Central Region are promoting the British Cycling National Masters Road Race Championship events over the weekend of July 14th & 15th in the Chobham, Surrey area.
Races are as follows:-
Saturday July 14th
- 9.30 am G/H/I age group over 80 kms of the Valley End & Staple Hill circuits.
- 1.30 pm E/F age group over 100 kms of the Valley End & Staple Hill circuits.
Sunday July 15th
- 9.00 am C/D age group over 120 kms. Kitsmead Lane, Ottershaw & Staple Hill circuits.
- 1.30pm A/B age group over 140 kms. Kitsmead Lane, Ottershaw & Staple Hill circuits.
The race HQ will be Virginia Water Football Club, Crown Road, Virginia Water, Surrey, GU25 4HS. Races will be restricted to 60 riders per event and entries should be sent via our on-line entry system (see event listings links at top of page).
This year’s A/B group will also be racing for the coveted Victor Berlemont trophy, first presented in 1951. Berlemont owned the ‘French House’ in Dean Street Soho was a big cycling fan and associated himself with the promoting club, Southern Velo. His son Gaston maintained the family tradition and supported the event which ran until 1996 on the tough Ashdown Forest course. Ex. Condor/Mackeson independent Doug Collins along with Nigel Carpenter on behalf of the Southern Velo decided to resurrect this famous Southern classic in 2010 however the Olympics have seriously hampered any promotions in the area for their duration. Significantly it’s also Bastille Day which further lends weight to presenting this trophy on such an important day.
Women's Championship Added to Weekend
As well as the men's events, a National Championships for 30+ Women will be held on Saturday 14th July, following increased demand from riders for races. The Central Region has already seen 3 rounds of the Women’s Team Series in 2012, so this race should be a great addition to what is gearing up to be a great weekend of racing. So, if you are a woman Road Racer over the age of30, get your entry in now via the online entry system (see event link at top of page). The women's course will same as that used by the 50+men.
Entries still open;
The Master A/B Championships which will include the prestigious Victor Berlemont Trophy this year still has plenty of spaces available. Entries close this Sunday so all you 30-40age men get your entries in.