1978 Belgrave 5¾ miles Road Race Championship - the start
The '5¾', as it was known, was held twice a year, but the Springtime race was the Championship, used to give form for selecting the National Road Relay team. In March 1978 we have Chas Walker (31), Martin Best, Colin Pearson (30), Philip Joseph, Lionel Mann (2), Dennis Jones, Bill Weller behind Laurie O'Hara (27), Chas Manning, Simon Holmes and Doug Maughan behind Ian Duncan (16), Chas. Henn, John Stow behind Pat O'Connor (-5), Derek Crookes and Leo Coy. Ian Duncan was the winner.