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The real long run

The real long run

Well Kev and I opted for the “shorter long run”, but as ours was run by a real WVCC rider in proper kit, whilst the other long run was run by some imposter in Dulwich Paragon kit (he needs to speak to the WVCC kit secretary), we considered ours was the real long run. Jules […]

Club 50 mile Champs – 18th June...

Club 50 mile Champs – 18th June 2016

  Today was the M&DTTA 50 mile champs incorporating the WVCC club champs.  A large field of 105 riders was on the start list and WVCC had 5 entrants.  First off was yours truly feeling OK but a little worried after spending 25 hours on planes this week flying to San Francisco on Monday and […]

Anfield BC 100 – 30th May 2016

Anfield BC 100 – 30th May 2016

This is a classic in the World of Time trialling as this event has been held since 1889 and the list of winners is a who’s who in our sport.  The course is largely on quiet single carriageway roads and unfortunately the start time is 6:01am!😟 Only two brave (stupid) souls met the starter and […]

Warrington R.C. 50 – 28/05/2016

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A quick report on today’s local open TT.  3 WVCC riders started but sadly only 2 finished as Caroline Fearon retired at 34 miles but will be back for more next week. Second quickest in our colours was Alan Shuttleworth riding fixed wheel and he was happy with his time of 2:31:24.  Alistair Stanway was […]

The “almost as fast as the fast...

The “almost as fast as the fast training ride” ride

Well this one was an eye-opener. I’d not done this training run before and it felt very different from a club run. We met at Hatchmere at 10 and right from the start it felt like I was hanging on. With me were Jim Williams, aka Cancellara, patron of the peloton, who professed to feeling […]

Cycling coaching

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Hi fellow Weaver Valley members, Would you like to become a better bike rider? I am training to be a British Cycling Level 2 coach, and over the next few weeks I need to deliver some coached sessions to a group of riders, ideally 6-10.  I would like to know if anyone in the club […]

The Weaver Valley Autumn Road Race &#...

The Weaver Valley Autumn Road Race – a race organiser’s perspective…

2015 – Weaver Valley CC Autumn Road Race – 11 10 15 – Results Well in the end all went well, but this race was never straightforward. Cheshire Police decided some time ago to ban any races using laps of 10 miles or less, so our race was in doubt. Then Graham Gregory came up […]

Non competitive cycling, an alien con...

Non competitive cycling, an alien concept for some…

Well what a fantastic turnout for the Northwich Pedal Power festival, with a few hundred riders setting off on various length rides this morning. I ended up with a large group on the 70 mile ride, which followed a beautiful circuitous route which criss-crossed betweeen Middlewich, Winsford and Delamere. Jim Williams is an amazing front […]

Cramming for Llanberis…

Cramming for Llanberis…

We had a large group out on the long run today, no doubt prompted by the imminence of the club weekend to Llanberis in two weeks’ time (eek!) Jim led us out through Davenham and Swettenham to Congleton – an incident free ride other than Heather getting a puncture and Carol being told off by […]

Time Trial Pacing

Time Trial Pacing

How can I go faster? Having come back to the time trial scene at the start of last year, after a break of ‘n’, years, I faced two challenges: How do I time trial fast enough to go under the hour on a 25 course, and under 24 minutes on a 10 – which is what […]

The WVCC Hill Climb is on 18th September 2016. This is usually a hugely successful event, and only goes well with helpers.

There isn't a club run on this day, so this is a call out for volunteers.

I'll need various duties covering on the day, including:

Kitchen help - to refresh the riders after the effort!
Marshals at junctions - to have a 'presence' for other road users to observe, and to observe that riders are obeying the rules of the road.
Time keepers assistant at the start
Time keepers assistant at and finish - a really important job. Needs a mobile phone to phone results through at convenient intervals to the HQ.
Push off assistant - to hold the riders upright at the start and give them a push as they begin.
Marshals at the finish - especially important to make sure that riders finish safely and are directed off the road before safely returning to the HQ.
Signing on assistant. To help me get the riders signed in, hand out race numbers, and collect them at the end.

Volunteering is rewarding and easy. Instructions will be provided for you, so there is nothing that you need to know in advance or learn!

Please let me know here or via email at ady@weavervalleycc.org.uk and if you have a duty preference, let me know.

Thanks.
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WVCC AGM

Our Annual General Meeting is booked for 7:30pm on Tuesday 20th September 2016 at our HQ at Winnington Park RFC.

This is a chance for you to be involved in a review of this year, and to get involved, share your views, ask questions etc.

This is your club, not mine, and not the committee's, so come along if you want to have a say in the club activities.

Last years's AGM was fairly poorly attended, so it would be nice to see our members taking part. It's not compulsory, but we make decisions about the future of the club, and if you have an opinion, a request, or a question, then this is the ideal time to bring them forward.

Formal AGM proposals must be put forward for our committee meeting next Tuesday (these are things fundamental to our running such as election of new officers, volunteers for official duties, changes to our club constitution etc, or more general but important points). If you have anything that you wish to have formally raised, please contact me at ady@weavervalleycc.org.uk or any other committee member, and we'll put your proposal forward as an agenda item for the AGM.

There will be food provided (for free!) on the night, and the bar will be open (but not free!).

Any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.
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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!)

20:45 - 21:00 onwards - Winnington Park Rugby Football Club

Wednesday runs:

10:00 - Hatchmere

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