Archived News 2013

Bigger than SPOTY!

Posted on02/12/2013 by

OK, because I’m nice, voting for this years Merit Cup is extended until this Friday 6th December – but that really will be the FINAL deadline, so get your votes in – only about 50% of you have so far 😦

Please email me to vote


Maddie Gammons
James Gelsthorpe
Jason Burrill
Mark Botteley
Robin Day
Gordon & Irene

Lincoln Wheelers Cyclo Cross Report

Posted on25/11/2013 by

(Written by Phil Galpin)

Another popular course awaited the Bourne Wheelers cyclo-cross team at the Lincoln Wheelers event this Sunday. Set in the grounds of the Lincolnshire Police headquarters at Nettleham, this course is mostly rideable on mown grass and fast with some challenging technical sections.

Robert Ward turned out a fantastic result overturning Marc Gee on the last lap to finish second in the youth race, although disappointed not to have beaten the winner Jake Norton from Spalding, whom he had beaten on a previous occasion. Also riding for Bourne were Jessica Woodworth and Kelsey Beaton who came in 10th and 13th. There were 15 finishers from a smaller field than normal. In the under 12 category, Max Poole from Lincsquad continued his dominance, and again Alex Galpin from Bourne finished well up in 7th, while his brother Dan rode really well on a course he enjoys a lot and climbed to 11th this week. Harry Garfield completed the Bourne contingent coming in 17th place. There were 30 finshers.

In the senior event Mark Cotton from Ellsmore Factory Racing claimed first place. The first Bourne rider was Bart Kieres in a very credible 6th place. Phil Galpin benefitted from being gridded at the start and managed his highest position of the year in 32nd. Steve Collins rode well to finish in 54th place. There were 74 finshers in this event.

Woodhall Spa Cyclo Cross Report

Posted on25/11/2013 by

(Written by Phil Galpin)

Bourne Wheelers cyclo-cross team were out in force again at the Boston Wheelers event in Woodhall Spa. The course here in a pine woodland with a large amount of single track and almost all rideable with an absence of cowpats makes this race one of the most popular in the league. The event is always on remembrance Sunday and always with a minutes silence at the start of the Senior race.

There were some new faces in the Bourne contingent and the type of course makes it a good one to start on. In the youth race the girls Jess Woodworth and Kelsey Benton finished 17th and 24th respectively where 27 finished. Max Williamson from the Lincsquad team won. In the U12 race there were no less than 6 entrants, which is a grand tribute to the efforts of Mark at the Go-ride sessions. Max Poole won from 34 finishers. Alex Galpin led the team home in 7th place beating some noteable opposition from the bigger Lincoln clubs. Next were Dan Galpin and Harry Garfield who had a good race long battle to finish 17th and 18th respectively. Charley Woodworth came in 24th and newcomers Penelope Lindsell and her brother Edward were 25th and 26th. When they finish and say they really enjoyed it you can be hopefull they’ll be out again soon.

In the senior event a field of 130 riders started which made for a frustrating first lap before the competitors settled into their rythmn. The familiar stationary queue at the first pinch point was a strange moment to endure in what is meant to be a race. Professional Graham Briggs, now riding for Rapha Condor, has competed in this race before and duly showed his class with a convincing victory over the best Lincolnshire could offer. Bourne had 5 riders out and first home was Bart Kieres in 15th place. Premek was 39th and Phil Galpin back in 67th with Steve Collins not far behind in 72nd. Mark Wren completed his first and hopefully not last cyclo-cross event in 97th place.

Bourne Trio Excel At Inter Area Champs

Posted on14/11/2013 by
(Report by Mark Botteley)
Bournes trio of teenager’s all excelled themselves on Sunday in Middlesbrough at the Inter Area Cyclo Cross Championships. Tim James,  Maddie Gammons and Sian Botteley all performed at their best while representing the East Midlands in the prestigious event.
First up on a crisp, clear sunny morning were the youths. Tim made his usual rapid start, holding 5th place out of a field of 63 riders as the field entered the first technical section.From that point on Tim held his place slowly pulling away from those behind him, but never quite able to catch those in front. At the end of the 30 minute race, he indeed finished in 5th. With the excellent back up of his teammates,  the East Midlands won the youth boys title.
In the youth girls race Maddie placed a seasons best 2nd, with the team agonisingly missing out on first overall by a handful of points.
Last up was Sian. As is customary for her, she flew out of the start and was leading for the first lap, before being overhauled by a quartet of super strong Yorkshire riders. In the end Sian finishes an excellent 6th and first counter in the team which ended up 4th overall.

New Club Kit

Posted on30/10/2013 by

Final call for new club kit orders – Jason needs your order by 5pm tomorrow (Thurs 31st Oct).

Some pictures of additional kit items can now be seen here

Len Pick Trust Presentation

Posted on30/10/2013 by
The Bourne Wheelers once again have the Len Pick Trust to thank for helping fund a Gazebo. The presentation was made at the club’s weekly Go-Ride youth skills session at Recreation Road, where Andy Rowe (Chairman of the grant committee) was in attendance to formally hand over the Gazebo.
Having benefited from the trusts generosity a few years ago, when the youth section acquired two road bikes for the youths in the club to use, the gazebo is the clubs latest purchase. It will act as a centre piece at events all over the country, providing a meeting place at National and regional events, as well as storage and an area for riders to warm up under when the weather is inclement.

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2013 Roll of Honour

Posted on30/10/2013 by

With the 2013 season now almost a distant memory, it’s time to look back and reflect on another fantastic 12 months of racing by members of the club. We’ve had a huge number of riders of all ages competing in time trials, road races, circuit races, track racing, grass racing and cyclo cross (not forgetting the Omelette Challenge of course!)

Well done all those that represented the club throughout 2013 🙂

2013 Roll of Honour

All our club champions for 2013 are listed below.

Campbell Pollock – Youth Scratch TT League/ Youth Handicap TT League/                                                          Youth 10m TT Champion/ 2 Up TT Champion

Jessica Woodworth – Girls Scratch TT League/ Girls Handicap TT League                                                                   Girls 10m TT Champion/ Girls 5m TT Champion

Jason Burrill – Senior Scratch TT League/ Senior 10m Champion

James Gelsthorpe – Senior 5m TT Champion/ 2 Up TT Champion

Bart Kieres – Senior Hill Climb Champion/ Senior Cyclo Cross Champion

Andy Barnard – Vets TT League/ Vets 10m TT Champion

Mark Botteley – Vets 5m TT Champion / Vets Hill Climb Champion

Tom Comben – Senior Handicap TT League

Adam Botteley – Youth 5m TT Champion

Tim James – Youth Hill Climb Champion

Maddie Gammons – Girls Hill Climb Champion

New Page Added

Posted on30/10/2013 by

Added a page about Track Racing at

1st article posted by our guest columnist Sian Botteley 🙂

Cyclo Cross Update

Posted on30/10/2013 by

Having finally got the results for Round #2 of the Lincs Cyclo Cross League you will find updated results at – also includes Round #4 results from Witham as well.

I’ll be trying to keep on top of these going forward, so apologies to all those that have ridden so far and well done to everyone that has been riding 🙂 Do send in any reports or pictures you want posting.

The following Bourne Wheelers were in top 10 positions after 3 events (7 out of 9 to count).

Seniors – 7th Bart Kieres

Senior (18 -39) – 4th Bart Kieres

Vets – 8th Phil Galpin

Juniors – 5th Campbell Pollock

Youth – 1st Tim James/ 5th Robbie Ward / 10th Jessica Woodworth

U-16’s – 1st Tim James/ 4th Robbie Ward/ 6th Maddie Gammons / 10th Aaron Bateman

U-14’s – 6th Jessica Woodworth

U-12’s – 10th Alex Galpin

U-12 Girls – 6th Penelope Linsdell

Team – 4th Bourne Wheelers (after one event Rounds #2 & #3 not yet updated)


Club Kit Update

Posted on28/10/2013 by

A reminder that any members wanting to order new club kit in time for Christmas need to place their order with Jason by 4pm on Thursday 31st October

Intro Ride for potential new members

Posted on28/10/2013 by

Bourne Wheelers Cycling Club is holding an introductory club run this coming Sunday to give anyone interested in finding out more about the club the chance to come out and enjoy a ride with other club members

There is no pressure to join and we will have tried to come up with two ride options to suit all abilities.

PLEASE note: the ride is for over 18’s, though anyone 16+ can ride if they have a parent or guardian with them – the club youth section ride on a Saturday morning  – please use the contact us form for more details.

The ride details are provided below – if you intend to join us, please can you us know via the contact us form, just so we are expecting you. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to drop us a line.

  • Date: Sunday 3rd November
  • Location: We meet in the car park behind the post office in Bourne (if you’re not sure where that is, let me know)
  • Time: 9am (for 9.10am depart – please be on time, as we’ll have a short briefing before we set off!)
  • Distance: c37 miles or c52miles
  • Difficulty: undulating, but not too many hills!
  • Speed: depends on the weather and the ability of the group – but no one will get left behind, we may get strung out on the hills, but each group will ride and get home together
  • What to bring: something to drink (you’ll be out for 2.5 to 3.5 hours, so we’d recommend 2 x 500ml water bottles); spare inner tube (if you can); wet weather clothing and lights (if the weather looks bad); some money for the cafe stop (£2-3) – we also strongly recommend for your own safety that you ride with a helmet.
  • The Plan: The tentative plan (weather permitting!) is that we will all ride out to Wymondham Windmill (c18 miles) for a cafe stop.

     The route out will take us from Bourne to Little Bytham, South Witham and then on to Wymondham.

After a short stop, the shorter route riders will make their way back to Bourne with 2-3 club members.

Those preferring to try a longer route, will head out from the cafe stop to Oakham and the back to Bourne via Cottesmore, Greetham, Castle Bytham, Edenham, Hanthorpe and Morton. There are plenty of opportunities to shorten the route if needed, but it will be              approximately 52 miles.

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Club AGM

Posted on18/10/2013 by

All please note that the club AGM will take place on Monday 4th November – ALL club members and invited guests are welcome.

The meeting will start promptly at 7pm and will be held at Smiths Pub.

Anyone who has not received the note detailing proposals for the coming year can download it here Bourne Wheelers AGM Monday 4th November 7pm Smiths Pub

If you are unable to attend, but wish to register your vote for the proposals outlined in the AGM document, please email either Gerald or Antony.


Wheelers on Facebook

Posted on17/10/2013 by

It’s been brought to my attention that not all club members are aware that we have a group page on Facebook.

To access it you can visit or simply click the Facebook link in the right hand column….just over there…*looking right*… see it?…nice one…sorted 🙂

New Club Kit

Posted on17/10/2013 by
Thanks to everyone for their patience, but we can now reveal the new club kit as chosen by you the club members.

BW New Top (new logo)  BW New Top (new logo)


BW New shorts (with logo)BW New shorts (with logo)

Please download the price list here. CS UK – 2013 Price List
(Adult prices are plus VAT and for kids and adults there is 5% delivery fee to pay)
Jason, has a sample of the kit colours coming within the next 10 days. He will also have a variety of different size tops and shorts coming for people to try on to check what size they are. These will be available for 7 days and Jason will inform everyone of arrangements for trying kit on shortly.
Kit must be ordered by the 4th November for delivery in time for Christmas.

Cyclocross Update

Posted on17/10/2013 by
With the winter months fast approaching, the cycling season has moved to the off road cyclocross discipline. Bourne’s riders have been active for the last few weeks. The youth squad have been dominant locally, with notable performances from: Tim James who has won two of Lincolnshire league races, and Maddie Gammons and Penelope Linsdall both won the under 16 girls and under 10 girls categories respectively, at Spalding. Also, new rider Jess Woodworth has placed 2nd under 14 girl in all of her races so far. In the senior races, the club have fielded more riders than ever before with Bart Kieres the highest placed rider.
Last weekend saw the first national trophy cyclocross series race of the 2013 season, at a wet and muddy Abergavenny in Wales. Maddie Gammons, in her first national level race since moving up an age category into under 16, had an incredible race, far surpassing anything she expected, with a brilliant third place just behind multiple time national champions, Charlotte Broughton from Leicester, and Jess Roberts from Wales. This result was gained despite a heavy fall midway through the race. Also competing at Abergavenny was Tim James, however Tim had less luck than his younger teammate, crashing early on and dropping to the back of the field.
This week, the Bourne squad is heading over to race in the highly competitive Notts and Derby cyclocross series race at Bingham, where they hope to continue the run of good form.

Lincs Cyclocross League 2013 – Rd #1 (Sleaford Wheelers)

Posted on29/09/2013 by

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

Cat & Fiddle

Posted on17/09/2013 by

Message from Mike Parkins:

The Cat & Fiddle ride takes place this year on Sun 6th Oct 6th.

We leave Bourne around 6.30 am, bikes in my van and riders sharing car seats. We have had a small presence last 5 years, but would like more to join us.

The ride starts from Stoke any time from 8.00 am and goes Stoke-Macclesfield-Cat & Fiddle-Buxton-Leek-Stoke. 55 miles, best club time is Steve Clelland’s 3hrs 04mins.

You can enter in advance or on the day, £20, it all goes to charity. It always rains, it’s always windy, the descents are scarey but it’s mostly uphill anyway 🙂 Good points are hundreds of riders, so you are never alone and the superb buffet afterwards at no extra cost.

Let me or Steve know if you are joining us and where you want picking up from 🙂

New Club Kit Designs – Time to Choose!

Posted on13/09/2013 by

Ok, the two new club kit design options have been finalised and now it’s time for members to choose their preferred option 🙂

The options are shown below (just click the picture to enlarge it).

Your options are;

1) Kit with new club logo

2) Kit without logo

Please click the link here to complete the survey (should take about 10 seconds!) – you need to complete it by Friday 20th September and we will confirm which option has been chosen that night.

PLEASE ensure you complete the box asking you your name, so we know people aren’t voting more than once 😉

If you don’t have access to a computer to complete the survey then please contact Jason who has printed off the designs and you can confirm with him your preferred option.

BW New Top (No Logo)BW New Top (No Logo)

BW New Shorts (No Logo)BW New Shorts (No Logo)

BW New Top (new logo)BW New Top (new logo)

BW New shorts (with logo)BW New shorts (with logo)

Bourne Wheelers Sportive 2013 – The Bourne Ultimatum

Posted on08/09/2013 by

Coffee and tea was drunk aplenty, cakes were enjoyed on a biblical scale, but more importantly 92 riders safely negotiated the 53, 61 and 72 mile routes in fantastic weather  – and yes we did pre-book the sun just for you! 🙂

Already looking forward to next year, but in the meantime check your times out below and well done to everyone that took part.

Bourne Wheelers Sportive 2013_ Times_Alphabetical


Club Hill Climb Championship 2013

Posted on08/09/2013 by

18 riders tackled Gunboro’ Hill and competed in this years Hill Climb Championship.

Just 4 secs separated the top 5 riders in the Senior event with Bart Kieres taking first as the only rider to break the 1 minute barrier. In the Youths category Tim James was a comfortable winner posting the 3rd fastest time of the night. The Girls title was taken by Maddie Gammons in 1 min 17 secs.

Bourne Wheelers_Hill Climb Championship 2013_Gunboro_040913


1 Bart Kieres 59.3 secs

2. James Gelsthorpe @ 1.0 sec

3. Mark Botteley @ 2.0 secs


1. Tim James 1 min 1.2 secs

2. Adam Botteley @ 9.8 secs

3. Robbie Ward @ 10.1 secs


1. Maddie Gammons 1min 17.0 secs

Bourne Wheelers Sportive 2013

Posted on04/09/2013 by

The Bourne Ultimatum Sportive takes place this Sunday, 8th September. The event is completely sold out and no further entries are being taken and the reserve list is now closed.

All those riding can download a route map and sportive info below


Hill Climb Championships

Posted on01/09/2013 by

Now confirmed – Club Hill Climb Championship will take place on Wednesday August 4th @ 6:30pm.

Location: Gunboro Hill

Car Parking: Park at top of hill, but don’t block entrance to woods or fields

Club 5m TT Championship (Barholm – 27th August)

Posted on01/09/2013 by

23 riders took on the final TT challenge of 2013 over the 5 mile ‘sprint’ distance.

3 new champions were crowned as James Gelsthorpe, Adam Botteley and Jessica Woodworth took the Senior, Youth and Girls titles respectively.

Well done to everyone that took part and bad luck to those that punctured.

Bourne Wheelers 5m TT Championship Results

1. James Gelsthorpe 11 mins 50 secs (25.35 mph)
2. Mark Botteley @ 6 secs
3. Tom Comben @ 23 secs
4. Antony Gough @ 24 secs
5. Andy Barnard @ 1 min 9 secs
6. Simon Ayliff @ 1 min12 secs
7. Cliff Hilless @ 1 min 40 secs
8. Stephen Collins @ 1 min 45 secs
9. Sian Botteley @ 1 min 50 secs
10. Martin Rolbin @ 2 mins 11 secs

1. Adam Botteley 12 mins 43 secs (23.59 mph)
2. Tim James @ 10 secs
3. Robbie Ward @ 21 secs

1. Jessica Woodworth 16 mins 16 secs (18.44 mph)

5 mile TT Championship @ Barholm

Posted on26/08/2013 by

Message from Robin regarding the 5 mile TT Championship being held on the Barholm course on Wednesday night.

The sign on and results for the Barholm 5 on Wednesday 28th will be at the rear of the car park of The Five Horseshoes at Barholm – Please park at the rear of the car park – All welcome as customers.

Vets TT League – Final Standings

Posted on22/08/2013 by

Apologies to all the Vets riders for the delay posting the final standings for 2013. It was confirmed last week that Andy Barnard was the Vets League Champion (congrats again Andy!). The final league standings are shown below.

1. Andy Barnard 196 points

2. Gerald Bone    188 points

3. Cliff Hilless      161 points

4. Simon Ayliff     159 points

5. Tom Comben   138 points

6. Steve Collins    123 points

7. Colin Gilbert    122 points

Vets on Standard 2013 after Round #14_FINAL STANDINGS


2 Up TT Championships 2013

Posted on22/08/2013 by

10 teams gathered to contest the 10 mile 2 Up TT, with 8 eligible for the Bourne Wheelers 2 Up Championship.

On the night Campbell Pollock and James Gelsthorpe took the title by just 10 secs.


1. James Gelsthorpe & Campbell Pollock 23 mins 32 secs

2. Keith Munton & Andy Barnard @ 10 secs

3. Tom Comben & Antony Gough @ 1 min 35 secs

Bourne Wheelers_2 Up TT Championships 2013_Greatford 21st August

Diary Updates

Posted on15/08/2013 by

Just a reminder that the TT season isn’t quite over yet! A few more dates for your diary;

Wednesday 21st August – Club 2 Up Championship @ Greatford (10 m)

Wednesday 28th August – Club 5m Championship @ Barholm

Wednesday 4th September – Club Hill Climb Championship (to be confirmed)

And don’t forget the Annual Club Sportive on Sunday 8th September – sold out (again!), should be a great day 🙂

Be-Well TT League Round #14 Results & Report – Aslackby 14th August

Posted on15/08/2013 by

With all the titles decided, 17 riders were racing for pride and the potential of a personal or season best at the final round of this years TT league.

On the night there were some fast times posted with Andy Barnard taking the honours on the night in the scratch race and Antony Gough winning the handicap race.

Mark Williamson continued his fantastic improvement since the start of the season, taking another 1min 48 secs of his personal best! Steve Spencer and Steve Collins also lowered their PBs to finish the season on a high – well done all! 🙂

Scratch Result

1. Andy Barnard 23:24
2. Campbell Pollock @ 5 secs
3. Mark Robinson @ 7 secs
4. Mark Botteley @ 28 secs
5. Antony Gough @ 30 secs

Be-Well TT League_Round #14 Results_Aslackby 14th August

Be-Well TT League Rd#13 Report (Greatford 7th August)

Posted on08/08/2013 by

It was a night of Champions on the 7th August as Round 13 of the Be-Well TT League doubled up as the Youth’s Club TT Championship and several TT League champions for 2013 were confirmed.

Campbell Pollock took the Youth title after a superb ride (beating all the Seniors as well!), with Adam Botteley and Tim James also posting great times in 2nd and 3rd respectively – congratulations Campbell!

Adam won the handicap race on the night, leaving him tied on 101 points with Robbie Ward and Campbell. However, on count back Campbell’s two wins compared to one each for Robbie and Adam, mean he takes the Youth TT Handicap League title for 2013 – congratulations again Campbell!

Jessica Woodworth took the Girls Championship and was also confirmed as the Girls TT League Champion in both the Scratch and Handicap competitions – congratulations Jessica!

In the Senior TT League Race, Tom Comben had a great night, taking the senior scratch race and also securing enough points in the Handicap race to secure the overall total for 2013 – congratulations Tom!

On the night the handicap race went to the ever improving Mark Williamson, who broke 30 mins for the first time.

The Vets race went to Gerald Bone on the night, but Andy Barnard did enough to secure the Vets title for 2013 overall – congratulations Andy!

Be-Well TT League_Round #13 Results_Greatford 7th August

Be-Well TT Scratch League Standings_after Round #13

Be-Well TT Handicap League Standings_after Round #13

Vets on Standard 2013 after Round #13

Junior World Track Championships

Posted on07/08/2013 by

You can watch the Junior World Track Championships for free via the following link

Bourne Wheelers 2 Up TT Championship

Posted on02/08/2013 by

The Club 2 Up Championship takes place on Weds 21st August over the Greatford 10 mile course.

If you have already paired up to ride with someone, please let me know and I’ll add you to the entry list.

It would be great to see as many riders taking part as possible, so if you would like to ride, but don’t have a team mate yet, drop me a line and I’ll add you to the ‘wants to ride’ list (see below)

BW 2013 2 Up TT Championships Entry List

Vets TT League Update (after Rd #11)

Posted on25/07/2013 by

Last night saw the Round #11 of the Be-Well TT League at Greatford. The evening doubled up as the Club Championship race and as such saw Andy Barnard crowned 2013 Vets 10m TT Champion.

Andy beat Mark Robinson by just 1 second on Standard!

Overall Gerald holds onto the lead with 166 points, from Simon Ayliff (159), Andy (158) jumps up to 3rd overall, closely followed by Cliff Hilless (157).

Vets on Standard 2013 after Round #11


Bourne Wheelers 10m TT Champion Crowned

Posted on25/07/2013 by

15 senior riders battled for the Club 10m TT Championship on a very hot and humid evening last night. Current Be-Well TT League leader Jason Burrill comfortably took the title from James Gelsthorpe with Mark Botteley in 3rd – congratulations Jason! 🙂

The Vets title was very close with Andy Barnard beating Mark Robinson by just 1 second to become the 2013 10m TT Vets Champion – congratulations Andy! 🙂


1st Jason Burrill 23 mins 56 secs (25.07 mph)

2nd James Gelsthorpe @ 36 secs

3rd Mark Botteley @ 41 secs

4th Andy Barnard @ 52 secs (1st Vet on Standard)

5th=  Tom Comben & Mark Robinson @ 1 min 05 secs

Be-Well TT League Results and Table Updates will be calculated this evening – apologies for the delay 🙂

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Club 10 mile TT Championships

Posted on23/07/2013 by

Just a reminder that tomorrow night’s Be-Well TT League race (Rd #11) takes place on the Greatford course and doubles up as the Club 10 mile TT Championships.

Race results will count towards both Be-Well Leagues, but the scratch result will determine this year’s 10 mile TT Senior Champion! 🙂

Hereward League Results 2013

Posted on23/07/2013 by

The numbers have been crunched and the calculations made and the 2013 Hereward League results are in!

In short, another great year for Bourne Wheelers with 28 members racing at least once over the course of the 4 race series. 7 riders finished in the top 10 in the Handicap League and 5 members made the top 10 in the Scratch League.

In the all important Handicap League leading Wheelers were;

2nd Robbie Ward ; 3rd Sian Botteley; 4th = Jamie Nation & Steve Collins

6th Adam Botteley; 7th Tim James ; 9th Andy Barnard

Hereward Scratch League 2013

4th Campbell Pollock; 5th Andy Barnard ; 7th Tim James

8th Antony Gough; 10th Tom Comben

2013 Hereward Results & Standings_Rnd_4 Final

Best Placed Riders

Peterborough: Sian Botteley (1st Handicap)       Mark Botteley (9th Scratch)

Bourne: James Gelsthorpe (4th Handicap & 2nd Scratch)

Fenland: Darren Kelly (3rd Handicap)                  Keith Munton (8th Scratch)

Spalding: Steve Collins (2nd Handicap)               Andy Barnard (7th Scratch)

Congratulations to everyone that rode and represented the club 🙂

Froome wins tour

Posted on23/07/2013 by

Better late than never eh? 🙂

Just in case you’ve been visiting the dark side of the moon for the past week, Chris Froome secured victory in this years Tour de France on Sunday evening. The British rider pretty much dominated the race and was a deserving winner.

Jens Voigt

Posted on26/06/2013 by

The Tour de France 2013 starts this Saturday and here’s a little inspirational tale about cycling legend and hardman Jens Voigt who, at 41, starts his 17th Tour this weekend.

In the 2010 Tour, Voigt survived a scare on the mountainous stage 16, where he crashed heavily on the descent of the Col de Peyresourde, destroying his bike. After getting back up, he realized that all the team cars had passed and that he would not be handed a new bike. Desperate, he borrowed a bike much too small for him, from a children group’s car which was following the race. He rode on it for about 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) before reaching a policeman who had another bicycle which had been left for him by his team.

Jens Voigt rides kids bike in 2010 Tour de FranceJens Voigt rides kids bike in 2010 Tour de France

Facts about Jens Voigt

  • He has such good bike handling skills he can ride in the rain without getting wet.
  • If Jens Voigt was a planet, he’d be the World of Hurt

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Peterborough CC Sportive (14th July)

Posted on25/06/2013 by

Quick reminder that Peterborough Cycling Club’s Annual Sportive takes place on Sunday 14th July. Several Wheelers rode the event last year and it was a great day out and very well organised.

Riders have a choice of two routes – the ‘Tame’ 58 miles or the slightly more challenging ‘Wild’ 89 miles – entry is £12.

See the link for the flyer with full details PCC Sportive 2013

Wheelers on Facebook

Posted on23/06/2013 by

Just in case anyone didn’t know, the club has it’s own group page on Facebook.

So, if you’re a Facebook user, why not check it out and join 50+ others by following the link below or the BWCC@Facebook link on the right hand side of this page.

Hereward League Update

Posted on23/06/2013 by

With just one round of this years Hereward League competition remaining, Bourne Wheelers have five riders in the top 10. Sian Botteley leads the way in 2nd, closely followed by her brother Adam Botteley in 3rd. Jamie Nation (4th), Steve Collins (5th) and Robbie Ward (8th) are also in the running for top 5 places.

With the best three results from four rounds to count, the overall win appears to have gone to Fenland Clarion, but there is still plenty to ride for with as many as 12 Bourne Wheelers still able to get a top 5 finish.

In the scratch league, Andy Barnard is 4th, Sian Botteley 6th, Robbie Ward 7th and Steve Collins 9th.

The final round is hosted by Spalding CC on the 10th July.

2013 Hereward League_Results and Overall Standings_after Round 3

Hereward League Round #3 – Results

Posted on21/06/2013 by

Well done to all Bourne riders who tackled the third round of the Hereward League at Helpston on Wednesday night. Again, some good times and a few course PBs as well.

Results wise, Keith Munton (8th) and Tom Comben (10th) both managed top 10 places in the scratch race. In the handicap competition Darren Kelly secured an excellent 3rd place, whilst Keith placed 7th and Cliff Hilless (8th) and Robbie Ward (9th) also got into the top 10.

Full results via the link Hereward League Rd #3 Helpston 19.06.13_RESULTS

Results from Greatford 24th April

Jason taking the senior win again and Campbell also winning the youth TT.

Greatford 24 April

League tables will be posted up tomorrow.

Round 1 Be-Well 10 Series Results

A win for Jason (seniors) and Campbell (youths) on a rather windy evening. Great rides by all and another good turnout, despite the weather.

Click here for results

5 mile TT results

Well done to Campbell (youth winner) and Jason (senior winner). Great to see so many riding.

Barholm 10 april

Barholm 5 Mile Course

Please find attached the course map for the new Barholm 5 mile TT for Wednesday 10th April. Barholm 5 Start-Finish

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Hardriders TT results 10th March


Name Club




Julian Ramsbottom Scunthorpe Poly CC




Brett Harwood Terry Wright Cycles RT




Neil Palmer Spalding CC




Sean Hunt Lincoln Whs CC




James Hedley-Smith Clay Cross RT




Chris Ward Spalding CC




Jason Burrill Bourne Whs CC




Chris Pratt Spalding CC




Richard Hamblin Sleaford Wheelers CC




James Gelsthorpe Bourne Whs CC




Andrew Mosley Lincoln Whs CC




Darren Smith Boston Whs




Jack Robinson Bourne Whs CC




Adrian Mackinder Cherry Valley RT




Mark Robinson Bourne Whs CC




Campbell Pollock (Y) Bourne Whs CC




Dan Carr Boston Whs




Keith Munton Bourne Whs CC




Martin Hedley Witham Wheelers




Christopher Crawford Witham Wheelers




Louise Day (W) Team Jewson




William Harrison Witham Wheelers




Anthony Hardenberg Witham Wheelers




Simon Ayliff Bourne Whs CC




Simon Wright Spalding CC




Chris Close Sleaford Wheelers CC




Peter Holland Lincoln Whs CC




Kim Paxton (W) Witham Wheelers




Neil Sentence Witham Wheelers




Theresa Brewer (W) Cherry Valley RT




Helen Eborall (W) Velo Club Rutland




John Clifton Witham Wheelers




Rob Brewer Cherry Valley RT




Craig Thursby Boston Whs




Cliff Hiless Bourne Whs CC




Adrian Hartog Boston Whs




Martin Lister Witham Wheelers




John Needham Alford Whs



Hardriders TT photos

Some pictures of the open TT can be viewed on my Flickr page if anyone is interested.

Regards Tom

Reliability Ride results

Results from last weekends reliability ride can be found in the link below.

Reliability Ride 2013


Details of this years reliability ride on the 17th Feb can be found here


2013 Event now online

A list of the club events can now be found online in the Time Trials and Events page


Although an email has been sent out, I have just decided to post the relevant info on the website.

The Presentation evening will take place on Friday 18th January at the “Loft” above the Nags Head in Bourne town centre.

Cost will be £10, Guest speaker will be former Commonwealth Games rider Jeff Snodin.

The evening will take on the same format as last year, with a Quiz, Buffet, Presentation of Awards (including some novelty and new awards) and then a disco.

If you can email me at if you intend to come.