The New Forest Cycling Club


Dymond Prospecting in tough park

By Bob Jolliffe
01425 616525 or bob.jolliffe@btinternet.com

IT might have been a parkland course but, according to New Forest CC’s Martyn Dymond, some steep climbs in the Bill Higson Memorial Cross at Reading, made it a bit of a brute.
Martyn, who is currently the only New Forest member riding cyclo cross, took 16th place from the 73 competing in the veterans’ event in the Reading CC promotion at Prospect Park on Sunday.
“It was all grass with some hilly climbs. It was the toughest course I’ve done all season by a long way,” said Martyn.
Matt Woods of Hargroves Cycles took first place in the vets’ race from Sean Williams of Wight Mountain. Swindon Road Club’s Crispin Doyle was victorious in the senior race.
The events were part of the Wessex League series.

High hills equals high heart rates

Martyn was not the only New Forest CC member taking on some rigorous climbing on Sunday.
Club president Roger Bacon, secretary Peter Weaver and up-and-coming time triallist Gary Lock tackled the 73 miles distance in the South Downs Sportive, while Mike Ahearn and Phil Collins took on the even bigger challenge of the 100-miler.
According to Roger, Butser Hill was brutal, with a strong headwind for its full length while the one in six clamber up South Harting Hill was close to being a killer, sending heart rates soaring.
But as a tired-sounding Roger reported: “We got up there. I’m still alive . . . just.”

Pub ride Thursday

New Forest CC’s monthly pub ride will take place on Thursday (October 27) meeting outside the Wheel Inn, Sway Road, Pennington and pedalling off at 7.30pm around a circuit taking in Walhampton, Sowley, Lodge Lane, East Boldre, Hatchet Pond, Bull Hill, Pilley, Boldre, Shirley Holms, Pitmore Lane and back to the Wheel Inn for a refreshing and well kept pint or two and a chat before heading our separate ways for  home sometime after 10pm.

All members  are welcome, but remember, this is not a race, nor is it training: it’s a social ride. (But that doesn’t stop the presssure being put on in a few places!)

Club news

Weekend Round-up 21st Oct

Time Trials A number of New Forest Riders entered the (RTTC) CTT National Circuit Championships at Thruxton. Nick Buck was a DNS, but Bob Jolliffe recorded a 5th place in the v65 to 69 category recording 33.18. Antony Green was two seconds off the 50-54 category win, recording 24.40 for a silver medal. A composite […]

Read more...

Weekend Round-up 07th Oct

After a week of no club activity (well nobody sent anything) there was apparently a historic local two day event on, with 5 NFCC riders spotted on the start list. Gerry Read has some photos on the gallery pages, so it must be true! Reports anticipated… Wessex Cyclocross League round 4 at Standlake Arena, Witney […]

Read more...

News archive