2012 club news archive


21 October 2012, Poole Wheelers Hill Climb Whiteways

3 In a row!!!

Last Sunday on the top of a rather fresh and breezy Whiteways hill CC Weymouth retained the Interclub Hill Climb trophy for the 3rd year in succession. The margin of victory over Poole Wheelers was so small it showed how important every rider and every ride was. A massive thank you and congratulations then to all club members who turned up to each of the four rounds and pushed their lungs and legs to breaking point in the chase for a few points. This hill climb series yet again shows why we have such a great little club which is open to all riders no matter what their age or ability.

On the day Poole Wheelers Andy Buddle came out on top of a close 3 way battle for the win with 7:26.2. Team mate Harrison Fielding edged out last years winner, Simon McLaughlin (BJW), by only half a second (7:28.1 to 7:28.5).

Top Club finisher was Ben Davis with 7:58.1 proving the best CCW climber in both events that he entered

Heidi Gould was once again top lady with 9:36.5.

Other CC Weymouth positions

7. Ian Cardy 8:03.8                                                                        

9. Bryce Riglar 8:05.3.                                                              

10. John Chapman 8:07.7 

11. Steve Pink 8:08.6

12. Greg Parker 8:10.0

16. Darren Matthews 8:27.6

27. Jeremy Guy 9:19.2

36. William Wilson 9:56.1

41. Andrew Jackson 10:16.4

42. Philip Clive 10:17.9

44. Andrew Preston 10:35.2

47. Stuart Carrington 10:51.6

50. Colin Deuchers 11:04.9

52. Brian Sands 11:24.4

56. Richard Gould 12:52.4

In the overall series as well as claiming the team prize congratulations should also go to Heidi Gould who retained her ladies crown yet again, although it was good to see a couple of new young ladies on Whiteways who may provide some competition in the future.

Well done to Poole Wheelers junior Harrison Fielding who won the overall title, the first of his fledgling career.

Top club member in the points table was Steve Pink finishing in 4th narrowly edging out club mate Bryce Riglar who ended up a just a couple of points back in 5th.

Also one final word of thanks to those who came to support the team, especially Kevin Westaway who has kindly provided many photographs on Facebook to remind everyone of just how stupid we all look when pushed to our max! 

Now the racing season is over for most of us (apart from William Wilson who has rather taken to the winter Cyclocross series) the carbon bikes will no doubt be locked away and mudguards will be all the fashion again! In the spirit of winter riding Darren and Heidi organise the winter reliability rides from Poundbury Cyclesport and the first such ride is Sunday 25 November signing on 9:45 and concluding in a casual lunch and the club AGM around 13:00. There are limited spaces for the lunch so anyone wishing to eat should check with Heidi first. Anyone wishing to claim club standards should contact Chairman Stuart Carrington this week and these should be presented at the AGM.

14 October 2012, BJW Hill Climb Okeford/Turnworth

On a cold and crisp Sunday morning only 25 riders turned up to challenge themselves at arguably the toughest hill climb of the series. The Bournemouth Jubilee Wheelers event climbs out of Okeford Fitzpain and up on to Turnworth Hill. With around 1000ft showing on rider's Garmins this is one of the highest points in Dorset and with the sun burning off the morning mist the views were worth the climb alone. However most of us had come for a different kind of reward!

With reigning champion and current series leader Simon McLaughlin away at the BEC Open hill climb the door was open for Young Harrison Fielding of Poole Wheelers to take his first win in 4:31.8 and with it the series lead. Harrison is definitely one to watch for the future and along with Bournemouth Arrows Will Stephenson (Who made the national junior squad) it is great to have such talented youngsters in our region. John Vinson (PW) who is getting faster each week proved the best of the challengers and took second in 4:47.7 whilst Andy Buddle (also PW) was third with 4:49.5

Top Club finisher was Darren Matthews with 5:08.8 in 5th proving that all those feet climbed on the continent this summer have put him in great shape for this kind of climb and I'm sure he will be looking forward to Whiteways next week!

Heidi Gould was once again top lady and is looking assured of retaining her title this year.

Other CC Weymouth positions

7. Steve Pink 5:13.6

10. Bryce Riglar 5:20.3

11. Greg Parker 5:24.3

15. Jeremy Guy 6:00.3

16. Heidi Gould 6:14.6

17. Philip Clive 6:33.7

19. Andrew Jackson 6:44.0

22. Colin Deuchers 7:35.0

23. Brian Sands 8:34.7

25. Richard Gould 11:04.5

Well done to those who turned up in the cold, we need you again next week at Whiteways to defend our crown!

07 October 2012, Poole Wheelers Hill Climb Creech

Meet my friend pain!

That's just about the only way you can describe the Creech hill climb. Three of the hardest minutes of your life followed by your lungs reacting like you have just smoked 20 B&H. Why do we do it again?

Once again BJW's Simon McLaughlin was in a league of one taking the win, and with it our own Todd Preston's course record, with a stunning 2:23. Young Harrison Fielding of Poole Wheelers showed the steeper the climb the better he rides taking second in 2:29 and there was a three way tie for third place between Andy Graham (BJW), James Horton (BJW) and John Vinson (PW) all with 2:38.

Top Club finisher was Bryce Riglar with an impressive for a big man 2:42 in 6th. 

Other CC Weymouth positions

7. Ian Cardy 2:46 

8. Steve Pink 2:47

13. John Chapman 2:53

14. Greg Parker 2:58

16. Darren Matthews 2:59

19. David Jones 3:06

23. Jeremy Guy 3:19

28. Heidi Gould 3:36

29. Philip Clive 3:41

34. ? Goddard 3:52

41. Andrew Preston 4:13

42. James Margary 4:21

43. Brian Sands 4:31

44. Richard Gould 6:10

Well done to everyone for just riding up that beast and a special thanks to Greg for towing us home at a ridiculous pace just to make sure that the legs were finished off!

Next week it's on to Okeford for the climb up Turnworth. Poole Wheelers are closing in on us in the overall points competition so we need as many bodies as possible!

30 September 2012, CC Weymouth Hill Climb P455

The only way is up!

No it's not 'The only way is Essex' it's the start of the hill climb season. This time the tan lines are real and the leg waxing is probably just as good but that where the similarities end as only those with an iron resolve turn out for this kind of punishment!

And turn out they did! 46 brave souls from across the county turned up on a somewhat 'breezy' (that could be quite an understatement) Sunday morning to tackle the climb from sea level up to the Portland Heights. Whilst the conditions where very different from the scorching sun we had last year the results was exactly the same. Last season's winner, Simon McLaughlin (BJW), destroyed the field once again finishing 26 seconds clear of his nearest rival. That rival was CC Weymouth's own Ben Davis entering his first hill climb and taking home the club trophy in the process. Ben's main discipline is Duathalon and he is not often seen during the regular TT season but he is clearly not to be taken lightly! Andy Buddle of Poole Wheelers showed he is quick on the climbs as well as the flat with an excellent ride to round out the top 3.

Weymouth's Heidi Gould was fastest lady. The reigning lady's champion showed a clean pair of heels to many of the respected male riders but new member Amanda Bayley seem to have provided Heidi with her first real competition for a while and this one could be a much closer contest than the men's.

Once again thanks to a strong turnout CC Weymouth take a commanding lead in to the next round of the 4 race series. However the reigning champions had better look out as Poole Wheelers seem up for it this year and hosting 2 home rounds could play in to their hands. Weymouth will need to head 'en mass' to next weeks event at Creech to keep ahead in the race.

22 September 2012, CC Weymouth Club 10 P451

Saturday's Club 10 was the final TT of CC Weymouth's regular season. There is of course this Sunday's event to come where we kick off the interclub hillclimb series at Portland but this was the last chance to wrestle a course best out of the P451. Next week will be less about "aero" and more about pain!

Charlie Lawson, who has been somewhat absent over the last few weeks, turned up to take the win in what proved to be surprisingly slow conditions. A very impressive debut from Calum Croft saw him take 2nd place just ahead of Steve Pink (I blame my age however Calum blamed a hangover for not being further ahead).

We also welcomed visitors Brian Sands and Ali Ford and a warm welcome for young Matthew Child who suffered several mechanical issues on his first ever TT (well done for finishing).

If I hadn't mentioned it yet the Portland Hill Climb kicks off at 9:00 this Sunday morning. Please arrive by 8:40 as this event gets quite busy and the timekeeper will have lots of work to do. If you haven't done a hill climb yet this is a great race with a much bigger "event" feel to it than our normal club TTs. Give it a try, it is only 5-8 minutes of pain and every member who races will earn us some points that will help us try and win the team trophy for the 3rd year running.

Later on Saturday club members  Greg Parker and Bryce Riglar spent the afternoon contesting the Yeovil CC open 10. Greg finish an excellent 6th with 21:22 and Bryce 31st with 23:27. The winner was Robin Coomber of Cadence RT with 20:08

16 September 2012

Club member Greg Parker put in a cracking performance in the rearranged Bournemouth Jubilee Wheelers open 25. Greg finished in 7th place with 54:19. John Chapman came home in 10th place in 56:41 and Bryce Riglar rounded out the CC Weymouth interest in 14th with 58:25. The event was won by Poole Wheelers' Gary Dighton in 52:19.

15 September 2012, CC Weymouth Club 10 P451

This weekend saw the penultimate club 10 of CC Weymouth's calendar. As the summer draws to a close and thoughts turn to upcoming hill climb series (which we will be trying to win for the third year in a row) a handful of riders turned up to see if some late season form could produce a new course best, club record or even course record. 

The course record is exactly what Adam Topham of High Wycombe was aiming for. Having missed the record by seconds earlier in the year Adam, who has just all but wrapped up the National BBAR (Best British All Rounder) title, was in great form and feeling confident. Unfortunately he didn't count on the wasp that decided to lodge itself in Adam's helmet and sting him behind the ear, I am not sure how much time you lose trying to remove your helmet at 30mph+ in the middle of a TT but I am sure he would have been close to the record without such distraction. Adam still took a comfortable win despite the unwanted passenger.

Poole Wheeler's Andy Buddle who himself has been having a great year took second place and Weymouths own Greg Parker finished third. Greg has been having a fantastic year and had been feeling confident of challenging Paddy Dunn's club record but his crash two weeks ago is probably still lingering in the legs and the record will have to wait until next year for Greg. A mention also for David Butt who shaved a few seconds off of his PB with 23:50 and a big thankyou to Chairman Stuart Carrington and his daughter who took up the timekeeping duties for the day.

10th September

Unfortunately this weekends club 25 was called off due to the heavy fog on Saturday morning.  However two members did take part in the Poole Wheelers club 25 on Sunday morning. Greg Parker riding an excellent 55:42 and Andrew Jackson with 1:09:55. Well done to both.

Anyone who is interested in a possible cycling holiday head over to our forum as John Chapman is looking at ideas for next year.

6th September

Hello to all members, and non members, of CC Weymouth. Due to excess training and other commitments the news page has not be updated as regularly as the club would like. So starting from this week I have taken up the mantle and will be bringing you regular race reports as and where I can. I intend to cover every CCW club time trial but I will also try and get results from all Open events involving CC Weymouth members, news of any unique challenges (such as Andrew Preston completing his mammoth Audax rides) and any interesting bits of news I hear of throughout the year. If any of you follow Eammon Deane's blog you will see I have been sending him race reports all season and I will aim to keep the tone very similar on here.

The first and most important bit of news is we are still in need of a time keeper for Saturday 15 September's Club 10 (09:30 start). Only Richard Gould, Andrew Jackson and I have stepped in to time keep so far this year and we hope that one of our other regulars puts themselves forward please?

It is the last Club 25 of the season this Saturday (09:30 start) and the weather is looking good for some fast times so make sure you are there at least 15 minutes early to give Andrew chance to sign you on!

Safe riding everyone


1st May
Big turn out on a beautiful evening for the first 10 of the year on P459. Win taken by Julian Thacker, and top points to Charlie Lawson who finished in 23:50.

Trip to casualty for Matt after the race who came off after the final turn, but thankfully no serious injury.

 15th April
Big CCW contingent in the EDCA 27km open TT today, and 9 on the club run too.

News from the open on Eamonn Deane's blog here , and club run pictures on facebook, here.

20th April
Next Tuesday's time trial is a Hilly 18, starting at the earlier time of 6.30pm.

10th April
A great turnout of 21 riders rode our downhill with the wind behind you event.

Another almost record breaking ride saw Gary Dighton take the win in the first Tuesday evening race of the season, with lots of notable early season performances boding well for 2012.

... hopefully there'll be as many or more for next week's 10 - when all we have to do is get round the roundabout, and ride back up to the dual carriageway ;-).

 Full results - click here.

Pictures of the sign on are on our facebook page, here.

4th April
Results from Saturday's TT now on the results page, with an amazing time from visiting rider Adam Topham within a whisker of the course record. Good rides too from club riders, in a field of 21 comprised of CCW members, visiting riders, and day members - great turnout for such an early season event.

Message from Stuart to all members about the Open 10 on Saturday 7th April:
Helpers volunteered so far:

- me

- Ros as finish timekeeper

- Justin as start timekeeper

- Jon Williamson as pusher off

- Katrina making teas

- My younger 2 helping her and controlling numbers

- My eldest running the IT back at the HQ

- Chippers hopefully recorder for Ros
- Steve to finish his ride then bother Ros for draft times to phone back to my eldest until another CCW rider turns up to take over that task (over to you guys to volunteer)

Where we are short is on marshalls - have none at the moment and would like to put one lot at the turn, one at the garden centre and one at the pub - needs little skill, and there will be a briefing before the race, but the main job is to be visible and have a phone handy in case of problems - wives, girlfriends, non racing club members or family members who are there to watch would all be suitable candidates!

To let Stuart know you can help, please send an email to

21st March 2012
Saturday's event is both a CCW and interclub event, so we'll hopefully get a good turn out to bump us up the league a bit!

Because we're not renting the village hall, we can't use the car park, so the sign on is round the corner, beyond the tea rooms, beside the grave yard. Street view pictures of both posted on facebook - to see them, click here. Please sign on by 09:45 so the time keeper can get to the start to see the first rider off at 10:01.

17th March 2012
Large field of 15 riders with a great mix of new, old, and regular faces lined up to start the first race of the season.

The win was taken by visiting rider Adam D'Arcy Wykes of VC St Rapahel with a margin of just 1 second over CCW rider Bryce Riglar, who completed the course over a minute faster than this time last year.

Full result here.