By Bob Jolliffe
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RAPID Totton veteran racing cyclist Stephen Whitewick took another win at the weekend when he clocked a time of 51min 33sec in the Hounslow & District Wheelers’ 25-miler at Bentley near Alton on Sunday.
His Contre la Montre teammate James Gilfillan finished a further 23 seconds in arrears, Bramshaw’s multi-champion Julia Shaw (drag2zero) was on form with 54-32 and second claim New Forest CC member Martin Beale (VC St Raphael) was pleased to continue his return to form with 56-43.
Crabwood CC veteran Dave England also went sub-hour with 59-33. Other south-central times included Poole Wheelers’ aces Terry Icke and Gary Dighton who clocked 54-02 and 54-39 respectively.
Aussie winner in Arrow 10
Australian visitor Mark Fenner (Nowra Velo) set a standard no-one could beat at the latest Bournemouth Arrow CC 10 on the Ringwood to Sopley road when he powered around in 20min 35sec.
Contre la Montre’s James Gilfillan was second with 21-21 and Martin Beale took third with 22-44.
Bournemouth Jubilee’s Ian Diaper was fourth with 23-34 and New Forest CC’s Stuart Peckham fifth with 24-07.
Others (Bournemouth Arrow unless stated): Pete Wilson 24-17, Geri Robinson (NFCC) 24-37, Tony Strickland 25-00, Howard Doe (NFCC) and Mark Valentine (Poole Whrs)tied with 25-05, Kevin May 25-20, Gary Plumb (NFCC) 25-59, Richard Rajski (NFCC) 26-06, Brian Garrard 26-15, Rob Wickham (Poole Whrs) 26-16, Richard Wyeth 26-17, Peter Redhead (private trial) 26-46, Josh Lavis (private) 26-50, Adrian Watkins 26-53, Will Soloman (private) 26-56, Steve Shepherd 26-58, Michael Bird 27-02, Martin Atkins 27-48, Tim Mcdowell (private) 29-41, Ian Taylor 30-06.
Suffolk domiciled New Forest CC member Chris Jolliffe clocked his season’s best 10 of 25-41 in the Team Cambridge event won by Tim Davies (Icknield RC) and David McGaw (Team Cambridge) who tied with 20-38.
Wessex’s Fred in National 24-hour
Poole’s Fred Newton (Wessex Road Club) finished the National 24-hour Championship, organised at the weekend by Mersey Roads CC in Shropshire, with a distance of 387.958 miles.
Sotonia CC’s Malcolm Matcham finished with 338.594 miles and CC Weymouth’s Andrew Preston, 335.862 miles.
Gold medallist was Rapha Condor’s Ultan Coyle with 488.993 miles.
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 […]