After its trip across the border to Scotland for the previous leg of the TT Series we are back in England for the Border City Wheelers Circuit of Greystoke Forest promotion on Sunday.
The winner in Scotland was John Archibald (Pro Vision Cycle Clothing) and he enjoyed himself so much that he rides Sunday along with his sister World and Olympic Champion Katie, who along with her Team WRT Pro Cycling colleague Hayley Simmonds heads a very strong women’s entry. Former World Junior Time Trial Champion Elinor Barker (Matrix Pro Cycling), plus Storey Racing’s Elizabeth-Jane Harris, Bethany Crumpton, Neah Evans and Monica Dew. Most of the named women have been mixing it on the road, abroad and in the Tour Series of town centre races.
Current Series leader Jackie Field’s (CC Ashwell) reign looks like coming to an end with Simmonds, winner of the first three rounds needing one more win to take the final honours.
John Archibald is the man to beat for the Men and Espoirs and George Evans (Team Bottrill-HSS Hire) and Dean Robson (Northover Vets-Rudy Project) will be trying to do so.
Peter Nicholls (Race Hub) is on hand to defend his lead in the Veteran’s event where Shaun Tyson (Adept Precision RT), Robin Brennan (Preston CC), Joe Le Sage (Rutland CC) and Daryl May (Sheffrec CC) are among the opposition. Sole Junior is Tom Roper (Beacon Wheelers).
Seniors cover two laps of a 14-mile circuit while Women, Vets, Juniors and Paracyclists do one lap. Event headquarters are at Greystokes Village Hall CA110TP, five miles west of Penrith on the B5288.
The event starts at 9.01 with John Archibald away at 9.14, Elinor Barker 9.32; Katie Archibald 9.37; Harris 9.39; Simmonds 9.43; Nicholls 10.00 and Tyson at 10.04 last off.