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.
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 […]