Welland Valley Cycling Club
Mrs Craven and Welland Valley Cycling Club are looking forward to welcoming all West Midlands Cyclo-cross League members and ‘crossers’ from other regions on Sunday to Misterton Hall for Round 7 of the BWA (Commercial) Ltd WMCCL .
On approach to Misterton Hall please follow the signs as a one way system will be in place. You will be directed into the estate off the A4034. Exiting the estate will be via Chapel Lane, Misterton. A £1:00p donation per car will be requested, this money goes directly to Misterton Hall Trust. Car parking will be in the field in front of the Hall (Disabled car parking facilities will be on the driveway in front of the Hall). Please ensure you take any litter home with you.
The HQ, First Aid and Signing On will be in the marquee adjacent to the course. TORQ will be joining us on Sunday promoting their products; they are planning on being at future rounds.
Hot and cold refreshments will be served from the Rutland Room. Welland Valley CC events are famous for delicious cakes.
There are toilets facilities in The Rutland Room, portable toilets adjacent to the parking area and facilities across on the far side of the lake.
Maps of the course have been posted on Facebook pages and can be viewed on the following link: http://wellandvalleycc.co.uk/site/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=300&Itemid=142
The Under 8’s, 10’s and 12’s ‘short cuts’ will be signed posted.
There are two pits – Pit one is located in the start and finish meadow. Pit 2 is across the far side, adjacent to the central woodland area.
I have placed some barriers in Pit one for those riders who do not have a helper. Please be considerate when placing your spare bike on the barrier. At previous rounds there have been a large number of unattended bikes lying on the ground. I have tweaked the course slightly from previous years.
I have tried to ensure it is as wide and flowing as possible but keeping in the traditional ‘Misterton Madness’ sections in the woods.
The course generally drains very well ensuring you can complete the race distance on one bike unless you suffer a mechanical.
I have done my best to highlight any hazards on the track (one section looks like a murder scene with forensic markings everywhere). There is one designed dismount over a log in the central woodland section, the same log as last year.
There will be podium presentations on the day. Please listen to Adrian or the Commisaire on the day.
Gazebos / Flags / Tents.
Cycling Club Gazebos / Flags / Tents are very welcome in the start and finish meadow. Please ensure you take any litter home with you or use the bins provided.
You are very welcome to explore the estate. Please be aware that some sections of the course do not require course marking tape. The course is designed so that in certain areas you can see the competitors 3 or 4 times in one spot. Please use the clearly marked crossing points in the start / finish meadow.
Many thanks to the league sponsors BWA (Commercial) Ltd, Ridley Bikes & Lazer Helmets for the course marking tape, members and friends of WVCC for help prior to and on the day. Welland Valley CC have been very fortunate that for over 25 years we have been able to use the splendid grounds of Misterton Hall for youth cycling activities and set up today’s course over a period of time.
Mrs Craven loves hosting this and other cycling events. Her enjoyment comes from watching you all participate and the friendliness of the sport. Mrs Craven can normally be found on car park duty mid-morning! If you get the opportunity to say ‘thank you’ please do.
Have a cracking days racing and enjoy.
Welland Valley CC members feature highly in the N& DCA overall results.
A great series of local time-trials and great variety of course.
Many thanks to all the cycling clubs organising an event.
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.