CLUB NEWS: Pirates at Harbourside!

Poole recently played  hosts to the “Pirates” at Harbourside recently – but not the speedway variety! Solent Pirates Youth Cycling Club, who are based at Thorney Island near Portsmouth, came along with a group of their riders for a taster session at Baiter Park, with the emphasis on fun and enjoyment.

It wasn’t long before they were joined by some of the local “Clubnight Crew”, and some competitive races were staged before the two hour session ended. Curiosity then got the better of Ian Perryman, and his fellow Pirates’ Coaches, as they all joined in the action.

More such sessions are a distinct possibility, as is a velodrome event at the nearby Bournemouth circuit, hosted by the Pirates for Poole riders to enjoy some track action of a slightly different style than they are used to.

Here are a selection of photos from an excellent day and the smiles all round!