This Weekend: 58th Wally Gimber Trophy

Next weekend sees the 58th running of the early season classic the Wally Gimber Trophy in the South East of England

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This Weekend: 58th Wally Gimber Trophy

140km | National B

The Race HQ address is: Bells Yew Green Village Hall, Bayham Road, Bells Yew Green, TN3 9BJ

The Dulwich Paragon CC promotion is one of the longest-running races on the calendar, The 58th Wally Gimber trophy, and they are pleased to welcome riders from across the country.

For 2017, they have moved to the muchloved “Lamberhurst/Frant” course. The race welcomes back defending champion Lloyd Chapman and look forward to an exciting and hard-fought race, with the winner having his name on the trophy alongside former winners, including Simon Cope, Tony Gibb and Sir Bradley Wiggins.

This year they have to make do with limited funds. The race HQ is a modest village hall, which will be cozy, and they have had to cut the prize fund back severely. Their aim is to make this race as competitive and exciting as possible and we dream of it one day becoming the “Lincoln Grand Prix of the South”.

They would love to find an even better course and to put on a rolling road closure but, to give you an idea of the challenge, that would cost them in the region of £40,000. Needless to say we need the continued support of the riders, their team managers, our volunteers and, of course, BC and their officials, but we also need sponsorship money, so please do what you can to spread the news, even if it’s just some good feedback on Twitter.

L-R: Edmund Bradbury, Lloyd Chapman and Rhys Howells. Photo: Dave Hayward

The Wally Gimber Trophy
The trophy was awarded to the club for presentation at the annual road race by Wally Gimber, a lifelong club member. Wally Gimber was an active Dulwich Paragon member in the 1940s and excelled on the local Herne Hill track. In 1948-9 he was the London centre track, massed start and roller champion and set a national tandem paced half mile record of 48.55 seconds.

He emigrated to the US in the 1960s but returned to the UK in 1985 to present the trophy to John Shand at the club’s 50th anniversary dinner. He kept in regular touch with the club until his death in 1993.
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Ian Bray Addiscombe CC
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James Rix Loughborough Students CC
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Luke Ryan Richardsons-Trek RT
Oliver Maxwell Richardsons-Trek RT
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Ashley Dennis Team Wiggins
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Etienne Georgi Team Wiggins
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Andy Shackel Team Wiggle
Daniel Mcquillan Tri UK
James Gray VC Londres
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Edmund Bishop VC Meudon
Dylan Thomas VC Meudon
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