Weaver Valley Cycling Club

Welcome to WVCC!

The WVCC was formed in 1962 when a young John Horsfield, an apprentice of ICI, was awarded the company’s ‘Fleck Award’ for his interest in cycling. At this time it was recognised that Northwich was without a local cycling club and the suggestion was put forward to start one. Two hard line local cyclists were contacted, Jack Gee and Allan Littlemore and with that cocktail of youth, experience and enthusiasm the seed was planted for the Weaver Valley Cycling club to grow – and its continued to grow ever since.

We are now a good all round club and cater for mountain bikes, cyclo-cross, track racing, road racing, time trials and club runs, with aspects for the competitive and leisure rider alike.

Claire O'BrienClaire O'Brien

An update on the Northwich Cycling Festival: The club are going to roll their sleeves up and get involved in this big day for Northwich. We have asked the Festival to borrow a gazebo for the stall. It will be 3m x 3m. We don't know yet on the location map where we will be positioned, but I have (naturally) asked for a good spot. There will be rollers, turbos and a bike stand. There will be different types of bikes on display - a time-trial bike, a tandem, a road and a mountain bike, with experts ( that's you!) on hand to talk about the different sports. There will be demonstrations of how to change an inner tube and repair a puncture. There will be a free bike check for riders in the family bike ride. There will be a raffle to win a GB jersey signed by various Olympic champions. There will be a video of the Cheshire Classic women's road race taking place on 27th April.There will be a speaker and music, and other goodies to draw the crowd! The Weaver Valley CC club runs will also come to the Festival site for a lunch stop. The more club members who can volunteer to help on the day, the better! It will look really impressive if we can all wear our club jerseys on the day. The family ride starts at 10am, so we need to be ready before 9am latest. I will have more information about this nearer the time. Also, I am sure that Jim Duffy will use the opportunity to bring along club kit for members who want to order, buy or collect kit. All in all, I hope that there will be a buzz around our stand…!! :D ... ’Expand’’Hide’

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Alan KempAlan Kemp

Weaver Valley juniors at the Frank Morgan Memorial rr April 20th 2014 Jacob Booth and James Risk . Looking good lads ! ... ’Expand’’Hide’

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Philip BoothPhilip Booth

Great day at the Easter Monday ACT track meeting for Jacob & Matt. 5 wins in total for Weaver Valley Juniors - well done lads! ... ’Expand’’Hide’

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We organize an (almost) weekly 10 mile time trial event through the spring/summer, two Audax UK events, an open hill climb, club track sessions, a number of road races and an annual cyclo-cross. Weekly rides leave from Hartford Social Club Car Park on a Sunday morning (see map below), the “Wrinklies” ride starts from Hatchmere at 10am on Wednesdays and regular mountain bike rides are also run. We run a training weekend which takes place each year into and through Wales and a week in Majorca for training (or sunbathing!) also takes place. We also have a weekly club night on a Monday Evening in the Hartford British Legion (same place as the start for the Sunday runs) to recuperate after a long weekend riding where provisional new members are welcome to turn up and say hello. We also conduct non-cycling events from time to time, walks, bbq’s etc. And of course there is the annual awards ceremony – a chance to loose the lycra and dress like normal people!

We pride ourselves on being a friendly and welcoming club able to cater for all levels of cyclist. We have a whole spectrum of riders, from top class athletes competing at the World Track Championships at the Manchester Velodrome, right through to the leisure cyclist out for a Sunday afternoon potter through the lanes of Cheshire, to the enthusiastic mountain biker risking life limb and sanity on the single track.
Shaved legs or not, welcome to the club!

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