PWCC Club member of the year award 2021

Every year at our awards night, we pay recognition to those who have gone above and beyond to help others within our club! For obvious reasons, we didn’t have any award in 2020 so we are all looking forward to celebrating the last few years of cycling!
Our club is quite large so we don’t always see what others do within the club groups … we would like to ask for your nominations to name some who you think deserves recognition for their help and contribution to our club
Please complete the form below and a shortlist will be compiled for our members to vote
Deadline date for these nominations are
22nd October 2021

Winter Wednesday night training rides

Our Winter Wednesday night training rides have returned (yey!)

These rides run between September and Feb/Mar 2022. Approx. 1hr weekly training ride for various ability/pace groups.

  • >20mph+
  • 18-19mph
  • 16-18mph
  • 14-16mph
  • <14mph

£1 for members / £2 for non-members – per rider to pay towards the Pavilion hire.

Each group will head out from Poole Park for a few laps around the Sandbanks Peninsula.

Each group to be assigned a group leader to ensure the pace remains as that stated and to take charge of chain gain training (depending on conditions and group ability)

Tea and coffee (maybe biscuits if your lucky) after each ride

All riders to sign up using the sign-up google form to get riders of the same ability matched into groups

Location:- Poole Park Cricket Pavilion. Anyone needing to drive there is plenty of parking in the park.



Poole Wheelers Club Presentation and Awards 2021

After another successful season of cycling, it is now time to celebrate our members’ achievements and a great year of cycling at the Club Annual Dinner and Presentation Evening.

Event Date – Saturday 13th November 2021

Hosted by our very own Tim Flynn, the evening will include the trophy presentations, interval games and entertainment, prize raffle, guest speaker and music. Raffle tickets will be available on the night, so please bring plenty of shrapnel to purchase tickets! All proceeds go to charity.

Riggers Restaurant and Slipway Bar

RNLI College, W Quay Rd, Poole BH15 1JD

See on map

Click here to book your place now!

£29.99 per adult / under 16’s go free.

Booking closing date 24th October

The full cost is paid directly to the RNLI – no profit is made by Poole Wheelers

Payment must be made when placing your booking. Payment details contained in the booking form link above.

Places cannot be reserved unless payment has been received.

We welcome any raffle prize donations – if you are happy to donate, please contact


We look forward to seeing you there!

The Gary Dighton 10 mile TT – 27th June 2021

The Gary Dighton 10 mile TT

Today marks Gary’s 53rd birthday and, with June looming, we felt it was a perfect day to tell you all about the 10 mile TT, held in Gary’s memory!
Scheduled for Sunday 27th June, this TT is a particularly popular and a well-attended event with so many riders, friends and family from the local community having fond memories of Gary to share.
Last year we had in excess of 100 riders take to the road to mark the event with some blistering times that Gary would have been proud of.
Stick the date in the diary – its the fastest course in the area and will be a great event for anyone to attend – if you’re a season-pro or new to time trials entirely – we look forward to seeing you there!
Entries for this event must be made via the CTT website

The Harold Cribb memorial open 25 mile time trial – Sunday 16 May 2021

Promoted for and on behalf of Cycling Time Trials under their rules and regulations.

For full details, including start times and course details, please download our event document


Event HQ – Admiralty Park – Gate 1 Admiralty Park, Station Road, Holton Heath BH16 6JT

Numbers and signing on will be at the HQ, parking, is available at the HQ. Unfortunately due to covid restrictions we’re unable to offer tea and coffee and hand out prizes following the race. Results will be posted on CTT and Poole Wheelers Facebook and Instagram page as soon as possible. We’ll post the prizes to the winners the following day. Riders are reminded that they need to sign out after the event as well as signing in


Directions to the start

The start is just under 1.5 miles from the HQ please allow a minimum of 10 minutes to get to the start line.

Stava link:

  • When leaving Admirality park gates turn right.
  • Continue for 200 metres until you reach the traffic lights (please be patient they will change for cyclists). Continue straight over at the traffic lights. –
  • Follow the road for 1.3 miles until you reach the junction of the A35.
  • -ou’ll see the start line across the road. Please turn left then right to join the start line.



1) Riders’ attention is drawn to CTT regulations particularly 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, and 21.

2) There are emergency traffic lights at Holes Bay Roundabout for the fire Station. If the lights are ignored – Marshals have been asked to take rider numbers for disqualification.

Local South DC Regulation

3) When approaching the Bakers Arms Roundabout competitors must keep to the left until they have passed the Left Hand ‘Reduce Speed Now’ sign. A marshal will present. *See picture 1 in appendix

If this instruction is ignored – The Marshal will take the riders number for disqualification

Observers may be in attendance along the course.





Sign up: EVENING 10 mile TT Series – 5th May 2021

Wednesday Night TT announcement 🎙

For this season we will only be using the P459 Gallows Hill course.

Bulbury Golf course has been very accommodating for many years but due to an increase in their membership, they no longer have spare car parking space.

We’ve taken the decision to hold our Wednesday evening TT on the popular Gallows Hill course only.

This is a great course for beginners and experienced alike! and now a great way to hone your TT skills for the open events and road racing!

🖋🚴 Wednesday 5th May TT Sign up form (1915 start)

To sign up for this week’s TT we also have a new format. We’re trailing using google forms. Please complete the attached for your spot!…/1Y6pebr5KlwewwvQIe…/edit

Remember 🐘 Poole Wheelers have their own results service so you can track your PB’s and where you’re placing in your League!

Looking forward to seeing everyone Wednesday!

and don’t forget to sign up for the Harold Crib 25m TT hosted by PW 👉

Sign up: Harold Cribb 25 mile TT

Our first open TT is fast approaching! Hands up who wants to race! 🙋‍♀️🙋🙋‍♂️

The 25-mile time trial is one of the blue ribbon events of the TT world. The perfect test of how hard you can push yourself while measuring your effort! Can you break the hour barrier 🥵? or the course record (Officially Sam Wadsley 50:10 (Unofficially Gary Dighton 49:40)).

Sign up for the event must be done by Tuesday 4th May via CTT’S webpage 👉…
The race itself takes place Sunday 16th May. It’ll be great to see as many Poole Wheelers on the start sheet as possible!
Feel free to share this with all non-Poole Wheelers and any questions just post in the comments.

Youth Omnium 2021

The Poole Wheelers Youth Omnium 2021 is now open for entries!

The event will be held at Bournemouth Velodrome on June 12th and is round 5 of the national series.

This year’s event is sponsored by Rotor Bike Components , Brew Digital, Enhanced  and Muc-off

Entries are via British Cycling website and are open for Under 8, 10, 12, 14 and 16 year old boys and girls.

Hopefully we can run this event this year!

It looks like the kids are raring to go as entries are coming in thick and fast!

Take a look at our 2019 event on YouTube which was a huge success!


Live links


Zwift WTRL Race Teams for Season 2

It seems we’ve got ourselves quite an online race team!
Ben Salvia, our team manager, has been busy building on our success from recent racing leagues on Zwift to build five teams which now have 32 riders and covers all race categories for the up and coming race series.
Season 2 of the World Tactical Racing League (WTRL) is starting on Tuesday 12th January, and with over 1500 teams registered from around the world (across 100 leagues), our riders can’t wait to start racing! The series includes five points-races and three team time trials (TTT). Racing every Tuesday evening, you’ll be sure to see some races being shared on our YouTube channel and also here on Facebook. Although racing in a world league, our teams have been placed in leagues where other local clubs (to Poole) are also taking part including Bath CC, RMACC, PDQ, Newbury Velo, Exeter Wheelers and North Devon Wheelers to name a few – BC will using the series to create a local league list of all the teams that fall into the UK Southern region too.
Race 1 – Richmond
The first race of an eight-race series is the UCI Worlds course (reverse direction). The route is a replica of the 2015 UCI Road World Championships course in Richmond, Virginia, USA. It was at this course where Peter Sagan famously attacked on 23rd Street to eventually win his first World Champs jersey. It’s a wonderful race course, with steep, attackable climbs in the first half and very flat and fast in the second half of the lap – there are two laps to complete resulting in 34km distance and 284m elevation.
Meet the teams
CAT-A – one of 66 teams in the EMEA W2 league
Captained by Ben Salvia, we have Ashley Newman, Lewis Stark, Tim Flynn, Brett Wheeler, Ade Murrey and Pat Atkinson
CAT-B – one of 103 teams in the EMEA E2 league
Captained by Sammy Perren, we have Noah Miller, Paul Axon Mason Bonner, Peter Short, Neil Gartland and Maurizio Borghi
CAT-C – one of 34 teams in the EMEA E2 league
Captained by Matt Colley, we have David Tilsed, Leighton Smith, Josh Naylor, Les Pick and Pete Watkins
CAT-D – one of 11 teams in the EMEA E1 league
Captained by Andy Petty, we have Sarah Inwood, Andy Richardson, Tim Morris, Scott Francis, Reg Holden and Jim Perren
CAT-D Ladies – one of 27 teams in the AMERICAS E1 league
Our Ladies only team captained by Suzy Watkins, we have Catherine Petty, Zoe Taylor, Emma Hanson, Jill Lewis, Sadie Mitchell and Helen Broadbridge
(EMEA = Europe, Middle East and Africa)
All teams are limited to six riders per race and must have at least three riders take part in all races (four for TTT). With all teams with at least six riders and team registration closed, if you are interested in cycle racing online we would love to hear from you as we can always can fill gaps where people can’t take part in a race for whatever reason (you don’t have to commit to all races).
Anyone thinking of virtual racing, get yourself on Zwift, RGT or any other virtual cycling platform, sign up to a Zwift Power account (you will need this to take part in most racing leagues) and give it a go!
There are other leagues on other platforms so, if you are racing in any events, it would be great to see what you’re doing and how you’re getting on! Search PWCC for all our Poole Wheelers on each platform and drop us a 👍 and follow!