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.

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.

 

Fill in your Wednesday club night rider form here

It’s that time of year again and we’ll be meeting each week in Poole Park Pavilion for our club rides throughout the winter season.

If you’re taking part in these rides, you’ll need to complete a quick form to agree to the ride rules and let us know your emergency contact details. To save time when you arrive, you’re welcome to print the form and bring it with you to your first ride (downoad links below). The form also sets out the rules & etiquette for the rides.

Important note: Under 18s will need a complete parental consent in addition to a rider form.

Links to download forms:

Rider form

Parental consent form

Happy riding!

Sign up: Poole Wheelers Club Mixed 2 Up TTT Sunday 25/08/19 Gallows Hill Course

Our next time trial is on Sunday 25th August 2019. 1 male, 1 female, mixed 2up TTT.

This is a friendly event aimed as a bit of fun to send of the season. Prizes available for different categories.

!!!If you don’t have a partner turn up anyway and names will be put in a hat!!!

It is a 10 mile two up team time trial (one rider female and the other male) on the P459 Gallows Hill course, starting at 08:00. Both must cross the line before the watch is stopped.

This is an ideal course for everyone – beginners, youth riders, and competitive hard riders alike.

Please put your name down on this site in the comments section below which will help us get a start sheet going, but as always entries on the line will be accepted.

We are always looking for volunteers to help marshal our events. If you are able to help out with this or any other event, please let us know in the comments below or email Luke Rendell.

Strava segment of the (new) course below, and club records for the course are on our results page.

Sign up: Evening 10 League 2019 FINALLY Gallows Hill course Wednesday 21/08/2019

Our next time trial is on Wednesday 21st August 2019.

It is a 10 miles time trial on the P459 Gallows Hill course, starting at 18:45.

This is an ideal course for everyone – beginners, youth riders, and competitive hard riders alike.

Please put your name down on this site in the comments section below which will help us get a start sheet going, but as always entries on the line will be accepted.

This event counts towards our evening ten leagues.

We have no less than seven different divisions, so there’s a competitive element for everyone. The top-3 in each league are as follows:

  • Premier Division: 1st Tim Flynn, 2nd Paul Axon, 3rd Nick Barks.
  • First Division: 1st Chris Hill, 2nd Steve Morphew, 3rd Ben Salvia.
  • Second Division: 1st Gary Trudgett, 2nd Lauren Bishop, 3rd Nigel Rendell.
  • Third Division: 1st Sarah Bascombe, 2nd Ellie Rendell, 3rd Suzy Watkins.
  • Junior League: 1st Dan Byrne, 2nd Ben Gill, 3rd Liam Openshaw.
  • Handicap Ten League: 1st Gary Trudgett, 2nd Sarah Bascombe, 3rd Paul Axon.
  • Womens League: 1st Lauren Bishop, 2nd Sarah Bascombe, 3rd Ellie Rendell.

We are always looking for volunteers to help marshal our events. If you are able to help out with this or any other event, please let us know in the comments below or email Luke Rendell.

Strava segment of the (new) course below, and club records for the course are on our results page.