Welland Valley Cycling Club
Another wet weekend as the Cyclo-Cross boys and girls continue to battle in various leagues around the country.
James Garratt rode a near perfect race to win Round 7 of the Central League at Harlington School, Bedford. With very little hard ground the race was run in gloppy conditions. The heavier the rain fell the more the mud turned to liquid. Mid race James misjudged a corner to see him slide down the banking on his belly…a ‘Klinsmann’.
Returning back to action after a mid-season break enforced by injury, was Vic Barnett who contested the Over 50’s.
Vic rode a measured race using the event as a good quality training event to finish 8th.
Andrew Ayears and Jake Jakobson both endured the glop. Jake finished in the top 20 and Andrew was just outside the top 30 veterans.
Louis Jakobson and Fraser Ayears loved the muddy experience in the youth race, both youngsters show great promise and coped well with the difficult conditions. Louis was 4th , Fraser produced his best ride of the season after suffering an early mechanical problem to respond well and finish just outside the top 20.
Markeaton Park in Derby hosted for round 10 of the Notts & Derby Cross League. Twins Jake and Katie Hubbard experienced a strength sapping course as difficult muddy conditions meant that riders had to cope with constantly clogging bikes.
Katie ran most of the difficult sections towards the end of the 50 minute race. Jake lost a few places compared to previous weeks finishing 28th.
Katie finished 9th with her bike weighing double the weight than when she started.
Top Barn near Gloucester was the venue for round 10 of the West Midlands Cyclo Cross league. The rain may have stopped by the time the racing started but it was very muddy course the riders had to contend with. Despite this there were some excellent results across all the categories.
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.