Surrey League Revolutions Five Day - NE

Great Britain, August 17-21, 2001

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The Stages

  • Stage 1 - August 17: Leigh, 98 miles/157 km
  • Stage 2 - August 18: Hellingley, 88 miles/142 km
  • Stage 3a - August 19: Goodwood ITT, 2.4 miles/4 km
  • Stage 3b - August 19: Goodwood, 84 miles/134.5 km
  • Stage 4 - August 20: Chiddingfold, 99 miles/158 km
  • Stage 5 - August 21: Withyham, 67 miles/108 km


By Gerry McManus

Irish riders add an international flavour in the 6 stage Revolutions 5 Day event, starting on Friday August 17 in the UK.

Richie Cahill, Paddy Moriarty and John Horgan will form part of a composite team lead by Milk Rás regular, Gethin Butler from Surrey. The final team member in this Gore Bike Wear team is Steve Bayliss, who has ridden in the prestigious Premier race series and finished 20th in the recent Havant GP.

Irish squad regulars, Corkman Timmy Barry and Carrick's Martin O'Louglin, ride for the relatively new club, the London Irish CC. Barry has some good form and was third in the Crotty Cup in Kilrush, last weekend. O'Loughlin was peaking nicely for the 5-day until he took a tumble in the Gene Moriarty event.

The main British challenge will come from local riders, John Ibbotson (, Gary Dodd (Sigma Sport) and Steve Gowar (Festival RC).

The Prestige team are fielding a strong team of five, lead by GB squad rider, Danny Axford.

The event gets progressively harder until the final day on Tuesday in the Ashdown Forest, where riders complete a 71-mile course that has no flat sections and a climb described by riders in previous years as "the wall"

Past Winners

2000 Gethin Butler (GBr)
1999 Chris Lillywhite (GBr)
1998 Gordon McCauley (NZl)
1997 Barrie Clarke (GBr)