From Bob Jolliffe – 01425 616525.
NEW Forest Cycling Club took the lead in the first round of the annual inter-club competition against Crabwood CC at Lyndhurst.
Crabwood’s Ray Claridge proved fastest on the night, clocking 37-10 in 15-miler with New Forest’s Aaron Carter second with 38-55, two seconds too good for Crabwood’s Dave England who was third.
Two days earlier Sotonia CC’s Kevin King won the New Forest CC 25 on two laps of the Beaulieu Road/Colbury circuit in 57-35 from Southampton Road Club’s Harry Bulstrode (57-39) and Team Feat’s Paul Ashley (1-1-16).
A severe attack of cramp a few hundred yards before the finish stopped New Forest’s Ben Boardman claiming third overall. He was so badly affected he was forced to stop for about a minute but still finished with a cracking time of 1-1-34 to take three points towards the club championship.
Chris Hughes picked up two with 1-4-32 and Martyn Dymond the remaining point with 1-6-15.
Hughes’ hopes of a personal best in the Bournemouth Jubilee Wheelers’ 10 at Lytchett Matravers on Sunday were washed away by the weather. Recording 25-54 he said: “It was brutal in the rain.”
Clubmate Phil Gates was one second quicker and second claim New Forest rider Martin Beale (VC St Raphael) was sixth overall with 23-52. Winner was the promoting club’s Paul Jones with 22-09.
Beale was two minutes faster the previous day in the Team Axiom 10 at Petersfield, clocking 21-59. New Forest CC’s top veteran Terry Jefferies finished with a rapid 23-47. Alan Ridler of Team Cycle Kingdom was first with 20-14.
Other results (New Forest CC unless stated): Club 25 –Steve Dauncey (Tri Team Wessex) 1-7-35, Jamie Pope 1-8-13, Richard Rajski 1-10-01, Dan Mitchell 1-11-35, Nick Tattersall 1-13-05, Andrew Weighill 1-18-24; Crabwood CC 15 (inter-club) – Tom Butler 39-50, James Bannister 41-45, Pat Lafford (CCC) 42-11, Peter Norris 43-20, Nick Tattersall 44-40, Claire Newman (CCC) 44-43, Peter Weaver 47-08; Bournemouth Arrow 10 – Howard Doe 25-25, Rob Ellis 26-58; Sotonia CC 15 – Chris Mills 47-39.
By Bob Jolliffe NEW Forest Cycling Club’s Stuart Peckham followed up a sparkling 1-01-29 time in the Bournemouth and District Women’s Cycling Association 25 with a new personal best 50-mile in the Wessex Road Club event the following weekend. Peckham, from New Milton clocked 2-05-11 for 13th place overall in Sunday’s 50 west of Poole. [...]
By Bob Jolliffe NEW Forest Cycling Club convincingly won the first of two rounds in its inter-club competition against Sotonia CC south of Lyndhurst. Promoting the first of the two-event series, New Forest CC took the top three places with Gary Lock clocking a resounding 22-55 to win the 10-mile trial on a none-too-easy evening with [...]