Sunny Potter to Loggerheads

Beautiful spring sunshine and very little breeze; ideal ingredients for a deluge of long-run takers. Flooded with people, masses were expected. Well in fact Paul, Paul, Tigger, Stu, Craig and Me were the sole volunteers. A cheap version of the firemen in Trumpton but with worse hats. All raring to go we were though, up […]

Mid Shropshire Wheelers 25 . 16/4/17

Mid Shropshire Wheelers 25 . 16/4/17

Well, last time I raced over these roads it was in the WCTTA 12hr event in August..Oh what a difference 6 months can make.. It was a early start for the WVCC boys [there were just 2 of us to face the timekeeper] as I was picking Andy Wooley up in Weaverham at 0700. Bikes […]

Sunday Run to Holt

Either the new long run start time has not got through to everyone or people were put off by what the might weather might have been doing as it was supposed to be fiercely wet and windy today. As it was we were a very compact group at the rugby club this morning. Never mind […]

Macc Wheelers 25 – J2/9

I dont think I thought it through when I entered this event! I came home yesterday from a great 10 Days in Majorca, riding in general, every other day completing 470 miles and over 26000 ft of climbing. It dawned on me, as much as I wanted too, that it would not be a good […]

Sunny Sunday meander with a few lumps

I approached today’s club run with more than a little trepidation; aside from the Llanberis weekend, the last month has been pretty barren with regard to miles, in fact I have not touched my bike for the last 3 weeks. Anyway, whether I ended up a complete wreck by the end, a gorgeous early April day […]

VTTA National Championship 10 mile TT

Manchester and NW hosted the VTTA [Veterans Time Trial Association] National Championship 10 mile TT , on the J2/1, Months Heath to Knutsford Road.  It was interesting that I could hear many woeful complaints after riders had finished, about the ‘sporting nature of the course’ and the’ very rough road surface’..  people came from all […]

Let’s get time-trialling…...

Weaver Valley CC – Club Time Trials 2017 Event Calendar 10 mile TT Details See the points scoring system for the Guardian Cup described under competitions and trophies on the club website. Meet in Shakerley Mere Car Park Near finish motorway bridge at 18:30 Course: JC19 pay £2.50 per WVCC rider of £3 for none […]

Tour Series – It’s back, ...

It’s been a while, but the Tour Series returns to Cheshire this year as many already know, and WVCC is involved for its return. The events for the day and the pro races are happening in the centre of Northwich. We therefore need some volunteers from the club to help us with a corporate relay […]

Withington Wheelers – 25m TT (J...

So today was the official start of my TT season. Cheshire TT courses are renowed for not being the quickest, so I was surprised when the start sheet came out with an enormous field of 150 names on it, in addition there was a further event before hand for Novice riders which included a further […]

Spring is here – don’t fo...

You can all look forward to long days in the saddle and earlier meeting times as from this Sunday 09:30 (26th March), but don’t forget to put your clocks forward, otherwise you’ll turn up late and miss the ride! Also, after some members who attend the long run asked to start even earlier, as from […]

Llanberis – a twin room is avai...

I’ve just had a club member on who had booked a twin room for the Hotel in Llanberis this weekend, [same hotel we are going to but not booked thru me] He was going to ride and his girlfriend was going to drive.. but now they can’t go. If anybody is thinking about it they […]

Flash

During last Sunday’s epic, only for the brave and strong ride, I became aware that my wheels were in need of attention. The relentless freezing rain had got in to the hubs and washed away the lubrication, replacing it with a screaming mouse sound effect so I was aware that work was needed in the form […]

Ok, so start sheets just about finalised prior to next weeks Round 1! Look forward to seeing you all next week #bringthesunshine

This might sound like a daft question but the 10 TT on 3 May is for setting your handicap. Don't all riders who participated last year already have a handicap time? I understand that we all should turn up because otherwise there would only be a few newcomers who haven't already got a time. Also, we may be quicker now than we were last year. Just asking. ... ’Expand’’Hide’

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Can anyone shed any light on this,, ? I did a Zwift race tonight, started off ok in a bunch , then found myself alone for the entire race, crossed the line, but It didn't seem to end so I just warmed down a bit and ended my ride,,, ended up with a dnf, my ftp was 254 and power was 3.1 w/kg should have seen me reasonably well placed, I'm a bit baffled! ... ’Expand’’Hide’

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Heads up for tomorrow night, road closed at the bottom of Northwich road, says until tomorrow but we will need to check. ... ’Expand’’Hide’

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One of the 'must ride' races in the 2017 Cyclocross calendar takes place at Blists Hill Victorian Town in Shropshire on Saturday 8th July.

THE QUEEN VICTORIA CYCLOCROSS RACE is a truly unique off-road cycling event; sponsored by LUDGATE FINANCE and broadcast on SKY TV/VIRGIN Bike Channel it attracts over 300 riders from across the UK all competing over a course like no other.

With officials dressed in Victorian costumes and spectators enjoying traditional Victorian entertainment including barrel organs, steam engines and a funfair you would be forgiven for thinking this is all just an excuse for some summer fun – and for the spectators enjoying a real ale or two from the authentic Victorian pub it undoubtedly is.

But for the riders – this is serious stuff. It isn’t badged “Britain’s craziest bike race” for nothing. Entries are now open and the organisers are encouraging anyone to come and have a go, from novice riders to experienced cyclocross riders. Entrants can use either mountain bikes or cyclocross bikes, but prepare for a challenge! This is a tough off-road cycle race, for adult and junior competitors alike.

Each race takes in several laps of a gruelling circuit featuring pavements and cobbled streets, wooded trails, steep hills (including the ascent of the Hay Incline Plane) with riders having to carry their bike over several parts of the course. The event will also feature the Telford Balance Bike Championship.

Promoter Nick Jeggo said “We are delighted that once again we are receiving generous sponsorship from Ludgate Business Finance. The event has become one of the favourites on the Cyclocross calendar with people travelling from all over the country to take part. The event has grown year on year and we’re looking forward to an evening of family fun combined with top class cycling action”

Steve Grice Director of Ludgate Finance, himself a keen cyclist with Newport Shropshire Cycling Club said “ This is a great fun event, and we are very happy to be headline sponsor again, meaning it can be televised so more people can enjoy it. It’s a real have-a-go race for all comers”

Taking place at this World Heritage Site located in Shropshire’s beautiful Ironbridge Gorge there is much to enjoy for spectators and riders alike and with the town’s Victorian pub, traditional chip shop and café all open to provide refreshments a great family atmosphere is ensured.

Competitor Entry: cyclotours.co.uk/qvcx/race-entry/
Gates open 17:15, first race 18:00
Spectator Entrance fee: £4 (Children under 16 free - must be accompanied by an adult) for further information visit www.queenviccx.co.uk
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Upcoming Events

Apr
26
Wed
2017
18:30 WVCC Club 10 TT – Gents 2-up
WVCC Club 10 TT – Gents 2-up
Apr 26 @ 18:30 – 21:00
  WVCC Club 10s 2017 – Gents 2-up A war up for this year’s TTs! For new riders, just come along and have a go. It’s all about you and the clock, and measuring your[...]
Apr
30
Sun
2017
09:00 Ron Sant 106km Audax
Ron Sant 106km Audax
Apr 30 @ 09:00 – 16:04
Ron Sant 106km Audax @ Winnington Park Rugby Club | Hartford | United Kingdom
106km cycling event starting from Winnington Park Rugby Club, CW8 3AA. Controls at Eureka, plus 4 information controls. After an early climb over Mersey View this is a predominantly flat ride through Cheshire lanes. Passing[...]
May
3
Wed
2017
18:30 WVCC Club 10 TT – Practice 10
WVCC Club 10 TT – Practice 10
May 3 @ 18:30 – 21:00
Practice 10 – a place to set your handicap for this year’s Guardian Cup The Guardian Cup is a season long competition based on a points system. The cup is awarded at the club dinner,[...]
May
6
Sat
2017
10:00 MTB Dairi-Pak Borderlands Challe...
MTB Dairi-Pak Borderlands Challe...
May 6 @ 10:00
22 miles, charity event. Entry and details here. We usually try and start off in a pro-looking group, (but it never finishes like that!) at close to 10am.
May
9
Tue
2017
19:30 Committee meeting
Committee meeting
May 9 @ 19:30 – 21:00
Longer run, at a steady pace.

Club meeting times

Sunday runs:

09:30 - Winnington Park Rugby Football Club - see calendar for updated start times (Most runs 10:00 during the winter months)

Tuesday evening (informal - usually a small gathering!)

20:00 onwards - Winnington Park Rugby Football Club

Wednesday runs:

10:00 - Hatchmere

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