AMENDED DATES for Womens’ ‘Back to Basics’ Sessions

The session on 24th July was rained off and the 31st July session has had to be postponed.

There are two new dates for these sessions:  FRIDAY 14th AND 21st AUGUST from 2.30 to 4.30

These sessions are hosted by Minet Ladies CC at Hillingdon Cycle Circuit.  You can enter any one session if that suits.   You can enter on the links below or you can turn up on the day.  Please let me know you are coming so we can arrange a bike for you. Contact details below.  Some parts of the sessions will be on tarmac and some on grass.

Curriculum:   MTBs on grass for confidence; Balance and coordination; Slalom; Riding with one hand; Looking ahead; Braking; Braking on different surfaces; Out of saddle; Ready position; Changing gear, why, how; Cornering; Cornering on different surfaces; Body position and lots moreMTBs on grass for confidence

Bring your own road or hybrid bike with you.  We will provide the mountain bikes.  We can also provide a road bike for a charge of £5.00

https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/134737/Womens-%27Back-to-Basics%27-Sessions-No2

https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/134739/Womens-%27Back-to-Basics%27-Sessions-No3

https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/134740/Womens-%27Back-to-Basics%27-Sessions-No4

Refreshments available in the club house.  Dress for the weather.

Graham MacNamee
Development Coach Central Region

grahammacnamee@britishcycling.org.uk
gmacnameewcs@aol.com

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Pink Duo on Triple Wheels

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Jane and Mark on their record breaking ride on the Mersey Roads 24hour TT last weekend. 347.95 miles despite a mechanical melt down.

Paris-Brest-Paris up next! Bon courage!

 

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Willesden Audax – Wed 19th August 2015

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118km Audax

“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, namely Berkshire, Bucks and Oxfordshire.

It starts at Jenner’s cafe in Maidenhead (car parking is available for a small-ish charge) and heads off to Marlow and Turville via a few ups, followed by a great descent down into Watlington. The ride goes through some pretty villages before half way stop at the Waterside cafe on the Thames in Benson.

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The second half of the ride takes you across open farmland at Ipsden and visits the famous 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.

I’m happy to take entries on the line. A cheap day out £4 to Audax/ CTC members ( £6.00 for non-members).

See you on the line,

Anne Mograby – R2R Organiser

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Top Results for Willesden Time Trialists

This week the timetrialists have all the news!

Gill Reynolds took the 1st lady Vet award in the Cambridge C.C.10
recording 25.46.

In the Mersey Roads 24 hour event, in far from ideal conditions, Stuart Birnie covered 504.17miles to take 2nd place!

Jane Moore and Mark Brooking, although loosing time with mechanical troubles, covered 347.95 miles and are now the VTTA National 24 hour tandem record holders beating the previous record by 15 miles. They were also awarded the Johnson Trophy for Tandems.

All for now,
Gladys

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Women’s ‘Back to Basics’ Sessions

These sessions are hosted by Minet Ladies CC at Hillingdon Cycle Circuit on Friday afternoons 2.30 to 4.30pm.

This Friday the 17th is the 2nd of 4 sessions.  You can enter any one session if that suits.  Remaining sessions after this Friday will be: 24th and 31st July.  You can enter on the links below or you can turn up on the day.  Please let me know you are coming so we can arrange a bike for you. Contact details below.

Some parts of the sessions will be on tarmac and some on grass.

Curriculum:   MTBs on grass for confidence; Balance and coordination; Slalom; Riding with one hand; Looking ahead; Braking; Braking on different surfaces; Out of saddle; Ready position; Changing gear, why, how; Cornering; Cornering on different surfaces; Body position and lots more.

Bring your own road or hybrid bike with you and we will provide the mountain bikes.  We can also provide a road bike for a charge of £5.00.

https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/134737/Womens-%27Back-to-Basics%27-Sessions-No2

https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/134739/Womens-%27Back-to-Basics%27-Sessions-No3

https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/134740/Womens-%27Back-to-Basics%27-Sessions-No4

Refreshments available in the club house.  Dress for the weather.

Graham MacNamee
Development Coach Central Region

grahammacnamee@britishcycling.org.uk
gmacnameewcs@aol.com

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The London Youth Games

It was a full day of sporting action at the Balfour Beatty London Youth Games finals held on Saturday 4 July at the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre. The London Youth Games are Europe’s largest youth sports festival with events held across 30 different sports.

Ray and Chris Kelly were the Directeurs Sportif for the Brent Cycling team at the games. This meant an early start as the games started at 9am over in south London. The games were delayed by heavy rain, but after a two hour delay racing eventually started in what was to be muddy and very technical conditions.

The Brent cycling team were competing against 25 other London boroughs. Competition was very strong and Brent finished in 18th place on the Time Trials, 15th in the Girls Road Race and 18th in the Boys Road Race. However they saved their best till last with a highly impressive and accomplished display of pyramid building for the team photo.

Well done to all our riders for taking part and for looking so smart in their Willesden jerseys.

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News & Results from Gladys

Last week Gill Reynolds set a new National Vets Age Record in the CC Breckland 15 mile event recording 39.14 beating the previous record of 40.38 by well over a minute.

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Young Cormac Nesbit took part in his first ever triathalon and finished 2nd in the under 10’s at the Chiltern Leisure Centre

Many thanks,
Gladys

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Track Results from the weekend

Track results for the weekend. On Friday Alex Pierce and Connor Woodford rode at Welwyn. On a fine night a large field turned up to ride. The highlight for the Willesden pair was the 10 mile after a very fast race only  15 riders were left at the front for the final lap with Connor leading it out Alex took 2nd place behind John McClelland with Connor finishing 5th.

On Sunday our team of Darryl Lusardi, Connor Woodford, Alex Pierce and Roger Woodford rode in the Club Team Championship at Herne Hill.  Although our team included two Junior riders one of which was riding his first open track meeting they performed very well. The highlights were 6th for Alex in the Scratch Race, a fine third for Connor and Roger in the Team Elimination and a great 5th place in the Team Pursuit by all 4 riders. The team finished 7th overall in the Team Championship.

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Willesden Fun day Sat 11th July

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Reminder: Pub Run, Thurs 16 July

Hi folks

A friendly reminder that our Pub Run will be next Thursday, 16 July. Hope to see you there! Full details below.

:)

CZ x

Event: Pub Run
Date: Thurs 16 July 2015
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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Fun Day this Saturday 11th July

The Fun day is at Hillingdon this Saturday 11th July arrive at 1.30 for a 2.00 start. Fun races for all the family. You can ride help or just bring a picnic and enjoy the day. We will have plenty of prizes for all events. List of the Fun races. One lap time trial. Team event. One lap dash in age groups. Slow bike race. Kids dash. 10 lap handicap.

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Results from Gladys

Busy weekend for our younger members in the London Youth Games. Representing Brent were Max Laszio and Emile Macilwaine Parry, Doune and Aubrey Henderson Kirk, Milo Manolson, Teddy Stoddart, Rima Kosir Couchman and Rae Tarbuck.

Kyle Lewis rode for Hillingdon and won team Gold medal in the CDE time trial and Hannah Keating rode for Ealing taking the Bronze medal in the AB time trial.

At Hillingdon on Tuesday Alex Pierce took 6th place,Daryl Lusardi 9th and Connor Woodford 14th.

All for now

Gladys

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Tragic News from Tunisia Attack

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My friend and Willesden CC member Larry Dyer has tragically lost his son Chris in the Tunisia shooting on June 26th. His wife Gina is seriously injured. A fund has been organised to give some support to his wife during this difficult period.

Any donation however small would be greatly appreciated. I can also collect in person at Hillingdon circuit on Friday evening sessions.

Thank you,
Halil Mehmed

Donate Here

The BBC reports:

Chris Dyer, 32, an engineer from Watford, was on holiday with his wife Gina Van Dort when he was killed in the attack. She is reported as having clung on to her dead husband’s hand as paramedics tried to get her to safety.

Mr Dyer was a Jiu-Jitsu enthusiast and a member of Watford Gracie Jiu-Jitsu club.

In a statement on Facebook, the group said: “There are no words to express how incredibly shaken we are by Chris Dyer’s unexpected, tragic death.”

A minute’s silence was held outside Watford Football Club’s ground, Vicarage Road, to remember Mr Dyer and other people killed in the attack.

 

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Monthly Club Meeting tonight

Just confirming that there is a club meeting at the Hillingdon Track Club House tonight at 8.00 p.m., after training session.  All welcome to attend.

Committee members unable to attend, please send any reports to Wendy.

Cheers.

Wendy Mears

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Club Run – Sunday 5 July

The Club Run on Sunday was scheduled for the Acorn Nursery at Stadhampton.  Unfortunately, the cafe there is currently closed, so as an alternative we will do the ride out to Quainton which was planned for last week and cut short due to rain.

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Fun Day 11th July 2015

The Fun day is at Hillingdon on Saturday 11th July arrive at 1.30 for a 2.00 start. Fun races for all the family. You can ride help or just bring a picnic and enjoy the day. We will have plenty of prizes for all events. List of the Fun races. One lap time trial. Team event. One lap dash in age groups. Slow bike race. Kids dash. 10 lap handicap.

 

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Track Training

I have Welwyn track booked for our team pursuit team next Thursday 9th July at 8pm. Note if any other club members wish to ride you are welcome. Note I will not have the key to the sheds for bike hire. You will need your own track bike and to have been on the track before.

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“Best Tuesday Night Yet” for Willesden Racers

Connor Woodford, Darryl Lusardi and Alex Pierce raced in the scorching heat at hillingdon on Tuesday night. A breakaway of 3 got away and despite making several attempts to bridge the gap, they were too strong for the trio to get across.

In the end Alex got 3rd in the bunch sprint, taking 6th overall, while Darryl came 9th and Connor 14th. The most successful Tuesday night yet!

Report by Alex Pierce via Facebook

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News and Results from Glad

This week:
Gill Reynolds rode in the. Alton R.C. 10 in humid conditions on Saturday recording 26 .33 then on Sunday in the West London C.A she took 1st lady with a ride of 26.18.

Last week:
On Tuesday evening at Hillington Circuit in the BC West Thames event Daryl Lusardi finished 14th closely followed by Connor Woodford in 16th place.

On Saturday in the Full Gas Legacy events at the Olympic Velodrome Alex Pierce finished 3rd in the Scratch Race with Connor Woodford placed 6th. Connor rode the elimination race and finished 3rd. In the points race Alex took 2nd place and Connor did well to gain a high enough place to finish 2nd overall in the evening’s events for Under 30 years, although he is still a Junior. Alex was the winner of the overall Under 30 events.

Roger Woodford (Connor’s Uncle), took part in his first triathalon at Windsor on Sunday and although he struggled with the swimming gained time on the cycling stage, which included 3 times uphill to the Castle, to complete the event in 2.41.57. He was placed 626 out of 1817 finishers. His next target is the London Triathalon in August.

Gill Reynolds had a scary ride at Tring in the Hemel Hempstead 10 on Saturday. Torrential rain and high winds caused one rider to be blown off their bike and another was taken to hospital after being hit by a car. Nevertheless, in spite of dismounting at one of the turns, she finished in 25.03.

All for now
Gladys

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Triangle Cyclery Pop Up Sale

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Charlotte and I are planning on popping down to Hillingdon Circuit Friday during the Club Night with some really good deals on kit from Morvelo and Velobici for anyone who is interested. Its mainly past seasons designs we would like to clear to make room for new stuff.

A clothing sale, club training and monthly meeting. A night not to be missed!

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