Entry Open for Hill Climb Champs!


Mick is now taking entries to the Hill Climb Champs. Just shoot him an email to enter.
Sunday, October 9th with the first rider off at 09.30

Windsor Hill (HHC011)

Enter by Emailing Mick

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Willesden Johnny Walker Road Race 18-9-16













road-race2016-13A few pictures,the winners and some helpers!!

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Willesden Road Races


Here is report of the club road races held at Little Milton in Oxfordshire yesterday.

Matt Cronshaw(Madison Genesis) is holding the cup
Joshua Lawless (PMR) in silver position
Rhys Howells (Richardson Trek)-Bronze.
Also in the photo is Jayne Paine the organiser of the events wearing a Willesden vest and Gladys Purdy (Club President) who presented the medals.

In the Dulcie Walker Memorial Race for 3/4 category riders ,which was held in the morning.James Kingsley(Watford Velo Sport)was the winner,Second David Watson(Ride Coventry) Third place Will Holland (Lovello Cinelli RT) all of whom received medals.

Saturday evening Rich Cooper rode in the Vets Category for the first time in the West Drayton Mountain Bike event,aptly named, Exposure Night of the Nobby Tread, and finished in an excellent 6th position.

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Club Runs September – November 2016

The Club Runs list for September to November 2016 is now available here WCC-Club-Runs-Sept-Nov 2016club run

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WCC Road Race Day Time Table

Willesden Cycling Club – Road Races
Race Day Time Table – Sunday, 18th September 2016

Dulcie Walker Memorial Road Race

(Regional B, Band 4: 3/4/W/J)

Start 9:30am
(sign-on 8.30am to 9:00am)

* * * Prizes from 1st to 15th * * *

John Walker Trophy Road Race
120 km

(National B, Band 2: E/1/2)

Start 01:30pm
(sign-on 12:15pm to 1:00pm)

* * * Prizes from 1st to 15th ***

The Course

WCC RR Course 2015

  • The anticlockwise circuit starts on the A329, north of Little Milton, heading south through the village.
  • It then turns east onto the B480 at Stadhampton, running south-east past the southern boundary of Chalgrove Airfield.
  • The route the turns left off the B480 on to an unclassified road, heading north-east to Stoke Talmage, crossing Haseley Brook and then passing under the M40 before turning north-west onto the A40 (Tetsworth High Street).
  • The circuit continues west along the A40, crossing the finish line that is approximately 200m to the east of the junction of the A40 with the A329.
  • The route then turns south-west, back over the M40, then along the A329 to complete the lap in Little Milton.
  • There are no significant climbs to negotiate.

Race HQ and Sign-on

The Race HQ is at –

The Pine Lodge,
Little Milton Village Hall,
Thame Road,
Little Milton,
OX44 7PZ

WCC Race HQ - The Pine Lodge, Little Milton

Vital Race Day Information

  • Sign On : Please sign on at least 30 minutes before the start of the race. Failure to do so may result in the race organiser giving your number to a reserve rider.
  • Parking: Please ensure that you park only in the field adjacent to the Village Hall/Race HQ. The main car park will be reserved for official race vehicles only.
  • Race Detritus: OK, so this is a posh name for rubbish. Please take away all of your junk. Empty gel packs should be put back in your pocket after use – please do not litter.
  • Finish line: Sorry but we need to keep this as clear as a whistle for the safety of everyone. So please go straight to the HQ after the finish of the race – please do not wait for friends at the finish line.
  • Catering : The fabulous Nici and Debbie will be providing the now legendary race catering. The array of delicious fare will include tea, coffee, sandwiches, plus cakes, cakes and more cakes!

Race History and Trophies

The Willesden Cycling Club was founded in 1927 and our annual road race day is one of the premier events in our calendar. On race day we will have two trophies to contest, they are –

The “John Walker” Trophy

This is a E/1/2 Road race and is the main event of the day.

The winner will have their name engraved on the the prestigious and impressive trophy, which is a salute to a much loved club member, Mr John Walker.

John Walker was a great wit and raconteur in the Willesden CC and for many years he was the Master of Ceremonies at our annual club dinner. John was an avid jazz fan and his bike was badged up as a Stan Getz to honour the great American jazz saxophonist. John was also a creative and artistic person who had a talent for airbrushing incredibly intricate and dark satanic designs on to custom motorbikes.

John Walker Trophy – previous winners

2015 Tristan Robbins – Madison Gesesis

2014 Elliot Porter, JLD Condor

2013 Lewis Atkins, Pedal Heaven RT

2012 Matt Cronshaw, Node 4 Giordana RT

2010 David Mclean, Velosport Pasta Montegrappa

2009 Marcin Bialoblocki, Wilier Live to Ride

2008 Dan Staite, Python Racing Team

2007 Clive Nicholls

2006 Race cancelled

2005 Robert Hud, Bioagrico Fabelec Selexion

2004 Colin Roshier, Team Quest

2003 Danny Axford, Arctic Tacx RT

2002 Mark Lovatt, Compensation Group RT

2001 Justin Hoy, Evans Cycles RT

2000 Danny Axford, Arctic Tacx RT

1999 Gordon McCauley, Kingsnorth International Wheelers

1998 George Rose, Cardiff JIF


The “Dulcie Walker” Memorial Road Race

This is a 3/4/W/J race to identify the stars of tomorrow. The winner will have their name

engraved on the “Dulcie Walker Poniard” (a ceremonial tapered knife). Dulcie Walker was John Walker’s mother. She is also remembered as a quite a character and is thought to be the first woman to hold a motor cycle licence in the UK.

Previous winners –

2015 Luke Souter – Shutte Velo Rapide

2014  Alexander Evangelidis. London Dynamo

2013 Tim Edwards, LBRCC

2012 Richard Stanton, Arbis LLP Roy Pink Cycles

2010 Roger Prior, Zappi’s Cycling Club

2009 Thomas Moore, Cambridge University CC

2008 Ben De Wet

2007 Roy Chaimberlain, Alpha Road Club

2006 Race cancelled

2005 John Wager

2004 Marc Freullet, Team Quest

2003 Thomas Wright, Oxford City RC

2002 Simon Henley, Evans RT

2001 Ashlet Freeman

2000 Adam Henley, Team Milton Keynes

1999 Martin Freeman, Wills Wheels CC

Event Details

Event URN:
Start Date:
Sun, 18th Sep 2016
Event Type:
Road (Competitive)
Little Milton Village Hall, Thame Road, Little Milton, Oxfordshire, OX44 7PZ
Central Road Race League
Entry close date
Mon, 5th Sep 2016
Event Organiser:
Jayne Paine
Cheques payable to:
enter online at British Cycling
Online entry method:
Organiser selects entrants



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HELP !!!!!!!!!


I am desperately short of volunteers – please, please help.

A small number of people have volunteered so far and that is super…… but it is not enough unfortunately.

Altogether I need:
2 people on teas/cakes/sandwiches (now sorted)
5 drivers
2 photofinish/finish line
2 sign on
20 marshals

Also signs need to be put out/taken in

I need to assure the commissaires/police by this Friday that we have the manpower for a safe race otherwise it will be cancelled.

Jayne Paine – Road Race Keeper

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Stuart “Hippy” Birnie 10 TT Record

Hippy set a club record of 19:54 for 10 TT over the Bank holiday weekend. Completing the course at an average speed of 30.2mph

Hippy now possesses an impressive set of club records that span distances of 10, 15, 25, 20, 50 and 100 miles, plus the 12hr and 24hr…. oh and he is pretty nippy riding across continents too!

Please read Hippy’s engaging article on his latest record here.


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A Riverside Report

Riverside 2 Riverside Ride Report

I had been watching the weather forecast all week and the spell of nice weather brought in a flurry of entries in the last 2 weeks. Wednesday 17th August started well with bright sunshine seeing 62 riders off from Jenner’s cafe in Maidenhead. We beat our record for a midweek ride as last year we had only 47 riders!!


There were riders and bikes of all shapes, sizes and ages, most of which managed around the course. It was good to see many of the regulars rolling up for another Riverside 2 Riverside and also many new faces as well. Thanks to Ian and Annie Birch who gathered up a crowd of Hillingdon CC and to Graham of Redhill CC who made it their midweek ride. It was great to see a good turnout of Willesden riders 12 or so in all.CIMG0337[1]

Thanks also to Gladys andRon Purdy for coming to see the ride in at Jenners. A big thank you to John and Mick, I couldn’t do it without you

Thanks for all your support guys. CIMG0330[1]The ride saw many ups, the biggest and best being Turville Hill and a few downs before reaching our 2nd riverside cafe in Benson. We had a few DNF mainly due to the heat. I think most people enjoyed it despite the heat and Turville Hill.

Anne Mograby – R2R organiser

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Club Meeting – Friday 2 September

Club monthly meeting will take place after Friday night training at 8.00 p.m in the Club House of Hillingdon Cycle Circuit, Minet Park on Friday 2 September.  

The main topic of discussion will be the Road Race, so we would appreciate seeing old and new members at the meeting.

Club officers who are unable to attend please send me your apologies and a report if you have one.  Many thanks.

Wendy Mears  

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Club Track Champs 2016

The Club Track Champs are on Saturday 3rd September at Welwyn start time 2pm. All welcome bike hire available you must have ridden on the track before. Ladies Gents Senior Junior and School boy and Girl champs to be decided. Come along you may become a club track champ.

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Club run 28 August

In a change to our published programme, the club run on 28 August will be to Wokingham Farm cafe.


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Transcontinental Bike Race 2016

Stuart/Hippy has crossed the finish line of the Transcontinental Race* at  00:16:54 AM (CEST) Wednesday 11th August. Total distance was covered was 3562.8 km in 12 days 1 hr 02min.

Chapeau Hippy the Beer Cat!!


* The Transcontinental Race (TCR) is an annual, self-supported, ultra-distance cycling race across Europe. It is one of the world’s toughest ultra-endurance races.

Aside from some short obligatory sections riders are free to choose their own route, which runs from the start in Geraardsbergen, Belgium to Çanakkale, Turkey. However riders have to pass through controls in Clermont-Ferrand, France, the  Furka Pass, Switzerland, Passo di Giau, Italy and the Durmitor Massif, Montenegro.

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Results Round up

The ladies have the headlines this week.
Jayne Paine took the gold medal in the National Women’s Road Race over 4 laps of a 15 mile circuit at Quainton on Sunday (After having been to a wedding and getting only 3hours sleep!)

Gill Reynolds gained the National Vets Age Record over 15 miles when she rode in the CC Breckland 15 mile event recording 38.05 which is also a new club record. In the Shaftesbury 25 her time of 1.03.39 gave her the London Vets Ladies Age record.

Other events ridden this week include the Cronos 10 in which Pete Cookson recorded 23.37,Gill 25.28,London Vets 10 – Pete 24.58,Gill 26.55 and Brian Moon 30.02. On Tuesday evening she rode in the Bicester 10 mile circuit of Weston on the Green Airport and her time of 27.24 placed her as the 2nd fastest lady vet.

Now for the Track results.
Alex Pierce rode at Welwyn on Friday evening finishing 2nd in the 10 lap A scratch race and 4th in the elimination race.

Gladys Joy Purdy

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Audax: Riverside to Riverside 118km – August 17th

Many of you may know this ride, previously organised by Mick Hill and John Tipping. It really does show the best of 3 counties Berkshire, Bucks and Oxfordshire.

Starting at Jenner’s cafe there are a few ups at Marlow and Turville before the great descent down to Watlington. The ride goes through some pretty villages before half way stop at the riverside in Benson. The second half of the ride takes you across open farmland at Ipsden and visits the Maharajah’s Well at Stoke Row. Going through Henley sees you on the home strait back to Maidenhead via Knowl Hill, Fifield and the Fat Duck in Bray.

I will be away the week before the ride so won’t be sending out route sheets then.
Enter soon or I’m happy to take entries on the line.

A cheap day out £4 to Audax/ CTC members.



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Jayne Paine 2016 Master’s Criterium Champion!

Photos by Huw Williams

Jayne Payne rode at Crystal Palace and finished in 4th place.

She then went to the Milton Keynes Bowl on Saturday to take part in the Master’s Criterium Championships.

She took the Gold medal in the combined 30+40+age group and was 2nd in the 40+ race.


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Welwyn Track League

Friday didn’t get off to a great start. Early afternoon it was raining so Chris and Darryl (newly accredited!) decided to ride the club session at Hillingdon instead. Connor, Alex and I got to the track ready to go and it was dry! Alex forgot his pedals so after asking around for anyone who might carry a spare he went home.

In the opening scratch we both missed out and Connor placed 4th in the block pursuit. In the Devil I won with Connor just missing the sprint lap finishing 4th. The 10-mile followed where the “plan” was to try and jump on to the back of the As, no one quite made it but I got another prime!

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Hippy starts PEDAL ED Transcontinental Race No.4

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Stuart Birnie starts the transcontinental race today.
Its a single stage, unsupported 3700km race from Belgium to Turkey.
Bon courage indeed!

You can track him live here (rider 142): http://trackleaders.com/transconrace16

Race info: http://www.transcontinental.cc/

Checkpoints, etc: https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=19cCxWLbuyzbNGX4rgZJPfxMDn0M

Twitter Hashtag – #tcrno4

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Willesden become Central Region Champions at Reading GP

We had a strong team sign on for the Reading GP on Saturday. Our primary goal was to do well in the Team Pursuit. (ie. a well paced and clean ride) Darryl Lusardi was our man-one followed by Connor Woodford, Alex Pierce and myself with Chris Kelly as first reserve.

We rode the endurance events; a 12 lap scratch, 12-lap points and 20km scratch. The field was strong and we didnt make the podium in any of them but a load of fun to ride and it was great to have so many friendly wheels to follow.


The team pursuit directly followed the points race so we planned to sit in for that. We faced Twickenham CC in the back straight.

The Central Region Team Pursuit Championships is incorperated in this event so if we came home faster than the Twickenham we would win the title. No pressure then!

Tony Woodford was on hand and gave us a game plan and coach us through the race from the home straight. In the end it was well paced, the four of us stuck together till the very end when Alex dropped off after doing a full lap turn.

We caught Twickenham with a few laps remaining and won the Regional Title!

We are awaiting our time and full results, will update when they come through.

Nice work Willesden!

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Stuart Birnie Breaks 50 Mile Club Record!

Stuart has broken Pete Cookson’s 1995 50 mile record of 1:50:13!

Hippy came home in 1:47:18 taking nearly 3 minutes off the record that stood for over ten years. The time placed him 21st in the BCDA event.

This leaves just the 10-mile record for Hippy to crack and he will have the full set!

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Weekend TT Results

In spite of the heat and sometimes windy conditions as well,the club’s time trialists were in action last week.

Gill Reynolds recorded 26.01 in the London Vets 10 at Tring on Wednesday. Brian Moon also rode in the event and finished in 29.08.

On Saturday in the CC Islington 10 at Broughboro Pete Cookson finished in 25.10 and Brian Moon in 29.14

Gill didn’t ride at Newbury as heavy traffic made it too difficult to reach the start

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