The Velo Club Beverley Summer Road Race 2010

Inaugural Summer Road Race won by Stephen Swales

Walkington, 1st August 2008 – The first annual road race promoted by local club Velo Club Beverley was won by Stephen Swales, a former local racing star who has returned to racing after a lengthy layoff.

In an exciting contest on a circuit running on the roads above Walkington, Swales outsprinted his breakaway companion Stephen Ellis of Rutland CC to take the win. Ellis rode hard throughout the event, breaking away on several occasions before establishing a gap from the main bunch on his own. Swales caught up with him on the final lap and the pair built an unassailable lead over the main field of over 50 competitors.

Local riders in the points included Pete Fielding-Smith wearing Velo Club Beverley colours in 10th place.

This race is the first ever promoted by fast-growing road cycling club Velo Club Beverley, many of whose members were working as marshals, drivers and helpers at the event.

Event commissaire and local British Cycling representative Les Barratt said of the race: “It’s great to see VC Beverley stepping up and adding a new event to the road racing calendar here in East Yorkshire.
With a growing number of races like this through the season, plus the elite race weekend in July, it’s helping to turn the area into a real centre for cycling:”

Top ten finishers in the Velo Club Beverley Summer Road Race:

1. Stephen Swales
2. Stephen Ellis – Rutland CC
3. Richard Siddle – Wakefield CC – Exponential 4. Robert Blackburn – JE James RT 5. Jason Shipton – Moonglu RT 6. Paul Bennett – Team Chevin Bang & Olufsen 7. Joe Norledge – Welland Valley CC 8. Kevin Harrington – Hartlepool CC 9. Ewan Sewell – Team Chevin Bang & Olufsen 10. Peter Fielding-Smith – Velo Club Beverley

VC Beverley Road Race

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