In 2016 this event resulted in a tie for first place between Brook Elgie and Phil Wilks with both riders achieving a time of 26-19 on this rolling New Forest course. The pair went head-to-head again today, with Elgie looking to test his form ahead of the Downton Classic 2-day stage race next weekend.
Both riders set personal bests on the P182 course with Wilks beating his previous time by 15 seconds with 26-01. Elgie was quickest on the day though, winning the time trial convincingly with 25-22 and taking almost a minute off his previous time.
Brook Elgie: “I’d like to thank my teammate, and the cold morning limiting the field size”
Young rider Harry Parsons put in an impressive ride to finish third with 26-32.
Special thanks to Graham and all the helpers and timekeepers. Thanks also to the group of Sotonia riders on the Sunday club run who joined the competitors after the race.
- Organiser: Graham Harman
- Start timekeeper: Martin Napier
- Pusher off: Richard Burch
- Marshals: Mark Compton, Penny Cossburn, Julian Gee
- Finish timekeepers: Mary Corbett, Norman Harvey
- Number caller: Phil Wilks
|1||Brook Elgie||Sotonia CC||25-22|
|2||Phil Wilks||Sotonia CC||26-01|
|3||Harry Parsons||Sotonia CC||26-32|
|4||James Chant||Gillingham and District Wheelers||29-10|
|5||Mike Anderson||VC Venta||29-30|
|6||Jon Legg||Sotonia CC||31-24|
|7||Richard Burch||Sotonia CC||31-51|
|8||Wendy Knowlton||Sotonia CC||32-50|
|9||Ted Knowlton||Sotonia CC||34-16|
|10||Millie Chilcott||VC Venta||37-31|