The Pro Cycle Hire Essex Classic

Road , Essex – Sunday, 20 Apr 2014

Event Details

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Start Date:

Sun, 20th Apr 2014

Event Type:

Road (Competitive)


Sewards End Village Hall, Radwinter Road, Sewards End, Essex, CB10 2LG
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Eastern Road Race League

Entry close date

Sun, 30th Mar 2014

Info for Riders

Part of ERRL but no preference given to ERRL members

The Races

Date Start Race name Classification Band Rider Cat Race length
20/04/14 09:00 E/1/2/3 - 151 km National B Band 2 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Elite 151km / 94 miles

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Race E/1/2/3
Date Start Classification Band Rider Cat
Sun 20/04/14 09:00 National B Band 2 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Elite
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Race E/1/2/3
Sun 20/04/14 - 09:00
Classification: National B
Band: Band 2
Rider Cat: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Elite
Entry: On Day: (£22.00)

Andrew Nichols sprints to victory in the Pro Cycle Hire Essex Classic

Posted 20/04/2014 - Daniel Scott

Report: Snowdon Sports

Andrew Nichols (Langsett Cycles RT) sprinted to victory from a six-man breakaway after a tough day in Essex.

On a rolling course in tough blustery conditions riders competed over 95-miles and Nichols was one of six riders who attacked from the gun.

These included Nichols, Liam Stones (Team Raleigh), Hugo Robinson (Neon-Velo CT), Mike Wragg (Arbis) and Rhys Howells (Richardsons-Trek).

With 47 miles to go the lead group had an 18 second lead over a large chasing group with the peloton were already 2 minutes 28 seconds behind.

The chasers bridged the gap to the leaders meaning a leading group of 25 riders headed towards the closing stages together.

By the last lap six riders had gone clear including Nichols, Simon Alexander (Richardson Trek), Dean Shannon (Richardson Trek), Chris Bartlett (Metaltek), Rhys Lloyd (Metaltek) and Douglas Coleman (CC Luton).

Coming up the final drag to the finish it was Nichols, 24 and from Sheffield, who took his second victory of the season from Coleman in second and Lloyd in third.

After the race Nichols said: “The race went from the start and the initial break got 30 seconds before we got caught. Luckily we managed to get a second break of six away who worked well together.

“It was nice to win but it’s just a bit of fun really.”


1 Andrew Nichols (Langsett Cycles)
2 Douglas Coleman (CC Luton)
3 Rhys Lloyd (Metaltek)


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Confirmed Results

Race E/1/2/3

Position Name Club name Rider status Category Points
1 Andrew Nichols Langsett Cycles RT Finished 1st 60
2 Douglas Coleman CC Luton Finished 1st 52
3 Rhys Lloyd SportGrub KUOTA Cycling Team Finished 1st 45
4 Dean Shannon Richardsons-Trek RT Finished 1st 40
5 Simon Alexander Richardsons-Trek RT Finished Elite 35
6 Chris Bartlett SportGrub KUOTA Cycling Team Finished 1st 31
7 Liam Stones Raleigh GAC Finished Elite 27
8 Hugo Robinson Neon-Velo Cycling Team Finished 2nd 23
9 Ashley Cox CC Luton Finished Elite 20
10 William Pratt Cadence Cycling Performance Finished 1st 17
11 Jamie Caldwell Velosure Starley Primal Finished Elite 15
12 Robert Orr SportGrub KUOTA Cycling Team Finished 1st 13
13 Richard Wood Arbis - Colbert Cycles RT Finished 1st 11
14 James Sale Pro Cycle Hire UK Racing Team Finished 2nd 9
15 James Fox CC Luton Finished 1st 7
16 Rhys Howells Richardsons-Trek RT Finished Elite 6
17 Andrew Griffiths Richardsons-Trek RT Finished 1st 5
18 Thomas Stewart Madison Genesis Finished Elite 3
19 Kieran Brady City Cycle Finished 1st 2
20 Ashley Proctor Bike Box Alan/Envelopemaster Finished 1st 1
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