Stafford RC / Stone Wheelers RR Serie...

My morning started by reading the results for Kevan Underhill’s exploits for the tour of the Abbeleys, I did giggle to myself when I read the advice from Kempy, “just clip off the front” he said, if only it was easy as that!!! Anyway, on to my race, this was my third race in this […]

Stafford RC / Stone Wheelers RR Serie...

Stafford RC / Stone Wheelers RR Series – Event 2

Another frosty start to Sundays proceedings with the 2nd event of 4. This initially should have been held at Audlem, unfortunately, due to Roadworks, the organisers managed to get a last minute change through the police so we were back at Swynnerton. By the time the race started at 10 am, the the sun was […]

Cafe? I see no Cafe!

A cool and bright sunny morning had us battling through the crowds at the rugby club to get to the club for this morning’s runs. The crowds were for a host of rugby matches held today. The long run was due to go to Loggerheads, but no-one seemed enthusiastic about taking it, so we split the […]

Don’t miss – The Ron Sant...

It’s nearly time for the Ron Sant Memorial Ride Audax event! Sunday 1st May 2016 What? Audax? Well, for those who don’t know, you can check out Audax UK as this tells you what you need to know about the very idea of long distance cycling. Of course, this event is on the shorter end of the […]

Une belle journée et un tour de cycle...

A beautiful and a lovely cycle ride… (excuse my French). Chilly, bright, a good day for a beginner’s ride, and a few beginners turned out, as well as a returning beginner and a young lady called Shelagh, who made a welcome return to the Sunday run to brighten the day further. We headed out through […]

Stafford RC / Stone Wheelers RR Serie...

Stafford RC / Stone Wheelers RR Series – Event 1

Sunday saw my start to the new racing season, taking part the Stafford RC & Stone Wheelers RR Series first event held at Swynnerton in Staffordshire. This is a 4 event series where each rider must marshall one event. I was the only Weaver Valley CC member taking part as Julian Perrett was selected for […]

Clocks go forward – summer club...

Yes girls and boys, as long as it isn’t wet, you can ditch your mudguards and come along half an hour earlier than normal! Clocks go forward this weekend, and we’ll be meeting at 09:30 from now till the clock go back again.

Did You Miss the Summer Kit Deadline?

Did You Miss the Summer Kit Deadline?

We have recently taken delivery of the summer kit delivery, however, i already have a number of orders for more. One of the many good things about our new kit, other than the excellent quality and choice of products, is there are no minimum orders for items, just a minimum order value. I am therefore […]

Spin Cycling Festival – Free ti...

If you are interested or already intending to go to the Spin Cycling Festival in Manchester at the start of May – stop – don’t buy tickets! The organisers have offered free tickets to Weaver Valley CC members. All you need to do is drop me an email, and I’ll send you a code that you […]

M&DTTA – Call for voluntee...

Please take some time to read the latest M&DTTA newsletter below, and see if you can assist in keeping the sport alive locally. All such cycling events are manned by volunteers, and there are fewer and fewer new volunteers stepping up to take part and contribute in keeping our great discipline of time-trialling alive. Manchester […]

Ride Chester Sportive – 25th Ju...

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN 25th Jun 2016 Bike Chester Starting at Chester Rugby Club, Bike Chester features routes of 25, 50 and 80 miles, all of which will take in the spectacular local countryside. The sportive will make its debut in 2016 with feed stations championing local produce. Entry Price: 80 & 50 […]

WVCC Club TTs 2016

It’s off! This year’s club TTs at all distances! They are all in the calendar, including open events. Get involved!, you’ll love it! Event Calendar 10 mile TT Details See the points scoring system for the Guardian Cup described under competitions and trophies on the club website. Meet in Shakerley Mere Car Park Near finish […]

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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