After the postponement of the last round in the 10 series due to adverse weather. Round three of the 10 series took place on Tuesday night on the unpredictable P311 course from Ringwood to Sopley and back. Although pan flat, the course rarely facilitates super-fast times. The conditions were cool and a stiff westerly wind gusted in, providing a test for the 33 riders. Division one aired an element of predictability as Ben Boardman again stamped his authority on the race for the division one championship with a competitive time of 22:37 ahead of Sasha Ring in 23:03. Third was tied between Stewart Ward and Stuart Peckham in 23:39. Ben was very pleased with the result as he and several other riders had ridden in the Wessex RC 50 mile TT over the weekend. First place in the division two competition ended in victory for Stephen Skinner with 25:23 ahead of the improving Peter Trunwit in 25:53 who edged out Phil Underwood into third. Darren Ridge (27:40) led home first in Division three from Peter Hawker and Chris Mills.
New Forest CC riders have been busy over the last two weekends participating in the ordeal that is a 50 mile time trial. Gary lock easily broke the two hour barrier at the Charlotteville CC event on 10th May riding the Bentley A31 course near Farnham in 1:56:28. Meanwhile 5 NFCC riders tackled the Wessex RC 50 on 17th May from Poole to Tolpuddle. As ever Ben Boardman led home the NFCC riders in a time of 2:01:20, from Stuart Peckham and Steve Skinner in 2:02:12 and 2:04:31 respectively. Graham Lenton recorded a great time of 2:07:30 ahead of Andrew Hanley and Martin Balk in 2:10:10 and 2:29:02 respectively
It may seem a bit early to be talking about cyclocross but, to quote the organiser of the first race “it is only 32 sleeps to the first race of the season!” The New Forest Cycling Club is now affiliated to the Wessex Cyclocross League for the 2019/2020 season. This means that NFCC riders will […]
Ray Claridge won last night’s TT with a 36:04, a very good time that would likely have had his 3 minute man and second placed rider Stuart Peckham just in sight on the last rise to the finish. The evening had an unhelpful wind direction, but was warm and at least rain free. A further […]