PICTURES & REPORT: 2015 Tickhill Grand Prix

The Yesss Tickhill Grand Prix 2015. Action from the Men's Cat 3 & 4 race.
The Yesss Tickhill Grand Prix 2015. Action from the Men's Cat 3 & 4 race.

Doncaster’s Graham Briggs was pipped at the post by Team Wiggins’ Christopher Lawless in the climax to the 2015 Yesss Tickhill Grand Prix.

Briggs was making a return to road racing after impressing at the recent Tour of Britain.

Photos by Chris Etchells

Photos by Chris Etchells

But the JT Condor star, from Rossington, just missed out to Wigan’s Lawless in a close finish to the Elite Men’s 1/2 race.

Connor Swift, of Moorends, finished fourth.

The Elite Women’s 1/2 race was won by Gabriella Shaw, of Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International.

Lichfield City Cycling Club’s Stuart Smith came home first in the Men’s 3/4 race.

A rider takes a fall in the Men's Cat 3 & 4 race.

A rider takes a fall in the Men's Cat 3 & 4 race.

Local riders David Clarke (Harworth & District CC), who finished 17th, Stephen Paterson (Doncaster Wheelers CC), in 23rd, Daniel Nortcliffe (Tickhill Velo), 24th, and Timothy Shelley (Doncaster Wheelers CC), 35th, rode well.

Becky Hoare (Army Cycling Union) won the Women’s 3/4 race.

The third annual Tickhill Grand Prix saw more than 450 riders take part and thousands of spectators line the streets of the village in support.

Other winners

Action from the Women's Elite race sponsored by Giant Sheffield.

Action from the Women's Elite race sponsored by Giant Sheffield.

Youth A Boys: Jake Stewart (Solihull CC)

Youth A Girls: Anna Docherty (Clifton CC)

Youth B Boys: Alfred George (Discovery Junior Cycling Club)

Youth B Girls: Eve Martin (Team Jadan)

Action from the Women's Cat 3 & 4 race.

Action from the Women's Cat 3 & 4 race.

Youth C Boys: Joshua Giddings (Heanor Clarion CC)

Youth C Girls: Imani Pereira-James (Glasgow Riderz)

Action from the Men's Cat 3 & 4 race. Stuart Smith takes the win.

Action from the Men's Cat 3 & 4 race. Stuart Smith takes the win.

Action from the Women's Cat 3 & 4 race.

Action from the Women's Cat 3 & 4 race.

Action from the Men's Cat 3 & 4 race.

Action from the Men's Cat 3 & 4 race.