Paul Lockyer again proved to be the class of the field as New Forest CC held round two of the “10” series on the P311 course this Tuesday. The course runs south from Ringwood to Sopley and back to Ringwood. Paul knocked out a 21.33 in testing conditions as the participants were subjected to a nagging cross wind for the majority of the event, taking nearly forty five seconds out of the runner up rider Antony Green (22.15) who’s also in terrific form. Paul said after the event, “I was a bit nervous at the start and got held up a little at the roundabout and had to unclip briefly. I think I was running on adrenaline for a few minutes, but soon settled back down again”. Antony was delighted with second place, edging out Ben Boardman into third by eleven seconds. A vexed Ben (22.26) commented after the event, “I was all over the place today and couldn’t really find that sweet spot, I’ll be hoping for better next week”.
Division 2 points went to Bob Dowling who got home in a great time of 25.34, ahead of Phil Harris (26.00) and NFCC new comer Jon Gregory who was thrilled with his ride in 26.24, made up the top three positions
Division 3 honours went to Andrew Weighill in 28.16, sneaking head of seasoned campaigner Peter Weaver (28.24), who in turn edged out Junior Oliver Moody in 28.41. Peter was pleased with his efforts and commented “The road surface is not ideal on stretches of the course, it can disrupt your rhythm and you really have to focus”.
For full results please visit the NFCC web site results page
The NFCC’s Spring TT Series gets underway on the 4th March 2018 at 9.30am. The first event is the first leg of the two race Forest Circuit Aggregate on P334/10. Everyone is welcome. Please see our guide for more details on these events.
On the 8th July 2018, a group of riders from the club are taking part in Velothon Wales and we’d like to extend the invitation to all NFCC members. We hope this will be the first of a new series of “weekends away” and eventually a longer overseas training event. Later I’ll give a few […]