Custard? came the hopeful plea…

Custard? came the hopeful plea…

It felt like spring had sprung a week early. A cool start saw a healthy group at the club this morning. The long ride started off to Dagfields, and we headed out with the aim of visiting Radway Green. The early morning sunshine and only light wind was most welcome, and we headed out on […]

Borderland Bike Challenge – 9th...

Borderland Bike Challenge – 9th May 2015

As I know some of our members enjoy this event, here is  alink to the site, just refreshed for this year’s event – http://www.borderlandbikechallenge.co.uk/index.html

Club Time Trials and Championships 20...

Club Time Trials and Championships 2015

Weaver Valley CC – Club Time Trials and Championships 2015  Event Calendar Wednesday 29th Apr WVCC Club 10             Gents 2-Up Wednesday 6th May WVCC Club 10             Practice to set handicap Wednesday 13th May WVCC Club 10   Guardian Cup Counter 1 Wednesday 20th May WVCC Club 10   Guardian Cup Counter 2 Wednesday 27th May […]

Delamere Learners and Lazies day.

Can I just say before I continue, that is Lazies up there in the title, it’s not a typo with the potential of belittling our heroic female members on this International Womens day. Thanks to Andy Beswick for a much improved ride title. In the end there was 11 of us rocked up to the […]

Mornant – France – 10-14t...

Mornant – France – 10-14th July 2015

This is an updated post to remind any club member who is interested, that we plan a trip to Mornant, in France during July (10-14th). Register your interest quickly though. Final numbers will have to be submitted for the 15th March. Why Mornant though? Well, this is best summed up by Paul Lawson, who met […]

Llanberis Weekend – 28th Februa...

Llanberis Weekend – 28th February – 1st March 2015

There’ll be a few that are riding Llanberis for the first time this year, so here are a few details to let you know what is going on. Luggage We’re only going for one night,so you don’t need to bring everything and the kitchen sink(!) There will be a van in which you can place […]

Bingley – bashed.

Bingley – bashed.

I’ve heard of the route known as the Bingley Bash before, but never really considered it as as one of those ‘before you die’ rides, however the description given in the Singletrack magazine that plopped through my door a couple of weeks after Christmas was a bit enticing, so there’s a plan as good as […]

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 […]

Delamere, differently familiar.

Delamere, differently familiar.

The first Saturday of February offered us mountain bikers near perfect conditions for our traditional Delamere local ride. Given the lack of rain we’ve had over the last couple of weeks the trails definitely lacked the “quagmire” label that they often attract over the winter months, and where the damp did remain for the most […]

WVCC in the running for Decathlon Cyc...

WVCC in the running for Decathlon Cycling Club of the Year!

http://www.decathlon.co.uk/blog/cycling/decathlons-cycling-club-year-competition/

Freewheelin’

Freewheelin’

Today marked the date of our club run which included the Downhill Freewheel attempts from anyone who wished to take part! We cycled out at a brisk pace, with only the slightest delay due to a large ‘crack’ that most riders thought was someone taking pot shots at us with a gun. Not to be, […]

Club Dinner – 7th February 2015...

Club Dinner – 7th February 2015 – Don’t leave it too late!!

Only a couple of weeks now to our Club Dinner, so make sure that you contact Graham to get your tickets. This year we’re back the the Winnington Park Recreation Club, and it’ll be a great evening with a chance to not recognise all of our club members when they dressed in anything but lycra(!) […]

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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