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…

I would like to pay tribute to my 24 hour support team. who were constantly responding to my whims and foibles, never dropping a bottle or feed , they were very enthusiastic and that was catching and they are a credit to our wonderful club. I found it really comforting to know that I would see a friendly face and shouts of encouragement all around the route. So [in alphabetic order] Dave Fearon, Graham Gregory, Ged Lacey and Syd Rimmer. I really do owe you all. I would also like to thank Anne Gregory, Helen Gregory, Caroline Fearon, Nigel Woods and of course my darling and very understanding wife Kathy [there won't be anymore 24hr spending] and all those club members who turned up to shout encouragement on the finishing circuit and who met me at the HQ.. I didn't rush over, as well as not able to move very quickly and I was really moved and emotional.. Thank you all.. you've made all made me very happy and proud to be a member of the blue and yellows.. ... ’Expand’’Hide’

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Open 25mile Time Trial
2pm on Saturday 6th August 2016. HQ: Cranage Village Hall.

Hi all,

1st call for marshals and helpers for our open 25 time trial.

We need 25+ for the event; junction marshals, timekeeper assistants, refreshments, signing on and results etc, so basically the more offers of help the better!

68 entries to date. (6 WVCC) Entry closes on Tuesday 26th

Goodie bags for all marshals and refreshments for all at the HQ :-D

All offers of help are greatly appreciated.

cheers, Chris
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17.58 mph average for 24 hours. My legs hurt just typing that! ... ’Expand’’Hide’

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Upcoming Events

18:30 WVCC Club 25 TT – Club Championship
WVCC Club 25 TT – Club Championship
Jul 27 @ 18:30 – 21:00
  Slightly different that our normal 10 mile events, this is the event that will be used to determine our 25 mile club championship   Course: J2/9
18:30 WVCC Club 10 TT – Guardian Cup C...
WVCC Club 10 TT – Guardian Cup C...
Aug 3 @ 18:30 – 21:00
Guardian Cup Counter 9 The Guardian Cup is a season long competition based on a points system. The cup is awarded at the club dinner, and goes to the club member who has the most improved[...]

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!)

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

Wednesday runs:

10:00 - Hatchmere

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