Road race season under way after tribute to Ken

Torbay Weekly

The South-West road racing season kicks off this weekend with a two-day programme of events promoted by the Mid-Devon CC.

There's a busy schedule of Circuit racing at Paignton's Torbay Velopark on Saturday, featuring all age groups up to Under-16, plus Ladies and Senior 4th Category tests.

On Sunday the action switches to Hatherleigh, near Okehampton, for the club's annual Primavera Road Race meeting, as the cycling season gears up for what will hopefully be a fantastic summer.

After a minute's silence for the late Ken Robertson, who used to organise the event, nearly 130 riders will line up (10.30am) for the Elite/1/2/3 and 3rd/4th Cat races.

Ex-UK pro Will Harper and Loughborough University student Travis Bramley from Ivybridge are among the favourites, although the MDCC has high hopes for talented Under-23 man Ewan Warren and juniors Callum Start, James Pearcy and Felix Whetter.