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Gary and Ben beat 25mph in club 30

By Bob Jolliffe
Contact him on 01425 616525 or at bob.jolliffe@btinternet.com

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.

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