Results – Interclub 25 on C22/25

A great turnout of Bourne riders took 14 of the 33 start positions at the annual Interclub 25mile TT competition between Bourne Wheelers, Sleaford Wheelers, Spalding CC & Boston which was hosted by Sleaford Wheelers on the C22/25 Silk Willoughby to Donnington course. Luckily the strong winds calmed down a lot to slightly ease the painful back leg from Donnington RAB.

Fastest Bourne riders on the night were Robbie Ward (57:02 / 4th overall) followed by Tom Comben (58:23 / 5th overall) and Chris Kettle (59:42 / 7th overall), riding his first 25TT.
Bryn Richards took the Junior overall win in 01:05:01.

Well done to all riders, especially those riding their first 25TT: Loz Staples, Chris Kettle, Becca Stubbs.

Sleaford took the team win with Bourne in 2nd, Spalding 3rd and Boston 4th.

The night was won by Richard Hamblin in 54:39 with Neil Palmer just behind (54:48) and George Thompson (55:10) in 3rd.

Thanks to Sleaford Wheelers for hosting a great event.

The season long Scratch competition is running very close with Michael Smalley and Antony Gough tying in 1st with (87pts) and Chris Kettle in 3rd (84pts).

In the Junior Scratch, Bryn Richards has a 42pt lead over his sister Emily with 120pts. Ellie Peel is in 3rd with 54pts.

In the Handicap competition, Michael Smalley has a 20pt lead (91pts) over Chris Kettle and Ian Davison who both tie 2nd with 71pts.

In the Junior Handicap, Bryn Richards leads with 98pts, Emily Richards is 2nd with 85pts

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BW Rnd 4 – Aslackby 10TT – 10th May:

Finally a warm evening and a gentle breeze!

Congratulations to James on the win with a brilliant 21:18. First Wheeler home was Chris in 23:09. Bryn 1st Youth home in 24:13 and Becca, enjoying her first TT, taking the Donne win in 18:18.

Antony leading the Scratch League with 73 pts followed by Michael (56pts) and Tony (52 pts). (full results posted once tabulated)

Handicaps wins for Adam in the Senior league and Ellie in the Youth league. (full results posted once tabulated)

Well done all and thanks again to all helpers!

HL league tonight at Southey Woods, our Open 10 at Sleaford on Sunday and back to Greatford next week for round 5. Happy riding!


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BW Rnd 3 – Greatford 10TT – 3rd May

9 seconds separated the first three riders with Antony Gough taking top spot in 23:20, closely followed by Tim with 23:23 and Tom with 23:29. Bryn was first Youth rider home in 24:47 followed by Dylan and Angus. In the Donne competition, Emily was first with 30:22.

Advance apologies – I’ve had to redo last week’s Handicap scores as my spreadsheet wasn’t working properly, but it is now and everything is correct.

In the Handicap competition, Gareth won followed by Michael and Chris Peel. In the Junior Competition.

League Scores on the doors are:

Antony Gough 53pts
Michael Smalley 45pts
Tony Gilbert 40pts

Michael Smalley 54pts
Martin Rolbin 39pts
Tony Gilbert 36pts

Youth Scratch:
Bryn Richards 60pts
Emily Richards 49pts
Molly Peel 43pts

Youth Handicap:
Ellie Peel 53pts
Emily Richards 53pts
Bryn Richards 48pts

Thanks again to all helpers. Next round is at Aslackby on Wed 10th May 7pm. Sign-on in Graby layby.


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BW Barholm 5TT – Rnd 1 – 19th Apr

A perfect spring evening saw 31 riders tackling round 1 of the 2017 season. Antony Gough (Velo One) was fastest on the night with a PB of 11:15. Graham Wright (Peterborough) was second (12:04) and Tim James (365 4bikes) 3rd with 12:29. The fastest Wheeler on the night was Tony Gilbert (12:42).

Martin Rolbin took the handicap win  follwed by Mike Smalley (Witham) and Damian Langdon.

Bryn Richards was, again, fastest youth rider beating his previous week’s time by 17 seconds in 12:15 followed by Dylan Snoaek (13:03) and Angus Manning (13:48). Emily Richards was the fastest Donne rider in 14:45. In the Youth handicap, Ellie Peel took the win follwed by Emily Richards and Dan Galpin.

Next week sees the first 10mile TT on the Greatford course.

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TT Season starts

It’s that time of year again!

32 riders took to the start line for the first event of this year’s Bourne Wheelers’ Time Trial season on the 5 mile course at Barholm near Greatford. Robbie Ward (On Form) took the win with 11mins 7secs at an average speed of just under 27mph. Antony Gough (Velo One) took 2nd place with 11:26 and Tim James (365 4bikes) third with 12:08. Jess Woodworth took the Donne win with 13:24 closely followed by Maddie Gammons (Team Vision) (13:29) and Sian Botteley (On Form) (13:36). The fastest Wheeler was Cliff Hilless (13:09).

In the Youth category, Bryn Richards took the win 12:32 followed by Alex Galpin (15:05) and Emily Richards (15:21).

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Robin Day: 1945-2016

Bourne Wheelers are very saddened by the passing of long-standing club member Robin Day. Robin had been a keen cyclist for most of his life, riding for Norwood Paragon and racing in Belgium as a junior. He was a member of Bourne Wheelers for over 30 years, ending up as chairman of the Club,  originally racing, but in his later years very keen to help junior riders and also very good with computers and spreadsheets sorting out race results and Time Trial handicapping for Bourne Wheelers’ leagues and the Hereward League. He was also on the committee of Lincolnshire Cycling Time Trials and would be the first to help out marshalling and sorting out the results of local and National events including the London to Edinburgh London ride. All Wheelers are very appreciative of all of the help and support he gave to the club. He will be greatly missed and their thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.

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5 mile TT Championship & Hill Climb

The final two events of the Bourne Wheelers Time Trial season were the 5 mile Time Trial Championship on the Barholm circuit near Greatford and the Hill Climb on Gunboro Hill near Hanthorpe.

In the 5 mile TT, 21 riders took to the line and Matt Green took the overall win and retained his 2015 Seniors title in 11:26 followed by Tim James (Catford CC) with 11:36 and Robbie Ward (11:44). The Veteran title went to Chris Kettle (12:22), the Donne title to Jessica Woodworth (13:16), who also retained her title, and the Youth title to Bryn Richards (12:19).

In the Hill Climb, 18 riders took on the gruelling 0.34mile course. Fastest on the night was Tim James (Catford CC) with 57 seconds. The fastest Wheeler on the night was Bart Kieres (1:00) who last won it in 2014 followed by Chris Kettle (1:06), retaining his 2015 Veterans title, but sharing it this year with Damian Langdon, also with 1:06. The Donne win went to Emma Rodgers (1:34) and the Youth win went to Dylan Snoek, who edged-out last year’s winner Bryn Richards by 5 seconds with 1:08.






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