It was round 10 and the final race of the Bournemouth Cycleworks race series with a fitting win for co-organiser Steve Dring racing in Bournemouth Cycleworks Race Team colours (all photos - Eamonn Deane).
Thursday was the last race of the 2019 Bournemouth Cycleworks Moreton Race Series and possibly the last to be held at Moreton as the race considers other possible venues and opportunities for 2020. The team were over the moon to see co-organiser, Steve Dring, take a very well crafted win after getting in a four man break on the last lap.
With some unexpected road works on the course, Dring almost didn't race but fortunately Bournemouth Cycleworks team members were on hand to cover the additional marshall duties. Zak Snell had a brave attempt to break away with Primera Team Jobs Martin Rowland early in the race but both were brought back to the bunch. It was not until the final lap that the winning break was made by Julian Lockwood (Primera), Simon Lock (Poole Wheelers), Tom Carter (Mud Sweat 'n Gears) and Steve Dring. But it was Steve's race experience and race craft that got him the win, taking it in the final sprint. A full race report and results can be found here on the Local Riders Local Races website.
Other results on the night for the team were Phil Cole 10th; Roland Tilley 11th; Zak Snell 14th; Chris Wilson 16th; Luke Monahan 17th; and Carol Tilley 4th in the ladies race.
With the final race of the series, the series winners were also announced and team riders results were:
Roland Tilley - 3rd overall
Bob Ford - 1st in category
Phil Cole - 1st in category
Luke Monahan - 2nd in category
Carol Tilley - 3rd in the ladies series
Finally we'd like to say a huge thank you to the race sponsor Bournemouth Cycleworks, who have sponsored the race series for the last few years. Also a big thank you to all those who have helped make this race happen this year and over the last few years. The race wouldn't be possible without the hard work of Richard Lang, Steve Dring and Gerrish Gray who are the main organisers. Also those that are there to help every week - Colin, Garrett, Reuben, Rob, Ger and regular marshals Keith, Naomi and Billy. And of course a local race is not possible without local riders, tea, cake and first aid. The ladies of Moreton Village Hall provided the post race nourishment, the St John's Ambulance provided the first aid we needed and of course it is not a race without the support of local riders and local teams who come every week to participate. Not forgetting Local Riders Local Races, Eamonn Deane for capturing the moments and emotions of racing at Moreton on camera and online! Thank you all for your help and we are looking forward to see where 2020 will take the race series next!