The course is situated on the border of the New Forest National Park around Bransgore and is a gem of a sporting course. The best ‘drag’ being Harrow Road, is nicely sheltered by hedgerows and has been re surfaced. Often overlooked in favour of the ‘fast’ courses, its actually good fun and the best bit is you get to do it twice as it’s a 5 mile circuit. The roads ‘roll’ pretty well (and are no worse than any other course in the area) with a great start / finish straight. The descent of Thorney Hill can be enjoyed at a good pace, but keep an eye out for the odd rough section of road and allow a safe braking distance for the turn at the bottom. We would advise staying off tri bars for this descent after passing the cattle grid.
Course Description: P337 (2 LAPS FOR 10 MILES)
1.START at holly bush 38 yards north of exit from Black Lane into Forest Road, Holmsley. Proceed north to junction with Burley Road at Thorney Hill.
2.Turn left to crossroads in Bransgore.
3.Turn left, past church to junction with Harrow Road.
4.Turn left into Harrow Road and continue to junction with Lyndhurst Road.
5.Turn left into Lyndhurst Road and continue to junction of Forest Road.
6.Turn left into Forest Road and continue onwards to cross cattle grid and pass start (5.05 miles).
Repeat circuit to FINISH 20 yards prior to entrance of Holmsley Centenary Campsite, 217 yards prior to start.
1 09:01:00 Chris Wilson Tornado Road Cycling Club Male Senior
2 09:02:00 Brendan Reese Bournemouth Arrow CC Male Vet
3 09:03:00 Martin Whitty ...A3crg Male Vet
4 09:04:00 Hanif Jetha Bournemouth Arrow CC Male Senior
5 09:05:00 Richard Parker New Forest CC Male Vet
6 09:06:00 Richard Porter CC Weymouth Male Vet
7 09:07:00 Stephen Skinner VTTA (Wessex Group) Male Vet
8 09:08:00 Michael Round Bournemouth Jubilee Whs Male Vet
9 09:09:00 Jerry Bromyard ...A3crg Male Vet
10 09:10:00 Ian Hatch Sotonia CC Male Vet
11 09:11:00 Craig Wallington Sarum Velo Male Senior
12 09:12:00 Mark Dinwiddy Southdown Velo Male Vet
13 09:13:00 Colin Mooney Portsdown Hill CC Male Vet
14 09:14:00 Shaun Smart Southdown Velo Male Vet
15 09:15:00 Leon Hutchinson New Forest CC Male Senior
16 09:16:00 Martin Beale Velo Club St Raphael Male Vet
17 09:17:00 Nicholas Buck New Forest CC Male Espoir
18 09:18:00 Phil Brown Trainsharp Male Vet
19 09:19:00 Edward Hatfield Primera-Teamjobs Male Junior
20 09:20:00 Philip Harris New Forest CC Male Vet
21 09:21:00 Paul Morris Fareham Wheelers CC Male Senior
22 09:22:00 Lyndon Thompson New Forest CC Male Vet
23 09:23:00 Nick Jones Bournemouth Jubilee Whs Male Vet
24 09:24:00 Lizzy Campbell IRIS Race Team Female Senior
25 09:25:00 Sarah Reese Bournemouth Arrow CC Female Senior
26 09:26:00 Simon Berogna Velo Club St Raphael Male Vet