Event URN:
312783
Start date:
Sun, 4th May 2014
Event Type:
Road (Competitive)
Venue:
Magelake Hall
Culmstock Road, Uffculme, Devon, EX15 3DP
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Entry close date
Sun, 20th Apr 2014
Event promoted by:
Exeter Wheelers ( website )
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Event website:
http://www.exeterwheelers.co.uk/index.php/Tom_Hawkins
Event organiser:
Miss Elena Bremer
4790169962
elena.bremer.1@gmail.com
Cheques payable to:
enter online at British Cycling
Info for Riders:
On May the 4th 2014 Exeter Wheelers are once again promoting our prestigious road race, the Tom Hawkins Spring Classic. This stellar event, a sparkle in many a top riders palmares, has always been an early season highlight the South West. This year rather then opening the spring campaign, we’ve decided to close it. To celebrate, we’ve added another lap to the race, making it 9 laps, 110 km of fine racing.

HQ in Uffculme is less than 3 miles from Junction 27 of the M5. Tiverton Parkway train station is just by Junction 27, so if you want to get the train it’s only a short ride over to HQ. Magelake Pavilion hall is on the east side of the village just over the river, you can’t miss it.
Please arrive promptly; sign on closes at 10am, riders must be at the rider's briefing. There is a 5km neutralised section to reach the course, we will be planning on starting the race on time at 10:30 on the course.
You can check out the course here; http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/349528807
Preview Races:
Date Start Race name Classification Band Rider Cat Duration
4 May 14 10:30 2/3/4 Regional A Band 3 2nd, 3rd, 4th 109km / 68m

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On May the 4th 2014 Exeter Wheelers are once again promoting our prestigious road race the Tom Hawkins Spring Classic. This stellar event, a sparkle in many a top riders palmares, has always been an early season highlight the South West. This year rather then opening the spring campaign we’ve decided to close it. To celebrate, we’ve added another lap to the race, making it 9 laps and 110 km of fine racing.


The tried and tested course takes in a mix of technical Devon lanes, fast downhills and a long climb out of Somerset on the A38. In previous years this race has seen a bit of everything; rouleurs romping to victory, barodeurs belting along in breaks and hell for leather bunch sprints. The technical sections in the closing kilometres, and a small kick before the finish, ensures no race is decided until the last 50 meters. Our marshals noses have only just thawed out from last years snow, so fingers crossed for seasonal May sunshine this year.


Race HQ will be Magelake Pavilion hall in Uffculme. The hall has good facilities with plenty of parking, sizable changing rooms, showers and a kitchen so we can provide our first rate tea and cake services throughout (coffee will also be available). If you are bringing a support team they might be interested to know there are some good pubs in the area where one can shelter from the blistering sun, enjoy a chilled beverage and await the race conclusion in comfort.


A neutral service car will be provided by Exeter Wheelers, it would be nice if you the rider could help stock it. So please bring a spare wheel or two that you’d be happy to race on if needed.


SELECTION CRITERIA

Rider selection criteria will be according to BC recommendations, specifically; 
1st priority: Competent promoting club riders
2nd : Competent SW riders
3rd: Competent riders from outside the SW
4th: In-experienced riders. 

Points from this year’s results should be considered as a good indicator of competency in this season. Priority may be given to competent team entries.

Riders will be selected after the closing date, we will endeavour to inform riders of their selection as soon as possible after this date. 

Event Location:

Culmstock Road,
Uffculme,
Devon,
EX15 3DP

Race: 2/3/4

Online entry closed 1 year 8 days 12 hours 53 minutes 35 seconds  ago
Date Start Classification Band Rider Cat Duration
4 May 14 10:30 Regional A Band 3 2nd, 3rd, 4th 109km / 68m

Provisional Results

1st 

Mark Perry 

Ride 24/7

 

2nd

Blake Pond

North Devon Wheelers- South Fork

3rd 

George Fowler

1st Chard Wheelers

 

4th 

Calum Croft

Mud Sweat & Gears CC

5th 

Deacon Cutterham

NFTO Race Club

 

6th 

James Davey

Mid Devon CC

 

7th 

Scott Gurnett

Tanks Direct Cycling

 

8th 

Charlie Revell

Somerset RC-Bicycle Chain

9th 

Peter Haworth 

Team Tor 2000

 

10th 

Edward Silverton

Bicicielo

 

11th 

Richard Cleaver

Leasure Lake Bikes.com

12th/1st Junior 

Duncan Heywood

One and All Cycling

 

13th 

Jason Poore

Mid Devon CC

 

14th 

Philip Collings

Tavistock Whlrs NorthShoreGallery

15th 

Benjamin Luckwell

Ride 24/7

 

16th 

Daniel McKimm

Dream Cycling

 

17th 

Owen Owen

Cog Bikes

 

18th 

Andrew Hitchens

Mid Devon CC

 

19th 

Paul Barratt

1st Chard Wheelers

 

20th 

Harry Snow

North Devon Wheelers- South Fork

21st 

Mark Wiffen

Tavistock Whlrs NorthShoreGallery

22nd 

Jamie Howard

Exeter Wheelers CC

 

23rd 

Oliver Yates

Royal Navy & Marines CA

24th 

Barry Clewett

VC St Raphaels

 

25th 

Joel Hewitt

One and All Cycling

 

26th 

Hugh Knudsen

Team Tor 2000

 

27th 

Moris Elphick

Exeter Wheelers CC

 

28th 

Harry Luxton

RUTrainingToday CC

 

29th 

George Clews

Somerset RC-Bicycle Chain

30th 

Ryan Vale

Somerset RC-Bicycle Chain