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Derek 15th in Tour of Britain in PB

Derek 15th in Tour of Britain in PB

How can this be? I hear you cry. He is always at the back, has mudguards and a saddle bag containing a bike shop set of tools and spares. This Tour started back in the winter of 2001-2. A change of jobs took me away from my involvement men’s lacrosse (Who knew that?).I had turned […]

Don’t miss – The Ron Sant...

It’s nearly time for the Ron Sant Memorial Ride Audax event! Sunday 1st May 2016 What? Audax? Well, for those who don’t know, you can check out Audax UK as this tells you what you need to know about the very idea of long distance cycling. Of course, this event is on the shorter end of the […]

Audax March

Audax March

Edale 160km and Scouting Mam Tor 200km start from Winsford http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/14-951/ http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/14-950/

Eureka 200km

Eureka 200km

This is an annual event which starts in Cheadle heads out to “The Mills” then down to Bangor on Dee across to Astbury, near Congleton, and finally back to the start. I have ridden it a few times now and it always seems to rise to the challenge of making Audax events uncertain in their […]

The Biggest One – An SR Tingle

The Biggest One – An SR Tingle

For the uninitiated completing rides of 200, 300 400 and 600km in one Audax year is recognised by being listed in the results as a Super Randonneur or an SR. Last weekend Jim, Syd and I set out to try to claim our places on that list. Along the way a number of other SRs […]

What An Adventure – A Bigger Big One ...

What An Adventure – A Bigger Big One 400km (that’s just the blog!)

Jim made his own way to Poynton for the 9 o’clock start to this 400k ride. Syd picked me up at 7.30 and off we went on a beautiful morning. On arrival we prepped our bikes, picked up our Brevet cards and with Jim, went for a pre-ride coffee.  As we sat in the sun […]

Me and My Shadow or World’s End...

Me and My Shadow or World’s End 200

I believe Syd has been bitten by the challenges, and vituals, that audax provides and I believe he cajoled me into entering my second 200 of the merry month of May only 6 days after the first. I don’t think I was dreaming when he picked me up to drive to the start at Broken […]

A Little Big One

A Little Big One

Now the longer days are here an audax man’s thoughts turn to the bigger distances working towards a series of 200k, 300k,400k and eventually a 600k. A number of our members have entered a 300 next weekend and some daft people have to check the route to make sure the instructions are ok and there […]

Mam Tor I counted them out but …...

Mam Tor I counted them out but ……..

Yesterday saw the first running of a 200k from Winsford to Mam Tor and beyond. There was a good WVCC turn out, 5 at the start, Josh, Roy, Phil (who had opted for this event as their first 200) and Syd and myself. As we set off towards Macclesfield it was a bit nippy. By […]

A Mere 200

A Mere 200

Having decided on Saturday for the helpers’ and organisers’s  route  check and some iffy weather forecasts  it proved a good move to ride Saturday. I met a regular Auk ( jargon for audax rider) Pete Hammond at home for an 8.30 depart. We met Jim W at Hartford Co-op and picked up Syd  R shortly after […]

WVCC Audax numbers double

WVCC Audax numbers double

I am pleased to report there has been a 100% increase in wvcc members taking part in 200k events in the last 2 months. The massive increase is due entirely to Jim keeping me company. Yesterday those of us with mettle ( or should that be metal and a screw loose) met at the Hartford […]

The weekend’s longest run

The weekend’s longest run

What on Earth possesses someone to ride 600km? A question I asked a few years ago when I first looked at the Audax website in search of a new challenge having got all the way to 50 miles on a day out. At the end of my first 150km ride, back in 2005, I could […]

Helping set course today for @WeaverValleyCC for @nwcca race tomorrow. I hope the wind dies down! 🌪 pic.twitter.com/c06JEpWqY1

Upcoming Events

Jul
17
Wed
2019
10:00 Wrinklies Ride Out
Wrinklies Ride Out
Jul 17 @ 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.
18:30 WVCC Club 10 TT – Guardian Cup R...
WVCC Club 10 TT – Guardian Cup R...
Jul 17 @ 18:30 – 21:00
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 times throughout the[...]
Jul
20
Sat
2019
all-day Mersey Roads Club 24hr – Club 24...
Mersey Roads Club 24hr – Club 24...
Jul 20 – Jul 21 all-day
The pinnacle of endurance. A war of attrition. Can you even finish? Try it and test yourself to the ultimate in cycling time trialling. Course D24HR.  
09:00 Alternative Training Ride
Alternative Training Ride
Jul 20 @ 09:00 – 12:00
Early Saturday ride – Steadier alternative to the training run. Starting 09:00 Saturday- Meet at Hatchmere with a cafe stop at Cleopatras. Distance about 45 miles and back for 12:00. Averaging 18mph ish
10:00 Training Ride
Training Ride
Jul 20 @ 10:00 – 15:00
Hatchmere X rds for a 10am sharp depart.. 10:01 we’ll be gone..
19:00 Summer Barbecue
Summer Barbecue
Jul 20 @ 19:00 – 22:30
Summer Barbecue @ Winnington Park Rugby Club | Hartford | United Kingdom
The WVCC Barbecue is organised this year for the 20th. Food will be served from 19:00. We’re getting Clever Catering in like last year. The food was great and plenty for everyone. £10 per adult[...]
Jul
24
Wed
2019
10:00 Wrinklies Ride Out
Wrinklies Ride Out
Jul 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.
18:30 WVCC Club 10 TT – Guardian Cup R...
WVCC Club 10 TT – Guardian Cup R...
Jul 24 @ 18:30 – 21:00
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 times throughout the[...]
Jul
27
Sat
2019
09:00 Alternative Training Ride
Alternative Training Ride
Jul 27 @ 09:00 – 12:00
Early Saturday ride – Steadier alternative to the training run. Starting 09:00 Saturday- Meet at Hatchmere with a cafe stop at Cleopatras. Distance about 45 miles and back for 12:00. Averaging 18mph ish
10:00 Training Ride
Training Ride
Jul 27 @ 10:00 – 15:00
Hatchmere X rds for a 10am sharp depart.. 10:01 we’ll be gone..

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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