May’s segment contained an element of jeopardy, what with it crossing two level crossings and all. But 22 Sotonians entered; not all were lucky with the train times though.

Sophie Sellars was the fastest woman but is lying second in the women’s competition, courtesy of Issy Hall’s fast time (Issy was halted twice by the trains – ouch) and her bonus points for suggesting this segment. Sarah Needle and Jen Dawson round out the women’s podium. Issy was the only, and therefore the fastest, U16 female.

Ed Slot made a welcome return to the men’s competition. Will Weynberg may have found his return less welcome, as he beat Will into second place, with Jeremy Hubbard transferring his excellent TT form into a fine third position.

Full results can be viewed at

In June we go to Loosehanger climb This one is a 1300m sharp climb on the western edge of the Forest. You have one day left if you want to play your joker.

Full details of how to enter the competition can be found at It’s not too late to enter. The overall GC will be awarded based on 5 of the 6 months. So even if you missed May, you can still enter now and be on a level playing field with the early starters.