Bournemouth Wheels Criterium

Closed Circuit , Bournemouth – Monday, 26 May 2014

Event Details

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Start Date:

Mon, 26th May 2014

Event Type:

Closed Circuit (Competitive)


Bournemouth Pavillion, Westover Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1 2BU
HQ for the Bournemouth Wheels Criterium 2014
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Entry close date

Fri, 16th May 2014

Event Overview

Bournemouth Wheels Criterium 

As a part of the Bournemouth Wheels Festival a number of cycling events are taking place on Monday 26 May 2014.

- The Wheels Relay Challenge is open to teams of 4 riders – see information for riders for more details.

- The Wheels Criterium is open to E123 category riders.  A total prize fund of £2,000 will be on offer for the event which should attract a high quality field.

Info for Riders

Bournemouth Wheels is a weekend long festival that incorporates a number of cycling events on Monday 26th May 2014. Wheels Relay Challenge To enter the Relay Challenge please contact Entry is now free of charge thanks to support from Getting About. Starting at 19.40 this event provides a unique opportunity to go head to head on a specially designed closed town centre circuit. The first full relay team to cross the line will be declared the winners. Teams must have four riders aged 18 and over and should be of mixed gender. Entry includes the entry fee, t-shirt and race numbers. Wheels Criterium Starting at 20:25, the Wheels Criterium is open to the following riders: - Senior male Elite, 1, 2 & 3 cat riders - Final year Junior male 1, 2 & 3 cat riders - Senior female Elite, 1 & 2 cat riders Entries for the Criterium close on Friday May 16th.

The Races

Date Start Race name Classification Band Rider Cat Race length
26/05/14 20:00 Wheels Criterium National B Band 3 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Elite 01 hr
26/05/14 20:00 Wheels Relay Challenge Non-Ranking None N/A 4 laps

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Race Wheels Criterium
Date Start Classification Band Rider Cat Duration
Mon 26/05/14 20:00 National B Band 3 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Elite 01 hr
Race Wheels Criterium
Mon 26/05/14 - 20:00
Duration: 01 hr
Classification: National B
Band: Band 3
Rider Cat: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Elite
Race Wheels Relay Challenge
Date Start Classification Band Rider Cat
Mon 26/05/14 20:00 Non-Ranking None N/A
Race Wheels Relay Challenge
Mon 26/05/14 - 20:00
Classification: Non-Ranking
Band: None
Rider Cat: N/A

Bournemouth Wheels Relay Challenge

Posted 09/05/2014 - Simon Lillistone

Register your team for the Wheels Relay Challenge and compete on

Bournemouth’s town centre ‘grand prix style’ circuit 


Local cycle enthusiasts can now enter the Wheels Relay Challenge and battle it out to be crowned champions on Monday 26 May.   

As part of the Wheels Night Ride event at this year’s Wheels Festival (24-26 May), this race sees 12 teams of four compete against each other on the closed town centre circuit.

Starting at 7.40pm each rider will complete one lap on the specially designed road circuit.  The route flows between ascents and descents and incorporates a number of pinch points, before the rider hands over to their team mates in front of an excited crowd. The first full relay team to cross the line will be declared the winners.

To enjoy this rare opportunity, teams must be made up of four riders aged 18 or over and should be of mixed gender.

The Wheels Relay Challenge is open to everyone who pre-registers their team online at under “Cycle Races”. It costs just £10 per rider, which includes the entry fee and t-shirt.

Councillor Michael Filer, Cabinet Member for Transport, said, “We are delighted to be hosting the Wheels Relay Challenge.  This is a fantastic opportunity for keen cyclists to go head to head on the challenging closed town centre circuit.” 

Building on the success of last year’s Sky Ride event which saw teams from across Bournemouth’s major businesses battle it out in a similar corporate race, this year the race is set to be even more challenging with the added relay element. 

Councillor Filer, added; “This year we are opening this opportunity up to cyclists of all race levels.  Team work will be crucial to those who want to receive champion status.  I would encourage all cycling enthusiasts to give it a go and register your team now.”   

Wheels Night Ride is a fantastic opportunity to experience the joys of cycling, whether you want to take part in the action, or simply soak up the festival atmosphere.

Kicking off Wheels Night Ride is the FREE Bears on Bikes community bike ride, starting from Boscombe Pier at 6.30pm. Bring your bike dressed with a bear and help raise money for the Round Table’s Children’s Wish.

Later in the evening top cyclists will go head to head on the town centre circuit at 8.25pm for the Elite Race. Cheer them on, as they try to race their way to victory at speeds of up to 40mph.

Brighten up your bikes for the spectacular Nightglow Ride which starts from Pier Approach at 9.30pm. Both adults and children on two wheels can take part in this FREE event and enjoy cycling on car free roads for a unique town centre experience. 

For the finale, watch the sky light up with a fantastic firework display over the seafront at 10.15pm.

Wheels Night Ride is brought to you by Bournemouth Borough Council, as part of their commitment to improve cycling in the town and encourage more people to get about by bike.

For further information and to register to take part in any of the Wheels Night Ride events please visit

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Confirmed Results

Race Wheels Criterium

Position Name Club name Rider status Category Points
1 Alexander Murison Bikeshed - Exeter Uni Finished Elite 30
2 Lewis Atkins Pedal Heaven RT Finished Elite 25
3 Andrew Hargroves Felt Racing Finished 1st 21
4 Benjamin Luckwell Ride 24/7 Finished 2nd 17
5 Lee Smith Felt Racing Finished 1st 14
6 Calum Croft Mud, Sweat n Gears CC Finished 2nd 12
7 Billy Osmond Ride 24/7 Finished 2nd 10
8 Andrew Syme UK-Biking/Copyrite Finished 3rd 8
9 Ben Davis BH-Solidor-WAM Youth Finished 1st 7
10 Jamie Pine Pedal Heaven RT Finished Elite 6
11 Joe Barry Ride 24/7 Finished 2nd 5
12 Robert Ward Felt Racing Finished 2nd 4
13 John Nye Exeter Wheelers Finished 2nd 3
14 Robert McCarthy Pedal Heaven RT Finished 1st 2
15 Harry Veale Finished 3rd 1
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