Welland Valley Cycling Club
Crazy, crazy fun weekend coming up.
Lots of racing, riding and coaching for the Welland Valley CC riders and friends.
On Saturday the cycling club will be delivering the following excellent opportunities to get involved in cycling across the age groups.
Saturday 24th September
50miles & 100miles
WHIZZ KIDS SKILLS
Saturday 24th September
Newark and Kettering take centre stage on Saturday as members contest local time-trials over 25 or 10 miles. At the Frank & Joy Sheppard Memorial 10 mile TT volunteers will be assisting with this prestigious event.
The cyclo-cross leagues hot up over the weekend with a majority of regions hosting events. Most Welland riders will be in one of three leagues this winter, the Notts & Derby, West Mids and Central.
On Sunday morning a club run will leave The Square, Market Harborough at 9am. The controlled group ride will stop mid ride for ‘cake’.
Have a wonderful weekend, race hard, be safe and don’t forget to wave.
Please note for your diaries that the Annual General Meeting of Welland Valley Cycling Club will be held at 7.30pm on Monday 7 November 2016, at Harborough Town Football club. I will be sending the formal notification and paperwork out in due course, but thought it worth circulating the date well in advance.
As usual, the AGM will approve the club’s officers for the next year. The Committee is always pleased to hear from people who would like to take a role in how the club is run. In particular this year, we will be looking for a person, or persons, to take over the roles of Press Secretary, Webmaster and Off-Road Secretary. It is possible that the Webmaster and Press Secretary role could be combined. All three roles are currently done by Dean Barnett, who has indicated a wish to step down from them. Dean has – amongst many other things - been outstanding at ensuring that there are clear and exciting communications on the website, the facebook page and in the media about all aspects of the club’s activities.
You can find a full list of the officer roles for the club on the website.
Welland Wonders 2016
Welland Wonders - 50k, 110k & 160k Bike Rides
Saturday 24th September 2016
Three bike rides with start and finish at the Husbands Bosworth Sports Pavilion, on the left, 300 metres west of Husbands Bosworth (towards Lutterworth).
The rides, on quiet country roads, are intended to be leisurely - certainly not races. They are organised under the umbrella of audax uk, a long-distance cycling club which provides insurance, documentation and advice.
All proceeds go to charity.
Start times: 160k - 08.00 110k - 08.30 50k - 09.00 Please arrive at least 30 minutes before the start.
Route map files: on the link below.
To enter online:
(Sorry, 18 and over only. Under 18's can be entered by responsible adult. Bring completed consent form to event).
To enter on the day:
Just show up at least half an hour before the start with your entry fee. (Entry fee £1 extra on the day).
If possible, give me a call at 07787 402 306 to check arrangements and give me some notice.
Off-road Skills - rear of the Market Harborough Leisure Centre, 7pm - suitable for all off-road bikes.
This popular session has been attracting 50 plus riders (the weather so far has been magic).
The nights free session will be based adjacent to the floodlit all-weather pitch.
Wattbiking starts on Thurs 22nd September 7.30-8.30pm - sessions will be weekly until Christmas, & if popular will run through to Easter as last year.
The sessions are performance based focusing on different aspects each week, speed, endurance, power, strength, sprinting, technique, racing, performance testing & much more.
Sessions are run by Kath Akoslovski (BC Level 3 coach & Wattbike Advanced Trainer) Cost-Adults £5, under 18 £3, (pay on the night)
Booking essential to avoid disappointment.
Preference is given to club members but any spaces will be offered to other riders after Tues.
Sessions take place at the Bike Studio (above the bike shop in Lutterworth)
If you are new to wattbiking wear normal summer cycling clothes, bring a drink & towel.
If you want to know more about wattbiking contact Kath
Results are in from a warm, rolling and fast Henley-in-Arden.http://www.racetecresults.com/results.aspx?CId=27&RId=20098
On a tight compact course featuring a sun baked clay ascent the Welland Valley cross riders enjoyed the warm conditions. A maze of tapes, lumps and bumps required high levels of concentration in the frenetic off-road racing.
Vic Barnett maintained his 100% record winning the Over 70's, showing many younger Over 50's how it is done by finishing 15th in the Ladys / Over 50 Vet combined race. Marc Henderson was 36th in the Vet 50 category as he steps up his training ahead of next week's 3 Peaks Cyclo-cross.
Nicola Traynor made a welcome return to the league, showing great agility to finish 6th V40. Sarah Vigrow just missed out on a podium finishing 4th Vet 45.
At the younger end of the age spectrum Rudy Killworth showed great technical ability as he danced his way round the course to finish 6th Under 12. He was backed by Dan Henderson and Huw Wilson who had a great personal battle with Dan just piping Huw in 13th & 14th place. Fay Garner is in great form and rode brilliantly to 5th girl in the Under 12's.
Brooke Traynor has been doing some secret training, it paid off as she sprinted to 9th Under 10 girl.
Making it a great family day out Kian Traynor joined Thomas Danvers in the Under 14's race.Thomas placed 24th after a tight race with Kian who finished 26th.
Eleanor Partridge secured another top 10 in the Under 14's girls race with a strong 9th.
There was another tight tussle between David Wilson and Adrian Killworth in the combined Vets 40 plus race. David just piped Adrian by a handful of seconds as the both placed highly in their age groups. David, 19th Vet 40 and Adrian, 22nd Vet 45.