Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Stuart Birnie sets new Willesden CC 12 hour record

New 12 hour record   Stuart held the 12 hour time trial record set in 2014 at 293.63 miles. He has exceeded that for the past two years, both times at the National 12 hour Championship run by Breckland CC. … Continue reading

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Midweek Willesden Audax

The Riverside 2 Riverside 100 km Audax Wednesday 18th August 10am from Jenners, Ray Mead Road, Maidenhead SL6 8NP 2 cafes – 1 ride Many of you may know this ride, previously organised by Mick Hill and John Tipping. It … Continue reading

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Olympic Cycling Information Online

The UCI have posted all the documents for the Tokyo on line here https://www.uci.org/news/2018/tokyo-2020-olympic-games-official-documents These include all the maps and profiles for the road cycling events.    

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Charity Ride Manual now available

Click below to download the ride manual for Sunday 27th June. The Lakeside Cafe at the Hospice have kindly extended the breakfast menu for us until 11.30 EventManual_TH  

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Charity Ride and Social Event 27th June

We finally have everything confirmed. The HQ will be a the usual start / finish point for the event usually organised by John and Diane Morris the Plough at Winchmore Hill, Bucks. Sign on from 9.15 for 10.00 start. The … Continue reading

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Charity Ride 27th June 2021

Unfortunately John and Diane Morris are not organising their annual charity bike ride this year due to Covid-19 restrictions but I thought it might be nice to run something more informal on the same date which would have been 27th … Continue reading

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Ken Daniels

Vic White has supplied a picture of Ken Daniels. Ken was one of the club’ strongest ever riders. He rode in the Tour of Britain and the Tour d’Avenir.  Vic said “This is him in the Club Road Race on … Continue reading

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Club Run Sunday 9th May

This week’s club run is a steady social ride starting at Great Missenden at 10.00am and heading out to Quainton. There are plenty of outside tables at the George and Dragon pub / cafe adjacent to the windmill. There is … Continue reading

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Club run 2 May – Tring

3 weeks, 3 club runs.  This weekend it’s Tring. We will be cruising at an altitude above sea level, with in-flight refreshments to be served at The Espresso Lounge in Tring.  There is a very small outdoor seating area, or … Continue reading

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Club run Sunday 25 April

Hardly a week has passed since the first club run in a very long time, and there’s another one, this coming Sunday 25 April. We are going to Binfield, the Foxes Den community cafe. There is a route available here: … Continue reading

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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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