Hip wiggling and pelvis rotating = freewheel success

We rode out of Hartford in a huge group: I didn’t count but there were well over 30 riders. We looked pretty impressive, with the majority of riders in club kit, although some drivers were probably rather less impressed with us than we were with ourselves! Some of us get tetchy (understatement) with car drivers, but we must be quite intimidating – it would take nerve and confidence to overtake. Unfortunately some drivers don’t have either and just get cross. The roads were FULL of cyclists today, all trying out their Christmas presents now the weather is (very slightly!) warmer.

Anyway we rode through Tatton Park over to Siddington for the club freewheel championships. Steve Thomas kindly organises this, armed with zip ties to stop us pedalling. I was useless and nearly ground to a halt 200 metres from the start when a car at a junction caused me to brake and I only just kept moving. Garry Brown showed us how it was done and was looking like a winner till Steve managed to creep, with much Elvis like hip wiggling and pelvis rotating (can’t wait for the club dinner – is there a disco?!) about 2 metres past Garry’s winning point.

Most riders then rode up to AJs whilst a small group of us went to the hills, seeking some miles pre-Llanberis. Kev and I ended up at the cafe in Allgreave with Ewart, Alan Kemp, John Conboy, Mark Astles and Peter, (and a huge Liverpool Mercury contingent), Gareth having turned round earlier. The ride home was fast and I was quite relieved when Ewart punctured so we got to stop. We got home about 4 p.m. as it was becoming dark, with 69 miles on the clock and 900 metres of climbing.

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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Wed
2020
10:00 Wrinklies Ride Out *CANCELLED*
Wrinklies Ride Out *CANCELLED*
Apr 1 @ 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.
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4
Sat
2020
09:00 Training Rides *CANCELLED*
Training Rides *CANCELLED*
Apr 4 @ 09:00 – 12:00
“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[...]
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5
Sun
2020
09:30 Club run – Zwift – Watopia Pretzel
Club run – Zwift – Watopia Pretzel
Apr 5 @ 09:30 – 11:30
Club run - Zwift - Watopia Pretzel
The 2nd WVCC Virtual Club Run – if you can believe it… This time, the Watopia Pretzel, it’s a long and hilly ride, so not in the slightest bit easy (as long as you aren’t[...]
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Wed
2020
10:00 Wrinklies Ride Out *CANCELLED*
Wrinklies Ride Out *CANCELLED*
Apr 8 @ 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.
Apr
11
Sat
2020
09:00 Training Rides *CANCELLED*
Training Rides *CANCELLED*
Apr 11 @ 09:00 – 12:00
“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

Wednesday runs:

10:00 - Hatchmere

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