June 4th 2018
On the 3rd June 2018, the Robert Hobbs Memorial Road Race finished on the recently refurbished Carmarthen Velodrome.
It is almost 27 years since Robert was tragically killed whilst out training on the 21st July, 1991. He was just 24 years old.
Those of you who knew him will remember how much cycling meant to him, it was his life. After his first road race at the age of 17 he became completely hooked to the sport.
Robert was fortunate in achieving many of his cycling ambitions. He represented his country on numerous occasions at home and abroad in France, Belgium, Ireland, Netherlands and in 1989 he rode in the Tour of India. While he was there he had the privilege of meeting Rajiv Gandhi, is it not poignantly sad that the careers of these two young men came to such untimely ends less than two years later.
The 2018 event saw Marcin Bialoblock of Steele Davis Via Roma RT crowned winner, joining previous winners Welsh cyclists Matt Postle, Matt Beckett, Julian Winn, Anthony Malarczyk and Simon Bray along with English riders Mark Lovatt , Mark McKay, Jeremy Hunt and Phil Collins from Ireland. The 2014 winner was Poland's Marcin Białobłocki and Tom Baylis in 2015.
Images - Credit GBM Photography