2010 club news archive


4 Nov

The provisional list of events for 2011 and the reliability rides for the end of 2010 are now on the events page. The first reliability is on the 21st November and will start from Poundbury cyclesports. Darren and Heidi have kindly volunteered to run the reliability's from their shop and will try to provide tea and biscuits at the end of the event. Please be aware that if you are driving to the start for these events do not park on the graveled area as this is for residents only. Please park on the main roads. Please see the chairman's update on the home page for more details. Although it is still early can i ask members to think about volunteering to timekeep an event for 2011. The earlier we can fill all the slots the better.

25 Oct

Congratulations to all the club members who took part in the 4 race inter-club hillclimb competition. The team wrapped up the series yesterday and also had the individual champion in Todd. Todd scored 199 points from a possible 200, room for improvement for next year. Also in yesterdays event was Ian Cardy who came 4th, Reuben 5th, Bryce 10th, Jules 11th, Darren 13th, Duncan Towner( yes he does exist) 24th, Andrew Preston 26th and Heidi 28th. Well Done.


19 Oct

Well done to Todd for gaining maximum points again in the inter-club hill climb competion on Sunday. In addition to Todd, Reuben came 3rd, Dean 6th, Ian Cardy 7th, Bryce 12th, Darren 14th, Heidi 22nd, Andrew Preston 23rd and Andrew Jackson 25th. The final event is this Sunday on Whiteways. It would be nice to see a few more members turn up to ensure we keep our lead in the competion.

11 Oct

Well done to all the club riders who took part in yesterdays inter-club hill climb. Todd took the win again but was pushed very close by Dean. Reuben got 4th, David Jones 9th, Ian Cardy 10th, Bryce 13th, Jules 14th, Charlie 15th, Brett 23rd, Andrew Jackson 27th, Stu Carrington 31st. Special Mention to Oliver Carrington who came 34th and in the process earned the club an extra 19 points.

4 Oct

Well done to Todd Preston on winning the club and the first of this seasons inter-club hill climbs. Although it was not a very pleasant day Todd won the event in 5:23:4 to win by the slim margin of half a second from guest rider Simon Mclaughlin. Dean Critchel took 3rd with 5:37:4 Full Result

Well Done to Ian Locock who did 23:46 in the New Forest 10 on Saturday. Winner was S. Whitewick with a course record 20:50.

26 Sept

The result from Saturdays Yeovil 10 has Rose finishing with 30:28, Julian had a PB of 24:07, Bryce finished with 23:17 and Ian got 22:43. Winner was Stu Dodd with a course record 19:48.

24 Sept

Best of luck to Ian and Rose, Bryce and Julian Glynn for the Yeovil 10 on Saturday.

Check out the club clothing offer on the home page!!!

19 Sept

Ian Locock and Julian Glynn took part in the Poole Wheelers club 25 this morning. Ian Locock came 2nd with 58:17 and Julian finished with 1:5:18. Winner was Gary Tuskin with 57:47.

5 Sep

Well done to Julian Thacker who did 57:04 in this mornings Poole Wheelers open 25. No news on the winner as yet.

4 Sep


Congratulations to Ian Cardy who won the world age group Duathlon Championships today. Ian won the title 12 months ago in the USA and managed to hold on to the title in and around the hilly circuit based at Edinburgh. Full report to follow on his return. Well Done.


Well done to Bryce for winning todays club circuit tt. Bryce won the race in 57:40. Charlie Lawson was 2nd and Julian Glynn 3rd. Full Result

3 Sep

This Saturday is the club circuit tt at Moreton. Start time is 14:30.


On Sunday Julian Thacker will be taking part in th Poole Whl open 25.

Ian Cardy will be hoping to retain his World age group championship on Sunday. The event is being held in Edinburgh this year. Best of luck to everyone.

30 Aug

Well done to Jules for this mornings EDCA 15 mile TT. Despite having both tubs blow up before his ride and having to borrow a wheel he still managed to finish in 34:23. Winner was J. Jenkinson, UTAG Yamaha, with 31:44.

On Saturday Jules took part in the TLI TT Championships. He came 3rd in the individual event and won the 2-up with Bryce Dyer. Well done.


28 Aug

2 guest riders battled for todays win in the club 10. Jesse Elzinga, Beeline Bicycles, took the win from Poole Wheeler and local man Terry Icke. First club rider was Ian Cardy, who now shares top spot in the points competition with Bryce Riglar. Many thanks to Bryce,his dad Alan and his sister Avril, for running todays event at short notice. Full Result

27 Aug

This weekend the club 10 will take place. Thanks to Bryce and his dad, Alan, for taking this one on. On Monday Jules and Chippers wil be taking part in the EDCA 15.


25 Aug

25 riders signed on for Tuesday nights club 5, the last of the evening events for this season. It was very close for the top 3, with Ian Cardy taking the win, and some revenge for last week, by beating Julian Thacker by 4 seconds. Ian Locock was only 1 second down on Julian. Ian Cardys winning time was 9:37. Full Result

Well Done to Andy Boyd who moved up to 10th place after the final stage of the Dorset tour. Andy was only 1:48 down on eventual winner Sam Gardner of Cannondale racing.


23 Aug

A great stage 3 for Andy Boyd in yesterdays Dorset tour. Andy got into a hard working break and finished 4th, moving up to 11th on GC. Andy is 1:48 down on the leader going into todays final stage. Best of luck fella.

22 Aug

Well done to Jules for his 21:21 in this mornings Poole open 10. Winner was Chris Ball in a not too shabby time of 18:51.

In the first stage of the Dorset tour Andy Boyd finished in 9:56 to take 26th place. In the 2nd stage he finished in joint 12th. Andy currently sits in 24th place with 2 stages remaining. Best of luck.


20 Aug

This weekend is the start of the 3 day, 4 stage Dorset tour. Andy Boyd will be riding in the event.

On Sunday Jules and Chippers will be taking part in the Poole Wheelers open 10. Best of luck to all riders.


19 Aug

A close contest in Tuesday nights club 10 saw Julian Thacker just shade it from Ian Cardy by 3 seconds. Julian's winning time was 22:45. 3rd place went to Ian Locock, who is still gaining form towards the end of the season, with 23:24. On a more serious note, there was a rider disqualified for taking pace from a rider who had already caught him. This is not the first time this season that the rider in question has been told.Full Result.


At the Weston Wheelers 10 on Saturday Ian Locock finished with 22:21 for 6th place and 2nd vet. Julian Glynn had an excellent ride, despite having some mechanical problems, and finished with 24:44. Due to heavy rain and traffic there was a few non-starters, Rose being one of them. Winner was Robin Coomber, Chippenham & Dist, with 20:24.

On Sunday Ian Cardy went to Castle coombe to take in a few events. Here is his story..This morning, I raced The Big Adventure Store Summer Duathlon, then 45 mins later, The Big Adventure Store 10k, then 60 minutes later, the Kinetic-One Castle Combe 10 mile TT. In the duathlon, I won in a time of 58:36 (awaiting verification that it was a course record), then I got 6th in the 10k in 34:45 (winner was Simon Nott in 32:53), then got 5th in the TT (legs were wrecked by then!) in 23:08 (winner was Rob Pears in 21:09 - excellent considering the wind that whipped up). Not bad considering it was my first duathlon since last October and first 10k since last May! Crazy Man!


13 Aug

The big race of the weekend is the Weston Wheelers 10 on Saturday. Club riders involved will be Ian and Rose and they will be joined by Julian Glynn to make it a nice family affair. Best of luck.


Peter washington is running a road race on Sunday. He could do with some help running the event, but if you don't fancy that you could do the race. HQ: D’Urberville Memorial Hall, Colliers Lane, Wool, Dorset.

Race starts at 10.30am - riders and marshals should be there by 10am...

8 Aug

Well done to all the club riders who took part in todays Poole Wheelers 10 mile TT. Fastest club rider was Julian Thacker with 21:01. Ian Locock, who is enjoying a good end to the season, did 21:53. A big PB for Andrew Jackson who did 26:20 and Rose, despite getting caught in traffic at Holes Bay roundabout, finished with 30:05. Winners were Paul Jones and Bryce Dyer who both finished with 20:33.


5 Aug

Ian Cardy proved to be the strongest rider again in Tuesday nights hilly TT. Ian won the event in a great time of 45:21. Andy Boyd, who also did a good ride, finished 2nd with 46:55. Iain Gillam took 3rd place with 51:13. Full Result.

31 July

17 riders took to the start line for Tuesday nights club 10. Ian Cardy was once again the winner. Ian's time was 22:10. Ian Locock took 2nd place with 23:22, in doing so he took maximum points in the vets standard competition, narrowly beating Peter Tindley by 2 seconds. Dean Critchel took the final spot on the podium with 23:51. Full Result

Best of luck to Will Wilson and Pete Tindley for Sunday mornings BJW 50.


The final points table in the Moreton TLI races have the following positions for club members. Barry Clewett 2nd, Andy Boyd 3rd, John Wickham 6th, Martin Peters 16th, Julian Thacker 18th and Paul Goodison 19th. Well done to those riders and other members of the club who raced in the series.

25 July

Well done to Will Wilson on another course PB this morning. Will finished the EDCA 10 in 23:34. Pete Tindley also had a great ride, finishing in 27:36. Winner was Dave Pickering, BJW, with 22:13


23 July

In Tuesday nights 2-up tt, fastest rider was Julian Thacker. Unfortunately, due to his lack of friends, Jules was riding solo, but still produced an excellent 22:17. Fastest pair were Julian Glynn and Ian Locock with 23:29. Apologies in advance for any miss spelling of unfamiliar names. The result sheet was in Stu Carringtons hand writing(only joking Stu). Full Result

Well Done to Baz Clewett who won last nights TLI. Andy Boyd got 2nd. The result, in this, the last counting event, Moves Baz to 2nd over all and Andy to 3rd. Lots of other club riders there last night but waiting on full result before posting.

Best of Luck to Pete Tindley and Will Wilson who will be taking part in the EDCA 10 on Sunday.

18 July

Well done to Will Wilson who led the team home today in the Poole Wheelers 25. Will Finished with 1:02:09. John Chapman got 1:02:13 and Pete Tindley got a course PB with 1:11:08. Winner was Adam Topham with 54:26.


In last weeks TLI Barry Clewett came 4th, John Wickham 5th and Martin Peters 7th.

17 July

On Sunday Pete Tindley, Baz Clewett, Will Wilson and John Chapman will be taking part in Poole Wheelers open 25.


15 July

A lovely Summers evening for Tuesday nights running of the club 25, dark clouds, showers, gusting wind. This did not stop Ian Locock from winning in a great time of 1:00:54. 2 PB's on the night as well, with Bryce claiming 2nd place with 1:03:58 and Rose finishing in 1:27:09. Full Result

12 July

Well done to the club riders who took part in last weeks TLI. Andy Boyd got 2nd, Barry Clewett 3rd, John Wickham 6th and Martin Peterson 8th.

11 July

In this mornings BJW 25 Ian Cardy was the fastest club rider with 56:08. John Chapman did 58:57 and Pete Tindley did 1:07:30. Dave Dent was the winner in 53:41. Unfortunately Will Wilson was a DNF.


10 July

Well done to Julian Thacker for his 10 mile PB today in the Antelope R.T.10. Jules did 20:18. Also a great ride by Pete Tindley who did 25:19. Winner was Mark Jones, Oxford city R.C. with 19:16.

8 July

Ian Cardy continues his good form with another win in Tuesday nights club 10. Ian won the event in 22:13. Alex Hopson was 2nd with 22:56 and Ian Locock, fresh from some hill training, got 3rd in 23:43. Full Result

Well Done to Paul Goodison who got 3rd place in last Thursday TLI event at Moreton.


This weekend Jules and Pete Tindley will be heading up to the Antelope R.T. 10 on the Andover course. That event is on Saturday. On Sunday Pete will be in action again in the BJW 25. This time he will be joined by Will Wilson, Ian Cardy, Barry Clewett and John Chapman.

3 July

2 great rides today by Jules and Bryce at the Crabwood CC 10. Jules was very close to a 20 minute ride with 21:00 and Bryce had a superb PB of 22:34. Congratulations to both of them. Winner was S. Whitewick,UTAG Yamaha,with 19:52.



A superb ride by the in form man, Ian Cardy, saw him break the course record for the club 18mile hilly on Tuesday night. Ian's winning time was 44:19 to take 3 seconds off his own record. Julian Thacker also did a great ride for 2nd place with John Wickham taking 3rd. Full Result

This weekend Jules and Bryce will be traveling up to Andover in search of some fast times. They are both entered in the Crabwood CC 10. Best of luck.

30 June

Well Done to Andy Boyd on winning the Nick Bateson Memorial road race on Sunday the 27th. TOP

Well done to Julian Thacker on his 21:40 in Monday nights A3crg 10. Winner was S.Whitewick,UTAG Yamaha, with 19:50.

A good win for Ian Cardy in last Tuesdays club 10. Ian won with a time of 22:12. Alex Hopson was 2nd and Dean Critchel 3rd. Full Result

27 June

Well done to Pete Tindley for his 1:10:28 in Saturdays Sotonia 25. Winner was J.Jenkinson,Utag Yamaha.com, with 50:51.


Well Done to Julian Thacker who won the BJW club 10 last Tuesday. Jules won the race with 21:24.

Jules will be in action again on Monday night in the A3crg open 10.

20 June

A fantastic ride by Julian Thacker in todays National 50 mile championships. Julian did 1:53:37. Winner, as usual, was M. Hutchinson, In-Gear, with 1:38:55.


18 June

A fantastic ride and course record saw Ian Cardy win Tuesday nights club 25. Ian's time of 56:30 took 1:13 off Julian Thackers old record. Alex Hopson,59:23, was the only other rider inside the hour for 2nd place with Ian Locock just outside with 1:00:02 for 3rd. Full Result

Well done to Andy Boyd for getting 3rd place in last Saturdays Barnfield Heath road race.

In Thursday nights TLI Barry Clewett came 2nd with Andy Boyd 3rd. Jules and Alex also made the top 10.

Best of luck to Julian Thacker who will be taking part in this weekends national 50 mile Championships.


13 June

Results from this mornings BJW 10. Jules was fastest club rider with 22:22, but was closely followed by Baz who finished in 22:33. A PB for Will Wilson, who was next in, with 23:17. Pete Tindley got 2nd vet on standard with 26:30. Dave Arrowsmith, riding his last race before returning to Australia, finished with 27:14. Chippers punctured when clearly on for the win, but thats cycling. Winner was Paul Jones, BJW, with 21:05.Well done to all(except Chippers)

Well Done to Barry Clewett who got 3rd in the TLI on Thursday night.


12 June

Ian Cardy proved the strongest rider yet again in Tuesday nights club 10. Ian won the race in 22:04. Ian Locock took 2nd, just 1 second ahead of Gary Dighton.Full Result

Bryce and Dean took a trip to Poole on Wednesday to take part in their club 10. Dean got 5th place with 24:08 and Bryce did 25:05 for 10th place.

This weekend Dave Arrowsmith, Jules, Baz, Chippers, Pete Tindley and Will Wilson will be taking part in the BJW 10 mile TT on the Upton by-pass.

4 June

This weekend has Bryce and Duncan Towner entered for the CC Weymouth road race on Sunday. Any help would be very much appreciated. Also on Sunday we have the BACC 25. Riders include Jules, Barry, Pete Tindley, John Chapman, Will Wilson and Dave Arrowsmith.


Last week Dean Critchel made his way over to the Poole Wheelers evening 10 and got 6th place with 24:14.

Some very good placings in the TLI events in recent weeks for club members. In the Thursday 27th event Andy Boyd was 4th, Ian Cardy 6th, Jules 7th, John Wickham 8th and Martin Peters 10th.

In last nights event Jules tried to lead out Baz and Andy for the sprint finish and in doing so Andy got 3rd,Baz 4th and Jules 7th.


29 May

19 riders turned out for Tuesday nights club 10. Quite a few past and present champions in the field but it was Alex Hopson who took the win in 22:52.Full Result

The result of the Wessex 50 from last Sunday has Julian Thacker as the best placed club ride with 1:59:22. Barry Clewett got 2:04:48, John Chapman 2:06:35 and Peter Tindley 2:24:23. Winner was Dave Dent, Wightlink R.T. with 1:51:06


26 May

Congratulations to Stu Carrington who had a PB in the Sotonia 10 mile TT on Saturday. Stu did 26:08. Well Done.

I am still waiting for the result of the Wessex 50.

20 May

Events for this weekend begin with Stu Carrington taking part in the Sotonia 10 on the Andover course.

On Sunday Julian Thacker will be joined by Peter Tindley, Barry Clewett and John Chapman in the Wessex R.C. 50.


Bryce Riglar had an amazing ride in the Poole Wheelers club 10 on Wednesday night. Bryce improved his PB to 23:11. Well Done.

Julian Thacker was the only sub hour ride in Tuesday nights club 25. Julians time of 59:03 was a sign of how tough it was. Ian Locock was 2nd with Andrew Preston claiming 3rd.
Full Result

16 May

Weekend results. Bryce has admitted to "getting a kickin'" and "getting turned over" in the Verwood road race on Saturday, but promises to return the favour sometime in the future. In the BJW 30 on Sunday, Jules was the fastest club rider with 1:08:39. Baz was next in with 1:11:20 followed by Chippers who got 1:11:48. Will Wilson did an excellent ride for 1:12:50 and Peter Tindley did 1:22:44. Winner was Jon Wynn, Northover VT, with 1:04:40.


14 May

Chris Jones has kindly offered to run the club 25 on Tuesday. In addition Chris has offered to instruct any member who is unsure of how to run a time trial.

In last nights TLI race,the first of the season, Jules, Alex, John Wickham and Andy Boyd all managed to finish in or around the top 10.


This weekends events see Bryce taking part in Woodlands road race over at Verwood. On Sunday Julian Thacker, Barry Clewett, William Wilson, Peter Tindley and John Chapman will be taking part in the BJW 30 mile TT over at Poole.

Well done to Ian Cardy on an excellent win in Tuesday nights club 10. Ian Clocked 22:17 to beat Julian Thacker into 2nd place. 3rd place went to Alex Hopson. Full Result

8 May

The result from bank holiday Mondays 27k TT, hosted by Poole Wheelers, Saw Barry Clewett finish with a time of 41:47. Will Wilson got 47:00. Winner was Gary Tuskin,Poole Whl, with 39:10.


30 April

Events for this weekend. On Sunday there is the Jurassic sportive ride from Bovington Tank museum. Distance for this is 101 miles and several members of the club are planning to take part. On Monday there is an inter-club 27k, hosted by Poole Whls, and this takes place around the clouds hill area.


Tuesday saw the first running this season of the 18 mile hilly over at Charminster. On what turned out to be a fairly decent evening Ian Cardy took the win in 45:38. John Chapman was 2nd and Barry Clewett got 3rd.Full Result

Also on Tuesday night, Jules and Bryce took a trip up to Andover to take part in the Andover Whls 10. Jules came away with 21:31 and Bryce got a PB with 23:15.Well Done.


25 April

Weekend results. In Saturdays CC Weymouth open 10, Dean Critchel was the fastest club rider with 23:07. Will Wilson did 23:37, Barry Clewett 24:12, Bryce Riglar, 1st Junior, did 24:48, Pete Tindley 27:19, Stu Carrington got 27:47 and Young Oliver Carrington in his first open event did 43:07. Winner, in a great time of 21:32, was Dave Pickering, BJW. Many thanks to all the helpers at this event, the cheques are in the post(honest).

In the rain and fog delayed B&DWCA 25 Julian Thacker, fresh from his 3 week training camp, did 56:13. John Chapman got 59:24, which as usual included a 1 minute late start penalty, and Pete Tindley did 1:08:30. Winner was Paul Jones, BJW, with 54:20.

In the London marathon Ian and Rose finished with a time of 6:13:41. Well done.


23 April

2 events to tell you about this weekend. On Saturday it is the CC Weymouth open 10. The event starts at 14:30 and club riders include Stu and Oliver Carrington,Chris Dodds,Bryce Riglar,Peter Tindley,Will Wilson,Julian Thacker(possibly) Dean Critchel and Barry Clewett. The course is the Warmwell to Wool route for any one that wants to support our riders, and if you want to help out the HQ is Broadmayne village hall, which will be open from 13:00.

On Sunday we have the B&DWCA 25 over at Poole. Riders are John Chapman,Julian Thacker,Peter Tindley and Barry Clewett. Best of luck to all our riders this weekend.

Bryce Riglar did the Poole Wheelers 10 on Wednesday night and completed the course in 24:39. Winner was Terry Icke,Poole Whls, with 22:19. Well Done Bryce.


20 April

19 riders took to the start line for tonights 10 mile TT. Although a very pleasant evening there was a strong headwind on the return leg of the race, and quite chilly as well. This did not stop Ian Cardy producing an excellent 22:51 to take first place. Alex Hopson was 2nd in 23:16 and Dean Critchel completed the podium with 23:21. Full Result

18 April

The result of this mornings EDCA 27k,in near sub zero temperatures, saw John Chapman record 40:10. Barry Clewett, riding his first TT of the year, get 40:26, Will Wilson 42:02 and Pete Tindley finished with 48:00. Winner was Dave Dent, Wightlink RT, with 36:31.


16 April

This Sunday is the EDCA 27k TT on the Bovington circuit. Club riders taking part are Will Wilson, Julian Thacker, Peter Tindley, Barry Clewett and John Chapman.

Bryce and Dean took part in the Poole Wheelers 10 on Wednesday night. Dean did 24:11 and Bryce 25:09. Winner was Leighton Girling, Poole Whls, with 22:40. TOP

13 April

15 riders signed on for tonights 5 mile TT. 9 times out of 10 we have a South Westerly wind to help the riders in this event, but not tonight. Although it was a pleasant evening there was a fairly stiff easterly blowing into the faces of the riders. Despite this Dean Critchel proved the strongest rider and finished in 11:48, this despite Dean feeling a bit tired from lots of miles recently. Bryce and John Wickham tied for 2nd place with 12:04. Towards the back of the field Heidi Gould just had the beating of her dad. Full Result

11 Apr

Despite being a warm sunny day on Saturday for the club 25 mile TT, there was an annoying SE wind to slow the rider down and make the event a tough one. Dean Critchell was the winner in 1:03:47. Second place went to Bryce, who again extended his lead at the top of the points competition. Full Result


In the EDCA 24 hilly, John Chapman did 59:53, William Wilson did 1:02:59 and Peter Tindley got 1:13:11. Winner was Paul Jones, BJW, with 53:53.


8 April

Just received a couple of TT results from the bank holiday weekend. On good Friday Will Wilson took part in the BACC 10 and came away with 25:40 on a very tough day. Winner was Stephen Whitewick, UTAG Yamaha, with 21:49. On Monday Will was in action again, this time in the Poole Whls 30, and was joined in the event by Stu Carrington. Will finished in 1:17:15 and Stu did 1:33:16. Winner was L8ton Girling, Poole Whls, in 1:10:46.

This weekend we have the final Saturday club TT for a few months as they will be moving to Tuesday evenings. The event is the 25 mile TT and starts at 14:30 from Gatemore Road. Please do not park in the Red Lion car park. On the Sunday Will Wilson will be joined by Peter Tindley and John Chapman in the EDCA hilly 24 in Wimborne. Also on Sunday Barry Clewett will be taking on the Elite riders in the Ham Hill RR at Ilchester. The events is a tough 96k route. Best of luck to all riders.

3 April

The fantastic bank holiday weather meant that only 10 riders attended todays 10 mile club time trial. Winner, by a mere 6 seconds from his training partner, was Alex Hopson in a great time of 23:30. World and Olympic champion, Paul Goodison, took 2nd place with 23:36. A distant 3rd was John Chapman with 24:54. In the points competition Bryce Riglar extended his lead, and in the vets competition Peter Tindley also put some daylight between his nearest rivals. Full Result

30 March

Results from the weekend. In the ACU 27k Julian Thacker came an impressive 3rd in 37:27. Winner was Allan Ridler,ACU, in 36:31. In the club circuit race John Chapman managed to turn up on time and won the event in 57:15. Bryce, taking things a bit easy due to the following days road race, was 2nd in 1:01:37. Full Result. There was 2 road races on Sunday with 1 club rider in each. In the Verwood race Barry Clewitt was just outside the top 10 in a quality field. His race report is on the forum. Also in action was Bryce, taking part in his first road race, this time at Thruxton. Bryce looked strong throughout the race and finished 6th, earning himself 4 points. Well done to all the riders this weekend.


21 March

Results from the weekend. On Saturday, in pretty poor conditions, the first club event of the season saw reigning champion Dean Critchel take the win in 24:21. Rob Gillingham,Wessex RC, was 2nd and Bryce Riglor was 3rd.Full Result. In the BJW 42k hilly event all the club riders suffered in one way or another. Will Wilson punctured, John Chapman had a late start penalty and Julian Thacker dropped his chain on the steep climb to Lulworth. Apart from that the race went well, Julian Thacker got 5th place in 1:04:31 and John Chapman did 1:09:35 for 11th. Winner was Paul Jones,BJW, with 1:00:36.

19 March

This weekend see's the start of the club Timetrial season. The opening event is on Saturday with a 14:30 start time. The event is a 10 mile TT on the P451. On Sunday Julian Thacker will be joined by Will "Ironwillie" Wilson and John Chapman in the Jubillee Wheelers Hilly 42k TT. Best of luck to all riders.

14 March

Results from the weekend. On Saturday in the Barnsfield Heath road race Julian Thacker got a fine 6th place and Barry Clewett got 10th. In the Gillingham and District Hardriders William Wilson did 55:15. Winner was Rob Pears, Bath CC, with 44:39. On Sunday, in the Poole Wheelers 25, Julian Thacker did 57:25 for 2nd place. Winner was Paul Jones, BJW, with 55:20. In the New Forest 10 Bryce Riglar did 27:47 on a tough and undulating course.


12 March

A choice of events for this weekend. On Saturday there is the Barnsfield Heath Road Race. Further details are on the forum, or contact Barry or Jules. On Sunday there is another Inter-club event, again hosted by Poole Wheeler. This is a 25 mile Timetrial based around the Upton by-pass.Further details on Poole Wheelers website.

7 March

Results from this mornings hilly TT hosted by Poole Wheelers. Ewan Tarrant took the win in 44:35. Jules was next in with 45:46,Ian Cardy 46:44,Barry 47:27,Bryce 51:41,Chippers 51:57,Will 52:13, Andrew 52:19. Unfortunately Matt forgot to turn right at the top of Whiteways and cut several miles from the course and was given a DNF. I am sure he will learn for next year. Well done to all the riders and some very good points in the bag for the inter-club.TOP

5 March

Welcome back! Hopefully the website problems are now behind us and a big thank you to Martin. To catch up a bit, here is what you have missed. Firstly, well done to Stu Carrington on being the first club member this season to take part in an open event. Here is what the great man himself had to say about it...."In a moment of madness I decided to give this one a try at the weekend. I had planned not to mention it to, but it seems that somehow Ian has already found out.
Achieved a remarkably poor 29:55 to come a pitiful 42nd out of 46 starters. Winner was Aran Stanton with a 21:43 (he then immediately followed that up in the 2 up event with a 21:52)
However, there were some positives from my performance:
- I beat the only two starters with slower PB's than my own
- I discovered that my max heart rate is a little higher than I had previously thought; although it must be said that the early stages of a race is probably not the best place to discover 101%
- And, best of all, no matter how long I live, nobody will ever be able to take a worse photo of me than the one produced by the official race photographer.
oh yes, and to top it all off perfectly, when i got back to my car I couldn't bend my elbows - this made it rather tricky to get my keys and I had to waylay this poor local woman and ask her to rummage around in the sweaty back pocket of my ill fitting lycra top - from the look on her face I am not convinced that I really made her day with that request" Well Done Stu.TOP

Last sunday,28th Feb, was the first inter-club of the season, hosted by Poole Wheelers. Julian Thacker, showing some great form took the win in 39:28.Chippers and Dean were very close in 3rd and 4th place with 42:01 and 42:02. Bryce did a great ride for his first event of the season with 46:07 and Will Wilson, despite having to stop to fix a puncture, picked up a good point for the club. Next Inter-club is Sunday 7th March from the springfield hotel. details as per Poole Wheelers website.


26 Feb

A choice of events this weekend for club riders. first off we have the final reliability ride. this event will start at 9 o'clock from the clock tower on Weymouth seafront. Also on Sunday is the first inter-club event of the season. The event is a 27k TT based around Bovington. The start is in the clouds hill area and is being organized by Poole Wheelers. Start time is 10 o'clock.

7 Jan

Upavon Airfield circuit race latest details....Race Organiser Darren Clarke of the Army Cycling Union reports that, in view of the current weather and the inclement forecast for the next few days, the first event in this year's Generation Sports & Cycles Upavon Winter Series due to be held this Saturday morning has been cancelled.This year's series should now start on Saturday 23 January and will continue, weather permitting, every Saturday morning right through to 13 March. Entries (£10) are taken on the day only (no advance entries) at the Sports Pavilion on the Upavon Garrison site, Trenchard Lines, Upavon, Wilts SN9 6BE. The racing, which caters both for National B (E/1/2/3) and Regional B (3/4) fields, normally commences at 9:00am sharp out on the airfield circuit (so be sure to sign on in good time). We'll send out another newsletter next week to update you if the weather still looks uncertain. If you know of any riders who would like to be kept up to date on this and other South Region news, they can subscribe to this free news service by sending an email to newsletter-subscribe@bcsouth.org.uk.

1 Jan

10 riders turned up for today's first running of the CC Weymouth New Year's Day 10. Just like old times it was Julian Thacker who took the win with 24:56 on a very cold but bright afternoon. A tie for 2nd place saw visitor Simon Rouse, Gillingham & Dist, and John Chapman get 26:34. 4th place went to Chris Jones, on his standard road bike, with 27:20. Andrew Preston, after a diet of long steady miles and Pete Read's black book, took 5th with 28:21, closely followed by William Wilson, with 28:52. Michelle Lindley was next in with 30:47. Team Formotion, probably an anagram for something, riding as a 3-up, completed the course in 28:49. Hopefully a few more riders will make the effort next year. Full Result