Location: Peldon, Essex
Event: 29 April 2012
Report: Snowdon Sports
Second in the Ed Taylor Memorial last weekend, Scott Cousins moved up to the top of the podium with a fine solo victory in VC Revolution’s Ken Wright Memorial Road Race in Essex.
On a day for the hardy with strong winds and standing water across the 12-mile Peldon circuit, 24-year-old Cousins (Maldon & District CC) rode away from his last remaining rival, Adam French (East London Velo) on the last of the five laps to cross the line 42 seconds clear with Toby Parnell (Cambridge CC) leading in the rest some two minutes down.
Cousins, from Bicknacre in Essex, and French were part of an original five-man break that went clear early on and made their own bid on the third lap.
On the last lap Parnell and Wayne Crombie (East London Velo) were dropped from the chasing group that formed, but they battled their way back on with the former having enough left to secure third place.
There were 20 finishers from 49 starters with the bedraggled state of the survivors highlighting the absence of mudguards.
1 Scott Cousins (Maldon & District CC) 2-36-12
2 Adam French (East London Velo) at 42 sec
3 Toby Parnell (Cambridge CC) at 2-01
4 Malcolm Smith (St Ives CC) at 2-02
5 Patrick Schils (Velo Schils-Interbike)
6 Graham Galvin (East London Velo)
7 Vince Divine (Finchley RT) all same time
8 Wayne Crombie (East London Velo) at 2-06
9 Lubomir Belak (Welwyn Wheelers) at 4-58
10 Neil Chapman (Maldon & District CC) at 5-02
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.