Friday 2 December 2011

Local Cycling News

Bournemouth Cycling Centres weekly Track League Competition is scheduled to be run on Tuesday evenings next year. The lead up to the Olympics will see an enormous boost in the profile of track cycling and, with it, an increased use of Bournemouth track. During 2011 an initial group of 8 volunteers came forward and were trained by British Cycling to be Level 2 Track Coaches. However more volunteers are needed.
Alan McRae of BCC says "The local cycling community has benefited already from the last intake of coaches and to continue this growth we urgently need additional resource to come forward now. This would give us time to kick start their training so they can be operational next summer. Participation in our sport relies on volunteers and I would urge all those who would like to give something back to step forward now."
To register an interest, please contact by December 11th. The new facility at Slades Farm has proved to be a great success, since opening in June. However the winter weather is starting to take its toll, as more and more sessions are cancelled due to the track being wet.


Mike Cotty (Wheelbase/Canondale)continues to impress, winning the latest round of the Wessex League at Sonning Common nr Reading. Cotty was a clear winner but there was confusion with the results after the Seniors, Juniors, Vets & Women all went off together.
In contrast, Luke Gray (Baboco)has been struggling to find form. Riding for Great Britain Gray finished in a lowly 60th place in the U23 race at the UCI Cyclo-Cross world cup on the Belgian coast. Despite being under the weather, Gray travelled back to Broadstone and then on to Derby for round 3 of the National Trophy. As leader of the U23 series, Gray was on the front row of the grid but the fast start saw him slip back down the field. With 10 minutes to go he was in 11th place when his world fell apart. The sickness of the last few days caught up with Gray, his legs deserted him and he dropped to last place. After spending 45 minutes with an ambulance crew Gray was able to travel back to Belgium. "I wont be doing much this week" he said.


Early Road Race Dates 2012
Ludgershall Winter Series
Reme Test Track
SP11 9RP
Start Saturday 09:00am, Cat;Seniors
14/01/12 Race 1
21/01/12 Race 2
28/01/12 Race 3
04/02/12 Race 4
11/02/12 Race 5
18/02/12 Race 6
25/02/12 Race 7
03/03/12 Race 8

The 2012 Perfs Pedal Race will be run on the Portsdown Hill circuit on the 12th February
The race will cover five complete 8.5 mile laps making six climbs of Portsdown Hill. A total of 46 miles/74kms
The 47th Perfs Pedal Race on Sunday 12th February 2012
Race Distance: 46 miles/74km
Open to Elite,1,2,3 and J1,J2,J3
Entries £22.00 by 23 January 2012 to Mick Waite, 249 Havant Road, Farlington, Portsmouth, Hants PO6 1DB Tel 0239 237 9753

Bournemouth Jubilee Wheelers popular winter reliability trial series continues Sunday.

The challenging 100km route crosses the Purbecks and Bovington Heath before the tough climb through Milton Abbas. The start and finish is at Merley Community Centre. Refreshments are available and the first riders set off at 9am.

Mon 20:00 5th Dec 2011 at Merley Community.
Centre Riders’ Cycling Adventure Talk:
TransAm, a 4,500 mile ride across America!

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