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Flying Ryan! Dave Roper Memorial Event – Race Report and Results
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Flying Ryan! Dave Roper Memorial Event – Race Report and Results

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The most beautiful Autumn sunshine greeted the 110 plus competitors who rode in the annual Dave Roper Memorial event at the coveted venue of Tye Farm in Great Cornard.

Report and Images by Paula Day Photography

The course consisted of undulating stubble fields with all competitors racing in 2 heats across the 3 classes, each consisted of a 10 minute sprints plus 1 lap and gave spectators some serious racing resulting in 4 furious fast finals.

The Sudbury Club celebrated their 60th anniversary last year and it gave them an opportunity to proudly sport their newly rebranded logo in many guises, including new podium boxes resulting in a very lively and entertaining awards ceremony after a perfect day of racing. With thanks for all the donations from the many loyal members and supporters for the recent equipment investment and help with the time consuming running of these events.

Adult Race results

82 Competitors battled it out across 2 sections resulting in an A & B final

A final
1st 901 Ryan McDonnell
2nd 374 Jamie Roper
3rd 69 Will Hughes

Jamie Roper

B Final
1st 772 Mark Petchey
2nd 65 Luke Cain
3rd 43 Bryce Hagger

Evo / Pre 65/ Twin Shock Class
1st 3 Jason Morland
2nd 82 Gary Gladwin
3rd 75 Gavin Hockey