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

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)

 

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!

Race summary, Week 17 (24-30th April)

Poole Wheelers Evening 10, 26th April

Course P459/9.8 Gallows Hill Wool Worgret Heath (Short due to roadworks)

Position Rider Club Time mph Rating PWRecord Competition(s) and Points
1 Luke Rendell Poole Wheelers 23:49 24.689 78.009 Course Best 1st Division 40
2 Mike Williams Poole Wheelers 23:57 24.551 77.466    
3 Rupert Silman Bournemouth Jubilee Whs 24:40 23.838 74.548    
4 Robin Darch Poole Wheelers 24:53 23.630 73.665    
5 Mark Bleakley Poole Wheelers 25:09 23.380 72.579    
6 Mark Valentine Poole Wheelers 25:27 23.104 71.357   Premier 40
7 Sam Brooke Poole Wheelers 25:53 22.717 69.593 Course Best 2nd Division 40 Junior 40
8 Dan Byrne Poole Wheelers 27:53 21.088 61.448   Junior 39
9 Martin Reeder Poole Wheelers 27:54 21.075 61.380    
10 Phil Harvey Bournemouth Jubilee Whs 28:45 20.452 57.919    
11 Max Bentley Poole Wheelers (day) 29:32 19.910 54.729    
12 Gary Trudgett Poole Wheelers 29:36 19.865 54.457    
13 John Pick Chronos RT 33:19 17.649 39.321    
  Averages for event 26:59 21.791 65.113    

Henstridge Circuits #1 Results

4th Cat only

1 Samuel Brooke Poole Wheelers CC

2/3 Cat

11 Mark Valentine Poole Wheelers CC

CC Weymouth Club 25, 25/04/17, Results

6 Luke Rendall PW 1.01.49

Bournemouth Arrow Club 10 27/04/17, Results

8 Jamie Whitcher Poole Wheelers 00:26:18 22.81

12 Ben Gill Poole Wheelers 00:29:42 20.20

Dorset Sandisons Classic

15. Samuel Wadsley Poole Wheelers CC

22. Kevin Egan Poole Wheelers CC

27. Vincent Harding Poole Wheelers CC

29. Mark Valentine Poole Wheelers CC

31. Samuel Brooke Poole Wheelers CC

Isle of Man Youth Tour, 28-30th April

Lucy Gadd took 5th place overall at the IOMYT in the Youth A category after 3 days of hard racing. The final podium spot was decided by the bonus seconds!

Full results are available from Manx Timing Solutions, and direct link to the GC Youth A Girls PDF.

Race summary, Week 16 (17-23rd April)

Poole Wheelers Evening 10, 19th April

Course P459/9.8 Gallows Hill Wool Worgret Heath (Short due to roadworks)

Position Rider Club Time mph Rating PWRecord Competition(s) and Points
1 Sam Wadsley Poole Wheelers 21:50 26.931 86.086 Course Best Premier 40
2 Craig Haslam Team Bottrill 22:43 25.884 82.489    
3 Andrew Humphreys Poole Wheelers 23:28 25.057 79.434 Course Best  
4 Michael Akers JPCC 24:14 24.264 76.312    
5 Luke Rendell Poole Wheelers 24:26 24.065 75.498   1st Division 40
6 Luke Trussler Poole Wheelers 24:43 23.790 74.344 Course Best 1st Division 39
7 Mark Valentine Poole Wheelers 25:10 23.364 72.511 Course Best Premier 39
8 Tony Sawyer Poole Wheelers 26:38 22.078 66.538 Course Best 1st Division 38
9 Martin Reeder Poole Wheelers 27:26 21.434 63.281 Course Best  
10 Paul Thomas CC Weymouth 27:27 21.421 63.213    
11 Tom Kelly Poole Wheelers 27:31 21.369 62.941    
12 Nigel Rendell Poole Wheelers 27:54 21.075 61.380 Course Best 2nd Division 40
13 Joe Edwards Purbeck Peloton 27:55 21.063 61.312    
14 John O'Brien Bournemouth Jubilee Whs 28:02 20.975 60.837    
15 Paul Burrows Mud Sweat N Gears CC 28:23 20.716 59.412    
16 Phil Harvey Bournemouth Jubilee Whs 28:34 20.583 58.665    
17 Tony Flavell Poole Wheelers 29:20 20.045 55.543    
18 Ben Gill Poole Wheelers 30:09 19.502 52.217    
19 Charlotte Kelly Poole Wheelers 30:24 19.342 51.199    
20 Cheryl Weeks Poole Wheelers (2nd Claim) 31:02 18.947 48.620    
21 Les Jessop Poole Wheelers 31:55 18.423 45.023   3rd Division 40
22 John Pick Chronos RT 33:40 17.465 37.896    
  Averages for event 27:24 21.460 63.398    

Behind the Bikesheds Thruxton Race Series #1 Results

3rd Cat

26 Vincent Harding Poole Wheelers CC

Ogmore valley whs

Samuel Wadsley Poole Whs 23 Apr 17 ogmore valley whs (men) (240 riders in 3 events) R25/3H 6 50:29

Race summary, Week 15 (10-16th April)

Youth Tour of Scotland 2017

The BC South Team came third overall in the Youth Tour of Scotland, with our very own Lucy ending up 8th individually in the general classification out of 70 riders. The BC South Team was coached by Poole Wheelers coach Graham Hurst.

Girls – Stage 1
4 Lucy Gadd Poole Wheelers CC

Girls – Stage 2
9 Lucy Gadd Poole Wheelers CC

Girls – Stage 3
25 Lucy Gadd Poole Wheelers CC

Girls – Stage 3
9 Lucy Gadd Poole Wheelers CC

Girls – General Classification
8 Lucy Gadd Poole Wheelers CC

Full results in PDF format from British Cycling website: girls race, and boys race.

Poole Wheelers Evening 10, 12th April

Course P459/9.8 Gallows Hill Wool Worgret Heath (Short due to roadworks)

Position Rider Club Time mph Rating PWRecord Competition(s) and Points
1 Sam Wadsley Poole Wheelers 22:02 26.687 85.271   Premier 40
2 Tim Flynn Poole Wheelers 22:48 25.789 82.149   1st Division 40
3 Luke Rendell Poole Wheelers 24:18 24.198 76.041 Course Best 1st Division 39
4 Luke Trussler Poole Wheelers 24:49 23.694 73.937   1st Division 38
5 Kevin Egan Poole Wheelers 25:36 22.969 70.747    
6 Sam Brooke Poole Wheelers 26:02 22.586 68.982   Junior 40
7 Ian Hobley Mid Shropshire Wheelers 26:25 22.259 67.421    
8 Tony Sawyer Poole Wheelers 27:12 21.618 64.231   1st Division 37
9 Martin Reeder Poole Wheelers 28:09 20.888 60.362    
10 Darryl Tidd Poole Wheelers 28:11 20.863 60.226    
10 Nigel Rendell Poole Wheelers 28:11 20.863 60.226    
12 Paul Burrows Mud Sweat N Gears CC 28:36 20.559 58.529    
13 Andrea Heslington Poole Wheelers 29:01 20.264 56.833    
14 Phil Harvey Bournemouth Jubilee Whs 29:15 20.103 55.882    
15 Paul Thomas CC Weymouth 29:16 20.091 55.814    
16 Les Jessop Poole Wheelers 31:31 18.657 46.652 Course Best 3rd Division 40
17 John Pick Chronos RT 33:06 17.764 40.204    
  Howard Pankhurst Poole Wheelers DNF       2nd Division 1
  Averages for event 27:19 21.525 63.736    

Bournemouth Arrow Good Friday 10, 14th April, Report/Results

Mike Williams Poole Whs 14 Apr 17 bournemouth arrow cc P311 6 22:07
Steven Pink Poole Whs 14 Apr 17 bournemouth arrow cc P311 8 22:23
Samuel Wadsley Poole Whs 14 Apr 17 bournemouth arrow cc P311 16 22:41
Craig Weston Poole Whs 14 Apr 17 bournemouth arrow cc P311 38 23:25
Luke Trussler Poole Whs 14 Apr 17 bournemouth arrow cc P311 45 24:13
Luke Rendell Poole Whs 14 Apr 17 bournemouth arrow cc P311 47 24:17
Les Pick Poole Whs 14 Apr 17 bournemouth arrow cc P311 80 25:55
Tony Sawyer Poole Whs 14 Apr 17 bournemouth arrow cc P311 88 26:31
Bill Day Poole Whs 14 Apr 17 bournemouth arrow cc P311 96 26:55
Jeremy Gill Poole Whs 14 Apr 17 bournemouth arrow cc P311 98 27:31
Lauren Bishop Poole Whs 14 Apr 17 bournemouth arrow cc P311 99 27:32
Nigel Rendell Poole Whs 14 Apr 17 bournemouth arrow cc P311 101 28:15
Ben Gill Poole Whs 14 Apr 17 bournemouth arrow cc P311 105 29:00:00

Portsmouth Easter Circuits

Closed Circuit , Portsmouth – Saturday, 15 Apr 2017

4th Cat only
Position Name Club name Rider status Category Points
5 Kevin Egan Poole Wheelers CC Finished 4th 5
12 Samuel Brooke Poole Wheelers CC Finished 4th 0
3rd Cat only
Position Name Club name Rider status Category Points
8 Samuel Wadsley Poole Wheelers CC Finished 3rd 2
22 Mark Valentine Poole Wheelers CC Finished 3rd 0

E/1/2/3
Position Name Club name Rider status Category Points
18 Ryan Weston Poole Wheelers CC Finished 2nd 0
21 Martin Rowland Poole Wheelers CC Finished 2nd 0

Full results including track courtesy of Local Riders, Local Races blog.

CC Weymouth Easter 10 Results, 16th April

4 Samuel Wadsley Male Poole Whs 22:11 27.047 Mph
5 Steven Pink Male Poole Whs 22:19 26.886 Mph
48 Terry Belbin Male Poole Whs 27:06 22.14 Mph

 

Ryan and Martin joins UK-Biking race team

Congratulations to Ryan Weston and Martin Rowland who have joined UK-Biking – Bournemouth Cycleworks – Trek Cycling Team as sponsored riders!

This is a great achievement and testament to their hard work over the past few seasons. Luckily they will both stay with Poole Wheelers as 2nd claim members, so we will still see them around at club rides too.

I would like to thank everyone at Poole Wheeler’s for their support over the years. It has been great riding for the Wheeler’s and I have loved every minute of it. Don’t worry though, you wont get rid of me that easily as I will be a 2nd claim member to the club. I will always be a wheeler at heart so I will still help anyone who needs it and will see all of you on the Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday training rides. – Ryan Weston

Thank you to the members of Poole Wheeler’s who have encouraged and helped me out over the last few seasons, it has been brilliant and fun. A special thank you to Craig Weston, who encouraged me to start racing and has never stopped giving me advice and support. I look forward to continuing to ride with you all on the club rides as a 2nd claim member whilst also competing in races, even if we are in different kit! Thank you everyone and lets all have a fantastic season. – Martin Rowland