High On Bikes – The Clieves Hill Road Race
Location: Aughton, Lancashire
Event: 05 August 2012
Report: Snowdon Sports
WELSH champion Gareth McGuinness (Energy Cycles) rode the rest of the field off his wheel for a superb solo victory the 90-km Clieves Hill Road race on Sunday morning.
The 43-year-old Caernarfon veteran powered his way up the finishing climb to cross the line 19 seconds clear of second-placed Lee Baldwin (Buxton CC) with Leigh Cowell (Kuota-Spinergy) two seconds further back in third after 14 laps of the Clieves Hill circuit in Lancashire.
1 Gareth McGuinness (Energy Cycles) 2-09-27
2 Lee Baldwin (Buxton CC-Sett Valley Cycles) at 19 sec
3 Leigh Cowell (Kuota-Spinergy) at 21 sec
4 Matt Limacher (Champion system-Maxgear) at 28 sec
5 James Warren (Bill Nickson Cycles RT)
6 Stephen Smith (Kuita-Spinergy)
7 Jeff Vernon (Birkenhead North End CC)
8 Roy Holmes (R Whitfield Heating & Plumbing RT)
9 Mike Harrison (Congleton CC)
10 Michael Garner (Birkenhead North End CC) all same time
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.