Dagfields Danger Ride

Dagfields Danger Ride

The long run to Dagfields was beset by a number of “unplanned incidents” which added spice to and otherwise ordinary Sunday run. The group of 18 set off in glorious weather which managed to last all day which made a pleasant change as we are so often caught in showers at some point in the […]

London to Edinburgh and back – ...

London to Edinburgh and back – Audax madness

Read on to find out about Audax Derek’s adventures – an amazing feat by any standards – Rebecca Romero eat your heart out! There And Back To See How Far It Is Some thoughts on my ride from London to Edinburgh and back. Firstly the registration on Saturday was a little worrying at 3 hours- […]

Thank you from Alan Silver…

Thank you from Alan Silver…

Hello All, Just to say a BIG THANK YOU to everyone who turned out for the Charity Ride yesturday(23).The feeling I got was it went well and all who attended enjoyed it,well done to Craig winning the King of the Mountains event,Graham for the 1st Sprint and Dave Daynes for the 2nd Sprint appreciated the […]

Chapeaux Claire!..

Chapeaux Claire!..

Here’s Claire’s account of her successful London to Paris ride – well done girl! I made it to Paris!! It turned out to be quite an adventure! You can read the whole story on my just-giving page http://www.justgiving.com/claireobrien2. I will send you some piccies later today! I had plenty of time as I pedalled the […]

An ode to Danny McAskill

An ode to Danny McAskill

Thanks to Claire for this ditty… Ode to Danny MacAskill– if you haven’t heard of him have a look at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z19zFlPah-o You can ride your bike with no handlebars.You can do bunny hops that leap four feet in the sky.You can sail down a steep flight of concrete stepsOr just jump over them instead. You […]

Clwyd Hills Sat 1 Aug

Clwyd Hills Sat 1 Aug

Another good turnout and ten of us completed the “Arthur 2 times” route around the northern end of the Clwyd hills, thanks to Matt having programmed it into his GPS from the Ride the Clwyds website. A few spots of rain as we set off gave way to sunshine and fantastic views across the Vale […]

Handlebars and Seatposts..

Handlebars and Seatposts..

The Saturday ride of the 25th July set off from the Three Greyhounds in Glorious sunshine heading for Holmes Chapel en route for Mow Cop, Knypersley Reservoir, and The Cloud. In what turned out to be a memorable ride, not for “killer” climbs, only 765m in 42 miles, or for the great views from the […]

Evening Ride at Llandegla 22 July

Evening Ride at Llandegla 22 July

Kevin C and son Jack rode the roller coaster Black trail at Llandegla for the first time on Wednesday evening. If you haven’t ridden these trails you don’t know what you’re missing. They loved it; especially Jack who probably hasn’t lost that big grin off his face yet. Andy Boyle made it too, but arrived […]

A message from Claire…

A message from Claire…

Claire’s sent this message through for the blog…I know we’d all like to wish her well, I’m sure those miles with the Wrinklies will stand her in good stead! Pls can you thank everyone on the Wednesday run for training me up for my L2P bike ride? Without their help, I would not have got […]

Peak View Tea Rooms

Peak View Tea Rooms

A wonderful ride – lots made it to Macclesfield and then nine of us made it to the cafe – Graham was the run leader, then Lou, Ewart (who said he had swine flu and I wasn’t sure whether to believe him), Kevin, Kevan and I (all with sore legs after yesterday’s mountain biking), Gareth, […]

Delamere 11 July

Delamere 11 July

Follow this man through the forest if you can! Here is Ross in action at Brown Backs Racing’s Lea Quarry event (thanks to them for the pic). He always seems to find some undiscovered trails, so don’t miss out. All abilities welcome and we can split into two groups if it suits. We certainly won’t […]

When I’m 64…When I get ol...

When I’m 64…When I get older, losing my hair, will I still be riding my bike as fast as these fellas?

A perfect hot day and 13 of us set off to the Lock Cafe at Whitchurch. Nine of us got there. We worked out that excluding me and Jed (we’re the relative youngsters) the average age was 64. Amazing. The normal quality of banter was enhanced by Richard Heywood’s return to the fold. Richard, removing […]

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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