Author Archives: Ian Oliver

A Virtual Reliability Ride

Harp RC came up with the great idea of a virtual Reliability Ride and Willesden CC, along with the other Chiltern Classic clubs, has been invited to join in. “As we cannot run the Harp Hilly in it’s usual form … Continue reading

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RIDE 500km IN 8 DAYS FROM XMAS EVE TO NEW YEAR’S EVE FOR CHARITY

RIDE 500km IN 8 DAYS FROM XMAS EVE TO NEW YEAR’S EVE FOR CHARITY Our friends at Westerley are organising a Christmas season event and they are inviting Willesden CC. Even if the full 500 is impractical, you can do … Continue reading

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Pictures of the 1950 Willesden Dinner

Following up her chat with club members at the end of our Maidenhead mini golf championships, Janice Halter, Fred Everett’s daughter, forward some pictures to do with the club’s 1950 dinner to us. If you want to share reminiscences please … Continue reading

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Chance encounter with the daughter of a longtime member, Fred Everett

Just after the club mini-golf championship, a couple on a walk came up to talk to us. Janice Halter is the daughter of a longtime member, Fred Everett. She sent the following message to the club yesterday. On a walk … Continue reading

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Anyone know Ken Daniels?

This interesting enquiry was emailed today to us by a Roger Hawkins “I have been doing some research into the history of an early 1960’s Viking track bike now in my ownership. Apparently the bike was used in the 1967 … Continue reading

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Wearing the Green with pride

The club asked that members not wear its colours during lockdown, to deflect resentment from non-cyclists. With the now changed conditions, it’s policy that you can wear our colours freely. Vai squadra verde!🚴‍♀️🚴‍♀️🚴‍♀️

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John Tipping Collage

Thank you for all your tributes to John Tipping. Lots of photos of bridges and cafes. I managed to ride Tippy’s 10 Bridges last weekend in the lovely sunny weather. If you want to see the collage please click the … Continue reading

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John Tipping Tribute

Unfortunately I won’t be able to run the audax rides scheduled for 31st May. This was to be Tippy’s Thames Bridges and Tippy’s Kaf to Kaf both memorial rides to our great friend John Tipping. His daughter and family had … Continue reading

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Liz Creese

I am passing on the sad news that Liz passed away last Friday, 7th December. It was peacefully in her sleep with her family present. Liz has been a member of the club for 30 years and has been one … Continue reading

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Cycling Holiday in Riccione, Italy 2020

Cycling Holiday in Riccione, Italy 2020 As most of you may know, for the past few years, I have been making arrangements with the Hotel Gambrinus in Riccione on the East Coast of Italy, for a group of us to stay with … Continue reading

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Social Night Out – an AC/DC tribute band at The Tropic at Ruislip

Social Night Out – Friday 13th September – The Tropic at Ruislip – Grosvenor Vale, Ruislip HA4 6JQ   The Tropic club is hosting a night featuring an AC/DC tribute band called AC/DC UK – £12 in advance or £14 on the door. … Continue reading

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Social night cycling and soccer

Social Night Out Tuesday 13th August Hayes and Yeading FC v Harrow Borough FC   Beaconsfield Road, Hayes, Middlesex, UB4 0SL (round the corner from the cycle circuit) Kick Off – 19:45 Did you know there was a great football club … Continue reading

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John Tipping’s Funeral

From Tony Willard The funeral of John will take place at Easthampstead Crematorium Nine Mile Ride Wokingham RG403DW on Monday 29 July at 1230pm and afterwards at Pinewood Cafe and Bar Old Wokingham Road RG403AQ Those wishing to cycle behind … Continue reading

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John Tipping

Tony Willard posted this on the club Facebook page. “It is with great sadness that I have to inform you that my old friend John Tipping passed away on Tuesday. Details are all a bit vague at the moment, but … Continue reading

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Help with Hillingdon Crit on June 29th

Reading CC have been in touch asking if we can help them. They are holding criterium races on the afternoon of Saturday 29th June and are having trouble recruiting a first aider for the event. If you are qualified and … Continue reading

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Cyclist Track Day, 18-19 May – £10 discount

I got this message yesterday from the club’s contact page. The discount code is CLUB35 “It’s Emily here from Cyclist Magazine. I’m reaching out to you with an exciting offer for our hugely popular Cyclist Track Days event at Lee … Continue reading

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Tim Wainwright’s bikes for sale

Especially if you audaxed, you would have known long-time Willesden member Tim Wainwright. Tim sadly died in March 2017, and now his wife Pauline, herself a cyclist, is putting his bikes up for sale. His audaxing career started in the … Continue reading

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New Wednesday Evening Club Run!! Members only

6.30pm on Wednesdays. Start outside Cycle Right, Northwood Hills. Bring lights but we should be back before dark. Not too far and not too fast. Just right.

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Reliability Ride 2019, Results and more photos…

Can be found at http://www.willesdencyclingclub.co.uk/calendar/reliability-rides/ Ian O

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Verulam Reliability Ride (VRR) – Sunday 3rd March 2019 Another Reliability in the Chiltern Classic Series. The start at Redbourn is a short drive up the M1. Two routes: The main route is 114km (71 miles) whilst the shorter route … Continue reading

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