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Buxton CC mountain time trial 2nd Oct...

A couple of weeks ago a dear friend and clubmate mentioned they had entered the Buxton CC mountain time trial and wouldn’t it be a good idea if I entered as well as it is so much friendlier with 2. The event offers two distances; 33 miles over 3 laps and 22 miles over 2 […]

UCLAN 27th May 2021

Matt, Jeff and me all rode at UCLAN tonight, a first time for Jeff and I. It was the best evening of the year from a weather point of view; warm and with a gentle breeze. Matt and Jeff were in the Big Boy race and I was in the Old Man race so I […]

Pimbo 23rd May 2021

Matt and I rode the 2,3,4 Return to Racing BC event today at Pimbo, 16 laps of a fairly flat circuit around an industrial estate totalling about 35 miles. There was a full field of 60, the majority of which were young enough to be my children. The circuit is a real power course. The […]

Salt Ayre 11th May 2021

Matt and I raced at Salt Ayre on Tuesday night, it was mild and the rain stayed off although the circuit was a bit damp so we couldn’t go flat out around the bends. It is a short, flat circuit and surrounded by trees so there was not a lot of wind either. A full […]

Steady schlep to sleepy Sleap

In an effort to pretend that life is still normal, a small, disparate group of us have taken to convening on a Sunday morning for a long non clubrun club run. Last weekend was officially classed as, ‘hilly’ and so it seemed only fair that this weekend should be in the, ‘flat’ category. During the […]

Loggerheads 5th January 2020. I did i...

So, my comeback that refuses to comeback continues…. On Friday I had a prawn sandwich for lunch from a little cafe in north Manchester and a short while later started to feel rough. I got really sweaty, went home, went to bed and later on Friday evening was sick. I then didn’t eat till Saturday […]

Manchester Regional Track League 22nd...

Since last Friday I have really piled in the training (not), a club run, a gym session, some efforts on the turbo and some core work. Sensibly (unusual for me) I am getting back in to it slowly so as not to do myself in. In any case some work has been done and so […]

Manchester Regional Track League 15th...

Some people would say that racing on no training and with less than zero percent fitness is a silly thing to do. I would entirely agree with them but my reasoning on taking the plunge so soon is that I really enjoy the track league, it gives me a good focus over the winter and […]

Tittesworth with some friends

Unfortunately I do not have the time this week for a proper report on the long run… Very briefly, the run heading to Tittesworth, I ignored the advice to avoid Congleton and then Gun Hill as both were supposed to have blockages. Instead I thought we should take the ‘suck it and see’ approach. Paddy […]

The great bacon adventure of 2018

Edmund Hillary, Ferdinand Magellan, Scott, Shackleton, all great adventurers, all lovers of a bacon sandwich. Add Keen to that list. For today’s inspirational, Boy’s Own style adventure was lead by none other than the great fool himself. It must be said that it was entirely by default as no one else wanted to be lumbered […]

A wet and windy Augember day

If this had been a November weekend it would have been viewed as mild but a bit wet. With it being an August day however I am sure the weather was perceived as a lot worse than it actually was. Does that make sense? In fact it was rainy. And windy. Rainy and windy, a […]

Lies, lies, lies and more lies

My Mum, bless her, has bad osteoporosis, she is shrinking by the day and has been doing so for years and years. Nearly 4 years ago my elder sister insisted that, as Mum’s condition was not good, we should all get tested while we were still young enough to give the professionals time to sort […]

Club runs are back in the calendar for our members and new riders who are looking to join.

Upcoming Events

Jul
6
Wed
2022
18:30 Club 10 series
Club 10 series
Jul 6 @ 18:30 – 20:00
Club 10’s , the Guardian and Scratch Cup Series For new club riders, just come along and have a go. It’s all about you and the clock, and measuring your own performance. It’s therefore open[...]
Jul
9
Sat
2022
09:00 Training Rides 1 & 2
Training Rides 1 & 2
Jul 9 @ 09:00 – 13:30
Saturday Training Rides RIDES STARTING AT 09:00 & 09:01 FROM THIS SATURDAY (12th March) Ride 1 – off at 09:00 from Hatchmere . Distance around 80 miles – pace 18mph ish Ride 2 – off[...]
Jul
13
Wed
2022
18:30 Club Championship 10
Club Championship 10
Jul 13 @ 18:30 – 20:00
WVCC Club 10 mile TT Championship 2022 – For new club riders, just come along and have a go. It’s all about you and the clock, and measuring your own performance. It’s therefore open to[...]
Jul
16
Sat
2022
09:00 Training Rides 1 & 2
Training Rides 1 & 2
Jul 16 @ 09:00 – 13:30
Saturday Training Rides RIDES STARTING AT 09:00 & 09:01 FROM THIS SATURDAY (12th March) Ride 1 – off at 09:00 from Hatchmere . Distance around 80 miles – pace 18mph ish Ride 2 – off[...]

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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