Andy Postlethwaite took his maiden victory on Tuesday evening in the final “10” series event hosted by the New Forest CC on the P164. The popular New Forest course runs from Boltons Bench at Lyndhurst towards Beaulieu, Ipley Crossroads and finishes close to Beaulieu Road Station. Andy was made to work for every metre of the course as the rampaging Antony Green was closing in fast at the end of the course. Andy finished in 23:18, whilst Antony was a mere four seconds behind at the end in 23:22. As usual Antony rode stronger in the second half of the event, clawing back a mid-way deficit of 20 seconds, who at that point had a three second advantage over third place man Sacha Ring who finished in 23:43
A low turnout in participants in Division two meant it was a two horse race between Robert Veal and Bob Dowling. It turned out to be a competitive battle, with Robert coming out on top by seven seconds in 25:44 and 25:51 respectively. Tony Bennison claimed his second victory in Division three, edging out Divisional winner Peter Weaver by seventeen second. Recording times of 28:00 and 28:17. Catherine Pascoe confirmed her runners up spot in the Division by finishing third in 29:14.
The overall winner was Matt Downie representing Primera-TeamJobs recording a rapid time of 20:52.
Final Divisional positions:Division One: Paul Lockyer 90, Antony Green 85, Ben Boardman 80. Division Two: Bob Dowling 88, Phil Harris 84, Dan Mitchell 79. Division Three: Peter Weaver 85, Catherine Pascoe 79, Isabelle Parks 73
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