Loggerheads

Our happy band (minus Ewart who was at this point still in the loo at Loggerheads).  The more observant amongst you may notice that there are legs in the tree above us..we decided to move off before said arboculturist lopped a branch onto our heads...

Our happy band (minus Ewart who was at this point still in the loo at Loggerheads). The more observant amongst you may notice that there are legs in the tree above us..we decided to move off before said arboculturist lopped a branch onto our heads…

What a great ride. A large-ish group set off on the long run to Loggerheads and enjoyed an entirely straightforward ride, with, as for last week, not one mechanical or problem. We rode out at a sensible but brisk pace (thanks Jim our navigator!) through Waverton and Chester, up through Higher Kinnerton, up the Treuddyn climb (we ended up splitting up into a few groups and I gather Iain was first up, contending the honours with Tim R and Geoff), then right on a fabulous undulating road, which ultimately descended to the Ruthin – Mold road which led us to the cafe. We’d ridden out into a pretty significant headwind but that didn’t bother me too much as I was riding closely on others’ wheels! And so back home, with a fast descent down from the Rainbow, and we all enjoyed the tailwind back home, this time on the direct route round Mold to Higher Kinnerton and home via Chester, the A556 and the forest – where speeds picked up considerably and I was very grateful for the company of Ewart and Paul in my little group. By the time we got home it was just getting a bit dark, and we’d clocked 80 miles and 16.2 mph, been out for 6 hours including lunch, and done 1200 metres of climbing: useful training for Llanberis. With Kev and me were Jim Duffy, Alan Kemp, Iain, three Pauls (!), Geoff, Tim, Ewart and Graham. We also picked up Elaine en route – she’d gone out for a quiet ride on her own and ended up joining us when we passed her at Crowton – she ended up coming with us for the whole day and rode really strongly, and I enjoyed some female company! (Carol, Heather etc we’re missing you!). John Conboy left us somewhere on the way out. Thanks everyone for a fab ride.

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....

Upcoming Events

Jan
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2020
10:00 Wrinklies Ride Out
Wrinklies Ride Out
Jan 22 @ 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.
Jan
25
Sat
2020
10:00 Training Rides
Training Rides
Jan 25 @ 10:00 – 14:30
“Both Saturday Rides” 1 & 2 Meet 10:00 at Hatchmere Ride 1 – Training ride – off first at 10:00. Bangor on Dee with a cafe stop at Cleopatras. Through and off, average 20-21mph Ride[...]
Jan
26
Sun
2020
10:00 Downhill Freewheel Competition –...
Downhill Freewheel Competition –...
Jan 26 @ 10:00 – 15:30
The usual madness to kick the year off proper! Turn up as usual for the club run. We ride out to a hill, freewheel down the hill, see who gets the furthest! Simples. Then we[...]
Jan
29
Wed
2020
10:00 Wrinklies Ride Out
Wrinklies Ride Out
Jan 29 @ 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.
Feb
1
Sat
2020
10:00 Training Rides
Training Rides
Feb 1 @ 10:00 – 14:30
“Both Saturday Rides” 1 & 2 Meet 10:00 at Hatchmere Ride 1 – Training ride – off first at 10:00. 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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