Michael Ford of  Blazing Saddles Cycles was a clear winner in the Sotonia 10 on the P140 course, taking in the Stockbridge to Romsey road.

Ford posted one of the fastest ever times on the course, his 21-56 seeing him finish well clear of Simon Berogna (VC St. Raphael) in 22.25 and Simon Healey of Andover Wheelers who finished third in 22.49. Sotonia’s own Angela Burnikell was fastest of the lady riders in a fine 25.50.

Conditions were dry and warm but breezy with riders getting little help on the return leg after a push out to the Romsey turn, making Ford’s winning time all the more creditable.

Event pics courtesy of Nigel Aiken can be found here.