An invitation from our friends at the Westerly CC –
The 2015 calendar-opening Westerley Winter Warmer is scheduled for Sunday 10th January. It starts just outside the M25 at Chalfont St Peter and heads into the Chilterns.
This year there are three versions. The long version is 110km (1200m of climbing), there is a medium route of 61km and a shorter version of around 44km. The long route is a pretty challenging winter ride which tackles several of the bigger climbs on the Chiltern ridge, while the medium route has Hatches Lane as its main climb. The new, short version is a very pretty route that misses out all the big hills and most of the (short) main road sections.
Entry is the same price as last year: £8/£4/£4 in advance, or £10/£5/£5 on the day.
There is a manned HQ (Chalfont St Peter Scout Hut), signed route and GPX tracks, computerised timing system and plenty of food before and after (including home made cake).
One small route change this year: we are going to come back up Hatches Lane instead of Cryers Hill. It’s a bit more pleasant and misses out a lot of traffic – although would be muddier on a wet day. That knocks a very small amount of the distance and takes out a few metres of climbing.
There’s more info on the website here, or please ask if you have any questions.
Also, to give you advance notice, the Hillingdon TTs start on 6 April 2015, with ten rounds on alternate Wednesdays through until August.
This year there once again be two separate categories for each event: non-aero/road bikes and TT bikes. There will be a points competition for each going over the whole series. Beginners and experienced riders welcome. The plan this year is to publish a start sheet in advance to reduce the amount of time later riders need to wait before their start. There’s also more info here. (page is about last year’s event). Full details will follow nearer the time.
PS This is an occasional message to people who have entered our rides before to let you know what we are planning. If you don’t want any more such emails please let me know and I’ll take you off the list.
PPS Apologies if you’ve already entered!