| Sunday 12th August
Charles Coleman (Cadence Cannondale) proved to be the most successful rider after two stages, finishing joint first in the Time Trial and then finishing third in the Road Race.
Poole Wheelers promoted a two stage one day race in the beautiful Jurassic Coast in the heart of West Dorset centred on the town of Wareham. The morning started with a steady 2.4 mile Time Trial from Wareham out towards the Military training grounds of Lulworth. The course was damp in places in the middle of the test but the last part was bathed in sunshine.
Apart from the first rider on the road Les Pick (Poole Wheelers) who punctured everyone else seemed to get through un-scathered. The test was won by Andrew Perkins (Mid Devon CC).
1st Andrew Perkins Mid Devon CC 5mins 40secs
2nd Charles Coleman Cadence Cannondale 5mins 40secs
3rd Freddie Lewton Dream Cycling 5mins 41secs
4th Graeme Lackford Team tor 2000 5mins 52secs
5th Jamie Scott Spin Rotor Racing Team 5mins 56secs
After a break the riders rolled away from Wareham on a 54 mile road race between Wool and Lulworth completing four and half lap’s of a ten mile circuit. The race gets underway in sunshine and soon the riders arrive at the bottom of Newtown Hill which overlooks Wool which can be best described as a drag of a climb.
After the first lap Michael Leech Team Tor 2000 had a handful of seconds over the mass ranks of the bunch, most of which had survived the first climb of the race. Different riders take turns at coming to the front and next to show is Matthew Franklin (Bristol RC). It’s not until the third lap that a decent lead is established when Jamie Scott opens out a twenty second gap , which over the next lap he extends to fifty second gap. With no one to work with Jamie he succumbs to the chasing pack and is soon swept up, allowing Joseph Crolla (AW Cycles) first across the line at the bell. Close on Joseph’s tail was Phillip Peters (Cannondale Racing) just ahead of the bunch.
Once over the climb and on the back of the course in Lulworth, first Jack Edwards (PM Racing) and then Sam Humphrey (VC St Raphael) pull out a small lead over the bunch. It was these two riders followed by Charles Coleman who emerged at the bottom of the climb first. These three eased out away for the rest of the bunch to finish in that order.
1st Jack Edwards PM Racing 2hrs 18mins 43secs
2nd Sam Humphrey VC St Raphael @8secs
3rd Charles Coleman Cadence Cannondale @9secs
4th Phillip Peters Cannondale Racing @10secs
5th Thomas Haywood Andover Wheelers @st
6th Alec Rumball Bath CC @st
7th Andrew Shackel VC St Raphael @st
8th Jason Duckworth VC St Raphael @st
9th Stuart Harvey Ultimate Fitness @st
10th Carl Silver Bournemouth Jubilee Wheelers @st
So after a long hard race all the riders returned to the HQ for a drink, shower and to await the results.
Provisional Overall Result
1st Charles Coleman Cadence Cannondale 2hrs 24mins 32secs
2nd Andrew Perkins Mid Devon CC @1sec
3rd Jack Edwards PM Racing @6secs
4th Freddie Lewton Dream CC @12secs
5th Graeme Lackford Team Tor 2000 @13secs
6th Sam Humphrey VC St Raphael @16secs
7th Jamie Scott Spin Rotor Racing Team @19secs
8th Alec Rumball Bath CC @st
9th Gavin Morton Charlotteville CC @st