Welland Valley Cycling Club
World Masters Cross Champion Vic Barnett travelled down the Fosse Way to contest round 10 of the Western Cyclo-cross League Denfurlong Farm.
The agricultural course zig-zaged its way across fields and a couple of woodlands, one of the woodlands included a good bank that required the competitors to dismount from their bikes and shoulder the bike. After a frantic start in the Veterans 40 plus and Junior race, Vic settled just inside the top 30 looking to maintain a high tempo against much younger competitors.
After 70 minutes racing Vic finished 28th overall and 1st Over 60 years old.
Old photo of Vic - before helmets and lots innovation on bike design.
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.