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ROADWORKS at Sopley on Saturday led to the cancellation of New Forest Cycling club’s Charity 10-mile time trial, which had attracted a field of 75 riders.
Sponsors Bournemouth Cycleworks have kindly allowed its contributions to the prize list to be commuted to New Forest’s Boxing Day competition over the same distance.
Meanwhile New Forest CC brothers Bob and Chris Jolliffe travelled to Newmarket for the rescheduled Veterans’ Time Trial Association National 10-mile Championship, which was postponed from August 31.
Starting one minute behind his elder brother, Chris clocked his season’s best of 27-06, while Bob just held off his brother with 28-03, losing time after his tri bars’ righthand armrest snapped off just before the halfway mark.
Both were considerably slower than winner Rob Pears (Bath CC) who ignored the strong easterly wind which hampered the less fit on the return leg. He hammered around the E2/10 course in 19-30.
I’ve had the following information from Bob Jolliffe, many of the long term members or older riders will remember Geoff racing as well as being involved in club organisation. Former long-term New Forest CC secretary Geoff Smith is in Southampton General Hospital with a broken leg after falling from his bike on the A337 at […]
Update from Bob Jolliffe with his weekend activities – New Forest CC’s 66-year-old Bob Jolliffe had a brilliant social weekend at the League of Veteran Racing Cyclists’ Track Championships at the Derby Arena Velodrome, even if his attempts at racing were lacklustre. Despite only finishing in one event of two entered, the Group F (age […]