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.
After the confusion of the course and HQ, with the NFCC events list differing from the South DC, the event was finally run on the official P165/15. The NFCC event listed P164/15 couldn’t be used due to the police forms stating the route via Balmer Lawn and Beaulieu, and the historic NFCC variant starting at […]
There is a discrepancy between the South DC and NFCC web sites. I’m hoping that the NFCC is more accurate and that the correct police forms have been submitted. Start time is 19:00, meet at Parc pale HQ and note that there are NO prior signing on facilities as Margaret is not available, just turn […]