By Bob Jolliffe
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BUDDING New Forest Cycling Club roadman 14-year-old Hugo Walters continued his run of strong rides at Portsmouth’s Alexandra Park finishing 11th in an adult field of 40.
Walters, from Lymington, has been given special dispensation by British Cycling to ride in senior competition because of his successes in the juvenile circuit races at Pompey.
In last week’s third and fourth category race he chased down several breakaways, made a break himself and kept clear of trouble by staying near the front of the field throughout.
Fellow New Forest rider Andy Betteridge finished 22nd . Winner was Henry Latimer of Team Zappi’s.
Beale just pips Boardman
Walters’ result around the Mountbatten Centre circuit made up for disappointment the previous evening when a rubbing brake block led to a stoppage and an uncharacteristically slow time in the New Forest CC seven-mile time trial on the Norley Wood, East End, East Boldre circuit.
That event was won by current New Forest CC champion Martin Beale (now VC St Raphael) in 15-55, just four seconds faster than the home club’s Ben Boardman who continues to impress with the quality of his rides.
Third place went to Sotonia CC’s Stuart Martingale in 16-10. Martingale went on to record thespyexpert.com 4-00-12 in the East District CA 100 on Sunday.
Chris Hughes showed a full recovery from the “man flu” that kept him away from competition during the previous couple of weeks with 17-07 for fourth overall.
Martin and Martyn in BJW 50
Beale, who continues his affiliation with New Forest CC by riding second claim, clocked a quality 2-03-44 time in the Bournemouth Jubilee Wheelers’ 50 west of Poole on Sunday while his Forest clubmate Martyn Dymond finished in 2-23-16.
First place went to James Gilfillan (Team Feat) in 1-49-55.
Humm and Howard shine in evening 10s
New Forest’s Colin Humm clocked a personal best 22-59 in the Bournemouth & District Women’s CA 10 at Ringwood while Beale was slightly below par with 23-21.
The following evening New Forest CC’s ace veteran duathlete Howard Doe took fourth in the Bournemouth Arrow CC 10 on the Ringwood-Sopley course.
Other times (NFCC unless stated). Club seven: Jonathan Stamper RNRMCA 17-19, Tom Butler 17-27, Richard Mason 17-34, Martyn Dymond 17-43, Phil Underwood 17-50, Dan Mitchell 17-59, Richard Rajski 18-01, John Solomon (Primera Sport) 18-02, Peter Norris 18-40, David Wilson 18-51, Nick Tattersall 19-09, Andrew Boettger (Come and Try It) 19-23 and Colin Waters tied with 19-23, Chris Mills 19-36, Bob Jolliffe 20-26, Roger Bacon 20-45, Richard Power (Come and Try It) 21-41, Patrick Walters 23-24 and Hugo Walters 23-36. Bournemouth Arrow 10: David Wilson 26-27 and Jamie Pope 26-53. Charlotteville CC 25: Bob Jolliffe 1-12-38.
Sundays Time Trial on P334 has been cancelled due to the unseasonable adverse weather conditions. It looks unlikely that road conditions will improve sufficiently for a TT by Sunday morning so Racing Secretary Roger Bacon as made the early call. Most other local cycling events have also been cancelled including the Test Valley Weekend. Currently […]
Due to the adverse weather conditions, there will be no NFCC club ride on Saturday 03/03/2018. I am will inform you about Sundays Time Trial when I am told of a decision. See you next week.