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Sunday, 12 July 2015

Bournemouth Cycleworks Summer Road Race Abandoned


The Bournemouth Cycleworks summer road race at Furzebrook on the Isle of Purbeck was abandoned after Chris Noble (Bournemouth Jubilee Wheelers) crashed heavily whilst warming up. Noble was in collision with a car at the bottom of the slick descent from East Creech, suffering multiple rib fractures and a punctured lung and was taken to hospital. Persistent rain mixed with chalk & clay left parts of the course very slippery in places,even the NEG riders were slipping and sliding on their pre-race safety check.Chief Commisaire, Colin Price spoke to the assembled riders, with the vast majority supporting his decision to cancel the race on safety grounds. Ironically heavy rain would have washed the roads clean and safe to race on.

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