Club 10 – Round 10 – 9th August 2017

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 in to racing or not the 10’s are a great way to get into shape as putting a number on your back somehow inspires you to try harder and you really feel the benefits later when you are riding more sociably.

The 10 riders who started took advantage of the better than usual conditions as times were generally quicker across the board.  Our rising star Andy Milligan did a PB in his second ever 10 so he has 3 PB’s out of 3 rides so far in his short racing career.  His outstanding time of 23:32 gave him the win on the night, just narrowly beating visitor Thomas Carding of team NLTCBMBC (catchy name) who is up from the smoke visiting his parents in Weaverham.  He rode 98″ fixed and stuffed me into third place with a 24:02, also on 98″ fixed.  I did get stopped by a horse box and I have a cold and I haven’t been training and it was my wedding anniversary so my mind was elsewhere thinking of my beautiful bride, etc……. but no excuses, the best man did the ride on the night.

Continuing with the theme of close finishing times Benn & Tony came within 13 seconds of each other in 4th & 5th places and only 3 seconds separated Steve, Dan & Paul in the next 3 slots.  Geoff put in another good ride with a 28:36 and last but my no means least was young Nathan Hariston of Winsford CC who was chuffed to beat evens (20 mph) for his first ever time trial, recording an excellent 29:45.

See you all next week and the announcement of the season long points competitions will take place after the event at the Crown in Lower Peover

1Andy Milligan23:32
2Thomas Carding*23:37
3Dave Fearon24:02
4Benn Jones25:45
5Tony Booth25:58
6Steve Marlow26:36
7Dan Robson26:37
8Paul Connor26:39
9Geoff Lovelady28:36
10Nathan Harinston*29:45

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 .


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

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..
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[...]
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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