Calm benign spring conditions greeted the participants for New Forest Cycling Clubs 25 mile Time Trial this Sunday morning. The event was held on the “sporting” forest P335 course. The course is one of the more picturesque in the New Forest, taking in Wilverley Plain, Brockenhurst, Rhinefield and Burley en route. Club secretary Stewart Ward was in dominant form finishing the course in respectable 1:04:31, ahead of the previously dominant Nick Buck in 1:06:50. Rob Ellis made the top three, recording a competitive time of 1:07:25. Stewart underplayed his performance and commented that he was just pleased to have been able to deliver a competitive time at this stage of the season. The NFCC 10 Series which starts on Tuesday looks to be very competitive this season, with fireworks expected all the way. Nick Austin representing Sotonia CC, came home in the fastest time overall in 1:02:05 from Matt Dixon riding for Soton Tri Club in 1:04:11 and Paul Lockyer (DH Cycles)made up the top three in 1:05:57. For full results, please look at the NFCC results page.
I’ve had the following information from Bob Jolliffe, many of the long term members or older riders will remember Geoff racing as well as being involved in club organisation. Former long-term New Forest CC secretary Geoff Smith is in Southampton General Hospital with a broken leg after falling from his bike on the A337 at […]
Update from Bob Jolliffe with his weekend activities – New Forest CC’s 66-year-old Bob Jolliffe had a brilliant social weekend at the League of Veteran Racing Cyclists’ Track Championships at the Derby Arena Velodrome, even if his attempts at racing were lacklustre. Despite only finishing in one event of two entered, the Group F (age […]