The 2015 British Cycling National Masters Road Race Championships took place near Newton Longville, Bucks on the 30th & 31st May…
This was an event far larger than any normal road race, and before describing what took place it is necessary to give some idea of the scale of this promotion. The Championship took the form of eight separate races with the field divided into five year age bands from thirty to seventy plus. There were over four hundred entrants, a big increase over 2014.
It was the product of nine months hard work by the organiser Wayne Thomas, his principal helper Patrick Kavanagh, and many others. This work included arranging temporary traffic lights where the course joined the 70mph A421 road, getting potholes repaired, hand delivering a thousand letters to win over the local residents, organising a hundred helpers for each day of racing, which included fourteen accredited marshals.
These are a relatively new feature, but one which helped to win the approval of Thames Valley Police for special permission to allow concurrent racing (i.e. two races on the circuit at the same time). The organisers wish to express their gratitude to Neil Biggs, the Traffic Management Officer for Buckinghamshire, for his enthusiastic and constructive help which made the event possible… Read More >
All photos courtesy of Andy Whitehouse (AWM Photography)
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