February 2018 – Poole Wheelers Youth


Calshot Winter Track League – Final Overall Results

We had lots of riders enjoying the winter track league, some raced every week and some just once or twice. For some of our riders this was their first taste of track racing, so big well done to those riders, we look forward to seeing you on the track again soon.

U10 – Charlie P 1st, Oliver G 2nd
U12 Boys – Oliver P 1st, Digby 4th
U12 Girls – Izzy 3rd, Evie 7th
U14 – Isabel 3rd, Ben 4th, Arthur 8th, Elliot 13th
U16 – Tom 1st, Dan 3rd

3/2/2018 – Hillingdon – Closed Circuit Road Race
U14 Boys – Jamie 1st, Ben 11th
U16 Boys – Tom 2nd, Dan 23rd

Hillingdon Winter Series – Overall Results
U14 Boys – Jamie 1st
U16 Boys – Tom 2nd

10/2/2018 – Stourport – Closed Circuit Road Race
U14 Boys – Jamie 2nd

18/2/2018 – Thruxton – Closed Circuit Road Race
U12 Boys – Oliver P 1st
U14 Girls – Isabel 1st
U14 Boys – Jamie 1st, Charlie 11th
U16 Boys – Tom 3rd

24/2/2018 – Newport Icebreakers -Track
Well done to Oliver P, Digby, Isabel, Jamie, Ben, Tom & Dan for all taking part. Outstanding performances from all of you including a few top spot results.
Isabel 3rd in the Points Race.

Jamie 1st in the Devil and 2nd in the Points Race.
Dan 3rd in the Devil.

Overall placed results below
U12 Boys – Oliver P 9th
U14 Girls – Isabel 8th
U14 Boys – Jamie 4th
U16 Boys – Dan 13th, Tom 14th

Poole Wheelers Club Ride for Cycling Weekly Article

Thank you to all the riders that joined us for this Club Ride, it was lovely to see so many of you attend, you certainly made the club proud. Check out this video, can you spot yourselves?

Training News

Ben, Oliver G & Tom enjoyed their half term training in Majorca. Lots of riding including the infamous Sa Colabra, they even bumped in to ex Poole Wheeler Becky out there training with the GB squad. Sounds like a fantastic holiday, well done on those climbs boys, especially young Oliver G!

Message from Rachel: Elliot has not been to as many PW sessions lately as he’s joined the school cycling team and most of the sessions clash. He’s loving his cycling, out three times a week with the school on road rides, and they are doing a Bath to Milton Abbey ride as soon as the weather permits. The school have also booked BCC track sessions starting after Easter hols, and he has been cycling home from school when he gets his long weekends off (nice scenic Dorset routes 3.5 hours from school to home) thanks wheelers.

Thanks Rachel, glad Elliot is enjoying all his cycling, we look forward to seeing him soon.


Listed below are the races in March that Poole Wheelers are attending, would be great to see some of the newbies sign up too. There’s always plenty of us there to offer help and advice.

17th March – Hillingdon – Closed Circuit Road Race – U8, U10, U12, U14, U16

18th March – Thruxton – U12, U14, U16

24th March Torquay – National Road Series – U14 and U16 only. (ENTRIES CLOSE SUNDAY 4th MARCH)

30th March – Castle Combe – Closed Circuit Road Race – U8, U10, U12, U14, U16

** Sign up for the Winchester Criterium NOW, this a fab Closed Road Town Centre Criterium Race which takes place in JUNE, many of our riders attend every year. The races are part of the Winchester Cycle Fest, so there will be plenty to do and make a day if it.

U8, U10, U12, U14, U16

Finally a huge well done to Tom on being selected for the U16 South Team to compete at the 2018 Youth Tour of Scotland. This event will take place in April, we look forward to hearing all about it. Good Luck, Tom!

January 2018 – Poole Wheelers Youth

What a busy start to the year the Poole Wheelers Youth have had! The Club is growing rapidly and it’s been lovely to see so many of the youths out training, racing and having fun on their bikes.

We’ve had lots of Youths competing at the Calshot track league which started in November. The final meet is Sunday 4th February, a round up of the racing and results will be posted next month.

Well done to Charlie P, Oliver G, Oliver P, Isabel, Izzy, Ben, Dan, Tom, Arthur, Elliot, Digby & Evie who have all taken part.
Oliver & Dan Tooley have been making the Club proud and having fun racing in the Club colours at Wessex cyclocross league, well done boys, hope you have enjoyed all that mud.

The first Closed Circuit Series of the season has been at Hillingdon, for an early se
ason winter event these races have been highly competitive and large numbers have turned up to compete in some very cold, wet & windy conditions!

6th January – Hillingdon Closed Circuit
Jamie 2nd U14
Tom 3rd U16

13th January – Hillingdon Closed Circuit
Jamie 2nd U14
Tom 2nd U16
Dan 13th U16

On the 20th January we had Poole Wheelers competing at 3 different events, 2 Closed Circuits and 1 track event.

20th January – Hillingdon Closed Circuit
Oliver G 7th U12
Jamie 1st U14
Ben 9th U14

20th January – Welsh Sprint Track Championships
Dan U16 – Sprint 10th – Keirin 5th – 500m TT 6th

20th January – Redbridge Closed Circuit
Tom 5th U16

27th January – Newport Icebreakers Round 1

We had 8 Poole Wheelers competing at this event. This event attracts riders from all over the country, all the category’s were full and the competition was looking strong. The U12’s and U14 girls raced in the morning. Digby was first to get his name in lights on the board with a brilliant 5th in the scratch race. Oliver P was flying in the points and elimination race which resulted in a podium finish after some fast and furious racing, 3rd overall. This was Isabel’s first big track event & despite being a 1st year in her age category she proved to be highly competitive at the front of all her races, 6th overall, 1st 1st Year.
The afternoon was full of thrills and spills, literally! It was time for the U14 boys, and U16 girls and boys to race.

Ben was first onto the track to get the afternoon started, this was also his first time at icebreakers. Ben didn’t show any nerves, he was in the mix of it all and raced very well all afternoon. Charlotte and Dan both got closer to the track than they needed too in their races, thankfully they both bounced well and got back on to finish their race. Dan still managed a top 10 finish overall after making the scratch final and having a great result in his elimination race . Charlotte was racing well but her 2nd taste of the track sadly put an end to her day so she was up to the stands to cheer on her teammates. Jamie put in some great attacks throughout his races, making both finals, he placed 4th in the U14’s Points Final even with a slipped saddle and finished 6th overall. Tom was showing great form, he was into both the finals, but he was left disappointed after his elimination race. The disappointment didn’t last long. The boys U16 Points Final was the last event of the day, a very exciting race, with Tom making an attack which payed off, he took the double points on the last lap which gave him the win and moved him up to 5th overall, big smiles all round.

Tom even had some energy left for the following day, he was back on the track, this time in Derby to compete in the policemans Omnium ! – 7th overall.

What a fantastic month for all our Poole Wheeler Youths !