2014 club news archive


Summer Hill Climb. Tuesday 24th June.

Come and join CC Weymouth for the shortest event of the season, only 1000 metres. View full details here.

Tuesday 17th June. P451 10 Miles.

A good evening for racing with the wind coming from the east and blowing riders uphill from the finish. Matt Merritt continued to improve and did another personal best with a 23:59, the first time under 25mph.  

Tuesday 10th June. P451 25c - 25 Miles.

A strong wind from Wool to Warmwell did not deter Matt Merritt from knocking 04:02 from his 25 mile personal best time. Matt has been training hard this year and doing well in The Moreton Series races so congratulations to Matt. See the results here.

National 50 Mile Time Trial Championship

The four representatives from CC Weymouth all enjoyed themselves in the sunshine and rising wind on Sunday morning.

Their times were as follows:

Stuart Carrington 2:31:34
Steve Pink 2:03:04
Andrew Jackson 2:20:19
Bryce Riglar 2:04:57

The event was won by Matthew Botrill with an amazing time of 1:40:47, Michael Hutchinson was second with 1:43:00 and Adam Topham third with 1:47:06. See the results here: Men / Ladies.

Tuesday 20th May: P451-10. It is the first 2-up of the year. Riders start at 2 minute intervals with another rider of equal ability. The time is taken from the second rider over the line. Please get to the start in plenty of time to sign on which closes at 18:45. The weather forecast is looking good, so it should be another good night for a TT ;-)

Tuesday 13th May:
Due to road works on the A352 the finish for the first 18 Mile Hilly of the season had to be changed so we moved to Cerne Abbas to finish just below THE GIANT. The new distance was 12.6 miles. Riders lost 290 feet of descent and over 5 miles of racing but this was made up for by having to climb the hill out of Cerne Abbas to get home! Julian Thacker won the event with 34:43 with Patrick Dunn just 42 seconds adrift. We hope that the road surface down to Charminster has been improved so times for the full course will be faster in the future. Click here for the full result.

The afternoon of Saturday 19th April 2014 saw a record number of riders had gathered from around the country at Broadmayne Village Hall for the traditional CC Weymouth Open 10.
From 13 to 82.
From super-fit athlete to something less.
Men and women.
Locals, Londoners and beyond – 18 clubs from 7 national districts.
As wide a variety of lycra-clad timetriallists as you could hope to meet.

The weather gods were smiling and an air of expectation was present ...would this be the year that the 15 year old course record would finally fall (Matt Illingworth – 20:17, when the course was used for the National 10mile Championship)?

The pre-event favourite was Adam Topham, reigning BBAR (Best British All Rounder) and one of the few riders in the country felt to have a chance of hitting that mark. He had some stiff competition with local ex-Olympian and national record holder, Gary Dighton, and the very fast Jon Wynn also returning to the course. Add to that the on-form Greg Parker and the event was looking likely to be won by a seriously fast time...

Early results soon started to filter back to HQ and both Greg and Jon posted very impressive times. Jon’s 20:57 was a very particularly creditable and, as the event moved onwards, the chat in the hall was starting to think it would be his day and all thought of the record started to fade away.

It was therefore a huge shock when Adam’s time reached the HQ. Not only had he beaten the record – he had smashed it, with a time of 20:03!  – Phenomenally close to a 30mph time on a course that nobody thought could be ridden at such a speed.

Adam was a worthy and popular winner of not only the event but also the £200 prize for breaking the course record.

Tuesday 15th April
Great start to the tuesday night season with a record 34 riders setting off on a fine, if chilly, evening. Tail wind on the way back didn't make it an easy night, but Gary Dighton still managed to win with a 22:06, and John Chapman taking the top club place with an impressive 23:31. Lots of competition all the way down the field - a great start to the season.

Sunday 23rd March Two CC Weymouth members travelled over to Poole today for the last race in the early season interclub series - in a field of 29, and on a course shortened to 22miles because of temporary traffic lights between Bere Regis and Wareham, Andrew Preston came 17th with 1:07:10, and Adam 22nd with 1:12:58. Afterwards Andrew, Adam, and Jeremy had a mini tour of the Purbecks.

In other news, second claim member Greg Parker got the win racing for VC St Raphael in his first solo Open TT of the season. Windy day on Thruxton racing circuit ahed of a really good field.

Saturday 22nd March Biggest ever field for a circuit time trial today, with 17 riders setting off on a bright sunny morning (despite the forecast showers) from Moreton village hall which we'd hired as our base for signing on, and a kitchen to make teas, coffees, cake and have a cycle jumble.

Steve Pink took the win with his best time to date on the course in 55.06, followed by Calum Croft on his road bike in 55.48, lone Poole Wheeler Sam Wadsley took 3rd in 56.46 beating Ben Davis by just 2 seconds.

...Having the hall made for a nice early season sociable event, with quite a lot of relatives coming over with riders and watching the 2 lap race, and somewhere for us to catch up without freezing (although when the sun came out, it was warmer outside than in).

Special thanks to Justin for going round the course before the race and putting signage at all the turns, it's the first time we haven't lost a rider somewhere along the way for a long time ;-).

Saturday 15th March 1st CCW 10mile TT of the season on a beautiful day (although the westerly was a bit stronger than everyone would have liked), great turnout with 24 riders signing on - great to see so many faces old and new.

The field included several first timers (hope the wind didn't put them off ;-) ...AND the current National British Best Allrounder time triallist Adam Topham, using our 10 for his first race of the season - who finished in an incredible 20:30 (an average speed of 29.26mph!). Hopefully he'll be back later in the season to break the course record.

Some strong performances from riders who've obviously been training hard over the winters so there'll be lots of competition throughout the points table... Full results will be posted soon.

Thanks as always to Justin for time keeping.

NEXT WEEK is the interclub event starting at Moreton Village Hall, this year we've hired the hall so we can use the car park, offer tea, coffee and cake pre and post-ride, and we'll also have a cycle jumble starting at 9am, so if you'd like to get rid of some cycling stuff, or are on the look out for bits and pieces, come along early and set up a pitch (just £5) or browse what's on offer.

1st rider sets off at 10am, sign on in the hall. Entry fee £3, as always everyone welcome. We'll give people a time for both laps, anyone who feels 22 miles is too far can stop after 1 lap and get a time (although no interclub points) but if you can do 10, you can do 22 ;-). For course details, click on Events above, and there's a link to courses on that page.

Saturday 15th March – 1st CCW 10mile TT of the season, starts at 10am so sign on at the Warmwell roundabout between 09.30 and 09.45. Dorchester riders will be leaving the Trumpet Major roundabout at 09.15. Everyone welcome.

Early season interclub TT series

The season gets off to an early start with a series of interclub time trials on 'sporting' courses - details of meeting up/rides out to the start will be on the CCW facebook page and forum... it'd be great if we could get a good number out to these races, all team members will get points in the interclub series.

It's a good series for those new to time trialling - these early season races are traditionally ridden mainly on road machines, with the TT bikes being kept clean for the faster, less technical courses... although if you've got a TT bike, then it's a good opportunity to start to get used to the position. Entry fee us usually £3.

Discussion about start locations and riding out to the races will be on the club forum and facebook pages.

The races are:

Inter-club compeition round 1:
Sun, February 23, 10am
Gallows Hill - Morton 27km TT P433/27K
Map http://www.southdc.org.uk/courses/p433.htm

Inter-club compeition round 2:
Sun, March 2, 10am
Purbeck Hilly 14mile TT - Stoborough
Stoborough>Whiteways>Corfe Castle>Stoborough

Inter-club compeition round 3:
Sun, March 9, 9am
Wareham Gallows Hill 15 mile TT- P414/15
Wareham - Wareham Forest - Sugar Hill - Gallows Hill - Wareham

Inter-club compeition round 4:
Sun, March 16, 10am
BJW Club 17mile TT P429C
Map http://www.southdc.org.uk/courses/p429c.htm

Inter-club compeition round 5:
Sat, March 22, 10am   
CC Weymouth (This is the event we host for the series - CCW have hired Moreton village hall for this event, so parking and sign on are at the start. There will be a cycle jumble (£5 for a table top, free entry) from 9am.)
22.4 mile TT P436
Map http://www.southdc.org.uk/courses/p436.htm

Inter-club compeition round 6:
Round the Habour 28mile TT - P461
Sun, March 23, 9am
Map - http://www.southdc.org.uk/courses/p461.htm

Track day: 4th Feb 2014 - cancelled by the coaches ;-(

Although about 10 of us were hoping to head up on the 4th feb, unfortunately all sessions in feb and march have been cancelled, so the session is cancelled.

Track day: 4th Feb 2014

Will is planning a CCW track session at Newport Velodrome on Sunday 9th Feburary 1-4pm. It's great fun and good winter training.

You will be riding around the top of the track within 20 minutes, there's usually a race & time trail at the end.

Cost is £35 each which includes bike hire, coaching, day membership of their club which includes insurance (go to sports-coaching.com for further details)... 

There will be transport available for those without cars - we'll sort it out nearer the time.

We need to by mid November so that we can guarantee our places.

If you'd like to go post here, or email will <drwgwilson@aol.com>