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Welcome to the Winchcombe Cycling Club website

We are a friendly club based in Winchcombe and are into all forms of cycling, on and off-road. Whether you’re a novice or an expert, the club has something to offer. Members take part in regular social rides, Audax/Sportive riding, MTB enduro events, road racing/time trialling and touring.

If you’d like to get involved, get in touch with club secretary John Mackelworth.
Email WinchcombeCC@aol.com or phone 01242 602286

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Winchcombe
Cycling Club news

What we are planning or have been up to lately.


Coming up this weekend

The Whyte Rough Ride – Sunday 17th August
WCC are entering a team into this event – and plan to have a weekends camping for the event
More info: http://www.roughride.co.uk
Contact: winchcombecyclingclub@gmail.com

Blood donors wanted in the Winchcombe area

National Blood Service - Do Something Amazing - Give Blood

If you have a little blood to spare read on. You never know when you may need it back!

MORE BLOOD DONORS NEEDED IN WINCHCOMBE
Wednesday 10th September 2014
Abbeyfields Community Centre, Winchcombe
13:30 – 15:45
16:45 – 19:30
Please phone 0300 123 23 23 or visit blood.co.uk to make an appointment.

The next sessions are as follows up until the end of 2014 and these will be the same venue and times as above:-
Wednesday 15th October 2014
Wednesday 17th December 2014

Bike for sale

Trek Modane 5.9SL In good condition for sale - Click here for more info

MTB night ride

This week the MTB night ride taking place on Tuesday 12th August meeting at Abbey Terrace at 6.45pm.

Time trial

UC706: Teddington-Toddington 10 mile time trial this thursday (7th) – details at http://www.cheltenhamandcounty.cc/road/time-trialling/events/

Explore Cleeve Common

We have received a wonderful invite from the Conservation Officers on Cleeve to join them on the evening of 13th August for a guided cycle ride on the Common.

This will point out the areas of special interest including the historic sites, flora and fauna.

Cleeve Common is a unique habitat and environ in North Cotswolds and this is a great opportunity to have expert guidance exploring the Common and its rarities.

Subject to demand (only 40 places are available) and weather following the ride we are hoping to enjoy a BBQ, tasting the beef reared on the Common.

If you would like to come along please email Jim Davies, jimmie.d@virgin.net to reserve a place.

This is open to all members and cycling friends keen to learn more about Cleeve Common.

Have a go at cyclocross

North Cotswolds CC have been running some cyclocross events, and invite you to come along on the 29th of July and test yourselves on the Fire Service Go Racing Course. Expect plenty of overtaking on the half mile grass and tarmac course, with 10 laps (5 miles) from the start to Finnish.  Come and beat 25 minutes. Be KOM.

Follow Go racing Signs for Parking and circuit.

6.30 practice.

7.00 start (depending numbers either straight race or handicap or just a TT).

Suitable for all bikes. Rock up and have a go!

How to get there

Firth Rd Fire Service College, GL56 0RH

Ride with Jaguar and Sky

The local Jaguar dealers H A Fox in conjunction with Team Sky are organising a 48 mile, fully supported ride next Saturday.

To register please click here

Evesham Wheelers Audax

Evesham Wheelers are again running four Audax rides on Sunday 3rd August from Wickhamford.

There are three distances, 50k, 110k and 200k rides (which are cloverleaf loops of about 50k) and also a Neville Channing 200k memorial ride which is a single loop and goes via the Forest of Dean and over the Severn Bridge (for the tough ones!)

WCC members have ridden for the past few years. If you haven’t ridden an Audax event before the 50k is a good place to start.

Details and entry form from:

http://www.aukweb.net/events

How did you HONC?

Thanks to the tech wizards at Strava Labs we can now see a real time comparison of all of the Strava users that took part in the HONC back in April.

The Strava labs web page allows you to see a map of the course, with every riders progress shown at the same time. This allows some fascinating insight into how the timings of the HONC worked, where the fast riders were by the time you got to the lunch stop (already finished in some cases!) and even catches a few riders out taking some sneaky short cuts!

To take a look, visit the Strava Labs page here. Once the page loads, just click the play button at the top of the page to start watching the ride data.

This data is stored for any ride that a Strava user has done, so if you fancy having a look at some of your own rides visit the Strava labs page and add your own ride number (the last part of the url for one of your rides) into the box at the top of the page.

Dont forget, if you would like to join the WCC Strava club – click here to be taken to our page.

Strava is free to use, and can record data either from a smart phone with the app installed, or a Garmin device. We will be posting up some more information about the service soon.