TLI 2

Only four laps tonight, because of the gloom – even at 6 p.m. cars had their lights on.  I for one was pleased about this decision!  Anyway the rain held off, the roads were reasonably dry, temperatures remained marginally above freezing, and all the races went off without incident.  Only a few WVCC riders out today: Julian, Kris and Tim contested the young uns’ race and I gather all three finished safely in the bunch; Kev and Nick rode in the 45 to 55 age group and Kev unwisely got into a break with Keith Jones – unfortunately Keith was too strong for him so Kev ended up back in the bunch (and nearly got spat out the back apparently); and Alan and I rode in the over 55s.  Alan finished first man (difficult because there were a lot of other men) and I was first woman (easy as I was the only one woman riding – Carol was marshalling this week).  Our race started off at a gentle pace for about 3 miles until Alan decided to start mixing it, with his normal “attack attack attack” approach which soon wore the bunch down.  Last week this took three laps, this week the bunch didn’t have the stomach to chase him and he got away in the second lap (with 4 others).  At this point the bunch breathed a sigh of relief and settled down to “marginally more than club run pace”, putting in a bit more effort at the corners to persuade the marshals and spectators that we were actually trying.  Alan won the bunch sprint.  He really is a class act!!  And then the best bit of the evening, tea in nice china cups and very nice cakes courtesy of the church ladies, and apparently whilst we were upstairs clapping the winners, someone downstairs was nicking all the race numbers…

Cat & fiddle descent from today's ride. Would have made a more interesting video if I could have kept up with the group. The rider passing me at start is Philip Booth. ... ’Expand’’Hide’

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Dropped my bike in to G&B in Castle. Howard from Dave Hinde's is now working in there. Replacement of 10+ components & complete rebuild of rear wheel hub. Completed in 3 days & pricing was top too. Rode perfect. Would recommend. 👍 ... ’Expand’’Hide’

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Training for the training weekend today. Good route over some less travelled roads including this one. ... ’Expand’’Hide’

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10am at Hatmere Xrds tomorrow for those interested..
[ home in time for you guys time to put your make up on before the club dinner ! ]
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Is there a ride from Hatchmere at 10am tomorrow? Im justing getting back on and will see if I can get there and tag on for 10 miles or so. ... ’Expand’’Hide’

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2016
20:00 Club Track Session
Club Track Session
Feb 25 @ 20:00 – 22:00
Manchester Velodrome Thursday 25th February 2016 Between 08.00 to 10.00pm Avoid the cold Winter weather and get some quality training ready for the Summer, let me know by email stevemarlow@weavervalleycc.org.uk if you can come along. Arrive at[...]

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!)

20:45 - 21:00 onwards - Winnington Park Rugby Football Club

Wednesday runs:

10:00 - Hatchmere

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