Alex back on form at the Velodrome

Alex Pierce rode in the special event night at Stratford on the 23rd Feb and had a fine win in the Sprinters 6 lap dash. He also come third in the sprinters course de primes. Alex has been off form for a while but is now coming back to full fitness ready for the summer season.

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Club Runs March-May 2015

In astonishing news just in, it appears that a new club runs list has emerged.  A team of archaeologists and other world-experts are now examining it to establish whether it is authentic.  There are one or two new destinations on the list which suggest it could be a figment of someone’s imagination.  Judge for yourself by downloading the Word document here.

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Monthly Meeting on Friday 6 March

Monthly meeting to be held in the Club House of Hillingdon Cycle Circuit, Minet Park this Friday 6th March at 8.00 p.m. after turbo training.

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Results from Glad – Hippy wins a short TT!

1-02-Combine 10 1-3-15 (9)At the West London Combine 10 mile event yesterday, Stuart Birnie, who last year took the world’s 24 hour championship, finished in first place in a field of 120 riders with a time of 21mins 58 seconds. Nick Mc Cullough finished in 26.01, Annie Birch 32.25, Mick Paddington 33.01 and Ray Kelly 34.21.

You can read Stuart’s report here.

After 2 months off with a broken thumb Rich Cooper rode in the Southern XC Round 1 event at Black Park finishing in 26th place.

John Williams,, having a rest from his bike ,took part in the Wormwood Scrubs Park run and his time of 29minutes put him in 21st place overall and 2nd in his age group.

Our track riders had a rest as the Revolution Series was taking place at Stratford.

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Combine 10 1-3-15

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3-Combine 10 1-3-15 (12)A really good morning for the Thicket 10, and out of 120 riders our Stuart
Birnie won it!!Here are all the photos of our riders (I hope)

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Willesden CC Condor Support Races – 3 May 2015

Willesden Condor Support Race

We are  delighted to announce the Willesden will be putting on both Youth and 3/4 Cat races in support of the Condor London 3-Day race series at Hillingdon Circuit.

Willesden racers are expected to ride if they can. Lets show them what we have!

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Ray is also looking for helpers on the day. In order to run a safe and successful event we will need friendly sign on staff, a crack catering team and marshals. If you can help out in any way please email Ray Kelly.

Event: Willesden CC Condor Support Races
Date: 3 May 2015
Time: Youth 10am / 11:45  3 & 4th Cats
Venue: Hillingdon Circuit

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Velodrome Session Video and Photos

On Saturday the velodrome was full of Willesden green once again. Evidence provided by Kulvinder, Ian and Derek
Thanks to Tony Woodford for organising and John / Vyv for helping out.

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Mountain Biking In Italy

Hi Ray,
Sorry I didn’t get back to you about meeting up on a bike somewhere. I’ve had a few issues with my back, hip and knee – apprently due to sitting down at a desk too much! I’m confined at the moment to the turbo and swimming.
Anyway, I thought I’d send you this link about mountain biking in Piemonte. When I had my house there (sold in 2011, unfortunately), Guiseppe Rossi – one of the organisers for this MTB project – was my next door neighbour. He and his family were extremely pleasant and friendly neighbours to have and Guiseppe is a very keen and committed cyclist and cycling organiser. He has run numerous cycle training courses for children and young people over a number of years and for awhile had a purpose-built MTB course on the hill next to his house.
Would Willesden be happy to place a link on the website for ‘Cycling and Hiking In Piemonte’? I can highly recommend both the area (Province of Asti, near Acqui Terme) for its cycling terrain (perfect for both MTB and road) and the expertise and skill of Guiseppe and his colleagues. In addition to this, Piemonte is famed for its cuisine and wines and there are numerous excellent restaurants and vineyards close to where Guiseppe lives.
There are plenty of places to stay nearby, whether at small hotels or ‘Agriturismos’ – usually wine producers who also have accommodation.
Access is good too, with airports at Milan, Turin and Genoa 1.5 to 2 hours drive away.
Let me know if you need any more information.
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Velodrome Session Saturday 21st February

Find attached list of riders and the groups you are in. Also programme for the day.

Please arrive in good time we are on the track from 13.00 to 15.00.

We will be allowed in the track centre 30 mins before our start time.

Cost is £12.00 for senior club members. £5.00 for 18s and under and £15.00 for Guest riders.

You can hire bikes at the velodrome this is nothing to do with the club.

Please make sure you have cycling kit track mitts and a helmet without a visor.

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What a smashing year 2014 was!

Many of you will have seen this on the big screen at the dinner but I thought I would put it online for everyone to see all the great stuff we have been up to in 2014.

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Track Results from Stratford 12th Feb

Another good night for the Willesden at the Olympic  velodrome  last Thursday.  The team of Marianne Harding, Jayne Paine, Tom Zittel , Alex Pierce and Connor Woodford achieved some great results. Jayne come 2nd in the points race, 3rd in the elimination race, 4th in the 40 lap scratch and 5th in the 30 lap. Tom showed a return to the form he had last year coming 3rd in the elimination and 5th in the 30 lap. Connor once more in top form came 1st in the 30 lap, 2nd in the elimination, 3rd in the points race and 5th in the 40 lap scratch. Connor leads the track league with 2 meetings to go
and Jayne is equal 2nd in the ladies league
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Séan’s photos from the Dinner

Séan Bannister was kind enough to send over a few more great photos from this year’s annual dinner!

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Reminder: Pub Run, Thurs 19 February

Hi folks

A friendly reminder that our Pub Run will be next Thursday, 19 February. Hope to see you there! Full details below.


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Event: Pub Run
Date: Thurs 19 Feberuary 2015
Time: 8:00pm onwards
Venue: Coach and Horses Pub, 1 High Road, Ickenham, Middlesex UB10 8LJ

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Tomorrow: Willesden Track Team at Lee Valley


Tomorrow night we have a large team racing at Lee Valley Velodrome. A great opportunity to support the green jersey and watch some exciting racing!

Everything kicks off at 7pm with the 30 lap scratch followed by a packed program of 11 events.

Connor Woodford is leading the Men’s C league at the moment with Alex Pierce 21st overall and Gildas Braine 31st.

Jayne Paine currently sits in 3rd overall for the women. Only a few points separate her from 2nd place, Keira McVitty, so there will be plenty to watch! (full standings here)

The Velodrome can be easily reached by tube (Stratford Station) or if you are driving there is a free car park just outside.

Up the Willesden!

Event: Lee Valley Track League
Date: Thursday 12 February
Time: 7:00pm start
Venue: Lee Valley Velodrome
Entry: £2.50

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2015 Time Trial Season starts here !

Hello everyone and welcome to the 2015 time trial season !

One bit of news for this year, we have raised the fee for entries to £5 per race. Remember once you enter, whether you race on the day or not, you will still need to pay. If whatever reason you enter and can’t compete, as long as you give me enough notice and I can get you withdrawn from the start sheet you won’t need to pay. Basically if your name is on the start sheet, you pay.

Has it only be 4 months since our last event of 2014? Time has flown by and I am hoping you’ve all been on those turbo trainers and braving the weather to put in the miles.

Entries are now being taken for the first event of the season , which as usual is held on the Maidenhead thicket course on March 1st . It could be raining, it could be snowing and windy. But as all of you who have competed the last few years, it is rarely warm and probably at least two of the conditions I mentioned.
If you could let me have you entry by February 20th along with your personal best for a 10 mile time trial and I can get you on the start sheet.


Mick Paddington
Willesden CC Time Trial Sec

Email me to enter

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Willesden Reliability – this Sunday 15 Feb


TDU 2015The 2015 Willesden Reliability takes place on Sunday 15 February. 9.30 AM START at The Guide Hut, Community Close Ickenham as usual.

Entry costs £10 for either the 100 or 60 km rides and includes refreshment. £3 for youth riders (parental consent forms required).

The route for each ride will be the same as 2014.
100km map and GPX file
60km route and GPX file

The 100km route will be sign posted and both distances will have route sheets available at sign in.

Fingers crossed for the great weather that we had last year.

Event: Willesden Reliability
Date: Sunday 15 February
Time: 9:00am for a 9:30 start
Venue: The Guide Hut, Community Close Ickenham
Entry: £10 (60/100km) inc Refreshments – £3 youth riders with parental consent

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Under 18’s section on the website

I have recently updated the Under 18’s section on the website. There is some important information for Under 18 riders along with a brief description of the clubs development programme and under 23 racing team.

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2015 Time trial dates now on the website

This years West London Combine dates are confirmed and on the website. Willesden will be the organising club for the April 26th event. Entries will open soon for the first event on March 1st

Mick Paddington – Willesden TT Secretary

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List of Riders for Willesden session at Stratford 21st February 2015

List of riders for Stratford on 21st February 2015. Please let me know ASAP if you can not attend or you think you should be on the list.

Hannah Keating, Sean Bannister, Connor Woodford, Ray Kelly, Graham Simpson,

Jayne Paine, Kye Lewis, Roger Woodford, Darryl Lusardi, Alex Pierce, Gildas Braine,

Ryan Finestone, Rod Woodford, Richard Jorome, Adam Huddle, John Williams,

Sam Grant, Halil Mehmed, Derek Hewins, Stuart Hewins, John Wheatley, Tom Zittel

Josh Copley, Marcus Jackson-Baker, Simon Wicks, Marianne Harding, Ray George,

Danny Simpson, Natasha Hambleton-Grey, Vincent Hambleton-Grey, Maurice Hewins,


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