Jens Voigt turns up to club 10-mile time trial; rides it twice, first on tandem then as two-up

 

Legendary German rider makes second appearance at Crabwood CC 10

 

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Jens Voigt and Mary Corbett take on the Crabwood Cycling Club 10  Credit: Mary Corbett

 

If you fancy doing a time trial with Jens Voigt then your best bet is to head to a Crabwood Cycling Club 10 at the start of September, where the legendary German showed up for the second year in a row.

 

Voigt was in the New Forest for the fifth edition of his Shut Up Legs charity ride, raising money for the Epilepsy Society, and after riding his event on Saturday, headed to the Crabwood 10 on Sunday with Stuart Grace, who helps to organise Voigt’s charity ride and also regularly rides the Crabwood’s events.

 

In 2016 Voigt played the role of celebrity pusher-offer, but this time round was tempted to bring his bike along, taking to the course not once, but twice.

 

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After riding the tandem, Voigt took to the road again for a charity two-up

 

First off Voigt joined Sotonia CC rider Mary Corbett on a tandem, setting a time of 25-26 but more importantly helping to raise awareness for Mary’s fundraising efforts as she tries to raise £12,000 for the ME Associations Ramsay Research Fund which works to find a cure for chronic fatigue syndrome (ME).

 

After posing for a few photos, Voigt then took to the road again, this time alongside Jase Cakebread who had won a charity raffle to ride a two-up time trial with the two-time Tour de France stage winner and former Hour Record holder.

 

The duo set a time of 27-45 in wet and windy conditions on the P164/10 course in the New Forest, before heading back to the race HQ in a dusty car park just east of Lyndhurst for a few more photos and presumably a cup of tea and slice of home-made cake, with more than £15,000 raised for the Epilepsy Society over the weekend.

 

Very sadly, we have to report that our little club has lost another shining star, far too young, when Kim Moore lost her bravely-fought battle with cancer on Monday. Our thoughts are with Vernon, also Sheila and all Kim's family. she was a lovely lady who will be much missed by all who knew her

 

 

 

CRABWOOD SPRING NEWSLETTER

 

MARCH 2017

 

The club dinner.

 

This year was yet again held at The Wellow Golf club, yet again the food was excellent. We also enjoyed the speech given by our guest Steve Whitewick, he told us about how he took up cycling at a later age and of the good times riding with Julian Jenkinson. I would like to congratulate all the trophy winners especially Pat who was deservedly awarded the wooden spoon. Thanks to Claire and Roy for organising the dinner.

 

 

 

 

I would like to welcome David Hanbury to the club. David has been on the racing scene for a few years, and as a member of The VTTA he will giving Dave England some competition.

 

 

 

Social rides.

 

Sunday 9th April, The Wheatsheaf, Braishfield.

 

Sunday 30th April, The Hampshire Bowman, Dundridge.

 

Sunday 21st May, The Black Horse, West Tytherley

 

Meet at Redbridge 9.30, The Plaza Romsey or meet at the pub 12.00

 

 

 

TIME TRIALS

 

 

 

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It’s that time of year again to dust off your skin suits and aero helmets and get the book of excuses out. It’s time trial season.  Below is the list of the Crabwood club events. Any volunteers to help with marshalling would be much appreciated.

 

 

 

 

 

DAY

DATE

CLUB

DISTANCE (M)

COURSE

START TIME

HQ

Thursday

13th April

Crabwood CC

10

P164c

19:00

Parc Pale

Thursday

27th April

Crabwood CC

10

P164c

19:00

Parc Pale

Thursday

4th May

Crabwood CC

10

P164c

19:00

Parc Pale

Thursday

25th May

Crabwood CC

10

P164c

19:00

Parc Pale

Thursday

8th June

Crabwood CC

15

P164/15

19:00

Parc Pale

Weds

22nd June

B&DWCA

(Club champs)

25

P128/25

19:00

A336 Bartley layby

Tues

4th July

New Forest CC

10

P164C

19:00

Parc Pale

Weds

26th July

Crabwood CC

(Club champs)

10

P164c

19:00

Parc Pale

Thursday

10th August

Crabwood CC

10

P164c

19:00

Parc Pale

Sunday

3rd Sept

Crabwood CC

10

P164c

09:30

Parc Pale

Sunday

24th Sept

Crabwood CC

Hill-climb

Bolderwood

10:30

TBA

 

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CRABWOOD CYCLO-CROSS. THE GEOFF SHERGOLD MEMORIAL CYCLO-CROSS.

 

Despite the forecast for heavy rain throughout the day the morning started dry and we only had a slight shower in the middle of the senior race which didn’t come to anything. Alexander Forrester riding for Zepnat.com mastered the muddy conditions at Southampton Sports Centre to win the penultimate race in this season’s league. The tricky slippery conditions caused riders across all the races to select different lines and in some parts of the course riders preferred to dismount and run some sections.

 

A big thank you to Kerie for organising the event. And thank you to everybody who volunteered over the weekend.

 

Winner of the Vet 50 and women event Tim Costello GS Vecchi,  

1st Lady Helen Pattison Hargroves-Ridley-Montezuma.

 

     Vet 40 – 49 and Junior event. Winner Dan Guest Cotswold Veldrijdin.

1st Junior Callum Macleod Palmer Park Velo

  

 

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For those of you who don’t know Pat has recently bought a tandem, as you can see here he is getting in some training with his new tandem partner.

 

 A good time was had by all when we returned to Wellow Golf Club for our annual dinner.  Guest of Honour Steve Whitewick gave a heartfelt and inspiring talk about his friend and mentor Julian Jenkinson. before presenting the awards.  Thanks to Kerie for acting as MC and welcoming the guests.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CRABWOOD XMAS NEWSLETTER

 

DECEMBER 2016

 

 

 

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Merry Christmas readers.

 

NEWS

 

The club now has a bionic man, Roy, who has recently had knee replacement surgery. Hope to see you out on the bike soon.

 

Please let Claire know your results for any events you have ridden (other than our club TTs) – road races, track, open TTs, cyclo-cross etc.   And please return any trophies by the end of the year.

 

Membership fees are now due, no price rises due to Brexit here. They remain unchanged at £10/ £5.

 

Please complete the form page 4 and send to Roy.

 

 

 

CLUB DINNER

 

The club dinner will again be held at Wellow Golf club on Saturday 4th February,

 

 Our guest of honour will be local time trial star Steve Whitewick who is keen to talk about his friend Julian Jenkinson, but not in a sad way. Hopefully he will also tell us little about himself.

 

£25 pp – please complete form page 4 and return to Roy with payment.

 

CYCLO-CROSS

 

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Mud, mud glorious mud.

 

The Geoff Shergold memorial cyclo-cross (including the club championship) will be held at The Southampton Sports Centre Sunday 15th January. The setting out of the course and the running of the event requires a lot of man/womanpower, anyone who would like to volunteer to help please contact Kerie  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Tel 07850 172929. The plan is to set the course out on Saturday 14th, meeting at the Cyclo-Cross container, next to the athletics track, at 12.00.  With the racing starting 10.00am Sunday 15th

 

 

 

SOCIAL RIDES

 

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Mince Pie run 18th December.

 

Riders to meet at 10.00am at Eling. Destination The New Forest Wildlife Park.

 

Anyone walking, driving or arriving by jetpack to meet at the wildlife park at 12.00

 

 

 

January 8th, The Wheatsheaf, Braishfield.

 

January 29th, the Hampshire Bowman, Dundridge.

 

February 19th, The Hunters, Romsey.

 

March 5th, The Black Horse, West Tytherley.

 

Meet at Redbridge 09.30, The Plaza Romsey 10.00, or meet at the pub 12.00.

 

 

 

 

For those of you who have trouble putting your bike on the roof rack, it’s easy

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THE ANNUAL CRABWOOD HOLIDAY.

This year we went to the Pyrenees for our trip to the Tour. We stayed near Ax Les Thermes, as you can see the gite needed some TLC.

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We had a bit of a mixed bag weather wise, with Pat suffering the worst of it. He went from scorching hot and sunny 35 degrees to almost 0 in a thunderstorm with heavy rain and hail, all in the same day. Fortunately, Colin and myself had made it back to the gite before the thunderstorm Ha Ha.  It was an exceptionally cold day when we climbed the Col de Paliheres at 20 km long we got warm going up, but very cold on the descent.  Fortunately Ax Les Thermes is a spa town, and there were some public hot springs to paddle in.  We spent half an hour in there warming up.  We also climbed Ax Trois Domaines and Plateau De Beille, both of which were quite tough.  We also ventured into Andorra to tackle a couple of climbs there. The scenery in Andorra was wonderful.

 

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That’s it for this edition.  Here’s wishing you a miserable Christmas, BAH HUMBUG!!!!!

Alan.



 

 

       CRABWOOD CYCLING CLUB DINNER

 

         Saturday 4th FEBRUARY 2017

 

           Wellow Golf Club, Ryedown Lane, E Wellow nr Romsey SO51 6BD

 

               £25.00 per person

 

 

 

Starters

 

A.   Homemade Spicy Parsnip Soup with Crusty Bread

 

B.   Local Goats Cheese, Leek & Walnut Tart with Sweet Chili Jam

 

C.   Homemade Test Trout & Watercress Fishcake with Balsamic Lemon Dressing

 

Main Course

 

D.   Roast Topside of Local Beef, Yorkshire Pudding and Red Wine Gravy

 

E.   Maple Glazed Roast Chicken Breast, Garlic & Herb Stuffing and Pan Gravy

 

F.   Baked Cod Loin with Parmesan Crust with Roasted Tomato Sauce

 

G.  Vegetarian Nut Roast

 

(All served with a selection of fresh seasonal vegetables and potatoes)

 

Dessert

 

H.  Plum & Almond Crumble with Vanilla Pod Custard

 

I.   Summer Pudding with Red Berry Coulis & Vanilla Ice Cream

 

J.  Trio of Local Cheeses and Biscuits

 

*****

 

Freshly Brewed Coffee and Mints

 

                  

 

Please indicate your menu choices below and return to Roy by 23rd January with payment

 

 

 

NAME(S)

Starter (A/B/C)

Main Course

(D/E/F/G)

Dessert (H/I/J)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Club Subscriptions 2017

 

Full Membership £10.00……….           Social £5.00………..      2nd Claim £5.00……….

 

Signature……………………………………

 

Name and Address in BLOCK LETTERS…………………………………………………………………………………………

 

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..........................................................

 

To – Roy Budd, Whitethorn, Winsor Road, Winsor, Southampton, SO40 2HP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CRABWOOD NEWSLETTER

 

SEPTEMBER 2016

 

NEWS

 

Yes, I was away in Spain, but the last thing on my mind was the newsletter as sunshine and cold beer were the only things on my mind.

 

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AGM

 

The AGM will be held at The New Inn, Main Rd, Totton, SO40 7EP on the 8th November, with the fun commencing at 8.00 pm.  Any items for the agenda to be notified to any committee member by 31st October.

 

Club Dinner

 

Will again be held at The Wellow Golf Club, Saturday 4th February, details of menu and speaker will be in the Xmas newsletter.

 

Cyclo-Cross

 

The Crabwood Geoff Shergold memorial cross {including the club championship} will be held at Southampton Sports Centre on Sunday 15th January 2017.

 

 

 

Tour De France star and top bloke visits Crabwood TT.

 

It was beautiful sunny and warm Sunday morning for the Crabwood 10 TT September 11th. We had a visit from Jens Voigt ex Tour de France rider, who was in The Forest to ride the Jens Voigt charity sportive on the previous day, unfortunately the weather for his ride was the complete opposite from the Sunday morning (wet and windy). He is a really top bloke chatting to everyone and posing for photos. He also volunteered to be pusher off for the time trial, though he did have to fight Colin for the honour.

 

It really was a treat for all of us to meet Jens, hopefully he will make an appearance next year and even ride the event.

 

A few pictures from the event

 

 

 

                                

 

     Jens with a random stranger.                                                              Jens meets the time keepers.

 

 

 

 

                  Jens sandwiched by Team tandem tarts, Mary Corbett and Stephen Skinner

 

 

 

Time Trial News

 

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Congratulations to Pat for retaining the President’s cup.

 

1st Pat Lafford 67 points, 2nd Dave England 49 points and in 3rd Brian Coupe 39 points.

 

Congratulations to John Hyndman who won both the 10 and 25 club championships.

 

A well done to Dave who knocked 20 minutes the Wessex VTTA 100 record (age 73, he doesn’t look a day over 72) 4.39. 38.

 

 

 

Other News.

 

It was good to see Mike Matthews out at the club 10 in August, for those of you who don’t know Mike was badly injured in an accident, and after spinal surgery has worked very hard to get back on his bike.

 

John Winchester decided it would be a good idea to give cyclo cross a try, but unfortunately took a tumble and broke his scapula.  Stick to the road John.

 

 

 

Social rides.

 

16th October, The Wheatsheaf, Braishfield.

 

30th October, The Cuckoo, Hamptworth.

 

20th November, The Hunters, Romsey.

 

Mince pie run 18th December, venue to be decided.

 

Meet at Redbridge 09.30, The Plaza Romsey 10.00, or meet at the pub 12.00.

 

 

 

 

 

Birthday tea.

 

 

 

 

A big thank you to Pat and Helen for again hosting The Birthday tea and putting on a very good spread.  It was quite a chilly and drizzly afternoon, but thanks to Pats ingenuity and a large tarpaulin we were all kept dry.  it was good to see so many members. Thank you Joy and Claire for also supplying cakes.

 

 

 

 

 

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I know I should have stopped at the last shop.

 

 

 

That’s it for now, next newsletter early December. Alan.

 

The cool breeze and heavy drizzle failed to dampen the spirits of those who attended the birthday tea party. Pat and Helen had erected a huge tarpaulin over their patio (sky-blue for full summer effect!) and whilst enjoying the savouries and cakes, we invented a new version of ‘Musical Chairs’ trying to guess on whom the next dump of water from the tarpaulin would land! Oh how we laughed ;-) Thanks to Pat and Helen for their hospitality

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CRABWOOD NEWSLETTER 

MAY/JUNE 2016

   Birthday Tea.

 

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Pat and Helen have kindly offered to host the birthday tea again(any special guests in mind Pat?) 

Sunday 19th June.  The fun commences at 3.oopm.

 

News.

Believe or not we have some new members, what’s even more of a shock one of them is under 30.    So I would like to welcome Jonathan (John) Hyndman, Elliott Holman as full members and Stephen Skinner who has joined as 2nd claim.

 

Social Rides

5th June, The Hampshire Bowman, Dundridge

26th June, The Wheatsheaf, Braishfield

Meet at Redbridge 09.30, The Plaza Romsey 10.00, or meet at the pub 12.00.

 

Time Trials

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The much anticipated time trial season has finally started. Here are the results so far. And judging by the results so far, it looks like Pat has some competition for the Presidents cup.  Thumbs up to Elliott for a couple of fast times.

14th April P164. As usual it was cold and increasingly wet, which is why I didn’t finish.

Elliott Holman 25.41, Pat Lafford 26.46, Mike Bisson (2nd claim) 28.33, Dave England 29.04 John Tunney 30.13

and Brian Coupe 36.08 who rode round the course with his back brake rubbing.

 

28th April P164. Cold and very windy, which might explain the low turnout of CCC riders. 

Dave England 28.30, Brian Coupe 29.16

5th May P164/10.  For a change it was sunny,reasonably warm with a light southerly breeze.

Elliott Holman 25.34, John Winchester 26.06, Pat Lafford 26.20, Simon Wheeler 27.28,  Stephen Skinner (2nd claim) 27.34, Brian Coupe 29.01, Claire Newman 30.16, John Sanchez-Bisson 31.01.

 

Presidents cup results so far.

(Note – as we have 9 solo Time Trials on the calendar this year (including the Hill-Climb) , the President’s Cup will be based on the best results from 7 events.)

Brian Coupe 21, Elliott Holman 20, Dave England 18, Pat Lafford 17, John Winchester 9, John Tunney 7, Simon Wheeler 7, Claire Newman 5, John Sanchez-Bisson 4.

So Brian has taken an early lead, even with his brakes rubbing. Elliott is breathing down his neck being behind by just one point.

Are there any members who would be available for marshalling occasionally?  We would like to be able to call on at least one marshal, as Claire and JSB who marshal when they don’t ride the event, we are short if they both want to ride.

We are planning to go for a post event meal after the Championship 10 Weds 27th July at The Forest Inn, Ashurst.  Please let Claire know if you would like to join us.

 

Darts.

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 Is there any body who would like to play darts? The league takes place over the winter. The games are friendly with plenty of laughs. The cycle darts league has been running for 80 years, and is in danger of folding due to lack of teams, It would be a shame to see it disappear after all these years.

As you can see, playing darts does wonders for your winter fitness.

 

Crabwood Holiday.

We are all off to the Pyrenees this July to watch Le Tour, and attempt at some of the climbs there. Well I hope we are going to the Pyrenees, with Pat organising this years trip we could end up anywhere but the Pyrenees.

A well done to Mike Bisson who ran this year’s London marathon in a PB of2.46.54.

 

Strava

We now have a Crabwood group on Strava https://www.strava.com/clubs/crabwoodcc

 

And finally..............

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That’s what you get when you get superstitious about number 13.

 

 

That’s it for now, next newsletter due August/September. Alan.

 

 

CRABWOOD NEWSLETTER

 

Spring/April 2016

 


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Time Trials.

 

The club will not be organising an open time trial this year, it is a lot of work. Especially as last year’s event had so few entries. We will however be adding a couple of extra club events this year, including an end of season hill climb.

 

14th April Thursday 7.00 pm P164 10,

 

28th April Thursday 7.00pm P164 10,

 

 5th May Thursday 7.00pm P164 10,

 

26th May Thursday 7.00pm P164 10 Two Up,

 

 9th June Thursday 7.00pm P164 15,

 

 22nd June Thursday 7.00pm BDWCA 25 including the Crabwood Club Championship 7.00pm P128,

 

27th July Wednesday 7.00pm P164 10 crabwood Club Championship p164 10,

 

11th September Sunday 09.30am P164 10,

 

25th Sunday 10.30am Hill Climb Loosehanger.

 

Headquarters for all 10’s and 15 Parc Pale, HQ for the 25 lay by at Bartley, Hill Climb TBA.

 

Come on all you Crabwood testers, let’s see if someone can beat Pat this year.

 

Any volunteers for marshalling duties etc. Would be greatly appreciated.

 

 

 

 

 

Cyclo Cross

 

A report from the Crabwood Cyclo Cross 3rd January.

 

Adrian Lansley (PedalOn) survived the worst conditions possible to win the latest round of the Wessex Cyclo Cross League at the Southampton Sports Centre. He was pushed all the way until the last half a lap by Jody Crawforth (Hargroves Cycles) winning with a margin of just 7secs. Sam Allan (PedalOn) was third finishing just over a minute down.

 

Heavy overnight rain and another down pour early morning turned the course into a mud fest. Even the earlier races did little to chew up the ground as the heavy rain washed even more slippery mud to the surface.

 

 

 

 

Vernon tackling some of the mud at the CCC cyclo cross.

 

Social Rides

 

24th April, The Wheatsheaf, Braishfield,

 

15th May, The Gamekeeper, Woodlands,

 

5th June, The Hampshire Bowman, Dundridge

 

Meet at Redbridge 09.30, The Plaza Romsey 10.00, or meet at the pub 12.00.

 

 

 

Club dinner 2016

 

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The Club Dinner was again held at the West Wellow Golf Club, where we all enjoyed a good meal again. Thanks to Derek Panks for the guest speakers spot, who gave us a history of his career in cycling. Congratultions to all the trophy winners, even you Pat. I would like to thank Claire for organising the dinner.

 

Darts.

 

Unfortunately we couldn’t find enough players to make up a team for the 2015/16 season darts league. However Pat and myself played for the Antelope B team as they were also short of players. I can report that we had a rather successful season, we finished as league champions, gallon champions and Pat “The Power” Lafford was the individual knock out champion, as if he hadn’t won enough trophies this year. Winning the deciding game with shoot out of 73.

 

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Birthday Tea.

 

 

 

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The birthday tea will be held on 19/26th June. We are looking for a venue, so are there any volunteers who would like to host this prestigeous event. Please contact Claire if you would like to be the host.

 

 

 

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Pat testing his new TT bike, hoping it’s going to help him retain The Presidents Cup.

Members and friends enjoyed an excellent evening at the Wellow Golf Club.  Guest of Honour Derek Panks gave an interesting talk about his life in cycling - racing, touring, and acting as soigneur, team manager and mechanic on various International races. 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 Pat presents the club's historic wooden spoon to the biggest Stirrer!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CRABWOOD NEWSLETTER

DECEMBER 2015

 

 

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Firstly some sad news

 

We are saddened to receive news of the sudden death of Marion Munns, on Thursday 12th November. Marion and husband John have been members and regular supporters of the club over many years, and Marion actively supported several other organisations as a volunteer. Our condolences to John and the family.

 

 

Cyclo Cross

 

Sunday 3rd January. The Crabwood Geoff Shergold memorial cross {including the club championship}.

 

Kerie needs plenty of helpers for this event, on the Saturday and Sunday. The plan is to set the course out on Saturday 2nd, meeting at the Cyclo Cross container, next to the athletics track, at 13.00.  If you can help, or require any more details please contact Kerie (note new email address)

 

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Crabwood’s Finest.

 

 

Social Rides

 

January 10th The Hunters, Romsey.

 

January 31st The Black Horse, West Tytherly.

 

21st February  The Wheatsheaf, Braishfield.

 

Meet at Redbridge 09.30, The Plaza Romsey 10.00, or meet at the pub 12.00.

 

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20th December

 

          Dave and Joy have kindly offered to host this years Mince pie run.   Riders to meet at Eling tide mill 10.00. for a shortish gentle ride around The Forest for about 2 hours.  Non cyclists to arrive at Dave and Joys 11.30 – 12.00 for a fine feast.  Dave and Joys address Fiddlers Roof, Pages lane, E Boldre, SO42 7WG