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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What we are planning or have been up to lately.


For sale – Ridgeback Voyage

LIKE NEW –  (less than 35 miles) men’s Ridgeback Voyage. It was bought with unrealistic expectations and has been in the house (in Winchcombe) unused for over three years.
£600 ono
Please contact: Christine Hodgson – Tel: 07765 301887

Sunday road runs list 2018

The next quarterly Road Ride schedule is now available on the ‘road’ page . Please note for this quarter our depart time will be 09:00 hrs so we will have to rub shoulders with those pesky MTB’ers! (only till April though)

 

 

 

The 2018 HSBC UK | National Cyclo-cross Championships

The 2018 HSBC UK | National Cyclo-cross Championships take place on 13-14 January at Sunderland’s Hetton Lyons Country Park

New for 2018, the championships will be streamed live on Sunday on the British Cycling website and Facebook, so that fans across the country can enjoy every slip, slide and off-camber skid as Britain’s best race for national titles.

 

 

HONC 2018

Entry for the 34th  running of the Hell of the North Cotswolds will open at 7am on Saturday, January 6, 2018 on entrycentral.com

Boxing Day ride – results!

A bright sunny morning attracted over 20 members to the annual Boxing Day ride which met at the top of Cleeve Hill.

Gerard McHugh

The solo rider who freewheeled the furthest was Gerard McHugh, better known for his epic London-Edinburgh-London ride earlier in 2017.

The tandem pair of David and Margaret Wadsworth will be awarded the Tandem Trophy which was undefended this year as Russ and Paul were unable to take part. David also completed Lands End to John-o-Groats this year at the age of 82 and is the clubs oldest member.

After the ride many members met up for coffee and mince pies and were joined by founder members David and Alan Birch who are planning to return to the area next year.

WCC CLUB UPDATE – DINNER & PRIZEGIVING

Thanks to everyone who supported our Annual Dinner & Prizegiving at what was a great night at Prescott Lodge on last Saturday evening.

I was extremely disappointed to have to pull out of the dinner at the last moment but extremely grateful to Jim Davies for stepping in as MC for the evening & doing such a good job in delivering my speech !

Russ Parker & Richard Marquand were thanked for taking over the Road & MTB sections respectively & Richard Griffiths for taking over the role of Time Trial Secretary & Strava Challenge co-ordinator.

Highlight events of the year were HONC, Winchcombe Show, Tour of Britain & “Falling Leaves ” Audax event. We had fantastic support from club members for all of these & A BIG THANK YOU was offered to everyone concerned.

Club members have been competing in Sportives, MTB events & Cyclo-Cross races during the year & 3 noteworthy club riding achievements were highlighted

David Sreeves completed a tough Lands End to John O’Groats challenge to raise money for the Stroke Association

Russ Parker & Paul Worman have completed another of their epic tandem rides – this time down to Venice.

Gerard McHugh completed an extremely arduous London – Edinburgh – London ride within the 5 day time limit – particular congratulations for that.

 

 

Russ Parker, Richard Griffiths & Sarah Davies presented the prizes & Brian Hayward presented a special achievement award to Gerard.

The prizegiving was rounded off by Simon Silvester who thanked Ciaran & all his staff at Prescott Lodge for looking after us so well & also particular thanks to Emma & Jim who had put in so mich hard work to make the evening such a resounding success.

 

PRIZEWINNERS
Clive Blissett Time Trial Trophy (best time around Bredon Hill) PHIL BRUSH

TIME TRIAL SERIES
Clive Blissett Handicap Trophy & 1st Place – ANTHONY BALLINGER
2nd Place – RICHARD GRIFFITHS
3rd Place – KATHRYN GRIFFITHS
Best Aggregate Ponts – lady – KATHRYN GRIFFITHS

Fastest 10 miles – PHIL BRUSH
Lady – KATHRYN GRIFFITHS
Fastest 25 miles – PHIL BRUSH

STRAVA CHALLENGE
1st Place – NIGEL TAYLOR
2nd place – TONY PAYNE
3rd place – RICHARD GRIFFITHS

FALLING LEAVES AUDAX AWARDMIKE HARVEY

BRITISH HEART FOUNDATION Best Fundraising PlaqueROGER MOLESWORTH

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD London – Edinburgh – London – GERARD McHUGH

Best wishes for Christmas & safe cycling

John Taylor

Winchcombe Cycling Club Dinner Dance

The annual Winchcombe Cycling Club Dinner Dance will take place on Saturday 25th November 2017 at Prescott Lodge

  • 7pm – Midnight
  • Prosecco and Canapes
  • 3 course dinner
  • Prize giving and awards, followed by tripping the light fantastic!
  • £20 per person

Dress code: Smart dress, DJ’s optional, medals encouraged!

Please RSVP with number of tickets required to emma@studiovenues.co.uk by 30.09.17

 

 

Sunday road runs list

The road rides list for the next quarter (October – December) has been published on the road page.

You can download the word document here

David Sreeves completes LEJOG

Club member David Sreeves, has completed the 984 miles from Land’s End to John O’Groats over 9 days taking in 48,000ft of climbs!

He took part in LEJOG in aid of the Stroke Association.  The club are making a donation but if you would like to help him personally you can do so via his ‘Just Giving‘ page.

David has added lots of images from the ride to his Facebook page for anyone who is interested. You can also check out the statistic for the ride on a day by day basis on his Strava page

 

 

LEJOG Day 3

A big day in the saddle for David Sreeves, who is riding the 984 miles from Land’s End to John O’Groats over 9 days, taking part in LEJOG in aid of the Stroke Association.  The club are making a donation but if you would like to help him personally you can do so via his ‘Just Giving‘ page.

 

https://www.strava.com/athletes/2480586