Race · 29 Dec , 2020 · David Stoyle

BC South Charity Christmas LIZR Series – Standings after 3 stages

This was the 3rd stage of the BC South Charity Christmas LIZR Series – raising money for the Trussell Trust.  So far we have raised £2,600 – please support


Stage 3 – The Hilly One – NYC Rising Empire

20kms around New York Grand Central park taking the New York KOM in both directions.

New York’s “Rising Empire” route is a climber’s delight, packing forward and reverse KOM efforts into a short span (they are only separated by less than 3km). Overall you will climb 362m on this route, just shy of the Empire State Building’s height of 373m

Length: 20.7 km Elevation: 362 m Lead-In: 0.4 km (0.2 miles)  Map: New York

Men’s A Category – Stage

The Hilly stage was always going to have a big impact on the outcome of the GC battle and could the climbers make the most of their moment.  The first split came on forward KOM when a group of 14 riders went clear.  By the top of the climb they had opened up a lead of 26 seconds over the chasing group, with the 3rd group on the road a further 33 seconds back.

The 3rd group on the road were the fastest descenders and by the start of the 2nd climb had reduce their lead to the front by 5 seconds and to the 2nd group on the road to only 17seconds.

The lead group extended their lead up the climb and at the top of the climb had a maximum lead of 1min 18 over the 2nd group and 1 minute 30 over the 3rd.   Yet again the 2nd and 3rd groups gave chase and at one point had reduced the deficit to 1min 9 seconds and 1 minute 19 respectively.

In the front group 4 riders went clear and opened up a 10 second advantage over the chasing pack.

Oscar Hutchings just held off Archie Cross and team mate Charlie in the sprint for the finish.  Will Budge was a further 3 seconds back

1st           Oscar Hutchings               Team Tor 2000

2nd        Archie Cross                       Bristol Road Club

3rd          Charlie Beake                   Team Tor 2000

4th          Will Budge                         PeaceFit Racing

Stage Team

Team Tor 2000 had a comfortable win over Poole Wheelers with BRC in 3rd and Bristol 4th.

Overall Individual

Robert McEwan’s 8th place and 3 bonus seconds was just sufficient to hold on to the overall lead.  Oscar moved up 3 places to 2nd.  Iain Evans held on to 3rd spot, tied with an improving Will Budge. Joseph Taylor, Ashley Newman and Jake GRINTA all benefited from being in the front group and moved up 7,8 and 9 places respectively.

1st          Robert McEwan                 Salisbury Road and Mountain Bike

2nd        Oscar Hutchings                Team Tor 2000                                                   +3secs

3rd         Iain Evans                            Army Cycling                                                      +19secs

4th         Will Budge                          PeaceFit Racing                                                 +19secs

5th         Charlie Revell                     Team Tor 2000                                                   +27secs

Overall Team

Poole Wheelers took over from BRC in 1st spot with 73 degrees moving up into 3rd place

1st Poole Wheelers
2nd Bristol Road Club
3rd 73 Degrees
4th Army Cycling


Men’s B Category

Individual Stage

The splits started early in the B’s, with the first selection being made on the first rise before the NYC KOM had been reached.  The race split into small groups on the KOM, but then many groups came back together on the descent, only to be blown apart again on the reverse KOM.

A group of 8 riders contested the win and the bonus seconds with Michael Taylor of Bath CC just holding off John Benjamin of BoA CC

1st  Michael Taylor Bath CC
2nd  John Benjamin BoA CC
3rd  Rob Hill Bath CC
4th  Tobi Rosenkranz Kingston Wheelers CC
5th  Jon Gall Clevedon and District Road Club


There were still bonus seconds for 9th and 10th place and  Ben Warren and S Arkwright of PCC held off Johnny G in the sprint.

Team Stage

With two riders in the top 3 Bath CC were always going to win the team prize.  BoA were in 2nd  and KWCC in 3rd


Rob Hill of Bath CC extended his lead at the top.   Tobi Rosenkranz of KWCC moved up into 2nd spot.  Michael Taylor continued his rise up the table and is now only 2 seconds off the silver medal.  Johnny G moved down 2 places and is now only 3 seconds ahead of Ben Warren in 5th.

Team GC

There is no change in the B Cat Team Competition

Bath CC
Kingston Wheelers CC
Portishead Cycling Club


Women’s AB Category

Individual Stage

Alice Thompson of Bristol Road Club was the early aggressive rider with an attack on the first rise.  She opened up a 10second advantage that she held to the bottom of the KOM.   The race split on the KOM and a group of 7 women went clear.  Alice made it to the top of the climb with the leading group, but paid for her earlier efforts and was dropped on the descent.

Jenny Hudson and Ali Cameron went clear on the reverse KOM and opened out a 10 second lead by the top.  It all came back together for the final km and Suze Anderson won the sprint to pick up the 20 bonus seconds.

The top 5 were

1st           Suze Anderson Bristol Road Club

2nd         Ali Cameron      Bristol Road Club

3rd          Kate Mactear    73 Degrees

4th          Jenny Hudson   Bristol Road Club

5th          Elizabeth Sanders            Avid CC

GC Individual

Jenny Hudson holds on to the top spot she took in Stage 2. Alice Thomson paid for her aggressive riding and moved down 2 places to 4th.  Suze Anderson and Eleizabeth Sanders both moved up 1.

Emily Griffiths of Bath CC moved up a further two places to 5th

1st           Jenny Hudson   Bristol Road Club

2nd         Suze Anderson Bristol Road Club

3rd          Elizabeth Sanders            Avid CC

4th          Alice Thomson Bristol Road Club

5th          Emily Griffiths   Bath CC


Stage Team

BRC maintained their strangle hold at the top of the team competition. Parallel Coaching Club had 3 finishers in the Womens AB and had a team position for the first time

1             Bristol Road Club

2            Avid CC

3            Bella Velo Riders

4            Parallel Coaching Club

GC Team

There is no change in the

1st          Bristol Road Club

2nd        Avid CC

3rd         Bella Velo Riders


Men’s C Category

Individual Stage

1st           Johnny Heppner              PDQ

2nd        James Brown                     Districts of Hamwick Cyclesport Riders

3rd          Ben Parfitt                         London Dynamo

Team Stage

1              Royal Marines Association CC     01:48:10

2              Bath CC 01:49:17

3              Cranleigh Cycling Club    01:50:10

GC Individual

1st          Jordan Noble     RCC

2nd        Johnny Heppner               PDQ

3rd         Matt Adams       Royal Marines Association CC

4th         Malcolm Treby  Bath CC

GC Team

1st          Royal Marines Association CC

2nd        Cranleigh Cycling Club

3rd         Portishead Cycling Club

4th         Bath CC

Women’s C Category

Individual Stage

1st           Lucy Bryant        Salt and Sham

2nd         Gaynor Morgan               Bella Velo Riders

3rd          Claire Ablett      Portishead Cycling Club

4th          Liz Kemp             Westbury Wheelers

5th          Cat Ridgway      Bella Velo Riders

Team Stage

1             Bella Velo Riders              01:56:23

2            Portishead Cycling Club 01:59:32

3            Salt and Sham    02:04:38

4            Sotonia CC          02:07:29

5            Clapham Chasers Riders 02:18:52

GC Individual

1st           Lucy Bryant        Salt and Sham

2nd         Jo Greening       Clapham Chasers Riders

3rd          Tracey Phillips Portishead Cycling Club

4th          Liz Kemp             Westbury Wheelers

5th          Claire Ablett      Portishead Cycling Club

GC Team

1st          Bella Velo Riders

2nd        Portishead Cycling Club

3rd         Salt and Sham

4th         Clapham Chasers Riders

Full Stage Results can be found here


Full GC Results can be found here



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