Llanberis 2011

Another excellent weekend. Well done and thank you to Graham and Ann for organising and providing transport and en route support – to Steve for driving and for his enthusiastic encouragement – and to Dave Hinde for providing a big black van and much-appreciated mechanical assistance.
Kev and I had a great ride out and back with no major incidents, and for most of the way we felt strong.
Best bits:
  • The endless descent from the top of the Sportsman into Betws y Coed, on day one
  • Catching a group then going over the top of the forest on day two, with a spectacular and fast descent into Ruthin
  • Watching the club’s five teenagers doing so well: well done James, Dylan, Matt, Jack and Connor (and they look good at pool, too) – and well done to their Dads for trying to keep up with them!
  • Admiration for Dave Fearon who rode the whole thing on a fixed 78″ gear (speaking as someone who spent most of the weekend in my 32″ granny ring) – he might be crazy, but he’s also clearly very fit
  • Noting that John Conboy has stepped up a league since his last Llanberis trip – first WVCC rider into the hotel we gather, and clearly mixing it with the best of them – well done John!
  • For me, seeing another female rider complete the ride in both directions – well done Anna, great riding girl – and come and join us on a few club runs, you’ll have a great time!
  • A neat innovation at the craft centre at Ruthin on day two – we got to use their education room, with soup, sandwiches, tea and cake laid out ready for us: saving the usual delays
  • That warm feeling now after a bath, a sleep and a few cups of tea – and a nice glow of tiredness and achievement.

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
10:00 Wrinklies Ride Out *CANCELLED*
Wrinklies Ride Out *CANCELLED*
Oct 21 @ 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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24
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2020
09:00 Training Rides *CANCELLED*
Training Rides *CANCELLED*
Oct 24 @ 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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28
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2020
10:00 Wrinklies Ride Out *CANCELLED*
Wrinklies Ride Out *CANCELLED*
Oct 28 @ 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.
Oct
31
Sat
2020
09:00 Training Rides *CANCELLED*
Training Rides *CANCELLED*
Oct 31 @ 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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