By Bob Jolliffe
NEW Forest Cycling Club convincingly won the first of two rounds in its inter-club competition against Sotonia CC south of Lyndhurst.
Promoting the first of the two-event series, New Forest CC took the top three places with Gary Lock clocking a resounding 22-55 to win the 10-mile trial on a none-too-easy evening with a headwind on the long leg south to Beaulieu.
Ben Boardman was second with 23-32, junior Hugo Walters took third with 25-13 and James Bannister made up the winning quartet in sixth place with 25-52.
Phil Connall and John Dudley were the only Sotonia riders to split the Forest foursome with 25-34 and 25-35 for fourth and fifth respectively. Their clubmates Dan Edwards and John Legg tied with 25-57 and completed the team which amassed 23 points against the Forest’s 12.
Others (New Forest CC except where stated): Adrian Jenkins (GA Cycles) 24-45, Mike Naolls (VC Venta) 25-11, Mike Zollo (Soton Tri Club) 25-38, Graham Lawton 26-12, Geri Robinson 26-13, Graham Vail (Sotonia) 26-42, Keith Bradfield and Dan Mitchell tied with 26-49, Cam Taylor (Sotonia) 26-51, Gary Plumb 26-54, Tim Cook (Sotonia) 26-56, John and Nick Wisby (Sotonia riding a tandem) 27-08, James Peckham (Sotonia) 27-21, Sean Williams 27-26, Sam Aplin 27-36, Neil Stevenson 27-40, Phil Underwood 27-45, Michael Akers (Soton Tri Club) 27-55, Colin Crocker (Sotonia) 28-16, Ted Knowlton (Sotonia) 28-20, Richard Parker 28-21, Peter Weaver and Mick Anglim tied with 28-42, Phil Jones and Jenny Hill (Sotonia) tied with 28-47, Geoff Weller 28-50, Antony Moyle 29-02, Mark Jefferies and Chris Conrath tied with 29-04, Patrick Walter 29-17, Chris Shimman 29-19, Alan Sharpen (Sotonia) 29-29, Peter Norris 29-52, Chris Mills 29-56, Chris Summers (Sotonia) 30-08, Richard Wills 30-30, Peter Hawker and Wendy Knowlton (Sotonia) tied with 30-58, Martin Balk 31-54, Colin Witt (Sotonia) 32-44, Chris Norris 34-53, Tracy Mitchell 35-04.
Beast beats the weather
It was a race against the rain in the Jurassic Beast and Jurassic Coast sportives in the Purbecks on Sunday. Most made it back to the headquarters at Bovington Tank Museum before the dispiriting drizzle set in after lunch.
Peter Weaver and Andrew Hanley were among the New Forest CC riders who completed the 88-mile Beast while 73-year-old club president Roger Bacon and one of the club’s youngest members, 14-year-old Tom Reid, completed the 64-mile Coast ride.
By Bob Jolliffe
Roadworks in Burley meant a change of course for the first of two events in New Forest Cycling Club’s Thorney Hill series.
The decision was made to return to the tough two laps of the Holmsley South-Bransgore circuit and club champion Gary Lock made no mistakes as he powered to the win in 23min 5sec to beat GA Cycles’ on-form Ray Claridge into second place by a 36 second margin.
Newcomer, New Forest CC junior rider Ali Rogers took third place with another quality ride of 24-55 while his triathlete clubmate Tony Rendell claimed fourth with 25-06.
Stewart Ward pipped a slightly off-form James Bannister by two seconds (25-10 against 25-12) for fifth, while schoolboy Tom Reid continued to impress with a 26-56 new personal best.
Other times (NFCC unless stated): Neil Richardson 25-17, Martin Plumb (Veralum CC) 25-23, Peter Wilson (Bournemouth Arrow CC) 25-35, Stuart Peckham 25-37, Keith Bradfield 26-32, Rob Brinsdon 26-36, Konnor Bracher-Walsh 26-53, Jono Parker Davis 26-55, raham Lenton 27-02, Gary Plumb 27-04, Sacha Ring 27-08, Neil Stevenson 27-51, David Wilson 28-00, Phil Underwood 28-07, Chris Conrath 28-23, Geoff Weller 29-12, Phil Jones 29-21, Peter Weaver 29-25, Peter Norris 29-34, Chris Mills 31-30, Peter Hawker 32-16.
By Bob Jolliffe
PROLIFIC winner Sebastian Ader (a3crg) put seven seconds into Adam Topham (High Wycombe CC) and Conall Yates (In Gear Quickvit Trainsharp RT) to win Hampshire Road Club’s 10 at Liss on Saturday evening.
All three cracked off top quality 30mph-plus rides in an event run off in mainly sunny but breezy conditions: Ader clocked 19-52 while Topham, from Poole, and Yates tied with 19-59.
Totton’s Stephen Whitewick (VeloRefined Aerosmiths) took fourth with 20-15, CC Weymouth’s Greg Parker took seventh with 21-02 while the Waterside’s Ray Claridge (GA Cycles) was one place back with 21-21.
Olympic team pursuiter Joanna Rowsell (Wiggle Honda Women’s Pro Cycling) took 11th with 21-39 and Poole Wheeler Terry Icke was 16th with 21-54.
Bournemouth and Southampton area riders: Andrew Bryson (Peter Hansford Racing) 22-04, Andy Rivett (VC St Raphael) 22-38, Philip Connell (Sotonia CC) 24-17, Daniel Edwards (Sotonia) 24-45, Chris Summers (Sotonia) 27-52.
Gary Allan (GA Cycles) was among a contingent of early competitors which got caught in freezing rain and accompanying strong winds. He clocked a below par 25-09. New Forest CC’s Martin Balk and Bob Jolliffe also got a soaking and produced disappointing times of 30-35 and 30-57 respectively.
By New Forest CC press secretary Bob Jolliffe.
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JUST eight seconds separated New Forest CC’s current champion Gary Lock from clubmate Ben Boardman in the club’s third evening 10-mile time trial of the season.
Recently returned from training in Majorca, Lock clocked 23min 37sec on two laps of the tough Thorney Hill-Bransgore-Holmsley South circuit on a warm spring evening.
Boardman who has claimed the full 15 league points in the first two 10s, ended up with 14 this time around with his 23-45 ride.
Third place, with a sparkling 24-48 ride, went to 17-year-old newcomer Ali Rogers who knocked 55 seconds off his personal best, set the previous week.
James Bannister took fourth with 24-53 and 16-year-old Hugo Walters was fifth, eight seconds in arrears. No more than four seconds separated the next four places: Jonno Parker-Davis clocked 25-26 for sixth, Tony Rendall 25-27 (7th), Tom Butler 25-28 (8th) and Stuart Peckham 25-29 (9th).
Ride of the evening came from Tom Reid who at 14 years old clocked 27-15, hacked 39 seconds off his “personal” and finished in 17th place.
Verulam CC’s Martin Plumb, brother of New Forest stalwart Gary, recorded 25-37 for 10th after puncturing while warming up.
Others (NFCC unless stated): Josh Green 26-15 (PB by 1sec), Sacha Ring 26-16, Pete Wilson (Bournemouth Arrow CC) 26-30, Rob Brinsdon 26-36, Geri Robinson 26-39, Hugh Roper 26-47, Konnor Bracher-Walsh 27-18, Keith Bradfield and Nicholas Kearey tied on 27-20, Sean Williams 27-27, Dan Mitchell 27-29, Richard Rajski 27-36, Neil Stevenson 27-42, Julian Sheppard 28-00, Phil Underwood 28-08, Joe Phillips 28-13, Gerry Taylor (Cone-and-Try-It) 28-28, Chris Conrath 28-41, Geoff Weller 28-47, Phil Jones 29-49, Peter Weaver 29-37, Peter Norris 29-53, Chris Mills 29-59, Antony Moyle 30-20, Mark Jefferies 30-34, Peter Hawker 32-43, Chris Norris (juvenile) 34-24.
By Patrick Walters
THE green, red and white New Forest CC colours were on show again in this year’s Sandie Radford Memorial Road Race with John Heffernan, Stuart Peckham and Hugo Walters deciding to join the traditionally strong field on one of the sunniest days of the year.
The 35-mile course had to be modified due to road works, with the effect of doubling, to four, the number of climbs up the leg-sapping Pipers Waite hill.
Heffernan, Walters and Peckham showed strongly early on in the race staying towards the front of the 45-rider field and keeping an eye on breakaways.
At one point, all three NFCC riders formed part of a small group off the front for a few minutes.
As expected, the first ascent of Pipers Waite split up the peloton with most of the race favourites staying towards the front.
Walters was the leading NFCC rider at the top of the first ascent with Heffernan riding a steady pace a few positions behind followed by Peckham.
Unfortunately a back injury forced Walters to abandon towards the top of the 2nd climb.
Meanwhile Phil Reynolds (Peter Hansford Racing), Rowan Horner (VC St Raphael/Waites Contracts) and James Gilfillan (Velo-Refined Aerosmiths) had pulled away from a group of seven at the same point.
Heffernan’s measured pacing started paying off as he picked off rival riders during the final two circuits.
Peckham’s staying power was also in evidence through to the finish.
The final climb saw Gilfillan, Horner and Reynolds fight it out with Reynolds beating Horner over the line with less than a bike length to spare. Only the top 10 places are published but Heffernan powered home with a creditable 11th place (estimated), whilst Peckham finished in the top half of the field.
An excellent afternoon’s racing in the sunshine.
By Bob Jolliffe
FOLLOWING two open wins this season, CC Weymouth rising star Greg Parker was relegated to second in Poole Wheelers’ 27km test near Bere Regis by former 25-mile competition record holder Gary Dighton.
Parker, winner of the Bournemouth Arrow CC’s Good Friday 10 and last week’s Bournemouth Jubilee Wheelers 24-miler, cocked a rapid 36min 49sec on the shorter Gallows Hill circuit. But the older and far more experienced Dighton took seven seconds less tto ride to victory in 36-42.
VC St Raphael’s Bryce Dyer was third with 38-15 and super-veteran Terry Icke was another three seconds in arrears for fourth.
New Forest CC’s Stuart Peckham did well to finish the previous weekend’s Bournemouth Jubilee event in a rapid 1-01-50 and second claim Forest member Rob Ellis (VC St Raphael) clocked 1-4-10.
Walkling wins at Andover and Jones at Yeovil
VC St Raphael’s Steve Walkling led teammates Jake Prior and French-domiciled Mick St Leger to an outright win in Andover Wheelers’ 10, wrapping up first, second and third places in 20-48, 20-56 and 21-00 respectively.
Waterside rider Ray Claridge (GA Cycles) finished with an excellent 21-25, being beaten into fifth by East Street Cycles’ Chris Birch with 21-07.
Poole Whlrs’ Paul Jones took seventh with 21-38, former British Best All-Rounder Glenn Longland (Antelope RT) showed he has not lost a lot of speed taking ninth with 22-10 and beating Sotonia CC’s Stuart Martingale by 14 seconds.
Sotonia’s Philip Connell clocked 23-57 and clubmate Chris Summers 27-48.
2011 British Best All-Rounder, Jeff Jones was the rapid winner of the Yeovil CC 10, just breaking 30mph with 19-58. Poole Wheeler Darren Lewis was 26th with 22-52.
By Bob Jolliffe
NEW Milton’s Tony Green was in his usual sparkling form when he took victory in New Forest Cycling Club’s second evening 10-mile time trial, held on the Kingston course south of Ringwood on Tuesday.
Green, who rides in GA Cycles’ colours nimbly pedalled around the course in 23min 23sec to beat New Forest’s Ben Boardman into second place by 20 seconds.
Third went to Boardman’s clubmate James Bannister with a fine 24-04. Junior Hugo Walters clocked an excellent 24-26 for fourth while multiple national women’s time trial champion Julia Shaw (drag2zero), recovering from a serious shoulder injury, took fifth with 24-28.
Others (NFCC unless stated): James Horton (Come and Try It) 24-44, Sacha Ring 25-15, Neil Richardson (second claim NFCC) 25-22, Stuart Peckham 25-34, Alli Rogers 25-43, Geri Robinson 25-59, Rob Ellis (VC St Raphael, second claim NFCC) 26-00, Josh Green 26-14, Andrew Hanley 26-16, Anja Heijnen (Bournemouth Jubilee Whlrs) 26-42, Konnor Bracher-Walsh 26-48, Sean Williams 27-01, Hugh Roper 27-09, Richard Rajski and Nicholas Kearley tied with 27-13, Edward Thomas 27-25, Graham Lenton 27-30, Dan Mitchell 27-39, Phil Underwood 27-42, Tom Reid 27-54, Neil Stevenson 28-32, Peter Weaver 28-44, Julian McCarthy (Southampton Tri Club) 28-53, Richard Parker 28-35, Phil Jones 29-06, Geoff Weller 29-33, Peter Trunwitt (BJW) 29-41, Jamie Walby 29-54, Antony Moyle 30-23, Chris Ashton (Come and Try It) 32-10, Chris Mills 32-30.
Weymouth’s Parker wins at Wimborne
CC Weymouth rising star Greg Parker was the worthy winner of Bournemouth Jubilee Wheelers’ 24 west of Wimborne clocking 55-32 on the testing hills.
1st Chard Wheelers’ Tom Alliban took second place with 56-36 and super-veteran, Poole Wheelers’ Terry Icke was third with 57-48.
New Forest CC’s Stuart Peckham did well to finish in a rapid 1-01-50 and second claim Forest member Rob Ellis (VC St Raphael) clocked 1-4-10.
Bryson goes “under” to win
Andy Bryson of Peter Hansford Racing was the only rider “under the hour” in Sotonia CC’s 25 around three laps of the Ipley Cross-Beaulieu Road circuit, clocking 58-29 on a bright but tough Sunday morning.
GA Cycles’ Ray Claridge took second with 1-00-26 from the promoting club’s Stuart Martingale (1-02-15) and Colin Yeates (1-02-22).
Bryson’s teammate Ollie Hitchings was fifth with 1-03-59, Sotonia’s Jon Dudley was next with 1-05-06 and his clubmate Philip Connell took seventh with 1-06-34.
New Forest CC’s Andrew Hanley was eighth with 1-08-13. Mick Anglim, now in NFCC colours, was 14th with 1-13-51 while Forest club secretary Martin Balk rode a two-up team trial with Andover Whlrs’ Stewart Harrison in 1-23-08.
Saturday’s Crabwood 10 “off”
Heavy rain, flooding and the threat of hidden potholes on the course led to the probable postponement of Crabwood CC’s 70th Anniversary 10-mile time trial south of Ringwood on Saturday afternoon.
Organiser Claire Newman said would investigate the possibility of running the event later in the year.
Ader wins Tour of Lod Valley
Prolific winner Sebastian Ader took another victory in …a3crg’s 23-mile Tour of the Lod Valley at Fernhurst on Sunday.
Ader, from the promoting club, won in 53min 4sec, 52 seconds faster than Southampton’s Harry Bustrode (Peter Hansford Racing).
Bulstrode’s teammate Philip Peters was third with 56-39
By Bob Jolliffe
TURBO training might be torture to many, but for Ben Boardman it brings results.
Hour-long sessions “do it” for Ben, with 40 or 45 minutes of power training translating into some classy rides out on the open road.
With some good rides under his belt already this year, he scored a win in New Forest CC’s first evening 10-mile time trial of the 2013 season with a time of 23min 6sec to beat Southampton challenger, GA Cycles’ Gary Allan, by 22 seconds.
Third place went to Boardman’s New Forest CC clubmate James Bannister with a personal best of 23-35 on a none-too-easy evening on the Ringwood-Sopley course.
Fourth went to New Forest junior Hugo Walters with a quality 24-21 which beat his “minute-man” Stuart Peckham’s 24-56 and pushed him back to fifth.
Sixth place went to Tom Butler, back in the saddle after becoming a dad, with a rewarding 25-01.
Another welcome returnee, Sean Williams, took first place in division two of the season-long 10 league with 27-14 from Keith Bradfield who was two seconds slower.
Division three victory went to Phil Walby with 29-49 from veteran Pete Hawker with 33-20.
Others (New Forest CC unless stated): Jono Parker Davis 25-39, Geri Robinson and Rob Ellis (VC St Raphael/second claim NFCC) tied with 25-57, Andrew Hanley 26-11, Phil Underwood 27-20, Richard Rajski 27-28, Dan Mitchell 27-33, Nick Kearley 28-01, Neil Stevenson 28-03, Peter Weaver 28-11, Geoff Weller and Phill Harris tied with 28-15, Chris Conrath 28-37, Peter Trunwitt (Bournemouth Jubilee Wheelers) 29-14.
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10 Series Results after 4 events
P164-10m TT 07/05/13 Ten Series no4 – Interclub 10 vs Sotonia
P337-10m TT Thorney Hill Aggregate No1 30/04/13
P337-10m TT 23/04/13 Ten Series no3
P303-10m TT 16/04/13 Ten Series no2
P311-10m TT 9/04/13 Ten Series No1
P335-25m TT 07/04/13
P164-10m TT 31/03/2013
P165-15m TT – 21/03/13
P334/P335 22.8m TT – Forest Circuit Aggregate