Report & Result: Purbeck Jubilee Road Race


Warren Jesse (Pedal Heaven Excel Academy) won the Bournemouth Jubilee Wheelers Purbeck Road Race at Wool in Dorset

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Report & Result: Purbeck Jubilee Road Race
(by Eamonn Deane)

Warren Jesse (Pedal Heaven Excel Academy) won the Bournemouth Jubilee Wheelers Purbeck Road Race at Wool in Dorset, only showing his face at the front when it mattered most.


The 41 year old, former mountain biker, expertly read the 60 mile race, hiding in the wheels as others burnt their matches before winning the uphill finale.

Paul Hart (Southend Wheelers) attacked repeatedly, held a lead of 15 seconds for a lap but could never quite get away on the tough 5.7 mile circuit that put paid to the hopes of many. Hart still had the legs to claim second, his endeavours costing him the win believed Jesse. Ben Lockett (Saint Piran) had tried to escape early on but the fast pace and fresh legs kept the race together with more going out the back than off the front.

Ed Hatfield (Primera-TeamJobs) & Stuart Peckham (Sotonia CC) held a small gap as the bunch rolled along the narrow lane behind Lulworth Castle but as the race turned left to climb Newtown Hill they were back in the wheels.


Hart enjoyed his lap of freedom as they climbed the hill for the fifth time but was never out of sight, the south westerly breeze making it hard for solo glory. Inevitably Hart was caught as William Everson (Dulwich Paragon) & Ian Cullen (Mid Devon RC) forged ahead, Cullens team mate, top tester Matt Langworthy bridged across in a move that had been discussed in the car park pre-race.

The first part of the tactic worked well, the second part proved harder to execute as the trio, like all before them, could not stay away. Mike Ford (VC ST Raphael/Waites Contracts), ever present at the front of the race, tried on the climb with two to go but lacked the acceleration to make the chasers think twice.



At the bell it was the gallant Hart again, a final throw of the dice perhaps but there would be no double six as Matt Downie led the chase, a winner on the course in July, Downie was heavily marked, denying him the freedom he had enjoyed in the summer.

Jesse, from Fleet in Hampshire, was satisfied with his days work after too many near-misses this season, the confidence to ride at the back, matched by the power to ride at the front both key to his success.

The Bournemouth Jubilee Purbeck Road Race was supported by R J Cycling Camps, Kev Ridge Building Services & Mike Anderson


1 Warren Jesse (Pedal Heaven Excel Academy)
2 Paul Hart (Southend Wh)
3 Patryk Rucki (Skinline Rc)
4 Ian Cullen (Mid Devon Cc)
5 Edward Hatfield (Primera-Teamjobs)
6 Kim Little (Merida Factory Racing)
7 Sol Warwick (Pizzeria Esponola)
8 Rob Hurd (Unatt) £50 First 3rd Cat
9 Matt Langworthy (Mid Devon Rc)
10 Tom Morris (Portsmouth North End)
11 Andrew Hitchens (Mid Evon Rc)
12 Ben Lockett (Saint Piran)
13 Harry Chamberlain (Southampton Uni Cc)
14 James Peckham (Sotonia Cc)
15 Martin Rowland (Poole Wh)
16 Brook Elgie (Rock N Road Cycles)
17 Austin Head (Wightlink Lcm Systems Cycle Rt)
18 Ashley Towey (Mid Devon Rc)
19 Andrew Gough Vc Venta
20 Matthew Downie (Eden Veranda Racing)
21 Thomas Key (Southampton Uni Cc)
22 Michael Ford (Vc St Raphael/Waites Contracts)
23 Joseph Clarke (I- Team Cc)
24 Peter Hodson- Thomas (Westbury Wheelers)
25 Ben Scott-Munden (Sotonia Cc)
26 John Samways (Bournemouth Jubilee Wh)
27 Joe Arundel (Bournemouth Jubilee Wh)
28 Osama Assem (Finchley Racing Team)
29 Samuel Davies (Royal Navy & Royal Marines Ca)
30 William Everson (Dulwich Paragon)



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