Llanberis – Day 2 continued…

What a fantastic day.

After the gathering at the start, of eager(ish) souls all trying to still digest their breakfast, we waited for the go.

Whilst we were waiting, we were treated to up-close scrutiny of Kev’s nice new red (pink) handlebar tape.

Kev's handlebar tape

Which I believe is now for sale on the forum… (http://wvcc.roflforum.net/t954-free-pink-handlebar-tape)

As we patiently waited, we were also treated to a local circus act, comprising of the no-hands trackstand, from resident entertainer, Dave.

The crowd were enthralled…

Setting off only to a slight chill, we were treated to the initial ‘warm-up’ climb up to the Pen-Y-Pass car park. A slow ascent for me (Ady), had me chatting to Rob Dacey about how hard it was starting with such a climb. I tapped past him in my granny gear, reserved only for Mow Cop normally.

Clearly inspired, Rob then freewheeled past me up hill, sandwiched between us riders and Graham’s van. It’s a mystery to me how he did this, even now… 😉

Things got very quickly better for our group (the grupetto), as we tapped along the road to the junction near the cafe, then descended quickly to Betwys y Coed. A steady climb out, and we were on the A5 hammering towards Cerrigydrudion, ready for our trip through the Clocaenog forest.

Some of us even looked happy(?)

Over the A5105 had us enjoying some of the best road cycling you could possibly get, in fantastic weather, cool, only a light breeze, bright sunshine, challenging climbs and fast descents. Inspiring.

Speaking of descents, as we approached Ruthin, the descent is someting to be savoured, and Kev, Eleanor, Ewart and me did indeed savour a fanastically fast descent to the town, vocally enhanced by Eleanor’s evil laugh at having dropped Andy on the descent(!)

The cafe saw the entire group in a feeding frenzy, and joined by Craig and the the Sunday run who came out to meet us.

After lunch, we pushed the pedal hard up the hill and re-grouped at the Clwyd Gate, before the inevitable dash back through Loggerheads. This saw the inevitable splits.

Even the grupetto got a bit of speed on after Loggerheads, and after it slowed, enoyed a more leisurely (?) pace through the lanes, and back through Kinnerton, Chester, through Delamere, where the only delay was the rest of the group waiting for me, dropping my gloves twice from my back pocket.

Those of us who arrived back at Moss Farm felt a sense of achievement and relief!

A cracking weekend was had by all, and a group thanks must go to Graham for his expert organisation and support, and to Graham, Ann, Steve, Caroline, Elaine, Lyndsey and Dave Hinde for their tireless support vehicle work!

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

Upcoming Events

Jul
20
Sat
2019
all-day Mersey Roads Club 24hr – Club 24...
Mersey Roads Club 24hr – Club 24...
Jul 20 – Jul 21 all-day
The pinnacle of endurance. A war of attrition. Can you even finish? Try it and test yourself to the ultimate in cycling time trialling. Course D24HR.  
09:00 Alternative Training Ride
Alternative Training Ride
Jul 20 @ 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 20 @ 10:00 – 15:00
Hatchmere X rds for a 10am sharp depart.. 10:01 we’ll be gone..
19:00 Summer Barbecue
Summer Barbecue
Jul 20 @ 19:00 – 22:30
Summer Barbecue @ Winnington Park Rugby Club | Hartford | United Kingdom
The WVCC Barbecue is organised this year for the 20th. Food will be served from 19:30. We’re getting Clever Catering in like last year. The food was great and plenty for everyone. £10 per adult[...]
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.  

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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