On Sunday 21st August the Colchester Rovers ran a memorial race for Tony Asplin who passed last year.

We ran the races at the Colchester sports park starting with the Masters 40+ category, won by Ashley Harvey of STAYAR RACING, all the way through to the E/1/2/3.

It was a great day with lots of entries on the line, including a couple of first-time racers, one of which Louis Genin, Colchester Rovers, who won the 4th Cat race with a sprint finish for the line with Velo Schills Eddie Doherty who finished just a wheel behind securing a great second place.

In the ladies’ race Mathilde Pauls of LAKA Pedal Mafia RT, pulled an impressive solo attack off the front eventually leading to a huge time advantage that the field were unable to claw back, meaning Mathilde crossed the line first, and local star Clover Murray securing a solid second place.

The afternoon saw the E/1/2/3 race with the biggest field of the day, early on 3 riders attacked off the front which included race winner James Ambrose-Parish from TAAP Racing.

The race saw a crash with two riders down, but both managed to walk away relatively unscathed but it meant the local Velo Schill riders Cam Hurst and Pete Fuller losing a little time and finishing 13th and 23rd respectively.

We believe Tony would have loved and been very proud of the event we ran in his honour.

Photos courtesy of NE Sports Photography.