Youth Season Review 2017

Some of the youth training at Bournemouth Velodrome

It’s been a busy 2017 for the youth riders of the club on the track and road.

Icebeakers in Newport
It all started back in January with the National Icebreakers in Newport. We had many riders competing across the 3 weekends gaining some awesome results showing off the club colours. These riders were Oliver P, Digby, Jamie, Charlotte, Tom and Lucy.

National Youth Circuit Series
The National Youth Circuit Series got under way at Hog Hill. This series carried on throughout the summer months with some riders travelling across the country from London to the Isle of Man, Morecambe and Lancaster, Hillingdon, Stirling and finally Scarborough. Some really tough racing for our riders, gaining huge amounts of experience with Lucy finishing 4th overall against the country’s best U16 Girls.

We also had Tom and Jamie travel down to Devon for some regional youth racing both achieving highly each event and doing the club very proud!

Lucy at the North West Youth Tour

Here is Jamie racing hard at Castle Combe

Easter brought around a few big races for the youth riders with Lucy competing in the Youth Tour of Scotland for the South and then many racing at the Castle Combe Easter Classic. In fact, we had a rider in nearly every age category!

Youth Omniums
April also brought the first of the regional youth omniums in Portsmouth, followed by Brighton and of course Poole Wheelers very own event at Bournemouth Velodrome. Our event was incredibly well organised by Simon and Michelle Pettifer which made for the most enjoyable omnium yet! Thanks again to all the sponsors too!

Our riders competing in these included Jamie, Charlie P, Oliver P, Digby, Patrick, Thom-Eidar, Charlotte, Tom, Lucy, Dan, Oliver G, Oliver T, Evie, Ben and Charlie A. For some of our riders it was their first ever race and they sure did everyone proud!

Ollie T and Thom-Eidar having fun at the PW Omnium

Ollie P & Digby ready to go

U10’s waiting for their next race

Tom setting off for the point’s race

Ben in his match sprint

Charlotte in her match sprint
Dan in a breakaway
Our new gazebo looked amazing

Not only was the team spirit high, but the talent was clearly recognised with Jamie, Oliver G, Evie, Lucy, Oliver P and Charlie P all gaining podium spots across the three rounds.

Evie 1st U10 girl

Ollie G 2nd U10 boy

Ollie P 2nd U12 boy

Jamie 3rd U14 boy at Preston Park

Lucy was 1st U16 girl at every event

Jamie and Lucy earned enough points to qualify for the National Omnium Final at Herne Hill. Both showed the PW colours with strength and determination among the country’s best riders.

Local Circuit Leagues
Throughout the summer we had a number of leagues that our youth riders were attending such as Odd Down, Goodwood, Thruxton, Portsmouth circuits and the Winchester Park and Rides.

Tom 3rd in Portsmouth

Lucy riding up in the women’s race at Goodwood

Winchester Criterium included the Southern Regional Road Championships again this year with storming rides from the youngsters including a podium finish from Oliver G, and a top 5 from Charlie P and Jamie along with all our youths giving it 100%.

Lucy top left & Jamie bottom right

Prudential Youth Grand Prix

The summer was a big one for our riders. Lucy and Jamie both competed in the London Prudential Youth Grand Prix at the Olympic Park for the South Team. First time in a team for Jamie and both performing to their best as always.

Tour of Assen
Tour of Assen for Tom, Jamie, Oliver G, Ben, Oliver P and Charlie P gave some great experience in Holland and some of the toughest racing yet! There’s a great article written by Jamie on our website.

At the same time as Assen, Lucy was racing in the National Youth Track Championships in Newport, a long draining week but plenty of experience gained each day. As we came to the end of the long season we had the UK School Games finals for Lucy and the rest of Team South. She and the other girls raced brilliantly gaining 3rd overall after the short crit races and 3rd by a fraction of a second in a gruelling team time trial.  Lucy herself gained 2nd in the sprints day and 8th in her final youth road race.

Tom at the start of the 60 lap scratch race

Inter-Regional Track Championships
Our final track race for the youth was for Tom and Lucy in the Inter-Regional Track Championships up in Glasgow. Both doing their bit for the team in a tough weekend of racing.

Time Trials
Many of the youth riders have taken part in time trials too over the summer and there are details of those on our Time Trial page. Three riders – Tom, Jamie and Izzy – recently won their categories at the National Closed Circuit competition. So watch this space for further wins.

Dan, Jamie, Izzy, Ben & Tom after their fantastic rides

What a year it has been for all our youth riders with ups and downs for everyone. It’s all learning and amazing experience, and a big thank you to all the organisers and volunteers at all the events across the country.

 

 

And not forgetting Graham our coach and the parents for the constant support and encouragement throughout the season. Thank you!

Graham on his track bike at Bournemouth joining in our fun!

Written by Lucy Gadd
Junior Ladies Captain (2016–17)

 

Accredited marshal course

Accredited Marshal course (South Region)

British Cycling are growing our team of Accredited Marshals in 2018. This is your chance to become part of our team. A trainee Accredited Marshal course will be taking place for the South Region on Saturday 10th March 2018 at The Royal Chase Hotel, Shaftesbury from 09:30-13:30. British Cycling plans to utilise the Accredited Marshal Scheme in 60% of its regional road races across the country in 2018, with the backing of almost 80% of the nation’s police forces – further safeguarding the future of the sport. The ‘Stop! Cycle Race’ sign, which features in the Department for Transport’s (DfT) Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions document, allows British Cycling trained marshals to legally stop and hold traffic to allow the safe passage of a cycle race. British Cycling’s director of cycling, Jonny Clay, said: “The Accredited Marshal Scheme is playing a vital role in ensuring that road races are safe for all involved: riders, the race convoy and other road users. This is your chance to join the team and make road racing safer.

Following the course you are required to attend and trainee marshal at 5 events in order to complete the training and become accredited, ideally within a year. Following successful completion of training you are asked to attend a minimum of 5 races a year, get a free Bronze membership or the value off a higher level of membership, and get a waterproof jacket. You can claim 20p per mile for travel expenses to and from an event as soon as you have attended the training course.

AMS is vitally important to the future of road racing, increasing safety for the riders and the public, and improving the reputation of races in local areas. Your support will be key in this, having the lawful authority to stop traffic at a junction with a designated sign enables the race to pass safely and professionally through. If you are interested in becoming a commissaire, please see the following link for more details https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/course/details/4011 Regards, DAN GREENWOOD Regional Events Officer

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!

Agenda

  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

Abbreviations

  • 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)

Calshot track training Saturday 4th November

We have the following dates booked at Calshot track – as you can see the 1st and last session are later !!! sorry

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

So Next Session is 4th November

These sessions are – not just turn up on the day you need to book in advance – I will review those who want to attend d confirm your place prior to the session.- we are limited to 20 places.

If you want to ride on the 4th November – 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 Monday the 23rd October

 

Annual dinner and presentation evening 2017

After another successful season of cycling, it is now time to celebrate our members’ achievements at the Club Annual Dinner and Presentation Evening. The venue this year is the Salterns Habourside Hotel at Liliput, where we look forward to great food, a few words from our speaker, the trophy presentations and a prize raffle.

If you and/or your family/friends would like to attend, please complete the slip at the bottom of the menu (page two) with your name(s) and choices from the menu. Please return the slip by Friday 3rd November at the latest, payment is by bank transfer only this year. The price is £25 per adult and £15 for children. Bank details: sort code: 30-96-73, account number 57784268, all payments will need a reference, please put ‘Din followed by your surname (e.g. Din Valentine) Please note that tickets will not be issued but I will confirm receipt via email.

The slips can be returned Ros, Graham or Mark Valentine (sirmarkavalentine@hotmail.com), payment must be received to confirm your booking.

The Salterns Habourside Hotel is also offering a discounted overnight stay, bed and breakfast £79 based on 2 people sharing. If there is an additional person in the room this will be charged at £15, unless under 5 years old. Please contact the hotel direct to book, stating it’s for the ‘Poole Wheelers Presentation evening. 01202 707321

We would welcome raffle prize donations and if you are happy to donate, please contact me or any Poole Wheelers committee member.

We hope you can join us in celebrating our achievements!

Salterns Habourside Hotel
Lilliput
BH14 8JR

Saturday 18th November 2017
19:00 for 19:30 seated

Menu reply slip

 

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.

Calshot – Winter Track Sessions

We have the following dates booked at Calshot track – as you can see the 1st and last session are later !!! sorry

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

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

We are as previous years running these sessions with Andrew Pitt and riders from Palmer Park.

These sessions are – not just turn up on the day you need to book in advance – I will review those who want to attend d confirm your place prior to the session.- we are limited to 20 places.

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)

To get the Ball rolling will alls those who want to ride please e-mail me  coach@poolewheelers.com for the first session only.

 

Roller Turbo Evening are back on again!!!!

 

Poole Wheelers / Roller Turbo Evening Winter 2017 /18

From Thursday 14th September and every Thursday (there will be a break at Christmas) right through to next spring we have our club Roller / Turbo evening in the main hall at Winton School Winton Way, Bournemouth BH10 4HT.

Time 6.30 – 7.45pm  – Please arrive 6.15 – to set up and be ready for 6.30 prompt start.

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.

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.