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Nov 02 2010 08:00 PM | Guy_Watson in Racing
In the youth race we had:
Jon Dibben, twice National Champion for i-Team as an Under 12
Peter Dibben, Jon's older brother, looking to improve on last year's result
Sarah King - giving it a go in the footsteps of her sister Dani.
Apr 20 2008 07:15 AM | Guy_Watson in Racing
In 2008, i-Team member and my good friend Richard Gorman was the sponsorship director for the CSC professional team.
Imagine how excited I was when I got a call from him, asking if would I like to do a bit of driving for him and spend a bit bit of time hanging out with CSC at Paris Roubaix?
Er, let me think about it Rich... (0.1 secs later) - OK, thought about it...YEP!
Sep 11 2012 12:18 PM | Guy_Watson in Events
On Saturday 24th September 2011, i-Team sponsors, InTandem Systems, promoted the 3rd edition of their sponsored bike ride around the Isle of Wight.
This was not a big sportive or formal ride solely for serious cyclists - just a very well organised fun event for a good cause and the riders were mostly made up of InTandem staff and their family and friends - plus a large contingent of i-Team members of course!
Dec 27 2010 12:02 PM | Guy_Watson in Events
The challenge is to get 100 i-Team members riding 100 miles in the same 24 hour period - wherever they are in the world on that day. It's a loosely organised event - everyone just decides a route and we all a do a ride either solo or in groups. For those of us that met Mark or who knew him from his posts on the member's forums, the purpose will always be to keep Mark's memory alive but for new members etc. you can do it for any reason - just think of something or someone that is/was important to you and do a suitably challenging ride in honour of that purpose.
Aug 05 2012 10:34 AM | Guy_Watson in Events
PORTSDOWN TIME TRIAL LEAGUE EVENT 6 - PROMOTED BY i-Team.cc
Date: Sunday 5th August 2012
COURSE P817 - Soberton - Hambledon - Soberton
HQ: Soberton Village Hall Course in brief:
Event held under CTT Rules - Stay Safe - Observe Highway Code - Enjoy Your Ride - Wear A Helmet
Jul 10 2012 08:40 PM | Andy_Jones in Events
Jon Cooke is pretty much a newcomer to cycling but has set himself a real challenge to raise £100,000 for charity by riding around Great Britain in 32 days!
The event has been organised to raise money for the Estate Agency Foundation charity, which has already raised over £60,000 to help combat the causes of homelessness in the UK. as well as helping those who are already suffering. The EAF donates the money it raises to existing charities nationwide who help real people like 'Stuart,' medically discharged from the Army and told he isn't a priority for a council house, or 'Nicola,' raised in Local Authority Care but with nowhere to go once she reached the age of 16, or 'Sheila,' who was discharged from hospital suffering from mental illness with no care package or support system in place.
i-Team is supporting this great cause by helping to promote awareness of Jon's challenge and hopefully keeping him out of the wind a bit on some of the stages!
Jun 13 2012 09:07 PM | Fraser_Ellison in Overseas Sportives
The Tour TransAlp is a 7-day stage race for amateur cyclists run by Tour, the largest cycling magazine in Germany and is their main event of the year. It attracts a field of approx. 750 2-person teams and runs from Germany to Italy. The exact route varies every year but on the menu for 2012 was 800 km with approx. 18,000 meters of climbing over 17 Alpine and Dolomite passes from Mittenwald in Germany to Arco at Lake Garda in Italy, with teams from 27 countries taking part.
Jun 10 2012 12:11 PM | Steve_Smith in Member's Rides
Day 5 would take in the wonderful sights of Glasgow. The rain was obviously still with us so I stayed in the van. We watched them ride for about 10 miles and then went ahead to get more wet weather clothes for them, but now my kit was being shared out between them tho try and keep them warm enough.
Aug 07 2011 12:39 PM | Guy_Watson in Events
See Team Gallery For Pictures:
i-Team Portsdown Time Trial Series Event
Club 10 Mile Time Trial - P817 - H.Q. Soberton Village Hall (Course & H.Q. changed because of road works and clash with Wickham Festival)
Course in brief: Soberton - Newtown - Hambledon - Soberton
Event held under CTT Rules - Stay Safe - Observe Highway Code - Enjoy Your Ride - Wear A Helmet
1 DAVE DALTON FAREHAM WHEELERS 24:30
2 SHAUN SMART SOUTHDOWN VELO 24:38
3 DARRYL RICE SOUTHDOWN VELO 25:04
4 ANDY LANGDOWN HAMPSHIRE RC 25:16
5 GARY FERRETT HAMPSHIRE RC 25:22
6 LINDZ BARRALL i-TEAM.CC 25:52
7 PAUL ASHLEY TEAM FELT 26:02
8 ANDREW WADDINGTON PORTSMOUTH NECC 26:20
9 DEN TAPPING HAMPSHIRE RC 26:40
10 ANDY ROOK i-TEAM.CC 26:43
11 TERRY FLEET TEAM AXIOM 27:08
12 MATTHEW PRATT HAMPSHIRE RC 27:11
13 DAVE POTHACARY SOUTHDOWN VELO 27:13
14 FRASER ELLISON i-TEAM.CC 27:19
15 TIM YAIR TEAM AXIOM 27:31
16 D RICH FAREHAM WHEELERS 27:57
17 ALUN TRIBE HAMPSHIRE RC 28:03
18 ALAN COCKRAM PORTSMOUTH NECC 28:07
19 BOB HATTON i-TEAM.CC 28:14
20 DAVE TRIBE HAMPSHIRE RC 28:29
21 PHIL CLACK FAREHAM WHEELERS 28:39
22 SARAH FARMER TEAM AXIOM 28:41
23 ALAN EMMOTT FAREHAM WHEELERS 29:11
24 M JONES FAREHAM WHEELERS 29:21
25 PHIL CHINN FAREHAM WHEELERS 29:33
26 A MALLETT SOUTHDOWN VELO 29:37
27 ANDY SAYNER i-TEAM.CC 29:45
28 CHRIS McGUIRE HAMPSHIRE RC 29:51
29 A McKELLAR SOUTHDOWN VELO 29:52
30 DAVID BARNES FAREHAM WHEELERS 29:52
31 SIMON JEFFERIES i-TEAM.CC 30:02
32 ANGUS FILEMAN FAREHAM WHEELERS 31:11
33 TONY WILCOCK FAREHAM WHEELERS 31:32
34 MICK BRADY FAREHAM WHEELERS 33:12
35 DEE FERRETT HAMPSHIRE RC 37:12
Special thanks to Roger DeVere for assisting me with the finish time keeping.
Thankyou to all the i-Team members who gave up their time this morning to act as marshals, time keepers, pushers off, photographers, sweepers, tea makers, signing on etc. - without you this event could not have happened!
And last but not least, thanks to all the riders who turned up and gave it a shot - see you again next year.
Nov 02 2010 07:34 PM | Guy_Watson in Events
Portsdown Time Trial League Event 6: CTT Course Code: P822c - Event promoted by i-Team according to CTT regulations & P.T.T.L. Rules (See Below)
Sunday 9th August 2008 H.Q. Wickham Square, Hampshire.
Entries by 30/07/09 to Event Organiser, Matt Doe, i-Team CC, 39, Fairmead Walk, Cowplain, Hampshire, PO8 9AL - 07765 885041
Event Pictures Will Be available Online - Thanks to Jon Skidmore?
i-TEAM PORTSDOWN T.T. LEAGUE EVENT No.6 - RESULTS WILL BE HERE
THANKS TO ALL THOSE THAT TOOK PART AND HELPED ORGANISE THIS EVENT
Number Rider Club Cat Race Time 1
2007 Award Winners1st Simon Tout Hampshire Road Club 477 2nd Nick Andrews Portsmouth North End CC 476 2nd Dave Sinclair i-team.cc 476 1st S Geoff Loveman Fareham Wheelers 475 2nd S Eamon Watson Velocity/the Exercise Deck 468 3rd S Chris Bairstow i-team.cc 426 1st V Gary Ferret Hampshire Road Club 465 2nd V Glynn Syder (R.I.P.) Portsmouth North End CC 462 3rd V Alan Cockram Portsmouth North End CC 477 1st SV Keith Drew Hampshire Road Club 460 2nd SV Peter Knipe Fareham Wheelers CC 390 3rd SV Phil Chandler i-team.cc 351 1st GV Alan Emmott Hantspol CC 437 2nd GV Laurie Pither Hampshire Road Club 389 3rd GV Bob Oliver Fareham Wheelers CC 381 1st Lady Sarah Farmer Team Axiom 373 1st Junior Al Murison Team Axiom 336 2nd Junior Sam Patrick i-team.cc 233 1st Youth Ryan Howett i-team.cc 100 1st Team Hampshire Road Club 2403
2006 Award Winners
2005 Award Winners
2004 Award Winners
2003 Award Winners
2002 Award Winners
2001 Award Winners
2000 Award Winners
[b][b]1999 Award Winners[/b][/b]
[b][b]1998 Award Winners[/b][/b]
[b]Portsdown Time Trial League Info: [/b]
1 10m Time Trial P817 Sat 28th February Team Axiom 14:00 Soberton Village Hall Wed 18th February
2 15m Time Trial P823 Sun 29th March Portsmouth North End Cycling Club 08:00 Wickham Sq Thurs 19th March
3 50m Time Trial P844/50 Sun 17th May Hampshire Road Club 06:30 Rowlands Castle Parish Hall Thurs 7th May
4 36km Time Trial P914 Sun 28th June Southdown Velo 07:00 Lavant Village Hall or Boxgrove Village Hall Thurs 18th June
5 25m Time Trial P821 Sun 12th July Fareham Wheelers Cycling Club 07:30 Wickham Sq Thurs 2nd July
6 35km Time Trial P822 Sun 9th August i-Team.cc 07:30 Wickham Sq Thurs 30th July
7 15m Time Trial P851 Sun 13th September Velocity Bikes Cycling Club 08:00 Rowlands Castle Parish Hall Thurs 3rd Sept
8 10m Time Trial P829/10A Sun 27th September Hantspol Cycling Club 08:00 Wickham Sq Thurs 17th Sept
There are 22 rules, listed below, which govern the organisation, operation, and governance of the Portsdown Time Trial League (hereafter called the PTTL) by the member clubs. They should be read in conjunction with the Schedule to the PTTL Rules and the CTT Rules. The PTTL comes within the definition of 'combined clubs' as stated in Rule 3 of the CTT Rules.
[b]2009 PTTL Rules:[/b]
1. The participating clubs will promote eight events. Each club will be assigned events to be jointly agreed.
2. Event distances will be from 10-50 miles or non-standard distances on sporting courses
3. All events will qualify for points with the best five events to count. To qualify for an award a minimum of five events are to be ridden with the exception of the Youth and Junior category. An additional award called the Sporting Cup will be presented to the rider with the most points taken over all eight events. To qualify for this award all eight events must be ridden.
4. For the Youth and Junior categories a minimum of two events must be ridden to qualify for an award. If more than two events are ridden then their fastest two events will be used in calculating their final points score. Only one award per Youth/Junior will be awarded.
5. Only FIRST claim members of the above clubs who participate will be awarded points.
6. Second claim members and Private riders will be permitted to enter the specified league events, however they will not be awarded any points and will be allotted starting positions at the promoters discretion. Also the promoter will make every endeavour to slot in less experienced and junior riders into earlier vacant slots whenever possible.
7. Points will be awarded in descending order from 120 for the fastest rider down to 1 point if necessary.
8. Each member must submit his or her entries through their own club Time Trial Secretaries.
9. There will be a points-coordinator appointed to correlate the results.
10. Time Trial secretaries of the participating clubs are to forward their riders names, club, age and Date of Birth to each event organiser no later than ten days before the event. Only riders on the start sheet will qualify for points. Each promoter must forward a copy of the start sheet to each participating club and the points-coordinator six days before the event.
11. Each promoter will be responsible for forwarding event results sheets to the points-coordinator and to each participating club after the event.
12. The points-coordinator will correlate and distribute a league table after each event to all participating clubs.
13. Entry fee is £2.50 for non-Juniors and £1.00 for Juniors which will be payable to the promoter at each event on sign-on. The promoter is then responsible for paying the CTT levy of £1.00 for each entrant.
14. Private riders will pay their entry fee to the club promoting each of the events. This is the current practice for the Inter-Club events
15. Any club whose riders wish to take part in the League points system will be required to promote an event/events during a racing season.
16. Whatever age you are as from the 1st March (in that current year), will determine what category you will be placed in for the league category system. This applies even if you are unable to ride the first event. If your first event is any other than the 1st event this rule still applies.
17. The age category system for the league will be: Lady (L), Youth 12 to 16 (Y), Junior 16 to 18 (J), Senior 18 to 39 (S), Vets 40 to 49 (V), Senior Vets 50 to 59 (SV) and Grand Vets 60+ (GV)
18. There will be a team award and only one award will be presented to the team with the highest amount of points at the end of the year and will be known as The Team Award.
19. For the Team Award, a team will consist of three riders. The team shall be the fastest 3 riders from each participating club from each event.
20. The individual team score will be calculated by adding the fastest 3 riders PTTL point scores together making a sub-total. This sub-total score will be carried over and added to the next events sub-total score creating a new sub-total score. This process to continue and after 8 events you will have a grand total and a overall team winner.
21. If a tie breaker situation occurs on the final overall result sheet then it will be a joint award.
22. Awards - If in any category, and taking into account point 3 in these rules, you have less than 5 riders then 1 award will be awarded, but if in any category and taking into account point 3 in these rules you have 5 or more riders then 2 awards to be awarded. Example - In the overall results we have 2 women who finished 5 or more events (see point 3). This would mean only one award to be given.
Dec 27 2010 11:53 AM | Guy_Watson in Events
NB. A large proportion of the field were affected by a fatal motor cycle event (not connected with the Time Trial) With this in mind, it was agreed by Guy Watson, Don Bullman, Tony Hart & Alan Emmott and the competitors still in attendance at the finish, to award PTTL points based on the times recorded at the 15km intermediate split, (Marshal M6 - see map bekow,) as opposed to abandoning the event.
Dec 27 2010 10:48 AM | Guy_Watson in Events
Portsmouth City Council and British Cycling have asked i-Team.cc to promote a race for Youth A and B riders, as part of a supporting events program that will lead up to the evening's televised professional race. This will provide a fantastic opportunity for local youth club cyclists on their Half Term break, to race on some of the same roads that the professionals will be using.
Feb 11 2010 06:53 AM | Chris_Pennifold in Racing
The course itself is quite tough as each lap (3 laps) on the bike has a nice climb midway as well as a technical undulating section through a park and around the beachfront. The run is quite undulating and is one of those courses where down is steep but up is generally a long set of inclines giving you the feeling of having to run uphill for a lot longer than you would have preferred – is this incline ever going to end – ring any bells?
Nov 02 2010 08:19 PM | Guy_Watson in Racing
I'm not a great swimmer so the 3.8km swim is all about holding maximum speed for minimum energy expenditure. It is best to swim in a group whilst still holding a decent line and without being jostled too much. I was swimming with a couple of female pros for a while but somehow lost focus for the last 20mins (lack of training) and went backwards.
Dec 27 2010 11:51 AM | Guy_Watson in Racing
The course was a difficult one, with three ascents of the demanding 'Blue Mountain Road' climb on a 25km loop and 5 ascents of the 'Wallaceville' climb on a 17km loop. Total 160km. It was predicted that major splits would occur on the Blue Mountains climb. At 2.7km the road rose to just under 300m and with an average gradient of 8.1% the climb required a rider of my ability to be at max every time we went up, this in order to just stay with the group.
Dec 27 2010 11:59 AM | Guy_Watson in Racing
Dave in a break with Sean Yates & Tony Gibb with Ben blocking the bunch. Dave worked himself over a bit - going for every point instead of working with the break a bit more and he had to drop off the break. He had some points but he had to wait for the bunch.
Jul 11 2010 10:19 PM | Steve_Smith in Overseas Sportives
Once at the top the end is very close but my body took it as a signal to break down a bit, my hands were sore wherever I held the bars, my right foot was really hurting, shoulders were stiff and I probably don't need to mention my butt, how ever, a combination of standing, sitting and freewheeling saw me to the end in 19hours and about 40 minutes which is about 10 minutes longer than last time, I think a lot of that was lost in the energy conservation in the middle and headwind on the final section, basically it was 137k into a headwind
Jun 22 2010 08:32 PM | Steve_Smith in Overseas Sportives
The road went up steadily just before Jonkoping and I soon felt the effects of not drinking enough in the build up and then working quite hard early on. I had absolutely no power in my legs, earlier I had said that I may push on if I was feeling good so didnt think it right to give them a shout as I dropped out of the back of the group.
Jul 05 2010 12:50 PM | David_Shaw in Overseas Sportives
Now came the ascent of the Galbier that's after a quick refill of the bottle i had drunk on the descent,i don't like this climb at the best of times,18 kms of climbing up to the summit at 8000 ft,i especially hate the middle part which alternates between 7% and 8% but seems to go on for ever and you don't even feel your making any progress..
Jun 29 2010 10:53 PM | John_Rogerson in Overseas Sportives
The descent from the Gavia was awesome. 50+km through the Stelvio National Park. Semi closed roads and marshals at the hot spots meant you could hit the apexes without much fear. I’d hooked up with the Sports Tours rep (Phil) at the top and he was a very experienced cyclist who clearly knew his lines. Between us we flew down.