Club Rides

There is a club ride every Sunday at 8.15 leaving from the Okehampton Arcade. Rides are usually 3-4 hours long and include a café stop somewhere en route.

Wednesday evening rides are continuing through the winter leaving from the Arcade at 6.30pm. These rides are usually about 30miles (2-2.5 hours) and occasionally take in a local hostelry.

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Spinning Classes

Spinning classes are being run through the winter on Friday evenings at Phoenix Gym, Okehampton. If you are interested in attending please contact Chris Hariades tel 07729 574565.

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Club 10 results 6th August 2013

Last Tuesday’s evening event was the last of the 2013 series. Nine of the twelve races scheduled took place, two having been cancelled due to road works and one because of the weather. The final event enjoyed near perfect conditions and produced a field of 13 riders. Enthusiastic riding by all who took part produced 8 new personal bests. In addition Lee Adams equalled his. The final accolade went to Gavin MacDougall who powered over the line in 25:10. Heather Fell, this week unhampered by an enforced stop was the fastest lady rider in 29:38, just one second ahead of Dee Richards. Harry Bryant achieved a new PB for the third consecutive week, and last but not least, Malcolm Chave broke the 30 minute barrier for the first time this year on his fixed wheel gear. Quite an achievement given the nature of the course!

Our thanks to everyone who took part this year; to Martin, Geoff and Tavistock Wheeler members who supported us so well. Thanks to Ian, Tony for all their work in ensuring the events ran smoothly, and to Andy, Mike, Jacky, Jenny, Nigel, and all those not mentioned who marshalled the turn. Without your help, the series could not have taken place.

Full results can be found here.

Okehampton CC Brentor Road Races 28th July 2013

The familiar scenery of Brentor offered the spectacle of three road races in the deteriorating weather on Sunday.

The morning events saw a near maximum Regional B field depart. Some of the early riding kept the pace high and each five mile lap allowed the dragging finish line hill to impose itself. The third lap, a  solo move made by Josh Creet, The 5th Floor, gained somewhere in order of a minute lead. Though there were moves over the following more humid hour this proved to select a diminishing peloton, Tavistock Wheelers presented numbers at the front to keep the pace brisk, though the lead by Josh Creet was consistent. The bell lap caused several efforts to improve position before the bunch sprint. As Josh crossed the line to take first there was Simon Dawe Bristol RC who in the closing kilometres made a jump for the line stick and take second place. Steve Thomas also Bristol RC led in the bunch sprint to complete the podium.

Regional B Result

1

Josh Creet The 5th Floor

2

Simon Dawe Bristol RC

3

Steve Thomas Bristol RC

4

Tom Jones Team Tor 2000

5

Daniel Strong Tavistock Wheeler Road CC

6

George Clews Somerset RC – Bicycle Chain

7

Morris Elphick Exeter Wheelers

8

Chris Knott Tavistock Wheeler Road CC

9

Harry Loader Mid-Devon CC

10

Mark Foale Mid-Devon CC

Run concurrently in the morning there was a return of Women’s racing disputed over forty kilometers. Immediately present were the jerseys of Exeter Wheelers at the front, all the riders stayed compact and the group showed no early sign of pressure. The second circuit presented the same formation, but during the third ascent towards Brentor only five riders remained together, that of Heidi Viles and Matilde Pauls, both Exeter Wheelers, Wiebke Rietz, 1st Chard Wheelers, Mary McFadzean Cycle Sport Dynamo and Cath Newton, Newquay Velo. The approach to the descent though proved too far away though for those intent on staying near the front as Matilde Pauls and Heidi Vile drew clear of their companions. Mary McFadzean and Cath Newton apparently paired up for what came down to pursuing the finish line as rapidly as possible. With the lead seeming to creep out over the eventual few kilometres there was only a momentary lapse as Matilde Pauls went ahead of team mate Heidi Viles collecting first and second place, Cath Newton rode to third place.

Women’s Race Result

1

Matilde Pauls Exeter Wheelers

2

Heidi Viles Exeter Wheelers

3

Cath Newton Newquay Velo

4

Mary McFadzean Cycle Sport Dynamo

5

Wiebke Rietz 1ST Chard Wheelers

6

Susan Jeffery Army Cycling Union

7

Elena Bremer Exeter Wheelers

8

Alison Hooper Mid Devon CC

9

Samantha Kelly Royal Navy & Royal Marines CA

The well subscribed National B event took to the now wet Brentor circuit. The 45 man group saw Thomas Baylis, Mid-Devon CC ease himself clear as the early break formed. Which included Ben Davis, Bristol RC, Colin Parry, Spin Rotor Primal , and Tristan Robbins, Cardiff JIF as part of a five man breakaway. The lure was set for the race contenders. Tactics dictated the relentless pace for the chasers and chase group members also had a fight with fatigue and worsening wet weather causing riders to be detached at an alarming rate. Within the final three laps, 24km, the leaders with their gap just exceeding 70 seconds broke with the soul imperative to make the line ahead of the eight man chase group containing Brennan Townsend, Madison Genisis, George, Pym Spin Rotor Primal and Ben Luckwell, Ride 24/7. The two remaining rider up front, Collin Parry and Ben Davis kept a slim lead while the others were consumed by the chasers. A late move by George Pym to bridge up towards his team mate Collin Parry made the result a Spin Rotor Primal one-two as Ben Davis collected third place at the line.

National B Result

1

Colin Parry Spin Rotor Primal C-Originals RT

2

George Pym SPIN Rotor Primal

3

Ben Davis Bristol RC

4

Tristan Robbins Cardiff JIF

5

Benjamin Luckwell Ride 24/7

6

Thomas Baylis Mid Devon CC

7

Brennan Townshend Madison Genesis

8

James Porter Juice Lubes Racing

9

James Cartridge Cadence RT

10

Scott Gurnett Private

11

Antaine Gaudillat SPIN Rotor Primal

12

Malcolm Dixon Severn RC

13

Joshua Gray Team Tor 2000

14

Richard Cleaver LeisureLakes Bikes.com

15

Sam Shannon Rutrainingtoday CC

As organiser I want to give thanks to the Accredited Marshals who took to the South West Region’s roads for their trial in improving junction safety throughout the race circuit.

Message From TWCC – 3 rider Team TT

Hi Everybody

Opportunity of a lifetime!

Tavistock Wheelers is proud to present a 3 rider Team Time Trial, on a 25 mile route, starting and finishing in Chillaton

This will take place on Thursday, August 8, with 1st rider off at 6:45 PM

There will be prizes for best team, best women’s team and best mixed team (man, woman and veteran) – there may also be other prizes if we can think up other categories

The event will be under CTT rules, though the emphasis will be on participation and enjoyment.

To this end, we are providing post event refreshments in the Chichester Arms, Chillaton.

All of this for only £3 per team member (please note because of the club subsidising this event, entries are only accepted from members of Tavistock Wheelers CC and Okehampton CC)

So, get your entries in now, by email to Dan Worth dworth1977@hotmail.com – entry fees can be paid on the night. Dan will be e-mailing route details etc. to all those entered

If you don’t have a team, but would like to take part, why not visit our Facebook page and seek team members?

If you do not want to do the event, but are free that evening, why not volunteer to Marshall? We need a number of marshals and there will be free refreshments afterwards!

Again, email Dan Worth with your availability dworth1977@hotmail.com

It’s going to be a great night for the Wheelers – don’t miss it!

Geoff

A brief introduction to the club...

Okehampton Cycle Club has been in existence for over 10 years and aims to encourage and support members of all ages to cycle for leisure, pleasure and to participate in competition. Our main focus is road cycling but several of our members are also mountain bike enthusiasts.

The Okehampton area offers a wide range of cycling opportunities from spectacular moorland scenery to leafy, winding country lanes and picturesque villages.

Membership is open to anyone aged 12 upwards. The Club currently has over 35 members and always welcomes new riders.

Okehampton Cycle Club is affiliated to British Cycling and Cycling Time Trials.

This website is intended to be an information point for forthcoming events, club news and competition results.

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