Friday 14 October 2011

Local Cycling News

Poole Wheelers host the final round of the Rudy Project Time Trial Series on Saturday 15th October. This 8 round national series started in Essex way back in March, with the highest aggregate points score from 5 events deciding the winners. Former Bournemouth Jubilee Wheeler, Matt Bottril ( has an unassailable lead in the men’s category, successfully defending the title he won last year.Bottril is not down to ride so winner of round 7, Wouter Sybrandy (Sigma Sport-Specialized)looks like the man to beat. Local hopes would seem to lie with James Gilfillan (Team Feat).

Triathlete Gilfillan, has had a good season against the clock and will concentrate on time trialling more next year. Michelle King (Team Jewson-MI racing) will start favourite in the ladies race whilst Poole Wheelers youngsters Ryan Weston & Harrison Fielding will go head to head in the junior's.

The technical 16 mile circuit starts in Cold Harbour nr Wareham before heading out to Bere Regis & Wool. Seniors and Espoirs will race two laps, while Ladies, juniors and Veterans will race one lap, with the first rider off at 2pm.
Headquarters: Sandford Middle School - BH20 7BN

HEADQUARTERS – the HQ is at Sandford Middle School, Sandford Road, Wareham BH20 7BN. To get to the start (approximately 1 mile from the HQ) turn right out of the school and head towards Wareham. Straight across the first roundabout, left after about 1/3 mile and follow the road round to the start under the bridge.

REFRESHMENTS: refreshments will be available at the HQ, there will be no fixed charge but donations will be requested in aid of ‘Rob’s Velo Youth Fund’ set up in memory of the late Rob Jefferies who was killed this year whilst riding his bike.

No Rider Club Start Time N1 N2 N3
1 Brendan West Maidenhead and District CC 14:01 C2
2 Alan Nye (Trike) Viking Road Club 14:02 V 80
3 Brian Wakley Wessex Road Club 14:03 V 71
4 Howard Pankhurst Poole Wheelers Cycling Club 14:04 V 45
5 Dave Gaida Reading Cycling Club 14:05 V 77
6 John Burrows Poole Wheelers Cycling Club 14:06 V 51
7 Stuart Grace G A Cycles 14:07 V 54
8 Craig Weston Poole Wheelers Cycling Club 14:08 V 47
9 Robin Maclagan VTTA North Midlands 14:09 V 74
10 John Thompson Camel Valley C&TC 14:10 V 55
11 Allan Miller Caesarean Cycling Club 14:11 V 68
12 Richard Birkin Nottingham Clarion CC 14:12 V 43
13 Stewart Kirk Cycling Club Sudbury 14:13 V 58
14 Graham Green Leicestershire Road Club 14:14 V 68
15 Darren Lewis Poole Wheelers Cycling Club 14:15 V 46
16 Tom Wollard Northovers Vets Team 14:16 V 65
17 Stan Maciak Didcot Pheonix Cycling Club 14:17 V
18 Martin Smith Primal Europe 14:18 V 41
19 Rob Ellis VC St Raphael 14:19 V 41
20 Gary Tuskin Poole Wheelers Cycling Club 14:20 V 43
21 John Woodburn V C Meudon 14:21 V 74
22 Ian Locock Poole Wheelers Cycling Club 14:22 V 60
23 Stuart Martingale Sotonia Cycling Club 14:23 V 43
24 Glenn Longland Antelope Racing Team 14:24 V 56
25 Steve Batsford Banbury Star Cycling Club 14:25 V
26 James Goward Team Scott Plasma 14:26 V 40
27 Jake Prior VC St Raphael 14:27 V 48
28 John Sibley Utag 14:28 V 42
29 Terry Icke Poole Wheelers Cycling Club 14:29 V 67
30 14:30
31 Gary Dighton Poole Wheelers Cycling Club 14:31 V 43
32 14:32
33 Rob Weare Leamington C & A C 14:33 V 51
34 14:34
35 Paul Jones Bournemouth Jubilee Whs 14:35 V 40
36 14:36
37 Gabriel Martinez V C Meudon 14:37 V 40
38 14:38
39 Adam Topham High Wycombe Cycling Club 14:39 V 43
40 14:40
41 Vicky Dawson Matlock Cycling Club 14:41 LV 46
42 14:42
43 Nadine Mayhew Leamington C & A C 14:43 LV 43
44 14:44
45 Rebecca Slack The Altitude Centre 14:45 LV 44
46 14:46
47 Michelle King Team Jewson-MI Racing 14:47 L 38
48 14:48
49 Ryan Weston Poole Wheelers Cycling Club 14:49 J 18
50 Harrison Fielding Poole Wheelers Cycling Club 14:50 J 15
51 14:51
52 Adam Thompson Camel Valley C&TC 14:52 J 17
53 14:53
54 Henry Latimer Zappi's Cycling Club 14:54 J 18
55 14:55
56 Matthew Golden Farnham Road Club 14:56 E 19
57 Jon Clemas Bournemouth Jubilee Whs 14:57 S 24
58 Andy Buddle Poole Wheelers Cycling Club 14:58 S 38
59 Dean Fuller Team Swift 14:59 E 18
60 Jamie Scott 15:00 S 32
61 Simon Healey Andover Wheelers 15:01 S 39
62 Martin Beale VC St Raphael 15:02 S 38
63 Tim Wallis Red Kite Cycles 15:03 S 26
64 15:04
65 James Gilfillan Team Feat 15:05 S 32
66 15:06
67 Alec Baskaya Bath Cycling Club 15:07 S 23
68 15:08
69 Wouter Sybrandy Sigma Sport - Specialized 15:09 S 26
70 15:10
71 Jack Green VC St Raphael 15:11 E 19

CC Weymouth look well placed to defend the inter-club Hill climb competion they won last year. After winning both the Portland & Creech rounds, Simon Mclaughlin (BJW) leads the individual competition. However, in the all important battle of the clubs, it is the smaller West Dorset outfit leading the way. Despite the absence of last years big hitters, Preston, Moss & Cardy, Weymouth have scored points by packing out the field, embarrasing their "bigger" neighbours. Poole Wheelers & Bournemouth Jubilee need to come to the party and Bournemouth Arrow just need to come! This weeks hostilities will take place on the slopes of Kingston Hill as the Jubilee return to their traditional venue. Kingston is the shortest of all the climbs in the series. with the course record standing at a rapid 1.58. Those at the sharp end of the race will be in the "Hurt Locker" from the start, so will need to warm up well.

Will Stephenson (Bournemouth Arrow/Hotel Collingwood) ended his very succesful season with 3rd place in the Glen Longland 2 Day. The Arrow junior won the opening 2.4km uphill prolgue and finished 3rd in the 45km handicap road race. Another 3rd place in the following day's 37km TT saw Stepenson finish 3rd on GC.

The race was won by Stephen Whitewick. Racing for G A Cycles instead of his usual Utag - Yamaha team, Whitewick did all the damage in the time trial, breaking the course record to win the event. This year Glenn had secured race sponsorship from Mule Bar energy products, whose headquarters is just past the finish line of the prologue.

A forest View.

Bob Jollife reports and reminisces...

IN-FORM Poole-based tester Adam Topham won New Forest Cycling Club’s Ringwood Brewery sponsored 10-mile time trial in a course record 21min 34secs on Saturday.Topham, who rides for High Wycombe CC, beat the old record, set in 2002 by Clarence Wheelers’ Ray Hughes, by nine seconds.Hughes, who finished fourth in the solo race this year with 22-37, also won the tandem competition with his partner Wendy Pails in a time of 23-43, while New Forest’s own Nick O’Hara and daughter Laura took second in the tandem event with 26-00.

Second placed solo rider was Poole Wheeler Gary Dighton with 21-57, while third went to Drag2Zero’s 25-mile competition record holder Julia Shaw with 22-13.Ride of the chilly morning on the Ringwood-Sopley-Bransgore-North Kingston course came from New Forest CC’s John Heffernan who improved his personal best by another 17 seconds to 23-04 for eighth place.

With the brewery company again providing sponsorship, New Forest CC will donate £100 to Lymington’s Oakhaven Hospice.Other NFCC times: Martin Beale (second claim) 23-36, Chris Jolliffe (veteran) 27-36, Patrick Walters 28-47, Konnor Bracher-Walsh (juvenile) 28-57,

Bob Jolliffe (vet) 31-21. Juvenile Hugo Walters who was firing on all cylinders and aiming for a 23-minute time was disappointed after mechanical problems with his gears put an end to his ride midway.

Seven New Forest Cycling Club members – Roger Bacon, Peter and Carolyn Weaver, Dave Wilson, Chris Mills, Phil Underwood and Dan Mitchell – were among the 840 riders taking part in the Cyclists’ Touring Club Gridiron tourist trial organised on Sunday for the first time by New Forest CC’s John Jackson.The 60-mile event, which starts and finishes in Pilley, takes in Burley, Crow, Hyde, Godshill, Bramshaw Telegraph, Nomansland, Bramshaw, Cadnam, Woodlands, Colbury and Bucklers Hard, includes crossing numerous cattle grids; hence the name.

The recent hillclimbs have brought back hapy memories. Back in 1970 I took second place in the combined clubs' hill climb on Kingston Hill on November 4. I finished in 2-24, beaten only by Poole Wheelers' Colin(? I think) Best with 2-22. I remember quite clearly collapsing on the grassy bank immediately after the finish in absolute agony. Mind you, a pint in the Scott Arms brought me around pretty quickly and I was able to ride back to Lymington with the other lads from the Forest. Oh to be young again!
All the best,

Bryce Dyer started his season with a win in the Andover Hilly 10 back in February, it ended in slightly less style at the Manchester Velodrome in the
World Masters Track Champs-"I had a bit of a mare. I pulled my bike out of the gate with a second on the clock still to go, the Commisaires said that is not possible- i proved otherwise! I came 18th (1:11) setting the worst starting lap backed up by the 2nd fastest final lap-Too Little To Late, Off Season now!!!" Louise Burman (A3crg) is also at the champioships and rides in the 500m TT today.Louise should have been riding the pursuit but a late change in the race schedule forced her to miss the race.

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