It’s all downhill from here…

..especially if you are one of the many who tried to get the crown from last year’s freewheel winner Jamie, by trying to freewheel down a different hill this year.

On the club run out on Sunday, a stop was made at the top of the hill just past Brines Brow car park in Delamere, and there, carefully, one at a time, each rider would freewheel for as long as they could to see who could get the furthest. Simple eh? You’d think so, but despite the gravitational pull, and the hope that a bit of winter weight might help you along, it’s not that easy. Some grimaced, some grinned, some gurned, some were dead straight, and a couple were wobbly.

Our man Jim however, was determined. Having last gained the crown sometime around 1986 or 1987 (his memory fails him), he tucked in with chin over bars and shot down the hill, and promptly disappeared down the road out of sight.

Many followed, no-one caught him. The finish was a close one – about 2 metres, between Jim, then Steve (L) and Emily.

No judges decision was needed, which is a good job, as there are no judges.

Evidence of the facial shows of determination can be seen in the images below.

Our winner for 2016 - Jim!

Our winner for 2016 – Jim!

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..some grinned..

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..some didn’t even bother and just pedalled. D/Q!

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Guardian Cup Winners looked confident…

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..some looked at the road and hoped for the best..

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Bemused

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Entertained

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Confused

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Determined

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Is this the way to Llanberis?

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I’ll catch Jim if it’s the last thing I do…

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Wobbly.

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Tactical approach by using rear rack as extra weight

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This isn’t a track?!

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Is this the way to the gurning competition?

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Got to get to the finish to make sure they don’t bloody cheat…

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The finish for many, but not the victors, who are so far ahead I can’t be bothered to walk that far..

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

Upcoming Events

Jul
24
Wed
2019
10:00 Wrinklies Ride Out
Wrinklies Ride Out
Jul 24 @ 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...
Jul 24 @ 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[...]
Jul
27
Sat
2019
09:00 Alternative Training Ride
Alternative Training Ride
Jul 27 @ 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
Jul 27 @ 10:00 – 15:00
Hatchmere X rds for a 10am sharp depart.. 10:01 we’ll be gone..
Jul
31
Wed
2019
10:00 Wrinklies Ride Out
Wrinklies Ride Out
Jul 31 @ 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...
Jul 31 @ 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[...]
Aug
3
Sat
2019
all-day M&DTTA 50 – Club 50 mile TT Cham...
M&DTTA 50 – Club 50 mile TT Cham...
Aug 3 all-day
M&DTTA 50 – Club 50 mile TT Championship. Although an open event, the time recorded for this event is used to find the 2019 Club 50 mile TT Champion. See the CTT web site for details.  
09:00 Alternative Training Ride
Alternative Training Ride
Aug 3 @ 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
Aug 3 @ 10:00 – 15:00
Hatchmere X rds for a 10am sharp depart.. 10:01 we’ll be gone..

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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