PAUL Jones (Bournemouth Jubilee Wheelers) clocked up his fourth win in six attempts in his own club’s 42km Hilly Time Trial.

A tough south-westerly breeze made the going hard on the long climb up from Wool village and Jones’s time of 1.04.21 was four minutes slower than his winning ride last year.

Poole-based, Adam Topham who rides for High Wycombe CC, was 30 seconds up on the Jubilee rider at the hill prime after five miles but punctured on the descent to Lulworth.

Former winner Dave Dent (wightlink/offshore)finished 15 seconds down with Julian Thacker (VC St Raphael) a further six seconds back in third place.

“I have only just started doing some speed work, in previous years I have been training hard in November and have felt burnt out by June,” said Jones after his narrow victory.

Dave Pickering,fifth in 1.06.36 and Les Pick, sixth in 1.06.47, backed up Jones to win the team award for the promoting club. Pick is making a comeback this season after a few years lay off and looked strong on the testing circuit.

• Racing on the motor circuit at Thruxton, Bournemouth Arrow youngster Ellie Gilham won the Under-16 girls race.

Mixing in with the boy’s race, Ellie rode strongly on the uphill home straight to win the girls event and even managed to finish 12th overall.

Father David and promising junior Will Stephenson finished safely in the bunch in the main race.

Sandbanks mountain biker Gregg Shrosbree (Merida) has spent the winter training in Switzerland.

The 19-year-old showed good form winning the sport category of the Gorrick Spring series at Porridge Pot Hill in Surrey.

BLOBRiding for Cambridge University, Dan Ahearn from Brockenhurst was nearly three minutes clear of the field in the New Forest CC Spring Time Trial.

Ahearn covered the 12.8 mile sporting course at Holmsely in 29.52 well clear of Colin Humm (New Forest)32.42 with Martin Leferve (BJW)34.39, third.