Monday 30 July 2012

Local Riders,Local Races

VETERAN time trial ace Stephen Whitewick (Contre la Montre) was one of three riders who finished the A3 Cycle Racing Group 10-miler at Liss at an average exceeding 30mph Bob Jolliffe writes.......Whitewick’s time of 19min 40sec was however eclipsed by the rides of Kevin Tye of Data Team Allstars and Allan Ridler of Pedal Heaven Racing Team who both took full advantage of the warm conditions to whistle around to the tune of 19-20 and 19-35 respectively.Second claim New Forest CC rider Martin Beale (VC St Raphael) recorded his best time of the season so far with 21-04 for 21st place.New Forest CC first claim rider Ben Boardman clocked a new personal best of 21-29, an improvement of three seconds, but felt he could have gone a tiny bit faster.“I know I shouldn’t be disappointed, but I also know I held back too much in the first five, so definitely could have eked out a few more seconds. There just wasn’t enough road left for me to make up the deficit for my target time,” he said. “Three years on and I’m still learning about pacing . . . ”New Forest CC chairman’s grandson Matthew Golden (Farnham RC) clocked a time of 24-41.Other Southampton and Bournemouth area riders’ times: Dave Pickering (Bournemouth Jubilee Whrs) 20-55, Oliver Hitchings (Peter Hansford Racing) 21-01, Stuart Martingale (Sotonia CC) 21-55, Philip Evans (Bournemouth Jubilee Whrs) 22-04, Dave England (Crabwood CC) 23-37, Alan Sharpen (Sotonia CC) 25-39, Chris Summers (Sotonia CC) 28-27.
Lock second to Bryson
New Forest CC’s Gary Lock took second place behind Contre la Montre’s Andrew Bryson in the Southampton Tri Club evening 10 at Lyndhurst, Bryson winning in 22-24 to Lock’s 22-38.Oliver Hitchings of Peter Hansford Racing was third with 23-37 followed by Simon Barnes (GA Cycles) and Colin Yates (Sotonia CC) who tied with 23-43.Mike Barnfield of the promoting club was sixth with 23-49, Gary Allan (GA Cycles) 23-50, Owen Harris (Soton TC) 23-51 and Ray Claridge (GA Cycles) ninth with 23-55.Among the 47-strong field were New Forest CC’s Rob Brinsdon and Dan Mitchell who finished with 26-09 and 26-34 respectively.
Dyer beats Beale in Arrow 10
VC St Raphael’s Bryce Dyer won the latest Bournemouth Arrow 10 at Ringwood in 22-03 on a hot Thursday evening from teammate Martin Beale.Beale finished in 22-42 and beat Primera’s Richard Horton into third by nine seconds.Other New Forest CC times: Howard Doe 24-35, Richard Rajski 25-46, Gary Plumb 26-04, David Wilson 26-08. There were 26 starters in the solo field. Contre la Montre’s James Gilfillan teamed up with Poole Whrs Paul Jones and Gary Dighton to clock a three-up time of 20-27.

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