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Nothing partial as Boardman once again eclipses the field

New Forest CC held their ever popular 16 mile time trial starting from Balmer Lawn Hotel before heading towards Beaulieu and back via Lyndhurst to finish outside Hollands Wood camp site. 29 riders participated in the event and were blessed with clear blue skies after the earlier clouds had vanished. The competitors were subject to a stiff Easterly cool wind as they broke out of the tree line from Stockley Enclosure and headed towards Hatchet Pond. A cross tail wind eased the riders towards Lyndhurst, and Ben Boardman (38:54) once again took advantage of the conditions and fully eclipsed the field of NFCC riders by over two minutes from the in form Graham Lenton (41:14). Ben’s nearest challenger was Tony Green representing GA Cycles who pushed him all the way in a time of 39:08. Thomas Key from Southampton University made up the overall top three in 40:00. Ben attributed his fine early season form to his daily 35 mile commute to work and back. Nick O’Hara, Stewart Ward and Stuart Peckham finished within 20 seconds of each other to make it tight at the top, with Andrew Hanley finished off the top six. Clair Gronow was the first lady home from Paula Eardley and Catherine Pascoe in third.

For full results and events programme please go to the New Forest CC web site

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