Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Resumption of club runs but with restrictions

Due to the new relaxation of Covid-19 rules, we are provisionally starting the Spring/ Summer club runs on Sunday 18th April 2021 with a return ride from Shane’s Nursery at Denham out to the P.E. Mead Farm Shop (Black Barn) … Continue reading

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10 Thames Bridges and Kaf-to-Kaf Audaxes, 23rd May

From Anne Mograby Hi folks its that time of year again when I’m thinking about the Audax rides. So pleased I can run them this year. So put Sunday 23rd May in your calendar and get down to Jenners to ride either … Continue reading

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Digger Baulch – funeral

Digger’s Funeral will be taking place on Tuesday 23rd March at 3.30p.m. If you want to watch it you will need the following information. Go to www.Obitus.com about 5 mins before the time and you will have to insert the … Continue reading

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Historic club photo

We got an email from James Brazier with some interesting photos. James says “I attach a scan of an old family-photograph which, I believe, was taken around 1900 of Willesden Cycling Club. Judging by the silver cup in the foreground … Continue reading

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Bike books want a good home

An email from Paul Spicer, the son of John “Spike” Spicer, a long-time Willesden CC member, came our way. His father had a collection of cycling books and other material and Paul is keen for it to go to a … Continue reading

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Digger Baulch – a tribute from his Leicestershire clubmates

This is the tribute to Digger on the RTTC Legends Facebook page, with permission by Dave Binks of Leicestershire RC. The RTTC group is a closed one, so I have copied it verbatim here. Dave Binks I have just been … Continue reading

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Digger Baulch

Gladys Purdy writes: It is with great regret that I have to report the death of Digger Baulch. I have known him for over 70 years. He was a great club mate. In the 1950s he finished in 2nd place … Continue reading

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A Virtual Reliability Ride

Harp RC came up with the great idea of a virtual Reliability Ride and Willesden CC, along with the other Chiltern Classic clubs, has been invited to join in. “As we cannot run the Harp Hilly in it’s usual form … Continue reading

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RIDE 500km IN 8 DAYS FROM XMAS EVE TO NEW YEAR’S EVE FOR CHARITY

RIDE 500km IN 8 DAYS FROM XMAS EVE TO NEW YEAR’S EVE FOR CHARITY Our friends at Westerley are organising a Christmas season event and they are inviting Willesden CC. Even if the full 500 is impractical, you can do … Continue reading

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Pictures of the 1950 Willesden Dinner

Following up her chat with club members at the end of our Maidenhead mini golf championships, Janice Halter, Fred Everett’s daughter, forward some pictures to do with the club’s 1950 dinner to us. If you want to share reminiscences please … Continue reading

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Chance encounter with the daughter of a longtime member, Fred Everett

Just after the club mini-golf championship, a couple on a walk came up to talk to us. Janice Halter is the daughter of a longtime member, Fred Everett. She sent the following message to the club yesterday. On a walk … Continue reading

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2020 Willesden CC Mini-Golf Championship & RAF Memorial ride

Just confirming the fun mini-golf  championship taking place on the Jenners Cafe crazy golf course at Boulters Lock, Maidenhead on Sunday 11th October at 13.00. The cost of an 18-hole round is £3.50 with a trophy for the winner. Car … Continue reading

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West London combine hill climb 4th October

Would anyone like to ride this event? It is on Windsor Hill 9.30 start. Closing date is 27th September. Thanks Gill

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Anyone know Ken Daniels?

This interesting enquiry was emailed today to us by a Roger Hawkins “I have been doing some research into the history of an early 1960’s Viking track bike now in my ownership. Apparently the bike was used in the 1967 … Continue reading

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Wearing the Green with pride

The club asked that members not wear its colours during lockdown, to deflect resentment from non-cyclists. With the now changed conditions, it’s policy that you can wear our colours freely. Vai squadra verde!🚴‍♀️🚴‍♀️🚴‍♀️

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John Tipping Collage

Thank you for all your tributes to John Tipping. Lots of photos of bridges and cafes. I managed to ride Tippy’s 10 Bridges last weekend in the lovely sunny weather. If you want to see the collage please click the … Continue reading

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Important Information from BC on WCC Club activities

The following is a bulletin from British Cycling regarding the present lockdown on organised cycling. British Cycling can today (27 May 2020) provide an update on the current suspension of sanctioned cycling activity, which was due to run until 30 … Continue reading

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John Tipping Tribute

Unfortunately I won’t be able to run the audax rides scheduled for 31st May. This was to be Tippy’s Thames Bridges and Tippy’s Kaf to Kaf both memorial rides to our great friend John Tipping. His daughter and family had … Continue reading

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Going Down To The Pub

Whilst we have all been in lockdown, I have been looking at future events to organise on the social front. It appears to me that we can sometimes combine rides with social events. There are many places we haven’t been … Continue reading

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Covid-19 update

In line with guidance from government and British Cycling, all club activities are currently suspended. https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/     https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus Until further notice, solo rides for exercise once a day are allowed.  Ride sensibly and carefully. You do not want to put … Continue reading

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