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Sunday, 30 September 2012

Poole Wheelers Cyclo-Cross Results/Wessex League Round 3

Results Poole Wheelers CX Senior Race 30th Sept 2012

1st 9 Steven James Hargroves Cycles U23
2nd 28 Stuart Bowers Hargroves /Specialized S
3rd 30 Matt Macdonald Hargroves Cycles S
4th 13 Christopher Mintier Penalon.co.u.k S
5th 10 Matthew Hargroves Hargroves Cycles J
6th 22 Peter Kench GWR Team S
7th 7 Michael Cotty Wheelbase /Cannondale S
8th 14 Jamie Norfolk Penalon.co.u.k S
9th 5 Ian Legg Primera Specialized S
10th 3 Richard Philips-Schofield Hantspol CC S
11th 12 James Bracey N/A S
12th 24 Kim Little Gillingham Wheelers S
13th 8 Scott Chappel Behind the Bikeshed S
14th 16 Mike Holborow Cotswold Veldrijden S
15th 29 Simon Willats Ride Bike S
16th 6 Lee Smith Felt Colbornes RT S
17th 34 Mark Hebditch N/A S at 1 lap
18th 25 James Cotty Wheelbase /Cannondale S at 1 lap
19th 21 Dan Smith GWR Team S at 1 lap
20th 15 Aaron Tayler Cotswold Veldrijden S at 1 lap
21st 37 Jordon Wade VC Raphael U23 at 1 lap
22nd 36 Samuel Whittlesea MDCC S at 1 lap
23rd 39 S Ward Ful On Tri S at 1 lap
24th 4 James Atherton VC St Raphael S at 1 lap
25th 19 Stu Thompson Andover S at 1 lap
26th 20 Daniel Stephen Sotonia CC S at 1 lap
27th 17 Stuart Watson Cotswold Veldrijden S at 1 lap
28th 23 Alba Willis N/A S at 1 lap
29th 27 James Shcarer Andover Wheelers S at 2 laps
30th 38 Marc Dobson N/A S at 2 laps
31st 1 Gareth Walker Cotswold Veldrijden S at 2 laps
32nd 2 Keith Rothwell Cotswold Veldrijden S at 2 laps
33rd 18 Paul Burrows Poole Wheelers S at 3 laps
34th 31 Simon Jempson Cycle Experience S at 3 laps
DNF 35 Shaun Bibby N/A S DNF at 3 laps
DNF 26 Chris Wills N/A S DNF at 3 laps
DNF 33 Sam Allen Hennebont Cycle U23 DNF at 4 laps
DNF 11 James Brett Wight Link RC S DNF at 6 laps
DNF 32 Steve Joyce AC/VC S DNF at 6 laps

Junior,Vets,Women
1st 39 Mike SImpson GS Henley V40
2nd 61 Joe Griffiths Dream Cc J
3rd 40 Steve Davies South Fork Racing V50
4th 58 Sean Williams Wight Link / Offshore RT V40
5th 48 Dave McMullen Team GWR V60
6th 65 Harvey Lowe Hargrove Cycles J
7th 72 Matt Woods Hargrove Cycles J
8th 30 David Phillips Cotswold Veldrijden V50
9th 55 Pete Scott Cotswold Veldrijden V40
10th 53 Barry Clements Dorset Rough Riders V45
11th 28 David Hobbs Cotswold Veldrijden V40
12th 20 Garry Clark Banjo cycles V50
13th 62 Robin Wilmott GA Cycles V40
14th 49 Robert Koppenhol Dorset Rough Riders V40
15th 83 Steve Gordon Dorset Rough Riders V40
16th 42 Martin Dymond Wight Mountain V45
17th 26 Simon Meadwell Bournemouth Jubilee V40
18th 43 Steve Dance Andover Wheelers V40
19th 71 Martin Vens Cotswold Veldrijden V45
20th 56 Anthony Dyment North Hants RC V50
21st 70 Ros Carter VC Venta V40
22nd 38 Garath Dridge South Downs Velo V40
23rd 64 Ray Robinson Private Member V60
24th 68 Martin McCrosssan Private Member V40
25th 78 Jonatnan Hodgson ?????????????? J
26th 23 Darren Chappell Behind the Bikeshed V40
27th 69 Tamina Oliver Hargrove Cycles W
28th 79 Richard Davidson Poole Wheelers V45
29th 77 Simon Rogers RNIRM CC ????? Not a Vet
30th 33 Graham Hughes Cotswold Veldrijden V 40
31st 63 Tony Turner Cotswold Veldrijden V40
32nd 67 Andy Pond Wight Mountain V40 at 1 lap
33rd 24 Darren Dollery Wightlink RT V40 at 1 lap
34th 50 Simon Guard Sotonia V45 at 1 lap
35th 35 Iean Mander I Team J at 1 lap
36th 41 Joseph Andews I Team J at 1 lap
37th 59 Sarah Woods Wigth Link / Offshore RT W at 1 lap
38th 60 Richard Bremnor North Hants RC V45 at 1 lap
39th 80 Pete Warwick Didcot Phoenix V40 at 1 lap
40th 52 John Williams Dorset Rough Riders V40 at 1 lap
41st 45 Phil Chinn Fareham Wheelers V45 at 1 lap
42nd 29 Peter Tesar Behind the Bikeshed V40 at 1 lap
43rd 73 David Woods Cotswold Veldrijden V50 at 1 lap
44th 84 David Scott Behind the Bikeshed V45 at 1 lap
45th 21 David Seckinotom Fareham Wheelers V45 at 1 lap
46th 81 Steve Warwick Didcot Phoenix V50 at 1 lap
47th 22 Ruby Baker Behind the Bikeshed W at 1 lap
48th 57 Paul Langdon Private Member V45 at 1 lap
49th 82 Vernon Moore Crabwood CC V55 at 1 lap
50th 54 Chris Devine Not Attached V60 at 1 lap
51st 32 Holly Gamble N/A W at 1 lap
52nd 44 Dave Jowett Wight Mountain V 50 at 1 lap
53rd 76 Helen Dyke Exeter TrI W at 1 lap
54th 66 Adam Newlove Chapel Tristars J at 1 lap
55th 34 Richard Bennett Cotswold Veldrijden V40 at 2 laps
56th 75 Jason Falconor Bournemouth Arrow V40 at 2 laps
57th 36 Hannah Gibbs Cotswold Veldrijden JW at 2 laps
58th 37 Andy Gibbs Cotswold Veldrijden V50 at 2 laps
59th 27 John Burrows Poole Wheelers V50 at 2 laps
DNF 25 Steve Foster North Hants V40 DNF at 3 laps
DNF 47 Callum Haseler Cotswold Veldrijden J DNF at 3 laps
DNF 74 Will Wilson CC Weymouth V45 DNF at 4 laps
DNF 31 Paul Axon Cycle Experience V45 DNF at 4 laps
DNF 46 Keith Sheridan Cotswold Veldrijden V45 D

Youth
1st 12 Chris Rothwell Swindon RC U16
2nd 2 Edward Gronbech Oxford City RC U14
3rd 14 Elliot Lassiter Swindon RC U14
4th 6 Dan Tuley Chapel Tri-Stars U16
5th 7 Kerian Woods Charlotteville U16
6th 11 Albert Baker Behind the Bikeshed U16
7th 10 Erin Baker Southdown Velo U14
8th 8 Levan Wood Charlotteville U16
9th 9 Charlie Cooper Chapel Tri-Stars U14 at 1 lap
10th 3 Bryn Turner Oxford City RC U14 at 1 lap
11th 13 Izzy Gillette i-Team CC U14G at 1 lap
12th 15 Fletcher Adams Hargroves U14 at 1 lap
13th 4 Rebecca Hurst Poole Wheeler U14G at 1 lap
14th 18 Eve Jefferies Poole Wheeler U14G at 1 lap
15th 1 Lucy Burrows Poole Wheeler U16G at 1 lap
16th 17 Ben Buckfield Poole Wheeler U16 at 1 lap
17th 16 Radford Martin Poole Wheeler U16 at 1 lap
18th 5 Seren Jones Swindon RC U14G at 2 laps

U12
1st 15 Angus Hawkins PPV U12
2nd 1 Jay Alan PPV U12
3rd 21 Harry Dridge SDV U12
4th 8 Ewan Low Chaple Tri Star U10G
5th 28 Aiderney Baker Southern Velo U12G
6th 11 Rowan Turner Andover Wheelers U10G
7th 2 Ryan Hodgkyns Poole Wheelers U12
8th 12 Kobi Joyce ACVC U10
9th 5 Abbie Manley Chaple Tri Star U12G
10th 6 Natalie Moore Swindon RC U12
11th 17 Alexa Hawkins PPV U10G
12th 29 Lucy Gadd Poole Wheelers U12
13th 3 Luke Dighton Poole Wheelers U12
14th 25 Madalaine Cooper Chaple Tri Star U10G
15th 14 Rachel Thompson Unattached U12G
16th 22 Ellis Jones Swindon RC U10 at 1 lap
17th 20 Finn Hawkins PPV U8 at 1 lap
18th 7 Emily Dighton Poole Wheelers U10G at 1 lap
19th 30 Aiden Dewhurst Poole Wheelers U10 at 1 lap
20th 26 Ollie Walker Swindon RC U10 at 1 lap
21st 13 Ryder Joyce ACVC U10 at 1 lap
22nd 9 Harrison Phillips Cotswold V U12 at 1 lap
23rd 32 Chris Ray Unattached U12 at 1 lap
24th 10 Marshal Tyson Andover Wheelers U12 at 2 laps
25th 31 Cameron Dewhurst Poole Wheelers U10 at 2 laps
26th 4 Alex Burrows Poole Wheelers U10G at 2 laps
27th 23 Lewis Seaward Unattached U12 at 3 laps
28th 27 Jack Burrows Poole Wheelers U10 at 4 laps
29th 19 Elise Hawkins PPV U10 at 4 laps
DNF 33 Katy Ray Unattached U12 DNF at 1 lap

McLaughlin a Clear Winner on Portland!



Simon McLaughlin (BJW) started the defence of his individual hill climb title with a clear win on Portland Hill. McLaughlin won all four rounds last year and after this commanding display few would bet against him repeating the feat this year. Round two, features the tortuous Creech Hill with the first rider off at 10:00

1 SIMON McLAUGHLIN BJW 4:47:1
2 BEN DAVIS CCW 5:13:0 15
3 ANDY BUDDLE PW 5:14:8
4 HARRISON FIELDING PW 5:18:7
5 STEVE PINK CW 5:20:8 13
6 MAX BALDOCK PW 5:23:4
7 GREG PARKER CCW 5:24:6 11 +2:28 13
8 MARTIN ALDRIDGE PW h5:24:8
9 ANDREW GRAHAM BJW 5:26:9
9 BRYCE RIGLAR CCW 5:26:9 9
11 JOHN CHAPMAN CCW 5:27:0 7 +2:33 15
12 IAN CARDY CCW 5:27:6 5 +1:57 9
13 RUPERT SILMAN BJW 5:29:1
14 ANDREW LEACH MSnG 5:36:4
15 JOHN VINSON PW 5:38:1
16 DAVID JONES CCW 5:41:9 4
17 DARREN MATHEWS CCW 5:44:0 3
18 CHRIS SHARPMATLOCK CC 5:48:0
19 MARTIN KUMM PW 5:51:8

20 MAT MILDON DAY Mem 5:56:0
21 TERRY BELBIN PW 5:59:
22 DON COWLING DAY MEM 6:03:7
23 DEAN PAULLEY DAY MEM 6:06:1
24 JAMES BERRY DAY MEM6:06:4
25 DAVE GARDNER PW 6:15:6
26 DAVID BUTT CCW 6:16:0 2 +2:15 11
27 CRAIG WESTON PW 6:21:0
28 HEIDI GOULD CCW 6:23:0 1
28 JEREMY GUY CCW 6:23:0 1 +1:34 7
30 CHARLIE LAWSON CCW 6:26:0 1
31 AMANDA BAYLEY CCW 6:26:3 1
32 JUSTIN LOVELAND DAY MEM 6:27:7
33 STEVE OLIVER DAY MEM 6:28:2
34 GRAHAM MARRIOT CCW 6:31:0 1 +1:00 5
35 DANNY FRENCH BJW 6:32:8
36 HOWARD PANKHURST PW 6:38:4
37 JAMES MARGARY DAY MEM 6:46:1
38 STEWART WARD NFCC 6:59:7
39 ANDREW JACKSON CCW 7:00:1 1 +0:29 4
40 JACK WOODROW CCW 7:11:2 1
41 PHILIP CLIVE CCW 7:18:40 1
42 ALISTAIR FIELDING PW 7:23:7
43 STUART CARRINGTON CCW 7:30:7 1 +0:08 3
44 SARAH MORTIMER DAY MEM 7:32:8
45 SHELLIE PARKERCCW 7:39:2 1
46 GARY TUSKIn PW 10:20:8 OFF COURSE

46 brave souls from across the county turned up on a somewhat 'breezy' (that could be quite an understatement) Sunday morning to tackle the climb from sea level up to the Portland Heights. Whilst the conditions where very different from the scorching sun we had last year the results was exactly the same. Last season's winner, Simon McLaughlin (BJW), destroyed the field once again finishing 26 seconds clear of his nearest rival. That rival was CC Weymouth's own Ben Davis entering his first hill climb and taking home the club trophy in the process. Ben's main discipline is Duathalon and he is not often seen during the regular TT season but he is clearly not to be taken lightly! Andy Buddle of Poole Wheelers showed he is quick on the climbs as well as the flat with an excellent ride to round out the top 3.

Weymouth's Heidi Gould was fastest lady. The reigning lady's champion showed a clean pair of heels to many of the respected male riders but new member Amanda Bayley seem to have provided Heidi with her first real competition for a while and this one could be a much closer contest than the men's.

Once again thanks to a strong turnout CC Weymouth take a commanding lead in to the next round of the 4 race series. However the reigning champions had better look out as Poole Wheelers seem up for it this year and hosting 2 home rounds could play in to their hands. Weymouth will need to head 'en mass' to next weeks event at Creech to keep ahead in the race.

Icke a Worthy Winner!!



Bob Jolliffe reports.....POOLE Wheelers’ super-veteran Terry Icke was the worthy winner of New Forest Cycling Club’s Ringwood Brewery-sponsored Autumn 10-mile time trial on Saturday.Icke, 68, has been cycle racing since the age of 14 and is still churning out personal bests, having clocked 20min 14sec in a club 10 at Upton earlier this season.Saturday’s test was nowhere near so quick, being partly held on the badly-surfaced “rumble strip” course along the B3347 south of Ringwood to Sopley then taking in Bransgore and finishing at North Kingston. However his 22-23 was two seconds quicker than that of VC St Raphael’s Simon Berogna who in turn had four seconds in hand over Bournemouth Jubilee Wheelers’ Dave Pickering.Fourth place went to Berogna’s teammate Jake Prior and second claim New Forest CC member Martin Beale was the third counter in Raphael’s winning team with 23-45.New Forest CC successes were delivered by Nick O’Hara who took fifth place with 22-53 and Gary Lock, sixth with 22-55. Both excellent rides on what proved to be a sunny morning cooled by an increasing north-westerly breeze.Seventh place went to Sotonia CC’s Stuart Martingale with 23-09, while Bransgore-based Bournemouth Jubilee veteran Cliff Rowe was eighth with 23-33.New Forest CC riders Stuart Peckham and Geri Robinson both did cracking rides to take 12th and 13th positions with 24-28 and 24-38 respectively.Other Southampton and Bournemouth area riders’ times: Darren Lewis (Poole Whlrs) 23-34, Rob Brinsdon (NFCC) 26-03, Richard Rajski (NFCC) 26-06, Phil Underwood (NFCC) 26-38, Gary Plumb (NFCC) 26-38, Colin Crocker (Sotonia) 26-51, Nicholas Kearley (NFCC) 27-09, Dan Loveless (Zoom TC) 27-33, Chris Jolliffe (NFCC) 27-42, Peter Weaver (NFCC) 27-53, Peter Trunwit (BJW) 28-54, Chris Shimman (NFCC) 29-21, Chris Summers (Sotonia) 30-12, Bob Jolliffe (NFCC) 30-17, Martin Balk (NFCC) and Eddy Toal (BJW) both 30-36, Geoff Weller (NFCC) 30-43.Ray Hughes (Clarence Whlrs), who won the tandem race with partner Wendy Pails (Farnborough & Camberley CC) in 23-03, was, like VC St Raphael’s Bryce Dyer, unlucky to puncture in the solo event.Julian Gee (Sotonia) and Geoff Clifton (Redhill CC) were second tandem pair with 25-43 from Sotonia’s John Radford and Nick Wisbey with 26-26.There were just four non-starters from the total field of 53.Proceeds from the event, including £25 donations and profits from the sale of refreshments, will go to Lymington’s Oakhaven Hospice.

1st Terry Icke Poole Whs. V 22.23
2nd Simon Berogna V.C.St.Raphael* 22.25
3rd Dave Pickering Bournemouth Jubilee Whs V 22.29
4th Jake Prior V.C.St.Raphael* V 22.47
5th Nick O’hara New Forest C.C. V 22.53
6th Gary Lock “ “ “ 22.56
7th Stuart Martingale Sotonia C.C. V 23.09
8th Cliff Rowe Bournemouth Jubilee Whs. V 23.33
9 Darren Lewis Poole Whs. V 23.34
10 Martin Beale V.C.St.Raphael* 23.45
11 Andrew Jones Charlotteville C.C. V 24.10
12 Stuart Peckham New Forest C.C. V 24.28
13 Geri Robinson “ “ “ V 24.38
14 Stuart Thompson Andover Whs. 24.59
15 Keith Jarrett Southdown Velo V 25.27
16 Rob Brinsdon New Forest C.C. V 26.03
17 Richard Rajski “ “ “ V 26.06
18 Harry Hailwood Fareham Whs. Jun 26.27
19 Phil Underwood New Forest C.C. V 26.28
20 Gary Plumb “ “ “ V 26.38
21 Martin Barnfield Club Serpentine V 26.41
22 Colin Crocker Sotonia C.C. V 26.51
23 Barry Packman V.C.Meuden V 26.59
24 Cliff Voller Newbury R.C. V 27.06
25 Nicholas Kearley New Forest C.C. V 27.09
26= Dan Loveless Zoom Tri Club V 27.33
26= Paul Hailwood Fareham Whs. V 27.33
28 Chris Jolliffe New Forest C.C. V 27.42
29 Peter Weaver “ “ “ V 27.53
30 Peter Trunwit Bournemouth Jubilee Whs. V 28.54
31 Chris Shimman New Forest C.C. 29.21
32 Alan Davey Fareham Whs. V 29.47
33 Chris Summers Sotonia C.C. V 30.12
34 Bob Jolliffe New Forest C.C. V 30.17
35= Martin Balk “ “ “ V 30.36
35= Eddy Toal Bournemouth Jubilee Whs. V 30.36
37 Geoff Weller New Forest C.C. V 30.43
38 Barringto Day Fareham Whs. V 31.05
39 Philip Morris “ “ V 32.41

Team
V.C.St.Raphael*. Simon Berogna,Jake Prior & Martin Beale 1.08.37

Brewery Prizes
Rob Brinsdon New Forest C.C. 26.03
Cliff Voller Newbury R.C. 27.06
Peter Trunwit Bournemouth Jubilee Whs. 28.54
Chris Shimman New Forest C.C. 29.21
Chris Summers Sotonia C.C. 30.12

Tandem
Ray Hughes, Clarence Whs & Wendy Pails, Farnborough & Camberley C.C 23.03


Tandems
1 Ray Hughes & Wendy Pails Clarence Whs.&Farnborough & Camberley C.C. 23.03
2 Geoff Clifton & Julian Gee Redhill C.C & Sotonia C.C 25.43
3 John Radford & Nick Wisbey Sotonia C.C. 26.26

Sarah Storeys London 2012 Blog Pt 2



Following on from my previous blog about how the build-up to the Paralympic Games was, I am quite excited to now be able to write about the competition at the Games and share my account of what happened. Well the bits I can remember anyway!
It may seem strange, but for so many of us, we don’t remember a huge amount about the main part of our events, especially on the track because once you are in “The Zone”, you are unaware consciously of what is going on around you! Memory is largely thought to be recorded because of the emotions of a situation and so when you are fully concentrated as a performer, the actions are automatic and can be done without the complexity of emotional thought.

We all work hard to ensure our emotions don’t distract us negatively during an event and so for most athletes they remember what happened because they have watched it back on the TV afterwards.

Starting the team off on Day One, I knew there was a chance I could be the first gold medal for the team. The programme of events is something you can’t choose and so it’s purely by chance you find out when your events fall within the overall programme. In Beijing, I waited until the final day of competition to ride the Individual Pursuit, whereas in London the qualification was on that first morning. I was so excited to get underway and the thing I was most looking forward to about the Games, was getting into the start gate for that first event.

The crowd in the velodrome were breath-taking and they cheered me to the start gate and then roared for the entire 12 laps of the qualification. I remember sitting in the start gate thinking I must time the start perfectly and get out of the gate and up to speed as quickly as possible. This is the only part of the event I have memory of. I remember listening to Chris Furber count down for me, as he done 100’s of times in training, and then that first two revolutions needed to be strongest and most powerful I had done. Once the bike was up to speed I remember passing my opponent around half distance and then the next thing I remember is being roared through the last two laps of the race and thinking that I must be close to the World Record because the crowd got louder and louder!

It was an amazing feeling to see my time on the scoreboard once I finished. Over a second quicker than the time I recorded 12 months ago, at the British Track Championships, and this meant I qualified fastest for the Paralympic final.

When I returned for the final, the expectation from the crowd was at fever pitch but in the most supportive way you could imagine. It gives me goose-bumps to think about how much everyone was desperately willing me to win that first Gold Medal for the team. Again the final is a blur, but catching my opponent at around the halfway mark of the 3000m was just the best feeling. A huge mixture of relief, excitement, feeling invincible and being incredibly humbled by the generosity of the crowd is probably the best way to sum up the emotions I was going through during those laps of honour. And I certainly milked the moment for as long as possible!

Standing on the rostrum a short time later felt amazing and when 6,000 people started singing the national anthem it was the most amazing choir I have ever heard. I sang along with them, barely whispering the words of the anthem, I just couldn’t quite believe I was actually stood there with the Gold Medal hung round my neck!

Two days later was time to step into the unknown and see whether, for the first time in my career, I could win a Paralympic title in a sprint event. Whilst doing my pre warm up on the rollers at my apartment in the Village, I was so excited to watch Barney and Neil smash their own world record in the Tandem Kilometre Time Trial. Such an incredible performance and one that saw them take the top spot on the podium and it couldn’t haven’t been a more motivating sight for me, a few hours before my own event.

Stepping onto the track as last rider off in the 500m Time Trial, I knew I couldn’t get overly excited as the job was still there to be done, but the time I had to beat was one that I had been doing in training before. My own personal target was to dip inside 37 seconds, something done by only 2 other women in the world of Paracycling.

Again the start was crucial, powerful through the first two revolutions and then keep driving the bike up to speed as fast as possible. My strength is the second lap and I could hear the crowd getting louder and louder throughout the race. I was about level after the first lap, but then took a second out of the rest of the field in the closing lap and was able to fulfil that dream of not just another Gold Medal, but also a time of 36.997 seconds!

I genuinely couldn’t believe the time, I was in shock and rode round with my mouth wide open for several laps, before spotting my sister and her little boy with my Dad on the front row in the home straight. Stopping next to them for a photograph, Chris Furber kindly came over to take my helmet off and I was able to stand there and look shocked and excited all over again!

Nothing prepares you for a reception quite like the one we received from the crowd in the London Velodrome. Everyone was on their feet and getting so excited for every single rider, but to win in front of that crowd and hear them roar even more loudly, was so special and not something I imagine we will be lucky enough to experience in quite the same way every again.

There was a tinge of sadness mixed with the excitement for the forthcoming Road events, when we left the velodrome after the competition ended there. However our attentions had to turn to the circuit at Brands Hatch and the second half of the cycling competition programme.

The 8km circuit, with half inside the Brands Hatch circuit and the other half using local roads, made for a fabulous venue and with some short stinging rises all around the circuit, there was plenty to help create great racing.

The Road Time Trial was held on the first morning of competition. It was a beautiful day, with a strengthening wind making some of the circuit even tougher and I was excited to get going and see how quick we could all do the two laps that made up the women’s event. After 7km, I caught my minute rider and then went on to catch another couple before coming into the home straight and finding out I was over 90 seconds ahead of my nearest rival and had secured Gold again.

The Road Time Trial was the second event [after the Individual Pursuit] in which I was defending Champion and so it was even more special to be able to defend that title in front of the incredible crowd that welcomed us all around the circuit. Standing on the rostrum at the end of the finishing straight and singing the National Anthem alongside another amazing choir of spectators, I had to pinch myself to think that so far everything had gone to plan ,with one final race to come.

The fourth and final race of my programme in London 2012 was the 64km Road Race, held the day after the Road Time Trial. I went into the race without a specific tactic but feeling confident that I could react well to moves being made by other riders in the race and know when it was right to make my decisive move. Having won races in the National Road Series from various positions throughout the year and on various types of courses, I felt strong knowing I could win a sprint if it all stayed together but that I could also get up the road and stay away alone if I needed to.

The race started with the four riders from USA taking control and alternately attacking to force the rest of the field to chase. As we approached the first corner of any significance in the race, I decided to get to the front and take the group round there at my pace and was surprised to find I had a decent gap on the exit. Putting in a few strong revs to get up the rise out of the corner, I extended the gap and it didn’t look as though anyone was going to come across to me, so I ploughed on solo and gradually built up a solid lead.

Getting tangled in the men’s race was interesting for a time, but the last couple of laps saw me back out on my own and able to cross the line with 7 minutes to spare to my chasing pack. Claiming that fourth and final Gold Medal was indescribable and there is no doubt I could not have done it without the amazing support I received from everywhere. Barney, our family, my physiologists Gary Brickley and Jamie Pringle and my coaching support at British Cycling led by Chris Furber are just the tip of an incredible group of people who have played a part in getting me to climb onto the podium four times during the Games. Equalling the record of 11 Paralympic Gold Medals that Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson so brilliantly won during her amazing career in Athletics, seems surreal, especially when you think of the inspiration and support I receive from Tanni both in and out of the sporting arena. Tanni’s example, support and friendship has meant a lot to me over the years and I am so honoured to have my career mentioned alongside hers.

Finishing my competition campaign at Brand’s Hatch was amazing and after another amazing time listening to the crowd choir singing “God Save The Queen” with me, I managed a lap of honour up the finishing straight, to meet the supporters and then it was back to the business of dope control and getting back to the post race interviews.

I didn’t think the surprises of the week could get any better, but the team sent a GOLD London 2012 BMW to collect myself and Barney from Brand’s Hatch to go back to the Village! It was quite simply the icing on a very golden cake!

Of course the after party to these Gold Medals has been continuing for three weeks now, so I will be back soon for Part 3 of my journey through the London 2012 Games.

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Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Local Riders,Local Races!

22/09/12
Steve Pink (CC Weymouth) writes.......Saturday's Club 10 was the final TT of CC Weymouth's regular season. There is of course this Sunday's event to come where we kick off the interclub hillclimb series at Portland but this was the last chance to wrestle a course best out of the P451. Next week will be less about "aero" and more about pain!

Charlie Lawson, who has been somewhat absent over the last few weeks, turned up to take the win in what proved to be surprisingly slow conditions. A very impressive debut from Calum Croft saw him take 2nd place just ahead of myself (I blame my age however Calum blamed a hangover for not being further ahead).

We also welcomed visitors Brian Sands and Ali Ford and a warm welcome for young Matthew Child who suffered several mechanical issues on his first ever TT (well done for finishing).

If I hadn't mentioned it yet the Portland Hill Climb kicks off at 9:00 this Sunday morning. Please arrive by 8:40 as this event gets quite busy and the timekeeper will have lots of work to do. If you haven't done a hill climb yet this is a great race with a much bigger "event" feel to it than our normal club TTs. Give it a try, it is only 5-8 minutes of pain and every member who races will earn us some points that will help us try and win the team trophy for the 3rd year running.

Full Results

1. Charlie Lawson CC Weymouth 0:23:48
2. Calum Croft Day Member 0:24:09
3. Steven Pink CC Weymouth 0:24:18
4. Ian Geddes Day Member 0:26:13
5. Stuart Carrington CC Weymouth 0:26:54
6. Andrew Jackson CC Weymouth 0:27:30
7. Andrew Stevenson CC Weymouth 0:27:46
8. Brian Sands CATI 0:30:07
9. Ali Ford VC Meudon 0:30:31
10. Oliver Carrington CC Weymouth 0:33:12
11. Matthew Child Day Member 0:38:26


15 September 2012, CC Weymouth Club 10 P451

This weekend saw the penultimate club 10 of CC Weymouth's calendar. As the summer draws to a close and thoughts turn to upcoming hill climb series (which we will be trying to win for the third year in a row) a handful of riders turned up to see if some late season form could produce a new course best, club record or even course record.
The course record is exactly what Adam Topham of High Wycombe was aiming for. Having missed the record by seconds earlier in the year Adam, who has just all but wrapped up the National BBAR (Best British All Rounder) title, was in great form and feeling confident. Unfortunately he didn't count on the wasp that decided to lodge itself in Adam's helmet and sting him behind the ear, I am not sure how much time you lose trying to remove your helmet at 30mph+ in the middle of a TT but I am sure he would have been close to the record without such distraction. Adam still took a comfortable win despite the unwanted passenger.
Poole Wheeler's Andy Buddle who himself has been having a great year took second place and Weymouths own Greg Parker finished third. Greg has been having a fantastic year and had been feeling confident of challenging Paddy Dunn's club record but his crash two weeks ago is probably still lingering in the legs and the record will have to wait until next year for Greg. A mention also for David Butt who shaved a few seconds off of his PB with 23:50 and a big thankyou to Chairman Stuart Carrington and his daughter who took up the timekeeping duties for the day.


Full Results

1. Adam Topham High Wycombe CC 0:20:35
2. Andy Buddle Poole Wheelers 0:21:53
3. Greg Parker CC Weymouth 0:22:16


4. David Butt CC Weymouth 0:23:50
5. Steven Pink CC Weymouth 0:23:57
6. Gordon Scott Chippenham Wheelers 0:26:30
7. Andrew Jackson CC Weymouth 0:27:09
8. Andrew Preston CC Weymouth 0:28:11


Inter Club Hill Climb Competition


The inter-club hill climb competition gets underway this Sunday with the climb of Portland Hill. Promoted by overall winners for the past two seasons, CC Weymouth will once again be out in force to defend their title. Points are awarded down to 50th place so the key to success is fielding as many riders as you can. The Weymouth event starts at 9:00am, meet at the car park at the end of the causeway. Entry is on the line for all four counting events and all are welcome regardless of club..
Round 2, 07/10/12, Poole Wheelers-Creech Hill 10:00
Round 3, 14/10/12, Bournemouth Jubilee Wheelers-Okeford Hill 11:00
Round 4, 21/10/12, Poole Wheelers-Whiteways Hill 10:00

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

New Forest CC Autumn 10 Start List



NEW FOREST CYCLING CLUB

P303 AUTUMN 10 29.9.2012
SPONSORED BY MARSTONS RINGWOOD BREWERY
EVENT HQ. BISTERNE CHURCH VILLAGE HALL AT BISTERNE ON B3347 APPROX 3 MILES SOUTH OF RINGWOOD
TIMEKEEPERS:MRS.MARGARET GANNAWAY,MRS.BARBARA JEFFERIES AND MR.ROGER BACON.
EVNT SEC MR.ROGER BACON. MERCIAN ,JORDANS LANE,SWAY,HANTS. SO41 6AR TEL 01590 683265
ALLOW 10 MINUTES TO RIDE TO START
FINISH : CONTINUE ON AFTER FINISH AND TAKE FIRST LEFT TO B3347 THEN LEFT THROUGH START TO RETURN TO HQ.
NOTE: THE CTT ADVISE THAT HARD SHELL HELMETS SHOULD BE WORN AND JUNIOR RIDERS MUST WEAR THEM .REAR LIGHTS ARE ALSO ADVISIBLE.
PLEASE DO NOT WARM UP ON THE COURSE.
NUMBERS ARE AVAILABLE AT HQ. AND SIGN ON SHEET
COURSE: START AT DRAIN AT SOUTH END OF GRAVEL LAYBY OPPOSITE ELIM COTTAGE APPROX. 100YDS NORTH OF RINGWOOD SIGN ON B3347 (GRID REF SU154 035)
PROCEED SOUTH TO SOPLEY ONE WAY SYSTEM WHERE LEFT(4.5 MILES) INTO DERRITT LANE TO BRANSGORE(6.4MILES) (CARE GIVE WAY) TURN LEFT ON UNCLASSIFIED ROAD FROM BRANSGORE TO NORTH KINGSTON. TAKE CARE WHENTURNING RIGHTTOWARDS CROW(SIGNPOST BURLEY 5) TO.
FINISH OPPOSITE FARM GATEWAY 20 YDS.BEFORE TP8 (GRID REF.SU164 032)
PRIZES SCRATCH 1ST £25. 2ND £20. 3RD £15. 4TH £12. 5TH £ 10. 6TH £9. 7TH £8. 8TH £8.
BREWERY PRIZES TO FASTEST TIME BETWEEN 26- 27 MINUTES
27- 28 “
28- 29 “
29- 30 “
30- “
ALL EXTRA MONIES FROM EVENT WILL GO TO THE OAKHAVEN HOSPICE IN LYMINGTON
KEEP YOUR HEADS UP OBEY THE RULES OF THE ROAD AT ALL TIMES. NO ACCIDENTS PLEASE.
TANDEMS
NO NAME CLUB CAT START
1 RAY HUGHES CLARENCE WHEELERS V
2 WENDY PAILS FARNBOROUGH & CAMBERLEY C.C LV 09.32
3 JULIAN GEE SOTONIA C.C. V
4 GEOFF CLIFTON REDHILL C.C. V 34
5 JOHN RADFORD SOTONIA C.C. V
6 NICK WISBEY SOTONIA C.C. V 36
SOLOS
NO. NAME CLUB CAT START
8 MARTIN BALK NEW FOREST C.C. V 09.38
9 COLIN CROCKER SOTONIA C.C V 39
10 DARREN LEWIS POOLE WHS. V 09.40
11 CHRIS SHIMMAN NEW FOREST C.C. 41
12 EDDY TOAL BOURNEMOUTH JUBILEE WHS. V 42
13 DAN LOVELESS ZOOM TRI CLUB V 43
14 CLIVE ARNOLD FAREHAM WHS. V 44
15 MARTIN BEALE V.C.ST.RAPHAEL * 45
16 BARRINGTON DAY FAREHAM WHS. V 46
17 PETER TRUNWIT BOURNEMOUTH JUBILEE WHS. V 47
18 HARRY HAILWOOD FAREHAM WHS. JUN 48
19 CHRIS JOLLIFFE NEW FOREST C.C. V 49
20 BRYCE DYER V.C.ST.RAPHAEL * 09.50
21 ANDREW JONES CHARLOTTEVILLE C.C. V 51
22 STUART THOMPSON ANDOVER WHS. 52
23 NICK O’HARA NEW FOREST C.C. V 53
24 GARY PLUMB “ “ “ V 54
25 STUART MARTINGALE SOTONIA C.C. V 55
26 NICHOLAS KEARLEY NEW FOREST C.C. V 56
27 PETER HAILWOOD FAREHAM WHS. 57
28 MARTIN BARNFIELD CLUB SERPENTINE V 58
29 PHIL UNDERWOOD NEW FOREST C.C. V 59
30 SIMON BEROGNA V.C.ST.RAPAEL * 10.00
31 CLIFF VOLLER NEWBURY R.C. V 01
32` ROB BRINSDON NEW FOREST C.C. V 02
33 CHRIS SUMMERS SOTONIA C.C. V 03
34 MIKE BOYCE V.C.GODALMING & HASLEMERE V 04
35 JAKE PRIOR V.C.ST.RAPAEL * V 05
36 DANIEL BAKER NEW FOREST C.C. 06
37 PHILIP MORRIS FAREHAM WHS. V 10.07
38 PETER WEAVER NEW FOREST C.C. V 08
39 BARRY PACKHAM V.C.MEUDON V 09
40 TERRY ICKE POOLE WHS. V 10.10
41 KEITH JARRETT SOUTHDOWN VELO V 11
42 STUART PECKHAM NEW FOREST C.C. V 12
43 CLIFF ROWE BOURNEMOUTH JUBILEE WHS. V 13
44 GERI ROBINSON NEW FOREST C.C. V 14
45 GARY LOCK NEW FOREST C.C. 15
46 NICOLA ROBERTS ANDOVER WHS. LV 16
47 RICHARD RAJSKI NEW FOREST C.C. V 17
48 ALAN DAVY FAREHAM WHS. V 18
49 BOB JOLIFFE NEW FOREST C.C. V 19
50 DAVE PICKERING BOURNEMOUTH JUBILEE WHS. V 10.20
51 GEOFF WELLER NEW FOREST C.C. V 21
52 PAUL HAILWOOD FAREHAM WHS. V 22
53 RAY HUGHES CLARENCE WHS. V 23
* DENOTES SPONSORED CLUB
V.C.ST.RAPHAEL / WAITES CONTRACTS / HEWITT CYCLES.









Monday, 24 September 2012

Gray Wins Wessex League Rnd 2



Luke Gray races and reports……….Sunday was the 2nd round of the Wessex League CX taking place at Swindon.
There had been rain all morning and it carried into the start of the race.
The course was very different in the 2 half's, one was open and exposed with flat grass, corners and switch backs, while the other half was in the woods with mud, banks and roots.
The Commisaire with the starting whistle was very keen to get going as he said ''right, is everybody ready?'' while 2 riders in the front row had left their bikes standing and having a pee somewhere. So much for 2 minutes before the start!
On the first half of the lap on the open field last weeks Wessex League winner was keen to press on, I was sat back in about 3 position just going with the flow. With a few hundred meters to go before entering the woods a couple of riders passed me and there were 4 riders fighting to get into the woods first, I let them battle it between them. On the 2nd lap exiting from the woods I was leading the race and there were a couple of other riders with me (Andrew Hargroves and Jody Crawforth) while 4th and 5th place weren't far behind. I led into a series of bends and used some effort to try and stretch the riders give them something to ride for. After I led around the field the other 4 riders all raced to get into the woods first again, this time it would have payed to be at the front because I got held up on a steep muddy bank as Ben Sumner (Wessex League round 1 winner) made a mistake and I had to dismount so I lost the leaders. I was around 20 seconds down on the now 2 leaders as the pace was too hot for Mike Cotty to follow. Over the next couple of laps I pitted for a clean bike and made my way past Mike and was making ground fast on Jody who was now riding alone. I went straight past him when I caught him, he hung on to my wheel around the field and didn't have enough power to come around me before heading into the woods. Somewhere he was left behind and just after coming out of the woods I caught the leader Andrew Hargroves. I over took him on the switch-backs just after the pits and on exiting I corner I accelerated hard, as he tried to follow his back wheel slide and he was left laying in the track. When I got to the set of planks I saw I had a 15 second lead but didn't know he had fallen. I carried on riding my own pace and made no mistakes going into the last lap and went on to increase my lead and take the victory.



1 Luke Gray Trek Cross
2 Andy Hargroves Hargroves Cycles
3 Jody Crawforth Hargroves Cycles
4 Michael Cotty Wheelbase
5 Ben Summner Bee Line Cycles
6 Will Bjergfelt Cycle Premier Kovert
7 Crispin Doyle Hargroves Cycles
8 Matt Macdonald Hargroves Cycles
9 Paul Lloyd Rides On Air
10 Ian Legg Primera
11 Christopher Minter Pedal On
12 Peter Kench G.W.R
13 Scott Chalmers Dream CC
14 Paul Sheers Vicious Velo
15 James Cotty Wheelbase
16 Dan Smith G.W.R
17 Richard Lewis CC Basingstoke
18 Scott Chappell Behind The Bikeshed
19 Ryan Keynes 1st Gear Cycles
20 Chris Atkins Specialized
21 James Brett Wightlink
22 Tom Ward Giant Radleft
23 Mike Holborow Cotswold Veldrijden
24 Ben Hall Bristol Rc
25 Martin Eadon Hargroves Cycles At 1 Lap
26 Tom Holden Cotswold Veldrijden At 1 Lap
27 Jason Painton Rides On Air At 1 Lap
28 Tony Parker North Hants RC At 1 Lap
29 Tom Underhill Finsbury Park CC At 1 Lap
30 Steve Bale Reading CC At 1 Lap
31 Leith Henderson Westbury Wheelers At 1 Lap
32 Peter Beish Scunthorpe Poly CC At 1 Lap
33 Oliver lee Not Known At 1 Lap
34 Kamden Reedy Jetset Racing At 1 Lap
35 Sean Townsend Glos City CC At 1 Lap
36 Andy Henderson Westbury Wheelers At 1 Lap
37 Antony Grabham Fareham Wheelers At 1 Lap
38 Fraser Macdonald Cotswold Veldrijden At 1 Lap
39 Tim Jones Zappis At 1 Lap
40 Stuart Watson Cotswold Veldrijden At 1 Lap
41 Joe Walsh Not Known At 1 Lap
42 Paul Hoy Not Known @ 2 laps
PHOTOS: Rob Gray

Local Riders,Local Races!

Bob Joliffe reports……..SOUTHAMPTON-based Jon Dibben (Hargroves Cycles) took fifth place in the World Cycling Championship Junior Road Race at Valkenburg, Holland on Sunday.The 18-year-old from Ashurst who started his cycling career as a schoolboy with New Forest CC crossed the line in fifth place at the end of the 128km race after Slovenian Matej Mohoric launched his winning attack near the summit of the feared Cauberg climb with just a kilometre to go.No-one had an answer to Mohoric’s power and he stayed clear to take a deserved victory.Australian Caleb Ewan took silver in the bunch gallop from Croatian Josip Rumac while Dibben finished fifth behind Italy’s Zurlo.Dibben later told Cycling Weekly: “I wasn’t really looking to get a result in the road race, so to finish in the top five, I’ve got to be happy with that.“It was a really good team ride, and the lead out on the last lap for me was perfect, they put me exactly where I needed to be. It was pretty close on the line.”Earlier in the week Dibben had taken 17th place in the 26.6km World Junior Time Trial Championship, 50 seconds behind Gold Medallist Oscar Svenson of Norway.
West is best! Stuart Martingale was the fastest of three Sotonia CC riders who travelled west for the Yeovil CC 10 on Saturday, finishing ninth in 21-54 behind winner Robin Coomber of Cadence Racing Team with 20-08.Others: Darren Lewis (Poole Whlrs) 22-18,


Colin Crocker (Sotonia) 25-37, Chris Summers (Sotonia) 28-35.At the other side of the country New Forest CC’s Chris Jolliffe clocked 26-34 in blowy conditions in the East Anglian CC 10 on the Bungay-Redenhall road. Prolific eastern winner Liam Gentry (Strada Sport) took top honours with 21-01.
Cheers to brewery 10 New Forest CC’s end-of-season Ringwood Brewery 10 on the B3347 on Saturday has attracted a field of three tandem pairs and 47 solo riders, including 16 from the promoting club.Regulars Ray Hughes (Clarence Whlrs) and Wendy Pails (Farnborough & Camberley CC) look to be the fastest tandem pair on paper, while VC St Raphael’s Bryce Dyer and teammate Simon Berogna, Poole Wheeler Terry Icke, Bournemouth Jubilee’s Dave Pickering and New Forest CC’s own Gary Lock will fight it out for the top spoil in the solo race.After setting his tandem aside, Ray Hughes will also take to the road by himself at the end of the field and cannot be discounted from the awards.Event Headquarters are Bisterne Church Hall and the start time is 9.30am.

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Stephenson at the Worlds!!

Will on the Cauberg, Will Stephenson finished in 106th position after crashing in the final 5km of the World Junior Road Race Championships. Speaking on facebook Will said, “Gutted to crash with 5km to go... Someone smashed into the back of me as I slowed down to get around another crash. Had fun covering moves at the start though. Well done Jon Dibben for 5th! F*cking awesome!!!” Results 1. Mohoric (Slo) 2. Ewan (Aus) 3. Rumac (Cro) 4. Zurlo (Ita) 5. Dibben (GBR) other 21. Geoghegan Hart (GBR). 33. Peters 36 Burton 94 Lawless 106 Stephenson Photo, Jay Eastwood

Colin Parry, King of Stockbridge Down





Colin Parry (Willier/live to ride) won the 3rd edition of the Stockbridge Down Road Race in Torrential rain. Parry claimed his seventh win of the season, outsprinting Tom Stockdale (Primal Europe) on the climb to the finish. Parry seemed too shift onto the big ring smoother than Stockdale and the gap was there. A disappointing field of just 43, perhaps reflected the time of year and the forecast of heavy rain deterred the “sign on the lines” Neutralised through the aspiring Hampshire market town of Stockbridge, the good life was over for the small peloton as suddenly as the flag dropped. The Stockbridge Down circuit enjoys a reputation as a hard man’s course and the wet and windy conditions made it a tough day out for all.


The initial five man break of Parry, Stockdale, Rob Ward (ASFRA Racing Team), Phillip Peters (Cannondale Racing) & junior, Mitch Webber (Andover Wheelers) split the bunch and the pattern was set for the next 62 miles. Webber soon dropped back and Stockdale punctured leaving just three at the front as the rain got heavier. Phil Reynolds(Peter Hansford Racing) and VC ST Raphael pair, Rowan Horner & Simon Brooks tried to bridge across to the leaders through the picture postcard village of Crawley, the move looked good but contact could not be made.


Meanwhile Stockdale had regained contact with the fast dwindling bunch, having been forced to wait for a front wheel from neutral service. He did not stay long in the wheels and only Reynolds could go with him as he pursued the leaders. At the bell, Ward and Peters, who had both ridden well, had been replaced by Stockdale & Reynolds. Along with Parry they had a gap of 10 seconds on the valiant Ward and 50 on the stragglers. Through the lanes for the final time and Parry attacked, dropping the fading Reynolds, Stockdale could not be shaken so easily though and it was clear the final climb would decide it.

Results
1st Colin Parry - Wilier/Live2ride 2hrs 46mins 46secs (65miles - 5 Laps)
2nd Tom Stockdale - Primal Europe @ 4secs
3rd Phil Reynolds - Peter Hansford Cycles @ 1m 36s
4th Nic Tilling - GWR Team @ 2m 04s
5th Rowan Horner - VC St Raphael @ 2m 13s
6th James Wilson - Supernovacycles.com @ 2m 20s
7th Dante Carpenter - Cube Fintro @ 2m 30s 1st Junior
8th Richard Phillips-Schofield - Hantspol CC @2m 47s
9th Rob Ward - Asfra RT @3m 17s
10th Andy Bryson - Peter Hansford Cycles @4m 40s
11th Simon Brooks - VC St Raphael @4m 47s
12th Oliver Hitchings - Peter Hansford Cycles @4m 48s
13th Matthew Ullmer - Team Traveller @6m 19s
14th Harry Bulstrode-Peter Hansford Cycles @7m 59s
15th Duncan Lancashire - Behind the Bikeshed @8m 51s
16th Phil Peters - Cannondale Racing @9m 40s
17th Simon Healey - Andover Wheelers @10m 55s
18th James Atherton - VC St Raphael @22m 49s





What they said;


Colin Parry “With a day like this you have to stay near the front at all times, I was quite lucky I had quite an easy ride really, I was aware Tom had punctured, quite impressive of him to chase back on. I was mindful of that at the finish. It was obvious Tom was riding really well but I felt I had the better finish, on the brow of the hill I just went as hard as I could”
Tom Stockdale “It was a tough race, I punctured, I had to wait a few minutes to get a wheel, I kept working hard with the bunch and then
attacked to get back to the break. I fancied my chances for the win, but Colin got a bit of a jump on me, as soon as he gets a gap you don’t see him again”
Phil Reynolds “ That was the hardest race I have ever done”
Mitch Webber “ I planned to go early, I tried to stay in but could not handle it, I felt alright at the start but I got really cold”


Grant Bayton “I got so cold my body just completely shut down, when I was younger I might have been able to tolerate it”











Saturday, 22 September 2012

Will Clark Climbs for Tibet!

On September 29th I'm cycling 900 miles solo through the Alps in aid of the Tibet Culture Trust. I'll be setting off from Nice with a 50 mile ride climbing to 4,500 ft. On the second day I'll climb the Cime de la Bonette at 9,200 feet.
I have a schedule of 13 days, but I have more time in case of closed passes / biomechanical failures!
Over the next 2 weeks I'll take in some of the classic climbs including - Col d'Izoard, Sestriere, Telegraphe, Galibier, Alpe D'huez, Glandon, Madeleine, Gt St Bernard, Stelvio pass, Timmelsjoch.
The route takes in roughly 103,000 ft. of climbing, or 7,900 ft. per day with an average of 70 miles per day.
To follow Will's progress and find out more about the Tibet Culture Trust click links on right.

Friday, 21 September 2012

VTTA (Wessex) 2-up 25 Start List

HEADQUARTERS Bere Regis Cricket Club Pavilion, North Street, Bere Regis. Note that the start is about 3, mostly uphill, miles from the HQ. Numbers and signing on will be at the Event HQ where your number may be exchanged for a hot drink after the finish. It would be helpful to the timekeepers if each pair wear similarly coloured tops IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED THAT ALL RIDERS WEAR A HELMET WHICH COMPLIES WITH CURRENT SAFETY STANDARDS BE SAFE: KEEP HEADS UP ALL THE WAY 1 Kevin Ridge & Bournemouth Jubilee Wh A 1: 07 01 2 Phillip Evans 09:02 3 Craig Western & Poole Wheelers A 1 07 34 4 Dave Gardner 09:04 5 Cliff Rowe & Bournemouth Jubilee Wh B 1 08 28 6 Alex Rowe 09:06 7 Howard Pankhurst & Poole Wheelers A 1 06 50 8 Jonathan Terry 09:08 9 Paul Jones & Poole Wheelers A 1 06 13 10 Andy Buddle 09:10 11 Dave Moffett & 1st Chard Wheelers A 1 07 13 12 Tom Aliban Revo Racing 09:12 13 Tom Cox & VT/Rudy Project B 1 09 03 14 Leigh Pinchen Northover VT 09:14 15 Martin Aldridge & Poole Wheelers A 1 07 24 16 Danny French Bournemouth Jubilee 09:16 17 Peter Blackshaw & Penzance Wheelers B 1 09 03 18 Andy Millward Yeovil CC 09:18 19 Stephen Whitewick & Contra La Montre B 1 08 17 20 James Gilfillan 09:20 21 Gary Allan & GA Cycles A 1 07 45 22 Simon Barnes 09:22 23 Alan Cooper & Avonlea/Treasure RT B 1 08 51 24 Russell Boon 09:24 25 Darren Lewis & Poole Wheelers A 1 07 24 26 Richard Davidson 09:26 27 Stephen Woiod & Antelope RT A 1 07 45 28 Oliver Emmans 09:28 29 Terry Icke & Poole Wheelers B 1 12 11 30 Gary Dighton 09:30 31 Glenn Longland & Antelope RT B 1 09 28 32 Richard Blake GA Cycles 09:32 33 Grant Drummond & Poole Wheelers 34 S McLaughlin BJW A

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Poole Wheelers Cyclo-Cross/Wessex League Rnd 3

The Event On Sunday 30th September 2012 Poole Wheelers will be hosting a British Cycling Cyclocross event that will be held on the Sika Trail, Wareham Forest. This event is part of the Wessex League series and will count for points in the overall Wessex League competition and National competitions Getting There The address for the event is: The Forestry Commission, Bere Road, Wareham, BH20 7PA. Those using Sat Nav, this post code will probably take you to the Silent Woman Public House but do not worry as you will only be 100 yds away from the course. Look out for the Marshals who will direct you to parking area’s. Those coming from the North and West will come in through Blandford and Bere Regis then just follow signs to Wareham. Those coming in from the East need to come in Via Sandford and Wareham then follow signs to Bere Regis. We are between Wareham & Bere Regis. Facilities Event Toilets are being provided for this event. Please use this facility, the public are everywhere and the Forestry Officers take a very dim view of persons using their trees as a toilet. Unfortunately, there are no changing or shower facilities so we ask that competitors be as discreet as possible when changing in this very public area. Professional Caterers are attending the event. They are a very nice couple who are farmers from deepest Dorset and only sell products that have been produced on their farm. Should be very tasty and healthy and we hope you make use of this facility. Cycle Experience of Wareham are attending this event and will be providing mechanical support free of charge. If you have a problem with your machine then pop along and see them and they will sort it for you. Replacement parts will be charged. The Course The course, shortened from last year, is about 2700 meters long and fast in the majority places. It has a mixture of surfaces, wide, hard packed fire tracks, downhill mud section, pine trails and grass. It’s a great course, offers a little difference to the normal grass football pitch type course, it is challenging and should be fun. For a sneak preview of the type of terrain the course is set on then go to Google Maps, type in the Post Code, go to Satellite View and it is about 300 meters south west of Cold Harbour. There will be shortened versions for Under 12’s and Youth. Racing Racing will take place as per the time table promulgated on the British Cycling Website. Please note that the Senior’s event will go before the Vet/Lady/Junior race. Prizes Cycle Experience Marketing will be sponsoring prizes in the form of ‘Handy Bits’ for cyclists. You never know you might get something quite handy. Post Racing There is plenty to see and do in Wareham and the Purbecks. The 18th Century Kings Arms pub in Wareham does an excellent Sunday Lunch, visit Corfe Castle ruins or take the youngsters on a trip on Swanage Steam Railway. Whatever you choose we hope you enjoy the Poole Wheelers Cyclocross event.

Monday, 17 September 2012

British Cycling Coaching Courses!

British Cycling Coaching Course

The location for the British Cycling L2 Coaching Course starting on 24th November has just been confirmed as Winton Arts and Media College in Bournemouth.
Located next door to the Bournemouth Cycling Centre, it provides the most effective and convenient location for local cyclists to join the growing band of Coaches whose contribution plays such a vital part to the success of the Centre.
Full details are on the British Cycling website and their Coaching and Education Team can be contacted on 0161 274 2060.
Other Level 2 Courses this Autumn are over 100 miles away and are always very popular. This is the best opportunity to attend so local candidates in particular are urged to book early to be sure of securing a place.

For further information contact
Alan McRae via alan.mcrae@uwclub.net

Ian Legg (Primera/Specilalized) with his cyclo-cross diary.....It's been a busy weekend racing two cyclo cross races. Oxford Saturday
and Gloucester Sunday.

Saturday I managed 10th place, a pleasing result against some of the
uk's top trophy riders. The race started fast with the field splitting
early on. The course was hard going on cut grass but fast. I managed to
maintain a good overall pace but soon settled into a small group. After
a season on the road I struggled to hold my competitors wheels through
the technical sections.

Sunday saw a much better outcome with the first cyclo cross WIN of the
season. After a good start three of us riders broke away from the field,
and maintained a strong pace throughout. I soon realised I technically
had the the upper had and made a dash with 2 laps to go. Creating
distance and maintaing my speed the leading gap increased and I rode
into my first victory!

I plan to continue riding cyclo cross though out the winter, keep
training hard and up the turbo during the dark nights. Using the cyclo
cross to maintain my fitness for a good road season next

Local Riders,Local Races

Bob Jolliffe reports.....A GRADUALLY rising wind on Sunday morning led to a raft of rapid times in the rescheduled Bournemouth Jubilee Wheelers’ 25 at Upton.Former 25-mile competition record holder, Poole Wheelers’ Gary Dighton produced the winning ride of 52min 39sec, 44 seconds faster than second-placed Simon Berogna of Velo Club St Raphael, while Tom Alliban of Revo Racing claimed third, four seconds adrift.Second claim New Forest CC member Martin Beale (VC StRaphael) finished in ninth place in 56-40, his fourth 56-minute ride of the year.


First claim New Forester Stuart Peckham went sub-hour for the second time with 59-47, 27 away from his best, set two weekends previously. It earned him 22nd place.

Another second-claim Forest rider Stuart Grace (GA Cycles) was 23rd with 1-01-27.Sotonia CC veterans Colin Crocker and Norman Harvey clocked 1-03-17 and 1-12-24 respectively.

A small field of six faced timekeepers Roger Bacon and Margaret Gannaway in New Forest CC’s pair of hill climbs on Buddle and Ogdens hills at Hyde near Fordingbridge.Junior Hugo Walters repeated his win of last year, nipping up Buddles Hill in 1-49.20, 4.5 seconds slower than his climb last year.But in the shorter, sharper climb of Ogdens which followed he was 1.4 seconds faster than 12 months previously, sprinting up in 37.02 seconds. Stewart Ward ran him a close second in both events with times of 1-52.09 and 38.16 for an aggregate time of 2-30.25 against 16-year-old Walters’ 2-26.26.Walters’ dad Patrick took a deserved third place with 1-57.42 and 41.92 (agg 2-39.34).Richard Rajski was fourth on Buddles with 2-08.32 beating Nick Williams, who had ridden from Andover to compete, by more than six seconds.But Williams turned the tables on Ogdens, taking fourth with 49.09 against Rajski’s 51.83. Rajski clocked the faster aggregate of 3-00.15 against Williams’ 3-03.45.Martin Balk propped up the field with respectable rides of 3-15.57 and 1-02.92 for an aggregate time of 4-18.49).

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Luke Gray opens account for new team!

Luke Gray opened his account for new team, Trek Cross Collective at the weekend. Dad Rob gives this fatherly report…..Cyclocross turned its first wheels of new Wessex League cross season at round 1 in Oxford on Saturday The event at Spires Academy Cowley is a course which Luke has ridden many times over the last 10 cross seasons. Set out on the terraced schools playing fields, this was going to be a dry fast race in hot sunny weather, with only the very sharp steep banks and small wood to break the riders up.



The whistle was sounded and the race was off at a fast pace with a group of 5 riders breaking away within the first half lap. Over the first 2 laps the leading group of Luke (Trek Cross Collective), Ben Sumner (Beeline Cycles), Will Bjergfelt (Cycle Premier/ Kovert), Michael Cotty (Wheelbase Cannondale) and Andrew Hargroves (Hargroves Cycles) had built up a comfortable lead. Luke had dangled around the back of the group up to this point but decided to liven things up. Approaching the wood he made his way to the front of the group but had to fight for it with Andy, who probably suspected Luke was going to put in an attack knowing how good Luke's technical skills are on a cross bike. Up until this point everybody throughout the day had either dismounted or rode around a big fallen tree. Not Luke though, he bunny hopped the fallen tree with ease and rode up the following bank while all the others rode round or dismounted and ran up the bank. As Luke came out of the woods he had a 15 second lead leaving the others frantically chasing. Luke kept the pace up for a couple of laps, but the 4 chaser's couldn't bring Luke back as he continued to take time back the group had gained hopping the tree. Then the group started to break up with Andy the first to drop off followed by Mike who rolled a tub, so Mike had to make a bike change.
Luke had seen Ben was on his own so eased up a little to make it two at the front and they soon had about 30 seconds over the chasers taking it in turns on the front. With the two strongest riders now clearly out in front it looked unlikely they would get caught as the laps past by. Ben had attacked a couple of times but it came to nothing, Luke also did the same riding up one of the steep banks where Ben would normally have to run up, but Ben was soon back up to Luke.

Approaching the final lap Luke and Ben were still together as the bell rang out with nothing between them. So it was looking like it would come down to a sprint as they weaved their way around the course with Luke sitting comfortably behind waiting for Ben to make his move. Then straight after the penultimate corner Ben opened up his sprint, Luke was right on his tail but with slower back markers on the course and the fast approaching final corner there was no way around and once around the final bend it was only 30 metres to the line with more back markers. Ben won the sprint with Luke pulling along his side as they crossed the line. Will Bjergfelt came in 3rd completing the podium for the Senior race.

Luke said afterwards " I wanted to enter the woods first but Ben defend his position at the front well, and I didn't want it to end up crashing together, so I was quite happy to go for the sprint at the end, only I should of sprinted before we got in to the twisty bends as the straights after the twisty bits were to short for a proper sprint, I only realised that once we had started sprinting" .
Seniors:
1 Ben Sumner Beeline Cycles
2 Luke Gray Trek Cross Collective @1sec
3 Will Bjergfelt Cycle Premier/ Kovert
4 Michael Cotty Wheelbase Cannondale
5 Andrew Hargroves Hargroves Cycles
6 Paul Lloyd Rides on Air
7 Jamie Norfolk PedalOn
8 Chris Minter PedalOn
9 Ian Legg Primera Specialized
10 James Cotty Wheelbase Cannondale

Bournemouth Jubilee Wheelers 25!



Cancelled back in July due to torrential rain, the re-run BJW Summer 25 effectively became the Autumn 25. Arm & leg warmers are reminiscent of February and a timely reminder that another season is drawing to a close. Optimistic plans are already being made for next year, better, harder training, and sensible diet but all too often they founder on the rocks of Christmas, are washed out to sea at New Year and are finally sunk by February’s chest infection. Yet next year could be “the year”. Gary Dighton came out on top in this near all-local spat, his time of 52.39 confirmation that the sofa and a foaming pint have been well earn’t. Simon Berogna (VC ST Raphael/Waites Contracts) led the chasers with 53.23, 4 seconds ahead of Tom Alliban (Revo Racing). Next week’s Vets 2-up will bring the curtain down on Dighton’s season. “It’s been a good season, I am going faster than last year” Dighton is one who is already thinking of next term “I like the winter, I like doing the miles” he said.



1, G DIGHTON (POOLE WH) 52.39
2, S BEROGNA (VC ST RAPHAEL) 53.23


3, T ALLIBAN (REVO RACING) 53.27


4, T ICKE (POOLE WH) 53.31


5, P JONES (POOLE WH) 53.37


6, P MOSELY (CONTRE LA MONTRE) 53.58


7, G PARKER (CC WEYMOUTH) 54.19


8, D PICKERING (BOURNEMOUTH JUBILEE WH) 55.37


9, M BEALE (VC ST RAPHAEL) 56.40

10,J CHAPMAN (CC WEYMOUTH) 56.41


11, D MOFFAT (1ST CHARD WHEELERS) 56.50
12, D LEWIS (POOLE WH) 57.00
13, P WILSON (BOURNEMOUTH ARROW/HOTEL COLLINGWOOD) 58.22
14, B RIGLAR (CC WEYMOUTH) 58.25
15, H BALDACHINO (YEOVIL CC) 58.51
16, D FRENCH (BJW) 58.55
17, S PYE (BJW) 59.03
18, D HICKS(BJW) 59.11
19, K RIDGE (BJW) 59.17
20, P EVANS (BJW) 59.37
20, V HOUNESOME (GILLINGHAM & DIST) 59.37
22, S PECKHAM (NEW FOREST CC) 59.47
23, S GRACE (G A CYCLES) 1.01.27
24, T BELBIN (PW) 1.02.22
25, J MARRINER (BJW) 1.02.25
26, L PICK (BJW) 1.02.27
27, D LYONS (34th NOMADS/GEM HYGIENE) 1.02.52
28, C CROCKER (SOTONIA CC) 1.03.17
29, C MULLETT (G&D WH) 1.04.34
30, J FULLER (BJW) 1.04.48
31, J BEVAN (1ST CHARD WH) 1.05.38
32, F NEWTON (WESSEX RC) 1.06.15
33, N HARVEY (SOTONIA CC) 1.12.24
34, E TOAL (BJW) 1.13.20