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POSITION RIDERS NUMBER RIDERS NAME  CLUB/TEAM CAT TIME 1 28 George Kimber Cycle Sport Dynamo 2nd 02:06:10 2 4 Robert Borek DRK Racing 2nd 02:06:17 3 8 Graham Collins Team Tor 2000 KALAS 2nd 02:06:17 4 36 Ashley Towey Mid Devon CC 2nd 02:06:18 5 44 George Wise VC Equipe - Flix 2nd 02:06:19 6 24 James Hywel-Davies Latchem Sunwise Race Team 2nd 02:06:29 7 29 Ben Lockett Saint Piran 2nd 02:06:32 8 21 Ross Holland Bikechain - Ricci 2nd 02:10:40 9 23 Dexter Hurlock Kibosh 2nd 02:10:47 10 15 Glynwr Griffiths 73 Degrees CC 2nd 02:10:49 11 19 Christopher Hill Bristol RC 3rd 02:10:51 12 12 Angus Fisk Clay Cross Road Team 2nd 02:10:51 13 45 Samuel Woods Plymouth Corinthian CC 2nd 02:10:52 14 11 Lee Davis Velo Vitesse 2nd 02:10:53 15 34 Steve Thomas Ride 24/7 2nd 02:10:59 16 26 Robert Jones Cardiff Ajax CC 2nd 02:11:05 17 17 Giles Cartwright CC London 2nd 02:11:07 18 27 George Jones  VC St Raphael 2nd 02:11:07 19 7 Richard Cleaver Velo Club Montpellier 3rd 02:11:14 20 1 Daniel Alford Bristol South CC 3rd 02:11:15 21 30 Benjamin Luckwell Ride 24/7 2nd 02:11:25 22 32 Josh Rochester-Greet Kibosh 2nd 23 25 David Johnson Mid Devon CC 2nd 24 40 Simon Ward Bristol RC 3rd 25 10 Deacon Cutterham CGC VC Bristol Webbs of Warmley 2nd 2017 Results 2017 REPORT
The second Stella Farrell Exmoor GP 50 mile cycle race, promoted by Minehead Cycling Club, took place round four laps of a hilly circuit based at Wheddon Cross. Stella Farrell is a Minehead resident who was a prolific racer in the 1940’s & 50’s when woman’s racing was in its infancy. Stella was a multiple national champion and record holder in time trials and on the track and is Minehead Cycling Clubs most famed rider. The race started steadily until Winsford where Giles Hawkright riding for the London Dynamo club won a special prize for being first through the village. A split in the race took place on the second lap as the riders tackled the steep climb up from Luckwell Bridge when a group of ten quickly established a gap of around a minute on the rest of the field. They rode well together ensuring that the remaining riders would not catch them back again. They continued to extend their advantage to over three minutes despite some determined chasing until, on the fourth and final climb from Luckwell Bridge, the lead group was whittled down to seven. On the final time through Winsford one rider attacked and looked to have made a winning move. The remaining group gradually caught him back however, until with 2kms to go, the pace quickened and he was finally caught. At 1km to go 17 year old George Kimber from the Exmouth based CS Dynamo club pulled away up the final climb to the finish at Wheddon Cross to win the race. The sprint for 2nd place was won by Robert Borek riding for Bristol based DRK Racing narrowly outsprinting local favourite Graham Collins from Minehead riding for Team Tor 2000 Kalas. The races were well supported by the local Wheddon Cross business community, Exmoor Bikes, Shearwell Data and Stuart Lowen Butchers in Minehead. Race Director Briony Turner commented that after the riders produced such a terrific race last year, we were thrilled that this years race was even more exciting, with many local residents watching. Minehead Cycling Club will also promote a series of circuit races around Minehead Town Centre on Sunday 10th September as part of the Minehead Festival of Wheels. The prestigious Porlock Hill Climb is also being held on Sunday 24th September. This attracts both male and female national champions and Olympic riders and is part of the Devon & Somerset Festival of Cycling. For further info see: www.porlockhillclimb.co.uk
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POSITION RIDERS NUMBER RIDERS NAME  CLUB/TEAM CAT TIME 1 28 George Kimber Cycle Sport Dynamo 2nd 02:06:10 2 4 Robert Borek DRK Racing 2nd 02:06:17 3 8 Graham Collins Team Tor 2000 KALAS 2nd 02:06:17 4 36 Ashley Towey Mid Devon CC 2nd 02:06:18 5 44 George Wise VC Equipe - Flix 2nd 02:06:19 6 24 James Hywel-Davies Latchem Sunwise Race Team 2nd 02:06:29 7 29 Ben Lockett Saint Piran 2nd 02:06:32 8 21 Ross Holland Bikechain - Ricci 2nd 02:10:40 9 23 Dexter Hurlock Kibosh 2nd 02:10:47 10 15 Glynwr Griffiths 73 Degrees CC 2nd 02:10:49 11 19 Christopher Hill Bristol RC 3rd 02:10:51 12 12 Angus Fisk Clay Cross Road Team 2nd 02:10:51 13 45 Samuel Woods Plymouth Corinthian CC 2nd 02:10:52 14 11 Lee Davis Velo Vitesse 2nd 02:10:53 15 34 Steve Thomas Ride 24/7 2nd 02:10:59 16 26 Robert Jones Cardiff Ajax CC 2nd 02:11:05 17 17 Giles Cartwright CC London 2nd 02:11:07 18 27 George Jones  VC St Raphael 2nd 02:11:07 19 7 Richard Cleaver Velo Club Montpellier 3rd 02:11:14 20 1 Daniel Alford Bristol South CC 3rd 02:11:15 21 30 Benjamin Luckwell Ride 24/7 2nd 02:11:25 22 32 Josh Rochester-Greet Kibosh 2nd 23 25 David Johnson Mid Devon CC 2nd 24 40 Simon Ward Bristol RC 3rd 25 10 Deacon Cutterham CGC VC Bristol Webbs of Warmley 2nd
The Stella Farrell Exmoor Grand Prix The second Stella Farrell Exmoor GP 50 mile cycle race, promoted by Minehead Cycling Club, took place round four laps of a hilly circuit based at Wheddon Cross. Stella Farrell is a Minehead resident who was a prolific racer in the 1940’s & 50’s when woman’s racing was in its infancy. Stella was a multiple national champion and record holder in time trials and on the track and is Minehead Cycling Clubs most famed rider. The race started steadily until Winsford where Giles Hawkright riding for the London Dynamo club won a special prize for being first through the village. A split in the race took place on the second lap as the riders tackled the steep climb up from Luckwell Bridge when a group of ten quickly established a gap of around a minute on the rest of the field. They rode well together ensuring that the remaining riders would not catch them back again. They continued to extend their advantage to over three minutes despite some determined chasing until, on the fourth and final climb from Luckwell Bridge, the lead group was whittled down to seven. On the final time through Winsford one rider attacked and looked to have made a winning move. The remaining group gradually caught him back however, until with 2kms to go, the pace quickened and he was finally caught. At 1km to go 17 year old George Kimber from the Exmouth based CS Dynamo club pulled away up the final climb to the finish at Wheddon Cross to win the race. The sprint for 2nd place was won by Robert Borek riding for Bristol based DRK Racing narrowly outsprinting local favourite Graham Collins from Minehead riding for Team Tor 2000 Kalas. The races were well supported by the local Wheddon Cross business community, Exmoor Bikes, Shearwell Data and Stuart Lowen Butchers in Minehead. Race Director Briony Turner commented that after the riders produced such a terrific race last year, we were thrilled that this years race was even more exciting, with many local residents watching. Minehead Cycling Club will also promote a series of circuit races around Minehead Town Centre on Sunday 10th September as part of the Minehead Festival of Wheels. The prestigious Porlock Hill Climb is also being held on Sunday 24th September. This attracts both male and female national champions and Olympic riders and is part of the Devon & Somerset Festival of Cycling. For further info see: www.porlockhillclimb.co.uk