Man up and get out in the forest… He said…

Matthew braved the rain on Saturday, and hit the forest:

Rain battering the windows is never a pleasant wake up call on an offroad ride day, but as I’d volunteered to lead while at Llandegla the other week, it was time for a dose of ‘man-up’, (and hope that no-one else was daft enough to turn up)
Well, there’s always one that falls into that category, and this week it was Geoff.

After a prolonged brew at the cafe off we struck into the forest. My predictions of overgrown trails, nettles and brambles proved almost immediately correct, so after a brief stop to don some arm protection we followed the railway towards Foxhowl, over the road and up past the skills area then out of the stingers and scratchers onto the road towards Manley.
My thought that the woods behind Helsby and Frodsham would be better drained, clearer and a bit more ridable proved correct so we stayed for an hour or so riding bits of the Sandstone Trail, Coach road and other tracks there, which seemed safe enough in such a small group. We were probably there for about an hour and a half, and after we’d worked our way back towards the forest via a couple of nice Sandstone permissive paths and a bit more road Geoff rode back to the carpark through the forest and I wound my way home through Kingsley and Crowton.
When I arrived home I had 27miles on the clock, a limp in my leg, (tree branch and toe incident) and thoughts that I’m glad I stuck it out, as it ended up a brilliant 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

Jul
28
Wed
2021
18:30 WVCC Club 10 TT – Guardian Cup R...
WVCC Club 10 TT – Guardian Cup R...
Jul 28 @ 18:30 – 21:00
WVCC Club 10 TT - Guardian Cup Round 10 @ Shakerley Mere Car Park | United Kingdom
  WVCC Club 10s 2021 – Guardian Cup Round 9 For experienced and new club riders alike, just come along and have a go. It’s all about you and the clock, and measuring your own[...]
Jul
31
Sat
2021
09:00 Training Rides 1 & 2
Training Rides 1 & 2
Jul 31 @ 09:00 – 13:30
“Both Saturday Rides” 1 & 2 Meet 09:00 at Hatchmere Ride 1 – Training ride – off first at 09:00. Bangor on Dee with a cafe stop at Cleopatras. Through and off, average 21mph+ Ride[...]
10:00 Training Ride 3
Training Ride 3
Jul 31 @ 10:00 – 13:00
“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[...]
Aug
4
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2021
18:30 WVCC Club 10 TT – Guardian Cup R...
WVCC Club 10 TT – Guardian Cup R...
Aug 4 @ 18:30 – 21:00
WVCC Club 10 TT - Guardian Cup Round 11 @ Shakerley Mere Car Park | United Kingdom
  WVCC Club 10s 2021 – Guardian Cup Round 10 For experienced and new club riders alike, just come along and have a go. It’s all about you and the clock, and measuring your own[...]
Aug
7
Sat
2021
all-day **No Training Rides Today**
**No Training Rides Today**
Aug 7 all-day
No training rides today, as it is our Club Open 25 TT. We need marshals and assistants for our open 25 mile time trial on Saturday 7th August. There are various roles required on the[...]
14:00 WVCC Open 25 Mile Time Trial
WVCC Open 25 Mile Time Trial
Aug 7 @ 14:00 – 18:00
We need marshals and assistants for our open 25 mile time trial on Saturday 7th August. There are various roles required on the day, in addition to marshalling the turns; – Assistants at the start[...]

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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