By Bob Jolliffe
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TEAM Feat’s Paul Ashley clocked 24-01 to win New Forest Cycling Club’s Sunday morning 10-miler.
New Forest’s Chris Grant took second place with 24-22 in damp conditions on the Lyndhurst-Leygreen-Ipley loop while Ashley’s teammate Marc Darcy took third with 24-39.
The home club’s Nick O’Hara made a welcome return to the racing scene after a year’s absence and recorded a fourth-placed ride of 24-46.
Clubmate Geri Robinson returned a good time of 25-10 and Andrew Hanley was sixth with 25-57.
Donna Shaw was top female rider with 29-07 from first time competitor Tracy Mitchell and second timer Wendy Rajski with 35-26 and 35-35 respectively.
Others (NFCC unless stated): Pete Wilson (Bournemouth Arrow CC) 26-14, Dan Mitchell 26-21, Phil Underwood 26-23, Mike Ahearn 26-38, Sean Williams 26-44, Richard Rajski 26-47, Keith Bradfield 27-24, Peter Weaver 29-26, Chris Mills 29-55, juvenile Ryan Seed 30-52 and Martin Balk 33-10.
JOLLIFFES GO EAST
Suffolk-domiciled New Forest CC member Chris Jolliffe clocked a season’s best 25-36 in warm windy conditions in the East Anglian Veteran Time Trial Association 10 near Newmarket on Saturday afternoon, while elder brother Bob fiinished in 28min 21sec.
Winner was West Suffolk Wheelers’ Pete Balls with 20-02.
The following morning the vetran brothers were in action in the Stowmarket & District Wheelers’ 10 east of Bury St Edmunds, Chris recording 26-18 and Bob 29-16. Winner was former British Best All Rounder Ian Cammish (Soniccycles) with 21-02.
CHARITY RIDE CHEQUE PRESENTATION
A very good evenings entertainment was had at Hythe Club when the club presented a cheque for £2,500 to add to the money already raised by 3 New Forest CC members.
Nigel Gemmell; Donna Shaw & Nick Cooper had ridden 700 miles in 7 days from St Malo in Northern France to Bilbao in Northern Spain to raise £5,000 for their chosen charity Gift Of Sight.
This donation from Hythe Club brought the total raised to £7,500 – A brilliant fundraising effort.
The cheque was gratefully received by a consultant surgeon from Southampton Hospital who spoke briefly about the importance of this donation and the help that it gave them to continue with their ongoing research into combatting Macular Degeneration.
Well done guys!
NFCC 83rd Annual Dinner 2017
We are sad to report that unfortunately Geoff Smith’s wife, Joan recently passed away. The funeral will be held on Friday 20th October, 3:45PM at Bournemouth Crematorium. Our sympathies go out to Geoff and his family.