Author Archives: Miles Back

Serendipitous Cycling

It was our first bike ride in over two months and it was not just our chains that were starting to rust!  So our aims would be modest – a short flatish ride around some of our favourite lanes in Bedfordshire. … Continue reading

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85th FFCT Semaine Fédérale registrations are opening

For the past 15 years it has become traditional for a group of Willesden CC club members to make the very enjoyable excursion to the annual “Semaine Fédérale” in France. This remarkable event is a week long celebration of cycling … Continue reading

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Isle of Wight Randonnee – 5th May 2024

As we look forward to riding one of the Willesden CC’s biggest events of the year, namely Liam’s Tour de Ricky in June, what better way of preparing than riding the Isle of Wight Randonnée on the May bank Holiday. … Continue reading

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Cormac Nisbet becomes a Pro Cyclist

John Wheatley has an update on Comac Nisbet’s pro cycling career. John says “Some members may remember Cormac Nisbet, who was in the Slipstreamers then the Willesden CC, before getting serious as a racing cyclist. “ In a very exciting … Continue reading

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Race Report!

One of the Willesden CC’s finest riders is getting good results in a British stage race! Yes, the Willesden CC’s teleprinter has sprung into life with incoming reports of the 1953 Tour of Britain road race!  The Willesden CC’s Ken … Continue reading

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Big Audax Sunday!

Last Sunday (29th October), WCC riders were out on a couple of traditional and popular fixtures on the Audax UK calendar, namely the “Dartmoor Devil” and the “Emitremmus”. Both rides are 100+km long but are quite different in profile. The … Continue reading

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Peter Persistently Picks Plenty of P*nct*r*es (WoW Ride 25th Oct)

  This week’s WoW* ride had a great turn out of eight riders, namely Vyv, Anne, Juli-E, Marianne, Ian, Gerry, Pete and yours truly. As we got ready, a buzz went around the groupetto as we began to notice Ian … Continue reading

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WoW (Willesden CC on Wednesday) Ride

This week’s WoW ride consisted entirely of Willesde-dents (Willesden residents). They are a bit of a rare species with in the club, so a 100% Willesde-dent peloton was quite a land mark…. shame it was only a two-up! Many of … Continue reading

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“Cyclist” magazine article on Jim Love

One of the many assets of the Willesden CC is our club’s remarkable history and heritage.  It is great to see an article in an edition of the “Cyclist” magazine about the previous Willesden CC’s Club President,  Jim Love. Jim … Continue reading

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Cookham Bridge closing for five months.

Today’s WoW ride (moved forward to a Tuesday to enjoy the splendid weather) went over Cookham Bridge. I noticed with considerable surprise that our favourite way of crossing the Thames will be closed to traffic from 16th October to 22 … Continue reading

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Hillingdon High Wheelers – Sunday 24th September 2023

The Pennies are back at Hillingdon for another day of high wheel racing. At stake will be the British Penny Farthing Championship race trophy, donated by The Pickwick Bicycle Club. The other trophies originate from 1910 and are for riders … Continue reading

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PaM Goes cycling mad!

The Semaine Fédérale might seem an odd choice of name for a cycling event, but it is a rather wonderful week full of cycling organised by the FFCT (Fédération Française de Cyclotourisme). The FFCT hold the Semaine Fédérale during late … Continue reading

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WoW (Willesden on Wednesday) Ride – 16/08

  Actually getting out on the road for a ride on a Wednesday has been a bit hit and miss over the past few months. This has been largely thanks to weeks and weeks of wet weather, plus the club’s … Continue reading

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Hillingdon Cycle Circuit – address

Some of the more recent members to the WCC may not know the exact location for this Friday’s rides and meeting . The Hillingdon cycle circuit and club room is located within Minet Park, Hayes. The entrance to Minet park … Continue reading

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Dr Norman Lazarus on Radio 4

Dr Norman Lazarus is a bit of an Audax legend in the Willesden CC, having ridden the Paris-Brest-Paris, Easter Arrows and countless 200km audax rides. In his professional life, Norman is an expert on the human ageing process at Kings … Continue reading

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Keep 26th August Clear for the Willesden Centuries!!

To cap off Summer the Willesden CC is planning a couple of century rides on Saturday 26th August. Imperial or Metric?? Well it’s your choice, there will be routes of either 100 miles and 100km to choose from – pick … Continue reading

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WoW (Willesden on Wednesday) ride – 12th July 2023

Ok…… so the weather forecast (BBC) is looking a bit mixed for tomorrow, but we have a 50-50 chance of staying dry, when the rain arrives around noon. I’m going to give it a go. I suggest a ride heading … Continue reading

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Jayne Paine triumphs again in the Masters

Last weekend the Masters National Track Championships were held in Newport, at the Geraint Thomas National Velodrome of Wales. The Masters was so packed full of championships, that it took four days to run all of the disciplines and heats. … Continue reading

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Stop press : WoW Social ride tomorrow (Wed 5th July)

It’s a bit of a late shout-out, but if you fancy a social paced ride of about 60-70km tomorrow, then meet up at Windsor End, Beaconsfield at around 10am tomorrow. The forecast looks reasonable for tomorrow as the today’s rain … Continue reading

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Willesden on Wednesday (WoW) Ride 28th June 2023

There will be a WoW* Ride on Wednesday 28th June 2023 as the weather looks most agreeable for cycling. The ride will be at a “no-drop” social pace. This Wednesday we will meet at 10:00am in Windsor End, Beaconsfield. See … Continue reading

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