general public to ride and then the racing will begin at 4pm and run through till 8pm.

There will be an event centre in the town centre square with catering and entertainment throughout the event.

The Races

Date Start Race name Classification Band Rider Cat Race length
25/05/14 16:00 The Pure Telecom - Women Only Race Women Only Band 4 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, ... 45 mins
25/05/14 17:00 Cooper Green Pooks - Shrewsbury Crit Race Regional B Band 5 3rd, 4th 01 hr
25/05/14 18:30 Stans Cycles - Professional Crit Race National B Band 3 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Elite 01 hr 05 mins

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Race The Pure Telecom - Women Only Race
Date Start Classification Band Rider Cat Duration
Sun 25/05/14 16:00 Women Only Band 4 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Elite 45 mins
Race The Pure Telecom - Women Only Race
Sun 25/05/14 - 16:00
Duration: 45 mins
Classification: Women Only
Band: Band 4
Rider Cat: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Elite
Race Cooper Green Pooks - Shrewsbury Crit Race
Date Start Classification Band Rider Cat Duration
Sun 25/05/14 17:00 Regional B Band 5 3rd, 4th 01 hr
Race Cooper Green Pooks - Shrewsbury Crit Race
Sun 25/05/14 - 17:00
Duration: 01 hr
Classification: Regional B
Band: Band 5
Rider Cat: 3rd, 4th
Race Stans Cycles - Professional Crit Race
Date Start Classification Band Rider Cat Duration
Sun 25/05/14 18:30 National B Band 3 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Elite 01 hr 05 mins
Race Stans Cycles - Professional Crit Race
Sun 25/05/14 - 18:30
Duration: 01 hr 05 mins
Classification: National B
Band: Band 3
Rider Cat: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Elite

Shrewsbury Grand Prix draws in the crowds

Posted 26/05/2014 - Ben Lawrence

Thousands of people descended on Shrewsbury to watch the first major cycling race to be held in the town for decades.

Spectators young and old lined the streets to experience the action-packed Shrewsbury Cycle Grand Prix which saw more than 130 amateur and professional riders, including Olympic gold medallist Joanna Rowsell MBE, tackle the tight, fast-paced town centre circuit.

It was the first professional cycling race to be held in the town for 20 years and today organisers hailed the event an overwhelming success.

Race organiser Ben Lawrence, managing director of Beaumont Lawrence, said: “It has been a really fantastic day. The quality of racing was superb and despite the forecast for showers the rain held off and the event has been a huge success.

“We know there has been a lot of preparation for today and the races were tight, fast and technical. We wanted this event to put Shrewsbury and Shropshire on the cycling map and it has certainly done that.”

The race action kicked off from The Square with the women.

After a thrilling 45 minutes of fast-paced cycling which took riders along High Street, Shoplatch, St Johns Hill, Cross Hill, Swan Hill, College Hill, Princess Street, Milk Street and then back on to the High Street, it was 20-year-old Brit Tate, from Ilkley, West Yorkshire, that emerged victorious.

The young rider, of GB Cycles, has been cycling for three years.

She said: “It is absolutely amazing to have won. I felt like I was riding in the Olympics on the last lap. The crowd were so supportive. I have never won anything like this before. I’m completely speechless. To have won against such a talented group of riders including Joanna Rowsell is fantastic, I’m just so pleased.”

The second and third finishers were just a fraction of a second behind the leader with Harriet Owen, of Matrix Fitness, finishing in second Lydia Gurley, of Merlin Cycles, in third. Rowsell finished fourth after leading for most of the race.

The 50-minute amateur race, which drew competitors from local racing clubs proved an equally exciting race with local rider Graham South, of Paramount Cycling Racing Team, taking the top podium position.

Kenny Cliffe, of Hinckley CRC finished in second, followed by Christopher Allcott, of Fred Williams Cycles, in third.

The final race of the day was the fast and furious professional race which attracted 49 riders from across the UK.

The hour-long action packed race thrilled crowds with riders reaching speeds of up to 40 mph as they raced around the cobbled streets of Shrewsbury.

After a tight sprint to the finish it was Robert Watson (unattached) from of Ilkley, West Yorkshire, that crossed the finish line first.

He was followed by James Notley, of Mammoth Lifestyle Racing, in second position and George Moore, of Bicicielo, in third.

Speaking after the race, 22-year-old Mr Watson, said he felt “awesome”. Watson and women’s race winner Brit Tate have been a couple for almost two years.

He said: “It is the first time I have been to Shrewsbury. When I came and saw the cobbles and tight corners I thought the circuit would suit me down to the ground and I decided I was just going to go for it. I will definitely be back next year to defend my title.”

Mr Lawrence, who praised Shropshire County Council for helping to make the event happen, added: “All the races were fantastic to watch and to have Olympic gold medallist Joanna Rowsell compete was such an honour. The professional race was a real crowd pleaser with riders reaching top notch speeds. It was a very fast and exciting race.

“We would like to congratulate all the winners and thank all involved, especially the sponsors - Beaumont Lawrence, Stan’s Cycles, Cooper Green Pooks and Pure Communications - that have shown their support for Shrewsbury and cycling and helped make this a hugely successful inaugural event.”

As well as the cycle races spectators at the Shrewsbury Grand Prix were also able to enjoy a packed programme of family events set up in conjunction with Cycle Shrewsbury.

These included Danny Butler’s Extreme Mountain Bike Show, balloon modelling, bicycle powered artwork and organised bike rides around Shrewsbury to the Quarry.

For more information on the winners and photos of the day visit the Shrewsbury Cycle Grand Prix website at www.shrewsburygrandprix.co.uk.


Results:

Pure Telecom Women’s only race results:
1 Brit Tate - GB Cycles
2 Harriet Owen - Matrix Fitness – Vulpine
3 Lydia Gurley - Merlin Cycles
4 Joanna Rowsell - Wiggle Honda
5 Iona Sewell - GB Cycles
6 Nicky Healy - Mammoth Lifestyle Racing
7 Maisie Duckworth - Wolverhampton Wheelers
8 Emma Birtles Lichfield City CC
9 Eleanor Jones - VC St Raphael
10 Gina Riley - Chester RC

Cooper Green Pooks Estate Agent Amateur race results:
1 Graham South - Paramount CRT
2 Kenny Cliff - Hinckley CRC
3 Christopher Allcott - Fred Williams Cycles
4 Christopher Kay - Fibrax Wrexham Road Club
5 Peter Brook - Chester RC
6 David Williams - Wrexham Road Club
7 Nicholas Whitley - Chester RC
8 Courtney Ricketts - Mid Shropshire Whls
9 Jack Smith - Wolverhampton Whls
10 Jamie Fletcher - Chester RC

Stan’s Cycle Elite race results:
1 Robert Watson - Independent rider
2 James Notley - Mammoth Lifestyle Racing
3 George Moore – Bicicielo
4 Jack Escritt - Velocity WD-40
5 Preslav Dimitrov - MJS Racing
6 Steven Roach - Independent rider
7 Alexander Royle - BH-Solidor- WAM Youth
8 Ashley Marshall - Aire Valley Racing Team
9 Gareth Jones - Mammoth Lifestyle Racing
10 Alexander Simmons - Swinnerton Cycles
11) James Ireson - Wolverhampton Whls
12) Elliot Reynolds - Clay Cross Road Team
13) Matthew Bonehill - Mammoth Lifestyle Racing
14) James Ellmore - Mid Shropshire Whls
15) Daniel McKimm - Dream Cycling

 

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Confirmed Results

Race The Pure Telecom - Women Only Race

Position Name Club name Rider status Category Points
Results
1 Brit Tate GB Cycles.co.uk Finished 1st 15
2 Harriet Owen Matrix Fitness Finished 1st 12
3 Lydia Gurley Merlin Cycles Finished 2nd 10
4 Joanna Rowsell Shand Wiggle Honda Finished Elite 8
5 Iona Sewell GB Cycles.co.uk Finished 1st 6
6 Nicky Healy Mammoth Lifestyle Racing Team Finished 3rd 5
7 Maisie Duckworth Wolverhampton Whls Finished 2nd 4
8 Emma Birtles Lichfield City CC Finished 2nd 3
9 Eleanor Jones VC St Raphael Finished 1st 2
10 Gina Riley Chester RC Finished 2nd 1

Race Cooper Green Pooks - Shrewsbury Crit Race

Position Name Club name Rider status Category Points
Results
1 Graham South Paramount CRT Finished 3rd 10
2 Kenny Cliffe Hinckley Cycle Racing Club Finished 3rd 8
3 Christopher Allcott Fred Williams Cycles Finished 3rd 7
4 Christopher Kay Wrexham Roads Club Finished 3rd 6
5 Peter Brook Chester RC Finished 3rd 5
6 David Williams Wrexham Roads Club Finished 3rd 4
7 Nicholas Whitley Chester RC Finished 4th 3
8 Courtney Ricketts Mid Shropshire Wheelers Finished 3rd 2
9 Jake Smith Mid Shropshire Wheelers Finished 4th 1
10 Jamie Fletcher Chester RC Finished 3rd 1

Race Stans Cycles - Professional Crit Race

Position Name Club name Rider status Category Points
Results
1 Robert Watson Finished 1st 30
2 James Notley Mammoth Lifestyle Racing Team Finished 1st 25
3 George Moore Finished 1st 21
4 Jack Escritt Velocity Globalbike Finished 2nd 17
5 Preslav Dimitrov MJS Racing Finished 2nd 14
6 Steven Roach Finished 2nd 12
7 Alexander Royle BH-Solidor-WAM Youth Finished 1st 10
8 Ashley Marshall Aire Valley Racing Team Finished 2nd 8
9 Gareth Jones Mammoth Lifestyle Racing Team Finished 1st 7
10 Alexander Simmons Swinnerton Cycles Finished 2nd 6
11 James Ireson Wolverhampton Whls Finished 2nd 5
12 Elliott Reynolds Clay Cross Road Team Finished 2nd 4
13 Matthew Bonehill Mammoth Lifestyle Racing Team Finished 2nd 3
14 James Ellmore Mid Shropshire Wheelers Finished 3rd 2
15 Daniel McKimm Dream Cycling Finished N/A 1
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