New forest Cycling Cub held round 7 of the 10 series on the beautiful P164 course from Boltons Bench to Beaulieu Road Station. A gentle warm north-westerly greeted the 30 participants, as they were all wind assisted for the first half of the course. Ben Boardman still proved he is the man to beat as he again led the field home, diving under 22 minutes in a fine 21:51. Sacha Ring finished in second place just over 20 seconds behind him, in 22:13. Antony Green couldn’t quite close the gap to Sacha and made up the top three places in division one in 22:18. Special mention should go to James Bannister who recorded a course personal best in 22:27. James was level with Sacha at the halfway mark but couldn’t hold the speed up the final section at Ferny Rise. Ben is looking to wrap up division 1 at the earliest opportunity and takes a 3 point lead over Sacha, 87 points to 84.
Lyndon Thompson produced another fine ride (24:11) to take the honours in division 2 ahead of Richard Mason in 25:03. Richard Parker made up the top three with an impressive time of 25:42. Lyndon appears to be home and dry in division 2 with 88 points, taking a six point lead over joint second place, Bob Dowling and Richard Mason.
Adam Conti dominated division 3 navigating round the course in 26:59. Oliver Moody and Peter Hawker made up the top three positons. Peter Hawker currently leads division three by 14 points from joint second placed Catherine Pascoe and Oliver Moody.
For full results please go to the NFCC web site
After the confusion of the course and HQ, with the NFCC events list differing from the South DC, the event was finally run on the official P165/15. The NFCC event listed P164/15 couldn’t be used due to the police forms stating the route via Balmer Lawn and Beaulieu, and the historic NFCC variant starting at […]
There is a discrepancy between the South DC and NFCC web sites. I’m hoping that the NFCC is more accurate and that the correct police forms have been submitted. Start time is 19:00, meet at Parc pale HQ and note that there are NO prior signing on facilities as Margaret is not available, just turn […]