A mixture of heavy traffic, heat and forest wildlife met the riders for latest club time trial, reports Antony Green.... with all riders suffering some sort of delay and Bobby Buenfeld adding a few seconds with a slight wrong turn at the triangle.
Generally a quiet course, the P170 suffered from a mix of holiday traffic and a severely jammed A31 and A35, with people taking alternative routes across the forest. Fortunately that didn’t stop Mike Akers setting a good time of 22.54 and sealing another win. Adam Mitchell was second, knocking last week’s second place rider Ben Schooling down to third. Ray Claridge (above)claimed fourth with a tie for fifth between junior Bobby Buenfeld and David Pinney.
1 Michael Akers 22:54
2 Adam Mitchell 23:30
3 Ben Schooling 24:00
4 Ray Claridge 24:02
5=David Pinney 25:25
5=Bobby Buenfeld (J) 25:25
7 Phil Harris 26:11
8 Craig Smith 26:46
9 Daniel Morris 28:49
1 Matt Perks Soton Uni CC 25:45
2 John Phillips Stonia CC 27:34
3 David England Crabwood CC 28:58
4 Adam Copaard Chischester RR 31:21