Monday 30 April 2012

Local Riders,Local Races

Bob Jolliffe with his Forest View……….NEW Forest Cycling Club triathlete Gary Lock already has a stranglehold on Division One of his club’s evening 10-mile series after claiming his third victory in as many races.Strongman Lock zipped around two laps of the grinding Thorney Hill-Bransgore-Holmsley South circuit in 24min 24sec to beat his nearest challenger, clubmate Ben Boardman, by a clear 42 seconds.Third place went to Richard Schofield of Hantspol CC, one of just four visiting riders in the field of 33, who clocked 25-30.Another triathlete, New Forest CC’s Tony Rendell, took fourth with 25-48 from clubmate Stuart Peckham (26-09).Two evenings later, Ben Boardman was the only rider to beat 24 minutes in Bournemouth Arrow CC’s 10 on the Ringwood-Sopley course. His time of 23-52 in very windy conditions was 33 seconds too good for Poole Wheeler Leighton Girling.Third place went to second-claim New Forest CC member Martin Beale (VC St Raphael) with 24-40

while the previous week’s winner, New Forest’s Stuart Peckham was fourth with 25-49. Another second-claim NFCC rider, Rob Ellis (VC St Raphael) took sixth with 26-35.The previous weekend at Nomansland, Rowan Horner (VC St Raphael) beat Phil Reynolds (Peter Hansford Cycles) in the sprint to take victory in the 35-mile Sandie Radford Memorial Road Race, while last year’s winner Harry Bulstrode (Peter Hansford Cycles) was third at 18 seconds.

New Forest’s Stuart Peckham did well to finish in the bunch in what was his first road race. He said the pace was very high and he is looking forward to competing in more first-past-the-post events.

While Boardman was winning the Arrow event, GA Cycles’ Simon Barnes was doing likewise in Crabwood CC’s 10 on the Beaulieu Road-Ipley Cross loop, finishing with 23-12. Second place went to Southampton University CC’s Alex Clayton (23-26) while Sotonia CC’s Colin Yeates was third (24-12).Heavy rain led to the last-minute cancellation of the Hampshire Road Club 10-miler at Liss on Saturday. The event, due to start at 5pm, had attracted 107 entries.Other results (NFCC unless stated) – club 10: Stuart Ward 26-14, Steve Roberts 26-39, Geri Robinson 26-40, Rob Brinsdon 27-11, Andrew Hanley 27-19, Gary Plumb 27-42, Joe Phillips 27-44, Howard Doe 27-45, James Bannister 27-46, Dan Mitchell 27-51, Richard Rajski 27-54, Richard Mason 27-56, Konnor Bracher-Walsh 27-55, Phil Underwood 28-15, Nigel Gemmell 29-17, David Wilson 29-18, Peter Weaver 30-37, Chris Mills 31-05, Geoff Weller 31-11, Donna Shaw 31-12, Poppy Holmes (Southampton Tri Club) 31-30, Philip Jones 31-42, Bob Jolliffe 32-00, Roger Bacon 32-30, Sue O’Dowd (Soton TC) 33-50, Martin Balk 34-54, Carolyn Weaver 35-22. BACC 10: Gary Plumb 27-18.

The Andover Wheelers are pleased to announce the Platforms Lift Company Summer warm up Circuits at Thruxton Circuit, which will be taking place on the evenings of Monday the 7th & 14th May. There will be Youth races from 6.30pm followed by E123 and 34JW races starting at 7.00pm and 7.01pm (concurrently like the Upavon races a few years ago).

Sunday 29 April 2012

Horton wins European Duathlon Title!

Just 1 month after his first ever Duathlon, Richard Horton (Primera/Specialized) won the European Junior title in Horst aan de Maas, Holland. Racing over the sprint distance Horton pushed the reigning European Junior Triathlon Champion, Matthias Steinwandter into bronze. The former Bournemouth Jubilee road man is concentrating on multi-sport this year and used his power on the bike to set up the win. Horton is a talented runner and a recent winner of the weekly park run in Poole. (more to come)
Junior Sprint Men
1st Richard Horton (GBR) 57:10
2nd Jorik van Egdom (NED) 57:14
3rd Matthias Steinwandter (ITA) 57:27

Friday 27 April 2012

British Heart Foundation Ride Cancelled due to Weather

Bournemouths long established British Heart Foundation ride has been cancelled due to forecasted bad weather. The fund raising ride was due to take place this Sunday but with strong winds and torrential rain forecast to sweep through Dorset, the decision to cancel was taken. The Heart Foundation had this to say on their website " Due to the extreme weather predicted for Sunday we have taken the decision to postpone the Dorset Bike Ride until a date in the future.
We are extremely sorry that we have had to make this call, as we are aware that so many of you, just like us were looking forward to the ride. However the safety and enjoyment of our participants is always our upmost priority so we hope you all understand our decision.
We will let you know of the new date once we have spoken to the many people that help us make this event the success it is".
Best Wishes
BHF Events Team

Track Racing returns to Bournemouth!!

Track racing returns to Bournemouth next week after an abscence of more than 25 years. The new Ensbury Park Velodrome was opened by the Mayor of Bournemouth last June but has yet to see a pedal turned in anger. Training sessions, accreditation sessions, and club nights have taken place. Local Schools, the university, pensioners even a stag party, have all ridden on the smooth banking. Yet still no one has pinned a number on a racing jersey. All that will change on Tuesday May 1st, as the Raymond Brown track league kicks off. Competition at the old Winton Rec track ceased in the mid-eighties, the venue was far from ideal with frequent accidents. Action will be fast & furious and hopefully safe at the new 250 metre facility. Bournemouth Arrow cc will run the league and had planned two dress rehearsals ahead of the first round proper. Sadly both these sessions fell victim to the weather; it seems the only thing missing from the new track is a roof! Indeed, far too many planned sessions have been lost, yes it’s very frustrating but it is an outdoor venue and that’s just the way it is. The league will run till the end of July with a championship event planned for August.(link on right)

Bournemouth Arrow Cycling Club and Raymond Brown
Proudly announce the
2012 Track Cycling League
At the Bournemouth Cycling Centre
Every Tuesday from May 1st 6.30pm
Events include
Sprint, Scratch, Elimination, Points Races
Open to British Cycling Licence Holders E/1/2/3/4 and Youth, each to be split in A and B Groups to ensure competition at all levels.
All riders must hold BCC Accreditation
Riders must preregister and be allocated a race number which they will keep for the Series.
Race Entry on the day only - £10 Seniors/Juniors - £3 Youth
League Calendar
1st May to 31st July - Track League Competition
Championships Calendar
14th to 21st Aug - Track Championships for League Riders

Wednesday 25 April 2012

Yeovil CC Spring 10,

Terry Icke (Poole wheelers) took second place behind Andrew Perkins at this Yeovil CC promotion on the A303 in Somerset. Icke produced a cracking ride to get the better of John Wynn & Tom Alliban; both had beaten the Poole veteran in recent weeks. Paddy Dunn (CC Weymouth) is also going well and claimed 5th in 22.03. “I did not get first place but I think it’s the best I am going to do this year” said Icke. The way the 68 year old is going, few would agree with that

1 Andrew Perkins Mid Devon CC V 21:17
2 Terry Icke Poole Wheelers V 21:43
3 Paul Jones Bristol South CC S 21:46
4 Jon Wynn Northover Veterans – Rudy Project V 21:48
5 Patrick Dunn CC Weymouth S 22:03

6 Andrew Legge Bristol South CC S 22:05
7 Tom Alliban Revo Racing V 22:16
8= David Kiddell Cavalier CC V 22:29
8= Chris Martin Yeovil CC V 22:29
10= Julian Thacker Velo Club St Raphael V 22:31
10= Steve Potts Somerset RC – The Bicycle Chain V 22:31
12 Nick Young Yeovil CC V 22:46
13 richard easton Exeter Triathlon Club S 22:48
14 John Nolan CS Dynamo (Exmouth) S 22:52
15 Leon Boulton Bath CC S 22:57
16 Mark Keyford Cadence RT S 23:03
17 Simon Barfoot Gillingham & District Wheelers/Wheels Cycles V 23:07
18 Rick Johnston Northover Veterans – Rudy Project V 23:09
19 Daniel Kempe Bristol South CC V 23:12
20 Chris Halls Team Tor 2000 S 23:17
21 Darren Lewis Poole Whs V 23:19
22= Simon Baynes Giant CC V 23:22
22= Vincent Hounsome Gillingham & District Wheelers/Wheels Cycles V 23:22

24 Dave Moffett 1st Chard Wheelers V 23:26
25 Tim Jay Somer Valley CC S 23:27
26 Bryce Riglar CC Weymouth S 23:38

27 Alex Walsh Yeovil CC S 23:39
28 Alan Hughes Exeter Triathlon Club S 23:47
29 Mick Daniels Somerset RC – The Bicycle Chain S 24:06
30 Neil Hitt Sid Valley CC V 24:15
31= Shaun Walsh Yeovil CC V 24:20
31= Andy Henderson Frome & District Wheelers V 24:20
33 Jeremy Summers Minehead CC S 24:22
34 Paul Freegard Chippenham & District Wheelers V 24:41
35 Robert Heathcote Weston Wheelers CC V 24:46
36 Reuben Walsh Cavalier CC S 24:51
37 Tom Wollard Northover Veterans – Rudy Project V 24:55
38 John Gregory Somer Valley CC V 24:57
39 James Cook Team Cyclology Bikes J 25:04
40 Andy Kelly Bristol South CC V 25:05
41= Andrew Lawrence 1st Chard Wheelers V 25:14
41= David Summers Bath CC V 25:14
43 Dean Ward 1st Chard Wheelers S 25:17
44 John Murphy Gloucester City CC– Rudy Project V 25:23
45 Mark German 1st Chard Wheelers V 25:27
46 Andrew Wellings Somerset RC – The Bicycle Chain V 25:28
47 Carl Ward Somerset RC – The Bicycle Chain V 25:34
48 Rod Bowditch Yeovil CC V 25:37
49 Kevin Pearce 1st Chard Wheelers S 25:39
50 Peter Chapman Yeovil CC V 25:54
51 Gerald Page Somerset RC – The Bicycle Chain V 25:55
52 Christopher Mullet Gillingham & District Wheelers/Wheels Cycles S 26:00
53 David Driver Yeovil CC V 26:02
54= Roger Taylor Frome & District Wheelers V 26:09
54= Anthony Sprules Frome & District Wheelers V 26:09
56 Ian Smith Yeovil CC V 26:25
57 David Lyons 34 Nomads – GEM Hygiene V 26:43
58 john fuke CS Dynamo (Exmouth) V 26:45
59 Martyn Whitmarsh Yeovil CC S 26:47
60 Andy Millward Yeovil CC V 26:48
61 John Beaven 1st Chard Wheelers V 26:56
62 Lowenna Smith Cadence RT W 27:18
63 Allen Janes Bristol South CC V 27:30
64 Paul Winchcombe Chippenham & District Wheelers V 27:41
65 Andrew Brimecombe CS Dynamo V 28:16
66 Shaun Lambdin Frome & District Wheelers V 28:19
67 Aileen Brown Bath CC WV 28:35
68 Peter Wilson Bath CC V 29:14
69 Graham Pritchett Frome & District Wheelers V 29:39
70 John Trout 1st Chard Wheelers V 29:42
71 Stanley Bennett Farnham RC V 29:56
72 Sue Brimecombe CS Dynamo WV 30:03
73 Peter Rogers Team Tor 2000 V 30:55
74 Kevin Grant Frome & District Wheelers V 32:18

Monday 23 April 2012

Matt Hill on Podium Again!

Matt Hill (UK BIKING-Primera) was one of four locals to finish on the podium in round two of the National XC Series. Hill made the long journey to Dalby Forest in North Yorkshire worthwhile, with 2nd place in the sport category. In –form Hill has had three runners up places this season, a win cannot be far away. Also finishing in second place were Carol Tilley (, grand vet female,

Sam Shepherd (Primera/Specialized) in the juvenile male class and Paul Hopkins (Merida Factory Racing) Veteran Male. Hopkins is joint top of the vets ranking after his second consecutive silver. Others in action included, Mark Hardwicke (Bournemouth Arrow/Collingwood Hotel), Ro Tilley, Steve Moors, Mark Chadbourne (Ridebike) and Darren Shepherd (Primera/Specialized

Sunday 22 April 2012

Junior Will Stephenson 8th at Les Ingham RR!

Junior Will Stephenson (Primera/Specialized) rode with maturity beyond his years to finish 8th in a quality field at the Les Ingham Road Race in Surrey. Matt Higgins (Node 4)won the race from team mate James Moss.
Brief Results:

1. Matt Higgins Node 4
2. James Moss, Node 4
3. Wouter Syrandy IG Sigma Sport
4. Marcin Biaoblocki Node 4
5. Alex Peters Mosquito Bikes
8 Will Stephenson (Primera/ Specialized)

Will spoke to "E D" after the race:
"It was a really tough course, especially on Junior gearing. I stayed at the front of the race going with attacks on the hills. The winning break of 4 went on the first lap and stayed away with a lead of 2mins. I was constantly attacking on the hills trying to get a break going but nothing was working at first. With about 40miles to go we'd managed to break the field up and I was in a break of 12 chasing the now lead of 3. On the final lap there were a lot of attacks and I had to respond and also close down a lot of gaps. I could feel my legs going a little bit. On the finishing hill I didn't attack as there was a 400m flat at the top. In hindsight I wish I had. In the sprint I was pleased to get 8th place. I'm happy with the overall result an how I rode the race but I'm looking to improve for next time."

Graeme Obree Memorabilia!

Stuart Grace has been in touch with details of some great Graeme Obree memorabilia, each item coming with a letter of provenance. Please try to support Stuart if you can.

“I would like your help with the sale of these items sent to me from friend Graeme Obree, to raise money for the Piam Brown Oncology Ward at Southampton General Hospital. As some people may remember, towards the end of last year Jens Voigt and a number of his team mates at signed a number of photos as part of the wards Christmas raffle. I'm pleased to say that we made over £7000, which is a good amount in the present economic climate.”
The items Graeme has sent are.
a) Signed race number from Jonny Helms 2up (he reckons the last number he will wear).

b) 2 artist prints (signed by the artist and Graeme) 200mmx300mm.
c) Large canvas print (again signed) 400mmx600mm.
There is a copy of a letter sent to me regarding the items which will accompany each sale.

This will be a closed auction and people can e-mail me with their bid or contact me by phone or text, it will close at the end of May and there will be no postal charge (I may deliver the canvas print as I'm worried it may get damaged).
Stuart Grace

Dani King at Club 10 !, Contre le Montre 1-2!

New Forest CCs Bob Jolliffe reports......
WORLD women’s team pursuit champion Dani King showed most of the lads how to time trial when she was an unexpected and welcome visitor to New Forest Cycling Club’s second evening 10-miler of the year.King, from Hamble, was part of the trio that set a new world record in Melborne earlier this month.Starting number 21, the Matrix-Prendas rider ripped around the Ringwood-Sopley-Bransgore-Kingston North loop in 24min 8sec on a damp and windy Tuesday which failed to attract any other visitors.Despite her speed, she failed to catch her minute man, New Forest’s on-form Gary Lock, who pulled ahead by 44sec to win in 23-24. Clubmate Ben Boardman clocked an excellent 23-52 to finish second on a difficult night, leaving King third.Fourth place went to Geri Robinson with 25-54, Stuart Peckham was fifth with 26-05 and James Bannister sixth with 26-16.
Norwegian good,New Forest CC’s Chris Hughes hacked a huge 1min 8sec from his personal best 10 in the Andover Wheelers’ event on Sunday morning, reducing it to 23-38.Hughes put it down to some serious gym sessions while working in Norway the previous week, though he has trained hard all winter and his breakthrough was deserved.“It was cold but it was perfect. There was no wind and we missed all this showery rubbish,” he said later.VC St Raphael’s Stephen Walkling and Simon Tout took first and second places with 20-37 and 20-46 respectively. Bournemouth Jubilee Wheelers Dave Pickering and Paul Jones were third and fourth with 20-57 and 21-00 while Sotonia CC’s Stuart Martingale slotted into eighth with 22-02.Stuart winsAnother Forest rider benefiting from winter training is Stuart Peckham who claimed victory in Bournemouth Arrow CC’s first evening event on the Ringwood Sopley course, clocking 24-52 in the cool conditions.Second claim New Forest member Rob Ellis (VC St Raphael) took second with 25-22 while Poole Wheeler Mark Valentine took third with 25-26.
Contre la Montre one-two ,
Southampton-based Contre la Montre’s James Gilfillan beat his teammate Julian Jenkinson into second place in Alton CC’s 50km test on Sunday.Top triathlete Gilfillan powered around the hilly course starting at West Meon and taking in Chawton, Four Marks, Ropley, the A272 and Cheriton and Bramdean in 1-10-28 against Jenkinson’s 1-13-38. Gilfillan said.. “I think the big thing from my point of view was putting 30secs into Jules on the opening 1km prime, straight up the hill from the start! It’s a good circuit, perfect for the all-rounder shame they don’t use it for more events and every year, perhaps then it’s get a bit more support. Couple of weeks off racing for me, mainly due to lack of events locally, before hitting some longer distances in May!”
1 James Gilfillan Contre la Montre s 1.10.28
2 Julian Jenkinson Contre la Montre v 1.13.34
3 Mark Jones GS Stella v 1.16.34
4 Ian White Farnham Road Club v 1.17.34
5 Graeme Stirzaker a3crg SIS v 1.17.44
6 Robert Watson North Hampshire Road Club v 1.17.50
7 Gawie Nienaber Farnham Road Club v 1.18.29
8 John Glaysher a3crg SIS s 1.19.01
9 Shaun Green Army Cycling Union s 1.19.24
10 Tony Reeves GS Stella v 1.19.37
11 Philip Watts North Hampshire Road Club v 1.19.56
12 Edward Renwick Oxford City Road Club s 1.20.00.
13 Steven Richards Pedal Heaven RT s 1.20.02
14 Gawain Young Sotonia CC s 1.20.33
15 Adam Morris Army Cycling Union s 1.22.40
16 Graham Fielder a3crg SIS v 1.22.55
17 Peter Anderson Kingston Wheelers v 1.23.21
18 Richard Bremner North Hampshire Road Club v 1.24.48
19 Ben Fielden GS Stella v 1.28.31
20 Tim Burrows Westerley Road Club v 1.29.13
21 Stuart Jago GS Stella v 1.29.29
22 Edward Hitchman Charlotteville CC s 1.36.28
23 Simon Craig-McFeely a3crg SIS v 1.37.11
24 Bob Jolliffe New Forest CC v 1.42.12

Other results – NFCC 10 (all NFCC): Rob Brinsdon 26-36, Dan Mitchell 27-02, Andrew Hanley 26-58, Richard Rajski, Phil Underwood and Gary Plumb all tied with 27-12, Hugh Roper 27-14, Richard Mason 27-19, Keith Bradfield 27-23, Konnor Bracher-Walsh 27-55, Peter Weaver 28-15, Antony Moyle 29-43, Bob Jolliffe 31-38, Roger Bacon 31-39, Chris Mills 32-10, Geoff Weller 32-35 (off course), Chris Grant 33-37.Sotonia CC 25: 1, Colin Yeates (Sotonia) 1-00-55; 7, Mike Ahearn (NFCC) 1-09-13.Andover Whrs 10: Marc Barfoot (Contre la Montre) 23-49, Dave England (Crabwood CC) 24-37, Rob Ellis (VC St Raphael) 24-45, Colin Crocker (Sotonia) 26-26, Chris Summers (Sotonia) 27-46.Alton CC 50km: Gawain Young (Sotonia CC) 1-20-33, Bob Jolliffe (NFCC) 1-42-12.

Andover Wheelers 10 Result Board, win for Walking, Wins also for Storey & Gilfillan

A win for Steve Walking, (VC ST Raphael/Waites Contracts)with a new course record 20.37. A chilly 3C at the start, Walkings team mate Simon Tout took 2nd in 20.46 with Dave Pickering 3rd, 20.57
1 Stephen Walkling VC St Raphael 20.37
2 Simon Tout VC St Raphael 20.46
3 Dave Pickering Bournemouth Jubilee Whls 20.57
4 Paul Jones Bournemouth Jubilee Whls 21.00
5 Steve Potts Somerset RC 21.13
6= Ben Pearce Andover Wheelers 21.21
6= Simon Berogna VC St Raphael 21.21
8 Stuart Martingale Sotonia CC 22.02
9 Chris Cain Andover Wheelers 22.28
10 Jon Downing Salisbury RC 22.45
11 Michael Naulls VC Revolution 23.3
12 Philip Evans Bournemouth Jubilee Whls 23.32
13 Chris Hughes New Forest Cycling Club 23.38
14 Lesley Walkling VC St Raphael 23.41
15 Marc Barfoot Contre La Montre 23.49
16 Jonathan Asbridge Royal Navy & Royal Marines CA 24.27
17 Nicky Barfoot Contre La Montre 24.32
18 John Murphy Gloucester City RC 24.35
19 David England Crabwood CC 24.37
20 Rob Ellis VC St Raphael 24.45
21 William Reed Tri Team Wessex 24.49
22 Chris Boulton Newbury RC 25.35
23 Chris Mullett Gillingham & District Whls 25.53
24 Ian Knight Andover Wheelers 26.06
25 Tracy Cornell North Hampshire RC 26.13
26 Colin Crocker Sotonia CC 26.26 inc 40 sec LS
27 Chris Summers Sotonia CC 27.46
28 Dave Gaida Reading CC 30.45

In other local news James Gilfillan(Contre la Montre) won the Alton CC 50km
Gilfillan said...“I think the big thing from my point of view was putting 30secs into Jules on the opening 1km prime, straight up the hill from the start! It’s a good circuit, perfect for the all-rounder shame they don’t use it for more events and every year, perhaps then it’s get a bit more support. Couple of weeks off racing for me, mainly due to lack of events locally, before hitting some longer distances in May!”

Bournemouth Jubilee Wheeler 2nd claim, Sarah Storey (For viored) won the Chesire Classic Womens Road Race. Storey finished with 56.02 good enough for 7th in the Manchester & Dist 25 on Saturday.

Saturday 21 April 2012

Sandie Radford Memorial Road Race

After dominating the race, Rowan Horner (VC ST Raphael/Waites Contracts) duly won the Sandie Radford Memorial Road Race at Nomansland in the New Forest. Outnumbered but never outclassed, Horner covered every move, chased when he had to and attacked when he could. The Michael Radford/G A Cycles sponsored 35 mile race started in bright sunshine but dark skies always threatened, hailstones peppered the bunch and a side wind annoyed. Andy Bryson (Peter Hansford Cycles) & Ian Legg (Primera Specialized) escaped on the first lap across the forest heath, these two held a lead of 15 seconds as they headed out to the far turn at Brook.

Horner, last year’s winner Harry Bulstrode & Phil Reynolds, (Peter Hansford Cycles) Josh Day (Off Camber) and Toby Neave (Primera/Specialized) formed a select chasing group and already the rest were out of it.

Horner was the next to attack, forcing the chasing six to work hard to bring him back.

On the first climb of Pipers Waite hill up to the finish, Horner put the pressure on and Legg was the first to be distanced with the rest hanging on.

The Hansford Cycles trio of Bulstrode, Reynolds and Bryson had the numerical advantage but Horner had the legs. Comfortably answering all the questions the experienced Waites rider attacked on the final climb and only Reynolds could respond. Reynolds dug deep but Horner was just too strong. Bulstrode took third at 18 seconds with Bryson 4th.

7,H LOWE(Hargroves Cycles)) 1:35:03

What they said:

Rowan Horner
“There were three of them (Hansford Cycles) and Josh (Day), the attacks started then it all bunched up at the bottom, I thought it was going to be a big sprint up the hill, but no one seemed to have it, I felt strong I had more gears to go but in the end I did not need them”
Phil Reynolds
“I sat in early on, we had Andy up the road at the start, I tried not to bring Rowan up too much, and we knew he would be strong on this course. He did some pretty hard turns to bring things back, and then we started to work. There were three of us, Rowan covered everything, in retrospect we should have attacked a bit harder, and one of us should have really committed, to make him think”
Harry Bulstrode
“Rowan was simply too strong today, we worked him over as best we could and he just chased down every move. He had some help with Josh Day, the two of them managed to contain us, it should have been a Hansford win”