Paul Lockyer capped off a stellar first season as a New Forest CC member by taking the Hill Climb victory at Bolderwood last Sunday. The hill climb is a short brutal affair where maximum effort is required for just a few minutes. NFCC use the climb from Millyford Bridge to the top of Bolderwood as this year’s hill climb which averages 6.2% gradient.
Paul completed the climb in 4 minutes and 5 seconds and maxxed out at a mammoth 925W, some thirty seconds clear of runner up, Stewart Ward Who recently ascended Le Mont Ventoux in a club record time couldn’t close the gap to Paul. “I thought I might have a shot today, but Paul has been class all year”, Stewart commented after the event. Tom Pugh gave Stewart a real shock as he closed in to a second of Stewart’s time in 4 minutes 36 seconds.
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 […]