Road Racing Road racing is fast, furious and tactical … it’s not just a question of fitness. If you follow the Tour de France or other televised events you’ll see teams doing work for their ‘lead’ riders, you’ll see riders trying to catch others by surprise and spoil their plans, you’ll see some hectic sprints (and crashes) and some mountain climbing most of us can only dream of.
There is plenty of access to road racing in our area; there are races for all ability levels (including ‘Go Ride’ which is designed specifically to introduce you to racing and is great for children starting out) – there are plenty of races organized by the WXCRL, which take place at Barnsfield (Matchams) or on the Hampshire/Dorset borders; the TLI who have a calendar of events around the area (there is a popular ‘Heath’ race series near Beaulieu;) ‘Cycling South’ (a local arm of British Cycling) have an extensive calendar of closed circuit races in Portsmouth, Thruxton and other local venues.
A very good evening on the course, traffic was light with a few donkeys for some, and a helpful tail wind up the dreaded finish climb. The event went ahead with marshals volunteering after a request on Facebook. Aron Kelly was fastest home with a 22:27, 30 seconds off Paul Lockyer’s time last year with […]
New Forest CC were joint team winners in the first event of the ‘Tandem Tart Challenge’ on Saturday, a 10 mile TT on the P164. Stuart Peckham (23:28 and 18th overall), Ray Claridge (22:51 and 10th overall) and Antony Green (21:24 and 3rd overall) made up the team, unfortunately Paul Lockyer was a non starter […]