Willesden Audax Day!!!

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Anne Mograby is running two Audax rides for us on SUNDAY 14TH MAY 17. Both starting from Jenners Cafe in Maidenhead (See map here)

Many of you will know these rides, as previously organised by Mick Hill and John Tipping and also ran by Ian Oliver in 2015.

You have two rides to choose from –

“10 BRIDGES” – Starts at 9:00am
1 ride – 2 cafes, 1 river, 10 Thames bridges (100km)
It really does show the best of the river Thames. Starting at Jenner’s cafe there are a few ups to Marlow, then to Hambleden, Henley and Sonning. The ride goes through some pretty villages before half way stop at Dinton Pastures. The second half of the ride takes towards Ascot and through the Great Park. On the home strait back to Maidenhead you visit Datchet, Eton and the Fat Duck in Bray.

“KAF TO KAF” – Start time 10:00am
1 ride – 2 cafes (62km)
If you fancy doing something a bit shorter then the 62km Kaf to Kaf is for you. Starting at Jenner’s cafe there is one climb up to Pinkneys Green. The ride goes through some pretty villages before half way stop at Dinton Pastures. The second half of the ride takes towards Ascot and back to Maidenhead via Fifield and Bray.

Anne is happy to take entries on the line. It is an excellent value for money day at only £4 per person (for Audax/ CTC members). There is a small extra insurance charge for non-Audax/CTC riders wishing to take part.

Thanks and Anne hopes to see you all there.

 

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Club runs April – June 2017

The club runs list IS HERE

Let the rejoicing commence.

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TIM WAINWRIGHT’S FUNERAL – 4 APRIL 2017

Tim’s funeral will take place at 11.15 am on 4 April 2017 in The East Chapel, Croydon Crematorium.

There are two entrance addresses to the Crematorium, either one will take you to the large car park close to the Chapel.  They are :-

            Mitcham Road, Croydon CRO 3AA (Post code for SatNav)

            Thornton Road, Croydon CR7 6BB (Post code for SatNav)

No flowers please but Donations in memory of Tim can be made to the British Heart Foundation if you so wish.  Cheques with Tim’s name on the back made payable to the Charity or cash may be left in the collection plate under the direction of the Funeral Directors, J B Shakespeare, as you leave the Chapel.   Alternatively cheques may be sent c/o J B Shakespeare Ltd, 67 George Street, Croydon CR0 1LD payable to the Charity.

After the service you are warmly invited for refreshments in St John’s Church Hall, Upper Selsdon Road, South Croydon, CR2 8DD.   There is a large car park at the rear of the church and street parking nearby.

PLEASE LET RAY KELLY IF YOU WILL BE ATTENDING TIM’S FUNERAL SO THAT HE CAN LET PAULINE KNOW NUMBERS FOR THE PURPOSE OF CATERING.

 

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Tim Wainwright’s Funeral

Tim WainwrightTim’s funeral will be held at 11:15am on Tuesday 4th April 2017.

Update 18th March 2017

Tim’s funeral will be held at the East Chapel, Croydon Crematorium. There are two entrance addresses to the Crematorium, either one will take you to the large car park close to the Chapel. They are –

            Mitcham Road, Croydon CRO 3AA (Post code for SatNav)

            Thornton Road, Croydon CR7 6BB (Post code for SatNav)

No flowers please but Donations in memory of Tim can be made to the British Heart Foundation if you so wish. Cheques with Tim’s name on the back made payable to the Charity or cash may be left in the collection plate under the direction of the Funeral Directors, J B Shakespeare, as you leave the Chapel. Alternatively cheques may be sent c/o J B Shakespeare Ltd, 67 George Street, Croydon CR0 1LD payable to the Charity.

 John Davies

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West London Combine 25 Mile Time Trial March 19th – Open for entries

All

I am now taking entries for the above time trial of the season. This is a 25 mile race on March 19th , first rider will be off at 8am.

The course is the Amersham road HQ is Great Missenden memorial hall

Please let me know your personal best for a 25 if you have raced before.

Regards

Mick Paddington

Willesden CC TT Sec

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You can now pay for your subs via Direct Debit!

To make your lives easier we have just introduced a direct debit system. This will save you remembering to pay your subs for 2018 and following years, as the money will simply be taken from your account on New Years Day. Cancelling is easy too!

Remember: NO MONEY WILL BE TAKEN until January next year!

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Tim Wainwright

More sad news – Tim Wainwright died in a collision whilst out riding last Wednesday, the 1st.   He had been a member in the Willesden for years and was a keen audax rider taking part in PBP many times wearing our Willesden shirt, and his work with Arrivee was well known.  I was chatting with him at Mike Ellison’s memorial gathering, and thought how well and fit he looked; such a gent with a lovely smiling face.  Our condolences go to Pauline and his family.

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General Club Meeting – Friday 3 March 2017

The Willesden is having its first General Club Meeting of the year this Friday 3 March at Minet Park in the Club House.  It starts at 8.00 p.m. immediately after Ray’s Turbo Session, so let’s make an effort to get to both of these things.  All are welcome.

Wendy Mears

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The Willesden Reliability Ride

103 riders set off and 91 came back. The rider feedback has generally been very positive. This was due to all the help I, the organiser, got. The excellent catering organised by Vyv Baker and Janice Kelly, aided by John Davies, Paul and Sylvene Baxter and Sue Palmer. Ray Kelly and Stuart Birnie manned check-in. Tony Flynn and Wendy and Jim Mears put up the navigation arrows the day before. I take sole responsibility for choosing Jungle Green Camouflage as an arrow colour – it increased ride challenge, but perhaps not in a good way. Finally, a thanks for the help and advice from Ray and Wendy that allowed me to get the ride off the ground quickly.

There were four time bands for riders to attempt ride within and the lists below show who made it. If you were back just in time, but lingered outside HQ for  a while you might not show up.

100Km  3hours 30 Minutes

Roger Fowkes  Reg Stone

100Km  4 Hours 30 Minutes

Chris Abraham   Daniel Bingham   Ian Birch   Will Blackham
Amit Chauhan   Dragos Colbeanu   Chris Denman   Andy Flint
Dave Gayler   Des Gayler   Allen Huish   Mateusz Kolodziej
Agne Kudirkaite   Ross McArthur   Ian Nissenbaum  Jon Nunney
Russell O’Malley   Duncan Radbourne   Thomas Saminaden
Darren Smith   Bill Stringer   Russell Tamplin   Craig Wilkie
Marc Wilmot   Mick Fuller

100Km  5 Hours 30 Minutes

Karrie Archer   Kevin Hurley   Mark Lawrie

50Km 2 Hours 30 Minutes

Verity Allsopp  Dean Ashton   Anne Bennett   Dave Brown
Patrick Bucek   Paul Buckland   Mick Clark   James Edwards
Tania Halban   Marianne Harding   Richard Hutt   Chris Kelly
Justin King   Greg Lawes   Martin Long   Peter Manley
Andrew Mears   James Mears   Graham Pettitt   Gill Reynolds
Elisabeth Sullivan   John Wheatley   Ray Kelly

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West London Combine 10 Mile Time Trial March 5th – Open for entries

All

I am now taking entries for the first club time trial of the season. This is a 10 mile race on March 5th , first rider will be off at 08.30.
The course is the Maidenhead thicket course H10/2. HQ is at the usual place of Knowl Hill.
Please let me know your personal best for a 10 if you have raced before.
Regards
Mick Paddington
Willesden CC TT Sec
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REMINDER – Subs are due

Subs were due by 31 January 2017.

If you would like to rejoin, please send your subs via the following methods:

Direct into the bank:    TSB Harrow, Account no. 00106568, Sort Code 77-70-72                           OR (if you prefer the cheque option), please raise cheque to Willesden Cyling Club and send to:

Liz Creese
39 Bridgewater Road
South Ruislip
Middlesex
HA4 0ED

Many thanks.

 

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Willesden Reliability – help please

Help needed!!! The Reliability is next Sunday (19th) and I need assistance on Saturday to put out the arrows and help registering riders on the Sunday – which would still let you ride the 50K. Please respond to WillesdenReliability@Hotmail.com

http://www.willesdencyclingclub.co.uk/calendar/reliability-rides/

 

 

 

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Mike the Bike

Mike Ellison on the 100km “Brass Monkey” Audax in 2007, as pictured by Tim Wainwright.

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REMINDER – MEMORIAL GATHERING FOR MIKE ELLISON

Reminder – it is Mike Ellison’s Memorial Gathering this Sunday 12th February 2017.

Please let Barbara know if you would like to say a few words as you would be most welcome to do so and if anyone has some of pictures of Mike, please send to me : mears.wendy@btinternet.com

 

Thanks.

Wendy Mears

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Zwift evening at Cycle Right

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The excellent Cycle Right shop in Northwood Hills is laying on a special Zwift evening specially for Willesden CC members. This promises to be a great evening for all of us. You only need your cycling kit, cycling shoes and a towel. Cycle Right will supply the bikes and everything else needed.

If you don’t want to ride, just come along for a chat, coffee and cake, and cheer the riders along.

The date for your diary is Thurs 23 February from 7.00pm, at Cycle Right, 89 Joel Street, Northwood Hills, HA6 1LU

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MEMORIAL GATHERING FOR MIKE ELLISON – Sunday 12th February 2017

Dear Members,

Here are the details of the Memorial Gathering for Mike Ellison.  Please RSVP Barbara to let her know that you will be attending and let her know if you wish to say a few words as this would be appreciated.   Barbara and the family also appreciated the plant and cards received from members of the Willesden Cycling Club.

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You are invited to join us for the Memorial Gathering to celebrate the life of

Michael Ellison

(22.05.1945 – 17.11.2016)

Sunday 12th February 2017 – 2:00 – 5:00 pm – Members Room, Uxbridge Golf Club, The Drive, Uxbridge, UB10 8AQ

RSVP to Barbara Ellison 07894 092374/text by 2nd February 2017

Please kindly refer any donations to Michael’s Cancer Research UK Memorial Page https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/page/michael-ellison

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Photos: Club Dinner – January 2017

A few pictures of everyone enjoying themselves thanks to Wendy and Jim who stepped in after the sudden death of Mike. Thanks to Ed for providing the disco, after an enjoyable meal, which got lots of people dancing the night away!!

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Lost Property from Saturday Night

Did anyone go home by accident with Reg Harrison’s padded grey/blue raincoat and scarf.  If so please let me know so that I can get it returned to him.

Many thanks.

Wendy Mears

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Awards Presentation Dinner 21 January 2017

Numbers were down this year but thanks to everyone who came last night to make it an enjoyable evening.

Once again thanks to Ray Kelly for being our toastmaster, he always gives us a great start to proceedings and continues it throughout the night.

Thank you to Cycle Right of Northwood who donated a very nice Lezyne GPS for a prize in our raffle, very generous and kind. Please go and have a look at their set up selling all kinds of cycling gear as well as the finest coffee and cakes, a must go to place.

Well done to all the trophy winners  – please continue to perform well in 2017.

Thanks also to Ed Sullivan, DJ extraordinaire; who expended a lot of energy to put on a fabulous show, the music was great to dance to. I would highly recommend his services to anyone who needs a DJ.

We must not forget Mike Ellison who started the organisation of the Dinner and without him offering to take on the role, I don’t think an Awards Dinner would have happened this year. RIP Mike.

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Team Quest Reliability Trials-Sunday 22nd January 2017

 

The BIKE Shop – North Harrow / Home of Questbikes

Team Quest Reliability Trials-Sunday 22nd January 2017

100Km 9.30am. 60Km 10.am
HQ-Fulmer Village Hall
Details-Paul Doel. p.doel@hotmail.co.uk. 07867487387
Entries via BC website or on the day.

With less than a week to go we can finally unveil our routes for the 2017 Team Quest Reliability Ride. We have two routes on offer at 60km and 96km. Download the routes onto your GPS devices via the following links using either Strava or Garmin Connect.

Long ride:

https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/14247835…

https://www.strava.com/routes/7380220

Short Ride:

https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/14247540…

https://www.strava.com/routes/7375706

 

The BIKE Shop – North Harrow / Home of Questbikes

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