Track nights update 2017

Before the brief report – the next, and last track night for this winter is on Thursday 9th February 2017. It’s in the calendar, get it in your diaries, and contact Nick to register.

This Thursday’s track night was well attended with a mix of club members and invited non-club members. All had a great evening of training, again led by the track coach extraordinaire, Paul West.

On the evening, only one rider started by taking it all far too seriously, and bringing his rollers along to warm up on…

Really, Ian? There is a track behind you, you know…

This obviously wasn’t going to bode well as the warm up got underway at a pace and a half. Far faster than Track SQT warm-up sessions as some said following the first 15 minutues!!

From here, training got harder, with intervals,(the longest two minute efforts of your life!), pursuit training, etc, and to round off the evening, a 40 lap scratch race, won by a few inches by Jim Duffy from Nick Butterworth, Jim taking advantage of a final long pull on the front from the well-warmed up Iain Young during the final 5 laps. Obviously, the rest of us had been shelled off the back at various points in the brutal leg-burner. Then, prior to a warming down session (always thought this an odd term, commonly used in cycling – why do we not refer to it as cooling down…?), a standing start time-trial lap, the results of which can be seen in the image below.

250m lap times

A great training session was thus had by all. Thanks once again to Paul for his excellent coaching skills, and for those members who haven’t had a go on the track yet, I’d encourage you to have a go. Riding a fixed wheel bike without brakes, on a steeply banked track isn’t as intimidating as you may think!!

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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