Poole Wheelers shortlisted for Cycling Weekly’s Club of the Year Award!

Earlier this year, Cycling Weekly put out a call for nominations for ‘Club of the Year‘ as part of their 2019 awards. We made an entry and are proud to announce that Poole Wheelers is one of three clubs to be shortlisted for the award!

The nomintation showcased a whole host of things that make our club great, with a few highlghts being:

  • Massive growth in membership in the last year
  • Breaking the 100 mark on female members (a third of the club!)
  • Competetive success across the board, inluding:
    • Luke & Tim riding in the BBAR
    • Hosting our first Sprint Omnium
    • Gail being 3rd woman in the Transcontinental Race
    • Regularly winning the team prize at time trial events
  • Upping our game with charity fundraising (over £3000 rasied for AboutFace this year so far)
  • Ever-increasing options for club rides, led by the members for the members
  • Growing engagement and innovation on our social media, including fun Strava Segment Challenges and amazing new promotional videos by Pete
  • Remaining as true as ever to our reputation as “the friendly club”

The winning club will be selected by a judging panel and announced at the Awards Ceremony in London on 28th November. Graham Hurst and Craig Weston will be representing the club, taking the two complimentary spaces offered by Cycling Weekly. There is also a limited number of extra tickets available at £300 each. Please get in touch by Friday 25th October if you’re interested in buying one.

Well done to each and every one of you for being part of such an amazing club; this is a wonderful achievement whatever the result on the night!

As always, happy cycling

Roller / Turbo evenings start again Thursday 3rd October

UPDATED 1st October – Due to double booking of Pavilion at Slades Park start Time is now 7.30pm please arrive from 7.15pm to set up.

Every Thursday until end of March ( there will be a 1 week break at Christmas we all have better things to do on Christmas day!!!))
Where ?
The New Pavilion at Slades Park.  Park in the car park off Ensbury Avenue (same car park as used for the Velodrome)

Google maps ref 50.747728, -1.895047

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 £1.00 per rider – ( £2 for non- Poole Wheeler members )
• 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.

Wednesday Night Rides – Your Club Needs YOU!

Dear all

It’s great to see so many riders already signed up to ride our Wednesday night clubs rides – about 60 riders in week 1! – and we just need a little bit of support from everyone to keep these nights running. Poole Wheelers is run by the members for the members, meaning we each have a part to play in helping the club run smoothly.

Ros volunteers her time week in, week out to make us all lovely hot drinks post-ride. However, we also need someone to open up and set things up ready for her each week. If everyone covers this for just one week, we’ll soon have a full complement of volunteers to keep this going throughout the season.

In short, the week you volunteer, you’ll need to open the pavilion, put the forms out on the table and get things ready for the hot drinks. More details are given in the link below, where you can sign up for the week you want to cover.

Sign Up Here

Put your name down now and we’ll be sorted for the season in no time!

Thank you.

 

South Region – Club News

Please see below link to The British Cycling South Region Club News .

This covers all cycling disciplines and is well worth a read. Some of our youth riders may well be interested in the development sessions taking place over the winter at Newport on the track and Oddown on the road – plus there are details on the Wessex Cyclo-cross league which got under way last weekend with several Poole Wheelers riding.

As I said above have a read

Club News #2

Fill in your Wednesday club night rider form here

It’s that time of year again and we’ll be meeting each week in Poole Park Pavilion for our club rides throughout the winter season.

If you’re taking part in these rides, you’ll need to complete a quick form to agree to the ride rules and let us know your emergency contact details. To save time when you arrive, you’re welcome to print the form and bring it with you to your first ride (downoad links below). The form also sets out the rules & etiquette for the rides.

Important note: Under 18s will need a complete parental consent in addition to a rider form.

Links to download forms:

Rider form

Parental consent form

Happy riding!

Sign up: Evening 10 League PW Club TT Gallows Hill course Wednesday 07/08/2019

Our next time trial is on Wednesday 7th August 2019.

It is a 10 miles time trial on the P459 Gallows Hill course, starting at 19:00

This is an ideal course for everyone – beginners, youth riders, and competitive hard riders alike.

Please put your name down on this site in the comments section below which will help us get a start sheet going, but as always entries on the line will be accepted.

This event counts towards our evening ten leagues.

We have no less than seven different divisions, so there’s a competitive element for everyone. The top-3 in each league are as follows:

  • Premier Division: 1st Paul Axon, 2nd Tim Flynn , 3rd Nick Barks
  • First Division: 1st Chris Hill, 2nd Steve Morphew, 3rd Ben Salvia
  • Second Division: 1st Gary Trudgett, 2nd Nigel Rendell , 3rd Lauren Bishop
  • Third Division: 1st Ellie Rendell, 2nd Sarah Bascombe, 3rd Suzy Watkins
  • Junior League: 1st Dan Bryne, 2nd Liam Openshaw, 3rd Digby Llewellyn
  • Handicap Ten League: 1stGary Trudgett , 2nd Paul Axon, 3rd Ellie Rendell
  • Women’s League: 1st Sarah Bascombe, 2nd Ellie Rendell, 3rd Lauren Bishop,

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 (new) course below, and club records for the course are on our results page.

Creech Hill Climb, Sunday 7th October

The Dorset Hill Climb series continues this Sunday with the Poole Wheelers’ race up Creech!

The hill climb series is all about team success, with points awarded to all starters – so everyone taking part is contributing to their own and their team’s success(!)

Make sure we pack the field to get the points!

Entry is on the starting line for every event, with start time at 10:00 am. For Creech we sign on at bottom of Grange Hill road, see approximate location at map below.

The 2018 inter-club Hill Climb Series features the following races:

  • 16/09/2018 Sun Mud Sweat & Gears Chalky Rd – Broadmayne 10.00 CANCELLED
  • 23/09/2018 Sun CC Weymouth hillclimb – Ridgeway 10.00 [RESULTS]
  • 07/10/2018 Sun Poole Wheelers – Creech 10.00
  • 14/10/2018 Sun Bournemouth Jubilee Wheelers – Bulbarrow 10.00
  • 21/10/2018 Sun Purbeck Peloton – Whiteway 10.00 (stc)

Remember: the Poole Wheelers hill climb Champion has to ride both Creech and Whiteway. Enjoy!!!

Roller / Turbo evenings start again Thursday 20th September

Every Thursday until end of March ( there will be a 2 week break at Christmas)
Where ?
The main hall at Winton School Winton Way, Bournemouth BH10 4HT.
Time 6.30 – 7.45pm
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.

Senior Road Race report for April

A quieter month for the senior road race team. Congratulations to Nicholas Barks who won at Henstridge and in the process gained his 3rd cat licence:

Nicholas Barks

Henstridge Curit Race, Event 1 4th Cat                   1st

Manuel Maestra Agudo

John Andrews Memorial Road Race                        9th

Mark Valentine

Sandisons Spring Classic Road Race                         15th

Kevin Egan

John Andrews Memorial Road Race                        19th

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