Now firmly back in its early season Spring position, Dulwich Paragon’s flagship National B race, the Wally Gimber Trophy, returns for 2023 on Sunday 19 March. Having been held every year bar 2020 since 1960, it’s one of the longest-running road races in the United Kingdom, offering the winner a chance to share trophy space with the likes of Bradley Wiggins and Alex Richardson.
Set in the beautiful countryside at the border of Kent and East Sussex, the race takes on 7 laps of the rolling Lamberhurst-Frant circuit. It’s deceptively tough – there are no truly steep pitches but the constant ups and downs sap the legs and it’s usually a solo rider or small group left at the front once the 145km are up.
Entry via British Cycling is here. Places are open to Elite and 1st-3rd Cat riders, with a maximum of 6 per team/club.
And to whet your appetite, here’s a reminder of the highlights from last year’s race…