By New Forest Cycling Club Press Officer Bob Jolliffe
Contact him on 01425 616525 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your news
NEW Forest Cycling Club powerhouse Gary Lock took top honours in his club’s first evening 10-miler of the season finishing in 23-04 to beat GA Cycles’ visitor Simon Barnes into second place by 29 seconds.
Returning from injury, the home club’s Ben Boardman showed a good improvement with 23-35 for third while fourth place went to Sotonia CC’s Gawain Young with 23-39, just one second faster than Colin Humm who completed New Forest’s sub-24-minute trio.
Forest clubmate Tony Rendall followed up a cracking Good Friday ride at Upton with 24-50 for sixth, a single second faster than Stuart Peckham, who was four seconds quicker than Southampton Tri Club’s Mike Zollo in eighth.
Conditions were chilly on the Ringwood to Sopley road but that did not stop a total of 31 riders competing.
Others (NFCC unless stated): Phil Roker (Full-on Tri) 25-13, Stuart Ward 25-21, Rob Brinsden 26-06, Rob Ellis (VC St Raphael) 26-14, Chris Grant 26-24, Gary Plumb 26-30, Richard Rajski and Tony Strickland (Bournemouth Arrow CC) both 26-36, Howard Doe and Keith Bradfield also tied with 26-41, Andrew Hanley 26-43, Richard Mason 26-47, Phil Underwood 26-49, Konnor Bracher-Walsh 27-13, Mike Ahearn 27-15, David Wilson 27-40, Dan Mitchell 28-02, Tom Stubbs (VC10) 28-07, Julian McCarthy (Southampton Tri Club) 28-14, Bob Jolliffe 30-05, Antony Moyle 30-11, Roger Bacon 31-10, Pete Hawker 31-26, Chris Mills 31-41.
“Against the Clock” team wins at Bentley
Team victory went to the new Southampton-based Contre La Montre squad in Farnborough and Camberley CC’s 25-mile time trial at Bentley on Saturday.
Clocking a rapid 50min 58sec ride, the team’s Ironman tri champ James Gilfillan took second place 18 seconds behind London Dynamo’s Richard Simmonds.
Steve Whitewick took third with 52-05 and former British Best All-Rounder Julian Jenkinson was eighth with 54-30 to complete Contre La Montre’s three-man team.
Bramshaw’s multi-national champ Julia Shaw (Drag2Zero) was a further seven seconds in arrears and claimed the fastest women’s award.
Other Bournemouth and Southampton area times: Gary Allan (GA Cycles) 55-26, Stuart Martingale (Sotonia CC) 56-39, Terry Icke (Poole Whrs) 57-25, Dave Hanbury (Sotonia) 1-03-29, Dave England (Crabwood CC) 1-03-49, Alan Sharpen (Sotonia) 1-08-34, Bob Jolliffe (New Forest CC) 1-14-03, Chris Summers (Sotonia) 1-14-37, Norman Harvey (Sotonia) 1-14-56. Club chairman Margaret Read’s grandson and former New Forest CC member Matthew Golden finished with 1-13-35 to his credit.
Good at sums? Your sport needs you
Health concerns have led to Fareham Wheeler Ken Blowe giving notice he will be stepping down as treasurer of the South District Council of Cycling Time Trials in the autumn.
Consequently, South DC committee members, including the relatively innumerate writer of this column, are looking for a replacement.
Ken says he has everything set up on his computer and it will be no trouble to pass his package onto his successor.
The job entails ensuring clubs have paid their subscriptions each year, making sure race levies are received correctly and sent off to the national officers, and keeping a simple balance sheet.
In addition to finding a replacement for the long-serving Ken, extra South DC committee members are required, as are people to promote additional time trials to fill an increasing number of gaps in the annual open time trial calendar
Contact me, Bob Jolliffe, if you are interested in any of the above.
It may seem a bit early to be talking about cyclocross but, to quote the organiser of the first race “it is only 32 sleeps to the first race of the season!” The New Forest Cycling Club is now affiliated to the Wessex Cyclocross League for the 2019/2020 season. This means that NFCC riders will […]
Ray Claridge won last night’s TT with a 36:04, a very good time that would likely have had his 3 minute man and second placed rider Stuart Peckham just in sight on the last rise to the finish. The evening had an unhelpful wind direction, but was warm and at least rain free. A further […]