Welland Valley Cycling Club
There has been many sporting rivalries -Wikipedia states-
'A sports rivalry is intense competition between athletic teams or athletes. This pressure of competition is felt by players, coaches, and management, but is perhaps felt strongest by the fans.
Rivalries stem from various sources. Simple geographic proximity as well as frequent meetings in important games can lead to rivalries.'
In cycling terms there has been Gino Bartali v Fausto Coppi, Jacques Anquetil v Raymond Poulidor, Greg LeMond v Bernard Hinault, Obree v Boardman and more recently Froome v Contador all of these are insignificant when it comes down local pride and honour.
The annual challenge between Welland Valley CC and Rockingham Forest Wheelers will take place over 25 miles on Tuesday 7th July, 19:00hrs from Kibworth.
May the best club win.
Matt Crabtree and Jon Durnin rode the Fenland Clarion Open 25 mile TT on the N1/25C course at Sawtry on Saturday afternoon. Conditions were hot and windy, with a strong headwind on the return leg meant that conditions were not as fast as the riders had hoped. Matt rode the distance in 01:04:10, and Jon 01:01:40.
Sarah Vigrow and her son Louis Jakobson traveled to Ixworth House near Bury St Edmunds for the latest round of the Mud. Sweat and Gears series. Heavy rain showers didn't dampen their spirits as they slipped slide to impressive results. Sarah was 2nd female veteran and Louis secured a strong sixth in juveniles race.
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.
Coffee and cake ride.
Three groups headed away from Market Harborough to sample the delights of the rolling Leicestershire / Rutland roads. The midway destination for all the riders was Cafe Ventoux, Tugby to enjoy 'cake'.
Many thanks to Cafe Ventoux for making us feel very welcome.