Mike Binks Memorial Road Race
Location: Stokesley, North Yorkshire
Event: 15 July 2012
Report: Snowdon Sports
Nine riders fought out the finish of the 82-mile Mike Binks Memorial Road Race in North Yorkshire with Andrew Hawdon (Herbalife-Leisure Lakes Bikes.com) coming out on top to land his first open road win of the season.
The race, over nine laps of the Stokesley circuit, was run off in sunny conditions and the field split into three distinct groups before the leading nine piled on the pressure in the closing three laps to stretch out to a three-minute advantage.
Herbalife, Velo29 and Blackhawk Bikes were all well represented at the front, and it was 36-year-old Hawdon who was strongest on the uphill drag to the line to win from Scottish visitor Scott McCrosan (Rock To Roll Cycles) – the only one in the break without team support – and Dan Smith (Velo29).
1 Andrew Hawdon (Herbalife-Leisure Lakes Bikes.com)
2 Scott McCrossan (Rock To Roll Cycles)
3 Dan Smith (Velo29)
4 Kit Gilham (Herbalife-Leisure Lakes Bikes.com)
5 Will Haynes (Blackhawk Cycles)
6 Craig Anderson (Blackhawk Bikes)
7 Richard Meadows (Velo29)
8 Christopher Mark (Velo29)
9 Thomas Timothy (Velo29)
10 Jack Cutsforth (Herbalife-Leisure Lakes Bikes.com)
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.