CTT Newsletter for January 2018

South DC District Secretary, Kathy Collard-Berry, has circulated the latest CTT Newsletter (PDF) with the following note:

“Three highlights are the Course Measuring Workshops, the Change of Date for the Thruxton Circuit Championships and the attempt by the Highway Agency to ban Cycling on the A63 or V718. This last is important as it could affect courses all over the country, so if you would like to join in the objections being put forward by other Clubs please feel free to do so.”

Club and Open TT events for 2018 season in Bournemouth area

Below are the local club and open TT events that have been confirmed for the 2018 season. Please keep an eye on our events section for details about all upcoming Poole Wheelers events. You can also download the information in Excel format.

You can use the search field to filter the events you would like, and click on the green + sign to see more information about the event.

18/2/2018SunVC St RaphaelOPENotherP8289.00road bikes
18/2/2018SunVC St RaphaelOPENotherP8289.00tt bikes
25/2/2018SunAndover WheelersOPENotherP6149.00
25/2/2018SunAndover WheelersOPENotherP6149.00road bikes
3/3/2018SatCC WeymouthCLUB5P451/510.00
3/3/2018SatAntelope RTOPEN20kmP14014.302up tt
4/3/2018SatAntelope RTOPEN10P1409.00inc tandems
4/3/2018SunBJW (Moortown)CLUB10P31110.00
4/3/2018SunNew ForestCLUB10P3349.30
10/3/2018SatCC WeymouthCLUB10P45110.00
11/3/2018SunBJW (Pamphill 2 x 8.5)CLUB17P429c10.00
11/3/2018SunNew ForestCLUB12.8P3359.30
11/3/2018SunPoole Wheelers 2up TT 1 or 2 CirsCLUB10/20P459/109.00Y
17/3/2018SatCC WeymouthCLUB22.4P4369.00interclub
18/3/2018SunBJW (Moortown)CLUB25P30410.00
18/3/2018SunPoole Wheelers Club 10CLUB10P4158.00Y
18/3/2018SunSotonia CCOPENotherP1839.00road bikes
18/3/2018SunSotonia CCOPENotherP1839.00tt bikes,tand
24/3/2018SatCC WeymouthCLUB10P45110.00
24/3/2018Sata3crgOPEN10P88614.30road bikes
24/3/2018Sata3crgOPEN10P88614.30tt bikes
25/3/2018SunPoole Whs Gallows Hill/Moreton cirCLUB27kmP433/27k10.00interclub
25/3/2018SunTornado RCCOPEN10P3379.00
30/3/2018FriBournemouth Arrow 10OPEN10P31114.00inc tandems
31/3/2018SatFareham WheelersOPEN10P829/a14.30road bikes
31/3/2018SatFareham WheelersOPEN10P829/a14.30tt bikes
1/4/2018SunNew ForestCLUB25P335/259.30
1/4/2018SunCC WeymouthOPEN10P451/10C9.00inc tandems
3/4/2018TuesNew ForestCLUB10P31118.30
5/4/2018ThuBournemouth Arrow 10CLUB10P31118.45
8/4/2018SunKnight Composite Classic SeriesOPEN17.8mP1638.30Juniors
8/4/2018SunKnight Composite Classic SeriesOPEN17.8mP1639.30Para
8/4/2018SunKnight Composite Classic SeriesOPEN17.8mP16310.30W & V
8/4/2018SunKnight Composite Classic SeriesOPEN17.8mP16312.30M & E
10/4/2018TueBJW (Furzehill)CLUB10P472A19.00
10/4/2018TueCC WeymouthCLUB5P451/518.30
11/4/2018WedPoole wheelers Club 10CLUB10P459/1018.45Y
12/4/2018ThuBournemouth Arrow 10CLUB10P31118.45
15/4/2018SunBournemouth Jubilee WhsOPEN40kmP4549.00road bikes
15/4/2018SunBournemouth Jubilee WhsOPEN40kmP4549.00tt bikes
17/4/2018TueBJW (Moortown)CLUB10P31119.00
17/4/2018TueCC WeymouthCLUB10P451/10C18.30
18/4/2018WedPoole Wheelers Club 10CLUB10P459/1019.00Y
18/4/2018WedTornado RCCCLUB10P337(2 laps)19.00
19/4/2018ThuBournemouth Arrow 10CLUB10P31118.45
22/4/2018SunNew Forest CC Round the Forest eventOPENotherP3337.00inc tandems
24/4/2018TueBJW (Moortown)CLUB10P31119.00
24/4/2018TueCC WeymouthCLUB25P451/25c18.30
24/4/2018TuesNew ForestCLUB10P34118.30
25/4/2018WedPoole Wheelers Club 10CLUB10P459/1019.00Y
25/4/2018WedTornado RCCCLUB10P337 (2 laps)19.00
26/4/2018ThuBournemouth Arrow 10CLUB10P31118.45
29/4/2018SunB&DWCA OPEN25P4137.00inc tandems
1/5/2018TueBJW (Pamphill)CLUB8.5P429c19.15
1/5/2018TueCC WeymouthCLUB10P45118.30
2/5/2018WedPoole Wheelers Evening 10CLUB10P459/1019.15Y
2/5/2018WedTornado RCCCLUB10P337 (2 laps)19.00
3/5/2018ThuBournemouth Arrow 10CLUB10P31119.15
6/5/2018SunPrimera SportOPEN10P4157.00
8/5/2018TueBJW (Moortown)CLUB10p31119.15
8/5/2018TueCC WeymouthCLUB5P451/519.00
9/5/2018WedPoole Wheelers Evening 10CLUB10P412/1019.30Y
9/5/2018WedTornado RCCCLUB10P337 (2 laps)19.00
10/5/2018ThuBournemouth Arrow 10CLUB10P31119.15
12/5/2018SatHampshire Road ClubOPEN10P88117.00inc tandems
13/5/2018SunAndover WheelersOPEN25P612/256.30inc tandems
15/5/2018TueBJW (Pamphill) With Poole WheelersCLUB30kP426/30K19.15
15/5/2018TueCC WeymouthCLUB10P459/1019.00
15/5/2018TueNew ForestCLUB10P31119.00
16/5/2018WedTornado RCCCLUB10P337 (2 laps)19.00
17/5/2018ThuBournemouth Arrow 10CLUB10P31119.15
20/5/2018SunPoole Wheelers Gary Dighton MemorialOPEN10P4157.00inc tandems
22/5/2018TueCC WeymouthCLUB18P451/18C19.00
23/5/2018WedPoole Wheelers / Bournemouth JubileeCLUB10P412/1019.30y
23/5/2018WedTornado RCCCLUB10P337 (2 laps)19.00
24/5/2018ThuBournemouth Arrow 10CLUB10P31119.15
29/5/2018TueBJW (Pamphill)CLUB25P429c19.153 x 8.5
29/5/2018TueCC WeymouthCLUB10P45119.00
30/5/2018WedPoole Wheelers Evening 10CLUB10P412/1019.30Y
30/5/2018WedTornado RCCCLUB10P337 (2 laps)19.00
31/5/2018ThuBournemouth Arrow 10CLUB10P31119.15
3/6/2018MonPoole Wheelers Club 10CLUB10P41519.00Y
5/6/2018TueBJW (Moortown)CLUB10P31119.15Y
5/6/2018TueCC WeymouthCLUB25P451/25C19.00
5/6/2018TueNew Forest CLUB10P34119.00
6/6/2018WedPoole Wheelers 20 mile (2 Cirs)CLUB20P459/1019.30Y
6/6/2018WedTornado RCCCLUB10P337 (2 laps)19.00
7/6/2018ThuBournemouth Arrow 10CLUB10P31119.15
10/6/2018SunHampshire Road ClubOPEN25P881r7.00inc tandems
10/6/2018SunBournemouth Jubilee WhsOPEN10P4157.00inc tandems
12/6/2018TueBJW (Furzehill)CLUB24P42719.15
12/6/2018TuecC Weymouth CLUB10P45119.00
12/6/2018TueNew Forest CLUB25P304REV19.00
13/6/2018WedPoole Wheelers Evening 10CLUB10P412/1019.30Y
13/6/2018Weda3crgOPEN15P881r/1519.00all women accepted
13/6/2018WedTornado RCCCLUB10P337 (2 laps)19.00
14/6/2018ThuBournemouth Arrow 10CLUB10P31119.15
17/6/2018SunAndover WheelersOPEN30P612/30R6.30inc tandems
19/6/2018TueBJW (Furzehill) with Poole WheelersCLUB10P472A19.15
19/6/2018TueCC Weymouth CLUBH/ClimbRidgeway19.00
20/6/2018Weda3crgOPEN25P884b19.0080 riders
20/6/2018WedTornado RCCCLUB10P337 (2 laps)19.00
21/6/2018ThuBournemouth Arrow 10CLUB10P31119.15
21/6/2018WedTornado RCCCLUB10P337 (2 laps)19.00
24/6/2018SunBlazing SaddlesOPEN50P885.506.00inc tandems
26/6/2018TueBJW (Moortown)CLUB10P31119.15
26/6/2018TuecC Weymouth CLUB18P451/18C19.00
26/6/2018TueNew Forest CLUB25P335/2519.00
27/6/2018Weda3crg Wessex Vets ChampionshipOPEN15P884/1519.00
27/6/2018WedPoole Wheelers Evening 10CLUB10P412/1019.30Y
28/6/2018ThuFareham Wheelers National Youth ChampsOPEN10P829/A19.00
28/6/2018ThuBournemouth Arrow 10CLUB10P31119.15
28/6/2018WedTornado RCCCLUB10P337 (2 laps)19.00
1/7/2018SunBournemouth Jubilee WhsOPEN25P413/257.00
3/7/2018TueCC Weymouth CLUB10P451/10C19.00
4/7/2018Weda3crg. 70 riders inc 30 womenOPEN25P884b19.00
4/7/2018WedPoole Wheelers/ Bournemouth Jubilee 20 mile (2 Cirs)CLUB20P459/1019.30Y
4/7/2018WedTornado RCCCLUB10P337 (2 laps)19.00
5/7/2018ThuSouth Down VeloOPEN10P901/1019.30inc tandems
5/7/2018ThuBournemouth Arrow 10CLUB10P31119.15
8/7/2018SunPoole WheelersOPEN10P4157.00inc tandems
10/7/2018TueBJW (Moortown)CLUB25P30419.15
10/7/2018TueCC Weymouth CLUB10P45119.002up TTT
10/7/2018TueNew Forest CLUB25P304REV19.00
11/7/2018WedPoole Wheelers Evening 10CLUB10P412/1019.30Y
11/7/2018WedTornado RCCCLUB10P337 (2 laps)19.00
12/7/2018ThuBournemouth Arrow 10CLUB10P31119.15
15/7/2018SunAndover WheelersOPEN10P612/106.30inc tandems
15/7/2018MonPoole Wheelers Club 10CLUB10P41519.00Y
17/7/2018TueBJW (Moortown)CLUB10P31119.15
17/7/2018TueCC Weymouth CLUB18P451/18C19.00
18/7/2018WedPoole Wheelers Evening 10CLUB10P412/1019.30Y
18/7/2018WedTornado RCCCLUB10P337 (2 laps)19.00
19/7/2018ThuBournemouth Arrow 10CLUB10P31119.15
22/7/2018SunSouth Down VeloOPEN50P901/507.00inc tandems
24/7/2018TueBJW (Furzehill)CLUB10P472C19.15
24/7/2018TueCC Weymouth CLUB10P459/1019.00
24/7/2018TueNew Forest CLUB10P31119.00
25/7/2018WedPoole Wheelers Evening 10CLUB10P412/1019.15YY
25/7/2018WedTornado RCCCLUB10P337 (2 laps)19.00
26/7/2018ThuBournemouth Arrow 10CLUB10P31119.15
29/7/2018SunPoole Wheelers Harold Cribb Mem. 25OPEN25P4136.30inc tandems
31/7/2018TueBJW (Furzehill)CLUB20P472c19.002 laps
31/7/2018TueCC Weymouth CLUB10P45119.00
1/8/2018WedPoole Wheelers Evening 10CLUB10P459/1019.00Y
1/8/2018wedTornado RCCCLUB10P337 (2 laps)19.00
2/8/2018ThuBournemouth Arrow 10CLUB10P31118.45
4/8/2018SatRTTC National ChampionshipOPEN25P881r/2515.00Women
4/8/2018SatRTTC National ChampionshipOPEN25P881r/2515.00Juniors
5/8/2018SunRTTC National ChampionshipOPEN25P884c7.00Men
7/8/2018TueBJW (Moortown)CLUB10P31119.00Champs
7/8/2018TueCC Weymouth CLUB25P451/25c18.30
8/8/2018WedPoole Wheelers Evening 10CLUB10P412/1019.00Y
8/8/2018WedTornado RCCCLUB10P337 (2 laps)18.45
9/8/2018ThuBournemouth Arrow 10CLUB10P31118.45
11/8/2018SatB&DWCA 2 up 1 male 1 femaleOPEN10P31115.00
11/8/2018SatB&DWCA tandemsOPEN10P31115.00
14/8/2018TueBJW (Moortown)CLUB10P31119.00
14/8/2018TueCC Weymouth CLUB5P451/518.30
15/8/2018WedPoole Wheelers Evening 10CLUB10P459/1018.50Y
15/8/2018WedTornado RCC CLUB10P337 (2 laps)19.00
16/8/2018ThuBournemouth Arrow 10CLUB10P31118.45
18/8/2018SatBournemouth Arrow 10OPEN10P31115.00inc tandems
18/8/2018SatBournemouth Arrow 2up 10OPEN10P31115.00
18/8/2018SatCC Weymouth CLUB10P451/10C10.00
21/8/2018TueBJW (Pamphill)CLUB8.5P429c18.45Legacy
22/8/2018WedPoole Whs Evening 2up TTCLUB10P459/1018.50Y
22/8/2018WedTornado RCC CLUB10P337 (2 laps)19.00
23/8/2018ThuBournemouth Arrow 10CLUB10p31118.45
25/8/2018SatCC Weymouth CLUB25P451/25C9.00
26/8/2018SunSouth Down VeloOPEN25P901/257.00inc tandems
29/8/2018WedTornado RCC CLUB5P337 (1 lap)19.00
1/9/2018SatCC Weymouth CLUB18P451/18C10.00Hilly
2/9/2018SunPrimera SportOPEN10P4157.00
8/9/2018SatUtag RTOPEN10P881r15.003 events 180 riders
8/9/2018SatUtag RTOPEN10P881r15.00tandems, women & overflow
8/9/2018SatCC Weymouth CLUB22P43610.00Circuit
9/9/2018SunPoole Wheelers CLUB25P4137.30
15/9/2018SatPaceline rtOPEN10P881r15.00inc tandems
15/9/2018SatCC Weymouth CLUB10P45110.00
16/9/2018SunMud Sweat & Gears HillclimbCLUBChalky Rd Broadmayne10.00interclub
22/9/2018SatNew Forest CC OPEN10P311/TBC14.00inc tandems
23/9/2018SunCC Weymouth hillclimbCLUBH/ClimbRidgeway10.00interclub
30/9/2018SunTornado RCCOPEN10P3379.00
30/9/2018SunBlazing SaddlesOPENH/ClimbP911/hc14.00
7/10/2018SunSouth Down VeloOPENotherP9118.00inc tandems
7/10/2018SunPoole Wheelers Creech HCCLUBCreech10.00Yinterclub
14/10/2018SunAntelope RT closed circuitOPENotherThruxton9.00Women
14/10/2018SunAntelope RT closed circuitOPENotherThruxton9.00Juniors
14/10/2018SunAntelope RT closed circuitOPENotherThruxton9.00Men
14/10/2018SunBournemouth Jubilee WhsCLUBH/Climbtbc10.00interclub
21/10/2018SunFareham Whs South DC H/C ChampsOPENH/ClimbP821/HC8.00
21/10/2018SunPurbeck PelotonCLUBH/ClimbWhiteways10.00interclub
26/12/2018TueNew Forest CCOPEN10P31110.00inc tandems
TBCSatB&DWCA 2up TTT 1male, 1 femaleASSN10TBC15.00date and course to be confirmed

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Annual General Meeting 2017

Reminder to Poole Wheelers members that our 2017 Annual General Meeting (AGM) is this Friday, 27th October.

It will be held at the Coach & Horses pub in Wimbourne (Poole Road, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 1QB) starting at 19:00 (7pm) followed by skittles. Please come along and voice your opinion on how the club is doing or suggestions of what else we could do!


  1. Attendance / Apologies RH
  2. Minutes of Previous Meeting (PDF) HP
  3. Welcome / club update / chairman’s report HP
  4. Suggested a mendments to club constitution GH
  5. Treasurers overview (Report to follow) RS
  6. Election of Committee Members GH
  7. Voting for club person of the year (announced at club dinner)) ALL
  8. Any other Business ALL


  • RH – Rachel Hadley (secretary)
  • HP – Howard Pankhurst (Chairman)
  • RS – Ros Spencer (President)
  • GH – Graham Hurst (club coach)

Committee / Club Positions to be elected

  • President
  • Chairperson
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Road Secretary
  • TT Secretary
  • Men’s Captain
  • Women’s Captain
  • Junior Captain (ladies)
  • Junior Captain (Boys)
  • Club Welfare officers
  • Webmaster
  • Results secretary
  • Road Race representative
  • Committee members (general)

Sam Wadsley improves his club 10 record and signs for Primera-TeamJobs

Strava stats from Sam’s record ride (not the official time)

Not content with holding all three club TT records over 10, 25 and 50 miles, Sam Wadsley decided to knock another 22 seconds off his 10 mile record to an astonishing 19:00 at the Paceline RT 10 on the P881r Griggs Green course. After the ride he thanked Greg Parker Cycle Coaching for all his help this season.

Sam’s efforts have not gone unnoticed and it was announced earlier today that he has joined Primera-TeamJobs Senior team for the 2018 season! Primera announced “it is pleasure to have such a talented young rider on the team”, and that he is “looking forward to being part of a close-knit team and would love to achieve a top 10 in a national TT event”. Sam will remain in contact with Poole Wheelers as a second claim member of course, and will be joined in the Primera ranks by another Poole Wheelers second claim, Martin Rowland, who in 2017 teamed up with Ryan Weston as UK-Biking – Bournemouth Cycleworks – Trek Cycling Team sponsored riders.

Sam has been on a tremendous journey in Poole Wheelers since his first TT on 17th April 2013. Legend has it the young chap turned up to one of our club TTs pleading to have a go. Craig Weston did a 2-up with him to clock in a 27:43 and fondly recalled: “I even said stay on my wheel for 9 miles and with a mile to go ride past me and give everything you have, you lasted about 20 yards before blowing up.” His talent was obvious though, as he finished the season with a PB of 22:47 and joint winner of our Third Division. He won our First Division in 2014, and has won the Premier Division for the past three seasons (2015, 2016, 2017 – last one unofficial / unconfirmed). In 2015 he also won the club’s Rothwell league, and he of course picked up most of the junior trophies on the way. He will be missed by everyone in the club, though fortunately it means someone else will get the chance to feel what its like to lift any number of the club trophies Sam has dominated in the last few years.

Best of luck from everyone in the club! You are a giant among men.

Poole Wheelers’ club records for 10/25/50, now all held by Sam:

10 miles P881r course, Paceline RT 16 September 2017 19:00
25 miles R25/3H course, www.realteam.co.uk open 20th August 2017 49:12
50 miles P885/50 course, Blazing Saddles 50 2nd July 2017 1:46:14

You can view Sam’s record 10 ride on Strava, and our club records on the PW results website.

Featured photo is from one of Sam’s previous 25 mile club record rides.

Sign up: Club 25 mile Time Trial on 10th September

The final of this season’s Poole Wheelers club time trials is on Sunday 10th September.

This is a 25 mile time trial on the P413/25 course, starting at 07:30 (7:30am).

Signing on at the start of the course.

Individual or team entries, road or TT bikes are permissible.

Please put your name down on this site in the comments section below which will help us to get a start sheet going, but as always entries on the line will be accepted.

This event counts towards the Rothwell league.

We are always looking for volunteers to help marshal our events. If you are able to help out with this or any other event, please let us know in the comments below or email Rachel Hadley.

Strava segment of the course below, and club records for the course are on our results page.

Winter is coming… Wednesday club rides, hill climbs and indoor track sessions

Ok, so winter is not really coming, but the racing season is slowly drawing to a close and the evenings are getting darker. September sees the start of our ‘winter’ season with regular club rides replacing the Wednesday time trials, track sessions switching from the Bournemouth Cycling Centre outdoor track to Calshot’s indoor track. We also have the hillclimb inter-club league to look forward to!

During the winter season (approx. September – March) we organise regular:

  • Road training ride on Wednesday evenings, multiple groups according to ability starting from Poole Park Cricket Pavilion [more details below]
  • Club roller / turbo session every Thursday evening, at Winton School and for all abilities [details to be confirmed]
  • Training ride every Saturday morning (road cycling, approx 17mph for 20-25 miles) [these continue as normal, start in Wimbourne square]
  • Track sessions on Saturday afternoon first weekend every month, at Calshot indoor velodrome [more details below]
  • Training ride every Sunday morning (road cycling, approx 20+mph for 75-85 miles, experienced riders) [these continue as normal]
  • Social club ride every Sunday morning (road cycling, for riders of all abilities) [these continue as normal]

If you are not yet a member of Poole Wheelers, this is a good time to check out our membership options too…

Road training ride on Wednesday evenings

We will be starting the Wednesday evening rides from Poole Park at 19:00 (7pm) at the Cricket Pavilion. Rides are typically between 1-1.5 hours. First session starts 6th September, with the last one 28th March. Everyone welcome!

This is a social ride to learn group riding etiquette and to gain winter base fitness.

These are very popular rides, so we expect everyone to adhere to some basic guidelines:

  • Ride in sensible way.
  • Ride to highway code rules.
  • Form groups no bigger than 12 please, and each group has a ‘leader’ for the night.
  • Wear bright clothing. Good working lights needed at all times mudguards are appreciated by club members!
  • Follow group riding etiquette: 2 lines only at any one time, overtaking (right lane through and off) 2 lines at any time, even when going up hill
  • Behave in a sensible, courteous and appropriate manner to other riders and road users. Foul and abusive language is not acceptable – to other riders or other road users!
  • Pay £1 at start to ride – this contributes towards club indemnity insurance and allows you a free coffee/tea when club room is open.
  • Please remember: this is not a race!

Poole Wheelers reserves the right to ask you not to ride with us if you do not agree/adhere to these ‘guidelines’.

Everyone taking part in these rides should sign the Wednesday club ride form once (these will be available each evening too), and also remember to sign in and out every week you take part.

Each group typically follows the below route, though some groups may decide to adjust this on the day depending on ability.

Indoor track sessions every month

During the winter season we organise track sessions typically on Saturday afternoon first weekend every month, at Calshot indoor velodrome. Dates are in our events calendar and listed below, full details will be published by Graham Hurst in advance of each session on this website.

  • Sat 23rd September 16.00 – 19.00
  • Sat 4th November 13.30 – 16.30
  • Sat 2nd December 13.30 – 16.30
  • Sat 6th January 13.30 – 16.30
  • Sat 3rd February 12.30 – 15.30
  • Sat 3rd March 17.00 – 20.00

Hillclimb inter-club league

Don’t forget we have not finished racing yet! Hillclimbs are a peculiar form of racing where you sprint up a hill. Yes, that literally is it. They are also incredibly good fun, and are organised in a small inter-club league.

More details will be announced in the week before each event, so keep an eye on our website and Facebook group.

17/09/2017 Sun Mud Sweat & Gears Hillclimb CLUB H/Climb Chalky Rd Broadmayne 10:00 interclub
24/09/2017 Sun CC Weymouth hillclimb CLUB H/Climb Portland 08:30 interclub
01/10/2017 Sun Poole Wheelers Creech HC CLUB H/Climb Creech 10:00 interclub
08/10/2017 Sun Purbeck Peloton CLUB H/Climb Whiteways 14:00* interclub
15/10/2017 Sun BJW Hillclimb Bulbarrow CLUB 1.3 Bulbarrow 10:00 interclub

* Note: this hillclimb was originally scheduled for 10:00, though start has been changed due to shooting on the ranges.

Weekend social rides

Our normal weekend social rides continues through the winter season. Keep an eye on the Poole Wheelers Facebook page for weekly updates about where each ride is heading.

Saturday morning ride meets at Wimborne Square at 7:30am, 90 minute, mixed pace with overall average of around 16mph (organised by Craig Weston)

Sunday Mornings:
Intermediate/Fast: 3 –4 hours, varied routes, only for experience riders as terrain and average speed combined will make these sessions a tough ride. Average speed 17- 21mph depending on course. (Craig)

Casual: 2 -3 hours, varied routes, average speed 16 -17mph. (Richard)

All rides include a coffee stop 🙂

Sam Wadsley completes the hat trick with new club 10 record

Strava stats from Sam’s record ride (not the official time)

Sam Wadsley continued his magnificent season yesterday by setting a new Poole Wheeler’s club record for a 10 mile time trial, to go with his 25 mile and 50 mile club records set earlier in the season.

The new club record is a blisteringly fast 19:22 set on 27th August at the Team Swift Charity Event on the V718/10 course. This is a six second improvement upon the previous club record (19:28) set by late Gary Dighton on our own P415/10 course on 14th July 2013. Sam’s previous PB on a 10 was 19:48 set on the P881R/10 course 14th June earlier this year.

Poole Wheelers’ club records for 10/25/50, now all held by Sam:

10 miles V718/10 course, Team Swift charity event 27th August 2017 19:22
25 miles R25/3H course, www.realteam.co.uk open 20th August 2017 49:12
50 miles P885/50 course, Blazing Saddles 50 2nd July 2017 1:46:14

You can view Sam’s record 10 ride on Strava, and our club records on the PW results website.

Fastest 10 mile TT rides by Poole Wheelers members prior to Sam’s record on 27th August

Club track session Monday 28th August

Reminder that we have another club track session on Monday. This is the final scheduled session of the year at the Bournemouth Cycling Centre!

Location: Bournemouth Cycling Centre, Winton Way, Bournemouth BH10 4EP
Times: 18:00 – 19:00 for youth and novices, 19:00 onwards for adults and invited youth riders.

Cost: £1 for members, £2 for non-members, plus £5.00 track fee per session* plus £2.00 bike hire if required**

As always, please register with Graham on coach@poolewheelers.com or post a comment below if you intend to come along.

These sessions are weather dependant, so please check on website and Facebook group on the day if it looks like rain.

* Will be FREE to Bournemouth Cycling Centre members. See http://www.activedorset.org/velodrome or email for details velodrome@activedorset.org

** Hire bikes have 3 pedal options – Look Keo Shimano SPD or if your shoes are not compatible with either of these an attachment with old style clips and straps is fitted so you are able to use normal trainers – under NO circumstances can pedals be swapped.

Sign up: Ski slope Time Trial on 28th August

Ladies and gentlemen, we present to you another Poole Wheelers club time trial on possibly the fastest course in Dorset on Monday 28th August.

This is a 10 mile time trial on the super fast P415/10 Ski Slope / Ryvita factory course, starting at 07:00 (7:00am).

Signing on at the start, coffee will be provided at the finish. Individual or team entries, road or TT bikes are permissible.

Please put your name down on this site in the comments section below, places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. This is your final chance to ride the ski slope this season!

This event counts towards the Rothwell league.

We are always looking for volunteers to help marshal our events. If you are able to help out with this or any other event, please let us know in the comments below or email Rachel Hadley.

Strava segment of the course below, and club records for the course are on our results page.