New Forest CC held their regular season 2 up event on the stunning P164 TT course, running from Boltons Bench to Leygreen Farm, Ipley Crossroads and back to Beaulieu Road Station. A wicked Easterly breeze ensured that the riders had to endure the first half of the course until they hit shelter past Pig Bush. Boardman and Hanley delivered a fine ride of 24.13 to win the 2 up event from Cliff Rowe and Will Soloman representing Bournemouth Jubilee Wheelers by a mere sixteen seconds in 24:29. The pairs were neck and neck at the half way stage, but Ben Boardman and Andrew Hanley were able to stretch out a slim advantage over Ferny Rise near the end of the course. Boardman commented that the change overs were fairly slick between us but we nearly came unstuck right at the start as Andy couldn’t clip into his pedals from the off. Martin Turner and Phil Godfrey riding for Nieuw Bos CC made up the top three placings for the 2 up event in 26.15.
Paul Lockyer laid down a scintillating time in the solo event to record a remarkable 22:41. Paul had a clear advantage over the field and will look to challenge club champion, Ben Boardman in the club’s 10 Series in a couple of weeks, as the second rider home was Justin Priest in 25:44. Julian Porter completed the podium positions with a very respectable time of 26:37 on a road bike. For full results please visit the NFCC results page.
After disappointment due to the cancellation of the TT last week, this week Aron Kelly managed the win he’s been training for. After giving up triathlon to focus on the bike, he’s hoping to have more success this year. His partner Sonia Laurie was also fastest female, with a strong field of 5 NFCC female […]
Forget the hype of Wout Van Aert, the absence of Mathieu Van der Poel, the strength of Phillipe Gilbert and the bad form of Peter Sagan. From an idea 8 months ago, NFCC member Matt Cafferky (and Bill Mayes) tackled the event. Over to Matt in a fantastic report … here