Welland Valley Cycling Club
Michael Burke traveled North of the border to Ballater, Aberdeenshire to contest the three stage Ballater Gairnsheil Stage Race.
The three stages was spread over two days taking in the breath taking scenery along the River Dee.
Stage 1 & 2 saw Michael in the thick of the action taking 17th in time-trial and 7th in the afternoons stage. Overnight the temperature dropped the heavens opened. In atrocious conditions the local Scottish riders dressed as if it was the middle of winter. Unfortunately Michael succumbed to the cold and wet with his body struggling to get warm. The Welland Valley battled to the end but lost time overall to finish 30th. He made the long trip home Sunday night ready to contest the EMRRL the following day.
Rockingham Forest Two Day
About The Club
Welland Valley Cycling Club has over 150 senior members and Welland Valley Whizz Kids, which caters for young persons aged from 5 to 14 has over 150 members.
Based in Market Harborough, our membership is drawn mainly from South and West Leicestershre and North Northamptonshire.
The club caters for leisure and racing cyclists, both male and female, young and old.
Our road and circuit racers, time triallists, mountain bikers and cyclocross riders compete successfully all over the country.
Many members participate in sportives and audax events.
For the leisure rider there are regular group rides throughout the year.
Welland Valley Cycling Club is a Clubmark accredited club. We have qualified coaches specializing in particular areas of cycling. An important part of our Whizz Kids programme is the development of cycling skills, as well as giving young people an opportunity to sample cycle racing.