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
After the confusion of the course and HQ, with the NFCC events list differing from the South DC, the event was finally run on the official P165/15. The NFCC event listed P164/15 couldn’t be used due to the police forms stating the route via Balmer Lawn and Beaulieu, and the historic NFCC variant starting at […]
There is a discrepancy between the South DC and NFCC web sites. I’m hoping that the NFCC is more accurate and that the correct police forms have been submitted. Start time is 19:00, meet at Parc pale HQ and note that there are NO prior signing on facilities as Margaret is not available, just turn […]