Sign up: Gallows Hill Club Team Time Trial on 23rd August

The twentieth of our regular Poole Wheelers club time trials is a 2-up team event on Wednesday 23rd August.

This is a 10 mile time trial on the P459/10 Gallows Hill course, starting at 18:50 (6:50pm).

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. For team entries, please state who you will be riding with.

This event counts towards our Club 10 leagues.

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.

Club track session Monday 21st August

Reminder that we have another club track session on Monday.

Location: Bournemouth Cycling Centre, Winton Way, Bournemouth BH10 4EP
Times: 18:00 – 19:00 for youth and novices, 19:00 onwards 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**

As always, please register with Graham on coach@poolewheelers.com or post a comment below if you intend to come along.

These sessions are weather dependant, so please check on website and Facebook group on the day if it looks like rain.

* Will be FREE to Bournemouth Cycling Centre members. See http://www.activedorset.org/velodrome or email for details velodrome@activedorset.org

** 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.

Sign up: Gallows Hill Club Time Trial on 16th August

The nineteenth of our regular Poole Wheelers club time trials is on Wednesday 16th August.

This is a 10 mile time trial on the P459/10 Gallows Hill course, starting at 18:50 (6:50pm).

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 our Club 10 leagues.

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.

Club track session Monday 14th August

Reminder that we have another club track session on Monday.

Location: Bournemouth Cycling Centre, Winton Way, Bournemouth BH10 4EP
Times: 18:00 – 19:00 for youth and novices, 19:00 onwards 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**

As always, please register with Graham on coach@poolewheelers.com or post a comment below if you intend to come along.

These sessions are weather dependant, so please check on website and Facebook group on the day if it looks like rain.

* Will be FREE to Bournemouth Cycling Centre members. See http://www.activedorset.org/velodrome or email for details velodrome@activedorset.org

** 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.

Sam Wadsley bags 25 mile TT club record

Sam Wadsley set a new Poole Wheelers club record for a 25 mile TT at the RTTC National Championship on 6th August on the R25/3H course. His time of 49:31 means he is the first Poole Wheelers to have recorded a sub-50 25 mile TT (full club stats on our results page). Check out Sam’s record breaking ride on Strava.

The club record gave Sam a 40th place overall. Fellow Poole Wheeler, Steven Pink, came in 96th place with a time of 52:49.

You can read the full race report and access detailed results on the CTT website.

Poole Wheelers fastest 25 mile TT times since 2004 as of August 2017:

 

 

Poole Wheelers race the European Youth Tour 2017

Tom, Ben, Oliver P, Charlie, Oliver G and I all went to the Assen in Holland for 6 days of racing at the European Junior Cycling Tour, 31st July to 5th August. Check out loads more photos on their Facebook page, and overall results. Tom and I raced last year, for the others it was there first time and first time racing in such big fields.

Day 1 – Prologue:
Only 1.7km so basically a sprint and chance to get a good starting position on the GC.

Day 2 – Assen Criterium:
Every few laps there was sprints for the Green Jersey. I was pleased to get points every sprint and be 2nd in the Green Jersey Classification. Ben had a brilliant race too, a fast start in our race split the field quickly but Ben worked very hard with his group and managed to get back, he finished happy with the peloton and moved up the GC ! Oliver P was also racing hard, moving up the peloton fast in cat 4, unfortunately he came off, but luckily he was ok to continue. He finished with great speed, we were all very proud!

Day 3 – Road Race:
Closed roads, cars, motorbikes and police to support the race made it very exciting for Oliver P, Oliver G and Charlie this was their favourite race. Oliver G was full of confidence on the start line, chatting away and planning attacks. Oliver P was very happy after he finished with the Peloton! Tom’s 50 mile race started with 140, included cobbles and lots of crashes. Tom crashed, but he still did brilliant after chasing back for 10 miles before finding a group of riders and finished 82nd – amazing as 50 riders got swept out by the Broom Wagon!

Day 4 – Time Trial:
I made the podium, very happy to get 3rd out of 77 in cat 6, points for the White Jersey Classification and a medal. For Oliver P, Charlie and Oliver G this was their first ever TT. Oliver G and Charlie had their best result yet. Tom and Ben also had great times, they moved up the GC again! Ben up to 43rd in cat 6 and Tom 73rd in Neiuwelingen.

Day 5 – Omloop:
Cobbles and more sprints for the Jersey’s. I finished 4th in the White Jersey Classification. Ben sadly crashed on his 2nd lap, he received a lap out and then showed great determination to finish despite being hurt. Tom’s category was due to split into 2 for day 6, he needed another good result today, he wanted to be in that fastest group on the last day. He did it ! Tom was very happy to be inside the top 70. As a first year in his category this is a great achievement!

Day 6 – Campsite Crit:
We were all tired but Charlie was clearly still full of energy, for the first time this week he finished with the Cat 2 peloton, his hard work payed off. A great end to the week, he was very happy – well done Charlie!

All the racing had finished, now the presentation. I finished 6th in the Cat 6 GC and was excited to go on stage and receive a Trophy.

The last night on the campsite included Dominos takeaway, cricket and crazy dancing, such a fun week. Hope we all go again next year, Oliver P and Charlie are already talking training plans and tactics!

Sign up: Bulbury Club Time Trial on 9th August

The eighteenth of our regular Poole Wheelers club time trials is on Wednesday 9th August.

This is a 10 mile team time trial on the fast P412/10 Bulbury course, starting at 19:00 (7:00pm).

Signing on is at the far end of the Bulbury Woods Golf club car park.

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 is a fast and popular course, so please put your name down here in advance – first come, first served. Club riders and those who sign up in advance take priority if the event is oversubscribed.

This event counts towards our Club 10 leagues.

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.

Club track session Monday 7th August

Reminder that we have another club track session on Monday.

Location: Bournemouth Cycling Centre, Winton Way, Bournemouth BH10 4EP
Times: 18:00 – 19:00 for youth and novices, 19:00 onwards 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**

As always, please register with Graham on coach@poolewheelers.com or post a comment below if you intend to come along.

These sessions are weather dependant, so please check on website and Facebook group on the day if it looks like rain.

* Will be FREE to Bournemouth Cycling Centre members. See http://www.activedorset.org/velodrome or email for details velodrome@activedorset.org

** 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.

Sign up: Gallows Hill Club Time Trial on 2nd August

The seventeenth of our regular Poole Wheelers club time trials is on Wednesday 2nd August.

This is a 10 mile time trial on the P459/10 Gallows Hill course, starting at 19:00 (7:00pm).

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 our Club 10 leagues.

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.

Club track session Monday 31st July

Reminder that we have another club track session on Monday.

Location: Bournemouth Cycling Centre, Winton Way, Bournemouth BH10 4EP
Times: 18:00 – 19:00 for youth and novices, 19:00 onwards 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**

As always, please register with Graham on coach@poolewheelers.com or post a comment below if you intend to come along.

These sessions are weather dependant, so please check on website and Facebook group on the day if it looks like rain.

* Will be FREE to Bournemouth Cycling Centre members. See http://www.activedorset.org/velodrome or email for details velodrome@activedorset.org

** 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.