PW Climb Championship: Race 1 results 🚀

Who doesn’t love a Hill Climb? With an incredible bubbling atmosphere and cheering all the way to the top, it was a great evening of racing. All that was missing today were the cowbells (Next time!).

A brave 24 riders took to the start line to tackle the brutal but glorious Creech Hill Climb today. Thankfully a dry night and road for the 20% pitches that pepper the climb. The 2 to 4-minute effort was a serious lung buster to all of those involved.

A big thanks to all of the organisers and photographers tonight. Ros Spencer, Suzy Watkins and Jeremy Gill as our timekeepers.  A big thanks to Ben Ansell for making the event feel like day 1 of the Tour de France by holding riders up at the start.

The Juniors led the way today and showed everyone how to tackle the climb with 2 of the top 3 under 16. Oli Gill was the quickest on the night with an incredible 2 minutes, 36.2 seconds. Agonising 3.5 seconds back was Dan Newman with a 2.39.7. An effort that hard Dan could only collapse to the grass bank following the effort “Now the adrenaline has gone, I can feel all the nettle stings I got from collapsing on the roadside”.

George Mahon rounded off the podium with a super strong ride of 2.45.4. It was a close-fought battle for the final podium spot with only one-second splitting 3rd to 5th. Alex Rowling continued his fine form taking 4th with a 2.45.9 and Alasdair Hitchen, not feeling the effects of a recent wedding and honeymoon was 5th with 2.46.4

Other notable rides came from Rufus King and Robbie Fall showing they are mountain goats in road cycling with 2.50.0 and 3.26.4. Come the next hill climb in October the juniors could be packing out the top 10.

Chapeau to George Terry who loved Creech hill so much he took it on 3 times that evening!

Other close-fought battles on the night saw Michael O’Driscoll have one of the biggest smiles of the night when finding out he beat Ed Palmer by 0.1 second! 3.29.6 and 3.29.7. Mark Branford took home family bragging rights beating his son Daniel by a narrow 5.6 seconds, 3.50.4 & 3.56.1.

Thank you to everyone who helped and raced. Next Wednesday we’ll be back to time trialling on the usual P459 at 730pm.

 

PW TT Results 22nd June 🚀

Wednesday night 10 mile TT was the hottest of the year so far☀️🥵! It came with some absolutely rapid times from the riders who took to the start line.

Supported on the night by our crack TT support team, a huge thanks to Ros Spencer and Jeremy Gill for Timekeeping. The ever-present Andy Haas watching over Puddletown Road corner, Craig Weston for marshalling Wool Roundabout and Pete Watkins & Steve Fall keeping the start/finish line in check! We couldn’t get the TT on without you 🙌

In the Road bike Category, Alex Rowling,  strode to the quickest time and sneaked under 23-minutes and showed no signs of feeling the effects of a mid-season hiatus from studying.

Behind, Noah Miller and Michael O’Driscoll both set course PBs 👏

For the TT bikes. it went right to the line with Steve Pink pipping Tim Flynn to the best time by 2 seconds, 21:32 and 21:34 respectively. In doing so, Steve took the record time set by a Poole Wheeler! The previous record set by Max Baldock of 21:33 had stood for 16 years!

On the night Oli Gill was the quickest Junior with a hugely impressive 22:54! With back-to-back sub 23’s, Oli may soon be knocking the top two off the podium!

Grace Upshall was the quickest Under 15 with a 26:07 and Robbie Fall continued his week-on-week improvement with a 27:29 🤜

Next week we take a brief break to fit in our Hill Climb series! Come and join for 5 minutes exhillation climbing one Dorsets iconic climbs.

 

 

 

PW TT Results – 15.06

 

PW TT Results – 15.06

Last night was an incredible turnout! Thanks to everyone who rode, it was great seeing so many out wanting to race.

A big thanks to the support team last night. Ros Spencer Bev Wadsley & Jeremy Gill for time keeping. Our marshalls Andy HaasAlex Rowlingand Kieran Graham, and also Steve Fall for refereeing the crowd at the start line!

Last night was nearly the best conditions of the year. With 30-second intervals between riders, it also gave everyone that extra impetus to chase down the person down the road.

I wanted to focus on a middle-of-the-field competition. Michael O’Driscoll special request to set off 30 seconds behind Thomas Rigden. Thom was level to the challenge but was pipped to the better time by 3 seconds from Michael!

PBs were flying last night. Our Juniors taking PB’s all-round 🙌Robbie Fall continued his week on week PB take 7 seconds off this week.
The biggest improvement was Oli Gill. With an absolutely rapid time of 22:51, he took nearly a minute off his best time 🚴💨

Shout out to Paul Furey who also took a new PB and continues hiS week on week improvement!
Also, SNoah Miller took a new 
Road Bike PB hot on the heels of his 50-mile TT on Sunday.

PW 10 Mile TT Results 08.06

Another great turnout for the PW TT on Wednesday night!  Thanks for everyone racing and making this a great event to run.

Most importantly, the race couldn’t have gone ahead without the support of our marshall and Timekeepers, Ros Spencer, Suzy Watkins, Pete Watkins, John Vinson and Kieran Graham. Thank you for the support 🙌

Despite the strong headwind on Puddletown Road 🌪 Some Poole Wheelers easily shrugged this off to produce some great PB’s!

Grace Upshall produced a new power PB on her way to set a time of 26.30 and the fastest lady TT rider on the night 🥇

Another Junior making light work of the conditions was Robbie Fall. On his first-ever ride of a time trial bike, Robbie put nearly a minute into his best time setting a new PB of a 27.47 💪!

Shout out to Ben Ansell who also took over a minute off his PB with a little inspiration from our course guide, setting the fourth-best road bike time on the night with a 27.07.

Same time next week for Wednesdays TT. Lets hope for lest of a head wind!

PW 25 mile open TT / South DC Championships

50 riders took to the start line for the South DC championships /  Harold Cribb 25 mile TT this morning.

After the morning mist cleared, the riders had a near-perfect day for a TT. The full results can be found here Rider results – 2022.05.22.xlsx – Live results

Joe Parker cruised to a comfortable victory in the Men’s competition to be crowned the Male South DC 25 mile champion 🏆 His time of 50.32 was the quickest on the day. Only 9 seconds separated 2nd and 3rd! Tom Clements of Wessex CC pipped Andrew Rivett of VC St Raphael to the runner up spot with times of 52:12 and 52:21 respectively.

The top 3 females on the day were split by less than 45 seconds. Local time trialli

ng regular Louisa Cooper of Bournemouth Jubilee Wheelers was quickest on the day to be the Female South DC 25 mile TT champion with a time of 1:05:30 🏆 In second place was a battle between two Poole Wheelers. Sarah Inwood put in a PB to take second place with a 1:06:09. Lauren Falconer was very close behind with a 1:06:16.

The best vet on standard was the closest contest on the day. David Butt pipped local time trialling legend Terry Icke by 1 second. Davids time of 57:48 was 18 minutes 22 seconds under his vet on standard time (01:16:10). Terry produced a very respectable time of 01:04:21 to beat his vet on standard time (1:22:33) time by 18 minutes and 21 seconds.

The fastest place overall female veteran on the day was Michelle Walter with a time of 01:08:07

The fastest place overall male veteran on the day was Tom Clements with his time 52:12.

The team prize was scooped by VC St Raphael. Andrew Rivett (52:21), Matthew Buckley (53:24) and Kevin Baker (53:39) set a combined time of 2:39:24.

From the home club Poole Wheelers, congratulation to Steve Pink set the fastest male time with 53:03 and Sarah Inwood who set the fastest Female time of 1:06:09

A special thanks to our time keepers, Ros Spencer, Marcia Rendall and Tom Kelly. Our Marshalls, Jackie Courtney, Joey Blythe, Pep Niemjier, Ryan F, Pete Cotty, Luke Rendell, Jason Falconer and Andy Haas.

Pete and Suzy Watkins produced the brilliant live results board and kept us up to date with the times.

Our next open event is on Sunday 26th June for the Gary Dighton 10 mile memorial TT. It is on the super fast P412 Ski Slope course. Make sure you get sign up

PW 10 Mile TT Results – 11/05

PW TT Results – 11th May
Hi everyone – Sorry for the delay but here are the results!
Results from the poole wheelers club 10 mile time trial
Special thanks to the timekeepers, Ros Spencer & Tom Kelly. Also our additional helpers Stuart Ramsey, Suzy Watkins Pete Watkins for helping everything run smoothly at the start line. Are two marshalls looking our for us were Andy Haas and Julia Terry 🙌
After a miserable wet and windy day. Those who trusted in forecast were treated to sunshine and light winds. An incredible 45 riders started the TT!
There were so many PBs I won’t be able to mention them all but shout out in the comments if you did!
Firstly a shout out to all the junior riders out last night! Digby Llewellyn had a great time and fastest overall with 25.00 🏆 Grace Upshall and Robbie Fall set PB’s for the season of 27.03 and 29.32.
George Terry turned in a 29:41 and is now making his Dad sweat at the thought he’ll be caught by his Son! Congratulations to Daniel Branford and Rufus King on there debut race setting 30.12 and 30.03.
Fastest lady on the night was Holly Ramsay with 25.52 (Holly also completed a second lap with an overall time of 53.40)

In the TT results. Jamie Whitcher comfortable powered home to victory and broke the 21 minute barrier with a 20.57 🥇 Steven Pink equalled his best ever time for second place with a 21:43. James Horton rounded of the podium in a 22:28
The road bike quickest time is now hotting up 🔥

Angus Young has finally pipped Alex Rowling to first place! Angus setting lighening quick time of 22:18 with Alex only 2 seconds behind on 22:20. Tim Flynn scrapped into Third with a 23 dead.

**Next week**
We’re having a break from the usual TT to take on the first race in our hill climb series! More to come soon

PW 10 Mile TT Results – 04/05

To start… I do this every week, but I want to highlight the great job our timekeepers do. With 46 riders signed up to the race, riders starting and finishing at the same time, Ros Spencer & Tom Kelly make it look easy (it certainly is not)! Thank you for being there each week allowing us all to race 🙌

Alongside this, the race wouldn’t be possible without the ever-present Andy Haas keeping us safe and marshalling on Puddletown corner. Luke Rendell supporting at the Wool roundabout and giving some excellent advice and emergency bike repairs at sign-on
With so many riders on the start line tonight it created a great atmosphere. Warm conditions and a steady westerly wind also promised the potential for new PBs to be set ⏱

At plenty delivered! SNoah Miller & Sian McPherson lit up the 

course with new PBs of 23:11 and 27:52.

Plenty produced season-best times (maybe personal bests)! Vikki Marsden took 20 seconds of last week with a 28:31 Matt Pochin-Hawkes with a 27:00, our club MVP Craig Weston with a 26:08, Jonathan Terry a 28:21, & Wednesday regular Pep Niemeijer set a new road bike PB of 28:04.

In the overall results, Tom Day made the course look flat and set a new course record by one second with a rapid time of 19:43 💥 🏆

2nd overall on season debut was Jamie Whitcher with an impressive 21:10 🥈. Rounding out the top 3 was James Horton also set a season-best time of 22:18 🥉

In the Road bike category, Alex Rowling was able to edge out Angus Young with a 22:38 🥇 and a 22:53 🥈. I was happy to take the 3rd step on the podium with a time of 23:08 🥉.

Our junior riders put in super-strong times. Both Holly Ramsey and Oliver Gill did a 20 mile TT 💪. Holly getting a time of 26:14 / 54:30. Oli set great times of 23:43 / 49:49.

Thanks to everyone who raced this week! Next week we start at the later time of 7:30pm.

PW 10 mile TT results – 27.04 (New Course Record)


PW 10 mile TT results – 27.04

Firstly,A huge thanks to the timekeepers Ros Spencer and Tom Kelly. With riders starting and finishing at the same time, they make it look easy. And thank you to our two marshalls, Andy Haas & Sian McPherson🙌
It may have been a sunny evening but a bitterly cold easterly saw the riders shiver on the line.

Undeterred by a seemingly slow night, Tom Day became the first person to

go sub 20 minutes on the P459 and take the course record 😮 🏆
An Incredible time and a record that might stand for many years!

🥈2nd on the night and the TT category was Tom Clements putting in a very respectable time of 22:37. 🥉3rd was James Horton with a 23:52.

In the Road Bike Category, Alex Rowling winning streak was nearly ended by Angus Young but they couldn’t be split, both getting 22:56.

The fastest Female on the night was Holly Ramsay putting in an impressive 25.59 on a Road Bike. What made this time more impressive was Holly had requested to do a 20 mile TT! This was just lap one of two. Holly then went on to post a 26:56 on her second lap 👏🏆

The fastest Junior / Juvenille was Oliver Gill on his first TT of the season with a 24.20.

Congratulations to Rachel Hackman. Her time of 28:33 was over 2 minutes quicker than last week! Incredible time gains on a slower week! 🙌

Our TTs are all about coming out and beating your best time! Let me know if you ever set a new PB, course best, season-best for a mention and to be potentially on the rad poster below.

Next week’s TT starts at 7:15 pm. We’ll be on the same course but watch out for our Hill Climb Series coming soon!

TT Results P459 – 20/04

Firstly thanks to our marshall today Andy Haas and our timekeepers Ros Spencer and Tom Kelly

We were all hopeful of a quick night! A balmy spring evening with a light easterly wind but only a few took a PB. Congratulations to Noah Miller and Sian McPherson who I know took a PB tonight. A mention to Patrick Pinchen, aged 79 and still turning out great times at a TT! 👏
Alex Rowling took the quickest time on the night with an impressive 22:51 on a Road Bike 🥇. Ryan Weston is not too far behind with a 23:11 🥈. Dan Newman off the back of a long racing weekend in Malta took 3rd place with 23:56 🥉


The fastest Junior on the night was Grace Upshall with a 27:43🏅 A mention to Robbie Fall who got a sub 30 minute TT on his first-ever race!

The fastest adult Female on the night was Sian Sian McPherson with a PB of 28:28 🏅

The fastest Vet goes to Matt Blythe with a 24:24 🏅Same again next week. 7pm start on the P459 (Gallows Hill)