WHILE the majority of New Forest Cycling Club’s racing cyclists have been clocking up the miles, John Heffernan has been keeping the speed in his legs on the indoor track at Calshot.
Veteran John, from Brockenhurst said that with one week left of the winter track series to go he had “an unassailable lead” in the B League.
“We have 5 to 8 races a week from 700m sprints to 5km points races. I usually do better in the longer races with a fairly straightforward tactic of “go from the gun,” he said.
“It doesn’t always work, the sprinters often get the better of me, but it has earned me enough points to win the B league with a week to spare.
“The races are as much about tactics as they are about speed, though it is much easier to be a tactical genius if you have good legs! The atmosphere is very relaxed with a strong youth category.
“It would be good to see some more NFCC riders there next year. It certainly beats riding in the rain and snow in December and January.”
John amassed 72 points from his six league outings beating second-placed Mark Moss (Poole Whlrs) by 28 points.
New Forest CC clubmate Andy Betteridge was doing well with 17 points from two meets but was forced out through injury, while second claim Forest member Rob Ellis (VC St Raphael) was fourth.
CLOCK up the miles, see some super scenery and help send transplant athletes off to the World Games in South Africa this summer by taking part in New Forest CC’s Charity Reliability Trials on Sunday (FEB 17).
There are 50-mile and 75-and-a-bit-mile routes from East Boldre Village Hall near Beaulieu at 9am and 9.30am. Choose between 50 in 3hrs, 3-30 or 4hrs and 75 in 4hrs, 4-30 or 5hrs. Entries, £5, will be taken from 8.15am.
Organiser is Bob Jolliffe, a TSUK GB&NI transplant team member who will be taking part in the time trial and road race in Durban in late July. Contact him on 01425 616525 or email email@example.com for more information.
There is a discrepancy between the South DC and NFCC web sites. I’m hoping that the NFCC is more accurate and that the correct police forms have been submitted. Start time is 19:00, meet at Parc pale HQ and note that there are NO prior signing on facilities as Margaret is not available, just turn […]
A busy weekend for racers as well as the well supported Saturday and Sunday rides. A number of club members raced the Poole Wheelers Gary Dighton Memorial this weekend. Aron Kelly was 7th overall and 3rd Senior male with 20:40, Sonia Laurie was 3rd female with 25:22, Barry Hards was third Vet with 22:46. Bob […]