Wednesday 5 October 2011

The Autumn/ Winter Edition

As the Road season wind's down, the leaves start to fall from the tree's and the nights draw in. Summer's late force is well and truly spent. You may be tempted to leave the bike in the shed and head to the gym or on the turbo or even down the pub!
The brief hill climb season is all over after October but there is always "Cross" if you cannot do without your racing fix!

The Autumn & Winter months are a great time to be out on the bike, a bright, crisp morning in late November is as good as any summer's day.

Yes, you may need overshoe's, windstopper gloves and mudgaurd's but most importantly you need the motivation! "E D" have put together some ideas to keep you on two wheels all through the Autumn & Winter.

Triathlon Plus Dec 2010

All of the Local Clubs run organised rides across the winter months. Despite local rivalries all are welcome including non-members.

Evening Rides. (Lights Essential)

Poole Wheelers run a very popular Wednesday night ride. Meet at Poole Park Cricket Pavillion 7pm (Lights Essential). These rides are split according to ability. The Wheelers also have regular Sunday Morning runs, no calendar available but keep an eye on the club forum via the website (Links List on right).
CC Weymouth also organise their Sundays Runs via their website forum, again link on right. meet at the ferry on the Sandbanks side; Tuesday 6.15pm for intermediates, Wednesday 6.15pm beginners and Friday, intermediates 6.15pm at the shop, 111 Commercial Rd, Parkstone.
Primera Sport run road & off road rides, Tuesday night mtb ride - meet at the chain ferry at 6.50pm to catch 7pm ferry, Please contact Clive at the Poole store on 01202 749674 for more information

Tuesday night road ride - meet at bournemouth store at 6pm for steady 30-35mile road ride, Please contact Lewis at the Bournemouth store on 01202 775588 for more information

Primera also run a novice MTB on Saturday's ride meet 8.50am at the Mount-batten arms, ideal ride for beginners and riders looking to learn more about riding off road. Please contact Roger on 01202 775588 for more information.

Tuesday evenings from November, meet 6.30-645 at bottom of Harbour Heights Hill, 1 hour on the Sandbanks Circuit.

Every Tuesday from 1st November, meet 6:30 for 6:45 start, bottom of Harbour Heights Hill, 1 hourish ride (details on BJW Forum)

DORSET ROUGH RIDERS; Meet Broadstone Leisure Centre 6.30pm, usually split into two groups depending on ability. Saturday Oct 29th Sandbanks Ferry 10am, For other DRR rides contact the club through their website

Thursday nights from November meet 6.30pm at Bear Cross (1st Thursday of the month this ride is off road)check with Sunday Hardriders.
Sunday Rides.

Bournemouth Jubile Wheelers Reliability Trial Series provides a good challenge. Any one of the rides is easy enough but trying to do all 4 will concentrate the mind and the legs!
Start and finish is at Merley Community Centre (BH21 1XE), Harrier Drive, off Oakley Straight, Merley
where parking, toilet facilities and light refreshments are available.

The routes are mostly on undulating small country lanes and provide a good test of rider and machine.

The routes are circuits and the direction of each is reversed each year.
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 our Club Runs for a year. You can join on the day.
Under 18s should be accompanied by an adult please.

15 Jan 2012 75m Clockwise 09:00
09:30 13:30 and 15:00
12 Feb 2012 100m Clockwise 08:30
09:30 15:00 and 16:30
12 Feb 2012 New 100km Clockwise 08:30
13.00 14.00

As well as the reliability trials, the Jubilee have traditional club runs every Sunday, meeting at Kinson Library. Club Run Captain Bill Simmons will take you round Dorset & stop for coffee All are welcome to attend the Bournemouth Jubilee club runs.

Club Run Calendar
Date Time Destination, Meet at

1 Jan 2012 10:00 Off Road/MTB Ride, Parley Cross
15 Jan 2012 09:00, 09:15, 09:30 75m, Merley Community Centre
12 Feb 2012 08:30, 09:00, 09:30 100m, Merley Community Centre
12 Feb 2012 08:30, 09:00, 09:30 New 100km, Merley Community Centre

New Forest CC
Saturdays: 9am from the Watersplash (ford) in Brookley Road, Brockenhurst. Leader is Barry Wootton, contact him on 07711 631826.
Sundays: 8.45am from the Wheel Inn, Sway Road, Pennington, Lymington. These are run off at a fairly rapid pace. Leader is Gary Plumb on 01590 673815.
Slower Sunday rides are expected to start in November from the Tesco Express, Gorley Road, Poulner, Ringwood. Club secretary Peter Weaver is the man to contact on 01202 822001.

Winter Quality!
Hard Riders; Bear Cross 09:30 every Sunday from the 30 October. This well established Training Ride covers between 50-75 miles and is harder than the club run with no coffee stop. All welcome.

I-Team CC, Meet 8.00am Waitrose Car Park, Christchurch. Brisk Training ride1

Bournemouth Arrow/Hotel Collingwood Winter Track Dates

The Arrow have a full Calendar of Track Training this winter and with racing at the new Bournemouth Velodrome next year now is the time to think about building that base! Track Sessions 10-12am most Saturdays & Sundays. Check with BCC

Sun. 23rd Oct 10.20 - 01.20 pm at Calshot
Sat. 12th Nov 12.00 - 02.00pm at BCC
Sat. 26th Nov 11.50 - 02.50pm at Calshot
Sat. 10th Dec 12.00 - 02.00pm at BCC
Sat. 17th Dec 03.00pm - 06.00pm at Calshot

No dates booked at BCC yet for 2012 but
Sat 7th Jan 10.40 - 01.40pm at Calshot
Sat 11th Feb 12.40 - 03.40pm at Calshot

Winter Training is not just long miles out on the road.

A couple of times a month you need:

Radsport Bournemouth BikeFit Training

Saturday 10.00am to 12.00pm

BikeFit does not do too much standing around, it’s winter after all !

BikeFit aims to maximise your riding time and enjoyment.

BikeFit delivers 2 hours of track training that caters for all levels of fitness.

BikeFit sessions are safe and structured appropriate to your current level of fitness

BikeFit allow riders to just drop in and train safely in a group

BikeFit provides an enjoyable and social group training environment.

BikeFit will develop or maintain strength and speed in the legs,

So if you have reached at least Stage 2 in the Accreditation Programme then come along, if you need a bike that is no problem, just arrive by 9.30 so we can fit you up.

For further details look on

Or contact us via

NB.Please advise "ED" of any corrections or additions.

A bit Of Social Riding?
Terry Walsh's Burly ride; Meet at 09:00 WAITROSE CAR PARK Christchurch every Saturday.

Indoor Stuff; Turbo Training!

Turbo training nights through the winter at St Dunstans church hall in Upton. At the moment the dates are 14th and 28th Oct and 4th, 18th, and 25th November. 1900-2030.

The sessions are intended to break the boredom of turbo training alone and making them more sociable. They will start off steady due to the time of the year, getting progressively harder through the winter in preparation for next season's racing. Riders from all clubs are welcome to take part.
There will be 10 mag turbos available for those riders that want to ride to and from the sessions but riders are more than welcome to bring their own.

The cost is £5 per rider and any riders that are interested can email Adam D'arcy-Wykes at adam.

Bournemouth Cycle & Tri Expo, November 12th, Bournemouth Int Centre. Free Admission.

Something to Read!

Open to all, Social Events Calendar for 2011/12

Held at Merley Community Centre, Harrier Drive, off Oakley Straight, Merley 8:00p.m.

Mon 9th Jan 2012 Roller League
Mon 16th Jan 2012 Movie Night
Mon 23rd Jan 2012 Bike Jumble
Mon 30th Jan 2012 Roller League
Mon 6th Feb 2012 Riders ‘Cycling Adventure Experience’ Talks
Mon 13th Feb 2012 Games Night
Mon 20th Feb 2012 Roller League
Mon 27th Feb 2012 Games Night
Mon 5th Mar 2012 Movie Night
Mon 16th Apr 2012 Picnic In The Park
Mon 14th May 2012 Riders ‘Cycling Adventure Experience’ Talks
Mon 11th June 2012 Royal Picnic In The Park

For more information on any of the events or any other suggestion, please contact Aimée Barber ( or feel free to just pop on down to the clubroom on Monday night.

.....and finally, don't forget The New Forest CC Boxing Day 10. 26 December start 10.00am, entries close on 09/12/11.

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