Click here for the startsheet, rider list, all rider instructions etc.
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.
Unfortunately Moortown Lane is closed and so we won’t be able to ride the 25M P304 TT course. We will run the 10M P311 instead.
Sign on as usual at Moortown, first rider off 10:01.
Following the success of our road race over the past two years, Bournemouth Jubilee Wheelers will be running a two day, three stage race on the weekend of Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th May under BC regulations. The event is a Regional A category event and is open to 2nd, 3rd & 4th cat riders.
Saturday 12th May will comprise of two time trial stages:
Stage 1 is a prologue time trial/hill climb of approx. 1 mile from Furzehill to the top of Colehill.
Stage 2 is time trial of approx. 10 miles which will be run on a slightly amended version of the P472c course, running from Furzehill, through Gaunts Common and Chalbury Common down to Horton. Then turning left up the Horton Rd to the Horton Inn and then left along the Cranborne Rd finishing just outside Wimborne.
Note: Both time trials are to be ridden on ordinary road bikes: no pointy hats, aero bars or disc wheels!
Stage 3 will be run on Sunday 13th May. This is a 56 mile road race covering 10 laps of the Lulworth Circuit: the same as last year’s road race.
Hopefully the format will prove attractive giving racers a tough weekend’s competition, being one of the few stage races in the region and allowing a good ‘testers’ v ‘roadies’ showdown!
BC ranking points will be awarded for the three stages on a Regional C+ basis and on a Regional A basis for the overall general classification, so plenty of ranking points on offer!
Entry is NOW OPEN online at the BC Website.
Organiser Bob Richardson is also keen to hear from anyone who would like to volunteer their services in helping to officiate, organise, help out or generally dogsbody for the event. He can be contacted at email@example.com
Bournemouth Jubilee Wheelers Open 42 km Sporting Time Trial for Road Bikes or TT Bikes – Sunday 15th April 2018.
Both events are part of the Sporting Time Trial Series
Entries are open for all riders on this sporting time trial course on quiet roads around the Lulworth circuit (approx 2 ¼ laps) across the MOD tank ranges and in view of the Purbeck Hills. The road bike event is a qualifying event for the Sporting Time Trial Series Spring Cup and a new format for the club. There are prizes for all categories including a Prime on the climb on the first lap and team prize depending on entry numbers. These are roads that many local clubs ride on so why not ride out and race?
Headquarters at the Wool D’Urberville Centre & Village Hall.
Entries online or by post to John O’Brien by 4th April.
A week later than planned the BJW Club TT season got underway. 16 riders signed on for 17M / 2 laps of the Pamphill P429c course.
A stiff Easterly wind did nothing to aid progress through the lumps of Kingston Lacy avenue but certainly made going hard on the return along Shapwick / Cowgrove.
Nick Jones took the 50 point honours.
Full results here.
This spring and summer Richard Eastham will be running youth advanced coaching sessions at Bournemouth Velodrome. More information here.