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.
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?!
It was the National Cyclocross Championships at Cyclopark on the weekend of 12th and 13th January 2019. The club was there in numbers, maybe not racing (not yet) but plenty of spectators and some of the club coaches were helping out marshalling.
There was some amazing super strong performances. In the elite races Tom Pidcock, amongst others, looked truly invincible and lovely to see lots of big names from the CX world out in force (Helen Wyman, Ian Field, Ben Tulett, etc., etc).
It was a fantastic weekend of racing and one that will live long in the memory. Here some pics of the weekend, just click on the image to run the slideshow for some great images…
Thanks to Luke and Rowan for the photos.
Congratulations to all our prize winners for 2018, and big thanks to everyone that came along to the prize giving evening. We hope you all had a great time 💥🎉
|Cyclorama Award||Rodney Smith|
|Clubman of the Year||John Bassett|
|Best Off-Road Rider (female)||Anna Dobbins|
|Best Off-Road Rider (male)||Jack Butlin|
|3rd Evening Handicap League||Nick Howlett|
|2nd Junior League||Dylan Harman|
|Most Improved Rider (female)||Millie Dean|
|Most Improved Rider (male)||Harry Brown|
|Hill Climb Champion||Reece Wood|
|Len Payne Off Road Trophy||Luke Anderson|
|Most Committed Rider (male)||Charlie Rayfield|
|Most Committed Rider (female)||Edith Fautley|
|Tourist Shield||Martin and Carine Wood|
|Junior Road Race Champion|
1st Junior League
2nd Anderson Points League
|Best Newcomers (male)||Henry and Edward Stevens|
|Best Newcomer (female)||Frankie Hosking|
|1st Evening Handicap League||Steve Bishop|
|Best Racer (male)||Sam Bassett|
|Paul Buckley Go-Ride Champion||Frankie Finch|
|2nd Evening Handicap League|
2nd Club Events League
3rd Evening Scratch League
3rd Evening Vets League
12 Hour Champion
Senior Road Race Champion
|John Booty Club Events Cup|
2nd Evening Scratch League
2nd Evening Vets League
3rd Anderson Points League
Bill Philbrook Memorial Trophy
Fairyland 100 mile Trophy
Senior B.A.R. Champion
|1st Evening Scratch League|
1st Evening Vets League
3rd Club Events League
Anderson Points Cup
Charlie Staff Memorial Shield
Dave Bedford 10 mile Cup
Len Chambers 25 Mile Cup
Presidents Short Distance B.A.R.
R.A. Burns 50 Mile Cup
|Club and Vets 15 mile 32m 26s|
Vets 15 mile Age Std +8m 24s
Vets 30 mile 1h 9m 27s
Vets 30 mile Age Std +13m 40s
Huge thanks to Ollie Robinson from Team Wiggins for coming along to present the awards and talking to us about his time in Go-Ride and amongst the professional riders. He was just brilliant!
We won Bronze for “Junior Club of the Year” @MedwaySportsAwards! It was a great night and thrilling to be part of the evening showcasing all the brilliant work of volunteers and professionals in sport throughout Medway.
Eleanor Oldroyd from Radio 5 was hosting the event and double Winter Olympic gold medallist Lizzie Yarnold was the guest of honour.
It was a truly amazing to share the evening with so many people who give so much time and energy to sporting endeavour. You really don’t know what’s going on out there. Inspirational.
Well done everyone involved in the club.
What an amazing morning we had over at Deangate Ridge Athletics Track on saturday morning. Well done to all 22 riders that came along and joined the fun. Looks like you all worked really hard, and had some excellent races – some real battles out there.
Many thanks to everyone that came down to help out and join in. And special thanks to Trish Davies who caught some amazing photos… check them out below, and at her Flickr page: www.flickr.com/photos/142481743@N08/with/35339378806/
The full results tables are below, with the results and scores from every single race! Congrats to Frankie Finch who took the win in the Cat A group, and to Henry Stevens who dominated the Cat B group. Hannah & Jake, and Joseph and Edward also got to stand on the podium in their respective race categories.
And a very special well done goes to young Edith Fautley, who won the Performance of the Morning award for her heroics in the final race of the day.
Even the adults got in on the fun and had a 4km scratch race at the end, with Phil narrowly pinching the win from Jamie on the line.
We hope you enjoyed the racing, and fancy doing it again sometime? There’ll be all sorts of racing happening next year, so keep your eyes out for local events.
Dave Bedford 10 mile trophy
This is awarded to the rider with the fastest time in a 10 mile T.T.
Dave has been a member of the Wigmore for many years and presented this cup to the club in 1987. Continue reading “Awards for 2018”
Leeds Castle – Sun 12th Nov 2017
It’s called a Scarp. It is sometimes inlaid with bricks and stones and the steeper it is, the more effective it becomes. Opposite the Scarp is the Counterscarp and together these two ramparts form the basis of a defensive ditch used to keep invaders from the fortress.
I very much doubt that the grass embankment infront of me (tackled every lap instead of the unridable and muddy alternative route) was a Scarp or Counterscarp but it was bloomin’ big! Continue reading “The Siege at Leeds”
Newington Community Cross – Sun 15th Oct 2017s
Having completed one whole race already this season I thought it high time for a rest and decided to attend this week’s East Kent Cyclocross League as a spectator. (Any thoughts of racing had started to disappear upon waking and having to conduct a hungover search for a bottle of Gaviscon). Anyway, I preferred the mud, didn’t I? Today would be fast and flat and suited those who’d had a good night’s sleep. Continue reading “East Kent Cyclocross League”
So with a four day holiday and fine weather, what should we do ? Extra rides of course.
Good Friday was the bonus road ride and an easy 30 mile ride was nominated. Nine riders showed up at the start and set out on a typical route through Iwade and Faversham to The Freewheel at Graveney. Top notch coffee and cakes – which is always a sign of a good ride. A few extra lanes were included on the way back through Kingsdown. Paul and Luke made the minimum distance 50 miles. Those from further through the towns up to 62 miles. Continue reading “Easter Weekend 2017”