By Bob Jolliffe 01425 616525
THE early evening chill dissipated as the sunshine burst through the clouds just in time for the start of New Forest Cycling Club’s seven-mile time trial around Norley Wood and East Boldre.
With the home side’s aces otherwise engaged, victory went to GA Cycles’ Ray Claridge in a course personal best of 15min 34sec.
But New Forest CC’s Andrew Hanley, who said he is usually better at the longer distances, proved he is a force to be reckoned with over shorter tests by finishing in second place, exactly a minute behind Claridge.
Third went to Claridge’s teammate Richard Blake with 16-38, while second claim New Forest CC member Martin Beale (VC St Raphael) took fourth with 16-53.
The Forest’s Dan Mitchell was next with 17-34 followed by clubmates Rob Brinsden (17-45) and Richard Rajski (17-55).
Others (all NFCC): Gary Plumb 18-05, Phil Underwood 18-22, Jono Parker Davis 18-26, Chris Goddard 18-58, Phil Harris 18-59, Antony Moyle 19-15, Chris Mills 19-50, Peter Hawker 20-24, Peter and Carolyn Weaver (two-up team time trial) 20-54.
It may seem a bit early to be talking about cyclocross but, to quote the organiser of the first race “it is only 32 sleeps to the first race of the season!” The New Forest Cycling Club is now affiliated to the Wessex Cyclocross League for the 2019/2020 season. This means that NFCC riders will […]
Ray Claridge won last night’s TT with a 36:04, a very good time that would likely have had his 3 minute man and second placed rider Stuart Peckham just in sight on the last rise to the finish. The evening had an unhelpful wind direction, but was warm and at least rain free. A further […]