The Platform Lift Company “It’s The Weekend” Summer Series 4
Location: Thruxton Race Circuit, Thruxton Aerodrome, Andover, Hampshire
Event: 29 June 2012
Report: Snowdon Sports
Finishing off an impressive team effort, Colin Parry (Wilier/Live2Ride) made it five wins for the year with victory in round four of The Platform Lift Company Series in Hampshire.
The Lydney 34-year-old denied Anders Christensen (Pedal Heaven RT) – winner of the opening two races – a series hat-trick after an hour’s racing on the Thruxton Aerodrome circuit with his own team-mates, Tavis Walker and Toby Eichler in third and fifth positions.
In the supporting race for category 3 and 4 riders, Duncan Lancashire of Behind the Bikeshed was first over the line with North Wilts RC’s Daniel Rowe beating Asfra RT’s Josh Calloway to second.
Leanne Rogers (Ride 24/7) was victorious in the women’s event with Ellie Gilham (VC St Raphael) in second place. The podium was completed by Team Wiggle’s Nikki Wheeler.
Rob Hogg (1st Chard Wheelers) was quickest in the under 16 category and in the under 14 race it was team mate Ryan White who was first home.
Andover Wheelers looked strong in the under 12, under 10 and under 8 categories with their riders, Alex Hall, Luke Spurden and Marshall Thompson taking wins. The girl’s race was won by Finnuda Horner of St Raphael VC.
1 Colin Parry (Wilier/Live2Ride)
2 Anders Christiansen (Pedal Heaven RT)
3 Tavis Walker (Wilier/Live2Ride)
4 Rowan Horner (VC St Raphael)
5 Toby Eichler (Wilier/Live2Ride)
6 Grant Bayton (Ride 24/7)
7 Tim Elverson (Pedal Heaven RT)
8 Lee Davis (Node4 Giordana)
9 Andy Hargroves (Hargroves Cycles)
10 Paul Merryweather (Bristol RC)
1 Duncan Lancashire (Behind The Bikeshead)
2 Daniel Rowe (North Wilts RC)
3 Josh Calloway (Asfra RT)
4 Mark Munns (Ride 24/7)
5 Richard Phillips-Schofield (Hantspol CC)
6 Nigel Pratt (Andover Wheelers)
7 Dave Hooper (MJS Racing)
8 Karl Norfolk (Pedalon.co.uk)
9 Joe Donahue (Fareham Wheelers)
10 Mark Tuckwell (Ride 24/7)
1 Leanne Rogers (Ride 24/7)
2 Ellie Gilham (VC St Raphael)
3 Nikki Wheeler (Team Wiggle)
1 Rob Hogg (1st Chard Wheelers)
2 Joe Donahue (Fareham Wheelers)
3 Cameron Thompson (Andover Wheelers)
1 Ryan White (1st Chard Wheelers)
2 Elliot Lassiter (BC Private Member)
1 Alex Hall (Andover Wheelers)
1 Luke Spurden (Andover Wheelers)
1 Marshall Thompson (Andover Wheelers)
Finnuda Horner (VC St Raphael)
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.