Archived News 2014

Bourne Ultimatum III – Club Sportive 2014 (7th September)

Posted on08/09/2014 by


3 Routes, 139 Riders, 1 Mighty Fine Day 🙂

Sportive Times Can Be Downloaded Below


Link to photos taken by Ash Brown

The Bourne Wheelers Sportive will return on Sunday 6th September 2015……

Club Hill Climb Championships (Wednesday 3rd September)

Posted on04/09/2014 by

Gunboro Hill was the scene of the final competitive action of the 2014 club season and the 544m course attracted a field of 14 hardened souls.

Fastest on the night was Tim James who claimed the Youth title for the third year in a row. He was the only rider to break the one minute barrier with a time of 59 secs.

Successfully defending his senior title was Bart Kieres in a time of 1min 04 secs.

Podium Positions

1. Bart Kieres 01:04
2. Mark Botteley 01:06
3= Jonny Palmer/ Przemek Jasnikowski 01:07

1. Tim James 00:59
2. Robbie Ward 01:11
3. Adam Botteley 01:16

1. Jessica Woodworth 01:27

Bourne Wheelers TT League 2014_Up to and Including Hill Climb Champs

2014 Club 5 mile TT Championship (Wednesday 27th August)

Posted on27/08/2014 by

12 club members (and two guests) lined up for the penultimate race of the 2014 Club TT season.

Local Pro rider Steve Lampier from the Velosure Giordana team competed as a guest and set a new course record in 10 mins 26 secs (28.75mph)

He finished 57 secs clear of Jason Burrill who secured his third club title of the year coming home in 11 mins 23 secs. Defending Champion James Gelsthorpe, now riding for Peterborough and therefore not eligible for the Championship Race secured 3rd place on the night a further 22 seconds back.

Matt Green secured 2nd in the race for the club TT title 43 seconds behind Jason with Antony Gough taking third a further 21 seconds back. The Youth title went to Jamie Nation in a time of 14 mins 27 secs.

Bourne Wheelers TT League 2014_Up to and Including 5m TT Champs

No Go-Ride until Monday 1st September

Posted on20/08/2014 by

Go-Ride is now on ‘holiday’ and the Monday night sessions will return on Monday 1st September.

Bourne Wheelers 2 Up TT Championship (20th August – Greatford)

Posted on20/08/2014 by

Seven teams of riders lined up to contest the 2014 2 Up Championship over the 10 mile Greatford course on a mild late summer evening.

Jason Burrill and Mark Botteley set a blistering pace to secure victory in 22 mins 42 secs. Matt Green and Keith Munton came home second @ 1min 24 secs, with Robbie Ward and Maddie Gammons completing the podium places in 3rd @ 2mins 54 secs.

1.Jason Burrill/Mark Botteley 22:42
2.Matt Green/ Keith Munton 24:06
3.Robbie Ward/Maddie Gammons 25:36
4.Antony Gough/ Tom Comben 25:58
5.Mark Williamson/Mike Smalley 26:40
6.Louise Day/Gerald Bone 27:58
7.Steve Dolby/James Nation 29:10

Solo Riders
Cliff Hilless 26:24
Steve Thornley 27:26
Martin Rolbin 27:28

Bourne Wheelers TT League Round 14 (13th August – Aslackby)

Posted on20/08/2014 by

The final round of the 2014 club TT League saw 12 club members racing for the final points of the season alongside 5 guest riders.

In the scratch race, Matt Green finally secured his maiden TT victory in 24:31. The ever improving Keith Munton came home 2nd with Antony Gough completing the podium places in 3rd.

In the handicap race Colin Gilbert took the victory on the night from Steve Dolby and Matt.

The anticipated exciting finish to the handicap league came slightly unstuck with Tom, Mark and Richard all away on holiday. However, Martin Rolbin capped an excellent season by securing the points he needed to secure a 3 point winning margin from Mark with Tom and Richard both 8 points behind.

Bourne Wheelers TT League 2014_Up to and Including Race #14

Bourne Wheelers TT League Scratch 2014_FINAL STANDINGS 2014

Bourne Wheelers TT League Handicap 2014_FINAL STANDINGS 2014

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Bourne Wheelers TT League Round #13

Posted on07/08/2014 by

The penultimate round of the Bourne Wheelers Club TT League saw 11 riders face up to hot, humid and surprisingly windy conditions on the Greatford course.

In the scratch race it was business as usual with Tom Comben (23:41) taking the victory from Matt Green (24:39) and Antony Gough (26:30) and in the overall league these three riders have secured 1st, 2nd and 3rd places respectively for 2014.

The handicap competition continues to head for an exciting climax at the last race of the season with four riders still in contention. On the night newcomer Steve Dolby secured the victory in only his second race, but Mark Williamson took a vital second with Mike Smalley coming home third.

Overall Mark and Martin Rolbin are now tied in 1st place on 144 points, but as things stand Martin would take the win based on his two race wins to Mark’s single victory. However, with both riders having to now drop previous scores to gain further points Mark holds a slight advantage by virtue of having a lower scoring result to drop (6 points) compared to Martin (who will drop 8 points). To complicate things further Richard Lomas-Brown and Tom Comben are also tied in 3rd place just 5 points behind and they can both still win the title too!!

In the Vets category it was another win for Mike Smalley with Tom and Gerald Bone making up the podium places. Overall, Mike is already crowned Champion for 2014 and Tom and Cliff Hilless have secured 2nd and 3rd overall.

Bourne Wheelers TT League 2014_Up to and Including Race #13

Bourne Wheelers TT League Scratch 2014_Positions after Race #13

Bourne Wheelers TT League Handicap 2014_Positions after Race #13

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Club TT Round #12 (Aslackby – 30th July)

Posted on30/07/2014 by

15 riders took part in Round 12 of the club TT League. On a warm night Tom Comben (23:13) secured his 8th victory of the year beating Matt Green (23:25) by 12 seconds. Keith Munton‘s continued return to form saw him come home third in 24:18.

With the overall scratch title now secure, Tom will be aiming to secure victory in the final two rounds and become the first rider to score a maximum 200 points in the scratch league.

In the handicap Stuart Handley come home 1st in only his third TT followed by Martin Rolbin and Keith.

Martin’s second place on the night saw him move up to 2nd place overall on 133 points, but Richard Lomas-Brown is still out in front on 139 points. The title race looks set to go to the wire and 8 riders can still theoretically take the win.

Mike Smalley made it 11 wins for the season having secured the Vets title last week with a maximum 200 points. Tom and Cliff remain 2nd and 3rd respectively.

Bourne Wheelers TT League 2014_Up to and Including Race #12

Bourne Wheelers TT League Scratch 2014_Positions after Race #12

Bourne Wheelers TT League Handicap 2014_Positions after Race #12

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Club TT League Round #11 (inc. Club 10m TT Championships) – 23rd July, Greatford

Posted on27/07/2014 by

20 riders took part in the Club 10 mile TT Championships that doubled up as Round #11 of the Club TT League for 2014.

On the night reigning champion Jason Burrill (23:26) returned to defend his title, pipping this years TT Scratch League Champion Tom Comben (23:34) by just 8 seconds. Rounding out the podium was Matt Green @ 1 min 10 secs (24:36).

In an equalling close Youth Race Campbell Pollock (24:35) came home 21 seconds ahead of second place Tim James (24:56). Robbie Ward secured third in 25:28.

Jessica Woodworth took the Girls title in 29:54.

In the TT League Champion Tom Comben extended his lead in the scratch competition to a huge 48 points. Matt Green and Antony Gough remain 2nd and 3rd.

The Handicap competition is now even closer. Steve Thornley took the win on the night with Richard Lomas-Brown in 2nd and Darren Kelly 3rd. Overall, Richard takes over the lead for the first time this season. With three races left the title looks set to go to one of top 6 who are;

1. Richard Lomas-Brown 134 points

2= Tom Comben & Mark Williamson 132 points

4. Martin Rolbin 115 points

5. Mike Smalley 113 points

6. Colin Gilbert 111 points

Vets results and updates to follow in due course

Bourne Wheelers TT League 2014_Up to and Including Race #11 (10m Champs)

Bourne Wheelers TT League Scratch 2014_Positions after Race #11

Bourne Wheelers TT League Handicap 2014_Positions after Race #11


Club TT League Round #10 Update

Posted on21/07/2014 by

Round 10 of this year’s TT League was incorporated into the new Interclub 25m TT competition and doubled up as the Club 25m TT Championships.

On the night 8 riders took on the longer distance and the race saw Tom Comben (58:55) crowned 2014 25m TT Champion as he narrowly beat Jason Burrill (58:58) by just 3 seconds. Mark Robinson (61:50) completed the podium in third place.

In the scratch league Tom’s victory assured him of the scratch title for 2014 as he took an unassailable 61 point lead with four races to go. Congratulations Tom 🙂

In the handicap race Jason took first place followed by Mark and Cliff Hilless took third.

Overall the handicap league continues to build to an exciting climax – with four races to go the top 9 are separated by just 37 points and with a number of competitors with ‘rides in hand’ the title could go down to the wire. Currently though Tom has strengthened his chances of a clean sweep as he takes over the lead from Mark Williamson by just 2 points with Richard Lomas-Brown just four points further back.

Bourne Wheelers TT League 2014_Up to and Including Race #10 (25m Champs)

Bourne Wheelers TT League Scratch 2014_Positions after Race #10

Bourne Wheelers TT League Handicap 2014_Positions after Race #10

Interclub 25 mile TT race 15th July (inc. Bourne Wheelers 25m TT Champs)

Posted on21/07/2014 by

This was the first running of the Interclub 25 mile TT competition, as riders from Bourne took on their counterparts from Sleaford, Spalding and Boston.

Best Bourne performer on the night was Tom Comben who claimed 3rd overall and in doing so also took the Club 25m TT title beating Jason Burrill (4th overall) by just 3 seconds! Mark Robinson completed the podium positions (coming home 9th overall) and Tom, Jason and Mark were just beaten into second place by Spalding in the team event.

Other Bourne Wheelers results;

Keith Munton 14th
Cliff Hilless 23rd
Martin Rolbin 27th
Richard Lomas-Brown 29th
Colin Brown 30th

2014 Interclub 25 mile TT -Full Result

Vets TT League Update – Round #10

Posted on21/07/2014 by

With run away league leader Mike Smalley not competing, it was Mark Robinson who picked up the Vets race win at the Club 25 mile Championships on 15th July.

Mark won, followed by Tom Comben and Cliff Hilless.

Overall the top 5 in the league is as follows;

1. Mike Smalley 180 points
2. Tom Comben 157 points
3. Cliff Hilless 120 points
4. Colin Gilbert 114 points
5. Richard Lomas-Brown 114 points

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Go-Ride Racing (Spalding 19th July)

Posted on21/07/2014 by

(Picture & Report by Andy Preston)

It was the turn of the younger members of the club to turn their hand to racing this weekend as they took part in the Go-Ride grass track races at Spalding.

It was great to see 4 Bourne Wheelers on the podium, maybe a first for the club?!


Alex Galpin won the overall race including scratch, handicap, time trial and devil take the hindmost. Dan Galpin and Harry Garfield were joint second and Thomas Preston was third.

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Hereward League Rnd#4 Spalding 9th July – Results

Posted on10/07/2014 by

The final round of this year’s Hereward League competition took place on a windy night on Spalding’s 17 mile course.

On the night Jason Burrill (2nd); Tom Comben (3rd); Matt Green (5th); and Antony Gough (9th) secured top 10 finishes on scratch.

In the handicap competition Tom came home in 5th, followed by Jason (8th), and Martin Rolbin (9th).

Final overall results will be posted here as soon as they are available.

Hereward League 2014_Round #4 Results_Spalding 9th July

Hereward League Rnd#4 (Spalding) Handicap Times

Posted on08/07/2014 by

Handicap times ahead of tomorrow’s final round (#4) of this years Hereward League on Spalding’s 17 mile course.

Hereward League 2014_Handicaps for Rnd #4 Spalding

Hereward League Update (Rnd #3)

Posted on08/07/2014 by

Belated update following Round #3 of the Hereward League that was hosted by Fenland Clarion.

Jamie Nation (3rd), Jessica Woodworth (5th) and Sian Botteley (9th) the best Bourne finishers in the handicap competition on the night.

Tom Comben (8th) the sole top 10 finisher on scratch.

Overall in the handicap competition Jamie Nation (2nd) is still well placed to take the overall title sitting just 4 points off top spot. Tim James, Colin Gilbert, Gerald Bone and Tom Comben are all well placed to take top 10 finishes.

In the scratch league Tom Comben and Tim James will be chasing overall glory.

Good Luck to all Wheelers for the final round tomorrow (9th July) on the Spalding course.

Hereward League 2014_Up to and including #Race 3

Bourne Wheelers TT League – Vets Update (Rnd #9)

Posted on08/07/2014 by

It’s 9 out of 9 for Mike Smalley as he made it a maximum 180 points after 9 races in this years Vets League.

On the night, Mike came home 1st from Mark Robinson in 2nd and Gerald Bone in 3rd.

Overall, Mike now leads Tom Comben by 41 points with Cliff Hilless 3rd 76 points behind the leader.

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Bourne Wheelers TT League Round#9 (Aslackby – July 2nd)

Posted on06/07/2014 by

The mid-week TT League returned to Aslackby for Round 9 on warm, humid night that saw many of 15 riders posting personal course bests.

In the scratch race Tom Comben and James Gelsthorpe couldn’t be split, coming home in a dead heat as they both posted PBs of 22 mins 48 secs. Completing the podium once again was Matt Green in a personal best of 23mins 27 secs.

In the handicap Antony Gough‘s partial return to form was enough to secure the handicap win, followed by Keith Munton and Colin Gilbert.

Overall Tom stretched his lead in the scratch league to 41 points over Matt in second, with Antony a further 17 points back in third.

The handicap league is looking more exciting by the week with 38 points separating the top 10 riders and with several of them having ‘rides in hand’ the league is likely to get even closer over the next few weeks. Mark Williamson remains out in front on 126 points, though his lead has been cut to 12 points by Tom in 2nd with Richard Lomas-Brown just 4 points further back in 3rd.

Bourne Wheelers TT League 2014_Up to and Including Race #9

Bourne Wheelers TT League Scratch 2014_Positions after Race #9

Bourne Wheelers TT League Handicap 2014_Positions after Race #9


Bourne Wheelers TT League Round Up – Round #8 (Aunby – 25th June)

Posted on28/06/2014 by

10 riders tackled Round 9 of the 2014 Club Time Trial League.

James Gelsthorpe was the man to beat, taking the scratch race in a superb personal best of 26:57, followed by league leader Tom Comben who set another PB of 27:57. Matt Green completed the podium in third with a time of 28:49.

On the night James’ PB was also good enough to take the win on handicap with former champion Colin Gilbert in 2nd and Matt Green in third.

In the Vets category Mike Smalley made it a fantastic 8 wins in a row, followed by Tom Comben and Colin Gilbert.

In the Youths section Harry Howells made his debut ride in a respectable 40:08

The key overall positions after 8 rounds are;


1.  Tom Comben 151pts     2. Matt Green 114pts        3. Antony Gough 99pts


1. Mark Williamson  120pts      2.  Tom Comben 106pts    3. Richard Lomas-Brown 103pts


1. Mike Smalley 160pts      2. Tom Comben 124pts    3. Cliff Hilless/ Richard Lomas-Brown 90pts


1. Campbell Pollock 80pts     2.  Robbie Ward 72pts     3. Jessica Woodworth 35pts


1. Robbie Ward 74pts    2. Campbell Pollock 69pts    3. Jessica Woodworth 40 pts


Bourne Wheelers TT League 2014_Up to and Including Race #8

Bourne Wheelers TT League Handicap 2014_Positions after Race #8

Bourne Wheelers TT League Scratch 2014_Positions after Race #8

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The Nev Crane Memorial 25 Mile Time Trial

Posted on28/06/2014 by

Sleaford Wheelers Cycling Club

sponsored by Chandlers of Grantham-Mitsubishi-Solo Club of Sleaford


The Nev Crane Memorial 25 Mile Time Trial

July 20th 2014

A Prize List of over £900.

 £100 Fastest rider going down 10 places

£50 Fastest Lady going down 5 places

£30 Fastest Junior going down 3 places

£30 Fastest Juvenile going down 3 places

£10 Fastest Vet in 5 year Age Bands

£10 each Fastest Team of 3 Riders

£10 Fastest rider slower than 1:00:59 and each minute down to and including 1:11:59

£50 if winner breaks Course and Event Record. (Matt Bottrill 50:04)

£50 if winning time is a 49 or better

£50 if fastest Lady breaks Ladies Course record. (Wendy Houvenaghel 54:17)

£50 if fastest lady is inside 54 minutes.

Internet Entry or by Post

On CTT Entry Form along with Entry Fee £8 (Cheques payable to D. Laidlow) and

sent to: Doug Laidlow, 17 Fen Road, Little Hale, Sleaford, Lincs. NG34 9BD

Tele: (01529) 461018. Email:

Closing date for entries is 6pm Tuesday July 8th.

Bourne Wheelers TT League – Vets Update

Posted on19/06/2014 by

It was 7 out of 7 for Mike Smalley on the Greatford course last week (11th June).

Mike ran out a comfortable winner from Tom Comben in 2nd and Gerald Bone in 3rd.

At the half way point in the season the top 5 in the league is as follows;

1. Mike Smalley 140 points

2. Tom Comben 109 points

3. Cliff Hilless 90 points

4. Gerald Bone 85 points

5. Martin Rolbin 83 points

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Interclub 25 Mile TT – Tuesday 15th July

Posted on16/06/2014 by


As a new yearly feature we have an Interclub 25 with the Spalding, Sleaford and Boston clubs – This year it will be promoted by Spalding on Tuesday 15th July and on the C25/35 and starts at 7pm and will also serve as the Clubs 25 mile TT championship. More detail below.

PRE-Entry is £4, payable on the night, but only if you ride.

There are prizes in 4 groups by best times so far, BUT this requires PRE-ENTRY to qualify. Entry on the night is the same cost, but will not qualify for prizes.

In order to pre-enter you need to

Any problems or queries please contact Robin Day.

The course runs from the lay-by about 1 mile west of Donington roundabout and goes west along the A52 to the Osbournby roundabout were it goes north on the A15 to the roundabout with the A153 near Quarrington/Sleaford. There it turns and comes back again.


Bourne Wheelers TT League – Rd#7 (Greatford 11th June)

Posted on12/06/2014 by

The warmer weather drew 18 riders to the start line this week for the 7th round of this years TT League.

Tom Comben stormed to another victory with a massive 64 second winning margin from Matt Green with Steve Spencer a further 1 min 21 secs back in 3rd.

1st Youth was Campbell Pollock, 39 seconds clear of Robbie Ward in 2nd who in turn beat Tim James (3rd) by just 9 secs.

Many thanks to Keith Munton for organising the race in Robin’s absence.

Full race result below – handicap result and league tables available upon Robin’s return.

Bourne Wheelers TT League Round #7 Greatford 11th June 2014

Bourne Wheelers TT League – Race #6 (Aslackby 4th June)

Posted on04/06/2014 by

10 hardened souls brave the wet conditions to ride the first TT of the season over the Aslackby course.

Tom Comben proved once again to be the man to beat with a flying 23:08 enough to give him a comfortable 31 second victory over Matt Green with Antony Gough coming home third.

On handicap Martin Rolbin claimed his second victory of the season with Mike Smalley 2nd and Matt Green third.

Approaching the half way point of the season the two league competitions already have two clear leaders.

In the scratch competition Tom Comben (113pts) extended his lead by another 4 points and now holds a huge 26 point lead over 2nd place Antony Gough (87pts) with Matt Green (80pts) in 3rd (though Matt has a ride in hand).

In the handicap competition Mark Williamson (94pts) stretched his lead further to hold a 15 point advantage over 2nd place Tom Comben (79pts) with tonight’s winner Martin Rolbin (77pts) keeping in touch in 3rd with a ride in hand.

Bourne Wheelers TT League 2014_Up to and Including Race #6

Bourne Wheelers TT League Handicap 2014_Positions after Race #6

Bourne Wheelers TT League Scratch 2014_Positions after Race #6


Hereward League – Overall standings update (after Round #2)

Posted on03/06/2014 by

Please see below for overall standings in Hereward League after Round 2.

Hereward League 2014_Up to and including #Race 2



Pedal Pushers League Results – Fulbeck (Sat 31st May)

Posted on03/06/2014 by

Results from the Bourne Wheelers hosted round of the Pedal Pushers Circuit Race League held at Fulbeck on Saturday 31st May.

Under 8’s boys

 1st   Thomas Smith         Boston Whls
2nd Thomas Gaul           Rutland Rouleur
3rd  George Curson         Newark Castle
4th Leo Moore                 Unattached
Under 8’s girls
 1st   Jael Maw            Boston Whls
2nd  Millie Fionda       Rutland Rouleur
3rd   Emilie Comben   Bourne Whls
4th    Charlotte Garfield  Bourne Whls
 Under 10 boys
1st   Christopher Hilbert     Sherwood Pines
2nd Ben Norton                  Spalding CC
3rd  Alex Galpin                 Bourne Whls
4th  Louis Swindell             Matlock CC
5th  Jack Lofthouse           Notts Clarion
6th  Billy Reid                    Witham Whls
7th  Dan Galpin                 Bourne Whls
8th   Charlie Wallis            Rutland rouleur
9th   Harry Garfield           Bourne Whls
10th Joe Ward                  Newrark  Castle
Under 10 girls
 1st   Emily Richards     spalding CC
2nd  Florence Lissaman   Rutland Rouleur
3rd   Ellie Peel             Spalding CC
4th Charley Woodworth  Bourne Whls
5th  Holly Bailey           Heanor Clarion
6th   Megan Kirk           VC Lincoln
Under 12 boys
 1st josh Giddings         Heanor Clarion
2nd Carter Howe         Heanor Clarion
3rd  Bryn Richards      Spalding CC
4th  Owen Lightfoot      Rutland Rouleur
5th  Cameron Nielson    Spalding CC
6th   Jack Brough         Heanor Clarion
7th   Alex Lofthouse     Notts Clarion
8th   Kyle Hoskin          Wasps Cyling Club
9th Oliver Cole            Notts Clarion
10th   Noah Evans      Rutland Rouleur
Under 12 girls
 1st   Olivia Hunnikin      Rutland Rouleur
2nd  Libby Smith            Matlock CC
3rd   Molly Peel              Spalding CC
4th    Eve Atkinson         Rutland Rouleur
5th    Molly Parkinson      Lincoln VC
 Under 14 boys
 1st    Jake Norton       Sherwood Pines
2nd Christopher Durham Lincsquad
3rd  George Swindell       Sherwood Pines
4th Alex Haines          Leics RC
5th  Rob McAndrew     Witham Whls
6th   Nathan Priestly     Newark Castle
7th    William Gurney    Spalding CC
8th   George Kirk            VC Lincoln
9th Elliot Bannister       Notts Clarion
Under 14   girls
 1st   April Tacey       Leics RC
2nd Jess Woodworth  Bourne Whls
3rd  Ellie Smith            Matlock CC
4th  Kelsey  Benton      bourne Whls
5th  Megan Kendall       Spalding CC
 Under 16 boys
 1st  Ollie Peckover       Sherwood Pines
2nd Tim James             Bourne Whls
3rd   Tom Chandler      Notts Clarion
4th   Callum Fernie       Notts Clarion
5th Alex Littlewood       RVO Racing
6th  Ben Turner            Dinnington RC
7th   Robbie Ward        Bourne Whls
8th Liam Hindmarsh     Dinnington
9th  Ben Hardy             Rutland Rouleur
10th  Jack Packer         Great Yarmouth CC
Under 16 girls
 1st   Charlotte Broughton  MG Décor
2nd Maddie Gammons     Bourne Whls
3rd  Isabel Darvill             VC Lincoln
4th  Jess Willett               Squadra Donne
5th   Tilly Gurney            Spalding CC
6th   Zoe Sawula            Newark Castle
 1st    Sian Botteley    Squadra Donne
2nd Sam Burman      Team WNT
3rd   Maddie Gammons  Bourne Whls
4th   Sam Thoy              Team Jadan
5th Laurn Humphreys    Rugby Velo
6th  Abbey Norman        Lichfield City CC
7th Jen McAndrew         Witham Whls
8th  Cheryl Vaughan      Matlock  CC
9th  Jennifer Smart         VC Norwich
10th  Julie Bratton          VC Flintham
 Men 4ths
 1st Robert Webster       Trent Valley  CC
2nd Robert Fox              VC Lincoln
3rd Josh Asquith            Arrow cycles
4th  Simon Avis             RAF CC
5th  Ross Perks            Long Eaton CC
6th  Philip Large            Iceni Velo
7th  Stewart Bates        Beeston RC
8th  Matthew Hindmarsh   Dinnington RC
9th   Joseph Weston         Cottingham Couriers
10th  Philip Heath             Ashfield RC
 Mens  2/3/4
 1st    Karl Baillie         Haribo Beacon
2nd Blake Cowley       Clay Cross
3rd  Rik Lister             Ellmore Factory Racing
4th   Mark Davies       Team Cystic Fibrosis
5th  George Thompson  Sleaford Whls
6th  Ross Lamb            Mansfield RC
7th  Harry Browning      Pedalpushers
8th   Gavin Daley          VC Lincoln
9th   Paul Wain             Moda RT
10th  Paul Searson       Notts Clarion
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Club trip to Manchester Velodrome

Posted on03/06/2014 by
(Report By Matt Green)
Several members of the club headed up to Manchester Velodrome last weekend for a track taster session….Matt Green picks up the story….
The session started with a briefing on handling a track bike and how to use the banking of the track for forward and backward momentum. The second drill involved riding in the wheels holding a tight group, again using the banking to gain space or close any gaps within the group. 
With some confidence gained we then had a good at riding in a slalom formation on the straights (through cones) to gain experience in slow speed handling on the drops (just like the sprint racers do). We then did the same drill in pairs (which was scary as!). 
For the final drill, we where split into two groups, each with a pace rider. We would ride in a line until Graham (coach) blew the whistle and the rider behind the pace bike would slope down on to the fast black line and sprint half a lap and join the back of the other group. To finish the session we had  some free ride time to really race and get some proper speed up on the track!
Fantastic day. Special thanks to Michael Nation for organising. 

Hereward League Round #2 Aunby (28th May)

Posted on29/05/2014 by

5 Bourne Wheelers braved the wet and decidedly cold conditions to compete in the 2nd Round of this years Hereward League competition.

Darren Kelly (3rd); Tim James (4th) and Adam Botteley (7th) were the top performers on scratch.

On handicap Jamie Nation came home in an excellent 1st place with Darren and Tim again 3rd and 4th respectively,

Race results here Hereward League 2014_Round #2 Results_Aunby 28th May

Overall league tables will follow in due course



Bourne Wheelers TT League – Vets Update (Round #5)

Posted on27/05/2014 by

Round 5 of the Club TT League saw Mike Smalley take another comfortable win in the Vets League to make it 5 out of 5 this season.

Gerald Bone came home second with Tom Comben in third.

Overall the top 5 is as follows;

1. Mike Smalley 100 points

2. Cliff Hilless 75 points

3. Tom Comben 70 points

4. Gerald Bone 69 points

5. Colin Gilbert 58 points

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Help needed for Hereward League @ Aunby (28th May)

Posted on21/05/2014 by

3 Volunteers Still Needed….Please contact Robin ASAP if you can assist!! 🙂

The club hosts the next round of the Hereward League at  Aunby next Wedneday (28th May)

Robin has four volunteers to help on the night, but still needs 6 additional marshals in order to stage the event.
Anyone willing to help please let Robin know ASAP.


Club TT League – Round #5 (Greatford – 21st May)

Posted on21/05/2014 by

16 riders took to the shortened (8.6 mile) Greatford course to compete in Round 5 of the Club TT League tonight.

Tom Comben returned to winning ways with a fantastic ride coming home in 20 mins 35 secs, 22 seconds ahead of 2nd placed James Gelsthorpe with Matt Green in 3rd (@1 min 16 secs). Overall Tom (93pts) extends his lead further to 22 pts from 2nd place Antony Gough (71 pts) with Matt Green (62pts) 3rd

Tom’s quick ride was also good enough to win the handicap on the night with Richard Lomas-Brown in 2nd and Colin Gilbert in 3rd. Mark Williamson (79pts) now holds a 12 point lead over Tom (67pts) in 2nd with Martin Rolbin (57pts) 3rd

In the Youth section Campbell Pollock won the scratch race in the third quickest time of the night and Tim James took the handicap race.

Bourne Wheelers TT League 2014_Up to and Including Race #5


Hereward TT League 2014 Round #1 (Southey Wood)

Posted on17/05/2014 by

Round one of this years Hereward League took place on warm night at the Southey Wood course. Bourne Wheelers had 8 riders competing and in the scratch competition had two riders in the top 10 with Jason Burrill coming home in 4th (@33 secs) and Tom Comben 7th (@51 secs). 🙂

Other Bourne results were: Andy Barnard 13th; Tim James 15th; Antony Gough 19th; Gerald Bone 27th; Michael Nation 30th and Jamie Nation 34th

It was an even better result in the handicap race with Tom  coming home 2nd (@4 secs) , Jason 3rd= (@11 secs) and Michael in 7th (@47 secs) 🙂

Other Bourne results were; Gerald Bone 11th=; Andy Barnard 15th=; Antony Gough 18th; Tim James 24th and Jamie Nation 31st

Hereward League 2014_Up to and including #Race 1

Next Round: #2

Club: Bourne Wheelers

Date: 28th May

Where: Aunby Course (11.1 miles)

Club Night – Your Thoughts

Posted on10/05/2014 by

Back in October the club introduced a ‘club night’ that followed on from the turbo/roller sessions and more lately after the core training workouts co-ordinated by Mark.

Since these sessions have ended we have kept the Club Night going on a Monday night from 7-8pm.

However, numbers have dropped quite a bit and we now need to know if it’s worth the club continuing to pay for the room over the Summer.

We’ve come up with some ideas to make Club Night a bit more attractive to members, so please have a look at the survey here and let us know your thoughts Bourne Wheelers Club Night

If interest remains low we propose to stop the Club Nights and then hopefully start them up again in the Autumn when turbo/roller training starts again.

Club TT League – Vets Update

Posted on10/05/2014 by

This weeks TT Race (#4 for 2014) saw Mike Smalley secure a fourth straight win in the Vets League. Gerald Bone and local GB international triathlete Tony Gilbert came home 2nd and 3rd respectively.

Overall Mike now holds a 20 point lead over 2nd place Cliff Hilless with Tom Comben in third.

Full result and overall standings here BW TT League_Vets on standard_results up to and inc Race #4

Hereward League starts next week

Posted on10/05/2014 by

(from Gerald)

NEXT WEEKS TIME TRIAL is the InterClub Hereward League event on THURSDAY 15th May 7pm start – ALSO CHECK WHEN YOU SIGN ON  IF THEY ARE STARTING AT 30sec INTERVALS!!!!!
Format  :  Cost is £4 per event but it is for PRIZE MONEY your best 3 scores (based on handicap) from 4 events counting
First event is a 10m TT based on Peterborough CC Helpston Course start Southy Wood ( theres a map on their website under routes)
New this year no need to pre-enter just enter on the night – this means no gaps in field if people dont turn up but it means if you want an early start make sure you are one of the first to sign on

Club Kit Order – May

Posted on10/05/2014 by

All members who have ordered club kit to be ordered this month are kindly asked to check the list here Bourne Wheelers Kit Order – May 14 and make sure their order is correct.

It is your responsibility to make sure everything is as requested and you need to contact Jason ASAP if there are any issues – order will be placed first thing on Monday 12th May


Go-Ride Restarts Monday 28th April

Posted on24/04/2014 by
This coming Monday sees the club restarting their youth “Go-Ride” skills based training sessions at Recreation Road in Bourne from 6-7pm.
All youths between 5-14 years are more than welcome. Cost is £2 for non members, £1 for members. all that is required is endless energy, a properly functioning bike and a helmet.
A queries please email Mark or use the ‘Contact Us’ form on the website

Racing Round-Up (24th April)

Posted on24/04/2014 by

(Report by Mark Botteley)

Last weekend saw the clubs youths racing all over the country. In form junior Sian Botteley raced at the Olympic velodrome in London on Good Friday placing a very commendable 9th in the scratch race.where she was up against the world junior silver medallist as well as a trio of national champions.

On Easter Monday Sian faired even better with a fine 6th place in the scratch race at Manchester velodrome. Her brother Adam made his debut on the boards on Monday, finishing comfortably in the bunch in the unknown distance and scratch race. Maddie Gammons was also in action on Monday at Manchester. Her best performances being a pair of 8th placings in the elimination and scratch races.
SianApr 2014
Also on Monday, five youths travelled down to Redbridge, NE London, where Tim James (4th Under 16 boys) and Jess Woodworth (4th Under 14 girls) both performed really well, but it was 9 year old Charley Woodworth, who had the best placing for the club with a great 2nd place in the under 10 girls race. Teammate Dusty Saines finished 6th, while Robbie Ward came 7th in the under 16 boys race, just behind Tim.
Jason Burrill was once again the clubs sole adult rider racing this weekend. He joined Sian at the Olympic velodrome on Friday, where he was up against the likes of Ed Clancy. He finished 11th in the scratch race, just missing out on qualifying for the final.
On the Monday, Jason travelled down to Herne Hill, where despite being involved in an early crash, he dusted himself down to participate in a full race programme, with a 12th place in the kilo being his best result.

Bourne Wheelers TT League – Race #2 (Greatford – 23rd April)

Posted on23/04/2014 by

Race 2 of the 2014 TT season saw 20 riders tackling a course reduced to 8.6 miles due to road works.

Just 14 secs separated the first five riders in the scratch race with Tom Comben winning for the second week in a row, narrowly edging out Bart Kieres @ 7 secs; James Gelsthorpe @8 secs;  2013 Champion Jason Burrill @ 13 secs and Matt Green @ 14 secs.

Tom takes the early lead in the scratch league with a maximum 40 points with Bart second on 36 points and Matt third on 30 points.

The handicap race went to Stuart Burgess followed by Michael Nation and Tom Comben. Martin Rolbin takes the lead in the handicap competition on 34 points, 3 ahead of Tom Comben and 4 ahead of Mark Williamson

Robbie Ward took the Youth points in both the scratch and handicap competitions in the 6th fastest time of the night.

Bourne Wheelers TT League 2014_Up to and Including Race #2

Racing Round Up – Wins for Sian and Jess

Posted on17/04/2014 by

(Report by Mark Botteley)

Once again it was the teenage girls of the club that had success last weekend,  although for once Maddie Gammons was out of luck in her particular race. Sian Botteley continued her winning start to the season with her 4th victory of the year in the Victoria Park Circuit Races at Leamington Spa. 🙂 Her killer sprint saw her ease to victory in a classy field, coming past Maxine Filby (5th in the recent Tour of Malta) in the last 50metres. In her 2nd race of the weekend she placed 3rd, adopting a different tactic of trying to break away from the field inside the last mile. Despite being reeled in 400metres ftom the line, Sian had enough in the tank to still gain a podium place. Well done Sian 🙂
The other big success of the weekend was another victory for 13 year old Jess Woodworth.  Racing at Darley Moor, she gave a masterclass of bunch riding,  never more than a few places from the front of the race. As the combined boys and girls under 14’s rounded the final corner 400 from the line,  Jessica kicked for home. Her effort pulled her well clear of all the girls and in actual fact she got within a few metres of outright victory as the first boy just pipped her on the line. Well done Jess! 🙂
Further afield, Tim James and Maddie Gammons travelled upto Sunderland for the first round of the National Series.
First up was Maddie, who had a race to forget,  puncturing half way through the hour long race and eventually finishing outsids the top 20.Tim on the other hand had a cracking race, and finished an excellent 18th,  a position that gains him 3 national series points and guarantees him a place in all of the other rounds of the Series. Well done Tim 🙂
Jason Burrill was the only senior racing this weekend.  He travelled down go to Ipswich for the 75mile Autostrasse road race. In the longest race that Jason has ridden,  he did well to hang on to the fast moving bunch and eventually finished a creditable 35th place out of 70 starters.

Bourne Wheelers TT League Race #1 (16th April – Greatford)

Posted on17/04/2014 by
(Report by Mark Botteley)
Wednesday evening saw the Wheelers hold their first evening 10 mile TT of the year on the Greatford course. Almost perfect conditions greeted the 24 competitors and it was Spalding based “Corley Cycles” pro Tom Neale that made the most of the conditions to break the 10 year old course record,  with a time of 22:39.
Fastest Bourne rider was Tom Comben with 24:42, who came out on top of a very tight finish with Bart Kieres and Matt Green recording 24:47 and 24:52 respectively.
Martin Rolbin won on handicap, closely followed by Mark Williamson and Joe Howells
Andy Barnard was fastest Vet with 25:21, beating new member Tony Gilbert by 37 secs with Cliff Hilless 3rd vet with 27:12.
Only 3 secs seperated first and second in the ladies competition with Louise Day 27:50, just getting the better of Maddie Gammons.  Another new rider Sara Mickleburgh came next with 31:55.
Finally in the youths,  Campbell Pollock again was fastest with 25:01, with Robbie Ward close behind in 2nd with 25:13

Ride for Ryder (29th June)

Posted on17/04/2014 by

Sue Ryder, Thorpe Hall Hospice have organised a event to raise money called Ride For Ryder.

The event will cover 3 different scenic routes 85 miles 55 miles and 25 mile on the 29 June 2014.

More details to follow.


Barholm 5m TT

Posted on09/04/2014 by
(Report by Mark Botteley)
Wednesday night saw the first midweek race of the year and a very healthy 26 riders took to the start line for the early season club 5 mile time trial on the Barholm-Uffington course.
The first two places were taken by local professional riders Steve Lampier (Velosure/Giordana) 10:38 with Tom Neale (Corley Cycles) 11:21 just ahead of Jason Burrill, fastest Bourne Wheeler, in 11:46. Matt Green 12:19 and Bart Kieres 12:34 were 2nd and 3rd club riders.
The women’s contest was a bit closer with Sian Botteley coming out on top with 13:45, 5 seconds ahead of Louise Day. Third on the night with a massive improvement on last year was 13 year old Jess Woodworth with 15:16.
The Vet’s category was closer still with Louise Day coming home just 3 seconds ahead of Mike Smalley from Witham, who turn beat Bourne riders Cliff Hilless and Martin Rolbin who tied just 1 second further back.
Finally the youths had a real battle with Robbie Ward quickest in 13:03, with Adam Botteley 13:24 and Tim James 13:31 making up the podium placings.

Rider                               Club                           Class            Min  Secs         Speed

Steve Lampier                 Velosure Giordana        S                10  38              28.21
Tom Neale                        Corley                              S                11  21              26.43
Jason Burrill                 Bourne                        S                11  46              25.50
James Gelsthorpe            Peterborough                S                 12  10              24.66
Matt Green                       Bourne                           S                 12  19              24.36
Bart Kieres                        Bourne                            S                 12  34              23.87
Keith Munton                    Bourne                          S                 12  51              23.35

Robbie Ward                 Bourne                       Y                 13  03 

Antony Gough                  Bourne                           S                 13   09              22.81
Steve Spencer                  Bourne                           S                  13   20              22.50

Adam Botteley                  Bourne                          Y                  13  24

Tim James                        Bourne                          Y                   13  31

Sian Botteley                    Squadra Donne           JF                 13   45              21.82
Louise Day                       Team Jewson              VF                 13   50              21.69
Mike Smalley                     Witham                       V                  13   53              21.61
Cliff Hilless                      Bourne                      V                 13  54              21.58
Martin Rolbin                 Bourne                     V                 13  54              21.58
Joe Howells                     Bourne                       J                  13  59              21.45
Mark Williamson                 Bourne                       S                  14  04              21.33
Mark Griffin                        RAF CC                      V                  14  17              21.00
Mark Wren                         Bourne                        S                   14  25              20.81
Michael Nation                   Bourne                        V                   14  57              20.07

Jessica Woodworth     Bourne                   YF                 15  16

Colin Gilbert                      Bourne                          V                    15  47              19.01
Andy Barnard                    Team Jewson              V                     DNF                Punc

Fastest Bourne Wheeler rider in category in bold

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Cycling and Horses

Posted on18/03/2014 by

As a club we encourage all our members to ride safely and in a manner courteous to all other road users. There are many of us out there enjoying the roads, be that driving, walking, running, cycling or riding a horse and it’s important we stay alert to each other and act accordingly to avoid any mishaps.

With respect to sharing the road with horse riders we recommend members always slow down, make your presence know and ride in single file. We’d ask all riders to read the document here Cycling Guidance leaflet which sets out some clear advice on how cyclists should approach horses when out on the road.

Racing Update

Posted on13/03/2014 by

(Report by Mark Botteley)

Last weekend saw the race season get under way and what a start the clubs riders had with 3 well deserved victories.

In the clubs open Hardriders time trial over the 14.3 mile Folkingham based course, Jason Burrill showed he is in fantastic form with a dominant victory, winning in a time of 33:44. Jason’s time was 4 secs to quick for local fast rider Brett Harwood, and the fact that Jason has done no specific time trial training this year shows that he will be the rider to beat this year.

The other Bourne riders backing Jason up were Andy Barnard 10th with a time of 36:40, Tom Comben 17th in 38:10 and Simon Ayliff 24th in 51:15

Also taking top honours over the weekend was Maddie Gammons, who in her first race since moving up to the under 16 category, was easily ahead of her nearest rival at Darley Moor.


The other victory for the clubs riders was by 2nd claim rider Sian Botteley who won her first ever race in the women’s circuit race at Milton Keynes Bowl, where her explosive sprint finish pulled her well clear of her rivals.


Other great performances were made by Tim James (5th), Adam Botteley (8th), both in the under 16’s; Jessica Woodworth (4th) in the under 14’s race; and Charley Woodworth (5th) in the under 10’s at Milton Keynes.

Mark Botteley and Campbell Pollock rode at Keysoe in the 30 mile NCRA handicap, with both showing good early season form finishing 5th and 15th respectively.

This weekend sees an equally busy race programme with most of the clubs road riders making there way to Milton Keynes again for the prestigious Phil Corley Circuit Races while Bart Kieres leads a 5 man team racing at Old in Northamptonshire in the latest NCRA handicap race.

Bourne Wheelers Hardriders Open Time Trial Results

Posted on10/03/2014 by

The results of the 11th Annual Bourne Wheelers Cycling Club Hardriders Time Trial.

“The Folkingham Workhouse 14” – Sunday 9th March, 2014

Course: CS/17 (14.3 miles)

Event Secretary: Robin Day

Timekeepers: Sharon Fenson & Nicky Ellis (Spalding CC)

Prize Winners:

The “HC’s”Jason BurrillBrett Harwood  Bourne WheelersTerry Wright Cycles RT



Group A

Neil Palmer

Chris Ward

 Spalding CCSpalding CC




Group B

John Pilgrim

John Beere

 Witham WheelersWitham Wheelers




Group C

John Farmer

Graham Wright

Witham WheelersPeterborough CC




Group D

Anthony Hardenberg

Gary Bentley

 Witham WheelersSpalding CC




The Full Result:

BWCC Hardriders Open TT Results 2014

Strava Stats (w/e 9th Feb)

Posted on10/02/2014 by


Love it or hate it, Strava is now used by a large majority of club cyclists to log their rides, measure progress towards goals and of course chase down local KOMs (TC!! ;))

Bourne Wheelers has a club page on Strava that allows you to easily see what everyone else is up to. You can find that here It’s easy to join, but if you have any problems just drop Antony Gough a message here, on Facebook or by email.

One of the ‘fun’ functions of the Strave Club Page is that it keeps a record of the weekly stats for who’s ridden the most cumulative miles, had the longest single ride and who’s done the most climbing. At the moment we can’t embed that info into the website (but we’re working on it!).

In the meantime here are the stats for w/e 9th Feb 2014 🙂

Bourne Wheelers Strava Stat Leaders (09/04/14)


  1. Mark Botteley 371km
  2. James Gelsthorpe 363km
  3. Simon Ayliff 275km

Longest Ride

  1. James Gelsthorpe 108km
  2. Antony Gough 103km
  3. Mark Botteley 100km


  1. Mark Botteley 2075m
  2. James Gelsthorpe 1905m
  3. Robbie Ward 1477m

Bourne Wheelers 2013 Season Presentation Evening

Posted on22/01/2014 by

Friday 17th January was party night for the members of Bourne Wheelers Cycling Club as they gathered to recognise the club champions for the 2013 season.

The club was delighted to have two professional riders who competed in the 2013 Tour of Britain attending the event. Guest presenter Steve Lampier was on hand to present trophies to winners and confirm what a great club BWCC is (but we knew what already!! J) . Also present was our own Ali Slater, who is about to join a professional team in France having moved on from the GB Academy team at the end of last season. Thanks to both Steve and Ali for coming along and taking the time to speak to everyone, especially the younger members who got a great buzz out hanging out with two great riders.

The evening started with the traditional cycling themed quiz and was one by The Musettes, who were captained by Campbell Pollock – winning the quiz for the fourth year in a row – Mastermind anyone?

 The buffet took and age to arrive, which meant that the presentations got under way much later than expected – in the very best tradition of all great awards ceremonies!

The big winners on the night were youth rider Campbell Pollock with a fantastic four trophies and James Gelsthorpe who took three senior titles.

Campbell Pollock - Youth 10m TT Handicap League Champion


James Gelsthorpe - Senior Road Race Champion

In the senior section Jason Burrill and Bart Kieres picked up two trophies each. Andy Barnard collected a well deserved 10m TT Vets Trophy and Tom Comben received the 10m TT Handicap League shield in this very first year with the club.

Jason Burrill - 10m TT ChampionBart 'The Boss' Kieres - Senior Cyclocross and Hill Climb ChampionAndy Barnard - 10m Vets TT ChampionTom Comben - Senior 10m TT Handicap League Champion

 In the youth section there were two wins apiece for Jessica Woodworth and Adam Botteley. Other youth riders collecting trophies were; Maddie Gammons (trophy picked up by brother Alex); Emily Comben, Alex Galpin, Charley Woodworth and Tim James.

The Merit Cup is voted for by club members and went to Mark Botteley in recognition of his exceptional efforts supporting the increasingly successful youth riders. Mark was further recognised, along with his wife Kim for all the time they invest in supporting club activities and they were presented with a small gift from members.

Mark Botteley - Merit Cup Winner 2013

 Whilst they had been recognised, as is the tradition, at the last TT race of the 2013 season it would be amiss not to mention here the huge contribution of Robin Day and Gordon & Irene, without whom there would be no TT league!

The final presentation of the night was a new trophy for 2013, the Clubman Trophy. This was awarded to the member whom the club committee felt was the stand out member of the year in terms of their contribution to all aspects of the riding side of club. The award went to Cliff Hilless who, as the Clubman Trophy winner, will also be Bourne Wheelers CC Club Captain for 2014.

Cliff Hilless - Clubman Trophy 2013 and Club Captain 2014

The evening concluded with the traditional raffle and then an auction for a Bourne Wheeler cycling jersey signed by members of the 2013 GB Academy. After a tense battle, the jersey was won by Jason Burrill, though sadly it was too small to replace the shocking pink shirt he’d inflicted upon us for the evening! 😉

The full list of winners is shown below – congratulations to all our champions and thanks to everyone (75!) who attended, and contributed to such a great evening, especially our guest presenter Steve Lampier and our own Ali Slater.

Thanks to Don Pollock for the photos

Might need a bigger venue next year??…….


10 mile TT League Champion Jason Burrill
10 mile TT Handicap Champion Tom Comben
10 mile TT Champion Jason Burrill
10 mile TT Veterans Champion Andy Barnard
2 up TTT Champions

James Gelsthorpe & Campell Pollock

Cyclocross Champion Bart Kieres
5 mile Champion James Gelsthorpe
Hill Climb Champion Bart Kieres
Road Race Champion James Gelsthorpe
Johnny Hoogerland Trophy Jason Burrill


10m TT League Champion Campbell Pollock
10m TT Handicap League Champion Campbell Pollock
Girl 10m TT Champion Jessica Woodworth
Hill Climb champion Tim James
5 mile Champion Adam Botteley
Road Race Champion Maddie Gammons
Under16 10mile TTChampion Campbell Pollock
Attendance Trophy Emily Comben
Brewster Cup Charley Woodworth
Youth Champion Alex Galpin
Points Champion Adam Botteley
Cyclocross Champion Jessica Woodworth
Johnny Hoogerland Trophy Tim James
Merit Cup Mark Botteley
Clubman Trophy Cliff Hilless

Bourne Ultimatum Sportive

Posted on09/01/2014 by

Bourne Wheelers popular sportive, The Bourne Ultimatum will return once again in 2014.

Date is now confirmed as Sunday 7th September.

Keep an eye on, Facebook and Twitter for further updates throughout the year.


Posted on08/01/2014 by

Look right and you’ll see that Bourne Wheelers Cycling Club is now on Twitter…yes, really!

So, go follow, be followed, but above all else, keep ridin’!!



Posted on08/01/2014 by

(Report by Sian Botteley)

Over the winter, Jason Burrill has been competing in the Manchester First Division Track League on Friday nights. With aspirations of moving up to the prestigious Premier Division, Jason has spent the past few months learning the vital aspects of track racing that you need to master to be successful in this highly technical and physically demanding discipline.

Jason has progressed quickly and gained some good results along the way and is now racing in a group containing many top riders with several years track racing experience under their belts and who are on the cusp of being promoted to the Premier Division.

On the 22nd of November, Jason achieved 4th in the Elimination Race and 3rd in the Points Race, having already secured 2nd in the strength sapping Kilometre Scratch Race.

A week later, Jason had his most successful track meet to date, when he picked up a 4th place in the Points Race and 2nd place in the Kilometre Scratch. Following the Unknown Distance Race, in which he picked up more vital experience on race positioning, Jason lined up for the most tactical race of the evening, the Elimination Race. As riders were dismissed from the back of the group lap by lap, Jason used strong tactics to keep himself well positioned throughout the race until the last lap when he sprinted away from his two remaining rivals to pick up his first track league victory.

Jason’s performances over the winter placed him very well in the overall standings. He finished in 25th position out of almost 200 league riders, despite having only competed in 7 meetings (many riders taking part in as many as 22 meetings).

This result wrapped up a fantastic two months of racing for Jason, which will stand him in good stead for next season when he aspires to achieve high placings in the National Masters Track Championships in the summer.

Club Night

Posted on08/01/2014 by

‘Club Night’ starts tonight! (that’s Wednesday 8th January!)

Youth Centre is booked from 6 to 8pm.

Starts with a circuit training session for roughly an hour followed by an hour or so to get together and talk all things bike 🙂


Revolutions not Resolutions

Posted on08/01/2014 by

A belated Happy New Year to all connected with Bourne Wheelers Cycling Club and all our friends in the cycling world 🙂

To kick-off another cycling year a few important dates for your 2014 calendars;

Sunday 16th February: Club Reliability Ride

Hugely popular annual event offering rides over three distances. Starts at 9am – keep an eye on the relevant website page as there may be a new start/finish this year.

Sunday 13th July: Club Open Road Race (part of the 2014 NRCA series)

This year sees the return of the club open road race. Whilst some of you will no doubt be looking to race, Mark will need plenty of volunteers to help with marshalling, signing on, etc, so please let him know if you can help.

Sunday 7th September: Club Sportive

Our sell out Sportive returns once again this Autumn with plans for something a little bigger this year 🙂