Welcome to the Poole Wheelers Road Race page, I hope to try and provide some information or provide assistance to any one that is interested in road racing. We have several members who actively compete in road races throughout the season and would be able to offer assistance to newbies to road racing. Please contact me if I can help in any way – Mark.
If you are new to this, we have a page dedicated to Getting Into Road Racing!
Racing with Poole Wheelers
We have set up a Poole Wheelers Road Race WhatsApp page so you can stay in contact with fellow roadies; find out if someone is going to the same race, need a lift or have a question. If you email me (Mark) your number I’ll add you to the contact list. This is open to anyone.
The Moreton Race Series is a weekly crit race, running around a 2.5 mile lap, on the roads of Moreton every Thursday evening in the summer. Riders are set off in ability related groups, so everyone has a chance of winning! It’s a good place to start to riders new to road racing or good training workout, and is part of the Dorset Cycle Racing League.
Other race series and events
If you fancy trying British Cycling Road/Circuit racing a good place to start would we the Portsmouth Evening Circuits run every Wednesday through out the summer at Mountbatten. Here you find at least one of us racing every week.
Often in the British cycling events tactics plays a big part especially if you have team mates within the same race, as we will often try to work together. We will always try to have a chat before to see who’s feeling good or not.
Throughout the year many of us will race in the same events and will make contact before hand about arranging lifts and entry. Some events will require a team to enter and we will ask around or via our Facebook page who fancies entering. Entry will be normally done as a team; accommodation, transport is arranged as a group.
Below are just some of the events Poole Wheelers have registered for in the 2017 season. Get in touch with Mark or Ryan to add your name or let them know if you are attending others we should add.
|01-Apr||Somerset Road Club Spring Circuit Race – Exeter||Ryan Weston|
|11-Apr||Westpoint Races 1 – Exeter||Ryan Weston|
|15-Apr||Portsmouth Easter Circuits||Ryan Weston|
|18-Apr||Westpoint Races 2 – Exeter||Ryan Weston|
|25-Apr||Westpoint Races 3 – Exeter||Ryan Weston|
|10-May||Portsmouth Evening Circuits #2||Ryan Weston|
|14-May||Bournemouth Jubilee Road Race – Lulworth||Ryan Weston|
|17-May||Portsmouth Evening Circuits #3||Ryan Weston|
|20-May||Tour of the Milburys 2017 – Near Winchester||Ryan Weston|
|24-May||Portsmouth Evening Circuits #4||Ryan Weston|
|31-May||Portsmouth Evening Circuits #5||Ryan Weston|
|03-Jun||Portsmouth North End CC Summer Road Race||Ryan Weston|
|07-Jun||Portsmouth Evening Circuits #6||Ryan Weston|
|21-Jun||Portsmouth Evening Circuits #8||Ryan Weston|
|25-Jun||Velo Club Venta Summer Road Race – Near Winchester||Ryan Weston|
|28-Jun||Portsmouth Evening Circuits #9||Ryan Weston|
|12-Jul||Portsmouth Evening Circuits #11||Ryan Weston|
|16-Jul||Bournemouth Cycleworks Summer Road Rac- Lulworth||Ryan Weston|
|19-Jul||Portsmouth Evening Circuits #12||Ryan Weston|
Another two events that are being discussed below, please ask Mark or Ryan if you fancy entering one of these:
For more information about road racing, contact:
Road Secretary: Mark Valentine
Road Race Rep: Ryan Weston
Men’s Captain: Les Pick