By Bob Jolliffe
Roadworks in Burley meant a change of course for the first of two events in New Forest Cycling Club’s Thorney Hill series.
The decision was made to return to the tough two laps of the Holmsley South-Bransgore circuit and club champion Gary Lock made no mistakes as he powered to the win in 23min 5sec to beat GA Cycles’ on-form Ray Claridge into second place by a 36 second margin.
Newcomer, New Forest CC junior rider Ali Rogers took third place with another quality ride of 24-55 while his triathlete clubmate Tony Rendell claimed fourth with 25-06.
Stewart Ward pipped a slightly off-form James Bannister by two seconds (25-10 against 25-12) for fifth, while schoolboy Tom Reid continued to impress with a 26-56 new personal best.
Other times (NFCC unless stated): Neil Richardson 25-17, Martin Plumb (Veralum CC) 25-23, Peter Wilson (Bournemouth Arrow CC) 25-35, Stuart Peckham 25-37, Keith Bradfield 26-32, Rob Brinsdon 26-36, Konnor Bracher-Walsh 26-53, Jono Parker Davis 26-55, raham Lenton 27-02, Gary Plumb 27-04, Sacha Ring 27-08, Neil Stevenson 27-51, David Wilson 28-00, Phil Underwood 28-07, Chris Conrath 28-23, Geoff Weller 29-12, Phil Jones 29-21, Peter Weaver 29-25, Peter Norris 29-34, Chris Mills 31-30, Peter Hawker 32-16.
I’ve had the following information from Bob Jolliffe, many of the long term members or older riders will remember Geoff racing as well as being involved in club organisation. Former long-term New Forest CC secretary Geoff Smith is in Southampton General Hospital with a broken leg after falling from his bike on the A337 at […]
Update from Bob Jolliffe with his weekend activities – New Forest CC’s 66-year-old Bob Jolliffe had a brilliant social weekend at the League of Veteran Racing Cyclists’ Track Championships at the Derby Arena Velodrome, even if his attempts at racing were lacklustre. Despite only finishing in one event of two entered, the Group F (age […]