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2013 News

Team trial success for Andover Wheelers

Andover Wheelers enjoyed another good weekend as five members entered the 50 mile time trial on the A3 course near Petersfield. With more than 90 entries and the first rider off at 6.30am it was a busy day but the event was extremely well run. Three of the Wheelers had never raced over a 50 mile distance before so it would be hard to judge how much effort to put in early on without leaving too much in reserve for a fast time.

As the finishing times started coming in it was looking good with Alan Spurden the fastest in 1hr 54.34 secs, Nigel Pratt in 1:55.17 and Steve Dance in 1:56.27. Gary Burley put in a personal best of 2:6.27 and Nick Cooper posted 2:6.39 secs.

For a while three of the Wheelers were looking good for a top ten finish but as some of faster seeded riders finished it was clear that this was not going to happen. In the end Spurden finished joint 15th, Pratt 19th, Dance 24th and Burley and Cooper 52nd and 53rd with 69 out of the 90 starters finishing the race.

More pleasing was the team prize and Andover Wheelers were pipped to third by just seconds but were nevertheless delighted as it was still their first 50 mile trail! Plans were made to come back stronger and faster next year.

Another successful weekend for Andover Wheelers

Young Wheeler Lili McLean in action in Winchester

 Andover Wheelers had another successful weekend around the streets of Winchester which were closed off as the city hosted a festival of cycling events.

Sunday was race day and the Winchester Criterium races, which were previously a regular feature in the city 20 years ago, were once again staged over a tight and twisty loop around the narrow streets. The Pearl Izumi Tour Series was shown live on ITV4 earlier in the year visiting more than ten towns and cities around the UK for the professional teams and these criterium races are becoming increasingly popular and Winchester were keen to put on a similar event. Full Article...

Cameron sweeps the boards for the Wheelers

The opening round of the Behind the Bikeshed racing series at Thruxton kicked off with a number of Andover Wheelers riders taking part.

Congratulations on a superb victory for 16-year old Cameron Thompson who not only won but beat all the third and fourth category adults.

He is also recording some strong finishes at the outdoor circuit at Mountbatten Centre in Portsmouth on Wednesday evenings.

On Sunday last the South Regional Road Race Championships took place on a tough circuit around Tidworth. The Wheelers were not represented in the 90 mile Elite race but in the Masters third and fourth cat race Alan Spurden was placed second overall with David Harper just behind in third. An excellent result for Alan who is more known for his Time Trial prowess.

Also racing was Lili McLean who finished ninth overall in the Ladies and second Junior home.