Stags Head Road Race

26 May 2014

Huw Richards solos to victory in the first of the Stags Head road races organised by Taw Velo cycle club.

This weekend saw the first of the Stags Head road races organised by Taw Velo cycle club. The race was held on an open road circuit that goes from South Molton though to the village of Filleigh then back round to South Molton.

There was a good turn out of 70 riders from all over the county and as far a field as Bristol and Bath. They raced round the 6-mile circuit seven times with the finish up the hill past the Stags Head Pub. The peloton of riders stayed together until lap 3 when the race started to break up, with smaller groups starting to form and work together.

Then on lap 4, the lone rider Huw Richards, who rides for Tavistock Wheelers North Shore Gallery, broke away to build on a lead in the final laps to finish 1 min 45 sec ahead of the chasing group that had a bunch finish for the minor placing.

Second place went to Phillip Collings of the same team, 3rd place went to Kris Jasper riding for Falco Racing. The event went very well getting good feed back from the riders and the event commissaries and NEG safety bike riders.