Moore at the double to keep his Dad happy
Fergus MuirGavin Moore recorded a remarkable double at the weekend. Having taken a solo win in the Redgrave Road Race on the Norfolk/Suffolk border on Saturday afternoon, the following morning he gave his dad - and chauffeur - a Fathers' Day present by winning the Eagle Road Race in Essex, this time in a three-up sprint.Fergus Muir
Gavin Moore recorded a remarkable double at the weekend.
Having taken a solo win in the Redgrave Road Race on the Norfolk/Suffolk border on Saturday afternoon, the following morning he gave his dad - and chauffeur - a Fathers' Day present by winning the Eagle Road Race in Essex, this time in a three-up sprint.
At Redgrave, the Stowmarket & District CC member - who has just returned home to Haughley at the end of his university course - attacked on Wortham Low Road where the double bends help an escapee get out of sight. By the time he passed Redgrave Cross Keys he had a 20-second lead on the bunch. Nick Esser (VC Baracchi) chased, at first alone and then in a group of five, but Moore stayed away and, a lap later, took the chequered flag. Esser was second, inches in front of Trevor Banham of the promoting Diss club. Both primes went to VC Baracchi's Mark Westrup.
In the 60-mile Eagle RC race near Newport, Essex, Moore joined up with breakaway Richard Moss (GS Henley) with 15 miles to go. The pair were joined by Russell Ford (Glade CC) and the three worked together to gain a 90-second gap. Ford attacked 500 yards from the line, but Moore overhauled him. The win earns Moore a second category racing licence.
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The East Anglian CC evening '10' at Morley featured a headwind on the outward leg and a tailwind on the return which died away towards the end of the event. West Suffolk Wheeler Peter Balls was again the fastest this time in 20:17, with Anglia Velo pair James Eman (20:35) and Jim Burgess (20:39) in the next two places. Matt Cook (API) set out with the aim of beating the best ever time recorded by his grandfather, Mildenhall CC's Jim Staines. He went far beyond that and improved over two minutes to take fourth place in 21:03.
Two days later, Ormesby man James Eman stepped up to the top spot in a stormy Ipswich 25 on roads around Tunstall Forest.
A mid-race downpour and a course with tight corners isn't a recipe for speed and Eman's 57:42 and second placed Gary Record's 58:24 were the only rides inside the hour.
t Results, Redgrave Road Race: 1 Gavin Moore (Stowmarket & District), 2 N Esser (VC Baracchi), 3 T Ba nham (Diss & District), 4 D Murrell (London Phoenix), 5 M Dunnett (Diss).
East Anglian CC 10, Morley: 1 Peter Balls (West Suffolk Whs) 20:17, 2 J Eman (Anglia Velo) 20:35, 3 J Burgess (Anglia Velo) 20:39, 4 M Cook (API/Metrow) 21:03, 5 G Rushmore (King's Lynn CC) 21:17, 6 B Phillips (East Grinstead CC) 21:21.