Hull and ERRC Wilsons Wheels Road Race
Location: Wetwang, East Yorkshire
Event: 29 April 2012
Report: Snowdon Sports
James Allen of Sheffrec CC followed up his win in the Hull Thursday event of last week with another win in Wetwang this week.
As the 48 riders lined up for the start of the race, a light drizzle was falling on them but by the end of the race, the drizzle had turned into a heavy downpour and the field had been whittled down to just 18 riders.
Lap two saw Allen, Richard Binks (Clay Cross RT) and Nick Coupland (We Love Mountains) get away from the rest of the pack.
As the race wore on, no other riders managed to get across to the leaders, although Craig Gath of York Cycleworks spent much of the race yo-yoing between just behind the leaders to just in front of the chasers.
With the finish line in sight, Allen began to sprint and the Thorpe Hesley rider managed to take the victory by two bike lengths.
1 James Allen (Sheffrec CC)
2 Richard Binks (Clay Cross RT)
3 Nick Coupland (We Love Mountains)
4 Craig Gath (York Cycleworks)
5 Tony Goundry (Active CP Cycles)
6 Darren Bendlow (Clifton CC)
7 Will Glover (Sheffrec)
8 Sean Smith (Halifax Imperial Wheelers)
9 Dean Parkes (Team iOptix.co.uk)
10 Steve Hodgson (Moonglu RT)
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.