The Stella Farrell Exmoor GP is a race promoted by Minehead Cycling Club to help meet the growing demand for racing in the South West and to promote the profile of cycling in and around Exmoor. Stella Farrell was a prolific racer in the 1940’s & 50’s when woman’s racing was in its infancy and faced many obstacles. Stella became a multiple national champion in time trials and on the track and is Minehead CC’s most famed rider. It is fitting that Stella overcame these obstacles as Exmoor has its own kind of obstacles in the fabulous cycling terrain it offers. Mainly traffic free roads will allow the 4 lap race of approx. 50 miles to run unhindered. After a fast descent from Wheddon Cross to Luckwell Bridge there is a mile long climb immediately followed by no less than a 6.5mile descent! The circuit then winds its way back to Wheddon Cross where a short hill signifies the end of the lap. Entries will be accepted on a first come first accepted basis so enter early to ensure a place. There will be prizes for all categories. It is hoped that races for children around the recreation ground opposite the Race Headquarters can also be organised so bring the family for a grand day out.
Who is ? A few career highlights!
1946
National 25 mile Time Trial Champion
1947
National 25 mile Time Trial Champion 25 mile Competition Record 1hr 5min 31 (reduced  record by 4 minutes) Portsmouth and back Record 8hr 8min 19 (reduced record by 35min) Brighton and back Record 5hr 6min (reduced record by 30min)
1948
National 50 mile Time Trial Champion Oxford and back Record
1949
National 25 mile Time Trial Champion 25 mile National Tandem Record 58min 43sec (with Daisy Stockwell)
1946
National 4,000m Pursuit Champion
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The    Stella    Farrell    Exmoor    GP    is    a    race    promoted    by Minehead   Cycling   Club   to   help   meet   the   growing   demand for   racing   in   the   South   West   and   to   promote   the   profile   of cycling in and around Exmoor. Stella   Farrell   was   a   prolific   racer   in   the   1940’s   &   50’s   when woman’s   racing   was   in   its   infancy   and   faced   many   obstacles. Stella   became   a   multiple   national   champion   in   time   trials   and on the track and is Minehead CC’s most famed rider. It   is   fitting   that   Stella   overcame   these   obstacles   as   Exmoor has   its   own   kind   of   obstacles   in   the   fabulous   cycling   terrain   it offers.   Mainly   traffic   free   roads   will   allow   the   4   lap   race   of approx.   50   miles   to   run   unhindered.   After   a   fast   descent   from Wheddon   Cross   to   Luckwell   Bridge   there   is   a   mile   long   climb immediately   followed   by   no   less   than   a   6.5mile   descent!   The circuit   then   winds   its   way   back   to   Wheddon   Cross   where   a short hill signifies the end of the lap. Entries   will   be   accepted   on   a   first   come   first   accepted   basis so   enter   early   to   ensure   a   place.   There   will   be   prizes   for   all categories.    It    is    hoped    that    races    for    children    around    the recreation   ground   opposite   the   Race   Headquarters   can   also be organised so bring the family for a grand day out.
Who is ?
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A few career highlights!
1946
National 25 mile Time Trial Champion
1947
National 25 mile Time Trial Champion 25 mile Competition Record 1hr 5min 31 (reduced  record by 4 minutes) Portsmouth and back Record 8hr 8min 19 (reduced record by 35min) Brighton and back Record 5hr 6min (reduced record by 30min)
1948
National 50 mile Time Trial Champion Oxford and back Record
1949
National 25 mile Time Trial Champion 25 mile National Tandem Record 58min 43sec (with Daisy Stockwell)
1946
National 4,000m Pursuit Champion