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Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Bournemouth Jubilee Club 10 Result 31/07/12

1 Dave Pickering BJW 22.02
2 Mark Savage BJW 22.51
3 Cliff Rowe BJW 23.18
4 Danny French BJW 23.24
5 Ian Diaper BJW 23.29
6 Jon Clemas BJW 23.30
7 Kevin Ridge BJW 24.27
8 Barrie Stevens BJW 26.05
9 Edward Lush BJW 26.27
10 Paul Brown BJW 27.49
11 Pat Pinchin BJW 28.00
12 Bruce Jackson BJW 28.27
13 Eleanor Kelly BJW 31.02

Martin Beale VCR 23.11
Mark Hitchcott Feat 24.30
Anja Heijnen V02 25.43
Will Soloman U/A 26.41
Jamie Williams U/A 26.47
James Beach U/A 27.09
Gary Plumb FOR 27.16
Jack Kelly U/A 28.03
Aaron Laws U/A 29.01
David Bourne U/A 29.13
Martin Fox U/A 30.17

marshals. J Prosser,B O'Callaghan, R Wareing, C Peskett,
D Mansfield.
Warm, good conditions.

Raymond Brown Track League 14/ Results & Final League Standings



Adam d’Arcy-Wykes (VC ST Raphael/Waites Contracts) won the inaugural Raymond Brown Track league after 14 weeks of competition. Back in May, when the league started Wykes was clearly off the pace but as the rounds passed his form and fitness visibly improved. Third place in the elimination race was the best result on the night for Wykes but the £100 first prize was already his. Dominant early leader, Harrison Fielding (Poole Wheelers) fell victim to his packed racing schedule and his challenge faded. Fielding finished in second place overall despite missing the final round. Steve Moss (Bournemouth Arrow/Hotel Collingwood) & Leon Marshall (Rutrainingtoday CC) were tied for third place going into the final race of the league, the 40 lap scratch, both finished out of the points so the spoils were shared. Speaking as he warmed down on the rollers in the “D” Wykes said "I am pleased to have done it, the younger legs of Fielding had the better of me early on but it is my first season back on the track and I started to find my legs a little bit. I am really pleased to win the league in memory of my good mate Rob Jefferies. We rode together from the Leicester National champs days in the 80s and 90s and also rode Madison together.”


Ellie Gilham made it a victorious double for VC ST Raphael by winning the B league, Jason Falconer(Bournemouth Arrow/Hotel Collingwood) hung on to second place despite missing the last few weeks racing. Jason was seriously injured in a road traffic accident in early July but is well on the mend. Les Pick (Poole Wheelers) claimed third place. Full Results, photos & Racing Report to follow.(Racing returns to the Bournemouth Track on Tuesday August 14th with the BH Postcode Championships).
8 LAP SCRATCH RACE GROUP B
1 John FRIEND Offcamber
2 James BRIGHTWELL Bournemouth Arrow CC
3 Ellie GILHAM VC St.Raphael
4 Jake THOMAS Bristol Cycling Dev Squad
5 Chris BRAIDEN Port Talbot Whs CC
6 Gordon SKILLEN Poole Wheelers
7 John HEFFERNAN New Forest CC
8 Stuart WROOT Yeovil CC
9 Gareth LLEWELLYN BC Private Member
EVENT 3 - 8-LAP SCRATCH RACE - GROUP A
1 Andy SHACKEL VC St.Raphael
2 Will CLARK Bournemouth Jubilee Whs
3 Stuart MORTON Hargroves Cycles
4 Adam D'ARCY WYKES VC St.Raphael
5 Steve MOSS Bournemouth Arrow CC
6 Gawain BAILEY Zappi's CC
7 Roland TILLEY Ridebike.co.uk
8 Leon MARSHALL Rutrainingtoday CC
EVENT 5 - ELIMINATION RACE - GROUP B
1 John HEFFERNAN New Forest CC
2 Ellie GILHAM VC St.Raphael
3 Stuart WROOT Yeovil CC
4 Jake THOMAS Bristol Cycling Dev Squad
5 Gordon SKILLEN Poole Wheelers
6 Gareth LLEWELLYN BC Private Member
7 James BRIGHTWELL Bournemouth Arrow CC
8 Chris BRAIDEN Port Talbot Whs CC
9 John FRIEND Offcamber
EVENT 6 - 20-LAP POINTS RACE - GROUP A
1 Andy SHACKEL VC St.Raphael
2 Leon MARSHALL Rutrainingtoday CC
3 Gawain BAILEY Zappi's CC
4 Adam D'ARCY WYKES VC St.Raphael
5 Will CLARK Bournemouth Jubilee Whs
6 Roland TILLEY Ridebike.co.uk
7 Steve MOSS Bournemouth Arrow CC
0 Stuart MORTON Hargroves Cycles
EVENT 8 - 20-LAP POINTS RACE - GROUP B
1 John FRIEND Offcamber
2 Ellie GILHAM VC St.Raphael
3 James BRIGHTWELL Bournemouth Arrow CC
4 John HEFFERNAN New Forest CC
5 Chris BRAIDEN Port Talbot Whs CC
6 Jake THOMAS Bristol Cycling Dev Squad
7 Gareth LLEWELLYN BC Private Member
8 Stuart WROOT Yeovil CC
0 Gordon SKILLEN Poole Wheelers
EVENT 10 - ELIMINATION RACE - GROUP A
1 Leon MARSHALL Rutrainingtoday CC
2 Steve MOSS Bournemouth Arrow CC
3 Adam D'ARCY WYKES VC St.Raphael
4 Andy SHACKEL VC St.Raphael
5 Will CLARK Bournemouth Jubilee Whs
6 Stuart MORTON Hargroves Cycles
7 Roland TILLEY Ridebike.co.uk
8 Gawain BAILEY Zappi's CC
EVENT 12 - 10-KM SCRATCH RACE - GROUPS A/B
1 Gawain BAILEY Zappi's CC
2 Andy SHACKEL VC St.Raphael
3 Will CLARK Bournemouth Jubilee Whs
4 Roland TILLEY Ridebike.co.uk
5 Stuart MORTON Hargroves Cycles
6 Adam D'ARCY WYKES VC St.Raphael
7 Leon MARSHALL Rutrainingtoday CC
8 Steve MOSS Bournemouth Arrow CC
9 Ellie GILHAM VC St.Raphael
10 Chris BRAIDEN Port Talbot Whs CC
0 Gareth LLEWELLYN BC Private Member
0 James BRIGHTWELL Bournemouth Arrow CC
0 John HEFFERNAN New Forest CC
0 John FRIEND Offcamber
0 Stuart WROOT Yeovil CC
0 Jake THOMAS Bristol Cycling Dev Squad


1 Rebecca HURST Poole Wheelers
2 Luke DIGHTON Poole Wheelers
3 Alistair FIELDING Poole Wheelers
4 Ryan HODGKYNS Poole Wheelers
EVENT 4 - 2-LAP HANDICAP SPRINT
1 Rebecca HURST Poole Wheelers
2 Luke DIGHTON Poole Wheelers
3 Ryan HODGKYNS Poole Wheelers
4 Alistair FIELDING Poole Wheelers
EVENT 7 - 6-LAP HANDICAP SCRATCH RACE
1 Ryan HODGKYNS Poole Wheelers
2 Luke DIGHTON Poole Wheelers
3 Rebecca HURST Poole Wheelers
0 Alistair FIELDING Poole Wheelers
EVENT 9 - 10-LAP HUMAN-PACED HANDICAP RACE
1 Rebecca HURST Poole Wheelers
2 Ryan HODGKYNS Poole Wheelers
3 Luke DIGHTON Poole Wheelers
EVENT 11 - 1-LAP HANDICAP SPRINT
1 Luke DIGHTON Poole Wheelers
2 Rebecca HURST Poole Wheelers
3 Ryan HODGKYNS Poole Wheelers

"SENIORS/JUNIORS - GROUP A Final Overall Standings
including Youths with Dispensation (TR 6.2.7.4)"
1 Adam D'ARCY WYKES VC St.Raphael
2 Harrison FIELDING Poole Wheelers
3= Leon MARSHALL Rutrainingtoday CC
3= Steve MOSS Bournemouth Arrow CC
5 Andy BUDDLE Poole Wheelers
6 Will STEPHENSON Primera-Specialized
7 Will STEVENS Bournemouth Arrow CC
8 Daryl PRICE Poole Wheelers
9 Roland TILLEY Ridebike.co.uk
10 Stuart MORTON Hargroves Cycles
11 Will CLARK Bournemouth Jubilee Whs
12 Jay EASTWOOD Primera-Specialized
13 Jordan WADE VC St.Raphael
14 Alex HARDING Andover Wheelers
15 David GILHAM Bournemouth Arrow CC
16= Gawain BAILEY Zappi's CC
16= Andy SHACKEL VC St.Raphael
18 Neil RUTTER Swindon RC
19 Joe TRUMAN I-Team CC
20 Jason DUCKWORTH VC St.Raphael
21= Gary DIGHTON Poole Wheelers
21= Thomas ROTHERHAM Sport City Velo
"SENIORS/JUNIORS - GROUP B
including Youths with local Dispensation (TR 6.2.7.5)"
1 Ellie GILHAM VC St.Raphael
2 Jason FALCONER Bournemouth Arrow CC
3 Les PICK Poole Wheelers
4 James BRIGHTWELL Bournemouth Arrow CC
5 Jake THOMAS Bristol Cycling Dev Squad
6 John FRIEND Offcamber
7 Barrie WATKINSON Bournemouth Arrow CC
8 Gordon SKILLEN Poole Wheelers
9 John MARINER Bournemouth Jubilee Whs
10 John HEFFERNAN New Forest CC
11 Alex CADZOW Welwyn Whs CC
12 David CARTER Bournemouth Arrow CC
13 Stuart WROOT Yeovil CC
14 Chris BRAIDEN Port Talbot Whs CC
15= Philip EVANS Bournemouth Jubilee Whs
15= Jon HAYES Ridebike.co.uk
17= Don O'CONNOR Brereton Wheelers
17= Nigel POWELL VC St.Raphael
19 Phil HARVEY Bournemouth Jubilee Whs
20 Arron MORGAN Poole CSC
21= Gareth LLEWELLYN BC Private Member
21= Mark HARDWICKE Bournemouth Arrow CC

1 Jake THOMAS Bristol Cycling Dev Squad
2 Joe ANDREWS I-Team CC
AGE CATEGORY B (U14) - GIRLS
1 Rebecca HURST Poole Wheelers
AGE CATEGORY C (U12) - BOYS
1 Luke DIGHTON Poole Wheelers
2 Alistair FIELDING Poole Wheelers
3 Leo ROGERS Bournemouth Arrow CC
AGE CATEGORY C (U12) - GIRLS
1 Lucy PICK Poole Wheelers
AGE CATEGORY D (U10) - BOYS
1 Ryan HODGKYNS Poole Wheelers
2 Daniel GROOME Poole Wheelers
AGE CATEGORY D (U10) - GIRLS
1 Charlotte PICK Poole Wheelers
AGE CATEGORY E (U8) - BOYS
1 Sam REED Poole Wheelers


Chief Commissaire Gerrish GRAY
Commissaire Graham HURST
Commissaire Jean BAYLISS






Alan MaCrae writes......In the final evening of racing, the A Group £100 prize for top spot remained firmly in the hands of Adam Wykes (VC St Raphael), Harrison Fielding (Poole Wheelers) had a similar clear water lead for 2nd but it was to the wire for 3rd with Leon Marshal (Rutrainingtoday) starting the night only 4 points behind Steve Moss (Bournemouth Arrow). Moss snatched 1 point in the 8 lap Scratch but Marshall took back this and more with a 2nd place in the 20 lap Points where Moss failed to score. A win for Marshall in the Elimination Race had little impact with Moss sitting tight in second spot. Everything was then set for a battle for 3rd spot Overall with Marshall and Moss going into the Finale 10Km Scratch on level points after fighting it out all season over 40 League Races. Wherever Marshall went so went Moss, both almost oblivious to the other race moves. With Marshall clearly the stronger, the final twist was that both riders missed the race winning move as 5 other riders moved clear. With them went all the counting race points leaving honours even, equal 3rd for the two protagonists.
At the top of B Group, it was all up for grabs. Jason Falconer (Bournemouth Arrow) and Les Pick (Poole Wheelers) were holding the top 2 places but, for different reasons, neither were riding. Occupying 3rd and 4th were Ellie Gilham (VC St Raphael) and James Brightwell (Bournemouth Arrow), the key question being could either do enough on the night to overhaul Falconer and Pick or would they, like Marshall and Moss, nullify each other’s chances. Up stepped Gilham with 3 race placings in the top 3 bringing her Overall Points tally to 62, just 3 ahead of the previous leader Falconer. Brightwell was less dominant claiming 2 race placings in the top 3 which was not enough to disturb the top 3 Overall League positions. The B Group £70 top prize went to Gilham with Falconer and Pick both reflecting on opportunities missed.
From a reduced field size in the Youth League, the racing remained as fierce as the vocal support and a huge effort by Rebecca Hurst (Poole Wheelers) proved to be just short as she closed the gap Overall on Ryan Hodgkyns (Poole Wheelers) to a tantalising 4 points after a tightly fought season. All the competitors justifiably deserved a share of the £100 of prizes on offer.
Attention al most the other League riders now moves to the BH Track Championships, covering Sprint, Scratch Race, Team Sprint and Team Pursuit with £100 to each winner. First event is Tuesday 14th August.

Monday, 30 July 2012

Local Riders,Local Races

VETERAN time trial ace Stephen Whitewick (Contre la Montre) was one of three riders who finished the A3 Cycle Racing Group 10-miler at Liss at an average exceeding 30mph Bob Jolliffe writes.......Whitewick’s time of 19min 40sec was however eclipsed by the rides of Kevin Tye of Data Team Allstars and Allan Ridler of Pedal Heaven Racing Team who both took full advantage of the warm conditions to whistle around to the tune of 19-20 and 19-35 respectively.Second claim New Forest CC rider Martin Beale (VC St Raphael) recorded his best time of the season so far with 21-04 for 21st place.New Forest CC first claim rider Ben Boardman clocked a new personal best of 21-29, an improvement of three seconds, but felt he could have gone a tiny bit faster.“I know I shouldn’t be disappointed, but I also know I held back too much in the first five, so definitely could have eked out a few more seconds. There just wasn’t enough road left for me to make up the deficit for my target time,” he said. “Three years on and I’m still learning about pacing . . . ”New Forest CC chairman’s grandson Matthew Golden (Farnham RC) clocked a time of 24-41.Other Southampton and Bournemouth area riders’ times: Dave Pickering (Bournemouth Jubilee Whrs) 20-55, Oliver Hitchings (Peter Hansford Racing) 21-01, Stuart Martingale (Sotonia CC) 21-55, Philip Evans (Bournemouth Jubilee Whrs) 22-04, Dave England (Crabwood CC) 23-37, Alan Sharpen (Sotonia CC) 25-39, Chris Summers (Sotonia CC) 28-27.
Lock second to Bryson
New Forest CC’s Gary Lock took second place behind Contre la Montre’s Andrew Bryson in the Southampton Tri Club evening 10 at Lyndhurst, Bryson winning in 22-24 to Lock’s 22-38.Oliver Hitchings of Peter Hansford Racing was third with 23-37 followed by Simon Barnes (GA Cycles) and Colin Yates (Sotonia CC) who tied with 23-43.Mike Barnfield of the promoting club was sixth with 23-49, Gary Allan (GA Cycles) 23-50, Owen Harris (Soton TC) 23-51 and Ray Claridge (GA Cycles) ninth with 23-55.Among the 47-strong field were New Forest CC’s Rob Brinsdon and Dan Mitchell who finished with 26-09 and 26-34 respectively.
Dyer beats Beale in Arrow 10
VC St Raphael’s Bryce Dyer won the latest Bournemouth Arrow 10 at Ringwood in 22-03 on a hot Thursday evening from teammate Martin Beale.Beale finished in 22-42 and beat Primera’s Richard Horton into third by nine seconds.Other New Forest CC times: Howard Doe 24-35, Richard Rajski 25-46, Gary Plumb 26-04, David Wilson 26-08. There were 26 starters in the solo field. Contre la Montre’s James Gilfillan teamed up with Poole Whrs Paul Jones and Gary Dighton to clock a three-up time of 20-27.

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Sunday, 29 July 2012

Track Camp Cancelled!



Great Britain’s Para-Cycling sprint squad have cancelled their planned 3 day training camp at the Bournemouth Track. The track is unridable when wet and the forecast is not looking good, perhaps the only thing missing from this great venue is a roof. The camp on the 31st July, 1st & 2nd August will now take place at the Manchester Velodrome. Coach Chris Furber was disappointed but said “It’s just too big a risk to take this close to the games” referring to the potential lost training time.

The Viking Tour of Norway





The” Viking Tour of Norway” provided the perfect endurance block for GB Para-cyclists, Darren Kenny & David Stone ahead of the London games starting in August.


According to the event website(link on right) the 7 day Viking Tour is a Cyclo-Sportive but just as in the UK the impulse to race takes over. The Norwegian event even features a Racing Class alongside the Touring class, with each day’s stage including a timed section. Starting with a 4.5KM hill climb time trial on day 1 the 670 km week long “race” includes some of the highest mountain passes in northern Europe and takes the riders through some truly stunning scenery. As you would expect this far north the summer weather is not so reliable but this just adds to the drama!The longest stage in this years edition was some 159km finishing with a 10km climb in driving rain.

For Kenny & Stone it was simply about hard miles. The racing format ensures there are no” training camp easy days” and the course certainly demands effort and application.
Some 150 riders from all over Scandinavia,Europe and as far afield as South Africa contested the 2012 Viking Tour and numbers are on the increase.
The relaxed atmosphere created by the enthusiastic organising crew and the camaraderie of the riders as fatigue starts to tell make this a very special event. (All photos by Eamonn Deane)

Friday, 27 July 2012

Local Riders,Local Races

Highlighting how racing in the south has come on it was back to back racing this week for 3 consecutive days., writes Jay Eastwood (Primera/Specialized)Starting on Tuesday at Bournemouth Cycle Centre, Mountbatten Crit in Portsmouth and the Moreton Kermess all within an hour of Bournemouth.


Tuesday's track event was used to get my legs spinning after a few days off through illness. Will Stephenson and myself decided to ride it as training having spent 4 hours the previous day pushing relatively hard around the New Forest although there was a grey tactic for me to lead him out if a win opportunity presented itself. Some fun racing was had and a couple of results too including a win for Will in the final Scratch Race.
Wednesday was the E/1/2 at Portsmouth for which Primera Specialized were there in force. We covered every move featuring in every break until Ian Legg finally got away and lapped the field with Andy Hargroves (Hargroves Cycles). Still time for another break I jumped and was soon joined by Will and two others but due to some dragging heals we didn't quite gain the lap before the bell. I could see Toby Neave drilling the front to lead Ian out for the win however Hargroves had an ally in Justin Hoy (Felt Colbourns) both strong sprinters delivering him first to the line with Ian a close and well ridden second. I took the break spring for 3rd and Will came in for 6th. All 4 Primera Specialized riders are in the top 6 for the series which still has a few weeks left to run.
Thursday was Moreton and after a long day Moutainbiking at work the legs were starting to feel a little heavy. However, a large Scratch group made things easier and with about 3 laps to go we had caught the others and formed a large peloton. A perfectly timed lead out from Will (paying me back for Tuesday) delivered me to the line first with Steve Dring and Luke Grey completing the notional podium.
Ludgershall and Portsmouth next week leading up to the Southern Crit champs being held at Castle Coombe on 5 August where we again hope for another strong team performance.
Moreton Round 10 Result
1. JAY EASTWOOD (PRIMERA SPECIALIZED)
2. STEVE DRING (ECHELON ROTOR)
3. LUKE GRAY (BABOCO CT)
4. ROLAND TILLEY (RIDE)
5. PAUL HOPKINS (MERIDA UK)
6. JOSH DAY (OFF CAMBER)
7. IAN GILLIAM (CC WEYMOUTH)
8. KIM LITTLE (GILLINGHAM WHEELERS)
9. NEIL BEST (BOURNEMOUTH JUBILEE)
10. PETE WILSON (BOURNEMOUTH ARROWS)

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Raymond Brown Track League 13



Alan MaCrae writes……1 week to go and the strong riders involved in the battle for the top 3 spots were focussing on the “race within each race” to protect or improve their Overall League position. As if being in intensive care less than 2 weeks ago wasn’t bad enough, Jason Falconer (Bournemouth Arrow) could only look on as Les Pick (Poole Wheelers) chipped away all evening at his overall lead in Group B, ending the night with just a 3 point buffer remaining from his previous exploits. Sidelined for the rest of the season, if anyone is praying for rain next Tuesday, it is Jason. Ellie Gilham (VC St Raphael) has a stronger hold on 3rd place, James Brightwell (Bournemouth Arrow) has a 16 point gap to close, so any points picked up next week should signal “job done” for Gilham.
At the top of A Group, Adam Wykes (VC St Raphael), Harrison Fielding (Poole Wheelers), Steve Moss (Bournemouth Arrow) and Leon Marshall (Rutrainingtoday) all had their lowest scoring night of the season. This coincided with the arrival for the first time of Neil Rutter (Swindon RC), Thomas Rotherham (Sport City Velo) and Gawain Bailey (Zappi’s CC), all of whom took their opportunities while the local big guns’ attention was elsewhere. The biggest potential upset came in the final A/B Group 10 Km Scratch where Leon Marshall slipped into a strong break of Will Stephenson (Primera), Roland Tilley (Ridebike) and Jay Eastwood (Primera). With 25 laps to go they lapped the field at a punishing 28 mph and, of the top 4 contenders overall, it was only Moss who kept a clear head to salvage points from 5th place, limiting Marshall’s gain to 2 points in the race, with both riders picking up 6 points on the night. Moss still holds a 4 point buffer for 3rd place Overall.
Handicapping of Olympic standard provided excellent racing in the Youth League, particularly in the opening 1 lap Sprint, where there was barely space across the track as 5 riders fought out a blanket finish. Overall is not cut and dried with Ryan Hodgkyns (Poole Wheelers) holding top spot overall with Rebecca Hurst (Poole Wheelers) chipping away 6 points on the night and leaving a 9 point gap for her to close on the final night next week.
1 John FRIEND Offcamber 705361
2 Les PICK Poole Wheelers 411682
3 John MARINER Bournemouth Jubilee Whs 442344
4 James BRIGHTWELL Bournemouth Arrow CC 894271
5 John HEFFERNAN New Forest CC 835301
6 Ellie GILHAM VC St.Raphael 461697
7 Jake THOMAS Bristol Cycling Dev Squad 825691
8 Chris BRAIDEN Port Talbot Whs CC 718024
9 Stuart WROOT Yeovil CC 404870
10 Gordon SKILLEN Poole Wheelers 443309
11 Gareth LLEWELLYN BC Private Member 723872
EVENT 3 - 8-LAP SCRATCH RACE - GROUP A Starters:
1 Harrison FIELDING Poole Wheelers 871251
2 Neil RUTTER Swindon RC 716912
3 Adam D'ARCY WYKES VC St.Raphael 461690
4 Will STEPHENSON Primera-Specialized 718679
5 Steve MOSS Bournemouth Arrow CC 405023
6 Thomas ROTHERHAM Sport City Velo 457004
7 Gawain BAILEY Zappi's CC 428269
8 Leon MARSHALL Rutrainingtoday CC 430146
9 Stuart MORTON Hargroves Cycles 715985
10 Roland TILLEY Ridebike.co.uk 403383
11 Will CLARK Bournemouth Jubilee Whs 718457
12 Jay EASTWOOD Primera-Specialized 443978
EVENT 5 - 12-LAP BLOCK HANDICAP - GROUP B Starters:
1 John HEFFERNAN New Forest CC 835301
2 John MARINER Bournemouth Jubilee Whs 442344
3 Jake THOMAS Bristol Cycling Dev Squad 825691
4 Gordon SKILLEN Poole Wheelers 443309
5 John FRIEND Offcamber 705361
6 Chris BRAIDEN Port Talbot Whs CC 718024
7 Ellie GILHAM VC St.Raphael 461697
8 Les PICK Poole Wheelers 411682
9 Gareth LLEWELLYN BC Private Member 723872
0 James BRIGHTWELL Bournemouth Arrow CC 894271
0 Stuart WROOT Yeovil CC 404870
EVENT 6 - 12-LAP BLOCK HANDICAP - GROUP A Starters:
1 Neil RUTTER Swindon RC 716912
2 Gawain BAILEY Zappi's CC 428269
3 Will STEPHENSON Primera-Specialized 718679
4 Thomas ROTHERHAM Sport City Velo 457004
5 Leon MARSHALL Rutrainingtoday CC 430146
6 Will CLARK Bournemouth Jubilee Whs 718457
7 Roland TILLEY Ridebike.co.uk 403383
8 Jay EASTWOOD Primera-Specialized 443978
9 Stuart MORTON Hargroves Cycles 715985
10 Harrison FIELDING Poole Wheelers 871251
11 Adam D'ARCY WYKES VC St.Raphael 461690
0 Steve MOSS Bournemouth Arrow CC 405023
EVENT 8 - 20-LAP POINTS RACE - GROUP B Starters:
1 Les PICK Poole Wheelers 411682
2 John MARINER Bournemouth Jubilee Whs 442344
3 James BRIGHTWELL Bournemouth Arrow CC 894271
4 Ellie GILHAM VC St.Raphael 461697
5 Jake THOMAS Bristol Cycling Dev Squad 825691
6 John HEFFERNAN New Forest CC 835301
7 Gordon SKILLEN Poole Wheelers 443309
8 Chris BRAIDEN Port Talbot Whs CC 718024
0 Gareth LLEWELLYN BC Private Member 723872
EVENT 10 - 20-LAP POINTS RACE - GROUP A Starters:
1 Neil RUTTER Swindon RC 716912
2 Jay EASTWOOD Primera-Specialized 443978
3 Will STEPHENSON Primera-Specialized 718679
4 Gawain BAILEY Zappi's CC 428269
5 Steve MOSS Bournemouth Arrow CC 405023
6 Harrison FIELDING Poole Wheelers 871251
7 Leon MARSHALL Rutrainingtoday CC 430146
8 Roland TILLEY Ridebike.co.uk 403383
0 Adam D'ARCY WYKES VC St.Raphael 461690
0 Thomas ROTHERHAM Sport City Velo 457004
0 Stuart MORTON Hargroves Cycles 715985
0 Will CLARK Bournemouth Jubilee Whs 718457
EVENT 12 - 10-KM SCRATCH RACE - GROUPS A/B Starters:
1 Will STEPHENSON Primera-Specialized 718679
2 Roland TILLEY Ridebike.co.uk 403383
3 Leon MARSHALL Rutrainingtoday CC 430146
4 Jay EASTWOOD Primera-Specialized 443978
5 Steve MOSS Bournemouth Arrow CC 405023
6 Gawain BAILEY Zappi's CC 428269
7 Thomas ROTHERHAM Sport City Velo 457004
8 Will CLARK Bournemouth Jubilee Whs 718457
9 Jake THOMAS Bristol Cycling Dev Squad 825691
10 John MARINER Bournemouth Jubilee Whs 442344
11 Ellie GILHAM VC St.Raphael 461697
12 Chris BRAIDEN Port Talbot Whs CC 718024
0 Neil RUTTER Swindon RC 716912
0 Adam D'ARCY WYKES VC St.Raphael 461690
0 Stuart MORTON Hargroves Cycles 715985
0 Gareth LLEWELLYN BC Private Member 723872
0 John HEFFERNAN New Forest CC 835301
0 Harrison FIELDING Poole Wheelers 871251


YOUTHS
1 Alistair FIELDING Poole Wheelers 893550 C(M) 0 6
2 Rebecca HURST Poole Wheelers 710667 B(F) 0 5
3 Luke DIGHTON Poole Wheelers 898082 C(M) 0 4
4 Daniel GROOME Poole Wheelers 907082 ?(M) 0 3
5 Ryan HODGKYNS Poole Wheelers 716108 D(M) 0 2
EVENT 4 - 2-LAP HANDICAP SPRINT Starters: 6
1 Luke DIGHTON Poole Wheelers 898082 C(M) 0 6
2 Rebecca HURST Poole Wheelers 710667 B(F) 0 5
3 Alistair FIELDING Poole Wheelers 893550 C(M) 0 4
4 Leo ROGERS Bournemouth Arrow CC 909334 ?(M) 0 3
5 Ryan HODGKYNS Poole Wheelers 716108 D(M) 0 2
6 Daniel GROOME Poole Wheelers 907082 ?(M) 0 1
EVENT 7 - SCRATCH RACE Starters: 6
1 Alistair FIELDING Poole Wheelers 893550 C(M) 0 6
2 Leo ROGERS Bournemouth Arrow CC 909334 ?(M) 0 5
3 Rebecca HURST Poole Wheelers 710667 B(F) 0 4
4 Luke DIGHTON Poole Wheelers 898082 C(M) 0 3
5 Ryan HODGKYNS Poole Wheelers 716108 D(M) 0 2
6 Leo ROGERS Bournemouth Arrow CC 909334 ?(M) 0 1
EVENT 9 - TEAM SPRINT Starters: 6
TEAM A (HOME STRAIGHT)
1 Ryan HODGKYNS Poole Wheelers 716108 D(M) 0 5
1 Daniel GROOME Poole Wheelers 907082 ?(M) 0 5
1 Alistair FIELDING Poole Wheelers 893550 C(M) 0 5
TEAM B (BACK STRAIGHT)
2 Leo ROGERS Bournemouth Arrow CC 909334 ?(M) 0 2
2 Luke DIGHTON Poole Wheelers 898082 C(M) 0 2
2 Rebecca HURST Poole Wheelers 710667 B(F) 0 2
EVENT 11 - HANDICAP ELIMINATION RACE Starters: 6
1 Luke DIGHTON Poole Wheelers 898082 C(M) 0 6
2 Rebecca HURST Poole Wheelers 710667 B(F) 0 5
3 Ryan HODGKYNS Poole Wheelers 716108 D(M) 0 4
4 Leo ROGERS Bournemouth Arrow CC 909334 ?(M) 0 3
5 Daniel GROOME Poole Wheelers 907082 ?(M) 0 2
6 Alistair FIELDING Poole Wheelers 893550 C(M) 0 1

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Sarah Storey's Latest Blog, Tour de Limousin

..Two years ago the Tour of Limousin was my first stage race in women’s professional cycling and I lost 24 minutes in the first stage alone. It was a baptism of fire in the road stages, but I managed to salvage a decent result to finish 13th in the Individual Time Trial stage, but left the race thinking I would never have what it took to get through the challenging roads of the Limousin region.

What a difference a couple of years can make and with a bit more experience of racing at this level and a few significant tweaks to the set up on my bike for the 2012 season, I felt more confident I could perform better, work for our team leader Carla Ryan and hoped to be able to make the top 20 on the overall classification at the end of four tough stages. We knew it was going to be a tough tour, not least because the road stages were all over 120km in length, but also because alongside the Thuringen Rundfahrt Stage race being held at the same time, the Tour of Limousin was one of the final races on the calendar prior to the Olympic Games Road Races. As such some of the big names for the Olympics were amongst us in the bunch, and arguably the biggest name in women’s cycling at the moment, Marianne Vos was one such rider.


Stage One was a 130km stage just north of Limoges and as we set off the rain started to pour before the sun came out and baked us. With over 120 fresh legs in the bunch [picture above] and a severe cross wind, the fight for the front was fierce and as we hit the first of the climbs riders were already being shelled, with me almost being one of them! The technical but short circuit in the first 30km almost caught me out, but once the group thinned out I was able to get myself back to the front and into the first group on the road. This group of about 30 riders had already been dropped by Marianne Vos, who was on the attack very early in the stage and had taken another two riders with her. We were losing time rapidly to Marianne, who had dropped her breakaway companions by the finish, but there was never an organised chase and riders just kept trying to attack the group on their own and gain an advantage. Escentual For VioRed had three riders in this group and we tried to go with the attacks but nothing was sticking, until just before the end when I went to cover a move inside the last 5km. The rest of the group didn’t chase me and although I never reached the rider I was chasing, I stayed away to take 5th on the stage. Unfortunately the team lost 2 of our starting five riders, Sarah Kent’s back injury reared its ugly head again on one of the tough climbs and she was unable to continue, whilst Claire Galloway fell victim to some dodgy bike handling from another rider and was shoved off the road and bounced down the gully to the side of the road and bent her cranks leaving her bike unrideable. With no suitable spare and over 90km left of the stage Claire couldn’t finish. Both girls did an amazing job in supporting us for the rest of the week and in the end we were probably the best supported team there!Stage Two was the individual time trial stage and on a testing, technical route. Narrow twisty lanes, no flat sections, but fast descents, power climbs and nowhere to get into a rhythm meant it was going to be about concentrating hard and a real test of bike handling and reading the road ahead. I was fortunate to have been able to ride the course twice during our training days before the race and this meant I could virtually memorise the technical sections and work out my gearing for the race. Most of the time trials we race in the UK are incredibly dull in comparison to this course and I loved the feeling of flying through the corners on my Time Trial bike and really being able to test myself both on and off the tri-bars. Starting 5th from last, I was getting some good time checks on the riders ahead and almost caught the rider in front of me, who had been the overall winner of the tour in the previous two years. Crossing the line I had the second fastest time, but then two of the four riders behind me came in quicker, including Marianne Vos. The stage winner was also wearing the best young rider jersey and she was 34 seconds ahead of me. 4th on the stage was the top 5 I had been hoping for and gave me 6th on General Classification and my team mates, Carla and Lisanne were now both in the top 20 overall as well, meaning we had a strong position in the team classification.Stage 3 was another 130km stage and all on tiny twisting roads, with lots of gravel and a constantly hilly route. The scenery was amazing, but again there was no chance to admire it as the speed was high from the gun and the pace didn’t settle down until another break went up the road. I was with Carla in the group behind the break on what proved to be a technically challenging day for me and although I had a dig towards the end of the stage, we finished in the bunch having decided we would need to wait to the final day to see whether we could get up the road ourselves.Going into the final day, of 120km, I was 9th on GC and far exceeding my own expectations for the tour. If I could stay in the top 10 it would be brilliant, but I needed to put in some work at the front to give Carla a platform to get up the road with the expected attack from Vos. After about 35km of racing the roads had been heavy but the group was still pretty much together so I hit the front to drive the pace before going on the attack straight after the first sprint prime of the day and as we approached the hilliest section of the route. Hoping that someone might come with me, I found myself alone out front and stretching out a lead to the peloton of about 90 seconds before I got news that Marianne Vos was coming across the gap with my team mate Carla on her tail! It was fantastic to see them as I had been on my own taking the mountains points for about 25km and we worked together for a short way until the Russian rider who was also with them, let the wheel go and I found myself in no man’s land and riding by myself to the finish. Marianne stormed ahead with Carla and eventually soloed to the finish for the stage and overall victory. I managed to maintain my gap ahead of the peloton and so Carla and I finished 2nd and 3rd on the stage. I never in my wildest dreams thought I would get to stand on the podium with Marianne Vos and Carla!My attack had secured 9th on the overall and Escentual For VioRed could boast two in the top 10, as Carla’s ride also elevated her into 8th position. For a small team, it was unprecedented and as an added bonus I was also awarded with the Combative Award from the organisers! Although we were only 3 riders for most of the tour, we were incredibly well looked after by the team of people we had with us and with our on the bike fuel supplied by CNP Professional, there is no doubt it all made a huge difference over the tough terrain.A huge thanks to everyone involved with the Escentual For VioRed team, I can’t believe our 3 tours of the year are now over, it must mean the Paralympic Games are even closer!



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CC Weymouth Club 10 P459 24/07/12

Steve Pink writes.....

'Time' to enjoy!

OK I know a lot of riders are reluctant to take there turn at timekeeping and I am no different.
I love racing, absolutely love racing and nothing beats the buzz you get from racing but every
now and then you have to put your Neanderthal urges to one side and take your turn to keep our
sport ticking over. Having said this though I have to admit to actually enjoying being the
timekeeper for the evening. Apart from the small lull between setting the last rider off, and
clocking the first one home, you are constantly busy and you get a kind of buzz just from the
anticipation of what times your friends and club mates might do? (after all you will know
immediately). The other plus side is that you can go home, eat your dinner in a normal civilised
fashion for once and get a normal nights sleep. So I encourage all of us to not be afraid of
giving it a go when required, you might find out you actually enjoy it!

Back to the evenings racing. A good turn out due to the glorious weather (well we've been waiting long enough) and a warm welcome to visiting Natalie White, Gavin Barron, regular visitor Dave
Wood and first timer Stuart McPhail. I think the bug may have bit with Stuart and hopefully we
will see him return soon (if you're reading this Stuart your time was very close to my first ever TT).


Ian Gillam proved to have better legs than his clock watching skills as he overcame a late start
to take the win and maximum club points with another impressive time (22:12). Greg Parker backed
up his recent good results with 22:39 for second and David Butt made sure the top three were the
same as last week with 24:19. All three were course bests I believe?

One final word for our club treasurer, Andrew Stevenson, who turned up to do his first time trial in over two years, he managed just 1.5 miles before puncturing and having to call it a day. I can only imagine just how frustrated he must have been feeling. Andrew you will just have to turn up more often!

It's the Hilly 18 next Tuesday, we don't get many visitors from PW or BJW to this course but they don't know what they are missing out on. This is possibly the most rewarding course you could ever race (if also one of the toughest). We dare you to try it just once, a bit like timekeeping you might find you enjoy it!

Full Results

1. Ian Gillam CC Weymouth 0:22:12 CB
2. Greg Parker CC Weymouth 0:22:39 CB
3. David Butt CC Weymouth 0:24:19 CB
4. Bryce Riglar CC Weymouth 0:24:25
5. Gavin Barron Tri Anglia 0:24:39
6. Dave Wood Day member 0:24:55
7. Stuart Carrington CC Weymouth 0:26:01 CB
8. Matt Merrit CC Weymouth 0:26:27
9. Andrew Jackson CC Weymouth 0:26:45
10. Stuart McPhail Day member 0:27:09 PB
11. Natalie White Charlotteville CC 0:28:09
12. Paul Stockwell CC Weymouth 0:28:41
13. Richard Gould CC Weymouth 0:31:45
14. Oliver Carrington CC Weymouth 0:34:46 (J)
15. Andrew Stevenson CC Weymouth DNF (puncture)

Local Riders,Local Races

POWERHOUSE Gary Lock just failed in his attempt to beat Julian Jenkinson’s course record for New Forest Cycling Club’s seven-mile Norleywood-East Boldre circuit by 14 seconds on Tuesday, writes Bob Jolliffe.Lock had checked out the 14min 58sec course record prior to racing. But despite his best efforts to keep his speed over 28mph all the way around, ended up with a time of 15-11. Despite missing out on the record, it was still an impressive ride from the IT expert who looks to have an excellent future in time trialling.In fact his nearest challenger was James Bannister, who is also having a good season, with 16-53.Third place went to juvenile Hugo Walters with an excellent ride of 17-00.Rob Brinsdon collected fourth place with 17-20 followed by Geri Robinson (17-26), Andrew Hanley (17-30), Gary Plumb (17-43), Joe Phillips (17-44), Dan Mitchell (17-51) and Phil Underwood (17-59).Aleksandra Burlinson and Donna Shaw tied for 22nd place with 20-46 and pipped 60th birthday boy Bob Jolliffe by a single second.Others (NFCC unless stated): Richard Mason 18-02, Richard Rajski 18-14, Nick Williams 18-32, Julian Sheppard (Sotonia CC) 18-36, Dave Wilson and Stuart Grace (GA Cycles) tied with 18-39, Konnor Bracher-Walsh 18-42, Richard Wills 19-03, Patrick Walters 19-06, Chris Mills 19-47, Pete Hawker 20-12, Roger Bacon 21-26.The same evening in East Anglia, Chris Jolliffe clocked 26-19 in the Godric CC club 10. Winner was Jim Burgess of Anglia Velo with 21-21.

Bournemouth Jubilee Wh Club 10 24/07/12

Dave Pickering BJW 22.16 724 P303
Mark Savage BJW 22.40 724 P303
Cliff Rowe BJW 23.39 724 P303
Dave Hicks BJW 23.46 724 P303
Danny French BJW 23.51 724 P303
Steve Groome BJW 24.01 724 P303
Ian Diaper BJW 24.15 724 P303
Jon Clemas BJW 24.16 724 P303
Kevin Ridge BJW 24.22 724 P303
Phil Evans BJW 24.32 724 P303
Steve Pye BJW 24.42 724 P303
James Fuller BJW 25.23 724 P303
Nick Best BJW 25.56 724 P303
Barrie Stevens BJW 25.59 724 P303
Mike Courage BJW 26.57 724 P303
Andy Khan BJW 27.50 724 P303
Pat Pinchin BJW 28.16 724 P303
Paul Brown BJW 28.18 724 P303
Sue Barber BJW 34.21 724 P303

James Gilfillan Contre 22.13 724 P303
Pete Wilson BACC 24.37 724 P303
Anja Heijnen V02 25.16 724 P303
Rob Ellis VCR 25.38 724 P303
Dave Bates SPRC 26.28 724 P303
Lora White Ndorset 26.34 724 P303
Brian Garrard BACC 27.24 724 P303
David Makepeace U/A 29.14 724 P303
Jerry Shield Zoom 29.18 724 P303

marshals. J Prosser,B O'Callaghan, R Wareing, C Peskett,
M.Walsh, P Warhurst, D Mansfield.
Warm, good conditions.

Monday, 23 July 2012

Poole Wheelers/Palmer Park Track Day

Graham Hurst of Poole Wheelers write……..On Saturday Poole Wheelers ran a joint track session with the Palmer Park
Club from Reading here on the track at Bournemouth. As well as approx. 20
riders coming down from Reading we had riders from Portsmouth, Southampton,
Fareham Surrey and as far north as Luton - so with the local riders we had
46 riders all under 16.

We had 6 Qualified coaches and a few trainee coaches on hand so the riders
were split into 5 groups and a great time was had by all. I think it's fair
to say all the riders leant something so were able take something away from
the day and well as many new friendships being formed.
We also had Ric Jamieson British Cycling's talent coach with us for the
whole day so his input was of great benefit to many riders.

It is hoped this is just the first of many just days and the Reading club
have already invited us up to ride there track sometime in the future - date
has yet to be agreed.