By Bob Jolliffe 01425 616525
SUPER-veteran Terry Icke was the fastest of three Poole Wheelers’ riders in the Yeovil Cycling Club 10 at Podimore on Saturday afternoon.
The 68-year-old took advantage of good conditions on the road to Tintinhull and back to record a rapid 21-12 while his teammates Darren Lewis and Pete Cotty clocked 22-02 and 26-22 respectively.
Sotonia CC’s Stuart Martingale finished with a fine 21-36. His clubmate Colin Crocker got within just 10 seconds of his best for the past three years with 24-45 and another Sotonia veteran, Chris Summers clocked 27-27.
East Boldre rider Dave England (Crabwood CC) did well to pass the time keeper with 23-40 on the clock after a winter beset by injuries sustained in a training crash.
New Forest CC secretary Martin Balk clocked his second best 10 of the season – 26-51 – while Chris Jolliffe recorded 27-38, also his second best of the year.
The event was won by Rob Pears, Bath CC with 19-50, second was Jon Wynn (Northover Vets) with 20-03 and Andrew Perkins of Mid Devon Road Club took third with 20-08.
Good field for Forest 10
Terry Icke and Darren Lewis are among a good field of 75 lined up for New Forest CC’s charity 10-mile time trial south of Ringwood this Saturday.
Other contenders for an excellent prize list, which includes sponsorship from Bournemouth Cycleworks, include New Milton’s Tony Green and his GA Cycles’ teammates Gary Allan and Ray Claridge, Greg Parker (CC Weymouth), VC St Raphael’s Jake Prior and Bryce Dyer, Joseph Nelson (i-team), Andover Wheelers’ Simon Healey, Antelope RT’s Glenn Longland, Clarence Wheelers’ Ray Hughes and New Forest CC’s own Nick O’Hara.
O’Hara is one of 17 New Forest CC members taking part.
First riders, Sotonia CC tandem pair Julian Gee and Michael Bradban, leave the timekeeper at Kingston at 9.32am.
Profits from the event will go to the Oakhaven Hospice at Lymington.
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