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.
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