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

Times:

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

 

New to Racing – Information evening 27th Feb 7.00pm

 

We are having an opening evening Tuesday 27th February  at 7.00pm – 9.00pm

Venue

Enhanced,   Unit 3 New Fields Business Park, Stinsford Road, Poole. Dorset BH17 0NF

A Big thanks to Jeremy Gill for arranging the venue

Although this information evening was originally aimed at Youth Riders and their parents everyone is welcome – yes you adults who want to race as well !

Topics to be covered

Track

Road

Time Trials

Cyclo-cross

Mountain Bike – don’t think we have any mountain bike racers at present but you could change that!

Am I able to race?

Do I need a Racing license ? How do I get one.?

How do I enter a race?

Gears and gear restrictions ? How does that all work?

How early before the event should I arrive – what can I expect when I arrive ?

What equipment will I need on the day?

What food and drink will I need?

How can the club help ??

So we can plan appropriately please can you reply to coach@poolewheelers.com to indicate numbers attending.

Also if there is a particular topic or question you have please do e-mail this through in advance (coach@poolewheelers.com) to enable us to prepare accordingly

Calshot Track Saturday 3rd March 5.00pm – 8.00pm

 

Our last  date at Calshot this winter – as you can see is a bit late !!! sorry
Sat 3rd March 17.00 – 20.00
 
This sessions is – not just turn up on the day you need to book in advance – I will review those who want to attend and confirm your place prior to the session.- we are limited to 20 places.
 
If you want to ride on the 3rd March  – Please e-mail coach@poolewheelers.com
 
We are as previous years running these sessions with Andrew Pitt and riders from Palmer Park.
 
Cost will be £6.00 for the session – if you need to hire a bike it is approx another £10.00 – sorry ( a bit cheaper for youth riders)
 
If you want to ride please can you e-mail me by Sunday 25th February

Reef ride being organised by CTC 17th June from Wimborne.

Please see below email received from Mike Walsh from the CTC about a ride they are organizing in June from Wimborne

We invite you and your fellow members to join us on one of two free new rides.  Maybe an on-road for your juniors.  The Reef Rides will take place on the 17th June 2018.  Both rides start and finish at the Reef Youth and Community Centre, Colehill Lane, Colehill, Wimborne Dorset BH21 7AB.

There are two rides to choose from the The Half Reef approximately 30 miles or the The Reef  approximately 60 miles. Both rides are predominantly on quiet country lanes heading out towards Cranborne and Tisbury respectively.

The Half Reef is a pleasant ride, relatively flatter terrain, suitable for novices, youngsters or those getting back to cycling.

The Reef is a classic route with a few hills for interest.

A route sheet will be provided for your chosen ride and Garmin downloads for both rides are available on WWW.WESSEXCTC.ORG.

There will be no organised refreshment stops or support en-route therefore participants must be self-sufficient in all respects after leaving the centre.  The rides do however pass through country villages where refreshments may be available.

Entrants can sign in from 08.30hrs and commence at any time. The event will close at 18.00hrs. Refreshments will be available at the start and finish, all entrants signed in and out on completion will receive a complimentary tea, coffee or cold drink.

The Reef Rides are free to enter; none CTC members are most welcome.

Do cycle safe on whichever ride you choose and enjoy the gift of cycling.

There is ample free parking on site.

The Reef Rides are not a race. Please be courteous to other road users and enjoy these great rides.

Regards

CTC Wessex Cycling

For more details see   http://www.wessexctc.org/reef.htm