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Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Peter Washington.


Moreton Race Series organiser and founder Peter Washington sadly passed away on the 8th March 2018.
Originally from Watford, Washington raced a lot in the sixties before drifting out of the sport. He moved to Dorset in 1983 and rediscovered his first love, joining CC Weymouth and racing again. Moreton is Peters “baby” and he was reluctant to hand over the reins in 2012 but health issues, he needs a knee operation, made it a necessity.

"Having organised only one road race before. as a young member of Watford Roads in the BCF days, I was glad to make contact with the League International. When it came to bringing Moreton into being, it was no fuss and minimal paperwork.
The rest as they say is history. From a slow start, with numbers in the 20’s it is now in its seventh year with fields of 60 plus. And with the backing of the riders who now provide five marshals for every race, the series is on a firm footing".
Pete Washington

Pete`s funeral service will take place on Friday 13th April at Weymouth Crematorium at 12.15. No mourning clothes or flowers by request please but any kind donations made in Pete`s memory can be made to Battersea Dogs Home and or The Donkey Sanctuary and placed in the donation box at the crematorium. All enquiries to Co-op Funeralcare 130 Abbotsbury Road Weymouth DT4 OJS, Telephone 01305 772789.

Local Riders,Local Races spoke to Pete Washington in 2012, read our interview HERE

The Dorset League Moreton Handicap Road Race Series, sponsored by Bournemouth Cycleworks, will once again take place on Thursday evenings throughout the summer of 2018. Now in its 13th year these popular and friendly races are run as an Australian Pursuit (handicapped road race) on a flat 3 mile course around Moreton Village Hall in Dorset and organised under the rules and regulations of TLI Cycling.

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