WVCC Audax numbers double

I am pleased to report there has been a 100% increase in wvcc members taking part in 200k events in the last 2 months. The massive increase is due entirely to Jim keeping me company.

Yesterday those of us with mettle ( or should that be metal and a screw loose) met at the Hartford Co-op for the Eccleshall perm. This is not a curly hairdo but a ride that can be done at a time to suit the rider rather than on a specific date. The damp start meant at least it was above freezing. Then it was uphill through Norley and Kingsley to Helsby. I seem to find this bit hard every time maybe because I have barely got warm before the climbing starts. After Helsby it is relatively flat for a good while and we started to gain speed and finally warm up – well relatively because it wasn’t that warm all day. The Shropshire lanes were cruddy and at times had sections of slush that were a constant reminder to be careful. Chugged on through Market Drayton to the garden centre at Eccleshall. Winter menu opted for the roast pork baguette, chips, salad and coffee or in Jim’s case a pot of tea for 2 for 1 – beats a gel every time. Totally stuffed for less that £6.50. Rolled out of cafe and needed a step ladder to get back on the bike. Needless to say it took sometime to get going again, especially as it is lumpy over to Madeley. I seemed to sit on Jim’s wheel for a while, and yo-yoed off the back on climbs. By Haslington the temperature began to plummet and lights were on. A decision was taken to stick to A & B roads for the remainder of the trip for safety. The tactic of sitting on Jim’s wheel finally paid off as he cramped up on Castle as we approached the finish. Another great day in the saddle.

For me this is working towards six years of a 200k a month – I think Jim might be leaning towards the Round the Year club. Could there be 2 mileaters in the club?

 

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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