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…

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

Upcoming Events

Jun
26
Wed
2019
10:00 Wrinklies Ride Out
Wrinklies Ride Out
Jun 26 @ 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...
Jun 26 @ 18:30 – 21:00
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[...]
Jun
29
Sat
2019
09:00 Alternative Training Ride
Alternative Training Ride
Jun 29 @ 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
Jun 29 @ 10:00 – 15:00
Hatchmere X rds for a 10am sharp depart.. 10:01 we’ll be gone..
Jul
3
Wed
2019
10:00 Wrinklies Ride Out
Wrinklies Ride Out
Jul 3 @ 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 – Championship 10
WVCC Club 10 TT – Championship 10
Jul 3 @ 18:30 – 21:00
Championship 10 This is it. You’ve been working all year to get that critical time. Go for it tonight and see if you’ve got what it takes to take Gold, Silver, Bronze, or get that[...]
Jul
6
Sat
2019
14:00 WVCC Open 25 Mile Time Trial
WVCC Open 25 Mile Time Trial
Jul 6 @ 14:00 – 18:00
Volunteers will be required for this event. Please try and support your club. Contact Chris Gilbertson to volunteer for a duty on the day. Thanks. chris_gilbertson@talk21.com

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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