News: Robert Hobbs Memorial RR

Today (Friday) is the closing date for entries for the Robert Hobbs Memorial Road Race on the third of June

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News: Robert Hobbs Memorial RR

It is almost 27 years since Robert was tragically killed whilst out training on the 21st July, 1991. He was just 24 years old. Those of you who knew him will remember how much cycling meant to him, it was his life. After his first road race at the age of 17 he became completely hooked to the sport.

Robert was fortunate in achieving many of his cycling ambitions. He represented his country on numerous occasions at home and abroad in France, Belgium, Ireland, Netherlands and in 1989 he rode in the Tour of India. While he was there he had the privilege of meeting Rajiv Gandhi, is it not poignantly sad that the careers of these two young men came to such untimely ends less than two years later.

To those of you who have ridden Roberts’ Memorial race before, welcome back and to those of you who are here for the first time, we hope that you will enjoy the racing and return again. Indeed we hope that you will enjoy the day for it is in this way that his family want Robert to be remembered.

Previous winners include Welsh cyclists Matt Postle, Matt Beckett, Julian Winn, Anthony Malarczyk and Simon Bray along with English riders Mark Lovatt , Mark McKay, Jeremy Hunt and Phil Collins from Ireland. The 2014 winner was Poland’s Marcin Białobłocki and Tom Baylis in 2015.

On the 3rd June 2018, the finish will be on the recently refurbished Carmarthen Velodrome. The race will have a ‘Tour of Flanders’ feel with the ‘bryniau’ (Welsh word for hills / bergs) and a ‘Roubaix’ style velodrome finish. We aim to reward the worthy winner with a substantial prize.

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