Oulton Park 2

Another phenomenal turn out. This week we were split into three races, with the “oldies” going first. Dave Astles, Kevan and Graham all made their presence known at the front of the pack on various occasions but missed the decisive break of four riders which got away with about 4 laps to go and stayed away: they were v. well organised. Gary and I stayed in the bunch, wisely conserving our energy for the final sprint. Steve Thomas was out for his first race of the summer but couldn’t contest the placings, as technically he should have been in the younger race. I’m not sure how we all did but I know that Graham was the first WVCC rider home, beating Kevan by a few centimetres: Kevan doesn’t set out to be Graham’s lead out man but seems to fulfil the role admirably!

The second race was split into two because of numbers, with the over 40s setting off first. It was good to see Derek racing for the first time. Nick joined an excellent break away who through and off’d v. effectively: they managed to catch the under 40s bunch, at which point however they were effectively neutralised as they got mixed up in this bunch. Dave McKay tried a big effort at the start of the last lap but he got swallowed up by what was now an enormous pack. Nick, despite his 12 hours of mountain biking at the weekend and his efforts in the break, somehow still managed to be first WVCC rider home, with Dave McK, Dave Swindells, Craig, Chas, Richard Munro, John Conboy and Derek all coming in behind them: sorry I didn’t clock in what order, and sorry if I’ve missed anyone out!

As always there was lots of WVCC involvement in the organisation of the race; and within the ranks of supporters, with the junior Conboys and little Melissa shouting their encouragement from the stands.

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

Apr
1
Wed
2020
10:00 Wrinklies Ride Out *CANCELLED*
Wrinklies Ride Out *CANCELLED*
Apr 1 @ 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.
Apr
4
Sat
2020
09:00 Training Rides *CANCELLED*
Training Rides *CANCELLED*
Apr 4 @ 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[...]
Apr
5
Sun
2020
09:30 Club run – Zwift – Watopia Pretzel
Club run – Zwift – Watopia Pretzel
Apr 5 @ 09:30 – 11:30
Club run - Zwift - Watopia Pretzel
The 2nd WVCC Virtual Club Run – if you can believe it… This time, the Watopia Pretzel, it’s a long and hilly ride, so not in the slightest bit easy (as long as you aren’t[...]
Apr
8
Wed
2020
10:00 Wrinklies Ride Out *CANCELLED*
Wrinklies Ride Out *CANCELLED*
Apr 8 @ 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.
Apr
11
Sat
2020
09:00 Training Rides *CANCELLED*
Training Rides *CANCELLED*
Apr 11 @ 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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