Welland Valley Cycling Club
On behalf of Colin Clews I would like to pass on my thanks for the excellent support with marshalling todays CiCLE Classic.
Junior rider James Garratt set a new course record for the Tur Langton 10 mile time-trial as the cycling moved their mid-week series to a sporting course down the Welland Valley. James recorded 21minutes 52seconds, once again James Moore was second with a time of 23:32 ahead of another junior Myles Foskett 24:07, Myles continues to improve with every outing.
Juvenile rider Josh van Nierop was the second fastest Juvenile in round two of the N&DCA series. Josh recorded 24:44 for 10 miles on a course near Sawtry.
Other riders racing were Hans van Nierop 23:15, Robert Woodford 24:33, Matt Crabtree 24:55, Nik Kershaw 25:17, Dave Birch 26:26 and Anthony Hutton 32:49.
Steve Boat, Steve Welch and Jon Durnin raced the VTTA Notts and East Midlands TT on Saturday. Riders faced a 15mph+ headwind on the outleg with the tailwind after the turn, then a headwind again for the last mile, with some heavy April showers making things tough for riders.
WVCC times were Steve Boat – 01:07:08, Jon Durnin – 01:00:17 and Steve Welch – 01:02:50
Matt Sinclair (Lutterworth Cycle Centre RT) won with 50:24, with Adam Gascoigne (Pedal Power Loughborough) second with 51:10 and Ian Guilor (Mapperley CC) 51:54
Linda Hubbard was first lady in the latest NCRA road race. The NCRA circus moved to Middleton and used a very popular circuit which includes the climb into Bringhurst. Linda spent over 14 miles alone as set a good pace. At the midway point there was a crash in the bunch as a couple of riders touched wheels. As Linda got caught it the fast run into the finish favours the brave, after back to back victories Welland Valley just failed on making it a hat trick of victories with best placed rider being Simon Hopkins 8th closely followed by Mark Traynor 11th in a frantic bunch sprint.
Club 8.5mile TT
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.