The New Forest Cycling Club ran the popular Boxing Day 10 mile Time Trial on the flat P311 course running from Ringwood to Sopley and back on the Christchurch Road. The start time was 10 am, which gave just about enough time for the previous day’s excesses to be at least partially digested…or not in some cases. A well represented field of 52 riders braved the dry but cold conditions and were set off in minute intervals along the flat course. Xavier Disley representing RSTSPORT-AEROCOACH was the fastest rider home in a very impressive seasonal time of 22 minutes and 37 seconds, taking home the scratch prize of £30. Andrew Langdown, riding for Hampshire RC also broke the 23 minute barrier, in a time of 22.51 to claim second place and £20 prize money, whilst third place and £10 went to Simon Berogna from VC St Rapheal in a time of 23.51. First lady home was Adel Tyson- Bloor representing Mule Bar girls/Sigma Sport in a time of 25.57. Six junior riders braved the conditions supported by their parents and Tom Reid from Primera and NFCC was first home, capitalising on his earlier season form in an impressive time of 24.25, second Junior was Freddie Coreth from NFCC, diving in under 25 minutes in a time of 24.44.
New Forest CC would like to thank all the riders who participated in the event, who then had the right to feel morally superior as they tucked into their selection boxes on Boxing Day afternoon, after the mandatory Bubble and Squeak left overs meal, and particular gratitude goes to the organisers, time keepers and starters enabling the event to be held.
For full results please go to the results page on the NFCC web site
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