Club 25 Mile Championship – 2nd...

Firstly thanks to Jimmy Williams for drumming up help for marshalling and laying out the safety signs for the event.  Also thanks to the marshalls who stood on the corners and Ann and Graham all standing in the rain for just a hand full of riders.  We only had 8 riders and one of those […]

Guardian Cup – Round 9 – ...

Guardian Cup – Round 9 – 26th July 2017

Sorry for the late report, doing stuff.  Emily was the talk of the town this round with a first ever 25 minute 10 after trying for quite some  time and stopping the clock in 25:44.  Get some open events entered Emily whilst the form is good. Jim was quickest on the night with a 22:32.  […]

Club Championship 25. 2/8/17

Club Championship 25. 2/8/17

Meet at Shakely Mere carpark [same as for the 10’s]. sign on for 19:00hrs start..        Marshalls briefing at 18:30 hrs course details [supplied by Dave Fearon/Chris Gilbertson] Weaver Valley CC 25           J4/8 Course details Start On the B5081 (Byley Road) at the 1st field gate after Kings Lane, and […]

When Alan Met the Birthday Girl

Yesterday’s ramble to Plassey was a curious affair, as we seemed to be going downhill for the larger part of the day. At the club several people were perhaps put off by the sighting of the rare and mythical Duffy. No need to fear people as the creature is (mostly) tame. Anyway Jim, Matt, Paul H, Alan, Steve, […]

Cheshire Road Clubs – 50TT -22n...

Cheshire Road Clubs – 50TT -22nd July 2017

Holiday season resulted in just 4 members entering this event, sickness resulted in just 3 as Emily wasnt well enough to take part, get well soon Em. Despite mixed weather reports leading up to today, it was actually just about right when we arrived at HQ,  much cooler than the last time I road this […]

Derek 15th in Tour of Britain in PB

Derek 15th in Tour of Britain in PB

How can this be? I hear you cry. He is always at the back, has mudguards and a saddle bag containing a bike shop set of tools and spares. This Tour started back in the winter of 2001-2. A change of jobs took me away from my involvement men’s lacrosse (Who knew that?).I had turned […]

Guardian Cup Round 8 – 19th Jul...

Guardian Cup Round 8 – 19th July 2017

The threatening thunderstorms held off so the brave few who turned up actually enjoyed quite a good night.  Also it hammered is down after the event so everybody went home happy.  Jim Duffy put out another good ride but most excited finisher was Alison who beat 2 people tonight and well and truly rubbed Dave […]

I scream, you scream, we all scream f...

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream

The starting point for this months MTB away day was Trentham Gardens, Stoke-on-Trent. It was riders choice as I had two routes planned and was happy to navigate either of them. However, for two of us, Rob and myself, the starting point was Middlewich. On our way to Trentham we would meet up with Steve […]

Short report on the short long run to...

It was 12 degrees when i left the house on Sunday morning. And spitting. It was that wet rain, the sort of rain that gets you wet. It stayed wet till lunch. Game for a laugh were Steve, Stuart, Alan, Geoff and me. We took the direct route out to Press, direct and flat. The […]

Club 10 Mile Championship – 12t...

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 […]

WVCC 25m TT – Request for Volun...

The club is promoting an open 25 mile time trial on Saturday 5th August at 2pm. The event headquarters will be at Allostock Village Hall. All offers of help with marshalling, signage and refreshments at the HQ etc, will be greatly appreciated. Please let me know via email, if you’ll be available to help on […]

Guardian Cup Round 7 – 5th July...

A clear, sunny and warm evening with barely a whiff of a breeze was almost perfect for some fast times. Indeed, despite some pre-race excuses, Jim Duffy stormed around the course for a mid 22, whilst others had the cup in their sights, determined to grab valuable seconds to convert to points. For the Guardian […]

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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