Welwyn Wheelers were well represented in the first event of the 2016 Tarmac Tour of Herts series held at the BRE Centre in Bricket Wood on Sunday.
Finn Woodliffe fought hard to compete with the under 10’s and 12’s and came away with 1st place in the under 8’s race, while his brother Euan stayed with the front bunch and took a well deserved 2nd place in the under 12’s. Eight Welwyn rides then took part in the under 14/16 race. A lead group quickly broke away from the pack and in the final sprint for the line Ollie Stockwell took 1st and Joe Keily 2nd.
Welwyn went into the inter club relay as 2015 champions and put out a strong team to try and hold onto the trophy -Tom Sharples, Morag Woodliffe, Andy Digby and Peter Bonfield. Each of the teams comprised of an under 16, female, senior and veteran rider. Tom provided the Welwyn team with a lead start but it wasn’t enough to hold off Watford Velo Club and Welwyn had to settle for second place.
The next event in the Tarmac Tour of Herts series will be held in Letchworth on 26th June.
Palmer Park Sports Stadium (Reading Velodrome), Wokingham Road, Reading, Berks, RG6 1LF
Saturday 25th June 2016
By popular demand BC accredited motor pacing tutors Pip Taylor, Graham Bristow, Malcolm Freeman, assisted by Francis Gallacher and Sean Bannister will be providing a derny pacer training day as above.
With thanks to Palmer Park Sports Stadium for the hire of the track and Reading Velodrome Racing who are providing the Dernys on the day.
Awards will be made following continual assessment throughout the afternoon and based on competence.
For more information please download:
Derny Pacer Training – Outline programme
Derny training day – prospectus
Derny Training Resource_Manual
Dern Driver Accred Form
If there are any members that would be interested in becoming a pacer then could they please contact:
01252 627747 or 07802 260022
Round 4 of the London Area Omnium series was run at a very sunny Herne Hill on Sunday and the Wheelers achieved some great results in a number of the age related categories.
Josie Griffin and Millie Gage took the top two podium places in the Under 16 girls group while Will Raymond finished 5th in the tough and very competitive under 16 boys events.
Oli Stockwell and Joe Kiely were 5th and 7th in the under 14 group.
The rising star of the day was Euan Woodlife who won the under 12 event in a race long battle with Matti Dodd the winner of the Wheelers Omnium – the final result went down to the last race of the day with Euan taking enough sprint points in the final points race to clinch victory.
There were a good number of the Wheelers riders in the under 10 group – Dylan Starkey was third, Tom Dixon 6th and Finn Woodliffe 9th.
The results in the 4 Omnium events – Lee Valley, Welwyn, Preston Park and Herne Hill – were combined and the top 5 riders in the under 16 and under 14 groups gained qualification for the National Final which will be held in Cardiff in July.
Will Raymond, Josie Griffin, Millie Gage and Imogen Chastell have all qualified for the Final – a great result for the club and congratulations to them all. Eaun Woodlife tied for first place overall with Matti Dodd in the Under 12 series and was disappointed to learn that BC had decided that there would be no National Final for the under 12 riders this year.
Other weekend results – Ellie Cadzow was 3rd, Caia Casciello 7th and Claire Fisk 14th in a Womens road race in Cranfield. Cadzow added a 2nd place in the Peterborough 10 mile time trial on Saturday and Annabel Sill came 3rd.
Lauren Higham was first juvenile and fastest lady rider in the North Road CC 25 mile time trial on Saturday in a PB of 1-10-31. Also, in her first 25 mile TT event, Anneke Prins completed the same 25 mile TT in 1:14:30.
Venue: Gosling Sports Park
Wednesday June 22nd – 7pm – Under 14 – under 12 – under 10/8
Wednesday June 29th – 7pm – Vets/Senior/Junior – Under 16
Format: Four event Omnium with all races to count
Events: Time Trial, Elimination, Sprint and Scratch race
The events are open to male and female members of the club
If you wish to ride please email your name to Pete.email@example.com. Entries will be accepted on the day but it would assist the organisers if pre-entry was indicated.
We will need some a number of volunteer Officials to run the events so please let us know if you are available.