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Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Raybould's Got Talent!



Rebecca Raybould (Poole Wheelers) has been selected for the British Cycling talent team. Selected riders are on the first step of the Olympic pathway. Fifteen year old Becky is one of just 20 riders chosen from an initial application of 112.The Talent Programme operates on two levels, the Regionally based Talent Development Programme which supports the development of locally nominated riders from 13 to 16 years of age at Regional Schools of Racing (RSRs) and the Nationally based Olympic Talent Team Programme which supports a National group of identified riders from Youth A up to their move to junior ranks.
“Local Riders,Local Races” Managed to catch up with a really busy Becky for a quick Q&A , we started by asking about the selection procedure.
“The selection procedure took part at Manchester Velodrome and consisted of the Talent team coaches taking many of our times and readings that we were tested on throughout the day. There were things that were recorded both on and off the bike such as recording our output on the watt bikes etc. The coaches took no serious part in coaching us through the day as they wanted to watch what we were capable of and have an understanding of our knowledge for the disciplines we were covering. We arrived early for a rider briefing and soon started the on bike assessment. the day was relaxed which gave us time to socialise with each other in between each of the sessions and also gave us time to recover! “
When did you decide to apply?”
Well I wasn't sure whether to apply or not as I have not had much experience as I have not been racing for a full year yet, but in the end I decided to apply and even if I got through to the selection camp that in itself was a great opportunity.
How did you feel when you heard the good news?
“I didn't really know how to take the news if I'm honest, I felt confused and in a way scared? Not too sure why but after it had actually sunk in that I was in Talent Team I was really proud of the work that I have put in to get there and I am so determined to do British Cycling proud as I am honoured that they have offered me a place in the team.”
What does the Talent Team actually involve?
“The team come together every month and we go away for camps that will involve different sessions and challenges for us to cover. The Talent team is basically for the youth riders age 14/15 and is set up to prepare us with all the skills we would need to achieve.”
What happens now?”
I have just recently got back from my first camp at Newport and my next one is at Manchester which I am looking forward to. We will be doing a number of camps and one of them will possibly be coming together to work with some of the more experienced riders on the higher programmes.”
What do you want to do Track or Road?
“I enjoy both very much and think that they are both so exciting in their different ways, but I think that my strength is on the track. However I do enjoy mountain biking and would love to do some more next year. I've also grown to love road as I've got better at it.”
Cycling is a tough sport with not much glory and plenty of setbacks are you up for the challenge?
“I understand the amount of down sides there are to cycling but I seem to be building and learning from the mistakes that I make and think that's what makes the sport more exciting. I can only hope to stay injury free as much as possible and as long as I keep learning and enjoying it as much as I have this past year then I'm up for all the challenges I face in cycling.”
What do you think will be the hardest part for you?
“I think the hardest thing for me this year won’t be the cycling challenges put before me but it will be difficult balancing my school work with my training and races.”
Rio 2016 is only 3 years away, do you allow yourself to dream a little about it or is it a case of getting your head down and working hard? I do dream about the Rio Olympic games but considering that Laura Trott was only 20 and considered very young at the 2012 Olympic games then I would only just be 18 so I think it's more about looking further ahead onto Tokyo and beyond.”
Anything else?” I am 15, 16 next April so will be going into 2nd year under 16 for 2014. Currently in year 11 studying all the usual base subjects as well as Photography, GCSE PE, geography, & German. I'm also currently doing my Silver DOE award and have completed Bronze silver & gold levels in The Cycling award for Young volunteers. My main ambition is to become a professional cyclist and my aim is to become an Olympic champion. I also intend to take coaching courses in Cycling and would like to become a coach after that.”

Anyone you want to thank?
” Yes!! I need to thank everyone really. The fact that I have come into the sport later than a lot of people, it has made such a steep learning curve for me which has been so exciting to be able to rapidly improve my knowledge all the time and just keep on learning. I need to thank all the people that have got me here, which includes many people! I need to thank my friends and teachers for introducing me into the amazing sport and all the people that have supported me all the way and still do now! I need to thank my parents for their dedication to the sport as well as mine, and thank them for all that they have put in to make me a better rider. And all the rest of my friends in and out of the sport that supports me and makes the riding even better!! I also need to thank my Poole Wheelers club Coach Graham Hurst who always gives loads of his time to support his riders and help them progress. Our clubs motto is that they are the friendliest club in the South and I certainly think that's true! I know I wouldn't have got into Talent team If I hadn't have joined a Club, so I have a lot to be grateful for! I am also thankful to a great many BC coaches who offer skills & training sessions which I have learnt a lot from, including Ric Jamieson who is my Regional Talent development coach who has helped me to understand the high standards required by BC through his regional schools of racing” :)
Thanks to Bex! and Well done!!!

Monday, 25 November 2013

Bournemouth Jubilee Wheelers 100km Reliability Trial


Bournemouth Jubilee Wheelers popular series of reliability trials continues this Sunday (Dec 1) with the 100km event (the hilly 100). The clockwise route goes south to Wareham and Corfe Castle and on to East Lulworth before heading to Bovington camp, Milton Abbas, Blandford before returning to Merley. All are welcome! Start and finish is at Merley Community Centre (BH21 1XE), Harrier Drive, off Oakley Straight, Merley where parking, toilet facilities and light refreshments are available.
Start 0830-09:30
The first riders off are allowed 5 hours to complete the course with the fastest group expected to return in 3:30 hours
Members (First and Second Claim) £1 per Reliability Trial, other riders are required to become Associate Members of the Club and will pay £5 for all four Reliability Trials and all BJW Club Runs for a year. You can join on the day.
Reliability trial riders needed to be resilient, able to navigate, capable of dealing with minor mechanical problems, and fit enough to complete the course

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Calshot Winter Track League 3, Results,Report,Pictures.


"Calshot track meet was great. I'd guess 30-40 riders across all age groups. Slick organisation, no hanging about with riders on and off quickly. Music pumping, track centre full of riders on rollers. Top stuff. Now feeling knackered!"


So says another satisfied customer at Calshot track league, Tim & Sue Knight, stalwarts of cycling in the south, have been running the winter league since 1996 and with endorsements such as this, they have no intention of stopping just yet. The Velodrome at Calshot, Hampshire is the second smallest in the world at only 142 m (466 ft.) and the steep banking is custom designed to fit inside the former RAF aircraft hangar. Forest City Velodrome in London, Ontario, Canada, is the world's shortest at 138 m (453 ft.). Built to fit a hockey arena, it too has steep banking. (Wikipedia)
Racing at Calshot requires a certain skill, the vicious banking offers little in the way of acceleration, it comes around too quickly for that! The short track, allows time to think but little time to execute, better to be at the front on the bell lap than anywhere else. They say if you can ride Calshot you can ride anywhere! They also say it is usually warmer outside than inside, the cold wind whipping off the Solent pierces the 1907, uninsulated, corrugated walls of “Lawrence of Arabia’s” former base, leaving all but the well prepared, frigid. Its location at the tip of Calshot spit on the Solent, places it between the shadow of the sprawling, Fawley oil refinery and the sunlit downland of the Isle of Wight. Despite the size, despite the cold and despite the “cleft stick” of its position Calshot track is a superb facility, providing training,racing & dream-chasing, all year-round.The league runs every Sunday till February 2nd with a full programme for youth, junior & senior riders.
Results Round 3
SENIOR ‘A’ LEAGUE: 28 LAP SCR
1st: Brendan DREWETT Fareham Wheelers Cycling Club
2nd Nile JONES Preston Park Youth Cycling Club
3rd Jamie HUTCHINSON i-team / KSL/ In Tandem
4th Ali FIELDING Peter Hansford Racing

SENIOR ‘A’ LEAGUE : POINTS RACE
1st: Brendan DREWETT Fareham Wheelers Cycling Club 25 pts
2nd Jamie HUTCHINSON i-team / KSL/ In Tandem 16 pts
3rd Nile JONES Preston Park Youth Cycling Club 14 pts
4th Ali FIELDING Peter Hansford Racing 5 pts

SENIOR ‘A’ LEAGUE: UNKNOWN DISTANCE
1st: Brendan DREWETT Fareham Wheelers Cycling Club
2nd Jamie HUTCHINSON i-team / KSL/ In Tandem
3rd Ali FIELDING Peter Hansford Racing
4th Nile JONES Preston Park Youth Cycling Club

SENIOR ‘A’ LEAGUE: SPRINT
1st: Brendan DREWETT Fareham Wheelers Cycling Club
2nd Jamie HUTCHINSON i-team / KSL/ In Tandem
3rd Ali FIELDING Peter Hansford Racing
4th Nile JONES Preston Park Youth Cycling Club

SENIOR ‘A’ LEAGUE: SCRATCH RACE
1st: Brendan DREWETT Fareham Wheelers Cycling Club
2nd Nile JONES Preston Park Youth Cycling Club
3rd Jamie HUTCHINSON i-team / KSL/ In Tandem
4th Ali FIELDING Peter Hansford Racing

SENIOR ‘B’ LEAGUE: 28 LAP SCR
1st: Richard EASTHAM Bournemouth Jubilee Wheelers CC
2nd Frank KILSBY VC St Raphaël / Waite Contracts / Hewitt Cycles
3rd Sam HARDING Palmer Park Velo RT / awcycles
4th Raymond REDMOND British Cycling Private Member - South
5th John CLARK i-team / KSL / In Tandem
6th Glen REDMAN CC Basingstoke
7th Doug CONROY Redmon CC
SENIOR ‘B’ LEAGUE : POINTS RACE
1st: Frank KILSBY VC St Raphaël / Waite Contracts / Hewitt Cycles 26 pts
2nd Richard EASTHAM Bournemouth Jubilee Wheelers CC 22 pts
3rd Raymond REDMOND British Cycling Private Member - South 10 pts
4th John CLARK i-team / KSL / In Tandem 2 pts
5th Glen REDMAN CC Basingstoke
6th Doug CONROY Redmon CC
SENIOR ‘B’ LEAGUE: UNKNOWN DISTANCE
1st: Richard EASTHAM Bournemouth Jubilee Wheelers CC
2nd Frank KILSBY VC St Raphaël / Waite Contracts / Hewitt Cycles
3rd John CLARK i-team / KSL / In Tandem
4th Glen REDMAN CC Basingstoke
5th Sam HARDING Palmer Park Velo RT / awcycles
6th Raymond REDMOND British Cycling Private Member - South
7th Doug CONROY Redmon CC
SENIOR ‘B’ LEAGUE: SPRINT
1st: Marlon MONCRIEFFE Performance Cycle Coaching
2nd Frank KILSBY VC St Raphaël / Waite Contracts / Hewitt Cycles
3rd Richard EASTHAM Bournemouth Jubilee Wheelers CC
4th Sam HARDING Palmer Park Velo RT / awcycles
SENIOR ‘B’ LEAGUE: SCRATCH RACE
1st: Frank KILSBY VC St Raphaël / Waite Contracts / Hewitt Cycles
2nd Richard EASTHAM Bournemouth Jubilee Wheelers CC
3rd Sam HARDING Palmer Park Velo RT / awcycles
4th Raymond REDMOND British Cycling Private Member - South
5th John CLARK i-team / KSL / In Tandem
6th Glen REDMAN CC Basingstoke
7th Doug CONROY Redmon CC


VETERANS , JUNIORS & LADIES: 2 KM SCRATCH
1st: Brendan DREWETT Fareham Wheelers Cycling Club
2nd Jamie HUTCHINSON i-team / KSL/ In Tandem
3rd Ali FIELDING Peter Hansford Racing
4th Nile JONES Preston Park Youth Cycling Club
5th John CLARK i-team / KSL / In Tandem
6th Glen REDMAN CC Basingstoke
7th Doug CONROY Redmon CC
VET: John CLARK i-team / KSL / In Tandem
JUN: Brendan DREWETT Fareham Wheelers CC
VETERANS , JUNIORS & LADIES: UNKNOWN DISTANCE
1st: Brendan DREWETT Fareham Wheelers Cycling Club
2nd Nile JONES Preston Park Youth Cycling Club
3rd Jamie HUTCHINSON i-team / KSL/ In Tandem
4th Ali FIELDING Peter Hansford Racing
5th Glen REDMAN CC Basingstoke
6th Sam HARDING Palmer Park Velo RT / awcycles
7th John CLARK i-team / KSL / In Tandem
8th Doug CONROY Redmon CC
VET: Glen REDMAN CC Basingstoke
JUN: Brendan DREWETT Fareham Wheelers CC
YOUTH U12/U10/U8: WARM - UP
1st: Isabella ESCALERA Hillingdon Slipstreamers
2nd Jamie GOSTICK Palmer Park Velo RT
3rd Aiden DEWHURST Poole Wheelers CC
4th Rose- Marie MONCRIEFFE Performance Cycle Coaching
YOUTH U12/U10/U8: 1 KM SCRATCH
1st: Isabella ESCALERA Hillingdon Slipstreamers
2nd Jamie GOSTICK Palmer Park Velo RT
3rd Aiden DEWHURST Poole Wheelers CC
4th Rose- Marie MONCRIEFFE Performance Cycle Coaching
YOUTH U12/U10/U8: POINTS
1st: Isabella ESCALERA Hillingdon Slipstreamers 22 pts
2nd Jamie GOSTICK Palmer Park Velo RT 17 pts
3rd Aiden DEWHURST Poole Wheelers CC 11 pts

YOUTH U12/U10/U8: HANDICAP
1st: Isabella ESCALERA Hillingdon Slipstreamers
2nd Jamie GOSTICK Palmer Park Velo RT
3rd Aiden DEWHURST Poole Wheelers CC
4th Rose- Marie MONCRIEFFE Performance Cycle Coaching
YOUTH U12/U10/U8: SPRINT
1st: Isabella ESCALERA Hillingdon Slipstreamers
2nd Jamie GOSTICK Palmer Park Velo RT
3rd Aiden DEWHURST Poole Wheelers CC
4th Rose- Marie MONCRIEFFE Performance Cycle Coaching
YOUTH U12/U10/U8: SCRATCH
1st: Isabella ESCALERA Hillingdon Slipstreamers
2nd Jamie GOSTICK Palmer Park Velo RT
3rd Aiden DEWHURST Poole Wheelers CC
4th Rose- Marie MONCRIEFFE Performance Cycle Coaching
YOUTH U16/U14: WARM - UP
1st: Charlie COOPER i-team / KSL/ In Tandem
2nd Dylan THOMAS Palmer Park Velo RT / awcycles
3rd Lewis MARTIN Fareham Wheelers CC
4th Louis ROSE-DAVIES Hillingdon Slipstreamers
5th Nick GILL Sutton CC / De Ver Cycles
6th Joe CLARK i-team / KSL/ In Tandem
7th Eve JEFFERIES Poole Wheelers Cycling Club
8th Will COOPER i-team / KSL/ In Tandem
9th Sam CLARK i-team / KSL/ In Tandem
10th Emma CLARKE Palmer Park Velo RT / awcycles

YOUTH U16/U14: 1 KM SCRATCH
1st: Charlie COOPER i-team / KSL/ In Tandem
2nd Dylan THOMAS Palmer Park Velo RT / awcycles
3rd Louis ROSE-DAVIES Hillingdon Slipstreamers
4th Lewis MARTIN Fareham Wheelers CC
5th Nick GILL Sutton CC / De Ver Cycles
6th Joe CLARK i-team / KSL/ In Tandem
7th Eve JEFFERIES Poole Wheelers Cycling Club
8th Will COOPER i-team / KSL/ In Tandem
9th Emma CLARKE Palmer Park Velo RT / awcycles
10th Sam CLARK i-team / KSL/ In Tandem

YOUTH U16/U14: POINTS
1st: Louis ROSE-DAVIES Hillingdon Slipstreamers 13 pts
2nd Charlie COOPER i-team / KSL/ In Tandem 10 pts
3rd Lewis MARTIN Fareham Wheelers CC 10 pts
4th Dylan THOMAS Palmer Park Velo RT / awcycles 8 pts
5th Eve JEFFERIES Poole Wheelers Cycling Club 7 pts
6th Joe CLARK i-team / KSL/ In Tandem 2 pts
7th Nick GILL Sutton CC / De Ver Cycles
8th Will COOPER i-team / KSL/ In Tandem
9th Sam CLARK i-team / KSL/ In Tandem
10th Emma CLARKE Palmer Park Velo RT / awcycles

YOUTH U16/U14: HANDICAP
1st: Sam CLARK i-team / KSL/ In Tandem
2nd Eve JEFFERIES Poole Wheelers Cycling Club
3rd Lewis MARTIN Fareham Wheelers CC
4th Will COOPER i-team / KSL/ In Tandem
5th Joe CLARK i-team / KSL/ In Tandem
6th Nick GILL Sutton CC / De Ver Cycles
7th Charlie COOPER i-team / KSL/ In Tandem
8th Emma CLARKE Palmer Park Velo RT / awcycles
9th Dylan THOMAS Palmer Park Velo RT / awcycles
10th Louis ROSE-DAVIES Hillingdon Slipstreamers
YOUTH U16/U14: SPRINT
1st: Charlie COOPER i-team / KSL/ In Tandem
2nd Louis ROSE-DAVIES Hillingdon Slipstreamers
3rd Lewis MARTIN Fareham Wheelers CC
4th Dylan THOMAS Palmer Park Velo RT / awcycles
YOUTH U16/U14: SCRATCH
1st: Louis ROSE-DAVIES Hillingdon Slipstreamers
2nd Eve JEFFERIES Poole Wheelers Cycling Club
3rd Charlie COOPER i-team / KSL/ In Tandem
4th Lewis MARTIN Fareham Wheelers CC
5th Joe CLARK i-team / KSL/ In Tandem
6th Dylan THOMAS Palmer Park Velo RT / awcycles
7th Sam CLARK i-team / KSL/ In Tandem
8th Nick GILL Sutton CC / De Ver Cycles
9th Will COOPER i-team / KSL/ In Tandem
10th Emma CLARKE Palmer Park Velo RT / awcycles


Calshot Activities Centre
Calshot Spit, Fawley, Southampton, Hampshire, SO45 1BR
Calshot Cycle Racing League ( website ) Event organiser:
Mrs Susan Knight
21 Bedhampton Road
North End
Portsmouth
Hampshire
PO2 7JX
02392 642226
Cheques payable to:Calshot Cycle Racing League
Track League Affiliation Fees - Youth - £10, Others £20
12:45 E/1/2/3/4 Regional C 1st, 2nd, 3rd,
12:45 U16/U14/U12/U10/U8 Youth Only Track League Youth A, B, C, D, E

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

"One Day in Dorset" Over 8,000ft of Climbing!!


A total of 8651 ft of climbing in 97 miles promises to make "One Day in Dorset" one of the toughest races on the domestic calendar in 2014. Bulbarrow Hill is well known to local riders, with at least ten different routes up, it is a favourite on club runs, charity rides & sportifs. "One Day in Dorset" will visit the summit nine times and whoever triumphs next May will know they have been in a race!
From the headquarters at Milborne St Andrew the course heads north-east on the A354.Taking the second left in Winterborne Whitechurch, the minor road is flat through the villages of Winterborne Clenston & Winterborne Stickland. One mile through Stickland, at Hedge End, a left turn starts the first climb of Bulbarrow, this three mile; “big ring” drag will do no more than offer good views as it gradually climbs the hill. Through the finish line for the first time at 9.9 miles, the descent to Ansty is uncomplicated; the left hand turn at the bottom will require attention though. A fast, rolling lane returns to Milborne and the A354. Again to Whitechurch but this time the first left at the Milton Arms starts a five mile ascent. The finger signpost at the public house says “6” but relax, it is only five. Like Hedge End, this long rise is never too steep with most staying in the 53 ring. However, the hill is exposed and if the wind blows, an attack on the steepest section above Milton Abbas could do some damage. The climb from Whitechurch is tackled twice before the race hits the six lap,9.6 mile finishing circuit. The historic village of Milton Abbas will provide the backdrop as the battle unfolds. Thirty six,identical, whitewashed thatched cottages stand to attention either side of the road, only a church, the old almshouses & the Hambro Arms interrupt the parade. The road rises through the village but it is only when the houses are behind that the tarmac starts to rear up. Under the trees is where it really hurts before emerging to meet the now familiar Whitechurch road, still three miles from the summit.
“One Day in Dorset”
24/05/14

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Primera Cycle & Tri Expo!


The Primera Cycling & Tri Expo at the Bournemouth International centre goes from strength to strength. Now in its third year, attendance figures are increasing and the show is attracting more top exhibitors. The day started with Primera-sports.com rider Jay Eastwood leading over 50 riders on a 34 mile loop out to Burley and back. "The expo was great and was really well received by both the exhibitors and the public who visited, with 6000 visitors, word seems to be spreading!We had people from a wide area including Somerset and London. Everyone praised the show for its wide range of exhibitors and products, it's great atmosphere and that it's free entry. A lot of people commented the expo was better than a lot of the National shows held during the year. It's nice to be able to put something on for the local cycling community that is free and see's the best brands in the industry under one roof.” commented Primera manager, Alex Croucher.
Exhibitors at the Expo included
Specialized, Cannondale, Storck, Kuota, Argon 18, Pinarello, Parlee, Lightweight, Lapierre, Ragley, Lynskey, Assos, ISM, Powertap, Fast Forward, Lemond Trainers, Torq, Cervelo, Tacx Turbo Trainers, Focus, Fulcrum, Look, Zipp, Sram, Zone 3, Fizik, 3T, GoPro Cameras, Garmin (TBC), Parlee, Lightweight, Rotor, South Coast Sprints, Race New Forest, Rotor, Speedfill & Lezyne. Plans are already underway for next year.

Monday, 18 November 2013

UK Youth, Ride Captains Needed for New Forest Weekend!


A DATE FOR YOUR DIARY:
NEW FOREST TRAINING RIDE WEEKEND 7, 8 & 9 FEBRUARY 2014


Would you be a ride captain and/or lend some pro training support? If so, please email Anne Collins, the UK Youth Event Officer: anne.c@ukyouth.org
Through the largest network of youth clubs in the country, the charity UK Youth offers young people vital chances to learn outside mainstream education.
The UK Youth Outdoor Activity Centre, Avon Tyrrell, is holding a weekend of New Forest road rides to support the training of our amazing friends taking on cycling challenges in 2014.
We welcome everyone who would love to be with us for this weekend in Hampshire, to enjoy seeing friends, drinks in the bar and, of course, the rides!

HIGHLIGHTS:
Delighted that the first confirmed Ride Captain is Adel Tyson-Bloor
Soon to confirm ex-Team UK Youth riders

•Ride Captains leading groups of up to 10
Get amazing training tips from pro riders
Great opportunity for pelaton (group riding) experience

Enjoy the New Forest roads and winter pace rides with pro riders

TIMINGS:
Friday 7 February/from 6pm evening meal followed by training tips/briefing in the Drawing Room/Bar

Saturday 8 February

o breakfast, Ride Captain led rides out into the glorious New Forest

o evening meal followed by training tips/discussion in the Drawing Room/Bar

• Sunday 9 February/to after lunch

o breakfast, Ride Captain led morning ride, concluding with lunch and goodbye

• For riders: estimate cost is maximum £150 per person for 2 nights’ accommodation, all meals and rides.

• Extras: cash for the bar and strong legs!

• Gone Biking Mad on site for any bike repair needs

Please reply to Anne Collins if you are interested in becoming a Ride Captain





Anne Collins
Fundraising Officer Events
M: 07545 742 799
T: 01452 672 347 x452
Anne.c@ukyouth.org
www.ukyouth.org

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Calshot Winter League Round 2, Full Results



“Another great afternoon at Calshot. Numbers down on last week due to the RSR at Newport today (Regional School of Racing) where all the young hot shots where riding. But still a good atmosphere and plenty action.”

SENIOR ‘A’ LEAGUE: 28 LAP SCR
1st: Matt MILDON Mud Sweat 'n' Gears
2nd Brendan DREWETT Fareham Wheelers Cycling Club
3rd Oli HITCHINGS Peter Hansford Racing
SENIOR ‘A’ LEAGUE : POINTS RACE
1st: Brendan DREWETT Fareham Wheelers Cycling Club 28 pts
2nd Matt MILDON Mud Sweat 'n' Gears 20 pts
3rd Oli HITCHINGS Peter Hansford Racing 12 pts
SENIOR ‘A’ LEAGUE: UNKNOWN DISTANCE
1st: Brendan DREWETT Fareham Wheelers Cycling Club
2nd Matt MILDON Mud Sweat 'n' Gears
3rd Oli HITCHINGS Peter Hansford Racing
SENIOR ‘A’ LEAGUE: SPRINT
1st: Brendan DREWETT Fareham Wheelers Cycling Club
2nd Matt MILDON Mud Sweat 'n' Gears
3rd Oli HITCHINGS Peter Hansford Racing
SENIOR ‘A’ LEAGUE: SCRATCH RACE
1st: Brendan DREWETT Fareham Wheelers Cycling Club
2nd Matt MILDON Mud Sweat 'n' Gears

3rd Oli HITCHINGS Peter Hansford Racing

SENIOR ‘B’ LEAGUE: 28 LAP SCR
1st: Thomas KEY Southampton University Road Club
2nd Frank KILSBY VC St Raphaël / Waite Contracts / Hewitt Cycles
3rd Richard EASTHAM Bournemouth Jubilee Wheelrs CC
4th John CLARK i-team / KSL / In Tandem
5th Rob ELLIS VC St Raphaël / Waite Contracts / Hewitt Cycles
6th Glen REDMAN CC Basingstoke
7th Raymond REDMOND British Cycling Private Member - South
8th Doug CONROY Redmon CC
SENIOR ‘B’ LEAGUE : POINTS RACE
1st: Thomas KEY Southampton University Road Club 27 pts
2nd Frank KILSBY VC St Raphaël / Waite Contracts / Hewitt Cycles 18 pts
3rd Richard EASTHAM Bournemouth Jubilee Wheelrs CC 15 pts
4th Rob ELLIS VC St Raphaël / Waite Contracts / Hewitt Cycles
5th Raymond REDMOND British Cycling Private Member - South
6th John CLARK i-team / KSL / In Tandem
7th Glen REDMAN CC Basingstoke

SENIOR ‘B’ LEAGUE: UNKNOWN DISTANCE
1st: Thomas KEY Southampton University Road Club
2nd Frank KILSBY VC St Raphaël / Waite Contracts / Hewitt Cycles
3rd Richard EASTHAM Bournemouth Jubilee Wheelrs CC
4th Raymond REDMOND British Cycling Private Member - South
5th John CLARK i-team / KSL / In Tandem
6th Rob ELLIS VC St Raphaël / Waite Contracts / Hewitt Cycles
7th Glen REDMAN CC Basingstoke
8th Doug CONROY Redmon CC
SENIOR ‘B’ LEAGUE: SPRINT
1st: Thomas KEY Southampton University Road Club
2nd Frank KILSBY VC St Raphaël / Waite Contracts / Hewitt Cycles
3rd Rob ELLIS VC St Raphaël / Waite Contracts / Hewitt Cycles
4th Raymond REDMOND British Cycling Private Member - South
SENIOR ‘B’ LEAGUE: SCRATCH RACE
1st: Frank KILSBY VC St Raphaël / Waite Contracts / Hewitt Cycles
2nd Richard EASTHAM Bournemouth Jubilee Wheelrs CC
3rd Thomas KEY Southampton University Road Club
4th Rob ELLIS VC St Raphaël / Waite Contracts / Hewitt Cycles
5th Raymond REDMOND British Cycling Private Member - South
6th John CLARK i-team / KSL / In Tandem
7th Glen REDMAN CC Basingstoke
8th Doug CONROY Redmon CC
VETERANS , JUNIORS & LADIES: 2km
1st: Brendan DREWETT Fareham Wheelers Cycling Club
2nd Matt MILDON Mud Sweat 'n' Gears
3rd Rob ELLIS VC St Raphaël / Waite Contracts / Hewitt Cycles
4th Glen REDMAN CC Basingstoke
5th John CLARK i-team / KSL / In Tandem
6th Doug CONROY Redmon CC
VET: Rob ELLIS VC St Raphaël / Waite Contracts / Hewitt Cycles
JUN: Brendan DREWETT Fareham Wheelers CC
VETERANS , JUNIORS & LADIES: UNKNOWN DISTANCE
1st: Brendan DREWETT Fareham Wheelers Cycling Club
2nd Matt MILDON Mud Sweat 'n' Gears
3rd Rob ELLIS VC St Raphaël / Waite Contracts / Hewitt Cycles
4th John CLARK i-team / KSL / In Tandem
5th Doug CONROY Redmon CC
VET: Rob ELLIS VC St Raphaël / Waite Contracts / Hewitt Cycles
JUN: Brendan DREWETT Fareham Wheelers CC

YOUTH U12/U10/U8: WARM - UP
1st: Caitlin PETERS Fareham Wheelers CC
2nd Ryan HODGKYNS Poole Wheelers Cycling Club
YOUTH U12/U10/U8: 1 KM SCRATCH
1st: Caitlin PETERS Fareham Wheelers CC
2nd Ryan HODGKYNS Poole Wheelers Cycling Club
YOUTH U12/U10/U8: POINTS
1st: Caitlin PETERS Fareham Wheelers CC 25 pts
2nd Ryan HODGKYNS Poole Wheelers Cycling Club 15 pts
YOUTH U12/U10/U8: HANDICAP
1st: Caitlin PETERS Fareham Wheelers CC
2nd Ryan HODGKYNS Poole Wheelers Cycling Club
YOUTH U12/U10/U8: SPRINT
1st: Caitlin PETERS Fareham Wheelers CC
2nd Ryan HODGKYNS Poole Wheelers Cycling Club
YOUTH U12/U10/U8: SCRATCH
1st: Caitlin PETERS Fareham Wheelers CC
2nd Ryan HODGKYNS Poole Wheelers Cycling Club
YOUTH U16/U14: WARM - UP
1st: Alex JONES Twickenham Wheelers CC
2nd Lewis MARTIN Fareham Wheelers CC
3rd Joe CLARK i-team / KSL/ In Tandem
4th Harriet MELLOR Hillingdon Slipstreamers
5th Sam CLARK i-team / KSL/ In Tandem
6th Will COOPER i-team / KSL/ In Tandem
7th Harvey McNAUGHTON i-team Cyclist’s Club / KSL / In-Tandem
YOUTH U16/U14: 1 KM SCRATCH
1st: Alex JONES Twickenham Wheelers CC
2nd Lewis MARTIN Fareham Wheelers CC
3rd Joe CLARK i-team / KSL/ In Tandem
4th Harriet MELLOR Hillingdon Slipstreamers
5th Harvey McNAUGHTON i-team Cyclist’s Club / KSL / In-Tandem
6th Will COOPER i-team / KSL/ In Tandem
7th Sam CLARK i-team / KSL/ In Tandem

YOUTH U16/U14: POINTS
1st: Alex JONES Twickenham Wheelers CC 25 pts
2nd Lewis MARTIN Fareham Wheelers CC 8 pts
3rd Harriet MELLOR Hillingdon Slipstreamers 8 pts
4th Harvey McNAUGHTON i-team Cyclist’s Club / KSL / In-Tandem 6 pts
5th Sam CLARK i-team / KSL/ In Tandem 3 pts
6th Joe CLARK i-team / KSL/ In Tandem
7th Will COOPER i-team / KSL/ In Tandem
YOUTH U16/U14: HANDICAP
1st: Sam CLARK i-team / KSL/ In Tandem
2nd Joe CLARK i-team / KSL/ In Tandem
3rd Will COOPER i-team / KSL/ In Tandem
4th Alex JONES Twickenham Wheelers CC
5th Lewis MARTIN Fareham Wheelers CC
6th Harriet MELLOR Hillingdon Slipstreamers
7th Harvey McNAUGHTON i-team Cyclist’s Club / KSL / In-Tandem
YOUTH U16/U14: SPRINT
1st: Alex JONES Twickenham Wheelers CC
2nd Lewis MARTIN Fareham Wheelers CC
3rd Harvey McNAUGHTON i-team Cyclist’s Club / KSL / In-Tandem
4th Harriet MELLOR Hillingdon Slipstreamers
YOUTH U16/U14: SCRATCH
1st: Alex JONES Twickenham Wheelers CC
2nd Harriet MELLOR Hillingdon Slipstreamers
3rd Joe CLARK i-team / KSL/ In Tandem
4th Harvey McNAUGHTON i-team Cyclist’s Club / KSL / In-Tandem
5th Lewis MARTIN Fareham Wheelers CC
6th Will COOPER i-team / KSL/ In Tandem
7th Caitlin PETERS Fareham Wheelers CC
8th Sam CLARK i-team / KSL/ In Tandem

Overall
1 Matt MILDON Mud Sweat 'n' Gears 17
2 Brendan DREWETT Fareham Wheelers CC 15
3 Joe TRUMAN i-team Cyclist’s Club / KSL / In-Tandem 10
4 Harrison FIELDING Peter Hansford Racing 7
5 Oli HITCHINGS Peter Hansford Racing 7
6 Jamie HUTCHINSON i-team Cyclist’s Club / KSL / In-Tandem 3

B LEAGUE TOT
1 Tom KEY Southampton University Road Club 25
2 Frank KILSBY VC St Raphaël / Waite Contracts / Hewitt Cycles 17
3 Richard EASTHAM Bournemouth Jubilee Whlrs 7
4 Marlon MONCRIEFFE Performance Cycle Coaching 3
Alex CLAYTON Fluid Fin RT 3
6 Ashia FENWICK Poole Wheelers CC 1
Rob ELLIS VC St Raphaël / Waite Contracts / Hewitt Cycles 1

YOUTH C/D/E TOT
1 Caitlin PETERS Fareham Wheelers CC 28
2 Jamie PULLEN Palmer Park Velo RT 17
3 Ryan HODGKYNS Poole Wheelers Cycling Club 12
4 Isabella ESCALERA Hillingdon Slipstreamers 6
5 Emily KNIGHT Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club 3

YOUTH A / B TOT
1 Alex JONES Twickenham CC 15
2 Lewis MARTIN Fareham Wheelers CC 9
3 Lewis BULLEY Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club 8
4 Alex JOLLIFFE Poole Wheelers Cycling Club 7
Alistair FIELDING Peter Hansford Racing 7
Joe CLARK i-team Cyclist’s Club / KSL / In-Tandem 7
7 Harriet MELLOR Hillingdon Slipstreamers 5
8 Georg MEW JENSEN Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club 4
Eve JEFFERIES Poole Wheelers Cycling Club 4
10 Rebecca RAYBOULD Poole Wheelers Cycling Club 3
Sam CLARK i-team Cyclist’s Club / KSL / In-Tandem 3
12 Nick GILL Sutton CC / De Ver Cycles 2
13 Thamana NEL i-team Cyclist’s Club / KSL / In-Tandem 1
Louis ROSE-DAVIES Hillingdon Slipstreamers 1
Harvey McNAUGHTON i-team Cyclist’s Club / KSL / In-Tandem 1
Will COOPER i-team Cyclist’s Club / KSL / In-Tandem 1

VETERANS TOT
1 Rob ELLIS VC St Raphaël / Waite Contracts / Hewitt Cycles 9
2 Doug CONROY Redmon CC 3
John CLARK Owen Cycles 3
4 Glen REDMAN North Hampshire Road Club 2

JUNIORS TOT
1 Brendan DREWETT Fareham Wheelers CC 9
2 Matthew MILDON Mud Sweat 'n' Gears 5
3 Harrison FIELDING Peter Hansford Racing 2

WOMEN TOT
1 Harriet MELLOR Hillingdon Slipstreamers 3
2 Ashia FENWICK Poole Wheelers CC 2
3 Rebecca RAYBOULD Poole Wheelers Cycling Club

Bournemouth Track League


The inaugural meeting of the new Bournemouth Track league Association was held on Friday 15th November 2014 at Canford School. Adam D’Arcy-Wykes has taken over promotion of the league which will move to Friday evenings next season. Sixteen people, representing, Bournemouth Arrow, Poole Wheelers, Bournemouth Jubilee, VC ST Raphael, plus two unattached attended this first meeting. A nominal committee was elected to serve for twelve months, their first action being to drop the word “Association”. An open floor discussion then followed covering the good and not so good aspects of the last two seasons at the Bournemouth Cycling Centre. Broad agreement was reached concerning a later start time of 19:15, a coach led track warm-up, time keeper, PA system and hot coffee! Organisationally the last two seasons have been a success, the challenge remains the same, How to get more people racing? There are over 300 accredited riders at the BCC, yet the average league attendance is around 30! Wykes is keen for the league to be welcoming, friendly, approachable and open to all, equally it must retain its “raceface” and be a serious, competitive environment. A suggestion that the league adopt a similar constitution to the old Poole track league was popular:
Article 1. The league shall be known as the Bournemouth Track League
Article 2. The league shall have no other rules!
Keep red tape to a minimum, keep things simple, after all it is just bike racing and if it does not work this year it can be changed next year.
Officers Elected:
Chairman Eamonn Deane
Acting Secretary Gerrish Gray
Treasurer Les Pick
A permanent Secretary is required.

Christmas Gift Idea from Prendas Ciclismo, The Cycling Anthology


Great little Christmas stocking filler from PRENDAS CICLISMO The Cycling Anthology 3: Volume three in the paperback series, edited by Ellis Bacon & Lionel Birnie, features articles by Ned Boulting, Kenny Pryde, Rupert Guiness Owen Slot and Jeremy Whittle. Chapters on Le Tour De France grand depart in Corsica, the 10th Tour of Britain, Chris Froome and more. Price: £8.99 – HERE

Bournemouth Jubilee Wheelers Prize Presentation 2013


Bournemouth Jubilee Wheelers celebrated the year with their annual awards dinner at Colehill Cricket club near Wimborne. Guest of honour, Gary Dighton(Poole Wheelers) spoke light heartedly about the rivalry between the two clubs and accepted a few boo’s with good grace, all tongue in cheek, of course. In a straw poll of miles ridden during the week, the former Olympian came out on top with 335. Dighton praised the club for their open time trial promotions and is looking forward to next year’s National 50, promoted by the Jubilee. Zena Dighton provided the glamour and accepted a boquet of flowers, Zena was part of the Oundle Velo team that set comp record at 15 miles in 1996, a record that still stands today. Forty Eight members and guests attended the dinner, a far cry from the one hundred & fifty plus “bun fights” of the past. However social secretary, Kevin Ridge, with the blessing of the committee, provided free wine with the meal and a good time was had by all.
Award Winners
21st Anniversary Cup Service to the Club CLIVE PESKETT
Atty Memorial Cup Veteran on Standard at 25, 50 DAVE PICKERING
Boyson Trophy Multi-discipline Points et CLIFF ROWE
Brian Messer Shield Off Road or Non Solo Road Bike RUPERT SILMAN
Cyclo-Cross Trophy Highest placed rider in Wessex League SIMON MEADWELL
Dee McMullen Cup BJW Woman in Bmth & Dist WCA LARRAINE WHITE
Douglas Bishop Memorial Cup Best Novice Rider PETER TRUNWITT
Eric Day Memorial Cup Club run attendance ANDY/LOUISA COOPER
Founders Cup First Open Event Win TIM MCDOWELL
Golden Jubilee Trophy Club Scratch points series JON CLEMAS
Ind Coope Trophy Team in Open 50 Time Trial POOLE WH 2011
Joan Attenborough Cup Fastest Women's 25-mile TT LARRAINE WHITE
Jubilee Cup Fastest 25-mile TT (in Jubilee Open) TIM MCDOWELL
Millennium Trophy Highest BCF Ranked CLUB SIMON MEADWELL
New Waverley Cup Team in Open 25 Time Trial POOLE WHEELERS
Page Trophy Veteran's Fastest 25 miles NICK FREWIN
Royal Enfield Cup Fastest 50-mile TT (in Jubilee 50) JON CLEMAS
Sandown Trophy Most Improved Rider PETE TRUNWITT
Tom Shepherd Cup Hill Climb Champion SIMON MCLAUGHLIN
Wilfred Watton Memorial Cup Women's evening 10-mile points LARRAINE WHITE


Wednesday, 13 November 2013

VTTA Wessex Group Results 2013/This looks Complicated!


2013 VTTA WESSEX GROUP RESULTS


MENS’ BEST ALL ROUNDER COMPETITION
Name Club Age 25 50 100 12 Adj plus*
1. Colin Yeates Sotonia CC 54 59:12 2:01:50 4:11:12 255.05 46:332


WOMEN 3-DISTANCE
10 25 50 Plus
Lesley Walkling VC St Raph 47 22:19 55:21 1:59:25 54:20 New
record
NATIONAL 3 DISTANCE COMPETITION QUALIFIER

Rider Age 25 50 100 Adj Plus
Glenn Longland 57 55:46 1:56:54 4:00:45 43:00
Dave England 70 59:10 2:08:32 4:31:30 41:56
Alan Emmott 66 57:13 2:04:31 4:26:48 41:46
Andy Langdown 44 50:06 1:51:17 4:07:17 40:37
Stuart Martingale 45 53:05 1:55:17 4:04:18 35:58
Den Tapping 56 56:31 1:59:22 4:20:07 35;20
Barry Quick 68 1:00:35 2:11:02 4:39:21 40:51
Colin Yeates 54 59:12 2:01:50 4:11;21 32:03


NATIONAL SHORT DISTANCE COMPETITION ENTRANTS

Rider Club Age 10 10 25 25 Plus
Terry Icke Poole Wh 69 21:24 21:42 52:38 53:08 78:03
Ben Ader a3crg 42 19:35 19:46 50:08 50:12 64:40
S Walkling VC ST Raph 44 19:47 19:58 51:24 51:24 62:12
S Martingale Sotonia 45 21:10 21:25 53:08 54:08 59:39
Andy Langdown Hants RC 44 20:18 21:01 50:06 52:32 59:12
Matt Rowley Oxonian 49 20:22 20:32 53:12 53:47 56:47
Dave England Crabwood 70 23:40 24:15 59:10 59:53 54:51
Cliff Rowe BJW 54 21:25 21:39 54:40 55;59 54:45
Alan Emmott Fareham W 66 23:02 23:14 57:13 59:53 53:49
L Walkling (W) VC St Raph 47 22:19 22:40 55:21 57;27 52:12
Tom Cox Northover V 59 22:49 23:13 55;57 56:27 47:49
Norman Harvey Sotonia 80 27:40 28:07 1:11:31 1:12;32 33:45
Bob West (TR) Vc Venta 75 30:04 30:44 1:17:37 1:20:37 12:22

2013 AGE RECORD BREAKERS
NATIONAL/ WESSEX
Terry Icke Poole Wh 69 Bicycle 8 Sept 25 m 52:38
Terry Icke “ “ 69 “ 30 June 50m 1:51:03
Lesley Walkling VCSt Raph. 47 “ 24 June 25m 55:21
Mary Corbett & Sotonia CC 56 Mixed
& Simon Hall Andover Wh 43 tandem 20/21 July 24hrs 369.474m
WESSEX GROUP
Nik Bowdler Team Pedal 44 bicycle 8 Sept 50m 1:41:25
Nik Bowdler “ “ 44 “ 1 Sept 100m 3:36:06
Nik Bowdler “ “ 44 “ 11 Aug 12hrs 293,57m
Dave England Crabwood 70 “ 31 Aug 100m 4:31:30
Norman Harvey Sotonia 80 “ 30 June 50m 2:26:51
Norman Harvey “ 80 “ 11 Aug 12hrs 179.75m
Ray Hughes Clarence Wh 55
& Ian Neville “ 51 tandem 2 June 25m 50:25
Leslie Walkling VC St Raph 47 bicycle 19 May 10m 22:19
Wessex Group 2013 Records Ctd

Bob West VC Venta 75 Trike 15 June 10m 32:12
Bob West “ 75 “ 29 June 10m 30:44
Bob West “ 75 “ 27 July 10m 30:04
Bob West “ 75 “ 21 July 25m 1:21:05
Bob West “ 75 “ 11 Aug 25m 1:20:37
Bob West “ 75 “ 17 Aug 25m 1:17:37

PERFORMANCE AWARD WINNERS
Name Club Age Distance Time Plus
Seb Ader a3crg Bicycle 42 10 19:35 6:24
25 50:08 16:28
50 1:46:36 27:06

Ian Austin Alton CC “ 68 10 25:36 3:04
“ 25 1:04:29 8:41

Stan Bennett Farnham RC Bicycle 76 10 27:10 3:13

Mike Boyce a3crg “ 57 10 24::06 3:14
25 1:05:14 4:20

Tom Cox Northover VT “ 59 10 22:49 4:43

Alan Emmott Fareham Wh “ 66 10 23:02 5:21
66 25 57:13 15:07
67 50 2:04:31 25:51
67 100 4:26:48 54:56

Brian Hall Hants RC “ 76 10 27:29 2:54

Norman Harvey Sotonia C “ 80 10 27:40 3:57
25 1:11:31 9:31
50 2:26:51 22:11
12 179.75m 62.58m

Ray Hughes/Wendy Pails Clarenc Mxd Tan 55/49 10 23:37 0:14

Mary/Corbett/Simon Hall “ 56/43 24h 369.47 10.04m
Sotonia Andover “ 55/43 10 24;56 0:07
55/43 25 1:02:40 1:01
55/43 50 2:08:11 2:54
55/43 100 4:34:44 3:00
56/43 12h 207.57m -2.39m

Andy Langdown Hants RC Bicycle 44 10 20:18 6:00
25 50:06 16:45
50 !:51:17 26:09
100 4:07:17 43:12

Kevin Munt Alton CC “ 56 100 5;00:06 3:15
56 12 203.96m 11.94m
56 24 371.34m 48.7m

Dick Poole Farn & Camb “ 81 10 29:44 2:16

Barry Quick Reading CC “ 68 25 1:00:35 12:35

Cliff Rowe BJW “ 54 10 21:25 5:39
“ 54 25 54:40 14:12
“ 54 50 1:54:48 27:01

Den Tapping Hants RC “ 56 10 21:47 3:57
“ 56 25 56:31 12:48
56 50 1:59:22 23:27
“ 56 100 4:20:07 43:14




Performance Awards

Bob West VC Venta Trike 75 10 30:04 1:16
“ 75 25 1:17:37 4:11


Colin Yeates Sotonia Bicycle 54 10 21:38 5:26
54 25 59:12 9:40
“ 54 50 2:01:50 19:59
“ 54 100 4:11:21 49:36
“ 54 12 255.05m 65.37m




WESSEX GROUP SHORT DISTANCE COMPETITION
Name Club Age 10 10 25 25 50 Total plus
Terry Icke Poole Wh 69 21:24 21:42 52:38 53:08 1:51:03 97m 21s
Sebastian Ader a3crg 42 19:35 19:46 50:08 50:12 1:46:36 75 25
Steve Walkling VC St Raph 44 19:47 19:58 51:24 52:16 1:47:12 73 47
Andy Langdown Hants RC 44 20:18 21:01 50:06 52:32 1:51:17 68 30
Cliff Rowe BJW 54 21:25 21:39 54:40 55:59 1:54:48 65 10
Alan Emmott Fareham 66/67 23:02 23:14 57:13 59:53 2:04:31 64 57
Dave England Crabwood 70 23:40 24:15 59:10 59:42 2:08:32 62 39
Glenn Longland Antelope 57 23:04 23:24 55:46 57:47 1:56:54 60 14
Stuart Martingale Sotonia 45 21:10 21:25 53:05 54:08 1:55:17 59 39
Matthew Rowley Oxonian 45 20:22 20:32 53:12 53:47 1:57:25 59 26
Tom Cox Northover VT 59 22:49 23:13 55:57 57:47 1:57:12 58 55
Barry Quick Reading CC 68 24:21 24:21 1:00:35 1:01:06 2:11:02 53 09
Den Tapping Hants RC 56 21:47 23:17 56:31 1:01:44 1:59:22 53 04
Norman Harvey Sotonia 80 27:40 28:07 1:11:31 1:12:32 2:26:51 47 39




































Mountbatten Circuit Races 2014


Mountbatten Circuit Races 2014
Racing withdrawal symptoms getting too much? Entry is already open for the Mountbatten circuit races next year.

16 Feb 14 Mountbatten Circuits
9 March 14 Omega Circuits
2 Apr 14 Ray Martin Memorial 150 Distance League 1
9 Apr 14 Ray Martin Memorial 150 Distance League 2
16 Apr 14 Ray Martin Memorial 150 Distance League 3
23 Apr 14 Ray Martin Memorial 150 Distance League 4
30 Apr 14 Ray Martin Memorial 150 Distance League 5

“Wednesday World Cup”
7 May 14 Portsmouth CTL Circuits 1
14 May 14 Portsmouth CTL Circuits 2
21 May 14 Portsmouth CTL Circuits 3
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Monday, 11 November 2013

British Cycling Southern Region Recognised by National Council


South Region BC has won the British Cycling Sunday Mirror Trophy for the highest increase in membership. The southern region saw a 49% increase in 2013. The trophy was awarded at BC National Council meeting on 9th November in Crewe, Cheshire. Robert Howden was elected President, succeeding Brian Cookson who took on the Presidency of the UCI in September.

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Bournemouth Arrow CC 50 Mile Reliability Trial


Making a welcome return to the autumn calendar, the Bournemouth Arrow 50 mile reliability trial attracted a super entry of 84 riders. Low numbers on a rain soaked day some five years ago had seen the club call time on their only reliability trial. The Arrow however are on the up: the healthy turn out reflects the confidence running through Bournemouth’s senior club and young legs kept the average age only slightly higher than the average speed. Course designer, Steve Moss had done his homework, providing an interesting, varied and, at times, challenging route across the New Forest. (a 33 mile option was availlable for those that "needed" to get off home) “Mossy” policed the fast boys in the early miles, passing puncture victims from the slower groups in the mucky lanes around Woodfalls. The former roadman/sprinter looked impressive on his MTB but it couldn’t last, gracefully slipping off the back at Nomansland. Along the Ornamental drive to Brockenhurst the tailwind kids you that you are fit, the headwind slog, back across Wilverly plain reminds you that there is room for improvement. Bright sunshine though, means sunglasses in November and no stiff breeze will spoil the fun. Through Burley and across Slap Bottom to Ripley and the pot-hole strewn Dragons Lane return’s us to the HQ at Bisterne village hall. Organiser, Sean Conway has done a good job as the Arrow back-room boys & girls serve up welcome tea and cake. Preceding the ride Moss had called the chattering groups to order, a minutes silence on this Remembrance Sunday. Paying respect to the fallen, others that gave so much, so that we can muck about on our bikes.