Thursday 13 June 2019

Moreton R.I.P. Horton Wins Again!

Richard Lang & Steve Dring do the paperwork, put the signs out, organise the sign-on, pin their numbers on and race. Rob Gray owns turn 1 and has done for years. Colin Price, ably assisted by Reuben and Naomi, boss turn 2, a radio,a red flag and a whistle, their weapons of choice. Garret Hill gets the short straw, under the trees in the shadows of turn 3 but still he turns up every week. Gerrish Gray counts the laps, rings the bell and sorts the results. The good ladies of Moreton parish provide the tea and cake and the St Johns Ambulance care for us all, the Moreton race series will be sorely missed……….....Just 18 riders signed on for the latest round of the Bournemouth Cycleworks series, James Horton (VC St Raphael/Waites Contracts) taking another sprint win, his 4th. The weather got the blame for the poor turnout, (yes it was cold but it did stay dry ), perhaps there are other reasons? Less than a week ago over 300 turned out to show support for a new closed road facility up the road at Tarrant Rushton, 300 voices shouting louder for traffic free racing than the die-hard 18? Whatever the reason, traffic, weather, apathy, the Moreton series is unsustainable with such low numbers, it may not matter, if Tarrant Rushton gets the go ahead the race will move there and Reuben, Garret , Naomi and most of the rest wont be needed.
*Round 6 of the Bournemouth Cycleworks Race Series is on Thursday 20th June and needs riders.
1 James Horton VC St Raphael
2 Julian Lockwood Primera-Teamjobs
3 Dan Murphy CC Weymouth
4 Lyndon Thompson Colton Care
5 Wayne Pitman Fit to Ride
6 Toby Manning Mud Sweat ‘n Gears
7 Roland Tilley Bournemouth Cycleworks Vitec Fire Ford Civil
8 Luke Monahan Bournemouth Cycleworks Vitec Fire Ford Civil
9 Will Page Primera-Teamjobs
10 Steve Dring Bournemouth Cycleworks Vitec Fire Ford Civil
11 Bob Ford Bournemouth Cycleworks Vitec Fire Ford Civil
12 Matt Papper ?
1 Rachel Hackman RN&RM CA
2 Carol Tilley Bournemouth Cycleworks Vitec Fire Ford Civil

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