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Last Chance to get your Standard Clai...

Last Chance to get your Standard Claims in!

The deadline for putting in claims for your TT standards elapsed a while ago but this is one last chance to get them in.  If you rode a club 10 or any open TT in 2017 then if it was a PB and you have not previously claimed a club standard for the medal colour […]

West Cheshire TTCA 12 hr – Club...

West Cheshire TTCA 12 hr – Club Champs – 20th August 2017

Pop on the kettle as this could be a long one! This year the annual local 12 hour and our club championship attracted just one entrant from the WVCC, as is often the case in this challenging event.  Alistair Stanway was 2nd counter in the team record breaking trio last Year and this year he […]

Club 10 – Round 10 – 9th ...

Another small entry for the club 10 last night.  Please make an effort to turn up for the Final Fling next Wednesday as it’s your last opportunity to ride a club 10 this season plus this year it counts towards the points due to an earlier round being cancelled due to road works.  Whether you’re […]

Club 25 Mile Championship – 2nd...

Firstly thanks to Jimmy Williams for drumming up help for marshalling and laying out the safety signs for the event.  Also thanks to the marshalls who stood on the corners and Ann and Graham all standing in the rain for just a hand full of riders.  We only had 8 riders and one of those […]

Guardian Cup – Round 9 – ...

Guardian Cup – Round 9 – 26th July 2017

Sorry for the late report, doing stuff.  Emily was the talk of the town this round with a first ever 25 minute 10 after trying for quite some  time and stopping the clock in 25:44.  Get some open events entered Emily whilst the form is good. Jim was quickest on the night with a 22:32.  […]

Guardian Cup Round 8 – 19th Jul...

Guardian Cup Round 8 – 19th July 2017

The threatening thunderstorms held off so the brave few who turned up actually enjoyed quite a good night.  Also it hammered is down after the event so everybody went home happy.  Jim Duffy put out another good ride but most excited finisher was Alison who beat 2 people tonight and well and truly rubbed Dave […]

Club 10 Mile Championship – 12t...

Club 10 Mile Championship – 12th July 2017

As it is the shortest fixed distance the 10 is usually the most popular and therefore the most hotly contested of our championships.  Last night there were a lot of missing faces but nevertheless we still had 13 Weaver Valley riders and this was supplemented by 8 riders from other clubs.  My old club the […]

Gordon Pickering

Gordon Pickering

I received the following e-mail from Carol Pardoe at the M&DTTA about the sad passing of Gordon Pickering.  I worked with Gordon a lot as he used to be the area Courses secretary, a job which I have now taken over plus I sit on the M&DTTA  committee and he was active in both organisations for […]

Guardian Cup Round 6 – 28th Jun...

I think the drizzle put a few people off last week as we only had a turnout of 9 riders and just 7 from the club.  However those lucky few who did ride gained some great points towards the Guardian Cup and the new 10 mile scratch series trophy.  Jim Williams also started but hit […]

M&DLCA Invitation 10 – 1st ...

M&DLCA Invitation 10 – 1st July 2017

As Caroline and I would be busy organising the M&DTTA 100 on Sunday we thought we’d better do some exercise this weekend so entered the Manchester Ladies invitation TT at Chelford.  Ladies (the old fashioned name for a Female), ride the event on their own but pair up with a gentleman (old fashioned name for […]

M&DTTA 100 Result (Press Read Mor...

M&DTTA 100 Result (Press Read More)

Fin. Pos. Rider Club Category Nett            Handicap Vets Std Plus Approx 50 Mile Time 100 Mile Time 1 Mark Nulty Glossop Kinder Velo Cycling Club Senior 3:39:31 N/A 1:48:27 3:39:31 2 Charles Taylor Team Bottrill / HSS Hire Senior 3:44:14 N/A 1:49:32 3:44:14 3 Tom Rigby Springfield Financial Racing Team Senior 3:24:57 N/A 1:50:25 3:52:57 […]

M&DTTA 50 Championship – WV...

M&DTTA 50 Championship – WVCC champs

Don’t we cyclists complain a lot about the cold & wet weather?  Saturday the Sun God took control and boy did we complain…..phew what a scorcher! WVCC had 5 entrants in the M&DTTA 50 champs but the main prize from our side was the Weaver Valley CC club 50 champs.  Would Jim Duffy finally take his […]

We are proud to announce that WVCC will be the organising club of the 2018 J-B @TLI_Cycling national RR Championship , to be held at Siddington on 12th August 2018

Tom Simpson " A bird on the wire " by Andy McGrath.

An excellent insight into pro racing in the 60s . Full of anecdotes not all complimentary, and great photos of Simpson in a bye gone era.

Whether you love him for his humour , sheer aggressive and impulsive racing style, his Britishness in marketing himself in order to gain publicity for his sponsors and money for himself or his class and incredible guts .

OR

hate him for being a drugs cheat in the days when doping controls were in their infancy , bringing the sport into disrepute on a massive scale with his death on that fateful day , 13th stage , 13/07/67 when he collapsed and died on Mont Ventoux .

There is no denying he was a trail blazer along with a handful of others who ventured to the continent about 60 years ago in search of glory .To my generation they were our source of inspiration and our guiding lights.

It was thanks to those pioneers that have ultimately led to British riders in a British team , winning the Tour de France on 4 out of the last 5 years .

Something that Simpson died trying to achieve !

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A very warm welcome to new member Kathy Williams, wife of our very own Jim Williams. Kathy will be undertaking the important role of Welfare officer for new members below the age of 16. 👍😁 ... ’Expand’’Hide’

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Ultegra 6800 wheels & tyres - cheap! £80 – Cuddington, Cheshire, United Kingdom Ultegra wheel set. Well worn rims but still life left in them. Good for turbo duties or race spares? Hubs are running really smooth. Includes tyres/tubes - loads of life left in these. £70 collected. £80 posted UK only

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Upcoming Events

Feb
24
Sat
2018
10:00 Off road away day – Macc Forest ...
Off road away day – Macc Forest ...
Feb 24 @ 10:00
Likely start point is Teggs Nose car park, but I’ll put final details on here and/or facebook nearer the time.
10:00 Training Ride
Training Ride
Feb 24 @ 10:00 – 15:00
Hatchmere X rds for a 10am sharp depart.. 10:01 we’ll be gone..
Mar
1
Thu
2018
20:00 Track Night – Manchester Velodro...
Track Night – Manchester Velodro...
Mar 1 @ 20:00 – 22:00
Track cycling. The perfect opportunity to get some excellent training and experience with the club. We have a British Cycling coach that will train you and give you probably the best 2 hour workout you’ve[...]
Mar
3
Sat
2018
10:00 Training Ride
Training Ride
Mar 3 @ 10:00 – 15:00
Hatchmere X rds for a 10am sharp depart.. 10:01 we’ll be gone..

Club meeting times

Sunday runs:

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