Every Thursday until end of March ( there will be a 2 week break at Christmas)
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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%.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Written by Lucy Gadd
Junior Ladies Captain (2016–17)
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!
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
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
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