Welland Valley Cycling Club
|West Mids Cyclocross Round 11|
A group of Welland Valley riders had a week off from league action to step up to national competition for the fourth round of the National Trophy at Milton Keynes Bowl. The course took up virtually the entire Bowl, and consisted of numerous challenging off camber switchbacks and climbs.
In the under 16 girls Amy Garner rode well for 11th. In the junior men James Garratt was pleased with an excellent 7th place against tough opposition.
The 50+vets race saw Vic Barnett take 27th, returning to racing after missing a few weeks due to a torn calf muscle.
In the 40+vets, returning from illness, Lee Edmonds was running in 12th place at the first switchback. Unable to hold the pace of the lower teens, Eddo shipped a few places before resuming old rivalries with other Central region. Still feeling the effects of illness, and with good gap behind, Eddo backed off on the last lap to record a season high 22nd place in a trophy event.
Meanwhile at Newport, Shropshire there was the 11th and last round of the West midlands league. The riders were faced dryer and firmer conditions to last season where they raced in the snow on this course.
In the U10's Faye Garner finished 2nd Girl and Rudy Killworth was 4th U8 boy.
The U12 boys, Matt Garner took 12th place and Thomas Danvers 26th.
In the Youth race Louis Killworth was 4th.
In the 40+vets Adrian Killworth was 29th (12th Vet45+), riding with a suspected cracked rib after crashing in the warm up lap.
The previous day also saw good club representation in the Eastern Region event at Grafham Water.
WELLAND VALLEY WATTBIKE SESSIONS
Thurs 09/01/14 at 7.30pm
Thurs 23/01/14 at 7.30pm
Thurs 06/02/14 at 7.30pm
Thurs 20/02/14 at 7.30pm
Thurs 06/03/14 at 7.30pm
Thurs 20/03/14 at 7.30pm
Above are the 2014 dates at Lutterworth Cycle Centre. There is one more session before Christmas on Thurs 19/12/13 at 7.30pm.
Club members have booking priority, but there is increasing interest from non-members. Therefore please can any club member inform me [email@example.com] no later than the Tuesday before the session they wish to take part in otherwise it may be full. We need to put bums on seats.
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.