NEW Forest CC held the last of the 10 series on Tuesday on the P164 cou5rse, starting at Boltons Bench and finishing near Beaulieu Road Station via Ipley Crossroads. A fast night’s riding was anticipated due to the perfect North Westerly wind conditions which would assist the riders on the opening leg from Boltons Bench toward Beaulieu. Ben Boardman finished the season off as he started by claiming first place in division one in a cracking time of 21:42, over a minute clear of Stewart Ward, who recorded an excellent pb in 22:53. Nick Buck made up the top three in 23:13. Ben , who had a relatively untroubled evening commented afterwards that he was delighted with his season, and laid down an ominous marker for next campaign as he hopes to make further improvements over the winter and come even stronger next year. Ben ran out division one winner with maximum 90 points. Perennial runner up, Sacha Ring claimed second spot with 85, and Antony Green marked a fine club return with 82 points.
Lyndon Thompson shower true grit and determination after like week’s incident by again claiming the honours in Division two in a rapid 24:09. A minute further back was Andy Townsend in 25:09 who just held off Peter Trunwit into third in 25:13. Andy was just behind Peter at the half way mark on the course, but dug deep to overhaul the narrow deficit to take second. Lyndon maxxed out division two with 90 points. Richard Mason’s reward for a strong winters training was runners up spot in 83, just nudging out bob Dowling into third on 82.
Adrian Hunt continued his recent dominant form with another good victory in division three with a time of 26:54. The victory had greater significance as it moved Adrian on level points with Oliver Moody in the final standings. Oliver Moody capped for an excellent first season in second place with a solid time of 27:27. Peter Weaver made up the top three positions in 28:06. The final division three standings are Oliver Moody and Adrian Hunt joint first on 88 points, Peter Hawker capped a fine season in third on 74 points. 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