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
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 […]