By New Forest CC press secretary Bob Jolliffe
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NATIONAL 12-hour bronze medallist Julian Jenkinson showed riding the half-day event at close on 25mph has not dragged the zip from his legs when he clipped seven seconds from course record for New Forest Cycling Club’s seven-mile circuit.
Jenkinson took the record for the Norleywood-East Boldre loop, set by his Utag-Yamaha team-mate Steve Whitewick five years ago, in the final evening time trial of the season, clocking 14min 58sec, 1-20 faster than Crabwood CC’s on-form Ray Claridge, who took second place.
New Forest CC’s Gary Lock continued his run of impressive performances taking third place in 16-46, 28secs in arrears of Claridge.
Lock’s clubmate James Bannister was fourth in 17-16, while the ride of the night came from 14-year-old Hugo Walters who nipped around in 17-22 for fifth place, chopping a huge 1-38 from his best for the circuit and collecting some notable scalps into the bargain.
Another sparkling performance came from Martyn Dymond, sixth in 17-38, from Martin Beale (VC St Raphael) 17-44, Geri Robinson (17-467) and Hugh Roper (17-59).
John Heffernan, who should have been up there in the top handful, suffered a puncture and finished with 25-57.
Nick O’Hara and daughter Laura, in her first race, did well to finish with 18-30 to their credit on a tandem.
Second claim New Forest member Martin Beale finished the Wessex Veterans’ open 25 at Bognor Regis on Sunday in 58-22, a minute faster than his time for the course 12 months previously.
The following day he clocked a personal best 34-10 for 15 miles in the East Dorset CA promotion at Upton.
Beale’s VC St Raphael team-mate Simon Tout won at Bognor in 53-24, while Redhill CC’s Rupert Burbidge was fastest at Upton in a course record 31-10.
Terry still finding form
Top New Forest CC veteran Terry Jefferies travelled east to Petersfield for the rescheduled A3 Cycle Racing Group 50 in which he clocked an impressive 2-6-11. Jenkinson won with a rapid 1-42-03.
Other club seven times (NFCC unless stated): Tom Butler 18-01, Phil Underwood 18-03, R Brinsden (private trial) 18-11, Gary Plumb and Richard Rajski tied with 18-34, Nick Tattersall 18-40, Dan Mitchell 18-45, Stuart Peckham 18-55, Roger Bacon 20-51, Justin Jury (private) 21-32, Martin Balk 22-26.
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.