WCC Track Session @ London Olympic Velodrome – 18th Aug, 9-11am

The club will be hosting a track session at the London Olympic Lee Valley Velodrome on Sunday 18th August, 9am til 11am. This is open to all club members (see below) and selected invited guests. The session will cost £15 per rider, excluding equipment hire.
Please drop Phil an email at secretary@wigmorecyclingclub.org.uk and let him know if you want to attend.
We need to get an early idea of numbers, so please let us know by Sunday 14th July.

—SMALL PRINT—
We will have exclusive use of the LVV velodrome for 2 whole hours, and we will split into 2 groups (intermediate and advanced riders, and beginner and novice riders).  Each group will be coached by an accredited LVV track coach.
The novice group is suitable for all riders, no matter what track experience you have. This could be youre very first time on a track bike, or something you’ve done before but want another go.  The experienced group will have the freedom to suggest to the coach which exercises we do. So have a think about what you’d like to try on the track.
In order to keep costs as low as possible, the club have agreed to subsidise the cost a little.  Therefore, the session will cost just £15 per rider.  This is significantly lower than a standard session on the velodrome.  Once you confirm your attendance, I will be asking for a small £5 deposit in advance.

(Please note, only club members will have their session cost subsidised.)

There is an age limit on those that can ride unfortunately. The hire bikes are only suitable for those 12 years and older.  If they have their own track bike and track experience, riders 10years and over are permitted.  Family members of club members are also invited to join the session.
Equipment hire is available at additional cost.  Bike hire is £12, with shoe hire being an additional £7. The hire bikes use LOOK KEO cleats, so if you also use that system you may use your own shoes; if not, you will have to hire shoes. Changing pedals is not permitted.  Track mits and helmets are also available for hire.  All riders will be required to ride with a helmet, with cycling gloves (or track mits), with non baggy cycling clothes.

Use of your own track bike is permitted, as long as they comply with LVVs bike requirements (see attached). If you have you track bike, you probably already know if it’s permitted on the boards.  Road bikes, including road worthy single speed/fixed speed bikes are not permitted.

Riders are expected to arrive at the velodrome 1 hour before the session starts. This is so we can get checked in on time, get track centre in plenty of time to setup, be briefed in the format of the session by the coaches, and get on the track bang on 9am.  Car parking at LVV is free for 4 hours, but riders must enter th eir registration number into the terminal track centre, failure to do so will result in a parking ticket fine.  If you wish to stay longer than 4 hours, additional payment will be required.

Previous track sessions at the velodrome have not proved financially viable, which is why we haven’t done one in a while.  If this one proves successful and well attended, we will look at holding more regular sessions up there again.
If you have any questions or queries, please don’t hesitate to let me know and I’ll do my best to answer them.

Help 4 Heroes

Congratulationss to all our riders that took advantage of the amazing sunny weather this morning to ride the Help 4 Heroes supportive. Here’s a picture of the whole crew, alongside Dame Kelly Holmes.

☀️🌡🚴‍♀️🚴🏻‍♂️🍦🏖

An evening with…

Don’t forget to book your tickets for An Evening with Brian Smith. Brian speaks with great authority on cycling and he has a wealth of experience. From his own successful racing career to stints as a DS for Endura Racing, Team Netapp and MTN–Qhubeka to TV commentating for Eurosport on all the top races on the professional calendar.

You can book tickets here – priced at £12.

Proceeds from the event go to Help for Heroes.

Talking of which, don’t forget to book up the Cycle for Heroes ride here. The route is 75km and goes through the teasing climbs, fast flats and stunning scenery. It is a great way to explore the lanes of the beautiful Kent countryside.

A brand new Bottechia road bike is on offer for the highest fundraiser.

Remember that the amazing Dame Kelly Holmes will also be taking part in the event.

 

Crystal Palace

Hi there everyone, this is Finn Dunton reporting!

Tonight (28th May 2019)  myself and Millie Dean raced at the weekly summer Crits series at Crystal Palace. Millie’s raced in the Under 12’s and had around 7 or 8 riders with a fast pace. Millie was brilliant, finishing 3rd girl.

I raced in the under 16’s and there was about 25 to 30 riders. It was a very fast race from the start with the group splitting in two. I couldn’t stay with the main group as the pace was too fast on a track that I wasn’t confident on (as I had never ridden it before).

Results are to follow.

Thank you for reading.

Finn

25 mile time trial

32nd Bill Philbrook Memorial 25 Mile Time Trial
Sunday 5th May 2019

This event was promoted for and on behalf of CYCLING TIME TRIALS under their rules and regulations.

Wigmore CC and the Philbrook family would like to say thank you for supporting this year’s Bill Philbrook Memorial 25 Mile Time Trial and contributing to the success of our event.

Unfortunately, the race was shortened to a 10mile time trial on the Q10/6 due to roadworks, a blessing in disguise perhaps as there were a few sighs of relief due to the cold but dry conditions of this year’s event. The turnout was still very good for the amended course, so thanks to all the riders.

Event Sec: Martin Trice

Chris Fennell, last year’s winner of the Bill Philbrook Memorial was once again victorious, setting a new course record with his time of 20 minutes dead, removing 1m 50s from the previous course record of 21:50.

Emma Lewis produced a stunning ride to win the ladies competition and take fourth overall, taking an impressive 2m 20s off the previous record of 24:36

Neil Lauder held the course record for just nine minutes with his equally remarkable time of 20:37

The team prize was taken by VeloRefined.com Aerosmiths led by 2017 winner Andrew Meilak and supported by Mark Hill and Paul Smith.

Andrew also won the vets competition for the third year running.

The Philbrook family donate a trophy to the event for the fastest member of the Wigmore CC as the promoting club. Rodney Smith was the fastest rider home and will take the trophy at the end of the year.

As always, a big thank you to all of the timekeepers, marshals and supporters who helped to ensure everything went ahead safely and smoothly. We have a core group of people who regularly support this event, to whom we are all extremely grateful, as without them we would be in danger of not being able to run the event at all. Similarly, we also had some new faces joining us this year to help with marshalling duties, which is important for the continued success of time-trialling.

Timekeepers: Paul Mepham and Vic Williams
Recorder and assistant: John Clegg
Signing in/out: Reg
Pushing off: Robert Philbrook
Results board: Martin Trice
Chief marshal: Antony Bee
Marshals (Chilham): John Booty, Paul Buckley & Dave Bedford
Marshals (Canterbury): Paul Gatenby, Kevin Ford & Jamie Harris
Tea and cakes: Laura, Hanna, Anna, Jess & Alison (Philbrooks)


A big thank you to the Philbrook family who helped to ensure all the roles on the day were covered and continued to maintain the association between Bill Philbrook and the Wigmore Cycling Club.

Prizes
PlaceNameClubPrize
Race WinnerChristopher FennellThe Independent Pedaler£50
2ndNeil LauderArctic Tacx RT£40
3rdAndrew MeilakVeloRefined.com Aerosmiths£30
4thEmma LewisThe Independent Pedaler£20
5thNick WilsonRye & District Wheelers CC£10
1st LadyEmma LewisThe Independent Pedaler£50
2nd LadyRebecca WilsonRye & District Wheelers CC£40
3rd LadyTracy Wilkinson-BeggFolkestone Velo Club£30
4th LadyValerie Place7Oaks Tri Club£20
5th LadyNatasha JarmanSouthborough & Dist. Whs£10
1st Junior--£20
2nd Junior--£10
1st Junior--£20
2nd Junior--£10
1st Vet on StandardAndrew MeilakVeloRefined.com Aerosmiths£50
2nd Vet on StandardNick WilsonRye & District Wheelers CC£40
3rd Vet on StandardMark HillVeloRefined.com Aerosmiths£30
4th Vet on StandardPete ElmsColour Tech RT£20
5th Vet on StandardAdrian HawkinsThanet RC£10
Fastest Team

VeloRefined.com Aerosmiths (Andrew Meilak, Mark Hill, Paul Smith), 01:08:41 – £20  each.

Place

Fastest rider in the minute 1hr01 and each minute down to 1hr10 prizes no longer applicable due to change of course.

The Bill Philbrook Memorial Trophy 2019

Donated to this event by the Philbrook Family and awarded to: Rodney Smith (Wigmore Cycling Club). Well done Rodney.

Full results

See here.

Photography

Dave Hayward was again the official event photographer on the course.

You can view Dave’s photos on his website which are available for
purchase and download, by clicking here.

Dave takes excellent photographs and his prices are very reasonable. Why not post a picture on Strava together with your ride and acknowledge Dave!

Feedback

We had some great feedback from riders, sent to Robert Philbrook. Just look at these:

Finally

Wigmore CC present:

44th Annual Hill Climb

Incorporating the KCA Championship

on

Sunday 29th September 2019

Course QHC/11 Hollingbourne Hill

Generous prize listing

Enter online at www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk

or

email martin@trice.me.uk for details.

Help For Heroes 2019

  Saturday 29th June entry is only £20.00 for 75km/47mile charity ride.

  Some of you may know Steve Craddock the organiser of the Cycle 4 Heroes. Steve is one of the guys who helps our own Ben Foames out in Belgium and spends all his spare time supporting Help for Heroes.

  We would like the club to get behind this event, as we know it’s on our local roads and yes we could ride on them any day of the week, but we think this is a fantastic opportunity to showcase the club.

  So the challenge to our club is to see more Wigmore jersey’s than Help for Heroes jersey’s on the ride.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS & TO JOIN

Introduction To Time Trials…

… by Anthony Bee (April 2019)

Come and join in Wigmore CC 2019 time trial events this season, there are so many opportunities to race during the week as the light evenings are now with us.

          The Wigmore TT series comprises of 17, 10-mile events being held every Wednesday evening from the 24th April through to the 14th August, these events start approximately at 7pm. They will be mainly held at the Iwade circuit course (5, two-mile circuits), in addition, a few events will be held at Harrietsham and also the Isle of Grain.

          In addition, for the more serious competitor, there are 30 open events, being promoted by various clubs throughout Kent (Wigmore hosting two of these events this season). These events will be held on Saturdays and Sundays all the way until mid-October.

          For those not familiar with Time Trialing, it is a very simple facet of cycle sport, in that you compete over a set distance (normally 10 or 25 miles, although a few longer events are on the calendar for the endurance specialist). Setting off at one-minute intervals, against the clock, then it’s just down to you to complete the set distance as fast as you can manage, with all the times of the competitors recorded and listed, with the fastest competitor’s time being declared the winner.

          In open events, for every year over 40 years of age you will be awarded a time bonus, set by the Veterans Time Trial Association, so regardless of how old you are, you can still be competitive with the younger riders when your time bonuses are added to your actual time.

          Although time trialling can be considered a solitary sport, it is still in my opinion very sociable, as for example after the evening 10s at Iwade, most riders that have competed that evening will meet up in the Woolpack public house for a well-earnt pint, and if your hungry a curry as well !!. This will then be your opportunity to discuss your ride in detail with your fellow competitors, ie, if it was not so windy on that back straight I would have been a minute quicker this evening, or when I bolt on my new race wheels next week I will definitely beat you !!

Any more information please call
Antony on 07775 922 056

2019 Weekly Time Trial schedule

DateFirst rider/start timeLocationCourseDistance
24/04/20196.45 pmIwadeQ10/2010
01/05/20197pmIwadeQ10/2010
08/05/20197pmIwadeQ10/2010
15/05/20197pmIwadeQ10/2010
22/05/20197pmIwadeQ10/2010
05/06/20197pmIwadeQ10/2010
12/06/20197pmHarrietsham*Q10/2210
19/06/20197pmGrain (interclub vs Medway Velo)Q10/2410
26/06/20197pmHarrietsham*Q10/2210
03/07/20197pmHarrietsham*Q10/2210
10/07/20197pmIwadeQ10/2010
17/07/20197pmIwadeQ10/2010
24/07/20197pmHarrietsham*Q10/2210
31/07/20197pmHarrietsham*Q10/2210
07/08/20197pmIwadeQ10/2010
14/08/20197pmIwadeQ10/2010
*Any issues with the A20 (e.g., road works, Operation Stack, excessive traffic, etc), the event will be held at Grain on the Q10/24 course with Gravesend on the proceeding Tuesday, starting at 19.15.
17 Events in total.
Best of 8 for Vets and handicap competition.
Best of 8 for Scratch competition.
Best of 10 for overall evening league.

Below are the meeting points for our Club Time Trials.

Iwade, Sittingbourne [Weekly 10mile TTs]

Harrietsham, Maidstone [Weekly 10mile TTs]

Grain, Isle of Grain [Weekly 10mile TTs]

Challock, Ashford [Open 25mile TT Event]

Bedgebury February 2019

We had a fantastic time at Bedgebury on Saturday 16th February. There was a group of around 16 Wigmore riders and over 20 if you include coaches and parents that went for a blast around the beautiful mountain bike trails deep in the heart of the beautiful Kentish countryside.

Ready for a fast ride through the trails…

We divided into two groups. The older rides were guided around by Paul and Phil. The younger riders were kindly guided by Stewart (Seth and Flynn’s dad) ably assisted by Jon and Mike.

In the end, it was a difficult task to get everyone to stop riding and retire to the cafe for a cake! – even after two goes at the glorious final “Cake Run” trail.

Phil took some footage on his Go-Pro and made his first attempt at video editing. Here are the fabulous results:

And then Phil, the track racer had a go:

Always good to see a track rider on a mountain bike – maybe stick to the boards in future Phil?!