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)

 

Calshot track training Saturday 4th November

We have the following dates booked at Calshot track – as you can see the 1st and last session are later !!! sorry

Sat 4th November 13.30 – 16.30

Sat 2nd December 13.30 – 16.30

Sat 6th January 13.30 – 16.30

Sat 3rd February 12.30 – 15.30

Sat 3rd March 17.00 – 20.00

So Next Session is 4th November

These sessions are – not just turn up on the day you need to book in advance – I will review those who want to attend d confirm your place prior to the session.- we are limited to 20 places.

If you want to ride on the 4th November – Please e-mail coach@poolewheelers.com

We are as previous years running these sessions with Andrew Pitt and riders from Palmer Park.

Cost will be £6.00 for the session – if you need to hire a bike it is approx another £10.00 – sorry ( a bit cheaper for youth riders)

If you want to ride please can you e-mail me by Monday the 23rd October

 

Calshot – Winter Track Sessions

We have the following dates booked at Calshot track – as you can see the 1st and last session are later !!! sorry

Sat 23rd September 16.00 – 19.00

Sat 4th November 13.30 – 16.30

Sat 2nd December 13.30 – 16.30

Sat 6th January 13.30 – 16.30

Sat 3rd February 12.30 – 15.30

Sat 3rd March 17.00 – 20.00

All dates are now showing in the calendar on the events page

We are as previous years running these sessions with Andrew Pitt and riders from Palmer Park.

These sessions are – not just turn up on the day you need to book in advance – I will review those who want to attend d confirm your place prior to the session.- we are limited to 20 places.

Cost will be £6.00 for the session – if you need to hire a bike it is approx another £10.00 – sorry ( a bit cheaper for youth riders)

To get the Ball rolling will alls those who want to ride please e-mail me  coach@poolewheelers.com for the first session only.

 

Club track session Monday 28th August

Reminder that we have another club track session on Monday. This is the final scheduled session of the year at the Bournemouth Cycling Centre!

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.

Bournemouth Track Club Clusters, Saturday 26th August

On Saturday we have another club cluster on the Bournemouth Cycling Centre track. Please register with Graham on coach@poolewheelers.com or post a comment below.

Location: Bournemouth Cycling Centre, Winton Way, Bournemouth BH10 4EP
Times: Last Saturday of every month 1.00pm – 4.00pm, March – August inclusive

Supported by British Cycling Staff

We want to encourage all local clubs to come and attend with riders and coaches.

Cost: £5.00 per session plus £2.00 bike hire*

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

The sessions will be open to all members of local British Cycling registered clubs.

We need riders and coaches.

The object of the sessions is to cater for all ages and abilities and to teach track skills and etiquette.

If your club is interested in attending, please register your interest with: Graham Hurst – Poole Wheelers, e-mail coach@poolewheelers.com

* 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 swopped.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Bournemouth Track Club Clusters, Saturday 29th June

On Saturday we have another club cluster on the Bournemouth Cycling Centre track. Please register with Graham on coach@poolewheelers.com or post a comment below.

Location: Bournemouth Cycling Centre, Winton Way, Bournemouth BH10 4EP
Times: Last Saturday of every month 1.00pm – 4.00pm, March – August inclusive

Supported by British Cycling Staff

We want to encourage all local clubs to come and attend with riders and coaches.

Cost: £5.00 per session plus £2.00 bike hire*

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

The sessions will be open to all members of local British Cycling registered clubs.

We need riders and coaches.

The object of the sessions is to cater for all ages and abilities and to teach track skills and etiquette.

If your club is interested in attending, please register your interest with: Graham Hurst – Poole Wheelers, e-mail coach@poolewheelers.com

* 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 swopped.