Two Moreton's have gone by since our last post and there has been podiums in round 4 for Kate Bowers, Carol Tilley and Phil Cole. Also Jamie Whitcher wins the U16 Southern Regional Champs and Alan Colville and Stephen Corbyn took on some epic challenges!
Two rounds of Moreton have gone by since the last website post with some great results in round 4. The ladies race saw a battle between Kate Bowers and Steph Lewars but it was Kate's to take as she pulled away for a clear win on the finishing straight and 3rd for Carol Tilley. In the round 4 men's race it was 2nd for Phil Cole in the sprint finish, 4th for Tony Revell, 8th for Zak Snell, and 10th to Roland Tilley. A big mention has to go to Jon Clemas, who had a strong race starting in blues and riding well with the reds when caught but was unfortunately taken down in the finishing straight. Jon managed to walk away with some bad grazing and probably broken ribs so we wish him a quick recovery .... his poor bike was less fortunate.
Photo - Eamonn Deane
This week at Moreton, in round 5, smaller groups made it tough job for the reds to catch Bob Ford and Richard Lang in greens but best results of the day for the team over the line went to Roland Tilley in 7th, Luke Monahan in 8th, Bob Ford in 11th and Carol Tilley 2nd in the ladies race.
Jamie Whitcher had a busy week last week with 6th in the senior category at the Tuesday night Heath race, 1st on the P311 with a cracking time of 21.26 on Thursday and then finished the week at Winchester Crit, which was also the regional champs. Jamie was 2nd overall and 1st southern rider to win the U16 South Regional Championships.
Other recent road results include 4th for Bob Ford in the 'F' cat at Hog Hill and a top 10 finish for Christian Knapton at Goodwood.
Final mention goes to 2 team riders who took on epic challenges recently. Firstly Stephen Corbyn completed the notoriously brutal Dragon Ride in 5hrs 40mins, which got him a top 40 time. And Alan Colville took on the Dragon Duathlon - a Welsh coast to coast race, 290km, including running three peaks, of course in torrential rain and high winds for the first half! Alan was 9th overall in 18hrs ..... crazy stuff and an epic feat!
All these great results are not possible without the fantastic support we get from our sponsors, Manuel Builders, Gibbs and Dandy Bournemouth, Hill & Son Ford Service, IW Price & Partners, AJN Electrical and in8 Creative Design. And of course our title sponsors Ford Civil Engineering, Vitec Ceilings and Partitions Ltd and Bournemouth Cycleworks, who provide many our riders top quality Trek speed machines and Bontrager equipment across all disciplines to race on.