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WEEKEND GROUP RIDES 

SATURDAY WINTER TRAINING RIDES

9am

from SIBBERTOFT

 

or join the 'Club Captain'

and enjoy ...

 

SUNDAY CLUB RUNS

9am (faster pace)

9:30am (NEW steady pace)

from The Square, Market Harborough

 

 

  

 

MID WEEK ACTIVITIES

 

Rollerdrome is here...
INDOOR TRAINING

 

Wednesday nights 7.00-8.00pm

 

At Harborough Town Football Club,

Northampton Road,

Market Harborough

ALL WELCOME

more details here



Winter Watt Bike Sessions

THURSDAY NIGHTS- £6:00

At Lutterworth Bike Studio 

 Sessions are run by

Kath Akoslovski (BC Level 3 coach & Wattbike Advanced Trainer)

Cost-Adults £6, under 18 £3, (pay on the night)
Booking essential to avoid disappointment.
Book direct with Kath by Tues 6pm

 by email or text  

07803 901223

  

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STRUCTURED EVENTS

 

 

2017

FEBRUARY 

 

To be updated soon

... or view the
2017 club calendar

 

 

An exciting year ahead as Welland Valley CC

continues to promote opportunities

for members and friends.  

 

 

 LEE SCAMPTON TROPHY 

 LEAGUE TABLE  

 

The prestigious Lee Scampton trophy will be awarded to the club member

that has accumulated the most miles at the end of the season

by completing any of the following;

- Reliability trial
- Sportive
-Audax
- Or any official non-competitive ride.

 Please submit your totals for January to Claire Moore at cyclingmoores@gmail.com
 

 

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News

Time Trials organised by Northampton & District Cycling Association

The association stages 9 time trials over the season, all on Saturday afternoons, the first on 8th April and the last on 16th September. Welland Valley CC is promoting a ten mile event for the association on 2nd September on the Sulby circuit.

The events are all on quiet roads and vary in distance between 10 and 25 miles.


Riders range from the very rapid to the very slow. The bikes used range from state of the art TT bikes to ‘bog standard’ road bikes.


For those of you who have never entered a time trial before, the final date of entry is 10 days before the race date. The first race is on 8th April, so the closing date is 28th March.

The easiest way to enter is to do so online. Go to the N&DCA website  

If you click on ‘Enter Now’ it will take you to the Cycling Time Trials website where you can proceed with your entry. You will be asked for your fastest time over the distance of the event and the date you achieved it – but if you haven’t done the distance (or any other for that matter) – just put NPP (no previous performance).

The cost of entry is £10.00: £9.00 to the organising club and £1.00 to CTT as an admin charge.

The N&DCA website gives details of the various competitions within the series – for men and women, juveniles and juniors, over 50s, over 60s, over 70s. At the top of the home page, if you click on ‘Events’ you will find details of all nine events.

Why not give it a go – you won’t come last!

Dave Birch, Racing Secretary, N&DCA

Race report from Michael Burke - a great 5th place

25th February 2017

Michael Burke raced in the full Gas Series again today, at Lee Valley Park. After 10 minutes, Michael made an attack and was able to get into a break of 6 riders.

Working well together, they quickly built up a lead. Continuing to work well, one rider attached with 20 minutes to go. Soon after, another rider went clear and stayed away until the finish.

The remaining riders in the break-away then spinted for 3rd place, where Michael took 5th place. Well done Michael!

michael burke leading out the sprint-r40

Club Championship - Event 1 - 5 mile hard TT - East Farndon to Naseby

25th February 2017
Today was the first event in the 2017 Club Championship, featuring the 5 mile hard TT, from the bottom of East Farndon Hill to Naseby into a block headwind.

Well done to all taking part on a tough course in windy conditions, particularly Whizz Kids rider Ben Brant for taking part in his first TT. 

Matt Plews rode to victory with a winning time of 17:11 - congratulations Matt!

Results can be found here:
* Event 1 results
* League tables for the Club Championship

See the WVCC facebook page for photos from the event.

Time Trial season starts this Saturday (25th Feb)

A reminder to all club members that the time trial season gets underway this Saturday (25th February) with the 5 mile hard ride from East Farndon to Naseby.

The start time is 2pm.

The race HQ is near the finish line at Naseby Village Hall, so riders should allow enough time to sign on and make their way down the course to the start line back at East Farndon.

For those members planning to ride in the new TT road bike category, the club committee has issued the following guidelines to avoid any/much confusion!


1. This category is designed to broaden the appeal of TTs and to encourage more riders to give ‘the race of truth’ a go.


2. There will be no scrutineering of bikes at events, but all riders will be expected to enter into the spirit of the competition when it comes to equipment.


3. Tri-bars, disc wheels, deep section aero wheels, skinsuits and pointy hats are all out.


4. In addition, we would not expect to see any shoe covers (unless it’s raining), closed aero road helmets (unless that’s really the only hat you own) or any other TT paraphernalia.


5.  All road bike times will be included in all competitions / leagues alongside those on TT rigs. However, there will be an additional road bike competition for women and men.


6. The decision of the club’s TT committee is final in all matters.

 

Cyclo-cross League Champions

It was the Central CX League Presentation Night in Milton Keynes on Friday 10th February for the 2016/2017 cyclo-cross season.

Massive congratulations to the newly crowned champions from WVCC:

* Fraser Ayears  - Junior Boys League Champion 2016/17

* Elana-Rose Fereday  - Under 10 Girls Champion 2016/17

Fraser also picked up another prize for being one of only seven riders in the whole league who completed all 15 rounds.

Well done Fraser and Elana-Rose!!!

Elana-Rose Fereday U10 Girls CX Champion 2016-2017 r50

Fraser Ayears Junior CX Champion 2016-2017 r50

Volunteers needed for NCRA road race - Sat 4th March 2017

The good news is that the winter is coming to a close and the first NCRA Road Races are just around the corner. As is tradition, WVCC are promoting the first round on the Naseby Course.

Rob Moore and Simon Hopkins are learning the ropes as first time race organisers and really need your help…. they need marshals on the day from 12.30pm until about 4pm.

If you are not riding the event, can you let us know if you are available to help on Saturday March 4th at 12.30pm? Please contact Simon on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. on 07815 770 223. 

Thanks,

Rob and Simon

 

East Midlands Regional Board has agreed to enter a team to the Youth Tour of Scotland, allow that team to wear regional colours and to make a contribution towards the costs of participation. The contribution is dependent upon the costs of the priority events for the region – Inter Regional MTB & Inter Regional Track – and so the exact contribution is TBD.

Teams comprise of 4 boys and 4 girls, the former to be Youth A and the latter to be either Youth A or Youth B. You can find details here https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/youthtourofscotland

In order for the Regional Board to approve the selection and for details to be registered with the organisers by 6th March, the youth development group established by the Board has agreed a very simple process for selection.

Riders who are interested in riding for the region at the YTOS should send an expression of interest to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., cc’ing Rob Sharman This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Tom Haines This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 17th Feb.The expression of interest is very simple and should consist of the following:

1. Statement of interest in riding for the region at the YTOS

2. List of road race results from the season 2016

3. A statement that the rider (and parent) understands that riders will need to arrange their own transport to the event.

If more than 4 riders express an interest, then the Youth Development Group will use the following criteria (in no particular order) to select the riders most likely to benefit from the experience

-Interest and participation in Road racing

-Ability to race at National u16 level

-u16g will be given some preference over u14g on the basis that fewer opportunities lie ahead of u16 to participate in such a youth event, but u14 girls should not feel dissuaded to express their interest!

-Evidence of animating races

-Team player

All who express an interest will be given feedback.

The selection will be made by the youth development group with approval from Regional Board. The Youth Development Group is a collection of coaches from the region and all coaches are invited to participate. If you are not already on the mailing list please contact Rob Sharman who will add you to his list.

Once selection has occurred, helpers will be sought from the parents travelling to YTOS, subject to CRB checks etc.

Please feel free / be encouraged to distribute this amongst your riders and clubs.

Deadline of 17th Feb for expression of interest

Cheers, Ricky (and Rob & Tom)

Scottish Cycling Youth Tour of Scotland 2017

The popular format of teams competing over 4 stages of racing will remain. However, following the growth in popularity of the event and Scottish Cycling’s desire to develop the event as one of the strongest youth racing events on the UK.