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
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