By Press Secretary Bob Jolliffe
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FOLLOWING her 17th place in the World Women’s Time Trial Championship in Copenhagen, Bramshaw’s Julia Shaw is returning to local roads in New Forest Cycling Club’s 10 on Saturday.
Shaw is among the 49 competitors signed up for the club’s Ringwood Brewery-sponsored event, taking place this year on the Kingston-Sopley-Bransgore-Kingston North loop instead of the out-and-back Ringwood-Sopley road.
Other top riders on the start sheet include Poole Wheelers’ super-veteran Terry Icke, High Wycombe CC’s Poole-based Adam Topham, VC St Raphael’s Simon Berogna, Utag-Yamaha’s John Sibley and event record-holder Ray Hughes of Clarence Wheelers.
New Forest CC’s John Heffernan, who has just clocked personal bests at 10 and 25 miles, will be hoping to make a serious impression, as will second-claim New Forest CC rider Martin Beale (VC St Raphael).
Veteran Hughes will first tackle the course with tandem partner Wendy Pails before taking a second shot on a solo machine as last man off at 10.20am.
Riding their first “open” time trial on a tandem will be New Forest CC father and daughter pairing of Nick and Laura O’Hara who will be first away from the timekeeper at 9.32am.
Other home entrants are juveniles Konnor Bracher-Walsh and Hugo Walters, Patrick Walters and veteran brothers Chris and Bob Jolliffe.
Chris clocks 26 in Norwich 10
Chris Jolliffe, who made a late start to the season, clocked 26-25 in the Norwich ABC 10 at Bungay in a stiflingly-hot 28 degrees Centigrade on Saturday. Winner there was Nino Piccoli (Team Pedal Revolution) with a fast 20-32.
Vets’ award for shining Dymond
On the equally hot Sunday, NFCC all-rounder Martyn Dymond followed up his 35th place in the Preston Park Youth Cycling Club cyclo-cross at Brighton the previous weekend with 26th position in the veteran/junior/women’s race promoted by Southampton-based Hargroves Cycles at Lydiard Park, Swindon.
His efforts in the Wessex League event earned him the award for second veteran aged 45-plus. First overall was Dave McMullen of (GWR Team) while Matt Hargroves (Hargroves Cycles) was top junior.
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