8 riders signed on for the second round of the Burley circuit, though one failed to start. Rain threatened, but riders only ended up facing a cold brisk wind.
Notably, 3 riders opted for road bikes and almost filled the top places, Dan Mitchell eventually edging out Stuart Peckham. Phill Brown took his frst NFCC win, beating Ray Claridge, who wins the series overall. Dan Mitchell started the race on an oddly set up pair of tri bars; it turned out that they had dropped down but he was strangely unconcerned! As it has brought about a good result, I’ll be interested to see the next ‘modification’.
It may seem a bit early to be talking about cyclocross but, to quote the organiser of the first race “it is only 32 sleeps to the first race of the season!” The New Forest Cycling Club is now affiliated to the Wessex Cyclocross League for the 2019/2020 season. This means that NFCC riders will […]
Ray Claridge won last night’s TT with a 36:04, a very good time that would likely have had his 3 minute man and second placed rider Stuart Peckham just in sight on the last rise to the finish. The evening had an unhelpful wind direction, but was warm and at least rain free. A further […]