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.

Fantastic results for club youngsters at the RTTC National Youth Championship finals

Isabel Sharp won the 10-mile National Youth Championship at the RTTC finals staged in Norfolk on Saturday 8th September! Not content with just being National Champion, Isabel also clocked a new the GHS Championship Record… This is an extraordinary achievement from a rider who is still only 13!

Cycling Weekly, 13th September 2018

Poole Wheelers also took home the team price with Tom, Jamie and Isabel, who all also won their respective age groups. Their combined winning time of 1:01:52  was also a new GHS Championship Record. That’s a lot of winning!

Isabel Sharp: 22:04 1st 13 year old, 1st overall girl and 39th overall in the combined results
Thomas Day: 19:32 1st 16 year, 2nd overall
Jamie Whitcher: 20:16 1st 14 year old, 9th overall

Tom was only one second off the winner…

“I felt strong through the whole race and was pushing for a PB however when I hit the monster head wind on they way back I knew I had to dig deep”, recalls Isabel. “When I saw my time at the end I was so pleased. I didn’t even realise I had won overall until my friend told me. Definitely my best achievement to date.”

Jamie said that “during the TT I had no idea how I was doing, I had no one to chase and I couldn’t see my Garmin but I felt really good and pushed hard all the way. When I sat up at the finish to see my time I was really pleased, very happy with my age cat win and overall result.”

This caps off an extraordinary summer for our youth riders, who have been competing in a range of races in the UK and abroad. Jamie even won the Kids-Tour Berlin 2018, a four stage race, as part of the international Cannibal Team. After a fantastic performance in individual and Team time trials, a road race and a criterium race, Jamie won the Yellow Jersey and Cannibal Team won the Team Classification!

Congratulations from everyone in Poole Wheelers to all our youth riders!

Sign up: Club 25 mile Time Trial on Sunday 9th September

The final of this season’s Poole Wheelers club time trials is on Sunday 9th September.

This is a 25 mile time trial on the P413/25 course, starting at 07:30 (7:30 am). Road or TT bikes are permissible.

Signing on at the start of the course.

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 the 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 Luke Rendell.

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

Sign up: Gallows Hill 2-up TTT on Wednesday 22nd August

Our next time trial is on Wednesday 22nd August!

It is a 10 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 ride solo or as a team, and name your 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 Luke Rendell.

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

Sign up: club time trial on Gallows Hill course on Wednesday 15th August

Our next time trial is on Wednesday 15th August!

It is a 10 miles time trial on the P459 Gallows Hill course, starting at 18:50.

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 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.

Sign up: club time trial on Bulbury course on Wednesday 8th August

Our next time trial is on Wednesday 8th August!

It is a 10 miles time trial on the P412/10 Bulbury course, starting at 19:00.

This is a fast course along the Upton bypass, so great opportunities for PBs!

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

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 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.

Sign up: club time trial on Gallows Hill course Wednesday 1st August

Our next time trial is on Wednesday 1st August!

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 six(!) different divisions, so there’s a competitive element for everyone. The top-3 in each league are as follows:

  • Premier Division: Luke Rendell, Nick Bark, Patryk Witkowski
  • First Division: Paul Axon, Glen Axon, John Vinson
  • Second Division: Ian Dryden, Matt Laishley, Nigel Rendell
  • Third Division: Les Jessop, Ellie Rendell, Willy Stocks
  • Junior League: Dan Byrne, Tom Day, Digby Llewellyn
  • Handicap Ten League: Luke Rendell, Nigel Rendell, Matt Laishley

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.

CANCELLED: Open TT 29th July 2018

We have taken the decision to CANCEL the Poole Wheelers Harold Cribb Memorial 25 Open Time Trial scheduled for Sunday 29th July, due to the severe wind and rain forecast.

We never take these decisions lightly, though the safety of riders is paramount and early notice will ensure people do not travel needlessly.

Thank you to everyone who has volunteered to help out with the event and our apologies for any inconvenience. We will be looking at options to reschedule the event later on in the year.

Sign up: club time trial on Bulbury course Wednesday 25th July

Our next time trial is on Wednesday 25th July!

It is a 10 miles time trial on the P412/10 Bulbury course, starting at 19:15.

This is a fast course along the Upton bypass, so great opportunities for PBs! There seems to be a few every week this summer…

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

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 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.