KENT Blaxill has again put its name to the 36th annual Jock Wadley Memorial Road Race.

The race travels nine times around the stunning Abberton Reservoir and has become an important part of the UK cycling calendar.

Cycling enthusiast Simon Blaxill, managing director of the company, said: “This is a super opportunity to see world class athletes compete and in 2017, triple Olympic cyclist Ed Clancy couldn’t hold his lead in the final metres and the race was won by Belgium's Steele von Hoff.


Simon Blaxill and Ed Clancy OBE. Picture: Ed Hughes

"Last year, riders attempted to break clear throughout, with the peloton coming together for a thrilling flat-out bunch sprint finish to the line.

"In the past, the race has been won by young riders such as Luke Rowe and Jon Tiernan-Locke, who have gone on to ride for world class teams such as Sky so Kent Blaxill are very proud to again support an event which nurtures talent of this level.”

The Jock Wadley Memorial Road Race kicks off at 10am on Sunday, March 11 from the race HQ at the former Alderman Blaxill School site in Paxman Avenue, Colchester.