Sunday Run to Holt

Either the new long run start time has not got through to everyone or people were put off by what the might weather might have been doing as it was supposed to be fiercely wet and windy today. As it was we were a very compact group at the rugby club this morning. Never mind that as enthusiasm was in abundance and the day, although chilly, was not as windy as yesterday so that was a bonus.

A quick discussion and it was agreed that Holt would be our destination; not over ambitious I know but it just felt like one of those days. We set off at a respectable although not flying pace as there were some heavy legs after yesterday’s training ride.

Out through the forest and past Tarvin everyone took their turn, the changes from front to back being smooth and seamless. Strangely, it felt the same sitting on the back as it did taking all the wind on the front. There are just days like that though I suppose.

In no time at all we arrived at Holt, Cleopatra’s being the appointed cafe stop. We got there too late though as a large group of cyclists had obviously just arrived and they were queueing out of the door. We rapidly decided to not stand in the chill but to push on to 2 Mills. The breeze was a little harder in this area but I was OK as i’d managed to get myself on to the back of the group, staying there till past Kinnerton.

Without mishap we got to Chester but it was at this point that the ride kind of fell apart a little. The subject of Easter Sunday and getting home for family commitments was brought up and by majority vote we baled out of the ride and headed off on a direct route home.

As usual the group got quiet in preparation for the Delamere Ventoux but legs were tired at this point and there were no attacks. Rolling through the forest in single file I was in the lead and started the sprint for Hatchmere, just taking the prize by a whisker.

After Delamere our small group started to go it’s separate ways and all too quickly I was back in Pickmere so I thought an extra little loop would help which meant arriving home with just under 70 miles covered. A tough but great ride. Thanks everyone that came along, hard riders all. See you soon.

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

Upcoming Events

Jul
24
Wed
2019
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[...]
Jul
27
Sat
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..
Jul
31
Wed
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[...]
Aug
3
Sat
2019
all-day M&DTTA 50 – Club 50 mile TT Cham...
M&DTTA 50 – Club 50 mile TT Cham...
Aug 3 all-day
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..

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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