27th October First Calshot Track date fof the Winter – Book your place

Calshot track dates

We have the following dates booked at Calshot track –

Sat 27th October 13.00 – 16.00
Sat 24th November 13.00 – 16.00
Sat 22nd December 13.00 – 16.00
Sat 5th January 13.00 – 16.00
Sat 2nd February 13.00 – 16.00
Sat 9th March 13.00 – 16.00

All dates are now showing in the calendar on the events page

We will again be running these with our friends from Palmer Park Reading – this limits us to 20 riders from Poole Wheelers – per session

If you want to ride you MUST book a place by e-mail – coachgraham@poolewheelers.com

These sessions will be open to all members, and will be ideal for someone who has not ridden the track before and wants to come along and learn, but also for experienced riders.

The emphasis will be on learning to ride the track safely and competently in a group – yes, there will be some times when you will be required to work harder, but also times when you can have a bit of fun; after all, it will be winter then and not too many of you will still be racing. Depending on the take up, we can increase the intensity of the sessions in the New Year when some of you will be building up towards the new season.

Remember this is Calshot – NO big gears, 81” is ideal – I will be checking!!! (U16’s use an U14 gear).

If you don’t have a track bike, these can be hired at the track, cost is £10.00 for seniors and £7.50 for juniors (u18).The hire bikes are fitted with Look Keo pedals. Shoes are also available for hire at a cost of £3.50.
Pedals are not allowed to be changed on Hire Bikes

However we do have some club bikes so if you need one please contact me before and we will see if we have one you can borrow.

There are good changing / shower facilities at the track should you require these after the session.

Saturday 27th October is the first session – if you want to ride you need to book a place before end of play on Saturday 20th October to do this e-mail coachgraham@poolewheelers.com

Full details on Club web site http://poolewheelers.com/2018/08/30/calshot-track-dates/

Please do NOT just turn up on the day with out booking first!!!

Roller / Turbo evenings start again Thursday 20th September

Every Thursday until end of March ( there will be a 2 week break at Christmas)
Where ?
The main hall at Winton School Winton Way, Bournemouth BH10 4HT.
Time 6.30 – 7.45pm
Bring your own Bike (preferably a road bike) and Rollers or Turbo *
What to wear
Cycling Shorts and a loose baggy T shirt – you will get Hot and sweaty!!!!
Also bring 2 small hand towels (or equivalent) one to wipe yourself down with during / after the session and the second to wipe off the bike and mop up any sweat that had dripped down onto the floor.
Now there are no proper changing rooms but also recommend you bring another T shirt to change into before going home and appropriate other layers as required – its warm now but will not be in January!
What do we do
We always start the session with a few basic stretching and core exercises then on to the bikes for a standard 20min warm up. – We then will do a harder session – warm down and home,
Its open to all
Cost £3.00 per rider – (for non- members to borrow a set of rollers or Turbo will be an extra £1.00 per session
• The club does have some Rollers and Turbo’s if you do not have your own – if you want to borrow one of these please contact me in a couple of days’ advance to see if we can sort out for you – FOC for members £1.00 charge for non-members.

British Cycling Calshot Winter Monday Night Track Sessions

Here are the dates below for British Cycling  winter track development programme.

Due to the demand for these sessions, I have set a minimum age limit of 13 yrs ( no exceptions, I am afraid, if parents do ask)

For experienced  riders, they will be challenging but fun (I hope).

We do cater for beginners and they will be integrated into the sessions.

So, the dates are: (all sessions run 19.30 – 21.30 )

The session dates for the women and girls (only) sessions are:

Sept 10 24

Oct 8 22

Nov 5 19

Dec 3

Jan 7 21

Feb 4 18

Mar 4 18


For Youth / Juniors (boys and girls 13+)

Sept 17

Oct 1 15 29

Nov 12 26

Dec 10

Jan 14 28

Feb 11 25

Mar 11 25


Track bikes can be hired from reception upon arrival.

Sessions are aimed at novice, intermediate and advanced riders.

Just turn up on the night you are available to come along.

Please wear appropriate clothing for track cycling, in particular gloves, and glasses and warm clothing, as Calshot becomes very cold during the winter months.

Each session costs £10 per rider, not including track bike and shoe hire if required, this can be booked at reception on the night.

The pedals on the track bikes are Look Keo 2. So if your riders have a different style cleat on their shoes, these will not fit. ( you know all of this, but just worth reminding people who want to come along)

Dave Jowett lead coach  be there at 7pm to welcome any riders interested.

e-mail davejowett@britishcycling.org.uk  for more information


Calshot Track dates

We will again have 6 sessions at Calshot over the winter along with Palmer Park from Reading – we will be restricted to 20 riders per session I will collect names nearer the time for now here are the dates for your Diaries

27/10/18 – 1300-1600

24/11/18 – 1300-1600

22/12/18 – 1300-1600

05/01/19 – 1300-1600

02/02/19 – 1300-1600

09/03/19 – 1300-1600


Bike Ball Demonstration – come and have a try !!

Fancy something a bit different? Well how about Bike Ball! The sport has been around for a while but is relatively unknown in the UK… until now! A crack German squad will be making a guest appearance as guests of Bournemouth BMX Club and Poole Wheelers Cycling Club on Friday 7 September at St Peter’s School, Bournemouth (BH6 4AD) from 6:30-8:30pm. Watch a demonstration, and have a go yourself. Bring along a bike (mountain or BMX best – FLAT pedals NO cleats), your cat-like balancing skills and a sense of humour! We will retire for refreshments to the Riverside Pub afterwards.


Here’s a taster… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfTM1mMce40


9th April – 1st Evening Track Session – Bournemouth Velodrome CANCELLED Wet Track


18:00 – 19:00 for youth and novices,

19:00 to dust / 20.30 for  intermediate / experienced 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**

New riders or riders who are not current Poole Wheelers members , please register with Graham on coach@poolewheelers.com  if you intend to come along.

Poole Wheelers weekly Club Track sessions start again 9th April

Bournemouth Cycling Centre, Winton Way, Bournemouth, BH10 4EP

Times: 18:00 – 19:00 for youth and novices, 19:00 to dust / 8.30pm 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**

New riders or riders who are not current Poole Wheelers members , please register with Graham on coach@poolewheelers.com  if you intend to come along.

As always if there is any doubt about the weather, a post will be put on the Poole Wheelers website and Facebook group. If cancelling this post will be made a minimum of 1 hour before the start of the session.

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

** 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.

Everyone welcome but please if you are new top the track cycling or not a current member, please contact us in advance to let us know you will be attending

Only 2 more Thursday evening Roller / Turbo sessions left this winter

6.30 Winton School. This week its a roller 10 – have a computer on your bike if you can – next week the last one – well that will be a surprise – may be a bit of fun !!

Everyone welcome – cost is only £3 bring your own rollers / Turbo – the club does have some so if you need me bring any make sure you let me know by e-mail ( coach@poolewheelers.com )

Rebecca Raybould to ride for Team England in Commenweath Games

Team England have confirmed the team travelling to the gold coach for the Commonwealth Games  and its great to see Rebecca Raybould is in the team so much has happened for this young lady in the last 5 years when she started riding at Bournemouth Track – where are you all going to be in 5 years time???

For full team announcement and details see https://teamengland.org/news/team-england-name-27-cyclists-for-2018-commonwealth-games