New Forest CC held the second leg of the Hilly series on Tuesday night on the demanding P341 Thorny Hill course looping round Burley from Bransgore before concluding at the top of Braggers Lane. The conditions were challenging and only a few hardy riders were prepared to brace themselves for the 40mph gusty winds. Lyndon Thompson (24:20) cemented his place at the top of the leader board by holding off Stewart Ward (24:22) by the smallest of margins. As both riders hit the bottom of Braggers Lane climb, Stewart held an 8 second advantage of Lyndon, but fatigue set in in after Stewart’s Tour of Cambridge exploits and Lyndon overturned the deficit into a slender lead. Both riders were a minute clear of third place man, Stuart Peckham in 25:23. Lyndon claimed the overall aggregate win in 49:35 ahead of Stewart Ward in 51:19, who was rewarded for his efforts by displacing Stuart Peckham into third overall in 51:21. Peckham was only one second behind Ward going up Braggers Lane, which shows that every marginal gain and second counts.
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 […]