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.
New Forest CC held round seven of the 10 series after a few weeks of longer club championship rides. Round seven was held on the P164, Boltons Bench course on a stiflingly hot evening with little breeze to cool the riders down. Paul Lockyer did not display any of the fatigue he was describing before […]
A high quality field came out on a scorching early summer evening to participate in the New Forest Club Championship 25 mile TT. The course was two laps from Ringwood down the Winkton, Bransgore and Crow. Paul Lockyer managed his effort perfectly to record an incredible time of 56:04. At the half way point […]