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




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.

Poole Wheelers shortlisted for Cycling Weekly’s Club of the Year Award!

Earlier this year, Cycling Weekly put out a call for nominations for ‘Club of the Year‘ as part of their 2019 awards. We made an entry and are proud to announce that Poole Wheelers is one of three clubs to be shortlisted for the award!

The nomintation showcased a whole host of things that make our club great, with a few highlghts being:

  • Massive growth in membership in the last year
  • Breaking the 100 mark on female members (a third of the club!)
  • Competetive success across the board, inluding:
    • Luke & Tim riding in the BBAR
    • Hosting our first Sprint Omnium
    • Gail being 3rd woman in the Transcontinental Race
    • Regularly winning the team prize at time trial events
  • Upping our game with charity fundraising (over £3000 rasied for AboutFace this year so far)
  • Ever-increasing options for club rides, led by the members for the members
  • Growing engagement and innovation on our social media, including fun Strava Segment Challenges and amazing new promotional videos by Pete Watkins
  • Remaining as true as ever to our reputation as “the friendly club”

The winning club will be selected by a judging panel and announced at the Awards Ceremony in London on 28th November. Graham Hurst and Craig Weston will be representing the club, taking the two complimentary spaces offered by Cycling Weekly. There is also a limited number of extra tickets available at £300 each. Please get in touch by Friday 25th October if you’re interested in buying one.

Well done to each and every one of you for being part of such an amazing club; this is a wonderful achievement whatever the result on the night!

As always, happy cycling

Wednesday Night Rides – Your Club Needs YOU!

Dear all

It’s great to see so many riders already signed up to ride our Wednesday night clubs rides – about 60 riders in week 1! – and we just need a little bit of support from everyone to keep these nights running. Poole Wheelers is run by the members for the members, meaning we each have a part to play in helping the club run smoothly.

Ros volunteers her time week in, week out to make us all lovely hot drinks post-ride. However, we also need someone to open up and set things up ready for her each week. If everyone covers this for just one week, we’ll soon have a full complement of volunteers to keep this going throughout the season.

In short, the week you volunteer, you’ll need to open the pavilion, put the forms out on the table and get things ready for the hot drinks. More details are given in the link below, where you can sign up for the week you want to cover.

Sign Up Here

Put your name down now and we’ll be sorted for the season in no time!

Thank you.


Poole Wheelers 2018 dinner and prize presentation

Poole Wheelers celebrated 2018 with its annual dinner and prize presentation at Salterns Hotel on 24th November with lots of members and guests attending.

Special thanks go to those who kindly donated to our raffle prizes:

  • Primera £100 voucher – Jason Gault Team Jobs
  • Cyclefix three 3* services – Dennis Thorn
  • Bike Cleaning kit – Andy Downton
  • Will service – Simon Bowman
  • Rowing Lessons – Ian Dryden
  • Bottle of Champagne – Ian White
  • Women’s Sports Skirt – Lauren Bishop

Next year Poole Wheelers will be supporting the local charity, AboutFace, which provides support for patients who have been diagnosed or living with head and neck cancer. Fellow wheeler, Robin Darch, already organised a ride in support on 17th November in aid of this and the club will continue to support in the coming year.

Thanks to Les Pick for being master of ceremony and to Ellie Rendell for handing out the trophies. Photographs courtesy of John Pick.

Award winners 2018

Some of the award winners who received their trophies at the dinner

Rothwell Points competition

Nick Barks 266 points
(Trophy: “PWCC Presented By A ROTHWELL Esq President 1953-55”)
Paul Axon 203
Patryk Witkowski 198
Ian Dryden 192
Luke Rendell 174
Craig Weston 166
Gary Tuskin 161
Ellie Rendell 155
Mike Williams 154
Ben Salvia 134

10 Leagues

Ellie Rendell 3rd Division 10 League
Ian Dryden 2nd Division 10 League (trophy)
Paul Axon 1st Division 10 League (Sid Rooker Memorial trophy)
Luke Rendell Premier Division 10 League (ALAN SPENCER MEMORIAL trophy)
Luke Rendell Handicap 10 League trophy (BERT BENNETT Memorial Cup)
Dan Byrne Junior 10 League (junior trophy)

Other competitions

Luke Rendell Best Improver – over the year
Ellie Rendell Novice shield
Paul Axon Hill Climb Trophy

Cyclo Cross

Martin Reeder Senior Cyclo-cross
Oliver Tooley Juvenile Boy Cyclo cross Champion


Tom Day Colin Price Trophy for the outstanding Junior / Juvenile on the track
Simon Pettifer Senior Track Champion (Rob Jefferies memorial picture)
Tom Day U16 – Boy Track Champion
Isabel Sharp U16 – Girl Track Champion
Jamie Whitcher U14 – Boy Track Champion
Isabel Sharp U14 – Girl Track Champion
Ollie Pettifer U12 – Boy Track Champion
Charlie Pettifer U10 – Boy Track Champion
Grace Upshall U10 – Girl Track Champion

Road Racing

Mark Valentine Senior Road Race Trophy awarded for BC points (“The TOM SHEPHERD Memorial Trophy”)
N Manderville Junior Road Race Trophy

Honorary trophies announced on the night

Richard Martin Club Person of the Year (“The Ian Cribb Memorial Trophy”)

Voted for by secret ballot at the AGM

Digby Llewellyn 2018 Special Achivement Award

Fantastic results for club youngsters at the RTTC National Youth Championship finals

Isabel Sharp won the 10-mile National Youth Championship at the RTTC finals staged in Norfolk on Saturday 8th September! Not content with just being National Champion, Isabel also clocked a new the GHS Championship Record… This is an extraordinary achievement from a rider who is still only 13!

Cycling Weekly, 13th September 2018

Poole Wheelers also took home the team price with Tom, Jamie and Isabel, who all also won their respective age groups. Their combined winning time of 1:01:52  was also a new GHS Championship Record. That’s a lot of winning!

Isabel Sharp: 22:04 1st 13 year old, 1st overall girl and 39th overall in the combined results
Thomas Day: 19:32 1st 16 year, 2nd overall
Jamie Whitcher: 20:16 1st 14 year old, 9th overall

Tom was only one second off the winner…

“I felt strong through the whole race and was pushing for a PB however when I hit the monster head wind on they way back I knew I had to dig deep”, recalls Isabel. “When I saw my time at the end I was so pleased. I didn’t even realise I had won overall until my friend told me. Definitely my best achievement to date.”

Jamie said that “during the TT I had no idea how I was doing, I had no one to chase and I couldn’t see my Garmin but I felt really good and pushed hard all the way. When I sat up at the finish to see my time I was really pleased, very happy with my age cat win and overall result.”

This caps off an extraordinary summer for our youth riders, who have been competing in a range of races in the UK and abroad. Jamie even won the Kids-Tour Berlin 2018, a four stage race, as part of the international Cannibal Team. After a fantastic performance in individual and Team time trials, a road race and a criterium race, Jamie won the Yellow Jersey and Cannibal Team won the Team Classification!

Congratulations from everyone in Poole Wheelers to all our youth riders!

New course record at the Gary Dighton Memorial Open TT

Tim Cartwright on his record breaking ride (Photo: John Pick)

Great turnout for the annual Gary Dighton Memorial Open Time Trial on the P415/10 course today, which was won by Tim Cartwright of Newbury RC who set a cracking new course record of 18:40 at the same time! Gary would have been proud of how you smashed it up! If anyone wants to know what that ride looks like, check it out on Strava.

Conditions were good and resulted in 33 out of 97 starting riders recording a new personal best.

Well done to everyone who took part, and all the volunteers who made it happen.

Photograph from the event will be published on the Poole Wheelers Facebook group in due course.

Prize winners

The winner, Tim Cartwright, also received the Gary Dighton Memorial Trophy, and a bonus for a new course record!

1ST FASTEST Tim Cartwright Newbury RC 18:40 £40.00
2ND FASTEST Samuel Wadsley Primera-Teamjobs 19:37 £25.00
3RD FASTEST Paul Jones Primera-Teamjobs 19:48 £20.00
4TH FASTEST Shawn Gray Gillingham and District 19:56 £15.00
5TH FASTEST John Samways Bournemouth Jubilee 20:23 £10.00
1ST LINE 1 IMPROVEMENT Gary Trudgett Poole Whs 01:54 £20.00
2ND LINE 1 IMPROVEMENT Nicholas Barks Poole Whs 01:51 £15.00
3RD LINE 1 IMPROVEMENT Tom Kelly Poole Whs 01:24 £10.00
1ST LADY Joanne Jago Performance Cycles CC 22:46 £40.00
1ST LADY IMPROVEMENT Ellie Rendell Poole Whs 01:41 £20.00
1ST VETERAN Julian Lockwood Primera-Teamjobs 20:19 £25.00
1ST VETERAN Greg Parker CC Weymouth 20:19 £25.00
3RD VETERAN Andrew Cooper Bournemouth Jubilee 20:21 £15.00
1ST VET ON STD Dave Driver Yeovil Cycling Club 09:23 £25.00
2ND VET ON STD Neil Mackley Fareham Wheelers CC 08:00 £20.00
3RD VET ON STD Pete Wilson Bournemouth Arrow 07:56 £15.00
1ST JUNIOR Thomas Day Poole Whs 21:20 £20.00
10TH FASTEST Neil Mackley Fareham Wheelers CC 20:25 £10.00
20TH FASTEST Mike Williams Poole Whs 20:53 £10.00
30TH FASTEST Thomas Day Poole Whs 21:20 £10.00
40TH FASTEST Stuart Peckham New Forest CC 22:20 £10.00
50TH FASTEST Robert Flynn Poole Whs 22:53 £10.00
60TH FASTEST Doug Parker Sid Valley CC 23:30 £10.00
1 Samuel Wadsley Primera-Teamjobs 19:37 £10.00
2 Paul Jones Primera-Teamjobs 19:48 £10.00
3 Julian Lockwood Primera-Teamjobs 20:19 £10.00

Note: each rider can only win one prize, apart from spot prizes. If a rider won multiple, the lowest valued prize category would be awarded to the next fastest rider in that category.

Provisional results

Provisional results below, with official results published on the CTT website and the Poole Wheelers’ results database.

1 Tim Cartwright Newbury RC Male S 18:40
2 Samuel Wadsley Primera-Teamjobs Male E 19:37
3 Paul Jones Primera-Teamjobs Male V 19:48 07:06
4 Shawn Gray Gillingham and District Male S 19:56 00:37
5 Greg Parker CC Weymouth Male V 20:19 07:53
5 Julian Lockwood Primera-Teamjobs Male V 20:19 00:12 07:40
7 Andrew Cooper Bournemouth Jubilee Male V 20:21 05:09
8 John Samways Bournemouth Jubilee Male V 20:23 05:55
9 Jason Gault Primera-Teamjobs Male V 20:24 01:06 06:06
10 Neil Mackley Fareham Wheelers CC Male V 20:25 00:05 08:00
11 Patrick Dunn CC Weymouth Male V 20:29 05:37
12 Giles Greening Tri UK Male S 20:30
13 Nick Jones Bournemouth Jubilee Male V 20:34 05:20
14 mark stafford Portsmouth North End Male V 20:37 05:17
15 Steven Pink Poole Whs Male V 20:41 04:49
15 Antony Green New Forest CC Male V 20:41 00:00 07:31
17 Brendan Reese Army Cycling Union Male V 20:44 04:58
18 Adrian Murray Bournemouth Jubilee Male V 20:46 00:02 06:47
19 Jason Streather Velo Club St Raphael Male V 20:50 00:11 05:28
20 Mike Williams Poole Whs Male V 20:53 07:19
21 Kevin Baker Andover Wheelers Male S 20:56
22 Jon Brumfield CC Weymouth Male V 20:58 00:13 05:32
23 Chris Martin Yeovil Cycling Club Male V 21:05 06:41
23 Luke Rendell Poole Whs Male S 21:05 00:45
25 Sacha Ring New Forest CC Male V 21:06 05:48
26 Dan Murphy CC Weymouth Male V 21:10 00:01 05:20
27 Ray Claridge New Forest CC Male V 21:14 05:40
28 Patryk Witkowski Poole Whs Male S 21:17
29 Barrie Watkinson Bournemouth Arrow Male V 21:19 06:27
30 Thomas Day Poole Whs Male J 21:20
31 Tim Flynn Poole Whs Male S 21:21 00:29
32 Richard Porter CC Weymouth Male V 21:26 05:04
33 Bryce Riglar CC Weymouth Male S 21:35
34 Nicholas Barks Poole Whs Male V 21:45 01:51 04:57
35 Jase Cakebread Christchurch Bicycle Male V 21:47 00:06 05:07
35 Frank Kilsby Velo Club St Raphael Male S 21:47
37 Peter Lynk Bournemouth Jubilee Male V 21:49 06:10
38 Martin Piper TeamSpy Male V 22:08 04:46
39 John Chapman CC Weymouth Male V 22:16 00:57 06:36
40 Stuart Peckham New Forest CC Male V 22:20 04:34
41 Luke Trussler Poole Whs Male V 22:23 03:19
41 Craig Weston Poole Whs Male V 22:23 05:49
41 Duncan Hermer Poole Whs Male V 22:23 03:31
44 Michael Akers Julian Porter Cycling Male S 22:27
45 Andy Millward Yeovil Cycling Club Male V 22:37 05:48
45 Richard Wyeth Tornado Road Cycling Male V 22:37 00:37 03:29
47 Peter Hatt Velo Club St Raphael Male S 22:41 05:05
47 Paul Axon Poole Whs Male V 22:41 00:58 05:31
49 Joanne Jago Performance Cycles CC Female S 22:46 00:15
50 Robert Flynn Poole Whs Male S 22:53
51 Richard Norris Yeovil Cycling Club Male V 22:58 03:32
52 Colin Brumble CC Weymouth Male V 23:00 05:12
53 Pete Wilson Bournemouth Arrow Male V 23:04 07:56
54 Robin Darch Poole Whs Male V 23:05 04:28
54 Martin Bastable Wheels of Dorset Male V 23:05 00:43 03:25
56 Matt Blythe Bournemouth Arrow Male V 23:06 03:48
57 Philip Clack Fareham Wheelers CC Male V 23:10 00:08 05:28
58 Rupert Silman Bournemouth Jubilee Male V 23:11 02:31
59 Charles Rees Wheels of Dorset Male S 23:19
60 Doug Parker Sid Valley CC Male V 23:30 05:08
61 Robert Koppenhol Purbeck Peloton Male V 23:32 03:48
61 Louisa Cooper Bournemouth Jubilee Female S 23:32
63 Andrew Mayfield Bournemouth Arrow Male V 23:35 04:37
64 Alan Cooper Avonlea Treasure RT Male V 23:38 00:05 06:10
65 Richard Ryder Gillingham and District Male S 23:42 01:29
65 Stephen Skinner Velo Club St Raphael Male V 23:42 00:58 06:34
67 Kirsty McSeveney Fareham Wheelers CC Female S 23:45
68 Naomi Shinkins Bournemouth Cycleworks Female S 23:54 00:33
69 Martin Beale Velo Club St Raphael Male V 23:58 02:32
69 Glen Axon Poole Whs Male V 23:58 00:53 03:35
71 Jo Buckland Bush Healthcare CRT Female V 24:04 00:15 05:30
72 Emma Needham CC Weymouth Female  S 24:12
73 Jennifer Lemen-Hogarth Velo Club St Raphael Female S 24:13 00:22
74 Bob Ghandour Poole Whs Male V 24:16 00:31 01:50
75 Tony Sawyer Poole Whs Male V 24:18 05:02
76 Neil Dyble Bournemouth Arrow Male V 24:22 04:03
77 Noah Miller Poole Whs Male S 24:24 01:13
78 Gail Brown Poole Whs Female S 24:29
79 Nigel Rendell Poole Whs Male V 24:31 00:13 03:54
80 Adrian Watkins Tornado Road Cycling Male V 24:37 02:56
81 Dave Driver Yeovil Cycling Club Male V 24:43 09:23
82 Colin White Bournemouth Jubilee Male V 24:50 02:30
83 Ian Dryden Poole Whs Male V 24:53 00:49 04:27
84 Terry Belbin Poole Whs Male V 24:54 03:31
85 Michelle Walter Bournemouth Arrow Female V 25:09 05:51
86 Gary Trudgett Poole Whs Male V 25:13 01:54 01:29
87 Tom Kelly Poole Whs Male V 25:21 01:24 00:57
88 Ian Hayden Tornado Road Cycling Male V 25:26 02:59
89 Lauren Bishop Poole Whs Female S 25:33
90 Martin Balk 3C Cyclexperience Male V 26:04 03:16
91 Stephanie Lewars Poole Whs Female V 26:15 02:10
92 Alan Doney Portsmouth Triathletes Male V 26:19 01:14
93 William Simmons Christchurch Bicycle Male V 26:37 04:38
94 Robert Jolliffe New Forest CC Male V 26:40 04:20
95 Chris Summers Sotonia CC Male V 26:56 04:19
96 Ellie Rendell Poole Whs Female S 27:51 01:41
97 Graham Hewson MediaVelo Male V 29:52 01:08
Leighton Smith Bournemouth Arrow Male S DNS
Jonathan Hyndman Andover Wheelers Male V DNS
Pierre Scrase Baines Racing Male S DNS
Jack Martin Bournemouth Arrow Male J DNS
Nathan Ansell Bournemouth Jubilee Male S DNS
Andy Langdown Blazing Saddles Male V DNS
Lewis Keightley Primera-Teamjobs Male S DNS
Ian Hatch Sotonia CC Male V DNS
Simon Berogna Velo Club St Raphael Male V DNS