News: James Atherton Road Race


Southampton University Road Club promoting their first category 2/3 road race in memory of the late James Atherton

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This year, Southampton University Road Club are promoting their very first road race, in memory of the late James Atherton, on the 13th April. James was tragically killed whilst out training in the New Forest in January 2013.

He was both a friend of many in the club, and was also studying towards his PhD at the University at the time. He was a well thought of character in the local cycling scene and is still missed by many. The race aims to keep his memory alive by hosting an exciting days racing for all involved.

The race HQ will be at Owslebury Parish Hall, and will be open to 2nd and 3rd category riders. It will be run on the Longwood circuit near the MIlbury’s pub, and will consist of 7 laps, making the race just shy of 100km long. The course is rolling, with several small hills and false flats around the circuit, making for a race with hardly a moment of flat road.

Online Entry will be going live in the very near future and we hope to see as many riders there as possible to both have a hard days racing, and to remember James in a way I’m sure he’d be proud of.’

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