A cold morning with another nagging wind from the east. The wind proved helpful on the leg back from Brockenhurst, but hindered on the first leg out. The course has a long climb, a couple of fast descents, but also a couple of short sharp ascents to keep upsetting the rhythm.
First home was Primera rider Paul Jones; like most, riding full TT spec and hoping the weather would warm up, with a very good 57.29. Only he and Andy Rivett (VC San Raphael) made it under the hour. First New Forest rider was Richard Parker, claiming another early season win, with Phil Jones second NFCC and Richard Mason third home rider.
Ray Claridge (TT bike) rode the Jubilee 42k in a time of 1.06.34 for 8th place. Stuart Peckham (Road bike) came 17th with a 1.12.56.
It may seem a bit early to be talking about cyclocross but, to quote the organiser of the first race “it is only 32 sleeps to the first race of the season!” The New Forest Cycling Club is now affiliated to the Wessex Cyclocross League for the 2019/2020 season. This means that NFCC riders will […]
Ray Claridge won last night’s TT with a 36:04, a very good time that would likely have had his 3 minute man and second placed rider Stuart Peckham just in sight on the last rise to the finish. The evening had an unhelpful wind direction, but was warm and at least rain free. A further […]