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 able to help or have a recommendation as to how they may be able to recruit someone suitable, please contact their secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Valley Velo Park in London. Your club will be able to ride any of over 200 new bikes from the likes of Pinarello, Cannondale, BMC, 3T and more, on the purpose-built circuit.
> We want to offer you and your club an exclusive discounted ticket at just £35 for our event on Saturday/Sunday 18th/19th May. This applies to standard price tickets only, and includes the following:
> – Coffee and a delicious hot lunch
> – A Cyclist goody bag worth over £30
> – A chance to test out the latest clothing from our sponsor, ASSOS of Switzerland
> More information can be found on our event website here: https://cyclisttrackdays.com/live/en/page/home
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 late 80s and he died as the result of a colliding with a parked van when out on his bike. He rode in most major audax events and had a host of audax palmares. When he wasn’t riding himself, he was expertly photographing events. He managed to make time to edit one edition each year of Arrivee, Audax UK’s magazine. He was also a thoroughly likeable man.
http://www.eastsurreyctc.co.uk/pages/TimWainwright.htm is a very good tribute to Tim.
There are two bikes: BOTH HAVE NOW BEEN SOLD!
Mercian Flam Red
- £195 ono
- 23 1/2″ Touring / Audax bike frame no suggests 1986 built
- 531 respray sticker -probably 531 db or similar
- Campag triple 46/42/26. 9sp STI 13- 28
- Shimano hubs & brakes. Wheels run true
- Campag 27.2 seat pin
Mercian red bike
small ding to top tube otherwise perfectly straight
- 23 1/2″ Audax Frame no suggests 1974 built. All straight
- £175 ono
- 531 respray sticker as above.
- SR chainset 48/42/26
- 7sp bar end 13 – 28
- Campag hubs. Shimano brakes / gear mechs.
- Campag 27.2 seat pin
Shorter blue bike
Both ready to run. Would make excellent winter / commuting bikes
Tim’s friend Paul Coan is dealing with the sale. If you are interested please contact him at paulcoan at hotmail.co.uk
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.
The West London CA 25 was held on 7th April. Jaysel recorded a 1.08.58. A great ride considering he rode the 32 miles out to the event into a headwind! The conditions were cool and foggy. Gill managed a 1.22.27 – a slow time but a lot of effort went into it. Brian Moon and Ray Green and Derek were out to support he Willesden Riders. Casey Matthews was unable to start due to illness.
The next West London CA 25 is on the 19th May. The Willesden is down to help the Twickenham with the marshalling. If you can help with the marshalling please let Gill know. We are no longer running the 50 so helping marshalling this 25 is not too much to ask.
If members want to ride the event on the 19th May can they let Gill know (07594435107 or email@example.com)) by 12th May.
As the Willesden members will be either marshalling or riding this event – the club run destination has been changed to the Coffee Shop at Aston Clinton.
If any one has any ideas for a club run destination (or want to lead one) can they let me know. Gill
I spotted this posting on the Willesden Local History Society. It is from a newspaper said to have been published in 1888. Note the time the club run starts.
Anyone have any further information on the Willenden Rovers?
I am part of the team that organise the Samaritans Cycle Ride in West Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.
We are a stone’s throw away from London. I am contacting all the cycling clubs I can find and ask them to tell their members of our charity cycling event.
The Samaritans Cycle Sportive is now in its third year and is firmly established as one of the best value sportive events in the Chilterns and is situated on London’s doorstep. With all proceeds going to the Chiltern Samaritans.
All entrants completing any of the 3 routes will receive a free glass of local Ale, a free burger, a shiny medal and during the ride, enjoy wonderful free feed stations and to take in the glorious Chilterns area of outstanding natural beauty scenery together with chipped timing. (the chipped timing will also put riders into Gold, Silver or Bronze for their times/age). Tickets from only £15 !!
The Samaritans Cycle Charity sportive consists of 3 routes, 20, 50 & 80 miles. The 50 & 80 mile routes include the infamous Whiteleaf Hill and the Whiteleaf Challenge when the fastest of the day will get the Whiteleaf Challenge trophy.
All three routes have excellent route management, which includes chip timing, gpx file, signage and marshals on the day.
I am also part of Amersham Cycling club and other members of the team are Wycombe Cycling Club, so any events you need promoting to other clubs, please contact me and we can distribute to our clubs and advertise them on our websites.
We are also on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/samaritanscycle/
Once again British Cycling is offering affiliated clubs the chance to apply for team entries for the Ride London event due to take place on Sunday 4th August 2019.
Team categories can be all men, all women or mixed (two men and two women). There are places for 300 teams in the British Cycling Club Challenge. If the demand from clubs for team entries is greater than the available places, entries will be awarded on a proportional basis, based on the number of British Cycling members at each club followed by a random draw, if required.
Ray Kelly will be managing the team entries for the Willesden CC. So please contact him immediately for your place on one of our teams. Ray’s email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ray will be making our team application shortly, so you have no time to lose!!
WILLESDEN CYCLING CLUB – CLUB RUNS 2019
March – June
All runs leave Shane’s Nursery, 29 Oxfod Road, Denham @ 09:30, unless otherwise stated.
3 March – Velolife, Warren row – NB: WLCA “10”
10 March – Cheddington
17 March – Craft Centre, Wokingham – NB: WLCA “25”
24 March – Red Lion, Bradenham
31 March – Hellfire Caves
7 April – Ivinghoe – NB: WLCA “25”
14 April – Chinnor Railway
21 April – Farm Cafe, Binfield
28 April – Velolife, Warren row
5 May – Seale
12 May – Espresso Lounge, Tring
19 May – Billingbear – NB: WLCA “25”
26 May – Dinton Pastures
2 June – Lookout, Bracknell
9 June – Cafe Twit
16 June – Quainton
23 June – Fairoakes Airfield, Chobham
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.
The main route is 114km (71 miles) whilst the shorter route is 79km (49 miles). The rides follow two challenging routes, starting in Redbourn (AL3 7PP). The main route has 6 significant climbs including Whiteleaf, Wardrobes, Wigginton Lane and New Road. The course is not particularly difficult but it is a tough test, making it a good training ride for the early Spring. The shorter route misses out Whiteleaf and Wardrobes, but has the added benefit of including The Crong!
Registration from 8.00am for departures from 9.00am, leaving in waves of 15 (max).
HQ address: Redbourn Recreation Centre, 75 Dunstable Rd, Redbourn AL3 7PP
Entry fee in advance £8, £10 on the day (if available)
If anyone wants to ride the West London Combine 10 on Knowl Hill on Sunday 3rd March can they let Gill Reynolds know by 24th February. Contact (email@example.com).Tele:07594435107@.
Please intend to ride when you enter as the club pays your entry fees.
The organiser of this event is looking for marshals so if you cannot ride but are able to marshal or make a cake then please let Gill know
All club members have been emailed or posted an invite for the AGM and a survey to complete. If you have not received either message please email me (not other means of contact, please) at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send them on to you.
Jim Love was the Willesden President for many years and he contacted me because he has in his possession a large number of slides and photos of the Willesden dating back to the 1920’s. He was wondering whether there is anyone in the Club who knows how to transfer these historical items into a format for the 21st century. Let me know if someone could help, I am sure the Club will cover any expenses.
Stuart Birnie dropped a line to say he’d recorded a new personal best (and therefore a new club record) at the Acme Wheelers (Rhondda) CC 25 mile time-trial on May 20th. His time was 49:43. Chapeau!!
Proviz Sports who make Hi-Viz sports products are offering a 15% discount to club members. The discount code is WillesdenCC15 and is applicable across all products on www.provizsports.com on an ongoing basis.
This notice is not an endorsement by Willesden CC of Proviz or their products and WCC will not involve itself in the event of a dispute between you and Proviz.