Video and vegetation.

The turnout on summer MTB rides can be a little low sometimes, what with only having a smaller pool of riders to begin with and holiday commitments, but it seems like most of the regulars were keen to make the most of a pleasant day and we started off with 11 riders, (three new, nice to see you Stuart, Phil and Neil) at the Station cafe. Following a brief chat about which bits of the forest to ride, and deciding that Primrose Woods on the north side of the A556 would probably be impassible after the good growing weather recently we set off over the Eddisbury Hill Β for a warm up then through Nettleford Woods, where some of the good stuff lives.

You’ve probably seen photos on Facebook of Iain Young throwing himself and his bike through the air and although Delamere doesn’t really offer many opportunities to huck,Β (there you go, you learned something new by reading this blog) it wasn’t too long before he got a bit bored with wearing out his tyres on the loam and found a lip to launch off. This was just a bit of a prelude though as when we got to near the Fox Howl education centre we stopped at the muddy ditch where our usual style is to ride through, (if dry) or avoid altogether, (if wet) always studiously avoiding looking at the launch ramp built for the final option of jumping it. After a brief look, and declaring about the roots on the landing side, ‘we’ll not worry about them’ he was off.

Thanks toΒ Stephen Spileberg Giles Kent for the epic edit. πŸ™‚

As we wound our way back to the cafe via various of our favorite trails, there was a one small disappointment when we found that the most rickety bridge in the forest, built of out old branches and broken sticks had been replaced by a purpose built structure. Where’s the fun in that? It was always a exciting construction to use, not knowing if it would hold out one more time or dump you into the midden below. Perhaps the rest of us will have to follow Iain’s lead and find our excitement at altitude.

Next MTB trip is on 19th September when we will be tackling the classic Howgills route out of Sedbergh. If you’re on the off-roaders mailing list, I’ll be sending out final details shortly.

Helping set course today for @WeaverValleyCC for @nwcca race tomorrow. I hope the wind dies down! πŸŒͺ 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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