This is to confirm that a cycle race promoted by the Redbridge Cycling Club will be taking place on Sunday 5th August in the area bounded by the parish councils of South and West Hanningfield and Stock, from 09.00am to approximately 12.00 midday. The race HQ will be West Hanningfield Village Hall which has already been booked.
The race will take place under the Technical Regulations of the British Cycling Federation and by permission from the Essex Police. There will be marshals accredited to stop traffic at the main junctions of the race course which is as follows:
Church Road West Hanningfield, Holiday Hill, Ship Road, LT Stock Road (B1007), LT Downham Road, Hawkswood Road, LT South Hanningfield Road, LT Middlemead.
The competitors will complete this circuit eight times with a total distance of just over 60 miles. I confirm that we will put up advanced warning notices around the course to alert parishioners, other road users and horse riders two weeks before the event.
The race is scheduled to start at 9.00 a.m. and finish about 11.30 a.m. There will be a maximum of 60 competitors who will be preceded by two or three lead cars with roof signs displaying the warning [CAUTION CYCLE RACE APPROACHING]. The end of the race convoy, behind the race, will be the chief commissaires’ (ie cycle race referee) car, a first aid vehicle and a spares vehicle.
There will also be motorcycle outrider marshals from the National Escort Group. These will ride in advance and alongside the race and will be there to warn other road users of the approaching cyclists.
The race finishes ¾ way along Middlemead in a northerly direction from South Hanningfiled and race headquarters wil, as stated earlier in this message, be at West Hanningfield Village Hall..
If you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to contact me on my mobile telephone 07771 985786 or by e-mailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I also attach a copy of the advanced warning notice of the race which we will be posting around the course two weeks before the event.
Many thanks for taking the time to read this message.
Paul O’Kelly, Marshal Coordinator, Redbridge CC road race, on behalf of Chris Eschle Redbridge CC, race organiser.