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Saturday 25th May Rides

posted 24 May 2019, 05:46 by James Little

John Claughton will guide a White Group (12 mph ish) ride to Blandford, via Iwerne Minster and the Tarrants and back via the trailway and Child Okeford. Around 43 miles. The gpx file for the route is below for those that wish to put it on their GPS device.

Denzil will guide the Blue Group - 14-15 mph tomorrow on a magical mystery tour! 🚴‍♂️🚴‍♀️🤪

The Pink (faster) Group will head over to Yetminster & Evershot, 56 miles.

Meet 9 am @ Wheels. Please remember to bring your emergency contact and ID details.

All rides are non-drop but please join the group most suitable for your ability.

GDW Circuit Race Series 2019

posted 16 May 2019, 07:42 by James Little   [ updated 16 May 2019, 07:44 ]

The first of this year's GDW Circuit Races is on Tuesday 21st May at Henstridge Airfield (BA8 0TN). 
Further events are scheduled on 4th June, 18th June and 2nd July.
There is a race for Under 14s & Under 16s, followed by a Cat 4 race and the evening ends with a Cat 2/3 race. Entries can be made through the British Cycling Events pages.

Race times are as follows:
Youth A&B (U14/U16) - 18:30 for 20 minutes + 1 lap
Cat 4 -                            19:10 for 30 minutes + 3 laps
Cat 2/3 -                         20:05 for 45 minutes + 3 laps

Advance Entry Fees: £5 for Youths and £12 for Seniors, or £7 and £15 on the night.

We always need volunteers to help run these events, so if you are able to give up an evening to assist at one or more of these events, please contact the Race Organiser, Mike Smith: mikey.e.smith@gmail.com

2019 Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100: BC Club Challenge - Final places available

posted 25 Apr 2019, 07:55 by James Little   [ updated 25 Apr 2019, 07:57 ]

Further to my previous notice regarding the team places in the BC Club Challenge at the 2019 Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100 which takes place on Sunday 4th August, we (GDW) still have availability for one male and two female riders to take part in this event.

As a reminder, each rider on the team must be a current GDW member and a British Cycling member and must pay their own entry fee (£69), and accommodation and travel costs. We hope that you would also ride the event on GDW club kit!
If you wish to be considered for one of the remaining places, please email me (jlittlegdw@gmail.com) asap.

If you have not been a British Cycling member before, they are still offering a discount on membership I believe. A Bronze Membership would be sufficient:

2019 Time Trial Series Update

posted 25 Apr 2019, 01:18 by James Little

Results from Round 4 of the 2019 Time Trial Series, held on the Stour Provost Course, have been updated along with the current standings.
Another win for Shawn Gray on a cold windy evening, bettering his time from last week by 11 seconds, and maintaining his perfect record so far. Jeremy Brougham was second.

Next week we are due to use the Sturminster Newton course.

Wednesday 17th April Time Trial

posted 16 Apr 2019, 03:00 by James Little   [ updated 16 Apr 2019, 03:01 ]

This week sees the GDW Time Trial Series move to the Stour Provost 10 mile course.

Sign on this week is at 6.00 pm at the Stour Provost Community School, Stour Lane, Stour Provost, SP8 5LX.
First rider is off at 6.30 pm.

The weather looks like it will be a bit warmer than for the first two rounds, so hopefully we'll see another excellent turn out.

£4.00 GDW Members
£5.00 Non-Members
£3.50 GDW Members 16 & under

Don't forget if you want your April results to count in the Club Championship you need to pay your membership fees before the end of this month!

2019 Membership Fees Now Due

posted 26 Mar 2019, 05:12 by James Little

The 2019 Membership Fees are due on 1st April.
You can become a 2019 Member by either completing the paper application form and returning it with payment to Pete Humphreys:


You can complete an online application through the British Cycling website. (Please note BC levy an administration fee of £1-00 for this service.)

Further information about membership can be found on the Membership page.

Wed Eve Chaingang Ride

posted 19 Mar 2019, 14:09 by Mike Smith

There are only 2 more Wed eve chaingang rides left before the clocks go forward and the Club Time Trial series start.

These meet at the Gillingham Library and depart at 7.00pm for about and hour and half. Speed is usually about 17 mph, but are not intended to be smashfests where riders get left behind.

The weather is looking fine with a lot less wind than recently so hoping to see a few more faces

GDW Time Trial Series 2019 - The Race of Truth!

posted 17 Mar 2019, 07:38 by James Little   [ updated 29 Mar 2019, 11:42 ]

The 2019 GDW Time Trial Series starts on Wednesday 3rd April 2019 and is due to comprise 21 events. Each event is open to members and non-members of the club, men, women and youths, all ages and abilities.

Members who start 9 events will qualify for entry for the various Club Time Trial Awards (see the GDW Club Constitution Annexe C for more information).

Entry Fees:

GDW Members: £4-00

GDW Member 16 & under: £3-50

Non-Members: £5-00

Please Note: All riders MUST wear helmets.

Dates & the planned courses are set out below. Please note that due to road conditions the courses are subject to change at late notice. Please check the Gillingham Wheelers website (www.gdw.org.uk) or the Gillingham Wheelers Facebook pages for up to date information.

HQ for the different courses are:

Milton on Stour & Gillingham: Bublshop, Gillingham

Stour Provost: Stour Provost Community School, Stour Lane, Stour Provost

Sturminster Newton: North Dorset Business Park, Rolls Mill Way, Sturminster Newton

Bruton: Old Mill Business Estate, Station Road, Bruton

Kilmington: Home Guard Club, Kilmington


In order to run these events volunteers are needed for sign-on, marshalling, time keeping and starting. If you are willing to help please contact the Time Trial Secretary, Vince Hounsome.




Milton on Stour 6


Milton on Stour 6


Stour Provost


Stour Provost


Sturminster Newton


Sturminster Newton






Bruton 19




Bruton 19




Bruton 19




Bruton 19




Sturminster Newton


Sturminster Newton


Stour Provost


Stour Provost


Stour Provost

GDW Sun Ride - 17th March

posted 14 Mar 2019, 14:10 by Mike Smith   [ updated 14 Mar 2019, 14:11 ]

Although it now looks dry for Sat, the wind forecast is quite strong so I'm planning to ride on Sunday morning if anyone wants to join me, I'm thinking of a route towards Somerton with a Cafe stop along the way. Start from Wheels at 9.00, anyone interested? Avg about 17-18 mph



Ride London 100 British Cycling Club Challenge - 4th August 2019

posted 12 Mar 2019, 07:41 by James Little   [ updated 12 Mar 2019, 07:42 ]

BC  are again offering British Cycling affiliated clubs the chance to apply for team entries for this 100-mile event. Team categories are all men, all women or mixed (two men and two women). There are places for 300 teams in the British Cycling Club Challenge. 

Each rider within the team must pay their own entry fee (£69) and complete their own online entry form. 
A team comprises four riders.
Every rider in a team must be a current British Cycling member.
Teams can comprise four men or four women or a mixed team of two men and two women.
Members of any Gillingham Wheelers team would be expected to ride in club jerseys.

Please complete the following form by 25th March 2019 to show your interest in riding this event.

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