Welland Valley Cycling Club
Welland Valley CC - Bake Off.
On Saturday 28th January volunteers from Welland Valley CC will be providing refreshments.
With over 300 competitors and their supporters, we are requesting any home baking.
All profits from the sale of the refreshments will be go into club funds.
You can drop any cakes off on the day or at 6 Great Bowden Road before Saturday.
Any cakes left over will go towards the catering for the following days Reliability Trial starting from Lubenham.
Volunteers still being sought to help marshall on the day .
I will be in touch over the next few days.
Saturday 14th January: Round 10 of the Notts & Derby League was held in Broxtowe Park in Nottingham – famous for its slippery mud.
Huw Wilson rode well in the U12s for 20th place in a large field.
Later in the vets race, his dad David found the slippery conditions challenging, but fought well for 82nd place and 24th vet 40-45.
Sunday 15th January:
In an unfortunate local clash with the Central League fixture, the West Mids League raced in Beaumont Leys in Leicester. The course cut up badly in the rain leading to some extremely slippery banks and corners.
Andrew Deathridge was the only rider in the U6 category to complete more than one lap to take the win.
Daniel Henderson rode well with consistent pacing for 12th in the U12 boys.
Later his dad raced in the vet 50s and coped well in the conditions to take 36th.
In the youth race Eleanor Partridge battled through the mud to take 6th U14 girl.
In the last race of the day Max Sillifant slithered his way round the course to take 8th junior.
Sunday 15th January:
Round 13 of the Central Cyclo-cross League was hosted by Rockingham Forest Wheelers at West Glebe parks in Corby. The course was a mixture of grass, which cut up badly in the rain and quickly turned to mud, and woodland tracks.
In the junior men, Josh Van Neirop flew from the start in 2nd place and managed to take the lead by the end of the first lap and to the finish to take the win. Fraser Ayears found the muddy conditions tough but never gave up and took 4th place.
In the vet 40s Hans Van Neirop got away well from the start to take 6th. Further back both Adrian Killworth and Andrew Ayears were nursing colds, but fought valiantly in the mud with Adrian finishing 30th, chased all the way by Andrew in 31st.
The vet 50s saw Vic Barnett cope well with the conditions to finish 7th.
Sarah Vigrow was 11th in the women’s race swapping between her ‘cross bike and mountain bike.
A strong contingent of Welland Valley Whizz Kids also made the short trip to West Glebe Park in Corby. The youngsters faced a super exciting course that included steep slippy descents and sharp rooty uphill climbs through the woods.
Elana-Rose Fereday has already won the U10 girl's league and the talented youngster powered in to the lead from the off to secure another fine victory.
Next were four U12 boys: Rudy Kilworth, Joel Ayers, Dom Switzer and Michael Carter (who was racing in the league for the first time).
Dom raced through the field from the back row of the grid to secure a great second place, Rudy in 8th place, Michael 10th and Joel 12th all raced hard and showed great skills and courage on the tricky course.
Well done Whizz Kids!
If you're looking for a great way to kick-start your 2017 season, then be sure to sign-up for Welland Valley's annual Reliability Trial.
This year's event takes place onSunday, 29th January; with a9amstart from Lubenham Village Hall.
Three different length routes have been designed: 13, 37 or 68 miles (see full route details below).
An entry fee of just £6 is payable on the day and includes FREE tea and cake at the finish for all riders.
Last year more than 60 club members and guests completed the Reliability Trial in atrocious weather conditions. Organiser Phil Rayner is promising unbroken sunshine this time (along with an appearance by Shergar and Elvis). So no excuses :-)
68 mile route
Leave HQ at Lubenham village hall, turn RIGHT and RIGHT again onto A4304.
Turn LEFT to Marston Trussell, bear LEFT to Sibbertoft. Turn RIGHT towards Husbands Bosworth airfield, half way along the airfield turn LEFT to Sulby.
Turn LEFT onto A5199 to Welford. Turn RIGHT onto West street, climb through the village to the end of West end. Turn RIGHT on South Kilworth road to South Kilworth.
Turn LEFT onto Rugby rd to Swinford. Turn RIGHT onto North street, then turn LEFT onto Shawell road to Shawell, continue on Gibbet lane to the A5 roundabout. Take the 2ND EXIT onto A426 towards Rugby, and after 1/4 mile turn RIGHT to Churchover, continue through village onto school st and bear LEFT onto church st. Continue through the ford (usually empty but side path can be used if full of water!).
Climb to T junction, turn LEFT onto montilo lane. Continue to crossroads at Harborough Magna where STRAIGHT AHEAD onto Back lane, bear RIGHT continuing on back lane to T junction. Turn LEFT onto Easenhall rd then RIGHT onto Cathiron Lane.
Bear LEFT over canal bridge to T junction where turn RIGHT onto little law ford lane, bear LEFT through Kings Newnham and Bear RIGHT along Newnham Lane.
Turn LEFT onto B4455 at Bretford, bear LEFT over Bretford bridge and turn RIGHT onto B4455 along fosse way.
Continue straight AHEAD 2ND EXIT at the A45 roundabout, through Stretton on Dunsmore, where straight ahead at the mini roundabout, take the 2ND road LEFT AT FRANKTON garage along FRANKTON lane passing Lazy acre Stables on the left.
At the Y junction, turn LEFT onto B4453, and turn RIGHT to FRANKTON. Turn RIGHT then immediate LEFT onto cooks lane, then at crossroads go STRAIGHT AHEAD along Birdingbury lane to T Junction where turn RIGHT along Bourton lane, continue through Birdingbury village to T junction, where turn LEFT along Birdingbury road through Leamington Hastings to T junction with A426 AT HILL.
Turn LEFT along A426 then turn first RIGHT towards Flecknoe and Grandborough.
Soon after woodbine riding stable, turn LEFT along Grandborough Fields road, at T junction turn RIGHT onto Hill rd, and in village turn LEFT at T junction along Main Street.
Continue to T junction, turn RIGHT Towards Willoughby, but bear LEFT along Woolscott rd. At the A45 continue STRAIGHT AHEAD onto LONGDOWN LANE. (half mile to the right along A45 is optional cafe stop at the SLEEPY sausage cafe) Retrace to this junction to continue along LONGDOWN lane.
Continue to T junction at Barsby where RIGHT Turn along DAVENTRY rd.
Continue to crossroads at the A361, where go STRAIGHT AHEAD AND IMMEDIATELY RIGHT to Ashby St Ledgers, bearing left at junction. In the village turn RIGHT at T junction and follow this road to the A5 junction, where turn LEFT THEN RIGHT along Kilsby rd to Crick, continue through village to the staggered crossroads. Turn LEFT and immediate RIGHT where continue to Yelvertoft, where turn RIGHT at T junction then turn LEFT towards Elkington, where after canal bridge bear LEFT uphill along welford rd towards Cold Ashby. At T junction turn RIGHT and climb to Cold Ashby village where turn LEFT and bear left towards Naseby.
At the A5199 junction go STRAIGHT AHEAD to Naseby, where follow straight ahead towards Clipston. Turn LEFT at crossroads after downhill before Clipston to SIBBERTOFT. In Sibbertoft village turn RIGHT at the green and bear LEFT towards Theddingworth, after one mile turn LEFT on the bend down steep hill and continue to THEDDINGWORTH, where at the junction wth the A 4304, turn LEFT and immediate RIGHT IN VILLAGE. After 50 metres again turn RIGHT towards Laughton, climbing steep hill over canal(Rayners revenge!), and at T junction turn RIGHT to return to HQ at LUBENHAM.
37 mile route
FOLLOW LONG ROUTE ABOVE TO SHAWELL.
At the crossroads in Shawell turn LEFT along Catthorpe rd.
At T junction turn LEFT AND FOLLOW ROAD RIGHT to Catthorpe.( optional cafe stop at manor farm in Catthorpe village)
At T junction IN VILLAGE turn RIGHT then LEFT TO LILBOURNE, where continue to T junction where turn LEFT to Yelvertoft. At T junction turn RIGHT into village where turn LEFT to Elkington then FOLLOW SAME ROUTE BACK AS LONG ROUTE ABOVE.
13 mile route
From HQ turn right and right onto A4304, turn left to Marston Trussell.
Continue through village towards Sibbertoft, take the 2nd LEFT turn after village at Woodland view farm. Continue to the end and at T junction, turn RIGHT to Sibbertoft at the T junction turn LEFT,Continue to the green,where turn LEFT towards Clipston. Continue to the crossroads where turn LEFT through Clipston village. Continue to follow the road toward East Farndon, descend the hill through the village, and just after the village (still descending so slow down!), turn LEFT to Lubenham, and back to HQ.