Archived News 2011

New Year’s Day Club Run

The club run will leave the PO car park as usual @ 9:30am on Sunday 1st Jan, for anyone who is able to get up.


WITH just over two weeks to go until the National Cyclo-Cross Championships at Ipswich, Bourne’s top two cross riders for the season, Tim James and Sian Botteley are coming into top form.

Both raced twice at the weekend, firstly at Sherwood Forest on the Saturday, in the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire League, and then at Doncaster with the rest of their clubmates in the final round of the Lincolnshire League on Sunday.

At Sherwood in a field of 60 riders, Tim finished sixth overall and the third U14, which was a great performance in such a competitive race.

Sian, having been in third position early in the race, was taken out by another rider, causing her to drop right to the back of the field. Despite the setback, She battled through the field to eventually finish in 17th and the second-placed girl.

At Doncaster it was Tim’s turn for misfortune, crashing on the ice while leading the race.

After taking a bit of time to get himself sorted and his bike checked over, he chased back through the field to finish fifth and the first U14 to cross the finish line.

Sian meanwhile had her best race of the year, never far from the leaders to record a fine third place and first girl, retaining her unbeaten record in the Lincs League.

Even more impressively, she was the first girl in recent years to win a place on the podium at a Lincolnshire League event.

Backing Tim and Sian up were Campbell Pollock who placed seventh, just ahead of an improving Aaron Bateman in eighth, with Maddie Gammons moving up the rankings to take 12th place.

In the senior event, Bart Kieres, was the highest-placed Bourne rider in 16th.

James Gelsthorpe, riding his first ever cross race finished in a respectable 27th place.

The results reflect an excellent year for the Bourne club and rider Mark Botteley said: “The wheelers have had a great year. Next year promises to be even better.”

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Christmas Rides

Just to let you know there is a ride on Tuesday 27th Dec leaving Mark’s (Beech Avenue) house at 11am. It is a joint ride with the Spalding Club so there will be a good turn out, plan is for the main ride to be a 50 miler with a cafe stop round Wymondham (if it’s open), I will only do 30 miles (about my limit right now) and will turn back after crossing the A1.
I also plan to go out for another 30 mile ride on Wednesday @ 10am from the PO car park. If anyone is interested in joining me just let me know.

Wiggle No Excuses Sportive

Further to Gerald’s email I think a few people have entered this event now (leave  a comment if you want to let people know your doing it and which route) .

As yet it hasn’t sold out so if you fancy entering there is still time.

Our Reliability Ride in February will be the perfect warm up for this event.


Bourne Woods Ride

This weekend in the woods saw another good turnout from the Bullets. 8 children and 2 dads set off in search of some mud in the younger riders group. After riding some of the cyclo-cross event route they came round to the mushrooms and did a couple of laps of them. James Gelsthorpe joined in as he was out on his new cross bike, and they also met up with Gerald. Having completed 2 laps of Dianas glade they returned to 5 ways to meet up with the older riders. In the older riders group there were 6 and they definitely found some mud as they had ventured out towards the ponds and beyond. A short handicapped relay race with 7 teams of 2 was the finale, but there was only glory to be had as a trophy, and no chocolate. It was another good hours fun riding bikes. Same again next month, please.

Bourne Wheelers and Bourne Bullets meet on the first Saturday of the month for an hours ride round the woods. All abilities welcome.

Weekly Update

Last week saw the Bourne Bullets weekly coaching sessions come to an end for the year, although the monthly group ride sessions around Bourne Woods will continue throughout the year.
The youth section has 40 members, an increase on last years membership and have held 23 coaching sessions throughout the year, with an average of 23 riders taking part in each session.
Throughout the year the Bullets have fielded teams in local and National events with a high level of success. The team have dominated the Lincs Cyclo-Cross League again this year, not only in results but in the number of competitors, and having participated in road racing events for the first time this year, have also placed highly in the local events, with their top road rider of the year, Sian Botteley, gaining selection for the East Midlands Divivion in the Inter Regional Championships in Scotland.
Time trialling wise, the older riders have raced regularly in the club 10 series, beating the senior riders in the club on many occassions, with them all recording one personnel best after another. The team will be looking to continue their progress this coming year when they aim to field a team in the National School 10 mile event.

from left Tim, Maddie and Adam

The prize winners for the year were Tim James (Points), Adam Botteley (Attendance Trophy), Dan Burton (Quickest rider over the National Skills Course) and Maddie Gammons (Brewster Cup, for the most improved rider)

What’s Happening!!

Sunday – Club Run leaving the Post Office car park @ 9.30am, 2 rides 30 miles easy and 50 miles steady pace

Tuesday – Spinning Class @ gym 8pm (contact us if you are interested)

Wednesday – Night ride in the woods (see video below). Meet at 5ways @ 19:30pm lights required.

Night Ride

Quick reminder to all. We now have a Wednesday night ride in Bourne Woods, meeting at 7pm at fiveways.

Here’s a little video from last nights ride.

Cyclocross Race Reports

2013 Lincs Cyclocross League Rd #1 (Sleaford Wheelers)

Bourne Wheelers were well represented at the first round of this years Lincs Cyclo Cross League hosted by Sleaford Wheelers.

Stand out performances were Tim James (1st Youth); Maddie Gammons (1st Girl); Campbell Pollock (6th Junior); Jessica Woodworth (9th Girl); Robert Ward (10th Youth); and Phil Galpin (12th Vet).


Seniors (100 riders/ 88 finishers)

13th Bart Kieres/ 32nd Przemek Jasnikowski/ 44th Phil Galpin (12th Vet)/

48th Campbell Pollock (6th Junior)/ 57th Andy Preston / 61st Steve Collins (19th Vet)


1st Tim James / 10th Robert Ward /11th Maddie Gammons (1st Girl) /

16th Aaron Bateman/ 24th Jamie Nation/ 28th Jessica Woodworth (9th Girl/ 11th U14)

Under 12′s

11th Alex Galpin/ 15th Harry Garfield / 21st Dan Galpin /22nd Alexander Gammons

23rd Ben Lamb/ 38th Josh Lamb

Race #2 (Spalding CC)

27 Bourne Wheelers competed in Round 2 at Spalding with stand out rides from; Tim James (1st Youth); Maddie Gammons (1st Girl); Jessica Woodworth (5th Girl); Campell Pollock (6th Junior); Alex Galpin (8th U-12); Robbie Ward (8th Youth); Dan Burton (10th Youth)


15th Bart Kieres / 20th Premek Jasnikowski /37th Campbell Pollock (6th Junior)

38th Phil Galpin (12th Vet)/ 40th Andy Preston / 42nd Steve Collins (13th Vet)

48th Tom Comben (15th Vet) /73rd Simon Ayliff (26th Vet)


1st Tim James/ 7th Maddie Gammons (1st Girl)/ 8th Robbie Ward/ 10th Dan Burton

11th Aaron Bateman/ 13th Adam Botteley/ 21st Jessica Woodworth (5th Girl)


8th Alex Galpin/ 12th Alex Gammons/ 17th Dan Galpin/ 22nd Harry Garfield

25th Ben Lamb/ 27th Penelope Linsdell/ 30th Edward Linsdell

32nd Charley Woodworth/ 33rd Matthew Comben/ 35th Thomas Preston

36th Josh Lamb/ 38th Daniel Rogers

Race #3 (Alford)

Race #3 in the Lincs Cyclocross League and a long bumpy, technical course greeted the Bourne Wheelers riders at Alford on Sunday.

Great performances all round from everyone, including some first timers, but stand out performances were Tim James (3rd Youth); Jessica Woodworth (4th Girl); Robert Ward (5th Youth); Alex Galpin (8th Under 12); Phil Galpin (9th Vet).


11th Bart Kieres/ 30th Phil Galpin (9th Vet) / 38th Stephen Collins (12th Vet)

58th Simon Ayliff (18th Vet)


3rd Tim James/ 5th Robert Ward / 14th Jessica Woodworth (4th Girl, 5th U 14)

Under 12’s

8th Alex Galpin/ 16th Dan Galpin /17th Harry Garfield

Round #4 (Witham Wheelers)

12 riders represented Bourne at the 4th Round of the Lincs Cyclo Cross League hosted by Witham Wheelers

Stand out rides from Jessica Woodworth (5th Girl – Youths); Charley Woodworth (5th Girl – U12’s); Robbie Ward (7th Youth); Phil Galpin (8th Vet) and Simon Ayliff (10th Vet)


16th Bart Kieres/ 30th Premek Jasnikowski / 33rd Phil Galpin (8th Vet)

42nd Simon Ayliff (10th Vet) / 49th Steve Collins (12th Vet)


7th Robbie Ward/ 11th Aaron Bateman / 21st Jessica Woodworth (5th Girl)


15th Dan Galpin/ 18th Harry Garfield /

20th Charly Woodworth (5th Girl) / 31st Thomas Preston

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Group Riding by Michael Barry

Good post from Michael Barry Team Sky about Group Riding…

New Website

Welcome to the new Bourne Wheelers werbiste. To be kept up to date with news on the website you can choose to follow the website (on the right) and you’ll receive email when new updates are made.

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If you have any questions, feedback or suggestions just let me know via the contact us page. As you maybe able to tell I am lacking photo’s, especially group photo’s so if anyone has some let me know.