The New Forest Cycling Club

Lock just misses course record

By Bob Jolliffe
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POWERHOUSE Gary Lock just failed in his attempt to beat Julian Jenkinson’s course record for New Forest Cycling Club’s seven-mile Norleywood-East Boldre circuit by 14 seconds on Tuesday.
Lock had checked out the 14min 58sec course record prior to racing. But despite his best efforts to keep his speed over 28mph all the way around, ended up with a time of 15-11.
Despite missing out on the record, it was still an impressive ride from the IT expert who looks to have an excellent future in time trialling.
In fact his nearest challenger was James Bannister, who is also having a good season, with 16-53.
Third place went to juvenile Hugo Walters with an excellent ride of 17-00.
Rob Brinsdon collected fourth place with 17-20 followed by Geri Robinson (17-26), Andrew Hanley (17-30), Gary Plumb (17-43), Joe Phillips (17-44), Dan Mitchell (17-51) and Phil Underwood (17-59).
Aleksandra Burlinson and Donna Shaw tied for 22nd place with 20-46 and pipped 60th birthday boy Bob Jolliffe by a single second.
Others (NFCC unless stated): Richard Mason 18-02, Richard Rajski 18-14, Nick Williams 18-32, Julian Sheppard (Sotonia CC) 18-36, Dave Wilson and Stuart Grace (GA Cycles) tied with 18-39, Konnor Bracher-Walsh 18-42, Richard Wills 19-03, Patrick Walters 19-06, Chris Mills 19-47, Pete Hawker 20-12, Roger Bacon 21-26.
The same evening in East Anglia, Chris Jolliffe clocked 26-19 in the Godric CC club 10. Winner was Jim Burgess of Anglia Velo with 21-21.


New Forest Cycling Club is promoting the sixth round of the national Rudy Project series on August Bank Holiday Monday this year on an extended version of the course used on Tuesday.
As this is a prestigious event, run over two or three laps depending on category, organiser Bob Jolliffe and committee members want this to be a huge success.
Because there are several junctions on the course, we need a lot of marshals to ensure the safety of competitors, who currently include Geoff Platts and new 100-mile Champion Matthew Bottrill.
Chris Hughes has already volunteered to be pusher-off and we have two timekeepers (and possibly a third), plus our very own top tea team of Margaret and Gerry Read; but we do need volunteers for those vital marshalling duties.
Don’t be shy. Contact Bob (01425 616525 or by email at as soon as possible, please.

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