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Sunday, 15 January 2017

Dorset Miles, Weather or Not? That is the Question.


Winter weather, winter colds, better things to do even? Whatever the reason, two was a poor turnout and we are only together a short while before going our separate ways, different gear ratios, different agendas.Always on the front now,first and last wheel, along Cowgrove, Langton Long and the underpass to Blandford Forum, the Georgian town, "Sunday quiet". Over to Winterborne Stickland and up Bulbarrow from Hedge End, threee miles up but big-ring easy. Down to Higher Ansty and a quick stop to take off the redundant rain jacket, smug validation for making the effort. The fact was it had been unemployed since i left home, allowing a weather forcaster to decide whetether we "do or dont" is, like a nation turning inwards, a bad policy. Stoke Wake, Hazelbury Bryan, Droop, Wooland, Ibberton & Belchalwell all in the shadow of Bulbarrow and all virtually traffic free, only the constant up and down demanding attention. The relative brightlights of Okeford Fitzpaine point the way to Shillingstone then briefly on the main road and across the River Stour to Child Okeford and Handford, Stourpaine and back across the river again to Durweston. Milton Lane is more like a bridleway, the narrow climb covered with grit, the central reservation of grass bigger everytime i ride up it. Stretching the lower back on the drop down to Bryanstone is a sure sign that the miles are taking their toll. Back to Blandford Forum, the town more awake this time and up to Ashley Wood, down to Tarrant Rawston and up the cliff at Hogstock, always hard, i try not to look the walkers, going the same speed, in the eye. Witchampton and the main road, a detour looking for a way through to Pamphill that gave me a few extra miles but found me back where i started, the legs now starting to protest. Wimborne Minster, under the A31, Old Ham Lane cuts out Canford Bottom and rejoins "New" Ham Lane, always makes a change. Feeling Saturdays effort the tail wind is welcome and makes me think i am stronger than i am, I'll take that!

4hrs 36 78.3 Miles

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

British Cycling Confirms Team for Cyclo-Cross Worlds


BRITISH CYCLING CONFIRMS TEAM FOR UCI CYCLO-CROSS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Press Release

British Cycling has announced the 12 riders who will be representing Great Britain at the UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships taking place in Bieles, Luxembourg from 28-29 January 2017.

Recently crowned national champions Ian Field and Nikki Brammeier will line up to represent Great Britain in the elite categories along with Hannah Payton and Helen Wyman.

In the under-23 categories, reigning under-23 world champion and current national champion Evie Richards will be looking to defend her world title and she will be joined on the start line by fellow British riders Ffion James and Amira Mellor. Men’s under-23 national champion Billy Harding will start in the men’s event.

Tom Pidcock aims to continue his great form having been crowned junior European champion, junior national champion and junior world cup winner in Namur so far this season. Thomas Mein, Daniel Tullett and Ben Turner complete the junior lineup.

British Cycling’s head coach Iain Dyer said: “We have selected a strong Great Britain team for the UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships this year with some real potential across the categories. It’s great to see both Nikki Brammeier and Helen Wyman return from injury to represent the team once again.

“Evie can be proud as she has done the rainbow stripes justice this year. Similarly Tom Pidcock has had a fantastic season and both the under-23 and junior squads possess some real podium potential.

“Developing talented riders is at the heart of British Cycling’s Rider Route and whilst the results are important, so too is making the most of the development opportunities which competing at world championship level presents.”

Great Britain Cycling Team for UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships:

Elite Men
Ian Field

Elite Women
Nikki Brammeier
Hannah Payton
Helen Wyman

U23 Men
Billy Harding

U23 Women
Ffion James
Amira Mellor
Evie Richards

Junior Men
Thomas Mein
Tom Pidcock
Daniel Tullet
Ben Turner

Monday, 9 January 2017

National Champs and Road Series Dates, Slim Pickings for the South


British Cycling has confirmed that the 2017 HSBC UK National Road Championships will take place on the Isle of Man. The British Road Championships will take place on the island in June, with the national time trial championships on Thursday 22 and the road races on Sunday 25.
Road Series dates
British Cycling has also confirmed the dates and venues for the HSBC UK Spring Cup Series, HSBC UK Grand Prix Series, HSBC UK National Women’s Road Series and HSBC UK National Circuit Series. The loss of the Wiltshire Grand Prix has left precious little in the south, with the National Circuit series better titled the Yorkshire Circuit series. Whilst our friends in the north will enjoy most of the top class action, the best youngsters will be heading south. The national junior championships at Wallingford Oxfordshire on Sunday 16th July will for the first time be stand alone races with equal prize money. The Womens road series features rounds in Essex and North Bucks
National Dates
HSBC UK Spring Cup Series
Sunday 2 April
East Cleveland Klondike Grand Prix
Sunday 9 April
Tour of the Wolds
Saturday 15 April
Chorley Grand Prix
Sunday 14 May
Lincoln Grand Prix

HSBC UK Grand Prix Series
Saturday 1 - Sunday 2 July
Tour of the Reservoir
Sunday 16 July
Stockton Grand Prix
Sunday 6 August
Ryedale Grand Prix
Sunday 13 August
Leicester Castle Classic

HSBC UK National Women’s Road Series
The Tour of the Wolds (Lincolnshire) and the CiCLE Classic (Rutland) are new additions for 2017:
Sunday 9 April
Tour of the Wolds
Saturday 22 April
Essex Giro
Sunday 14 May
Women’s Lincoln Grand Prix
Sunday 4 June
CiCLE Classic
Sunday 18 June
Curlew Cup
Wednesday 28 June
Otley Grand Prix
Saturday 1 - Sunday 2 July
Alexandra Tour of the Reservoir
Sunday 23 July
North Bucks Festival of Cycling Grand Prix
Sunday 6 August
Ryedale Grand Prix

HSBC UK National Circuit Series
Wednesday 28 June
Otley Grand Prix
Wednesday 5 June
Skipton Grand Prix
Friday 7 July
The Wales Open Criterium
Friday 14 July
Stockton Town Centre Races
Wednesday 19 July
Sheffield Grand Prix
Friday 21 July
Beverley Grand Prix
Wednesday 26 July
Colne Grand Prix

British Cycling Junior Road Race Series
Sunday 2 April
Cadence Junior Road Race
Saturday 8 - Sunday 9 April
Screentek International Junior Tour of the Mendips
Friday 28 - Sunday 30 April
Sleepwell Hotels Isle of Man Junior Tour
Sunday 4 June
Junior CiCLE Classic
Saturday 10 - Sunday 11 June
Spokes Cycles Junior 2-day
Sunday 25 June
Monmouthshire Junior Grand Prix
Sunday 9 July
Hatherleigh Junior Road Race
Sunday 23 July
Bath Road Club Junior Road Race
Sunday 13 August
Scarborough Festival of Cycling
Saturday 26 - Monday 28 August
The SD Sealants Junior Tour of Wales
British Cycling National Junior Road Race Championships, Wallingford Oxfordshire
Sunday 16 July
Junior men’s championships
Sunday 16 July
Junior women’s championship

British Cycling National Youth Circuit Series
Sunday 26 March
LVYCC National Youth Series Races
Friday 28 - Sunday 30 April
Sleepwell Hotels Isle of Man Youth Tour
Saturday 27 - Monday 29 May
North West Youth Tour
Saturday 3 June
Hillingdon Slipstreamers Youth Races
Sunday 18 June
Crit at the Castle
Sunday 13 August
Scarborough Festival of Cycling

British Cycling Youth National Circuit Race Championships
Sunday 9 July
Milton Keynes

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Dorset Miles:Bournemouth Jubilee Wheelers 75 Mile Reliability Trial


Mudgaurds are essential for winter riding!


In its early days in the 1980's the 75 used to finish at the Little Chef on the A31, an incongruous mix of steamy, muddied cyclists and families out for lunch, kept the tills ringing. A destination visit as opposed to a passing one to a "Little Chef" could never be explained? The cafe has gone but the 75 carries on, the start and finish now at Merley near Wimborne. Falling on the second Sunday in January there is no keener examination of winter condition, or indeed, enthusiasm. And enthusiasm there was with 76 signing on, enough to form three groups, on a damp, grey, benign morning. Pedestrian out to Cranborne, a nice pace to get the legs warmed up before the climb across to Damerham sorts things out a little.Was it raining? or was it mist? or were we riding in a cloud? it was certainly moist but never cold and the virtual lack of wind allowed the groups to stay together. Gradually climbing from Coombe Bissett through the Ebble valley to Shaftesbury, the road was filthy, even with mudgaurds it was impossible to stay clean and hold the wheel.The drop down from the hilltop town is fast Stour Row, Todber & Marnhull are quickly behind us. Left at Sturminster Newton to Manston and Hamoon and across the main road, the little dig up softens the legs ever so slightly, the starter before the main course that is Okeford Hill.Out of Fitzpaine the road is already rising up, the poor surface disrupting rhythm and gear selection before the left turn really spoils the day. Steep at the bottom, the view opens out as the incline eases but no one is looking except only at the wheel in front. Fast down to Turnworth & Winterborne Stickland, the drag up to Bryanstone is hard only because someone on the front is making it so. Blandford St Mary, Langton Long, Shapwick, White Mill, the Cowgrove and Wimborne Minster, could do it blindfold. Tea and cake back at Merley, the conversation full of optimism, the kind only the bike can provide. The weather has been worse for the 75, all who finish deserve a medal but only those who complete all 4 reliabilty trials will get one.
5hrs 03 93.46 miles

*The final trial in the series, the "100 in 8" is on February 5th, on a course that goes east to Burley,north to Shillingstone, west to Piddletrenthide and south to Wareham. 35 riders have ridden all 3 reliability trials so far.

"75 in 6" Finishers List (provisional)


Mike Akers
Cliff Berridge
Bill Day
Eamonn Deane
Victor Douglas
Craig Galway
Mike Godfrey
John Godfrey
Mark Grainger
Simon Green
Rob Griffiths
Steve Groome
David Hammersley
Keith Hemming
Mark Hitchcott
Andrew Humphreys
Andrew Kahn
Maciej Kiedrowski
Jud Kirk
Pete Kirk
Mike Mackenzie
David Makepeace
Jason Mallalieg
Luke Monahan
Adrian Murray
Andy Neil
John O'Brien (Trike)
Kevin Owen
Rob Paulley
Dan Pearce
Bob Richardson
Kevin Ridge
Matt Rollinson
Clifford Rowe
Keith Rumball
John Samways
Neil Schofield
Phillip Scriven
Tim Smith
Bob Smith
Steve Staniland
Roland Tilley
Carol Tilley
Michelle Walter
Richard Walter
Chris Wilson
Charlie Lowis
Tim Davies
Jordi Monso
Andrea Heslington
Lee Shepherd
Debbie Cooper
Kevin Sexton
Shaun Palmer
Steven Pye
Paul Consani
Mark Singleton
Shaun Amor
Maggie Maundrell
John Dry
Nicki Brayne
Justin Hagan
Mike Horsman
Will Baker
Simon Tonkin
Mark Westcott
Vince Avery
Rupert Silman
Will Soloman
Glynn Rossant
Fiona Bayfield
Emily Hingston
Neil Singleton
Hetty Bostock

Friday, 6 January 2017

UK Based VELOCHAMPION to Sponsor Team UAE Abu Dhabi


VELOCHAMPION is proud to announce a major sponsorship deal with the new Middle East backed World Tour Cycling Team UAE Abu Dhabi (formerly Lampre-Merida).
Press Release
Rui Costa, Louis Meintjes, Filippo Ganna, Matej Moric, Andrea Guardini and UAE rider Youssef Mirza

VELOCHAMPION will support the passion and drive of Team UAE Abu Dhabi, by becoming the official eyewear sponsor for 2017.

“We are very excited by our sponsorship of a World Tour cycling team “ said owners Ciaran Dunne and Wayne Greenhalgh. “After starting our company from scratch 7 years ago we are now selling cycling products worldwide. We are proud to be a British company now involved at the highest level of the sport we love."

This new team sponsorship combined with other key sponsorship deals worldwide including the Tour of Britain will help showcase our products at the highest level and contribute to the development of new products."

The VELOCHAMPION eyewear collection will be used by everyone on the team which includes riders such as Ben Swift, ex World Champion Rui Costa, Darwin Atapuma, Louis Meintjes, Sacha Modolo, Roberto Ferrari and Diego Ulissi.


“I’ve known the VELOCHAMPION Brand for a few years and I was always impressed by the quality and style of their products. They’ve really started to make a big impression in Europe especially in Italy and it was great to get the Brand on board as a sponsor”, commented Team UAE Abu Dhabi Sponsor Consultant Mauro Gianetti. “I’m confident that the quality of the VELOCHAMPION products will help the team to many victories in 2017”.

VELOCHAMPION added that they will be offering special promotional ‘Team Edition’ eyewear as part of their ‘VELOCUSTOM’ programme, whereby individuals can choose their sunglasses frame, nose piece and lens colour online, from anywhere in the world.

Spokes BPC Racing, Looking to the Future!


The team formally known as Eden Veranda racing will be starting a fresh and relaunching as a new team for 2017 under the name ‘Spokes BPC Racing’. Local British Cycling Coach and Land Speed Record Holder, Ken Buckley picked up management of the team late in 2016 and hopes to have a successful season both on and off the pitch! They will be running two teams this year. Supported riders looking to get the biggest and best results possible. But also a development team. A collection of guys, girls and juniors snapping at the heels of the supported riders as well as valued friends of the team who can’t bear to ride with us without matching kit. Buckley spoke to "LR,LR" about the plans for the new team:

"We can’t wait to get out on the roads and race with you all in 2017. Look out for our new kit and team launch party at the start of the season. We will put details out through our facebook page so please give us a follow. If you’re still looking for a ride in 2017 there is room for more on our development team so please drop us a message on facebook".
Buckley Wins at Thuxton 2016

Our aims for 2017
• Have fun racing the biggest and fastest races we can.
• Develop our riders to win races and challenge the bigger teams.
• Make sure our sponsors get a real return on their investment and support of the team
• Look ridiculously good while we do all that!

Who supports us
• Our biggest supporter is Spokes of Bagshot, One of the top 20 independent bike shops in the UK based in Bagshot, Surrey. Without these guys the team would have folded so massive thanks to them!
• Buckley Performance Coaching provide coaching support for the riders and development team.
• VANKRU Cycling, Expert bike fits for our riders by one of the best fitters in the country.
• LECOL. Not your ordinary team kit. Bringing style and quality to riders where it’s needed. No more cheap skin suits with holes in and no pockets this year!
• Insure a Bike – an exciting new type of bike insurance due to be released in 2017.
• WILIER Bikes – Italian style and flair to match our incredible haircuts… sorry… I mean riding style.

Who’s on the team
• Roster:
o Ken Buckley - Player-Manager
o Adam Thompson – Climber
o Lewis Martin – Track Sensation
o Paddy Brown – Puncheur
o Joe Hickerton – Cyclocross Boss
• Backroom staff and representing the ladies are Alison Rothnie and Fan Favourite – Gary Cooper with his girls Madeleine & Melissa (stars of the future!).
• The development team is full of up and coming riders. Too many names to mention in a short article, but we love them all!

What we plan to do in 2017
• Develop riders who want to race in the biggest races possible. We’ll be heading to big National B races mainly in the southern and central regions. Also a small handful of National A, premier calendar events to mix it with the big boys.
• We hope to have a big presence at local circuit series like Thruxton, Goodwood and Hillingon.
• We also have riders who perform well in the Wessex Cyclocross league, Calshot and Newport Track Leagues.

Perfs Pedal Race, Entries Filling Up!


With just of two weeks to go to the closing date 79 entries have been reicieved, the race permit is for a field of 85 riders.... Reports Perfs Race Director, Mick Metcalf. Entries are open to all eligible riders until the closing date which is Sunday 22nd January 2017, after which the race organiser will select the race field from all of the entries received. Mick is keen to emphasise that the race is still open for entries as as it "is not being run on a "first come first served" basis."

Enter the 52nd Perfs Pedal race HERE
Notable entries so far include

Jacob Vaughan (VC Londres) - Current National Junior Road Race Champion
Justin Hoy (Nuun-Sigma Sport-London RT) - Previous winner in 2000
Steven Roach (Brother NRG Driveplan)

Entries have also been received from local Elite riders:
Oscar Hutchings (VC Equipe-Flix)
Benjamin Marks (Morvelo Basso RT)

And local team entries from
Primera - TeamJobs
VC Equipe-Flix
Latchem Sunwise Race Team
Nuun-Sigma Sport

Metcalf is also expecting to receive a 6 man team entry from the newly formed UCI Continental team of Bike Channel Canyon. Onepro Cycling, recently returned to UCI Continental status, could also use the race for early season form. Onepro dominated Perfs in 2015, with Pedal Heaven bossing the race last year before their demise and subsequent rebirth as Bikechannel Canyon.

The 46 mile road season opener on February 12th, will be run over 5 laps of the Portsdown Hill circuit before switching to the Newtown circuit and the final at One Hundred Acre wood. Maximum riders from teams will be 6. Race HQ will be at the D Day Memorial Hall, Priory Road, Southwick, Portsmouth, Hants, PO17 6ED
Entries close Sun, 22nd Jan 2017



Thursday, 5 January 2017

Calvert & Fielding on Track in the Netherlands


British Cycling’s Junior Academy sprint and endurance riders, Ali Fielding & Charley Calvert will be representing Great Britain Cycling Team at this weekend’s ‘The Next Generation’ contest at the Omnisport Arena in Apeldoorn, Netherlands. Calvert, who finished second to Sam Wadsley in the New Forest CC Boxing day 10 has been training in Newport ahead of the trip to Holland, a training block that left the Bournemouth Arrow man "heavy legged" in the festive time trial. Sprinter & former Poole Wheeler, Ali Fielding has also been named in the GB team, the pair often going head to head at the Bournemouth track league. South region circuit champion, Pfeiffer Georgi also travels as part of the womens endurance team. The Next Generation contest provides a great opportunity for riders to experience international competition.A team of 24 riders are travelling to the international event which runs from the 7-8 January andoffers a full track racing programme for the junior riders against competition from across Europe, including, a team pursuit, unusual at this level.
The Omnisport Arena

Great Britain Cycling Team for The Next Generation International Contest, Apeldoorn
Men’s endurance
Rhys Britton
Jim Brown
Charley Calvert
Joe Nally
Jake Stewart
Will Tidball
Ethan Vernon
Fred Wright

Women’s endurance
Georgia Ashworth
Rhona Callander
Anna Docherty
Lauren Dolan
Pfeiffer Georgi
Jenny Holl
Jess Roberts
Ellie Russell
Emily Tillett

Sprint
Lauren Bate-Lowe
Ali Fielding
Caleb Hill
Georgia Hilleard
Esme Niblett
Lewis Stewart
Hamish Turnbull


Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Bournemouth Jubilee Wheelers "75 in 6" Reliability Trial, 8th January


Bournemouth Jubilee Wheelers winter Reliability trial series continues this Sunday (8th) with the 75 mile event . Sign on and ride between 08:30 -09:00, 08:30 starters are allowed 6 hours to complete the course, those departing at 09:00 must get round in 5hrs 30. Regarded as the hardest of the four trials, the anti-clockwise route heads north to Rockbourne, then gradually climbs up to Shaftesbury, drops down to Marnhulll & Sturminster Newton before the testing climb of Okeford hill and the return to Merley via Langton Long and the Cowgrove.
Start and finish is at Merley Community Centre (BH21 1XE), Harrier Drive, off Oakley Straight, Merley, parking, toilet facilities and light refreshments are available. Non members welcome, Members (First and Second Claim) £1 per Reliability Trial, other riders are required to become Associate Members of the Club and will pay £5 for all four Reliability Trials and all BJW Club Runs for a year. You can join on the day.
Under 18s should be accompanied by an adult please. Route sheets available on the day and can also be viewed on the club WEBSITE
The final reliability trial, the "100 in 8" takes place on Sunday 5th February. Riders who complete all 4 trials inside the time limit receive a BJW Medal.

Monday, 2 January 2017

VC ST Raphael Kick off South DC Time Trial Season




The TT Season in the South Starts when ......!!??

Sunday 19th February 2017 at 09:30 18.1miles (Pain on Portsdown hill)
(Promoted for and on behalf of Cycling Time Trials under their Rules and Regulations)

VC St Raphael Waite contracts will be again kicking off the 2017 South DC season.
Event organiser Simon Berogna says..
Why enter my event . .... Well

• New course record
• Road and Time Trial Category
• Gran Premio Della Montagna Prize at 4.5 miles or KOM for Strava fans .
• Part of the South DC Sporting Series
• Test yourself against some of the best riders on the circuit
• Good prizes
• Well Marshalled
• .......... And last of all see if winter training has paid off


Course Description:

START at Mellish Bottom at Farm shop in layby on B2177.
Proceed East to Staple crossroads.
Continue on to Southwick rbt, carry straight on B2177 up Southwick Hill towards Portsmouth to turn at roundabout junction with James Callaghan Drive (GR 648066) (Portsdown Roundabout) 4.633 miles. Retrace to Southwick rbt taking the 2nd exit and Proceed on B2177 to Staple Cross road, then left to South Boarhunt across small bridge bear right on the bend to climb through South Boarhunt then turn left into Swivelton Lane (10 miles) continue on to junction with Portsdown Hill road turn left continue along Portsdown Hill road to main roundabout (Portsdown Roundabout). Take 1st exit onto B2177 to descend Portsdown Hill to Southwick Roundabout , Take the 2nd exit and proceed on the B2177 (15.00 miles ) towards Wickham passing through the start where the FINISH at Holts Mead in line with TP134 0.375 miles west of start (18.1)

Entries online HERE

For further information contact s_berogna@hotmail.com


Last years winner, Chris McNamara (Nuun Sigma Sport) got his season off to a winning start, setting a course record in the Southborough & Dist Whs 10 on New Years Day.In wet conditions, McNamara clocked 21:16 beating the old mark of 21:28 set in 2013 on the Q10/10 course at Bethersden.
Brief Result Southborough & District Wheelers New Years Day 10

1 Chris McNamara (Nuun Sigma Sport RT) 21.16

2 Simon McNamara (South Downs Bikes) 21.40

3 Mike Piper (Abellio-SFA Racing Team) 22.11

4 Keith Lea (Paceline RT) 22.40

5 Nick Wilson (Rye and Dist Wh) 22.47

6 Dan Martin (Univ of Bath CC) 22.58

7 Mark Newton (Elite Cycling) 23.30

=8 Tom Rowing (Abellio-SFA Racing Team) 23.35

=8 Paul Morton (PMR at Toachim House) 23.35

=10 John Cockrill (Abellio-SFA Racing Team) 23.45

=10 Callum Clark (In Gear-Quickvit Trainsharp RT) 23.45


Saturday, 31 December 2016

Webber Predicts Memorable Debut Season for BIKE Channel Canyon


Webber riding the New Forest Boxing Day 10, His final outing in PedalHeaven Colours.
The 21-year-old, from Andover, has signed for Britain’s newest professional cycling team ahead of the 2017 campaign.
He makes the switch from Fleet-based Pedal Heaven, along with eight team-mates and sports director Tim Elverson.
And Webber, who began cycling with Andover Wheelers, can’t wait to get started on a project which will see him ride world-renowned Canyon bikes and come under the spotlight of Sky television channel BIKE.
He said: "I'm really pleased and excited to be a part of BIKE Channel Canyon next season.
“From the first team get-together back in November, it was clear how well everyone was bonding and the confidence in the team was already there.
“I can't wait to work with the BIKE Channel, who will be documenting a lot of our pre-season training along with the racing.
“I’m also really looking forward to racing on Canyon bikes next year, too. They seem to be racking up all the best bike awards at the moment!
“All in all, it looks like we have a brilliant year ahead.”
Chris Opie, one of Britain’s finest sprinters, has made the move from ONE Pro Cycling to become BIKE Channel Canyon’s lead rider.
George Atkins has crossed over from JLT Condor, while Rob Partridge and James Lowsley-Williams have arrived from NFTO.
Rory Townsend, Dexter Gardias, Jack Pullar, Max Stedman, Joe Fry, Harry Tanfield, Jake Womersley and Alex Richardson have all joined Webber from Pedal Heaven, who have ceased racing in the professional ranks.
And the squad is made up by Sam Lowe, formerly of Team Wiggins, and Matt Nowell, who will step up from the Wheelbase Altura team.
Follow BIKE Channel Canyon’s progress on social media, via Facebook, Twitter (links on side panel) and Instagram, and on the race team’s official website www.bikechannelcanyon.co.uk

BIKE Channel Canyon is based with owner, manager and sports director Tim Elverson in Fleet, Hampshire.

BIKE Channel and Canyon announced their partnership in new UK-based professional cycling team, BIKE Channel Canyon, on Wednesday, November 30.
The team will compete at UCI Continental level and will be led by sports director Tim Elverson, formerly of Pedal Heaven, with Chris Opie taking up the role of lead rider after his switch from ONE Pro Cycling.
Elverson has put together a dynamic stable full of young British talent, with an average age of just 24.
The full roster sees Opie joined by Dexter Gardias, Jack Pullar, Rory Townsend, George Atkins, Rob Partridge, James Lowsley-Williams, Sam Lowe, Harry Tanfield, Alex Richardson, Max Stedman, Joe Fry, Jake Womersley, Mitch Webber and Matt Nowell.
The squad will ride Canyon’s flagship bikes - the Aeroad CF SLX and Ultimate CF SLX.
Online magazine and cyclopedia Bikesoup and Brother UK are key partners of the team.
Other products sponsors of the team include Salice, Sidi, High5, Astute and Arundel.
Through BIKE Channel and Bikesoup, fans will be given an unparalleled look at the world of professional cycling.

Filippo Ubaldini, founder and chief executive of BIKE Channel, said: “The BIKE Channel Canyon team represents a new model of cycling team, one which brings fans even closer to the action and shows them what it means to be a professional cyclist.
“BIKE Channel’s viewers and fans will be able to take part in events and rides with the team and get to know the personality of every rider as never experienced before.”

Nick Allen, Canyon’s UK market manager, said: “We are extremely excited to be co-title sponsor of the new British cycling team BIKE Channel Canyon.
“Canyon’s long-term investment in this new UCI Continental team is yet another way for us to demonstrate our ongoing commitment to the professional sport of cycling and its growth within the United Kingdom and Ireland.
“We are confident this will be a successful initiative, one which will serve to boost the British professional road cycling circuit and excite and inspire cycling fans around the country.
“It will also offer potential customers the opportunity to see Canyon road bikes in action and even test the bikes at selected team events and races.”

Tim Elverson, BIKE Channel Canyon owner, manager and sports director, said: “This is an exciting long term project to be involved in that will allow me to develop and progress the squad across the coming seasons.
“The vibe and energy coming from the team already is great and we just can’t wait to go racing.”

Chris Opie, BIKE Channel Canyon lead rider, said: “I’m really excited for 2017 with BIKE Channel Canyon. It is a fantastic opportunity and challenge for me.
“A team tied to a broadcaster gives us the opportunity to connect with our fans in ways which haven’t been explored before.
“I am looking forward to working with an enthusiastic, motivated and professional team who know how to race well and enjoy our sport at the same time.”


British Cycling Stars Honoured in New Years List


Press Release BRITISH CYCLING STARS HONOURED IN THE NEW YEAR’S HONOURS LIST

Eighteen of British Cycling’s Olympic and Paralympic gold medallists have had their achievements recognised in the 2017 New Year’s Honours List, along with four more stalwarts of the sport.

Laura Kenny, who won two gold medals in Rio to become the first British woman to win a total of four Olympic titles, and husband Jason, who won three gold medals in Rio to draw level with Sir Chris Hoy as Britain’s most successful Olympian with six gold medals, have both been awarded CBEs for services to cycling.

Ed Clancy, who won gold in Beijing, London and Rio, has been given an OBE, as has Jody Cundy for his service to cycling and swimming, having won a total of seven Paralympic gold medals so far in his career.

Olympic gold medallists Katie Archibald, Elinor Barker and Owain Doull along with Paralympic gold medallists Steve Bate, Jon-Allan Butterworth, Karen Darke, Adam Duggleby, Lora Fachie, Megan Giglia, Corrine Hall, Louis Rolfe, Helen Scott and Sophie Thornhill have all been awarded MBEs for their services to cycling. Kadeena Cox, who won gold in both para-athletics and para-cycling in Rio, is awarded with an MBE for her services to athletics.

British Cycling’s para-cycling head coach Jon Norfolk has been recognised with an MBE for his services to cycling, as has Bill Owen – former president of Welsh Cycling, founder of the Abergavenny Festival of Cycling and an organiser of cycling events for over 30 years – for his services to cycling particularly in Wales.

Brian Robinson, the first British rider to finish the Tour de France and the first to win a stage of the Tour, has been given a BEM for his services to cycling and charity, as has Neville Pettitt, chairman of West Suffolk Wheelers, for his services to cycling and youth participation in cycling.

British Cycling president Bob Howden said: “The New Year’s Honours List represents the latest round of accolades for the Great Britain Cycling Team in what has been an extraordinary year for cycling. In total, British cyclists claimed 12 Olympic medals, 21 Paralympic medals, 16 elite world titles, and yellow jerseys in the Tour de France and Tour of Britain so it’s great to see so many of our cyclists awarded with an honour. Along with every other British Cycling member, I am very proud that our sport has such wonderful ambassadors who inspire huge numbers of people to get on their bikes.

“I’m also thrilled for Brian Robinson that his role as a true cycling pioneer has been rewarded. Brian, an inspiration to me and many others in our formative years, has given a huge amount to the sport, particularly in Yorkshire. Equally, it is vital that the contributions of Bill Owen and Neville Pettitt are recognised – without their work and that of the thousands of volunteers nationwide who turn out week-in, week-out we simply would not have a sport.

“On behalf of everyone at British Cycling, I’d like to congratulate all of those recognised for their services to cycling in the New Year’s Honours list and thank them for their contribution to our great sport.”

Friday, 30 December 2016

South Youth Team to Ride Youth Tour of Scotland, Riders Invited to Apply!


SOUTH YOUTH TEAM - ANNOUNCEMENT
Following on from the very successful Inter-Regional Championships this year, the South Youth Work Group want to increase the opportunity for all Youth A and B riders (born between 2001 and 2004) in road, track and MTB disciplines to make the most of training events (known as “South Days”) – these proved very popular this year and it is the intention to keep with this format in 2017 with a published programme.
Although no dates have yet to be released a list of the registered events for selecting riders for the UK School Games and the Inter-Regional Championships will also be published very shortly. The main factor for selection will be National Series points, but in addition national and regional specific events will be taken into consideration, together with performances in races when competing against other South Region riders. As before, all teams for each of the three disciplines will consist of up to 4 boys & 4 girls, with each event having one boy and girl nominated as a non-travelling reserve.
Additionally, the Region has been given the opportunity to enter two teams of 4 (Boys Youth A and Girls Youth A&B) to compete in the Scottish Cycling Youth Tour of Scotland (7-10 April). Event Details HERE
The event is by invitation only and is a fantastic opportunity to experience team racing in a stage race with convoy support on closed roads in and around Perthshire. Individual costs are: entry fee per rider (which includes full board accommodation and all meals at Strathallan School) £219; and an additional fee of £180 for each Team Manager or accompanying parent. As this does not form any part of the Inter-Regional Championships there is limited scope to what degree the Region can contribute financially, but the Youth Work Group will be asking the Regional Board to consider some form of contribution toward transport and fuel costs. Anyone wishing to be considered for selection for either of the teams and whose parents are happy to cover the entry fee cost should forward their name and date of birth (by Monday 23 January) to: SouthYouthTeam@outlook.com

Thursday, 29 December 2016

Dorset Miles, A Winter Monument!


Eleven of us at Bear Cross on a cold, frosty, morning, reliable faces, dependable legs, essential for some classic winter miles. Those with ambitions to ride the road need to ride the road, no doubt some stayed in bed, "Hands off Cocks, On Socks" the best career advice i ever got A young Daniel Lloyd laid the foundations for a professional career riding these local monuments. That first uncomfortable introduction to "the man with hammer" as valuable as any structured, watt-based, e-mailed from afar, coaching plan, inexperience inevitably becomes experience. Gingerly out to Longham & Canford Bottom but still the envy of commuter traffic. Holt was clear, Chalbury Common was treacherous, unclipping on the drop down to Horton. The more ice we saw, the more nervous we got, Woodlands was sketchy, a stop to let air out of tyres and the main road calmed us all down. Through Cranborne, Alderholt, Fordingbridge and across to Whitsbury, slushy through the lanes but by Rockbourne we were clear. Fast and bright down to Coombe Bissett and the Ebble valley road, always a slog in the best sort of way. A broken gear cable made it more of a slog for one but he will talk about it all his cycling life. Up towards Shaftesbury then down to Cann Common and Zig Zag hill, that hammer man was tapping a couple on the shoulder but all regrouped at Winn Green for the fast descent homewards. Lined out on the Wimborne road those dependable legs working for all of the group. What did Lloyd do after his hunger-knock kicking? He came back the following week, that's what!

4hrs 39 86 miles

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

British Cycling President Pays Tribute to Bradley Wiggins


Press Release
BRITISH CYCLING PRESIDENT PAYS TRIBUTE TO SIR BRADLEY WIGGINS


British Cycling’s president Bob Howden has paid tribute to Sir Bradley Wiggins, Britain’s most decorated Olympian, upon his retirement.

Howden said: "Eight Olympic medals and a first British win in the Tour de France are just part of the captivating story of a cycling legend, as few sportspeople have had the impact on life in this country as Sir Bradley Wiggins.

"He retires as one of British sport's great champions, not just for the medals and the sheer diversity of races he won but also for the way in which he used his achievements to inspire so many people to become active by getting on their bikes. British Cycling has much to thank him for and we wish him success with his future plans."

Monday, 26 December 2016

New Forest Boxing Day 10,Wadsley Wins Festive Test.


Riding his final race as a junior, Sam Wadsley (Poole Wheelers) impressively won the New Forest CC Boxing Day 10 mile time trial on the P311 south of Ringwood in Hampshire. On a bright, December morning 18 year old Wadsley produced a time most would be pleased to post on a balmy June evening, his 22:10, 17 seconds ahead of British Cycling Junior Academy rider, Charley Calvert (Bournemouth Arrow).
Wadsley won the CC Weymouth Easter 10 back in March and leaves the junior ranks with confidence high. Calvert was disappointed with his ride but has been training hard at the Newport velodrome ahead of a January track competition at Apeldoorrn in the Netherlands.
Neil Mackley (Fareham Wheelers) clocked 22:52 to take third place ahead of 2012 winner Anthony Green (New Forest CC) & rising local star Patryk Witkowski (Bournemouth Jubilee Wh). Pre-race favourite Xavier Disley (Aerocoach) had to settle for sixth place but had no complaints, training for the national track championships next year and running his Aerocoach coaching business, taking up his time and his endurance.
Lou Dutch (Synergie Coaching), 25:46, took the women's race well clear of Bournemouth Jubilee Wheelers pair, Lizzy Campbell,27:22 & Louise Cooper, 27:49. In the battle of the road bikes, veteran Stu Bowers(Bournemouth Jubilee Wh) & Matt Downie (Eden Veranda) tied on 23:26 with Mitch Webber (PedalHeaven RT) just behind with 23:35, Webber finding time to wave at the camera. The start list of 83 plus two tandems was the biggest field anyone could remember for this festive fixture, encouraging for the New Forest Cycling Club who have been running the event since the 1960's.

Provisional Result

1 Samuel Wadsley (Poole Wh) 00:22:10
2 Charley Calvert BOURNEMOUTH ARROW CC 00:22:27
3 Neil Mackley FAREHAM WH 00:22:52
4 Antony Green NEW FOREST CC 00:22:54
5 Patryk Witkowski BOURNEMOUTH JUBILEE WH 00:22:57
6 B Xavier Disley AEROCOACH 00:23:04
7 Brendan Reese BOURNEMOUTH ARROW CC 00:23:10
8 James Horton POOLE WH 00:23:11
9 Steven Cottington BATH CC 00:23:14
10 Andrew Cooper BOURNEMOUTH JUBILEE WH 00:23:20
11 Tom Stocker BOURNEMOUTH JUBILEE WH 00:23:23
12 Stuart Bowers BOURNEMOUTH JUBILEE WH 00:23:26
13 Matthew Downie EDEN VERANDA 00:23:26
14 Mitchell Webber PEDALHEAVEN RT 00:23:35
15 Craig Haslam TRI UK 00:23:50
16 Stuart Martingale SOTONIA CC 00:23:56
17 Nicholas Buck NEW FOREST CC 00:24:01
18 Steve Groome BOURNEMOUTH JUBILEE WH 00:24:04
19 Perry Lee SOUTHDOWN VELO 00:24:16
20 Christopher Day POOLE WH 00:24:42
21 Max Moyles NEW FOREST CC 00:24:52
22 Thomas Day POOLE WH 00:24:56
23 Lyndon Thompson NEW FOREST CC 00:25:02
24 Julian Lockwood PRIMERATEAMJOBS 00:25:07
25 stuart peckham NEW FOREST CC 00:25:15
26 Iain Palmer TWICKENHAM CC 00:25:21
27 Graham Crockford DULWICH PARAGON 00:25:21
28 Rob Jones ZOOM TRI 00:25:34
29 Chris Wilson TORNADO RCC 00:25:38
30 Lou Dutch SYNERGIE COACHING 00:25:46
31 Philip Godfrey SOTONIA CC 00:25:53
32 Richard Blake ANTELOPE CC 00:25:57
33 Pete Wilson BOURNEMOUTH ARROW 00:26:05
34 Kevin Harris BOURNEMOUTH JUBILEE WH 00:26:08
35 Jamie Whitcher POOLE WH 00:26:16
36 Max Webber ABBOTTS ANN CYCLES 00:26:21
37 Martin Ross BOURNEMOUTH JUBILEE WH 00:26:25
38 Richard Parker NEW FOREST CC 00:26:30
39 Pete Coombs NEW FOREST CC 00:26:35
40 Tom Butler NEW FOREST CC 00:26:36
41 Adrian Watkins TORNADO RC 00:26:39
42 Matt Blythe BOURNEMOUTH ARROW CC 00:26:50
43 Luke Monahan UK BIKING 00:26:55
44 David James-Cheesman SOUTHDOWN VELO 00:27:19
45 Lizzy Campbell BOURNEMOUTH JUBILEE WH 00:27:22
46 Peter Walker RNRMCA 00:27:30
47 Louisa Cooper BOURNEMOUTH JUBILEE WH 00:27:49
48 Lucy Gadd POOLE WH 00:27:59
49 Julian Sheppard NEW FOREST CC 00:28:01
50 Neil Dyble BOURNEMOUTH ARROW CC 00:28:06
51 Dean Jewer BOURNEMOUTH JUBILEE WH 00:28:06
52 Jeremy Gill POOLE WH 00:28:15
53 Nicholas Cooper ANDOVER WH 00:28:33
54 Dan Byrne POOLE WH 00:28:42
55 Harry O'Donoghue POOLE WH 00:28:53
56 Emma Needham CC WEYMOUTH 00:29:01
57 Kate Bowers BOURNEMOUTH JUBILEE WH 00:29:01
58 Martin Howes TORNADO RCC 00:29:37
59 Fiona Scotter ARMY CYCLING UNION 00:29:46
60 Michael Round BOURNEMOUTH JUBILEE WH 00:30:17
61 Mat Jessop TORNADO RCC 00:30:22
62 Martin Balk 3C CYCLEXPERIENCE 00:31:39
63 Catherine Pascoe NEW FOREST CC 00:33:17
64 Dave Cooper ANDOVER WH 00:34:00
65 Nicholas Brewster SOLENT PIRATES 00:34:20
66 Ben Gill POOLE WH 00:35:21

Tandems
1 NicholasO'Hara 00:24:33 3C CYCLEXPERIENCE
Sean Williams 00:24:33YSPORTSSP
2 PENNY COSBURN 00:37:40 SOTONIA CC
MARY CORBETT

Friday, 23 December 2016

Latchem Sunwise Race Team, Nolan & Croft Join Forces!


Latchem Sunwise Race Team
Nolan & Croft at Winchester in 2016

Luke Nolan & Calum Croft will join forces to spearhead the attack for the newly launched Latchem Sunwise Race Team in 2017. Nolan just pipped Croft for the South Region circuit championship in 2016 but they will prove a formidable double act next season.The two talented sprinters favour criterium racing but the team will also target all of the major southern region races.Road captain, Nolan, will be backed by Ross Evans, Sean Townsend, Gareth Turner, Tom Lane, Adrian Lawson, Peter Thomas,Ian Hicks, Ryan Baggs, James Dudden Craig Walduck, Barnaby Cox, Adrian Warren and youngster, James Hywel-Davies with Lee Williams acting as team manager. Look out for the full Official launch in January when the team will unveil their new NOPINZ Kit.

Croft wins at Bath 2015
Supported by Melksham Cycle Centre, Latchem Roofing and Sunwise have joined together to create the Latchem Roofing Sunwise Race Team. With huge emphasis on competing at the very top level of British Road Racing but also giving racing novices the chance to support, enjoy and improve in this club environment race team.
"We are a very unique set up with a focus on winning at the very top level, but with a support network for all categories of rider thanks to Melksham Cycle Centre." says Nolan


Team Rosta
Calum Croft
Luke Nolan
Ross Evans
Sean Townsend
Gareth Turner
Tom Lane
Craig Walduck
Adrian Lawson
Peter Thomas
Barnaby Cox
James Hywel-Davies
Ian Hicks
Ryan Baggs
James Dudden
Adrian Warren

Stephen Park Appointed British Cycling Performance Director


STEPHEN PARK APPOINTED BRITISH CYCLING PERFORMANCE DIRECTOR- Press Release


British Cycling is delighted to announce Stephen Park OBE as the Great Britain Cycling Team’s new performance director.

Park, who as the Royal Yachting Association’s (RYA) Olympic manager guided the British Sailing Team to the top of the sport’s medal table in Rio, will become British Cycling’s first performance director since 2014.

The 48-year-old has been the RYA’s Olympic manager for the past 15 years, with Britain’s world-beating sailors amassing 23 Olympic and Paralympic medals during his time at the helm. Park will start work at the National Cycling Centre in the spring of 2017.

Park said:

“I feel privileged and excited to be given this opportunity, and look forward to building on the high-performance culture at British Cycling. My role will be to lead the team, support the coaches and the wider staff to continue delivering successful programmes which enable the athletes to fulfil their tremendous potential.

“My time with the RYA has been hugely rewarding, and Olympic Sailing has evolved enormously during my 15 years as Olympic team manager, requiring an inquisitive and innovative approach to stay ahead of the competition. As top sailing nation at Rio 2016 and following our review process and recent significant UK Sport funding announcement, I’m confident the team is in great shape for the Tokyo 2020 cycle. I would like to convey my deepest appreciation to all the British Sailing Team athletes, staff and across the RYA family – past and present – for their unwavering commitment in support of British Sailing’s medal-winning achievements during my tenure.

“Clearly cycling poses very different challenges to sailing, but it’s a sport I am very passionate about from a personal perspective. I’m looking forward to meeting its challenges head on and working intensively with a highly motivated and experienced group of athletes, coaches and support staff.”

Following another hugely successful Olympic and Paralympic Games, British Cycling started the extensive performance director recruitment process in October, working alongside UK Sport and Positive Dynamics.

Former Olympic champion Chris Boardman was part of the selection process, and said:

“The standard of applicants was predictably high, and in appointing Stephen Park I am extremely confident that we have someone in place who can now go forward and build on the fantastic success that British Cycling has enjoyed in recent years.

“The role calls for a highly effective, ambitious leader with a track record of successfully delivering at the highest level, and an ability to instil a real sense of team and get the most out of the wealth of experience that is evident in the Great Britain Cycling Team.
“Throughout the selection process, it was very clear that Stephen demonstrates each and every one of these characteristics.”

Bob Howden, British Cycling president, added:

“We are delighted to welcome Stephen to British Cycling. The performance director role is integral to our ambitions looking ahead to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games and beyond.

“Following our tremendous success at Rio, we are now at the start of another four-year cycle; one which brings great challenges but also great opportunities to build on success.

“We are confident that, in Stephen, we have the right person in the role to guide us through this cycle and fulfil our ambition to finish top of both medal tables and remain the number one cycling nation in the world.

“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Andy Harrison, our programmes director, and his colleagues for leading the team so successfully through recent months.”

Chelsea Warr, director of performance at UK Sport said:

“In this critical appointment of Stephen Park – well known across the system as ‘Sparky’ – to the role of performance director at British Cycling, we have one of our world-class performance system’s most successful leaders, who has worked at the highest level of Olympic and Paralympic sport and has been tremendously successful over multiple Games.

“In collaboration with the brilliant coaches and support team at British Cycling, I am very confident that Stephen will lead the programme to achieve even more success in the Tokyo cycle and beyond with a renewed focus on leadership, innovation, high-performance culture and behaviours, to meet the needs of the athletes and help them reach their full potential.”

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Calshot Track League #7 Results & Standings



1st Frank KILSBY VC St Raphaël / Waite Contracts / Hewitt Cycles
2nd Simon PETTIFER Poole Wheelers Cycling Club
3rd Richard EASTHAM Bournemouth Jubilee Wheelers CC
4th Leighton SMITH Bournemouth Arrow CC
5th Jeremy GILL Poole Wheelers Cycling Club
6th Glen REDMAN CC Basingstoke
7th Alexandra DIEM Southampton University Road Club
8th Doug CONROY Redmon CC
9th Jim ROBERTSON British Cycling Private Member - South East
SENIOR ‘AB’ LEAGUE : POINTS RACE
1st Frank KILSBY VC St Raphaël / Waite Contracts / Hewitt Cycles 30 pts
2nd Simon PETTIFER Poole Wheelers Cycling Club 18 pts
3rd Richard EASTHAM Bournemouth Jubilee Wheelers CC 10 pts
4th Jeremy GILL Poole Wheelers Cycling Club 2 pts
5th Leighton SMITH Bournemouth Arrow CC
6th Glen REDMAN CC Basingstoke
7th Alexandra DIEM Southampton University Road Club
8th Doug CONROY Redmon CC
9th Jim ROBERTSON British Cycling Private Member - South East
SENIOR ‘AB’ LEAGUE: UNKNOWN DISTANCE
1st Frank KILSBY VC St Raphaël / Waite Contracts / Hewitt Cycles
2nd Simon PETTIFER Poole Wheelers Cycling Club
3rd Richard EASTHAM Bournemouth Jubilee Wheelers CC
4th Jeremy GILL Poole Wheelers Cycling Club
5th Glen REDMAN CC Basingstoke
6th Alexandra DIEM Southampton University Road Club
7th Leighton SMITH Bournemouth Arrow CC
8th Doug CONROY Redmon CC
9th Jim ROBERTSON British Cycling Private Member - South East
SENIOR ‘AB’ LEAGUE: SPRINT
1st Simon PETTIFER Poole Wheelers Cycling Club
2nd Richard EASTHAM Bournemouth Jubilee Wheelers CC
3rd Jeremy GILL Poole Wheelers Cycling Club
4th Glen REDMAN CC Basingstoke
5th Leighton SMITH Bournemouth Arrow CC
6th Frank KILSBY VC St Raphaël / Waite Contracts / Hewitt Cycles

SENIOR ‘AB’ LEAGUE: SCRATCH RACE
1st Joshua KNOWLES Palmer Park Velo RT / awcycles
2nd Frank KILSBY VC St Raphaël / Waite Contracts / Hewitt Cycles
3rd Simon PETTIFER Poole Wheelers Cycling Club
4th Harry JOHNSON Fareham Wheelers Cycling Club
5th Richard EASTHAM Bournemouth Jubilee Wheelers CC
6th Alexandra DIEM Southampton University Road Club
7th Glen REDMAN CC Basingstoke
8th Jeremy GILL Poole Wheelers Cycling Club
9th Doug CONROY Redmon CC
10th Jim ROBERTSON British Cycling Private Member - South East
VETERANS/ JUNIORS/WOMEN: 2 km SCRATCH
1st Joshua KNOWLES Palmer Park Velo RT / awcycles
2nd Richard EASTHAM Bournemouth Jubilee Wheelers CC
3rd Harry JOHNSON Fareham Wheelers Cycling Club
4th Simon PETTIFER Poole Wheelers Cycling Club
5th Thomas DAY Poole Wheelers Cycling Club
6th Sam FREEMAN Solent Pirates
7th Alexandra DIEM Southampton University Road Club
8th Jeremy GILL Poole Wheelers Cycling Club
9th Glen REDMAN CC Basingstoke
10th Freya RICHARDSON Portsmouth North End CC
11th Doug CONROY Redmon CC
12th Jim ROBERTSON British Cycling Private Member - South East
VETERANS/JUNIOR/WOMEN: UNKNOWN DISTANCE
1st Alexandra DIEM Southampton University Road Club
2nd Freya RICHARDSON Portsmouth North End CC
3rd Doug CONROY Redmon CC
4th Joshua KNOWLES Palmer Park Velo RT / awcycles
5th Harry JOHNSON Fareham Wheelers Cycling Club
6th Glen REDMAN CC Basingstoke
7th Richard EASTHAM Bournemouth Jubilee Wheelers CC
8th Sam FREEMAN Solent Pirates
9th Thomas DAY Poole Wheelers Cycling Club
10th Jeremy GILL Poole Wheelers Cycling Club
11th Jim ROBERTSON British Cycling Private Member - South East

YOUTH U16: WARM - UP
1st Joshua KNOWLES Palmer Park Velo RT / awcycles
2nd Elliot COX Velo Club Venta
3rd Sam FREEMAN Solent Pirates
4th Harry JOHNSON Fareham Wheelers Cycling Club
5th Thomas DAY Poole Wheelers Cycling Club
6th Freya RICHARDSON Portsmouth North End CC
YOUTH U16: 1km SCRATCH
1st Elliot COX Velo Club Venta
2nd Joshua KNOWLES Palmer Park Velo RT / awcycles
3rd Harry JOHNSON Fareham Wheelers Cycling Club
4th Thomas DAY Poole Wheelers Cycling Club
5th Sam FREEMAN Solent Pirates
6th Freya RICHARDSON Portsmouth North End CC
YOUTH U16: POINTS
1st Joshua KNOWLES Palmer Park Velo RT / awcycles 25 pts
2nd Elliot COX Velo Club Venta 11 pts
3rd Harry JOHNSON Fareham Wheelers Cycling Club 11 pts
4th Freya RICHARDSON Portsmouth North End CC 7 pts
5th Sam FREEMAN Solent Pirates 6 pts
6th Thomas DAY Poole Wheelers Cycling Club
YOUTH U16: HANDICAP
1st Harry JOHNSON Fareham Wheelers Cycling Club
2nd Elliot COX Velo Club Venta
3rd Sam FREEMAN Solent Pirates
4th Thomas DAY Poole Wheelers Cycling Club
5th Freya RICHARDSON Portsmouth North End CC
6th Joshua KNOWLES Palmer Park Velo RT / awcycles
YOUTH U16: SPRINT
1st Elliot COX Velo Club Venta
2nd Joshua KNOWLES Palmer Park Velo RT / awcycles
3rd Harry JOHNSON Fareham Wheelers Cycling Club
4th Sam FREEMAN Solent Pirates
YOUTH U16: SCRATCH
1st Joshua KNOWLES Palmer Park Velo RT / awcycles
2nd Elliot COX Velo Club Venta
3rd Sam FREEMAN Solent Pirates
4th Harry JOHNSON Fareham Wheelers Cycling Club
5th Thomas DAY Poole Wheelers Cycling Club
6th Freya RICHARDSON Portsmouth North End CC

YOUTH U14: WARM - UP
1st Jed SMITHSON Hillingdon Slipstreamers
2nd James ASHCROFT Palmer Park Velo RT / awcycles
3rd Joe O’BRIEN Hillingdon Slipstreamers
4th Jamie WHITCHER Poole Wheelers Cycling Club
5th Elliot MOREVE Hillingdon Slipstreamers
6th Danny HAVEY Fareham Wheelers Cycling Club
7th Tom STRINGER Hillingdon Slipstreamers
YOUTH U14: 1km SCRATCH
1st Jed SMITHSON Hillingdon Slipstreamers
2nd James ASHCROFT Palmer Park Velo RT / awcycles
3rd Jamie WHITCHER Poole Wheelers Cycling Club
4th Elliot MOREVE Hillingdon Slipstreamers
5th Joe O’BRIEN Hillingdon Slipstreamers
6th Tom STRINGER Hillingdon Slipstreamers
7th Danny HAVEY Fareham Wheelers Cycling Club
YOUTH U14: POINTS
1st Jed SMITHSON Hillingdon Slipstreamers 15 pts
2nd James ASHCROFT Palmer Park Velo RT / awcycles 14 pts
3rd Joe O’BRIEN Hillingdon Slipstreamers 10 pts
4th Danny HAVEY Fareham Wheelers Cycling Club 10 pts
5th Jamie WHITCHER Poole Wheelers Cycling Club 8 pts
6th Elliot MOREVE Hillingdon Slipstreamers 3 pts
7th Tom STRINGER Hillingdon Slipstreamers
YOUTH U14: HANDICAP
1st Danny HAVEY Fareham Wheelers Cycling Club
2nd Tom STRINGER Hillingdon Slipstreamers
3rd Elliot MOREVE Hillingdon Slipstreamers
4th Jamie WHITCHER Poole Wheelers Cycling Club
5th Joe O’BRIEN Hillingdon Slipstreamers
6th Jed SMITHSON Hillingdon Slipstreamers
7th James ASHCROFT Palmer Park Velo RT / awcycles
YOUTH U14: SPRINT
1st James ASHCROFT Palmer Park Velo RT / awcycles
2nd Jed SMITHSON Hillingdon Slipstreamers
3rd Joe O’BRIEN Hillingdon Slipstreamers
4th Danny HAVEY Fareham Wheelers Cycling Club

YOUTH U14: SCRATCH
1st James ASHCROFT Palmer Park Velo RT / awcycles
2nd Jed SMITHSON Hillingdon Slipstreamers
3rd Joe O’BRIEN Hillingdon Slipstreamers
4th Elliot MOREVE Hillingdon Slipstreamers
5th Jamie WHITCHER Poole Wheelers Cycling Club
6th Tom STRINGER Hillingdon Slipstreamers
7th Danny HAVEY Fareham Wheelers Cycling Club
YOUTH U12: WARM - UP
1st Pascal GIRET Velo Club De Londres
2nd Ben GILL Poole Wheelers Cycling Club
3rd Caitlin LOVELESS Hillingdon Slipstreamers
4th Callum ROBINS Solent Pirates
5th Amber RICHARDSON Portsmouth North End CC
6th Ella BEATON Solent Pirates
7th Brody CROCKFORD British Cycling Private Member – South
YOUTH U12: SCRATCH
1st Pascal GIRET Velo Club De Londres
2nd Caitlin LOVELESS Hillingdon Slipstreamers
3rd Ben GILL Poole Wheelers Cycling Club
4th Callum ROBINS Solent Pirates
5th Brody CROCKFORD British Cycling Private Member – South
6th Amber RICHARDSON Portsmouth North End CC
7th Ella BEATON Solent Pirates
YOUTH U12: POINTS
1st Pascal GIRET Velo Club De Londres 25 pts
2nd Caitlin LOVELESS Hillingdon Slipstreamers 13 pts
3rd Ben GILL Poole Wheelers Cycling Club 12 pts
4th Callum ROBINS Solent Pirates
5th Amber RICHARDSON Portsmouth North End CC
6th Ella BEATON Solent Pirates
7th Brody CROCKFORD British Cycling Private Member – South
YOUTH U12: HANDICAP
1st Ella BEATON Solent Pirates
2nd Brody CROCKFORD British Cycling Private Member – South
3rd Ben GILL Poole Wheelers Cycling Club
4th Pascal GIRET Velo Club De Londres
5th Caitlin LOVELESS Hillingdon Slipstreamers
6th Callum ROBINS Solent Pirates
7th Amber RICHARDSON Portsmouth North End CC
YOUTH U12: SPRINT
1st Ben GILL Poole Wheelers Cycling Club
2nd Caitlin LOVELESS Hillingdon Slipstreamers
3rd Ella BEATON Solent Pirates
4th Callum ROBINS Solent Pirates
YOUTH U12: SCRATCH
1st Pascal GIRET Velo Club De Londres
2nd Ben GILL Poole Wheelers Cycling Club
3rd Caitlin LOVELESS Hillingdon Slipstreamers
4th Callum ROBINS Solent Pirates
5th Brody CROCKFORD British Cycling Private Member – South
6th Ella BEATON Solent Pirates
7th Amber RICHARDSON Portsmouth North End CC

YOUTH U10: WARM – UP
1st Oliver PETTIFER Poole Wheelers Cycling Club
2nd Finlay O’BRIEN Hillingdon Slipstreamers
3rd Digby LLEWELLYN Poole Wheelers Cycling Club
4th Patrick ATKINSON Poole Wheelers CC
5th Bobbie O’BRIEN Hillingdon Slipstreamers
6th Emily MOREVE Hillingdon Slipstreamers
7th Gregory EASTHAM Bournemouth Jubilee Wheelers CC
8th Oliver GILL Poole Wheelers Cycling Club
YOUTH U10: SCRATCH
1st Oliver PETTIFER Poole Wheelers Cycling Club
2nd Finlay O’BRIEN Hillingdon Slipstreamers
3rd Digby LLEWELLYN Poole Wheelers Cycling Club
4th Bobbie O’BRIEN Hillingdon Slipstreamers
5th Patrick ATKINSON Poole Wheelers CC
6th Emily MOREVE Hillingdon Slipstreamers
7th Oliver GILL Poole Wheelers Cycling Club
8th Gregory EASTHAM Bournemouth Jubilee Wheelers CC
YOUTH U10: POINTS
1st Oliver PETTIFER Poole Wheelers Cycling Club 20 pts
2nd Patrick ATKINSON Poole Wheelers CC 12 pts
3rd Finlay O’BRIEN Hillingdon Slipstreamers 8 pts
4th Bobbie O’BRIEN Hillingdon Slipstreamers
5th Digby LLEWELLYN Poole Wheelers Cycling Club
6th Emily MOREVE Hillingdon Slipstreamers
7th Oliver GILL Poole Wheelers Cycling Club
8th Gregory EASTHAM Bournemouth Jubilee Wheelers CC
YOUTH U10: HANDICAP
1st Oliver GILL Poole Wheelers Cycling Club
2nd Bobbie O’BRIEN Hillingdon Slipstreamers
3rd Gregory EASTHAM Bournemouth Jubilee Wheelers CC
4th Emily MOREVE Hillingdon Slipstreamers
5th Patrick ATKINSON Poole Wheelers CC
6th Oliver PETTIFER Poole Wheelers Cycling Club
7th Digby LLEWELLYN Poole Wheelers Cycling Club
8th Finlay O’BRIEN Hillingdon Slipstreamers

YOUTH U10: SPRINT
1st Oliver PETTIFER Poole Wheelers Cycling Club
2nd Patrick ATKINSON Poole Wheelers CC
3rd Bobbie O’BRIEN Hillingdon Slipstreamers
4th Emily MOREVE Hillingdon Slipstreamers
YOUTH U10: SCRATCH
1st Oliver PETTIFER Poole Wheelers Cycling Club
2nd Finlay O’BRIEN Hillingdon Slipstreamers
3rd Bobbie O’BRIEN Hillingdon Slipstreamers
4th Patrick ATKINSON Poole Wheelers CC
5th Digby LLEWELLYN Poole Wheelers Cycling Club
6th Oliver GILL Poole Wheelers Cycling Club
7th Gregory EASTHAM Bournemouth Jubilee Wheelers CC
8th Emily MOREVE Hillingdon Slipstreamers

YOUTH U8: WARM – UP
1st Charlie PETTIFER Poole Wheelers CC
2nd Harrison HENDY IOW Cycling Club
YOUTH U8: SCRATCH
1st Charlie PETTIFER Poole Wheelers CC
2nd Harrison HENDY IOW Cycling Club
YOUTH U8: POINTS
1st Charlie PETTIFER Poole Wheelers CC 15 pts
2nd Harrison HENDY IOW Cycling Club 9 pts
YOUTH U8: HANDICAP
1st Charlie PETTIFER Poole Wheelers CC
2nd Harrison HENDY IOW Cycling Club
YOUTH U8: SPRINT
1st Charlie PETTIFER Poole Wheelers CC
2nd Harrison HENDY IOW Cycling Club
YOUTH U8: SCRATCH
1st Harrison HENDY IOW Cycling Club
2nd Charlie PETTIFER Poole Wheelers CC

Overall after Round 7
A LEAGUE
1 Alex COLLINS Fareham Wheelers CC 77
2 Frank KILSBY VC St Raphaël / Waite Contracts / Hewitt Cycles 29
2 Andy SHACKEL Team Wiggle 13
3 Joe CLARK i-team Cyclist’s Club / KSL / In-Tandem 10
4 Brendan DREWETT Fareham Wheelers CC 7
B LEAGUE TOT
1 Simon PETTIFER Poole Wheelers CC 99
2 Richard EASTHAM Bournemouth Jubilee Wheelers 53
3 Jeremy GILL Poole Wheelers CC 21
4 Sam CLARK i-team Cyclist’s Club / KSL / In-Tandem 12
5 George SKINNER Salisbury Road & Mountain Bike CC 8
6 Harry JOHNSON Fareham Wheelers Cycling Club 4
Paul GILBERT High Wycombe CC 4
8 Josh KNOWLES Palmer Park Velo RT / awcycles 3
9 Glen REDMAN CC Basingstoke 2
10 Doug CONROY Redmon CC 1
Caitlin PETERS i-team Cyclist’s Club / KSL / In-Tandem 1
YOUTH A
1 Josh KNOWLES Palmer Park Velo RT / awcycles 73
2 Elliot COX Velo Club Venta 66
3 Harry JOHNSON Fareham Wheelers Cycling Club 40
4 Sam CLARK i-team Cyclist’s Club / KSL / In-Tandem 21
5 Caitlin PETERS i-team Cyclist’s Club / KSL / In-Tandem 11
6 Tom DAY Poole Wheelers CC 10
7 Sam FREEMAN Solent Pirates 4
8 Owen GILES Portsmouth North End CC 3
YOUTH B
1 James ASHCROFT Palmer Park Velo RT / awcycles 86
2 Jed SMITHSON Hillingdon Slipstreamers 52
3 Joe O'BRIEN Hillingdon Slipstreamers 26
4 Jamie WHITCHER Poole Wheelers CC 24
5 Elliot MOREVE Hillingdon Slipstreamers 15
6 Danny HAVEY Fareham Wheelers CC 12
Abby OLD Hillingdon Slipstreamers 9
8 Tom STRINGER Hillingdon Slipstreamers 7
9 Charlotte KELLY Bournemouth Arrow CC 5
10 Nathaniel BROOKES Gillingham & District Wheelers CC 2
Peter DRABBLE VC Meudon 2
Jodie LEACH Mud Sweat n Gears CC 2
YOUTH C
1 Ben GILL Poole Wheelers CC 85
2 Sophie TILLER Solent Pirates 45
3 Charlie ABEL Poole Wheelers CC 36
4 Caitlin LOVELESS Hillingdon Slipstreamers 20
5 Callum ROBINS Solent Pirates 20
6 Pascal GIRET Velo Club De Londres 12
7 Ella BEATON Solent Pirates 9
8 Aiden DEWHIRST Poole Wheelers CC 8
9 Ella BEATON Solent Pirates 5
10 Brody CRROCKFORD BC PM - South 2
11 Poppy LLEWELLYN Poole Wheelers Cycling Club 2

YOUTH D
1 Oliver PETTIFER Poole Wheelers Cycling Club 102
2 Stanley KENT Hillingdon Slipstreamers 45
3 Finlay O'BRIEN Hillingdon Slipstreamers 24
4 Bobbie O'BRIEN Hillingdon Slipstreamers 22
Patrick ATKINSON Poole Wheelers Cycling Club 22
6 Oliver GILL Poole Wheelers Cycling Club 15
7 Gregory EASTHAM Bournemouth Jubilee Wheelers CC 6
8 Oliver KENT Hillingdon Slipstreamers 4
9 Digby LLEWELLYN Poole Wheelers Cycling Club 3
10 Emily MOREVE Hillingdon Slipstreamers 1
Sam GILBERT Hillingdon Slipstreamers 1
YOUTH E TOT
1 Charlie PETTIFER Poole Wheelers Cycling Club 102
2 Harrison HENDY IOW Cycling Club 70
3 Albie ATKINSON Poole Wheelers Cycling Club 24
4 Oliver TOOLEY Poole Wheelers Cycling Club 18
5 Ruby ISAAC Fenland Clarion Cycling Club 8
VETERANS
1 Richard EASTHAM Bournemouth Jubilee Whlrs 32
2 Jeremy GILL Poole Wheelers CC 17
3 Glen REDMAN North Hampshire Road Club 11
4 Doug CONROY Redmon CC 6
5 Jim ROBERTSON BC PM - South East 3
6 Simon PETTIFER Poole Wheelers CC 2
7 Steve COX Velo Club Venta 1
Paul GILBERT High Wycombe CC 1
JUNIORS
1 Alex COLLINS Fareham Wheelers CC 21
2 Josh KNOWLES Palmer Park Velo RT / awcycles 15
3 Harry JOHNSON Fareham Wheelers Cycling Club 9
4 Elliot COX Velo Club Venta 8
5 Tom DAY Poole Wheelers CC 3
6 Joe CLARK i-team Cyclist’s Club / KSL / In-Tandem 2
7 Sam FREEMAN Solent Pirates 1

WOMEN
1 Alexandra DIEM Southampton University Road Club 24
2 Caitlin PETERS i-team Cyclist’s Club / KSL / In-Tandem 9
3 Freya RICHARDSON Portsmouth North End CC 4

The league resumes on January 8th 2017



Matt Downie: Question Time


A disappointing first season that saw Primera-TeamJobs promise plenty, go AWOL mid season and ultimately deliver, little raised questions. A few circuit wins, some gutsy performances from Oscar Hutchings, that did more for him than the team, the highlight of a dis-jointed year. Its all change for 2017. new riders, stronger management, clear strategy and better communications see the team looking forward with optimism. Two recent squad days, have provided quality winter training, some healthy competition and a good deal of mickey-taking, all helping to provide that magical ingredient, good morale! We caught up with new signing Matt Downie after the latest squad day to ask him a few questions. The 19 year old from Eastleigh took up cycling after the being inspired by the London Olympics in 2012, lists lasagne as his favourite food, The Breakfast Club & Lord of the Rings his favourite movies and hates seeing other people brush their teeth!

What does you winter training programme look like? Lots of miles, Turbo? Gym, Is it hard to stay motivated through the winter?
"This winter I'm looking to improve my overall fitness, so I'm doing a lot more base rides. However I've also been including some threshold work during my base rides just to keep it a bit interesting as well as avoid losing too much speed. I've also been doing as much yoga as possible. I think its harder to stay motivated throughout the winter if you let the cold and wet get to you, I find if I wear the right kit, leg warmers, base layer, over shoes etc it doesn’t make it too hard to go out. Unless the weather is terrible. . I live in Eastleigh, which is perfect for training as I'm pretty much in the middle of the New Forest and the south downs."

Do you take a break?
"I took my end of season break after my last race (Downton 2 day). It was well timed as I got a really bad cold. I only took a week off as I had a mid season break. I'm already well into my winter training now, making sure I don’t repeat last year."

You have had a great season, what are the highlights for you? What was your favourite race? What about the lows? any disappointments?

"Getting the opportunity to race along side some of the best cyclists in Britain during the Wiltshire GP. Also my first road race win was quite a big highlight for my season. (Bournemouth Cycleworks Purbeck RR) Disappointments…definitely the beginning of the season was dreadful for me. I was 8kg overweight and I was fairly unfit, so going to races like Perfs and James Atherton I was ill prepared."

First Win for Matt

How do you celebrate a win?
"I usually celebrate by taking my girlfriend out for a meal just as a little thank you for putting up with my eating habits and the hours that I spend training."



What are your targets/plans for 2017?
"For 2017 I'm hoping to be my best season by far, I'm going to be looking to enter and hopefully do well in bigger races. My first target of next season will be Perfs Pedal race, however my biggest goal for next season will be the British U23 TT championship as well as the national U23 road race. I would like to get a few more opportunities to race in national A races and see how I fair in them. I am very excited to be racing for Primera Team-Jobs and the whole team is highly motivated for next year."


What are your strengths? What are your weaknesses? What sort of course do you prefer?
"I would have to say my main strength would have to be time trialing, after 6 months into my first racing season I found that it was my best strength. I have two main weaknesses, one is sprinting and the other is really steep climbs, I don’t know why but I struggle to get up and over them. My ideal course would have to be a rolling course, nothing too steep, enough to put the bigger lads in a bit of difficulty but not let the really small guys get too much of an advantage. If there's a section with a bit of a cross wind makes it even better."


Who do you admire in the pro peloton? Any heroes?
"I am a massive fan of Tom Boonen. He's not just a monster on the cobbles but off them he's a machine. Also Tony Martin is an absolute power house, ripping it on the front when needed. Outside of the pro peloton a true inspiration to me and my cycling is Julian Jenkinson, who sadly passed early this year. Julian taught me a lot in the short time that I knew him and he has inspired me more than anyone."


How often do you clean your bike?
"Well…not as often as I should do. I've been doing it more now that winter has arrived but probably still not as much as I should".


What music is on your headphones when warming up pre-race?
"I listen to an array of different music genres when warming up, I don’t really have a set play listen. I just listen to whatever I fancy at the time. If I had to chose a set playlist then it would include the likes of Eminem, The white stripes, Notorious BIG and Bring me the horizon. . My favourite artist would have to be Ben Howard, just a great artist with great songs. "

What was your favourite subject at school?
"Maths and science was my thing at school, I was no good at english, unlike my sister. But then again she wasn’t that great at maths or science."

Away from the bike how do you relax? What other hobbies, if any, do you have?
"I don’t really do much away from the bike, I like to read, I'm quite a fan of biographies. I'm currently in the middle of reading Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. Apart from that I'm quite into my music. I probably listen to music the majority of my free time, that’s where my phone battery goes."

Anybody you would like to mention?

"I would like to thank a few people that have helped me with my journey so far, first one goes out to Dave Harding that helped me massively when I first started cycling, second goes out to everyone that was at Eden Veranda, especially Chris Linney who helped me boost my confidence in cycling."
Downie will be riding the New Forest cc Boxing Day 10 mile time trial.

Primera-TeamJobs 2017
Jason Gault (Team Manager)
Matthew Downie
TJ Key
Alex Collins (j)
Edward Hatfied (j)
Mike Bradbury
Julian Lockwood