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 Downton on Friday.
A club life member, Geoff, who is in his late 80s and lives at Everton, turned to go back about a half mile to retrieve his saddlebag which had somehow become detached and fallen into the road.
He got to the bag, turned and stopped safely putting his left foot on the verge. But he had difficulty in unclipping his right foot and fell into the road breaking his right femur, said his grandson Mitchell.
Geoff is expected to undergo an operation to set the bone today, Sunday, November 4.
He is expected to make a full and speedy recovery.
A very good field for an evening 25, with the Jubilee slightly outnumbering the Forest, but also a trio of Fareham Wheelers riders. However, with one DNF each for the two clubs due to punctures, and one DNF for the Jubilee due to going off course, the finishing numbers for the Inter-club were the same. […]
Bob Jolliffe has been in touch with some of his recent results. On Weds, July 3, he rode the a3crg Middlemarkers’ 25 on P884b/25 finishing with 1-06-47 which he says is his best in England since 1983, giving him a plus of 5-18 on standard for a 66-year-old. The following Weds he clocked his best […]