2023 National road race rankings | 21 August

James McKay and Lucy Lee still the national road race rankings but the race behind them is hotting up

The women’s Bath CC Road Race (Nat B, 13 Aug), the men’s Clive Tiley Memorial stage race (Nat B, 18-20 Aug), and the women’s and men’s Ryedale Grasscrete Grand Prix races (Nat A, 20 Aug) have all offered national road race rankings points scoring opportunities over the last two weekends.

But who has found a ladder up the rankings? Who has slipped down a snake? Read on to find out more.

Previous update: 11 August

Featured image: Craig Zadoroznyj/

Men’s national road race rankings

James McKay (Cycling Sheffield) maintains his lead in the men’s national road race rankings but his advantage has been slashed. In our last update he had a handsome 75 point lead over Alexandar Richardson. Following the Ryedale Grasscrete Grand Prix, however, McKay’s lead is now just 20 points. Zeb Kyffin – 2nd at Ryedale, bagging him 85 points – is McKay’s nearest challenger, McKay having scored 10 points with 16th at the same race.

Kyffin’s teammate Adam Lewis continues to climb the rankings, now 4th after a fine podium spot at Ryedale. Another Saint Piran rider, Harry Birchill, is the other upward mover inside the top 10, rising 13 places to 6th courtesy of his Ryedale victory. Saint Piran riders now occupy 4 of the top 6 places in the rankings. Jenson Young (ROKiT-SRCT), now 6th in the standings, remains the best under-23 rider.

2023 Men’s Ryedale Grasscrete Grand Prix – Series leader Zeb Kyffin of Saint Piran, Harry Birchill of Saint Piran, Edward Morgan of Wales Racing Academy, Adam Lewis of Saint Piran. Image: Craig Zadoroznyj/

Lower down, Damien Clayton (Embark Spirit BSS) jumps to 11th from 18th after an excellent 8th place at Ryedale, while Wales Racing Academy’s Edward Morgan squeezes into the top 20 after finishing as the highest-placed non-Saint Piran rider at Ryedale. Incidentally, Ross Fawcett (Orwell Velo), winner of the Clive Tiley Memorial road race, now sits 23rd in the rankings after scoring a bumper 102 over the weekend.

Saint Piran is still the runaway leader at the top of the team standings. ROKiT-SRCT is still second but, after failing to score at Ryedale, the team is now just 36 points ahead of Embark Spirit BSS. Cycling Sheffield is 4th, while Wheelbase CabTech Castelli leapfrogs Kalas Motip Race Team into 5th.

There are three men’s National B road races this weekend: the Stars of the South West Road Race, the final round of the Men’s U23 National Road Series, the Simon Hook Memorial Road Race, and the prestigious Verco Victor Berlemont Trophy Road Race. We will add the startlists for all three races to our stats hub as soon as we have them.

Individual rankings

1 James McKaySeniorCycling Sheffield417
2 Zeb KyffinSeniorSaint Piran397
3 Alexandar RichardsonSeniorSaint Piran332
4 Adam LewisSeniorSaint Piran328
5 Jenson YoungU23ROKiT-SRCT306
6 Harry BirchillU23Saint Piran288
7 Rowan BakerU23London Dynamo251
8 Ollie PeckoverSeniortrainSharp Elite248
9 Oliver HurdleSeniorStolenGoat Race Team245
10 Jordan GilesSeniorPrimera-TeamJobs244
11 Damien ClaytonSeniorEmbark Spirit BSS241
12 Ben PeaseSeniorMoonglu Race Team237
13 Jack Rootkin-GrayU23Saint Piran223
14 Daniel McDermottSeniorMoonglu Race Team222
15 William TrueloveU23ROKiT-SRCT221
16 Dexter Leeming-SykesU23Wold Top The Edge Pactimo214
17 George WoodU23Cycling Sheffield214
18 Marinus PetersenSeniorKalas Motip Race Team212
19 Samuel ClarkU23trainSharp Elite208
20 Edward MorganU23Wales Racing Academy206

Team rankings

1Saint Piran1998
3Embark Spirit BSS881
4Cycling Sheffield827
5Wheelbase CabTech Castelli805
6Kalas Motip Race Team791
7trainSharp Elite651
8Wales Racing Academy567
10Moonglu Race Team518
11Ride Revolution Coaching509
12Richardsons Trek DAS472
13StolenGoat Race Team353
14Team PB Performance345
15Wold Top The Edge Pactimo313
16London Dynamo251
17TAAP Endura236
18Orwell Velo189
19Spokes Racing Team187
20Halesowen A & CC187

Women’s national road race rankings

Lucy Lee (DAS-Handsling) has extended her lead in the women’s national road race rankings, now holding a commanding 165 point lead over nearest rival Tamsin Miller (Hutchinson-Brother UK). Lee finished 2nd at the Bath CC Road Race followed by 5th at the Ryedale Grasscrete Grand Prix, picking up 110 points in the process.

Tamsin Miller moves up to 2nd over her teammate Ruth Shier thanks to 6th place at the Bath CC road race. Both riders were non-scorers at Ryedale.

Picture by Craig Zadoroznyj/ – 20/08/2023 – Cycling – British Cycling National Road Series – 2023 Women’s Ryedale Grasscrete Grand Prix – Series leader Monica Greenwood of DAS – Handsling Bikes

National Road Series leader Monica Greenwood (DAS-Handsling) moves up one place to 4th after finishing 14th at Ryedale despite admitting to feeling ill. Bexy Dew (Pro-Noctis – Heidi Kjeldsen – 200 Degrees Coffee) is the other riser inside the top 10, moving up to 8th from 11th, after scoring points at both Bath (where she was 4th) and Ryedale (18th place).

Mary Wilkinson‘s (Team Boompods) fine 3rd place at Ryedale resulted in a jump from 15th to 11th, while Ryedale’s 2nd place finisher, Tiffany Keep (Hutchinson-Brother UK), is a new entrant to the top 20, now sitting 13th. Maddie Heywood (FTP-Fulfil The Potential-Racing) moves from 20th to 17th with 5th at Bath, while Lizi Brooke (Wahoo-Le Col) and Emma Jeffers (DAS-Handsling) sneak inside the top 20 after solid Ryedale results (9th and 12th respectively).

The Hutchinson-Brother UK team has extended its lead in the team standings, now enjoying a 130 point lead over DAS – Handsling Bikes. Pro-Noctis – Heidi Kjeldsen – 200 Degrees Coffee remains in 3rd, now 256 points adrift.

There are only four national road races left now for the women’s domestic peloton:

  • Halesowen A&CC British Team Cup Race (Nat B, 2 Sep)
  • Nick’s Big Race (Nat B, 9-10 Sep)
  • Curlew Cup (Nat A, 17 Sep)
  • East Cleveland Classic (Nat A, 1 Oct)

With 100 points available for the winners of the two National A road races, together with 60 points for the National B winners, and stage points available too at Nick’s Big Race, there is still everything to play for.

Individual rankings

1 Lucy LeeSeniorDAS – Handsling Bikes514
2 Tamsin MillerSeniorHutchinson-Brother UK349
3 Ruth ShierSeniorHutchinson-Brother UK342
4 Monica GreenwoodSeniorDAS – Handsling Bikes300
5 Zoe LanghamSeniorPro-Noctis – Heidi Kjeldsen – 200 Degrees Coffee293
6 Robyn ClayU23Pro-Noctis – Heidi Kjeldsen – 200 Degrees Coffee270
7 Francesca HallSeniorDAS – Handsling Bikes266
8 Bexy DewSeniorPro-Noctis – Heidi Kjeldsen – 200 Degrees Coffee254
9 Sammie StuartSeniorDAS – Handsling Bikes247
10 Jessica FinneySeniorAWOL – O’Shea245
11 Mary WilkinsonSeniorTeam Boompods218
12 Cat FergusonJuniorShibden Hope Tech Apex216
13 Tiffany KeepSeniorHutchinson-Brother UK169
14 Ellen McDermottSeniorTeam Boompods167
15 Imogen WolffJuniorShibden Hope Tech Apex161
16 Amelia TylerU23Alba Development Road Team145
17 Maddie HeywoodSeniorFTP-Fulfil The Potential-Racing142
18 Millie CouzensU23Fenix‐Deceuninck140
19 Lizi BrookeSeniorWahoo – Le Col135
20 Emma JeffersU23DAS – Handsling Bikes126

Team rankings

1Hutchinson-Brother UK1465
2DAS – Handsling Bikes1331
3Pro-Noctis – Heidi Kjeldsen – 200 Degrees Coffee1075
4Team Boompods794
5Shibden Hope Tech Apex627
6AWOL – O’Shea451
7Wahoo – Le Col325
8Loughborough Lightning280
9Le Col Race Team249
10Alba Development Road Team222
11Brother UK-Orientation Marketing208
12Liv Cycling Club – Halo Films182
13Jadan Vive le Velo p/b Glasdon174
14LAKA Pedal Mafia RT165
15FTP-Fulfil The Potential-Racing149
17Loughborough University Cycling Club129
18Tofauti Everyone Active113
20Saint Piran WRT106

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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