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 Nova CC has no racing members these days although they are still a very active touring club.  4 of the Nova riders contested their first club 10 champs for quite a few years with 2 of them novices and the other two coming out of retirement after a 20 odd year lay off.  More about their results later.

We had 3 ladies competing last night and Emily Martin who seems to finding some form of late, did a cracking ride, stopping the clock at 26:05 with Alison Morton second quickest WVCC lady with a 30:42 and Claire Thompson of the Congleton CC completing a WVCC sandwich with a 28:59.

The 3 WVCC medalists were; Bronze – Craig Sephton (24:31), Silver – Dave Fearon (23:59) and congratulations to Jim Duffy taking his 3rd championship win of the season with an excellent 22:29.

Our local Olympic rowing gold medalist Matt Langridge is definitely mastering the art of racing whilst facing forwards as he produced an incredible course record of 20:51 on a good but not super fast evening.  Is there no end to this man’s talents!?  Another local super tester (sorry Simon, I meant cyclist), Simon Bridge also made the Col de Mangoletsi look easy with a 21:17 taking second fastest on the night.

The Nova championship produced some interesting results. It goes without saying that the man on 92″ fixed (Bryce Ashworth) won with a 26:47.  He had never used tri-bars before or a disc wheel (bike borrowed from a mate) and he found the tri-bars hard to get on with so rode on the drops.  Great ride though after a 25 year lay off.  Rob Brownlow was second and as a novice produced a cracking effort with 29:13 narrowly beating Steve Hindley who also hasn’t raced for 25 years but managed a 29:27.  Steve used to work with Jim Duffy and was mightily impressed by the transformation in 5 short years!  John Martin completed the Nova riders and enjoyed the experience as a novice clocking a very respectable  30:39.  The TT bug definitely nibbled a bit on John as he said he felt that he could have gone quicker and wouldn’t mind trying another one to see what he can really do.  Remember that feeling Jim D?

No Guardian Cup points this week but Round 8 next week so make sure you ride as only 3 rounds left to get your points.

Jim Duffy – M&DTTA 100 2/7/17. Credit Ellen Isherwood

1Matt Langridge*Planet X20:51
2Simon Bridge*Manchester BC21:17
3Jim DuffyWVCC22:29
4Dave FearonWVCC23:59
5Craig SephtonWVCC24:31
6Dave McKay*L-Equipe24:57
7Colin CarthyWVCC25:31
8Emily MartinWVCC26:05
9Steve MarlowWVCC26:17
10Tony BoothWVCC26:41
11Richard MunroWVCC26:42
12Bryce Ashworth*Nova CC26:47
13Dan RobsonWVCC26:48
14=Paul ConnorWVCC27:22
14=Ben DitchburnWVCC27:22
16Adrian JappWVCC28:18
17Claire Thompson*Congleton CC28:59
18Rob Brownlow*Nova CC29:13
19Steve Hindley*Nova CC29:27
20John Martin*Nova CC30:39
21Alison MortonWVCC30:42

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

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Just done a 1st proper run out in the converted TT bike. Most if the setup is OK but 2 things noticed.
1 - A real pull in the left shoulder making it very uncomfortable. Right shoulder fine. Do I widen the pad position on both pads or just the left one (making it less symmetrical)?
2 - Hamstrings are pulling when pedalling. Seat height comparable with Normal road position (No hamstring pain). Is this because it is a strange position I am not used to or saddle height?
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Welcome to new member Steve Haskew, we obviously did a good job convincing you to join us earlier this week 😜. Hope to see you soon 👍🚴😃 ... ’Expand’’Hide’

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Reminder, this weeks long ride is now to the Ponderosa. It’ll be around 85 miles with a big climb in the middle 😳. The club website still says Prees.

Short ride still to Red House Farm, Dunham.
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NOW SOLD - Track bike for sale

I bought this bike 18 months ago off the Fearon’s when I first dipped my toe into track cycling. I didnt want to spend too much at the time in case I didnt get on with it, as you all know, I do get on with it, so its time to upgrade 👍🚴😃

8.5 kg total
Lightweight frame perfect for beginners and experienced riders. Very good condition. Mostly used indoors on velodrome.
Similar to Dolan Precursor aluminium track frame (no transfers). Alpina carbon fiber forks with drill out for front break. Chrome token chainset, stem and bars. Ambrosio alloy wheels with veloflex tyres. Selle italia saddle(very small scuff). KMC hollow pin, hollow link chain. No pedals.

I am 179cm (5’10.5”) tall, so perfect for someone around the same height give or take a bit.

If you are a regular at the WVCC track night, you will be paying about £19 a time to hire a bike and shoes, so you will soon recover your money. You may also decide to get your accreditation and ride SQT’s, in which case its a no brainer.

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10:00 Training Ride
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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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