Ray Claridge on his TT bike was a minute clear of ‘Come and Try’ novice Ben Schooling, followed closely by another ‘Come and Try’ novice Simon Lock, in the first of the Burley circuits. At least, I assume that they were novices, and if so hopefully will join the club!
A number of road bikes were in evidence, TT bikes not suited to the whole course, particularly negotiating traffic through Burley and the Braggers Wood climb to the finish. Second placed NFCC rider Richard Parker was also on his TT machine, but Stuart Peckham claimed 3rd NFCC rider on his road bike, still recovering from his efforts in the 50 on Sunday.
No mishaps or bike malfunctions reported this week, though Peter Hawker, having many many years racing experience and approaching his 80th birthday this year, forgot all his racing clothing and rode his road bike round in baggy shorts and a very un-aerodynamic top!.
A very good evening on the course, traffic was light with a few donkeys for some, and a helpful tail wind up the dreaded finish climb. The event went ahead with marshals volunteering after a request on Facebook. Aron Kelly was fastest home with a 22:27, 30 seconds off Paul Lockyer’s time last year with […]
New Forest CC were joint team winners in the first event of the ‘Tandem Tart Challenge’ on Saturday, a 10 mile TT on the P164. Stuart Peckham (23:28 and 18th overall), Ray Claridge (22:51 and 10th overall) and Antony Green (21:24 and 3rd overall) made up the team, unfortunately Paul Lockyer was a non starter […]