Report/Result: New Forest 32 TT

Despite being over 90 seconds slower than his winning course record ride last year, Stephen Whitewick (Contre la Montre) was still too fast for the opposition in the New Forest CC 32.

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Eamonn Deane writes … Whitewick clocked 1.12.46 for a 1m 7sec advantage over Gary Dighton (Poole Wh). He was happy but admitted “It’s not quite there?” Dighton is improving week by week and was pleased to get “this close to Steve”.  Steve Walking (VC ST Raphael), a former winner of the event was a further 41 secs back in third.

A slight easterly breeze called for some concentration on the trip out but there were few complaints in the warm sunshine. Paul Matthews (Contre la Montre) pulled his front wheel out on the start line, with the blessing of the timekeeper Matthews changed his wheel and went on to finish 5th. Lesley-Anne Walking took the ladies award with 1.27.49, after favourite Julia Shaw failed to start. Back in the day “The Circuit of the New Forest “used to be a 64 mile test but the demand for distance has diminished.

The shorter version heads east through the Hampshire sailing town of Lymington and on over the exposed Beaulieu heath, past the famous motor museum. From there the rolling forest road heads to Lyndhurst then down the A35 before turning left and the run back to the start/finish at New Milton. Talk at the HQ was of going to the café then down the beach. One middlemarker was overheard saying “On days like these it’s just great to be out on the bike”

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1 Stephen Whitewick Contre La Montre V 51 1.12.42
2 Gary Dighton Poole Wheelers V 44 1.13.49
3 Stephen Walkling VC St Raphael V 44 1.14.33
4 Andy Rivett VC St Raphael M 39 1.16.39
5 Paul Matthews Contre La Montre V 44 1.16.45
6 Andrew Bryson Contre La Montre M 30 1.16.50
7 Peter Younghusband Team Tri UK-Gatorade V 47 1.17.01
8 Terry Icke Poole Wheelers V 68 1.17.09
9 Paul Jones Poole Wheelers V 41 1.18.15
10 John Heffernan New Forest CC V 51 1.18.58
11 Gary Lock New Forest CC M 34 1.19.17
12 Gary Allen GA Cycles V 48 1.19.22
13 Will Stephenson Primera – Specializes J 17 1.19.24
14 Patrick Dunn Weymouth CC M 37 1.19.31
15 Ray Claridge GA Cycles V 41 1.19.34
16 Martin Beale VC St Raphael M 39 1.21.03
17 Simon Barnes GA Cycles V 47 1.21.16
18 Stephen Wood Antelope RT V 48 1.21.55
19 Jerry Bromyard RN and RM CRC V57 1.23.31
20 Stuart Peckham New Forest CC V 41 1.23.34
21 Cliff Rowe Bournemouth Jubilee Wheelers V 53 1.23.48
22 Kevin Ridge Bournemouth Jubilee Wheelers V 49 1.27.00
23 Lesley Walkling VC St Raphael W 46 1.27.49
24 Chris Hughes New Forest CC V 48 1.28.20
25 Terry Belbin Poole Wheelers V 48 1.28.51
26 Allan Miller Caesarean CC V 69 1.29.50
27 Derek Dowden Charlotteville CC V 54 1.29.57
28 William Simmons Bournemouth Jubilee Wheelers V 60 1.31.23
29 Rob Brinsdow New Forest CC V 43 1.32.11
30 Simon Craig-McFeely A3CRG V 53 1.37.23
31 Bob Joliffe New Forest CC V 59 1.46.55
32 Eddy Toal Bournemouth Jubilee Wheelers V 68 1.51.00



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