Mike Eddleston

Mike EddlestonHi All,

I received a phone call last night from Mike’s family, and sadly, Mike Eddleston passed away a week or so ago. He had a heart attack, whilst cycling out in Dorset way.

I think the funeral is due to take place on Tuesday 2nd September at the Breakspear Crematorium at 12.30. I shall double check on the date. I took the phone call whilst on my way home from work, and also on the train, and I was in total shock to hear the sad news, hence I will have to double check the date. I have passed on my condolences on behalf of WCC.

Kind Regards, Surendra Patel

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Willesden CC – Road Race Programme

Willesden Cycling Club – Road Races
Sunday 7th September 2014

Race 1 – Dulcie Walker Memorial Road Race
(Regional B, Band 4: 3/4/W/J)
Start 9:30am
90km (3.8 laps) Points from 1st (15) to 10th (1)

Race 2 -John Walker Trophy Road Race
(National B, Band 2: E/1/2)
Start 01:00pm
120km (4.8 laps) Points from 1st (60) to 20th (1)

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The anticlockwise circuit starts on the A329, north of Little Milton, heading south through the village and then turning east onto the B4880 at Stadhampton. It then runs south-east, past the southern boundary of Chalgrove Airfield, turning 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, which is approximately 200m to the east of the junction of the A40 with the A329) and then turns south-west, back over the M40, along the A329 to complete the lap in Little Milton. There are no significant climbs to negotiate.

Please sign on 30 minutes before the start of the race. Failure to do so will mean that the race organisers may give your number to a reserve rider.

Dulcie Walker Memorial Road Race
Previous winners

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 Chaimberlain, 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

The winner of the 3/4/W/J race will have their name engraved on the Dulcie Walker Poniard (a ceremonial tapered thrusting knife).wcc rr prog 2

John Walker Trophy Road Race - Previous winners

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
Remembering John and Dulcie Walker

John Walker was an avid jazzer. His bike was badged up as a Stan Getz. One of his talents was airbrushing incredibly intricate and dark satanic designs on motorbikes. He was a great wit and fine company to be with. For many years he was the Master of Ceremonies at the Willesden Cycling Club annual dinner.

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Dulcie Walker (John’s mother) was also quite a character. It is thought that she held the first ever woman’s motor cycle licence in the country.


Please ensure that you park in the field adjacent to the Village Hall/Race HQ (you will be directed there) – the main car park reeds to be kept free for the race vehicles.

Tea, coffee, homemade cabs and sandwiches will be availawcc rr prog 4ble for all to buy at Race HQ courtesy of Nici Savage. All profits will go to -

The Fountain Cancer Centre
Royal Surrey County Hospital
NHS Trust Foundation
Egerton Road

Reg Charity no 1089086 - www.fountaincentre.org



Please take away all of your rubbish. Empty gel packs should be put back in your pocket after use. Please go straight to the HQ after the finish of the race; do not hang around for friends at the finish line.

The Willesden race organisers will retire to the Lamb Inn, Little Milton at the end of the event. If anyone wishes to congratulate the head honcho on a fabulously run race, then actions speak louder than words; so it’s a large one for Jayne Paine please.

Other watering holes on route include:

The Crown. Stadhampton
The Lamb Inn, Chalgrove
The Red Lion, Chagrove
The Swan, Tetsworth
The Old Red Lion, Tetsworth
Three Pigeons, Milton Common

Rumours that race entry fee covers a complimentary bacon butty and a mug of builder’s tea at Raymond Blanc’s “Belmond Le Maison aux Quat’ Saisons” are nothing other than rumours. But if you do pop in for a bite, we understand that they are perfectly fine about you walking on the parquet with cleats and that helmets and sweaty, wet lycra are simply not a problem either……
Full downloadable and printable PDF file available here – JDW_roadrace_prog2014_v3


Jayne Paine
WCC Rood Race Secretary

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Moon Shines in last weeks results

1-old crocks 17-8-14 (26)

The Hillingdon C.C. ran their annual Old Crocks 10 mile timetrial on the Amersham Road yesterday and Brian Moon recorded a 30.55 which with his handicap allowance made him the winner.

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Beryl Brookes of the Hillingdon C.C. awarding Brian Moon his cup

Time trialists, riding 10 miles, in the Cronon C.C. event on a course west of Cambridge recorded the following times:
Ed Packard
22.59 (a season’s best)
Pete Cookson 23.37
Gill Reynolds 25.40

In a large field at Hillingdon circuit on Tuesday evening Darryl Lusardi finished 6th, Tony Lusardi 30th and Connor Woodford 44th.

All for now,

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Alex gets his first win on the track.

On Friday at Welwyn Alex Pierce had his first win on the track in the 10 lap block pursuit. Alex has only ridden the track a few times yet he managed to stay away on the last lap from a chasing group. Connor was 3rd in the same race. Connor again completed a very fast 10 mile finishing with the senior riders in a race that was run off in 21 minutes.
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Reminder: Pub Rub, next Thurs 21 August

Hi folks

A friendly reminder that our Pub Run will be next Thursday, 21 August. Hope to see you there, those of you not away on holiday! Full details below.


CZ x

Event: Pub Run
Date: Thurs 21 August 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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Jane Moore Sets New LEJOG Record


Well we finally made it to the top. Jane arrived at John ‘o Groats at 22:45 on the Thursday night. She chose not to carry on for the 1000 miles as an achilles problem was beginning to flare up. The End to End was always the primary objective. There were a few bonuses on the way. All are subject to ratification. Jane could end up with the following – none of which have ever been achieved by a woman on a tricycle. Continue reading

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Ed Packhard’s visit to the WW1 battlefields

Dr Edward Packard placed a memorial cross at Hartmannswillerkopf cemetery on behalf of Willesden CC.

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Film screening: Half the Road, Thurs 28 Aug

Hi folks

Favourite cycle cafe Look Mum No Hands are screening the cycling documentary Half the Road: The Passions, Pitfalls and Power of Professional Women’s Cycling on Thursday 28 August at their Mare Street location.

View the trailer below:

They say:

“We had a sell out session at our last screening so we are arranging another night. The film explores the world of women’s professional cycling, focusing on both the love of sport and the pressing issues of inequality that modern-day female riders face in a male dominated sport. Documentary written and directed by Kathryn Bertine.

Entry will be free and all money raised on the night will be split between the Amy Dombroski Foundation and Racing Chance, both causes supporting Women’s Pro Cycling.

To attend the screening please register for a ticket and your details will be checked on arrival. Seating is limited so register early to avoid disappointment!


Event: Screening of Half the Road
Date: Thursday 28 August 2014
Time: 18:30, for a 19:00 start
Price: Free
Venue: Look Mum No Hands, 125–127 Mare Street, E8 3RH, London
Booking: Tickets required, visit the Look Mum No Hands Facebook event page for details
Enquiries: Contact Look Mum No Hands, email pollyfarrington@hotmail.com or call 07985 200472

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Report: Willesden Regatta 2014 (kayaking evening)

Hi folks

A lovely time was had at the kayaking evening last month which was fully booked. Thanks to everyone who came along! Thank you to Sue Palmer for her help in organising it for us.

Enjoy the below video courtesy of Thomas Zittel and photos thanks to Pauline Why.


CZ x

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Results from the Press Secretary

Time trialists were in action in the London Vets 10 mile at Maidenhead on Thursday afternoon. Pete Cookson recorded 23.30, Gill Reynolds 26.06 and Jim McKay 28.06.

Our Junior riders- Darryl Lusardi rode on Hillingdon circuit and finished 12th and Connor Woodford was 3rd in the under 16 event. Kye Lewis at Eelmore Circuit was 6th.

Connor rode again at Welwyn Track on Friday finishing 3rd in both the Senior 10 lap Scratch and the 8 lap block pursuit.

Taking part in the Prudential event on Sunday were Andy Bond, Rich Cooper, Tony Lusardi and Carl Yates. Cooper was probably the most comfortable in the wet as he is used to mountain biking events.


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Reading Dernyfest and Women’s Omnium 2014

Jayne Payne took to Reading Track on Saturday for the Women’s Omnium. Jayne was 7th in the 500m. She then won the points race by lapping the field, was 4th in the sprint, 6th in the pursuit and finally 9th in the Scratch race. She finished in 6th place overall beating many of the girls who were half her age.

Connor Woodford rode the Senior derny race and was 2nd in the minor final just beaten in the sprint for the line after 35 laps.

Photos courtesy of Biker Jun with some rights reserved.

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Results from last week

On Monday at Reading Tom Zittel was second in the 10 lap scratch, 4th in the Keirin and 2nd in the elimination race.

On Tuesday at Hillingdon Connor Woodford was second in the Youth A race and Alex Pierce was 5th in the senior 3rd and 4th Cat race.

On Wednesday Jayne Paine was 7th in the ladies race at Stratford circuit and Connor Woodford won the youth race at Eelmore.

On Friday at Welwyn Connor Woodford was 5th in the senior elimination race and finished 8th in the senior 10 mile that was run off in under 21 mins.

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Club track Champs 31st August

The Club track champs are on the 31st August at Welwyn track racing starts at 12.00 noon. Entry fee £5.00 adults £3.00 under 18′s. bike hire £3.00 note bikes have Look, Look keo or toe clips and straps we can not change the pedals. Please arrive by 11.30 so we can start on time we should finish by 2.00. Let me know if you are riding so I have some idea of numbers.

Tony Woodford

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Road Race – Marshals needed – Sunday 7 September

Marshalling is the best fun


Your help will be needed to run successful and safe racing on Sunday 7th September 2014.

We will need 15 or more people for marshalling duties.  All marshals will receive complimentary refreshments plus a full briefing, hi-viz jacket and a flag to warn traffic that the race is approaching.

The course HQ will be at Church Road, Great Milton, Oxfordshire, OX44 7PD. The Dulcie Walker Cup will start at 9:30am and the John Walker Trophy will start at 1:00pm.

If you can help with marshalling please let me know as soon as possible –  wheatleyjk at gmail dot com




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Kayaking night Tuesday 29-7-14

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Report: Willesden Regatta 2014

Hi folks

A lovely time was had at the kayaking evening last month which was fully booked. Thanks to everyone who came along! Thank you to Sue Palmer for her help in organising it for us.

Enjoy the below pics and video courtesy of Thomas Zittel.


CZ x

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Report: Wolsey RC Open 25


Cervelo // 25 miles // 59:36 // 25.167mph

“Another early start, another early visit to the service station at the Coddenham roundabout for a large black coffee…

I was quietly optimistic today: I’d had a couple of weeks to recover from a heavy training weekend, and had been feeling pretty good on my bike in the preceding week. Moreover, conditions were almost perfect for this course, which is essentially two laps of the A143 between the Redenhall and Chicken roundabouts, following the long abandoned railway line – the wind was rarely annoying in either direction; the sky was mainly overcast; and the air quite fresh and not as humid as recent weeks.”

Continue reading Ed Packard’s report on his blog.

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Riverside-to-Riverside Audax on 13th 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.

Where and when

10.00am, Wednesday 13th August 2014, Jenner’s Cafe Maidenhead SL6 8NP, entry fee £3.00

Google maps

How to enter

Go to http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/14-679  for entry details. Entries on the line accepted.


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Follow Jane Moore’s attempt on the End to End Record


Jane Moore 2014-07-28At 6:00am next Monday 4th August, Jane Moore will start her attempt on the End to End tricycle record and potentially the 1,000mile record. Her Directeur Sportif is the one and only Mark Brooking, so she couldn’t be in more capable, caring and knowledgeable hands. While Jane has been out training for this marathon Mark has been carefully planning the attempt and bringing all the officials and helpers together for this event.

The Tricycle Association will be providing regular updates on Jane’s Attempt on their site (see here), so please check regularly to see how her attempt is going .

For a full schedule of her journey please download this PDF file - Jane Moore – E2E_Schedule

Good luck Jane!

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Club Monthly Meeting – Friday 1 August

town crier

There will be a Monthly Club Meeting on Friday 1 August 2014 at 8.00 p.m.  at the Hillingdon Track Club House. All Willesden Members welcome to come along.

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