HEART FOUNDATION RIDE
Club members who took part in the ride raised £425, Carole Ward and Alison Hay both raising over £100. The Club committee agreed to match this amount with a cheque for £425 and Carole Ward’s employers Barnett Waddingham Actuaries and Consultants Ltd donated a cheque for £250. Contributions from WCC are therefore a massive £1100 so a big thank-you to everyone involved.
TRY a TIME TRIAL Thursday June 20th.
Cheltenham CCC run this event which is open to everyone to have a go at a 10 mile time trial. Just turn up and sign on at the Cross Hands Pub at Teddington Hands at 6-15 to 6-30 on Thursday. The route is from Teddington Hands to Toddington roundabout and back. The Club record set in 1984 by Dave Lane stands at 23min 04 seconds (no disc wheels or carbon frames then!) Can you beat this? Can you beat 30 minutes – give it a try!
GO RIDE and KERMESSE on Sunday 16th June
The Go Ride is to encourage youngsters from 6 to 16 to have a go at cycling. John Mackelworth has the details and entry forms. The event takes place at the Secondary School from 10.00am.
The Kermesse is a road race starting from the Senior School at 2.00pm. 80 riders will do 10 laps of a Greet, Toddington, Black Sheds circuit competing for the Pat Smith trophy. Pat Smith was one of the founders of Winchcombe Cycling Club and a town councillor who was mainly responsible for the Abbeyfield Centre project. The PAT SMITH Trophy has been donated by the town Council in his memory and will be presented by his widow, Meg. Smith. Jim Davies has full details.
SHENINGTON 24 hour race. 29-30thJune.
The Club have hired and customised a pedal-car for the event. A team of 6 from the club will ride in relays for 24hours, competing with 44 other teams around a 1km circuit. The event starts at 12.00 noon on Saturday and finishes at noon on Sunday. Shenington is near Banbury, Oxfordshire, 28 miles from Winchcombe according to my SatNav. Do come along and support the Team, it should be a fun weekend. Team leader is John Harkness, contact him for further details.
FAMILY RIDE. 29th June.
This event was postponed earlier in the year due to snow and we have now decided to cancel it due to lack of support and concerns over safety issues.. A great shame as Kerry Coombs has put a lot of effort into publicising the event.
NEWPORT TRACK. Wednesday 10 July.
This popular event is fully subscribed with 20 members going for the second time. Jim Davies has details.
WINCHCOMBE COUNTRY SHOW. 26th August.
Our stall last year resulted in recruiting a significant number of new members and brought the club to the notice of the general public. The Ladies Section have agreed to lead the organisation. More details will follow.