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A plea for flaps

Saturday training ride 28th January 2017 – a short report This morning was ‘warmer’ than it has been, by my reckoning it was 5 degrees when i set off. Of course with the balmy conditions we get rain so that’s nice, something to cool you off. The ride out to Hatchmere was in to a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cramming for Llanberis…

Cramming for Llanberis…

We had a large group out on the long run today, no doubt prompted by the imminence of the club weekend to Llanberis in two weeks’ time (eek!) Jim led us out through Davenham and Swettenham to Congleton – an incident free ride other than Heather getting a puncture and Carol being told off by […]

Loggerheads

Loggerheads

What a great ride. A large-ish group set off on the long run to Loggerheads and enjoyed an entirely straightforward ride, with, as for last week, not one mechanical or problem. We rode out at a sensible but brisk pace (thanks Jim our navigator!) through Waverton and Chester, up through Higher Kinnerton, up the Treuddyn […]

Kris and Hildegaard wear pink

  A large group was mustered at the Legion this morning, with everyone wanting to make the most of the beautiful weather.  Alan sorted us into three groups, one of which included some new members who’d been persuaded to try WVCC out at the Pedal Power festival last weekend – welcome to them.  I joined […]

To Holt and back

To Holt and back

Well here we all are – gathered outside Holt Garden Centre about to start our return ride.  The large group who met at the Legion at 10 am soon split into three smaller groups – this photo (below) is of the direct/steady group which included (here goes) Kev, Alan S, Graham G, Terry, Dave D, Jim, Phil, […]

Llanberis Training Weekend 2014 ̵...

Llanberis Training Weekend 2014 – Highs and lows, wind and rain, smiles and grimaces

Thanks Firstly, without any further ado, or leaving it as a footnote, a massive, massive thanks must go out to Graham and Ann, who have worked up to this weekend, and throughout it, to make sure that all riders were safe and sound. From beginning to end, they have selflessly looked after us all! Llanberis […]

Llanberis Training Weekend 22nd ̵...

Llanberis Training Weekend 22nd – 23rd February 2014

Only a few days to go now girls and boys!! There’ll be a few that are riding Llanberis for the first time this year, so here are a few details to let you know what is going on. Luggage We’re only going for one night,so you don’t need to bring everything and the kitchen sink(!) […]

No-one would go out in that would the...

No-one would go out in that would they?

…oh yes they would.  I’d booked today off work for ages, hoping for a ride with the Wednesday Wrinklies.  So when I saw the weather forecast I was disappointed, convinced no-one would be out, and decided to ride to Hatchmere anyway to see.  I always arrive early – it never takes as long to get there […]

The Wrinklies ride to Audlem

The Wrinklies ride to Audlem

A treat for me: I took today off work, which meant a ride in the sunshine with my wrinkly friends.  I’ve only managed this rarely, recently – but during my six months of unemployment four years ago, these rides provided weekly companionship, support, a good belly laugh or two (thanks Garry), distraction therapy and some fabulous adventures: and I got fitter […]

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

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18:30 WVCC Club 10 TT – Guardian Cup R...
WVCC Club 10 TT – Guardian Cup R...
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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[...]
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09:00 Alternative Training Ride
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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
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Training Ride
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Hatchmere X rds for a 10am sharp depart.. 10:01 we’ll be gone..
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Summer Barbecue
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Summer Barbecue @ Winnington Park Rugby Club | Hartford | United Kingdom
The WVCC Barbecue is organised this year for the 20th. Food will be served from 19:30. We’re getting Clever Catering in like last year. The food was great and plenty for everyone. £10 per adult[...]
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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...
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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[...]
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09:00 Alternative Training Ride
Alternative Training Ride
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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..

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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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