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.
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 […]