Congratulation to Matthew Downie of TAAP Cervelo, who today won the Bec Road Race over 74 hard fought miles in Ashdown Forest.Download Photos...Read article
This years road race looks like being an epic race. Over the past couple of weeks i've been struggling to deal with all the entries, 142 in total. With a field size of 80 it's made for some difficult decisions. After discussion with the club we decided to put in the following selection criteria for this years event.
1. All Elite and 1st Cat riders have been selected.
2. Some 2nd Cat riders where they are part of a team that include Elites / 1st.
3. 2nd Cats from Local teams.
Unfortunately due to the numbers this year we've been unable to select any 3rd cats.
The final list of riders has now been created. However from previous experience I know a number of riders will not be able to ride. Injuries, sickness and family problems always cause a few to pull out in the week and days before the event. I'd ask anyone that's unable to ride to please drop me a line so that we can get another rider in. We currently have 28 riders on the reserve list (printed below).
The reserve list contains all those riders that haven't already got a guaranteed place and requested to go on reserve list when they entered. To be completely fair it's simply ordered in date entered (ie first come first served basis). If riders notify me before the date that they can't ride, i'll simply update this list and accept the next rider down. This list will also run on the day with the same order, as riders not signed on by 10:40 will have their place given to a reserve rider (ie the next one on the list that's waiting at the signing on desk).
Over the past 10 years that i've been running the race we've probably averaged about 10% of the field that either drop out in the week before or can't make the race on the day so it's not unusual to get at additional 8 - 10 riders into the field on the day.
If you wish to withdraw from the reserve list, please also let me know.
Confirmed Withdrawals - Rider number13 is the only confirmed withdrawal at the moment.
Updated : Saturday 6th May.
Event Organiser : Mr J Hughes : firstname.lastname@example.org
Refunds will be provided to all reserve list riders that have paid, and don't get a ride. Unfortunately we can't now refund accepted riders as the start sheets / rider lists have been produced and we have to pay fees on your entry.