WEDNESDAY EVENING SOCIAL AND TRAINING RIDE 🚴‍♀️🚴🚴‍♂️❤️

Who needs to burn off the excess Christmas cake 🍰🙋‍♂️

We’re back with our winter group rides in the usual place from Poole Park Cricket Pavilion every Wednesday from 630pm.

Our group rides provide a great place to ride for anyone new to cycling, training for a summer of sportives, or honing your race legs.

Let us know you’re coming here 👉 https://forms.gle/DicZBALBGS7cJtBM9
– TIMES –
630 pm – meet at Poole Park Cricket Pavilion
645 pm – leave Poole Park Cricket Pavilion
**745 pm **– Groups meet back at the pavilion for tea, coffee and Biscuits 🍪☕️🍪☕️
– GROUPS –
Leading the groups this week to be added soon:
14-16mph –
16-18mph –
19-20mph –
22mph +
📢 We’re aiming to keep the groups to no more than 12 people, so there may be more than one group at the speed you selected.
– ROUTES –
Traditional loop this week of sandbanks, haven road, Compton acres, repeat. https://www.strava.com/routes/2756314164326302134
Any questions, leave a comment below 🤟🙂

WEDNESDAY EVENING SOCIAL AND TRAINING RIDE ❤️🚴‍♀️🚴‍♂️🚴

Praise the lord, the rain is easing and it’s looking like a lovely Autumn evening for a social group ride 🙌
 
Let us know if you’re coming to the Wednesday evening social and training ride 🙋‍♀️🙋🙋‍♂️
SIGN UP HERE👉
Weather Watch 🌦
Currently only 4% chance of rain! We look set for a great evening for riding.  Unless it is biblical at 5pm, we’ll go ahead with the ride!
Why sign up in advance?
It is a huge help to everyone who organises and leads the ride to know the numbers. It means we can have enough people to lead the different speeds on the road.
– TIMES –
630 pm – meet at Poole Park Cricket Pavilion
645 pm – leave Poole Park Cricket Pavilion
745 pm – Groups meet back at the pavilion for tea coffee and Biscuits 🍪☕️🍪☕️
– GROUPS –
Leading the groups this week to be added soon:
14-16mph
16-18mph
19-20mph – Being led by Ryan Weston
22mph +
📢 We’re aiming to keep the groups to no more than 12 people so there may be more than one group at the speed you selected.
– ROUTES –
There are road works 🚧🚦 on our traditional route. It means we will be altering the route but those leading the rides will roughly keep it to one hour.
Slow to medium-paced groups – https://www.strava.com/routes/3010134166802903556
Medium to Fast based groups – https://www.strava.com/routes/3009396083815331356
Fast group – https://www.strava.com/routes/3010135319902134124
Any questions, leave a comment below 🤟🙂

Wednesday Evening Training ride 28/09 🚴‍♀️🚴‍♂️🚴

For everyone signed up for tonight. Here are the details

630 pm – meet at Poole Park Cricket Pavilion
645 pm – leave Poole Park Cricket Pavilion
745 pm – Groups meet back at the pavilion for tea coffee and Biscuits 🍪☕️🍪☕️

Thanks to everyone who has signed up for the ride tonight. A big thanks to Pete Watkins who is on tea coffee duty tonight. 🙌

Leading the groups tonight;

14-16mph Paul Furey and Darren Elbrow
16-18mph
Craig Weston, Jackie Courtney & Steve Simmonds
19-20mph
Sian McPherson & Ryan Weston
22mph +
Alex Rowling & Daniel Paine

📢 We’re aiming to keep the groups to no more than 12 people so there may be more than one group at the speed you selected.

There are road works 🚧🚦 on our traditional route. It means we will be altering the route but those leading the rides will roughly keep it to one hour. proposed new routes are at the bottom 👇 This route has a lot more hills, as such, you most likely will have a slower average than expected. Anyone is welcome to the ride.

We only ask for £1 from club members and £2 from non members.

Any questions, leave a comment below 🤟🙂

Slow to medium paced groups – https://www.strava.com/routes/3010134166802903556

Medium to Fast based groups – https://www.strava.com/routes/3009396083815331356
Fast group – https://www.strava.com/routes/3010135319902134124

Sign up for the Wednesday evening rides

Hi Wheelers

The seasons are changing 😩  The Autumnal and Winter chill is here and it’s time to wrestle on those mudguards and find your snoods 🍂❄️  Not looking forward to that? Well, there is no better way to get through the long winter than our Wednesday evening group rides 🤟

Those unfamiliar with the club. During the Autumn and Winter, the club runs group rides for all. We have different groups of up to 12 people going off at average speeds ranging from a no-drop social group (usually about 13-14mph) all the way to up to 22mph+ 🥵. 

The ride is open to all, whether you’re a club member or not. Use the sign-up form to let us know you’re coming along so we can organise the groups in advance – https://forms.gle/RQxndy8m2gLBk9zEA

We meet at Poole Park Cricket Pavilion at 630 pm with the groups setting off at 645 pm. The ride is roughly one hour on our classic sandbanks and Lilliput loop. However, due to road works the course will change from time to time.

Strava links 🚴‍♀️🚴🚴‍♀️

Classic Sandbanks and Lilliput – https://www.strava.com/routes/2756314164326302134

Alternative due to roadworks – https://www.strava.com/routes/3009396083815331356

Once you get back to the Cricket Pavilion, there will be Teas, Coffee, biscuits and a chance to chat with other cyclists about how cold it is ☕️🍪

We only ask for £1 from members and £2 for non-members to help cover the cost of hiring the pavilion and the biscuits

This is a great way to keep your fitness and morale up during winter. Get signed up to beat the winter blues. If you’re new to the club or have any questions, do message me or just say hello in the comments 🙂

If you’re new to riding, below is a handy video about how the groups rotate/do a double pace line (Vintage GCN video) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1rXCcNG1GM

Looking forward to seeing everyone out through Winter!

Volunteers needed for the Wednesday evening group rides

Hi Wheelers
It’s that time of year again, the Wednesday night rides are back ❄️🚴‍♀️🚴🚴‍♂️. Before I post the full details, I’m looking for volunteers who will be riding regularly through winter to help lead a group 🙌
 
This mainly involves being a friendly face at the club room, organising your group on the night, and just making sure everyone knows the route and gets back safely.
 
This doesn’t mean you have to commit to the same group speed each week nor do you have to commit to leading each week, I only need a good pool of volunteers ready to help each week with the groups.
 
If you would like to get involved or want to know more please let me know 🤟🙂

Poole Wheelers track sessions are back on Monday evenings

As from Monday 5th April we will once again be holding our weekly track sessions at Bournemouth Velodrome.

Obviously we are having to work within all the Covid guidelines and restriction set by both government and British Cycling.

Initially we can NOT cater for NOVICE riders only riders who have riden track before.

To ride you must register before the session (cut off is 18.00 on the sunday before the monday session) –  see link to registration document below.

Cost of sessions £6 for Poole Wheeler members and £7.50 for guests – Active Dorset are no longer runing a track membership system

Any quires – contact coaches@poolewheelers.com

Link to register – https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdnB5HGoT7pCXUbXAaCbDl27jCkJPqTuNniNoI7xAJ6lpCuHg/viewform?usp=sf_link

Club events and group rides UPDATE

Last week (8th July) the committee discussed the potential of restarting club events including social and group rides, TTs and Track sessions.
 
After discussing the options and reviewing the current guidelines and restrictions, many people within the club who are key to these events and rides taking place, are not currently comfortable to restart club events at this moment in time.
 
The committee are in constant contact with each other and are due to revisit the restrictions at the end of July and will give you an update thereafter.
 
We appreciate everyone is keen to reinstate the club events, however we feel there is a big ask on the personal to put these events on. We pride ourselves on being a social club and with the restrictions and logistics to follow, these restrict and hinders the enjoyment of these types of events. Please bear with us and we will let you know as soon as possible of any developments going forward.
 
In the meantime, happy cycling, stay safe and we look forward to catching you all again soon!
 
On behalf of PWCC committee

Covid-19 – All Club activities postponed until further notice

Hi Everyone

 

In view of the current ongoing situation with the covid-19 virus outbreak we feel it is the correct and appropriate course of action to follow government advice and guidelines.

Therefore from immediate effect we are postponing all Poole Wheelers’ group activities (this includes club rides, training rides, roller sessions and time trials) until further notice.

This is for everyone’s own health and safety and not for any other reason.

If you do choose to go out and ride your bike please adhere to up to date government advice and guidelines.

 

Keep healthy

 

Regards

 

Ian Dryden – Chairman

Graham Hurst – President

Poole Wheelers WINS Club of the Year!

Fantastic news: Poole Wheelers has won Cycling Weekly’s Club of the Year 2019!

Our massive increase in female members, racing success and use of social media to boost membership are among the reasos the judging panel selected us as winners of this prestigious award. You can read a more detailed summary of the nomination that was submitted here.

Graham Hurst (left) and Craig Weston (right) were the committee members selected to attend the awards ceremony in London on 28th November, and as you can see they both scrubbed up well for this black tie event!

Photo credit: Bill Temple, Primera

A big thanks to all our members who make the club what it is.

Here’s to another amazing year of cycling ahead.