The New Forest Cycling Club


25 Mile TT and Weekend Round-up – TINAT update

Unfortunately, due to a low turnout and the building rain, it was decided to cancel the P304E championship points event last night. Good to see the riders and volunteers out, but just not practical. Thanks though to Alex Mitchell who still went to do a traffic survey.

A great report and photos from Phil Grant can be found here https://ridewithgps.com/ride_reports/4185-tinat-2019?fbclid=IwAR1L6cjcFGeKiSHwNajnVZuCXoGGZUNnhGck86u9QUaXOjHIaJX-XxSUvfI

Antony Green rode the Cambridge 50 in 1:48:55, a minute off last year but in tougher, windier conditions.

Thanks to Russell Wynn for this report from the Heath Road Race on Tuesday night.

The second of the TLI Heath Series races took place in damp, murky conditions last night. I’m not sure if Elliot Chilton took part in the Seniors, but I was the only NFCC rider amongst the 20 or so starters in the Veterans race.

Gathering at the start saw the usual feelings of “what am I doing here”, especially when the chap next to me appeared to have his name and a GB flag on his bike and helmet! But once we got underway I managed to avoid my mistake of last time and spent most of the first three laps towards the front of the peloton staying out of trouble.

Despite averaging nearly 40 km/hr for the first hour (covering three laps) I was still feeling in good shape, and was surprised to find that every time we hit the ramp approaching Ferny Crofts I was one of the stronger climbers. As we approached the bell I accelerated through the peloton to ensure I was well placed to cover the inevitable attack off the hill. Unfortunately, I stupidly took an inside line and got squeezed onto the roadside gravel by someone going backwards and sideways, and by the time I reconnected with the tarmac the peloton was gone. So another solo final lap, and no chance to engage in my first bunch sprint……

An initial race report is at the link below, and an image attached courtesy of Eamonn Deane (I’m the numpty with a front light – as had to cycle home in the dark afterwards!). The final race of the series is on 02 July.”

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NFCC/BJW Inter-club 25 mile TT

A very good field for an evening 25, with the Jubilee slightly outnumbering the Forest, but also a trio of Fareham Wheelers riders. However, with one DNF each for the two clubs due to punctures, and one DNF for the Jubilee due to going off course, the finishing numbers for the Inter-club were the same. […]

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Weekend Round-up 15th July

Bob Jolliffe has been in touch with some of his recent results. On Weds, July 3, he rode the a3crg Middlemarkers’ 25 on P884b/25 finishing with 1-06-47 which he says is his best in England since 1983, giving him a plus of 5-18 on standard for a 66-year-old. The following Weds he clocked his best […]

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