Welland Valley Cycling Club
So the nights are drawing, but you might still fancy riding your bike... A good mid week diet of structured activity could be:
Mallory Park - £2.50 Is all it costs to cycle the iconic Mallory Park Circuit. On Monday Family Nights under 10’s ride for free. During the summer we open from 6pm until 8.30pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Off-road skills - Wednesday - 7:00pm till 8:00pm fun, fast and skillage. Just roll up and stuck in. Over 40 riders have been turning up each week.
WATT Bikes Lutterworth - Watt-bike sessions will begin at the Watt Bike Studio, Lutterworth Cycle Centre every Thursday at 7.30pm starting 9th October 2014.
The sessions will be led by Kath Akoslovski British Cycling Coach & Advanced Wattbike Trainer & Welland Valley CC member. The sessions will be varied including endurance, speed, hill work, racing and much more.
Riders will be charged £5 per session but this will be reduced to £2.50 per session for those in full time education.
Priority will be given to club members but will be open to other riders if all the 15 places aren’t filled by Wednesday lunchtimes.
For the Youth A & B riders there is the British Cycling East Midlands Cluster Club sessions at Prestwold. The first session is booked in for Thursday 23rd October 7-9pm at Prestwold cycle circuit & is scheduled to run every week through the winter months, that’s 20 x 2hrs of extra top coaching & hard riding our youngsters could be getting before 2015 season really kicks off – what a head start!!
Plenty to do :O)
On Saturday afternoon Phil Rayner, Simon Ward, Linda & Jake Hubbard contested the Ratae RC 25 mile time-trial on a course near Six Hills / Widmerpool. Phil stormed round the course to record the second fastest time of 53:52, Jake recorded 1:00:58, Linda finished 2nd Lady with 1:06:04 and Simon Ward 1:07:10. Across in Northamptonshire a number of members were supporting the Frank & Joy Shepherd 10 mile TT based on a circuit near Old. Fastest individual club member was Hans van Nierop 24:20, Matt Plews 24:24, Josh van Nierop 26:12 (fastest U16). There was two 2-ups, Loz Cox and Richard Mortimer worked well together as an experienced duo to record 24:23, Grant Warwick and John Davidson also knitted well to record 30:58.
In Nottinghamshire Amy Garner was first u16 girl in the latest round of the Notts and Derby Cyclo-cross league on Saturday . The event was held at Markeaton Park, Derby. James Garratt finished 2nd Junior in the Markeaton event before travelling to the NEC near Birmingham to contest a high event featuring National Champion Ian Field. The Cycle Show event featured the race passing through the exhibition halls. James put up a great effort in such excellent company.
The final round of the Mud, sweat and gears MTB race was staged at Langdon Hills, Essex. Kirsty Morris finished 4th in Youth/Juvenile girls event, the first time this season she has not graced the podium. Kirsty had the consolation of finishing 3rd Overall. Louis Jakobson left nothing to chance in the final round to blast round the Under 12’s course to secure an excellent victory, team mate Josh Morris continues to show great promise with an excellent 25th place.
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.