Calshot Track Sessions 2 of 5 – 7th December Book your place

If you want to ride you need to book your place NOW- -send e-mail to coachgraham@poolewheelers.com

You need to do this by Sunday 1st December  

Below is a copy of earlier post with details of all the winter Calshot dates and information on how the sessions will be run

We will this winter have 5 sessions at Calshot 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

2/11/19 – 14.00-17.00

07/12/19 – 14.00-17.00

04/01/20 – 13.00-16.00*

01/02/20 – 14.00-17.00

07/03/20 – 14.00-17.00

* Note this Jan session is 1 hour earlier than the others.

Cost £5.00 per session

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.

Calshot Track Sessions 1 of 5 2nd November Book your place

The first of of 5 track sessions takes place on Saturday 2nd November

If you want to ride you need to book your place NOW- -send e-mail to coachgraham@poolewheelers.com

You need to do this by Saturday 27th October  

Below is a copy of earlier post with details of all the winter Calshot dates and information on how the sessions will be run

We will this winter have 5 sessions at Calshot 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

2/11/19 – 14.00-17.00

07/12/19 – 14.00-17.00

04/01/20 – 13.00-16.00*

01/02/20 – 14.00-17.00

07/03/20 – 14.00-17.00

* Note this Jan session is 1 hour earlier than the others.

Cost £5.00 per session

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.

Calshot Track Dates 2019/2020

We will this winter have 5 sessions at Calshot 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

2/11/19 – 14.00-17.00

07/12/19 – 14.00-17.00

04/01/20 – 13.00-16.00*

01/02/20 – 14.00-17.00

07/03/20 – 14.00-17.00

* Note this Jan session is 1 hour earlier than the others.

Cost £5.00 per session

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.

 

Roller / Turbo evenings start again Thursday 3rd October

UPDATED 1st October – Due to double booking of Pavilion at Slades Park start Time is now 7.30pm please arrive from 7.15pm to set up.

Every Thursday until end of March ( there will be a 1 week break at Christmas we all have better things to do on Christmas day!!!))
Where ?
The New Pavilion at Slades Park.  Park in the car park off Ensbury Avenue (same car park as used for the Velodrome)

Google maps ref 50.747728, -1.895047

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 £1.00 per rider – ( £2 for non- Poole Wheeler members )
• 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.

South Region – Club News

Please see below link to The British Cycling South Region Club News .

This covers all cycling disciplines and is well worth a read. Some of our youth riders may well be interested in the development sessions taking place over the winter at Newport on the track and Oddown on the road – plus there are details on the Wessex Cyclo-cross league which got under way last weekend with several Poole Wheelers riding.

As I said above have a read

Club News #2

Poole Wheelers weekly Club Track sessions start again Monday 1st April

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

Important Note – if you wish to hire a bike for any session in April – you much book this in advance (by the Sunday before the Monday session) e-mail coachgraham@poolewheelers.com.

This is due to the storage facilities being moved and will will not have access to all the bikes for the first few sessions

Times: 18:00 – 19:00 for youth and novices, 19:00 to dusk / 8.30pm for adults and invited youth riders. ( 18.00 – 18.50 & 18.50 to dusk for the first 2/3 week light dependent)

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

Last Calshot Track session of this winter 9th March 13.00 – 16.00

We the last  Calshot track this winter – on Saturday 9th March
 
– if you want to ride you need to book a place ASAP to do this e-mail coachgraham@poolewheelers.com
  
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.
If you have any questions about the session please e-mail coachgraham@poolewheelers.com

Poole Wheelers Social Evening Friday 1st March The Hamworthy Club BH21 3AP 7.00pm

On Friday the first of March we are holding a social evening at The Hamworthy Club Magna Road  Poole BH21 3AP 7.00pm

All members and prospective new members welcome

We have hired the the large room with the skittle ally – so yes if you want you can have a game.

Please try to arrive between 7,.00 and 7.15 pm as there will be a brief introduction then it will be just a case of getting on with socializing and enjoying yourselves – 

We would like as many members as possible to attend, its an ideal opportunity to meet other members, find out what the club and its other members get up to – or plan you racing calendar

There have a full bar menu so you are able to eat there should you wish, as well as having a drink alcoholic or non as required including coffee or soft drinks.

We want this to be a fun evening please do come along if you can