Next Weekend: 2017 Primavera Road Races

Prolific organiser for many a decade, Ken Robertson organises the Primavera Road Races in Devon next weekend

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Next Weekend: 2017 Primavera Road Races

Another of the National B events next weekend will be the Primavera Road Races organised by Ken Robertson and the Mid Devon Cycling Club.

When: Sunday, 26th February
– Men’s E/1/2/3 race starts at 10.30
– Men’s 3 & 4 race starts at at 10.35

Event Headquarters –Hatherleigh Community Centre, Bowling Green Lane, Hatherleigh, EX20 3HB

Leave the HQ and ride as per the Highway Code to reach the start point by crossing the roundabout onto the A3072. At the top of the rise turn left into the Industrial Estate. Line up outside the Bones Unit to await the race start.

Leave the Industrial Estate and turn left onto the A3072. The race is denaturalised at the de-restriction signs. Continue on A3072 through Highampton to Beara Cross. Go s/o. Pass Brandis Corner to reach Dunsland Cross. Go left on to A3079 (M2). Continue to Halwill Junction and roundabout.

Turn left (M3) into Station Road. Beware of narrow road with bollards on your right hand side. In 60 yards bear left again into Higher Station Road. Continue on unclassified road towards Chilla. At Graddon Cross where road goes left for Chilla bear right. At Beara Cross and A3072 turn left (M2) to complete one circuit of 11.3 miles.

E/ 1/2/3 Race – Repeat circuit 3 more times and then at the fourth time of reaching Beara Cross turn right back onto the A3072. Retrace the outward route past Highampton. At the Hatherleigh Roundabout (M2) take the first exit to finish in 800 metres level with “junction ahead” sign. E/1/2/3 race =58 miles (89 kms)

Cat 3 & 4 Race – Repeat circuit 2 more times and then at the third time of reaching Beara Cross turn right back onto the A3072. Retrace the outward route past Highampton. At the Hatherleigh Roundabout (M2) take the first exit to finish in 800 metres level with “junction ahead” sign. 3 & 4 race = 48 miles (77 kms)

The prime point is level with the bus stop on the RH side as riders approach Halwill Junction and just before the junction with Stags Wood Drive. There will be a prime each time the race passes this line.

The bad weather in the last 12 months has resulted in many sections of roads, and today’s circuit is no exception, being subject to potholes etc. If you want to finish without punctures etc. fit suitable equipment.

Cat E/1/2/3
1 Ian Cullen Mid Devon CC
2 Andrew Hitchens Mid Devon CC
3 David Johnson Mid Devon CC
4 Jason Kettle Mid Devon CC
5 Matt Langworthy Mid Devon CC
6 Julian Pitocco Mid Devon CC
7 Joseph Saunders Mid Devon CC
8 Ashley Towey Mid Devon CC
9 Joshua Burns Alé DMT Cipollini UK
10 George Beck Bath Cycling Club
11 Miles Burton Bath Cycling Club
12 Hayden Burton Bath Cycling Club
13 Jake Hollins Bath Cycling Club
14 Nic McKibbin Bath Cycling Club
15 Rhys Thomas Cardiff Ajax CC
16 Zach Minto Cardiff JIF
17 George Fowler Catford CC Equipe/Banks
18 Jack Salvidge Charterbank Potburys RT
19 Ryan Brain Cwmcarn Paragon Cycle Club
20 Richard Harris Cwmcarn Paragon Cycle Club
21 Alexandre Touche Cwmcarn Paragon Cycle Club
22 Andrew Williams Cwmcarn Paragon Cycle Club
23 Harry Veale
24 Steve Thomas Dream Cycling Race Team
25 Oscar Mingay Giant Cycling Club – Halo Films
26 Joseph Clark I-Team Cyclists’ Club
27 Ross Flashman Kibosh
28 Dexter Hurlock Kibosh
29 Josh Rochester-Greet Kibosh
30 Kinsey McIlquham KTM Impsport RT
31 Tim McEvoy Lanhydrock Wheelers
32 Calum Croft Latchem Sunwise Race Team
33 Peter Hodson-Thomas Latchem Sunwise Race Team
34 Tom Lane Latchem Sunwise Race Team
35 Luke Nolan Latchem Sunwise Race Team
36 Craig Wallduck Latchem Sunwise Race Team
37 James Dudden Latchem Sunwise Race Team
38 Adrian Warren Latchem Sunwise Race Team
39 Joe Harris Maxxis 4 Racing Team
40 Michael Mottram Morvelo Basso RT
41 Philip Bray Plymouth Corinthian CC
42 Samuel Woods Plymouth Corinthian CC
43 Matthew Downie Primera-TeamJobs
44 Edward Hatfield Primera-TeamJobs
45 Andrew Kerr Private member
46 Cliff Betts Private member
47 Thomas Grigson Radeon-Bike Science RT
48 Ben Strain Radeon-Bike Science RT
49 Jason White Ride 24/7
50 Jake Alderman Saint Piran
51 Alex Fanshawe Saint Piran
52 Duncan Heywood Saint Piran
53 Ben Lockett Saint Piran
54 Anthony Moye Spirit Tifosi Racing Team
55 Joshua Price Team Backstedt/Hotchillee
56 Joseph West Team Backstedt/Hotchillee
57 Jonathan Fowles Team Chronomaster
58 Joshua Croxton Team Tor 2000 KALAS
59 Shaun Reed Team Tor 2000 KALAS
60 Andy Shackel Team Wiggle
61 Luke Barfoot Tri UK
62 Sean Frost Tri UK
63 Giles Greening Tri UK
64 Daniel Mcquillan Tri UK
65 Harry Brook-Dobson University of Bath Cycling Club
66 Frederik Scheske University of Exeter Cycling Club
67 George Smith VC Equipe – Flix
68 Frank Kilsby VC St Raphael
69 Neil Bond VeloVitesse
70 Lee Davis VeloVitesse
71 Alastair Kay VeloVitesse

1 Karl Allen-Dobson Mid Devon CC
2 Gareth Bushnell Mid Devon CC
3 Mark Coombe Mid Devon CC
4 Stewart Dunn Mid Devon CC
5 Steven Jones Mid Devon CC (J)
6 Dave Lewis Mid Devon CC
7 Jamie Plummer Mid Devon CC (J)
8 Louie Priddle Mid Devon CC
9 William Thurgood Mid Devon CC (J)
10 Harrison Wood Mid Devon CC (J)
11 Bob Foxwell 1st Chard Whls
12 Lloyd Dobson Army Cycling Union
13 Jacob Aries Bath Cycling Club (J)
14 Conor Chandler Bath Cycling Club (J)
15 Ben Kavanagh Bath Cycling Club (J)
16 Jos Kertzman Bath Cycling Club (J)
17 Charlie Parry Bath Cycling Club (J)
18 Charlie Shields Bath Cycling Club (J)
19 David Stoyle Bath Cycling Club
20 Tom Temple Bath Cycling Club (J)
21 Emma Cockcroft Bianchi Dama UK
22 Simon Sheppard Bikechain – Ricci
23 Richard Whitehouse Bikechain – Ricci
24 Cameron Wilson Bikechain – Ricci (J)
25 George Bazley Bristol Cycling Development Squad (J)
26 Morgan Curle Bristol Cycling Development Squad (J)
27 Adam Faux Charterbank Potburys RT
28 Mark Puddicombe Charterbank Potburys RT
29 Morgan Jones Cwmcarn Paragon Cycle Club (J)
30 Bobby Cowsill Cycle Sport South Hams
31 William Hornby Cycle Sport South Hams
32 Corey Bale Cycle Team OnForm (J)
33 David Mixell Ely Race Club
34 Joe Peatson Ely Race Club
35 Gideon Aroussi Exeter Wheelers
36 Craig Lawson Exeter Wheelers
37 Danny Shaw Exeter Wheelers
38 Nicholas Hale Farnborough & Camberley CC
39 Joe Edwards G.S. Henley
40 Alex Dawson IBike Motion Race Team
41 Luke Craddock Mid Cornwall Cycling Club
42 Paddy Scullion Mid Cornwall Cycling Club
43 Henry Fawcett NFTO Race Club
44 Josh Coyne Okehampton Cycle Club
45 Benjamin Rule One and All Cycling
46 Alex Platt Penzance Wheelers
47 Robert Cartlidge Plymouth Corinthian CC
48 Jonathan Ellis Plymouth Corinthian CC
49 Will Horn Plymouth Corinthian CC
50 Michael Rogers Plymouth Corinthian CC
51 John Rollason Plymouth Corinthian CC
52 Scott Fryer Private Member
53 Evan Rouse Propello – Carb Cycles (J)
54 Isaac Rowe Propello – Carb Cycles (J)
55 Jack Elston Propello – Carb Cycles (J)
56 Andrew Cresswell Revo Racing
57 Aled Jones Royal Navy & Royal Marines CA
58 Robert Lewis Royal Navy & Royal Marines CA
59 Alistair Stubbs Royal Navy & Royal Marines CA
60 Adrian Prust Scuderia RT
61 Darren Webb Somerset RC – The Bicycle Chain
62 Daniel Wellings Somerset RC – The Bicycle Chain
63 Pete Douglass Southampton University Road Club
64 Mark Gibbs Tanks Direct Cycling
65 Phil Walter Tanks Direct Cycling
66 Ben Kerwin Tavistock Whlrs NorthShoreGallery
67 Daniel Strong Tavistock Whlrs NorthShoreGallery
68 Alfie Peters Team Novo Nordisk (Development) (J)
69 Mark Brock Team Tor 2000 KALAS
70 Leslie Thomas Tri UK
71 Oliver Cooper University of Bath Cycling Club
72 Jim Hamilton University of Exeter Cycling Club
73 George Humby University of Exeter Cycling Club
74 Max Moyles University of Exeter Cycling Club
75 Alex Painting University of Exeter Cycling Club
76 Sam Malam Velo Club Venta
77 Oliver Winwood Bratchell Velo Club Venta (J)
78 Felix Wilkinson Veloton Team
79 Phoebe Davis VeloVitesse
80 Andrew Banks Westbury Wheelers
81 Martin Smith Mid Devon CC

Panos Parpas Dulwich Paragon CC
Richard Wickenden Equipe Flamme Rouge
Iain Duggan Gannet CC
Daniel Benford Private Member
Harry Chamberlain Southampton University RC
Thomas Ellis Southampton University RC
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Mid-Devon Cycling Club’s Road Race Promotions 2017
Totnes Vire National “B” Stage Race on Saturday and Sunday 22nd and 23rd April. Stage 1 will be a 2.7 mile TT around Ilsham Marine Drive. Stage 2 will be over 1 hour plus 5 laps of the Torbay Velopark with supporting races. The final stage moves to Okehampton. It is 70 miles long and covers 4 laps of a testing circuit that takes in the Old A30 to Whiddon Down then the A3124 towards North Tawton and the A3072 back to Okehampton. Stage Race Secretary: – Ken Robertson, 9, Barnfield Road, PAIGNTON, TQ3 2JT – Preference given to 4, 5 or 6 man teams. Entry Fee is £40.00 per rider.

Totnes-Vire Support Race on the Torbay Velopark on the afternoon of Saturday 22nd April. Please contact the event organiser, Kris Pratt for more details e-mail
15.00 till 16.05 – Cat 3/4 race of 1 hour plus 3 laps
16.30 till 17.35 – Totnes-Vire Stage 2 of 1 hour plus 3 laps
17.45 till 18.00 – Youth E
17.45 till 18.05 – Youth C/D
18.20 to 19.00 – Youth A/B
19.10 to 20.15 – Women’s race of 1 hour plus 2 laps


Colin Lewis Cycles Grand Prix
A series of races on the closed circuit race at the Torbay Velopark on Sunday 10th June with Tim Prowse as the Event Secretary.
Category Start Time Distance Category Start Time Distance
(approx.) (approx.)
U8 13:00 4 Miles U12/U10 13:30 8 Miles
U16/U14 14:10 15 Miles Women Only 15:00 15 Miles
3rd, 4th 16:00 24 Miles E/1/2 & 3 17:10 24 Miles

Thursday Velopark Races on 20th June, 18th May, 15th June and 15th June

The Paignton Regatta Circuit Races
Torbay Velopark on the morning of Sunday 13th August.
Please contact the Event Organiser Mike Gratton for more details e-mail

U8 09:00 4 Miles U12/U10 09:30 8 Miles
3rd, 4th 10:10 24 Miles Women Only 11:20 13 Miles
U16/U14 12:00 13 Miles E/1/2 & 3 13:30 24 Miles
Paignton Regatta Mile Running Race at 13.00

Mid-Devon Cycling Club’s Time Trial Promotions 2017
Friday 14th Apr il 08:00 Sporting 23 Teign Valley Course Andrew Perkins
Thurs 25th May 19:00 10 Miles A38 – Buckfastleigh Conrad Moss
Thurs 20th June 19:-00 25 Miles A38 – Buckfastleigh Andrew Perkins
Sunday 30th July 07:00 25 Miles A38 – Buckfastleigh Kevin Weymouth
Sunday 10th Sept. 08:00 25 Miles A38 – Buckfastleigh Mark Sanders
Sunday 30th Oct. 10:00 / 12:00 Hill Climbs Haytor/Widdecombe Lee Sanderson

Club TTs will be on alternate Thursday evenings from April to early September at 18:30 or 19:00 hours. HQ Abbrook Park Sports & Social Club using 2 laps of the B3193 or @ Ben’s House and the 10 miler to South Brent & Back.



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