Jamie Ford wins the John Andrews Memorial Road Race

Mon Apr 29

Fourth category rider, Jamie Ford, riding for Bradford on Avon Cycling Club, won Sunday’s John Andrews Memorial Road Race from a spirited last lap solo breakaway.

The 50 mile race, organised annually by Yeovil Cycling Club, saw a field of Third and Fourth category riders, competing for the honours around the undulating Somerton, Langport, Long Sutton circuit.

A strong, almost block, headwind on the long westerly leg from Somerton to Langport killed off any attacks until the last lap, when Ford launched his attack. After gaining an advantage of over thirty seconds Ford bravely held on to cross the finish line just eleven seconds ahead of the now diminished chasing peloton. James Brown, of Yeovil based Tri UK, finished in eleventh place and Benjamin Wainwright, of Somerton based Team Tor 2000 KALAS, finished in fifteen place, out of the thirty seven finishers.

Fifty miles to go

Jamie Ford crossing the finish line.

Jamie Ford congratulated by Mark Boxall, race organiser

The top 5 finishers clutching their just rewards! Kevin Jones, Gideon Aroussi, Alex Mellor, Jamie Ford, Lewis Braithwaite (l to r).


1Jamie FordBradford on Avon2:01:51
2Kevin JonesSomerset Road Club+11s
3Alex MellorBristol South CCSame time
4Lewis BraithwaiteSteele Davies Via Roma RTSame time
5Gideon AroussiExeter WheelersSame time
6Michael HoareFroome & District WheelersSame time
7Charlie LacailleUniversity of Bristol CCSame time
8Michael RogersPlymouth Corinthian CCSame time
9Graham ReevesBristol RCSame time
10Darren GardnerBath Cycling ClubSame time
11James BrownTri UKSame time
12Gary BondsRoyal Navy & Royal MarinesSame time
13Will BudgeBristol RCSame time
14Michael SmithPlymouth Corinthian CCSame time
15Benjamin WainwrightTeam Tor 2000 KALASSame time

Mark Fisher