North West Cyclo Cross

North West Cyclo Cross

While some of us were enjoying the Llandegla trails Kevan and Eleanor were giving it everything to enhance their strong showing in the North West Cyclo Cross league at St Helens. Thanks to Matt Edwards for the pictures. You can find out more at http://www.nwcca.org.uk/ our own event was the first counter in this season’s […]

Llandegla 21 November

Llandegla 21 November

If you haven’t ridden these superb purpose built trails then you don’t know what you’re missing. They have even constructed some new ones for us. Meet at the centre at 10am. All abilities welcome as there are a wide range of trails to suit all levels of fitness and skill. Bike hire also available if […]

A post from Nick…

A post from Nick…

Thanks to Nick for the following run report…Alan Silver took one group and Paul Lawson led the rest of us (about 18 to start with) along the lanes through Nantwich and Wybunbury to Dagfields for an early lunch. 12 of us enjoyed beans or the local delicacy; Staffordshire oatcakes, gallons of tea and victoria sponge. […]

Delamere 7 Nov

Delamere 7 Nov

Kevin approaches a boggy bit back in the “summer”. All abilities welcome – meet at the station cafe at 10am as usual – we’ll ride over to Primrose Wood via the new obelisk at the top of Old Pale. If you haven’t ridden with us before, just turn up, you are most welcome. We regroup […]

A message from Gary Date; and a confe...

A message from Gary Date; and a confession.

Gary Date sends the following message from the Lakes: I am going to start getting ready for the Fred Witton ( I wanna get sub 9 hours) I know I am already entered, plus my flat is a good base point for training loops etc. I’m sure we all wish him well… And an Underhill […]

Allgreave, Blaze Farm from above!

Allgreave, Blaze Farm from above!

Aah the perils of the “grapevine”. 9.30 start? or 10.00 start?Well if your not sure best to try both! As some of us did who believed the website!There were about half a dozen of us who were very cold by the time we set off at 10.05 having hung around since before 9.30! Moral of […]

An apology, Claire in Cycling Weekly ...

An apology, Claire in Cycling Weekly and other miscellaneous items…

It appears not to have gone unnoticed, that since I’ve been in full employment again I’ve not been keeping the blog up to date: so I thought I should post an apology to regular fans (or otherwise) of this column, and provide at least a brief update on WVCC life as I’ve known it over […]

Brownbacks Hope Series Lee Quarry Rac...

Brownbacks Hope Series Lee Quarry Race

This was Ross riding one of the May races, but he was flying again today to leave the rest of the Weaver Valley contingent in his wake. Matthew and I had a battle which lasted most of the 2 hour race and Derek did much better than last time(when he crashed) finishing on the same […]

Off Road Weekend – Dolgellau

Off Road Weekend – Dolgellau

Chris tackling the Tawr Trail at Coed y Brenin. Nine of us rode this trail on Saturday morning; much rockier and trickier than I remembered when it was the Red Bull. Unfortunately Jack C fell and gashed his knee which required five stitches, so he and Kevin C missed the MBR trail which we did […]

Delamere Saturday 19 Sept

Delamere Saturday 19 Sept

Meet at the station cafe at 10am as usual for as much or as little as you like. All welcome. Top ride last time with a good spread of abilities. We all kept together so that everyone completed 2hrs or so. The trails should even be a little drier now after the fine weather.

Altura trails and Skiddaw

Altura trails and Skiddaw

This was the view to Blencathra from the top of Skiddaw on Friday evening. I rode (and pushed) most of the way up with a Keswick resident called Paul who often does this after work – makes a blast round Delamere look a bit tame! It was a great way to finish off a beautiful […]

Zip ties rule…

Zip ties rule…

Lots of souls at Hartford this morning but most opted for Alan’s shorter run – including two tandems courtesy of the Fearons and the Gregorys. Once it had been announced that the longer group was heading for the hills there was a notable lack of take-up and eight of us set off. Five minutes later […]

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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