By Bob Jolliffe
MORE than a minute separated New Forest Cycling Club’s Gary Lock from VC St Raphael challenger Andy Rivett in a tough 25-mile time trial in bright and cold conditions on Sunday.
It was the second time this season that Lymington’s Lock has secured a win over Bishopstoke-based Rivett in a New Forest CC test.
On a chill morning Lock covered the convoluted course, which starts and finishes at Holmsley, in a rapid 1hr 41secs to beat Rivett by a full minute and 11 seconds.
Lock’s clubmate Ben Boardman, who is also finding good early season form, took third place with 1-02-37.
GA Cycles’ pair Gary Allen and Antony Green took fourth and fifth places with 1-03-44 and 1-05-37 respectively.
Others (NFCC unless stated): Neil Richardson (unattached) 1-05-43, Joe Nelson (i-team) 1-06-48, Stuart Peckham 1-07-24, Jono Parker Davies 1-07-37, Peter Wilson (Bournemouth Arrow CC) 1-09-14, Rupert Silma (Bournemouth Jubilee Whlrs) 1-11-32, Grahm Lenton 1-13-35, Jenny Hill (Sotonia CC) 1-13-52, Phil Underwood 1-15-29, Chris Summers (Sotonia CC) 1-24-23.
Fixed wheel wrong for hills
New Forest CC veteran Bob Jolliffe (60) struggled on the hills on his fixed wheel bike in the Team Cycology Bikes 10 on the A4 road between Marlborough and Beckhampton in Wiltshire the same morning, clocking 31-43.
Winner was Ben Anstie of the promoting team with 22-41 from teammate Simon Snowdon (23-37) and Wheelbase.co.uk/MG Décor’s Liam Glen (24-09).
Ader has two minutes in hand
A3 Cycle Racing Group’s Sebastian Ader won his club’s hilly 10 between Rake and Petersfield in 22-40 beating VC St Raphael’s Simon Berogna into the runner-up slot by 2-05.
However, the gap between second and third places could not be more slender. Berogna beat Poole Wheelers’ Paul Jones’ 24-46 by a single second.
Sotonia CC riders Stuart Martingale and Daniel Edwards finished with times of 25-50 and 27-41.
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