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 the confusion of the course and HQ, with the NFCC events list differing from the South DC, the event was finally run on the official P165/15. The NFCC event listed P164/15 couldn’t be used due to the police forms stating the route via Balmer Lawn and Beaulieu, and the historic NFCC variant starting at […]
There is a discrepancy between the South DC and NFCC web sites. I’m hoping that the NFCC is more accurate and that the correct police forms have been submitted. Start time is 19:00, meet at Parc pale HQ and note that there are NO prior signing on facilities as Margaret is not available, just turn […]