The New Forest Cycling Club

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New Club Secretary

February 10th, 2019

For those that couldn’t get to the AGM, there have been some committee changes. Minutes will be available soon, but I thought that I’d introduce you to Kelvin Pinchen; your new Club Secretary. As Stewart Ward stands down after a very successful tenure, here are a few words from Kelvin himself:

I have been associated with the New Forest for 45 years.

I raced for 15 years. From Juvenile through to Senior level mainly doing Time trials and cyclo-cross. I did try road racing but it was not my cup of tea.

I was an event secretary for a few open events during my racing period.

I was also the club secretary back in the 1980’s for 8 years.

Since then I have kept an eye on the club through some of the older club members, attending club dinners, other social events and have been marshalling when asked.

On a personal level I have been married for 37 years, have two grown up children and 5 grandchildren. I am keen dart player and follow AFC BOURNEMOUTH as a season ticket holder.

Club Awards Lunch Report

January 30th, 2019

The club lunch took place on Saturday 26th Jan. The event was put on to replace the more formal awards dinner, to make it cheaper and more accessible to everyone. It was timed to allow the Saturday ride to go ahead, Barry choosing a time and route to allow everyone to get back in time, even though they might not get an afternoon nap!

See the gallery for Gerry’s pictures of the event.

In the end about 30 of us turned up, including most of the award winners. This year we included awards from events other than Time Trialling and the more historic set of NFCC trophies. These awards were presented by Phil Harris, with a set of amusing anecdotes which will need to be matched next year! A set of nice plaques was duly created under Roger’s guidance. The list of award winners is as follows:

Lanterne Rouge – Stewart Ward (for his nosedive on the new P170TT course)

Mechanic of the year – Robert Veal (Regular mechanical ineptitude, services to the bike shop, also managed to put a pedal on backwards!)

Ride of the year – Robert Sweatman (UCI World championships in Varese)

Most real elevation in 24Hrs – Philip Grant, (7,597M at ‘This is not a Tour’ June 2nd))

Most Strava Miles in a Year – Philip Grant, (19,681.9K)

Most Road miles in 24 Hrs – Mark Bolton (415.44 Km)

Volunteer of the Year – John Burridge for being everywhere when you need him.

Most recorded miles in Audax or sportive – David Smethurst (Mille Cymru 1021km)

In the Time Trial awards, there were age related certificates for those gaining the fastest time ever for a particular age at standard distances. These were won by the following and awarded for 2017 and 2018:

Bob Jolliffe, Peter Hawker, Noreen Henderson, Ray Claridge, Sasha Ring, Antony Green, Stuart Peckham, Peter Weaver, Catherine Pascoe and Lyndon Thompson.

The list of trophy winners, presented by Roger Bacon were as follows:

Broomfield Bowl for Fastest Club event 25 – Paul Lockyer 54.16

New Forest Circuits Shield – Ray Claridge 58.08

Wareham Cup for fastest South DC 50 – Ray Claridge 1.51.59

Cook Cup for most ppints in club championships – Paul Lockyer 12 pts

Golden Jubilee Cup for fastest 100 – Ben Boardman

Terry Jefferies Vets short distance BAR on standard – Antony Green

Most Improved Rider shield – Antony Green

Bolderwood Trophy for best Vet over 55 on standard in 5 club 10s – Barry Hard

Hincheslea Cup for clubman of the year – Phil Harris

Thoresby Cooksey Trophy Antony Green 29.47 M.P.H.

Eric Dunstan Vets B.A.R Cup – Antony Green 28.67mph

Division 1 10 trophy – Paul Lockyer

Division 2 10 trophy – Richard Parker

H.E Figgures Bowl Ladies B.A.R – Catherine Pascoe 21.5 mph

Marsh Shield B.A.R (25/30/50 Miles) – Antony Green 28.67 M.P.H.

Road Race Champion – Lyndon Thompson

A list of the plaques awarded for various events and series as follows:



























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Handicap Trophy =1ST R.VEAL =1ST I.PARKES

In general, feedback was good. The venue would have benefited from a few more members, so hope to see a few more next year!

Club Cyclo-cross

January 27th, 2019

Joint Club Cyclo-cross

January the 20th saw the New Forest CC, Bournemouth Arrow, Poole Wheelers and Bournemouth Jubilee join together to put on a Cyclo-cross event.

The four clubs have individually put on Cyclo-cross events in the past, but not for at least 10 years. With the massive increase in popularity of the sport, competitor numbers have grown from 40-60 to 3-400 across the various age categories. Putting on an event now given the number of volunteers needed, is not possible for one club.

The event took place at Crow after attempting to negotiate with 4 other venues. Crow has hosted many Cyclo-cross and MTB events for at least 20 years. The day was a great success, with a good entry and positive comments from competitors. See photos and results on Eamonn’s site spite of the amount of work required, the clubs are considering doing it again next year!

March Events

January 16th, 2019
02/03/2019Saturday Ride -
03/03/2019Sunday Ride -
07/03/2019Turbo Session - Brockenhurst Village Hall -
09/03/2019Saturday Ride -
10/03/2019Sunday Ride -
10/03/2019P334/10 - FOREST CIRCUIT (AGGREGATE) No 109:30
14/03/2019Turbo Session - Brockenhurst Village Hall -
16/03/2019Saturday Ride -
17/03/2019Sunday Ride -
17/03/2019P335/12.8 - FOREST CIRCUIT (AGGREGATE) No 209:30
21/03/2019Turbo Session - Brockenhurst Village Hall -
23/03/2019Saturday Ride -
24/03/2019Sunday Ride -
24/03/2019P165/16 - BALMER LAWN CIRCUIT09:30
30/03/2019Saturday Ride -
31/03/2019Sunday Ride -
31/03/2019P164/10 - LYNDHURST09:30

February Events

January 16th, 2019

02/02/2019Saturday Ride -
03/02/2019Sunday Ride -
07/02/2019Turbo Session - Brockenhurst Village Hall -
08/02/2019NFCC AGM - Tiptoe Church Hall19:30
09/02/2019Saturday Ride -
10/02/2019Sunday Ride -
14/02/2019Turbo Session - Brockenhurst Village Hall -
16/02/2019Saturday Ride -
17/02/2019Sunday Ride -
21/02/2019Turbo Session - Brockenhurst Village Hall -
23/02/2019Saturday Ride -
24/02/2019Sunday Ride -
28/02/2019Turbo Session - Brockenhurst Village Hall -

Club Awards Ceremony

January 6th, 2019
With the boxing Day 10 successful completed it is now time to look ahead to 2019!
Along with the club Cyclocross race on the 20th January (come and watch or take part, event signed from Charles Lane Bagnum, Crow) one of the first events we have to look forward in the New Year is the club awards event, to celebrate the successes of 2018.
The event will be held on Saturday 26th of January in the afternoon at Brockenhurst Village Hall which is the location for the Thursday night Turbo training sessions, starting from 12:45.
We took the decision to try something different this year, with ever
declining numbers for the more formal awards, so hopefully we will see a good turnout. It should be a less formal and more relaxed affair, and it has been timed to allow for people to still get their Saturday ride completed.

11 club members have age related record certificates to be awarded, and a further 8 club members have won the new non-timetrialling related awards, in national/international events.

Planned timings for the afternoon are below.
·         12:45 – Arrival at the hall for a 1PM start.
·         13:00 – Buffet
·         14:00 – RAAM talk and questions (we might hopefully have a
guest with one of the riders coming along)
·         14:45 – Club awards, expanded this year to include awards for
other activities and achievements beyond just the TT trophies.
We will also have certificates to present for all Age related and
out right TT records through the year (There were a lot this year!)
·         15:30 – 16:30 – Chat / bike jumble
·         17:00 – Vacate the hall
For the buffet, we’ll need to order in advance and get an idea of numbers, so for those looking to attend, we were hoping to get cheques in advance. The cost will be £12.50 to cover the buffet and hall costs. Cheques for £12.50 – Payable to New Forest CC, can be sent to

Stewart Ward
The Lodge
Southampton Road
SO45 5GQ

Further info from

Geoff Smith

November 5th, 2018

I’ve had the following information from Bob Jolliffe, many of the long term members or older riders will remember Geoff racing as well as being involved in club organisation.

Former long-term New Forest CC secretary Geoff Smith is in Southampton General Hospital with a broken leg after falling from his bike on the A337 at Downton on Friday.

A club life member, Geoff, who is in his late 80s and lives at Everton, turned to go back about a half mile to retrieve his saddlebag which had somehow become detached and fallen into the road.

He got to the bag, turned and stopped safely putting his left foot on the verge. But he had difficulty in unclipping his right foot and fell into the road breaking his right femur, said his grandson Mitchell.

Geoff is expected to undergo an operation to set the bone today, Sunday, November 4.

He is expected to make a full and speedy recovery.


Weekend Round-up 28th Oct – Updated!!

October 28th, 2018

Update from Bob Jolliffe with his weekend activities –

New Forest CC’s 66-year-old Bob Jolliffe had a brilliant social weekend at the League of Veteran Racing Cyclists’ Track Championships at the Derby Arena Velodrome, even if his attempts at racing were lacklustre.

Despite only finishing in one event of two entered, the Group F (age 65 to 70) 500 metre time trial, he felt the journey had been worth the effort.

He took 51.086 seconds to complete the two laps of the track on the Saturday, but failed to finish Sunday’s 2000m individual pursuit after tying up badly at the start of the sixth lap and pulling out.

“This was the start of my attempt to get a gold medal in the 2019 World Transplant Games, which is a home games, being held in Newcastle next August,” said Bob, who had a life-saving kidney transplant in 2009.

“I need to develop more speed and power if I’m going to succeed. In both this year’s British and European games over-60s’ road races it was in the last kilometre that I failed in my bid for gold. Silvers are okay, but I think I’m capable of going one better. The power training should also help me improve my time trial efforts over 5km too.

“I had been training on the turbo since mid September specifically for the LVRC Champs, but against some top opposition in my age group, I obviously have a long way to go.

“My start let me down in both events. I had only one outing on Calshot before the weekend and I’ll admit to being petrified starting out of the saddle straight into the bend. More track time is needed. I’ve got a few training sessions at Calshot in mind for the winter and I really need to get down to Bournemouth next season.”

Socially though, it was fun, Bob stayed in the same hotel as many of the riders including former top UK pro Geoff Wiles, met veteran World Champion Geoff Cook and set up camp at the velodrome in the same pen as a couple of great Scottish riders and Drew McDonald, brother of fellow British Transplant Sport rider Steve, who was located in a nearby pen.


Time Trials

Stewart Ward and Stuart Peckham were in action this weekend, as I believe was Bob Jolliffe, although I haven’t had a result from Bob. Both Stus raced in the Test Valley weekend, quick report from each below:

Stuart Peckham said ‘The weather was cold,with a crosswind on a out and back course didn’t make it feel that bad,24 DNS out of sixty odd riders ,I was satisfied with my time. ‘

Stewart Ward – ‘I rode with Ian Patterson (Team New Forest) who was part of the winning 4man RAAM team from June this year. We were racing as a composite 2up as part of the Glen Longland Test Valley weekend. This was the event rearranged from earlier in the year originally postponed due to Snow. On the new and testing P730, a rolling out and back course starting from the outskirts of Stockbridge. We rode well and finished 2nd overall, only being beaten by John Sibley and Nick Buis (2 further members of the RAAM team) by the narrowest of margins (4 seconds), and ruing the time lost when we caught our 2 min men and lost a bit of time in traffic. Second overall though and first composite made the outing worth braving the cold and windy conditions.’


Catherine Pascoe took second place in the Women’s V50 event at Sparsholt College in the combined women’s event, where she finished 20th out of 26. The weather was cold and dry with some damp off camber technical sections. Antony Green tried his hand at the event and finished 19th from 49 finishers.



Follow this link NFCC 2019 Events Calendar for all this year’s events. The PDF download includes details of all the club time trials and contact details for Margaret in order to ring up on the day and reserve a start slot (NFCC members before midday, non members after midday).   For the Training Blog, with details […]



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