Thursday 8 October 2020

Local Riders, Local Races


After 10 years  running “Local Riders, Local Races” I have decided to step back. Pretentious reasons like pursuing other projects are half-right but mostly i just want to ride the bike again. Riding the bike gave us the empathy to do it, racing the bike perhaps gave us the credibility  to get away with it. “Local Riders, Local Races” grew from our Bournemouth Echo Cyclesport column, as the paper abandoned cycling Local Riders flourished. The cumbersome name was also the brief, allowing plenty of scope while keeping us in check, no Tour de France reports here, unless, of course someone from the South was riding! We covered road racing, time trials, cyclocross, track racing, mountain bike, paracycling & BMX, reliability trials, training rides, club runs and social riding and always strived to avoid the cliché-rich, weather report style of others, we did not always succeed but we tried. (we also sponsored races, funding prize lists and adding additional prizes) I would like to say a big thank you to Bill Temple at Primera-Sports, who backed us almost from the start and  Chris McNamara & Jon Sharples at Trainsharp   who understood and appreciated what “Local Riders” was about. Thank you also to all the race organisers, clubs and individuals who sent me start sheets, results, reports, news and gossip and also corrected my mistakes. The site will remain and be accessible as an archive/resource and maybe even the odd news item.

Best wishes and see you up the road!


Sunday 4 October 2020

Sotonia CC Club Hill Climb, Results


 Dean Hill, Sunday 4th October.

Red Walters (pictured) was a comfortable winner of a wet and windy Sotonia hillclimb in what is thought to be a record time. 20 riders faced timekeeper Dave Crocker for this annual anti-gravity test and Walters was in class of his own, scaling the climb in under 2 minutes.

Salisbury based student, Matthew Bond, finished runner up just in front of a couple of novice riders, Phil Gough and Chris Lynch.

1. Red Walters BCN 1.59

2. Matthew Bond Cambridge University CC 2.18

3. Phil Gough Come and try 2.19

4. Chris Lynch Come and try 2.24

5. Kouros Driscoll Sotonia 2.26

6. Luke Essigmans Sheffield University RC 2.29

7. Harry Johnson Nopinz Symec RT 2.31

8. Craig Smith New Forest CC 2.38

=9. Dave Barnes Come and try 2.49

=9. James Cooper Sotonia 2.49

11. Oliver Starkey Sotonia 2.54

=12. William Fox Grant SRAMcc 3.11

=12. Isobel Conibear DHC 3.11

14. Jez Hart Sotonia 3.12

15. Martin Olney Sotonia 3.13

16. Gemma Wilks Sotonia 3.30

17. David White Come and try 3.42

18. Wout Davidse Sotonia 3.48

19. Gemma Herbertson SRAMcc 4.05

20. Freya Herbertson-Hill SRAMcc 4.39

Big thanks to all those would turned up to ride and especially to the timekeepers, Dave Crocker and Martin Napier for turning out in unpleasant conditions.

 Thanks to Julian Gee

Saturday 3 October 2020

Bournemouth Jubilee Wheelers Club 10, Results

 September 20th 2020 P311 Ringwood, "The Peter Boston Tankard"

1 Lee Curtis 23:28

2 Bob Richardson  24:08

3 Oz Ellis  24:23

4 Chris Simpson   26:42

5 Gary Chiverton   27:40

6 Pat Pinchin   33:16

Lee Curtis wins the Peter Boston Tankard

Private Trials

Darren Lyons   VC Venta   23:37

George Creasey   Bournemouth Cycleworks   23:42

Tom Oldham  30:28


Timekeeper Martin Reeder

All BJW on road bikes