The New Forest Cycling Club

Rash of improvements in the heat

By press secretary Bob Jolliffe
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A WEEKEND trip to Cirencester provided elation and frustration for New Forest Cycling Club’s top veteran Terry Jefferies.
Elation came after clocking a fine 58-46, his fastest 25-miler of the season, in the Corinium CC event on Saturday afternoon. But there was disappointment on the Sunday when road works caused the cancellation of the Bristol South 10 in what looked like perfect warm weather conditions.
Earlier in the week, 63-year-old Jefferies had finished the A3CRG 25 at Petersfield in 1-00-18. Hot weather on the night produced an outbreak of outstanding rides including 55-40 from current New Forest CC club champion Martin Beale, who is now riding for VC St Raphael.
Winner was Utag-Yamaha super-veteran Steve Whitewick, from Totton, who beat 30mph with his 49-32.

Humming a happy tune

At Brockenhurst the following evening, Colin Humm took top honours in New Forest CC’s 15 on the Beaulieu-Lyndhurst course, beating Sotonia ace Kevin King into second place by 17 seconds, Humm finishing the rolling course on a warm evening in 35-48.
Humm’s New Forest CC clubmate John Heffernan took third with 36-14, a minute and seven seconds faster than Gary Lock in fourth.
Fifth and sixth went to New Foresters Geri Robinson (38-39) and top veteran duathlete Howard Doe (38-44).

Ben back affter puncture

Doe was fifth in the Bournemouth Arrow CC 10 on the Ringwood-Sopley course two days later with 24-42. But the ride of the evening came from clubmate Ben Boardman who was second behind Bournemouth Jubilee Wheeler Dave Pickering (22-24) with 23-27. It was some compensation to Boardman who was unable to start the club 15 after suffering a puncture while warming up.

“Personal” for Steve Roberts

Another NFCC rider showing an improvement was Steve Roberts who pedalled to a personal best 1-3-04 in the Bournemouth & District Women’s CA 25 on two laps of the Ringwood-Sopley-Bransgore circuit.
New Forest veteran Pete Walsh rode the Sotonia CC 10 on the Lockerley loop which includes two climbs of Kents Hill and clocked 29-56.
Other club 15 times (NFCC unless stated): Stuart Grace (GA Cycles) 39-00, Nick Williams 39-29, Richard Mason 39-38, Terry Jefferies 39-44, Martyn Dymond 40-38, Dan Mitchell 40-53, Phil Underwood 41-00, Richard Rajski 41-16, Nick Tattersall 41-45, Jody Chapman (private trial) 42-36, Joe Phillips 42-44, Keith Bradfield 43-12, Konnor Bracher-Walsh 43-34, Pete Hawker 45-29, Bob Jolliffe 49-22.

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