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Ford CC Go Race 1st May

May 1st heralded the first event Ford CC’s Go Race series, reduced this year to accommodate resurfacing of the test track, which will provide a super surface for 2015.

The cool evening with drizzle and light winds awaited the 41 entrants, which included several newbies to the sport and 2 ladies. The first prime after lap 3 by Sam Brown ( non affiliated). The evidence of variation of winter miles was now coming in to play, with several riders being unable to stay with the bunch-par for the course in the season opener.

The second prime after lap 5 was taken by Craig Nicholls ( Glendene CC ). There were no notable breakaway attempts before the 3rd prime on lap 9 which was again taken by Sam Brown. Soon after this Martin Ryan ( Ford CC) made an attempt at getting away, gaining an advantage of around 15 seconds, but with no-one able to bridge the gap to share the workload he was swallowed up by the pack.

A strung out bunch arrived at the chequered flag, the win being taken by Bradley Meacham (Velo Virtuoso) , followed by Sam Brown and Colin McPherson (non affiliated).

Full results were:-

Ford Cycling Club Circuit Race Series
Round 1 – May 1st 2013 Dunton Test Track – Results

Overall
Pos No     Cat Club Points
1 9 Bradley Meacham Senior Velo Virtuoso 80
2 39 Sam Brown Senior 79
3 4 Colin McPher Veteran 78
4 21 Robert Michell Senior Gateway CC 77
5 2 Rob Maclean Senior Maldon CC 76
6 23 Ashley Bard Senior Gateway CC 75
7 35 James Samuel Senior Crest CC 74
8 27 Martin Ryan Veteran Ford CC 73
9 37 John Walker Senior Gateway CC 72
10 22 Peter G Veteran Glendene CC 71
11 34 Lee C Senior 70
12 7 Steve Willson Veteran Gateway CC 69
13 10 Steve Tidiman Veteran Essex Roads CC 68
14 33 Stuart Clark Veteran Maldon CC 67
15 16 Michael Travers Veteran Travers Bikes 66
16 18 Ross C Senior Travers Bikes 65
17 13 Dan Lane Senior 64
18 5 Dave Retigan Veteran Gateway CC 63
19 6 Pete Stiff Veteran Travers Bikes 62
20 15 Jimmy Giggins Senior 61
21 19 Tim Savage Senior Maldon CC 60
22 24 Craig Nicho Senior Glendene CC 59
23 3 Kevin Darragh Veteran Maldon CC 58
24 8 Jeremy Wilson Senior Glendene CC 57
25 20 Thomas Quinton Senior Ford CC 56
26 32 Darren De-Beg Veteran Glendene CC 55
27 12 Kevin Duke Veteran Athlon Sport 54
28 25 David Lindsay Senior Gateway CC 53
29 30 Thomas King Junior Welwyn Wheelers 52
30 17 Trevor Dyster Junior Essex Roads CC 51
31 41 Matt Kimber Veteran 50
32 11 Jon Melson Senior Jonmelson.com 49
33 26 Conrad Hill Veteran Gateway CC 48
dnf 28 Peter Shanney Veteran Redbridge 0
dnf 29 Daniel Wood Veteran Stowmarket 0
dnf 38 Elliot Ryan Senior Glendene CC 0
dnf 43 Kat Kimber Veteran 0
dnf 64 James T Senior Essex Roads CC 0
dnf 14 Graham Hurrell Veteran Basildon CC 0
dnf 31 Luca Reina Veteran Crest CC 0
dnf 36 Ross Hollands Senior 0 0

The next race in the series takes place at the Dunton Test Track on 15th May. Signing on at 18:00 for a 19:00 start.

Rob Michell

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