If you have a story call our newsdesk on 01722 426511 or email us. To advertise call 01722 426500.
Julia wins another championship
3:21pm Wednesday 4th September 2013 in Headlines
BRAMSHAW’S multiple national cycling champion Julia Shaw added yet another title to her overflowing palmares when she took the 2013 Women’s Circuit Championship at Bovington.
Shaw, who rides for the drag2zero team, hammered around the circuit in 47min 14sec beating gbcycles’ Hayley Simmonds into the silver medal slot by almost two minutes.
Simmonds’ time of 49.10 was eight seconds too good for bronze medallist Rebecca Slack.
Totton’s Claire Newman (Crabwood CC) took 13th place with 55.31.
New Forest CC’s Stuart Peckham finished with 1.17.08 for 35th place in the men’s race.
Elsewhere, New Forest CC’s Nick O’Hara claimed a fair few scalps when he took third place in the Southdown Velo Club 25 near Chichester with a rapid 55.56.
The only two to beat him were Hampshire Road Club’s Andy Langdown and CC Weymouth’s Greg Parker who clocked 55.32 and 55.48 respectively.
Team Feat’s Paul Ashley was fastest in New Forest CC’s club 10 south of Lyndhurst on Sunday with a time of 22.28, beating GA Cycles’ Gary Allan by 11 seconds.
Continuing his run of excellent form, New Forest CC junior Hugo Walters clocked 23.30 and snatched third place by a single second from under the nose off GA’s Simon Barnes.
The Veterans’ Time Trial Association National ten-mile title race at Newmarket on Saturday was stopped after the early 30-or-so riders had started when a team of contractors started putting cones on the carriageway in preparation for road works due to take place on Monday night.
New Forest CC brothers Chris and Bob Jolliffe were among those who had a fruitless journey.