WCC @ Herne Hill Velodrome 2021

On Sunday 4th July, 1-3pm, we’ll be holding our very own track session at the historic Herne Hill Velodrome (nr. Dulwich, London) MAP.

This is open to club members >12yrs old, and more importantly ALL ability levels… whether you’re experienced on the boards, or a complete novice to going round in circles.

So if you’ve never tried riding on the track but have always wanted to, this is the perfect opportunity to give it a go.  Or, if your an grizzled trackie from the distant past, this is your chance to once again dust off that fixed gear track bike.

Our session will be split into two groups… those that are experience in track riding, have ridden the track before, and want to stretch their legs a little; and those that are new to track cycling, are trying it for the first time, or want to take it a little more sedate.

There’ll be a range of different fun exercises to do and try, and if we’re lucky we may even get to have a little gallop race towards the end of the session.

If we get a full compliment of 22 riders, the cost of the 2 hour session is JUST £14* each.  This INCLUDES all equipment hire… bike, shoes, helmet if you need one.    The lower age limit on this session is 12 years old, so some of the older Go-Ride kids may want to join us for the afternoon.  The session starts at 1pm prompt, so get there early to be ready to go.

~ REGISTRATION ~
~ DEADLINE Sun 23rd May / Sun 30th May ~

To register, all you need to do is email me at secretary@wigmorecyclingclub.co.uk with your name, and level of previous track experience.

IMPORTANT:
Registration is open to CLUB MEMBERS for 3 weeks until Sunday 23rd May.  After that, any remaining places will be offered to our friends from local cycling clubs, family members, and other invited guests.  The final deadline for all registrations is Sunday 30th May.

All places are offered on a strictly first come first serve basis.

2021 WCC Membership Special Offer

2021 Wigmore CC Membership

~ Special Offer ~

The past year has been a topsy-turvy one for a number of reasons, and it’s restricted a lot of the things we’ve been able to do as a club.  As a result, we’ve had to change our plans for the events of what we usually provide to our members.  We’ve had to change the annual 25mile TT to a virtual Zwift Race, we had to restrict access to spectators at the Hill climb, we could run only a limited 10mile TT series during the summer, the Go-Ride had to pause for several months, and even the awards dinner evening had to move online.

Therefore, we felt it would be a nice idea to offer our members a special offer for next year.  Starting now, and until the end February, all membership subscriptions will be  15% discounted.

Full Senior Membership: £22
Full Youth Membership: £8.50
Family Membership: £33
Club Supporter: £5
2nd Claim: Senior: £11
Youth: £4.50

All memberships run for the calendar year, and expire 31st December 2021. This special offer runs until February 28th, and is open to EVERYONE… whether  you’re renewing or taking out a new membership.

 

 

 

Don’t forget, members receive a very special membership pack… including a welcome letter, calendar of things we have planned for the year, a membership card, and a few club trinkets thrown in for good measure (key ring, window sticker, fridge magnet etc….)

So if  you’re struggling for a last minute Christmas present, I couldn’t think of anything better for you or the cyclist in your life!

Stay safe, have as good a Christmas as you can under the conditions!

–  Wigmore Cycling Club

2020 Weekly Time Trial – Restart Schedule

We’re back at it~!

Our TT season has been shortened due to Covid-19… but we’re back holding a short series of TT races before the end of the summer. Our events are sanctioned by CTT, and we’re ensuring all appropriate social distancing measure are in place.

The remaining dates and venues for this years Time Trials are:

DateFirst rider/
start time
LocationCourseDistance
15th July7.30pmIwadeQ10/2010
22nd July7.30pmIwadeQ10/2010
29th July7.15pmIwadeQ10/2010
5th Aug7pmIwade (with Medway Velo)Q10/2010
12th Aug7pmIwadeQ10/2010
19th Aug6.45pmIwadeQ10/2010

With Covid-19 clearly an important issue for all and a safe event being paramount, we’d like everyone to take note of the following learning.
 
  • Sorry, we can’t keep bags for riders at the start line.
  • Finishing riders need to be careful of how they pull up and where they stop. A few riders inadvertently cut across riders who were still going at the end of Sheppey Way.
  • Finishing riders also need to be conscious of following riders when turning right off Old Ferry Road toward Ridham Dock/the sign on area.
  • Riders are not allowed to cross the white line when turning left from Sheppey Way onto Old Ferry Road (i.e. don’t creep out into the central right turn area).
  • Lights! Just the one person without a rear light last week. Please do remember yours so you can ride.
  • Please be conscious of your spacing and position on Sheppey Way when queuing to start. A full field is great, but that does bring with it a longer start queue.
  • We have a suggestion to record who may wish to withdraw if we get over 30 entrants. Very happy to provide this, but won’t want to embarrass or coerce anyone into withdrawing.
  • Please help maintain a clear area around the sign on desk when you’ve completed signing on.
  • Finally(!) Please be conscious of positioning and those around you when approaching the Old Ferry Road (we probably call it Raspberry Hill)/Sheppey Way left turn at the bottom of the course. This will help riders overtake rather than surprise you and undertake you.

2020 Ride London 100 – WCC Team Entry

  There’s an awful lot going on in the world right now, but we’re pleased to announce that the club has secured a team entry for the 2020 Prudential Ride London 100… which is to be held on Sunday 16th August.

  This is of course… should it happen.  You never know what the world will be like come August!  But that’s no reason not to make a few plans for the summer.

  Entry is open to all club members over the age of 16 on 16/08/2020.  Riders must also be a British Cycling members.  The cost is £79, which will be payable before Fri 26th June.

  If you are interested in joining the team, please register your interest by emailing me at secretary@wigmorecyclingclub.org.uk BEFORE Thursday 30th April.  Messages on social media or strava will not be recorded.

I’ll let folk know who’s on the team Sunday 3rd May.

Happy riding, stay safe.

-Phil (General Secretary)

 

WCC Awards Dinner 2019

Many thanks to everyone that came along to our awards dinner at the weekend. We hope you had a good evening.

Massive congratulations to our award winners from both the adult club and the Go-Rode club. Well done on all your hard work over the season, and best of luck for next year!

Many thanks go to our special guest Neil Lauder, who was very gracious with his time and giving us an insight into what it takes to perform at the highest levels as a cyclist.

Many thanks also go to Helen Masters and Mike Finch who worked tirelessly to put on such a fun evening 🙂

See you next year!

Hollingbourne Hill Climb – RESULTS

– 44th Annual Open Hill Climb –

– Sunday 29th September 2019 – 

– Inc The KCA Championship –

Despite the torrential weather, a whopping 44 riders tacked the infamous Hollingbourne Hill this weekend, taking part in our annual open Hill Climb competition. 

Congratulations to both James Hayward (Woolwich CC) and Katie Painter (MedwayTri) on their winning rides in the 44th Wigmore CC hill climb.

After having to settle for second last year James made amends but by only the smallest of margins, pipping Tom Rowing (Abellio – SFA Racing Team) by just 0.2 of a second. This was James’s third win and makes him once again the KCA hill climb champion. Less than 4 seconds separated 3rd from 7th, with Bill Bell (Bigfoot CC) once again taking the final podium place as well as winning the 40+ age group.

Photo credit to Mike Savage @ www.mikesavagephotography.co.uk

Junior (and riding her first hill climb) Katie Painter was the victor of the ladies competition, with Victoria Fearn (Twickenham CC) taking second, just under 3 seconds slower.

Winning the overall Junior event and finishing an impressive eighth overall was Samuel Painter (ZeroBC Race Team), a pleasing result for the promoting club as Samuel is an ex Wigmore CC rider. Joshua Stone (4T+ Cyclopark) took second and led 4T+ Cyclopark to the team prize, notably with two riders even younger than himself, Leo Whyton and Matthew Brown. Their combined time of 12:35.9 put them over five seconds ahead of Dartford Wheelers (Ewan Tuohy, Jack Wade, Joseph Robinson) who finished with a combined time of 12:41.6

Photo credit to Mike Savage @ www.mikesavagephotography.co.uk

Fastest in the 50+ age group was Andrew Askwith (Vive Le Velo), 60+ was Lawrence Martin (Thanet RC) and the 70+ age group was won by 82 year old Rodney Kennison (Medway VC), well done Rodney.

The weather was not quite as kind as previous years with some rain but a breeze was assisting the riders up the hill, and as always good crowds were present encouraging the riders up the hill, as was Chris Bone blowing the bag pipes as the riders approached the finish line.

A big thank you to The Bike Warehouse for sponsoring our event and providing the prizes that we were able to give out on the day, especially the bonus prizes. Prize vouchers can be used in any of the 3 branches of The Bike Warehouse and can be used for parts, servicing and maintenance either in part or in full. Please contact the guys in the shop who will be more than happy to help.

Finally, a thank you to all the helpers who ensured that the event was safe and issue-free. It is easy to forget that everyone is a volunteer, giving up their time for nothing more than a cup of tea and the pleasure of putting on a cycle event.

– Download Full Results Sheet –

KCA Reliability Trial – Sun 20th Oct 2019

This year’s Kent Cycling Association Reliability Trial takes place on Sunday 20th October 2019.  If you would like to ride the event, please reply to this email before Saturday 5th October.

This is an event we are usually very well represented at, with a good group of riders to tackle the roads around Ashford and Mid Kent.  As a club, we usually ride the 100km (62miles), starting at Potters Corner nr. Ashford.  For an idea of the route, take a look at it below and here: LINK.  Start time is usually sometime between 7 and 8:30am.

Entry is open to all adult members, but please let me know you wish to ride as part of the team by Sat 5th Oct.  Entry is just £3.50, to be paid in advance.  This can be cheque in the post, by bank transfer, or given to me at the Hill Climb Event on Sunday.

Hollingbourne Hill Climb – Sun 29th Sept

 
On Sunday 29th September the WigmoreCC will once again be hosting our annual hill climb at Hollingbourne Hill. Our event is one of the most eagerly anticipated events on the Kent cycling calendar with good attendance from riders across the district who come to both race and spectate. If you would like to contribute to the ongoing success of our event, there are several ways you can do so:

 

  • Ride it – If you fancy joining other Wigmore riders that have already entered, there is still time as the entry will remain open until Friday 20th September. the easiest way is online at cyclingtimetrials.org.uk or alternatively you can contact the organising team at wigmoreccopenevents@gmail.com who can steer you in the right direction for entry. First man off is 10:30am so it’s not like it’s ridiculously early either!

 

  • Marshal it – the event doesn’t run itself and is a product of the effort that people put in to it. If you don’t fancy riding it then your help will be invaluable in marshalling. We rotate marshals between the carpark ensuring rider’s and spectator’s safety, and the hill ensuring that marshals also get to see some of the racing. We also need help setting up the gazebos and other supporting paraphernalia so we normally ask for help to start arriving from 8:30-9am. If this sounds like it may be of interest please contact Anthony Bee at anthonybee@btinternet.com

 

  • Support it – we are indebted to the Boyd family who let us use their farm at the top of Hollingbourne Hill each year which includes use of their water and electricity and generally while causing chaos – all for free. We normally donate a couple of bottles of wine to the family as a small token of our appreciation. If neither of the above options sounds appealing but you’re planning for dry October and want to donate a bottle of wine you will certainly be helping us out. Please contact the event team at wigmoreccopenevents@gmail.com if you are able to help.
 
 
Thanks in advance, and we look forward to seeing you there!

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.

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