Christina Murray and Matthew Buckley were the fastest male and female riders respectively at the Sotonia CC 10-mile time trial that took place near Lyndhurst on Saturday afternoon.
Buckley (Andover Wheelers) clocked a time of 20-58 to set the fastest time by a rider that day.
The Andover Wheelers rider was last victorious at the Reading CC 10 in July of last season and will be hoping to continue his winning form over the coming weeks. The 27-year-old is next due to ride at the Wessex Road Club 50 next weekend.
Second place was claimed by James Fox (Velo Club Venta) who finished his run with a time of 21-13 to take a share of the prize money.
This was Fox’s first podium finish since 2017, when he finished second at the Antelope RT 10. He is next set to ride at the North Hampshire RC 10 next weekend.
Anthony Green (New Forest CC) was the man to finish in third, after he clocked a time of 21-24.
Christina Murray (Army Cycling) clocked a time of 23-11 to claim the prize for fastest female.
Murray adds this victory to the one she achieved last weekend at the Andover Wheelers 25 and will be looking to continue her fine form over the coming weeks, as she is set to ride the National Circuit Championship on the ninth of June.
Time trialling legend Julia Shaw (DRAG2ZERO) wasn’t far behind Murray after she finished her run with a time of 23-23 to finish second in the women’s category.
The 53-year-old Drag2zero rider’s personal best time of 19-47 is still the fifth fastest time ever over ten miles.
This was the first time an open time trial has been held on the popular P164 course in the New Forest. Conditions generally were good but there was a heavy shower which hit the start area early on and caused a few non-starters. However, just a few hundred yards down the road the surface was dry!
In other categories the team prize was unusually a dead heat between VC St Raphael and New Forest CC.
The tandem event attracted a large field, with both being run as a charity event as part of the Tandem Tart Challenge Weekend. Sotonia CC member Mary Corbett’s efforts in raising funds for ME research have seen her raise more than £10,000 in the last three years.
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Pos NameClub Gender Category Time
1 Matthew Buckley Andover Wheelers Male Senior 20.58
2 James Fox Velo Club Venta Male Senior 21.13
3 Antony Green New Forest CC Male Veteran 21.24
4 Frank Kilsby Velo Club St Raphael Male Senior 21.28
5 Bryce Dyer AeroCoach Male Veteran 21.45
6 James Fawcett ...a3crg Male Veteran 21.51
7 Simon Berogna Velo Club St Raphael Male Veteran 21.57
8 Ian Patterson Utag RT Male Veteran 22.04
9 Dave Dent GS Stella Male Veteran 22.14
10 Ray Claridge New Forest CC Male Veteran 22.51
11 Nigel Sign Fareham Wheelers CC Male Veteran 23.04
12 Drew Hosie ...a3crg Male Veteran 23.06
13 Gregory Stacey North Devon Wheelers Male Veteran 23.08
14 David Butt CC Weymouth Male Veteran 23.08
15 Thomas Epton University of Southampton RC Male Espoir 23.08
16 Christina Murray Army Cycling Female Veteran 23.11
17 Julia Shaw DRAG2ZERO Female Veteran 23.23
18 Stuart Peckham New Forest CC Male Veteran 23.28
19 Simon West Andover Wheelers Male Veteran 23.55
20 Martin Beale Velo Club St Raphael Male Veteran 23.58
21 Richard Wyeth Tornado Road Cycling Club Male Veteran 24.03
22 Sarah Matthews ...a3crg Female Veteran 24.11
23 Jon Dudley Sotonia CC Male Veteran 24.14
24 Jerry Bromyard ...a3crg Male Veteran 24.24
25 Ian Turner Tornado Road Cycling Club Male Veteran 24.32
26 Pete Wilson Bournemouth Arrow CC Male Veteran 24.47
27 Terry Icke CC Weymouth Male Veteran 25.09
28 Mark Hill Fareham Wheelers CC Male Veteran 25.12
29 Stuart Grace GA Cycles Male Veteran 25.17
30 Mike Boyce ...a3crg Male Veteran 25.21
31 Stephen Skinner Velo Club St Raphael Male Veteran 25.27
32 Emily Slavin Avid Sport Female Senior 25.47
33 Ruben Stacey North Devon Wheelers Male Juvenile 25.49
34 Ian Hayden Tornado Road Cycling Club Male Veteran 25.51
35 Adrian Watkins Tornado Road Cycling Club Male Veteran 25.59
36 Jonathan Legg Sotonia CC Male Veteran 26.1
37 Neil Dyble Bournemouth Arrow CC Male Veteran 26.11
38 Michelle Walter Bournemouth Arrow CC Female Veteran 26.4
39 Sien Van Der Plank University of Southampton RC Female Senior 26.43
40 Emma Needham Poole Whs Female Senior 27.19
41 Chris Summers Sotonia CC Male Veteran 27.44
42 Martin Balk 3C Cyclexperience Male Veteran 28.13
43 Catherine Pascoe New Forest CC Female Veteran 29.21
44 Ken Rayson ...a3crg Male Veteran 29.54
45 William Simmons Christchurch Bicycle Club Male Veteran 26.50
Position NameClub Gender Cat Time
1 Louisa Cooper Bournemouth Jubilee Whs Female Senior 21.44
1 Andrew Cooper Bournemouth Jubilee Whs Male Veteran 21.44
2 Phil Wilks Sotonia CC Male Senior 23.24
2 Gemma Wilks Sotonia CC Female Senior 23.24
3 Nick Adnitt Andover Wheelers Male Veteran 23.47
3 Pete Harris Andover Wheelers Male Veteran 23.47
4 Simon Hall Crabwood CC Male Veteran 24.39
4 Alex Hall Andover Wheelers Male Espoir 24.39
5 John Tunney Crabwood CC Male Veteran 25.59
5 Brian Coupe Crabwood CC Male Veteran 25.59
6 Michael Bradban Sotonia CC Male Veteran 26.16
6 Trevor West Andover Wheelers Male Veteran 26.16
7 Martin Dickson Darkroom Espresso Cycling Club Male Veteran 26.31
7 Mary Corbett Sotonia CC Female Veteran 26.31
8 Patrick Lafford Crabwood CC Male Veteran 27.43
8 Helen Lafford Crabwood CC Female Veteran 27.43
9 Nick Wisby Sotonia CC Male Veteran 27.58
9 John Radford Sotonia CC Male Veteran 27.58
10 Norman Harvey Sotonia CC Male Veteran 28.21
10 Julia Baker-beall Sotonia CC Female Veteran 28.21
11 Nigel Hughes Fareham Wheelers CC Male Veteran 28.32
11 Maria Hughes Fareham Wheelers CC Female Veteran 28.32
12 Michael Rice Farnham RC Male Veteran 29.39
12 Deana Rice Farnham RC Female Veteran 29.39
13 Steve Walker Leamington C & AC Male Veteran 30.10
13 Christine Walker Leamington C & AC Female Veteran 30.10
14 Stuart Martingale Sotonia CC Male Veteran 30.23
14 Skye Martingale Sotonia CC Female Juvenile 30.23
15 Bob Bending Tandem Club Male Veteran 33.24
15 Karon Bending Tandem Club Female Veteran 33.24