Sunday, 6 April 2014


Back For 2014


The Rob Jefferies Memorial Meet is back for 2014, with a date set for Sunday 20th July.

After a very successful first year, the race returns with a new tier of events for elite women riders. Rob was a champion of women's cycling and so it was thought appropriate with the current explosion in the women's race scene in Britain to include them in a stand alone category.

As with last year, there is still the elite men's series of races for E/1/2/3/4s, races for 'club' riders of 3/4th category, races for youth A & B riders as well as the new category for 1/2/3 Women. Each category will get to ride a 20 lap warm up, a six lap dash, a devil-take-the-hindmost and a final distance points race. This will be the Rob Jefferies Mini Memorial for youths, the Eddie Beck Memorial for club riders and the 100 lap Rob Jefferies Memorial for the elite men, counting for points in the national hard track endurance league and coming with it's rather lovely fossilised trophy.

Once again, proceeds from the event will be going towards the charity RoadPeace, helping victims of road traffic accidents with legal and emotional support (more details www.roadpeace.org/‎)

Further details and entry can be found via this link: https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/101477/The-Rob-Jefferies-Memorial-Meeting

If you would like to support the event by sponsoring one of the categories, or if you want any further details please contact me (Gordon Skillen) on ggrs@sky.com




Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Provisional Results... And A Big Thank You

....Thanks to Eamonn Deane's very excellent Local Riders, Local Races blog. Go here: http://blog.sportsmassagebournemouth.co.uk/2013/07/gittings-provides-fitting-tribute-to.html for photos and a race write up.

There is another write up here with Velo UK:

http://www.velouk.net/2013/07/29/reportresults-rob-jefferies-memorial/

If it sounds very similar, it's because it was also written by Eamonn.

In the meantime, I'm off to Sweden for a week poking around abandoned military facilities and it only remains for me to offer a HUGE thank you to EVERYONE involved in making the day a success. To everybody who helped on the day, to all the officials, to the commisaires and time keepers, to RoadPeace, to Change Partners Consultancy, to Guy, Jose, Aaron and the young lady who's name I did not catch from the AECC, to Dave Wade and Jurassic Cabs, Ros Spencer for funding a whole race AND helping with the scoring, to Charlie The Bikemonger, to CyclePaths, to Lush Cosmetics (you know who they are) to Adam for helping me come up with the concept to start with, to everyone who retweeted one of my desperate pleas for entries and techno Steve for keeping the music pumping.

Particular thanks go to Gerry Gray and to Graham Hurst for close to a year's worth of advice and guidance. I genuinely couldn't have done it without you, but then you probably already know that.

And finally, a big thank you to all the riders for making it all such an incredible race. As a fan of track racing, I thought the racing was awesome.

See you all next year.

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Entry On The Line (EOL) Still Available For The Rob Jefferies Memorial

Entry on the line is still available for the Rob Jefferies Memorial in all categories. The race is on Sunday 28th July, with events starting at 1pm. Sign on is from 11.30, so get down early to ensure one of the remaining places on the start list. The cost is £15 for seniors, £10 for youths.

Just to remind everybody, the race has a £600 prize fund and has categories for Elite (E/1/2/3/4), for club riders (3/4) as well as seperate races for both u16/14 boys and girls. The feature race, the Rob Jefferies Memorial Race is a 25km points race with a total prize fund of £200, including primes for every one of the sprint laps. The support race in the E/1/2/3/4 category, The Alan Spencer Devil has a prize fund of £100.

In the support categories, for 3/4 category riders, the series of events, including a scratch race, a roadman's pursuit and a devil, carries a £90 prize fund. It culminates in the 10km Eddie Beck Memorial race, also a points race and also with prizes offered for each of the sprint laps.

And last but not least comes the junior categories, with seperate races for u16/u14 boys and girls and with a total prize fund of £180 and prizes for the sprint laps of the points race finale. The girls races will be accepting entries for first and second year junior riders as well as seniors up to cat 2.

And if you can't ride, please come along and join in the fun. Spectators are more than welcome. We have music, we have food, we have everything you need for an afternoon spent watching some of the country's top riders in action.

Saturday, 20 July 2013

What Do Points Races Make?.... Prizes!


Thanks to our sponsors Charlie The Bikemonger and CyclePaths, we now have, quite literally, a pile of stuff to win. See picture below (foot and dog bed not included).



And it's not just that!

The race has a £700 prize fund, spread through races for Elite (E/1/2/3/4), for club riders (3/4) as well as seperate races for both u16/14 boys and girls. The feature race, the Rob Jefferies Memorial Race is a 25km points race with a total prize fund of £250, including primes for every one of the sprint laps. The support race in the E/1/2/3/4 category, The Alan Spencer Devil, has a prize fund of £100.

In the support categories, for 3/4 category riders, the series of events, including a scratch race, a roadman's pursuit and a devil, carries a £90 prize fund. It culminates in the 10km Eddie Beck Memorial race, also a points race and also with prizes offered for each of the sprint laps (see above).

And last but not least comes the junior categories, with seperate races for u16/u14 boys and girls and with a total prize fund of £180 and prizes for the sprint laps of the points race finale. The girls races will be accepting entries for first and second year junior riders as well as seniors up to cat 2. 


For further details, email me: Gordon Skillen ggrs@sky.com

Friday, 19 July 2013

Three Days Left To Enter The Rob Jefferies Memorial

You have THREE DAYS left to enter the Rob Jefferies Memorial Race.

Look at the kitten:

If you do not enter, you will make the kitten sad.

Do you want to make the kitten sad?

No, so go here:


...and get entering.

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Five Days Left To Enter The Rob Jefferies Memorial Meet

There are now FIVE DAYS left to enter the Rob Jefferies Memorial Meet.

 That's five days left to enter the feature event with it's £200 prize fund, we have £100 available for the Alan Spencer Devil-Take-The-Hindmost as well £300 in prize funds for the support races with their own range of prizes to win.

We have races for the elite, national level boys, races for club level boys and girls as well as boys and girls races for youth a's and b's.

We have scratch races, we have roadman's pursuits, we have devils, we have a big finale points race for each tier of racing, each of which will be offering primes on all the sprint laps.

Event details here:
https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/84734/The-Rob-Jefferies-Memorial-Meeting#summary

Enter HERE:
https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/84734/The-Rob-Jefferies-Memorial-Meeting#entry

E/1/2/3/4 for the feature event, 3/4 for the support events and U16/U14 for the youths.

The weather's gonna be fantastic. See you there.