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Alpine mountain biking – yikes!

Alpine mountain biking – yikes!

When I booked us both onto a cross country Alpine MTB week (with a company called Trail Addiction, in the French Alps near Les Arcs) I had the idea we’d be riding on beautiful contouring trails, through Alpine wild flower meadows, under snow-capped mountain peaks. The chap I liaised with assured me that the riding […]

Emily tries out her new ttoy…

Emily tries out her new ttoy…

A TT report by Emily…. Due to a few other time trials going on at the weekend, there was a very low Weaver Valley contingent in the East Lancs 25 mile TT round the J2/9 on Saturday. The rain was predicted to finish at 2pm, which would have been perfect for the start time; however […]

The real long run

The real long run

Well Kev and I opted for the “shorter long run”, but as ours was run by a real WVCC rider in proper kit, whilst the other long run was run by some imposter in Dulwich Paragon kit (he needs to speak to the WVCC kit secretary), we considered ours was the real long run. Jules […]

The “almost as fast as the fast...

The “almost as fast as the fast training ride” ride

Well this one was an eye-opener. I’d not done this training run before and it felt very different from a club run. We met at Hatchmere at 10 and right from the start it felt like I was hanging on. With me were Jim Williams, aka Cancellara, patron of the peloton, who professed to feeling […]

To Prees and back

To Prees and back

Celebrating the fact that the weather was rather better than last weekend, fourteen hardy souls set out on the long run to Prees. We’d been promised a steady ride, which would suit those wanting to step up to the long run. Buoyed by post-Llanberis hubris I decided I should be able to hack it, as […]

Dancing on Ice on the Hornby Road

Six valiant souls (Nick, Jim, Jeff and his brother in law Jerry, Kev and me) arrived in Wray, near Lancaster, at 10 a.m., to ride the Hornby Road in honour of our absent MTB leader (Matt Hornby).  It was COLD!  I was worried that I’d be keeping everyone waiting so set off ahead, and due […]

To Holt with the Wednesday Wrinklies…

I managed to get a day off work today and enjoyed a rare ride out with our wrinkly colleagues.  Well they might be wrinkly, but they’re still very fit and also very friendly and chatty.  And they’re very bad at setting off on time. I was at the meeting point at 9.45 and we finally […]

A season of mist and mellow fruitfuln...

We had a good group out today on the short run, which was heading for the Lavender Barn at Dunham Village. We rode along pretty Cheshire lanes, in good formation and at a steady pace. The mist never relented and the road surfaces were wet and greasy, made even trickier by wet leaves on all […]

The Weaver Valley Autumn Road Race &#...

The Weaver Valley Autumn Road Race – a race organiser’s perspective…

2015 – Weaver Valley CC Autumn Road Race – 11 10 15 – Results Well in the end all went well, but this race was never straightforward. Cheshire Police decided some time ago to ban any races using laps of 10 miles or less, so our race was in doubt. Then Graham Gregory came up […]

A fast ride to Ruthin and back

A fast ride to Ruthin and back

Well having dithered about whether I was up to doing the long run or not, I decided to go for it, encouraged by the fact that John Keen (he of the “I hit the wall” forum post from last weekend) was doing it too and he might prove a useful ally at the back. A […]

The Wild Wales Challenge

The Wild Wales Challenge

A dozen or so WVCC riders rode in the Wild Wales Challenge today, enjoying/enduring a tough 85 mile route with no less than 7,500 feet of ascent. We started in Bala, climbed up to the Bwlch-y-Groes, then down and up and down and up and down and up to the outskirts of Barmouth, then Dolgellau, […]

Non competitive cycling, an alien con...

Non competitive cycling, an alien concept for some…

Well what a fantastic turnout for the Northwich Pedal Power festival, with a few hundred riders setting off on various length rides this morning. I ended up with a large group on the 70 mile ride, which followed a beautiful circuitous route which criss-crossed betweeen Middlewich, Winsford and Delamere. Jim Williams is an amazing front […]

As a club, we’d like to wish Andrew Simpson @simmo_on_sport all the best for the future, with a heartfelt thanks for supporting WVCC all these years....

Upcoming Events

Aug
28
Wed
2019
10:00 Wrinklies Ride Out
Wrinklies Ride Out
Aug 28 @ 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.
Aug
31
Sat
2019
09:00 Alternative Training Ride
Alternative Training Ride
Aug 31 @ 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
Aug 31 @ 10:00 – 15:00
Hatchmere X rds for a 10am sharp depart.. 10:01 we’ll be gone..
Sep
4
Wed
2019
10:00 Wrinklies Ride Out
Wrinklies Ride Out
Sep 4 @ 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.
Sep
7
Sat
2019
09:00 Alternative Training Ride
Alternative Training Ride
Sep 7 @ 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
Sep 7 @ 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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