The 2023 Trofeo Terrington road races (Nat B) for men and women take place this weekend, 6 August. Here is our preview.
Featured image: Emma Wilcock
What is it?
Serial race organisers the Yomp Bonk Crew host another two National B road races this weekend at the inaugural Trofeo Terrington. The event takes place in North Yorkshire in the Howardian Hills AONB, not far from Ampleforth Abbey, home of the Ryedale Grand Prix.
Spectators are encouraged to gather around the course and are welcomed around the finish area provided cars are parked away from the race circuit and that they do not crowd the finish line.
The race takes in the 17.5km Bulmer circuit north of York, starting and finishing just outside the village of Terrington. The men’s race incorporates 8 laps of the circuit with a total distance of 140km. There are six laps for the women’s race, resulting in a total distance of 105km.
Each circuit involves 274m of climbing. The most testing part of the loop is the Bulmer climb, a short lung-busting climb that averages 8% but has double-digit gradients in the first half. Occurring 11km into the circuit, it is a perfect launchpad for an attack.
The finish line is just outside Terrington on a short rise, which should serve to make a final selection if the race comes down to a sprint.
|9.00||Men’s race start|
|12.30||Men’s race finish (approx.)|
|14.30||Women’s race start|
|17.30||Women’s race finish (approx.)|
Riders to watch
National road race rankings leader James McKay (Cycling Sheffield) is the headline act in the men’s race. Form riders Ben Pease, Daniel McDermott (both Moonglu RT) and Oliver Hurdle (StolenGoat RT) are both hunting their first national road race win of 2023. Saint Piran rider Adam Lewis is a seasoned pro who already has the GA Bennett Road Race s/b Pedal Pushers of Grantham to his name.
Wheelbase CabTech Castelli pair Thomas Armstrong and Jacob Smith should find the hills to their liking. Ben Granger and Matthew Kingston, who ride for UCI Continental team Mg.K VIS Colors for Peace VPM, are another duo who should thrive on this terrain. Look out too for former WiV SunGod rider Damien Clayton (Embark Spirit BSS) and Oakenclough road race winner Matthew Warhurst (ROKiT-SRCT).
A very small field of just 18 registered riders means the race could end up very fractured early on. Rapha Lincoln Grand Prix winner Robyn Clay (Pro-Noctis – Heidi Kjeldsen – 200 Degrees Coffee)is the stand-out riders.
The organisers inform us that entries are available on the line.
|Robyn Clay||U23||Pro-Noctis – Heidi Kjeldsen – 200 Degrees Coffee||225|
|Alice Colling||Junior||Shibden Hope Tech Apex||5|
|Melissa Denman||Senior||Contiki Velo Bavarian RT||20|
|Lucy Harris||Senior||AWOL – O’Shea||58|
|Jayati Hine||Senior||Team Boompods||113|
|Isabella Johnson||U23||LAKA Pedal Mafia RT||24|
|Marie Louise Kertzman||Senior||LAKA Pedal Mafia RT||13|
|Isabel Mayes||Junior||Shibden Hope Tech Apex||62|
|Ellen McDermott||Senior||Team Boompods||115|
|Gemma Mitchell||Senior||Team Boompods||16|
|Georgina Oakley||Senior||Private Member||49|
|Abi Plowman||Senior||Jadan Vive le Velo p/b Glasdon||53|
|Rosie Simmons||U23||Southampton University Road Club||46|
|Maisy Vasic||U23||Brother UK-Orientation Marketing||0|
|Lauren Watson||Senior||Team Boompods||0|
|Rebecca Waterfield||Senior||Contiki Velo Bavarian RT||0|
|Jihanna Bonilla-Allard||Senior||Private Member||0|
|Elizabeth Hermolle||Senior||Private Member||0|