Location: Ford Dunton Test Track, Basildon, Essex
Event: 28 June 2012
Report: Snowdon Sports
Essex Roads CC rider Andy James secured victory in the latest round of the Ford CC Go Race Series staged at Ford’s test track at Dunton on Thursday evening.
James held off the winner of the previous round, Dan Babbs (Chelmer CC) to take the win by just one second, while veteran API rider Mick Bath took third spot.
50 riders started the fifth race of the series in warm sunny conditions. Primes were awarded after laps 3, 7 and10, all of them being taken by Jason Fitchew (Ford CC).
The strong westerly wind meant any breaks were difficult, and no attacks were successful. However, with half a lap to go there was contact in the bunch resulting in injuries to John Stone (Maldon CC), David Whitlock, and Graham Pearl (Southend Wheelers), the latter being hospitalised with a broken collar bone, cracked ribs and a punctured lung.
Many thanks to all those who helped at the scene. The organiser reports that all are recovering well.
1 Andy James Essex Roads CC Senior 80
2 Daniel Babbs Chelmer CC Senior 79
3 Mick Bath API Veteran 78
4 Colin McPherson 0 Veteran 77
5 Graham Masters Eagle RC Veteran 76
6 Martin Elms Southend Wheelers Veteran 75
7 Jason Fitchew Ford CC Veteran 74
8 Tim Pettit Essex Roads CC Veteran 73
9 Martin Ryan Ford CC Veteran 72
10 Tim Wood Chelmer CC Veteran 71
11 John White 0 Veteran 70
12 Paul Spiceley Glendene CC Veteran 69
13 Paul Ruffy Essex Roads CC Senior 68
14 Jamie Barton Gateway CC Senior 67
15 Mark Alsop Maldon CC Veteran 66
16 John Woyton Glendene CC Veteran 65
17 Scott Clark Chelmer CC Veteran 64
18 Colin King Glendene CC Senior 63
19 Bob Flack Ford CC Veteran 62
20 Billy Stewart Essex Roads CC Veteran 61
21 Rob Reynolds 0 Veteran 60
22 John McMahon Essex Roads CC Veteran 59
23 Russell Tribley Chelmer CC Veteran 58
24 Paul Green Essex Roads CC Veteran 57
25 Jack Toland 0 Veteran 56
26 Darren De-Beger Glendene CC Veteran 55
27 Simon Constable Essex Roads CC Senior 54
28 Steve Tidiman Essex Roads CC Veteran 53
29 John Sanderson VC Revolution Senior 52
30 Graeme Murry Essex Roads CC Veteran 51
31 James Badman 0 Veteran 50
32 Jonathan 'Pool Chelmer CC Junior 49
33 Brian Scarboro Gemini CC Veteran 48
34 Alan Cope Old Gits Veteran 47
35 Brian Farrow Maldon CC Veteran 46
36 Kevin Thomas Essex Roads CC Senior 45
37 Michael Travers 0 Senior 44
British Cycling would like to thank the organising team, officials and everyone else who helped promote this event. Our sport could not exist without the hundreds of people, many of them unpaid volunteers, who put in many hours of hard work running events, activities and clubs.