Summer Go-Ride Circuit Races

Essex Roads Go-Ride Summer Series

Race Report; Round 1


On a weekend busy with other cycling events 22 riders had a warm, if breezy, afternoon’s racing on the lower circuit at Redbridge. The largest field was the Under 8s, with 14 riders battling it out for the honours. Austin Skinner (Little Wheelers) was the clear winner with Thomas Stock (LVYCC) placing 2nd in his first race and Toby Lashmar (ERCC) coming in as 3rd road bike. The non-road bike awards went to a trio of Essex Roads boys; 1st Arnu Wells, 2nd Ethan Williams and 3rd Nathan Brown. The girls’ awards went to Sophie Cummings (1st) and Amelie Fairhead (2nd) from Little Wheelers, and huge respect to the two Under 6 riders who completed both races with smiles on their faces! It’s a very long way for such little legs! Well done Aldric Wells from ERCC (1st) and Jack Armbruster from Little Wheelers (2nd).

In the Under 10s, Olivia Hoskins (B&DCC) was 1st girl, with Charlotte Aris (Little Wheelers) in 2nd place. Jamie Cox (Little Wheelers) was 1st boy.

Due to low numbers, the Under 12s, 14s and 16 raced together and decided they all wanted to race the Under 16s distance of 4 laps. Damian Dodd (B&DCC) stormed the Under 14s, with Harry Jey (Harris Academy) in 2nd place and Amy Harvey (B&DCC) as 1st girl. Lewis Kemp (ERCC) was 1st Under 16.

Well done to all riders, especially those who were racing for the first time today -we hope you enjoyed it!

The second race in this series is 16th July -we hope to see you there!

Round 1 Results

Under 8

Name Club / School M/F First Race Second Race Total Awards
Austin Skinner Little Wheelers M 1 1 2 1st boy
Thomas Stock LVYCC M 2 2 4 2nd boy
Arnu Wells ERCC M 3 4 7 1st non road
Toby Lashmar ERCC M 4 3 7 3rd boy (road bike)
Ethan Williams ERCC M 5 5 10 2nd non road
Nathan Brown ERCC M 6 6 12 3rd non road
Jake Williams ERCC M 7 8 15 Special Award
Henry Jago ERCC M 8 7 15 Special Award
Tommy Chilvers B&DCC M 9 10 19 Special Award
Sophie Cummings Little Wheelers F 10 9 19 1st girl
Amelie Fairhead Little Wheelers F 11 11 22 2nd girl
Luke Armbruster Little Wheelers M 12 12 24 Special Award
Aldric Wells ERCC M 13 13 26 1st U6
Jack Armbruster Little Wheelers M 14 14 28 2nd U6

Under 10

Name Club / School M/F Bunch Race Handicap Race Total Awards
Olivia Hoskins B&DCC F 1 1 2 1st girl
Charlotte Aris Little Wheelers F 2 3 5 2nd girl
Jamie Cox Little Wheelers M 3 2 5 1st boy

Under 12

Name Club / School M/F Bunch Race Handicap Race Total Awards
Jacob Hardy Crest CC M 1 1 (DNS)

Under 14

Name Club / School M/F Bunch Race Handicap Race Total Awards
Damian Dodd B&DCC M 1 1 2 1st boy
Harry Jey Harris Rainham M 2 2 4 2nd boy
Amy Harvey B&DCC F 3 3 6 1st girl

Under 16

Name Club / School M/F Bunch Race Handicap Race Total Awards
Lewis Kemp ERCC M 1 1 2 1st boy



Essex Roads CC Summer Go-Ride 2017

We are running two Summer Go-Ride events at Redbridge Closed Road Circuit on the lower circuit. Events will be held on 11th June and 16th July.

These are entry level events for riders who have little or no experience of racing (and for their parents who have never prepared a young rider for an event before!) We do not carry out gear checks, and although there will be riders wearing ‘proper kit’ and riding road bikes, you do not need any special gear -all you need is for your bike to be in good working condition and safe to ride, and to wear appropriate clothing and a helmet which is also safe. We encourage you to ‘have a go’ and award separate certificates for those riding non-road bikes as we appreciate you have to work a lot harder to get around the track than those who have sleek road machines!

Signing on is from 1.45pm, racing starts prompt at 2.45pm, finishing at about 4.30pm, with presentations back up at HQ afterwards.

Boys and girls will race together in their age categories (U8, U10, U12, U14, U16) but there will be separate awards. If there are sufficient numbers, there may be separate girls’ / boys’ races.

Pre-entries need to be with me by the Thursday before the race.



Non-Members Pre-entry; £4.50 per race

(ERCC Members Pre-entry; £2.50 per race)


Non-Members on the day entry; £5.00

(ERCC Members on the day entry; £3.00)


Cheques payable to “Essex Roads CC” to be sent with a completed entry form to;

Gwen Cook

37, Leigham Court Drive

Leigh on Sea