Freewheelin’

Today marked the date of our club run which included the Downhill Freewheel attempts from anyone who wished to take part!

We cycled out at a brisk pace, with only the slightest delay due to a large ‘crack’ that most riders thought was someone taking pot shots at us with a gun. Not to be, it was our resident sadist, nay Track Coach, Paul West, who had been testing the resilience of tubs for winter riding. Not as resilient as he had thought, as one exploded unceremoniously just outside Lach Dennis!

After the briefest of pit stops, we tootled out, again at the same brisk pace, to the top of the hill, where we took it in turn to disable our bikes from being pedalled down the hill, by virtue of removing chains, cable tying cranks or toe strap securing them to chain stays, for the duration.

Matthew tries, and fails to squeeze a few more feet out of his efforts

Matthew tries, and fails to squeeze a few more feet out of his efforts

Off first, I was soon beaten as Woody drifted past my resting place.

Woody looked confident until Steve Malkin edged forward.

Woody looked confident until Steve Malkin edged forward.

Colin made every effort, but only matched Steve's progress.

Colin made every effort, but only matched Steve’s progress.

Then, Jamie came along, looking confident (I suspect he might have had a suit of armour on underneath his club kit for extra momentum, but no.

It looked good for Jamie...

It looked good for Jamie…

..and it was good, as he looked as though he might crest the hill past the Siddington sign, but no. Close, but no cigar...

..and it was good, as he looked as though he might crest the hill past the Siddington sign, but no. Close, but no cigar…

Only one man could now spoil the day for Jamie, as returning champion took to the road with an ‘all or nothing’ approach. This is how it turned out:

..and so, Brave Knight Jamie, vanquished the King of the downhill for 2015, and took the crown!!

Well done Jamie.

Rumour has it, that Jon is already in training for next year…

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....

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2020
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Wrinklies Ride Out *CANCELLED*
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“Both Saturday Rides” 1 & 2 Meet 9:00 at Hatchmere Ride 1 – Training ride – off first at 09:00. Bangor on Dee with a cafe stop at Cleopatras. Through and off, average 20-21mph Ride[...]

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

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10:00 - Hatchmere

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