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SEPTEMBER

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TUESDAY 1st SEPTEMBER

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N&DCA OPEN 10 mile TT  - WVCC Promotion

Saturday 5th September

 Husbands Bosworth Sports Club 
 
14:00pm

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1st Claim Members Bunch Racing,

Youth Rockingham Roadrunner Series Rd 3 of 3

Tuesday 8th September

Rockingham Speedway
 
19:00pm

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Whizz Kids Racing League Round 7

'Hill Climb'

Saturday 12th September

Wilbarston
 
14:00pm

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Club Championship Round 10

20 mile TT

Sunday 13th September

Naseby Village Hall

9:00am

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Welland Valley Wonder - Club Audax

50 mile & 100mile

Saturday 19th September

Husbands Bosworth Sports Club

8:00am

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Whizz Kids 

Skills  

Saturday 26th September

Welland Park

14:00pm

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Saturday 28th November

Annual Awards Evening

Kilworth Springs Golf Club 

 

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Phew a steadier weekend ahead

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.

BARNETT IS UCI MOUNTAIN BIKE MASTERS WORLD CHAMPION

 

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