Road: Lawless wins latest CDNW Crit League

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Location: Preston Arena, Lancashire
Event: 28 June 2012
Report: Snowdon Sports

Wigan teenager Chris Lawless secured victory in round 12 of the UCLAN Criterium League at the Preston Arena this week, the Champion System rider taking the win ahead of Tom Armstrong (Mountivation Development Academy) in the CDNW promotion.

Lawless, 16, held off 17-year-old Armstrong who was finishing second for the second consecutive week. And age prevailed over experience, with 43-year-old Conan Mayman, the winner two weeks previously, settling for third spot in Team Bglobal colours.

The supporting race for third and fourth category riders as well as women was also dominated by youth, with 14-year-old Carlisle youngster Ellis Kirkbride taking the win ahead of 18-year-old Halifax-based Jack Clarkson (Hope Factory Racing).

CS Pendle’s Oliver Payton took victory in the Youth A category, just ahead of team-mate Connor French, while Velocity RT’s Matthew Walls won the Youth B category.

CS Pendle were also celebrating a win in the Youth C group thanks to Nathan Hawthorn, while Bolton Hot Wheels rider Adam Hathaway was the Youth D winner. Finally, James Higham (H Middleton CC) won the Youth E race.


1 Chris Lawless Champion System/Maxgear/Kyklos
2 Tom Armstrong Mountivation Development Academy
3 Conan Mayman Team Bglobal
4 Leon Gledhill BBM Revolution
5 Dillon Byrne
6 John Crellin Team Wallis - CHH
7 Matt Gibson Warrington RC
8 Steve Abbott Team Wallis - CHH
9 James Claydon Bill Nickson Cycles
10 Stephen Smith Vita Racing Team
11 Tom Garwell Dirtwheels Cycles
12 Jerrod Hartley Horwich CC
13 Paul Ray Ribble Valley CRC
14 Tom Bracegirdle Team Elite
15 Dave Christian Liverpool Century
16 Jonathan Gregson Biketreks Racing Team
17 Dan Whelan Onimpex Bioracer
18 Levi Moody Pedalsport C.C.
19 James Gullen Metaltek Scott
20 Alan Sheldon I-optics
21 Rob Adlard Team Wheel Guru
22 Hugh Carthy Champion System/Maxgear/Kyklos
23 Robert Smail Team Wallis - CHH
24 Ben Dean Team Bglobal

1 Ellis Kirkbride Border City Wheelers
2 Jack Clarkson Hope Factory Racing
3 Ryan McGillick Mossley CRT
4 Robert Richardson Bolton Hot Wheels
5 Austin Aldred Cleveleys RC
6 Jake Cowen Biketreks Racing Team
7 Dane Walker PM
8 Nick Taylor PM
9 Ashton Payne Hope Factory Racing
10 Sandy Lockett Biketreks Racing Team
11 Mark McGavock Southport CC
12 Nic Bertrand Biketreks Racing Team
13 Keiran Murphy Dirtwheels Cycles
14 Stuart Blackburn Lancs Fire Racing
15 Gareth Williams Bolton Hot Wheels
16 Martin Christmas Deeside Olympic
17 Greg Plummer Lancashire Fire Racing

Youth A:
1 Oliver Payton A Cycle Sport Pendle
2 Connor French A Cycle Sport Pendle
3 Thomas Figgins A Bolton Hot Wheels

Youth B:
1 Matthew Walls B Velocity RT
2 Joseph Peatfield B Bolton Hot Wheels
3 Alistair Leivers B Blackpool Youth CA
4 Adam Hartley B Velocity RT
5 Thomas Clarke B Red Rose Olympic
6 Timothy Jones B Cycle Sport Pendle
7 Harry French B Cycle Sport Pendle
8 Bailey Payne B Cycle Sport Pendle
9 Louis Place B Cycle Sport Pendle

Youth C:
1 Nathan Hawthorn C Cycle Sport Pendle
2 Luke Cheetam C Eastlands Velo
3 Lewis Hartley C Eastlands Velo
4 Halley Woods C Eastlands Velo
5 Sam Rathbone C Eastlands Velo
6 Isaac Peatfield C Bolton Hot Wheels
7 Jack Barlow C Cycle Sport Pendle
8 Tristan Pilling C Middleton CC
9 Cory Edmonson C Cycle Sport Pendle
10 Dexter Sparrow C Blackpool Youth CA
11 Alfie Payne C Cycle Sport Pendle
12 Georgia Savory C Eastlands Velo
13 Eve Martin C Blackpool Youth CA
14 Lewis Tonge C Bolton Hot Wheels

Youth D:
1 Adam Hathaway D Bolton Hot Wheels
2 Benjamin Peatfield D Bolton Hot Wheels
3 Matthew Wearing D Blackpool Youth CA
4 Shannon Hawthorn D Cycle Sport Pendle
5 Carys Field D Ribble Valley Juniors

Youth E:
1 James Higham E H Middleton CC
2 Tilly Barlow E Cycle Sport Pendle
3 Imogen Peatfield E Bolton Hot Wheels
4 Ephraim Ashworth E Cycle Sport Pendle

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.