Road: The Pryce is right at Elveden

Road: The Pryce is right at Elveden

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Location: Elveden Estate, Suffolk
Event: 9 March 2013
Report: Snowdon Sports

Wet weather failed to deter some 300 riders from turning out for a successful first event on a new 3.5-mile closed circuit in the grounds of Lord Iveagh’s 22,500-acre estate in north Suffolk which produced some excellent racing.

Victory in the feature 12-lap elite race went to all-rounder Stuart Pryce (Strada-Sport) at the expense of St Ives CC duo Felix Barker and Malcolm Smith, who had broken clear as early as the second lap.

Pryce got across to them, and after Tom Fitzpatrick (Sigma-Sport) had made it four at the front on the third lap only to then puncture, the three leaders worked well together to stay away until the finish.

“I didn’t think I’d got any form coming into the race, I arrived late so wasn’t really warmed up, and I found the first couple of laps in the break very hard,” said 34-year-old Pryce, from Beccles, who finished ninth in the Crest CC road race the previous weekend.

“But there must be something there, and it’s good to win.

“It was unfortunate about the weather, but it’s a very good circuit with a little bit of a drag in it, and the surface is fantastic.”

Twice British circuit race champion, Hannah Barnes (MG-Maxifuel Pro Cycling) won the women’s race at the main expense of her younger sister, Alice (Scott Contessa Epic).


1 Stuart Pryce (Strada-Sport)
2 Felix Barker (St Ives CC)
3 Malcolm Smith (St Ives CC)
4 Chris Guy (Iceni Velo)
5 Adam French (Rapha Condor CC)
6 Graham Collins (Ipswich BC)
7 Mike Smith (Colchester Rovers CC)
8 Nick Esser (Strada-Sport)
9 Lloyd Chapman (Glendene CC)
10 Patrick Schils (Velo Schils Interbike RT)

1 Dieter Rowe (Strada-Sport)
2 Lee Sturman (West Suffolk Wheelers & Triathlon Club)
3 Mark Botteley (Bourne Wheelers)
4 Ken Roesner (Wisbech Wheelers)
5 Jack Jeffery (Lee Valley Velo)
6 Dale Johnston (VC Norwich)
7 Christopher Bulley (Lee Valley Velo)
8 (unidentified)
9 Richard Carrington (Mildenhall CC)
10 Matthew Wing (Strada-Sport)

1 Thomas Ward (Giant Radlett)
2 Darren Rutterford (Iceni Velo)
3 James Hockridge (Colchester Rovers CC)
4 Elliot Lawrence (University of East Anglia CC)
5 Anthony Purnell (Cambridge CC)
6 Martin Page (Ipswich BC)
7 William Scott (Bonito Squadra Corse)
8 Thomas Andrews (Ilkley CC)
9 David Catchpole (Colchester Rovers CC)
10 Thomas Gillingwater (Strada-Sport)

1 Hannah Barnes ( MG-Maxifuel Pro Cycling)
2 Alice Barnes (Scott Contessa Epic)
3 Tanya Griffiths (Ipswich BC)
4 Susan Freeborn (In Gear Quickvit Trainsharp RT)
5 Emily Barnes (Condor Cycles)
6 Aimee Wright (High Wycombe CC)
7 Siobhan McNamara (Look Mum No Hands RT)
8 Alexie Shaw (Les Filles RT)
9 Bryony Board (Glendene CC)
10 Hayley Simmonds (

1 Daniel Tulett ( Hargroves Cycles)
2 Tom Yiangou (BC Private M ember)
3 David Barnes (Condor Cycles)
4 Thomas Bicknell (ProCycleHire UK RT)
5 James Tapley (Lee Valley Youth CC)
6 Jordan Mooney (Welwyn Wheelers)
7 Daniel Maynard (Welwyn Wheelers)
8 Oliver Swallow (Braintree Velo CRC)
9 Adam Looker (Colchester Rovers CC)
10 Robert Gray (Clifton CC)

1 Sophia Chastell (Welwyn Wheelers)
2 Rebecca Maynard (Welwyn Wheelers)
3 Clover Murray (Braintree Velo CRC)

1 Adam Botteley (Bourne Wheelers)
2 Dougal Toms (Iceni Velo)
3 Rachel Jary (VC de Londres)
4 Zak Coleman (Inverse/Cycle Components RT)
5 Matthew Baker (Great Yarmouth CC)
6 Michael Parry (Welwyn Wheelers)
7 Ben Tulett (Hargroves Cycles)
8 Callum Bulley (Lee Valley Youth CC)
9 Matthew Ellis (Spalding CC)
10 Sophie Wright (Great Yarmouth CC)

1 Rachel Jary
2 Sophie Wright
3 Sophie Holmes (Inverse/Cycling Components RT)

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