Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Jim Love

Willesden CC’s former president, Jim Love, passed away recently. Jim, who lived in Kingsbury, northwest London, was a member of the Willesden Cycling Club. He joined the club at the age of 16, around the time the war was ending. … Continue reading

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Hillingdon Time Trials

I got this email the other day. For those who didn’t: Hillingdon Time Trials The 2024 Westerley Hillingdon time trials will start after Easter, so I wanted to let you, as a past rider of our events, know the details … Continue reading

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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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Free tickets to the National Cycling Show in June

Julie Anderson passed this on… The National Cycling Show is presently offering some free tickets. If you want some the link to their booking page is https://editor.ne16.com/vo/?FileID=5f695c2d-972d-4db8-9ec5-5aead5a134b8&m=ffbb397c-8fc0-4b89-b7c9-ad60ee427b51&MailID=6524952&listid=1004878&RecipientID=10251895352 Track down the page to a button that says “Use code LAUNCH for free … Continue reading

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Riccione Cycling Trip 2024

The proposed dates for the WCC trip to Riccione are 6th to 13th April. We are currently waiting for confirmation of prices / package from the hotel and are looking at flights. WCC members can contact me if they are … Continue reading

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Bike buddies scheme

We got the following email from Lucinda at the Bike Project recently. A cycling worthwhile cause. Hello! My name is Lucinda and I work at The Bike Project. I am reaching out to you in the hope that you can … Continue reading

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Westerley Winter Warmer, 14th January

Our friends the Westerley Club are running their Winter Warmer event on Sunday 14th January. There are three versions, at 110km (1200m of climbing),  61km and a the shorter version is around 44km.  The long route is a challenging winter … 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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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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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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Club Annual General Meeting this Friday 6th October at 19.30

Club members are invited to our AGM this Friday at the clubrooms on the Hillingdon Circuit. We will have the usual official reports etc but there’s an interesting section on Club Development that we want to get approved and implemented. … 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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Reminder WCC Inaurgual 100km this Saturday

WCC Inaurgual 100km this Saturday Don’t forget to let Liam FitzPatrick know to expect you for the first ever running of the Willesden 100 on Saturday. Starting from Rickmansworth Station at 0900 the ride heads up into the Chilterns via … Continue reading

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Mel Kirkland riding his eighth Paris-Brest-Paris

Paris Brest Paris is the world’s most prestigious Audax. Willesden’s Mel Kirkland has ridden each one since 1995 and this will be his eighth. If he finishes, he will set a new club record. The tracker is at https://track.rtrt.me/e/CC-2023#/tracker I have … Continue reading

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Audax Sundays

Audax Sundays ** Don’t forget – The Inaugural Willesden CC ‘Club 100’ Audax Style Ride – 26th August 2023 from Rickmansworth *** Willesden and Audaxing From the 80s to the late naughties Willesden was one of the UK’s pre-eminent Audax … Continue reading

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The Inaugural Willesden CC ‘Club 100’ Audax Style Ride – 26th August 2023

All members are invited to the inaugural running of what we hope will be an annual get together for all Willesden CC audax and club run riders – The ‘Club 100’ ride. This year, our Audax specialist organiser Liam Fitzpatrick … 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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Sunday Club Runs August / September/October

Here is our provisional list for the next few weeks All club runs start 9.00 promptly. Rides 40-50 miles. 30-40 minute café stop. Return to start at 13:30 All ride info will be issued via the Sunday Run WhatsApp group … Continue reading

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