Report/Result/Photos: Reading Road Race


Mike Debney of London Dynamo won the Reading Road Race on Sunday

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Report & Photos Graham Robins

Mike Debney (London Dynamo) won today’s race near to the Oxfordshire village of Woodcote after six very hard laps over a rolling course. He outsprinted Andrew Feather (Exeter Wheelers) and Simon Henley (Team Corley Cycles) right on the line.


The race route had to be changed at short notice due to road works on the original course but the area easily lends itself to change as it has a centre line through the course. The distance was the same but they added an extra lap to maintain this mileage. The riders raced for 62miles on a warm dry day however it was very windy on the exposed sections over the farm land section mid lap. The race was promoted by Reading Cycling Club.


The first two laps were short of attacks as the 80 riders looked for room on the road and it forced the chief commissar to Holt the race and speak to the riders about crossing the white line in the road. Once the instructions were delivered the whole field decided to start racing and the pace increased and gaps started to appear.

After four laps a group of twelve formed a gap on the front and this attack split the race up with a smaller chasing group about 1min 30secs back with the remnants of the group spread over the course in small groups.

The most active rider in the leading bunch was Rob Yateman (Dream CC) and it was he who won the prime and he also collected the leading U23 rider award.


As the leaders approached the finish line it was clear those three riders had pulled clear and the three sprinted on the uphill towards the line. The remaining chasers were still in touch and finished just a couple of seconds back on the winner.



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1 Mike Debney London Dynamo
2 Andrew Feather Exeter Wheelers
3 Simon Henley Team Corley Cycles
4 Edward Ashby Unattached
5 Wayne Coombs Winchcombe CC
6 Philip Starr Python Racing Team
7 Tom Ilett Bristol South CC
8 James Local London Dynamo
9 Ross Clarke TMG Horizon Cycling Team
10 Roger Prior Zappi CC
11 Rob Yeatman Dream Cycling
12 Mike Lancaster VC Meudon
13 Warren Jesse Unattached
14 Duncan Lancashire Andover Whls
15 Ken Buckley AW Cycles
16 Gray Turnock Finsbury Park CC
17 Gavin Morton VC Meudon
18 Justin Belcher Banbury Starr
19 William Hunt Army Cycling Union
20 Paul Elcock G.S. Henley
21 Anthony Purnell Cambridge
22 Luke Souter Banbury Star CC
23 Simon Healey Andover Whls
24 Stuart Williams Reading CC
25 Neil Wass TMG Horizon Cycling Team
26 Aled Jones Gloucester City CC
27 Mark Jervis Python Racing Team
28 Darren Parker Python Racing Team
29 Ian Humble Gloucester City CC
30 Steve Dring Team Echelon – Rotor
31 Callum Hughes AW Cycles
32 Paul Dring Team Echelon – Rotor
33 Austyn Tusler Norwood Paragon
34 James Fettiplace Unattached
35 James Archibald G.S. Henley
36 Scott Leakey Performance Cycles
37 Lubomir Belak St Ives CC
38 Jake Coward Rapha Condor Cycling Club
39 Simon Oxenham VC10
40 Wayne Maguire Pro Cycle Hire UK Racing Team
41 John Hyde VC St Raphael
42 Garry Jones Gloucester City CC
43 Freddie Lewton Dream Cycling
44 Max Brown Zappi CC
45 Tim Clark Personal Best Cycling Services
46 Rob Fletcher Arbis LLP
47 James Graham VC Meudon
48 Daniel Dolan Army Cycling Union
49 Simon Potter WyndyMilla
50 Matthew Coulter Cowley Road Condors


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