By Bob Jolliffe
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NEW Forest Cycling Club aces Gary Lock and Ben Boardman both produced 25mph-plus rides to take first and second places in their club’s 30-mile time trial south of Ringwood.
Starting at number six, Boardman was soon heading the field as he hammered around two-and-a-bit laps of the testing Kingston-Winkton-Bransgore circuit on a blustery Tuesday evening to set the standard to beat at 1-11-53.
But it was smooth-pedalling Lock who proved the more powerful from the No 11 spot. He finished exactly three-and-a-half minutes behind Boardman to clock a fine 1-10-23 which gave him the win by 90 seconds.
A fine piece of calculating by club president Roger Bacon had the pair tying for the first handicap award.
Bournemouth Jubilee Wheeler visitor Steve Groome was third overall with 1-13-55 and Bournemouth Arrow’s Peter Wilson took fourth overall with 1-14-59.
Third in the club competition and fifth overall went to Steve Roberts with 1-16-51 while sixth went to second claim NF member Stuart Grace (GA Cycles) with 1-17-45 riding a 97 inch geared fixed wheel.
Improving Forest rider James Bannister clocked 1-19-11 for seventh ahead of clubmate Andrew Hanley with 1-19-38.
Others (all NFCC) unless stated: Tom Butler 1-20-21, Rob Brinsdon 1-22-11, Richard Mason 1-23-36, Keith Bradfield 1-23-56, Hugh Roper 1-24-26, Joe Phillips 1-24-52, Julian Sheppard (Sotonia CC) 1-26-39, Richard Wills 1-32-46, Geoff Weller 1-33-04.
Richard Rajski, Geri Robinson and Konnor Bracher-Walsh did not finish.
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 […]