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Road Race Results - 2005

Easterley Falling Leaves Road Race

Littlebury Circuit - 04/09/2005

On a very hot and windy the event was dominated by Cambridge CC with four of the first six places. By the third lap the winning breakaway had formed; Douglas Bradshaw, Dan Staite, Dean Shannon & Sean Kilroy (Glendene CC). These four riders stayed away to take the first prime (Doug) and the second prime on lap 5 (Dan). Sean was dropped on the following lap and the three remaining in the break stayed together until the last lap when Doug attacked with about half a lap to go. By the finish line he had a lead of 1.56 over the two chasers. The sprint for second was won by Dean.

1 10Douglas BradshawCambridge CC2-47-19
2 54Dean ShannonSouthend Wheelers@ 1.56
3 7 Dan StaiteCambridge CC@ 1.58
4 20Adam NorrisCrest Ilford@ 3.14
5 8 James WardCambridge CC
6 13George CrammondCambridge CC
7 34John BartramInterbike RT
8 58Dan FentimanTri & Run
9 33Ron HewesHarlow RC
1025Hugh VivianFinsbury Park CC
1137Craig BeechInterbike RT
1232Mark PorterGlendene CC@ 3.44
139 Eric BlancCambridge CC@ 5.09
1418Ronald CrawleyCrest Ilford
1517Daniel CrawleyCrest Ilford
1628Adrian RamsbottomGlendene CC
1726Marco CoppolaGemini BC
1824Gerard TigheFinsbury Park CC
1960Richard FarrowWest Suffolk Wheelers
2044Pat HayesOrbea GB
2148Barry TaylorPrivate
2222Nigel BrooksEssex Roads CC
2335John IrelandInterbike RT
2430Will HeddenGlendene CC


APi Road Race

Sunday 21st August 2005 1/2/3/4 - 110kms - Thaxted Circuit

Andy rode the APi road race but missed the break and finished in the bunch.


Lee Valley Youth Series - Race 4

Saturday 16th July 2005 - Eastway

Paul Martin was 12th his his events on Saturday and 10th on Sunday. His son Jim however won on Saturday the in the under 12s in a sprint finish.  On Sunday he crashed warming up when a rabbit ran out in front of him but in spite of some nasty road rash went on to win the youth race.  He then joined in the adult Novice race and stayed in  the bunch for 40 mins.

Saturday's Results

South Eastern Road Race League

Sunday 22nd May 2005 - 3/4/J/W - Benenden Circuit

Paul Martin was in a break of 4 riders for several miles but unfortunately they didn't get a enough of a gap and were eventually pulled back by the bunch. He then lost a bit of concentration and found himself at the back of the bunch on the long drag up to the finish and so finished in 18th spot.

Photos and Result

Southend Wheelers Road Race

Sunday 15th May 2005 - 1/2/3/4 - 70m - East Hanningfield

The Andrews Trophy Race was held on a new and untried circuit this year that has become available due to the opening of the new A130. The field turned left out of East Hannifield, up to Howe Green where it was left onto the A130 and straight up to top gear where the race was topping 40 mph on most laps. It was then down to the turn off for East Hanningfield (Pan Lane), up the drag to the finish and then back through East Hanningfield. This was done 13 times.

A break of 7 riders went early but never got a gap of more than 45 secs before the fast moving bunch reeled the in after 4 laps. Other breaks attempted to get clear but with a high overall speed none of them succeeded until the last couple of laps when a group of 9 riders managed to stay clear. The bunch fragmented a bit in the chase and Andy Ballentyne, although feeling strong ended up in 21st position.

The winner was the promoting club's own Mark Waller and the 70 mile race was covered at an average speed of 25.2 mph.


Polhill CC LVRC Road Race

Sunday 8th May 2005 - Horsmonden

Paul Martin was 8th but that's all he told me!

Epsom Spring Classic RR - Sunday 17th April 2005

LVRC A/B - 40m

Paul Martin was 5th in a group of eight sprinting for 3rd place in this LVRC event, although he was originally missed off the result completely!. Two riders had got away on the hilly circuit with the second group being all that remained of the bunch.


Maldon and District CC Road Races - Sunday 3rd April 2005

3/4/J - 70km - Steeple

Paul Martin was 20th in the 3/4/J race in the morning which was won by Mark Waller (Southend Wheelers). He had one of those frustrating races where all the breaks he was in were pulled back, and the one he wasn't in succeeded!
Maldon and District CC Road Races Result

E/1/2/3/4 - 106km - Steeple

Andy Ballentyne had a trouble free ride this week after the trials and tribulations of previous weeks, it was just his tactics that let him down. After a very fast start that left him struggling on the first lap and then the race being stopped by the commissaire for a ticking off, the field split on lap 3 with a group of about 18 riders going clear never to be seen again. Andy however missed the break and although he tried to cross the gap a couple of times, these attempts came to nothing and he finished in eventual 25th place. Winner was Jamie Higgins.

Essex Roads CC Road Race

Sunday 10th April 2005 - 3/4/J - 70km - East Hanningfield

Paul Martin scored his first points of the season with 6th place in the Essex Roads ERRL event at East Hanningfield while Russell Dore was just outside the placings.
Winner of the event was Douglas Bradshaw (Cambridge CC).


National Master's Road Race Series

Easter Sunday (29/3/05) - Eastway

A fast pace meant most attacks failed in the Master C+ category race until 8 riders managed to get clear near the end. Andrew Harrison was the winner a length clear of Gary Baker whilst Paul Martin finished in the bunch in 25th position.

Andy Ballentyne was due to ride but pulled a calf muscle whilst playing badminton during the week which meant that he also had to pull out of the Good Friday track meeting at Herne Hill.

Full Result

Simon Hook Memorial Races

14th March 2005 - Eastway

Russel Dore finished 22nd in the bunch in the 3/4/W/J race which was one by Russell Hampton (Glendene)

Full Result