Willesden Cycling Club – Road Races
Sunday 7th September 2014
Race 1 – Dulcie Walker Memorial Road Race
(Regional B, Band 4: 3/4/W/J)
90km (3.8 laps) Points from 1st (15) to 10th (1)
Race 2 -John Walker Trophy Road Race
(National B, Band 2: E/1/2)
120km (4.8 laps) Points from 1st (60) to 20th (1)
The anticlockwise circuit starts on the A329, north of Little Milton, heading south through the village and then turning east onto the B4880 at Stadhampton. It then runs south-east, past the southern boundary of Chalgrove Airfield, turning north-east to Stoke Talmage, crossing Haseley Brook and then passing under the M40 before turning north-west onto the A40 (Tetsworth High Street). The circuit continues west along the A40 (crossing the finish line, which is approximately 200m to the east of the junction of the A40 with the A329) and then turns south-west, back over the M40, along the A329 to complete the lap in Little Milton. There are no significant climbs to negotiate.
Please sign on 30 minutes before the start of the race. Failure to do so will mean that the race organisers may give your number to a reserve rider.
Dulcie Walker Memorial Road Race
2013 Tim Edwards, LBRCC
2012 Richard Stanton, Arbis LLP Roy Pink Cycles
2010 Roger Prior, Zappi’s Cycling Club
2009 Thomas Moore, Cambridge University CC
2008 Ben De Wet
2007 Roy Chaimberlain, Alpha Road Club
2006 Race cancelled
2005 John Wager
2004 Marc Freullet, Team Quest
2003 Thomas Wright, Oxford City RC
2002 Simon Henley, Evans RT
2001 Ashlet Freeman
2000 Adam Henley, Team Milton Keynes
1999 Martin Freeman, Wills Wheels CC
The winner of the 3/4/W/J race will have their name engraved on the Dulcie Walker Poniard (a ceremonial tapered thrusting knife).
John Walker Trophy Road Race - Previous winners
2013 Lewis Atkins, Pedal Heaven RT
2012 Matt Cronshaw, Node 4 Giordana RT
2010 David Mclean, Velosport Pasta Montegrappa
2009 Marcin Bialoblocki, Wilier Live to Ride
2008 Dan Staite, Python Racing Team
2007 Clive Nicholls
2006 Race cancelled
2005 Robert Hud, Bioagrico Fabelec Selexion
2004 Colin Roshier, Team Quest
2003 Danny Axford, Arctic Tacx RT
2002 Mark Lovatt, Compensation Group RT
2001 Justin Hoy, Evans Cycles RT
2000 Danny Axford, Arctic Tacx RT
1999 Gordon McCauley, Kingsnorth International Wheelers
1998 George Rose, Cardiff JIF
Remembering John and Dulcie Walker
John Walker was an avid jazzer. His bike was badged up as a Stan Getz. One of his talents was airbrushing incredibly intricate and dark satanic designs on motorbikes. He was a great wit and fine company to be with. For many years he was the Master of Ceremonies at the Willesden Cycling Club annual dinner.
Dulcie Walker (John’s mother) was also quite a character. It is thought that she held the first ever woman’s motor cycle licence in the country.
Please ensure that you park in the field adjacent to the Village Hall/Race HQ (you will be directed there) – the main car park reeds to be kept free for the race vehicles.
Tea, coffee, homemade cabs and sandwiches will be available for all to buy at Race HQ courtesy of Nici Savage. All profits will go to -
The Fountain Cancer Centre
Royal Surrey County Hospital
NHS Trust Foundation
Reg Charity no 1089086 - www.fountaincentre.org
Please take away all of your rubbish. Empty gel packs should be put back in your pocket after use. Please go straight to the HQ after the finish of the race; do not hang around for friends at the finish line.
The Willesden race organisers will retire to the Lamb Inn, Little Milton at the end of the event. If anyone wishes to congratulate the head honcho on a fabulously run race, then actions speak louder than words; so it’s a large one for Jayne Paine please.
Other watering holes on route include:
The Crown. Stadhampton
The Lamb Inn, Chalgrove
The Red Lion, Chagrove
The Swan, Tetsworth
The Old Red Lion, Tetsworth
Three Pigeons, Milton Common
Rumours that race entry fee covers a complimentary bacon butty and a mug of builder’s tea at Raymond Blanc’s “Belmond Le Maison aux Quat’ Saisons” are nothing other than rumours. But if you do pop in for a bite, we understand that they are perfectly fine about you walking on the parquet with cleats and that helmets and sweaty, wet lycra are simply not a problem either……
Full downloadable and printable PDF file available here – JDW_roadrace_prog2014_v3
WCC Rood Race Secretary