Friday 29 July 2011

Track Session 31/7/11

Spaces available to experienced track riders at the VC Londres session Sunday 31st July starting at 12.00 noon. The guys from Herne Hill are using the visit to Bournemouth for training and race practice on a 250m track while theirs is being resurfaced by the same team as laid our track. Those interested should contact Jason Catermole via

Thursday 28 July 2011

Local Cycling News

Jay Eastwood (Hargroves Cycles) wrapped up the Moreton evening series in fine style. Winning for the sixth time on the 21st July, Eastwood easily defended his title from last year. The sprint specialst got the better of Ian Legg (Felt Colbourne) with Roland Tilley ( in third. Two rounds remain, the final round of the series will be free to enter but no points will be on offer.
RESULT Thursday 28/07

1.Brad Funk (M!) USA Florida - Bournemouth Arrow CC
2 Brett Edbrook (M2) Unnatached
3.Alan Wakely (C) Unnatached
4.Jon Webber (A) Unnatached
5 Jerry Cooper (E) Glllingham& Dist Whlrs
6.Shaun Amor (M2) UK Biking NET
7.David Gilham (B) Bournemouth Arrow CC
8.Sean Kelly (B) Bournemouth Jubilee Whlrs
9 Bryce Riglar JNR CC Weymouth

Andy Heyting(BJW) had ridden 376 miles when time finally ran out at the Mersey Roads 24 Hour time trial, Andy finished in 20th place in his first "whole day" race.

The more experienced Fred Newton (Wessex RC) was only a mile behind Heyting with 375. Phil Kenway (Deeside Thistle) won the event recording 479 miles.
James Gilfillan (Team Feat) will start favourite for this Sundays Bournemouth Jubilee Wheelers "50". The event will include the Wessex Veterans Championships. Eddie Toal (BJW) is the first rider off at 06.47

Verwood's Darren Kenny OBE has been in action for the GB Para-Cycling Squad, riding a P1 event in Bresia,Italy. Kenny helped team mate Rik Waddon to third place in Saturdays 35km Crit.

Kenny went on to win Sundays short 11km time trial. The squad then moved up to a training camp in the hills around Treviso.
Performance Manager, Gareth Shepherd,Coaches, Jayne Ellis & Tom Stanton & Team Mechanic, Steve Edwards (Cardiff JIF)

Next on the calender will be another P1 event in Liege,Belgium before the World Road Championships in Denmark in September.

Sprint School
WHAT: A two hour track session dedicated to learning and practicing the techniques and tactics of match sprinting, the same techniques and tactics as used by GB sprint riders

WHEN: 11.15 to 13.15 on Saturday 30th July (weather permitting)

WHERE: Bournemouth Cycling Centre
HOW MUCH: £8 per rider, payable on the day (booking not necessary), bike hire is an additional £7

IS THIS FOR ME: The session is suitable for riders from 13 yrs upwards, who have some track riding experience. As a minimum, you should have ridden a few Saturday morning or Wednesday evening sessions and now feel reasonably competent moving around the track on your bike.

WHOSE THE COACH: Dr. Chester Hill, Author and Technical Editor of British Cycling’s Level 3 Track coaching programme, Exercise Physiologist, British Cycling Level 3 Coaching and Education Tutor, Ex GB cycling team coach.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Call Chester on 07951 776350 or email


3,S McLOUGHLIN 23.13

2,B BOARDMAN 15.59

1.C LAWSON . 23.16
2.J CHAPMAN 23.25
3.B RIGLAR 23.39

1,G DIGHTON 22.17
2,T ICKE 22.52

3,H DOE (NFCC) 24.21
3,G HENDON (A3CRG) 24.21

Tour de France rider ‘Big Maggy’ to open great new facilities at The Big Bike Bash

This year the Big Bike Bash mountain bike festival will be bigger than ever. Magnus Backstedt, a stage winner on the Tour de France and winner of the infamous Paris-Roubaix race, will unveil new cycling facilities at the event, which is hosted at the charity UK Youth’s Avon Tyrrell Activity Centre in the New Forest.

Four hundred riders and their families attended this celebration of mountain-biking last year and helped raise £4000 for UK Youth, the country’s leading youth work charity. The money has helped develop a range of exciting opportunities for cyclists like a new pump, gravity north-shore track. ‘Big Maggy’, a vice-president of the charity and leader of the elite Team UK Youth cycling team, will open this on Sunday the 21st August.

Avon Tyrrell is the ideal setting for the event which is supported by a range of sponsors including Torq, Green Oil, Soreen, Saracen, Superstar Components, Gone Biking Mad, Hall & Woodhouse, and Ringwood Brewery.

The 2011 Big Bike Bash, is aimed at the keen mountain biker or the happy amateur, and has more riders, prizes, bands, and beer than ever before. The cross-country racecourse is 3.5 miles of twisty single-track that includes river-crossings, a boardwalk and a unique Lake Jump.

The weekend is perfect for the whole family, with live music, DJs, a beer festival and activities to keep the kids entertained. Facilities include on-site camping, showers, bike wash, bike doctors, picnic area, climbing, boating activities and much more.

Ticket prices for this year’s event are £40 per adult and £20 for under 18’s for those who want to take part in any of the competitions and for those that simply want to soak up the festivals atmosphere, enjoy the music and beer festival, tickets are £10. Under 12’s tickets cost 1p – All ticket prices include camping.

If you would like to be a part of this year’s event or would like to know more, please contact Nick Clark 07947 583585 or visit

For information about UK Youth and its work with young people or the Avon Tyrrell venue contact Louis on 01425 675101 or email

For information about sponsoring /supporting the event contact Anne on 07545 742799 or email

About UK Youth
UK Youth is the leading national youth work charity – - supporting over 750,000 young people, 40,000 volunteers and 7,000 youth clubs, groups and projects across the UK. UK Youth helps young people to raise their aspirations, realise their potential and have their achievements recognised.

About Avon Tyrrell
Situated in 65 acres of beautiful grounds in the New Forest Hampshire, Avon Tyrrell has since 1946 been providing new experiences & opportunities for thousands of young people. As UK Youth’s National Activity & Residential Centre, around 20,000 young people visit each year for holidays, training courses and to participate in activities such as climbing, canoeing, archery, abseiling, ropes, swimming, environmental studies, team-building and personal development courses. The Centre provides full-board facilities in the ‘Arts & Crafts’ Grade 1 listed Avon Tyrrell House, and self-catering facilities within the listed estate, as well as being open to day visits for the local community.

Big Bike Bash website:
UK Youth website:

Derny Pacing Master Class

Derny Pacing Masterclass

Bournemouth Cycling Centre

Saturday 6th August 2011

Here is your chance to join this Sean Bannister Masterclass

As well as being a former National and World Masters Champion as a rider, Sean is one of a handful of highly experienced Derny drivers based at Palmer Park Reading. In this capacity he coaches as well as pacing riders to win the National Derny paced Championships.

Joined by Pip Taylor, another of Reading’s most experienced drivers, Sean is coming to Bournemouth to pass on his knowledge to riders who want to develop their skills to get the most out of this exciting form of racing and training.

Over 4 hours, starting at 12.00pm Sean and Pip will deliver the highest quality session possible. 2 rider groups will alternate between track time and recovery in order to make the most effective use of 4 hours.

Numbers will be limited so please register your interest in joining this “first” for Bournemouth Track to

Registrations of interest should be made by 3rd August, the Course fee is £15 for four hours of unparalleled quality tuition and training

Friday 22 July 2011

Local Cycling News


Mark Chadbourne ( struck gold at the National X country MTB championships in Richmond, North Yorkshire. Racing in the 40-45 yrs category, Poole-based Chadbourne revelled in the tough conditions; heavy rain had left the technical course covered in a slippery coating of mud. Chadbourne used his bike handling skills to build a solid lead of over 4 minutes to take the age group title.

Teammates Roland Tilley, 5th & Steve Moors 9th also made the long trip north.

Shaftsbury Mountain Biker, Paul Hopkins (MERIDA) defended his veterans title in the 40-44 yrs age group but was pushed all the way by Simon Willats (

“I am getting married next week and was given special permission to train for this” he joked. Willats, from Poole spends much of the year windsurfing in Australia but returns home each summer to race.

• Gregg Shrosbree (Merida) had to settle for second place in round 10 of the Moreton Evening series. Shrosbree had taken his first win the week before and was hungry for more success. The sandbanks rider had broken away with Andy Hargroves (Hargroves Cycles) with 3 miles to go in the 30 mile race. Hargroves though proved the stronger in the sprint for the line.
• Former Triathlete, Nick Spencer (Bournemouth Jubilee WH) has turned to time trialing and is fast improving. Christchurch- Based Spencer has recorded personal bests at all distances this year but cannot get into the podium positions.

He is getting close though; his time of 23.45 placed him 4th in the Sotonia cc 10 mile event at Kings Sombourne. Bryce Dyer (VC ST Raphael) 23.21 finished just ahead of Spencer in third. Winner Andy Bryson (Sotonia) recorded 22.05 for an emphatic win.

Next Sunday Spencer tackles his first 100 mile test, the Southern Counties Cycling Union event in Sussex.


1. Jason Eastwood 73 points
2.Roland Tilley 60 points
3. Robert Koppenhol 45 points
4.Gregg Shrosbree 35 Points
5. Julian Thacker 31 points
6 Andrew Boyd 29 points
7 Jon Hayes 27 points
8.Steve Dring 26 points
9. Bryce Riglar 21 points
10 Luke Gray 20 poiats
10 Stuart Bowers 20 points
11 Steve..Groome 19 points
12 John Wickham 18 points
13 Will Stevenson 17 points
14 Shaun Amor 16 points

The 28th July race is the last one to count for GC placings
The last race August 4th Prizegiving and a FREE RIDE TO ALL RIDERS


1,J CLEMAS 48 .52
2,S GROOME 50.11
3,S PYE 51.28
NEW FOREST 10 P304 19/07 18 STARTERS
1,C HUMM 53.23
2,S ROBERTS 57.19
3,C HUGHES 57.22
Road works on cousre race shortened to 22.4

3,M ALDRIDGE 34.57

1,P WILSON 24.16
2,A MAYFIELD 24.34
3,R LANGLEY (BJW) 25.30

Primera Sportive - Association with the Steve Bernard Foundation

25th September 2011

Sportives are fast becoming the most popular cycling endurance events around with hundreds springing up all over Europe. The Primera Sportive offers riders the chance to take on a challenging but exciting course around the Purbecks whilst experiencing the excellent atmosphere of a Primera event. What's more, thanks to our partnership with the Steve Bernard Foundation, all the money raised from the ride goes straight to local sport!

There will be a 50mile and a 100 mile course taking in the gorgeous Purbeck and Dorset countryside.
For more information on the great work that the foundation do you can visit
Alternatively you can send a cheque for £25.00 made payable to "THE STEVE BERNARD FOUNDATION" to Primera Sports, 244 Charminster Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH8 9RR
Once your entry has been received you details will be passed to the event organisers who will be in contact with further information.

If you would like any further information on the event please either call 01202775588 or email

Sunday 17 July 2011

Sotonia "10"

Andy Bryson (Sotonia CC) scored his first open win in his own clubs promotion. The 1st cat road man has become something of a tester this year and is obviously enjoying it. Bryson had ridden the North Hampshire RC 10 the previous afternoon, finishing 2nd with a 21.00. Winning the Sotonia event with 22.05 he was over a minute clear of team mate and runner up Ollie Hitchings, 23.12

Bryce Dyer (VC ST RAPHAEL/WAITES CONTRACTS) was a further 9 seconds back in third.

The good, honest P140 course, west of Romsey is regularly used for club events but this was the first time for an open.

National Masters Road Race Championships 30-34 & 35-39

Driving rain and strong winds made for a tough race at Thruxton, nr Andover and there were few complaints when the race was reduced from 32 laps to 28. The original course at Southwick, Hants, had been lost to roadwork’s, so the Championships were switched to the former R A F base.

The rain eased and the sun occaisionally shone but the wind continued to blow across the motor racing circuit and the long drag up to the chicane and through the start/finish area saw riders struggling to hold the wheel. Rowan Horner (VC ST Raphael/Waites Contracts) was very active in the early stages of this 70 mile race. Riding aggressively as always Horner got away in several moves but missed the one that mattered.

A group of seven moved off the front of the race with 8 laps of the 2.4 mile circuit remaining. Jason White(Cycle Pemier), Grant Bayton(Willier/Goselfdrive),Ian Knight(Team Corley Cycles),Richard Wood (Team Milton Keynes),John Wager(Fet-Colbournes RT),James Smith(PrimalEurope/rutrainingtoday/bikechain/ricci)) & Nick Hutchings (GS Grupetto) would contest the finale!
Winning Break!

Despite only holding a gap of 20 seconds, they were never challenged as the chasing groups behind fractured. The seven were still together as they entered the finishing straight but the pure speed of sprinter, Jason White saw him home. Grant Bayton salvaged second with Ian Knight in 3rd as gaps appeared in the wheels.

As the new champion caught his breath he spoke about the race “It was very, very windy and very hard coming up the finishing straight, it was splitting every lap and it was fast round the back. There were moves all day, we were always working in the break, when its flat people always work hard behind you. It was dodgy on the corners to start with because of the rain, very slippery. (of the break) There were a couple of strong lads in there, you know they are going to make a move but you have to go with them,i didn't want to let anyone get away, i think if anyone had got a few yards, everyone would have sat up as it was so hard to close the gaps. I was confident in the sprint, I’m a bit of an all-rounder but I can kick a bit, I’m chuffed”

Of the original break of seven, six were from the 35-39 age group, the lucky “youngster” was Nic Hutchings (GS Grupetto) all he had to do was hang on to take the title.

“I think I lucked out getting in the lead break being the only one from my age group, I buried myself trying to keep it away, I was suffering like a dog. I am delighted, form has not been great and I have been at a wedding all weekend, so I though I was in for a bit of a pounding” said the new 30-34 age group champion.

Marianne Britten (VC ST Raphael/Waites Contracts) took the ladies 30-39 title. The small field stayed together for whole of the 40 mile race. Britten led out the sprint and Cara Chesworth (Ford viored racing) had no answer.

Britten’s team mate Adele Tyson-Bloor looked strong but punctured on the last lap and rolled in last. " I really should put my arms up when i cross the line" laughed Marianne. "I was'nt sure where Cara was and if i had enough of a gap"

Men 30-34 (80 miles):
1 Nick Hutchings (GS Gruppetto) 3-40-00
2 Graeme Sumner (GB Fire Service)
3 Richard Cartland (Team Corley Cycles)
4 Richard Mardle (Felt Colbornes)
5 Robert King (AW Cycles)
6 Dean Shannon (Twenty 3C-Orbea)

Men 35-39 (80 miles):
1 Jason White (Cycle Premier-Metaltek) 3-40-00
2 Grant Bayton (Wiler)
3 Ian Knight (Team Corley Cycles)
4 Richard Wood (Team Milton Keynes)
5 John Wager (Felt Colbornes)
6 James Smith (Primal Europe)

Women 30-39 (40 miles):
1 Marianne Britten (VC St Raphael)
2 Cara Chesworth (For Viored Brookvex Racing) @ 4sec
3 Lisa Wood (South Perth CC)
4 Helen McKay (Look Mum No Hands)
5 Adele Tyson-Bloor (VC St Raphael)