47th Severn Bridge - BW Cycling Road Race taking place on Sunday 3rd March 2019
The 47th edition of this renowned early season road race which always attracts a very high quality field. It is always a hard race on a hard circuit and this year is no exception as we have our second year on a new circuit near the centre of Bristol in Henbury.
Bristol Road Club are very excited to be able to bring this prestigious and challenging event into the Bristol area once again and also within view of the Severn Bridge.
Our Team Dan Nieto and Ryan Watkins.
Started my road race season off today at the 47th Severn Bridge RR near Bristol, one of the classic early season UK Nat B's. Was held on a mainly flat circuit except for a 1km climb that pitched up to 15%, 9 laps were completed totalling 117km. Ended up finishing 34th after missing the break, despite attempting to bridge over. Happy with the early season form. Shout out to team mate Ryan Watkins as a 1st year senior getting in moves on the first few laps. Now onto the Roy Thame next weekend in Buckinghamshire, another Nat B.
Thanks to sponsors:
Stuart Hall Cycling. https://stuarthallcycling.co.uk/
Gett Taxi Uk. https://gett.com/uk/
TBW The Bike Warehouse www.thebikewarehouse.net
Endura Cycling https://www.endurasport.com/
Lake shoes http://www.lakecycling.com/
Le Col https://lecol.cc/
Andrew Hillman fb.me/sportsmassageandrewhillman
Wigmore Cycling Club http://www.bc-clubs.co.uk/wigmorecc/
Photos by stagiareshots
The HQ will be at: St Bede's Catholic College, Long Cross, Lawrence Weston, Bristol BS11 0SU
The circuit details can be viewed at the following links:
The circuit is just under 13km (7.9 miles) and the race will be 9 laps. There is a 1km climb with a 12% section from the Long Cross/Kings Weston Lane roundabout up through the finish on Napier Miles Road. Therefore we expect this to be a very hard race.
Last year's winner was Rupert Graham (Spirit Tifosi RT) and in previous years this winners have included Edward Clemens, Dale Appleby, George Harper, Marcin Bialoblocki, Alex Blain and Zak Dempster.