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AdyJappKeymaster4 May 2016 at 15:02Post count: 824
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Just as a quick update, I’m currently working through various pages and settings to enable various functional items, add further images for colour. Quite a bit to do yet, but the transition is testing well on all browsers currently.
The site will remain live whilst further changes are made, but you may notice menus disappear and re-appear. Don’t be alarmed by this, as I’ll just be replacing old code with new, more dynamic components.AdyJappKeymaster18 October 2015 at 18:00Post count: 824AdyJappKeymaster8 October 2015 at 09:10Post count: 824AdyJappKeymaster21 September 2015 at 09:47Post count: 824
Many thanks to all of you who helped out. There is a load of stuff to do to make this thing a success, and I couldn’t get this off the ground without the dedicated band of helpers. It’s also really encouraging to have newer members of the club pitching in and getting involved.
Time for a rest now (well after the AGM tomorrow anyway), then the Autumn Road Race on the 11th October. I hope to see an equally good number there again!!
Thanks again all. This is what makes WVCC a great and well respected club!
More in September 2016 – hopefully on the 18th!!
🙂AdyJappKeymaster16 September 2015 at 19:40Post count: 824
It seems to work here okay on both Chrome and Edge (IE). Is it showing as a clickable link on your system?AdyJappKeymaster16 September 2015 at 19:00Post count: 824
Please find below a PDF start sheet for Sunday’s event.
For those helping, please arrive at the HQ no later than 08:30 if you are helping out at HQ, so that is:
For those marshalling on the course, please arrive no later than 09:15, so that you can get a vest and be briefed about your duties for the day.
[attachment=0:3os0pmcs]WVCC Hill Climb 2015 Start Sheet.pdf[/attachment:3os0pmcs]
See you all on Sunday!AdyJappKeymaster8 September 2015 at 18:14Post count: 824
Thanks to all who have volunteered for helping out on the day. Here is a list of duties that will need manning on the day, with names against them. We have 60 odd entries in so far, with a few days to go till closing, so I’m sure we’ll have a good field as we have in past years.
Any questions, just ask. Cheers.
Cat & Fiddle – top
Road junction nr Peak View Tea Rooms
HQ – Signing on
HQ – Kitchen
Alex Chaffey-GreenAdyJappKeymaster31 August 2015 at 17:02Post count: 824AdyJappKeymaster9 August 2015 at 07:16Post count: 824
Full results are now on our site at:AdyJappKeymaster28 July 2015 at 11:23Post count: 824AdyJappKeymaster26 July 2015 at 20:24Post count: 824
The weather looked okay for today, with some variable reports of rain and the like at varying times of the day!
A good sized group met at the swing bridge and two more joined us in Runcorn to make 17 as we took the usual route through Runcorn, over the bridge to Widnes, and then picked up the Trans-Pennine Trail through to Hale.
Onwards through to Aigburth where we met Martin who had very kindly cycled ahead to get plastic ‘passes’ for our ferry tickets (it’s a long story, see the forum post!).
We meandered down to Otterspool Prom, and along the quiet paths to the Albert Dock and the ferry terminal, where we got our boarding passes and without any delay, were onto the ferry. This year this was to be one of the newly painted ‘Dazzle Ferries’, decorated in honour of the original WW2 boats, used to confuse the enemy.
Fortunately, our journey was not interrupted by enemy aircraft or U-boats, and we were left to gaze out and have a brew.
We were soon at the terminal (barely enough time for Emily to finish her coffee), so a dash to the toilets was in order. Alan dashed a bit too fast and slid on his a**e, only denting his pride slightly. He was still in one piece, so we dis-embarked.
We were soon on our way and onto the coastal path. Up near Hoylake, we met some sand blown across the path. ‘I can ride through that’, I thought. Not considering a) the depth of the sand, b) my nice 23mm tyres and c) the fact that I was still on my big chainring, not condusive to momentum and fast pedalling through such a texture.
The inevitable happened, and two pedal strokes into the deep fesh-fesh (Google it), I come to an abrupt stop and keeled slowly over to my right, and lay on my side, soaking up the concern of the group (which oddly came in the form of the joyous abandon of rapturous laughter from one and all. Strange). Back up on my feet, I was a little more careful from then on. It had been a nice soft landing though.
Around the coast and we wended down the Wirral way where we soon found ourselves taking an interesting route, expertly navigated I might add, through Parkgate, to meet the rain. We stopped for ice-cream, then put our capes on instead and cracked on.
Off again, we exited Parkgate, and made another detour to pick up paths and roads down towards Burton Marshes. Our destination was to be the Mills, but we stopped at Net’s, then changed our minds, and went to the Mills (as a large group had just arrived and we were getting hungry).
Not long after, we had our first and only puncture of the day, and we decided to split up, with an advanced party whizzing through the lanes to get to the cafe. Soon there, we queued and ordered, and no sooner had we ordered, the rest of the party arrived, and we dined, in fine-style as usual on Anne’s best beans-on-toast (other lunch-time food is available).
From there, we took a more usual route in the warming afternoon sun (‘left at the Llamas’ as Emily directed), through Capenhurst, down the gated track, round the back of Chester Zoo, Wervin, Mickle Trafford, and back via the even more usual roads.
A great day out on the bike. Most did well over 80 miles, some more than 90 probably. Thanks to Terry for organising, and Martin for his advanced planning to save us quite a few quid on our ferry tickets. 🙂
Pictures along with the above text, on the web site at:AdyJappKeymaster15 July 2015 at 20:45Post count: 824AdyJappKeymaster14 July 2015 at 14:42Post count: 824
Either course is fine as far as I’m concerned. Marshalling and signage is probably key.
Traffic we have to contend with as Jim suggests, and I think that previous traffic studies on the King St course haven’t produced results to suggest that the volume or speed is any worse than other courses (I stand to be corrected Dave – as you know more about the assessments than I).