Long run to Prees

A beautiful day and a great route from Craig.  We all set off at a fair lick up to Beeston Castle and to Malpas via Gallantry Bank.  On the way out of Malpas Craig called a right which only four of us on the back of the bunch heard – the rest of the riders just continued on to Whitchurch and out to Prees, whilst John Keen led us three on an undulating route out via Higher Wych and Tilstock, and I set John Chrystal up for the sprint to the cafe, where we met the others already getting stuck into their beans on toast.  The return route was one I’d not been on before – circuitous and enjoyable, on quiet Cheshire country roads, via Ightfield, Wynbunbury and Warmingham.  We encountered pretty villages, lots of daffodils and blossom about to burst, and hazards aplenty including some horrible potholes, aggressive 4x4s, and a golden retriever who escaped from its 7 year old handler and got into our wheels, attempted to bite Kev and Chris (definitely the meatiest legs) before its owner and the 7 year old’s mother, by way of explanation, told us that it “didn’t like cyclists”.  Hmmm.  And so home – with a fast and furious dash down the Middlewich Road into Davenham that had Kev Campbell pipping Kev U to the sign.  Out today was a rider whose name I don’t know (sorry) who left us at Malpas on the way out – plus two Kevs, Julian, Richard M, three Johns, four Chrisses of varying spellings, Nigel, two Roberts, Steve, Craig, Carol and me.  If I’ve forgotten anyone, apologies!  Thanks to Kris who, fresh from his Majorca trip, did lots on the front.  My clock shows 71 miles at 17.3mph which was a bit stretching for me but as various people keep telling me, if it’s hurting I’m getting fitter…

Sorry I forgot to take a photo so this one will have to do – the cafe at Prees, minus about 100 bikers (the ones who have machines with engines) who were hanging around outside today comparing their throttles. 

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

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all-day Mersey Roads Club 24hr – Club 24...
Mersey Roads Club 24hr – Club 24...
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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[...]
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27
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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..
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31
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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[...]
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all-day M&DTTA 50 – Club 50 mile TT Cham...
M&DTTA 50 – Club 50 mile TT Cham...
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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..

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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

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10:00 - Hatchmere

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