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Jadan Press Women’s Circuit Race 2015


Newly Crowned Women’s Junior National Road Race Champion 2015, Abby-Mae Parkinson Wins the 2nd Edition of the Jadan Press Women’s Circuit Race In Beverley

24th July 2015
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T he second edition of the Jadan Press Women’s Circuit Race in Beverley East Riding of Yorkshire saw Team Giordana Triton’s Abby-Mae Parkinson take the win from Team Jadan’s Henrietta Colbourne.


Flagging the race away after a one lap rolling start. Title Sponsor and Owner Pam Wainman got the race away as the pace increased.


A couple rides after around fifteen minutes of racing broke free as Henrietta made her move to chase them down and Abby-Mae soon joined her.


The new pair of lead riders established a healthy gap soon after, in the forty-five minute cobbled circuit through Beverley Town Centre.


Last years winner Iona Sewell now riding for Carnac-Planet X, Nicola Soden, Carnac-Planet X, Hayley Edwards, Team Velosport and Louise Scupham, Team Jadan to name a few all attacked out of the bunch, but nothing stuck.


Lapping back markers in the latter stages, Colbourne and Parkinson worked well together, to keep the reformed chasing field at bay, with a lead that had gained over forty seconds.


The remaining riders were left to bunch sprint for the final podium position, with Hayley Edwards, Team Velosport leading them over the line.


Cycling Shorts: How are feeling after winning last weeks Women's Junior National Road Race Championships in Ampleforth?


Abby-Mae Parkinson, before the race start: “I’m still pretty tired from last week.”


Cycling Shorts: How did the race go for you?


Henrietta Colbourne: “It was a good hard race,” “Two riders had got away early-on, and a counter attack brought them back. Abby-Mae then came across to me, so we got a two man break away.” “We established a gap of about twenty-five or thirty seconds. We worked with it, then attacked each other a little bit, then went for the sprint at the end.”


Cycling Shorts: How did the race go for you?


Louise Scupham: “I had a good warm-up session, I’d been here since five and managed to get a ride around the circuit.” Louise is preparing herself for the National Twenty-five, her main focus for the season.


Putting herself through a rigid training regime into the Summer months, said that her legs didn’t take to the fast start at the beginning of the Jadan Press Women’s Circuit Race. Dropping into the third group, initially. But got better as the race progressed, getting on the front of the chasing group several times. More from Louise soon.


Race Results 24 July 2015


  1. Abby-Mae Parkinson                          Team Giordana-Triton
  2. Henrietta Colbourne                           Team Jadan
  3. Hayley Edwards                                 Team Velosport
  4. Nicola Moore                                      Squadra RT
  5. Lauren O’Brien                                   Team Giordana-Triton
  6. Ellen McDermott                                Team Watt Cycles
  7. Sophie Thackray                                 Paul Milnes – Bradford Olympic RC
  8. Elizabeth Denby                                 Paul Milnes – Bradford Olympic RC
  9. Sarah King                                          Morvelo
  10. Sinead Burke                          PH-MAS VCUK Women’s Cycling Team
  11. Lorna Ferguson                                   Glasgow Green CC
  12. Nicola Soden                                      Carnac-Planet X
  13. Iona Sewell                                         Carnac-Planet X
  14. Luise Scupham                                    Team Jadan
  15. Stephan Morton
  16. Gabriella Duckworth                          Lune RCC (Minus 2 Laps)
  17. Claire Rutherford                                Team Wheelguru (Minus 2 Laps)


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