Dorking CC (East Surrey hard riders)(80 riders)

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  • Date: 10-Mar-19
  • Time: 08:30
  • Distance: 29.9 Miles
  • Course: gs/491
  • Closing Date: 26-Feb-19 23:59
  • Categories:
    • Juvenile
    • Junior
    • Espoir
    • Senior
    • Veteran
    • Para

Startsheet

The startsheet is available to be downloaded for this race

Description

The Event’s History

In 1958 East Surrey RC members Ken Duncumb and Bim Dore had an idea that the club could hold a challenging, hilly, non-standard distance, early season event over local roads to test members fitness for the start of the racing season. They took it upon themselves one Saturday morning ride to devise a course. This initially started on Reigate Heath, followed the A25 to Dorking then the A24 into Horsham where it turned left along Wimblehurst Road, North Heath Lane and Giblets Lane to take a sharp left hand turn into Rusper Road. Then via Hurst Hill, Rusper, Newdigate, Parkgate, the cross roads in the centre of Leigh and Flanchford to finish back at the start.

The first year Ken was unable to compete as he was on National Service but was able to ride in 1960 and won the club event.

Despite some March mornings experiencing very cold and icy conditions, in 1963 ESRC decided to develop their “hard hilly ride” into an open event. So in 1964 riders from other clubs undertook the test as well. However, no newcomer was able to beat East Surrey's own John Fisher.

Over the years changes to the course have become necessary due to the increase in traffic, construction of the Capel and North Horsham by-passes, and the need to eliminate a right turn at Dawes Green. The original course was around 33 miles and the current one 29.9 miles.

The list of past winners shows that the event has attracted many top riders over the years. A number of these, as well as local clubmen, have ridden the event many times, justifying the popularity of this kind of early season test. Dorking Cycling Club took over the promotion of the race from East Surrey in 2017 and introduced a popular road bike category.

Past Winners

54 2018 Liam MAYBANK (2)

53 2017 John DEWEY

52 2016 Rob SHARLAND

51 2015 Chris McNAMARA

50 2014 Liam MAYBANK

49 2013 Steve BERRY (2)

48 2012 Steve BERRY

47 2011 Wouter SYBRANDY (2)

46 2010 Wouter SYBRANDY

45 2009 Richard PREBBLE (2)

44 2008 Mathew BOTTRILL

43 2007 Pete TADROS

42 2006 Ray HUGHES (4)

41 2005 Paul Mill

40 2004 Michael HUTCHINSON (4)

39 2003 Michael HUTCHINSON

38 2002 Sean YATES (2)

37 2001 Michael HUTCHINSON

36 2000 Michael HUTCHINSON

35 1999 Richard PREBBLE

34 1998 Tim STEVENS (3)

33 1997 Sean YATES

32 1996 Tim STEVENS

31 1995 Peter MAIN

30 1994 Gethin BUTLER(2)

29 1993 Steve ELMS

28 1992 Simon COPE

27 1991 Gethin BUTLER

26 1990 Ray HUGHES

25 1989 Ray HUGHES

24 1988 Steve HACKETT

23 1987 Tim STEVENS

--  1986 (Event Cancelled – Snow)

22 1985 Pete SANDERS

21 1984 Andrew SMITH

20 1983 John OAKES (3)

19 1982 Ray HUGHES

18 1981 John OAKES

17 1980 John OAKES

16 1979 Roger DUNNE

15 1978 Eddie ADKINS

14 1977 Dave STALKER

13 1976 John LYONS (3)

12 1975 Dave ELDRIDGE

11 1974 John LYONS

10 1973 Doug SHEEHY

9   1972 John LYONS

8   1971 John SMITH

7   1970 Robin BUCHAN (4)

6   1969 Robin BUCHAN

5   1968 Robin BUCHAN

4   1967 Robin BUCHAN

3   1966 Dave KNIGHT

2   1965 Mick BURREN

1   1964 John FISHER (2)

-   1963 John FISHER

-   1962 Paul HUMPHREY

-   1961 Andy ELLIOT

-   1960 Ken DUNCUMB

-   1959 Pete SWETMAN


Organiser Details

Name
Paul Medcraft
Email
dorking.hardriders@gmail.com
Mobile
07836 631829
Landline
Address
Holcombe Copse Cottage
Westcott Heath
Westcott
Surrey
RH4 3JZ

Event Details

BBAR:
Event Type
Solo
Date
10 Mar 2019 08:30
Closing Date
26 Feb 2019 23:59
Course
gs/491
Distance
other
Price
£12.00
Accepted Categories
  • Juvenile
  • Junior
  • Espoir
  • Senior
  • Veteran
  • Para