New Forest CC riders took to the reliably quick P128 course on Tuesday evening, which circles from Netley Marsh to the Totton ring road, to Copythorn and Cadnam. Conditions were ideal for fast times as a warm south westerly aided the 36 riders in the event. Again it was Ben Boardman setting the pace to beat in the Division One Competition in a sporting time of 22:06 from Sasha Ring in 22:25. Stewart Ward broke up the top three monopoly ahead of Stuart Peckham in 22:52 and 23:22 respectively. Graham Lenton and Nick Buck also dived under 23 minutes to average over 25mph on the course. Long distance specialist Steve Skinner just gained the better of Peter Trunwit in div 2 with times of 24:38 and 24:42. Phil Harris made it into the top three with a great time of 25:18. Darren Ridge (27:06) had to dig deep to claim his second straight win in div 3 from Mark Webb (27:07) and Chris Mills in third (28:18). For full results please visit the NFCC results page.
I’ve had the following information from Bob Jolliffe, many of the long term members or older riders will remember Geoff racing as well as being involved in club organisation. Former long-term New Forest CC secretary Geoff Smith is in Southampton General Hospital with a broken leg after falling from his bike on the A337 at […]
Update from Bob Jolliffe with his weekend activities – New Forest CC’s 66-year-old Bob Jolliffe had a brilliant social weekend at the League of Veteran Racing Cyclists’ Track Championships at the Derby Arena Velodrome, even if his attempts at racing were lacklustre. Despite only finishing in one event of two entered, the Group F (age […]