New Forest Cycling Club kicked off their extensive Time Trialling programme for 2015 on Sunday on the challenging P334 course. The picturesque course starts at Goatspen car park, looping towards Lyndhurst down the A35 turning left towards Burley, before heading back to Goatspen. An impressive field of 30 riders participated in the event on a cold and dry morning taking the opportunity to shake off the cobwebs after the winter months. Ben Boardman from NFCC showed good early season form to win the solo category in a time of 24:16 ahead of last year’s NFCC club champion Stuart Peckham (25:21) and club runner up James Bannister (25.55). Adam Waggott, newcomer Nicholas Buck and Graham Lenton made up the top six, all within 30 seconds of the top three places. Paula Eardley was the first lady home in 37:38 followed by Catherine Pascoe (38:10). However, the NFCC riders did not have everything their own way as fastest home was the formidable duo of Steve Whitewick and Julian Jenkinson on a tandem ripping up the course in 23:22. For full results and access to the Time Trial programme organised by NFCC in 2015, please visit the NFCC web site.
New Forest riders were present over the weekend for the two Time Trials organised by Antelope RT on Saturday and Sunday last weekend. The event on the Saturday was a 10 mile TT held on the Stockbridge Road course north of Romsey, the P140. The event was won in a blistering time of 21:23 by Robert Moore, representing Pedal Heaven Colborne RT. Nick O’Hara was the first NFCC rider home in 23:17, followed by Stuart Peckham (24:25), Martin Balk (28:32) and Bob Joliffe (30:03). The event on the Sunday was a two up on the same course won by Parker/Berogna VC St Raphael in 21:30, with Greeshields/Lorton and O’Hara and Balk finishing in 26:53 and 29:25 respectively
After disappointment due to the cancellation of the TT last week, this week Aron Kelly managed the win he’s been training for. After giving up triathlon to focus on the bike, he’s hoping to have more success this year. His partner Sonia Laurie was also fastest female, with a strong field of 5 NFCC female […]
Forget the hype of Wout Van Aert, the absence of Mathieu Van der Poel, the strength of Phillipe Gilbert and the bad form of Peter Sagan. From an idea 8 months ago, NFCC member Matt Cafferky (and Bill Mayes) tackled the event. Over to Matt in a fantastic report … here