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Ken Wright Memorial Road Race

VC Revolution promote the Ken Wright Memorial Road Race under British Cycling regulations, which forms part of the Essex Road Race League.

This year’s promotion will be contested by 2nd , 3rd and 4th category riders over 116km / 72 miles.

Date: 14th May 2017

Online Entry: Available via British Cycling

 

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Ken Wright 1948-2004

The members of VC Revolution decided to name our ERRL road race promotions in memory of our friend and fellow cyclist Ken Wright.

Ken started cycling after joining the West Suffolk Wheelers in Bury St Edmunds in 1964. This was the start of a lifelong love of cycling and Ken became one of their star riders, breaking many time-trialling records. In 1969 Ken joined the newly-formed Velo Club Anglia Sport, which took road racing as the main discipline and it was this form of cycling which Ken enjoyed. In 1972 Ken returned to the West Suffolk Wheelers and continued to enjoy more success in time-trialling and road racing.

In 1974 Ken and wife Pam emigrated to South Africa where a whole new world of cycling opened up to Ken – track racing. This was the predominant part of cycling in South Africa and an aspect of the sport where Ken excelled with his attendance at meetings in Johannesburg and Pretoria.

The family returned to the UK in 1979 and Ken joined Ratae RC in Leicester – once again enjoying track racing. When Ken moved to Colchester he joined Colchester Rovers and then the reformed Angliasport, once again enjoying road racing, time trialling and track racing.

Ken enjoyed a lifetime of cycling, both as a competitor and spectator and was a real club-man, always willing to promote events and coach youngsters, with former World Pursuit Champion Colin Sturgess being an early student and Ken’s son David progressing to be a very good rider.

On behalf of Pam Wright, David Wright and Louise Hodgson we are proud to present the Ken Wright Memorial RR; a great testament to a gent who was a true cyclist.