About Us

Welcome to WVCC!

Weaver Valley Cycling Club was formed in 1962 when a young John Horsfield, an apprentice at ICI, was awarded the company’s ‘Fleck Award’ for his interest in cycling. At this time it was recognised that Northwich was without a local cycling club and the suggestion was put forward to start one. Two hard line local cyclists were contacted, Jack Gee (pictured above at age 53, on a tandem trike with an 18 year old Dennis Hornby – 1965) and Allan Littlemore; and with that cocktail of youth, experience and enthusiasm the seed was planted for the Weaver Valley Cycling club to grow – and its continued to grow ever since.

We are now a good all round club and cater for mountain bikes, cyclo-cross, track racing, road racing, time trials, audax and club runs, with aspects for the competitive and leisure rider alike.

We organize an (almost) weekly 10 mile time trial event through the spring/summer, two Audax UK events, an open hill climb, club track sessions, a number of road races and an annual cyclo-cross. Weekend training rides happen typically on a Saturday, and in the winter, spin/gym sessions are organised. Our traditional rides leave from Winnington Park Rugby Football Club on a Sunday morning, the “Wrinklies” ride (not just for people of a certain age, but any member who wishes to take part) starts from Hatchmere at 10am on Wednesdays and regular mountain bike rides take place both locally (Delamere) and further afield. We run a club weekend which takes place each year into and through Wales and a week in Majorca for training (or sunbathing!) also happens.

We have an informal  weekly club night on a Tuesday Evening at Winnington Park Rugby Football Club to recuperate after a long weekend riding where provisional new members are welcome to turn up and say hello. We also conduct non-cycling events from time to time, walks, bbq’s (even a run on occasion – if you can believe it!) etc. And of course there is the annual awards ceremony – a chance to loose the lycra and dress like normal people! We pride ourselves on being a friendly and welcoming club able to cater for all levels of cyclist. We have a whole spectrum of riders, from top class athletes competing at the World Track Championships at the Manchester Velodrome, right through to the leisure cyclist out for a Sunday afternoon potter through the lanes of Cheshire, to the enthusiastic mountain biker risking life limb and sanity on the single track.

Shaved legs or not, welcome to the club!

Steve Fidler wins cat M, Kris Zentek cat A, chris Quin Cat B @TLI_Cycling

Upcoming Events

Oct
20
Sat
2018
10:00 Training Ride
Training Ride
Oct 20 @ 10:00 – 15:00
Hatchmere X rds for a 10am sharp depart.. 10:01 we’ll be gone..
Oct
21
Sun
2018
all-day Cudd Cross, Blakemere Village
Cudd Cross, Blakemere Village
Oct 21 all-day
A local CX race that’s not ours! Part of the NWCCA league, details on their website or here. Various races at different times.
Oct
24
Wed
2018
10:00 Winklies Ride Out
Winklies Ride Out
Oct 24 @ 10:00 – 14:30
A 10:00 for a 10:10 depart.. an easy, no one gets left behind run. Usually head out into the wind so we have a tail wind home.
Oct
27
Sat
2018
10:00 Off road away day, Rivington Pike
Off road away day, Rivington Pike
Oct 27 @ 10:00
Starting from Rivington Ln, Rivington, Bolton BL6 7RZ. 18 miles, not hugely technical.
10:00 Training Ride
Training Ride
Oct 27 @ 10:00 – 15:00
Hatchmere X rds for a 10am sharp depart.. 10:01 we’ll be gone..
Oct
31
Wed
2018
10:00 Winklies Ride Out
Winklies Ride Out
Oct 31 @ 10:00 – 14:30
A 10:00 for a 10:10 depart.. an easy, no one gets left behind run. Usually head out into the wind so we have a tail wind home.

Club meeting times

Sunday runs:

09:30 - Winnington Park Rugby Football Club - see calendar for updated start times (Most runs 10:00 during the winter 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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