Centenary celebrations!

Stephen Brook Anniversary, Mountain Biking, News

2022 is West Suffolk Wheelers’ Centenary year – the club was founded on 5 May 1922. To celebrate, the club has a series of events planned. This week, we held an open day at club HQ to introduce new members to the range of activities we have to offer, and recreated a scene on Angel Hill in Bury St Edmunds …

Ixworth Cycle Races return!

Stephen Brook News, Road Racing

After an enforced absence owing to the pandemic, West Suffolk Wheelers were delighted to be able to bring our 6 race programme back to the village of Ixworth in its traditional May bank holiday slot. WSW were represented in most races across the programme: Scott Williams, Martin Brown and Stephen Brook in Men’s 4th category, Megan Free in Women’s 2/3/4 …

West Suffolk Wheelers Open Day – 7 May 2022

Stephen Brook Anniversary, News

On Saturday 7 May, West Suffolk Wheelers will host an Open Day at club headquarters on Shakers Lane, Bury St Edmunds, IP32 7BH (in grounds of the Priory School) as part of the club’s events for our 100th Anniversary year. We’re particularly keen to share the joy of cycling and triathlon to the wider community, and build a larger, more …

Cycle jumble sale raises over £450 for club charities

Stephen Brook Anniversary, News

On Saturday 2 April, the club held a cycle jumble sale at Maglia Rosso, to coincide with their open day. A team led by Yaz Peachey with help from Ron Back and Neville Pettit collected unwanted cycling-related clothing & equipment from WSW members, raising over £450 from sales on the day and cash donations. WSW are holding several events during …

Hilly 21 Time Trial – 12 March 2022

Stephen Brook News, Time Trials

Strong southerly winds greeted the 39 riders to face the timekeeper in this year’s open Hilly 21 Time Trial, starting at Risby. The event had 3 categories TT bike, Road bike and Medium gear and featured riders from a number of local clubs including West Suffolk Wheelers (hosting), CC Sudbury, Stowmarket & District CC, Cambridge University CC and Newmarket Cycling …

Ixworth Crits return on May bank holiday

Stephen Brook News, Road Racing

After a 2 year absence, Ixworth Cycle Races will return on Monday 2 May 2022. Entries are open now on the British Cycling website here. The six race program starts at midday, with the last race at 16:05.

Eastern CX Round 11 – Stowmarket Scramble at Haughley Park

Stephen Brook Cyclo Cross, News

The final round of the 2021-22 Eastern Cyclocross league was hosted by Stowmarket & District Cycle Club at Haughley Park. It’s a relatively new venue, and SDCC made some significant changes to the course this year – adding a bridge, a long sand section and a feature named ‘the bone’; a series of 5 hurdles set up a hill side …

Wheelers make the most of the winter sun

Stephen Brook News, Social Rides

Several groups of Wheelers made the most of the January sunshine this Sunday, with a big group meeting at Club HQ and then splitting for two different club rides, and another group heading to Leicestershire for a Cyclocross excursion. Around 30 riders met at the club HQ on Shakers Lane with around half heading westward on the Espresso, our longest …

Wheelers Go North To Cross In Foreign Lands

Stephen Brook Cyclo Cross, News

Six Wheelers together with supporters (two legged and four) travelled to do battle (play) at Misterton Hall, Leicestershire in Round 6 of Leicestershire Cyclocross League hosted by Mrs Craven and Welland Valley Cycling Club. The day started out misty in Suffolk but on arrival at the venue the sun shone brightly. What a fantastic location, the course careered around the …