Friday 30 September 2011

Track Commissaire Course

How can you help make The Bournemouth Cycle Centre the best track in the country?

On the 22nd October British Cycling are running a Track Commissaire course at the Kinson Community Centre.

In 2012 there will be a number of events at BCC and this is a great opportunity for you to be part of the team to help establish the track as one of the best, if not the best in the country.

On the day you will learn about the administration before an event, technical information about equipment and clothing and many aspects regarding competition itself, and other important aspects of track racing.

The course is free of charge and lunch will be provided.

Spaces on the course are limited so please contact me on or call me on 07940 302249

Local Cycling News

It's Exciting times here at "E D" with Primera Sport, Bournemouth, becoming our first partner. Primera are very keen to support all aspects of the local cycling scene. Its great to have Bill and the guys at Primera on board and with their support "E D" will continue to bring you the local news. We have also managed to negotiate a 10% discount for "ED" readers (use online or quote code in-store)

Terry Icke "Goes to the Well" to hang onto to Gary Dighton's wheel

Terry Icke & Gary Dighton (Poole Wheelers)won the VTTA (Wessex) Grand Prix Des Gentlemen 2-up 25. Icke & Dighton were clearly "up for it" with Dighton making his racing partner, 67 year old Icke suffer just to hold the wheel. The pair deserved the win and with only a few more races left, it was a timely result. The Poole Wheelers duo will both finish their seasons with the final round of the Rudy Project national circuit series,on the 15th October, promoted by their own club. Bryce Riglar (CC Weymouth)clocked 22.18 for 8th place in the Yeovil CC 10,

team mate Pat Dunn finished 6 secs back in 10th spot. Darren Lewis (Poole Wh) 23.05, Loiuise Burman (A3crg) 25.55 & Stuart Carrington, 26.31, were the other locals in action.

Will Stephenson (Bournemouth Arrow/Hotel Collingwood) came 5th in the Stockbridge Down Road Race. The tough 65 mile race was won by Ben Stockdale (Team Qoroz) who book-ended his year nicely having won the Perfs Pedal race way back in February.

Shaftsbury-Based Paul Hopkins (Merida) wrapped up the Veterans title in the final round of the British Mountain Bike XC series.

Held at Newnham Park Plymouth the tough, technical course put paid to the hopes of many including Winton’s Carol Tilley ( who crashed and was forced to withdraw with a shoulder injury.

Team Mates Roland Tilley, Mark Chadbourne & Steve Moors also struggled with the course and finished well down on Hopkins.

Kobi Joyce (Big Daddy/Avent) successfully defended his British BMX title at the National Championships in Cheddar, Somerset. 8 year old Joyce, who recently won the National Points series, seems to thrive on the pressure of the big events and secured the title in front of a 3,000 strong crowd. Having won all 4 qualifying rounds and the semi-final, the Branksome youngster led from the gun in the final. As well as his two titles, Joyce is now ranked No1 in his age group in the UK. After his winning ride Kobi was keen to thank his Team Manager, Martin Baxter. Baxter took on Kobi and his younger brother Ryder this year and "has helped us loads"


The Cycle & Tri Expo is coming to Bournemouth on November 12th at the Bournemouth International centre

Brands attending are:
Lynskey, Sportful, Specialized, Bike-Fit-UK, Cannondale, Trek, Argon18, Eddy Merckx, Assos, Gore, USE, Parlee, Pinarello, Lightweight, Zipp, Garmin, Shimano, Campagnolo, Cervelo, Newton, LOOK, Tacx, Go-Pro, Zone 3, 2XU, Blue, Kuota, UK-Cycling, Giro, Fox, Met and many more to follow!

Roller racing contest on the day! Special guests attending during the day!

As we get more news we will let you know.

A Forest View, Bob Jolliffe writes..........

NEW Forest Cycling Club veteran all-rounder Martyn Dymond kicked off his cyclocross season with 35th place in a substantial field of 93 at Brighton on Sunday.Dymond, 48, who has been turning in some good time trial performances towards the latter part of the season, was the only Wessex League rider to make the journey east to the London League event promoted by Preston Park Youth Cycling Club at Happy Valley Park.Winner was VC Londres’ Jules Birks who finished 2-46 ahead of Jack Finch of VC Deal, who also picked up the junior award.New Forest CC 50-year-old veteran John Heffernan powered his way through the stiff southerly wind to win Sotonia CC’s club 10 on the Lyndhurst/Ipley Cross course on Sunday morning.Despite the tough breeze on the long outward leg to Leygreen, Heffernan nipped another eight seconds from his best reducing it to 23-21.Second place went to the promoting club’s Colin Yeates with 24-16, while New Forest’s Gary Lock took third with 24-35 from GA Cycles’ Richard Blake (24-54).

Mechanical problems put paid to the chances of a fast time by New Forest’s Terry Jefferies and VC St Raphael’s Martin Beale in the Wessex Veteran Time Trials Association Grand Prix des Gentlemen 25 organised by Bournemouth Jubilee Wheelers near Wool in Dorset.Jefferies calculated they were on a 58-minute ride when he looked around to find Beale had disappeared after exiting a roundabout at about 15 miles. However, after turning and making running repairs to Beale’s collapsing gear cassette, the pair still returned a time of 1-3-14. At the Mountbatten Centre in Alexandra Park, Portsmouth, New Forest CC’s crack juvenile Hugo Walters finished in the bunch in the 50 minutes plus two laps Elite/First and Second Category circuit race.Andy Betteridge and John Heffernan also finished in the main field in the Third and Fourth category race over 40 minutes plus two laps.Former New Forest CC juvenile Jon Dibben (Hargroves Cycles) from Totton was best British performer in the junior time trial taking eighth place, 48.04sec behind gold medallist, Denmark’s Mads Wurtz.Dibben finished the 126km junior road race in the main field in 34th position, just three seconds behind the small group containing winner Pierre-Henri Lecuisinier of France. (Dibben won Bronze in the mens 4km pursuit at the National Track Championships in Manchester this week with 4.34.201)

French Letter PT3

They tell me it is a fashionable problem for racing cyclists. I broke my collar bone in a Kermess race in Belgium on Saturday 17th September.
The race was at Ertvelde, 50 m 14 laps, for over 70s. I touched a wheel after coming out of a corner on the fifth lap. It was a concrete road, and although I managed to roll over to ease the fall the road was harder than me. Two other riders came off with me including one woman.

The surgeon at Ghent said "six weeks off the bike" The surgeon in France said "Ce n'est pas une grande chose." (It is not a big thing.) It will heal in three weeks. Obviously surgeons are better in France.
I was lying second on points in the over 70's classification in Belgium, but as I cannot finish the season I should end up third or fourth now.
As you can imagine there were a few problems being carted off to hospital from a bike race in a foreign country when you are on your own. One of the questions from the ambulance man was "Have you a woman?"
There were three English lads riding at Ertvelde, they and a friendly Dutchman rallied round sorted out my possesions, moved my car, picked me up from hospital, and put me up for the night.
Next day I drove gently the 260 km to my flat in France with one arm.
Now I am trussed up like a chicken ready for the oven, but the bone appears to healing and movement is returning.
After 71 years of being a serious cyclist apart from cracking a rib, this is the first time I have broken a bone.
I hope to be competing next season, but will see how it goes.
In Belgium they send a bill for the use of the ambulance. It has been known for riders to hide in a ditch after they came off to avoid having to go in the ambulance and pay.
Best wishes,

Wednesday 28 September 2011

Turbo Trainer Evening

October 4th at Primera Bournemouth Store 6.30pm - 9.00pm

There will be talks on training and the benefits of indoor training by coaches and also tips on training plans.

Come and meet the guys from Lemond, CycleOps and Tacx Indoor Trainers

FREE raffle during the night and FREE goodie bags to all attending.

Primera are main dealers for Tacx, lemond and CycleOps trainers and they all have different qualities, this will be a great chance for you to come and meet the main guys and ask them direct! If you can not make it don't worry as Primera's own guys are fully trained on what they do and what you can expect to gain when following a training program.

Tuesday 27 September 2011

Tracy Cook in Form for Long Course Triathlon World Championships

Primera/TBC triathlete Tracy Cook ended her domestic season with yet another double victory in her final preparations for the Long Course World Championships in Las Vegas, 5th November. Cook is head of P E at Claysmore School in North Dorset and has had a fantastic season going from strength to strength. A gold medalist at the 70.3 World Championships last year, Cook is stepping up to the long course distance (4k swim, 120k, 30k run)this time round.

Earlier this month Tracy won the ‘Swashbuckler 2- Buckler’s Revenge’, set in the historic Bucklers Hard, Beaulieu. A 1600m tidal estuary swim followed by 42mile bike and 11.5mile run,torrential rain on the bike leg made it a very tough day. Tracy was first to exit the water and led the race all the way to finish 8 minutes ahead of the 2nd lady, Lisa Greenfield (Bad Tri) and managing to beat all but one man taking 2nd place overall in a field of 120 competitors.

Last Sunday's ‘Primera New Forest Middle Distance Triathlon’ was "as you were" for Cook. The race started with a 1900m swim from Ellingham Lake, 56 mile hilly bike round the new forest and a very demanding 14 mile hilly off road run finishing at the Sandy Balls Holiday Centre, Godshill. In a field of just over 380 competitors, Tracy was yet again first lady to exit the swim leading from the outset and crossing the finish line 15 minutes ahead of 2nd lady, Hannah Shooter (Mansfield Tri) and taking 4th place overall.

Tracy will be hoping to hold onto this winning form leading into the World Championships in 6 weeks time!

Sunday 25 September 2011

VTTA (Wessex ) Grand Prix des Gentlemen 2-up 25

Terry Icke & Gary Dighton (Poole Wheelers) were worthy winners of the VTTA (Wessex) Grand Prix Des Gentlemen 2-up 25. This end of season affair pairs veterans with younger teammates and is always a fierce contest. Icke & Dighton have been there or thereabouts all season without taking the top spot and both had earn’t the win. The P435 course between Bere Regis and Wareham provided a good test and the nagging breeze only got stronger. The Poole Wheelers duo lead all the way to clock 54.46, composite pairing, Paul Jones (BJW) & Tim Wallis (Red Kite Cycles) provided the challenge but ultimately came up short with 54.57.

John Sibley & Martin Edwards (Utag took third spot with 56.23).

The smile on Gary Dighton’s face back at the HQ said it all. Despite a Palmares that includes the Olympics, BBAR Champion and comp record at 25, “A Win is a Win” and it was Dighton’s first victory since the Post Office Championships back in 1998!

Provisional Result


6, D BARR & J HEPPER (A3crg) 57.42

7, R SHERRIN & D FAGAN (A3crg) 58.22




It was nearly 57 years to the day that event secretary, Peter Warhurst, promoted his first race and he shows no sign of stopping just yet!

Friday 23 September 2011

Local Cycling Stuff

Dorset’s Daniel Lloyd (Garmin-Cervelo) had to settle for 10th place at the Tour of Britain. The Bournemouth-Based professional had quietly worked his way up to 3rd spot in this 8 day race, picking up time bonuses to improve his position. However the 10km time trial on the split final stage saw Lloyd lose time and slip down the general classification. The fast, flat circuit in the heart of the capital passed Big Ben and the Tower of London and was won by Team Sky’s Alex Dowsett. Dutchman, Lars Boom of the Rabobank team won the overall race after taking the lead on stage 2. Lloyd has a busy end of season with races in France and Italy still to come. Talking to “E D” he said; “I have Franco-Belge starting next Thursday, then Paris-Tours, Piemonte and the Tour Of Lombardy, so a fair way to go yet”
Gray & Bjergfelt.

National U23 Cyclo-Cross Champion, Luke Gray (Hargroves Cycles) got his winter season off to a great start, winning the South West League event in Devon. Gray had a race long battle with Will Bjergfelt (Motorpoint Procycling),the pair swapped the lead several times as they lapped the field. Bergfelt slipped whilst passing a back marker on the last lap and Gray siezed his chance.

It was a good test for the Broadstone-based rider. The previous day he had finished 3rd in the opening round of the Wessex League at Cowley, Oxford. Gray will be basing himself in Oudenaarde in Belgium for the Cross Season and will be competing in the GVA series and several other high ranking cross races. Gray will return for selected national races and intends to defend his U23 title at the National Championships.

Photos by Lisa Lindstroem.

In-Form Paul Jones (BJW) was narrowly beaten into 2nd place for the 2nd week running.

A season’s best time of 52.36 saw Jones finish only 40 secs down on Former National Champion Julian Jenkinson (Utag-Yamaha).

Terry Icke (Poole Wh) claimed 3rd with 55.32 in the Sotonia 25 mile event at Andover

A Forest View; Bob Jolliffe writes.......

NEW Forest CC crack juvenile Hugo Walters took a deserved fourth place in a third category adult circuit race at Alexandra Park, Portsmouth and followed through with a win in his club’s hill climb competition.Since having gained special permission to race with the seniors, Hugo, who is now 15 years old, has raced against Elite and first and second category riders at Alexandra Park, his best in those quality bunches being a 27th place.Then last week he competed in a third cat event, over 40 minutes plus three laps. In the final minutes Mitch Webber of Andover Wheelers broke away from the main field. Hugo and two others launched an attack to bridge the gap. Despite gritting their teeth and giving their all, they could not catch the flying Webber. But Hugo ended up fourth, his best placing in an adult field.In the third category race, New Forest CC teammates, dad Patrick Walters took 10th place and Graham Jones seventh.Flyweight Hugo had wings on Buddles Hill and then Ogdens Hill near Fordingbridge in New Forest CC’s hill climb on Sunday.He clocked 1min 44.7sec on Buddles to beat Jamie Pope by 13.3sec. Sam Jackson was third with 2-2.6. Shortly afterwards Hugo nipped up Ogdens Hill in 37.2sec to beat his father into second by four seconds.Pope, last year’s overall winner, failed to start at Ogdens. In the Sotonia CC open 25-mile between Andover and Popham on Sunday, John Heffernan recorded another personal best of 56-25 for eighth place, beating second claim member Martin Beale (VC St Raphael) into ninth by 25secs.

Gary Lock, who has recently produced acrop of fast 10 times, also clocked a "personal" dipping underthe hour for the first time with 59-42 for 14th.

Spare a thought for Forest veteran Terry Jefferies who punctured twice, once while warming up and then again six miles into the competition, Unsurprisingly, he did not finish.
Hill climb times, Buddles Hill: Hugo Walters 1min 44.7sec, Sam Jackson 2-2.6, Stuart Peckham 2-6.0; Ogdens Hill: H Walters 37.2secs, P Walters 41.4, S Peckham 43.6; Aggregate for overall: H Walters 2-21.9, Jackson 2-28.8, Peckham 2-49.6.
Julia Shaw (Drag2Zero) placed 17th in the Elite Women's Time trial at the World Road Championships in Copenhagen.

On the flat, rain soaked course Shaw, who lives in Bramshaw in the New Forest clocked 38.57 for the 27.8km. Judith Arndt took the Title & Gold medal with atime of 37.07
Ashurst’s Jon Dibben (Hargroves Cycles), a former New Forest CC juvenile, will represent Great Britain in the 126km junior title race to be held on Saturday.His teammates will be Owain Doull, Matthew Holmes, Sam Lowe and Alistair Slater. (First year junior Dibben finished 8th in the 27.8km Time trial on Tuesday)

I was saddened to hear of the death of Eddie Beck (Poole Wheelers) last week. Eddie was always good company when marshalling at Holes Bay or some other windswept junction. Eddie was also a keen follower of "E D" and was always very supportive. See you up the road Eddie Beck.