The sweltering summer weather bought out “the quicks” for the 7 mile blast around the popular P163 TT course navigating round Norleywood, East End and Hatchet Pond.
The result is perhaps the closest that NFCC has witnessed in the last few years, which confirms the old adage “that every second counts”.
Adrian Jenkins representing GA Cycles scorched around the course in 15.42. Stuart Peckham and Hugo Walters were hot on his heels with a rapid time of 15.53, the improving Ben Boardman after a long layoff due to injury, just missed the podium by a single second.
There was also an epic battle for fifth and sixth, with John Heffernan edged both James Bannister and Sasha Ring again, by a single second.
On a rare competitive outing, Club President Roger Bacon proved that there is life in the old dog yet, with an accomplished time of 21 minutes flat.
The heat certainly played its part on a very still evening, as many riders looked like they had ridden considerably further than 7 miles at the end of the event.
For full results please look at the results page on the New Forest CC web site.
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