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Flawborough Road Race excites with close finish — and cyclists raise funds for Girl Guides



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Forty-eight cyclists competed in the Flawborough Road Race as part of a British Cycling national event.

Generation Pro Cycling Events, a collective of Newark-based volunteers, organised the road event, which started at the Long Bennington Pavilion and finished in Flawborough.

The dry, 86-mile race took place on a flat circuit and saw riders race through Cotham, Shelton, Flawborough, Alvington and Staunton.

The Flawborough Road Races. Credit: Chris Lawrence (51737901)
The Flawborough Road Races. Credit: Chris Lawrence (51737901)

Around three laps in a group of five riders, including Daniel Shoobridge (Team NoPinz MoTip) took the race by the scruff of the neck and made a breakaway.

The break held for another five laps until James Hartley (JRC Shutt Ridley RT) and Ashley Cox (Team Bottrill) bridged the gap as the group increased to seven riders.

On the final lap, Cox attacked on the rise to Flawborough to win by more than 45 seconds.

The Flawborough Road Races. Credit: Chris Lawrence (51737904)
The Flawborough Road Races. Credit: Chris Lawrence (51737904)

The attack from Cox had disintegrated the break and it was Shoobridge who took silver by a tyres width with Hartley in the bronze position.

The Flawborough Road Races. Credit: Chris Lawrence (51737895)
The Flawborough Road Races. Credit: Chris Lawrence (51737895)

The event also facilitated a cake sale in aid of Girl Guides, raising £131.62.



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