The Andover Wheelers were formed in 1933 and cater for cyclists of all ages and abilities. We run regular weekly club rides - Saturday mornings steady for the beginner/novice rider, Sunday mornings for the more experienced rider and a Wednesday evening chaingang ride.
We are also a Go Ride registered club with a number of Level 2 coaches and we run regular kids coaching sessions on a Saturday morning at Harrow Way School in Andover. We have a full calender of club time trials during the months of April and September, which are held on a Tuesday evening, and these are open for anyone to 'Come & Try'.
The club also currently promotes three 'Open' time trials and also the 'Stockbridge Down' Road Race in May for E/1/2/3 riders. Many of our members take part in local road races and time trials and will always be happy to offer support and advice to anyone wanting to make the next step.
All in all we are a friendly club that welcome new members of all ages & abilities who want to progress their participation in cycling.
14/10/14 The Summer
racing season is now over and Winter fast approaching! However, there
is still plenty of cycling going on plus other social events! Some
dates etc, as follows, for your diaries:
- Club Prize Presentation is planned to be on Saturday 15th November at the Masonic Hall, East Street in Andover. Likely to be a Hot buffet but more details will follow shortly from Lizzy Yates.
- Please can you now return all the club trophies as soon as possible so that we can prepare them for the Presentation evening. Please return them to myself or Lizzy (or anyone from the committee).
- If you are claiming for any club competitions like the Club BAR or Vets BAR, can you email your qualifying times including result sheets/web links as proof please.
- The Winter Sunday club rides will begin on 19th October, 9.00am from the Guildhall in Andover. Details of routes will follow c/o Simon Healey.
- Turbo Training will begin at The Scott Centre in Andover on Tuesday 4th November, 7.00pm start.
There will also be the usual ride out to the event, leaving at around 9.00am from The Royal Oak in Charlton (although this isn't a necessity to take part in the event!!). You are also quite welcome to join the ride out even if you don't intend on taking part! They'll probably be a cafe stop on the way back too.
29/08/14 Nick Adnitt has kindly taken some photographs of the riders on Tuesday night's TT, which he has made freely available on his photo bucket, here .
He positioned himself on the fast part of the course so that riders should have been in their most aero position. As you can see from some of the photos, some riders are more aero than others!!
20/08/14 The Lottery 2 up TT which will take place on the last club event of the season on Tuesday 2nd September on the Monxton course. If you can't take part in the 2 up event, please let the Chairman know as soon as possible so any changes can be made. You can, of course, still ride the event as a solo if you aren't part of the draw.
The pairs are listed here and the field layout will be available shortly, plus don't forget that the last two Monxton events are a 6.30pm start.
17/08/14 It's that time of the year again!! Next Tuesday evening, after the Ludgershall 10 mile club event, is the end of season BBQ, kindly hosted by Caroline & Steve Longman once again! Its a great way to celebrate another successful season of club events, have a bite to eat and a few drinks and, more importantly, do the draw for the Lottery 2 up Time Trial!
Food will be run along the same lines as last year - Roast loin of pork in a bun with sage 'n' onion stuffing and apple sauce followed by Ice cream from the van. We would be grateful if you could supply/donate your own drinks - Beer, wine, soft drinks etc.
If coming by car please park in the Dentist's car park at the end of the road past Steve's house.
Any available Gazebos and seating/ tables would be also gratefully received.
All Wheelers members, partners, kids are welcome but please could you let me know if you intend on coming so that we have an idea of numbers.
As also mentioned, we will be holding the draw for the Lottery 2 up TT, so I have attached a list of names that will be going into the hat. If your name is on the list but don't want to be included, please can you let the Chairman know ASAP. Likewise, if you're not on the list and want to be included, please also let the Chairman know!
17/08/14 The League Tables with the latest results and adjusted points based on Handicap times for the 10 and 25 are now available here.
19/05/14 Well the Andover Wheelers' 10 Mile Open TT was lucky with the weather! Lizzy did a sun-dance for you! A big congratulation to Steve Walkling, who set a new course record at 20.09. Well done Steve and well done to you all. There were some great times. We all hope you are all pleased with your rides and are now in the swing for the season’s racing. Same again next year!
Many thanks to the following, without whose help; we’d not be able to put our race on.
Timekeepers – Mary Corbett, Elaine Hall; Recorder – Dave Crocker; Phoning times back - Paul Welch; Pusher Off – Jamie Shearer; Marshalls – Stuart Thompson, Ken Parmenter, Andrea Campbell, Adele Tyson-Bloor, Dave Sloan, Nick Adnitt; Photographer - Paul Campbell; Teas –Emily & Alex; Cakes by Helen, Andrea, Jenny , final Clearing up - Elaine, Emily, Alex
Last of all the Wheelers would like to thank Lizzy Yates for another successful and safe TT.
Results are available here.