Welland Valley Cycling Club
I'm sure there is plenty of racing going on but this bank holiday weekend could be a great opportunity to enjoy social cycling or watching.
Sky Ride Leicester returns on Sundaya nd the National 10 Mile TT takes place on the Wolvey Bush (Near Magna Park) also on Sunday.
The Vuelta a España hots up this weekend.
Good luck if are racing and enjoy the long weekend, be safe.
If Vic Barnett was a stick of rock the wording through the core would be ‘hard work equals reward’.
Vic landed a massive reward in the World Masters Mountain Bike Championships in Vallnord, Andorra as he secured the Gold medal for riders aged 70 years plus, this was his 7th World title.
Prior to the championship Vic, the current World Masters Cyclo-cross champion, was looking to repeat a unique double by winning both off-road racing titles, a feat he previous achieved in 2006.
The Welland Valley Cycling Club President had meticulously planned his training and racing prior to the championship. He has suffered in road-races and mountain bike events where he has at times been the oldest competitor by years, sometimes decades. Undeterred his long term aim was to produce a strong performance in the Worlds.
Vic arrived a couple of days earlier in Andorra so that his body could adjust to the effects of racing at altitude and he could also ‘dial’ in the course so that he knew every possible racing line. The course utilised the fantastic setting of the mountainous region and featured stiff climbs up to over 2,000m and flowing descents.
From the start line Vic rode a controlled race very aware two laps of the tough 4.5km circuit was going to require a trickle of power instead mini explosive bursts. Starting with the younger age groups Vic settled towards the head of the pack as they negotiated rocky sections and dense forest tracks. In one section Vic jammed his chain in his frame requiring him to free the chain using his hands ahead of a major climb which required the riders to sit as far forward in the saddle to stop the front wheel lifting off the ground.
As Vic descended back into the finish area to get a time check and fresh bottle from his wife Ann he was already 3 minutes ahead of his nearest rival.
On the second lap Vic was fighting to pass slower younger riders when he clipped a rock sending him sideways and tasting the dirt. He regained his composure and consolidated his lead to complete the remainder of the lap trouble free. As he entered the finish straight Vic took his time to saviour the applause of the knowledgeable spectators and punch the air with delight as he crossed the line.
Next year the Championships will be held in the Czech Republic, Vic has already indicated he would love to be on the start line to defend his title but more importantly is looking forward to racing next summer in the coveted world rainbow bands.
The next few weeks will see Vic prepare for the up and coming Cyclo-cross season.
MASTER +70 (2 laps)
BARNETT, Victor – UNITED KINGDOM – 00:43:57
FRANÇA,Valdemar – BRASIL – 00:49:49
PARERA, Miquel – SPAIN 00:53:20
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.
Please see below a message from Kit Officer, James Moore, regarding a further 'window' for ordering the new club kit. Note that the deadline for this is, again, very tight!
We will now be opening the next order 'window' for Bioracer club kit. This will be for delivery in October just in time for the weather to turn, so get your thermals ordered now! This will also be the last order until spring so please think ahead in case you will want kit for early next year.
For those who have not ordered before, please be aware that the kit orders are of a custom nature and made specifically to what we as a club collectively order.
There is not the option return unwanted items or exchange for different sizes so please take care when ordering.
After requests with the last orders I will keep this window open a little longer.
Please note that I will be on holiday for a large portion of this window with limited email access. So please do not worry if you do not receive a confirmation email from me straight away.
I will email all order confirmations along with payment totals and details when I return week commencing the 7th of September.
If you have any questions that need answering before ordering, there is a lot of collective knowledge within the club now about Bioracer sizing and spec so please ask on the club forum or facebook pages and of course take a look at Bioracer's website. http://www.bioracer.co.uk/en/team-clothing/cycling
Please email me the Bioracer part number you require, followed by the description, size code and quantity you require. The price lists/order sheets and size guides are attached to this mail. The price list already includes VAT where applicable, so there are no more calculations needed other than a total order figure.
Please note; Whizz kids orders will be collected separately by Kevin within the same time frame.
Best regards, James
The price list and order sheets and size guides can be found at the following links:
- Gents order sheet and price list (including VAT)
- Ladies order sheet and price list (including VAT)
- Gents shirt sizes
- Gents short sizes
- Ladies shirt sizes
- Ladies short sizes
Please note the price already includes VAT where applicable, so there are no more calculations needed other than a total order figure.
Please include either a filled in copy of the order sheet or at least the Bioracer part number followed by their size code and quantity you require, together with an indication of how you are paying for the order.
Marshalls required Saturday 5th September 2015
We're holding the next round of the N&DCA Time Trial series, a 10 mile event around the Sulby Circuit.
Bill Barrie requires assistance on the day with marshalling the event.
Ride For Rosemary October 3rd 2015
The annual Ride for Rosemary will be on October 3rd 2015.
There will be three group rides, consisting of 35 miles, 23 miles and family 11 mile ride starting from Misterton Hall, nr Lutterworth.
Lunch will be available, a Ploughmans for £7 per person.
Please contact Rachel or John Davidson on 0116 2812313, if you wish to eat by no later than 19th September.
All donations and profit will be going to Rosemary's favourite charity, The Dogs Trust