By Bob Jolliffe 01425 616525
FORMER Birmingham University rider Xavier Disley won New Forest Cycling Club’s Boxing Day 10-mile time trial south of Ringwood for the second time in four years on a chill but sunny Thursday morning.
Disley cracked around the Ringwood to Sopley and back course in a rapid 22min 11sec, beating Hampshire Road Club’s Andrew Langdown by a mere three seconds.
Third went to Poole Wheelers’ Gary Dighton with 22-26 while Greg Parker, riding in CC Weymouth colours before transferring his allegiance to Velo Club St Raphael took fourth in 22-30.
Fifth went to Dighton’s teammate Paul Jones with 22-43 and New Forest CC’s Nick O’Hara signalled his intentions for 2014 by taking sixth with 22-46.
Sam Humpheson and Charlotte Easton, riding in Look Mum, No Hands’ colours, were the fastest of six tandem pairs with 23-53, while Adel Tyson-Bloor was the fastest of eight women solo competitors with 26-23.
New Forest CC’s 15-year-old Tom Reid was quickest juvenile with 26-10.
The event attracted a recent record 73 entries with many riding in fancy dress.
New Forest CC times (all solo machines): Stuart Peckham 24-57, Graham Lenton 26-27, Neil Stevenson 27-57, Phil Underwood 28-01, Barry Wootten 28-27, Mark McHale 28-34, Jonathan Partridge 29-44, Martin Balk 30-01, Clare Gronow 32-23, Helen McHale 32-54, Sean Williams 33-00.
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 […]
NFCC won the recent inter club event, though we may not have beaten VC Venta! See below from the Crabwood Facebook report: The three Crabwood riders who rode tonight (where were the others?) were no match for the New Forest CC team, which included the winner Antony Green in 33.36. VC Venta riders filled the […]