Our current stock of club kit is running out fast. Click here for latest stock list.
More info on contact/ordering via the BJW Club Kit page.
11 BJW riders and one guest braved the winds for the Club 10 TT on the P311 Moortown – Sopley course last night. Full results here.
Nick Jones took the 50 points with an impressive 22:58, exactly the same time as on this course last week. So probably an improvement considering the Fresh SW headwind on the way out to Sopley.
Cliff Rowe recorded 25:59 on his gravel bike shod with 42mm knobbly tyres.
All of the C league riders recorded close times, with Chris Simpson second in the overall league standings at this stage of the season – the points system rewards attendance and consistency at all rider levels.
Next week is an 8.5M test on the P429 at Pamphill.
Congratulations to BJW Club Secretary Louisa Cooper who continues her magnificent record breaking 2017 form into 2018.
Yesterday (22nd April 2018) Louisa broke the BJW Ladies 25M Club Record with a 00:57:27 at the Ogmore Valley Wheelers Open on the R25/3H in South Wales.
In Louisa’s own words:
“Really pleased to take the 25 club record, I thought this would be the toughest one as Sarah Pascoe’s time of 57.45 set in 1996 was an incredible time and the reason it’s taken 22 years to break. A heavy downpour of rain whilst warming up meant that the roads were wet when I set off, I took it really easy on all the roundabouts not wanting to take any risks and without thinking I’d be on for the club record. I was lucky with the wind conditions but fell apart a bit with 5 miles to go, just the thought of breaking this record got me to the line.”
Good luck to Andy and Louisa Cooper who in just under 2 weeks time who will be taking their tandem to the same course in Wales, hoping for some fast conditions and perhaps another club record?
TT Bike Overall Winner Sam Wadsley
Thank you to all riders, volunteers, spectators and especially event organiser John O’Brien for supporting our revived 42K Time Trial on the hilly P454 Lulworth Loop.
A well attended event and the rain just about held off until the last rider was back in!
Watch this space for info on next year’s event!
BJW would like to extend a warm welcome to more new members for the 2018 season.
Michelle Walter (2nd Claim)
Click here for the startsheet, rider list, all rider instructions etc.
We’ve had a few requests for a GPS file for the up coming BJW P454 42k Open. To try and cater for all the different formats / GPS models there are a number of links:
The routes are a little long to ensure the start / end are included.
A number of BJW riders rode the annual Dorset Coast 200km Audax this Sunday. A challenging, hilly route to Axminster and back which includes a ride on a ferry, a cup of tea in Weymouth and lunch in Axminster included in the entry fee!
HQ was a new venue this year – the Leisure Centre beside the Purbeck School in Wareham. Serving Coffees and cooked breakfasts before the start.
Due to a road closure in Uploders there was a slight route change ascending Eggardon Hill from Powerstock this year. The jury is out whether this climb is any better than the dreaded Spyway! This route passed a rider’s house who kindly provided Jaffa Cakes and tea!
The weather was kind to the riders, and all riders were back in Wareham roughly 12 hours later to enjoy a well earned pint!
Well done to:
Waiting for the ferry
Lunch at Axminster
The climb from Powerstock
A well earned pint
We have a number of entries for this event on Sunday 15th April 2018 but those thinking of entering a reminder the closing date is 4th April. Entries via CTT Website or by post.
We still need 4 more helpers in particular:
Helper needed for start area- organise riders take kit etc, help timekeeper, extra eyes for traffic etc…
Helper needed with Timekeeper at top of prime climb – extra pair eyes to record riders on first lap…
Additional Marshall needed at East Lulworth L/H bend at Pub…
Helper needed for signing on and giving out numbers and to help with result board…
+ Someone attending to help collect signage after the event.
Fair play to BJW Member John O’Brien who got out on the road this morning in the snow…
Preparations are well underway for the Bournemouth Track League 2018. The series has been registered with British Cycling for some time now and the race permits have been issued.
Professional First Aid cover is now booked for each of the ten events and Colin Price has generously offered to be the Chief Commissaire each week. A big thank you Colin!
RIDER & RACE INFORMATION
Details attached, blue flyer. Events for all age categories will be on offer. We want it to be a weekly showcase of local cycling talent, young and old. This year, the races qualify for BC ranking points which will hopefully attract more riders from further afield but we want as many local riders as possible to be there. On a Friday night, there will be no clash with other local cycling events and no school the next day either.
Details attached, pink flyer. We are offering sponsorship packages. For just £350, a local company can obtain title sponsorship of the whole series, while £150 will obtain sponsorship of an individual race event. Please pass this opportunity on to any local businesses or individuals you think may be interested.
CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS
Details attached, yellow flyer. The membership of the Bournemouth Jubilee Wheelers are keen to cover the most of the key support tasks each night but we may still need help from time to time. Likely tasks include: Assistant Commissaire, Chief Judge, Assistant Judge and Gate Security. So, if you, or the friends or family of riders taking part can help with any of this, please get in touch with the dates you are available. Many thanks.
Please forward this information to anybody you think will be interested as a rider, a sponsor or a volunteer. Many thanks.
Here’s hoping for a warm dry summer! Safe cycling. Richard.
Unfortunately we have decided to cancel tomorrow’s TT. Regardless of if it snows or not it’s currently raining with freezing conditions forecast tonight so a high risk of ice tomorrow.
We now take a few weeks off before starting the Tuesday evening TTs on April 10th at Furzehill.