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.
It may seem a bit early to be talking about cyclocross but, to quote the organiser of the first race “it is only 32 sleeps to the first race of the season!” The New Forest Cycling Club is now affiliated to the Wessex Cyclocross League for the 2019/2020 season. This means that NFCC riders will […]
Ray Claridge won last night’s TT with a 36:04, a very good time that would likely have had his 3 minute man and second placed rider Stuart Peckham just in sight on the last rise to the finish. The evening had an unhelpful wind direction, but was warm and at least rain free. A further […]