Tag: velodrome

A Mixed Bag

The weather wasn’t the only mixed bag last weekend, the members of the North Wirral Velo were doing a variety of cycling activities too.

Current club TT champ, super quick Robin Hennessy was chasing his sub 20 minute 10 mile dream with another great effort in the St Asaph event. It was a tougher day than he hoped weather wise so his 21.09 was a very respectable time. We are confident that it’s only a matter of time, (see what I did there) before Rob joins the sub 20 club…

Great photo of Robin by Thomas Owen

Meanwhile, in a massive room in Manchester, one of the club’s other educators was trying his hand on the boards for the first time.

No, not performing arts but riding on the velodrome. Clearly struggling with the basics, Anthony Denby, pictured below wondering if he has his gearing correct for such an incline. He does love a climb though…

“Can’t I just try this bit?”

And in Wales, a big turn out on the Sunday club run, saw the lads stop to pose with a blue tree and a ride around the hills to Loggerheads.

Ant Denby fooled everyone by sending his clone on the club run whilst he went to the Manchester velodrome.

If you fancy joining us on a ride, please contact us through our social media pages or email us hello@nwvcycling.club. You can also come along to one of our monthly club meetings in Pensby.

Hope to see you soon, ride safe.
OB

NWV go North, South, East and West

A busy weekend for the Velo as the club was well represented in may parts of the country.

North and East… The Tour of the Pennines

An intrepid band of some of the clubs hardest grimpeurs and rouleurs went to the North East to fly the NWV flag in the Tour of the Pennines Sportive. While some made a trip of it and went the day before, some were more hardcore travelling up at v. early o’clock to get to the start in Northumberland.

The lads got around the challenging 78 mile route with the nearly 7000ft of climbing and were rewarded with medals. Some even got a rub down and a few beers

“The Magnificent Seven Rode…”
“You’ll never guess where he found this beer bottle!”

An enjoyable day out for the boys at a well organised event.

South and East…. Herne Hill Velodrome

Meanwhile at the other end of the country, our very own track maestro Will Bridgman was showing the southerners a thing or two on the…er.. “concrete boards” of the legendary Herne Hill velodrome.

Not that he needed to, but Will again proved why he is the most angelic member of the NWV by winning the Devil Take the Hindmost event. A fantastic result, well done Will, keep the flag flying!

Northish and Westish… Basically back nearer to home

Despite the number on “international duty”, we still managed a club run at the weekend. Venturing to the dizzy heights of the MTB centre at Llandegla.

The club now has regular weekend and Tuesday night rides. If you would like to join us, please email the club hello@nwvcycling.club or contact us via our plethora of social media channels.

Ride safe!

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