A very important date for all your diaries!!

Finish Line Preparations

The Willesden Cycling Club promoted road races, known as the John and Dulcie Walker Memorial Road Races, will be held on Sunday 16th September, at Little Milton Oxfordshire OX44 7PZ

Jayne Payne is the Race Organiser/Director and she needs your help to make this happen.  As a club member you should contact her now to offer your help in any of the following areas –

– Marshals – accredited and red-flag
– Drivers
– Course signage
– Sign-on desk
– Refreshments – making + selling
– Finish-line
– Race Course Signage

You can contact Jayne Paine on email using paine.jayne@gmail.com, or through a comment on this blog posting.

Your help is vital to making this prestigious event a success.

To the memory of the wonderful Mike Ellison. Here shown explaining the finer points of engaging with race officials

To the memory of the wonderful and greatly missed Mike Ellison – Un Marshalle Extraordinaire

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Club Track Champs

The club track champs are on Sunday 2nd September 10am to 12 noon at Welwyn track. All welcome entry only £5.00 and you can hire a track bike for £3.00.

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Riverside to Riverside Audax – Wednesday 15th 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 in Maidenhead 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.
A ride out and cake what more can you ask.
Start 10:00 am at Jenner’s cafe, Raymead Road, Maidenhead SL6 8NP
Distance 118km
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Club Run 22 July Little Italy

Here is the outward route for Sunday 22nd July:

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/10656539

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Lexi Cinema – Willesden

The Lexi Cinema in Willesden will be screening the new documentary about David Millar, called ” TIME TRIAL” at 6:30pm on Thursday 19th July 18.

This is a once-off screening of the film and it will also include a pre-recorded Q&A with David and the film’s director afterwards.

David Millar having excelled in cycling at the highest level was then  found guilty of doping and punished with a 2 year ban. He returned as a spokesperson for clean cycling, and he helped to set up Team Sky in 2010.  David is an articulate, intelligent character, and this documentary was conceived of to record his valedictory year – 2014 – where he rode in the season’s big races before he retiring at the age of 37.

A mini camera was fitted to his handlebars, and the film makers got permission to film from the heart of the peloton during races, providing great insight!  When a fading Millar is dropped from the Tour de France squad, though, the documentary is presented with a more interesting narrative:  Millar is seen wrestling with his sense of waning power, and the humiliation of failure.

The film has an 18 certificate and lasts just over 80 minutes.

The Lexi is a small and beautiful cinema in Kensal Rise, Willesden.

Address – 194b Chamberlayne Road, London NW10 3JU

Nearest Public transport

Overground:  Kensal Rise Station (3 mins walk)
Tube:  Kensal Green (10 mins walk) – Bakerloo line. Willesden Green (20 mins Walk) Jubilee line

Parking : On street parking in nearby streets

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Willesden West London Combine 50m TT

IMG_0651Tony Flynn, WCC Time Trial Secretary, has provided the following report. Thanks to Tony and Trish for doing a superb job of organising and looking after club volunteers on another hot morning.

The West London Combine 50m TT on 8 July was organised by Tony Flynn for Willesden Cycling Club at Great Missenden.  The event went really well with some impressive times.

The event was won by Ben Allen from the Westerley CC with a time of 1:55:03.  The full results are here: Results Sheet

A big thank you to all of the Volunteers: Ray Kelly, John Wheatley and Roger Woolsey (Westerley CC) for the timekeeping team.

Gill and Derek Reynolds, Gerry McManus, Brian Moon and Roland Colicott (westerly cc) for Marshalling.

Ann Woolsey (Westerley CC) and for running the kitchen.

Thanks all, Tony Flynn

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audax Sun 1-7-18 Jenners a few more photos

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Audax Jenners 1-7-18 (8)

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WLC 50 MILE TT – FINAL CALL FOR HELP PLEASE!

A message from Tony Flynn for Willesden CC members

FINAL CALL FOR HELP PLEASE!

For the WLC 50 Mile TT on July 8th, 2018 to be a success, I really need assistance for Marshalls.

I have received confirmation from 3 members already for help which is great. But I really need another 2 marshalls and still someone to push the riders off.

I am aware that the club run will be stopping by but the even starts at 7:30 where assistance is required.

Any help would be greatly appreciated

Thanks
Tony

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Club runs July to September 2018

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The Club Captain has prepared a varied programme of rides for the summer with something to suit everyone.

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This Weekend – John Morris Fun Charity Ride

John Morris 2018

This coming Sunday sees the running of the 30th Annual Charity Cycle Ride! This family fun event is organised each year by John Morris and is a great day out for cyclists of all types and abilities. This is a great event and has always been well supported by members of the Willesden Cycling Club?

John Morris’s route varies slightly each year, but it is always a wonderful route with at least two excellent stops along the 30 mile course.

It starts at 10.00 am on 24th June at from The Plough public house, Winchmore Hill, Bucks (Map), where you can sign on and also make a donation to this year’s charity, which is The Thames Valley Adventure Playground for children and adults with special needs in Taplow.

The Thames Valley Adventure Playground provides a chance for children and adults with all types of special needs to enjoy the fun, freedom and friendship afforded by the opportunity to play and share experiences in a safe and stimulating environment. This includes wheelchair-accessible roundabouts and swings, elevated walkways, allowing someone with profound and multiple difficulties to enjoy the excitement of ‘climbing’ trees, multi-sensory rooms to stimulate and relax, with specially-trained staff to provide help and support.

 

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RUSHMERE DASH Route – 79.3 Miles

Marianne:
For those of you who have the technology, here is the TCX route for Sundays ride. There were road works in the route last week, so hope they have now been completed.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27731852
Rushmore Dash

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Willesden CC WLC – 50 Mile Time Trial

Hi All

Our club is organising the WLC 50 Mile TT on July 8th, 2018.   We are looking for riders and volunteers.

  • Marshalls
  • A timekeeper
  • Someone to push the riders off

The timekeeper is the most important position that I need to fill.  If you can’t help but have any recommendations for me to contact then please drop me an email so I can follow up:    tonyflynn73@hotmail.com

Please get back to me ASAP as to whether you are riding or are available to support the club as volunteer.

Thanks

Tony Flynn

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Remembering Pauline Why

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Ian Why has contacted me to say that if people would rather make a donation to charity in lieu of flowers then the family have chosen The London Air Ambulance charity.

After Pauline’s funeral there will be a collection box when we gather at the Bowls club, or donations can be made direct to the charity via the The London Air Ambulance (Charity no 801013)  donations page on their website.

 

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Anne’s Audax’s

The 3rd of June dawned bright and sunny for the annual 10 Bridges and Kaf 2 Kaf Audax events. Brevet cards, entry forms, route sheets and validation stickers all ready for the hoped vast crowds of on the line entries. At the beginning all that could be seen was a sea of red and black Maidenhead Cycling Club, Where was the green of Willesden? However that soon appeared with many Willesden members riding the 64km route.

Ray Kelly devised an off road route for the Kaf 2 Kaf which was definitely the high (or low point) of the ride for many.  We had 55 riders on the 10 Bridges and 14 on the Kaf 2 Kaf. It was hot day with temperatures in the high 20’s. It was even hot sitting in the shade. A good day was had by all.

Thanks to everyone who rode and supported the event. Special thanks to David Dyer for bringing along about a dozen of his riding buddies from MCC . From me a big thank you to John Tipping who was my right hand man all day and also to Mick Hill and Ian Oliver who helped at the busy times. I hope this event has wetted your appetite for more Audax rides, the next one is organised by Ian Oliver and is on 1st July.

Anne Mograby

 

am1The many of the Maidenhead!

am2The Kaf 2 KAF riders set off to Mud-enhead….

am4Anne, Mick and John with the Kaf 2 Kaf riders

am3Anne with a big turn out for the 10 Bridges ride.

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Audax Jenners Bolters lock Sun 3rd June, a few photos at the finish.

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Hippy sets a new club record

HippyI’m rather late in reporting this but Stuart “The Hippy” Birnie has recently set a new club record and a personal best on the ACME Wheelers 25, with a time of 49:43. Well done Hippy!

At the moment Hippy is on the Trans Am Bike race, which started on 2nd June. The TABR runs west to east across America and the riders have to be self supported. At present (Monday 4th June  @10am) he has covered 486 miles in 1 day and 20 hours.  You can follow his progress on the TABR website

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Peter Dixon

As some of you may have read on Facebook, club member Peter Dixon died on Monday May 28th. If anyone wants to send a message to his family you can do it through his friend Adrian Masters at aid.trace@gmail.com.

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Pauline Why

Pauline receiving her life time membership at the 2008 Willesden Dinner and Dance

Pauline receiving her life time membership at the 2008 Willesden Dinner and Dance

 

As many of you many of you will know, Pauline Why, passed away peacefully and quietly at her home last week. Pauline was a valuable helper on club events for many years and was also an Accredited Road Race Marshall, ensuring rider safety our annual road race. Her contribution to the family of cycling has been invaluable and our condolences go to her husband Ian and her two boys, Peter and Richard.

Pauline’s funeral will take place at 11:30am on Monday 11th June 2018 at Breakespeare Crematorium, Breakspear Road, Ruislip, Middlesex, HA4 7SJ. Directions can be found here

This will be followed by a gathering at Denham Bowls Club, Denham Way, Denham, Uxbridge UB9 5AX. More detailed directions to the bowls club can be found here.

 

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Willesden at the velodrome

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Willesden Audax Day, Sunday 3rd June at Maidenhead!!!

Anne Mograby is running two Audax rides for us on SUNDAY 3RD JUNE. Both starting from Jenners Cafe in Maidenhead (See map here)

You have two rides to choose from –

“10 THAMES 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 its 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.

Enter 10 Thames Bridges

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“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 the half way stop at Dinton Pastures. The second half of the ride takes towards Ascot and back to Maidenhead via Fifield and Bray.

Enter Kaf to Kaf

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.

Anne hopes to see you all there.

Join the world of Audax riding

Join the world of Audax riding

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