Welland Valley Cycling Club
Dave Birch was the only Welland Valley rider to make the long trek to South Cambridgeshire for the N&DCA 25 mile time trial based at Guilden Morden. Birch finished, in sweltering heat, in 1.14.12 which gained him second place in his age group. The winner was John Mulvey of Cambridge University CC, who finished, clearly unaffected by the heat, in 53.59.
The final weekend of the tour also clashes with a Whizz Kids skills session in Welland Park tomorrow from 2:00pm.
With many potential tour or Olympic champions dialling in skills in a great relaxed, fun and traffic free enviroment (luckily no white lines!).
Round 7 of the N&DCA takes place near Guilden Morden a 25 mile tt. Enjoy a cycle ride in the lanes - don't forget to wave.
And for the armchair cyclist a Tour de France double header.
I predict a double or even trebble celebration as Froome gets Yellow, Yates takes White and McLay sprints to a stage victory on The Avenue des Champs-Élysées.
Relax, enjoy and be safe.
Who will take Garratt's crown?
Myles Foskett and Max Sillifant will contest the National Junior 25 mile TT on Saturday 6th August. A small field of 33 riders will contest the South East Midlands promotion, with Welland Valley CC providing volunteers.
Club Championship 20 mile TT, incorporating a round of the midweek 10 series.
With the cancellation of the Inter-Club in June and thus losing a round of the Club Championship it was decided to combine to increase the distance on Tuesday 26th July from 10 miles to 20 miles. The event will be a double header with a 10 mile split being taken for Round 14 of this series and the 20 mile time will count as Round 6 of the Club Championship.
The HQ will be Husbands Bosworth, the start will be near the helicopter station near Sulby. First rider off at 19:00hrs.
The rearranged inter-club is on Sunday 14th August.
'Come and Try it'
Do you know a friend who would like to try a time-trial and has been inspired by Froome & Yates?
On Tuesday 2nd August Welland Valley CC welcomes all to ‘Come and Try it’.
The family fun will have distances of 1 mile, 5 miles and 10 miles around the traffic free venue of Rockingham Speedway.
Riders under 18 years old will need a parental consent.
Under 16’s ‘newbies’ will be free, all other ‘newbies’ will be £1:00
The first riders off against the stop watch will be the one miler’s at 18:45pm.
Chaperones -parents with bikes are very welcome to follow their son or daughter.
After your ride enjoy the cyclist favourite of tea and cake.
Leicester Castle Classic – Sunday 14th August – Whizz Kids please check your message from Kevin. Elite National racing with the finish in front of the King Power Stadium, traditionally a Welland Valley family fun day out.
Also on Sunday 14th August is the Lutterworth Big Ride http://www.lutterworthrotary.org.uk/2016%20Big%20Bike%20Ride.html
The Lutterworth Big Bike Ride with Hog Roast
Sunday 14th August 2016
Starts & Finishes at
[by kind permission of Mrs Heather Craven]
Have fun, enjoy the exercise & raise money for
good causes [Epilepsy Action & Rotary Charities].
Four routes to choose from11, 23, 39 & 62 miles
Entry Fee: £10 Under12: £5 [includes hog roast]
Jamie Kershaw enjoyed a successful day in Matlock as he secured two regional BSCA titles. In a busy schedule Jamie the grass track - 2 x 200m individual sprints, then 2 x 200m races, 1 x 50m race. The final event was a the MTB race, maintaining a 100% record to take another victory.