Suffolk Punch 2017

Suffolk Punch Reliability Trial 2017


A foggy start soon gave way to sunshine and probably the best riding conditions seen for a few years. Although the wet roads and submerged potholes meant riders couldn’t spend long taking in the views of the West Suffolk countryside. 124 riders signed up for the three distances. Second only to last year’s record number. In a complete turnaround from …

Caris Gregory Snetterton CX 2017

Caris Gregory Takes Eastern Cyclo-Cross Title

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The Eastern Cyclo-Cross League came to a finish on the 22nd Jan at a cold and frosty Iceni Velo’s Snetterton Cross, with Caris Gregory clinching the Under 8 Girls title. In the 50+ Vets Mike Bowen and Paul Watson fought out a tight battle to finish 7th and 8th with just 14 seconds separating them. Mike sealed his 3rd place …


The WSW Café Guide is Here!

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If you’ve ever been stuck to think of a café to head to from Bury, then your salvation is at hand. The all new West Suffolk Wheelers Café Guide is here! Whatever point of the compass you’re heading to from Bury St Edmunds and whatever distance you plan to ride, there’s a café for you. Click on the café to …

Hard Going at Haughley

Pip MooreNews, Running, Triathlon

The Winter Cross Country race at Haughley Park over the weekend had another great turn out from the Wheelers – despite the conditions being cold, grey and wet. This didn’t deter several new faces from comming along. The course was a challenge, as always – a proper cross country course. Plenty of mud and those ‘bomb hole’ exits are just …

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 DennyGrass Track, News

There are to be taster sessions of grass track racing for club members in the spring – please email 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-SWNews, 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


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 DennyCyclo 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 …