New Forest Cycling Club held the first of two hilly time trials on the attritional Thorney Hill P341 circuit on Tuesday this week. The course starts at Thorney Hill, descends into Burley, heading off towards Crow before the final sting in the tail of the Braggers Lane climb is tackled before the finishing line. If the course wasn’t testing enough, classic spring time British weather added to the event in the form of showers and a stiff south westerly. It was Ben Boardman who overcame Gary Lock by 23 seconds in times of 23:42 and 24:05 respectively. Ben commented after the race that he knew he had to save a bit before the Braggers Lane climb, as time can easily be lost there, you know the end is near so you can empty the tank and hang on til the finish. Previous winner of the Hill series, Stuart Peckham came in in third place, but has a lot of work to do to close the gap on the leaders to regain the title. It looks to be a two horse race between Ben and Gary to claim the series win in a few weeks’ time. For full results please go to the NFCC web site.
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 […]