February/March Senior Road Race Report

Photo from Stage 2. Featured image from Stage 3. All photographs from official Tour Ta Malta website: http://www.tourtamalta.com

A good start to the senior road race season has seen some good results, and seen a Poole Wheeler get in the top 10 in most of the races they have entered.

 

Tim Flynn

Primavera Road Race                                  7th

EUCC Primal Europe Westpoint Races     3rd

Tour Ta’Malta 2018 stage 1 (Elite TT)       2nd

Tour Ta’Malta 2018 Overall (Elite)             18th

 

Kevin Egan

Tour Ta’Malta 2018 Overall (Elite)             28th

Manuel Maestra Agudo

Bristol South Road Race                              7th

 

Mark Valentine

Rowe & King Stage Race, Stage 2               1st

Rowe & King Stage Race, Overall                8th

Tour Ta’Malta 2018 stage 1 (Masters TT)  3rd

Tour Ta’Malta 2018 stage 2 (Masters)        5th

Tour Ta’Malta 2018 Overall (Masters)        5th

 

Nicholas Barks

Odd Down Winter Series Round 6              10th

Odd Down Winter Series Round 8              3rd

Sign up: Gallows Hill Wednesday 11th April

Our next time trial is this Wednesday 11th April!

It is a 10 miles time trial on the P459 Gallows Hill course, starting at 18:45.

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 our evening ten leagues, and is the first event of this competition for the 2018 season. We have no less than six(!) different divisions, so there’s a competitive element for everyone: Premier, First Division, Second Division, Third Division, Junior, Handicap Ten 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 Luke Rendell.

Strava segment of the course below, and club records for the course are on our results page.

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 featured in Cycling Weekly

Find out about the “the best banana bread in the world” and what makes Poole Wheelers such an amazing club in this week’s Cycling Weekly!

Great quotes from Craig Weston, Howard Pankhurst, Lisette Bonin-Casey, Ellie Rendell, and Dan Byrne across four pages in the magazine. If you don’t subscribe, go get your copy in local shops today – no doubt it will sell out locally!

Thanks to everyone involved in making this ride happen, it is an amazing testament to the club and its members… and indeed the local area and our brilliant coffee shops!

No matter who you speak to on the club run, the overriding word that comes through is ‘friendly’. (Cycling Weekly, 22nd March 2018)

We rode with Cycling Weekly on 17th February this year, with three starting points to accommodate different paces and youth riders. Check out the main route on Strava, and read the full article on the Cycling Weekly website.

The Cycling Weekly photographer, Chris, has kindly shared the official photographs taken on the day with club members. You can view these below or download via Dropbox. Please note that these are strictly for private / non-commercial purposes, no official marketing or advertising.

Sign up: TT Gallows Hill/Moreton Circuits on Sunday 25th March (inter club comp)

After another snowy weekend we are back with a club TT on Sunday 25th March!

It is a 27km time trial on the P433 Gallows Hill/Moreton Circuits course, starting at 09:00.

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 our Rothwell league and is part of the inter club 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.

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 )

CANCELLED: Club 10 TT on P415 Sunday 18th March 2018

Please note that the time trial scheduled for this Sunday, 18th March 2018, on the P415 course has been cancelled due to ongoing roadworks and lane closure on the A35. There will be no replacement event as police require 6 weeks notice of any event.

Craig Weston may do an informal club run on TT bikes instead, weather permitting. See our Facebook group for further details on this.

Entries now open for the 2018 Poole Wheelers Youth Omnium

You can now register your entry for the Poole Wheelers Youth Omnium, scheduled for Saturday 19th May at Bournemouth Cycling Centre.

The event is part of the National Youth Track Omnium (Group 6) series. Entry fee is £15 for U8 and U10 categories (Not Part of Area Competition), and £17.50 for U12, U14, and U16 (boys and girls categories for each). You register via the British Cycling website. Entries close Friday 11th May 2018.

If you have any questions, please contact event organiser Simon Pettifer.

Date Start Race name Classification Band Rider Cat Entry fee (from)
19 May 18 10:00 U8 (Not Part of Group Competition) Youth Only None E £15.00 + £1.00 Application fee
19 May 18 10:00 U10 (Not Part of Group Competition) Youth Only None D £15.00 + £1.00 Application fee
19 May 18 10:00 U12 Boys (Not part of Group Competition) Youth Only None C £17.50 + £1.00 Application fee
19 May 18 10:00 U12 Girls (Non Group Competition) Youth Only None C £17.50 + £1.00 Application fee
19 May 18 10:00 U14 Boys Youth Only Youth B £17.50 + £1.00 Application fee
19 May 18 10:00 U14 Girls Youth Only Youth B £17.50 + £1.00 Application fee
19 May 18 10:00 U16 Boys Youth Only Youth A £17.50 + £1.00 Application fee
19 May 18 10:00 U16 Girls Youth Only Youth A £17.50 + £1.00 Application fee

Note regarding entry fee

Entry fee includes £5 day charge for membership to Bournemouth Cycle Centre (BCC).

New system for annual membership to BCC to go live prior to 1st April 2017. Any rider with annual membership on race day will receive a £5 refund on the day. Please bring proof of membership to the Omnium.

Please note that this event will be using transponders. A £20 refundable deposit will be required on the day.

Featured image from the 2017 Youth Omnium.

Sign up: Gallows Hill 2-up TTT on Sunday 11th March

The club time trial season is starting this Sunday 11th March!

It is a 10 or 20 miles time trial on the P459 Gallows Hill course, starting at 09:00. Individual or team entries 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. Please indicate if you intend to do 10 or 20 miles (one or two circuits), and partner if entering as a team.

This event counts towards our 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.