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Newport Velodrome Trip

posted 15 Jan 2018, 11:21 by Mike Smith   [ updated 15 Jan 2018, 11:21 ]

Gillingham Wheelers have have booked the Velodrome at Newport for a two hour track session; starting at 1800 on 18 March. The booking includes coaching so we can make the best use of the time. The event is open to Club members only. The only costs are getting there and hiring a track bike (£10.50).

If you are interested, please email me at donjtanner@gmail.com with your name and whether you need a track bike. It would also be helpful if you could let me know whether you have ridden the track before.


Thanks Don

GDW Reliability Ride - Sun 21st Jan

posted 15 Jan 2018, 11:18 by Mike Smith

The annual GDW reliability ride takes place on Sun 21st Jan this year and there are 2 courses on offer and takes in GDW's time trial courses.


There will be a mid ride stop at Simon Barfoot's house nr Buckhorn Weston for refreshments and a warm up.

The rides will start and finish at Orchard Park, Gillingham meet at 9am, £2 for members and £3 for non-members to cover the cost of the food at Simon's.

MTB Series - Event 1 on 12 Nov 17

posted 11 Nov 2017, 10:22 by Mike Smith

The course for tomorrows event has now been set and is mainly on hard tracks - about 100 yds of muddy ish bits says Vince, and he has also set up a shorter loop for the youths. Please note also the the parking meter at Alfred's tower car park is currently out of action (with a cover over it) so no need to park on the approach roads

GDW Presentation Evening and Club Dinner

posted 5 Nov 2017, 13:00 by Mike Smith   [ updated 5 Nov 2017, 13:06 ]

Quick reminder for those members who have yet to book their place at the club dinner on Saturday 2nd Dec at the Coppleridge Inn, Motcombe.
 
If you are coming can you please let Emily (emilycourtney@hotmail.co.uk) have your menu choices and payment?
 
Also if anyone has a trophy from last year and not returned it - can you please drop it off at Wheels Cycles please? 

List of this year's prizewinners below

TT Series 2017

Club Champion – Shawn Gray

1st Senior – Shawn Gray
2nd Senior – Charles Rees
3rd Senior Kim Little

1st Veteran - Paul Hopkins
2nd Veteran - Vince Hounsome
3rd Veteran - Chris Gray

1st Lady - Jenny Lucas

Over 50s Vets on Std – Vince Hounsome

1st Junior – Nathaniel Brookes
2nd Junior – James Geddes

Most Improved Time Trialist – Richard Brookes

1st Super Vet - Pete Humphreys

Best Newcomer – Harry Sealey

Hill Climb

1st Senior – Adam Baker
2nd Senior – Kim Little

1st Veteran – Rich Brookes
2nd Veteran – James Little

1st Junior – Nathaniel Brookes

Under the Hour – 25 mile TT -  Charles Rees (57.43), Vince Hounsome (58.38)

Road Race Awards

Pettitt Shield (Boys) – Nathanial Brookes – 135 pts

Pettitt Shield (Girls) – Daisy Davies – 23 pts

Road Race Shield(Junior) – not awarded

Road Race Shield(Senior) – Tristram More-Molyneux – 43 pts

Jarvis Road Race Trophy – not awarded as race abandoned 

GDW MTB Series

posted 27 Oct 2017, 14:12 by Mike Smith

The GDW MTB Series in the Stourhead woods is in the planning stage with Vince Hounsome and the proposed dates are:
12/11/2017
10/12/2017
14/01/2018
11/02/2018

Your club needs your support, if numbers are low again like the previous series then it may not run the following year, so come along, show your support and enjoy an hour of fun and enjoyment.

More details once Vince has confirmed the dates.

CLUB AUTUMN SOCIAL

posted 27 Oct 2017, 07:48 by Charles Rees   [ updated 27 Oct 2017, 07:49 ]

As the nights are drawing in and the clocks are about to change (don’t remind us!), to fill the void - Winter Cycling Club Socials are now a thing!

The first one is on Saturday 18th November at 7pm in the Skittle Alley above the Corronation Club in Gillingham (found on the path betweeen ASDA and Waitrose). The plan is to play a few games of skittles. Cash only bar will be open downstairs serving draft ales, larger and cider. Pool and Snooker tables are also available.

There is Parking behind the town library (nr. Waitrose) and a short walk accross the footbridge to Buckingham Road.

Hopefully see a few of you there!

REPORT: RTTC National Closed Circuit Championship

posted 24 Oct 2017, 09:53 by Charles Rees

Three Gillingham Wheelers raced the RTTC National Closed Circuit Champs held over 5 laps of the race circuit at Thruxton. A dry, but super wind day greeted the competitors with the early riders having the best of the weather. This didn't stop Paul Alcock (AS Test Team) taking top honours in 22:48 (31.05mph average speed!) 

Shawn Gray was first GDW rider home in 31st place (25:05) averaging an impressive 28.2mph. This caps off a very successful season which also saw him crowned GDW Club TT Champ. Charles Rees finished in 55th (26:10) and Martin Bastable rode the best average power of his season to record a very respectable 86th place (27.13).

GDW Hill Climb

posted 16 Sep 2017, 13:56 by Adrian Riddleston

Unfortunately tomorrow's Hill Climb is cancelled as we don't have enough people to run the climb. 

Sorry for the short notice.

Academy training cancelled Fri 15 Sept

posted 15 Sep 2017, 06:28 by mark geddes

To nights training is cancelled due to weather so enjoy and have good weekend and see you all soon

GDW Hill Climb

posted 11 Sep 2017, 14:07 by Adrian Riddleston

Weekly results and championship have been updated. The next climb is at Mere on Wednesday evening with the first rider starting at 6.30.

Thanks
Adrian

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