BOURNE ULTIMATUM (PART III)
3 Routes, 139 Riders, 1 Mighty Fine Day 🙂
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Link to photos taken by Ash Brown http://bit.ly/BourneUlt14
The Bourne Wheelers Sportive will return on Sunday 6th September 2015……
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.
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
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.
Go-Ride is now on ‘holiday’ and the Monday night sessions will return on Monday 1st September.
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
Cliff Hilless 26:24
Steve Thornley 27:26
Martin Rolbin 27:28
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
(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.
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.
Handicap times ahead of tomorrow’s final round (#4) of this years Hereward League on Spalding’s 17 mile course.
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.
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.
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.
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
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: email@example.com
Closing date for entries is 6pm Tuesday July 8th.
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
PLEASE NOTE THE EVENT BELOW TRIPLES UP AS OUR CLUB 25M TT CHAMPIONSHIP AND AS ROUND #10 OF THE CLUB TT LEAGUE – NOTE DATE: TUESDAY EVENT NOT WEDNESDAY
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
- Download the Interclub 25 entry form HERE Interclub 25 entry
- Fill it in and send by email to Sarah Bentley firstname.lastname@example.org BEFORE 10th JULY
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.
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.
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.
Please see below for overall standings in Hereward League after Round 2.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
Next Round: #2
Club: Bourne Wheelers
Date: 28th May
Where: Aunby Course (11.1 miles)
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.
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
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
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
(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.
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.
(Report by Mark Botteley)
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.
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
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.
(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.
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)
|The “HC’s”Jason BurrillBrett Harwood||Bourne WheelersTerry Wright Cycles RT||
|Spalding CCSpalding CC||
|Witham WheelersWitham Wheelers||
|Witham WheelersPeterborough CC||
|Witham WheelersSpalding CC||
The Full Result:
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 http://www.strava.com/clubs/bourne-wheelers. 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)
- Mark Botteley 371km
- James Gelsthorpe 363km
- Simon Ayliff 275km
- James Gelsthorpe 108km
- Antony Gough 103km
- Mark Botteley 100km
- Mark Botteley 2075m
- James Gelsthorpe 1905m
- Robbie Ward 1477m
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.
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.
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.
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.
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|
|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 Wheelers popular sportive, The Bourne Ultimatum will return once again in 2014.
Date is now confirmed as Sunday 7th September.
Keep an eye on https://bournewheelers.wordpress.com/bourne-ultimatum-2014/, Facebook and Twitter for further updates throughout the year.
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’!!
(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’ 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 🙂
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 🙂