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.
Stuart Peckham rode the Fareham Wheelers 25 in a time of 57:45 for 32nd place. Bob Jolliffe rode the Newbury RC 10 in 27:27 and joint 60th place. Catherine Pascoe rode the Andover Wheelers 30 to claim an NFCC women’s Vet record of 1:30:34. Kevin King and Antony Green were both DNS for the same […]
Four NFCC riders were entered for the event. Bob Jolliffe, getting ready for the international Transplant Games next week where he is riding both road and TT events, was a bit disappointed with his 27:00 time. Sacha Ring was even more disappointed, having his second puncture in recent events due to a seemingly badly made […]