Thursday 25 August 2011

Local Cycling News

Sarah Storey (Horizon Fitness/Prendas Ciclismo) stormed to victory in the Blenheim Palace 20km Time Trial. Clearly enjoying the closed road circuit, Storey clocked 28.29, comfortably winning the ladies race and placing her 4th overall only two minutes down on Multi -National Champion Michael Hutchinson. Prizes were presented by the Duke of Marlborough in the grounds of the historic palace.

Sarah is sponsored by Parkstone based cycle clothing suppliers, Prendas Ciclismo, the guys at Prendas have a tradition of encouraging up & coming talent. Daniel Lloyd, Dan Martin, Luke Gray, Anna Blyth, Emma Trott & Stephen Burke are just a few of the riders who have benefited from Prendas support. Storey has been putting in the training miles ahead of the World Road Championships in Denmark next month, after a successful first season with the Horizon/Prendas team. The Bournemouth Jubilee wheelers 2nd claim member has been selected for the Para-Cycling squad and is also in contention for the able bodied team.Storey told "E D" "It would be great to defend the two titles i won in 2010. Road racing is something i have worked hard at,to try to expose myself to as many different race scenarios as possible, but its a tricky event, so i just have to get stuck in and see what happens"

Before traveling to Denmark Story will also race in the British Time Trial Championships. New Forest based Julia Shaw will start favourite for the Women’s Title. Bradley Wiggins (Team Sky Procycling) will look to defend his title from last year.

Experienced roadman/sprinter Roland Tilley ( won the Fareham Wheelers LVRC Autumn Road Race on the Portsdown Hill circuit overlooking Portsmouth Harbour. After 5 second places Tilley was pleased to get his first win of the season. The 64 mile race came down to a sprint between 7 riders who had broken away on the steep climb. Tilley won comfortably from Paul Andres (TMG HORIZON).

Next up for the rider, will be the final round of the Southern area MTB series at Pippingford in West Sussex.Tilley has a ton of experience on the road but these days prefers the rough stuff!

Peter Wilson (Bournemouth Arrow/Collingwood Hotel) took second place in the 55 mile supporting race.

Alex Dowsett (Team Sky ProCycling) won the North Hampshire Road Club 25 with a rapid 47.28, James Gilfillan (Team Feat) was impressive taking 2nd place with 51.09. Other local riders in action were Poole Wheelers quartet Terry Icke,55.13, Richard Davidson 57.14, Darren Lewis 57.54 & Terry Belbin

1.02.11, Terry Jeffries (NFCC) 1.02.07 & Phil Harvey (BJW) 1.04.31

Colin Humm (New Forest cc) took the honours in the in the season-long club time trial series. Ben Boardman pushed Humm all the way; the final 10 mile event saw the pair both finish on the same time, 23.53. Humm took the title with a full 90 points from his six counting events while Boardman scored 86.

Will Stephenson (Bournemouth Arrow/Collingwood Hotel) & Richard Horton (Bournemouth Jubilee Wh) will both ride the Junior Tour of Wales this bank holiday weekend. The event comprises 5 stages over 3 days and is open to riders aged 16-18 years. Stage 1 on Saturday morning will be a 4.5 mile TT followed by a 45 mile road race in the afternoon. Sunday starts with a circuit race, stage 4 in the afternoon is a rolling 57 mile road stage. The 62 mile "queen" stage on Bank Holiday Monday includes the 5 mile climb of Tumble Mountain in the Brecon Becons.

It seems some help is needed with marshals for the Premier calendar race being held on Sunday on a Wilton – Fovant Down – Broadchalke circuit. See the website at A great opportunity to see the top British domestic Pro's up close in the best cycle race to be held in this area for some years!

There will be a corporate challenge first thing in the morning and then in the afternoon the Premier Calendar road race where we will have the country's best domestic professional riders in action with the BC podium truck, Hugh Porter commentating etc. The event will be covered on SKY TV also. Volunteers will be provided with lunch and a nice Twinings "goodie bag" created especially for the volunteers. If there’s any chance that you, or anyone you know, could help for a few hours on Sunday, could you phone or email me as a matter of urgency please. Cheers Gerry Gray 01202 849144 / 0777 552 4890
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CLUB EVENTS (final round of evening events for 2011)

1,C ROWE 24.48
2,D FRENCH 24.58
3,S PYE 25.18
(Regular Marshalls include, Peter Warhurst, Neil Mansell,Jackie Prosser, Clive Peskett, Pete Boston, Reg Haskell & Bob Warering)

1,P DUNN 10.35
2,C LAWSON 10.37
3,B RIGLAR 10.43

1,J JENKINSON (UTAG-YAMAHA) 14.58 course record
3,G LOCK 16.26

3,G ALLAN (G A CYCLES) 22.22
(the Arrow had a difficult start to the year, well done to Julian James,Brian Garrard & George Bolton for ensuring the series went ahead)

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