Rebels without a route.

As I left the house this morning for the traditional monthly Delamere ride, I was secretly hoping that due to the weather forecast everyone else would have sacked it off and I could just ride home. The chances seemed to improve when I arrived too as the forest was officially closed, (OK mate, I’ll just stop at the cafe and be on my way. 😉 ) but Iain and Geoff weren’t so easily dissuaded and turned up presently. After a  brew, -standard- and detailed discussion about the route, -we’ll go over Old Pale, do a bit in Primrose Wood and then, er… just… OK, lets go!- we left smack on the nose of twenty three minutes past 10.

In the end we didn’t do anything else but Primrose Wood due trail exploration, a bit of maintenance and late-shift work commitments eating into the available time. It gets pretty overgrown during the summer on that side of the A556, but soon dies back as the seasons change, this year revealing entrances to new bits of trail that demanded a bit of sessioning to get the best from. We also shifted a fallen tree, and shaped a new track round the immovable bit, also needing repetition, primarily so a couple of pictures could be taken for this blog.

Iain gets going.

Geoff tries to keep up with Iain…

As we traversed our way back towards Gresty’s Waste a couple of hours later, Geoff got a second puncture and sneakily asked me to demonstrate again the technique to get a stubborn tyre over a rim without the use of levers so giving me filthy hands twice. I do however have photographic evidence of him crashing a little before, so some retribution follows Geoff.

Geoff gets a rest.

…with predictable results.

So with tea and cake playing their siren tune that was it for the morning. When we got back to the Station Cafe the Christmas tree sales were doing a roaring trade due to the Forestry Commission facilities still being out of bounds, not that it, or the wind had stopped us. After an unsure start we had a brilliant, if short in distance ride, one of those you are glad to have made the effort to get to. We’ll be doing something similar in a couple of weeks. You’ll be welcome to join us.

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

Upcoming Events

Jun
26
Wed
2019
10:00 Wrinklies Ride Out
Wrinklies Ride Out
Jun 26 @ 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...
Jun 26 @ 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[...]
Jun
29
Sat
2019
09:00 Alternative Training Ride
Alternative Training Ride
Jun 29 @ 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
Jun 29 @ 10:00 – 15:00
Hatchmere X rds for a 10am sharp depart.. 10:01 we’ll be gone..
Jul
3
Wed
2019
10:00 Wrinklies Ride Out
Wrinklies Ride Out
Jul 3 @ 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 – Championship 10
WVCC Club 10 TT – Championship 10
Jul 3 @ 18:30 – 21:00
Championship 10 This is it. You’ve been working all year to get that critical time. Go for it tonight and see if you’ve got what it takes to take Gold, Silver, Bronze, or get that[...]
Jul
6
Sat
2019
14:00 WVCC Open 25 Mile Time Trial
WVCC Open 25 Mile Time Trial
Jul 6 @ 14:00 – 18:00
Volunteers will be required for this event. Please try and support your club. Contact Chris Gilbertson to volunteer for a duty on the day. Thanks. chris_gilbertson@talk21.com

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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