The final round of the popular 10 series was completed last on the P164 from Boltons Bench, Lyndhurst to Ferny Rise. The last knockings from Hurricane Bertha were in evidence as a gusty brisk Southwesterly provided an extra challenge for the riders, particularly on the last leg heading towards Beaulieu Road Station. Ray Claridge representing GA Cycles was the fastest rider on the night with a time of 22.51, Stuart Peckham confirmed his standing at the top of Div 1 by winning maximum points clocking 23.28. to take the title. The battle for second in the championship was won by Sasha Ring who had a puncture free ride, edging out James Bannister into third place overall for the season. On the night John Heffernan finished joint second with Sasha in a time of 23.44, ahead of James Bannister with 23.55.
The Division 2 title had been decided earlier with Gavain Robinson winning, and was left to Dan Mitchell to claim his third win of the year to confirm his runner up spot with third overall going to Richard Mason. Alex Setchell continued his domination of Division 3, finishing 40 seconds ahead of Darren Ridge, with Chris Mills completing the top three, just missing out of evens by a mere 4 seconds. Clair Gronow prevailed in the ladies category ahead of the battle between birthday girl Tracy Mitchell and Paula Eardley.
Overall 10 series results:
Div 1, Stuart Peckham 103, Sasha Ring 99, James Bannister 95: Div 2 Gavain Robinson 99, Dan Mitchell 85, Richard Mason 81: Div 3 Alex Setchell 105, Darren Ridge 98, Bob Jolliffe 88: Ladies, Clair Gronow 60, Paula Eardley 57, Tracy Mitchell 53
For full results, please go to the NFCC results page
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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 […]