Willesden kit back in stock


You have asked and Raymond provides!
Willesden kit now in stock

Short sleeve jerseys £43
Bibshorts £51
Gilets £46
Skinsuits £83
Half price for the youths

Get yours from Ray or pop into Pro Music International on a weekday and speak to Tom.

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Fun Day 2015

The Fun day this year is on Saturday 11th July at Hillingdon start time 1.30.

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Willesden riders at Stratford 29th Jan

Come and see the track team at Stratford velodrome tomorrow Thursday 29th January from 7 pm.  Only £2.00 to get in.

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Willesden Dinner 2015

Here are the photos of the winners at the dinner, and a few on the dance floor. A good time was had by all, and Charlotte and Tom worked hard to make it a success. The band came over really well and the floor was always full of dancers. About the dinner, I did enjoy it, but felt a bit like Oliver and wanted more!! But it was a good evening and everyone looked like they enjoyed it.

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Raffle Prizes at the Annual Dinner

Don’t forget to bring some cash along to the dinner tomorrow night.
Raffle tickets will be £1 each

You have a chance to win one of these smashing prizes!


logoProfessional Bike Fit
Kindly donated by Pedalling Gear


triangle-logo-v21Women’s Cycling Jersey
Kindly donated by Triangle Cyclery


Screen Shot 2015-01-23 at 17.32.51Quest Track Wheels
Kindly donated by The Bike Shop


Screen Shot 2015-01-23 at 17.35.29Six Month Subscription to Rouleur
from the WCC


triangle-logo-v21Men’s Cycling Jersey
Kindly donated by Triangle Cyclery


Screen Shot 2015-01-23 at 17.35.29Six Month Subscription to Rouleur
from the WCC

Close-up-of-explosion-of-champagne-bottle-cork2Bottle of Champagne
From the WCC

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Vulpine London Sample Sale

Vulpine_SampleSale2015_header-05Vulpine do some of the best merino, waterproofs and casual cycling clothing.

They are holding a major sample sale at the Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London from Friday 30th – Sunday 1st February. There will be a wide array of colours and sizes in men’s and women’s styles.

Judging by the online response to previous sample sales, get there early.
Cash & cards accepted. no cheques.


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Results from Stratford 15/1/15

The Willesden had 4 riders competing at the Olympic Velodrome at Stratford last Thursday, Jayne Paine , Marianne Harding, Connor Woodford and Gildas Braine.  The highlights for the Club were 1st for Connor in the Elimination race, 1st in the 40 lap scratch and 3rd in the 30 lap scratch. Jayne was 3rd in the 25 Lap Points. Gildas who is improving every week was 4th in the 25 lap points and 5th in the Elimination race. We are now half way through the Winter Track League and Connor is 2nd overall in the Senior C League and Jayne is 3rd overall in the Ladies League.
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2015 Willesden Reliability – 15 February

The 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 start
Venue: The Guide Hut, Community Close Ickenham
Entry: £10 (60/100km) inc Refreshments – £3 youth riders with parental consent

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Chiltern Reliability Rides

It is regretted that, due to cirumstances beyond their control, Team Quest’s Reliability Ride due to be held on January 25th will not take place.

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Reminder: Pub Run, Thurs 15 January

Hi folks

A friendly reminder that our Pub Run will be next Thursday, 15 January. Hope to see you there! Full details below.


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Event: Pub Run
Date: Thurs 15 January 2014
Time: 8:00pm onwards
Venue: Coach and Horses Pub, 1 High Road, Ickenham, Middlesex UB10 8LJ
Enquiries: social@willesdencyclingclub.org.uk

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Club Run 11 January 2015

This Sunday, 11 January, puddle the Club Run will be cancelled in favour of the Westerley Winter Warmer from Chalfont St Peter.    Full details are available in the earlier post.

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Youth and under 21 riders.

The Following was agreed at the AGM for 2015.

1/ Youth or Junior rep on the committee.
2/ Free Jersey for new members under 18.
3/ Any rider under 18 or under 21 and in full time education would receive a new Jersey and Shorts each year after completing 10 events in Willesden  colours.
4/ All other kit would be at half price.
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National Championships 2015

The following was agreed at the AGM.

Any rider in the club riding a National European or World Championship. National series event or Regional Championship would have their entry fee paid by the club plus half their Petrol money. Subject to the following  approval by the relevant secretary and with a limit of £200.00.
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REMINDER – Monthly Meeting Friday 9th January 2015

Monthly meeting in the Club House at the Minet Park Track to be held Friday 9th January at 8.00 p.m. after turbo training.

Make it your New Year’s Resolution to attend, and subs are due!

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Club Runs update

The Club Captain has supplied the following update:   There will be no more club runs in 2014.  Thanks Captain.

Runs will resume in 2015.   As the Captain is 95 this year, more people need to volunteer to lead rides.  All you Garmin owners out there, get on the front.


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January Monthly Meeting

Monthly meeting for January 2015 will be on Friday 9th at 8.00 p.m. after turbo training.

Put this date into your 2015 diary and make it your New Year’s Resolution to attend.

Subs are due!

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2015Chiltern Classics

2015 Chiltern Classics details

The following information is correct at publication (27/11/2014) but please contact the individual organisers if you require further details :-

Sunday 18th January
Harp RC 100km & 55km (start 9 am)
HQ – Hemel Hempstead CC Clubroom

For details contact
Richard Hutt – 07808 164384

This first reliability trial of the series is the well-known Harp Hilly Hundred starting and finishing at the Hemel Hempstead CC Club House, for location map go to www.hemelcycling.org.uk/about/general-information/find-clubroom. This starts off following a similar route as the Hemel event through to Bovingdon then it takes on its own character taking on the hilly bits of the northern Chilterns through Berkhamsted, Whipsnade (the infamous Bison Hill) then onto Aston Hill near Halton and tracking back through Tring, Ivinghoe Beacon, Ley Hill to the Hemel clubroom for a well earned rest.

Sunday 25th January
Team Quest 100km (start 9.30 am)
HQ – Ickenham Guide Hut

For details contact
Paul Doel – 0208 4275454 or 07867 487387

The start and finish is from the Ickenham Guide Hut in Community Close in Ickenham however check with the organiser this year as there may be a change of venue. The route travels out towards High Wycombe; Paul Doel at The Bike Shop, North Harrow can explain further details.

Sunday 1st February
Hemel Hempstead CC 100km & 50km (start 9 am)
HQ – Hemel Hempstead CC Clubroom

For details contact
Tim Hart – 07867 501205

This third reliability trial of the series starts and finishes at the Hemel Hempstead CC Club House in Nash Mills recreation centre, near Kings Langley, Hemel Hempstead, for location map see www.hemelcycling.org.uk/about/general-information/find-clubroom. This is a very attractive but testing route through the Chilterns which travels out through Chesham, Wendover and Chinnor returning through Speen, Gt. Missenden, Chesham, Kings Langley and back to the club house with refreshments. It is a hilly circuit climbing some of the well-known Chiltern Hills of Chinnor and the notorious 1 in 4, Small Dean Lane, a killer but mercifully short, also Frith Hill is included in the route. The 50 km route option turns short of Wendover returning through Chesham

Sunday 8th February
Edgware RC 100km & 45km (start 9 am)
HQ – Hemel Hempstead CC Club Room

For details contact
Trevor Smith – 01442 257793

This is a great Reliability Ride through the Chilterns starting at the Hemel Hempstead CC Club House at Nash Mills Recreation Centre, near Kings Langley, for location map go to www.hemelcycling.org.uk/about/general-information/find-clubroom. The route travels through Piccotts End, Gadesdon Row, Stanbridge, Great Brickhill. Crossing the Grand Union canal to Soulbury onto Wingrave. Pass Mentmore going under the infamous Train Robbers Bridge to Slapton, Cublington, Wingrave, Ivanhoe Aston up Beacon Hill onto Northchurch, Ashley Green, Bovingdon and back to the Club House. A great 100 KM route for the Chiltern Classics. The 45 km route option goes to Dagnal then diverts to Ringshall then finishing on the same route as the 100 km.

Sunday 15th February
Willesden CC 100km & 60km (start 9.30 am)
HQ – Ickenham Guide Hut

For details contact:
Raymond Kelly – 07563 539637

The fifth event starts at the Ickenham Guide Hut and travels out to Bledlow Ridge & Cryers Hill. Contact Willesden CC for further details.

Sunday 22nd February
CC Luton 100km (start 9.30 am)
HQ – Edlesborough Village Hall

For details contact:
James Fox

On Line Entries if preferred to British Cycling

This is the sixth and last event of the Chiltern Classics Reliability Rides for 2014. The route commences from the village hall in Edlesborough and travels through Slapton before turning south back through Ivinghoe to climb Ivinghoe Beacon.

From Ringshall, the route continues through Little Gaddesden and Nettleden to Potten End where it makes it’s way onto the A4251 south of Berkhamsted before heading out through Bovingdon and Chesham. Passing briefly through Chesham town centre, the route heads towards Great Missenden on the B485 before taking to the lanes again through The Lee, St Leonards & Cholesbury before dropping down Hastoe Hill into Tring. From there, the route picks up the B489 through Marsworth before heading back through Aldbury so as not to miss out the delights of Tom’s Hill. Finally, once more over the Beacon from the easier side before dropping back down to the HQ for a well earned cuppa. 61 miles in all and about 1,000m of climbing.

Signing on commences from 8.30 am.

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Hippy’s Blog – the 24 Hours ride report

Hippy BlogThe beer, the bonk, the bacon and egg bagel – all the drama of Hippy’s 24hour TT world championship win is now available on Hippy’s blog. A great read!

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Club Run Sunday 14 December

WeatherBomb permitting the destination for Sunday’s Club Run shall be … Dinton Pasture.


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The Fryathlon – Results


The annual “Fry” took place last Sunday and the results can now be officially released – let the writs fly.

Event 1 – The Downhill 
1st Ian “whoosh” Why
2nd John “sonic boom” Burke
3rd The Captain
4th Ray “Kit” Kelly
5th Jayne Paine – Floats uphill/ floats downhill!

Event 2 – The Fried Breakfast
Equal 1st – Ian Why, John Burke, Ray Kelly, Jayne Paine
2nd The Captain *

* The Captain fell victim to more experienced Fryathletes in this demanding section of the competition. Though the Captain proved highly competent with a knife and fork, he was decisively flicked off line meaning he had no choice but to opt for a low scoring American breakfast. Meanwhile, the rest of the field romped home with the highly tactical All-Day Breakfast.

Event 3 – The Up Hill.
1st John Burke
2nd The Captain
3rd Jayne Paine
4th Ray Kelly
DDH** Ian Why

** DDH = Don’t do hills.

Overall positions
1st John Burke
2nd The Captain
3rd Ian Why
=4th Jayne Paine & Ray Kelly

Frymakers & Commisaires = Miles Back and Ian Why

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