2023 National road race rankings | 3 August

A new leader emerges in the women's national road race rankings

It has been over six weeks since our last national road race rankings update. The National Road Championships and then the National Circuit Series sucked up most of our attention during that period. And then a trip to the Tour de France Femmes for our editor Denny Gray, together with a wedding and honeymoon for our stats hub guru Martyn Jepson (Ed: congratulations!), further diverted our attention.

We’re pleased to say, however, we’ve now caught up with ourselves, crunched the numbers, and can reveal all the latest moves in the rankings. Here they are…

Previous update: 14 June

Featured image: Ellen Isherwood

Men’s national road race rankings

Since our last update, there have been five national road races on the men’s calendar: the JTOW U23 Men’s GP (9 Jul, National B), the Lancaster Grand Prix (16 Jul, National A), the superbly titled Galloway Hillbillies Road Race (22 Jul, Nat B), a crash-affected CC Hackney Road Race (23 Jul, Nat B), and Cold Dark North’s Aughton Road Race (23 Jul, Nat B).

Despite all this activity, James McKay (Cycling Sheffield) remains top, despite not having finished a national road race since early June. The same goes for Saint Piran’s Alex Richardson, who remains second, just 23 points back.

2023 National Road Series – Men’s Lancaster Grand Prix – Kyffin and co celebrate a 1-2-3. Image: Olly Hassell/

Zeb Kyffin’s Lancaster Grand Prix win propelled him up to 3rd place, just 20 points back from his Saint Piran teammate Richardson, pushing the highest-placed under-23 rider, Jenson Young (ROKiT-SRCT), down to 4th, despite Young’s 3rd at Aughton.

Jordan Giles (Primera-TeamJobs) is another mover, up to 7th from 10th, thanks to 15th at Lancaster and 3rd at the CC Hackney Road Race (one of only five finishers at the latter due to an accident behind the break). Ollie Hurdle (StolenGoat RT) is a new entrant to the top ten thanks to similar results (17th in Lancaster, 2nd at the CC Hackney race). Finally, Jack Rootkin-Gray leaps from 20th to 10th courtesy of 3rd at the Lancaster Grand Prix.

In the team rankings, Saint Piran remains the runaway leader, unlikely to be caught now this season. The race for second is far more interesting, however. The ROKiT-SRCT team is ahead of a resurgent Embark Spirit BSS team. Kalas Motip RT and Cycling Sheffield round out the top five.

This weekend, the Yomp Bonk Crew hosts the Trofeo Terrington road race. We will publish a full startlist soon, but notable names on the provisional list include rankings leader James McKay, Saint Piran’s Adam Lewis, Joe Pidcock (TRINITY Racing), East Midlands road race champ Matthew King (X-Speed United), and Mg.K VIS Colors for Peace duo Ben Granger and Matthew Kingston.

Individual rankings

1 James McKaySeniorCycling Sheffield355
2 Alexandar RichardsonSeniorSaint Piran332
3 Zeb KyffinSeniorSaint Piran312
4 Jenson YoungU23ROKiT-SRCT306
5 Rowan BakerU23London Dynamo251
6 Ollie PeckoverSeniortrainSharp Elite248
7 Jordan GilesSeniorPrimera-TeamJobs242
8 Ben PeaseSeniorMoonglu Race Team237
9 Oliver HurdleSeniorStolenGoat Race Team235
10 Jack Rootkin-GrayU23Saint Piran223
11 William TrueloveU23ROKiT-SRCT221
12 Dexter Leeming-SykesU23Wold Top The Edge Pactimo214
= George WoodU23Cycling Sheffield214
14 Marinus PetersenSeniorKalas Motip Race Team212
15 Samuel ClarkU23trainSharp Elite208
= Adam LewisSeniorSaint Piran208
17 Daniel McDermottSeniorMoonglu Race Team199
18 Harry BirchillU23Saint Piran188
19 Jack CrookSeniorRichardsons Trek DAS181
20 Tim ShoremanSeniorWheelbase CabTech Castelli171

Team rankings

1Saint Piran1569
3Embark Spirit BSS769
4Cycling Sheffield745
5Kalas Motip Race Team701
6Wheelbase CabTech Castelli674
7trainSharp Elite642
8Wales Racing Academy516
10Moonglu Race Team495
11Richardsons Trek DAS472
12Ride Revolution Coaching385
13Wold Top The Edge Pactimo313
14StolenGoat Race Team286
15Team PB Performance263
16London Dynamo251
17Spokes Racing Team187
18TAAP Endura185
19Ribble rechrg Race Team172
20The Cycling Academy165

Women’s national road race rankings

There have been four women’s national road races since our last update, and they have resulted in a real shake-up in the standings: Solihull CC Women’s British Team Cup Road Race (9 Jul, Nat B) the Lancaster Grand Prix (16 Jul, National A), the Aughton Road Race (23 Jul, Nat B), and the Duncan Murray Wines Road Race (30 Jul, Nat B).

We have a new leader in the individual standings. Lucy Lee (DAS-Handsling) moves up one place to the top thanks to podiums at both Solihull and Lancaster. Ruth Shier (Hutchinson-Brother UK) completed a perfect month with wins at both Lancaster and the Duncan Murray Wines Road Race, shooting up from 8th to 2nd. She is now 62 points behind Lee.

2023 National Road Series – Women’s Lancaster Grand Prix – Ruth Shier, Hutchinson – Brother UK wins. Image: Olly Hassell/

Shier’s teammate Tammy Miller remains in 3rd with a consistent set of road race results, finishing 9th in Lancaster and then 4th at Aughton. This means erstwhile leader Zoe Langham (Pro-Noctis – Heidi Kjeldsen – 200 Degrees Coffee) slips to 4th having not raced since June.

Other upward movers include Aughton winner Sammie Stuart (DAS-Handsling), up to 7th from 9th, and Jess Finney (AWOL O’Shea), now 8th after 2nd at Lancaster.

9th-placed Robyn Clay (Pro-Noctis – Heidi Kjeldsen – 200 Degrees Coffee) is the highest-placed under-23 rider thanks to her 5th place at the Lancaster Grand Prix.

Excellent results for the likes of Shier and Miller mean that Hutchinson-Brother UK extends its lead at the top of the team standings. The team now enjoys a 106 point advantage over nearest challenger DAS-Handsling. National Circuit Series winners Pro-Noctis – Heidi Kjeldsen – 200 Degrees Coffee remain in 3rd but are 219 points further back.

The Trofeo Terrington road race this weekend could result in further changes in the rankings, with Clay one of the names on the current startlist.

Individual rankings

1 Lucy LeeSeniorDAS – Handsling Bikes404
2 Ruth ShierSeniorHutchinson-Brother UK342
3 Tamsin MillerSeniorHutchinson-Brother UK318
4 Zoe LanghamSeniorPro-Noctis – Heidi Kjeldsen – 200 Degrees Coffee293
5 Monica GreenwoodSeniorDAS – Handsling Bikes285
6 Francesca HallSeniorDAS – Handsling Bikes266
7 Sammie StuartSeniorDAS – Handsling Bikes247
8 Jessica FinneySeniorAWOL – O’Shea245
9 Robyn ClayU23Pro-Noctis – Heidi Kjeldsen – 200 Degrees Coffee225
10 Cat FergusonJuniorShibden Hope Tech Apex216
11 Bexy DewSeniorPro-Noctis – Heidi Kjeldsen – 200 Degrees Coffee208
12 Imogen WolffJuniorShibden Hope Tech Apex161
13 Amelia TylerU23Alba Development Road Team143
= Mary WilkinsonSeniorTeam Boompods143
15 Lydia WattsSeniorHutchinson-Brother UK122
16 Sian BotteleySeniorHutchinson-Brother UK117
17 Ellen McDermottSeniorTeam Boompods115
= Charlotte Hodgkins-ByrneSeniorTeam Boompods115
19 Jayati HineSeniorTeam Boompods113
20 Maddie HeywoodSeniorFTP-Fulfil The Potential-Racing107

Team rankings

1Hutchinson-Brother UK1252
2DAS – Handsling Bikes1146
3Pro-Noctis – Heidi Kjeldsen – 200 Degrees Coffee927
4Shibden Hope Tech Apex572
5Team Boompods569
6AWOL – O’Shea410
7Wahoo – Le Col291
8Loughborough Lightning259
9Le Col Race Team226
10Alba Development Road Team212
11Brother UK-Orientation Marketing201
12Jadan Vive le Velo p/b Glasdon174
13Loughborough University Cycling Club129
14LAKA Pedal Mafia RT118
15FTP-Fulfil The Potential-Racing114
16Tofauti Everyone Active113
18Team Spectra Cannondale98
19Saint Piran WRT93
20Fenix-Deceuninck Development Team75

How it works

The rankings take results from National A and National B road races in the UK in 2023. Note the emphasis on road racing; results from circuit races and criteriums don’t count. And neither do points from Regional or UCI road races. The focus is deliberately narrow; we want to understand who has been performing in national-level road races in the UK across the season. And keeping it focused makes it easier for us to manage and update here at British Conti HQ. 

Like any rankings system, this isn’t perfect. We aren’t pretending it will be a completely objective measure of road racing performance or ability. But we do hope it injects a bit of fun and helps create a bit of interest in national-level road racing this season, particularly at National B level.

The scoring system is very similar to the one used by British Cycling, with riders in the top 20 of races qualifying for points, with points also being awarded to stage winners.

Points Band1234
PositionNat A RoadNat B RoadNat A ind. stagesNat B ind. stages

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