Manchester Regional Track League

MRTL 10th February In order to satisfy my nerdiness i thought that a record of results would be a good idea in order to see if i am improving, getting worse or staying the same. To that end a points system has been devised; there are 5 events each meeting, a win in an gives […]

Club Dinner 2017

Yes, we’ve had it, and a great evening to chat to each other in relaxed surroundings with a drink and some food. Some prizewinners were surprised at their awards, but all were well deserved. Well done all.

Roller Racing at the club!

A great night held on 31st January, and I’ve had to add a new category to the post types for it! A few pictures below, some courtesy and Andy & Karen Boyle…

Manchester Regional Track League

MRTL 3rd February, Another week, another hammering. A deliberately heavy week this week lead to lumpy legs last night, at least that’s my excuse. It makes me jealous to see the teenagers at the track, facebooking, chatting, not paying any attention then getting on their bikes and flying. I on the other hand have to go […]

North Mancunian Misery.

North Mancunian Misery.

It’s been a while since I’ve written an off-road blog shamefully, particularly when viewed against the journalistic volume and quality of the road oriented contributors here abouts. I’ll make an excuse that our mountain bike jaunts are best illustrated with shots of a train of colourful riders swooping down dusty trails into dramatic vistas, but […]

Don’t forget – Roller Nig...

Yes, roller night on Tuesday, 7:30pm at the club, £4 per head, ride rollers like a maniac for a short period of time, then eat hotpot later on!! Also, 2017 Club Dinner – Saturday 4th February 2017. 7:00 for 7:30pm. This year we’re at the Winnington Park Recreation Club (not the rugby club, so turn up at […]

A plea for flaps

Saturday training ride 28th January 2017 – a short report This morning was ‘warmer’ than it has been, by my reckoning it was 5 degrees when i set off. Of course with the balmy conditions we get rain so that’s nice, something to cool you off. The ride out to Hatchmere was in to a […]

Blaze Farm, Algreave, Henbury, take y...

A chilly and damp 1 degree this morning didn’t stop the teenage boy I saw while on the way to the club. Football shorts and a cotton tee-shirt. Not tucked in. Bonkers. I on the other hand had breathed in the morning air several times before settling on the right combination of garments. At the […]

Manchester Regional Track League

MRTL 20th January 2017 The Manchester Regional Track League is a winter racing league based at the velodrome in Manchester. There are 2 divisions, a first and premier. The first division races are on Friday evenings, the premier on Tuesdays. The first division has riders from BC 1st category down, of all ages and genders. […]

2017 Freewheel competition

2017 Freewheel competition

The 2017 freewheel World Championships are to take place in Delamere on the 29th Jan..[date is on the calendar] it’s the last championship to be decided before the coveted trophy is awarded at the club dinner. just meet as normal for a club run. Jim Williams who is the current holder, has been in secret […]

Local Audax, Great Scenery and a bit ...

Dear All, Over the last four years I have run two bike rides from Winsford “Scouting Mam Tor 200K” and the “Edale Run 160K” I had several of your club members come along for the ride. I had great feedback from the rides so I’m running them again this year on the 12th March. The […]

Decisions, decisions

One of the joys of parenthood is the continual stream of children’s birthday parties there are to attend. The pleasures of standing around for 2 hours in some godforsaken hole with a load of other delighted clockwatching parents cannot be overstated. Today I was lucky enough to have a party at 12.00. So it was […]

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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