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Andrew steps up to the mark

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.

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