Road: Field Wins in Horsmonden

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Field Wins in Horsmonden

SERRL Summer Series 16 -  Horsmonden
Event: 19th June 2011
Promoted by: SERRL
Event HQ: Brenchley Memorial Hall
Report and Images: Dave Hayward -
Event Details


A popular course with fast twisting roads along with some punchy hills, it is perhaps surprising that the Horsmonden circuit was last used over ten years ago by the South East RR league. However, was it going to be the fast roads that would favour the attacking style of some riders or would it be the swift punchy hills at the back end of the course that would split the bunch?

In the end it was neither! A moment of madness and skill would set the shape of the race. Towards the end of the second lap of six, a driver ignored advice from race marshals and continued to drive towards the oncoming bunch exiting out of a turning causing the riders to scatter with skilful bike handing they managed to avoid any nasty moments.

This in turn caused a significant split in the bunch. With all the elite riders in the first split the advantage was taken leaving the rest of the bunch to chase for the next couple of laps.

With two laps to go Andy Betts took advantage of a moment's hesitation from the others and headed off on his own.

Betts: "After I attacked I figured this may be too early, but an opportunity was there."

His cause was not helped by another motorist not giving way at a narrow bridge although the lead car was already on the bridge, the oncoming car stopped blocking the lead cars exit, bringing Andy to a momentary standstill.

Anthony Mole was also in hot pursuit of Betts, hoping to join forces to the finish. However they were soon joined by three others, Ian Field, Chris Macnamara, and John Veness. Now it was anybody's race again.

Field: "When we all got together I was expecting more attacking, but we all rode together for the last lap, in the last corner before the finish I was slightly ahead leading out, nobody came past me."


1st Ian Field 2 Hargroves Cycles 05:49:10
2nd chris macnamara E Team Corley cervelo 05:49:10
3rd Andy Betts E la Fuga Sigma Sport 05:49:10
4th Anthony Moye 1 CC Luton 05:49:11
5th John Veness 2 Handsling Racing 05:49:11
6th James Jackson 2 RG Activ RT 05:50:58
7th John Wager E Felt-Colbornes RT 05:50:58
8th John Heaton-Armstrong 1 Le Col 05:51:00
9th darren barclay E Arctic-Premier RT 05:51:01
10th Drew Holmes 2 Progressive Cycle Coaching Dev Sq 05:54:39
11th Malcolm Davies 2 Aprire RT 05:56:58
12th DAVID SEAGER 2 Kingsnorth Int Whlrs 05:57:02
13th Keith Walker 3 Wigmore CC 05:58:17
14th Lawrence Carpenter 3 Rapha Condor 05:25:42
15th Ashley Holding 2 GB MSTina 05:27:37
16th Adam Cotterell 2 WyndyMilla 05:27:37
17th Jason Edwards GB MSTina 05:27:37
18th jason nind 3 Wigmore CC 05:27:37
19th Matthew Pilkington 2 Progressive Cycle Coaching Dev Sq 05:27:37
20th Pete Wager E Felt-Colbornes RT 05:27:37
21st Luke Wallis 2 la Fuga Sigma Sport 05:27:37
22nd fraser wildman 2 Datateam Allstars 05:27:38
23rd Matthew Hinshelwood 2 Vicious Velo 05:27:38
24th Graham Hills 2 In-Gear quick vit 05:27:38
25th Joe Harris 2 Reading CC 05:27:38
26th Shaun Duffield 2 Activ Cycles 05:27:39
27th Oliver Wilmot 3 GS Avanti 05:27:39
28th Matt Melville 3 AW Cycles 05:27:39
29th Phil Murrell 2 Finsbury Park CC 05:27:39
30th Rhys Clegg 3 Kingsnorth Int Whlrs 05:27:44
31st David Churchill 3 Bigfoot CC 05:27:48
32nd harold evans 3 Progressive Cycle Coaching Dev Sq 05:27:50
33rd Declan Higgins 3 Twickenham CC 05:29:12

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.