As per previous post no club rides until further notice.
If you choose to go out on your own please adhere to current government advise and guidelines.
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.
Ian Dryden – Chairman
Graham Hurst – President
Due to the high winds, rain and standing water on the course, we have decided to cancel Sunday’s two up TTT race on the P459/10/20 miler 08/03/2020.
Our Apologies for any inconvenience.
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!
A big thanks to all our members who make the club what it is.
Here’s to another amazing year of cycling ahead.
Regrettably, due to heavy rain and weather warnings forecast all evening, the decision has been made to cancel the club ride again this week. Hopefully we’ll be back next week!
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
Our next time trial is on Sunday 6th October 2019 ‘The Poole Wheelers Hill Climb Championships.
It is a Hill Climb time trial on the CREECH HILL COURSE, starting at 10:00 am.
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.
The course starts a the bottom of screech hill on the Grange Road side where the 20% Gradient sign is and Finishes at the 20% Gradient sign at the top.
Start is at 50.639546,-2.1240331 (map)
This event counts towards The Poole Wheeler’s Hill Climb Championships Trophy.
see below starve segment
UPDATED 1st October – Due to double booking of Pavilion at Slades Park start Time is now 7.30pm please arrive from 7.15pm to set up.
Every Thursday until end of March ( there will be a 1 week break at Christmas we all have better things to do on Christmas day!!!))
The New Pavilion at Slades Park. Park in the car park off Ensbury Avenue (same car park as used for the Velodrome)
Google maps ref 50.747728, -1.895047
Bring your own Bike (preferably a road bike) and Rollers or Turbo *
What to wear
Cycling Shorts and a loose baggy T shirt – you will get Hot and sweaty!!!!
Also bring 2 small hand towels (or equivalent) one to wipe yourself down with during / after the session and the second to wipe off the bike and mop up any sweat that had dripped down onto the floor.
Now there are no proper changing rooms but also recommend you bring another T shirt to change into before going home and appropriate other layers as required – its warm now but will not be in January!
What do we do
We always start the session with a few basic stretching and core exercises then on to the bikes for a standard 20min warm up. – We then will do a harder session – warm down and home,
Its open to all
Cost £1.00 per rider – ( £2 for non- Poole Wheeler members )
• The club does have some Rollers and Turbo’s if you do not have your own – if you want to borrow one of these please contact me in a couple of days’ advance to see if we can sort out for you – FOC for members £1.00 charge for non-members.