New Forest Cycling club held the second in the popular 10 series on the idyllic P164 course from Boltons Bench to Beaulieu Road Station area of the New Forest. A large field of forty riders came out for the event which was held under an azure blue sky in summeresque temperatures. The riders times were checked by a gentle North Easterly that had been prevalent all week, which meant that the participants were working hard to get to the turn at Ley Green Farm. As early season form confirmed, Ben Boardman was able to battle through the wind in a respectable time of 23:30 ahead of the on form Sasha Ring in 24:02. Eleven seconds separated the next three riders of James Bannister, Stuart Peckham and Stewart Ward, as Division 1 championship points were being keenly contested. Division 2 ended in a dead heat for first place as the spoils and points were shared by Steve Skinner and Peter Trunwit in 26:07 with Phil Underwood placing in third. Division 3 was just as hotly contested as Ben Lloyd squeezed in ahead of Darren Ridge by a single second in 29:40, Bob Jolliffe continued his fine form in third in 30:04. Overall event winner was Trevor Allen representing Southampton University RC in 23:12, ahead of John Sibley in 23:14.
For full results please visit the NFCC web site
Martin Balk and Bob Jolliffe went head to head in the recent Andover Wheelers Open event on the P612 course and recorded identical times of 27:46. Nick O’Hara representing NFCC finished in the top three in the Crabwood CC Open event on the P164, the event was won by Aran Stanton from Velo Club St Raphael
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 […]
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 […]