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!!

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

Oct
23
Wed
2019
10:00 Wrinklies Ride Out
Wrinklies Ride Out
Oct 23 @ 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.
Oct
26
Sat
2019
09:00 Training Rides
Training Rides
Oct 26 @ 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[...]
Oct
27
Sun
2019
10:00 Club ride – Long – Two Mills
Club ride – Long – Two Mills
Oct 27 @ 10:00 – 15:30
Late starts begin this week, as do the compulsory use of mudguards. Please ensure that you have full length mudguards fitted.
10:00 Club ride – Medium – Nets, Burto...
Club ride – Medium – Nets, Burto...
Oct 27 @ 10:00 – 15:30
Late starts begin this week, as do the compulsory use of mudguards. Please ensure that you have full length mudguards fitted.
Oct
30
Wed
2019
10:00 Wrinklies Ride Out
Wrinklies Ride Out
Oct 30 @ 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.
Nov
2
Sat
2019
09:00 Training Rides
Training Rides
Nov 2 @ 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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