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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 General Secretary, David Thomas – Email wccgensec@aol.com, or Club Membership Secretary, Gerard McHugh – Email wccmembership@clickinsight.co.uk

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Winchcombe
Cycling Club news

What we are planning or have been up to lately.


Falling Leaves Sun – 2nd October, 2016

Thank you to the volunteers who have come forward to help Sarah on the day.

So far we have 7 club entries & Sarah is hoping for a few more. Sarah is keen to avoid sign-ups on day & asked that everyone uses the Audax On Line Entry System before the event. The forecast is good for the weekend so if you are tempted to ride but might have been “hedging your bets” on the weather there is no need to delay any further !

FALLING LEAVES ENTRY

WCC kit

Final orders for your order for the WCC kit from Endura. Orders by 1 October
More information here

The further adventures of the Captain & the Stoker

As many of you will know club members Russ & Paul have already an impressive track record for their bike related “adventures”.

Their latest, kicks off this coming Friday. It involves a very long ride on a tandem, the Orkneys, a wedding & also fund raising for a very worthy cause – for the full flavour of this latest epic take a look at THE STOKERS BLOG

If you would like to support Russ & Paul’s fundraising for Great Western Air Ambulance there is a link in the blog but here it is again FUNDRAISING

Good luck on the ride guys & congratulations to Russ & Lorraine on their forthcoming wedding.

WCC Club Kit

You now have the opportunity to place your order for the WCC kit from Endura. Orders by 30 September please.

Ordering
Endura operate an online ordering system and in order to access it you will need to email me with your details so I can add you to the ordering system. Those who ordered last time should be able to log in again.

Please note I am away from 14-20 of September so if you are considering ordering at your leisure send me your details straight away and I will send you the log on details

Details required
Name
Contact number
E-mail address

You will then receive an email from” artwork@endura” with your unique login details where you can place your order online and it will come to me, not to Endura, so if you have any queries contact me directly. Please be sure to “ADD TO BASKET” and “CONFIRM MY ORDER” buttons when requested.

Sizing
Please download the sizing chart here. From experience the sizing relates well to your usual UK sizing with the Roubaix jacket being the one item that people chose one size bigger. There is a lot of new kit around so please do ask a fellow cyclist re sizing or myself.

Pricing
The pricing on the order sheet is without the club discounts. The actual prices including VAT that club members will be charged are as follows:

  • Road Jersey S/S – £30, which has been subsidised by the club or £50 for subsequent purchases
  • Premium XC S/S Jersey £50 This can also qualify for club discount if it is your only S/S Jersey at £30
  • Roubaix Jersey- £60
  • Women’s shorts – £55
  • Bib shorts Men- £60 Please note there are no non-bib shorts for men.
  • Gilet £45

Please note that we need at least 3 orders per item to place the order. In the event there are insufficient orders for an item I will contact you.

Jennie (wcckit@aol.co.uk)

 

Updates to the Sunday Road Runs

Terry has updated the Road Rides list from October to the end of the year.

You will see from the list that on the first Sunday of the month (second Sunday in October because of the Falling Leaves) there will also be an Easy group that rides at 12-14 mph, covering a shorter route but meeting at the same coffee stop as the Intermediate 14-16mph group. The Easy group will be facilitated by Brian or, in his absence, John Mackelworth. Like Lorraine’s Saturday rides this group is aimed at those who prefer a slightly more leisurely pace, or who wish to build their confidence riding in a group. Distances are approx 30 miles at 12-14mph.

Depending on numbers the Intermediate group may split into two, and a couple of regular road riders have offered to know the routes and act as route guide to the faster group if this happens.

See the Road Page for more information

 

INTO OXFORDSHIRE – SUNDAY 11th SEPTEMBER 2016

To All Roadies

Following on from last years Away-day ride to Sherston I have put together a similar ride over new ground this time in Oxfordshire.

The majority of the ride is on minor roads or quiet lanes apart from the beginning when we take on a short stretch of the Fosse Way at Stow. The typography is slightly more challenging than last years ride but nothing that you have not encounter already.

There will be a tea stop at Hill Top Garden Centre in Ramsden @ 26 miles Distance is 43 miles and there is 2746ft of climbing.

Start location: Stow on the Wold
Start time: 09:00
Parking: In the free public car park next to the Tesco store (GL54 1BX)
PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN THE SUPERSTORE CAR PARK.

Directions: If travelling from Winchcombe on the B4077 via Stanway Hill at its junction with the A424 turn right and then left at the traffic lights onto the Fosse Way. (Superstore and Car Park signed) At the next set of lights turn right, then right at mini roundabout. At the next mini roundabout bare off right into the free car park.

To download a GPX file of the route go to the home page of Plotaroute.com

Hope to see you then. Terry

 

Falling Leaves 100k Audax

Please see below an email from Sarah who is again organising this year’s event. It would be good to get as many club members riding as possible & signing up before the event (It really does help Sarah & also helps things run much more smoothly on the day !) . Full details are shown on the Audax website.

It would also great to get some new volunteers to help with the check points & coffee’s at the end of the ride. Please contact Sarah on email below if you can help.


Sarah’s email :-

It’s nearing time for WCC’s 2nd organised event of the year. ‘Falling Leaves’ 100k Audax event run by myself having taken over from Brian about 3 years ago.

The event has been steadily growing from a static 30 or so to upwards of 85 entrants last year. Fantastic scenery and beautiful views in the sunshine!

This is a road event but most of the roads are well out of the way and could easily be ridden by off roaders as they tend to be a bit gravelly! I would prefer a paypal entry in advance via audax rather than a late show on the line so catering is more accurate, please. We need to get as many club riders in as possible as last year we were sadly outnumbered by a number of clubs from far and wide! Entry is £8 if you are Audax or CTC affiliated and only a tenner otherwise. Go to FALLING LEAVES ENTRY to enter, thank you.

If anyone fancies helping then it could free one of the very long serving check point’eers’ – of which there are 3, and if anyone would like to help do coffees at the end then this would also be appreciated.

Any Q’s just e-mail me, cheers

Sarah Davies
happysarah37@aol.com

Colnago Arte – road bike for sale

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Beautiful bike.  Good condition.
Aluminium with carbon forks and stays.
Ultegra/105 components.
Was £1,800 new
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Police warn Forest of Dean cyclists to be vigilant after rider hurt by “trap”

Cyclists in the Forest of Dean have been told to beware of booby traps after a rider was hurt when he crashed into branches deliberately put on a mountain bike trail.

The rider sustained “significant cuts and grazes” in the incident on a trail at Staple Edge on Monday 22 August, say Gloucestershire Police.

Officers said that people are perpetrating “what they may think is a harmless prank” – some may disagree that an action likely to cause harm to others should be referred to in such terms – and they should “stop their behaviour before somebody is seriously hurt.”

Police add that large branches have been placed on the trail for several weeks now, and have urged anyone who has seen “anti-social behaviour” in the area to call them on 101, or on 999 if the see a crime in progress.

Alternatively, incidents can be reported online, or to the charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

This article originally appeared on road.cc

The Winchcombe Show

 

Dear Club Members

A big thank you to everyone who came along & supported the club at the Winchcombe show & made it such a great success.

Particular thanks to Paul for kindly supplying a marquee for us, which this year provided some very welcome shade !

Thanks also to David & Brian for updating our display boards, David & Jennie for organising the rota, Jennie for displaying & selling club kit & to everyone who did a shift on the stand.

The weather was fantastic this year & visitor numbers were up significantly on previous years.

We had a great turnout for the procession & had a big range of bikes including Richard’s very impressive Scott Electric MTB, which I think is a first. Our stand looked great & generated a lot of interest – we signed up a number of new members & had quite a few expressions of interest – one from a mountain biker who has just moved to Winchcombe & promised to join & come out with us when his broken arm has has mended!

Thanks again to everyone & best wishes