In fairly benign warm conditions the last New Forest CC handicap TT of the season was run on the revised P304 25 mile course, running through Crow, Bisterne, Sopley and Bransgore.
There was a fairly low turnout for the event, which meant that handicap points were up for grabs.
There was also a relatively high attrition rate as four of the eighteen starters failed to finish the event.
Stuart Peckham’s fine form this season showed no sign of waning and was desperately close to breaking the hour for the 25 mile course, with a fabulous time of 01:00:18, a course not renown for blisteringly fast times.
Second place overall went to Martin Beale of VC St. Raphael in 01:03:19 just edging NFCC’s James Bannister into third with a time of 01:03:36.
The handicap points were won by Tom Butler (3), Stuart Peckham (2) and the returning Peter Weaver (1) with a fine ride.
Other times, NFCC first: Bob Dowling 01:07:28, Richard Mason 01:09:41, Phil Jones 01:11:18, Nick Tattersall 01:11:54, Alex Setchell 01:13:13, Peter Weaver 01:13:54, Tom Butler 01:14:28, Sacha Ring – Punc DNF, Elliot Wilks DNF, Chris Jolliffe DNF.
Privates: Nick Austin 01:04:33, Ben Byrne 01:04:47, Robert York 01:11:56, Ben Clifford 01:12:40, Stuart Grace DNF
New Forest CC held round seven of the 10 series after a few weeks of longer club championship rides. Round seven was held on the P164, Boltons Bench course on a stiflingly hot evening with little breeze to cool the riders down. Paul Lockyer did not display any of the fatigue he was describing before […]
A high quality field came out on a scorching early summer evening to participate in the New Forest Club Championship 25 mile TT. The course was two laps from Ringwood down the Winkton, Bransgore and Crow. Paul Lockyer managed his effort perfectly to record an incredible time of 56:04. At the half way point […]