Hit the North 4

Matt takes off...

Matthew, Kev and I rode in Hit the North 4 yesterday – a BC supported mountain bike race in Philips Park, Whitefield.  We had a lovely sunny day for it, and the route was fab – with some new stretches of manufactured trail, complete with berms, bumps and swoopy sections.  The course also featured “The Field of No Hope” which was so claggy that even Nick Craig, MTB supremo and eventual winner, had to walk across it – well he sort of half-jogged, I know because he sort of half-jogged past me on the last lap (the second time he lapped me). It was hard – we were riding for over 2 hours, on a course which didn’t allow for much relaxation, and involved every one of my 27 gears – but we all had a good time.  This is such a nice event, with a really friendly and inclusive atmosphere, with a bagpiper at the start line and a samba band at the top of one of the hills – and riders of all abilities from racing snakes to weekend warriors.

Kev did really well, coming 48th out of 240 finishers, as did Matthew who came 53rd.  Kev had trailed Matthew all the way round until the last lap when he sneaked past him when Matt wasn’t looking.  I came 168th which I was quite happy with, as there were still lots behind me!

Thanks to Blu Planet Photography for the photos, http://bluplanetphoto.co.uk/hitthenorth4_2013

 

The Field of No Hope

 

 

 

Club runs are back in the calendar for our members and new riders who are looking to join.

Upcoming Events

Jul
6
Wed
2022
18:30 Club 10 series
Club 10 series
Jul 6 @ 18:30 – 20:00
Club 10’s , the Guardian and Scratch Cup Series For new club riders, just come along and have a go. It’s all about you and the clock, and measuring your own performance. It’s therefore open[...]
Jul
9
Sat
2022
09:00 Training Rides 1 & 2
Training Rides 1 & 2
Jul 9 @ 09:00 – 13:30
Saturday Training Rides RIDES STARTING AT 09:00 & 09:01 FROM THIS SATURDAY (12th March) Ride 1 – off at 09:00 from Hatchmere . Distance around 80 miles – pace 18mph ish Ride 2 – off[...]
Jul
13
Wed
2022
18:30 Club Championship 10
Club Championship 10
Jul 13 @ 18:30 – 20:00
WVCC Club 10 mile TT Championship 2022 – For new club riders, just come along and have a go. It’s all about you and the clock, and measuring your own performance. It’s therefore open to[...]
Jul
16
Sat
2022
09:00 Training Rides 1 & 2
Training Rides 1 & 2
Jul 16 @ 09:00 – 13:30
Saturday Training Rides RIDES STARTING AT 09:00 & 09:01 FROM THIS SATURDAY (12th March) Ride 1 – off at 09:00 from Hatchmere . Distance around 80 miles – pace 18mph ish Ride 2 – off[...]

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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