MTB Winter Series Jan 2017

Paul Watson Scores Top 10 in MTB Winter Series

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The third round of King`s Lynn MTB Winter Series in a cold and wet Brandon Country Park saw Paul Watson finish 10th in the 90 minute Veteran race. Matt Denny, racing under Maglia Rosso colours, finished a solid 21st in the 63 rider field. Jake Towler and Tom Smith both put in encouraging performances in the 90 minute senior race, …

Grass Track

Grass Track Racing – A Chance to Have a Go

Barry Denny Grass Track, News

There are to be taster sessions of grass track racing for club members in the spring – please email barrydenny@btinternet.com to register your interest. Nowadays Grass Track is a minor branch of cycle sport, but that wasn’t always the case, being very popular and important back in the day. Even in recent times it has been important with the likes of …

Fred Filby 10m TT 26/12/16

Peter-SW News, Time Trials

A sizeable field tore themselves away from cold turkey sandwiches and The Great Escape on telly to pitch for the prestigious Fred Filby Trophy. This year’s winner was Paul Rooke, taking home the most coveted of club trophies, with a ride just 36 seconds off his target time.   Position Name Club Actual Time Gap 1 Paul Rooke WSW 26.46 0.36 …

Neville Pettitt

Neville Pettitt (BEM) Honoured

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Our very own chairman, Neville Pettitt, has been recognised in the 2017 New Year’s Honours list for his services to cycling with a British Empire Medal. We all know Neville’s outstanding efforts, not only in teaching hundreds of kids to ride a bike as recognised by Her Majesty, but also the innumerable jobs he does within the club. From timekeeping TTs …

Cyclo-Cross Dec 2016

Eastern CX League December Round-Up

Barry Denny Cyclo Cross, News

Cyclo Cross is probably the fastest growing branch of cycle sport at the moment and West Suffolk Wheelers members are certainly part of that growth within the Eastern Cross League, which runs from September to January. We’ve now had 14 events from a total of 17, with scores from each competitor’s best ten rides counting towards the season’s overall result. …

Charlie Knowler - National Hill Climb Champ 2016

Charlie Knowler, National Hill-Climb Champion!

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The Wheelers have a National Champion in our midst! Charlie Knowler, was the 12-year-old age group winner at the National Hill Climb Championships in Matlock at the end of October. Tackling the fearsome Bank Road in Matlock,  Derbyshire, Charlie rode the course in an impressive 04:49.9. The course climbs 115 metres in just 1km, and peaks at 20% at its …

Wheelers at Woodbridge

Pip Moore News, Running, Triathlon

Sunday 4th December saw another fantastic turnout of Wheelers for the second event in the Winter League Cross Country series at Woodbridge. A bright day at race HQ but an icy breeze to deal with made conditions challenging.  Not that it put people off. In total, 17 Wheelers took part which meant another full complement for the team standings.   It …

Round 4 - National CX Trophy 2016

Cyclo-cross National Trophy Round 4

admin Cyclo Cross, News

Trinity Park, Ipswich was the venue for the penultimate round of the British Cycling National Trophy with some Wheelers racing at this level for the first time.  It gave the chance for them to pit themselves against the top riders in the country as well as several from across Europe.  The course was very fast and first off in the …

Meeting

Club AGM Report 2016

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A full Club HQ last night saw 53 members (and one dog) attend the Club’s Annual General Meeting. The Committee reports detailed a very successful year for the club with record membership, a healthy bank balance and in excess of 600 club activities over the last 12 months. Chairman Neville highlighted the fact that all this happens without a single …

Wheelers in Action at Cross Country Season Opener

Pip Moore News, Running, Triathlon

The results from the first 2016 Winter League Cross Country at Framingham have now be published.  13 Wheelers, out of a field of well over 400, had a great season opener on Sunday 30th October.  So many Wheelers meant we had a full complement for the team result (at least 7 males & 3 females). Strong performances all round – particularly from …