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2022 National Road Race Championships - Preview


Our Wheelbase Cabtech Castelli team are ready to race the British Cycling National Road Championships over the coming few days on what could be considered by almost all of the riders as a ‘home race’, with the team’s largely Scottish contingent getting set to race on the demanding open roads of Dumfries and Galloway in Scotland.

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Our young squad are relishing the chance of racing against an international field on their home roads of Scotland. Photo credit: Joe Cotterill


The Elite National Championship will see titles being crowned in the Time Trials, Circuit Races and the main event, the Elite Road Race Championships with National Championship jerseys being the prize that all riders will be aiming for. Every year the National Road Championships sees the very best riders coming together to fight for the title, with a considerable amount of professional racers returning to the UK having already raced in the toughest one day classics and stage races. This year’s lineup includes defending champion Ben Swift, Mark Cavendish, Ethan Hayter and many more with both the men’s and women’s field stacked with international-level talent. Our young team will have their work cut out to make their mark over the coming days, however we have some exciting prospects, particularly in the Under 23 National Time Trial Championships taking place on Thursday the 23rd of June…

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The Wheelbase Cabtech Castelli team will be guided through the weekend of racing by Directeur Sportif Stu Reid. Photo credit: Warren Davies


Our young under 23 racers Callum Thornley, Logan Maclean and Matti Dobbins are ready to race the testing 44.2KM course held at the Crichton in Dumfries and it’s fair to say that they’re all coming into the race on good form. A slight lull in the road racing calendar has played into the lad’s hands, giving them plenty of time to train specifically for the time trial; there’s been plenty of testing going with body positions being refined and plenty of speed work in the run up to the race.

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Logan Maclean has good form going into the National Road Championships, held on his home roads of Scotland. Photo credit: Warren Davies


Wheelbase Cabtech Castelli have got particularly high hopes for local lad Callum Thornley; he’s had some really impressive time trial results in the run up to the National Championships and only a couple of weeks ago set an amazing time of 18 minutes 38 seconds for a local 10 mile time trial, coming close to the Scottish record of 18 minutes and 12 seconds set by John Archibald in 2021.

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We’ve got high hopes for Callum, Matti and Logan in the U23 Time Trial. Race photo credit: Warren Davies


Friday will be all about fast & frenetic racing with the National Circuit Championships taking place in the quaint harbour town of Kirkcudbright. A tight circuit will see elbow-to-elbow racing from the starting gun in men’s and women’s races that boast star-studded lineups; we’ve fielded six of our Wheelbase Cabtech Castelli squad in the men’s race and look forward to seeing what they can do in this unpredictable circuit race.

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Matti Dobbins (main pic) and his fellow racers are ready to take on the unpredictable circuit race. Race photo credit: Joe Cotterill


The main event comes on Sunday the 26th of June, with all of the major players from the world of professional cycling coming back to the UK to compete against our domestic racers. The Dumfries and Galloway roads are notoriously grippy with plenty of short sharp climbs and exposed roads that can be affected by strong winds. The National Road Race Championships is always particularly grueling with the total distance typically playing a role in grinding riders down until the very strongest rides are left to duke it out for the win. We have three Scots in the race and two additional riders as reserves; Logan Maclean, Tim Shoreman and Matti Dobbins are confirmed to race with Callum Thornley and Tom Merry as reserves. Wheelbase Cabtech Castelli would like to wish all of our racers and team staff the very best of luck for the next few days of racing at the British Cycling National Road Race Championships!

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The National Road Race Championships on Sunday will be a huge test for our young team. Main photo credit: Joe Cotterill


2022 British Cycling U23 Men National Time Trial Championships

Thursday 23rd June

  • Callum Thornley
  • Logan Maclean
  • Matti Dobbins

2022 British Cycling Men’s National Circuit Race Championships

Friday 24th June

  • David Duggan
  • Fraser Martin
  • Tom Merry
  • Tim Shoreman
  • Callum Thornley
  • Matti Dobbins

2022 British Cycling Men’s National Road Race Championships

Sunday 26th June

  • Logan Maclean
  • Tim Shoreman
  • Matti Dobbins
  • Callum Thornley (Reserve)
  • Tom Merry (Reserve)


You can the follow all the racing action on GCN+, Eurosport and British Cycling YouTube, with highlights on ITV 4. More details HERE


Written by Johnny Dodgin

Rider Portraits by James Vincent


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