Club Runs Oct-Dec 2017

A new club runs list* is now published:  WCC-Club-Runs-OCT-DEC 2017

Terms and conditions apply*

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Hillingdon granted planning permission for 250m banked track

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The good news is that there is now planning permission for an open air 250m banked track within Hillingdon cycle racing circuit. Now the challenge is to seek the £1.25m to construct it.

Initially the support of British Cycling is needed from funds it influences coming from government sources such as UK Sport and the Lottery. Currently the detail of this funding is being assessed on behalf of British Cycling by outsourced consultants who will need convincing that it will be well used.

Accordingly, and with no commitment, it would be greatly appreciated if you would indicate on whether you are likely to use a velodrome at Hillingdon on the basis of:

  • Weekly ‘come and try’ casual training
  • Regular race league
  • Regular coaching
  • Occasional specialised coaching
  • Club coaching sessions
  • Any other ideas

Many thanks,

Stuart Benstead
Chairman, Hillingdon Cycle Circuit Users Group.

An early e-mail reply to hillingdon.velodrome@icloud.com would be appreciated. Please identify your club to give geographical credence.

If you would like to view the planning permission document have a look here.

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WORTHY WORDS ABOUT FORMER WILLESDEN CHARACTERS

The following message came from John Jones, the Central Region Treasurer via Jayne Payne:

“I have always been interested in the activities of the Willesden, in my young days Paul (Digger) Baulch was one of the countries top time triallists, I think he was second the day Ray Booty first broke 4 hours.  But my best memory of Paul is standing in a group of other cyclists in a field at the finish in Pangbourne Lane and someone asked him how he recovered after a 12.  He said, go and see my Doctor, he will see I am fatigued and will sign me off work for a week!  I often thought of that comment when I finished a 12 but always went to work the next day.   The other good Willesden rider of the time was John Blunsden.”

It is always lovely to receive these anecdotes of our past members.

 

 

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WCC RR 9-17 (1)Again thanks to Jayne we had a really good day,with lots of help from marshals and the ladies suppling the food,
and all the othrs behind the sean.
Here are a few pictures of the day.
Ron Purdy

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REMINDER – Marshals for WCC road races

To all members of the Willesden Cycling Club

We are still short of marshalls for the road races on 24 September, so please come forward and help your club.  The first race is off at 9.30 – so if people could be there at the latest by 9.00 am then that’s great.

The race headquarters is:  Little Milton Village Hall, Thame Road, Little Milton, Oxfordshire, OX44  7PZ

Please contact John Wheatley or Jayne Paine to let them know that you will be able to assist.

 

 

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British Cycling AGM – Hillingdon 14th September 2017

The following email was sent to us and anyone in the club are welcome to attend:

The Regional Board and Committee warmly welcome you to join us on the 14th Sept at the Hillingdon Circuit from 1900 until 2200 (approximately) for the 2017 AGM.

Agenda to be finalised shortly, but in this meeting we will be voting for the Board, Committee and National Council members who will represent the region at the British Cycling National level; a great opportunity to see how the process works and to meet the team!

All are welcome so please pass to your club members.

Kind regards,

Martin Merryweather

General Secretary, Central Region

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Volunteers Needed for the Nyctophobic 100km and Anfractuous 200km

Martin Lucas requires some help on the October Audaxes – Saturday 14 October.

There are volunteers to help with route checking and the morning start but assistance in the evening would be very welcome, so if anyone can spare a couple of hours between 18:00 and 20:00 please contact Martin Lucas on 07981 810657.

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Jayne at the World Road Race Champs

There were 70 in my age group. There were about 60 other older women in my race including JeannI Longo who was disqualified afterwards for having an underweight bike .

So 130 of us altogether. I missed the break on the long hill which Longo forced.

I was 7th in my age group 50-54 and probably 7th or 8th in the 50+
So no humiliation but not the glory I’d hoped for.

Jayne

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Willesden Club Meeting – Friday 1 September

A club general meeting will be held this Friday 1st September at 8.00 p.m. in the Club House at Minet Park Track.    Any reports from officers unable to get there would be most appreciated.

The Willesden are in desperate need for the positions below to be filled:

Treasurer,  Time Trial Secretary,  Trophy Secretary,  Social Secretary   (to organise next year’s dinner)

It would be great if you could come along to the meeting put yourself forward for one of these positions.

Wendy Mears

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This Sunday 3rd September track champs

Club Track Champs 2017 at Welwyn on Sunday 3rd September from 11.00 to 13.00. Please arrive at 10.30 for 11.00 start.  Track bike hire available for £3.  Youth, Junior and Senior champs to be decided.

All welcome including spectators!

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WIllesden October Audaxes

Saturday 14th October brings the start of the new Audax season, kicking off with the Nyctophobic 100km and Anfractuous 200km from ride HQ at Chalfont St Peter near Denham with wooded Chiltern lanes and rolling downs galore.

The routes head west to the Waterside Café at Benson via Christmas Common, then whilst the Nyctophobic turns for home the Anfractuous heads west to the rolling downland of Wantage and Lambourn before heading home. In fact there are two versions of the Anfractuous, the regular route and an extended and officially hilly AAAnfractuous.

Full details and online entry, available to everybody via the Audax UK website.

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RIVERSIDE TO RIVERSIDE RIDE – LAST WEDNESDAY

Anne Mograby, with the help of Mick Hill and John Tipping put on a very enjoyable ride last week, along with the weather.

“Wednesday, August 16th was a dry and mostly sunny day, unlike the previous Wednesday, so all looked good for Riverside to Riverside Audax ride from Maidenhead to Benson.    47 riders set off from Jenner’s cafe, which was great for a mid week event.   All but one finished well within the time allowed.

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Good to see a dozen or so Willesden members riding the event.  A big thank you to Annie and Ian Birch who persuaded some Hillingdon Triathletes to forgo running and swimming and stay on the bike.  Thanks also to Graham Haysom for persuading several of the Redhill CC to join us.    Anne Mograby”

Thanks Anne, Mick and John for once again organising such a brilliant day.

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Club Track champs 2017

Club Track Champs 2017 at Welwyn on Sunday 3rd September from 11.00 to 13.00. Please arrive at 10.30 for 11.00 start.  Track bike hire available for £3.  Youth, Junior and Senior champs to be decided.

All welcome including spectators!

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REMINDERS

REMINDERS FOR THE FOLLOWING EVENTS HAPPENING THIS COMING WEEK

Riverside to Riverside Ride – Wednesday 16th August  and

Willesden Fun Day – Sunday 20 August.

Details below

Riverside to Riverside Ride – Wednesday 16th August

WILLESDEN FUN DAY – SUNDAY 20 AUGUST

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Marshals for WCC road races

We will need a lot of help with marshalling the road races on 24 September.  I expect we will have a number of Accredited Marshals on the day, but the circuit will need additional marshals to ensure the safety of the races.

Details of the course etc are shown in the earlier post. Please let me know if you are available to help.

Thanks,  John Wheatley

 

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Riverside to Riverside Ride – Wednesday 16th August

1 ride – 2 cafes, 1 river

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.

Happy to take entries on the line.  A cheap day out £4 to Audax/ CTC members.

Anne Mograby

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John & Dulcie Walker Road Race for 2017

https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/157557/John-Walker-and-Dulcie-Walker-Memorial-Road-RacesThe Willesden will be holding their annual John and Dulcie Walker road races on Sunday, 24th September 2017

Venue:   Little Milton Village Hall, Thame Road, Little Milton, Oxfordshire, OX44  7PZ

RACE 1
Dulcie Walker Memorial Road Race
80km
(Regional B, Band 4: 3/4/J)
Start 9:30am
(sign-on 8.30am to 9:00am)
* * * Prizes from 1st to 15th * * *

 RACE 2
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

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  • 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,
Oxon,
OX44 7PZ

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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 : There will be an  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

2016 Matthew Cronshaw – Madison Genesis

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

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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 –

2016 James Thorp-Kinsley – Watford Velo Sport

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 Chamberlain, 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:
388276
Start Date:
Sun, 18th Sep 2016
Event Type:
Road (Competitive)
Venue:
Little Milton Village Hall, Thame Road, Little Milton, Oxfordshire, OX44 7PZ
Series:
Central Road Race League
Entry close date
Mon, 11th Sep 2017
ONLINE ENTRY FAQS
Event Organiser:
Jayne Paine
paine.jayne@gmail.com
Cheques payable to:
enter online at British Cycling
Online entry method:
Organiser selects entrants

https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/157557/John-Walker-and-Dulcie-Walker-Memorial-Road-Races

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Top 10 for Copley in Nationals

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Second claim member Josh Copley rode the Junior National Road Race recently. Here is the report via Catford CC:

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On Sunday 16th a CatfordCCEquipe/Banks junior team of Josh Copley, Ieuan Woods and Hector Corey rode the National Junior Road Race near Wallingford, as a bonus our headline sponsor Jeff Banks CBE presented the prizes on the day! Here Josh reports on the event from his perspective which culminated in a fine top 10 position against the best Juniors in the country:

This year three CatfordCC Equipe/Banks riders lined up in Wallingford the start of the Junior National Road Race Championships, with a field of 120 riders. It was also the first time all three of us had ridden as this group of three, but we had all raced with each other at National Level before. The course consisted of six laps; 4 short ones which had a long testing hill/drag, then two longer laps which had a steep hill in. The total race distance was 72 miles. The race rolled out and what followed was the most uneasy 5 miles I have ever ridden, even as a neutralised zone. Normally the riding is close but uneventful, this time however all manner of things happened. From proper crashes to complete wheel blow outs which sounded like shot guns going off, all of which was accompanied by a lot of shouting at each other and the occasional insult as people tried to stay upright! Once away on the course Ieuan Woods tried an early attack just before the first time up the first drag, unfortunately this was closed down by the peleton. Hector Corey and myself waited a little longer before trying to make moves. After the 3rd time up the shorter hill I decided to attack, just after the feed. I was joined by two others shortly after. My group made it over to the break forming a group of six. We worked together well. Ieaun and Hector closing down moves from the main group. My group completed a lap of the short loop and the first lap of the long loop before being caught by a group of favourites about eight strong. Over the last climb a small group of favourites attacked. I had just pulled off the front and was unable to follow this move, later was told by Paul Dole (the Commissaire driver) it was my one mistake of the race and cost me! I was part of the second group over the last climb. The run into the line was fast and twisty. One rider attacked with five miles to go, he had played us all telling us he was spent for the last ten miles! I found myself in third wheel with one kilometre to go, and waited until three hundred metres before launching my sprint from second wheel (the picture above shows just how close the finish for 8th place was. I came away with 2nd in my group giving me 9th on the day. Glad to walk away with a top 10 at the national champs. I was completely spent at the end, Jeff Banks ended up popping into Costas just to get me some water. Very tough day out. Lots of encouragement at the road side, a real testament to Wallingford and the local community for being able to put on a bike race.

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