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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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HONC 2014 – report

A massive thank you to all of our 90 plus volunteers from WCC & CC-CC who planned staged and ran this year’s event, to our local police support, to our caterers, to Alan at Winchcombe School, to Winchcombe Scouts, to Leisure Lakes, to St John Ambulance and to our local landowners.

It’s great to see the tremendous feedback from riders on social media.

This year the sunny spring weather showed the Cotswolds at their very best and resulted in hugely improved route conditions. We hope the new start section we introduced provided some new challenges and surprises!

A great club turn out with over 40 riders- many of you marshalling or car parking or selling T’s before riding – CONGRATULATIONS! to our lady riders who were taking part in their first HONC – and to Jimmie D who was presented with his official and well deserved “HONC 2014 WCC Ladies Coach“ shirt in what proved to be a very emotional ceremony at the White Hart.

First WCC member home on the 100k route was Ian Cartwright in 4hr 40mins with Laura Kent the leading lady on the 100k in 6hr 5 mins. GREAT GOING!

Youngest 50k WCC rider was 11 year old Tom Peck and the oldest (sorry Jim!) was Jim Mason who rode in the very first HONC 30 years ago. WELL DONE Tom & Jim.

Oldest 100K rider (unless we have a better offer) was Simon Silvester closely followed by John Harkness – WELL DONE BOYS!

The First 100k rider home was David Hayward in 4hrs 30 minutes followed by Ian C. First 50k rider home was Calum Dickinson in 2hrs 25 min.

Our lucky HONC Junior Award winner is Leon Andre, from Bigfoot MBC, who successfully completed the 50k route. Leon will soon be the proud owner of a new WHYTE 810 650b/27.5” cross country bike.

A great day was rounded off with an excellent “de-brief” at the White Hart!

 

HONC 2014 photos

The professional photos by Sussex Sport Photography are now online here. Simply enter your rider number into the system to find your images. Any club riders that were marshalling the event can also type marshal into the search box to find your images.

CTC space for cycling

Together with campaign groups across the country, CTC has launched the Space for Cycling campaign, calling on councils to make streets better so that anyone can cycle anywhere, and seek the funding necessary to make those changes.

MTB night ride

This weeks MTB night ride will take place, on Wednesday 16th April Meeting at 6:45pm on Abbey Terrace. Have a feeling it could be a shorter ride than usual!

HONC

A big thank you to everyone who helped out with the organisation, marshalling, refreshment providing and especially all the riders, who have made for yet another fantastic HONC.

Check out our twitter feed to see all of the nice things you have been saying about the event.

Official post ride summary coming soon.

Tech support

A big thank you to Jon and the rest of the team at Leisure lakes in Cheltenham for the great service and emergency repairs needed to the WCC webmasters ride after major mechanical issues on the Wednesday night ride.

Great to know their mobile workshop will be at both the start and the half way point of the HONC to offer technical support to riders with any mechanical woes.

HONC 30 Long sleeve t-shirts

HONC Long sleeve tees arrived ready for Sunday! Limited number for sale on the day for £10 in Red, White or Blue.

HONC shirts

Time for time trials

The 2014 Time Trial season is upon us and this year we are running a Handicap competition for WCC members to see who is the best time trialler in the club. There will be awards for men and ladies.

The competition begins this Thursday (10th April) at 18:30, with the first Cheltenham Club 10 mile time trial on the UC706 Teddington course.

All you need is £3.50 and the ability to ride flat out for 10miles!  Registration is on the day and the HQ is opposite the Texaco Garage adjacent to the Teddington Hands Pub.

To be considered for the WCC time trial competition you must complete in a minimum of 4 x UC706 Cheltenham events and also the  K39/16 on the 16th July at 19:00.

All of the events for the season can be found on the Cheltenham & County Cycling Club website, but if you can’t make the first event tomorrow, fear not – there are 11 UC706 events being held between now and the 14th of August so there are plenty to choose from!

If you have any questions and would like to find out more then please feel free to email winchcombecc@aol.com

Bespoked London

This weekend see’s the return of the Bespoked – ‘the handmade UK bicycle show’ – at the Lee Valley Velodrome in London.

The Velodrome is a truely amazing building and the show will take place during the first few weeks of it being open to the public after the Olympics. The space inside will act as a perfect backdrop to some of the most amazing bicycles on the planet and those that make them.

Location - Lee Valley Velodrome, London (Home of the London 2012 Olympic Track Cycling)

For more information, take a look at: www.bespoked.cc