News: Victor Berlemont Road Race


Victor Berlemont RR (Sunday 31st August) moves to rolling countryside of South Oxfordshire

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The Victor Berlemont Road Race to be held on Sunday 31st August has moved from Surrey to the rolling countryside of South Oxfordshire and to the Woodcote course with a 100 mile national B road race to be held on Sunday 31st August. The race was a classic in its heyday with a list of worthy winners it has an enviable reputation in the sport.

Well known to central region riders the Woodcote course is deceptive from its apparent mild profile and the races that have been run on the Woodcote course have been for pure road men who have the stamina and determination to take on this course.

Riders will roll neutralised from HQ at 11.00 for 2kms where the race will be deneutralised onto a fast A road section that begins to drag upwards at Port Way to an open windswept plateau. The course moves to a hard left turn after the descent from Port Way to move onto Goring on initially fast rounds at North Stoke and South Stoke that become heavy and rolling to a climb approaching Goring.

A fast descent into Goring then approaches a left turn onto Flint Hill with a hard short climb from Goring that plateaus onto a leg sapping drag to the cross round at Crays Pond. The left turn at Crays Pond takes the course back into Woodcote for the first of eight laps.

The many central region road racers who have tackled this course will attest to the leg breaking drag from Flint Hill to Crays Pond where many ambitions have been broken. The course is for determined road men and provides challenging conditions that will pay tribute to the history of the Victor Berlemont road race.




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