New Forest Cycling Club held the first in the popular 3 division, 10 Series on the out and back P311 course this Tuesday evening. The course starts and finishes on the Christchurch Road in Ringwood, with the riders cycling to Sopley before heading back to Ringwood. 33 riders participated in the first event and it was Paul Lockyer who dominated proceedings on a calm mild spring evening. Paul recorded a rapid time of 21:20, pulling out a 39 second advantage over Ben Boardman, who also ducked under the 22 minute barrier in 21:59. Paul grew his advantage steadily throughout the ride and at the turn had amassed a significant 23 second gain, which he further enhanced as the ride went on. Antony Green also pushed Ben close by recording a time of 22:07. Ben commented “Paul produced a great ride tonight, he’s been in fine form, I thought Antony would be close based on pre season times, which proved the case”. Paul was delighted with the win “It’s a great start to the season, after a solid winter’s training”.
Elliot Wilks made a perfect start to the season in Division 2, by recording an excellent time of 25:31, The race for second place ended in a dead heat with NFCC new comers John Gregory and Bob Dowling in 26:11. However, both riders were looking over their shoulders as Phil Underwood produced a storming return leg to miss out on a podium spot by 4 seconds in 26:35.
Division 3 was equally as competitive with Peter Weaver prevailing in 28:17 ahead of Oliver Moody and Andrew Weyhill in 28:25 and 28:42 respectively.
For full results please view the NFCC results page.
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