The New Forest Cycling Club


2018 Spring Time Trial Series

The NFCC’s 2018 Time Trial Season gets underway shortly with the Spring Series. This consists of five Sunday morning events starting on the 4th March at 9.30am. Everyone may take part and this short guide is primarily aimed at those members who haven’t ridden many TT’s before. The New Forest Cycling Club also welcomes members of other local clubs although NFCC members will get preference if there are more riders than places. If a rider isn’t a member of a CTT affiliated club, they can ride two events then they must join the club. For those new to time trialling, a TT is a timed ride on a set course. You arrive at the HQ about 30 minutes before the start, sign on, pay £3 and pin on your number. You then set off at your allocated time and ride around the course as fast as you can. You shout your number as you cross the finish line and return to the HQ to hand back your number.

The courses are mostly on rolling forest roads and can be classed as sporting. See below for more details of the individual events.

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Sunday 4th March at 9.30am : The first is the first leg of the two stage Forest Circuit Aggregate on P334. This 10 mile course goes North on the A35 before heading West on Lyndhurst Road through Burley and onto the finish just past Holmsley Tea Rooms on Station Road.
P334 : Map 10 miles with 590ft of elevation gain
Sign on: Goatspen Car Park
Course Record : N.O’hara 23:35 (09/03/2014)

Sunday 11th March at 9.30am : Next comes the second leg of the Forest Circuit Aggregate on P335. This 12.8 mile route heads along Station Road before the short climb up to Wilverley and the long descent into Brockenhurst. We then have a long drag along Rhinefield Ornamental drive before turning left onto the A35 and up the final climb to the finish.
P335 : Map 12.8 miles with 490ft of elevation gain
Sign on: Goatspen Car Park
Course Record : B.Boardman 31.14 (12/03/2017)

Sunday 18th March at 9.30am: Event 3 is on the little used P165/16 Balmer Lawn Circuit. This sixteen mile route starts at Balmer Lawn and heads out towards Hatchet Pond before circling around Beaulieu and climbing gradually towards Boltons Bench. Then carefully through Lyndhurst and down the A337 to the finish near Hollands Wood.
P165 : Map 16 miles with 680ft of elevation gain
Sign on: Balmer Lawn Car Park
Course Record : P. Lockyer 36.32 (19/03/2017)

Sunday 25th March at 9.30am : The popular P164 course starts from Bolton Bench and heads towards Beaulieu before turning left to Ipley Cross and left again to the finish just after the summit of Ferny Rise.
P164 : Map 10 miles with 367ft of elevation gain
Sign on: Parc Pale Car Park
Course Record : Matt Downie 19.51 (10/08/2017)

NFCC TT Champion Paul Lockyer on P164

Sunday 1st April at 9.30am : Finally P335/25 combines P334 and P335 to make a 25 miles route through the centre of the New Forest.
P335/25 : Map 25 miles with 1177ft of elevation gain
Sign on: Goatspen Car Park
Course Record: D. Ahearne 59.05 (10/04/2011)

Don’t forget about the NFCC’s “Round the Forest” Open on 22/04/2018. This 33 mile event is ridden on P333 and starts at 7.00am. Enter here.

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