S.E.R.R.L
South East Road Race League

2018 Senior Men’s South East road Race Championships.

The South East Road Race league are pleased to announce they will be organising senior Men’s South East Regional Road Race Championships in 2018.

The event will take place on Sunday 19th August and will be run on the Lingfield circuit, situated between East Grinstead and Edenbridge.

The Men’s race will also incorporate the Roy Hillman Memorial Trophy Race.

Roy Hillman 16/1/1933 – 5/7/1985

The late Roy Hillman was a local legend around these parts. He is father to the legendary soiugner to the pro’s Andrew Hillman.

Roy’s cycling career all started when Roy and Vic Barnes (father of former pro Nick Barnes) would ride every weekend from Green Street Green to Hastings and back, clocking up 120 miles at a time.

They kept doing this getting stronger and faster as time went on, eventually gaining the notice of the late Dave Creasy who asked them to join the infamous Polhill CC.

He raced with much success locally, getting better each season. He was a rebel riding many BLRC events outside of the governing body.

Around 1954/55 Roy and Vic rode to Paris to watch Coppi, Bartali etc in the Tour de France and came back inspired riders and were in Andrew’s words ‘were the boys’. Big races and results soon followed, including podium spots in the London Battle Hastings and Ashdown Forest Classic in the south and the Pirelli GP (now the Stockton GP) nationally, which he won.

Roy was what you’d also call a proper cyclist, who just loved riding his bike, often making long trips from Bicester to Islington to court his future wife Eileen. He actually met Eileen one weekend on one of his epic to Hastings and back. They went on to have two children, sally and Andrew.

National Service, like for so many great riders changed Roy’s cycling career, leading to a step back in racing terms. He never stopped riding though and continued to be a local fixture of the club scene.

Roy (3rd wheel) riding the London - Battle - Hastings Road race

Date:

 Sunday 19th August 2018

Rider Category:

 Elite, 1st, 2nd, 3rd

Race Classification:

 National B

Entries Open:

 14th February 2018

Entries Close:

 5th August 2018

Online Entry:

CLICK HERE

 

Advanced Entry Fee:

 £25.00

Entry on Day Fee:

 £30.00

Entry Criteria:

 Riders must reside within the South East Region.

Organisor selects field based on BC ranking points and results.

Course:

 Lingfield. COURSE DETAILS

Race Distance:

 140km

Lap Distance:

 23.4km

Headquarters:

 Gabriels Fishery, Gabriels Farm, Marsh Green Road, Marsh Green, Nr  Edenbridge, TN8 5PP

Race Start Time:

 1.30pm

Sign On:

 Opens 11.30am, closes 1.10pm

Max Field Size:

 80