Statement on the 2023 Wally Gimber Trophy

The 63rd running of the Wally Gimber Trophy had to be stopped at the end of lap 2 after a traffic incident in which a rider was injured. He was taken to a London hospital where he underwent some surgery and we understand he has since returned home and is making a good recovery. We send him our very best wishes.

The race itself got underway in mild dry conditions with a damp but drying road surface.

The first lap saw a flurry of attacks until a small trio of three featuring Harold Evans (Le Col) Dom Jackson (Foran CCC) and Oliver Hucks (Kalas Motip RT) established a decent gap of almost a minute.

The peloton were working hard to bring the break back but as they entered Wadhurst one rider hit the back of a stationary car and received a serious injury that ultimately required an air ambulance.

After neutralising the race the decision was quickly taken not to restart bringing proceedings to a close.