Friday 4 November 2011

Moreton road race series, Future Secure

The short term future of the Moreton road race series looks secure after Richard Lang & Steve Dring agreed to jointly promote the 2012 series.

A small meeting chaired by Peter Washington at Moreton Village hall discussed the way forward: Peter is standing down after 6 years of running the TLI series and is keen to see it pass into safe hands. 2011 saw the series, attracting over 600 riders to the 13 races. The top eleven (if they can be placed) score points and the flat 3 mile circuit usually ends in a sprint finish. Jason Eastwood (Hargroves), this years champion, won 7 out of the 13 events. A co-operative approach this season proved very successful, with riders marshalling at least one event. This same format will be adopted next year and local clubs will be encouraged to help. The fine detail has yet to be decided but a loose framework is now in place for next year. Steve Dring (Team Echelon-Rotor) agreed to take on the general paperwork, including race evening admin. Steve is determined to continue racing, so help will be needed at the start & finish.

Likewise with Richard of UK Biking-Primera, Richard is also intending to race but will take on the role of Race Director. It is a bold move from the Bournemouth-Based UK BIKING team and should be supported. Lang is very positive, on line race registration, simplified admin, losing the traditional “free last race” in favour of a “Marshall incentive”. In principle, things are looking good, the road racing desert of Dorset can rely on the oasis of Moreton for at least another year. Dates for next years UK Biking/Moreton series will be available soon. More details can also be found on (links list on right)

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